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“It's a fruitless task, explaining yourself," he said. He was enjoying confessing the truth for once. "Either people get you, or they don't. In fact, even when they get you, it's always…a disappointment.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“This was all chemistry ever was: two people's silent selves invisibly aligning while their noisy selves carried on, oblivious.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Where did everyone find the will to do all the work in the world? We're all allowed a kind of grace period, she decided, when we can coast along, before we really need to choose a life and summon the determination to live it. Her grace period had just run out.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
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“Sometimes things simply didn't work out, Wasn't that just the way of the world? Sometimes you try and try until your heart might break, and still your shot at heaven slips away.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“trying to reconcile, in words, a love of solitude with the desire for companionship.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely: Stories
“Let's not forget, a lot of people have children for selfish reasons, Jessica said. In order to have someone to play with, or to take care of them when they're old. Or because they're bored and don't have anything to do...She wanted to adore her children in a way that she had never been adored.”
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“On weekdays, Chicago felt like a city, but on Sundays, it always felt like a small town.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Hannah just wanted to be sure that before he left, he knew her for the generous and clever creature she truly was.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Isn't life just one big, long emergency happening very, very slowly?”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“She wanted to adore her children in a way she had never been adored.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Hadn't there been things that had reached her once? Books, films, scraps of beauty that had once moved her so deeply she had wept with gratitude?”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Sometimes you can miss something even when you know it's not for you anymore.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“It stuns me, all the things we're willing to forsake for security, which is only ever imaginary anyway.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Give the man a break," he said. "He doesn't know what he's doing. He isn't all that sharp." He kissed her temple. "Besides, you know he'd pull the moon for you.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“Where did everyone find the will to do all the work in the world?”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely
“The world, like a bride, was finally unveiling its hidden mysteries to him.”
Alethea Black, I Knew You'd Be Lovely


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