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“Life isn't happily ever after & golden sunsets & shit like that. It's work. The person you love is rarely worthy of how big your love is. Because no one is worthy of that & maybe no one deserves the burden of it, either. You'll be let down. You'll be disappointed & have your trust broken & have a lot of real sucky days. You lose more than you win. You hate the person you love as much as you love him. But, shit, you roll up your sleeves & work-at everything- because that's what growing older is.”

Dennis Lehane, Mystic River
tags: growing-up, life
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Mystic River Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
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