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Helen Fielding
“It is proved by surveys that happiness does not come from love, wealth, or power but the pursuit of attainable goals.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

Barbara Kingsolver
“Silence has many advantages. When you do not speak, other people presume you to be deaf or feeble-minded and promptly make a show of their own limitations.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Helen Fielding
“Keep thinking back about what Mum said about being real and the Velveteen Rabbit book (though frankly have had enough trouble with rabbits in this particular house). My favorite book, she claims of which I have no memory was about how little kids get one toy that they love more than all the others, and even when its fur has been rubbed off, and it's gone saggy with bits missing, the little child still thinks it's the most beautiful toy in the world, and can't bear to be parted from it.

That's how it works, when people really love each other, Mum whispered on the way out in the Debenhams lift, as if she was confessing some hideous and embarrassing secret. But, the thing is, darling, it doesn't happen to ones who have sharp edges, or break if they get dropped, or ones made of silly synthetic stuff that doesn't last. You have to be brave and let the other person know who you are and what you feel.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason

John Irving
“Jenny Fields felt undone, the way only a person who has been careful can feel when confronted by a mistake.”
John Irving, The World According to Garp

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