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“I wanted to eat her pain, take it into me and make it my own.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“That was the way things worked. When you were looking for the big fight, the moment that you thought would knock everything over, nothing much happened at all.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“As long as it's a regular day, not too rough to begin with, the ocean is pretty smooth once you make it out past the first set of waves. That's why people are afriad to swim in the ocean. They try to jump over those waves and get slammed down to the bottom and pulled across the sand like a piece of shell. You've got to go throught them, dive under just when they're rising up for you, set your direction, close your eyes, and just swim like hell. Once you get throught that, you'll find there isn't a better place for swimming because it's the ocean and it goes on forever. You don't have to see anyone if you don't want to. If you look out, away from the beach, it's easy to imagine that there's no one else but you in the whole world, you and maybe a couple of sea gulls.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“People die, terrible things happen. I know this now. You can't pick up and leave everything behind because there is too much sadness in the world and not enough places to go.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“To be truly brave, I believe a person has to be more than a little stupid. If you knew how hard or how dangerous something was going to be at the onset, chances are you'd never do it, so if I went back I would never be able to leave again. Now that I knew what leaving meant.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“She's growing up," Sister Evangeline said.
And I wanted to tell her no, I'm not. Everything is exactly the same.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“Without worry to protect me, every thought that came into my mind received real attention.”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“People die, terrible things happen. I know this now. You can't pick up and leave everything behind because there is too much sadness in the world and not enough places to go. But at seventeen, I didn't understand, and so I left.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“She was not one to set her teeth so far into something that she couldn’t let go when presented with the truth.”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“whisper about, the one who finds out years later, just by accident, that she is not herself at all.”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“me sad for some”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“I imagined that it was possible for people to have talents, great talents, that they never stumbled across in the course of their lives.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“Forgiveness was at the heart of everything. Because I could not ask, I could not be forgiven.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“That's why you can eat cheesecake,' she said, and sighed. 'Because you don't. That's the way it works.”
Ann Patchett, Patron Saint of Liars
“I slept like his sister would have, without trouble or dreams.”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“and washing it off in the sink. “Finish up your lunch.” “We’re starting now?” “Good a”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“up the door”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“The world is full of things we’re better off not knowing.”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“by the whole thing.”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars
“carrying”
Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars

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