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“Trust is like that. You can break it for a good reason. But it still remains broken.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Sure, on a larger scale, it was healthy to have people out there you cared about more than yourself. She knew that. But then there was the abject fear you would lose it. They say possessions own you. Not so. Loved ones own you. You are forever held hostage once you care so much.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Kids don’t do what their parents say-they do what they see their parents do. So who was to blame here?”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“There is the old catch-22 line that a mentally unstable person can't know, as per their illness, that they are unstable. But that was wrong. You can and do have the insight to see your own crazy.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“I used to wonder why Lucy liked those songs so much. You know what I mean? She sits in the dark and listens and cries. Music does that to her...I didn't understand for a long time. But I do now. The sad songs are a safe hurt. It's a diversion. It's controlled. And maybe it helps you imagine that real pain will be like that. But it's not. Lucy knows that, of course. You can't prepare for real pain. You just have to let it rip you apart.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“They say possesions own you. Not so. Loved ones own you. You are forever held hostage once you care so much.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“But sometimes, maybe most times, it isn't that clear. It is dark and you are near the edge of a cliff, but you're moving slowly, not sure which direction you're heading in. Your steps are tentative but they are still blind in the night. You don't realize how close you are to the edge, how the soft earth could give away, how you could just slip a bit and suddenly plunge into the dark.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“It was more about understanding that you could give it your all, give yourself the best chances, but control is an illusion.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“It was all so damn fragile, that was the thing. Obvious, for sure,but for the most part we block - we refuse to think about how easily our lives could be torn asunder, because when we recognize it, we lose our minds. The ones who are fearful all the time, who need to medicate to function? It is because they understand the reality, how thin the line is. It isn't that they can't accept the truth - its that they can't block it.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Why do humans never really learn the lessons we are supposed to? What is in our makeup, in fact, that draws us to that which should sicken us?”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Sad songs are a safe hurt. It's a diversion. It's controlled. And maybe it helps you imagine that real pain will be like that. But it's not. You can't prepare for real pain. You just have to let it rip you apart.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“There is a certain fate to the universe and a certain randomness.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“We all play God every day. When a woman buys a new pair of expensive shoes, she could have spent that same money feeding someone who was starving. In a sense, those shoes mean more to her than a life. We all kill to make our lives more comfortable. We don't put it in those terms. But we do.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Man plans, God laughs”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Ambition is natural when you don't have anything. You know what you're driving for.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“The sad songs are a safe hurt. It's a diversion. It's controlled. And maybe it helps you imagine that real pain will be like that. But it's not. Lucy knows that, of course. You can't prepare for real pain. You just have to let it rip you apart.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Someone is always worse off than you. That never seemed like much comfort.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“Bir kadın bir çift pahalı ayakkabı satın aldığında bu parayla açlıktan nefesi kokan birine yardım etmeyi düşünmez bile. … Rahat bir hayat süreceğiz diye hepimiz öldürürüz.”
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“When you hit thirty-five or forty, you know on one level that you are no longer the physical specimen you once were.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight
“I don’t care about other kids. Only mine.”
Harlan Coben, Hold Tight

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