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“could i have loved you better? maybe. if that's true, then i'm sorry. could i have loved you more? i don't think it's possible. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“you're my first born child, and the person who first showed me the miracle of this love a mother has for her child. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“the big problem with motherhood of girls, it seems to me, is that we're both women. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“please don't carry my love for you with you forever. but don't let that be all. our capacity to love is vast - all of us. my daughters taught me that. there is room. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“she loved to stand in the middle of a market square, or a park, or a beach and take in the smells and the sounds of a world that was completely new to her. she loved being an anonymous extra in a crowd scene, like some real-life where's waldo - a tiny face, wide-eyed with wonder, in a vast, ever-changing picture. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“mum's dress. mum loved big parties. she loved dressing up and champagne bubbles tickling her nose, and dancing with her arms above her head, shoes thrown to the edges of the dance floor, and shouting inane happy things at people. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“amanda thought about her addiction to being on the move. about whether she was running away or running toward. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“and there you go - i was alone, without love, for eight years. and it took me about twenty minutes - over a cappuchino and an egg salad sandwich - to fall in love with him. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“i just want my girls to have babies. that's all. so they know what i know. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“all this pain. all this crying. it wasn't that she hadn't expected it. she just underestimated it. it felt like a heavy, dark blanket that had been pulled across all of them. she hadn't know that it would make it difficult to breathe. she hadn't guess that it would seem so enveloping. and so total, and so permanent. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“Like sisters throughout time, whatever battles raged between them, it was always, always, all four of them against the rest of the world.”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“and even if he knew the answer, he would keep on doing this. because, the thing was, he loved her. he couldn't walk away if he wanted to. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“i want to live. simple as that. we all do, don't we?”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“life's too short, after all, isn't it? not to do the things you want - the things that make you happy? hannah had been thinking that quite a lot t. oday”
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“amanda lifted a large handful of pictures out of the box and dropped them into her lap, flicking through them as they fall. they told a thousand stories, didn't they? the pictures of your life. but they left a lot out, too. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“You made new rules for the people you loved. They weren't subject to the same judgment criteria you reserved for the rest of the world. In some ways you were way easier on them, and in others, much harder.”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“It contains some - not all, but some - of the things I want my daughters to know. And the greatest of these is love. please know that you had mine, unconditional, and powerful and awesome. So strong that I can't believe it will die with me. I want to imagine it as a living thing that goes beyond my body and my death, as a vine that has grown and wound its way through the very core of you all, and cannot be uprooted or destroyed, but rather will hold you erect when everything else is crumbling and withering inside you.”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“Why was it that, sometimes, you needed to see people closest to you as others saw them to remember how fantastic they were? Why couldn't you always remember that?”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“when she was younger, hannah liked to feel sad, so long as it was artifical sad' that was what she called it when the sadness was about something that wasn't real”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“she was a person, jen, and people aren't perfect. and she wasn't perfect. and that's okay”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“Porque será que, de vez em quando, precisamos de ver as pessoas que nos são mais próximas através dos olhos dos outros para nos lembrarmos de como são fantásticas? Porque não temos isso sempre presente?”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“wasn't there some statistic somewhere she'd read, about where most people meet their spouse, that claimed weddings were the third most popular place, after university and the work place. she was sure that she had. something to do with all that romantic optimism in the air, and too much champagne, no doubt. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“but i was young, and i got so cross. in the early days we made up easily. had fun making up, in fact. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“The GP, who she called immediately, fingers shaking as she dialled, exclaimed with joy. She didn't thinkdoctors were supposed to do that - register an emotional reaction to an outcome.”
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“what was she like? she loved him, really loved him then, for an instant. this, this was easier. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“i'm not sure either of them had a great capacity for love, that was all. it's funny - mine feels bottomless. ”
Elizabeth Noble, Things I Want My Daughters to Know
“ed. now. picking at the scab that was starting to heal over. why did guys do that? too little too late?”
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