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“The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
tags: hope
“I try not to live in the past...but...sometimes the past lives in me”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Henry was learning that time apart has a way of creating distance- more than mountains and time zone separating them. Real distance, the kind that makes you ache and stop wondering. Longing so bad that it begins to hurt to care so much.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Hope can get you through anything.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
tags: hope
“He'd learned long ago: perfection isn't what families are all about.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“But choosing to lovingly care for her was like steering a plane into a mountain as gently as possible. The crash is imminent; it's how you spend your time on the way down that counts.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“I think I get it now. It doesn't matter how nice home is--it just matters that it feels like home.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“It reminded him that time was short, but that beautiful endings could still be found at the end of cold, dreary days.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
tags: time
“Henry, this isn't about us. I mean it is, but they don't define you by the button you wear. They define you by what you do, by what your actions say about you. And coming here, despite your parents, says a lot to them- and me. And they're Americans first. They don't see you as the enemy. They see you as a person.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Like so many things Henry had wanted in life -- like his father, his marriage, his life -- it had arrived a little damaged. Imperfect. But he didn't care, this was all he'd wanted. Something to hope for, and he'd found it. It didn't matter what condition it was in.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“After a lifetime of nods, frowns and stoic smiles, they were both fluent in emotional shorthand.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“A young nurse, someone new whom he didn't recognise, came up to Henry and patted him on the arm. "Are you a friend or a family member?" She whispered the question in his ear, trying not to disturb Sheldon.

The question hung there like a beautiful chord, ringing in the air. Henry was Chinese, Sheldon obviously wasn't. They looked nothing alike. Nothing at all. "I'm distant family," Henry said.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“So Henry found himself stepping off the bus three stops early and wandering over to the Panama Hotel, a place between worlds when he was a child, a place between times now that he was a grown man.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“The more Henry though about the shabby old knickknacks, the forgotten treasures, the more he wondered if his own broken heart might be found in there, hidden among the unclaimed possessions of another time. Boarded up in the basement of a condemned hotel. Lost, but never forgotten.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Loyalty. We're still loyal to the United States of America. Why? Because we too are Americans. We don't agree, but we will show our loyalty by our obedience.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Henry looked up and down the empty avenue—no cars or trucks anywhere. No bicycles. No paperboys. No fruit sellers or fish buyers. No flower carts or noodle stands. The streets were vacant, empty—the way he felt inside. There was no one left.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“I am what you made me, Father.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Good Morning, Henry. How's it feel to be a prisoner for a day?' Henry looked at Keiko. 'Best day of my life.' Keiko found her smile all over again.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
tags: love
“Henry handed the record to his old friend, who draped it across his chest. His eyes closed as if he were listening to the music play somewhere,sometime long ago.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“...the mechanics of dying...”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Talking to strangers sounded like talking to no one, which Henry had some firsthand experience in- in real life. It was lonely. Almost as lonely as Lake View Cemetery, where he'd buried Ethel.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“-Kuinka kauan sinä odotat minua?
-Niin kauan kuin on tarvis. En välitä siitä mitä isäni sanoo.
-Entä jos joudun olemaan täällä, kunnes tulen vanhaksi ja hiukseni harmaantuvat?
-Sitten tuon sinulle kävelykepin”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Moths flitted in the porch light, pinging against the bulb, helplessly drawn to something they could never have.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“A long sabbatical into her day-to-day care, part of the mechanics of dying. He’d done all he could. But choosing to lovingly care for her was like steering a plane into a mountain as gently as possible. The crash is imminent; it’s how you spend your time on the way down that counts.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“People relations is hard business. Hard to keep that going.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Father believed in a government of the people, but was weary of who those people were.”
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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