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“You shouldn’t minimise moments, Alice. Our whole life is made up of them. It shouldn’t always be the big, dramatic events that make you sit up and take notice. The value of your life is in all the unexceptional details.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“everyone you meet loves something, longs for something and has lost something.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“The value of your life is in all the unexceptional details.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“If you want to be in love, you have to accept that you run the risk of having your heart broken in such a way that it’s almost impossible to mend. Some of us can live quite happily without that wretched experience. But some of us can’t. We have to put ourselves through it to feel we’re alive. We thrive in the extremes of unparalleled joy and abject misery. What we can’t much tolerate is the middle ground.’ Evelyn”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“That grey area between what we know and what we think we know.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“You will get past this. Sometimes, you just have to face what you fear the most. It’s shitty, but it’s life.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“I don’t think I’ve ever noticed how silence is a sound of its own.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“It was about how memories of your first love can ruin your future relationships. It said that if you had a passionate first relationship and allow that to become your benchmark, it becomes inevitable that future partnerships will seem boring and a big disappointment.”
Carol Mason, The Love Market
“It shouldn’t always be the big, dramatic events that make you sit up and take notice. The value of your life is in all the unexceptional details.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“Anyone who judges us secretly envies us. Anyone who thinks they’ve done it all better than we have is lying to the one person we should never, ever, lie to – themselves.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“Coming into the home where I grew up always fills me with a confused nostalgia. Everything is as it has been for thirty years.”
Carol Mason, Send Me A Lover
“Those are the best memories, you know. Memories of things that end when they should. Always remember.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“It’s funny how you can lie in bed next to the same person for years and he’ll never know you’re longing for somebody else, or that you don’t long for him. That you’ve never longed for him,”
Carol Mason, Send Me A Lover
“Time advances, we have opportunities for better education, better jobs, a greater say in national politics, yet the love of the right man is still the thing we want more than anything else, even though we’re supposed to be more self-sufficient than that.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“You have to have the grace to let him go, and to live with his choices. Don't be a clinger. Don't fight to keep him, because you won't win.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“Just remember one thing Angela and then I promise I’ll shut up.’      ‘Can I get that in writing?’      ‘You”
Carol Mason, Send Me A Lover
“We have to put ourselves through it to feel we’re alive. We thrive in the extremes of unparalleled joy and abject misery. What we can’t much tolerate is the middle ground.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“off. I would have been a very lucky man if I’d managed to get”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“There is a man coming out of a building about fifty feet ahead of us. This wouldn’t be odd at all if it weren’t for the fact that I know this man. I”
Carol Mason, The Love Market
“I am endlessly astonished how I can be hit so unexpectedly by something I already know. I’ve”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“The need for answers is suddenly greater than my ability to handle them – perhaps I will just disappear into never knowing. Perhaps it’ll be easier.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“Then I remember my behaviour. When I look down the street, Mike is standing exactly where I left him, as though he’s cautioned himself from coming any closer.”
Carol Mason, The Love Market
“The weights and measures of a marriage; we know things but we choose not to think about them. We choose to bury our heads in the sand. Mike says only one thing.”
Carol Mason, The Love Market
“You didn’t seem to see me as a woman any more. I was just this . . . roommate. A roommate you barely spoke to. I was like some wallflower in my own marriage – sitting there waiting for somebody to come along and get me up to dance.’ Just”
Carol Mason, The Secrets of Married Women
“had to create a false truth: that taking another woman’s husband is okay, especially if perhaps you have succeeded where she has failed: in showing him that you need him more.’ ‘So”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“squirt hair product into the palm of my hand. All the other questions rush at me now, as I tip my head back and let it hang there. How”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“It’s just such a monstrous thing to do,’ Sally says now, looking at my food. ‘I just don’t know what kind of person would abandon his wife on their honeymoon, halfway across the world!”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“Envy is the most futile of emotions. Sometimes, you are envying an idea you have about someone, but you’re actually envying fiction.”
Carol Mason, After You Left
“I’m not very good with dating. I never was at twenty-two and I’m not much better at forty-two. Small talk… tiptoeing around things. I get impatient for something substantial.”
Carol Mason, Send Me A Lover
“I’m interested in you and I like you. I want to know all the little things that make you the person who a very good man fell in love with.’      A”
Carol Mason, Send Me A Lover

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