After You Quotes

Quotes tagged as "after-you" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Jojo Moyes
“You don't have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“It is important not to turn the dead into saints. Nobody can walk in the shadow of a saint.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“Losing him was like having a hole shot straight through me, a painful, constant reminder, an absence I could never fill.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“I want to tell him that I don't know what i feel. I want him but i'm frightened to want him. I don;t want my happiness to be entirely dependent on somebody else's to be a hostage to fortunes I cannot control.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“moving on means we have to protect ourselves.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“Sometimes for our sanity own sanity we just have to look at the bigger picture.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“When someone we love is snatched from us, it often feels very hard to make plans.
Sometimes people feel like they have lost faith in the future, or they become superstitious.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“Will and I had been to each other, the way I felt that no person in the world had ever understood me like he did or ever would again”
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Jojo Moyes
“No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days. Today was just a bad day, a kink in the road, to be traversed and survived.”
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Jojo Moyes
“I'm not letting go of you.”
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Jojo Moyes
“No. Really. I’ve thought about it a lot. You learn to live with it, with them. Because they do stay with you, even if they’re not living, breathing people any more. It’s not the same crushing grief you felt at first, the kind that swamps you, and makes you want to cry in the wrong places, and get irrationally angry with all the idiots who are still alive when the person you love is dead. It’s just something you learn to accommodate. Like adapting around a hole. I don’t know. It’s like you become … a doughnut instead of a bun.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“There's only one response, and I can tell you this because I see it every day. You LIVE. And you throw yourself into everything and try not to think about the bruises.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“So what was the hardest part?’ Mr Gopnik said.
‘I’m sorry?’
‘Of working for William Traynor. It sounds like quite a challenge.’
I hesitated. The room was suddenly very quiet. ‘Letting him go.’ I said. And found myself unexpectedly biting back tears.”
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Jojo Moyes
“And I have huge admiration for you picking yourself up and moving on. Sometimes just getting through each day requires almost superhuman strength.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“I didn’t know my dad in person and I never got to say goodbye to him at his funeral and I thought it would be nice to say a few words now that I sort of feel I know him a bit better.’ She gave a nervous smile, and pushed a strand of hair from her face.

‘So. Will … Dad. When I first found out you were my real father, I’ll be honest, I was a bit freaked out. I’d hoped my real dad was going to be this wise, handsome man, who would want to teach me stuff and protect me and take me on trips to show me amazing places that he loved. And what I actually got was an angry man in a wheelchair who just, you know, killed himself. But because of Lou, and your family, over the last few months I’ve come to understand you a bit better.

‘I’ll always be sad and maybe even a bit angry that I never got to meet you, but now I want to say thank you too. “. You gave me a lot, without knowing it. I think I’m like you in good ways – and probably a few not-so-good ways. You gave me blue eyes and my hair colour and the fact that I think Marmite is revolting and the ability to do black ski runs and … Well, apparently you also gave me a certain amount of moodiness – that’s other people’s opinion, by the way. Not mine.’

‘But mostly you gave me a family I didn’t know I had. And that’s cool. Because, to be honest, it wasn’t going that well before they all turned up.’ Her smile wavered.

‘ So, um, Will … Dad, I’m not going to go on and on because speeches are boring and also that baby is going to start wailing any minute, which will totally harsh the mood. But I just wanted to say thank you, from your daughter, and that I … love you and I’ll always miss you, and I hope if you’re looking down, and you can see me, you’re glad. That I exist. Because me being here sort of means you’re still here, doesn’t it?’ Lily’s voice cracked and her eyes filled with tears. Her gaze slid towards Camilla, who gave a small nod.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Jojo Moyes
“How come you always make everything better?’
‘I just don’t like seeing you sad.”
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Jojo Moyes
“I'm not letting go of you" - Sam”
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Jojo Moyes
“Will and I had been to each other, the way I felt that no person in the world had ever understood me like he did or ever would again.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Eugene Thacker
“By necessity there are other characteristics that are not accounted for, that are not measured, and that remain hidden and occulted. Anything that reveals itself does not reveal itself in total. This remainder, perhaps, is the "Planet". In a literal sense the Planet moves beyond the subjective World, but it also recedes behind the objective Earth. The Planet is a planet, it is one planet among other planets, moving the scale of things out from the terrestrial into the cosmological framework. Whether the Planet is yet another subjective, idealist construct or whether it can have objectivity and can be accounted for as such, is an irresolvable dilemma. What's important in the concept of the Planet is that it remains a negative conceit, simply that which remains "after" the human. The Planet can thus be described as impersonal and anonymous.”
Eugene Thacker, Starry Speculative Corpse