Transplant Quotes

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Loretta Ellsworth
“I look back to where my life had been. It's always risky to think of letting go. That's why this is the perfect ending. Nothing left to reconcile.”
Loretta Ellsworth, In a Heartbeat

Loretta Ellsworth
“That cake tasted good. But the cake in the garbage tasted better. It was the best cake I ever ate.”
Loretta Ellsworth, In a Heartbeat

“It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it to be devoured by worms.”
Christiaan Barnard

Laura Lippman
“Going to college don't make you from somewhere, any more than a cat born in an over can call itself a biscuit.”
Laura Lippman, Pony Girl

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your dreams can change the environment which was not conducive for it at first! However it is a good initiative for the dreams that would change one society to be nursed in another environment, before being transplanted to strive in its original environment for the change process to begin!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Alyssa B. Sheinmel
“I never thought before how strange the notion of a transplant list is. The only list I've ever really given thought to were grocery lists and to-do lists, lists of homework assignments and list of clothes I wanted to buy before school started. I never thought there was such a thing as a list of names, people waiting for new faces. People waiting for someone else to die.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

Alyssa B. Sheinmel
“Part of us did die. Literally - that tissue on your face, the part they removed. It died. And you can't recover from any kind of death without mourning it.”
Alyssa B. Sheinmel, Faceless

“Is there anything courageous or brave about making the only possible choice that will save your life? When you're drowning, you grab any hand that's offered. To me, bravery is a spontaneous decision to save somebody else's life when your own is in danger.”
Claire Sylvia

Will Advise
“When I battle wits with Jarod Kintz I always feel like I need to take my brain out to give him a transplant. Bad part is we don't have any.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

“Beating the odds, one heart beat at a time.”
Armin Muzafirovic

Julie Cantrell
“Bitsy seems unimpressed, even when I describe the big campaign.
"You sound like Whitman," she says, slow and monotone. "Work, work, work."
I don't react. Instead, I reply by asking about her husband, Whitman Strayer II, a med-school dropout turned venture capitalist who now helps Oxford's elite decide what to do with all their money.
"He's fine." She adds nothing more.
"Still traveling a lot? Last I heard he was partnering with investors in Atlanta? Birmingham? Dallas? Looking for start-ups."
"Yep. As I said, he's fine." She gives me a glance that warns me to back off, so I turn my attention back to the landscape, eager to drink in every gift Mississippi offers.
Behind the picnic table, a batch of invasive kudzu has crept in from a steep ravine. With no natural balance to keep it in check, the Asian species now abuses its power, growing thick, leafy webs across everything in reach. Even the trees with the deepest roots have fallen victim to this vicious vine.
As Bitsy's words echo, I wonder what lesson the kudzu wants to teach me. Have I, too, done better in foreign soil, opting to go far from the challenging conditions of home? Have I been able to thrive out there in Arizona, living without any real competition? Or am I nothing more than a wayward transplant, an aimless seed taking more than my fair share?”
Julie Cantrell, Perennials