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This Is How It Happened by Jo Barrett
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Leap Before You Look.
- Madeline
Would Carlton feel the pain, I wondered? It was worth a try.
- Madeline
Better to lead a fast life, die young, and look good in your coffin.
- Forest Connors
If life gives you lemons, put on a party dress and go out for cocktails?
- Madeline
There is great power in letting go.
- Ronnie
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- Old Polish proverb
Life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth.
- Deuteronomy
Don’t take vengeance and don’t bear a grudge against the members of your nation. Love your neighbor as yourself.
- Leviticus.
God grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.
- Serenity Prayer
Remember the Ladies . . . in the new Code of Laws. Remember the Ladies and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember—all Men would be tyrants if they could.
—Abigail Adams (Letter to John Adams in Philadelphia. Braintree. March 31, 1776.)
I’d prefer to face my demons head-on.
- Ronnie
Bringing a little justice to an unjust world.
- Dick
After what that asshole did to you, he ain’t gonna need a band-aid. He’s gonna need a priest
- Dick
They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But Heaven is in the Sweet Revenge.
- Madeline
Physical pain is only temporary. But emotional pain lasts a lifetime.
Let me assure you, getting dumped is not the worst thing that can happen to a person. It happens to everyone. It’s . . . part of the life cycle.
- Madeline
For a good time in bed, please call Nick. P.S. No refunds or exchanges.
- Nick
Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
- Nick
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Reading Progress

August 30, 2010 – Started Reading
August 30, 2010 – Shelved
August 31, 2010 – Finished Reading

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