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Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Cameron Dokey
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“Unhappy memories are persistent. They're specific, and it's the details that refuse to leave us alone. Though a happy memory may stay with you just as long as one that makes you miserable, what you remember softens over time. What you recall is simply that you were happy, not necessarily the individual moments that brought about your joy.

But the memory of something painful does just the opposite. It retains its original shape, all bony fingers and pointy elbows. Every time it returns, you get a quick poke in the eye or jab in the stomach. The memory of being unhappy has the power to hurt us long after the fact. We feel the injury anew each and every time we think of it.”
Cameron Dokey, Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
“Five is for five heartbeats, the length of time it takes to breathe in or out. For that is how quickly a life may change, for better or for ill. The time it takes to make up, or change, your mind.”
Cameron Dokey, Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
“But no matter what you do to postpone it, the future always shows up at your door.”
Cameron Dokey, Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
“It took two," I said. "Two different people to make the Heartwood what it is. Two different experiences, grief and joy, combined. True love never has just one face, does it? It must always have two, or it isn't true love at all.”
Cameron Dokey, Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
“He may be good-looking, but he's got no more sense than a pailful of earthworms.”
Cameron Dokey, Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast