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Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
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“Life bullies us son, but God don't. He had good reasons for fixin' it where if'n you git too sick or too hurt to live, why, you can die, same as a sick chicken. I've knowed a few really sick chickens to git well, and lots a-folks git well thet nobody ever thought to see out a-bed agin cept in a coffin. Still and all, common sense tells you this much: everwhat makes a wheel run over a track will make it run over a boy if'n he's in the way. If'n you'd a got kilt, it'd mean you jest didn't move fast enough, like a rabbit that gits caught by a hound dog... When it comes to prayin' we got it all over the other animals, but we ain't no different when it comes to livin' and dyin'. If'n you give God the credit when somebody don't die, you go'n blame Him when they do die? Call it His Will? Ever noticed we git well all the time and don't die but once't? Thet has to mean God always wants us to live if'n we can. ”
Olive Ann Burns, Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree
“I'm convinced true fulfillment is living in God's world one day at a time, savoring it, leaving today's disapointments behind and borrowing no troubles from tomorrow. It's done not only by accepting life, fever, and things that go bump in the night, but also by cultivating love and new and old friendships, and especially by finding a new work or project that makes it exciting just to get up in the morning.”
Olive Ann Burns, Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree
“Cancer teaches that life is too short to be lived like that; you take you knocks when they come, not in advance.”
Olive Ann Burns, Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree
“Olive Ann describes Sanna as 'a perfectionist and a worrier.' She is obsessed with the idea of finding happiness, and for her, as Olive ann wrote in her notes for the novel, 'happiness means being first with somebody, having perfect, loving children...The theme of Sanna is disillusionment,' Olive Ann wrote. 'Her life is the pursuit of happiness and perfection, but she finds happiness and perfection impossible to obtain-her idea of happiness is constant joy, no changes.”
Olive Ann Burns, Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree
“At one point, trying to explain her unhappiness, Sanna was to say to Miss Love, "I read some psychology books in college. Everything that's supposed to warp a child happened to me." Miss Love, who had been raped as an adolescent, replies, "Everything that could warp a child happened to me, too. But understanding that doesn't help. It's interesting but it doesn't help. I figure that what you do with your life now is all that counts. I try not to look back.”
Olive Ann Burns, Leaving Cold Sassy: The Unfinished Sequel to Cold Sassy Tree
“There’s nothing like a Harley-Davidson for getting around mud holes, rocks, and wagon ruts on dirt roads—or for making an impression on girls.”
Olive Ann Burns, Leaving Cold Sassy

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