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“You always have a choice. It's just that some people make the wrong one.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“You know me better than anyone, and you're my best friend. I don't think there's anything you could say to me that would lead me to believe that you're doing it just to hurt me. If there's one thing I've come to know about you, it's that you're not even capable of something like that. Why do you think I like spending time with you so much? Because you're a good guy. A nice guy.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“That he'll never let you down. That boy's got a heart the size of Kentucky, and he loves you. That's important. Take it from someone who knows. My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him. And I listened to her. Why do you think Henry and I get along so well? I'm not saying that I don't love him, because I do. But if I ever left Henry or something, God forbid, ever happened to me, I don't think he'll be able to go on. And that guy would risk his life for mine in a heartbeat.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“But I'm different now than I was then. Just like I was different at the end of the trip than I'd been in the beginning. And I'll be different tomorrow than i am today. And what that means is that i can never replicate that trip. Even if I went to the same places and met the same people, it would'nt be the same. My experience would'nt be the same. To me, that's what traveling should be about. Meeting people, learning to not only appreciate a different culture, but really enjoy it like a local, following whatever impulse strikes you. So how could I recommend a trip to someone else, if I don't even know what to expect? My advice would be to make a list of places on some index cards, shuffle them, and pick any fice at random. Then just . . . go and see what happens. If you have the right mind-set, it does'nt matter where you end up or how much money you brought. It'll be something you'll remember forever.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“It was what she'd most enjoyed about being married to Jim. It wasn't only the heady flush of emotions when they'd made love that enthralled her; more than that, it was the lazy mornings they'd spent reading the newspaper in bed while drinking coffee, or the cold December mornings they'd planted bulbs in the garden, or the hours they'd spent traipsing through various stores, picking out bedroom furniture, debating cherry or maple. Those were the moments she felt most content, when she finally allowed herself to believe in the impossible. Those were the moments when all seemed right in the world.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“She'd always believed that people come in two varieties: those who look out the windshield and those who stare in the rearview mirror. She'd(Julie) always been the windshield type: gotta focus on the future, not the past, because that's the only part that's still up for grabs. Mom throws me out? Gotta get some food and find a place to live. Husband dies? Gotta keep working, or I'll end up going crazy. Got some guy stalking me? Gotta figure out a way to stop it.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Mike, however, heard nothing at all. Lost in her breathlike touch, he knew only one thing for sure: In the instant their lips first met, there was a flicker of something almost electrical that made him believe the feeling would last forever.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“It was funny that you know someone for years but still discover something you never noticed before.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“The world is a better place when you smile”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“There was no pretention here, no hidden meanings in the phrases they spoke, no elaborate plans designed to impress the other. Though it had always been easy to spend time with Mike, she suddenly realized that in the whirlwind of the past couple of weeks, she'd almost forgot how much she enjoyed it.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Richard...," Julie said, staring down at the open jewelry case in her hand. Inside was an ornate, heart-shaped locket supported by a gold chain. "It's beautiful. But... why? I mean, what's the occasion?"

"No occasion. I just saw it and, well... I liked it. Or rather, I thought of you and knew you should have it.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“But like a gambler at a slot machine, hoping the next spin would change her life for the better, she closed in before she lost her nerve. Taking his hand, she pulled him toward her, near enough to feel his body against her. She looked up at him, tilting her head slightly as she leaned in. Mike, recognizing what was happening but still having trouble believing it, tilted his head and closed his eyes, their faces drawing near.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Don't let fear govern your decision.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“In the instant their lips first met, there was a flicker of something almost electrical that made him believe the feeling would last forever.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Henry nodded, thinking, 'If you were any more whipped, little brother, they'd serve you on ice cream.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“everyone - you included - is on her best behavior in the beginning of a relationship. Sometimes little quirks turn out to be big ones, and the big advantage that women have - sometimes the only advantage - is their intuition.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Most people lived under the illusion that they were in control of their lives, but that wasn’t completely true. Yeah, you could decide what to have for breakfast and what to wear and all those little things, but as soon as you stepped out into the world, you were pretty much at the mercy of everyone else around you, and all you could do was hope that if they were having a bad day, they wouldn’t decide to take it out on you.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Lost in her breath-like touch, he knew only one thing for sure: In the instant their lips first met, there was a flicker of something almost electrical that made him believe the feeling would last forever.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“She’s a cautious one, he observed. Kiss her once, and she seemed to question it all. But allow her to lead, and the caution seemed to fade. He knew she was trying to figure him out, trying to match his story to the man she saw sitting across from her. But there was no mistaking the sympathy on her face the moment she realized how similar they were.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“It was funny that you could know someone for years but still discover something you never noticed before.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“You always have a choice. It’s just that some people make the wrong one.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“they often told others, they were too busy laughing together to have any time to argue.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“The world is a better place when you smile.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“She’d always believed that people come in two varieties: those who look out the windshield and those who stare in the rearview mirror. She’d always been the windshield type: Gotta focus on the future, not the past, because that’s the only part that’s still up for grabs.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“Daddy loved his son. Daddy believed his son walked on water. Daddy, Mike had long ago decided, was an idiot.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“And Henry’s as well, for”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“The going was rough, and it was time to get going. There was no time like the present, because the early bird catches the worm.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“few people in the department. Like him, they recognized the name but couldn’t place it.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian
“There was a languid feel to the night air the following evening. The breeze was”
Nicholas Sparks, The Guardian

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