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I’d watched him climb and claw his way back again when he slipped. And I loved him best when, in cold adversity, he’d find within himself the spark of his genius and stoke it to an inferno. But I didn’t need him to blaze with glory. I only needed his love. Anger, after all, does not obliterate love, I thought. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

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My breath evened at the unexpected intimacy, at the strong pulse beneath my palm, at the knowledge that there were paths in my life I had not taken and the glimmer of hope that even if I couldn’t see past my own sadness now, there might still be new paths to discover. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

Now you will shine. You’ll become all you were meant to be. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

I’m not sure if I could be happy with him, but happiness seemed too flimsy a thing to reach for. I might have found happiness with a less complicated man—a polite and dutiful man… Instead, I was drawn to [him], who challenged me to be so much more than a fine-tempered girl. And the person he brought out in me—I wasn’t sure I could be happy again without. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

Love is a thing beyond reason. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

I was struck by the powerful conviction that God put us here to make a better world. And it is a conviction that has informed the rest of my life. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

Love is a thing beyond control. Passion is a thing beyond reason. It can’t be denied. It’s a thing almost . . . predestined. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

Napoleon Bonaparte once said that history is merely a set of lies agreed upon. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

Silence is often the only weapon available to ladies. And I wield mine expertly. – My Dear Hamilton, Stephanie Dray

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