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The longer I do this (bookselling, yes, of course, but also living if that isn’t too awfully sentimental), the more I believe that this is what the point of it all is. To connect, my dear little nerd. Only connect. – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

For the record, everything new is not worse than everything old.  – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

It is the secret fear that we are unlovable that isolates us, but it is only because we are isolated that we think we are unlovable. Someday, you do not know when, you will be driving down a road. And someday, you do not know when, he, or indeed she, will be there. You will be loved because for the first time in your life, you will truly not be alone. You will have chosen to not be alone. – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

I like all weddings, but isn’t it particularly lovely when two grown-ups decide to get married.  – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time. – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

He feels naked when speaking about things he really loves.  – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

At first, he thinks this is happiness, but then he determines it’s love. Fucking love, he thinks. What a bother. It’s completely gotten in the way of his plan to drink himself to death, to drive his business to ruin. The most annoying thing about it is that once a person gives a shit about one thing, he finds he has to start giving a shit about everything.  – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

My latter-day reaction speaks to the necessity of encountering stories are precisely the right time in our lives. Remember… the things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa. This is true in books and also in life.  – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

Most people’s problems would be solved if they would only give more things a chance.  – The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin

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