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Work in a bookstore and learn that most people in this world feel guilty about being who they are. – You, Caroline Kepnes

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A chill entered her bones that had nothing to do with the winter air, and she thought she knew, at last, what true love felt like. Like the snapping jaws of an alligator trap, like a knife biting into the center of her heart. Like losing all of her lifeblood at once. – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

The hard decisions make us great. They make us who we are. – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

There is something sacred in the binding of two lives, in the love a couple joined in such a manner may bring to this world.”
“Love does not always come with marriage, Your Majesty. Marriage may strengthen a woman, but love weakens her. She has more to lose.”
“But in weakness, you find your strength. It takes no small amount of courage to open yourself up… You leave pieces of yourself in the ones you love. Is that not the greatest power, to endure in that way?”
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

Love is weakness. You open yourself up to choices you’d never make if your heart were your own. – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

For that is the way of the world… Some are given a rope to the moon, and others claw up the sky. – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

Truth cannot be spoken too boldly. – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

I’ve been dreaming, that’s all.
“That’s all? Isn’t that everything?”
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

The beauty of this world is fading all too fast through the cruelty and thoughtlessness of men. – Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Julie C. Dao

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