“To the woman my husband loves. If you’re reading this, then it must be true, he loves you without a shadow of a doubt or else he wouldn’t have given this to you. I can only hope that you feel the same way about him that he does about you. I wanted to write this [...]
You forget all of it anyway. First, you forget everything you learned-the dates of the Hay-Herran Treaty and Pythagorean Theorem. You especially forget everything you didn’t really learn, but just memorized the night before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your teachers, and eventually you’ll forget those, too. You forget [...]
“I wept like a child. Not because I was overwhelmed at having survived, although I was. I was weeping because Richard Parker left me so unceremoniously. It broke my heart. You know my father was right: Richard Parker never saw me as his friend. After all we had been through he didn’t even look back. [...]
"The hardest recovery is from the heartache of another kind. I'm still drying my own tears, getting over my own fears in life. So I wanna make sure this time, that I'm strong enough...to give it my all." - Athena Cage
"I guess it's gonna have to hurt; I guess I'm gonna have to cry and let go of some things I've loved to get to the other side. I guess it's gonna break me down: like falling when you try to fly. It's sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye." - Carrie Underwood, "starts with goodbye"
"And now I have to stop. Because every time I remember this, I have to cry a little by myself. I don't know why something that made me so happy then feels so sad now. Maybe that is the way it is with the best memories." - The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan