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Rosamund Lupton

Top 10 Best Quotes

“When I talk about unrequited love, most of you probably think about romantic love, but there are many other kinds of love that are not adequately returned, if they are returned at all. An angry adolescent may not love her mother back as her mother loves her; an abusive father doesn't return the innocent open love of his young child. But grief is the ultimate unrequieted love. However hard and however long we love someone who has died, they can never love us back. At least that is how it feels...”

“I get up and pace the room, as if I can leave my guilt behind me. But it tracks me as I walk, an ugly shadow made by myself.”

“Usually time alters and affects everything, but when someone you love dies time cannot change that, no amount of time will ever change that, so time stops having any meaning.”

“Grief is love turned into an eternal missing”

“And I felt closer to you. Because you knew me so much better than I'd realized - and still loved me.”

“There is no new beginning. No second chance. You turned to me and I wasn't there. You are dead. If I had taken your call, you would be alive. It's as blunt as that. I'm sorry.”

“Your coffin reached the monstrous hole. And a part of me went down into the muddy earth with you and lay down next to you and died with you.”

“A selfish person can still love someone else, can't they? Even when they've hurt them and let them down.”

“For a moment amongst the crowd, I saw you. I've since found out it's common for people separated from someone they love to keep seeing that loved one amongst strangers; something to do with recognition units in our brain being too heated and too easily triggered. This cruel trick of the mind lasted only a few moments, but was long enough to feel with physical force how much I needed you.”

“...grief is loved turned into an eternal missing. ...It can't be contained in hours or days or minutes.”

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