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The Inner Circle

Brad Meltzer

Top 10 Best Quotes

“there's nothing more intimate in life than simply being understood. And understanding someone else.”

“She dumped me for the worst reason of all. For absolutely no reason at all...I mean, if she fell in love with someone else, or I did something wrong, or I let her down in some unforgivable way...That, I'd understand, right? But instead, she wasn't anything. Not a single thing. It was just me. I was nice. I was kind. We just...she didn't see the connection anymore. I think she thought I was boring. And the cruelest part is, when someone says something mean about you, you know when they're right.”

“In this world, there was nothing scarier than trusting someone. But there was also nothing more rewarding.”

“No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.”

“It's the worst part of seeing old friends: when your rose-colored memories become undone by reality.”

“The worst lies in life are the ones we tell ourselves.”

“She wasn't tracking down her father to learn more about him. She was tracking him down to learn more about herself.”

“There are some people in your life who bring back old memories. And there are others - your first kiss, your first love, your first sex - who, the moment you see them, bring a spark...and something far more potent. They bring back your old life and with that, potential. And possibilities. And the feeling that if you were back in that time, life could be so very different from where you're stuck right now. That's the most tantalizing thing....I want my potential back.”

“...can I tell you something...? I don't think you're in love with the past. I think you're scared of the future.”

“You tell them - you tell them there's a cost.....Every decision we make in life, there's always a cost.”

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Book Keywords:

trust, old-friends, break-up, lies, broken-heart, intimacy, self-discovery, parents, life-experience, understanding, life-decisions, adoption, self-awareness, future, cost

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