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Even in Paradise

Chelsey Philpot

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I wish for the same thing I've hoped for since the beginning. I wish for a life so brave, so unpredictable, so full of unexpected joys and unforgettable love that no box could possibly contain all my memories. Such a life won't be perfect. It'll be something better. It'll be my own paradise.”

“This is not something anyone can teach you. Heartbreak you must learn on your own.”

“Even knowing, as I do now, that grace, power, and, yes, love can hide the darkest elements of the human heart, I would do it all again.”

“Before that night, I didn't grasp that the shadows that sometimes crossed her face weren't momentary clouds passing in front of the sun. Her deep silences were more than daydreams. And her habit of standing with her arms wrapped around her ribs was a way of holding herself together. I didn't get there must be balance. She couldn't hold so much life, light and joy without also containing their opposites.”

“For a time, I missed them like winter misses warmth. I could not breathe without her. I could not feel without him.”

“They were perfect. They were flawed. They were scarred and beautiful. They were too familiar with death and clung to life by clinging to one another. The Great Buchanans were only human, after all.”

“I wish for a life so brave, so unpredictable, so full of unexpected joys and unforgettable love that no box could possibly contain all my memories.”

“I’m sorry,’ I whispered. I didn’t know whether I was sympathizing with her broken heart or apologizing for a family who had had theirs broken, too.”

“Even with her red-rimmed eyes she was the reason artists painted portraits.”

“We are solitary creatures that come together in packs so we can survive as a species. We’ll do anything to preserve the social status quo, including omit, deny, and lie. Complete honesty would be detrimental to the survival of the race.”

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Book Keywords:

light, love, julia-buchanan, balance, family, life, life-lessons, romance, darkness, inspirational, charlotte-ryder, memory, heartbreak

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