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The Long Way Home

Louise Penny

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Fear lives in the head. And courage lives in the heart. The job is to get from one to the other.” “And between the two is the lump in the throat,”

“After spending most of her life scanning the horizon for slights and threats, genuine and imagined, she knew the real threat to her happiness came not from the dot in the distance, but from looking for it. Expecting it. Waiting for it. And in some cases, creating it. Her father had jokingly accused her of living in the wreckage of her future. Until one day she’d looked deep into his eyes and saw he wasn’t joking. He was warning her.”

“I’ll pray that you grow up a brave man in a brave country. I will pray you find a way to be useful.”

“You too?" She asked Ruth. "How do your poems start out?" "They start as a lump in the throat," she said.”

“Turmoil shook loose all sorts of unpleasant truths. But it took peace to examine them.”

“[Being jealous] is like drinking acid, and expecting the other person to die.”

“If love was compass enough, said Armand quietly, there would be no missing children.”

“Clara didn't carry a grudge. They were too heavy and she had too far to go.”

“What’s the use of healing, if the life that’s saved is callow and selfish and ruled by fear? There’s a difference between being in sanctuary and being in hiding.”

“Not everyone’s an explorer, and not every explorer makes it back alive. That’s why it takes so much courage.”

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Book Keywords:

love, poetry, life

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