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Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Sometimes your life changes so slowly and imperceptibly that you don't notice it at all until one day you wake up and think, 'How did I get here?' But other times, life changes in an instant with a lightning stroke of good or bad luck with glorious or tragic consequences.”

“He could find hatred in his heart for her, too, if he went looking for it. The secret of a happy marriage was not to go looking for it.”

“Women and their bodies! The most abusive and toxic of relationships.”

“Men often used that phrase: “drop some weight.” They said it without shame or emotion, as if the weight were an object they could easily put down when they chose. Women said they needed to “lose weight,” with their eyes down, as if the extra weight was part of them, a terrible sin they’d committed.”

“No one could be expected to give up wine and books at the same time.”

“The lowest point of your life can lead to the highest.”

“You are a woman in the prime of your life! You should march into a room with your head held high! Like you are walking onto a stage, a battlefield!”

“You never changed your appearance for men. You changed it for other women. Because they were the ones carefully tracking each others weight and skin tone along with their own. They were the ones trapped with you on the ridiculous appearance obsession merry go round that they couldn't or wouldn't get off.”

“Women and their bodies! The most abusive and toxic of relationships. Masha had seen women pinch at the flesh of their stomachs with such brutal self-loathing they left bruises. Meanwhile their husbands fondly patted their own much larger stomachs with rueful pride.”

“Frances longed to Google it. How was she going to cope for ten days without instant answers to idle questions?”

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Book Keywords:

change, body-image, self-confidence, women, aging, appearance, self-esteem

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