Best Quotes by Amy Bloom (Top 10)

  1. You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
  2. The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.
  3. Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
  4. Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
  5. Everyone has two memories. The one you can tell and the one that is stuck to the underside of that, the dark, tarry smear of what happened.
  6. Men do not know what they do not know, and women should not tell them.
  7. You cannot fake effort; talent is great, but perseverance is necessary.
  8. Learning to listen, letting people finish their sentences, and most of all, the habit of noticing the difference between what people say and how they say it. {on the habits of psychoanalytic training and practice applied to fiction writing} The gap between what people tell you and what's really going on is what interests me.
  9. Some people are your family no matter when you find them, and some people are not, even if you are laid, still wet and crumpled, in their arms.
  10. In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. 'Deserves' is not the point. And 'owes' is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is — in the right hands, everything that you give, you get.

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