Best Quotes by Anita Shreve (Top 10)

  1. To leave, after all, was not the same as being left.
  2. Love is not simply the sum of sweet greetings and wrenching partings and kisses and embraces, but is made up more of the memory of what has happened and the imagining of what is to come.
  3. I thought about how one tiny decision can change a life. A decision that takes only a split second to make.
  4. Sometimes, she thought, courage was simply a matter of putting one foot in front of another and not stopping.
  5. There are more experiences in life than you’d think for which there are no words.
  6. A person walks into a room and says hello, and your life takes a course for which you are not prepared. It's a tiny moment (almost-but not quite-unremarkable), the beginning of a hundred thousand tiny moments and some larger ones.
  7. If you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance.
  8. Once you tell your first lie, the first time you lie for him, you are in it with him, and then you are lost.
  9. To be relieved of love, she thought, was to give up a terrible burden.
  10. I learned that night that love is never as ferocious as when you think it is going to leave you. We are not always allowed this knowledge, and so our love sometimes becomes retrospective.

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