Cecelia Ahern quote

"He was one of those people who made you feel like they either didn't know or didn't care that you were in the room and if they ever did acknowledge your existence it was bizarrely score one to you, and twenty years later they'd tell you they'd always had a crush on you but never had the courage to say anything and you'd tell them, What? I didn't even think you liked me? and they'd say, Are you crazy? I just never knew what to say!"

Cecelia Ahern

Born: September 30, 1981

Occupation: Novelist

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Moments are precious, sometimes they linger and other times they're fleeing, and yet so much could be done in them; you could change a mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love.

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And that is how Goodwin problems were always fixed. Fix them on the surface but don't go to the root, always ignoring the elephant in the room. I think that morning was when I realized I'd grown up with...

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I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.

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Write what's up there." Sister Ignatius pointed at her temple. "As a great man once said, this is a secret garden. We've all got one of those." "Jesus?" "No, Bruce Springsteen.

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Everything in life has a place, and when one thing moves, it must go somewhere else.

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with returning to the house you grew up in every now and again. It's good for the soul.

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life's kind of like a painting. A really bizarre, abstract painting. You could look at it and think that all it is, is a blur. And you could continue living your life thinking that all it is, is just a...

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Most of all she loved that when she hugged him her head would rest neatly just below his chin, where she could feel his breath lightly blowing her hair and tickling her head.

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Not like a heart, which let people in without permission, held them in a special place she never had any say in and then yearned for them to remain there longer than they planned.

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Sometimes there is only one thing left to say, P. S. I Love You....

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oh well, is it hurting anyone? Because if its not and you’ve been given it, I’d as soon stop calling it a thing and start referring to it as a gift.

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at your weakest, you end up showing more strength; at your lowest, you are suddenly lifted higher than you’ve ever been. They all border one another, these opposites and show how quickly we can be altered.

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Oh, that fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

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She couldn't remember the last time she hugged someone, really hugged someone.

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One must not speak of such things. One is still scarred from that experience.

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And nobody had told them that they were short on time.

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So many objects, so many memories. Each was being labelled and packed away in bags just as it was in her mind. To be stored in an area that would sometime be called upon to teach and help in future life.

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His entired life bundled into wenty refuse sacks. His and her memories bundle away in Holly's mind. Each item unearthed dust, tears, laughter and memories. She bagged the items, cleared the dust, wiped...

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I wake up in the morning and I feel like I’m missing something. I know that there’s something not right, and it takes me a while to remember what it is . . . then I remember. My best friend is gone....

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There aren’t many sure things in life, but one thing I know for sure is that you have to deal with the consequences of your actions. You have to follow through on some things.

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I love it here in Boston and I love studying medicine. But it’s not home. Dublin is home. Being back with you felt like home. I miss my best friend. I’ve met some great guys here, but I didn’t grow...

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That was all part of giving someone a piece of your heart; they ended up taking a whole chunk of your mind and reserving it all for themselves.

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Believe me, when you die, it's everybody else's but your problem

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Being the best was as equal to being in the middle, which was equal to being the worst. All were merely a state of being. It was how a person felt in that state and why they were in that state that was...

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What is it with science these days? Everyone is so quick to believe in it, in all these new scientific discoveries, new pills for this, new pills for that. Get thinner, grow hair, yada, yada, yada, but...

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Deep down, underneath all his layers of stupidity, he’s a really good man. He may act out far too many selfish thoughts, says all the wrong things at all the wrong times, but behind closed doors he’s...

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We have a long way to go to being the perfect couple, we certainly don’t live the fairy tale marriage, he doesn’t shower me with rose petals and fly me to Paris on weekends but when I get my hair cut,...

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Somewhere along the way, without me even noticing, I grew up Alex. For once, I couldn’t take advice from anyone around me about what I should or shouldn’t do. I couldn’t go running to mum and dad...

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I can’t even think about what life “could have been” like in Boston, without crying. It’s like deja-vu, I don’t think me and Boston were ever meant to be.

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Their plan had been very simple: to stay together for the rest of their lives.

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You gotta be rich to be insane, Hol. Losing your mind is not a luxury for the middle class.

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Any tightrope walker can walk in a straight line and hold a cane at the same time. It's the balancing on the rope at those dizzying heights that they have to practise

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people who say its a long story, mean it's a stupid short one that they are too embarrassed and couldn't be bothered to tell

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what you don't know, you don't miss

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To mention it was to ask a favor and that as you were too generous, and as for her to ask was always to have, she wouldn't

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Alone because love was one of those feelings that you could never have control of. And she needed to be in control. She had loved before, had been loved, had tasted what it was to dream, and had felt what...

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Is not where I live happily ever after, or who with. It's the fact that I live happily ever after.

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Empty words almost echo within themselves

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The first day of the rest of my life, and I’m not sure I want to be here. I know I should be thanking somebody for this, but I really don’t feel like it. Instead, I wish they hadn’t bothered.

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If invisible people eat invisible food does invisible wind blow invisible trees?

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sometimes we have absolutely no idea where we are, we need the smallest clue to show us where to begin.

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That somehow dreams are a blurred line between here and there, like a meeting room in a prison. You’re both in the same room, yet on different sides and really, in different worlds.

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sometimes we need all the glue we can get, just to hold ourselves together.

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To new beginnings. To the pursuit of...somethingness.

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Stop and take your time to notice things and make those things you notice matter.

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Memories were fine but you couldn't touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time.

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Paths are so much clearer when people stop looking at what everyone else is doing and instead concentrate on themselves ~Gabe

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Nice is OK when it's among other things but never when it stands alone

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Time cant be given. But it can be shared.

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Don't mind all those people who say that you should be back to normal in a month or two. Grieving is all part of helping yourself anyway.

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Sometimes wrong numbers are the right numbers

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I think I wished for you all of my life.

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Alone or not, you gotta walk forward.

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She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it's what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted.

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Every single time you crossed over for me and met me on my side. I realize now, I don't think I ever met you in the middle. And I don't think I ever once said that you for that.

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I used to think that it was better to have too much than too little, but now I think if the too much was never supposed to be yours, you should just take what is yours and give the rest back.

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He was one of those people who made you feel like they either didn't know or didn't care that you were in the room and if they ever did acknowledge your existence it was bizarrely score one to you, and...

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Nobody's life is filled with perfect little moments. And if it were, they wouldn't be perfect little moments. They would just be normal. How would you ever know happiness if you never experience downs?

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He tried to tell me week after week to accept things as they were and move on with my life. But if there was one man who had put his life on hold to wait for something or someone, it was him.

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There are certain kinds of silence that make you walk on air.

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Why do we stop believing in ourselves? Why do we let facts and figures and anything but dreams rule our lives?

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What if we knew what tomorrow would bring? Would we fix it? Could we?

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the important thing is not what we (look) like,but the role we play in our best friend's life.

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This love thing awakened a group of slumbering senses in my body that I never even knew existed.

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Today I love you more than ever; tomorrow I will love you even more. I need you more than ever, I want you more than ever.

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You have the rest of your lives to catch up together. After all, soulmates always end up together. [...] Ey-girlfriends are easily forgotten. Best friends stay with you for ever.

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For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for - Thank you.

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They say a story loses something with each telling.

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I have found that the many imbalances within our individual lives result in an overall more worldly balance. What I mean is that no matter how unfair I think something is, I need only look at the bigger...

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People forget they have options. And they forget that those things don't really matter. They should concentrate on what they have and not what they don't have. And by the way, wishing and dreaming doesn't...

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If miracles had chemical equations then everyone would believe.

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you will always be my favorite hello and hardest goodbye. P.S. i will always love you

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Love was one of those feelings that you could never control.

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She strived for perfection. She loved setting herself tasks, sometimes impossible ones, to prove to her heart that underneath every seemingly ugly thing there was something beautiful inside.

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People forget they have options. And they forget that those things really don't matter. They should concentrate on what they have and not what they don't have.

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There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could...

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A veil hangs between the two opposites, a mere slip of a thing that is transparent to warn us or comfort us. You hate now but look through this veil and see the possibility of love; you're sad now but...

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When something tragic has happened, you'll find that you, the tragicee, become the person that has to make everything comfortable for everyone else.... As a tragicee and future divorcee, you'll also find...

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You've come to give me a piece of your mind. You know that phrase is really beautiful. The mind is the most powerful thing in the body. Whatever the mind believes, the body can achieve. So to give someone...

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Her silence was worth more to her than a thousand words.In that silence,she had peace and clarity.Except during the night,when her own jumbled thoughts would keep her awake.

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She would make facial expressions as though she were having conversations with people in her head.They seemed to turn into debates more often than not,judging by the activity on her forehead...It was almost...

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Then I realised that I was the god on this occasion. I had tried to help the bluebottle, but it wouldn't let me. And then I felt sorry for God because I understood his frustration. Sometimes when people...

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It's not the job of this town to make me feel happy. It's not this town´s fault that I don't feel I fit in. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, because it's about where you are in your head....

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Perhaps it would have been easier if I said that not being able to find something is like suddenly not remembering the words to your favorite song that you knew by heart. It’s like suddenly forgetting...

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I can only assume that there’s only one thing more frustrating than not being able to find someone, and that’s not being found. I would want someone to find me, more than anything.

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Life has a way of getting what it wants when it really knows what it wants.

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...God leads you to it and takes you through it.

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But even in her laughter there was something missing. She never seemed to be truly happy; she just seemed to be passing time while she waited for something else. She was tired of just existing; she wanted...

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So now, all alone or not, you gotta walk ahead. Thing to remember is if we're all alone, then we're all together in that too.

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We're so arrogant, aren't we? So afraid of age, we do everything we can to prevent it. We don't realize what a privilege it is to grow old with someone. Someone who doesn't drive you to commit murder or...

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Close your eyes and stare into the dark.

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.. then when the hurt goes, anger takes its place; when the anger runs out of system, loneliness steps in to take over. it's a never ending circle of emotions; every lost emotion being replaced by another.

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As the rain falls and the sun shines, they grow, grow, grow; minds so open, they go through life aware and accepting, seeing light where there's dark, seeing possibility in dead ends, tasting victory as...

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You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you’re doing, where you...

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I always pushed myself. Whenever I felt I needed to stop, I made myself run faster.

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I'm trying to make some sense out of the phrase "Everything happens for a reason," and I think I've figured out what the reason is - to pissed me off.

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Yesterday was a closed book, tomorrow, however, was another story.

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Remember that happiness is a way of travel, it's not a destination.

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Cecelia Ahern

As long as you're around, your life is too. So just as you shower love and affection and attention on the husbands, wives, parents, children and forever friends who sorround you, you have to do so equally...

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Cecelia Ahern

How presumptuous they had both been never to consider growing old as an achievement and a challenge. Aging was something they'd both wanted so much to avoid.

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Cecelia Ahern

She didn't feel thirty. But then again again, what was being thirty supposed to feel like? When she was younger, thirty seemed so far away, she thought that a woman of that age would be so wise and knowledgeable,...

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Cecelia Ahern

She wanted to be irresponsible, she wanted to be looked after, to be told that she didn't have to worry about a thing and that someone else would take care of everything. How easy life would be without...

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Cecelia Ahern

...all people needed was time and then they could figure most things out of themselves.

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Cecelia Ahern

Life is everything, and you haven't lived it properly until you believe.

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Cecelia Ahern

Love is not a theme. It's an atmosphere, a mood.

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Cecelia Ahern

Truth is, something that I thought was perfect was taken away from me, and I never wanted perfect again. I wanted middle of the road, stuff I didn’t care about so that I couldn’t lose anything I really...

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Cecelia Ahern

Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for christmas morning.Time can't be given.But it can be shared

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Cecelia Ahern

Maybe love is thinking that every time your partner does or says something mundane that you want to start a Mexican wave from here to Uzbekistan in utter delight.

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Cecelia Ahern

I think that most people go to bookshops and have no idea what they want to buy. Somehow the books sit there, almost magically willing people to pick them up. The right person for the right book. Its as...

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Cecelia Ahern

I'd tried enough to know that anything long term wasn't going to work.

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Cecelia Ahern

are you saying that the feeling of searching for a missing sock is like searching for love ?

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Cecelia Ahern

Chin up, don’t smile, don’t cry, don’t fall, walk.

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Cecelia Ahern

People tell stories and it's up to those who listen whether to believe or not." "Shouldn't the storyteller believe it." "The storyteller should tell it.

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Cecelia Ahern

Always a chancer, always lucky, he'd fall into a river and come out dry, with fish in his pockets.

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Cecelia Ahern

Love can change us beyond recognition, we become love-sick, soft-eyed jelly-bellied fools.

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Cecelia Ahern

You know, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.' 'And yet it is still extremely funny.

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Cecelia Ahern

This house isn't mine anymore, but the memories are; the memories can't be sold. The building that housed my once-upon-a-time dreams stands for someone else now, as it did for the people before us, and...

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Cecelia Ahern

We haven't lost everything, if we haven't lost our hope.

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Cecelia Ahern

That's what life is about: People come and go.

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Cecelia Ahern

Age is just a number, not a state of mind or a reason for any type of particular behaviour.

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Cecelia Ahern

She was tired of hugging pillows, counting on blankets for warmth, and reliving romantic moments only in her dreams. She was tired of hoping that every day would hurry so she could get on to the next....

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Cecelia Ahern

Tonight I'm happy. I will worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes. But I'm getting there...

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Cecelia Ahern

Don't be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you...and remember, shoot for the moon.

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Cecelia Ahern

Holly smiled weakly. Gerry would know exactly how she was feeling, he would know exactly what to say and he would know exactly what to do. He would give her one of his famous hugs and all her problems...

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Cecelia Ahern

Yes it's difficult. Yes it's horrible. Yes it's the worst thing that has ever happen in my whole life. But I just can't give up.

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Cecelia Ahern

That's the thing about lessons, you always learn them when you don't expect them or want them.

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Cecelia Ahern

I felt that my views and philosophies had been changed overnight. The philosophies that i had gladly carved in stone, recited and danced upon.

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Cecelia Ahern

The more you try to simplify things the more you complicate them. You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself and ignore true feelings. That is not simplifying things.

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Cecelia Ahern

I was the life and she was the soul of every party.

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Cecelia Ahern

Her best friend was gone and nobody understood that no amount of makeup, fresh air or shopping was going to fill the hole in her heart.

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Cecelia Ahern

We all make mistakes, some bigger than others, but none of us is perfect.

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Cecelia Ahern

Some people say that you shouldn't operate from a place of fear but if there is no fear, how is there a challenge?

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Cecelia Ahern

I generally don’t become overexcited about things anyway, I’m just not one of those people. I’m not easily surprised by things either. I think it’s because I expect that anything can happen

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Cecelia Ahern

Dreams should make you think, ‘If I had the guts to do it and I didn’t care what anybody thought, this I what I’d really do’.

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Cecelia Ahern

You shouldn't try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you're supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you're supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it's necessary because it's all...

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Cecelia Ahern

What seems tragic now won't even be an issue in a few years time.

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Cecelia Ahern

Sighs and silences and avoided conversations are just as important as the things you do talk about.

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Cecelia Ahern

There is no advice that I can give you, you will just have to trust yourself that when the time comes, you'll make the right decision.

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Cecelia Ahern

Children are the ones that know exactly what's going on in the world, you know. They 'see' more than adults, 'believe' in more, are honest, and will always, 'always' let you know where you stand.

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Cecelia Ahern

Every small thing grows when you nurture it, Rosie. Love is just the same. But if that is making you miserable then, leave and find something else that brings you happiness you deserve to feel.

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Cecelia Ahern

I don't know why, but there's always the part of you, the part that hides in the shadows protecting the self-destruct button, that doesn't ever want to leave the dark behind.

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Cecelia Ahern

I guess when you’re trying to find all the parts of yourself, it’s difficult to be with someone who’s already fully intact.

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Cecelia Ahern

But with your life you make a few bad decisions, get unlucky a few times, whatever, but you have to keep going, right?

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