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"I did not know the heart were like a china teacup hanging in the cupboard from a single hook, that it could chip and crack and finally smash to the ground under a boot heel. And I did not know that even smithereens could reassemble into a heart. I did not know any of this”
“ I had told Leslie to stay away until Clifff arrived, so I could have some time alone with Toni, but that wasn’t working out exactly as planned. I’m a lot smoother in my daydreams than I am in real life.”
The Jaguar Stones: Book One Middleworld J&P Voelkel
"The granola bars. It had come to this. Miserably, he unwrapped a bar. He brought the compacted brown mass to his lips. With a heavy heart, he opened his mouth and prepared his tongue to receive the foul-tasting grunge. Then, in the nick of time, he recovered his fighting spirit. Things were bad, but not that bad. He still wasn't desperate enough to eat a granola bar.“
The Last Summer of the Death Warriors Francisco X. Stork
He opened his arms and she came to him. He held her head against his chest and he opened his eyes as wide as they would go in order to keep them dry. She wanted to say something, but he pressed her tight. “Sh h h. Don’t say anything.” He let go of her and started down as quickly as he could. “I want my heart back,” she said between sobs.
"You know, I understand it now. There's always a third choice in life. Even if you think you're stuck between two impossible choices, there's always a third way. You just have to look for it.”