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Amanda Collier Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes from Amanda Collier
  1. #1
    “Everyone makes mistakes, even if some are worse than others. Accidents happen.”
  2. #2
    “It was a myth that every mother and daughter were best friends, but friendship was far less important than family. Friends came and went; family was always there.”
  3. #3
    “I gave you the best of me, he’d told her once, and with every beat of her son’s heart, she knew he’d done exactly that.”
  4. #4
    “What the younger generation didn’t understand was that the grass was greenest where it’s watered, which meant that both Frank and Amanda had to get out their hoses if they wanted to make things better. But Amanda hadn’t asked.”
  5. #5
    “Life was messy. Always had been and always would be and that was just the way it was, so why bother complaining? You either did something about it or you didn’t, and then you lived with the choice you made.”
  6. #6
    “Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She’d believed in it once too, back when she was eighteen. But she knew that love was messy, just like life. It took turns that people couldn’t foresee or even understand, leaving a long trail of regret in its wake. And almost always, those regrets led to the kinds of what if questions that could never be answered.”
  7. #7
    “I don’t know that I’ve ever felt as happy as I did that day, but then again, it was always like that when we were together. I never wanted it to end.”
  8. #8
    “That’s why I loved being with you. We could do the simplest things, like toss starfish into the ocean and share a burger and talk and even then I knew that I was fortunate. Because you were the first guy who wasn’t constantly trying to impress me. You accepted who you were, but more than that, you accepted me for me. And nothing else mattered-- not my family or your family or anyone else in the world. It was just us.”
  9. #9
    “You’re still alive. And that means you’ll love and be loved...and in the end, nothing else really matters.”