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Firefly Lane Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Firefly Lane
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“The Mularkeys all saw love as a durable, reliable thing, easy to recognize ... Love could be more fragile than a sparrow’s bone.”
Kristin Hannah
author
Firefly Lane
book
Tallulah Hart
character
love
concept
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“What mattered was not caring. “And the best way not to care was to surround yourself with noise and people.”
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“That was her mistake. She’d pinned her happiness to a teenage girl’s chest. Idiot. The realization made her almost smile. She certainly knew better than that.”
Kate Mularkey
character
happiness
teenagers
mistakes
concepts
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“She hadn’t realized how much she’d needed a dream, but it had transformed her, changed her from poor motherless and abandoned Tully to a girl poised to take on the world. The goal made her life story unimportant, gave her something to reach for, to hang on to.”
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“How do you keep hold of a dream like that?” “With both hands.”
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“That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours. ”
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“To make real friends you have to put yourself out there. Sometimes people will let you down, but you can’t let that stop you. If you get hurt, you just pick yourself up, dust off your feelings, and try again.”
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“That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
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“Sometimes being a good friend means saying nothing.”
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“One thing I can tell you for sure is this: we only regret what we don’t do in life.”
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“This is the problem with forever friends. They know too much.”
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“Thoughts - even fears - were airy things, formless until you made them solid with your voice and once given that weight, they could crush you.”
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“Of course you can fall in love. You just have to let yourself. They don’t call it falling for nothing.”
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“When you get . . . to the end, you see that love and family are all there is. Nothing else matters.”
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“Do you love him?” “How would I know?” “You’d know.”
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“I guess no one stays friends for more than thirty years without broken hearts along the way.”
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“What good did it do to light the world on fire if she had to watch the glow alone?”
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“The at-home mother’s life: it was a race with no finish line.”
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“So now books were her only friends. She’d read Lord of the Rings so often she could recite whole scenes by memory. “It was not a skill that aided one in becoming popular.”
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“Then he left her there, standing alone, surrounded by word ghosts; things she could have said.”
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“It was true; always had been. Friendships were like marriages in that way. Routines and patterns were poured early and hardened like cement.”
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“She knew this pain would fade again; like a sunburn, it would heal itself and leave her slightly more protected from the glare.”
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“Their friendship was more important than any relationship. Guys would come and go; girlfriends were forever.”
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“It’s never good to sit around and wait for someone or something to change your life.”
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“She knew, too, that love didn’t evaporate. It faded, perhaps, lost its weight like bones left out in the sun, but it didn’t go away.”

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