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The Best of Me Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from The Best of Me
  1. #1
    “Change isn’t always for the best”
  2. #2
    ″. . . the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. What the younger generation didn’t understand was that the grass was greenest where it’s watered.”
  3. #3
    “She understood then, with the distance that maturity brings, how much he’d loved her back then. And still did, something whispered inside her, and all at once she had the strange impression that everything they’d shared in the past had been the opening chapters in a book with a conclusion that had yet to be written.”
  4. #4
    “Love, after all, always said more about those who felt it than it did about the ones they loved.”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “Now it was coming to an end, and it was like he was watching the last flicker of light wink out in the darkness of an endless tunnel.”
  7. #7
    “Were all first loves like that? Somehow she doubted it; even now it struck her as being more real than anything she’d ever known. Sometimes it saddened her to think that she’d never experience that kind of feeling again, but then life had a way of stamping out that intensity of passion; she’d learned all too well that love wasn’t always enough.”
  8. #8
    “I want to wake up with you beside me in the mornings. I want to spend my evenings looking at you across the dinner table. I want to share every mundane detail of my day with you and hear every detail of yours. I want to laugh with you and fall asleep with you in my arms.”
  9. #9
    “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.”
  10. #10
    “The past can be escaped only by embracing something better, and he figured that was what she’d done.”
  11. #11
    “Because you aren’t just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can’t imagine giving that up again.” He hesitated searching for the right words. “You might not understand, but I gave you the best of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same.’”
  12. #12
    “You’re still alive. And that means you’ll love and be loved...and in the end, nothing else really matters.”
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