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Alice Hoffman
By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I wasn't good company, that was true, and people avoided me, but that was all right. I was too busy dreaming.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

My theory is that everyone at one time or another has been at the fringe of society in some way: an outcast in high school, a stranger in a foreign country, the best at something, the worst at something, the one who's different. Being an outsider is the one thing we all have in common.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I can hurt myself more than anyone else can, she told her sister. I can do it with my eyes closed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I was beginning to understand.My grandmother's love was cold because she was afraid of things;that was why everything had to be perfect.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

What I like about fairy tales is the language and the matter-of-fact way of introducing magic, where it's accepted that a fox could talk or a gate could just appear in a wall. I think fairy tales are so psychological.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Hoffman

The most glorious hour in Manhattan was when twilight fell in sheets across the Great Lawn. Bands of blue turned darker by the moment as the last of the pale light filtered through the boughs of cherry trees and black locusts. In October, the meadows turned gold; the vines were twists of yellow and red.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Jill told me that when you're really in love, you know right away. I'm not exactly sure how this happens. Is it like a flash of lightning? Like an angel tapping you on the shoulder? Or is it similar to choosing a puppy? You think you're picking the cutest one, but really you wind up going home with the one who keeps insisting on climbing into your lap.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alice Hoffman

In a novel, you'll find yourself in a world of possibilities. You'll find shelter there.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Hoffman

When you help others, your own troubles aren't as heavy. In fact, you can fold them like a handkerchief and place them in your pocket. They're still there, but they're not the only thing you carry.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Hoffman

When she reached 44 Greenwich Avenue she went inside alone, and only the crow knew that it was possible for a woman to claim to have no heart at all and still cry as though her heart would break

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Hoffman

When I walk, I walk with you. Where I go, you're with me always.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I wrote to find beauty and purpose, to know that love is possible and lasting and real, to see day lilies and swimming pools, loyalty and devotion, even though my eyes were closed, and all that surrounded me was a darkened room. I wrote because that was who I was at the core, and if I was too damaged to walk around the block, I was lucky all the same. Once I got to my desk, once I started writing, I still believed anything was possible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I could hardly get a boy to look at me. All right, they'd look, they'd even take me out, but no one asked for a second date. I was too nasty, a real wise guy, and all the boys could tell what my rotten disposition was. Deep down, I wanted a commitment with a capital C. To get anywhere with me, a boy would have to sign his undying loyalty with his own blood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

... but where do we go?"(Elinor) "I used to think there was a plan, a rough plan, but a plan all the same," the doctor admitted. "Now, I believe there are a thousand plans. Every breath, every decision, influences the plan, expands it, shortens it, twists it all around. It's always changing. Those of us lucky enough to make it through the multitude of possible diseases and accidents get old. We get tired. We close our eyes." "And then? Where are we then?" Silly to ask him as though he knew, but in fact the doctor didn't hesitate. He took Elinor's hand and placed it on his chest, in the place where he knew his heart to be. "There." Elinor smiled and thought at last. At last someone had told her the truth.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Maybe some love was guaranteed. Maybe it fit inside you and around you like skin and bones.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Hoffman

They sealed this promise by hooking pinkies, the way they used to, long ago, when promises didn't hurt as much.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Feel lucky for what you have when you have it. Isn't that the point? Happily ever after doesn't mean happy forever. The ever after, what precisely was that? Your dreams, your life, your death, your everything. Was it the blank space that went on without us? The forever after we were gone?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alice Hoffman

He knew even at an early age of seven, how dangerous it was for someone like him to have hope. He knows how to have no expectations. He can completely control not just what he wants, but what he needs

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Hoffman

There seemed to be handfuls of stars tossed right above the rooftops in Haddan, keeping the town still alight at midnight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

He started to look at me in a manner I recognized: it was the way I looked at a new book, one I had never read before, one that surprised me with all it had to say.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Love was like that, like a dream you didn't quite understand, one in which you didn't necessarily know what you were looking at until it was right in front of you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alice Hoffman

In good time every secret must be shared and every miracle called into question.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Still anyone who trusts a serpent deserves its bite. The wise see a creature for what it is, not what it says it may be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

What was a rose but the living proof of desire, the single best evidence of human longing and earthly devotion. but desire could be twisted,after all, and Jealousy was the name of the rose that did well in arid souls.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Abra DeMadrigal didn't look young enough to be my sister anymore. Her sorrow weighed her down and aged her. She was still beautiful, but she looked very far away. No wonder our people had raven eyes, so distant, so sad. No matter how wise she was, my mother looked like a woman who hadn't truely believed how much evil there was in our world. Not until this moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

He was in love, and people in that condition did stupid, unfathomable things. They were all flawed, every single one.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Hoffman

People expected certain things of me: assistance, silence, comfort. They had no idea who I was.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Hoffman

She had the feeling that if she went home, she might never get away. She thought of birds caught in nets. There was something inside her, beating against her ribs, urging her to do things she might not otherwise attempt. She had the strongest desire to get lost.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Hoffman

What was a demon but a lost soul, one that had been forced to use his skills to survive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

As for me, sleep was a country I no longer visited, despite my incantation. When I did, I wished for my waking life, the hours when I didn't see the nightmare images of all that had happened and all I had become.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

The only people out at this hour were ones who couldn't sleep,those haunted by one thing or another:love thwarted, love lost, love thrown away. They were the sort of people who didn't want to be noticed, who wanted to slip through shadows, be alone with their despair.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Time wasn't the same anymore. Doors were slamming shut before we even knew they'd been opened. Good fortune can take forever to get to you, but as it turns out, sorrow is as quick as a shot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

At midnight the wind in the tress can sound like the ocean. The moonlight can make a road appear as endless as the sea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

If I hadn't learned my lesson, I would have wished we could stay there forever. But I knew better now. We'd seen what we'd come to see. The way to trick death. Breathe in. Breathe out. Watch as it all rises upwards, black and blue into the even bluer sky.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Feel lucky for what you have when you have it. Isn't that the point? Happily ever after doesn't mean happy forever.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Love has made him surprise himself. He would never have believed it possible, but it's turned out that he is a man who can walk up to a closed door on a murky November day, wearing his one good suit, and knock without hesitation, waiting while the rain comes down around him, even though he's not wanted. He can do this and not think twice, just the way he can spend hours watching a wounded cedar beetle and weep over its rare beauty, as well as its agony. Richard is certain that other species fall in love - primates, of course, and canines - but he has wondered about his beetles. There are people who would surely get a chuckle out of the mere suggestion, but in Richard's opinion it's pure vanity to presume that love exists only on our terms. A red leaf may be the universe for the tortoise beetle or the ladybird. A single touch the ecstasy of a lifetime. And so, here he is, in love despite everything. It is he, stupider than any beetle, and far more obstinate, who has traveled three thousand miles, even though he fully expects to be turned away.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

And then I understood that she had no idea what she'd done to my family. She thought love and hatred were equal.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Hoffman

She, who prided herself on her tough exterior, could always be undone by the beauty of flight.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Don't make me sit through reality.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I think if I believe in anything, I believe in ghosts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Fairytales were maps formed of blood and hair and bones; they were the knots of the sub-conscious unwound. Every word in every tale was real and as true as apples and stones. They all led to the story inside the story.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Hoffman

My grief was cold. It was nothing to share. It was nothing to speak about, nothing to feel.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Such was the case with most unhappy students; they avoided even one another, so intent on their own unhappiness they failed to notice the other lost souls around them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Hoffman

A red map isn't easy to follow. Any document made of blood and bones is tricky. Wrong turns are easily made, and there are often piles of stones in the road. A person has to disregard time and sorrow and all the damage done. If you follow, if you dare, the thread always leads to whomever or whatever you've forgotten.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice. In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At night,the dark is blue and bluer still, as sapphire of night.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Hoffman

You can get addicted to trouble if you're not careful.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

This was what it meant to be human, to know that time moved and all things changed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Hoffman

Before she can stop herself, she thinks about desire, how it lives within you and yet is separate, surfacing when it chooses, without permission, in the harsh afternoon light, at the moment when you least expect to find it.