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“Some acts of faith, I believe, have the power to grant us something infinitely wiser than what we imagine.”
“A perfectly happy marriage? There is no such thing. There are strong marriages that can survive problems, but happiness is such a brief condition, interrupted by difficulties and plain, boring routine.”
“Now the purpose of her stories had changed. She spun them to discover their meaning. In the telling, she found, you reached a point where you could not go back, where — as the stories changed — it transformed you, too.”
“About endings ... unless we do them well, we have to keep repeating them.”
“That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and — in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love — you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.”
“The absence of doubt will turn humans into beasts.”
Ursula Hegi, German-born U.S. writer