Quotes I Liked – The Five People You Meet In Heaven

“But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.” – page 1

“No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely” – page 11

“But scenery without solace is meaningless.” – page 37

“‘Do you understand? Why we’re here? This is not your heaven. It’s mine.’ Take one story, viewed from two different angles.” – page 44-45

“‘Fairness,’ he said, ‘does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young.'” – page 50

“‘Strangers,’ the blue man said, ‘are just family you have yet to come to know.'”

“Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down.” – page 59

“He learned how to take a prisoner, although he never learned how to become one.” – page 66

“‘Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.'” – page 97

“‘Sometime when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.'” – page 98

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers.” – page 109

“‘Things that happen before you are born still affect you,’ she said, ‘And people who come before your time affect you as well.'” – page 130

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.” – page 133

“‘Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside.'” – page 149

“‘[…] no one is born with anger.'” – page 150

“‘Lost love is still love'” – page 184

“‘Life has to end,’ she said. ‘Love doesn’t.'” – page 185

“[…] the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.” – page 208


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