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Cecelia Ahern- The book of tomorrow

  • Sometimes when people offer a helping hand, it gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first.
  • “I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.”
  • “You shouldn’t try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you’re supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you’re supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it’s necessary because it’s all part of you getting to the next part of yourself, the next day.”
  • “All families have their secrets, most people would never know them, but they know there are spaces, gaps where the answers should be, where someone should have sat, where someone used to be. A name that is never uttered, or uttered just once and never again. We all have our secrets.”
  • “Nothing is never nothing. It’s always something.” 
  • “For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for – Thank you.”
  • “Hope makes you stronger, because it brings with it a sense of reason. Not a reason of how or why they were taken away from you, but a reason to live. Because it’s a maybe. A ‘maybe someday things won’t always be this shit. And that ‘maybe’ immediately makes the shittiness better.” 
  • “I used to think that it was better to have too much than too little, but now I think if the too much was never supposed to be yours, you should just take what is yours and give the rest back.”
  • “That somehow dreams are a blurred line between here and there, like a meeting room in a prison. You’re both in the same room, yet on different sides and really, in different worlds.” 
  • And if I’d managed, at any stage, to upstand the dominoes, they started to fall again.
  • Sometimes a lot can come of being washed up. you can really grow.
  • It’s just like when a card dealer shuffles the pack- he messes them all up. ruins the order just so that he can deal and the pack will eventually find it’s way to order again. That’s what happened to us. A long time ago, things were shuffled, we were all dealt with our cards.Now we are tidying them up, trying to make sense out of them all.
  • “Then I realised that I was the god on this occasion. I had tried to help the bluebottle, but it wouldn’t let me. And then I felt sorry for God because I understood his frustration. Sometimes when people offer a helping hand, it gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first.”