October 24, 2016

Barbara Delinsky Quotes

“Being friends is different from being lovers. It’s a sea change. “

“Choices are easy when you have nothing to lose. “

“Concentrating when it’s the hardest is what builds character”

“Confrontation is what happens when you are less than honest and you get caught. “

“Every man wants love, if he can get past the fear of exposure. “

“Every woman feels. It just takes the right man to make things combust. “

“he people who get places in life are the ones who stay ahead of the game. “

“I can’t spend the rest of my life competing for your attention and coming in last. “

“I had nothing to fear from my father. Except his disappointment. Which was no small thing.”

“I love crowds. They make me feel part of something big and important. “

“Is it harder to dream about what you don’t have, than to live in fear of losing what you do? “

“Life is like a game of cards. It deals you different hands at different times. You don’t have that old hand anymore, . . . . Look at what you have now. “

“My writing style has changed dramatically over the years, growing increasingly clean and exact. I like to think that I’m still improving — that each book I write is a new personal best. “

“Rain didn’t make things messy. People did that all on their own.”

“Some women are born with an instinct for knowing how things work—and what to do when they break. “

“The important part of growing older was the growing part. Resisting change meant forever standing still, which was a sad way to live. “

“The question was whether James would love me if I was someone else.”

“Time can fly as fast as it wants, but they will take their pleasant time about living. “

“What she did have, after raising two children, was the equivalent of a PhD in mothering and my undying respect.”

“When the truth emerges, it can’t be ignored. Nor will it wait.”

“You don’t seem it. I am happy. But you’ve just given me all the reasons I don’t need to have “

“you’d think that after eighteen years—twenty-one years, if you count the three we were together “