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I started writing novels by not thinking about actually writing a whole novel - that felt altogether too daunting. I thought out a rough idea, then wrote chapter by chapter, and then by the time Id hit 40,000 words, it was a challenge just to see if I could get to the end.
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Push yourself. Don't settle. Wear those stripy legs with pride. And if you insist on settling down with some ridiculous bloke, make sure some of this is squirreled away somewhere. Knowing you still have possibilities is a luxury. Knowing I might have given them to you has alleviated something for me.

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I realized I was afraid of living without him. How is it you have the right to destroy my life, I wanted to demand of him, but I'm not allowed a say in yours?
But I had promised.

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It's just that the thing you never understand about being a mother, until you are one, is that it is not the grown man - the galumphing, unshaven, stinking, opinionated off-spring - you see before you, with his parking tickets and unpolished shoes and complicated love life. You see all the people he has ever been all rolled up into one.
I look at him and see the baby I held in my arms, dewing besotted, unable to believe that I'd created another human being. I see the toddler, reaching for my hand, the schoolboy weeping tears of fury after being bullied by some other child. I saw the vulnerabilities, the love, the history.

— Jojo Moyes

I started writing novels by not thinking about actually writing a whole novel - that felt altogether too daunting. I thought out a rough idea, then wrote chapter by chapter, and then by the time I'd hit 40,000 words, it was a challenge just to see if I could get to the end.

— Jojo Moyes

The only thing Jess really cared about were those two children and letting them know they were okay. Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you'd be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.

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Best before: 19 March 2007

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All that counts is the truth. Without it you're basically just juggling people's daft ideas.

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But then I knew better than anyone how the persona you chose to present to the world could be very different from what was really inside. I knew how grief could make you behave in ways you couldn't even begin to understand.

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Without someone to talk to, every sight I saw-whether it was the Trevi Fountain or a canal in Amsterdam-felt simply like a name on a list that I needed to check off.

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I wanted to live as Edouard did, joyfully, sucking the marrow out of every moment and singing because it tasted so good.

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Teenagers are basically toddlers with hormones-old enough to want to do stuff without having any of the common sense.

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You should have been here, Will, I told him silently. It was you she really needed.

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Perhaps we all harbor a perverse need to get close to things that might destroy us.

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Her. No, thank you, Mrs. Cordoza. You get along. I'm just

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Financial and energy-sapping struggle, was that being a parent on your own when you were totally out of your depth was actually the loneliest place on earth.

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How could you live each day knowing that you were simply whiling away the days until your own death?

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