Luanne Rice Quotes

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Luanne Rice Quotes

One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the waters edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.
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Sometimes waiting is the hardest thing of all.

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Love is the easiest thing there is. It's the layers of doubt, fear, and expectation that make it complicated.

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The biggest mistake any of us can make is thinking that love is a feeling, an emotion. It's not that at all. It's an action.

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Sometimes it's more generous to take than give,
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"How?" Caroline asked.
"To let the other person give you what he has to offer. If you're always the one giving, you never have to feel disappointed, because you don't expect anything in return. But it's miserly in its own way. Because you never leave yourself open or give the other person a chance.

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The music never leaves. Once you have it, you can't lose it.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: Our stories remind us how precious and
Our stories remind us how precious and fragile life can be
and that we must risk our hearts everyday to know happiness.

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Judgment is easy: it is black and white, as brutal as a gavel strike.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: Some feelings are stronger than fear
Some feelings are stronger than fear: love, longing, desire.

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Beach girls now, beach girls tomorrow, beach girls till the end of time.

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Happy endings start with new beginnings.

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He wouldn't try to make her feel better about something if it meant telling her a lie.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: People who dont like doing things
People who don't like doing things together probably ... well probably shouldn't get married.

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All I know is we're 16 and ready to be kissed, kissed kissed.

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Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we'll see that person again - or perhaps knowing that we won't.

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What it takes is to actually write: not to think about it, not to imagine it, not to talk about it, but to actually want to sit down and write. I'm lucky I learned that habit a really long time ago. I credit my mother with that. She was an English teacher, but she was a writer.

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'Little Night' has layers of meaning. There's something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior.

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'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind ... it's the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.

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Hallmark makes beautiful films that feel as if they should be watched in a theater. The Hall family knows the power of stories, and they give us unforgettable movies with heart and depth and the resonance of classics.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: After 30 novels release day is still a
After 30 novels, release day is still a thrill. It's always a little bittersweet, too.

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I was married to a law student, and I used to attend classes with him at Georgetown University Law Center. Being of dramatic bent, I was drawn mainly to Criminal law and Evidence classes. A just-beginning writer, I would find an empty chair and listen, mesmerized, to the lectures.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: My mother painted and wrote she always
My mother painted and wrote. She always had a painting in progress on an easel in the kitchen, so our house always smelled like oil paint. At night, she wrote after she'd put my sisters and me to bed, and the sound of her typing was our lullaby.

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While novels are fiction, mine are usually very close to my heart. Like my other books, 'The Lemon Orchard' is inspired by something I care about. I care so deeply. The stories are my dreams, and I want to do a lot of research. Roberto is based on a real live friend of mine named Armando who worked in my garden.

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During one new moon at perigee, I stood on high ground, watching salt ponds overflow, cover the beach, and meet the ocean. Because the moon was invisible, the water was black as it drowned the sand, and the event felt primal - which in fact it was, because it was nature.

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I traveled to Ireland to research 'Sandcastles,' to visit the coastline where my ancestors looked toward America, the tiny town they once loved so much, and the docks from which they sailed toward their dreams of building a better life for their family. The answers I found on that journey are woven through the novel.

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'Little Night' comes from deep in my heart, and tells about the lengths people will go for love.

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I went to Cork, Ireland, and stood on the dock some of my ancestors had left from. I felt their ghosts gather round me, and I cried to imagine what it must have felt like - leaving that beautiful land and those beloved people, knowing it was forever.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: Here are a few of the actors who have
Here are a few of the actors who have brought my novels to TV life: Bill Pullman, Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, Julian Sands, Gena Rowlands, Rob Lowe, Julia Ormond, Chelsea Hobbs, Tate Donovan, Anne Heche, Max Martini, Campbell Scott, Kimberly Paisley-Williams, Alexa Vega, and the late legends Richard Kiley and Kim Hunter.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: Several of my favorite cousins and some
Several of my favorite cousins and some of my best friends are lawyers, and I find the profession endlessly fascinating.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: I am a close friend of robert loggia and
I am a close friend of Robert Loggia. And I just love how, with actors, there's the screen persona. Here is Robert, known for his portrayal of many characters, including gangsters. But in real life, he is elegant and erudite. He sits in the garden reading the sonnets of William Shakespeare.

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My father gave me an old Olympia portable when I was in fourth grade. Our ancestors came from Ireland. Our family stories of immigration helped me understand more about my characters in 'The Lemon Orchard.'

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A lot of writers dream of feature films, but television - by way of TNT, CBS, Lifetime, and Hallmark Hall of Fame - has always called my name. And after seeing 'True Detective,' can there be any doubt that the storytelling on TV is as genius as it gets?

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When I was married to an abuser, he'd tell me he wouldn't have to get so angry if only I'd be less demanding, more supportive, more understanding. I hid the truth from everyone, especially myself.

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Cat limbs all over the floor, chewed to the bone." "Mew-Mew, Licorice!" Maripat cried. Tearfully, Augusta told them about Tiny grinning at the end of Augusta's bed, covered with blood. His little tongue hanging out, a demoniacal mask on his face, his fangs dripping with blood as he sprang for her throat just before she slammed the door shut.

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Luanne Rice Quotes: Janes dream had ripped her heart from
Jane's dream had ripped her heart from her chest, as if the past were a lion that could eat her alive.

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Jane put her hand on the calendar, as if she could take those days right in through her skin, her pores, into her blood and bones, hold them forever. But time didn't work that way. Time was all about the present. It was where you were and what you were doing, in any given moment, that gave life its meaning.

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She'd looked it up and read the definition ("deprived of the possession or use of something; lacking something needed, wanted, or expected")

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Liked the way Jane smiled at her-as if Jane was looking for and seeing the very best in Chloe. Not like teachers, always correcting you, trying to improve you, and not like parents, just waiting for you to do the next wrong thing, so they could shake their heads and let you know how disappointed they were in you ...

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Hannah writes of love with compassion and conviction.

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How to Be an American Housewife is filled with dreams and love-the kinds that come true and those that don't. Margaret Dilloway is wise and ironic. She has created wonderful characters who never, in spite of hardships, stop finding ways to love each other.

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The Secret Life of Bees proves that a family can be found where you least expect it-maybe not under your own roof, but in that magical place where you find love. The Secret Life of Bees is a gift, filled with hope!

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