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 it's more generous to take than give,
he said.
"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.

— Luanne Rice

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

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Happy endings start with new beginnings.

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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.

— Luanne Rice

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

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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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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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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.

— Luanne Rice

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