Citati iz knjige „Still Me“ autora Jojo Moyes

You gotta have your places for community.’ Ashok raised a hand emphatically, slicing the air. ‘You gotta have places where people can meet and talk and exchange ideas and it not just be about money, you know? Books are what teach you about life. Books teach you empathy. But you can’t buy books if you barely got enough to make rent. So that library is a vital resource! You shut a library, Louisa, you don’t just shut down a building, you shut down hope.’
Women always have to make the difficult choices. But there is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.’
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There is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.
You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone
The key was to know that you could always somehow find a way to reinvent yourself again.
accept the version of himself he’d been left with, and an old lady who saw, conversely, that she could transform herself, right up to a point when many people would have said there was nothing left to be done.
I had a choice.
upon a time there was a small-town girl who lived in a small world. She was perfectly happy, or at least she told herself she was. Like many girls, she loved to try different looks, to be someone she wasn’t. But, like too many girls, life had chipped away at her until, instead of finding what truly suited her, she camouflaged herself, hid the bits that made her different. For a while she let the world bruise her until she decided it was safer not to be herself at all.
There are so many versions of ourselves we can choose to be. Once, my life was destined to be measured out in the most ordinary of steps. I learnt differently from a man who refused to ac
Books teach you empathy. But you can’t buy books if you barely got enough to make rent. So that library is a vital resource! You shut a library, Louisa, you don’t just shut down a building, you shut down hope.’
There is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.
I thought about how you’re shaped so much by the people who surround you, and how careful you have to be in choosing them for this exact reason, and then I thought, despite all that, in the end maybe you have to lose them all in order to truly find yourself.
I don’t want to keep tabs on anyone. And yet somehow information about your ex will always end up finding its way to you.

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what’s done is done and there’s no point dwelling.
I told myself there was no point in dwelling on something that was gone.
And then he smiled, as if acknowledging the slight ridiculousness of two adults nearing their thirties trying not to kiss in a doorway.

How can I picture this so perfectly? 💗

‘No fool like an old fool
Books are what teach you about life. Books teach you empathy. But you can’t buy books if you barely got enough to make rent. So that library is a vital resource! You shut a library, Louisa, you don’t just shut down a building, you shut down hope.”
The thing is it’s hard being so far apart and not knowing what’s going on in your life. When we meet it’s like the volume’s turned up too high on everything. We can’t just relax with each other.
Three kids under five, man,’ said Ashok. ‘Believe me, being here keeps me sane. Can’t say it does the same for my wife
I wasn’t being rude. I was simply stating a fact.’
‘This is how being rude is these days. I tell it like I see it. I’m just being honest. The language of the bully. We all know how this is.’
‘What did you just call
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