“Some unseen hand in the universe had dismantled my life as easily as one sweeps a hand across a messy desk and clears it.” – Julia Kent, Shopping for a Billionaire’s Fiancee.

“Bride. I like that word. Could get used to saying it, especially since it has the word ‘ride’ tucked right in there.” – Julia Kent, Shopping for a Billionaire’s Fiancee.

“Remember that you haven’t wasted your time here. If you’ve come to know what is not good for you, you may also think of it all as having been a sort of magical way of finding out what is truly good for you.” – Naguib Mahfouz, Miramar.

“It seems you’re leaving a trail of kerosene, not thinking that you might be putting yourself in a ring of fire.” – Kalan Chapman Lloyd, These Boots Are Made For Butt-Kickin’ 

“For the first time in my life I understood the meaning of the word ‘never’. And it’s really awful. You say the word a hundred times a day but you don’t really know what you’re saying until you’re faced with a real never again.” – Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield.