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#1. I had my chance.' He said it, retiring from a lifetime of wanting. 'I had my chance, and sometimes in life, there are no second chances. You look at what you have, not what you miss, and you move forward.
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#2. She'd never felt more alone, even as hundreds of people walked by. No one recognized her, and she began to treasure her anonymity as a gift.
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#3. Henry, this isn't about us. I mean it is, but they don't define you by the button you wear. They define you by what you do, by what your actions say about you. And coming here, despite your parents, says a lot to them- and me. And they're Americans first. They don't see you as the enemy. They see you as a person.
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#4. Feelings can only be hidden so long from those who really pay attention.
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#5. Happiness. Sadness. Like all things, they both come to an end.
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#6. Talking to strangers sounded like talking to no one, which Henry had some firsthand experience in- in real life. It was lonely. Almost as lonely as Lake View Cemetery, where he'd buried Ethel.
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#7. Some things just can't be put back together. Some things can never be fixed. Two broken pieces can't make a lot of anything anymore. But at least he had the broken pieces.
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#8. The conversations came as waves, back and forth, tidal shores of separate oceans.
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#9. A young nurse, someone new whom he didn't recognise, came up to Henry and patted him on the arm. "Are you a friend or a family member?" She whispered the question in his ear, trying not to disturb Sheldon.
The question hung there like a beautiful chord, ringing in the air. Henry was Chinese, Sheldon obviously wasn't. They looked nothing alike. Nothing at all. "I'm distant family," Henry said.
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#10. I try not to live in the past ... but ... sometimes the past lives in me
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#11. At least we have the record, Henry thought. A reminder of a place where people didn't seem to care what you looked like, where you were born, or where your family was from. When the music played, it didn't seem to make one lick of difference if your last was Abernathy or Anjoy, Kung or Kobayashi.
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#12. Because the uncomfortable truth is that no one is all bad, or all good. Not mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, or husbands and wives. Life would be much easier if that were the case. Instead, everyone - Charlotte, Willow, Mr. Rigg, even Sister Briganti - was a confusing mixture of love and hate, joy and sorrow, longing and forgetting, misguided truth and painful deception.
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#13. Memories are narcotic, he thought. Like the array of pill bottles that sit cluttered on my nightstand. Each dose, carefully administered, use as directed. Too much and they become dangerous. Too much and they'll stop your heart.
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#14. Reality stripped of the armor of optimism was nothing but naked truth - pale and weak.
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#15. People relations is hard business. Hard to keep that going.
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#16. Henry was learning that time apart has a way of creating distance- more than mountains and time zone separating them. Real distance, the kind that makes you ache and stop wondering. Longing so bad that it begins to hurt to care so much.
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#17. If there was anything she had learned from her mother, it was the painful understanding that cages come in all sizes - some even have white picket fences, four walls, and a front door.
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#18. It reminded him that time was short, but that beautiful endings could still be found at the end of cold, dreary days.
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#19. After a lifetime of nods, frowns and stoic smiles, they were both fluent in emotional shorthand.
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#20. . . .I think a lot of people just don't want to go back. Sometimes that's the best thing to do--to live in the present.
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#21. The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.
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#22. Loyalty. We're still loyal to the United States of America. Why? Because we too are Americans. We don't agree, but we will show our loyalty by our obedience.
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#23. The waitress brought a fresh pot of tea, and Marty refilled his father's cup and poured a cup for Samantha. Henry in turn filled Marty's. It was a tradition Henry cherished - never filling your own cup, always filling that of someone else, who would return the favor.
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#24. But choosing to lovingly care for her was like steering a plane into a mountain as gently as possible. The crash is imminent; it's how you spend your time on the way down that counts.
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#25. Home is a fairy tale, the kind where children are lost in the woods, found, cooked and eaten.
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#26. There are people in our lives whom we love, and lose, and unfailingly long for. They orbit our hearts like Halley's Comet, crossing into our universe only once, or if we are lucky, twice in a lifetime.
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#27. Good Morning, Henry. How's it feel to be a prisoner for a day?' Henry looked at Keiko. 'Best day of my life.' Keiko found her smile all over again.
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#28. Marty stayed busy as a chemistry major at Seattle University,
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#29. Father believed in a government of the people, but was weary of who those people were.
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#30. If someone likes my fiction more for the quality of my prose rather than the quality of my storytelling, I'm doing something wrong.
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#31. I am what you made me, Father.
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#32. The library is like a candy store where everything is free.
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#33. He'd learned long ago: perfection isn't what families are all about.
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#34. He'd do what he always did, find the sweet among the bitter.
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#35. He had a hard time fitting in. A sense of isolation left over from all those years. Not quite peer pressure. More like peer rejection.
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#36. Seeing isn't believing, feeling is believing." She reached out and patted his coat, finding the space above his heart, where the handbill was safely tucked away. "I feel you.
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#37. Moths flitted in the porch light, pinging against the bulb, helplessly drawn to something they could never have.
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#38. You can't expect children to sew their own gaping wounds without leaving a terrible scar.
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#39. His father looked up at him, his mind straining to force his disobedient body into activity. Each movement of his mouth took incredible effort. Just breathing in and out enough to generate sound appeared nearly impossible. Still, his fingers gripped Henry's so slightly it was almost imperceptible And a single phrase slipped out. "Saang jan."
It meant "stranger". As in "You are a stranger to me.
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#40. I think I get it now. It doesn't matter how nice home is
it just matters that it feels like home.
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#41. I try not to live in the past, he thought, but who knows, sometimes the past lives in me.
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#42. All good things come to an end. All bad things go on forever.
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#43. Like so many things Henry had wanted in life
like his father, his marriage, his life
it had arrived a little damaged. Imperfect. But he didn't care, this was all he'd wanted. Something to hope for, and he'd found it. It didn't matter what condition it was in.
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#44. Henry handed the record to his old friend, who draped it across his chest. His eyes closed as if he were listening to the music play somewhere,sometime long ago.

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