Thinking of nothing. Trying to think of nothing. Thinking of everything.
("The Forgotten Garden")
More Quotes from Kate Morton:Lil had always believed that a person's duty was to make the best of the hand they were dealt. No use wondering what might have been, she used to say, all that matters is what is.
Oh, Grey, no one really likes keeping secrets. The only thing that makes a secret fun is knowing that you weren't supposed to tell it.
Oh, there was harm indeed for a young lady flattered by the brief attentions of a handsome man.
The happiest folk are those that are busy, for their minds are starved of time to seek out woe.
Cassandra always hid when she read, though she never quite knew why. It was as if she couldn't shake the guilty suspicion that she was being lazy, that surrendering herself so completely to something so enjoyable must surely be wrong. But surrender she did. Let herself drop through the rabbit hole and into a tale of magic and mystery ...
The cage door opened and the cuckoo bird fell, fell, fell, until finally her stunted wings opened, and she found that she could fly.
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