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  • Thinking of nothing. Trying to think of nothing. Thinking of everything.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • To abandon a child, she had once said to someone, when she thought Cassandra couldn't hear, was an act so cold, so careless, it refused forgiveness.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • To tell the truth, she didn't want to; she liked the constancy of preoccupation.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • Was that what Nell had done, too? Forsaken the life and the family she'd been given, to focus instead on the one she'd been without.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • We're all unique, just never in the ways we imagine.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")


  • You must learn to know the difference between tales and the truth, my Liza, she would say. Fairy tales have a habit of ending too soon. They never show what happens afterwards when the prince and princess ride off the page.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • You mustn't wait for someone to rescue you, . . . . A girl expecting rescue never learns to rescue herself. Even with the means, she'll find her courage wanting.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • For the perfect gentleman was out there somewhere, waiting for her. He would be nothing like Father, he would be an artist, with an artist's sense of beauty and possibility, who didn't care two whits about bricks and bugs. Who was open and easy to read, whose passions and dreams brought light to his eyes. And he would love her, and only her.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • She did as she felt, and she felt a great deal.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • Had any poet adequately described the wretched ugliness of a loved one turned inside out with grief?
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • She was the sort of person for whom fear was the natural response to that beyond explanation.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • He had the vague sense of standing on a threshold, the crossing of which would change everything.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • She'd slept terribly the night before. The room, the bed, were both comfortable enough, but she'd been plagued with strange dreams, the sort that lingered upon waking but slithered away from memory as she tried to grasp them. Only the tendrils of discomfort remained.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • His words had tossed the book that was her life into the air and the pages had been blown into disarray, could never be put back together to tell the same story.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")

  • So much in life came down to timing.
    (Kate Morton, "The Forgotten Garden")


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