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Carol Shields Quotes

Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
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It’s hard work being a person, you have to do it every single day  (Carol Shields Quotes) Here’s to another year and let’s hope it’s above ground  (Carol Shields Quotes) In a long and healthy life, which is what most of us have, there is plenty of time  (Carol Shields Quotes) He dares not concern himself with the future for fear of disturbing the present  (Carol Shields Quotes) Go for long walks, indulge in hot baths, Question your assumptions, be kind to yourself, live for the moment, loosen up, scream, curse the world, count your blessings, Just let go, Just be.  (Carol Shields Quotes) It occurs to her that she should record this flash of insight in her journal - otherwise she is sure to forget, for she is someone who is always learning and forgetting and obliged to learn again...  (Carol Shields Quotes) I’m concerned about the unknowability of other people  (Carol Shields Quotes) There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud  (Carol Shields Quotes) Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find  (Carol Shields Quotes) This is why I read novels: so I can escape my own unrelenting monologue  (Carol Shields Quotes) Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve  (Carol Shields Quotes) It’s the arrangement of events which makes the stories. It’s throwing away, compressing, underlining. Hindsight can give structure to anything, but you have to be able to see it. Breathing, waking and sleeping: our lives are steamed and shaped into stories. Knowing that is what keeps me from going insane, and though I don’t like to admit it, sometimes it’s the only thing  (Carol Shields Quotes) Eventually, everything gets stuck between a pair of parentheses or buried in the bottom of a trunk  (Carol Shields Quotes) Nothing she did or said was quite what she meant but still her life could be called a monument shaped in a slant of available light and set to the movement of possible music  (Carol Shields Quotes) In one day I had altered my life; my life, therefore, was alterable. This simple axiom did not call out for exegesis; no, it entered my bloodstream directly, as powerful as heroin. I could feel it pump and surge, the way it brightened my veins to a kind of glass. I had wakened that morning to narrowness and predestination and now I was falling asleep in the storm of my own free will  (Carol Shields Quotes) A childhood is what anyone wants to remember of it. It leaves behind no fossils, except perhaps in fiction  (Carol Shields Quotes) A woman’s life isn’t worth a plateful of cabbage if she hasn’t felt life stir under her heart. Taking a little one to nurse, watching him grow to manhood, that’s what love is  (Carol Shields Quotes) Words are our life. We are human because we use language. So I think we are less human when we use less language  (Carol Shields Quotes) Happiness is the lucky pane of glass you carry in your head. It takes all your cunning just to hang on to it, and once it’s smashed you have to move into a different sort of life  (Carol Shields Quotes) I don’t think I would have been a writer if I hadn’t been a mother. I wanted to construct something that contained some of these feelings that I had, some of these discoveries or revelations  (Carol Shields Quotes) Our friendship is made up of these brief frenzied exchanges, but the quality of our conversation, for all its feverish outpouring, is genuine  (Carol Shields Quotes) Here’s to another year and let’s hope it’s above ground  (Carol Shields Quotes) Bookish people, who are often maladroit people, persist in thinking they can master any subtlety so long as it’s been shaped into acceptable expository prose  (Carol Shields Quotes) It’s hard work being a person, you have to do it every single day  (Carol Shields Quotes)