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Elizabeth Berg quotes: Are these real diamonds?" I once asked, and she said, "Why have them if they're not? Are these real diamonds?" I once asked, and she said, "Why have them if they're not?
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Sometimes you know before you know. Sometimes you know before you know.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: This is one rule about mixing boys and girls: that a date always comes first. This is one rule about mixing boys and girls: that a date always comes first.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Sometimes it seems like a little moment brings a whole world with it. Sometimes it seems like a little moment brings a whole world with it.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: One thing I have always been is too short. It's adorable when you're in junior high. After that, it's a pain in the ass for the rest of your life. One thing I have always been is too short. It's adorable when you're in junior high. After that, it's a pain in the ass for the rest of your life.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: It feels like some part of me that was curled down and waiting in the dark has risen, and now stands stretching and strong in the sunshine. I knew it. It feels like some part of me that was curled down and waiting in the dark has risen, and now stands stretching and strong in the sunshine. I knew it.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: There's nothing like getting in trouble to make you feel young. There's nothing like getting in trouble to make you feel young.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: This is the way things work sometimes, that good things get ideas from each other, say, well now let's go ahead and let her have it all. This is the way things work sometimes, that good things get ideas from each other, say, well now let's go ahead and let her have it all.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: There was in it a moment of indignity, nearly comedic - a feeling that I had lost my balance. But I had not. There was in it a moment of indignity, nearly comedic - a feeling that I had lost my balance. But I had not.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: She put her hand over her heart. Oh boy. It hurts. It's a real pain. Right here. She put her hand over her heart. Oh boy. It hurts. It's a real pain. Right here.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: As far as I'm concerned, the most important thing you need when inventing characters is empathy. As far as I'm concerned, the most important thing you need when inventing characters is empathy.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: There is love in holding and there is love in letting go. There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: She prefers cats to dogs, which is almost worse than being a conservative. She prefers cats to dogs, which is almost worse than being a conservative.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: My mind was in my heart, anchored like a bright kite in a safe place. My mind was in my heart, anchored like a bright kite in a safe place.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: For what reason would I lie to one I so love? For what reason would I lie to one I so love?
Elizabeth Berg quotes: People say you should give until it hurts. I say you should give until it stops hurting. Know what I mean? People say you should give until it hurts. I say you should give until it stops hurting. Know what I mean?
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Don't let your habits become handcuffs Don't let your habits become handcuffs
Elizabeth Berg quotes: You don't get everything all at once. You wait. You don't get everything all at once. You wait.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: No one wants to mother more vigilantly than a woman who is childless and wishes she wasn't. No one wants to mother more vigilantly than a woman who is childless and wishes she wasn't.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: I hoped we never had to realize all the opportunities we missed in this life. I hoped we never had to realize all the opportunities we missed in this life.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: A family is no place for privacy! A family is no place for privacy!
Elizabeth Berg quotes: This is life, uh? We lose something here; we get something there. The trick is to stop looking in the old place to find the new thing. This is life, uh? We lose something here; we get something there. The trick is to stop looking in the old place to find the new thing.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: It is such a terrifying thing to see a man cry. It is such a terrifying thing to see a man cry.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Do you guys ever think about how Hitler has affected the whole world? That just one man did all this? I mean, what if he had been a good man, Do you guys ever think about how Hitler has affected the whole world? That just one man did all this? I mean, what if he had been a good man, instead?
Elizabeth Berg quotes: How important things had become, now that they were gone! I felt a sudden panic that I would soon forget everything. How important things had become, now that they were gone! I felt a sudden panic that I would soon forget everything.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: *We give so little when it's in us always to give so much more.It's bothering to listen with an open heart to someone who smells bad. It's hard. *We give so little when it's in us always to give so much more.
It's bothering to listen with an open heart to someone who smells bad. It's hard.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Never be afraid of doing the thing you know in your heart is right, even if others don't agree. Never be afraid of doing the thing you know in your heart is right, even if others don't agree.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: ...(we) laughed. It was so good to laugh. I felt as though I too were reentering my legitimate self. ...(we) laughed. It was so good to laugh. I felt as though I too were reentering my legitimate self.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Books educate and inspire, and they soothe souls like comfort food without the calories. Books educate and inspire, and they soothe souls
like comfort food without the calories.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Every day, Helen thought, so many people tap the bull on the shoulder and say, Excuse me. I'm just going to grab your horns. Every day, Helen thought, so many people tap the bull on the shoulder and say, Excuse me. I'm just going to grab your horns.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: My mother lost too much and repaired herself in the only way she was able to repair herself. That in fact she is repairing herself, hour by hour. My mother lost too much and repaired herself in the only way she was able to repair herself. That in fact she is repairing herself, hour by hour.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: I cried until my eyes swelled shut, and then I slept, a black, dreamless sleep from which I awoke amazingly refreshed, at least until I remembered. I cried until my eyes swelled shut, and then I slept, a black, dreamless sleep from which I awoke amazingly refreshed, at least until I remembered.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: A human being writes the book, but what writes for him or her is more spirit than physical being, and that spirit lives only in solitude. A human being writes the book, but what writes for him or her is more spirit than physical being, and that spirit lives only in solitude.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Now there's some honest writing! Now there's some honest writing!
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Just one look and then I knew that all I longed for long ago was you Just one look and then I knew that all I longed for long ago was you
Elizabeth Berg quotes: The greatest understanding of a thing is when you can't reduce it any further The greatest understanding of a thing is when you can't reduce it any further
Elizabeth Berg quotes: There I was, waiting, afraid I'd never experience the kind of joy yet to come, but hoping for it just the same. There I was, waiting, afraid I'd never experience the kind of joy yet to come, but hoping for it just the same.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: When you take the small roads you see the life that goes on there, and this makes your own life larger. When you take the small roads you see the life that goes on there, and this makes your own life larger.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: The person with the bleeding finger doesn't hurt less for the person next to him with the bleeding arm. The person with the bleeding finger doesn't hurt less for the person next to him with the bleeding arm.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Books are like confort food without the calories Books are like confort food without the calories
Elizabeth Berg quotes: history is shaped by the belief systems of those who made it. history is shaped by the belief systems of those who made it.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Isn't it really true that life is so beautiful because it's so fleeting and fragile? Isn't it really true that life is so beautiful because it's so fleeting and fragile?
Elizabeth Berg quotes: No one could ever be for me what [he] had been because he had known me when, and that had kept me away from the true reality of my years. No one could ever be for me what [he] had been because he had known me when, and that had kept me away from the true reality of my years.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: I believe that the souls of women flatten and anchor themselves in times of adversity, lay in for the stay. I believe that the souls of women flatten and anchor themselves in times of adversity, lay in for the stay.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: CONTENTS COVER PAGE TITLE PAGE DEDICATION APRIL 1943 VALENTINE'S DAY, 1946 SEPTEMBER 2006 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR ALSO CONTENTS COVER PAGE TITLE PAGE DEDICATION APRIL 1943 VALENTINE'S DAY, 1946 SEPTEMBER 2006 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR ALSO
Elizabeth Berg quotes: For all that we might be, if only we'd let ourselves. For all that we might be, if only we'd let ourselves.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: I just don't know anymore. God! I'm in a bad mood! It's like walking around in an itchy coat. I just don't know anymore. God! I'm in a bad mood! It's like walking around in an itchy coat.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Human beings. They are the ones with the most important job. They are supposed to make what they want out of what they are given. Human beings. They are the ones with the most important job. They are supposed to make what they want out of what they are given.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Ruth has friends like other people have wardrobes. I mean that there's someone for every occasion. Ruth has friends like other people have wardrobes. I mean that there's someone for every occasion.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: I think it's a real gift to be able to say that what's in your life is enough. It seems most of us re always wanting more. I think it's a real gift to be able to say that what's in your life is enough. It seems most of us re always wanting more.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Abstracts are real and time is a lie, it cannot be measured when one moment can expand to hold everything. Abstracts are real and time is a lie, it cannot be measured when one moment can expand to hold everything.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: You once lay there, the vernix not yet wiped off, and someone gazed at you as if you were the first sunrise seen from the Earth. You once lay there, the vernix not yet wiped off, and someone gazed at you as if you were the first sunrise seen from the Earth.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: Once you start making decisions in which your heart, mind, and soul are congruent, you'll feel it as a kind of lift, if not liftoff. Once you start making decisions in which your heart, mind, and soul are congruent, you'll feel it as a kind of lift, if not liftoff.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: The truth is, aging can be your realest opportunity to decide how best to live - and the best incentive for getting you to do just that. The truth is, aging can be your realest opportunity to decide how best to live - and the best incentive for getting you to do just that.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: I hadn't realized how much I'd been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to. I hadn't realized how much I'd been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to.
Elizabeth Berg quotes: You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges. You are born into your family and your family is born into you. No returns. No exchanges.