The One That Got Away Quotes.

1. "I never said I wouldn't come - only that I understood why you didn't want me to come.' 'You led me to believe you wouldn't be here. That you understood that I needed time to grasp the fact of your existence and I did not wish to do so in a public manner.' She fairly spit the words. 'Under the eyes of everyone in the ton. [...] You lulled me into a false sense of well-being. Deliberately, I might add.' 'Perhaps. And while I rather like the idea of lulling you into anything, I did not lie to you."
- Victoria Alexander, The One That Got Away

2. "the only way to become the man I was always supposed to become was to serve a higher cause than myself.' 'You served it with your life, and, in some ways mine as well."
- Victoria Alexander, The One That Got Away

3. "Post-traumatic stress is a powerful force with the ability to change us. Even the strongest of us."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

4. "People can’t function without forgiveness. It’s why the Catholics have confession and the Jews have Yom Kippur. You recognize your failings, and you move on."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

5. "Shame was one of those things that had to be excised like a cancer, but it was a hard thing to remove when it was wrapped around your heart."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

6. "Bums panhandled instead of getting a job. People dropped their trash on the sidewalk or tossed it from their car windows. All these actions said the same thing: my shit is more important than yours. The world was a self-centered place and he hated it for it."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

7. "She checked herself in the mirror. She was a roadmap of violence."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

8. "Last night, she’d looked like a million bucks. Tonight, she looked like fifty with change."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

9. "thumb over his shoulder at the restaurant where Zoë and"
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

10. "The world was a self-centered place and he hated it for it. This attitude was the main reason the cats and dogs here at the shelter amazed him so much. They could be subjected to the worst of circumstances and yet give their love to the first person who showed it back. If people could learn that simple aspect, there might be a chance of saving this world."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

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