The Saving Graces Quotes.

1. "I hate jealousy. At least it's its own punishment; it makes me feel like hell."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

2. "laughter is cathartic and cleansing, that it's good for the body and the soul, and when it's real it's better than sex."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

3. "You were the best thing in my life … I did love you. I do. As much as I’ve ever loved anyone, as much as I can. It feels like a lot – it takes up my whole heart."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

4. "I love the slow, warming sensation of my body going numb when I drink."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

5. "Little things. The thought of losing them makes them unbearably dear ... I only think of the sweetness. Simple things. The quarter moon, the taste of an orange. The smell of the pages of a new book."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

6. "Imagine me maintaining anybody's equilibrium."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

7. "All my life I've wanted to tell people I love them. Fear usually held me back, that they wouldn't care, or they wouldn't hear, or they would take too much from me once they knew."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

8. "I was small enough to mind that Rudy had a good friend other than me."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

9. "Fear kills. Protecting yourself backfires eventually. And living in fear of pain isn't really living at all."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

10. "Isabel never despaired, even though I think she knew everything that was going to happen, right from the beginning. There was a Walt Whitman poem she liked, especially the part that went - 'All goes onward and outward,/Nothing collapses/And to die is different from/What anyone supposes/And Luckier.' She tried to believe that, and it gave her some comfort, I know. She was very brave. Always. She hid her anguish and sadness, although I know she felt them. Because she wasn't losing only one person she loved - as we have. She was losing all of them."
- Patricia Gaffney, The Saving Graces

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