pg. 652: “there was something about having someone care about you like that that made you feel like you could never be totally alone.”

pg. 665: “if you never tell anyone the truth about yourself, eventually you start to forget. The love, the heartbreak, the joy, the despair, the things I did that were good, the things I did that were shameful-if I kept them all inside, my memories of them would start to disappear. And then I would disappear.”

pg. 718: “not from my heart, for I have not forgotten”…. “We are all pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”

pg. 724: “every time I think I’m missing a piece of me, you give it back.”

pg. 725: “freely we serve because we freely love, as in our will to love or not; in this we stand or fall.”