We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
He felt a hollow space between himself and the person he was supposed to be.
Greatness demands that I understand that I am not nearly as big as I thought myself to be, but that I am capable of becoming far bigger than I ever imagined myself to be.
She had been so vulnerable, and Norah wanted only to protect her. But that vulnerability was tied to a massive mistake, a perception of herself too damaged to love. If Norah got anything from this book, it’s that we’re all damaged. The tragedy is letting it define you.
Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has everything to do with relieving oneself of the burden of being a victim–letting go of the pain and transforming oneself from victim to survivor.