1- Cole Lockhart: I built this whole life — I’m building a whole house — just to prove to everyone I don’t love you anymore. That I don’t need you, that I don’t want you, that I don’t miss you.
2- Helen Solloway: Maybe your age is catching up to your legendary hard-on.
3- Helen: If you don’t like the way men are treating you, change the story. What’s the worst it could do?
4- Cole Lockhart: Just because you love somebody does not mean they have to love you back.
5- Noah: You’re doing everything in your power to box me out of their lives.
6- Whitney: Look, I don’t want to spend four years training to spend my life in a cubicle and then spend my life in a cubicle.
7- Noah Solloway: I think of God the same way as I think of love. I think if you think that God exists, then He does, because your faith and your actions bring His presence into the world, and the same is true of love. If you believe in its power and you conduct your life with respect of its of its sanctity, then it’ll always be there to serve you.
8- Helen: All my life I’ve been feeling needed, by men, by my children, because I thought that that’s what I was supposed to do.
9- Cole: Honestly, it seems a little fast to me. You haven’t exactly been a model of consistency since you got back.
10- Alison Bailey: I had an affair. I wouldn’t recommend it. It didn’t turn out well.
11- Alena Smith : Being alive is essentially a very lonely proposition. You have to mostly carry your pack alone. Nobody gets as much help as they need.
12- Helen: I think people see what they want to see in other people.
13- Luisa Leon : The world does not revolve around your pain.
14- Helen Solloway: I believe love is a kind of faith. And when two people both believe, something very powerful happens.
15- Helen Solloway: I think people see what they want to see in other people.
16- Alison Bailey: Everyone assumes that life is a given, but you and I know that it’s not. You and I both know that breath can end, so we know that life is a gift.
17- Sarah: After someone dies, I think we want to tell ourselves a story of how it was our fault, because at least it gives us some control.
18- Helen Solloway: I was so afraid of marrying my father, I never realized I was marrying my mother.
19- Noah Solloway: Whatever what you do, however competent you become, you will always be damaged goods to him.
20- Noah Solloway: You’ve been so good to me. A few months ago, I was on the brink, and now, thanks to you, I’m OK.
22- Yvonne: At some point fate takes over a story and even the author himself loses control.