Moving On & Missing Summer Fun Quotes

“Moments, when lost, can’t be found again. They’re just gone.”

“A ghost from her past, part of a world to which she no longer belonged but had never stopped missing.”

“You missed a pedestrian,” I said. “You want to go back and hit her?”

“She raised her sad blue eyes to mine. “It’s going to be so boring here without you. And I’m going to have to deal with Grandmother on my own! You need to e-mail, text, call, send smoke signals–whatever–and tell me everything you’re doing.”

“I wanted a summer filled with porch swings, lemonade and fireflies.”

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on it’s treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed.”

“When you see an ex, you have to look better than you’ve ever looked. It’s like the first rule of breakups. You have to make them think, ‘Damn, I missed out on that?’ It’s the only way.”

“Nor would I willingly miss the early darkness and the pleasant firelight tea and the long evenings among my books.”

“This was about to go very bad, because Adam was going to cry. “I miss you,” he said, and his voice broke.”

“That I miss her. I really miss her. She’s only been gone for two months, but it feels like longer. And it also feels like it just happened, like yesterday.”

One moment longer,

“One moment longer,” whispered solitude and the summer moon, “stay with us: all is truly quiet now; for another quarter of an hour your presence will not be missed: the day’s heat and bustle have tired you; enjoy these precious minutes.”

“I’ve missed you even more than I thought I would. And that’s saying something, because I thought I’d miss you a lot”

“She pouted prettily, and he wondered if that was one of the things they taught wealthy young girls at schools like Miss Porter’s. If not, it had been passed down from one generation to another as carefully as the secret of fire.”

“If it weren’t for the fact that he’d been flat on his back in a full body cast, then recovering, he probably would be glad he missed finishing the school year since it meant he’s now enrolled at his version of Hogwarts.”

“Well I’ve been locking myself up in my house for some time now Reading and writing and reading and thinking and searching for reasons and missing the seasons The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow”

“…a deadline should not prevent you from writing, but writing will help prevent you from missing your deadline. Then write a word. Then remind yourself of that again. And then write another and hey, look at you! You’re spitting in that deadline’s eye.”

“Sometimes the heart tells us things in whispers, and we miss them. When we’re ready, we hear them loud and clear.”

“So many people spend their whole lives searching in vain for their other half, the missing half who completes them. But since it was easier to find a shadow on a cloudy day, people settled for what they could get over time suppressing the idea that something deeper might be out there waiting for them.”

Jazz, Miss Lily, is the bastard

“Jazz, Miss Lily, is the bastard child of music, born from the old Negro work song by a whole lot of fine daddies who ain’t about to claim it.”

“It was a summer shower but didn’t appear to know it, and it was pouring rain as fast as a winter storm. Miss Perspicacia Tick sat in what little shelter a raggedy hedge could give her and explored the universe. She didn’t notice the rain. Witches dried out quickly.”

“Listen up, Little Miss Fun Hater. Off the record, if it wasn’t for our school’s strict but smarmy anti-bullying laws, I would bitch-slap you into next summer.”

“Summer had so much drive, so much ambition, but when she started focusing too much on what lay ahead, she missed out on everything that was right in front of her.”

“The thing to do,’ I said as we gained the lane that leads to Beech Green and Fairacre, ‘is to get absolutely everything in the summer and lock it in a cupboard. Then order every scrap of food from a shop the week before Christmas and sit back and enjoy watching everyone else go mad. I’ve been meaning to do it for years.”

“was after they discovered the world was round. I’m not scared of big words.” “I didn’t say you were.” “You did, too! ‘I realize you’re no scientist, Miss Rawley,”

“I’m not trying to hide anything, you know. It’s just that those musty stories make me feel ten years old again, and unwanted.That never goes away, no matter how many magical summer days have come between.”

“The dude gunned his BMW 528i (of course it had to be a BMW) and shot down You missed a pedestrian,Commonwealth Avenue, ignoring the lights, honking at other cars, weaving randomly from lane to
lane. “You missed a pedestrian,” I said. “You want to go back and hit her?” Randolph was too distracted to answer.”

If you want your kids to

“If you want your kids to know and love God, is it most effective for you to miss church all summer so they can play ball?”

“Cyrilly expected Sylvia – as an intelligent and ambitious young woman – to walk around pale-mouthed and flat-shoed. She saw intellectual inclinations and a taste for fashion as mutually exclusive and assumed that Sylvia would not mind missing fashion shows to work late in the office.”

“Because I love you.” Her voice broke. “And though I tried every day not to think of you or look for you… or miss you, I accept my fate. I cannot be without you.”

“Carmen: “I want you to leave me alone, but not ignore me. I want you to miss me when I go away to college, but not be sad. I want you to stay exactly the same, but not be lonely or alone. I want to do the leaving, and not have you ever leave me.”

“I miss being young and careless, when the world was still a mystery.”

“I’m so glad I didn’t die on the various occasions I have earnestly wished I might, for I would have missed a lot of lovely weather.”

“How much money made being alone all right? How much money was worth missing out on your kids’ lives? Or your grandkids’ lives? How much money made that all right?”

“That’s why I told you that things could be disastrous if we don’t take chances. Life is full of them. Don’t settle in life. If you do, you may miss a golden opportunity.”

Now I understand. Alice

“Now I understand. Alice is afraid. The whole town is afraid because the world doesn’t make sense to them anymore. Two kids go missing and suddenly everything is all messed up.”

“I missed New Jersey, primeval and green in the summer, a Currier and Ives painting in the winter. I missed hearing English sloppily spoken,”

“Now this little gal isn’t much of a singer,” she would say. “She learned singing by a correspondence course, and she missed a coupla lessons, but she’s the nicest little gal in the whole show, so I want ya to give her a big hand.”

“It was a perfect summer’s day, just right for a picnic. Not too cold, but not too hot. As twelve year old Joe gazed out to sea, he thought back to the day they had arrived in Smugglers Cove.”

“He bathes me with his mouth, not missing an inch of skin. Hands to shoulders, feet to knees to hips, breasts to belly… until I’m fully baptized in the church of Alec.”

“If the earth could feed itself and us without rain, and if we conquered the weather and declared permanent sun, would we not miss grey days and summer storms?”

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