- In The Story of Arthur Truluv Frank says to Lucille… they are talking about what happens after we die. Lucille thinks heaven but Frank sees it different. “My way of looking at it is, who cares what happens before we’re born and after we die? The question that has become increasingly important to me is, what do we do in the meantime?”
- And again from The Story of Arthur Truluv as Arthur talks to Lucille, who feels useless and thinks Arthur could be as well! Arthur replies “What we need are readers. Right? Where would writers be without readers? Who are they going to write for?…See that’s what I mean. I am the audience. I am the witness. I am the great appreciator, that’s what I do and that’s what I want to do. I worked for a lot of years. … Now, well, here I am in the rocking chair, and I don’t mind it, Lucille. I don’t feel useless, I feel lucky”
- From The Shell Collector by Nancy Naigle. “Interrupt worry with gratitude”.
- From The Moon over Kilmore Bay by Carmel Harrington. A word of wisdom from Grandad to Bea his teen grand daughter. ” Care more about what you think of yourself Bea, less about what others think. Remember that.”
- From Uncle Camp to Sadie in Lights of Sugarberry Cove. “History shapes us, molds use forms us. You’re where you are now because of where you’ve been and the choices you’ve made. You have to ask yourself, am I happy? Because if not, every day is a new day to start over.
I like quotes like these because they all speak to me, the one I probably need to act on the most is “interrupt worry with gratitude!”