15 Inspiring Quotes from Lost Lake (by Sarah Addison Allen)

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Lost Lake Quotes

Once he’d asked, “Don’t you want to read? There are hundreds of books in the sitting room.”She had laughed and said, “I’ve read them all. I want to remember them the way they were. If I read them now, the endings will have changed.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


You can’t change where you come from, but you can change where you go from here. Just like a book. If you don’t like the ending, you can make up a new one.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


Warm, enticing scents were floating down, basil and oregano and tomato. It made Wes long for something, something he couldn’t place. A happy childhood, a home.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


Eby knew all too well that there was a fine line when it came to grief. If you ignore it, it goes away, but then it always comes back when you least expect it. If you let it stay, if you make a place for it in your life, it gets too comfortable and it never leaves. It was best to treat grief like a guest. You acknowledge it, you cater to it, then you send it on its way.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


Eby wanted to say so much to her. She wanted to say that waking up is the most important part of grieving, that so many women in their family failed to do it, and she was proud of Kate for fighting her way back. But Eby didn’t say anything. She could fix a lot of things, but family wasn’t one of them. It was one of the hardest things she’d ever had to come to terms with.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


She opened her eyes slowly and saw that a pale lavender moth had come to a rest on the back of her hand. She watched it from her pillow, wondering if it was real. It reminded her of her husband Matt’s favorite T-shirt, which she’d hidden in a bag of sewing, unable to throw it away. It had a large faded moth on the front, the logo of a cover band out of Athens called the Mothballs.That T-shirt, that moth, always brought back a strange memory of when she was a child. She used to draw tattoos of butterflies on her arms with Magic Markers. She would give them names, talk to them, carefully fill in their colors when they started to fade. When the time came that they wanted to be set free, she would blow on them and they would come to life, peeling away from her skin and flying away.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


She knew him in that way you can only know a person as a child. Like if you cracked away the adult shell, you’d find that child, happily sitting inside, smiling at you.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


But relying on one person for your every need is so dangerous. One set of hands isn’t enough to keep you from falling

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


It was a remarkable realization to Eby, that we are what we’re taught. That was why the Morris women were what they were. It was because they knew no different.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


Those stories were the sound track of my summer with you.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


You can’t change where you came from, but you can change where you go from here. Just like a book. If you don’t like the ending, you make up a new one.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


You can’t change where you came from, but you can change where you go from here.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


The books I read when I was twenty completely changed when I read them when I was sixty.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


There was a sense of tightness in the room now, filling the space. Attraction was like that. It filled. It poured into you like batter into a pan, sticking to the sides.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake


Jack thought anyone who read couldn’t be all that bad.

— Sarah Addison Allen, Lost Lake