"Mum: And what are your faults? I mean, little weaknesses.
Mary: Well, I’m very insecure.
Mary: Okay. I’ve a very bad temper sometimes.
Mum: Crucial. How else are you gonna get a fella to do what you want?
Mary: And, of course, I have a weakness for your son.
Mum: So do I. But best not to tell him. Don’t want him getting cocky."
"I love your eyes. And I love the rest of your face, too."
"Maybe, just maybe, I’m the faller. every family has someone who falls, who doesn’t make the grade, who stumbles, who life trips up. Maybe I’m our faller."
"I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers."