Cecelia Ahern

The Gift

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    Tsvetomir Tsonkovhas quotedlast year
    exists only on this morning every year, these homes stand shoulder to shoulder like painted toy soldiers: chests pushed out, stomachs tucked in, proud and protective of all within, like an Army of Secrets.

    And houses on Christmas morning are indeed treasure chests of hidden truths. A wreath on a door like a finger upon a lip; blinds down like closed eyelids. Then, at some unspecified time, a warm glow will appear beyond the drawn curtains, the smallest hint of something happening inside. Like stars in the night sky gradually appearing to the naked eye, lights go on behind the blinds and curtains in the half-light of dawn. One at a time, like tiny pieces of gold being re‍
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    You’re happy there?” his father asked casually, still looking out the window, the party behind them visible in the reflection. “No point in working that hard if you’re not, because at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?”
    Иринаhas quotedlast year
    You know that no matter where Daddy is, no matter what’s happening in your life, no matter if you’re sad or happy or lonely or lost, remember that I’m always there for you. Even if you don’t see me, know that I’m in here”—he touched her head—“and I’m in here”—he touched her heart. “And I’m always watching you, and I’m always proud of you and of everything you do, and when you sometimes question how I ever felt about you, remember right now, remember me saying that I love you, my sweetheart. Daddy loves you
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    Time is more precious than gold, more precious than diamonds, more precious than oil or any valuable treasures. It is time of which we do not have enough; it is time that causes the war within our hearts, and so we must spend it wisely. Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    Paths are so much clearer when people stop looking at what everyone else is doing and instead concentrate on themselves.
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    People who wanted to be the best for all the wrong reasons and who’d take almost any path to get there.
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    Instead of carrying small parcels of belongings, Irish people of today’s district now carried Starbucks coffee in one hand, briefcases in the other.
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    people who, not unlike wrapped parcels, cover themselves with layers and layers until they present themselves to the right ones who can unwrap them and see inside.
    Лика Меликсетянhas quoted2 years ago
    People, like houses, hold their secrets. Sometimes the secrets inhabit them, and sometimes people inhabit their secrets.
    Кристина Цhas quoted3 years ago
    Sometimes you have to give yourself to somebody in order to see who you are.
    Кристина Цhas quoted3 years ago
    About people who, not unlike wrapped parcels, cover themselves with layers and layers until they present themselves to the right ones who can unwrap them and see inside.
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