Robert James Waller > Quotes
“In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again,no matter how many lifetimes you live.”
“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it's been broken
“This is why I'm here on this planet, at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make
pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great,high place, somewhere back in time, for many more years than I have lived in this life.
And through all of those years, I have been falling toward you.”
“It's clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a
long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was akind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensuredwe would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial
reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.”
“Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If youlook at their pieces, they go away.”
“The old dreams were good dreams; they didn't work out but I'm glad I had them.”
“The heart never forgets, never gives up, the t
erritory marked off for those who camebefore.
“We have both lost ourselves and created something else, something that exists only asan interlacing of the two of us.”