“It’s too easy, you see, to get trapped in the past. The past is very seductive. People always talk about the mists of time, you know, but really it’s the present that’s in a mist, uncertain. The past is quite clear, and warm, and comforting. That’s why people often get stuck there.”

– Susanna Kearsley, Mariana 

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”

“I kept thinking how nice it would be to be there. But then I realized how nice was to be right where I was.”