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What puts you so in the zone that hours and hours pass and you've barely glanced at the clock? If money were no issue, what is the thing you feel so passionately about that you'd do it for free? What do you care about enough to want to put in the time required to get better and better at it? — Claire Cook

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I was a lot braver when I was eight. — Claire Cook

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Everybody knows that once you past it, you can't go back. — Claire Cook

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Never underestimate the joy of being married to the one man at the party who knows how to dance. — Claire Cook

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It's easy to look like Santa Claus when you don't have to buy the groceries. — Claire Cook

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Great, you ruined my life and you don't even remember it. — Claire Cook

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I will always have enough. I will always be enough. — Claire Cook

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A day or so later, Gary David Goldberg, who created Family Ties and Spin City and Brooklyn Bridge and owns a house in the area, stops by the store looking for something to read. He picks up a copy of Must Love Dogs from the display. His five dogs are waiting for him in his car. He turns the book over and sees it's about a big Irish family. His wife, Diana Meehan, is from a big Irish family. — Claire Cook

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Time heals many wounds but this loss becomes the defining sadness of your life. — Claire Cook

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Time flies. Time flies faster every year. Time flies whether you're having fun or not, whether you're living your life big or small, whether you surround yourself with fear or laughter. — Claire Cook

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There also wasn't one single bit of grass or dirt outside the airport. Even the median strip was a concrete sidewalk. Where did Atlanta's pet travelers pee? Maybe city dogs just learned to use the sidewalk. We kept walking. It looked like if we crossed the road that all the cars used to get onto the highway, we might come to a planted-up area, but we also might get killed.
Finally, I just lifted Cannoli up and plopped her down on a great big ashtray built into the top of the trash barrel. "Good thing you're not a German shepherd," I said. — Claire Cook

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Relationships, the ones that last anyway, are really an extended game of Let's Make A Deal. — Claire Cook

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John Lennon once said that whenever he had an idea, he'd scribble it on a piece of paper and throw it in a drawer. When the drawer was full, he knew it was time for a new album. — Claire Cook

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It takes courage to create,' he said. 'People are afraid of embarrassing themselves by not being good enough.'
Or maybe even by showing who they really are. — Claire Cook

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I just figured that was the life I picked, so I had to make the most of it. — Claire Cook

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What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention. — Claire Cook

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When my cell phone rang, I'd just finished cutting up my marriage mattress. — Claire Cook

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I heard a choking sound behind me. When I looked back, Cannoli was hanging from the backpack harness with her hind legs circling frantically in the air. She looked like she was riding a bike just above ground level.
"Cannoli," I yelled. I unhooked her and made sure she was breathing on her own. When I tried to get her back in the backpack, she whimpered. I talked to her soothingly yet firmly, then tried again. This time she started howling like I was hurting her.
People turned and stared as they walked by. "What are you looking at?" I said to one couple. I suddenly felt true remorse for every time I'd stared at a parent with a toddler throwing a tantrum. I made a vow to be a better aunt to Tulia's kids if I ever made it out of this parking garage. I pleaded with Cannoli one more time. — Claire Cook

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Maybe if the right person floats into your life, you have to jump in with both feet and try to make it work before the tide turns. — Claire Cook

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glassblowing?" Noah shook his head. "My — Claire Cook

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Maybe deep down inside we were all still in our formative years. Maybe it was never too late for any of us to change. — Claire Cook

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There's life after divorce, Sarah,' my father proclaimed, not that he'd ever been divorced. — Claire Cook

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Love rules without rules. — Claire Cook

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I pulled my suitcase out of the backseat of my bug, along with Cannoli's new travel case, a spiffy animal print pet backpack on wheels. When I first saw it, I thought maybe the dog was supposed to wear the backpack, but it turned out the person wore the backpack with the dog in it. — Claire Cook

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If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan. — Claire Cook

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Honest, hopelessly romantic old-fashioned gentleman seeks lady friend who enjoys elegant dining, dancing and the slow bloom of affection. — Claire Cook

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I'd spent so many years doing things I didn't really want to do for people I didn't really like. — Claire Cook

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But what if scrambling to pay the bills takes every minute of your day, every ounce of your creativity? What if you can't afford an au pair? What if you can't even afford an ordinary babysitter? — Claire Cook

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There were lots of kinds of men in the world. There were lots of kinds of dogs in the world. There were lots of men who acted like dogs in the world. — Claire Cook

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Everybody does stupid things in life. Some of us more than others. You think you're going to get away with it. Or one or both of you just stop thinking. But it happens. And when it does, you can keep drinking it like poison, or you can put it behind you and go make the most of the rest of your life. — Claire Cook

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Maybe part of find what you wanted was recognizing what you didn't want. Maybe there was hope for me yet. — Claire Cook

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Your problem, my darling daughter, is that you're afraid you're going to miss something. But what you don't realize is that, by not making a decision, you're missing it all. — Claire Cook

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Because nobody knows you better than somebody who knew you way back then. — Claire Cook

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He looks good for a while, but ya know, ya can't shine a sneaker. — Claire Cook

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If you trust in the process, forget about all the bells and whistles and just put in the work, disparate things can eventually come together and become something far greater than the sum of their parts. — Claire Cook

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One day he finally got a math concept (converting between hours and fractions of hours, as I remember) he'd been struggling and struggling with, so I praised him up and down, and told him it was a good day, a day to remember. "It was just one minute," he said. "What's the rest of the day gonna do for me?" "Sometimes you only get one good minute a day," I said. "You just have to make the most of it. — Claire Cook

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You can try to avoid getting hurt six ways from Sunday, but it still might happen. — Claire Cook

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Maybe part of finding what you wanted was recognizing what you didn't want. — Claire Cook

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even reflected glory can be intoxicating. — Claire Cook

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The remnants of his adolescent vulnerability were all over his face. — Claire Cook

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I think turning fifty means you want to keep everything you already have, but you also want everything you haven't managed to get yet, too. Before it's too late. — Claire Cook

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Why is it that even when you're trying your hardest not to get attached, something still sneaks up on you? — Claire Cook

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If you're not really into something, you don't put the time in, so you don't get good at it. Passion is the key to everyone's gifts. — Claire Cook

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Because I know what it's like to pour your heart and soul into a book, day after day after day, when it comes to the work of other authors, I either give them five stars
or say nothing! I simply can't bring myself to do anything else. — Claire Cook

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I had a system, too, though I was pretty sure I'd ever acknowledged it before, even to myself. My closet was arranged by size: Now, Not That Long Ago, Once Upon a Time, Never Again, and In Your Dreams. I didn't even have to check the tags to verify the humiliating range of ever-increasing numerals displayed on them. I wondered what size I'd be when I'd finally had enough. — Claire Cook

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I confronted the fact that I was not only talking to a dog, but answering for one. — Claire Cook

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If I didn't have a job, I might have stayed in bed until I rotted. — Claire Cook

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But if you truly want to reinvent your life, you're going to have to learn to say yes. Even if it feels selfish. Or scary. — Claire Cook

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Poor Jan alone. When she noticed I was seriously date-delayed, Christine started trying — Claire Cook

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Why one human being is attracted to another is one of the great mysteries of the world. — Claire Cook

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I opened both eyes. Dread was sitting on my chest as if it were an animal. I mean, dread so real it had physical presence, like a Labrador retriever I could teach tricks to. Here, Dread. Sit, Dread. Roll over, Dread. Play dead, Dread. — Claire Cook

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Once you got started, all you had to do was keep placing one foot in front of the other, no matter how happy or sad you were. I'd taken that first step because I'd wanted to look better. I'd wanted my clothes to fit. But it hadn't taken me long to figure out that the biggest benefit was less about vanity than it was about sanity. Walking always helped. — Claire Cook

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You just pick someone who has your back and wants the same things as you do, and then you make it work. — Claire Cook

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What do I want? What kind of question is that? I want what everybody wants. I want someone who has my back. I want someone's name to put in the space after "in an emergecy please call." I want someone who will drink the other half of the bottle of wine so I don't. And someone to make it worth sitting down at an actual table to eat. I want someone who's dying to get home after a long day because I'm going to be there. — Claire Cook