Author: Fredrik Backman
Personal Book Rating: 3/5
Here are some quotes from the book that I found interesting.
It’s an awful thing to miss someone who’s still there.
The only time you have failed is if you don’t try once more.
Almost all grown adults walk around full of regret over a goodbye they wish they’d been able to go back and say better.
Those who hasten to live are in a hurry to miss.
Humans are a strange breed in the way our fear of getting old seems to be even greater than our fear of dying.
You were never easy, darling difficult sulky you, never diplomatic. You might even have been easy to dislike at times. But no one, absolutely no one, would dare tell me you were hard to love.
He’s not angry at you, he’s angry at the universe. He’s angry because your enemy isn’t something he can fight.
It’s about fear and love, and how they seem to go hand in hand most of the time.
What do I say to Noah? How do I explain that I am going to be leaving him even before I die?
“I am angry because you think everything happened by chance but there are billions of people on this planet and I found you so if you are saying I could just as well have found someone else then I can’t bear your bloody mathematics!” Her fists had been clenched. He stood there looking at her for several minutes. Then he said that he loved her. It was the first time. They never stopped arguing and they never slept apart; he spent an entire working life calculating probabilities and she was the most improbable person he ever met. She turned him upside-down.
It’s never too late to ask your son about something he loves.