Me Before You- Words & Quotes

Words from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes:

  • paltry- ridiculously, insultingly small; worthless
  • palatial- resembling a palace
  • mercurial- changeable, lively, quick-witted
  • untenable- unable to be defended

Quotes from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes:

“Everyone I knew hated Monday mornings, but I never minded them.”

“I had never considered that you might miss a job like you missed a limb—a constant, reflexive thing… That you might miss the people you worked with, no matter how little you had in common with them.”

“An ordinary girl, leading an ordinary life. It actually suited me fine.”

“But surely if you loved someone it was your job to stick with him? To help him through the depression? In sickness and in health, and all that?”

“There are normal hours, and then there are invalid hours, when time stalls and slips, when life—real life—seems to exist at one remove.”

“I needed to tell him, silently, that things might change, grow, or fail, but that life did go on. That we were all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God’s purpose to understand.”

“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted.”

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”

“If he has love, he will feel he can go on. Without it, I would have sunk many times over.”

“I can’t be the man I want to be with you.”

“I tore my heart out in front of you. And all you can say is ‘No, you’re not enough for me.'”


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