Paula Hawkins Quotes

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1. “Hollowness: that I understand. I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”

Tags : Answers To Despair Experience Finding Hope Hardship Hollowness Learning Lessons Life Life Discovery Life Lessons Recovery
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

2. “There can be no greater agony, nothing can be more painful than the not knowing, which will never end.”

Tags : Finale Not Knowing The End Uncertainty Unresolution
Author : Paula Hawkins

3. “I want to drag knives over my skin, just to feel something other than shame, but I'm not even brave enough for that”

Tags : Brokenness Escape Feelings Hopeless Hurt Life Self Doubt Shame
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

4. “I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.”

Tags : Control Self
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

5. “La vida no es un párrafo y la muerte no es un paréntesis”

Tags : Death Life Philosophical Text Thriller
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

6. “I wake abruptly, my breath jagged and heart racing, my mouth stale, and I know immediately that's it. I'm awake. The more I want to be oblivious, the less I can be. Life and light will not let me be.”

Tags : Desperation Giving Up Life Loneliness Pain
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

7. “So who do I want to be tomorrow?”

Tags : Identity
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

8. “Yesterday – sensible, clear-headed, right-thinking – I decided I must accept that my part in this story was over. But my better angels lost again, defeated by drink, by the person I am when I drink. Drunk Rachel sees no consequences, she is either excessively expansive and optimistic or wrapped up in hate.”

Tags : Drunken Behaviour Thriller Novels
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

9. “Who's to say that once I run, I'll find that isn't enough? Who's to say I won't end up feeling exactly the way I do right now-not safe, but stifled? Maybe I'll want to run again, and again, and eventually I'll end up back on those old tracks, because there's nowhere left to go. Maybe. Maybe not. You have to take the risk, don't you”

Tags : Brokenness Fear Hope Hopeless Life Evaluating Lost Self Evaluating Uncertainty Wonderment
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

10. “I'm well aware that there is no job more important than that of raising a child, but the problem is that it isn't valued.”

Tags : Child Children Family Parent Parenthood Thriller
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

11. “I sit there on the floor with the picture in front of me and think about how things get broken all the time by accident, and how sometimes you just don't get round to getting them fixed.”

Tags : Broken Fix Loss Smash
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

12. “That's my fault, of course, because I behaved stupidly, like a child, because I didn't like feeling rejected. I need to learn to lose a little better.”

Tags : Behaviour Child Loss Love Unrequited Love
Author : Paula Hawkins

13. “The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps.”

Tags : Learning Life Lessons Life Philosophy Self Help Quotes
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

14. “I want to drag knives over my skin, just so that I can feel something other than shame, but I'm not even brave enough to do that.”

Tags : Depression Lonely Sad Shame
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

15. “He lies to himself the way he lies to me. He believes this. He actually believes that he was good to me.”

Tags : Pathological Liars
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

16. “She's cuckoo, laying her egg in my nest.”

Tags : Betrayal Infidelity
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

17. “To have my hopes raised and dashed again, it's like cold steel twisting in my gut.”

Tags : Disappointment Hope
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

18. “His pity was almost palpable. I’d never realized, not until the last year or two of my life, how shaming it is to be pitied.”

Tags : Pity
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

19. “Let's be honest: women are still only really valued for two things--their looks and their role as mothers. I'm not beautiful, and I can't have kids, so what does that make me? Worthless.”

Tags : Mother Value Women
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train