Namaste friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand. 28 Summers is about a secret love affair that has lasted for decades - but will it last one more summer?

Quotes

Women are more than just objects to be looked at. We’re people. You want to give me a compliment? Tell me I’m smart. Tell me I’m strong.

Just be aware that what you achieve doesn’t matter as much as what kind of person you are.

Weddings were tricky. They were either terrific or downright awful.

You were each with other people but you’ve found your way back. Now that is true love.

Marriage is a gamble with even odds; half the time it works, half the time it doesn’t.

I love a woman who knows how to order.

You are a nice person and a good person. Yes, you are. But even nice, good people aren’t perfect. Everybody has weaknesses. I suspect there’s a secret you’re keeping as well. Maybe even something big?

I have come to the realization that love is love. And really, there’s no explaining it.

Pregnancy and childbirth aren’t particularly fair. Women get the short end of the stick. They have to carry the baby, they endure the pain of delivery, and the time-consuming job of nursing ... and that’s only the beginning.

Wine and confessions are the best of friends.

What does it take to know a person? Time. It takes time.

Love is love - or not-love is not-love, as the case may be - and, really, there’s no explaining it.

The perfect couple? There’s no such thing.

Very few situations are purely good or purely bad.

Politics covers such a vast spectrum of issues that it’s unlikely any two Americans hold the exact same views; each person’s political DNA is unique, like biological DNA.

The anticipation is ecstasy. It’s a perfectly ripe strawberry dipped in melted milk chocolate; it’s a roaring fire on a snowy night; it’s a double rainbow; the green-glass barrel of a wave; the first sip of ice-cold champagne.

In teaching, as with everything in life, you get out of it what you put into it.

Texting is dangerous, they’ve both agreed. It’s tempting, oh, so tempting, to shoot Mallory a message every time he’s thinking of her, but they both know people who have been discovered this way - entire affairs, secret relationships, double lives, et cetera, revealed on a cell phone bill.

No secret in the history of the world has ever been successfully kept. The truth always comes out.

Men are not the enemy. [...] What I’ve found in Congress and in my professional life in general is that men want women to succeed. It’s the women who are cloak-and-dagger.

You’re young. And the worst thing about being young is not being able to appreciate that you’re young because you aren’t old enough to know any better.

What does money even mean if you can’t spend it on the things that make you happy?

When you’re running for president of the United States your life has to be transparent. A clean window.