20 Quotes from Golden Girl book by Elin Hilderbrand

This post is a list of quotes from the book - Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. Golden Girl is about a Nantucket novelist who has one final summer to protect her secrets while her loved ones on earth learn to live without their golden girl.

Golden Girl Quotes

Nantucket isn’t heaven, but it is heaven on Earth.

Are children ever punished for the mistakes of their parents, she wondered, or was that just her novelist’s mind at work?

It was refreshing to date a man who could be happy with a good strong cup of coffee, an honest day’s work, a swim in the ocean, a craft beer, and the sunset.

Bringing her book out into the world was like setting her heart on a platter and allowing the public to poke, prod, scrutinize, or—worst of all—ignore it.

When you investigate one crime, you often uncover a bunch of unrelated things that people are hiding.

Sisters can be a mixed bag. Having a sister doesn’t always mean an automatic best friend.

Any party where alcohol and heavy emotions mix, things eventually come to a head.

Racism is systemic. It’s often so deeply buried that you can’t even see it, but it’s there.

If there’s one thing she’s learned about Facebook, it’s that people think it’s just fine to post things that they would never dream of saying to someone’s face.

This is what love feels like. It feels like jumping out of a plane with a parachute that has been packed by someone who’s assured you that, yes, it will open, and you will float safely to the ground.

Everyone loses a loved one eventually; it’s part of being human. And everyone must bear the pain alone.

Nothing in this world feels as good as hope.

Please don’t feel sorry for me, if that’s what you’re doing. I have a good life, and very few regrets.

Where a person comes from means far less than what she makes of herself.

You never forget your first love. It’s a feeling like no other.

College is about opening yourself up to new people and new ideas. It’s best to embark on that voyage with a clean slate.

Do you know why nobody likes you? Because you try to be funny and, I don’t know, clever, but you’re just mean.

Everyone is so self-absorbed that it’s nearly impossible to find someone who can be fully invested in your problems.

No one can tell what kind of underwear a person wears, just like no one can tell what’s lurking beneath a seemingly happy family portrait.

She was magic. But she was my mom, so I took her for granted. I didn’t understand how lucky I was to have her until she was gone.