Joshilyn Jackson quotes

  • God gave us crying so other folks could see when we needed help, and help us.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Helping #Cry #Folks

  • William knows that science and magic are the same thing; magic is only science that hasn't been explained yet. Tonight he has made chemistry into magic for her.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Love #Magic #Tonight

  • You're saying things you can't take back. And you don't even mean them.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Mean

  • I would take today's joy, and tomorrow's. I would take it with both hands, anywhere it came.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Hands #Joy #Today

  • A pretty woman is a Christmas tree,' my mother told me in the airport. This fella is hanging things on my branches as his gaze sweeps from my face all the way down my body to my hips and then back to my face. Ideas fly from his widened eyes and land on me like teeny, decorative burdens. He is giving me shyness, maybe, some book smarts, and a certain yielding sweetness in bed. The oil-slick eyes get me, and I find myself hanging a few ornaments myself, giving him deft hands and a sense of humor.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Mother #Smart #Book

  • There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel's, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Jesus #School #Alabama

  • THE STORIES WE TELL fearlessly explores the textures of the human heart, finding a path toward hope through a Savannah that is jagged with class issues, faith misused, and broken trust. Henry loses you in a landscape peopled with secret keepers, storytellers and liars, and proves that in the end, love is the only reliable compass. This is everything you expect from Patti Callahan Henry—lyrical writing, characters worth rooting for, a sure-footed belief in the power of goodness—plus a twisty plot that will keep the pages turning long into the night.
    -- Joshilyn Jackson

    #Liars #Writing #Heart

  • I want the love that cannot help but love; Loving, like God, for very sake of love.

  • I am always struggling in finding time to daily grow in my faith. If you are not in the Word or focusing on Christ, or into prayer, you can't help but slip at times.

  • Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you realise your hidden potential and power, let difficulties know that you too are difficult.

  • Poetry, like jazz, is one of those dazzling diamonds of creative industry that help human beings make sense out of the comedies and tragedies that contextualize our lives.

  • It's never really fun to have to cry in a scene or anything like that.

  • [American family court] is a system that is corrupt on his best day. It is like being tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged down a gravel late at night. No one can hear your cries and complaints and it is not over until they say it's over.

  • I'm really ultra-affected by things, I feel things deeper, and I cry at the drop of a hat, and offended and sensitive and I'm almost paranoid very easily, and that's who I am.

  • I wanted to cry, but I realized that I was too old for that. I would be a woman soon and I would have to learn how to live with a divided heart.

  • there ain't no use in dyin' 'fore yer time. Lots of folks is walkin' 'round jes' as dead as they'll ever be.

  • When millions of Americans are tightening their belts, folks have the right to expect their elected officials to do the same.