The Bridges of Madison County
“When a woman makes the choice to marry, to have children, in one way her life begins but in another way it stops. You build a life of details. You become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life of details with them. And then you're expected to move again only you don't remember what moves you because no one has asked in so long. Not even yourself.”
“The old dreams were good dreams. They didn't work out, but I’m glad I had them.”
“This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime.”
“Most people are afraid of change. But if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort.”
"And in that moment. everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman yet I was more myself than ever before."