Jolene Quotes

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Are you sure about that he called off the wedding, Jolene? Sometimes Zeb misspells stuff in e-mails, and it comes across badly.
Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson, #2))
He’s the need and the sparks and the laughter, and he touches my heart in a way it’s never been touched before. It’s terrifying and so honest it makes me dizzy.
Jolene Perry (Dizzy)
Because brothers don’t let each other wander in the dark alone
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
As much as I should keep my heart in my chest, part of it runs away with him. And maybe that means part of his might be here with me.
Jolene Perry (Dizzy)
We only see what's close to us, but if we allow ourselves to simply feel, and not see, we can understand so much more.
Jolene Perry (The Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys, #1))
Because sometimes all we need is somebody to sit in silence with.
Jolene Perry (Knee Deep)
My heart for yours," he offers. "Deal.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
A psychiatrist would diagnose Jolene—and possibly every member of Cade Chase’s team—as having a benign form of psychosis. Benign, because she had not experienced a psychotic break. She was far short of being psychotic, but only because her brain and soul allowed her to manage her dissociative behavior well. The unconscious guides such people.
John M. Vermillion (Awful Reckoning: A Cade Chase and Simon Pack Novel)
Whoever you choose to be with will feel like the luckiest man in the world, not a guy who had to give up something to be with you.
Jolene Perry (The Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys, #1))
I need you to know that the best place in the world will always be next to you. I'm there until you send me away." Brian
Jolene Perry (Left to Love (Next Door Boys #2))
In a werewolf pack, you cannot interfere with the mate choice of a clan fellow. You cannot intentionally harm that werewolf’s chosen mate. You are not, however, required to help that person should he find himself in a life - threatening situation. Somehow, Zeb had managed to stumble into several such situations in the few months since he ’d been engaged to Jolene. He’d had several hunting “accidents” while visiting the McClaine farm, even though he didn’t hunt. The brakes on his car had failed while he was driving home from the farm—twice. Also, a running chainsaw mysteriously fell on him from a hayloft. He would never get that pinkie toe back.
Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson, #2))
A kiss for a kiss. Your shirt for mine. Break my heart, I’ll break yours.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
I wish I could take it all back, but I can’t. And I definitely can’t un-feel a feeling.
Jolene Stockman (The Jelly Bean Crisis)
You’ve got one life, one shot, and all the power to make it happen. Get ready to dream big and live big. It’s all up to you. And it starts now.
Jolene Stockman (Total Blueprint for World Domination)
I’d been doing everything to please everyone else and some imaginary me.
Jolene Stockman (The Jelly Bean Crisis)
Gigi’s actual name was Jolene Kraken. If her penetralia was exposed, even Gigi herself would be surprised. She was smart, aloof, indifferent to the opinions of others. Maybe she was amoral. Maybe because self-analysis wasn’t her strong suit. Neither did self-analysis interest her. Her goal as a young woman was to make serious money, enough to set her up for a life in which she could romp and stomp through the world doing exactly what she wished. And frequently what she wished was to deliver justice to people with bad intentions. She wanted to hurt people who hurt people.
John M. Vermillion (Awful Reckoning: A Cade Chase and Simon Pack Novel)
Shrug off the no’s – they are temporary. This is your world. In your world there is only yes.
Jolene Stockman (Total Blueprint for World Domination)
There is no real world, just the one you create.
Jolene Stockman (Total Blueprint for World Domination)
You told Zeb before you told us?" Mama shouted. Oh, crap. "How could you do that?" Mama cried. "We're your family!" "He found out the night I rose, " I said. "But no one else knows. Except for some of the vampires I've met. And Andrea, a girl who hangs out with a lot of vampires. Oh, and Jolene, Zeb's fiance. " "Zeb's getting married? Before you?" Double crap.
Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1))
A long time ago, you told me that all the things we've done or all the things that have happened to us make us the people we are now. You change a part of that, you might change all of it.
Jolene Perry (The Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys, #1))
To make you hate me The impossible task Wasn't as hard As I'd hoped
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
It's killing me not to do everything in my power to beg you to be with me. To wait for me, because I'm waiting for you. Waiting to tell you over and over how much I still love you...
Jolene Perry (Knee Deep)
We both breathe in at the same time. I don’t know if we’re breathing one another in, or if we’re both trying not to cry.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
I had been so worried about him not wanting me that I hadn't stopped to know if I really wanted him--if he was right for me.
Jolene Perry (The Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys, #1))
I married the perfect girl. I married the girl who could have done so much better and took me anyway. I married a woman who inspires me to be the best version of myself just by being her. I feel lucky every day to be the man next to you, Leigh. Nothing will ever change that.
Jolene Perry (Left to Love (Next Door Boys #2))
if he was going to flirt so openly with a skank who wore enough hair spray to thin the ozone a good two inches, then he could have at it. I had better things to do with my time than watch him. For example, I needed to put the song “Jolene” on repeat and listen to it about a thousand times.
Darynda Jones (Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7))
The problem is that when you change Romeo and Juliet’s story it ends up like that ridiculous Taylor Swift song. And that’s not what people love about Romeo and Juliet.
Jolene Perry (Knee Deep)
Just. Sometimes everything falls apart at once, you know" And I'm slowly putting it back together, but it's taking a freaking eternity.
Jolene Perry (The Summer I Found You)
I generally don’t care what we watch because we can be like this, snuggled together in his room, which is my favorite thing in the world to do.
Jolene Perry (Knee Deep)
ENOUGH It is simply the measure we use When we want to say You're just no what I want And probably never will be
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
Jolene smiled and in her smile was tomorrow, three months from now, and an infinity swimming in a lake by a summer house.
Priya Guns (Your Driver Is Waiting)
My color schemes were limited to what would go with the pewter-gray gown...except for the bridesmaids' gowns. I'd already decided that they were going to be a distinctly nonmatchy lemon yellow that Jolene's aunt Vonnie would have to special-order. The kind of yellow one would find on takeout menus or particularly urgent Post-it notes. In fact, if the outdoor lighting failed, we could use the color of their dresses to illuminate the ceremony. And yes, i had to use a vendor who hated me, because Vonnie held the only pattern left in the continental United States for the "Ruffle and Dreams," the very dress I'd had to wear in Jolene's wedding. Revenge would would be mine, for a few months, until i revealed the dove-gray bridesmaids' dresses i actually planned for them to wear.
Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors (Jane Jameson, #4))
If you sense that someone feels disconnected, reach out to them," the speaker urges. "buy them a soda. Compliment their new hairdo. It'll make them feel better, and you'll feel better knowing you've been a channel of grace." Jolene leans over and whispers, "My pen is feeling disconnected. Will you be a channel of grave and get it for me?" ********** Chelsea, quit picking at your scab," a girl in front of me says to her friend as we file out. "It's gross." Then she gasps in mock horror. "Or maybe it's a cry for help! Be strong, Chelsea! Stay with the living!
Lauren Myracle (Bliss (Crestview Academy, #1))
How am I supposed to go to sleep with weirdness between us?
Jolene Perry (Knee Deep)
Luke smells like coconut and sandalwood; all things that bring me straight back to the beach house Mom and Dad rent every year.
Jolene Perry (Knee Deep)
My heart's cracking apart all over again because of the way I've missed him.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
How can something as simple as a look make me feel so much?
Jolene Perry (Stronger Than You Know)
I'd neglected everyone just to spend more time with someone I shouldn't have been spending time with.
Jolene Perry (The Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys, #1))
If I could have seen a year ahead, would I love the girl I am now or hate her ?
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
Now that they’re both in view, the problem is clear. Girl I’ve loved, girl I’m falling for. Let’s meet in my driveway and see if we can give Jameson his first heart attack.
Jolene Perry (Night Sky)
Every experience is a once in a lifetime experience, because no matter how hard we try, nothing's ever exactly the same as it was the first time
Jolene Perry (Spill Over)
Lulu twirled in front of Jolene, banging into the seat. her eyes sparkled in that I'm-either-going-to-scream-or-fall-asleep-any-second kind of way.
Kristin Hannah (Home Front)
WHAT IS SAFE? Is safe the hands that hold you no matter what? Or is safe someone hurting enough to fight? Is safe the one who is strong as a pillar? Or is safe who wants to use the strength of two, not one? Is love safe? Or is it better to find comfort? Can there be comfort without love? Can passion come from warmth? Or does it need to come from fire?
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
Oh, come on, what’s the matter with Romeo and Juliet?” Megan took the movie from my grasp to put it in the DVD player. “Do you want a list?” I didn’t wait for an answer. “Romeo’s whining about a girl one day, in love with Juliet the next. He has the decency to marry her but then they go back to her parent’s house? I mean, what kind of asinine plan is that? Come on, their families hate each other! If you’re going to sneak away and get married, just sneak away! It’s like watching the girl in a horror movie walk up the dark attic stairs. She totally deserves whatever she gets at the top.” "Are you saying they deserved to die?
Jolene Perry (The Next Door Boys (Next Door Boys, #1))
He slouches,' DeeDee contributes. 'True--he needs to work on his posture,' Thelma says. 'You guys,' I say. 'I'm serious,' Thelma says. 'What if you get married? Don't you want to go to fancy dinners with him and be proud?' 'You guys. We are not getting married!' 'I love his eyes,' Jolene says. 'If your kids get his blue eyes and your dark hair--wouldn't that be fabulous?' 'The thing is,' Thelma says, 'and yes, I know, this is the tricky part--but I'm thinking Bliss has to actually talk to him. Am I right? Before they have their brood of brown-haired, blue-eyed children?' I swat her. "I'm not having Mitchell's children!' 'I'm sorry--what?' Thelma says. Jolene is shaking her head and pressing back laughter. Her expressing says, Shhh, you crazy girl! But I don't care. If they're going to embarrass me, then I'll embarrass them right back. 'I said'--I raise my voice--'I am not having Mitchell Truman's children!' Jolene turns beet red, and she and DeeDee dissolve into mad giggles. 'Um, Bliss?' Thelma says. Her gaze travels upward to someone behind me. The way she sucks on her lip makes me nervous. 'Okaaay, I think maybe I won't turn around,' I announce. A person of the male persuasion clears his throat. 'Definitely not turning around,' I say. My cheeks are burning. It's freaky and alarming how much heat is radiating from one little me. 'If you change your mind, we might be able to work something out,' the person of the male persuasion says. 'About the children?' DeeDee asks. 'Or the turning around?' 'DeeDee!' Jolene says. 'Both,' says the male-persuasion person. I shrink in my chair, but I raise my hand over my head and wave. 'Um, hi,' I say to the person behind me whom I'm still not looking at. 'I'm Bliss.' Warm fingers clasp my own. 'Pleased to meet you,' says the male-persuasion person. 'I'm Mitchell.' 'Hi, Mitchell.' I try to pull my hand from his grasp, but he won't let go. 'Um, bye now!' I tug harder. No luck. Thelma, DeeDee, and Jolene are close to peeing their pants. Fine. I twist around and give Mitchell the quickest of glances. His expressions is amused, and I grow even hotter. He squeezes my hand, then lets go. 'Just keep me in the loop if you do decide to bear my children. I'm happy to help out.' With that, he stride jauntily to the food line. Once he's gone, we lost it. Peals of laughter resound from our table, and the others in the cafeteria look at us funny. We laugh harder. 'Did you see!' Thelma gasps. 'Did you see how proud he was?' 'You improve his posture!' Jolene says. 'I'm so glad, since that was my deepest desire,' I say. 'Oh my God, I'm going to have to quit school and become a nun.' 'I can't believe you waved at him,' DeeDee says. 'Your hand was like a little periscope,' Jolene says. 'Or, no--like a white surrender flag.' 'It was a surrender flag. I was surrendering myself to abject humiliation.' 'Oh, please,' Thelma says, pulling me into a sideways hug. 'Think of it this way: Now you've officially talked to him.
Lauren Myracle (Bliss (Crestview Academy, #1))
People don't want the truth when they ask how you're doing after you lost your brother.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
She leaned down until they were eye to eye. “His wife loved him. That’s no bullshit. I love you.” “That’s no bullshit.” “If I found out you were screwing around on me, could I off you?” He inclined his head. “I believe I’ve already been informed you’d be doing the rhumba—after appropriate lessons—on my cold, dead body.” “Yeah. Yeah.” It cheered her up. “Just not sure pink Jolene has the stones for that.” “Jimmy Jay was in violation of the . . . which commandment is it that deals with adultery?” “How the hell would I know, especially since I wouldn’t wait for you to face your eternal punishment, should you be in said violation, before I rhumba’d my ass off.” “Such is true love.” “Bet your excellent ass. I got the vibe he might’ve been screwing around, but maybe I’m just a cynical so-and-so.” Pleased with her, Roarke tapped a finger over the dent in her chin. “You are, but you’re my cynical so-and-so.
J.D. Robb (Salvation in Death (In Death, #27))
Like I'm flying." I smile and tilt my face closer to hers. Close enough that I can feel her breath on my face. "like I'm flying through the night sky because I have no idea what the hell I'm doing, but I can't get enough of you.
Jolene Perry (Night Sky)
when you’re anxious, your body wants you to move so that you can relieve tension and counteract the effects of cortisol. Big muscle movements like jump squats, lunges, and kicks can help you move through anxiety and reduce stress.
Jolene Brighten (Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill)
Can we swim?" Sky asks, resting her chin on my shoulder. "Did you bring a suit?" Please say no, please say no... "Yeah." Crap. "Great.
Jolene Perry (Night Sky)
Somebody needs to stop making those bullshit romantic comedies. they mess with your head.
Jolene Perry
How do I tell her that all I want to do is roll around on my bed?
Jolene Perry (Night Sky)
Be like a duck . . . keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath. —Unknown
Jolene Brackey (Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers)
How do you lose your brother ? You lose your grandfather, your distant uncle, your dog for Christ's sake. Not your brother. Especially brothers like mine.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
You’ve got one life, one world, and one person to get a hold of.
Jolene Stockman (Total Blueprint for World Domination)
For her and Nurul merely to share a meal cooked in their own kitchen was a triumph; to wake up together each morning a luxury.
Jolene Tan (A Certain Exposure)
The truth is, the pill hasn’t kept up with the times, and there’s been a bit of an “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it” attitude about it.
Jolene Brighten (Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill)
According to Aunt Jolene, she was so young.  Having a baby was overwhelming.  My dad bailed on her.  She was lost and went wild.
Chelsea Camaron (One Ride (Hellions Ride, #1))
You’ve got to get your ass moving, girl,” Jolene said. “You got to quit sitting in your own funk.
Walter Tevis (The Queen's Gambit)
A diagnosis is not a prediction. It doesn’t tell you what’s possible. It doesn’t change you, your colleague, your child, or your friend. It just opens up tricks and tools to thrive.
Jolene Stockman (Notes for Neuro Navigators: The Allies' Quick-Start Guide to Championing Neurodivergent Brains)
Proper hydration is an integral part of a detox. You should drink at least half your body weight in fluid ounces daily. Try to increase your intake by about 20 ounces per day during a detox.
Jolene Brighten (Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill)
He taught me to fight, to defend myself, to stand up for what I believe in, and protect people I love. I thanked him for that lesson after that weekend in New Orleans when some guy put his hands on Delia, and I had to tear him apart.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
A thin, polished woman walks in. She sticks out immediately in her expensive looking navy dress, shiny bag and shoes that probably cost more than I make in a month. My breath leaves me when I see that her arm is draped around a younger version of herself. That hair, it's pulled back way too tight now, but I'd run my hands through it a thousand times before. That face, now in layer of makeup that makes her look older than I remember, I'd held it in my calloused hands and kissed those lips goodbye over a year ago. She said she'd never see me again and I learned to accept that. She destroyed me, and I'd moved on. No. Not her. She's not from here anymore. I don't know who that person is anymore.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
I step in to give him a hug, but his hand comes in between us. His hand. Because he doesn't want to do any more than shake. With the girl he's made love to. Whose heart is bursting out of her chest. I'm trembling in a way that makes me feel like I might fall apart any second. His hand touches mine, and I love the warmth of him. Love the way he feels. My eyes don't live his. He has only some idea that he could be a model for Calvin Klein. This is so weird. I'm supposed to be angry. Hurt. Instead I'm in shock that he still makes me feel this way - like we were something special.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
I want to hate him for what he did. Leaving us. It's not right. He's gone and I'm stuck here in this fucking funeral home, staring at his casket. There's no way out. Not for me, and certainly not for him. The casket is closed. Bolted shut for eternity. No one forced him to be a Jackass wannabe, though.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
I inhale deeply and hold it. Every time I do this lately, I feel like I need to see how long I can hold it. See if I can understand how Eamon must have felt. But I know nothing would make me understand that king of agony. The fear. Did he know he was taking his last breath when he gasped that last time ?
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
I knew I wasn't second best for Tim (just as I knew that in real life, Jolene's flaming locks and eyes of emerald green stood no change against the aces of spades that was Dolly Parton's chest), but it took some believing, because I'd been second best to my sister for most of my life. That shakes your faith in yourself.
Anna Maxted (A Tale of Two Sisters)
I lean closer and whisper. "I'm already there, so I guess I'll wait for you
Jolene Perry (Night Sky)
People who have dementia need to have structure and routine every day, in order to get a better day.
Jolene Brackey (Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers)
Everything is in the process of being forgotten. But who we are—who we have been in mood, in personality, in character—persists much longer
Jolene Brackey (Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers)
We can never achieve and succeed without first making excellence second nature.
Jolene Church
The world is your oyster...YOU determine the value of the pearl!
Jolene Church
Do you feel safe there?" Immediately tears come down my face. "Yes." "Why does that make you cry?
Jolene Perry
Don't be afraid of not being perfect, it might be what makes you amazing!
Jolene Stockman (Total Blueprint for World Domination - Illustrated)
The Harvester was the rustling of autumn leaves, there one minute, gone the next.
Jolene Haley (Harrowed (The Woodsview Murders, #1))
You sound just like Mama,” she groans in exasperation.
Jolene Buchheit (Best Foot Forward)
The New England Journal of Medicine reported in a 2000 study that women were seven times more likely to be discharged and misdiagnosed while having a heart attack. A heart attack!
Jolene Brighten (Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill)
Zeb grinned. “You were the only person I know who’s done it on an occupied police car.” I glared at him. “If you want to start trading stories, we can start trading stories. As a former member of the Richard Marx Fan Club, you don’t want to start this arms race.” Zeb smiled meekly around a rib. Agreed.” “Richard Marx?” Jolene asked. “He went through an obnoxiously cheerful pop phase. Don’t ask.
Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, #1))
I run my fingers along the thick, fabric wallpaper to steady myself. Putting one foot in front of another feels like learning to walk all over again. My body's still working. Heart's still beating. Lungs still moving. But not because I want them to. They do those things on their own, without me even asking. So why didn't they do it for Eamon ? How could his body just give up on him like that ? Fall apart. It made him seen so fragile, and I don't want to remember him that way. He was the strongest guy I knew. How could he break so easily ? It seems like our bodies would be built better. It just doesn't fucking seem real.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
As an individual, as a person with the power to affect other people with your words, actions, and expressions every single day, you can give people who see the world differently the gift of accepting who and how they are.
Jolene Stockman (Notes for Neuro Navigators: The Allies' Quick-Start Guide to Championing Neurodivergent Brains)
And it's true what I read about joy. It's the kind of happiness that not only fills you up but spills over. Really, all you have to do is look for it, and then have the strength to let it in. And believe it or not, that's the hardest part.
Jolene Perry
Tobin's just a guy - like a ton of guys. Even as I run those words through my head, trying to convince myself, I know it's a lie. Tobin will never be just a guy. Not to me. And he shouldn't be just a guy to anyone who meets him or to anyone else that's lucky enough to love him.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
His light blue eyes hit me just like they always have. They go through me, strip me bare, and form a knot in my stomach that's impossible to ignore. How can just being in the room with someone do this to me ? He's just a guy. But as I take in his face, a year older, strained with sadness, he's so much more.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
Seeing his grief over Eamon makes mine pathetic. No one will feel the loss of his brother more than him. Not his parents, not his brother's friends. Not me. Me being here will probably just make things worse, not better. Or maybe that's my arrogance in thinking I might still have the same kind of effect on him that he has on me.
Jolene Perry (My Heart for Yours (Crawford, #1))
And I know you're gonna break my heart at some point. I might even break yours. I pressed her hand more firmly against my chest. "But its yours to break and mend and hopefully not break again, because, like you've said many times, I have fragile boy emotions." My fingers slidnup to her chin and urged her to look at me. My pulse kicked impossibly higher as I drank in the features I knew better than my own at that point. "I want all of you. Prickly, funny, sarcastic, brilliant, and sometimes a little mean you. And I'm not gonna make a joke here even though I can feel you squirming. Theres nothing funny about the way you make me feel. I love you Jolene. I love you like a movie with the perfect lighting and the sweeping camera , the kind where the music sweels and-Jo...?
Abigail Johnson
I sure do like this sculpture.” Jolene smiled at the newcomer. “Well, hello, Lou.” The Devil sent her a narrow-eyed look. “Hello, vile woman.” “You buttoned up your shirt wrong,” Jolene told him. “What?” he squeaked, peeking down at the shirt. Realizing she was kidding, he flattened his lips. “See, vile.” Jolene rolled her eyes. “Let it go, Lou.” Sensing there was more to this than the shirt comment, Harper asked, “Let what go? What did you do, Grams?” Jolene tipped her chin at Lou. “He was in a bad mood, so thought I’d take him to a nice, calming atmosphere to cheer him up. Only there is no cheering him up.” Harper wasn’t buying that innocent act for a single second. “Where did you take him?” “To a poetry recital.” Lou’s face hardened. “The words hardly ever rhymed! How is that poetry?” And it clearly drove his OCD streak crazy.
Suzanne Wright (Blaze (Dark in You, #2))
What Happened to Male Birth Control? A 2016 trial of injectable male contraceptive was suspended after determining that the risks to men’s health outweighed the benefits. What brought researchers to that conclusion? Out of 320 men, 20 said they couldn’t tolerate the side effects, which included pain at the injection site, acne, and depression. Yes, based on 20 men saying they were uncomfortable with these symptoms, researchers discontinued the
Jolene Brighten (Beyond the Pill: A 30-Day Program to Balance Your Hormones, Reclaim Your Body, and Reverse the Dangerous Side Effects of the Birth Control Pill)
There are times when we cannot function and we need to withdraw and regroup. There are situations that we know we cannot handle. In spite of all the pushing and urging of friends and family who insist that we will have a wonderful time, the patient senses that it will lead to his mental devastation. If I do not listen to my body and withdraw from the overstimulation, it takes several days for my intellectual abilities to return. This is very frightening because I can’t help wondering each time this happens if I’ve pushed myself totally over the line of no return.
Jolene Brackey (Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer's Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers)
From what Harper tells me, you were very brave. I will find the person who did this, okay? They’ll never bother you again. I just need you to tell me whatever you remember about him so that I can find him.” Heidi’s little button nose wrinkled. “Well —” “What did he look like?” Martina interrupted. “Tall? Short?” “He was tall,” said Robbie. “He had broad shoulders.” Heidi nodded. “He —” “What about his hair?” said Martina. “Blond? Red? Brown? Black?” Heidi opened her mouth to answer, but Robbie beat her to it. “He had a buzzcut.” “Did he tell you his name?” Knox asked Heidi. “Yes,” she replied. “He said it was —” “He won’t have given her his real name,” Robbie scoffed. “He could be anyone. I’ve never seen him before.” Heidi did a cute little growl. “Will someone please let me talk? Jeez.” Harper bit her lip, stifling a smile. “They don’t mean to talk over you, Heidi-ho, they’re just anxious. Now what is it you’d like to say?” “He said his name was Dean. I don’t know if it’s true. Check.” She pulled a brown leather wallet out of her pocket and handed it to Knox. Jolene framed her face with her hands, smiling. “You fabulous little girl!” Levi grinned and tugged on one of her ringlets. “You told him he was really tall in that shaky voice to make him bend down so you could rob him, didn’t you?” She grinned back at him. “Uh-huh.
Suzanne Wright (Ashes (Dark in You, #3))
A darkened theater. Final whispers. Black. The projector streams through. The picture surrounds. I fall away. You reach me.
Jolene Stockman (The Jelly Bean Crisis)
The building is a tumbling house of cards behind me. The bus bitches are paper cutouts.
Jolene Stockman (The Jelly Bean Crisis)
Usually, Shakespeare gives me goose bumps. The guy knows everything. Like some ancient angel quill-ing out blueprints life. Hiding it in fiction. And usually I love the sound of the words, the way they dance on the page. Today, they fall flat. My attention bobbing in the cosmos. All free brain-space is marinating in gap month fizz. I chew my pen, candy-cane style. The million possibilities ahead make it hard to care about right now. I write my answers slowly, each letter carved in stone not ballpoint. I’m going to explore the world, find my passion, try everything! The fizz shoots up my spine and a smile sprouts.
Jolene Stockman (The Jelly Bean Crisis)
Brian organised for the body to be flown back.
Jolene Tan (A Certain Exposure)
After adversity is a greater appreciation for whatever preceded it.
Jolene Rogers
Set a specific goal and make an absolute commitment to its achievement. Once you do this Willpower gains utmost strength to resist temptations and generate all the motivation you will ever need to succeed.
Jolene Rogers
Blessed are those who seek to achieve greatly and are determined to conquer. As surely as the many struggles they will face is the perseverance to overcome each of them until that which they sought becomes the beginning of their next great achievement
Jolene Rogers
Trials and tribulations are an opportunity to grow. In the moment you may be torn, on your last shred of courage. A white flag may be insistent. Refuse to be consumed by the challenges; focus on what is required to overcome them. Acknowledge the emotions that imprison your strength and put them to rest with positive action. Believe that you will triumph no matter what obstacles encumber you. Your perseverance shapes your character in ways you will never know until you experience the growth of your conquest.
Jolene Rogers
Contrary actions render fear and doubt ineffectual.
Jolene Rogers
Failure is not the apocalypse of progress but rather a seed. Hopeless Surrender beacons merciless conditions that lead to its demise. Courageous Determination make fertile ground wherein the seed takes root. Perseverance shall yield victorious progress and new found strength upon its harvest for within the fruit it bears are endless possibilities.
Jolene Rogers
The thought dropped in my gut like a RV in a minefield, leaving a bitter taste in my mouth.
Jolene Haley (Dark Carnival: An Anthology of Horror)