Ove and Romance
Maybe he didn’t write her poems or serenade her with songs or came home with expensive gifts. But no other boy had gone the wrong way on a train for hours every day just because he liked sitting next to her while she spoke.
People said Ove saw the world in black and white but she was color. All the colour he had.
Ove and True Love
Loving someone is like moving into a house. At first you fall in love with all the new things, amazed every morning that all this belongs to you…then over the years the walls become weathered, the wood splinters here and there, and you start to love the house not so much because of all its perfection, but rather its imperfections.
Ove and Being a Man
Men like Ove and Rune were from a generation in which one was what one did, not what one talked about.
They say the best men are born out of their faults and that they improve later on, more than if they’d never done anything wrong.
Ove and Making Time for the Things That Matter
…all people at root are time optimists. We always think there’s enough time to do things with other people. Time to say things to them. And then something happens and then we stand there holding on to words like ‘if’.
Ove and Loss
Death is a strange thing…we fear it, yet most of us fear more than anything that it may take away someone other than ourselves. For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.
Ove and Destiny
She always said all roads lead to something you were predestined to do. And for her perhaps it was something, but for Ove, it was someone.
Ove and Life
He went through life with his hands firmly shoved into his pockets. She danced.
One of the most painful moments in a person’s life probably comes with the insight that an age has been reached when there is more to look back on than ahead. And when time no longer lies ahead of one, other things have to be lived for. Memories, perhaps.
And just as a bonus, because this is also one of my favourite things in the world…
Of all the imaginable things he misses most about her, the thing he really wishes he could do again was hold her hand in his.
Sigh. You will fall in love with this book. Buy it now!
Cheers, bookworms! 😘