• To love someone is like moving into a house," Sonja used to say. "At first you fall in love in everything new, you wonder every morning that this is one's own, as if they are afraid that someone will suddenly come tumbling through the door and say that there has been a serious mistake and that it simply was not meant to would live so fine. But as the years go by, the facade worn, the wood cracks here and there, and you start to love this house not so much for all the ways it is perfect in that for all the ways it is not. You become familiar with all its nooks and crannies. How to avoid that the key gets stuck in the lock if it is cold outside. Which floorboards have some give when you step on them, and exactly how to open the doors for them not to creak. That's it, all the little secrets that make it your home. " - Fredrik Backman , A Man Called Ove

    Fredrik Backman
  • She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life

    Fredrik Backman
  • People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had

    Fredrik Backman
  • He went through life with his hands firmly shoved into his pockets. She danced

    Fredrik Backman
  • People in the real world always say, when something terrible happens, that the sadness and loss and aching pain of the heart will “lessen as time passes,

    Fredrik Backman
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