“She allowed me to understand I d done everything I could for her, and that I, and everyone who loved her, had to step away and go on living. Now I know what she wanted from me on the day she told me she was afraid. It was exactly what I wanted when I had cancer and I thought I was going to die. I should have sat down next to her, put my arms around her, and told her that I loved her. That s all anyone wants. It took me a long time to figure this out. It s a complicated human puzzle. But it s never too late to know that love is all you need.”

“She allowed me to understand I d done everything I could for her, and that I, and everyone who loved her, had to step away and go on living.
Now I know what she wanted from me on the day she told me she was afraid. It was exactly what I wanted when I had cancer and I thought I was going to die. I should have sat down next to her, put my arms around her, and told her that I loved her. That s all anyone wants. It took me a long time to figure this out. It s a complicated human puzzle. But it s never too late to know that love is all you need.” – Alice Hoffman, Survival Lessons