We must return to nature and nature's god.
If you set the person free, but they come back to you, well, that's love.
—Avery Williams in The Impossibility of Tomorrow
I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.
—Joanne Harris in Five Quarters of the Orange
One mistake can change the course of your life. You can never return to your original path or go back to the person you were.
—Lisa See in The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane