18 Quotes from books that will make you believe in second chances

Here are 18 quotes from books that will make you believe in second chances.

1. “Addy gives me hope, because even though her life fell apart when Simon’s blog revealed her worst mistake, she put things back together–better than before. She’s stronger, happier, and much closer to her sister. Addy is the queen of second chances, and right now I really need the reminder that those exist.”
Karen M. McManus, One of Us Is Next

2. “I need to know that there’s a way for people like us to end up okay. I need to know that there even is such a thing as okay, maybe even good, and it’s out there and we just haven’t found it yet. There’s got to be a happier ending than this, here. There’s got to be a better story. Because we deserve one. You deserve one.”
Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility

3. “That’s ridiculous. The only point in having enemies is so you can defeat them, kill them, brush them aside.”
“Or give them a chance to redeem themselves.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

4. “People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they disappoint you or let you down, but you have to give them a chance first. You can’t just meet someone and expect them to be everything you’re looking for and then be angry when they’re not every hope and aspiration you projected onto them. It’s foolish to believe that someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes, when you give them a chance, they turn out to be better than you imagined. Different, but better.”
Chloe Rattray, Sacré Noir

5. “It has been said that sometimes the greatest hope in our lives is just a second chance to do what we should have done right in the first place.”
Richard Paul Evans, Lost December

6. “Miracles were just second chances if you really thought about it–second chances when all hope was lost.”
Kaya McLaren, How I Came to Sparkle Again


7. “…sometimes second chances lead to great things.
All of my doubts, all of the things I thought I wanted out of a relationship, and many of the things I thought I wanted out of life itself turned out to be just plain wrong. Instead? That voice from our first date turned out to be the thing that was absolutely right.”
Joanna Gaines, The Magnolia Story

8. “Don’t think there are no second chances. Life always offers you a SECOND CHANCE… It’s called TOMORROW.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

9. “If love finds you again, don’t fight it. Don’t let grief hold you back. Love is a risk. There are no guarantees. But, in the end, it is always, always worth it.”
J.L. Berg, When You’re Ready

10. “What I realise now is that the story actually did have a happy ending: the children came back. In spite of everything the adults did to them, the children found their own way home, their pockets full of precious stones and pearls that gleamed and shone in the light.”
Julia Green, Drawing with Light

11. “Hearts will break and people will hurt you, darling.” Her mother said. “But when you let those people control your outlook on the life, you only allow them to have a greater hold on your happiness. Once you accept the fact that every day is a new day to begin again, life becomes a much easier path to walk.”
Courtney Giardina, Holding on to Georgia

12. “But it takes so little to help people, and people really do help each other, even people with very little themselves. And it’s not just about second chances. Most people deserve an endless number of chances.”
Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club


13. “Everyone has a past. I have mine, you have yours, and we have ours. No matter what it takes, I will prove to you that our past, no matter how hurtful, didn’t ruin the future we could have. Only we can either make that happen or run from it. It’s our decision this time, Amy. There are no outside influences that can push us one way or the other. There’s only you and me and what could be.”
Melissa Foster, Seaside Secrets

14. “Because this is what I believe – that second chances are stronger than secrets. You can let secrets go. But a second chance? You don’t let that pass you by.”
Daisy Whitney, When You Were Here

15. “Ten years ago he’d said these words to me, told me that he loved me. I’d believed they were the words of a lonely, infatuated boy: real, but not lasting. Now the same man was standing before me, saying that he’d loved me all this time – and that it was real. He didn’t care that I was older than him; he didn’t care that I was ridden with insecurities; and he’d forgiven me for doubting him.”
Jane Harvey-Berrick, The Education of Caroline

16. “Sometimes good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway… missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place.”
Jamie McGuire, Something Beautiful

17. “Nobody is a lost cause. They just think they are, so they don’t even bother to try sometimes.”
Anna Todd, After We Fell

18. “Why can’t the ex-Chemist have a second chance? I get that we’re kids and he’s an adult, but you don’t learn everything before you grow up. You learn until grass grows on your grave.”
Shelley Tougas, The Graham Cracker Plot


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