These are great quotes from the novel "The Gift of Rain" by Tan Twan Eng.
"Some children never feel at home in the family they were born into."
"Who can look back and truly say all his memories are happy ones? To have memories, happy or sorrowful, is a blessing, for it shows we have lived our lives without reservation."
"Lead the mind and the rest will follow."
"He had betrayed my innocence, but replaced it with knowledge and strength and love."
"While one person can never really share the pain of another, they can so easily and needlessly add to it."
"Accept that there are things in this world we can never explain and life will be understandable. That is the irony of life. It is also the beauty of it."
"[The rain] It washes away our pain and prepares us for another day, and even another life."