This book is a quick read. I have been meaning to read this for quite sometime but I only had the chance to read this a few days back. Some of my favorite quotes from the book are written below. Feel free to share your favorite quotes as well.
– We accept the love we think we deserve.
– And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
– Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
– So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.
– I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.
– There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.
– I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.
– I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.
– It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.
– “I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.
– Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.
– She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. The kind of sad that just takes time.
– And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs. I bet if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it’s enough. I really do because they’ve made me happy. And I’m only one person.
– This moment will just be another story someday.
– It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.
– We didn’t talk about anything heavy or light. We were just there together. And that was enough
– And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn’t matter.
– And all the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing ‘unity’.
– please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. And i will always believe the same about you.
– I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.
– He’s a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.
– It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.
– I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with someone even if they could have. I need to know these people exist.
– I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn’t.”