One of the others shouted a translation: "The beautiful couple is beautiful.
Someday no one will remember that she ever existed, I wrote in my notebook, and then, or that I did. Because memories fall apart, too. And then you're left with nothing, left not even with a ghost but with its shadow. In the beginning, she had haunted me, haunted my dreams, but even now, just weeks
It turns out that, somehow, there are a tremendous number of things to be optimistic about.
I opened the door. He looked down at my shirt and smiled. "Funny," he said. "Don't call my boobs funny," I answered.
This was not a place you go to live. It was a place you go to die."- Paper Towns
That is the fear: I have lost something important, and I cannot find it, and I need it. It is fear like if someone lost his glasses and went to the glasses store and they told him that the world had run out of glasses and he would just have to do without.
Politicians from those communities each think that they can win.
In the darkest days, the Lord puts the best people into your life." (p. 28)
Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you?
One day, youâ€™re 17 and youâ€™re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.
Breaking down that wall is the kind of story that might have a happy middle - oh, look, we broke down this wall, I'm going to look at you like a girl and you're going to look at me like a boy, and we're going to play a fun game called Can I Put My Hand There What About There What About There.
That was part of her, and you used to know it. It's like now you only care about the Alaska you made up.
So dawn goes down today... Nothing gold can stay. -- Robert Frost
I was thinking about this girl you love so much," she said, "And this place I love so much. And how that happens. How you can just fall into it.
I mean, if Hardee's is urban, I'm not sure I want to see rural.
There is only one things in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer.
AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!' he screamed. 'So that's Sara,' I said. 'Yes.' 'She seems nice.
I don't think pandemics make us afraid of death, I think they make us afraid of oblivion. They force us to grapple with the futility of effort. Also they make us barf which isn't fun either... Wash your hands, cover your coughs, and find a way to hold in balance the futility of effort with the neces
When we read the right book generously, it can change the way think about the world around us.
But to be perfectly frank, this childish idea that the author of a novel has some special insight into the characters in the novel...it's ridiculous. That novel was composed of scratches on a page, dear. The characters inhabiting it have no life outside of those scratches. What happened to them? The
We didn't talk much. But we didn't need to.
Anyway, that was the last good day I had with Gus until the Last Good Day.
C'mon Pudge. I'm teasing. You have to be tough. I didn't know how bad it was-- and I'm sorry, and they'll regret it-- but you have to be tough.
And I wondered if hurdlers ever thought, you know, 'This would go faster if we just got rid of the hurdles.
I love you present tense.
Imagine others complexly.
Oh, my god," Augustus said. "i can't believe i have a crush on a girl with such clichÃ© wishes." "i was thirteen," i said again, although of course i was only thinking "crush crush crush crush crush". I was flattered but changed the subject immediately.
One of the pitfalls about writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise-beyond-their-years creatures or these sad-eyed tragic people. And the truth is, people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer. They're every
My head was level with hers as we stared at each other from opposite sides of the glass. I don't remember how it ended - if I went to bed or she did. In my memory, it doesn't end. We just stay there, looking at each other, forever.
You're amazing, and I so want to be your boyfriend, because of what you just said, and also because that shirt makes me want to take you home and do unspeakable things while we watch live-action Sailor Moon videos