The thing about That Guy Is a Gigolo,' Radar says, 'I mean, the thing about it as a game, is that in the end it reveals a lot more about the person doing the imagining than it does about the person being imagined.
There's a stark difference between the words 'prodigy' and 'genius.' Prodigies can very quickly learn what other people have already figured out; geniuses discover that which no one has ever previously discovered. Prodigies learn; geniuses do.
I don't think you're dying," I said. "I think you've just got a touch of cancer. He smiled. Gallows humor.
Physical intimacy isnâ€™t and can never be an effective substitute for emotional intimacy.
pg. 231-232: They'd given me a minivan. They could have picked any car and they picked a minivan. A minivan. O God of the Vehicular Justice, why dost thou mock me? Minivan, you albatross around my neck! You mark of Cain! You wretched beast high ceilings and few horsepower!
Colin thought about the dork mantra: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. What a dirty lie.
I expertly angled my raison bran to accomodate the g-forces.
She was loved deeply, but not widely
Even with everything broken and decided inside her she couldn't quite allow herself to disappear for good.
You like someone who can't like you back because unrequited love can be survived in a way that once-requited love cannot.
We were kissing. I thought: This is good. I thought: I am not bad at this kissing. Not bad at all. I thought: I am clearly the greatest kisser in the history of the universe. Suddenly she laughed and pulled away from me. She wiggled a hand out of her sleeping bag and wiped her face. "You slobbered o
Isaac out of surgery. It went well. He's officially NEC. NEC meant "no evidence of cancer." A second text came a few seconds later. I mean, he's blind. So that's unfortunate.
I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.
â€¦because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuffâ€¦ Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-canâ€™t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what theyâ€™re saying is â€˜you like stuff.â€™ Which is just not a goo
At some point, I realized I was Kaitlyning the encounter, so I decided to text Kaitlyn and ask for some advice.
What I eventually realized is that the real business of books is not done by awards committees or people who turn trees into paper or editors or agents or even writers. We're all just facilitators. The real business is done by readers.
I always liked routine. I suppose I never found boredom very boring. I doubted I could explain it to someone like Margo but drawing circles through life struck me as a kind of reasonable insanity.
I liked that he was a tenured professor in the Department of Slightly Crooked Smiles with a dual appointments in the Department of Having a Voice that Made My Skin Feel More Like Skin.
She smiled with all the delight of a kid on Christmas morning and said, "Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die." - Alaska
I hate the idea that, when it comes to books and learning, hard is often seen as the opposite of fun. It's strange to me that we should be so quick to give up on a book or a math problem when we are so willing to grapple, for centuries if necessary, with a single level of Angry Birds.
So I let her go, too. And I'm sorry.
His every syllable flirted. Honestly, he kind of turned me on. I didn't even know that guys could turn me on-not, like, in real life
We all miss you so much. It just never ends. It feels like we were all wounded in your battle, Caroline. I miss you. I love you.
She never liked me much, but she sure loved me
People always get used to beauty though.
I'm not interested in dating a girl I'm not gonna marry
How strange and how lovely it is to be anything at all.
The Catholic hierarchy has become more conservative. What we don't know is whether [Catholic voters] will become increasingly conservative, or .. stay swing voters.
For a moment, she was quiet. Then she grabbed my hand, whispered, â€œRun run run run run,â€ and took off, pulling me behind her.
I'm a very introverted person. Nothing that's happened has changed that, but one of the reasons I write for teens is it's a real privilege to have a seat at the table in the lives of young people when they're figuring out what matters to them.