Half-drunk on well-creamed gas station coffee and the exhilarating loneliness of a freeway in nighttime...
Look, let me just say it: He was hot. A nonhot boy stares at you relentlessly and it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, a form of assault. But a hot boy . . . well.
The weird thing about houses is that they almost always look like nothing is happening inside of them, even though they contain most of our lives. I wondered if that was sort of the point of architecture.
We didn't talk much. But we didn't need to.
No, I donâ€™t think youâ€™re gonna be single forever, and also I donâ€™t understand your obsession with romantic love. There are other ways to have fulfilling relationships that can sustain you and make your life great and fun other than having a sexualized relationship. Itâ€™s not the only kind of
She taught me everything I knew about crawfish and kissing and pink wine and poetry. She made me different.
I didn't even know what the feeling was, really, just that there was a lot of it.
There is a lot of talk in publishing these days that we need to become more like the Internet: We need to make books for short attention spans with bells and whistles - books, in short, that are as much like 'Angry Birds' as possible. But I think that's a terrible idea.
It seems to me that all the things we keep in sealed boxes are both alive and dead until we open the box, that the unobserved is both there and not.
I couldn't hear a thing in the world but you. And it was so cold then, and so silent, and I loved you so much. Now it's hot and dead quiet again, and I love you still.
The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams. So much depends upom a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.
I didn't want to see them lower him into the ground in the spot he'd picked out with his dad, and I didn't want to see his parents sink to their knees in the dew-wet grass and moan in pain....
Did I help you to a fate you didn't want?
In the darkest days, the Lord puts the best people into your life." (p. 28)
Patients are almost always preceded by their parents, because no matter how fast an ambulance can drive, terrified parents can drive faster.
She's cute, I thought, but you don't need to like a girl who treats you like you're ten: You've already got a mom.
True love will triumph in the endâ€”which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, it's the most beautiful lie we have.
I'm just reveling in the glory of not having to hear the neediness and impotence of my own voice.
I choose the labyrinth.
I think teenagers bring a lot of intellectual sophistication. They're wrestling with big questions. It's just that, a lot of times they do that separately from adults.
Every paper girl needs at least one string.
Life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future.
Sometimes you lose a battle. But mischief always wins the war
Agustus asked if I wanted to go with him to Support Group, but I was really tired from my busy day of Having Cancer, so I passed.
I wasn't disappointed. My expectations had been met.
I'm not asexual. I'm arelationshipal.
That's why those tapes we made are going to be so great one day, because they'll tell stories that time has swallowed up or distorted or whatever.
You're not boring. You've got to stop saying that, or people will start believing you.
There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.
Ergo: girls should always make the first move, because (a) they are, on the whole, less likely to be rejected than guys, (b) that way, girls will never get kissed unless they want to be kissed.