“The best thing about reading is to escape from your life, to be able to live hundreds or even thousands of different lives.”
“If you aren’t affected
somehow, even in the slightest bit, you aren’t
reading the right book.”
“The best thing about reading is to escape
from your life, to be able to live hundreds or even
thousands of different lives.”
“Just because he can't love you the way you want him to doesn't mean he does't love you with everything he has.”
“Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same”
“Is love always like this? Is it always so passionate, yet so damn painful?”
“La lectura es la mejor manera de escapar de las preocupaciones del día a día, de poder vivir cientos, incluso miles de vidas distintas. Lo que no es ficción no tiene ese poder, no te cambia del mismo modo que la ficción.
—¿La ficción te cambia?
—Sí, te cambia. Si no te afecta, aunque sólo sea un poco, es que no estás leyendo el libro adecuado.—...—. Me gusta pensar que todas las novelas que he leído hasta ahora ya forman parte de mí, que me han hecho como soy, en cierto sentido.”
“Tessa has an obsession with Target that I’ll never understand.”
“Sometimes you just have to choose to let things go, to move on.”
“I don't really care for fiction."
"How can you not? The best thing about reading is to escape from your life, to be able to live hundreds or even thousands of different lives. Non-fiction doesn't have that power- it doesn't change you like fiction does."
"Change you?" He raises his brow.
"Yes, change you. If you aren't affected somehow, even in the slightest bit, you aren't reading the right book. I would like to think that every novel I've read has become a part of me, created who I am, in a sense.”
“De algún modo se ha convertido en el pegamento que mantenía mi vida en su sitio, y en su ausencia sólo me quedan las ruinas de lo que fue mi existencia.”
“Es macht mich wahnsinnig, wie sie in ihrem Essen stochert. Am liebsten würde ich ihr die Kartoffeln gabelweise in den Mund schaufeln. Deshalb haben wir Probleme, weil ich Gewaltfantasien von Zwangsfütterung habe. (Hardin über Tessa)”
“La lectura es la mejor manera de escapar de las preocupaciones del día a día, de poder vivir cientos, incluso miles, de vidas distintas.”
“I take it she didn’t accept your apology?”
“Who says I gave an apology, or a reason to need one?”
“Because you’re you, and on top of that, you’re a man . . .” He salutes me and downs the rest of what’s in his glass. “We always have to apologize first. It’s the way it is.”
“Subrayaba frases en mis novelas que me recordaban a ti. ¿Quieres oír la primera? Era: «Bajó a la pista, evitando mirarla durante un buen rato, como si se tratara del sol; pero, aunque no la miraba, la veía, como sucede con el sol».
Supe que te amaba mientras subrayaba a Tolstoy.”
“Ich habe gehört, je mehr man schreit und brüllt, desto wahrscheinlicher gewinnen sie. (Hardin zu Landon beim Hockey)”
“It's dark meets light; it's chaotic perfection; it's everything I fear, want, and need.”
“My grandmother used to tell me that cupcakes are good for the soul. If I need anything, it's something for my soul.”
“L'amour ne vient pas à bout de tout comme les romans essaient de le faire croire.”
“La lectura es la mejor manera de escapar de las preocupaciones del día a día, de poder vivir cientos, incluso miles de vidas distintas. Lo que no es ficción no tiene ese poder, no te cambia del mismo modo que la ficción. Si no te afecta, aunque sea sólo un poco, es que no estás leyendo el libro adecuado.”
“If you aren’t affected somehow, even in the slightest bit, you aren’t reading the right book.”
“You aren’t one of those women who demands to pay half of the bill, are you?” he teases.”
“I left little packages in front of the doors; the people looked for them in the morning, and I knew, in some bit of a way, it bucked them up.
I did as much as I could, but it weren't like I could get everyone something every night. That seemed like the cruelest part. I tried not to think 'bout the people that woke up and rushed to the door and didn't find nothing; it made my chest hurt.”
“They are walking the line between genius and insanity.”
“Now I have more freedom than I have ever had at any time in my life, and I do only the things I always have. They were empty before, but Selina has given a meaning to them, I do them for her. I am waiting, for her - but, waiting, I think, is too poor a word for it. I am engaged with the substance of the minutes as they pass. I feel the surface of my flesh stir - it is like the surface of the sea that knows the moon is drawing near it. If I take up a book, I might as well never have seen a line of print before - books are filled, now, with messages aimed only at me. An hour ago, I found this:
The blood is listening in my frame,
And thronging shadows, fast and thick,
Fall on my overflowing eyes...
It is as if every poet who ever wrote a line to his own love wrote secretly for me, and for Selina. My blood - even as I write this - my blood, my muscle and every fibre of me, is listening, for her. When I sleep, it is to dream of her. When shadows move across my eye, I know them now for shadows of her. My room is still, but never silent - I hear her heart, beating across the night in time to my own. My room is dark, but darkness is different for me now. I know all its depths and textures - darkness like velvet, darkness like felt, darkness bristling as coir or prison wool.”
“I'm completely in love with you. What if I didn't leave, after all?”
“Fame’s a lonely life if you don’t have good people around you. People are so fake when fame hits. The only real family I’ve got is my band. These guys are my brothers. They know what all this is like.”
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