Quotes from Attraction

Penny Reid ·  161 pages

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“Is a chameleon a coward because it can change its color? No. It’s evolved and awesome. I like to think of myself in a similar fashion. There is nothing wrong with having a strong sense of self-preservation.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“You’ll have to read the book, and don’t interrupt me. It’s distracting enough looking at you. You’ve already derailed my brain train with your face several times.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Parker, what are you doing?” “Making a funny face in an effort to make you stop staring at me like I murdered your beloved goldfish.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“He was so handsome I felt like filing a civil lawsuit against his parents, claiming punitive damages, pain and suffering to my psyche.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Martin wasn’t smiling, but his eyes were warm and interested. “Do you always talk like that?”
“Like what? Like awesome?”
“Yeah, like awesome.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction



“Is a chameleon a coward because it can change its color? No. It’s evolved and awesome. I like to think of myself in a similar fashion.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“I’d learned from my mother that when someone gives you a subjective compliment—meaning one that can’t be disproven and is based on opinion—but that you find to be completely false, rather than argue, it’s much better to just say thank you, or I appreciate that and strive to be that compliment.
Fools fight compliments, she’d said, and sometimes other people see you better than you can see yourself.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“I will die happy here, today, in this spot,” she sighed. “In your puddle of lust.” “Leave my puddle of lust alone. Get your own puddle.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Where are we going?”
… “Just this place I know with a waterfall and a cave. It’s part of the estate, so no one uses it.”
“How nice,” I said … “We have a garage at my house. It holds a car and some of my dad’s tools.”
Martin glanced at me, equal parts amused and confused. “Oh?”
“Yes. And a hammock in the back yard.”
“Is that so…”
“Yeah.”
“So no waterfalls?”
“No. But this one time, when it rained a lot, the gutter broke. That was similar to a waterfall.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“You’re disgusting and that’s completely misogynistic. What if the hook-up girl is using you just as much as you’re using her? What if she’s just having fun? This is the problem with society. When a guy sleeps around, he’s sewing oats. When a girl does it, she’s a hook-up girl.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction



“All girls should be treated with respect regardless of whether or not they’re virgins. Being a virgin doesn’t make me any more or less worthwhile than a non-virgin.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Little did he know, I possessed no feminine wiles. Only the willies and the hibby jibbies.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Me want Martin flavored cookie! Me want cookie now!!”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Even though you don’t feel calm doesn’t mean you can’t be calm.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Because you scratched my itch and then you kissed me—both of which freaked me out because neither of which are in the course syllabus for laboratory experiments this semester. And, furthermore—”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction



“Let me explain what happened. I’ll try to keep it as emotion free as possible for the sake of all the people who can’t deal with the ups and the downs, and the drama and the angst. This is because I’m one of those people. I can’t deal with the drama. Admittedly, this is likely because I was raised in a drama-free household. I once tried being dramatic when I was fourteen. My mother told me to add it to the calendar.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“She told me I should be proud of my healthy shape and healthy body and love it and treasure it because it was mine. No one, she said, could tell me what to think of my body. If I let another person’s opinion matter I was giving him or her control over me, and I had complete control over my own self-image.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“She was a superhero. She was my hero. Therefore, moments when she allowed herself to display vulnerability were distressing. It was like watching Superman struggle through a bout of kryptonite exposure.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“I never cross-pollinate fantasy and reality.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“You should have me there as your representative to make sure he doesn’t try to zap you with his sexy ray.”
“Zap me with his sexy ray?”
“You know what I’m talking about. I barely saw him and I’m feeling the effects. He’s like an…electromagnetic pulse of sexy or something. So does his friend, Eric. They shouldn’t be allowed in public.”
“That’s not how electromagnets work.”
“Whatever. You get my point.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction



“If I let another person’s opinion matter then I was giving him control over me; I alone had complete control over my self-image.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“and request modifications to the heat level of my Bunsen burner. And by Bunsen burner I meant, literally, my Bunsen burner. Not the figurative Bunsen burner in my pants.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“That’s right. A chauffeured car, for a twenty-year-old college student. If I hadn’t felt so pensive I might’ve looked for the Grey Poupon Dijon mustard.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“You’ll make me cry.”
His eyes widened a little, moved between mine. “I wouldn’t.”
“You would. I’ve seen it, I see how you treat girls.”
His hand at my waist tightened. “I wouldn’t do that to you. You’re not - I know you’re not like that. We wouldn’t be that.”
“I don’t trust you.”
He sighed, but not with impatience. “I know.” He nodded. “But you will.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“He growled, “Say it. Spend the week with me.”
I moaned, because…aroused.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction



“I was just…low maintenance. That was okay with me. I didn’t need attention, didn’t want it. People, especially people my age and especially other girls, made very little sense to me. I didn’t see the value in spending hours in front of a mirror when I could be playing video games, or playing the guitar, or reading a book instead.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“Is a chameleon a coward because it can change its color? No. It’s evolved and awesome.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“I have two sisters, and I tell them this all the time. Be the marriage girl. Don’t be the hook-up girl. Don’t be her. She’s stupid and shallow. Yes, she gets lots of male attention, dressing in her sexy lumberjack or sexy nun costumes…for a time. But then she’s used up, hardened, disillusioned and desperate, because no one stays with the hook-up girl.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“She lifted up a bag on her shoulder and informed me that not only had she brought me a swim suit, it was a string bikini. I thought I might die of happiness. That last part isn’t true. I was being sarcastic. Sorry.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction


“I was starting to understand why the blood of a thousand virgins had been sacrificed at his altar of sexual prowess.”
― Penny Reid, quote from Attraction



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