Quotes from Beautiful Oblivion

Jamie McGuire ·  337 pages

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“Anything to do with the Maddoxes is never boring.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I've had a lifetime of wrong. You're the only thing thats right.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I was in trouble. Big, disastrous, Maddox trouble.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I have a bad case of awkward as fuck”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I’ll help you get lost any time, Sunshine. The only deal is you have to promise to come back. I never want to lose you again.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Please?" he asked. He laughed once, nervous. "I'm in love with you"
After a long pause, I cringed at the words I was about to say. "If you knew what I know... you wouldn't be."
He shook his head. "I don't wanna know. I just want you.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I was just thinking now was as good a time as any to acknowledge that you’re perfect and it wouldn’t suck if you fell madly in love with me anytime soon. - TRENT”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Don’t defend him! This is bullshit!” he said as he turned for the door, and then turned back to face me. “I’ve been sitting at work this whole time, staring at those fucking things. I wanted to calm down before I got here, but this is just . . . it’s fucking disrespectful, is what it is! I bust my ass trying to prove to you that I’m better for you than he ever was. But he keeps pulling this shit, and showing up, and . . . I can’t compete with some rich college boy from California. I’m barely getting by, with no degree, and up until a few days ago I still lived with my dad. But I am so fucking in love you, Cami,” he said, reaching for me. “I have been since we were kids. The first time I saw you on the playground, I knew what beauty was. The first time you ignored me was my first broken heart. I thought I was playing this right, from the moment I sat down at your table at the Red. No one has ever wanted someone as much as I want you. For years I . . .” He was breathing hard, and he clenched his jaw. “When I heard about your dad, I wanted to rescue you,” he said, chuckling, but not out of humor. “And that night at your apartment, I thought I’d finally gotten something right.” He pointed to the ground. “That my purpose in life was to love you and keep you safe . . . but I didn’t prepare for having to share you.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“It’s good for him. No man should get every woman he wants. Keeps their douchebaggery to a tolerable level.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I hope you like cherry coke, baby doll, or we can't be friends.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“We've already lost the first woman we ever loved. The thought of going through that again scares the shit out of us.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“The Maddoxes could sense trouble. At least it seemed that way, because whenever there was a fight, they had either started it, or finished it. Usually both.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I am the one, Cami. I’m it for you. I know because you’re it for me.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Because even if we were struggling, we had goals. It didn't matter that we weren't there yet. What mattered is that we both experienced setbacks, and full-blown failures, but we got up, brushed ourselves off, and kept going-and were making the best of it.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Is your ass jealous of the amount of shit that comes out of your mouth?”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“You know what I hate?” I asked.
Trenton had desperation in his eyes. “Me. I know. I just . . . I’m a selfish, insecure idiot.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“You made it complicated! You can’t complain now!” I said.
“What the fuck does it matter if I kissed you?”
“Because! I have! A boyfriend!” I yelled into the phone.
“Will he even notice? You haven’t spoken to him in a week!”
“That’s none of your business!”
“Yes, it is! You’re my business!”
“Fuck off!”
“You fuck off!” he yelled back. We were both quiet for a while, and then Trenton finally spoke. “I’m coming over after I get off work.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“No, I like it ... a lot ... but that's a helluva tattoo for a virgin."
He popped the pen back in, freeing up his hand to move the mouse.

I smirked. "If I'm going to lose it, I want to be broken in right."

The pen fell from Trenton's mount to the floor.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“His persistance was admirable as it was annoying”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“What is your deal? You tell me five times a day that we’re friends, and now you’re jealous of some girl I flirted with for two seconds.”
“I am not jealous!”
“Then what are you?”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I know you don’t believe me, but I really have loved you since we were kids,” he said quietly.
“And now I get to love you ’til we’re old.”
My stomach fluttered. No one else had ever loved me as much as he did. “Promise?”
Trenton smiled with tired eyes. “Yes. And then I’ll promise you again after I dance around in a
thong to Britney Spears.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I know. I’m just trying to keep things simple.”
Trenton took a step toward me. “This isn’t simple. Not even close.”
“It is simple. Black and white. Cut and dry.”
Trenton grabbed me by the shoulders and planted a kiss on my mouth. Sheer shock made my lips
hard and unforgiving, but then they melted against his, along with the rest of my body. I relaxed, but
my breathing picked up, and my heart beat so loud I was sure Trenton could hear it. His tongue
slipped between my lips, and his hands slid down my arms to my hips, his fingers digging into my
skin. He pulled my hips against his as he kissed me, and then sucked my bottom lip when he pulled
“Now it’s complicated.” He grabbed his keys and shut the door behind him.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“He’ll make it beautiful, won’t you?” I asked.Trenton turned on the machine, and then looked at me with a soft expression. “You’re already beautiful.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Cami, I could never hate you. Even if I wanted to. Trust me, I’ve tried.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Her personality was charming to those she loved, and repellent to those she didn't”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Jesus Christ, Cami, please. I can’t do it. I can’t be here, thinking about you there, with him.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“It means I'm a fuckup, but I'm going to get it figured out. I swear. Just...don't give up on me, okay?”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“I’m not her buddy. I’m her boyfriend, and I’ll knock you the fuck out before you can scratch the paint.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

“Goddammit! I ruined our whole night! I’m such a fuckin’ jerk, Cami! I was stressing because I wanted to get you flowers, but they’re all so damn expensive . . . and then that ridiculously gigantic bouquet shows up. I’m a dick. I’m an unreasonable, selfish, insecure dick who is so scared of losing you. It’s too hard to believe that you’re already mine.”
― Jamie McGuire, quote from Beautiful Oblivion

About the author

Jamie McGuire
Born place: in Tulsa, Oklahoma, The United States
Born date November 6, 1978
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