“Oh, go to hell." But there wasn't any heat in the response.
"You're not supposed to smile when you say that.”
“She gazed toward the marsh that grew thicker, deeper, greener with approaching summer. Mosquitoes whined in there, breeding in the dark water. Alligators slid through it, silent death. It was a place where snakes could slither and bogs could suck the shoe right off your foot.
And it was a place, she thought, that went bright and beautiful with the twinkling of fireflies, where wildflowers thrived in the shade and the stingy light. Where an eagle could soar like a king.
There was no beauty without risk. No life without it.”
“could never explain it to anyone, the way a fear can live inside you. The way it dictates how you think and how you act, what you say, what you don’t dare say.”
“I am what I am and I can't change it. I know how to cope and how to get by. I don't want or expect anyone to stand with me. I don't need anyone to. I've learned to accept my life just the way it is, and I don't give a damn if you or anyone else doesn't.”
“If you need to be pissed off at me today, you’re going to have to get in line. There’s quite a wait.”
“There’s an Oriental saying I like: “If aggression meets empty space it tends to defeat itself.”
“Coming home is hard." Ven said.
"It shouldn't be" Daleina said. "They love me. I love them. It should be easy."
"Once you leave, it's never easy again. Or at least it's never the same. You're not the same. You can't expect them to be.
She nodded. "Sometimes they feel like strangers. And still, I'd die to protect them.”
“I’m a teenage girl. He is my boy best friend. We would be everything to each other until we couldn’t.”
“İnsanlar birbirlerini tanımanın ne kadar güç olduğunu bildikleri için bu zahmetli işe teşebbüs etmektense, körler gibi rastgele dolaşmayı ve ancak çarpıştıkça birbirlerinin mevcudiyetinden haberdar olmayı tercih ediyorlar.”
“We can endure any amount of sadness for the people we love.”
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