Quotes from Chasing Brooklyn

Lisa Schroeder ·  412 pages

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“My reflection tells one story.
My heart, a different one.

The difference is,
hearts don't lie.
Mirrors do.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“The beautiful thing is, music can be like a time machine. One song- the lyrics, the melody, the mood- can take you back to a moment in time like nothing else can.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Life is so freaking hard. How do people do it? How do people get up every day and deal with the shit? It really makes you understand why there are so many messed-up people in the world. I mean, it's tough, trying to deal with demands coming at you from all sides.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“She trusted him.
She had faith in him.
And he left her forever.
Something tells me she's not forgetting that anytime soon.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Aren’t the scariest things in life
Those things you can’t see?”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn



“Another long run, hoping to put distance between me and everything else. The farther, the better. Only problem is, the distance is just temporary, because no matter how far I go, I always have to come back.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“How many days was I like that? Pretending to listen, but not hearing a word? Pretending to care when I hated it all? Pretending to live when I was dying inside?”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“You more than anyone should be in my dreams.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Right and wrong
Black and white
And many shades
Of gray
I want color in my life
Color in my dreams.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Best friends are together through it all. Like soil & roots. One needing the other through chilling winters, scorching summers, through hailstorms & lightning Strikes. They weather it together.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn



“Motion is always preferable
to stagnation.
When you move,
things happen.
You’re alive
Stay still too long,
And it´s hard to get moving again.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“If you consistently say thanks, being grateful is easy.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Thank you for a lullaby last night.
Thank you for the boy who sang it.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I'm in a castle
standing in a tower,
looking down through a window
at the beautiful garden,
the sun setting in the distance.

The beauty in the moment
brings tears to my eyes.

Sky blue pink,
the backdrop for
roses in ever color
blooming in the garden.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“My heart breaks.
Also not the first time.

I long to go after him.
To find him
and hold him
and kiss him
in the loveliest of gardens.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn



“Those were the days when dreams were sweet and life was sweeter still.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Sometimes life is a feast with eggs Benedict & hollandaise sauce, waffles & strawberries, sausage links & hashed brown potatoes. And sometimes life is scrambled eggs. In the end, your stomach gets full all the same. And years from now, you may not remember exactly what you ate.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“We don't talk. We just swing. There is comfort in the act of swinging. True, unexpected comfort.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I write a note and tape it to my window--

I'M NOT A DETECTIVE.
BE SPECIFIC!”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I'd reply, love doesn't tell time.

Love is simply there
or it isn't.

Everyday,
in every way,
it was there.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn



“Running doesn't just make me happy. Running keeps me alive. When I'm running-the blood pumping through my veins, the tunes playing in my ears, the muscles tightening on the inclines- the problems of the world disappear. It's just me, the sidewalk, and God.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I don't know if boys are intimidated by her or afraid of her or what, but I know her heart is open and ready for a special guy to walk in.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“Love doesn't tell time. - Brooklyn”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I'll wait for you at the finish line.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I tell myself it will protect me. He will protect me.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn



“She taught me to slow down.
To look up and enjoy the view.
To not worry so much about the end result
that I end up missing things along the way.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“In the quiet of the night,
Brooklyn baby tucked in tight.
Close your eyes, everything's all right.
Dreams will take you to the light.
Like a star, you're lovely and bright.
So sleep baby girl, sleep all night.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“I know. You can be fine, and then,
out of nowhere,
a memory blindsides you.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“And years from now,
you may not remember exactly what you ate.
But you’ll remember who you ate with.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn


“And what I think is that
when you’re completely alone
and deep inside yourself
with feelings no one else can understand,
there really aren’t a hundred places to go.

It’s like if I woke up one day
and looked outside
and saw purple trees
and red grass and green dogs,
is there anyone I could tell who would understand?

No.
There’d be no one.
It’s exactly like that.

He saw purple trees
and red grass and green dogs
while no one else did.
 
And maybe,
he just got tired
of seeing them.”
― Lisa Schroeder, quote from Chasing Brooklyn



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