“He certainly seems like the perfect guy but none of that matters if he's not the perfect guy for you.”
“Focus on yourself -- do what you want, when you want, without having to consider anyone else's agenda.”
“a few bad apples is no reason not to visit the orchard.”
“I'm not denying that he's a terrific guy, but I'm not sure he's terrific for me.”
“No matter how many years passed or how much responsibility each assumed, they still managed to bicker like bitchy teenagers on a regular basis. In some way, though, each found it comforting; it reminded them how close they really were: Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.”
“He could be so charming and irreverent and witty, and then-bam!-a switch flipped and he reverted right back to the cocky asshole everyone reported him to be.”
“Smokers always waxed poetic about the ritual of it, how a large part of the satisfaction was packing the box and pulling the foil wrapper and plucking an aromatic stick. They claimed they loved the lighting, the ashing, the feeling of being able to hold something between their fingers. That was all well and good, but there was nothing quite like actually smoking it: Leigh loved inhaling. To pull with your lips on that filter and feel the smoke drift across your tongue, down your throat, and directly into your lungs was to be transported momentarily to nirvana. She remembered- every day- how it felt after the first inhale, just as the nicotine was hitting her bloodstream. A few seconds of both tranquility and alertness, together, in exactly the right amounts. Then the slow exhale- forceful enough so that the smoke didn't merely seep from your mouth but not so energetic that it disrupted the moment- would complete the blissful experience.”
“So why get upset over him leaving when he said he was going to all along? It was quite simple, so simple that Emmy suspected every woman on the planet instinctively understood the concept even when no man was able to wrap his brain around it: She didn't necessarily want him to stay, she just wanted him to want to stay.”
“This was exhausting. If she was going to make this kind of emotional investment in someone, he should at least be a proper boyfriend. But for a casual fling? She could drive herself crazy.”
“You took away the numbness. You made me remember how to feel, how to care about someone other than myself.”
“He was so strong,” Francine sobbed. “So proud. So much dignity. How did he die?”
“Wood chipper,” said Valkyrie.”
“I didn’t go for dangerous guys, especially bald guys wearing skirts who I couldn’t figure out. He”
“I tried to quash my anger and fear. If I was being set up to fail, then I would fail spectacularly.”
“Do I have your leave to keep on clinging to a dream of you?”
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