6+ quotes from Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Quotes from Everything Here Is Beautiful

Mira T. Lee ·  368 pages

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“querencia. It refers to that place in the ring where a bull feels strongest, safest, where it returns again and again to renew its strength. It’s the place we’re most comfortable, where we know who we are—where we feel our most authentic selves.”
― Mira T. Lee, quote from Everything Here Is Beautiful


“It fascinates her, to see a creature so busy in an act of creation.”
― Mira T. Lee, quote from Everything Here Is Beautiful


“He’s already run the standard battery of questions, checked the check boxes, computed the data: hears voices = schizophrenic; too agitated = paranoid; too bright = manic; too moody = bipolar; and of course everyone knows a depressive, a suicidal, and if you’re all-around too unruly or obstructive or treatment resistant like a superbug, you get slapped with a personality disorder, too. In Crote Six, they said I “suffer” from schizoaffective disorder. That’s like the sampler plate of diagnoses, Best of Everything.
But I don’t want to suffer. I want to live.”
― Mira T. Lee, quote from Everything Here Is Beautiful


“Shortly after we met, my mother died. That day at her funeral, he stood beside me, I knew he was my angel. "Why are you crying?" I said, watching him wipe his eyes. "Why you are not crying?" he said. "Your mother is dead. You are daughter with no mother. I love you. Of course I cry.”
― Mira T. Lee, quote from Everything Here Is Beautiful


“But if she has to try too hard, perhaps its the universe's way of telling her this isn't to be. She doesn't believe in God, but she believes in a natural order, a higher directive, to be gleaned and mulled and acted upon.”
― Mira T. Lee, quote from Everything Here Is Beautiful


“Our mother might've said this: that immigrants are the strongest, that we leave our homes behind and rebuild. Everywhere we go, we rebuild.”
― Mira T. Lee, quote from Everything Here Is Beautiful


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