Quotes from Everything on a Waffle

Polly Horvath ·  150 pages

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“There's something about sports. You can be setting fire to cats and burying them in your backyard, but as long as you're playing team sports, people think you're okay.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“I want someone who puts the whole ball of wax at risk. I want the kind of marriage where we would follow each other out into the stormy fatal sea or I'm not marrying at all.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“All my life I had wanted to travel but what I discovered that year was that the things that you find out become the places that you go and sometimes you find them out by being jettisoned off alone and other times it is the people who choose to stand by your side who give you the clues. But the important things that happen to you will happen to you even in the smallest places...”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“The only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart, and Miss Honeycut has a teeny tiny pea-sized one and it takes you nowhere you want to go.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“I am not in the body of life. I hover on the extremities. I float.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle



“At heart, we're all violent raging wolves, but in our actions we can be pacifists.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“Sometimes you get tempted to make something wonderful even better but in doing so you lose what was so wonderful to begin with.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“The only really interesting things about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“All kinds of ordinary people gave their whole hearts to things you wouldn't think you could give your heart to.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“I left parts of myself some places and found others unexpectedly. New people appeared on the scene and others disappeared before I had a chance to say goodbye. All kinds of ordinary people gave their whole hearts to things you wouldn't think you could give your heart to.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle



“My mother smoked too but I guessed by now she had quit the habit, which was, I supposed, one of the advantages of being shipwrecked.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“(T)he only really interesting thing about someone that makes you want to explore them further is their heart”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“You can be sunk low or as a skunk and still have a joy in your heart. Joy lives like one of those spinning things---a gyroscope in your heart. It doesn't seem to have any connection to circumstance, good or bad.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“Being together, like being able to see certain stars only with your peripheral vision, isn't something you can create. It's just something that happens to you.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


“But it didn't matter. Because all it proved was that my mother was sitting out there coatless somewhere, waiting to come home to me. Even as he stared at it, the remark "Your mother's dead" sitting unspoken, like something rotten in our path that neither one of us wanted to be the first to pick up. Even after the kind of day I had had, being taunted at school, and then threatened with incarceration. Even know that when I went home I would face a house full of ghosts, it didn't matter to me. Instead I felt a little stab of joy.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle



“I would never go home again in quite the same way, but that was okay too.”
― Polly Horvath, quote from Everything on a Waffle


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