Quotes from Glitch

Heather Anastasiu ·  308 pages

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“I loved you before I even knew the name for it. Everyday I'd sit beside you, inhaling your scent, looking at your beautiful face. Every night, dreaming about you. You eclipsed everything else. It was you. Always you.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“Being with him made me want to make my own dreams, discover my own path. I was my best self when I was with him.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“My whole body sank forward into his arms. His lips moved against mine, exploring my mouth so gently. I tried to mimic his movements--slowly, uncertainly, until I didn't have to think about it at all. It just felt right. He let out a soft moan at my reaction and cupped his hands behind my head, pulling me closer until I couldn't tell where my mouth ended and his began. A liquid sensation swooped throughout my stomach. It was the most amazing thing I'd ever felt and it kept growing, the vibrating heat expanding outward. I was surprised I was still able to stand.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“I wanted color. I wanted to soar with happiness even if it meant dealing with the weight of fear and guilt, too. I wanted to live.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“Don't you understand? I want to spend my life with you. I want you to be there when I go to bed at night and when I wake up in the morning.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch



“You've felt it, haven't you? Those feelings that seem to get so big in your chest, like something is so beautiful it aches?”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“We stood, holding each other's faces, memorising every last detail. I was deperate with my own need to capture this last, lingering moment, desperate to forget the horrible sink at the pit of my stomach telling me all this would be lost forever once they pulled the chip out. Please don't let me forget.
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“His lips ever so gently touched mine, and suddenly I felt everything stirring inside me grow wings, let loose, and fly.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“He pulled me closer until his lips breathed me in, until we were sharing one breath.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“It means that two people start loving each other. I guess because it can feel really sudden and because it's powerful. Like gravity--an unstoppable force.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch



“Beauty, happiness, they're things so big they can't capture them with their scientific words. It's like what they used to call magic.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“She is not the princess locked away in the fortress and you are not some hero who's going to save her.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“He looked up and I realised how close we were, both of us leaning in together. I blinked a few times, suddenly light-headed, but not like before when I'd passed out. Being so close to the smooth dark skin of his face, getting lost in the shifting shades of his green eyes, it felt like my insides were fluttering and melting.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“History isn't all fact--it's just the story the victors tell to keep themselves in power. And it's been a slow revision. The more time passes, the easier it becomes to reinvent the past.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“That you exist this way, Zoe, you're the ultimate proof that we can be so much more than just the sum of our parts and knee-jerk impulses. Something about you just could not be controlled, just had to be free.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch



“Everything was so much sharper without the Link fogging me--sights, sounds, smells. It was exhilarating and shocking and terrifying. I knew my emotions had grown too strong. They were dangerous to the Community. They were dangerous to me.
But still, I wanted color. I wanted to soar with happiness even if it meant dealing with the weight of fear and guilt, too. I wanted to live. And that meant that I couldn't give the glitching up. At least not yet. Just a little bit longer.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“I looked at him through swollen eyes. The light glowed around him and he looked like he was floating. He was a glowing creature from another world, opening his gossamer wings and beckoning me. I wanted to tumble into his embrace. We'd be able to fly and I wouldn't mind the sunshine or the sky if he could just hold me forever.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“There was something else I couldn't quite define--something that made me uneasy. We were a wrong fit, like unmatching puzzle pieces.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“L'amour, selon toute logique, ne devrait pas exister. La plus grande anomalie, certains diront le plus grand défaut, du genre humain. Mais c'est surtout sa plus grande beauté, je le comprends à présent. Et je sacrifierais tout pour toi, même si ce sentiment n'est pas réciproque. Parce que je t'aime.”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch


“Certains vendraient père et mère contre l'illusion d'être libéré à tout jamais de la souffrance et de la peur. Et je les comprends, en un certain sens. C'est tellement plus simple d'accepter une solution prémâchée - même si cette solution est un mensonge. Le plus difficile, c'est de trouver la force de résister et de crier ''je refuse!”
― Heather Anastasiu, quote from Glitch



About the author

Heather Anastasiu
Born place: in Atlanta, GA, The United States
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