Quotes from Heart-Shaped Bruise

Tanya Byrne ·  336 pages

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“It was like this blackness that crept into the corners of my life until everything was grey and dirty. My insides felt burnt out, like if you cut me open, all you would find would be smoke. No heart. No bones. There was nothing left, just the anger. It followed me everywhere. It sat on my bed and watched me sleep and when I had to eat, it looked at me across the table.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“I don’t know if that’s ever happened to you, if you’ve loved someone, loved who they are, then found out they’re not that person after all. It doesn’t just break your heart, does it? It breaks you. Then you’re not who you thought you were, either.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“We all know what we had, don’t we? We just never thought we could lose it.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“All my life, all I'd ever heard was: Emily's so shy, Emily's so quiet, Emily's so clever. Thinking back on it now, I don't know if I was ever any of those things, or if I just became shy and quiet and clever because everyone said I was.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“Why do you hate her, Emily?"
"For reminding me that I did this to myself.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“China shop rules, Juliet: you break it, you pay for it, and you broke me. You got what you deserved.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“Doctor Gilyard was right, Juliet and I do have a lot in common. She lost her mother, I lost my mother. She lost her father, I lost my father. She had to start again, I had to start again. She had to pretend to be someone else, I had to pretend to be someone else. But where she was better for it, I was worse. Where she used what happened to make her stronger, I held on to it. I let it distil into something filthy and black. And I hated her for that.
Hated her.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“That fucking notebook. I’m going to set fire to it.”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

“Hast du jemals so jemanden kennengelernt? jemanden,der so gut ist -nicht perfekt ,sondern gut -das man sich daneben wie Abfall fühlt”
― Tanya Byrne, quote from Heart-Shaped Bruise

About the author

Tanya Byrne
Born place: London, The United Kingdom
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