Quotes from Love Songs & Other Lies

Jessica Pennington ·  284 pages

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“You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn't even know I was writing.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Someday will be here before you know it, Ginny. Eventually we all run out of tomorrows.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“What you don't say means more, sometimes.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Attention, strong, independent women of the world: Please tell me how to turn this stupid voice off”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“...you are the only future I've ever seen for myself.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies



“Sometimes you don't know what you want until you just do. It hits you like a wave, knocks you underwater, and when you surface, all you want is this one thing. It's like gasping for air.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Congrats on the tattoo... and the fish.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Sorry to disappoint you," I laugh as his scrawny body comes barreling down the aisle toward me. "No strippers, just me.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“I spend my entire day watching you guys, Tad says. I think I've officially spent more time with all of you than I have with my own girlfriends over the years”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“...You were just being honest. I get that now. You've always told me the truth. You're always honest with me. And the truth hurts sometimes...but empty promises hurt a lot more. And you've never given me those.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies



“I'm Cam, a Cheesehead drug dealer. Nice to meet you.
"Ha. Nice man."
Does he know I'm joking?”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“She's the words on the page that tell me to stay.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Everything about Cam feels polished and crisp....He doesn't belong in Riverton any more than I belong in a band.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“You're the one who decides what you deserve, Ginny. Not him.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“I want you to say yes. To everything. To anything.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies



“I wonder if this is what falling in love sounds like. Like butterfly wings in my ears and trumpets in my stomach and like the pound of bass in my chest.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Say yes to what exactly?" Ginny asks. "To everything . To anything.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“With a final click of the door, I know she's gone. It feels like that moment when the end credits run at a movie, and you wish there were just a few more minutes left before you have to dump your popcorn in the trash. A few more moments before you return to your real life, leaving the imaginary world and characters of the movie behind, trading them in for your own reality.”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“Who just ups and leaves everything to join a band tour for three months?”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“The cameras . . . they're 24/7 or just for interviews and stuff?”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies



“Cam is smiling at me like I'm absolute perfection, and for a moment I forget all about the pain and the hate and the anger”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


“The click of seat belts, the ding of the blinker, the gentle swish of breath past lips -- it all feels like it's being projected through a megaphone, filling my car with deafening sound..”
― Jessica Pennington, quote from Love Songs & Other Lies


About the author

Jessica Pennington
Born place: The United States
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