David Clawson · 336 pages
Rating: (460 votes)
“I just felt like . . . me. And whatever “me” meant, that was perfectly fine and absolutely enough. Everyone should feel that kind of peace and self-acceptance far more often than I think most of us do.”
“I’m always amazed by how readily people judge the right and wrong of things they know only from the outside. Honestly, it kind of pisses me off.”
“Every time he said those words it was like a supernova of joy exploding inside me. I just didn’t yet know that supernovas burn so brightly because a catastrophe is taking place. That lesson would come later.”
“I admit, I bear my share of the responsibility for their getting it all wrong, so I guess I’m just going to tell this story as if you knew nothing, because, in reality, even if you read every single article published up to the moment of the big announcement, about the truth, you do know nothing.”
“I will say this about that moment when you realize your worst nightmare has proven to be reality— it can be oddly comforting. After all, once you’ve hit rock bottom and lived, there’s only one place you can go, and that’s up.”
“Happiness can be a dangerous thing; it can make you greedy for more.”
“Child, I am taking you to The Autumnal Ball.”
“The . . . but . . . but . . . I don’t have a ticket.”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“But I don’t have a thousand dollars for—”
“I said, don’t worry about it.”
“But how can I not worry about it? Worrying is what I do! About everything!”
With an unexpectedly calm smile, Coco put I finger to my lips. “And that’s why you need a fairy godmother. For the rest of the night you’re not allowed to worry about anything. You have one, and only one, responsibility. To have a dream come true and have the sweetass time of your sweetass life. Do you understand me?”
“Are they always so mean?” I asked.
“It’s the oldest story in the book— the bullied become the bullies.”
“They say that it’s always darkest before the dawn, but sometimes it’s really darkest the moment you realize a dream was just a dream.”
“I have a theory that he’s not actually as stupid as he likes to act, because often he’ll play the stupidity card in a really smart way .”
“but the human heart has a bad habit of being hopeful.”
“I hope that's true, because I figured out why I'd never finished it, what I was waiting for. I was waiting for you, Clare. For them. For us. I want to finish it up for you, for them, for us.”
“He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing.”
“ - Ah,temos um mas. Você devia ter sido critica literaria. Eles atiram-nos flores e depois dão-nos um pontapé nos tomates." pag.130”
“I'm sure once he recovers from the muscle tone and tattoos he'll be fine.'
Good thing he didn't know about the penis piercing. That would give him a heart attack. Or the fact that I had seen the penis piercing.”
“They said the world was divided into those folks who ran away from danger, and those who ran toward it.”
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