30+ quotes from My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Quotes from My Life Next Door

Huntley Fitzpatrick ·  394 pages

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“Maybe if I can just sleep for a hundred years, I'll wake up in a better story.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Is Jase already gonna marry you?”

I start coughing again. “Uh, No. No, George. I’m only seventeen.” As if that’s the only reason we’re not engaged.

“I’m this many.” George holds up four, slightly grubby fingers. “But Jase is seventeen and a half. You could. Then you could live in here with him. And have a big family.”

Jase strides back into the room, of course, midway through this proposition. “George. Beat it. Discovery Channel is on.”

George backs out of the room but not before saying, “His bed’s really comfortable. And he never pees in it.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“You have to kiss me," I find myself saying.
"Yeah." He leans closer. "I do.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Did you know that in space it's very, very cold? And there's no oxygen? And if an astronaut fell out of a shuttle without his suit he'd die right away?"

I'm a fast learner. "But that would never happen. Because astronauts are really, really careful."

George gives me a smile, the same dazzling sweet smile as his big brother, although at this point, with green teeth. "I might marry you," he allows. "Do you want a big family?”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Who are these people, and why do they think their own opinions are the only right ones?”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Why do all the hot girls want the jocks and the good boys? We losers are the ones that need you.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“I don't know. I didn't have that choice. But I know what's happening now. And I'm choosing to stay with you.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“The Garretts were my bedtime story, long before I ever thought I’d be part of the story myself.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“It's as though I don't make a ripple as I drop off the face of the earth.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“They say you never know what you would do in a hypothetical situation. We’d all like to think we’d be one of the people who gave up their lifejackets and waved a stoic good-bye from the slanting deck of the titanic, someone who jumped in front of a bullet for a stranger, or turned and raced back up the stairs of one of the towers, in search of someone who needed help rather than our own security. But you just don’t know for sure if, when things fall apart, you’ll think safety first, or if safety will be the last thing on your mind.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“I like eggs and bacon," George tells me. "But" - his face clouds - "do you know that bacon is" - tears leap to his eyes - "Wilbur?”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“I lie on top of him, skin to skin. He's tall, I'm not, but when we lie like this, we fit together. All the curves of my body relax into the strength of his.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Um. So ... Are we going to study?"

Jase slides his thumbs behind my ears, rubbing the hollow at their base. He's only inches from my face, still looking into my eyes. "You bet. I'm studying you.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“You can't do this. You have to give me a chance to fix whatever it is I've done. What have I done?”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“I cannot help but wonder if any parents ever actually schedule in adolescent drama on their day planners. Looks like a slow week, Sarah. I guess I can pencil in your eating disorder.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Hey, he says again, sitting down next to me as though he knows me well. “Need rescuing?”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“You're just going to walk away-like that? You're leaving it this way? Now? I love you. You can't...”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“But here’s the truth: In movies, it’s never half so lovely as it is here and now with Jase.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Do you know how many times I've read "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" to this kid? That is one fucked-up story. How is that a book for babies?”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“You're walking along on this path, dazzled by how perfect it is, how great you feel, and then just a few forks in the road and you are lost in a place so bad you never could have imagined it.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Mom. He didn't do drugs. I've told you that before. He was just weird.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Being a politician is a lot like being an alcoholic in denial.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“He instantly covers my fingers with his own, giving me his slow, intoxicating smile. I feel a pang, as though I'm handing over a part of myself I've never offered before.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“...And the way he does look at me makes me feel absolutely beautiful.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“No words for a long time. Which is fine, because even the most important ones-- I love you. I'm sorry. Forgive me? I'm here-- are only stand-ins for what you can say better without talking at all.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“It's just whether you're going to do a decent thing or keep doing shitty things. So choose. Just stop whining about it.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“Mines!” Patsy shouts, pointing at Tim. He goes to her, rumples her scanty hair.
“See, hot Alice? Even the very young feel the pull of my magnetism. It’s like an irresistible urge, a force like gravity, or—”
“Poop!”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“But Ma, I have the power to save her!"
-TIM”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“I can't help but notice that...well, you're in my life...at our house, with my family, in my world. But am I really in yours?....”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


“I sit up, edge over close to my window, and push it open, slipping one leg in, then the next, turning back to Jase. “Come on.”
His smile flashes in the gathering dark as his eyebrows lift, but he climbs carefully in as I lock my bedroom door.
“Be still,” I tell him. “Now I’m going to learn all about you.”
― Huntley Fitzpatrick, quote from My Life Next Door


About the author

Huntley Fitzpatrick
Born place: in The United States
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