“We are who we are. Sometimes, no matter how much someone might want to, they can’t escape that.”
“I want to hide, fold into the shadows and become invisible so no-one can look at me any more.”
“We have never had a class on how to say no to men while simultaneously never saying no to them.”
“For now they are just girls who are making the wrong choices. They’re ‘whores’. But what if they don’t realize that they’re making the wrong choices? What if the path they are on just has different signposts to ours?”
“Why, isabel? Why are you doing this to yourself? To your body?'
And why are you doing this to me? is the awful, selfish thought that is left unsaid.
'Because I can,' she answers, and I shiver as she unconsciously echoes chastity-ruth.
'Because it's my body,' she cuts in. 'Isn't it?”
“She's beautiful, but it's a faded beauty now, as if she's been washed too many times.”
“I dream of things I know nothing about.”
“She catches sight of herself in her video-feed, her face contorted with fury. Wiping spittle from the sides of her mouth, she reaches behind her to grab her lip gloss and reapplies it. “And don’t even start thinking about what a bitch I am,” she says. Her eyes are steady, the heat receding from her skin. “This is not my fault. I’m just doing what we have been trained to do. This is who we are, freida. This is who we were designed to be.”
“All eves are created to be perfect but, over time, they seem to develop flaws. Comparing yourself to your sisters is a useful way of identifying these flaws, but you must then take the necessary steps to improve yourself. There is always room for Improvement.”
“I'm a good girl. I am pretty. I am always happy-go-lucky.”
“I can't even remember the first time I saw a porno. I presume I must have been shocked, frightened even, but after watching another and another and another they sort of blend into nothingness.”
“It’s true, I am skinny. My bones jostle underneath my skin, fighting to be the first one to pierce my flesh.”
“It might have been preferable," Eddis admitted, dryly, "if you had thrown off your chains of bondage solely for love of me. It would certainly have been more flattering." Standing so near to him, she was looking up into his face and watching it closely. "I am willing to accept, however, that we are real people, not characters in a play. We do not, all of us, need to be throwing inkwells. If we are compatible with one another, is that not sufficient?"
"Were I a king in more than just name, it would be all, all I dreamed of," said Sounis, and it was Eddis who blushed.
"You wish to wait, then, until you are confirmed as Sounis?"
"When," said Eddis, firmly.
"Yes," said Sounis, "then.”
“Clary frowned at him. “Why are you always such an asshat?” “An asshat?” Jace looked as if he were about to laugh.”
“Michael always said if he could get them to eighteen without going to jail or getting a girl pregnant he'd consider it a success.”
“Leah taught me that the greatest secret of life is that we find exactly what we're looking for. In spite of what happens to us, ultimately we decide whether our lives are good or bad, ugly or beautiful.”
“If tribulation is a necessary element in redemption, we must anticipate that it will never cease till God sees the world to be either redeemed or no further redeemable.”
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