“You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.”
“We're actors in our lives, pretendin' to be who we want people to think we are.”
“I want to try making things right because picking up the pieces is way better than leaving them the way they are.”
“I want to know how to make this girl laugh. I want to know what makes her cry. I want to know what it feels like to have her look at me as if I’m her knight in shinning armor.”
“One of the things that makes me who I am is the loyalty I have to people I hold close to my heart.”
“If there's one thing I learned, it's that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.”
“But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.”
“I'm losing control."-Brittany
Mamacita, I've already lost it."-Alex”
“You once said you loved me. Do you still?"
My sister is watching this exchange between us. She smiles warmly at me, giving me the strength to tell him the truth. "I never stopped loving you. Even when I tried desperately to forget you. I couldn't.”
“The reason I want you to put a shirt on is, well, because, um..."
"You've never seen a guy with his shirt off?"
"Ha, ha. Very funny. Believe me, you don't have anything I haven't seen before."
"Wanna bet?" he says, then moves his hands to the button on his jeans and pops it open. Isabel walks in at that exact moment.
"Whoa, Alex. Please keep your pants on.”
“I can't help but smile as I swipe a lone tear trailing down my cheek. How can I not be crazy in love with this guy? Time away from him didn't change anything. I can't deny him another chance. That would be denying myself. ”
“[Life]It is what you make it. If you think you can't change the world, then go on and follow the path already carved out for you. But there are other roads to choose, they're just harder to trudge through. Changing the world is'nt easy, but I sure as hell am going to keep trying. Are you?”
“Miss Ellis?" Mrs. Perterson says. "It's your turn. Introduce Alex to the class"
"This is Alejandro Fuentes. When he wasn't hanging out on street corners and harrassing innocent people this summer, he toured the inside of jails around the city, if you know what i mean. His secret desire is to go to college and become a chemistry teacher, like you Mrs. Peterson."
Brittney flashed me a triumpnet smile, thinking she won this round. Guess again, gringa. "This is Brittney Ellis," I say, all eyes focused on me. "This summer she went to the mall, bought new clothes to extend her wardrobe, and spent her daddy's money on plastic surgery to enhance her, ahem, assets. Her secret desire is to date a Mexicano before she graduates."
“I want to tell her how much she's become the center of my being. But I can't. The words won't come.”
“If I had any choice in the matter, I'd stay in my comfy bed and eat warm chocolate chip cookies all day.”
“Brit: What's your major?
Alex: Chemistry. And yours?
Brit: Chemistry. Kiss me so we can see if we still have it. 'Cause you own my heart, my soul, and everything else in between.”
“He may be out of my life physically, but he'll always be a part of me. I can't let go even if I wanted to.”
“Makin' mistakes ain't a crime, you know. What's the use of having a reputation if you can't ruin it every now and then?”
“This connection we have isn't going away, it's only getting stronger. Because the more I spend time with her, the closer I want to be.”
“I never stopped loving you. Even when I tried desperately to forget you, I couldn't.”
“Opening yourself up to making mistakes and being vulnerable is what makes it beautiful and special with the person you love.”
“I understand the reasons behind his keeping a distance from a girl he cares about. Because the truth is, sometimes getting close to the fire does actually burn you.”
“I don't deserve you. You know that, querida, don't you? (Alex)”
“There's a thin line between love and hate. Maybe you're confusing your emotions.”
“NO PDA,school rules. And besides she's my partner dickhead." said Alex.”
“Music is my drug, the one thing that makes me numb.”
“Playing with fire doesn't necessarily get you burned.”
“It'll be impossible to protect Brittany for the rest of her life from all the other guys who want to be near her, to see her as I've seen her. Touch her as I've touch her. Man, I never want to let her go.”
“I hate games I can't win.”
“God looks at his people as children of a family who are happy that those who have done only a little bit are as much loved as those who accomplish much.”
“Dogs deserve proper names."
"Cats are entirely different. They catch mice.”
“A writer writes for writers, a non-writer writes for his next-door neighbor or for the manager of the local bank branch, and he fears (often mistakenly) that they would not understand or, in any case, would not forgive his boldness.”
“Nay! Can it be Braden’s made it a whole hour without a woman? Quick, Lochlan, send for a healer afore he collapses from the stress of celibacy. (Ewan)
Now, that’s no joking matter. It’s not good for a man to go too long without a woman. His juices back up and before you know it, he turns into a soured, ill-tempered beastie…So that’s what happened to you! Come. We’d best find you a woman quickly before you get any worse. (Braden)”
“Everywhere you turn you see Americans sacrifice their long-term interests for a short-term reward.”
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