Quotes from Perfect Lies

Kiersten White ·  232 pages

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“She told me only people we love the most can destroy us, because no one else has that kind of power.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I wash myself clean of guilt, of pain, of fear, of emotion. I am the ocean. I am empty. I am nothing.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I’ll be fine. I’m always fine.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Once upon a time, I was a little girl with a mom and a dad and a sister, and the only monsters in the world were imaginary.

Then I became one of the monsters.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I chose the hardest path and I am choosing the easiest right path. I am choosing nothing, and , for once, nothing is exactly right.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies



“How many lies can I brain tells itself until becomes truth?”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Silly man, doesn’t he know money is imaginary?” It’s paper that turns into numbers on screens, after all. It’s there, then it’s gone. I put it places, I take it out, I move it someplace else. Imaginary. Most things are imaginary, when you think about it.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Oh, baby sister. We all want things we shouldn’t have. Even you. Just because you love him doesn’t mean you should. Love is a choice, like anything else.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Probably you should stay out of my head. It’s not a friendly place.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Am I giving you a headache? I think.
“You are a headache.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies



“I did the right choice so you wouldn't have to do the wrong one.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“His eyes search mine, more serious than his tone would indicate, and I know he’s looking to see whether or not I’m falling apart. He doesn’t need to.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Most things are imaginary, when you think about it. Sometimes I think I'm imaginary.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I need to be nothing for a very long time until I can decide what something I want to be.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I have a date with the endless empty ocean. I am ready to leave.
I am choosing nothing, and, for once, nothing is exactly right.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies



“I am a girl in want of complete destruction.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I lie constantly. All the time. I’m nothing but one big mass of lies.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I am the ocean. I am the yacht in the middle of the ocean. I am nothing. I am flames.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“We change the future with every choice we make,”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Cole gets up and then says, “Adam. Five texts. I can read them to you.” He pauses. “Unless they’re personal.” I roll my eyes.
“Not that it’s any of your business, but I’m pretty sure he’s desperately in love with my sister.” Cole snorts.
“He’s crazy.”
“He’d have to be, right?”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies



“If I cannot trust myself to love the right person, what can I trust?”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I have to trust that, or I’ll lose my mind. Well, lose it more.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“We are both of us made of the things we have lost.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Her voice is as casual as a knife in the gut.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“This is the tragedy of knowing my fate: I have seen how it ends, and I will walk right into it, and nothing will change.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies



“This was my choice, Fia. I made the right choice so you didn't have to make a wrong one.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I’m still afraid to sleep—too many ghosts peering creeping condemning.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Crazy must run in your family,” he says.
“You do know Fia!” I blurt, then bite my lip.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“Do you really want to get into my head? I think. It’s not a friendly place. You’ll regret it.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies


“I think happy thoughts and feel happy things and I do not let myself near the swirling black edges of the hole that is my soul when I look at them.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Perfect Lies



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