30+ quotes from Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Quotes from Please Ignore Vera Dietz

A.S. King ·  326 pages

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“I'm sorry, but I don't get it. If we're supposed to ignore everything that's wrong with our lives, then I can't see how we'll ever make things right.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Isn't it funny how we live inside the lies we believe?”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Today I am in control because I want to be. I have my fingers on the switch, but have lived a lifetime ignoring the control I have over my own world. Today is different.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Because with Charlie, nothing was ever easy. Everything was windswept and octagonal and finger-combed. Everything was difficult and odd, and the theme songs all had minor chords.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I knew not to give the best of myself to the worst of people.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I felt a mix of wanting to kill him and wanting to kiss him at the same time. When I thought of what true love must be like, I figured it must be like this, and not the stupid eighth grade infatuation most girls my age felt. True love includes an equal part of good and bad, but true sticks around and doesn't run off to Vegas with a podiatrist.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I wish we could go back in time and climb trees together again. I love you, Vera. I always will.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I'd rather feel something for real than pretend it's not what it is.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“It seems the older people get, the more shit they ignore. Or, like Dad, they pay attention to stuff that distracts them from the more important things that they’re ignoring.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I was also built from delusional optimism and folly.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I miss him so much, but it's confusing, because I missed him long before he was dead, and that's the bitch of it all. I missed him long before he was dead.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Is it okay to hate a dead kid? Even if you loved him once? Even if he was my best friend? Is it okay to hate him for being dead?”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I want to tell her that the only thing you get from walling yourself in is empty.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I mean, I ignore plenty of stuff, like school spirit days and the dirty looks I get from the Detentionheads while I try to slink through the halls unnoticed. But there's something about telling other people what to ignore that just doesn't work for me. Especially things we shouldn't be ignoring.

Hear that girl in your class is being abused by her stepfather and had to go to the clinic? Hear she's bringing her mother's pills to school and selling them to pay for it? Ignore. Ignore. Ignore. Mind your own business. Don't make waves. Fly under the radar. It's just one of those things, Vera.

I'm sorry, but I don't get it. If we're supposed to ignore everything that's wrong in our lives, then I can't see how we'll ever make things right.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“You'll never lose me, Vera. I'm the Great Hunter now.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“The thing you don't see while you're still there on Earth is how easy it is to change your mind. When you're in it and you're mixed up with feelings, assumptions, influences, and misconceptions, things seem completely impossible to change. From here, you see that change is as easy as flicking a light switch in your brain.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I'd rather feel something for real than pretend it's not what it is. Which Zen guy said "If you want to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water"?”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Look at that, Vera.”
I tilt my head back and see a sky full of stars.
“Can you tell which one is me?” he asks.
I point to the brightest one.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“DAD: Why didn't you say this when it happened?
ME: It's complicated.
Don't they know that regret begets regret begets regret?
DR. B: Vera, you need to answer the question.
ME: Because I loved Charlie too much.
DAD: Loved him?
DR. B: Is that all?
ME: Because I hated Charlie too much.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Hey - the whole freaking world was built from delusional optimism and folly. What makes you so special? We're all just making it up as we go along. No one really knows what they're doing. Anyone who tells you otherwise is talking out of their butt.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“What Vera doesn’t know is: I’d kill to be a pickle on her Big Mac—ground to relish between her perfect white teeth.
I’d kill to be a bug she squishes with her holey Army-issue combat boot.
But she’s too good for me. She always was.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“...I guess when you believe the word of a complete liar, logic doesn't come into it.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Do you think we'll get married one day?" I said.
"To each other?" Charlie asked.
"No, silly. I mean to other people." (But really, I'd meant to each other.)”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“She wore too much eyeliner then, at age thirteen, and now, at eighteen, she wears so much black under her eyes, she looks like a slutty linebacker raccoon.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“It also makes my father right again. How will I ever soar with the eagles if I'm surrounded by turkeys?”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Don't judge. I'm not getting drunk. I'm coping.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“True love includes equal parts good and bad, but true loves sticks around and doesn't run off to Vegas with a podiatrist.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“Charlie turned to me. "Want some?"
I said, "Nah." What I meant was: Who are you?”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“But they keep saving me because they know I stand for something. They're just not sure what yet.
-The Pagoda”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


“I never asked her how she was, because I didn't really think about how she was. I just thought about what she thought of me.”
― A.S. King, quote from Please Ignore Vera Dietz


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