“And I’m platonically in love with you.”
“That was literally the boy-girl version of ‘no homo’, but I appreciate the sentiment.”
“I wonder- if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?”
“I wonder sometimes whether you've exploded already, like a star, and what I'm seeing you is three million years into the past, and you're not here anyore. How can we be together here, now, when you are so far away. When you are so far ago? I'm shouting so loudly, but you never turn around to see me. Perhaps it is I who have already exploded. Either way, we are going to bring beautiful things into the universe.”
“Everything's better under the stars, I suppose. If we get another life after we die, I'll meet you there, old sport...”
“He smiled and looked away. 'Sometimes I think we're the same person...but we just got accidentally split into two before we were born.”
“It must be useful to be smart," she said and then laughed weakly. She glanced down and suddenly looked very sad. "I'm like, constantly scared I'm going to be a homeless or something. I wish our whole lives didn't have to depend on our grades.”
“...it felt like we were friends. Friends who barely knew anything about each other except the other's most private secret.”
“This is real, this is me,' I said.
She blinked. 'Did you just quote Camp Rock at me? That's not very pop punk."
'I've gotta go my own way.'
'Okay, firstly, that's High School Musical...”
“Are you wearing that?' he [Daniel] said. I looked down. I was wearing my batman onesie.
'Yes,' I said, 'Problem?'
'So many,' he said, turning around. 'So many problems.”
“I couldn’t quite believe how much I seriously loved Aled Last, even if it wasn’t in the ideal way that would make it socially acceptable for us to live together until we die.”
“You're an idiot,' said Mum, when I relayed to her the entire situation on Wednesday. 'Not an unintelligent idiot, but a sort of naive idiot who manages to fall into a difficult situation and then can't get out out of it because she's too awkward.”
“People move on quicker than I can comprehend. People forget you within days, they take new pictures to put on Facebook and they don't read your messages. They keep on moving forward and shove you to the side because you make more mistakes than you should.”
“Being clever was, after all, my primary source of self-esteem. I’m a very sad person, in all senses of the word, but at least I was going to get into university.”
“I wish I could be as subtle and beautiful. All I know how to do is scream.”
“Mum was in the lounge in her unicorn onesie watching Game of Thrones.”
“I wonder – if nobody is listening to my voice, am I making any sound at all?”
“I think everyone’s a bit bored with boy-girl romances anyway,” he said. “I think the world’s had enough of those, to be honest.”
“I can take a little beating now and then. I’m a tough one. I’m a star. I’m steel-chested and diamond-eyed. Cyborgs live and then they break, but I’ll never break. Even when my bone dust drifts over the City walls, I’ll be living and I’ll be flying, and I will wave and laugh.”
“He was natural and sublime, but had not so much as a single spark of good taste, or knew one rule of the drama. ”
“Soulmates forged in fire, under the watchful gaze of Satan’s mocking eyes”
“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons, even death may die. —H. P. Lovecraft”
“...it's survival of the fittest, not the strongest or the biggest.”
“Honesty is such a rare commodity these days that when you do tell someone the truth when they were expecting a lie, you’ll catch them off guard. They might even be willing to look past transgressions that might have otherwise seemed unforgivable. People are thirsty for the truth. Sate that thirst, and they should always appreciate you.”
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