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30+ quotes from Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Quotes from Sloppy Firsts

Megan McCafferty ·  298 pages

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“You can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn't a bad mood at all; it's just your sucky personality.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Girls will get together just to get together. Guys need an activity as an excuse. Otherwise it’s too homo for them to handle.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“All subjects are the same. I memorize notes for a test, spew it, ace it, then forget it. What makes this scary for the future of our country is that I'm in the tip-top percentile on every standardized test. I'm a model student with a very crappy attitude about learning.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Did you know that the average American spends six months of his or her life waiting for red lights to turn green? Six months wasted, waiting for permission to move on. Think of all the other stuff you could do with that time.”
I was totally confused. “In the car?”
“In your life,” he said.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“My thoughts create my world -Marcus Flutie”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“We
are Adam and Eve
born out of chaos called
creation
Ribbing me gave you life
yet you forget
there will always be
a part of me in you
yes
I taunted and tempted
you
with my forbidden fruit
does that make
me
the serpent too?
Believe what you will
but if I am exiled
alone
I know we will be
together again someday
naked
without shame
in paradise
My thanks to you
for being in on my
sin”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Right now I feel guilty to be alive. Why? Because I’m wasting it. I’ve been given this life and all I do is mope it away.
What’s worse is, I am totally aware of how ridiculous I am. It would be a lot easier if I believed I was the center of the universe, because then I wouldn’t know any better NOT to make a big deal out of everything. I know how small my problems are, yet that doesn’t stop me from obsessing about them.
I have to stop doing this.
How do other people get happy? I look at people laughing and smiling and enjoying themselves and try to get inside their heads. How do Bridget, Manda, and Sara do it? Or Pepe? Or EVERYONE but me?
Why does everything I see bother me? Why can’t I just get over these daily wrongdoings? Why can’t I just move on and make the best of what I’ve got?
I wish I knew.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“When you say too much about anything important, it always ends up sounding more trivial than it is. Words trash it.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“There's only one racing strategy that matters.It's the one I run by:
Get in the lead and don't let anyone pass you.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“This is my new hobby. I watch my life depart minute by minute. I anticipate the end of everything and anything -- a conversation, a class, track practice, darkness -- only to be left with more clock-watching to take its place. I'm continually waiting for something better that never comes. Maybe it would help if I knew what I wanted.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“The higher my GPA gets the more I realize high school is useless”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“The minute our correspondence becomes obligatory, there's no point in keeping touch at all.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“I don't know anything about anything. The only difference between then and now is this: I may know more than I used to but my wisdom pales in comparison to that which I have yet to learn”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Am I the only creature with a vagina who thinks that weddings are ridiculous? I'm going to elope. Just me, my hubby, and a minister on a beach in Jamaica.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“It just makes me wonder what subject you blame for talking to me every night.'
I'm still settling on an answer for that one. Probably Chemistry.
Jesus Christ. I can't believe I just wrote that.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Then a lightning bolt shot straight through my skivvies. Sha-ZAM!”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“It kind of makes me wish that the worst thing that will ever happen to me would just hurry up and happen already. That way I could live the rest of my life in bliss, if only because I know how much worse things could be.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“She mailed me a Merry Christmas-I'm-Breaking-Up-with-You card. I'll read it to you," he said. He cleared his throat. "Dear Marcus. Merry Christmas. I'm breaking up with you. Mia.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“I’ve censored my true feelings more and more, replacing them with lies that I know everyone wants to hear. I’ve felt like I’ve lost my right to have an opinion, just because I know no one will back me up. But we should all have the courage to speak out about what’s bothering us about this school and beyond. Maybe people won’t like what you have to say. Perhaps you’ll find that you’re not alone.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“What is your definition of skank?' I ask.
'A skank fucks skeezas she barely knows.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“I read your poem," I croaked. "'Fall.'"
Then something I never thought would happen, happened: Marcus Flutie was shocked by something I said.
"You did?" he said. "I thought you lost it!"
"Well someone found it for me. Where do you get off saying," I lowered my voice, "we'll be naked without shame in paradise?"
He didn't open his mouth.
"I know what that means, you know. Who do you think I am?"
He didn't open his mouth.
"We are never going to be naked without shame in paradise."
He didn't open his mouth.
"We're NEVER going to have sex," I whispered, clearly over-stating my case.
He didn't open his mouth. The mouth that used to bite mine.
"And I'm just going to forget about that biting thing from the other night," I said.
He looked at me right in the eyes. If he'd focused hard enough on my pupils, he could've seen his own reflection, his own face smirking at me.
"You couldn't forget if you tried," he said, before walking away.
He's right. And I don't know if I hate him or love him for that.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Perspective basically guarantees that there’s no such thing as a pure emotion. Every emotion is based on how sucky (or not) something is in relation to something else that has already happened. I realized that Hy and Marcus and my ankle wouldn’t be so huge if I had experienced a Hiroshima-size disaster.It kind of makes me wish that the worst thing that will ever happen to me will just hurry up and happen already. That way I could live the rest of my life in bliss, if only because I
know how much worse things could be.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“No emotion is more squirmy than feeling embarrassed for someone else”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“It’s not my fault that these are the problems I’ve been put on this earth to deal with, right? They’re petty, they piss me off, and they’re all mine”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“I can't sleep at night. Can you?”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“And besides, I'm not a writer. I don't go to coffeehouses and smoke, wear black, and analyze Sylvia Plath to the point of depression.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Brandi is mean skinny, that kind that doesn't come naturally and makes her face look all hallow and scary.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“That's when I realized I had gotten too attached to the TV.”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“Did you know that the average American spends six months of his or her life waiting for red lights to turn green?”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


“...and yes even loved him even though logic and reason told me I had no business feeling that way about him but I didn't care, no I loved him, and wanted him to know it not because I expected him to reciprocate )and yes even loved him even though logic and reason told me I had no business feeling that way about him but I didn't care, no I(even though I really really wanted him to) but because if someone ever loved me in that pure way I would want to know about it”
― Megan McCafferty, quote from Sloppy Firsts


About the author

Megan McCafferty
Born place: in Bayville, New Jersey, The United States
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