27+ quotes from Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Quotes from Some Quiet Place

Kelsey Sutton ·  331 pages

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“People are so complex. They want to hear the truth, but they want you to lie to them.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“When someone is pretending to be something, or hiding who they are or what they believe, they're really more...protecting themselves.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“I just wanted to go to...some quiet place. To forget. To be someone else.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“Life. It’s a funny thing. Some want it, some throw it away. Some cling, some have it stolen from them. It’s terrifying… which is maybe why I was drawn to Fear in the first place.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“How many of them have secrets they don't want the world to know? How many of them wear masks wherever they go? We're anything but typical.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“It’s the way humanity is; give them what they want, and it turns out it’s not what they wanted after all.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“But her story isn't finished, and for once she's picked up a pen.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“Everyone has a purpose. There are those who are unfortunate enough not to know what that purpose is, and there are those that are bound by it, thrive in it, know nothing else.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“It just wasn’t supposed to end like this.” She looks at me with red-rimmed eyes and yellow skin. Colors should be a good thing, but now, they’re marks, omens of bad tidings. “I was supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job,” she continues in that gut-clenching croak. “Meet my dream guy, marry, have k-kids. You were going to live next door and we would grow old in the same nursing home. Chuck oatmeal at each other and watch soap operas all day in our rocking chairs. That was my daydream. My perfect life. I don’t want to keep asking myself why until the end, but … ” A lone tear trails down her sunken cheek. This time I don’t reach out to wipe the water away; I let it go. Down, down, until it drips off the side of her jaw. This is humanity. This is life and death in one room.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“In the end it wasn't death or terror that shattered them. It was someone else's love. How poetic.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“...where there should be remorse, regret, longing, grief, there is, of course, only me. The black hole, the white canvas, the empty room.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“You can’t love him,” he whispers. “I’ve waited so long. Why the boy? Why is it he that pounded a hole through the wall?”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“Empty words from an empty person.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“If you get killed, I swear I’ll bring you back from the dead just to kill you again myself!”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“I laugh, a sound that he cuts short with a kiss that tastes like strawberries and terror.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“I may have humored you in the past, but I’m done pretending. From now on, please accept that this is what I am.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“It’s something I never knew about her. How bizarre that you can know your entire life, see their most hidden pains and hopes, and not know the tiniest detail about them.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“Because you are unbelievably adept at lying to yourself. Truly, I’m amazed.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“I hide, I protect, I pretend.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“You asked me once if I ever get tired of being who I am,” he reminds me. “And the answer is this: only when I have to leave you.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“Your terror tastes just as I imagined, Elizabeth,” Fear whispers into my ear.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“[Fear] can be a pleasure to look at, and I understand how some other humans love to experience his essence. We can sense beauty, even if we don’t see it.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“I can’t help comparing [Courage], over and over, to his brother. Fear has a bright façade and dark insides; his horror and windy recklessness that carries millions over the plains with no hopes of ever stopping. And Courage… he’s dark on the outside but carries a light within; he’s calm and encouraging and his very breath is a soothing dash of water on a hot, hot day.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“It strikes me how I’m thinking like I’m not human, myself. Like I’m not one of them.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“This is humanity. This is life and death in one room.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“Maggie faces me, forcing herself to smile again. It looks unnatural, as if that smile wants to shrivel and crawl away to a dark corner to weep.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


“My senses are consumed by their chatter, the sound of sneakers on the floor, laughter. These people are always in motion, always full of a life I lack, no matter how much I pretend.”
― Kelsey Sutton, quote from Some Quiet Place


About the author

Kelsey Sutton
Born place: in The United States
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