“sometimes the best thing to do is to
pretend it didn't happen”
“Just because something doesn't last forever, it doesn't mean it wasn't meaningful while it did last. It doesn't mean it wasn't important.”
“I'm not ashamed of anything I've done.
Shame is a useless emotion.”
“maybe he's falling in love with the idea of falling in love with me. Maybe he wants to be in love with someone and I've ended up in the right place at the right time.”
“The heart wants what the heart wants”
“All men are a disappointment. No matter what anyone says.”
“I'm certainly not going to put my life on hold for him.”
“Should, is the worst word
in the English language. People always think things "should" be a certain way, and when they're
not, they're disappointed.”
“It's hard to be careful, though, when you feel indestructible.”
“I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love.”
“You choose the end of the summer to fall in love with this guy
because secretly, you don’t want it to last.”
“Always look like you know where you're going, even when you don't”
“Why do magazines do this to women? It's
all about creating insecurity. Trying to make women feel like they're not good enough. And when women don't feel like they're good enough, guess what? Men win. That's how they keep us down.”
“Like me, he has a searing belief that books are sacred. They might not be to other people, but when you have a passion, you hold on to it. You defend it. You dont pretend it isn't important at the risk of offending others." -Carrie.”
“I don't consider my work a job. I consider it a career. And you
don't quit a career.”
“The heart wants what the heart wants," she says, somewhat cryptically. I purse my lips in disapproval. "You'd think the heart would know better.”
“Have I ever been in love? Really in love? And why is it that with each new guy I think I'm more in love with him than the last?”
“Why do I keep evading my work? Is it because I’m afraid of being confronted by my lack of abilities?”
“Everything I need is in my head, and no one can take that away.”
“If a man doesn’t ask you to marry him -- or at least live with him -- after two years, he never will. It means he’s only interested in having a good time.”
“Why do magazines do this to women?” Miranda complains now, glaring at Vogue. “It’s all about creating insecurity. Trying to make women feel like they’re not good enough. And when women don’t feel like they’re good enough, guess what?”
“What?” I ask, picking up the grocery bag.
“Men win. That’s how they keep us down,” she concludes.
“Except the problem with women’s magazines is that they’re written by women,” I point out.
“That only shows you how deep this thing goes. Men have made women coconspirators in their own oppression. I mean, if you spend all your time worrying about leg hair, how can you possibly have time to take over the world?”
“Should," I suddenly recal myself saying to Samantha and Miranda, "is the worst word in the English language. People always thing thing 'should' be a certain way, and when they're not, they're disappointed.”
“I’ve never understood sexy lingerie. I mean, what’s the point? The guy’s only going to take it off.”
“No matter what you think you can be, when you’re forced to stop and look at where you actually are, it’s pretty depressing.
Sometimes, there is no escaping the truth”
“Have I become the girl who waits by the phone, hoping it will ring, who asks a friend to dial her number to make sure the phone is working?”
“Sex. It’s the biggest sham of all. I mean, your whole life, all you ever hear is how you’re supposed to save yourself for marriage. And how it’s so special. And then you finally do it. And you’re like, that’s it? This is what everyone’s been raving about?”
“Maybe you can’t have it both ways. His life and your life. How do you put two lives together, anyway?”
“Don’t you think it’s weird when someone has photographs of themselves all over the place? It’s like they’re trying to prove they exist.”
“I take his hand in mine, running my fingers over the palm. His hands are lovely and lean, and I can't help thinking about those hands on my body. The sexiest part of a man is his hands.”
“Sweet mother of sex, they’re triplets!”
“Hugs usually mean more than just a hug.”
“You must understand the following: In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious.”
“Shades of me, he thought. Did other people react so violently to the overwhelm of their emotion? News to him. He’d lived his life quite sure he was the only one. Billy”
“I saw Four, Brandon’s Garde, poking his head out from behind Brandon’s back. He shyly put his hand out for Nine to take, inviting him to walk to pre-combat together. Seeing this, I hoped Nine would take Four’s hand. It was a sweet gesture.”
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