Sarah Mlynowski · 368 pages
Rating: (17.9K votes)
“I love you: You imagine hearing the words from someone not related to you, someone not your best friend, but when someone you love, someone you dream about, actually says them, it makes your body melt and your breath get caught in your chest.”
“Sometimes you don't need lightning to start a fire. Sometimes, it builds on its own.”
“No one was perfect. But we all did the best we could. I guessed you had to forgive when you could, move on when you couldn't, and love your family and friends for who they were instead of punishing them for who they weren't.”
“How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck chlamydia?”
“We're all crazy. What's your specific form of crazy?”
“I love you."
You imagine hearing the words from someone related not related to you, someone not your best friend, but when someone you love, you dream about, actually says them, it makes your body melt and your breath get caught in your chest.
"You love me?" I asked, leaning toward him.
"Say it again" I said. I let my knee bump against his.
"I love you," he repeated.”
“They write songs about California girls for a reason.”
“She said people found running to something easier than running from something.”
“You can tell a lot about a person not just by their successes, but by how they deal with their setbacks”
“Funny how life messed with you.”
“Why do you think people cheat?," I asked.
"Because they're bored? Because they can? Because they're selfish and think they're entitled to anything they want? Because they don't think they'll get caught?”
“Dad? Um, listen. I have kind of a crazy story for you....”
“Part of me could do it. Run off and get married. But another part... Another part of me wondered if I could really trust anyone. If all relationships were all doomed.”
“Yup, believe it: I was born on March 28, yet my name is April.”
“You don't just decide to have sex because you feel like having sex. You decide to have sex once you realize you're in love with someone and want to express that love physically.”
“Liking someone doesn't make you weak.”
“A guy who treats his mom well, treats his wife well.”
“Getting married is forever, no matter what my spouse does.”
“Lightning only strikes once," my dad said. "And when it hits, you know.”
“you had to forgive when you could, move on when you couldn’t, and love your family and friends for who they were instead of punishing them for who they weren’t.”
“I’m confiscating your hair dryer—you’ve fried your brain.”
“If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give us.”
“Boredom is fear's patience. Fear doesn't want to exaggerate. Only on occasion--and fear considers this very important--does it want to know how things stand with me.”
“He'd lost the only part of his life that made it worth living because of a couple random fucks. How ridiculous.”
“You don’t just fit into my world, Blythe. You are my world”
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