“People don’t exist in just the light or the dark. They exist in the contrast. In the shadows where the two overlap.”
“Because the truth was I was tired. I was tired of fighting but more importantly I was tired of losing, of being disappointed.”
“That was one of the worst things about being sick. Someone was always waiting on you, which meant disappointing people was inevitable.”
“Because for every girl in the history of girls there is always that one guy she can’t seem to shake. Even though she knows he’s not just bad for her but probably the worst thing.”
“But maybe I could give myself something too—permission to keep trying. Even when it felt like it was all for nothing. Even if trying was all I ever did, I shouldn’t stop.”
“Money isn’t everything and happiness is relative.”
“dream with your heart and the universe will bend at your will.”
“It’s comfortable and not because he makes you happy—the guy’s a total asshole—but because you already know what to expect. You already know how he’ll hurt you.”
“You know I’ll be right there with you if you want to go to Germany. Or if you don’t, I’ll be right there too.” “I know,” I said. “You always are.” “And I always will be.” Hot tears pricked at my lashes. I blinked. Because she was wrong. Because she would get older and so would I. She wouldn’t always be there. Whether I still needed her or not, she wouldn’t always be there.”
“You’re still just waiting,” she said. “And so is my mom. Who’d want a lifetime of waiting?” I stared at the soft lines of her lips. “Someone who knows what it is they’re waiting for.”
“He was the color of a hydrangea before it blooms, wilting like one too, every inch of him sunken and bruised.”
“If I had to pull an all-nighter studying for a test or too many looming deadlines had me pulling out my hair, I wouldn’t end up with just some trendy coffee addiction. I’d end up in a mini-coma, face down in the middle of the studio or on the floor of the community showers.”
“My lip trembled, my throat raw, and I started to cry. But not because I didn’t look perfect. But because I looked healthy and because I wasn’t sure how long I’d stay that way.”
“I’m not afraid of you. I’m afraid of losing you.” Well,”
“The Kite Runner and were building kites out of construction paper, marking the four corners with examples of symbolism and archetypes and foreshadowing and all of the other things most writers probably do completely by accident. “I”
“Who’d want a lifetime of waiting?” I stared at the soft lines of her lips. “Someone who knows what it is they’re waiting for.” I”
“He looked like he’d been carved from himself by jagged tools, an unsteady hand giving him angles where there should have been curves; the silhouette of bone where there should have been flesh.”
“Because for every girl in the history of girls there is always that one guy she can’t seem to shake. Even though she knows he’s not just bad for her but probably the worst thing. The”
“The tide surged, carving a crescent in the sand. Water collapsed”
“What if I had made him up?”
“shower?” “Are you going to keep interrupting me or are you going to let me help our sick friend who has a guy in her head who may or may not be the link to some parallel universe where you are not a bitch?” She froze, glaring at him. Then she lifted the last chip out of Felix’s grasp and shoved it in her mouth. “Now who’s the bitch?” He cracked a smile, pinched the tip of her nose. “Still you. That’s the one that fell on my crotch.” She gagged and took a long gulp of her drink. He looked at me. “It’s an acquired taste. Anyway, Dani said he’s dead.”
“Don’t get me started on corporate conspiracies and the communist mind fuck that is public radio.” “Okay.”
“Who’d want a lifetime of waiting?” I stared at the soft lines of her lips. “Someone who knows what it is they’re waiting for.”
“Drew’s dating someone.” “Someone…” “Else.” “Yeah. Got that. Who?” “I don’t know. She doesn’t go to Imperial.”
“Exu eats anything in the way of food, but he drinks only one thing: straight rum. At the crossroads Exu waits sitting upon the night to take the most difficult road, the narrowest, the most winding, the bad road, it is generally held, for all Exu wants is to frolic, to make mischief.
Exu, the great mischief-maker, Vadinho's patron deity.”
“Those fighting for free enterprise and free competition do not defend the interests of those rich today. They want a free hand left to unknown men who will be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow and whose ingenuity will make the life of coming generations more agreeable. They want the way left open to further economic improvements. They are the spokesmen of progress.”
“Tell me what good touch is and what is bad for I am young and I have no dad. -Jenifer”
“Nasci e ti allattano con le bugie, poi ti svezzano dalle bugie finché non ne impari altre a scuola, più raffinate. Vivi di bugie per tutta la vita, e poi forse, quando sei pronto per morire, ti viene in mente che non c’è nient’altro, nient’altro che te stesso e quello che avresti potuto fare. Solo che non l’hai fatto, perché tutte quelle bugie ti hanno fatto credere che c’era qualcos’altro. Allora pensi che avresti potuto conquistare il mondo, perché sei l’unico che conosce il segreto. Solo che ormai è troppo tardi. Perché ormai sei troppo vecchio.”
“What makes America unique is not that it built MIT, or that its grads are generating economic growth and innovation, but that every state in the country has universities trying to do the same. “America has 4,000 colleges and universities,” said Allan E. Goodman, president of the Institute of International Education. “The rest of the world combined has 7,768 institutions of higher education.”
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