Quotes from The Thing About the Truth

Lauren Barnholdt ·  285 pages

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“And that's when I realize the thing about the truth. It always comes out, no matter what you do.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“Because sometimes when someone is telling you something really important, it’s best to just let there be silence, to really think about what they’re saying. A lot of times people think they have to say something all insightful or wise or something to try and make the person feel better. But really, sometimes silence is best.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“The thing about me and books is that whichever one I’m reading always reminds me of whatever’s happening in my life during that time.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“I hate that about guys. At least girls have the decency to be fake and pretend everything’s okay when shit gets weird. Whenever guys get upset, they get all angry and scary”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“Parents don’t get that, though. They don’t understand about the fragility of teen friendships. They don’t understand how easy it is for things to break apart, how someone you thought would be by your side forever can just disappear, or turn on you, or decide she likes someone more than she likes you. Parents always talk about romantic relationships being so ephemeral and fleeting in high school. What they don’t get is that friendships can be the same way.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth



“Not for the first time, I wonder what it would feel like that, to be so beautiful that you don't even realize people are watching you, to be so confident that you don't even have to worry about being nervous or feeling self-conscious. I've spent what seems like my whole life trying to pretend I'm that way. What would it be like to have it just come naturally?”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“You have to give respect to get respect.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“Because the truth is, I wouldn’t care if she lied to me, except for the fact that I love her. And once you love someone, you can’t really put up with them lying to you. It just doesn’t work. It makes things into a big mess.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“But now I’m thinking that wanting to end up with a great storyteller might have been a bad idea. Because girls who can tell great stories are also great liars.”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth


“Not for the first time, I wonder what it would feel like that, to be so beautiful that you don't even realize people are watching you, to be so confident that you don't even have to worry about being nervous or feeling self-conscious. I've spent my whole life trying to pretend I'm that way. What would it be like to have it just come naturally?”
― Lauren Barnholdt, quote from The Thing About the Truth



About the author

Lauren Barnholdt
Born place: The United States
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