Quotes from The Year I Met You

Cecelia Ahern ·  432 pages

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“You are a circus act all of your own and I cannot help but be your audience.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Silent people hold a magic and a knowledge that less contained people lack; that their not saying something means that more important thoughts are going on inside their head. Perhaps their seeming simplicity belies a hidden mosaic of fanciful thoughts.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“I am hungry for something to do, somewhere to go.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“The Transformation from Chrysalis can take weeks, months or even years- mine took one year. And although I have become this person, I'm still in the midst of a Larger transformation, one that I won't recognize until I look back at me now and say"who was that girl?" We are constantly evolving; I suppose I have always known that, but because I always knew that, I feared stopping, and it is Ironic that it was only when I finally stopped that i moved the most. I know now that we never truly stop, our Journey is never complete, because we will continue to flourish- just as when the caterpillar thought the world was Over, it became a Butterfly.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“If you have to say something, you have to say it now. And now more importantly, you have to do it yourself. It's your life, you're the one who dies, you're the one who loses it.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You



“I feel now like I'm living in a goldfish bowl and all I can see and hear from every window in my home is you. You, you, you.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Despite time being infinite, my time was limited, my time was running out. I realized that my hour and someone else's hour are not equal. We cannot spend it the same way; we cannot think of it in the same way.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“All thoughts about myself now begin with perhaps .. because I'm having to think about myself in ways I never did before and I'm not sure if I'm right in my thinking about these things.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“It bothers me that so many lack common sense, that their opinions can be so biased and backward, so utterly frustrating,misguided,misinformed and dangerous that I can't stand to listen to them.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“I've learned that there are two always two stories to one event: the public story and the truth.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You



“When you don't have a next place to go, time slows down enormously.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Sometimes the very thing I am looking for is staring me straight in the face, but I can't see it.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“In order to fly one must first clear the shit off one's wings. First step is to identify the shit.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“If you want to do something, you have to do it now. If you want to say something, you have to say it now. And more importantly, you have to do it yourself. It’s your life, you’re the one who dies, you’re the one who loses it.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“I mourned for a life that I'd lost.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You



“I lost something that I thought defined me and I felt like a shell of a person. Instead of trying to get it back, I had to figure out why I couldn't be whole all by myself.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Wanting everything that's mine to actually be mine and not at the mercy of others and their mistakes.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“I nurtured with a view to eventually saying goodbye, he nurtured to hold on.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“I constantly feel hungry, metaphorically and literally. I am hungry for something to do, somewhere to go, but I'm also hungry for everything in my kitchen because it's there, right beside me, every day and I have nothing better to do than eat it. I am bored. And as much as it pains me to say it, I am lonely. I can go an entire day without any socialisation, without a conversation with anyone. I wonder sometimes if I'm invisible.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“People are what bother me most in life. It bothers me that so many lack common sense,”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You



“Hence all thoughts about myself now begin with Perhaps... because I'm having to think about myself in ways I never did before and I'm not sure if I'm right in my thinking about those things.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Summer
The seasons between spring and autumn, comprising in the Northern Hemisphere
the warmest months of the year: June, July and August.

The period of finest development, perfection, or beauty previous to any decline; the summer of life.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Most people in life don't have to actively do anything to change us, they simply need to be. I reacted to you. You affected me. You helped me.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“We are constantly evolving; I suppose I have always known that, I feared stopping, and it is ironic that it was only when I finally stopped that I moved the most. I know now that we never truly stop, our journey is never complete, because we will continue to flourish - just as when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“the message is that no matter how stuck we feel, we are always moving, and transforming. All difficult moments are transitional times, we are always evolving, and becoming the next version of ourselves. We just need to know that and stick it out.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You



“Sometimes I forget why I feel that way, I just have this feeling that something bad has happened to me and affected my life.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Just as when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“Instead, the act of going back made new memories, and everytime I went I would add another layer on top of her memory, until eventually I'd buried them completely and all of those places stopped being about my past with her and became my present.”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“ali oduvijek sam se nadala da su šutljivi ljudi upućeni u magiju i
znanja koja nedostaju manje suzdržanim ljudima, da to što negovore znači da
im se glavom motaju važnije misli. Možda njihova prividna jednostavnost
krije tajni mozaik zamršenih misli”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You


“You reap what you sow, even in death. And so i got about sowing”
― Cecelia Ahern, quote from The Year I Met You



About the author

Cecelia Ahern
Born place: in Dublin, Ireland
Born date September 30, 1981
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