20+ quotes from Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Quotes from Tricks

Ellen Hopkins ·  627 pages

Rating: (30.6K votes)


“Some people
Never find the right kind of love
you know, the kind that steals
your breath away.
Like diving into a snowmelt.
The kind that jolts your heart,
sets it beating apace.
An anxious hiccuping of hummingbirds wings.
The kind that makes every terrible minute apart feel like hours.
Days.
Years.
Some people flit from one insane possibility to the next.
Never experincing the connection of two people.
rocked by destiny.
Never knowing what it means to love someone else,
more than themselves.
More than life itself, or the promise of something better.
Beyond this world,
More even (forgive me!) than god.
Lucky me, I found the right kind of love.
With the wrong person.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Eyes Tell Stories
But do they know how
to craft fiction? Do
they know how to spin
lies?
His eyes swear forever,
flatter with vows of only
me. But are they empty
promises?
I stare into his eyes, as
into a crystal ball, but
I cannot find forever,
only
movies of yesterday,
a sketchbook of today,
dreams of a shared
tomorrow.
His eyes whisper secrets.
But are they truths or fairy tales?
I wonder if even he
knows.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“You can’t walk away from someone you love, leave them drowning in your desertion. If love has no more meaning than that, you can keep it. I don’t want it now or ever again. Don’t want to hear the word or wear its scars.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“I only have have one question, scraping the inside of me. Answer it, and I will stumble back into her shadow, shut my mouth, never ask again. I've tried to ignore it, but it won't go away. It haunts my dreams, chases me through every single day, and I don't have the strength to turn around, face it down. So please tell me and I swear I'll never ask again. It's in your power to make it go away, and all you have to do is tell me why you love her more.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“The first time I kissed you. One kiss, and I was totally hooked. Addicted to you. I could never love anyone the way I love you. I'd follow you across the universe.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Can’t promise I’ll stay. That would be lying. And I’m so, so tired of lies.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“I don’t belong here. I know that. But I don’t belong anywhere else, either. And that is at the heart of the black depression pressing down on me, flattening me. I have no place. No home. Sex, but no real affection. I am kept, but not cherished.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Love is more than blind. It’s brain-dead.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Some people never find the right kind of love. You know, the kind that steals your breath away, like diving into snowmelt. The kind that jolts your heart, sets it beating apace, an anxious hiccuping of hummingbird wings”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Hell isn’t some fiery pit “down there.” It’s right here on Earth, in every dirty city, every yawning town.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“If I come back to you now, can we be what we were before life’s uncertain rhythms tore us so far apart? If I return today, will your arms gather me in, or will I be wrenched away, snatched by riptide I have no power to resist? If I find my way to you, one man standing in a crowd, will I even know who you are?”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“And if we're truly one, how will I breathe when circumstance pries us apart? You are my oxygen, my sustenance, the blood inside my veins. When we touch, you are my skin, hold all my joy inside of you. When you go, I wither.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“I hope I'm never a mom. But if I am, I'll make damn sure my kids look up to me.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“When You Weren’t Looking The child became a woman, though she wasn’t ready to. Don’t ask how or why. Those questions are not important ones. Can’t you see you didn’t care enough to notice?”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Whatever has happened in someone's past, the future is theirs to shape. The first step is to find a way out.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“I told her about the man, not my daddy, she said, He was only making you into a real girl. I didn’t understand. But I made myself believe her. I was a real girl now. But what was I before?”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Even without them touching me, I feel dirty about what I do. Alex does even filthier things but says it all washes off with soap. I don’t believe that. I think it all leaves stains. Indelible stains.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“The best thing about my mom being such
a bitch is not worrying
about trying to make her
proud of me.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


“Fear
is a better friend than
you, who feel nothing,
beneath the weight of
my pain.”
― Ellen Hopkins, quote from Tricks


Video

About the author

Ellen Hopkins
Born place: in Long Beach, CA. , The United States
Born date March 26, 1955
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“There was some unresolved inner knot which she wished to untie and which was quite beyond my skill as a lover or a friend. Of course. Of course. I knew as much as could be known of the psychopathology of hysteria at that time.”
― Lawrence Durrell, quote from The Alexandria Quartet


“How is Eric?'
'Very tightly wound. Plus, a lot of stuff happened that he'll tell you about.'
'Thanks for the warning. I'll go to the house now. You're my favorite breather.'
'Oh. Well ... great.'
She hung up.”
― Charlaine Harris, quote from Dead in the Family


“Bleep stupid bleep bleep faeries and their bleep bleep bleep obsessions. He had better stop bleep bleep bleep the bleep bleep rules or I will bleep bleep bleep the little bleeeeeeep.” All in a completely robotic monotone.”
― Kiersten White, quote from Paranormalcy


“But right now it’s a friend’s love.”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Magicians' Guild


“I promise to love you forever - every single day of forever.”
― Stephenie Meyer, quote from Eclipse


Interesting books

The Golem
(4.4K)
The Golem
by Gustav Meyrink
Fallen Crest Family
(23K)
Fallen Crest Family
by Tijan
The Story Sisters
(12.7K)
The Story Sisters
by Alice Hoffman
Rock Chick Renegade
(28.1K)
Rock Chick Renegade
by Kristen Ashley
The Wind Through the Keyhole
(51.9K)
The Wind Through the...
by Stephen King
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
(29.1K)
Fourth Grave Beneath...
by Darynda Jones

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.