20+ quotes from Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

Quotes from Tricks

Ellen Hopkins ·  627 pages

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“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.
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
His eyes swear forever,
flatter with vows of only
me. But are they empty
I stare into his eyes, as
into a crystal ball, but
I cannot find forever,
movies of yesterday,
a sketchbook of today,
dreams of a shared
His eyes whisper secrets.
But are they truths or fairy tales?
I wonder if even he
― 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

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


About the author

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