Looking for new quotes for your everyday life? Check out quotes we’ve collected during the month of April 2019.
Quotes From Books
The poetic heart is not to be trusted. It is fickle and will lead you astray. It will tell you that all you need is love and dreams. It will say nothing about food and water and shelter and money. It will tell you that this person, the one in front of you, the one who caught your eye for whatever reason, is the One. And he is. And she is. The One—for right now, until his heart or her heart decides on someone else or something else.
The poetic heart is not to be trusted with long-term decision making.
— Natasha | Page 102
Love is not love if it’s not requited.
— Daniel (Page 107)
For a minute, I let myself feel how tired I am. It’s hard trying to hold on to a place that doesn’t want you.
— Natasha (109 – Hardcover)
Hope is the thing with feathers.
— Natasha (114)
America’s not really a melting pot. It’s more like one of those divided metal plates with sperate sections for starch, meat, and veggies.
— Natasha (128 – Hardcover)
To grow up is to grow apart
— 130 – Hardcover
Sincerity is sexy
— Natasha (137 – Hardcover)
It’s hard to come from someplace or someone you’re not proud of.
— Natasha (144 – Hardcover)
Who are we if not a product of our parents and their histories.
— Natasha (144 – Hardcover)
Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.
— Daniel (150 – Hardcover)
[…] you can love someone and still have a not-so-great relationship with them. I wonder how much of our non-relationship is because of typical father versus teenage boy stuff […] and how much of it is cultural […]? Sometimes I feel like we’re on opposite sides of a soundproofed glass wall. We can see each other but we can’t hear each other.
— Daniel (150 to 151 – Hardcover)
That’s the thing that makes me wary. Where did all those feelings go? People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?
— Natasha (Page 58 – Hardcover)
He was some exotic planet, and I was his favorite satellite. But he’s no planet, just the final fading light of an already dead star. And I’m not a satellite. I’m space junk, hurtling as far as I can away from him.
— Natasha (Page 65 – Hardcover)
As our eyes meet, I get a kind of déjà vu, but instead of feeling like I’m repeating something in the past, it feels like I’m experiencing something that will happen in my future. […] It’s like knowing all the words to a song but still finding them beautiful and surprising.
— Daniel (Page 66 – Hardcover)
There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.
— Daniel (Page 74 – Hardcover)
I don’t believe in fate, but I’m desperate.
— Natasha (Page 5 – Hardcover)
Names are powerful things. They act as an identity marker and a kind of map, locating you in time and geography. More than that, they can be a compass.
—Family (Page 16 – Hardcover)
Words, […] should behave more like units of measure, A meter is a meter is a meter. Words shouldn’t be allowed to change meanings. Who decides that the meaning has changed, and when? Is there an in-between time when the word means both things? Or a time when the word doesn’t mean anything at all?
—Irie (Page 25-26 – Hardcover)