Collected Book Quotes: Leah on the Offbeat

The book cover for Becky Albertalli's book, "Leah on the Offbeat."

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In this post, you’ll find quotes collected from Becky Albertalli’s book “Leah on the Offbeat.” I hope you enjoy the quotes collected.


“I don’t like people seeing me in progress.”
— Leah on the Offbeat (228)


And in that moment—for a split second— I feel it. How short that is. How soon everything changes. It’s strange, because good-byes are a thing I can understand intellectually, but they almost never feel real. Which makes it hard to brace for impact. I don’t know how to miss people when they’re standing right in front of me.
— Leah on the Offbeat (97)


You’ve got to stop […] Burning everything to the ground whenever something goes wrong. […] I want you to let things be imperfect. […] you have to leth that go. Embrace the suck. Let your guts hang out a little.
— Leah on the Offbeat (128)


It’s as if someone unhooked my brain from my body. I’m here, but I’m not here. Smiling like it’s a reflex. Nodding without knowing why.
— Leah on the Offbeat (193)


I don’t get how people walk through life with all their windows wide open.
— Leah on the Offbeat (169)


“Imagine going about your day knowing someone’s carrying you in their mind. That has to be the best part of being in love—the feeling of having a home in someone else’s brain.”
— “Page 43” Leah on the Offbeat


“My side eye is so intense, I should be walking sideways to compensate.”
— “Page 300” Leah on the Offbeat

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