(yeah that’s actually the name of the book)
- "That moment," she told Cath, "when you realize that a guy’s looking at you differently—that you’re taking up more space in his field of vision. That moment when you know he can’t see past you anymore."
- And she thought about winning. About how she was letting this win, whatever this was—the crazy inside of her.
- "I look like this because I’m alive," Reagan said. "Because I’ve had experiences. Do you understand?"
- She had a feeling that this was never going to happen again and that it might even ruin what was left of her life, so she wanted to open her eyes and bear some witness.
- The way he put his arm around her, like he wanted to hold her up, like he wanted to make everything easy for her.
- "They break your brain like a horse, so it takes all your orders. I need a brain that can break away, you know? I need to think. If I can’t think, who am I?"
- "Isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to try to stop trying’?"
"It sets a dangerous precedent."
"For avoiding pain?"
"For avoiding life."
- "I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it."
- Saying his name out loud had finished the destruction inside of her.
- "You look so blindingly cute right now, I feel like I need to make a pinhole in a piece of paper just to look at you."
- "Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”
- And sometimes you held somebody’s hand just to prove that you were still alive, and that another human being was there to testify to that fact.