Quotes from Fangirl

(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.
Quotes from Anna and the French Kiss
  • My smile wavers as I revert to my natural state of being: nervous and weird.
  • Cinema. Has there ever been a more beautiful word?
  • It’s strange. Home. How I could wish for it so long, only to come back and find it gone. To be here, in my technical house, and discover that home is now someplace different.
  • It turns out I am not a nice person.
  • Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it’s a bad one?
  • "I just like…expressing my opinion. That possibility of turning someone on to something really great."
  • Perhaps I was tired of being alone. But is that so wrong?
  • Because I was right. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person. And we’re finally home.
Literary Lacunae: If you can't find the book, write it.

Literary Lacunae: If you can’t find the book, write it.

I spent a lot of years complaining that the books I wanted to read did not exist. And amazingly, I then proceeded to spend years writing otherbooks. That’s not to say that the books I’ve written aren’t books I would want to read, or that the stories they tell weren’t desperate to get out, or that I consider the time I spent writing them to be time wasted. The stories I have written were stories I…

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