lena haloways

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D E L I R I U M  trilogy: locations → T h e  W i l d s

Trees close in around us,  l e a v e s  and  b u s h e s  press on me from all sides, brushing my face and shins and shoulders like  t h o u s a n d s  of dark hands, and from all around me a strange cacophony starts up, of fluttering things and owls hooting and animals scrabbling in the underbrush. The air smells so thickly of flowers and life it feels   t e x t u r e d, like a curtain you could pull apart.

Y en ese momento sé por qué inventaron palabras para nombrar el amor, por qué tuvieron que hacerlo. Es lo único que sirve para describir lo que siento ahora, esta mezcla desconcertante de dolor y placer, de miedo y alegría, que me recorre apresuradamente.
—  Delirium, Lauren Oliver.
Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless.
—  Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium
He is my world and my world is him and without him there is no world.
—  Lauren Oliver, Delirium
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D E L I R I U M  trilogy: locations →  3 7    B r o o k s

The best part of 37 Brooks is the garden in the back. An enormous overgrown lawn winds between ancient trees, so thick and gnarled and knotted their arms twist overhead and form a canopy. The sunlight filters through the trees and spots the grass a pale white. 

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But somehow it’s not gross or frightening. Somehow it’s kind of nice, and it makes me think of woods and endless cycles of growth and death and regrowth -like what we’re really hearing is the house folding down around us, centimeter by centimeter.

Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you - sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.
—  Lauren Oliver, Pandemoniun
You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You cant try to pin me down a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear. I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.
—  Lena Haloway, Delirium by Lauren Oliver

“I can admit, now, that I must have loved Lena. Not in an Unnatural way, but my feelings for her must have been a kind of sickness. How can someone have the power to shatter you to dust—and also to make you feel so whole?- Hana Tate