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At least I'd learn the lesson that friends can make up for the failings of your family.


David Levithan

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I was horribly bookish, to the point of coming right out and saying it, which I knew was not sociall...
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You have to trust the words. They do not create anything more than themselves.
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I think one of the highest compliments you can give a person is that when you are talking to him, yo...
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Because that's the thing about mean people: They make you think that the world will never work, that...
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Everyone tried with me. And everytime, it felt like the whole point of life was to see if trying was...
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You know the reason The Beatles made it so big?...'I Wanna Hold Your Hand.' First single. Fucking br...
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livid, adj.

Fuck You for cheating on me. Fuck you for reducing it to the word chea...
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when things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again....
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Dash said, "From the time I was a baby, my mom took me to the library at least once a week. Libraria...
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With all due respect, if you’re forty-three, then I’m a fetus.
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I want my own books to have their own shelves," you said, and that's how I knew it would be okay to ...
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I always think of each night as a song. Or each moment as a song. But now I'm seeing we don't live i...
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I use the chopsticks to outline the biggest heart possible. Then I use the Sweet'N Low packets to fi...
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Let me give you some free advice. She's a runner for sure- she'll run away every time without saying...
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But I guess you don't see the planets when you're staring at the sun. You just get blinded.
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First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they ...
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It was so much easier when I didn't want anything. Not getting what you want can make you cruel.
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The way you argued with me, you would have thought that we were debating the existence of God or whe...
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every morning i pray that the school bus will crash and we'll all die in a fiery wreck. then my mom ...
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The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations - all of them rearran...
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There are times when I worry that I've already lost myself. That is, that my self is so inseparable ...
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There has to be a moment at the beginning where you wonder whether you’re in love with the person ...
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The key to a successful relationship isn’t just in the words, it’s in the choice of punctuation....
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Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter ...
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ardent, adj.

It was after sex, when there was still heat and mostly breathi...
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It's an old story," Julia says, leaning back in her chair. "Only for me, it's new. I went to school ...
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With that right person, you can have a late-night conversation at any time of the day.
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It takes a traveler, not a tourist, to search for something deeper. Travelers want to find the wavel...
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He never wears a watch (his own rebellion against time, against watching).
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The quiet times are the ones to hold on to.
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A city presents many different faces, and it is up to the traveller to assemble the proper composite...
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The buildings line the canals like long sentences __ each house a word, each window a letter, each g...
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The laws of gravity vary from city to city. In Venice, the laws state that no matter where you want ...
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If you wanted to reassemble Elijah's afternoon, you could probably do it by stringing together all t...
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The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations—all of them rearran...
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Two infinities: the one that stretches to the beginning but never touches-when you halve and halve a...
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Love is so painful, how could you ever wish it on anybody? And love is so essential, how could you e...
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Truces may stop the battles, but part of you will always feel like you're at war.
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misgivings, n.

Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted...
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abstraction, n.

Love is one kind of abstraction. And then there are those n...
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I don't want to fall. All I want to do is stand on solid ground.
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That's what the voices in your head are for, to get you through the silent parts.
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Hell, yes," Dev says, sitting up now. "Don't get me wrong - we're totally going to make the beast wi...
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If we actually thought about every decision we made, we'd be paralyzed ... You have to decide which ...
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Life tells you to take the elevator, but love tells you to take the stairs.
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How can you spend hours every day trying in small ways to figure out who you are, then have a near-s...
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Maybe your history just repeats and repeats until it batters you enough to snap the seams that hold ...
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You will always be my always.
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What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people...
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I notice you, I want to say. Even when no one else does, I do. I will.
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It's one thing to fall in love. It's another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel...
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I want love to conquer all. But love can't conquer anything. It can't do anything on it's own.
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When someone breaks up with you, their beauty-- which you took such satisfaction in-- suddenly becom...
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transient, adj.

In school, the year was the marker. Fifth grade. Senior year of high scho...
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Getting what you want is just as difficult as not getting what you want. Because then you have to fi...
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You're believing in love more than I do; you're standing up for someone who is less than deserving.
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Sometimes when you hit send, you can imagine the message going straight into the person's heart. But...
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There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive i...
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