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If there's one thing I learned, it's that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.


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SIMONE ELKELES
There's a thin line between love and hate. Maybe you're confusing your emotions.
SIMONE ELKELES
Brit: What's your major?

Alex: Chemistry. And yours?

Brit: Chemistry. Kiss me ...
SIMONE ELKELES
I want to know how to make this girl laugh. I want to know what makes her cry. I want to know what i...
SIMONE ELKELES
I want to try making things right because picking up the pieces is way better than leaving them the ...
SIMONE ELKELES
We're actors in our lives, pretendin' to be who we want people to think we are.
SIMONE ELKELES
You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having.
SIMONE ELKELES
Oh, God. I'm in big trouble. Because I'm staring. I can't keep my eyes from ogling his chiseled tric...
SIMONE ELKELES
Expectations make people miserable, so whatever yours are, lower them. You'll definitely be happier.
SIMONE ELKELES
Okay, so I shouldn't have fucked with her on the introduction thing. Writing nothing except, ...
SIMONE ELKELES
Nobody really knows her
Except the chosen few
Her secrets are kept hidden
Behind that...
SIMONE ELKELES
Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When yo...
SIMONE ELKELES
Just so you know, I’m goin’ to enlist.”
“I’m proud of you. But why?”
I groan a...
SIMONE ELKELES
K,
the lady at the store said yellow means friendship and red means love. The rosary is the onl...
SIMONE ELKELES
And just so you know for the future, I like my double-chocolate chip cookies warm and soft in the mi...
SIMONE ELKELES
It's pure instinct that makes me rebel every time someone tries to control my life and hand out more...
SIMONE ELKELES
Okay, seriously, I dont know if this is true or not, but I heard people who use profanity are trying...
SIMONE ELKELES
-You think I’ve got a big ego and an attitude problem?
-I don’t think you do, Carlos. I kno...
SIMONE ELKELES
Tofu tacos are not Mexican. I think putting tofu on anything and calling it Mexican is an insult to ...
SIMONE ELKELES
I'm in deep shit Alex, 'cause I think I'd like nothin' better than to wake up with her every mornin'...
SIMONE ELKELES
I'm ready for that adrenaline rush...with you.
SIMONE ELKELES
With someone you like that much, the lows are as low as the highs are high. Does that make sense?' SIMONE ELKELES Hey, mamacitas! How about you ditch those losers and come with us. We'll show you a real go...
SIMONE ELKELES
I'm not starting any fights. I might finish one though.
SIMONE ELKELES
[about her offer of a Swedish massage]
Alex: You're not Swedish.
Brittany: Yeah, well, ne...
SIMONE ELKELES
Being brave is not as easy as it looks.
SIMONE ELKELES
—No, la próxima vez que te bese durará un largo, largo tiempo. Y cuando lo hayamos hecho compren...
SIMONE ELKELES
Es difícil mantener todo igual cuando las mismas cosas lucen y se sienten diferentes.
SIMONE ELKELES
Cómo me gustaría poder retroceder al año pasado y empezar de nuevo. La vida no te permite hacer e...
SIMONE ELKELES
I'll tell you what's real. Real is that I was in jail for the past year, rooming with drug dealers a...
SIMONE ELKELES
I'm standing here, holding a half a lemon in my hand. I'm speechless, I'm excited . . . I'm a wreck....
SIMONE ELKELES
I can't sleep. Too many thoughts running through my useless head.
SIMONE ELKELES
I wasn't going to kiss you."'
'You weren't?' I look up look up at him.
[...]
'Nope, t...
SIMONE ELKELES
the scary part is that people don't realize how much they've changed .
SIMONE ELKELES
I cry a lot.'
'Yeah? Well I'm gonna change that.
SIMONE ELKELES
I want to make sure Kiara’s got a boyfriend who has more to offer than a hot bod and a face that c...
SIMONE ELKELES
Didn't you learn anything from my mistakes?" he asks.
Shit, when Alex was in the Latino Blood b...
SIMONE ELKELES
When Brittany walks into Mrs. P.'s class on Friday I'm still thinking about how I'm going to get bac...
SIMONE ELKELES
Kiss me to see if we still have it. 'Cause you own my heart,soul,and everything else in between.
SIMONE ELKELES
We have to endure the discordance between imagination and fact. It is better to say, “I am sufferi...
SIMONE WEIL
When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door...
SIMONE WEIL
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
SIMONE SIGNORET
To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to...
SIMONE WEIL
I suffer more from the humiliations inflicted by my country than from those inflicted on her.
SIMONE WEIL
It would seem that man was born a slave, and that slavery is his natural condition. At the same time...
SIMONE WEIL
The role of the intelligence --that part of us which affirms and denies and formulates opinions is m...
SIMONE WEIL
It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a ...
SIMONE WEIL
At the bottom of the heart of every human being, from earliest infancy until the tomb, there is some...
SIMONE WEIL
Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
SIMONE WEIL
The payment of debts is necessary for social order. The non-payment is quite equally necessary for s...
SIMONE WEIL
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
SIMONE WEIL
Every new development for the last three centuries has brought men closer to a state of affairs in w...
SIMONE WEIL
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
SIMONE WEIL
Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them thei...
SIMONE WEIL
Those who are unhappy have no need for anythingin this world but people capable of giving them the...
SIMONE WEIL
The afflicted are not listened to. They are like someone whose tongue has been cut out and who occas...
SIMONE WEIL
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed w...
SIMONE WEIL
The only hope of socialism resides in those who have already brought about in themselves, as far as ...
SIMONE WEIL
To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded...
SIMONE WEIL