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The way you're singing in your sleep
The way you look before you leap
The strange illusions that you keep
You don't know
But I'm noticing

The way your touch turns into arcs
The way you slide into the dark
The beating of my open heart
You don't know
But I'm noticing


David Levithan

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everything i know about love
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I...
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Your voice.
Your eyes.
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There was something about our silence that made me comfortable. He wasn't talking to me, but I didn'...
DAVID LEVITHAN
Please may this not be a game. Please may this not be a game. Because if it’s a game, I know I’m...
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exacerbate, v.

I believe your exact words were: "You're getting too emotion...
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Which is more stubborn, the love or the two arguing people caught within it?
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And still, for all the jealously, all the doubt, sometimes I will be struck with a kind of awe that ...
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breathtaking, adj.

Those mornings when we kiss and surrender for an hour be...
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lover, n.

Oh, how I hated this word. So pretentious, like it was always bei...
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better, adj. and adv.

Will it ever get better?
It better.
Will it ever...
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This is the trap of having something to live for:
Everything else seems lifeless.
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You can give words, but you can't take them. And when words are given and received, that is when the...
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I should have felt proud, but instead I felt awful. That I had let him down so many times, that I ha...
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I am not dangerous. Only the stories are dangerous. Only the fictions we create, especially when the...
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...he hopes that maybe it'll make people a little less scared of two boys kissing than they were bef...
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It's as if when you love someone, they become your reason.
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I am always amazed by people who know something is wrong but still insist on ignoring it, as if that...
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Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
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It's almost scary how amateur I am when it comes to musicals - I'm a musical goer, but I am ...
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One of my best friends is named David Leventhal, and it has always been a constant source of amuseme...
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candid, adj.

"Most times, when I'm having sex, I'd rather be reading."
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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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