Thursday, June 2, 2016

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories Edited by Stephanie Perkins

* Read via NetGalley

* Spoilers are higlighted like so :)

“The cherry dip of humans?”

“As much porn as I can get. The Little Spindle Library’s collection is small but thoughtfully curated.”

“They’d breach the waves, let the moonlight catch their hides, and the stranger would stand for a moment— mouth agape, heart alive, his loneliness forgotten.”

“The lyrics were confusing and contradictory, a lot like standing with your boyfriend’s arm around you while sharing earbuds with a girl you wished you were kissing.”

“I wore my usual expression, something between resignation and disdain— resigdain.”

“I don’t know! I’ve never had to kick demon ass before, okay? Improvise!”

“Sexist.” “Sorry. I meant to say, ‘Damn, Kevin is dumb.’”

“Summer looks good on you.”

“But, hey, I loved pizza once, too, before I became lactose intolerant— and now I barely even miss it. I barely even think about pizza, I mean.”

“Collect enough scars and you get a whole extra layer of skin, for free.”

“What is life without the occasional risk of pizza?”

“What I did know was that love was a tiny firefly in the distance, blinking on right when I needed it to.”

“There’s a wide spectrum between appreciating the sight of cute boys in tight shorts and having a boyfriend.”

It’s such a bullshit word. She loves me, but that’s a different kind of love, and it’s not enough to make her stay.”

“And it made me think that real love, not the Hallmark kind or the love potion kind, is scary and fierce and amazing. And I think … I think I’m falling in love with you.”

“Only now, when I killed time, it didn’t stay dead. It rose from the grave and lived again. I was on zombie time.”

“You could do anything you wanted. Which was, yes, theoretically true. But honestly, in this heat, who has the energy? What I wanted was to sit on my ass somewhere air-conditioned and read books.”

“There had to be more: Moments when, for just a few seconds, the dull coal of reality was compressed by random chance into a glittering diamond of awesomeness.”

“It was so strong it bent space-time around it.”

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