Life might take you down different roads. But each of you gets to decide which one to take.
― Gayle, Forman. “If I Stay.”
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Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.
― Gayle, Forman. “If I Stay.”
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There’s going to be all kinds of terrible in there.
― Gayle, Forman. “If I Stay.”
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But that’s the thing about the sucker punch; the sucker element hurts worse than the punch.
― Griffin, Emily. “Something Blue.”
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“yearning, n. and adj.

At the core of this desire is the belief that everything can be perfect.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“yarn, n.

Maybe language is kind, giving us these double meanings. Maybe it’s trying to teach us a lesson, that we can always be two things at once.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“vagary, n.

The mistake is thinking there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“rest, v. and n.

Rest with me for the rest of this.
That’s it. Come closer.
We’re here.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“placid, adj.

Sometimes I love it when we just lie on our backs, gaze off, stay still.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“motif, n.

You don’t love me as much as I love you. You don’t love me as much as I love you. You don’t love me as much as I love you.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“misgivings, n.

Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted us.
“There are things I miss,” you said. “But if I didn’t have you, I’d miss more.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“only, adj.

That’s the dilemma, isn’t it? When you’re single, there’s the sadness and joy of only me. And when you’re paired, there’s the sadness and joy of only you.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“love, n.

I’m not going to even try.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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What a strange phrase — –not seeing other people. As if it’s been constructed to be a lie. We see other people all the time. The question is what we do about it.
― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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“juxtaposition, n.

It scares me how hard it is to remember life before you. I can’t even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better and worse. It’s simply a matter of is and is no longer.”

― Levithan, David. “The Lover’s Dictionary.”
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