The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory.
You're arguing that the fragile, rare thing is beautiful simply because it is fragile and rare. But that's a lie, and you know it.
I began to swim, an armless silver mermaid, using only my hips to generate motion, until finally my ass scraped against the lake's mucky bottom. I turned then and used my hips and waist to roll three times, until I came ashore near a ratty green towel. They'd left me a towel. How thoughtful.
Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone's about to die.
We didn't talk much. But we didn't need to.
Dude, I don't want to talk about Lacey's prom shoes. And I'll tell you why: I have this thing that makes me really uninterested in prom shoes. It's called a penis.
Maybe this time she wanted to be found, and to be found by me.
We Play the broken string of our instruments one last time
He really was beautiful. I know boys aren't supposed to be, but he was.
I've gotten really hot since you went blind.
There is only one things in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer.
And it was just the three of us - three bodies and two people - the three who knew what had happened and too many layers between all of us too much keeping us from one another.
I may die young, but at least I'll die smart.
Reading it the night before, I'd wondered if it would be like that for me-if in one moment, I would finally understand her, know her, and understand the role I'd played in her dying. But I wasn't convinced enlightenment struck like lightining.
You just use the future to escape the present.
I'd had nearly four years of experience looking at these clocks, but their sluggishness never ceased to surprise. If I am ever told that I have one day to live, I will head straight to the hallowed halls of Winter Park High School, where a day has been known to last a thousand years.
She spoke quietly then, the tiniest crack in her voice, and all at once Lacey Pemerton was not Lacey Pemberton. She was just-like, a person.
And so much depends, I told Augustus, upon a blue sky cut open by the branches of the trees above. So much depends upon the transparent G-tube erupting from the gut of the blue-lipped boy. So much depends upon the observer of the universe.
I have an Augustus Waters fetish.
Pain is like fabric: The stronger it is, the more it's worth.
When you're as charming and physically attractive as myself, it's easy enough to win over people you meet. But getting strangers to love you...now, that's the trick.
Boys are much more likely to objectify girls bodies, while boys are seen by girls as whole people.
If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Ben Starling, you better not have bought your token black friend a racist shirt
It's all very dramatic and everything, but so what? I didn't know the guy. People I don't know die all the damned time.
The true ninja doesn't make a splash at all.
Caroline was always moody and miserable, but I liked it. I liked feeling as if she had chosen me as the only person in the world not to hate, and so we spent all this time together just ragging on everyone, you know?
I will not tell you our love story, because-like all real love stories-it will die with us,as it should.
Stupid human voices always ruining everything.
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