Rainbow Rowell

«It was the nicest thing she could imagine. It made her want to have his babies and give him both of her kidneys.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Not this in-between thing that Levi had, where his brain could catch the words but couldn't hold on to them.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Cath wasn't trying to make new friends here. In some cases, she was actively trying not to make friends, though she usually stopped short of being rude.»

Rainbow Rowell


«I'm extra-good at wanting things. I want things until I feel sort of sick about them. I want enough for two normal people, at least.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Because all her feelings for him – hot and beautiful in her heart – turned to gobbledygook in her mouth.»

Rainbow Rowell


«She had five tapes from him now - which meant, if her batteries lasted, she had four hundred and fifty minutes to spend with Park in her head, holding his hand.»

Rainbow Rowell


«I didn't know someone could love me like this," she said. "Could love me and love me and love me without...needing space."»

Rainbow Rowell


«(Or maybe she was just more afraid of being like everyone else.)»

Rainbow Rowell


«I don't want to do anything. I don't even want to start this day because then I'll just be expected to finish it.»

Rainbow Rowell


«What did he have to mope about, really? What more did he want?...Love. Purpose. Those are the things that you can't plan for. Those are the things that just happen. And what if they don't happen? Do you spend your whole life pining for them? Waiting to be happy?»

Rainbow Rowell


«Every time, he breaks your hearts. And every time, he expects me to pick up the pieces.»

Rainbow Rowell


«You don't get to choose," Lincoln said. "It's just happening.»

Rainbow Rowell


«The professor leaned forward. “But there’s nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.” Her lovely face turned fierce. “Think about it Cath. That’s what makes a god—or a mother. There’s nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something from yourself.»

Rainbow Rowell


«It wasn't hard going to the gym, as long as he went as soon as he woke up, before he had time to think about not going. Those morning workouts made him feel like he was starting his day like a pinball, with a giant shot of momentum. The feeling sometimes didn’t wear off until six or seven at night (when it was usually overtaken by the feeling that he was just bouncing haplessly from one situation to the next without any real purpose or direction).»

Rainbow Rowell


«Park's eyes got wide. well, sort of wide. Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time.»

Rainbow Rowell


«When I wake up on Sunday Mornings - late, you always let me sleep in - I come looking for you, and you're in the backyard with dirt on your knees and two little girls spinning around you in perfect orbit. And you put their hair in pigtails and you let them wear whatever madness they want, and Alice planted a fruit cocktail tree and Noomi ate a butterfly, and they look like me because they're round and golden, but they glow for you.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Don't pigeonhole me, Georgie. I'm infinite.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Seriously, why aren't you on drugs?" Cath walked past her out of the room.»

Rainbow Rowell


«You’ve read the books?”»

Rainbow Rowell


«Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.»

Rainbow Rowell


«The world turned itself into a better place around him.»

Rainbow Rowell


«I didn't know love could leave the lights on all the time.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Sometimes, it seemed like she was trying to hide everything that was pretty about her. Like she wanted to look ugly.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Georgie pretended to dance. She clung to Neal's shirt. They rubbed their noses together. "You're my wife," Neal said, and then he laughed, and she tried to catch his dimples with her teeth. (Like if she caught them she might get to keep them.)»

Rainbow Rowell


«Can't you just like a girl who likes you back?'»

Rainbow Rowell


«I really am happy for Kiley. And for you and every other happily married lady. Except for that I'm not happy for you. I kind of want you all to drop dead.»

Rainbow Rowell


«My girlfriend is sad and quiet and keeps me up all night worrying about her.»

Rainbow Rowell


«You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you'll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.»

Rainbow Rowell


«Why did you tell me it was just a kiss?" she asked, waiting for her voice to break. "I don't even care about that other girl. I mean, I do, but not as much. Why was your first instinct to tell me that what happened between you and me didn't matter? And why should I believe you now when you say that it did? Why should I believe anything you say?»

Rainbow Rowell