E. Lockhart

«My boyfriend is named Percocet," I say. "We're very close. I even went to Europe with him last summer.»

E. Lockhart


«Roo: What’s your definition of popularity?»

E. Lockhart


«My head and shoulders melted first, followed by my hips and knees. Before long I was a puddle, soaking into the pretty cotton prints. I drenched the quilt she never finished, rusted the metal parts of her sewing machine. I was pure liquid loss...»

E. Lockhart


«It's not objective. It's subjective.” Katya hooks her bra behind her back. “It's just what you think, not the truth.»

E. Lockhart


«You have some balls."»

E. Lockhart


«Matthew had called her harmless. Harmless. And being with him made Frankie feel squashed into a box - a box where she was expected to be sweet and sensitive (but not oversensitive); a box for young and pretty girls who were not as bright or as powerful as their boyfriends. A box for people who were not forces to be reckoned with.»

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«Better than chocolate, being with you last night. Silly me, I thought that nothing was better than chocolate.»

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«I think it was the institution...I was trying to master it.»

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«Meghan pushed her chocolate cheesecake across the table to me. I hadn’t gotten paid yet for November, so I had only ordered coffee. “Here,” she said.»

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«Noel: A lot of people see friends as something you have on Twitter or Facebook or wherever. If someone wants to read your updates and you want to read their updates, then you’re friends. You don’t ever have to see each other. But that seems like a stupid definition to me.»

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«They know that tragedy is not glamorous. They know it doesn't play out in life as it does on a stage or between the pages of a book. It is neither a punishment meted out nor a lesson conferred. Its horrors are not attributable to one single person. Tragedy is ugly and tangled, stupid and confusing.»

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«Then he pulled out a handgun and shot me in the chest. I was standing on the lawn and I fell. The bullet hole opened wide and my heart rolled out of my rib cage and down into a flower bed. Blood gushed rhythmically from my open wound,»

E. Lockhart


«Always do what you're afraid to do.»

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«Never eat anything bigger than your ass.»

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«One day, she ventured to the palace library and was delighted to find what good company books could be.»

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«Sometimes it's a good idea to think about what you»

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«He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.»

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«..we'll deal with it, because the good outweighs the bad.»

E. Lockhart


«See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be»

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«When you hate someone you used to love, and you think he's done something awful - he probably has.»

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«Get over it, Roo. If you have friends who actually like you, you’re popular enough.»

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«I can't forget things, or ignore them-bad things that happen," I said. "I'm a lay-it-all-out person, a dwell-on-it person, an obsess-about-it person. If I hold things in and try to forget or pretend, I become a madman and have panic attacks. I have to talk.»

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«So she did not replay, but played the strategist. She retained more power by withholding an answer.»

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