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A) “But pessimism and reality are usually mistaken for each other.”
–Joyride, Anna Banks
B) “I used to think that loving somebody meant sacrificing anything for them. I thought it meant writing them a blank cheque. I thought it meant that you would die without each other. But it turns out that death and a broken heart are not he same.
These days, I think that love is not so dramatic as all that. Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the best in you, and you bring out the best in them – so that together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves.”
–Tonight The Streets Are Ours, Leila Sales
C) “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”
–Confess, Colleen Hoover
D) “His pink fingers found the shell around my neck, touched it softly. He lifted it and saw the scar. His brow furrowed.
He whispered, “Is your voice inside the shell?”
I smiled a little sadly.
“That’s okay,” he said. “We don’t have to talk to be friends.”
–The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, Sarah Okcler
E) “Because with true friends, no one is keeping score. But it still feels good to repay them – even in the tiniest increments.”
–The Start of Me and You, Emery Lord
I’d like to point out this was difficult.
A) “Stay,” she panted. Tears leaked from her eyes. “Stay till the end.”
“And after,” he said. “And always.”
“I want to feel safe again. I want to go home to Ravka.”
“Then I’ll take you there. We’ll set fire to raisins or whatever you heathens do for fun.”
“Zealot,” she said weakly.
“Nina,” he whispered, “little red bird. Don’t go.”
– Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo
B) “… Somebody who helps balance her out, someone who makes sure her feet stay on the ground when life is tough and lift up into the aid when her lips find his. She needs somebody smart and funny and comfortable and exciting all at the same time. She needs somebody to go to sleep with who makes her feel secure enough not to care that she snores or drools, and somebody to wake up with who won’t judge her when her hair sticks up and pillowcase lines crease her face.”
– A Matter of Truth, Heather Lyons
C)“Blue,” he warned, but his voice was chaotic. This close, his throat was scented with mint and wool sweater and vinyl car seat, and Gansey, just Gansey.
She said, “I just want to pretend. I want to pretend that I could.”
–Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater
D) “I know what’s happened,” Apollo said after a few seconds. My brows furrowed. “What are you talking about?” He nodded at the board. My gaze dropped to the game and I nearly passed out. He’d spelled SEX and AIDEN with those stupid little squares.”
–Deity, Jennifer L. Armentrout
E) “If I were human, I’d plow the nicest farm for you.”
– End of Days, Susan Ee