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Why do you lie" I ask her.
"To block the truth."
Fair enough.
Naomi goes on. "Where did we get it in our heads that we need truth all the time? Sometimes lies are nice, you know? You don't have to know the truth all the time. It's too exhausting. -- Rachel Cohn
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I walked inside Macy's and faced the pathetic spectacle of a department store full of shoppers, none of whom were shopping for themselves. Without the instant gratification of a self-aimed purchase, everyone walked around in the tactical stupor of the financially obligated. -- Rachel Cohn
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I feel like you may be a special and kind person. And I would like to make it my business to know special and kind people. Especially if they are boys my age. -- Rachel Cohn
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The way you're singing in your sleep The way you look before you leap The strange illusions that you keep You don't know But I'm noticing Fuck -- Rachel Cohn
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I realized that Snarl had given me what I asked for as a Christmas present. Hope and belief. I'd always hoped but never believed that I could have such an adventure on my own. That I could own it. And love it. But it had happened. The notebook had made it so. -- Rachel Cohn
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I wanted to go home to the safety of my bed and to my stuffed animals and to my people I'd known my whole life. I had nothing to say to anybody, and fervently prayed that no one there would have anything to say to me. -- Rachel Cohn
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'Freedom.' He pauses a moment to reflect on the F-word. 'Sometimes I think it's an idea that enslaves us. We're never free from hungering for the notion that we can even have freedom. When perhaps it's the very idea of it that causes us to suffer. -- Rachel Cohn
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I also feel fairly confident that the original Texaco Salvatore was a good family man, with perhaps a propensity for wearing his wife's panties and betting his kids' college money at the track, but otherwise a solid dude. -- Rachel Cohn
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He's not my step brother technically, so I think it's okay that I kissed him once. -- Rachel Cohn
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I wanted to talk to someone. But who? It's moments like this, when you need someone the most, that your world seems smallest. -- Rachel Cohn
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Wherever I went, I was on the wrong end of the stampede. -- Rachel Cohn
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I mean, like most guys, you carry around this girl in your head, who is exactly who you want her to be. The person you think you will love the most. And every girl you are with gets measured against this girl in your head. -- Rachel Cohn
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Who's Jessie?"
"My Yugo"
"You have a name for your Yugo? Please don't tell me you're one of those guys who also names his dick."
"Unfortunately, I've yet to find the perfect name for mine, so it's in this netherworld of nameless identity right now. -- Rachel Cohn
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Beauty's not only skin deep. Just because a person is beautiful
doesn't mean there's no soul beneath. Doesn't mean
that person hasn't suffered like everyone else, doesn't mean
they don't hope to still be a good human being in an awful
world. (Gabriel) -- Rachel Cohn
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They were tricky, those demons. Could they be trusted? Of course they could be trusted. She'd created them. She owned them. They wouldn't lead her astray. -- Rachel Cohn
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What do you want ?
It was a hard question, especially if I had to bat en down the sarcasm. I mean, there was the beauty pageant answer of world peace, although I'd probably have to render it in the beauty pageant spelling of world peas. -- Rachel Cohn
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Dumped doesn't even begin to describe it. If you're going to use a trash metaphor, incinerated is more like it. -- Rachel Cohn
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[S]he leans into this guy and rocks her head like I'm making this music for her, when if I could, I would take it all away and give her as much silence as she's given me pain. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm liking that I can throw any kind of sentence at her without worrying it's too out there. -- Rachel Cohn
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The girl is dressed in a flannel shirt, and I can't tell whether that's because she's trying to bring back the only fashion style of the past fifty years that hasn't been brought back or whether it's because the shirt is as damn comfortable as it looks. -- Rachel Cohn
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But somehow, knowing the Moleskine was tucked away in my bag, containing our thoughts and clues, our imprints to each other, somehow that made me feel safe, like I could have this adventure and not get lost and not call my brother to save me. -- Rachel Cohn
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Wold domination is exhausting and cliche. People ought to just focus on being individual responsible citizens of the earth instead of assholes. -- Rachel Cohn
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Children frighten me. I mean, I appreciate them on a cute aesthetic level, but they're very demanding and unreasonable creatures and often smell funny. -- Rachel Cohn
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It was about the feeling, you know? She caused it in me, but it wasn't about her. It was about my reaction, what I wanted to feel and then convinced myself that I felt, because I wanted it that bad. That illusion. It was love because I created it as love." Norah -- Rachel Cohn
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My brother, Langston, said, "Lily, you don't understand because you've never been in love. If you had a boyfriend, you'd understand." Langston has a new boyfriend and all I understand from that is a sorry state of co-dependence. -- Rachel Cohn
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It gives me some satisfaction to know that my departure will become somebody else's good luck -- Rachel Cohn
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The mosh pit will reveal all the answers. The mosh pit never lies.
-Norah, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist -- Rachel Cohn
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Hope and belief. I'd always wanted hope, but never believed that I could have such an adventure on my own. That I could own it. And love it. But it happened. -- Rachel Cohn
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That's a nice quote," Langston said. "Underline it and fold down the page for me, will you?" I did as instructed. -- Rachel Cohn
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I inspect the notebook of CDs laying on the floor. There's the usual suspects in there, Green Day and The Clash and The Smiths, yeah, but there's also Ella and Frank, even Dino, some Curtis Mayfield and Minor Threat and Dusty Springfield and Belle & Sebastian, -- Rachel Cohn
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This is the funny thing about New York - there are so many things to do at all times of the day, but there are still moments when you have no idea which of them to do, and feel extra silly because you know there has to be something out there for you to do; your mind just hasn't found it yet. -- Rachel Cohn
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Of course you want to get to know her. But at the same time, you want to feel like you already know her. That you will know her instantly. Such a fairy tale. -- Rachel Cohn
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We always see the worst in our selves. Our most volnerable selves. We need someone to get close enough to tell us that we're wrong. Someone we trust. -- Rachel Cohn
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Know what the best thing your true love can give you is?" I asked him.
"What?" said Dash.
"True love. -- Rachel Cohn
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Snarl must love Christmas as much as me, I decided. -- Rachel Cohn
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But she's not, and I am left to wonder on my own: How does this work, the getting to know a new guy without revealing too much desperation for his undivided attention? -- Rachel Cohn
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(Snarl sent me candy! Oh, how I might love him!) -- Rachel Cohn
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It's a paradox, isn't it? The people you know the most, the people you love the most-you're also going to feel the parts of them you don't know the most -- Rachel Cohn
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I think it's time to experience life outside the notebook. -- Rachel Cohn
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True Love. I'm starting to suspect the concept is pure illusion, an insipid brand name manufactured by Hallmark and Disney. - Cupcake -- Rachel Cohn
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And It's not entirely true that I've never been in love. I had a pet gerbil in first grade.... -- Rachel Cohn
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Basically, it says that the world has been broken into pieces. All this chaos, all this discord. And our job - everyone's job - is try to put the pieces back together. To make things whole again. -- Rachel Cohn
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No
when the rain falls you just let it fall and you grin like a madman and you dance with it, because if you can make yourself happy in the rain then you're doing pretty alright in life. (Nick, page 156) -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm thinking I would like to dance in the rain with this person. I would like to lie next to him in the dark and watch him breathe and watch him sleep and wonder what he's dreaming about and not get an inferiority complex if the dreams aren't about me. -- Rachel Cohn
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We hadn't vowed to write every day, and we hadn't written every day. We hadn't sworn to be true to each other, because there hadn't been much to be true to. -- Rachel Cohn
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I don't think we should ever try to meet again; there's such freedom in that. Instead, let our words continue to meet. (See next postcard.) -- Rachel Cohn
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I go from chords to cords, amped to amps. -- Rachel Cohn
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When I was a teenager, the number one book I was most obsessed with was 'Gone with the Wind.' -- Rachel Cohn
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I could become a nun even if I am a non-believer. I'll learn to fake it like Nick did with me. I will minister the gospel of compassion and kindness and please, always use a condom, from famine-stricken nations to war-torn dead zones. It's possible I might become a nun who kisses other nuns ... -- Rachel Cohn
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What an idiot Santa is for flying around alone. Because who would want to travel the world without another person's heartbeat beside him? -- Rachel Cohn
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It's a total lie to say there's only one person you're going to be with for the rest of your life. If you're lucky - and if you try really hard - there will always be more than one. -- Rachel Cohn
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I know in my heart that I can live without him and I know in my heart that I don't want to-that's a good place to start, right? -- Rachel Cohn
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Can we try to be wise with each other for a very long time? -- Rachel Cohn
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It's only a game if there is an absence of meaning. -- Rachel Cohn
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Because I withered under the glare of an actual invitation, I was a firm believer in preventive prevarication
in other words, lying early in order to free myself later on. -- Rachel Cohn
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Why do girls always fall for guys with the attention span of drosophila? -- Rachel Cohn
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Music is an angry machine. We are all angry machines -- Rachel Cohn
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Boy needs to get a good night's sleep. Otherwise, he'll be lucky to get accepted at SUNY-So Far Upstate You Might As Well Be In Canada, eh? -- Rachel Cohn
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But that's what I love about punk music. It has a sense of humor about itself, doesn't pretend to be something it's not. It's kickass funk with a heavy-metal edge, but with a conscience. Good -- Rachel Cohn
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Books. I'd probably spend all my time alone and lost in books if I could. It's easier that way. -- Rachel Cohn
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Who else would find me at just this moment? First he found me drunk, now he found me cleaning up poo from a barking pony who was about to go into attack mode. -- Rachel Cohn
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He sold the business but kept the corner block building, -- Rachel Cohn
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I wondered what kind of monsters lurked in theaters to prey on people sitting by themselves because their brothers wouldn't get out of bed to take them to the movies. -- Rachel Cohn
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Life is funny, baby, and that's no joke -- Rachel Cohn
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Langston took the latest red Moleskine notebook that Grandpa bought me and, together with Benny, mapped out a series of clues to find a companion just right for me. -- Rachel Cohn
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Without Laura here, food is the only thing I love that loves me back. -- Rachel Cohn
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If I don't shut down my brain soon, my imagination will take off so far about what could be with this guy, that nothing will ever just be.-- Norah, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist -- Rachel Cohn
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Langston has been in love. Twice. His first big romance ended so badly that he had to leave -- Rachel Cohn
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I can't imagine anyone ever wanting to be alone with me that much. -- Rachel Cohn
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I felt especially grateful now having the red Moleskine to confide in. Just knowing a Snarl was on the other side to read it - to possibly care - inspired my pen to move quickly in answer to his question. -- Rachel Cohn
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Somewhere between a friend and acquaintance - a frequaintance, as it were. -- Rachel Cohn
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No one would want to read a book in which I explain the science of cloning because it would be very dull and it would also make no sense. -- Rachel Cohn
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Hellaciously Homely. -- Rachel Cohn
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Grandpa has presided over the neighborhood as it went from low-income haven for immigrant families to yuppie enclave. -- Rachel Cohn
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The song is "Always Wanting You," a favorite of Dad's, where cynical, heartsick Merle croon about always wanting but never having his love, and about how hard it will be to face tomorrow cuz he knows he'll just be wanting her again. Doomed. -- Rachel Cohn
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I've always resented Hermione, because I wanted to be her so badly and she never seemed to appreciate as much as I thought she should that she got be her. She got to live at Hogwarts and be friends with Harry and kiss Ron, which was supposed to happen to me. -- Rachel Cohn
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I don't see why ogling same-sex kissing should be the exclusive domain of frat boys whacking off to lesbian action, that's so sexist. Feminism should be all inclusive- it should be about sexual liberation, equal pay for equal work, and the fundamental girl right of boy2boy appreciation. -- Rachel Cohn
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Once upon a time, Sleeping Beauty decided to take a nap from which she would never wake up. -- Rachel Cohn
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Fresca, or Diet Rite?" I asked. "I'll have a Fanta," she said. -- Rachel Cohn
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So this chocolate princess. Her knight in shining armor is the Easter Bunny. -- Rachel Cohn
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What's better, I wonder - to be a toy for the humans, or to control your own destiny , even if the only way to do so is suicide? -- Rachel Cohn
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That's funny. I've always liked Naomi's version of me the best. I'm always much more interesting when she talks about me. -- Rachel Cohn
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The Beatles, they had it all figured out, okay? 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' The first single. It's effing brilliant, right? ... That's what everybody wants ... They don't want a twenty-four-hour hump sesh, they don't want to be married to you for a hundred years.
They just want to hold your hand. -- Rachel Cohn
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So much is happening and yet nothing at all. -- Rachel Cohn
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Driver, can you tell him that I'm sorry? I wasn't supposed to be like this. I swear. -- Rachel Cohn
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This must be part of Mother Nature's master plan - making these boys so irresistibly cute, in such a naughty way, that the purity of their intentions becomes irrelevant. -- Rachel Cohn
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It seemed weird to me that he'd spent his Christmas alone ... and had seemed to like it. He hadn't seemed to think anyone should feel sorry for him about that, either. -- Rachel Cohn
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These humans - they are cruel monsters. Liars. Deceitful. For the first time, I want to hurt them the way they hurt me. This is so unfair. My body feels numb, my energy spent, my mind deceived and angry. -- Rachel Cohn
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It's that the silence hanging between us, the awkward and painful glance we share, acknowledges that I'm sitting in his seat. I start to stand up, but Ely shakes his head and gestures for me to stay seated. "It's cool," he whispers. I watch him stride away to the elevator. -- Rachel Cohn
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Things change all the time, mostly in little ways. -- Rachel Cohn
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There's no such thing as a soulmate ... and who would want there to be? I don't want half of a shared soul. I want my own damn soul. -- Rachel Cohn
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There is no such thing as a soulmate ... and who would want there to be? I don't want half of a shared soul. I want my own damn soul.
Ely in Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Rachel Cohn and David Levithan -- Rachel Cohn
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It's hard to show you that I tried unless you end up succeeding. -- Rachel Cohn
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Everyone on this island wants something kept quiet.
I want to roar -- Rachel Cohn
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Friendship is love as much as any romance. And like any love, it's difficult and treacherous and confusing. But in the moment when your knees touch, there's nothing else you could ever want. -- Rachel Cohn
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I wanted to live inside it, not write in it. -- Rachel Cohn
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But there was something so empty about the prospect of a Christmas Day without opening presents -- Rachel Cohn
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A bell rings and Pavlov's dog has a fucking seizure on the dance floor. -- Rachel Cohn
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But she looks at me with this total incomprehension, like she's watching footage of the world being blown up, and I'm the little blurb on the corner of the screen saying what the weather is like outside. -- Rachel Cohn
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The scene is very Sopranos meets Rent. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm so into you, it's not even funny. (Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List) -- Rachel Cohn
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Sleeping is time not spent living. -- Rachel Cohn
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I think we should get married here," I say. It's so obvious. Naomi sits down on the top stair, the edge of our corner, and rests her head against the wall. "Ely," she says, "we're never getting married. Never. -- Rachel Cohn
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For sure, the last thing I was going to write to her was All I want for Christmas is you. -- Rachel Cohn
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You bookish little pervert. -- Rachel Cohn
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I already know the words. I just need to learn the beat. This tone-deaf white girl will try to make music out of recovery. -- Rachel Cohn
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My heart literally aches, that shit is not made up; it hurts for an unexpected, brief time warp of suddenly wanting and longing and believing, but then not having. -- Rachel Cohn
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But Langston repeated, Lily, you just don't understand. What you need is someone to keep you occupied. You need a boyfriend. -- Rachel Cohn
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I don't see what's so "romantic" about spending a week in a tropical paradise with your spouse whom you've already seen almost every day for the past quarter century. -- Rachel Cohn
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When is the night over? Is it the start of sunrise or the end of it? Is it when you finally go to sleep or simply when you realize that you have to? -- Rachel Cohn
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But we had never gone out of our way to reveal ourselves, either. Instead, we'd let the facts speak for themselves. -- Rachel Cohn
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The complexity embedded in the different levels of meaning that go along with the words "I love you" ought to be a whole mindfuck of a video game -- Rachel Cohn
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There are certain things a girl just knows, like that a fourth minute on a punk song is a bad, bad idea, -- Rachel Cohn
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I think you're nice to me and that scares the fuck out of me. Because when a guy's a jerk or an asshole, it's easier because you know where you stand. -- Rachel Cohn
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(1) give me a project to keep me occupied so he could have Benny all to himself over Christmas -- Rachel Cohn
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Do you still Kill Gerbils? -- Rachel Cohn
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The reward is in the risk. You can't stay hidden inside Grandpa's overprotective cloak forever. You've seemed like you needed to grow out of that for a while. Mom and Dad going away, and the red notebook, these things just helped. Now it's up to you to -- Rachel Cohn
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From a distance, a clone's luminous eyes are meant to draw in humans and make them feel safe. Up close, the eyes appear hollow. Because of that, humans tend not to look into our eyes too closely, which I've been told is socially preferable, as eyes without souls behind them can be frightening. -- Rachel Cohn
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I am a classic 'Star Trek' fanatic. -- Rachel Cohn
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I instantly regretted my comeback but that's the thing about unkind words. You can try to undo the damage, but (a) it's hard when you're all coffee-ed up, and (b) you can't take it back, ever. -- Rachel Cohn
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All I ever think about is food or sex. -- Rachel Cohn
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So he's worth a second shot? The more apt question, my dear, is: are you? -- Rachel Cohn
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I mean, they're only the best punk band out there right now, named for the fucking apathy of a xenophobic fucking nation oblivious to the fucking terror its leaders wreak on the rest of the world because they're too busy worrying if their cat might be stuck up a tree or something. -- Rachel Cohn
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I want to believe that, despite all evidence to the contrary, it is possible for anyone to find that one special person. That person to spend Christmas with or grow old with or just take a nice silly walk in Central Park with. -- Rachel Cohn
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There was no word in the dictionary adequate to describe the sensation other than sensational. -- Rachel Cohn
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The important people in your lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. -- Rachel Cohn
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The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There's no getting over that. -- Rachel Cohn
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One of the failures of cellular communication is that tiredness often comes across as sadness. -- Rachel Cohn
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But, you see, that's the luxury of being a lout - you get to be selective about when you care and when you don't. The rest of us get stuck when your care goes shallow. -- Rachel Cohn
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I can be a badass DJ when I want, but I am also an insufferable music snob. -- Rachel Cohn
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Maybe, I thought, it's not distance that's the problem, but how you handle it."

- Dash -- Rachel Cohn
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Someone should pay for their sins.
I'll show you Awful, humans.
I can't even see what I'm doing. All I know is rage, and panic, and darkness. -- Rachel Cohn
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We will go Awful and die together. But we will do it as free Betas. Not as puppets of the humans. -- Rachel Cohn
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(Wiis? Wiii? What is the plural?) -- Rachel Cohn
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I don't know why I'm saying any of this, except that it's the truth." -Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist -- Rachel Cohn
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If I'm just The Guy With Norah, that's cool. Right now, that's all I want to be. All the other things I am - they're too complicated. I can feel them lying in wait, planning their return. -- Rachel Cohn
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I feel like there's so much darkness in all of my books. -- Rachel Cohn
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Christmas could begin. Magic could happen. -- Rachel Cohn
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I half expected to find Sherlock Holmes thumb wrestling with Jane Austen in the corner. -- Rachel Cohn
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The best is when we all go at once, like an army of interrelated popcorn zombies who laugh the same laughs and gasp the same gasps and aren't so germ-phobic with each other that we won't share a ginormous Coke with one straw. Family is useful like that. -- Rachel Cohn
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Because I don't want to," I said. "Not because of the way she is now - I know that's not what she's like. There was no way it was going to be as easy as the notebook. I get that now. -- Rachel Cohn
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It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close. -- Rachel Cohn
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I may have a potty mouth, but I do not get caught in illicit sexual encounters in Marriotts, for fuck's sake. I guess I could be open to a Ritz-Carlton or a Four Seasons, but a Marriott, no fucking way! Yet here I am. And there's nowhere else I'd rather be. What spell has this boy cast on me? I -- Rachel Cohn
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I mean, I think I am basically a cool girl, but I am also a pain in the ass. -- Rachel Cohn
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He can act a bit loner-ish, but I think he's some serial killer waiting to happen; he's just his own best company sometimes. And he's comfortable with that. I guess there's nothing wrong with that. -- Rachel Cohn
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Perhaps it's not that I'm frigid
it's that once I decide I like a guy, I turn into a raging idiot, unfit for public appearances. -- Rachel Cohn
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You mean I'm not lazy?
No bitch, I mean you intimidate guys with a look or a comment before they can even decide if they have a chance with you. You're so judgmental. Along with frigid. -- Rachel Cohn
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And I honestly like her about twenty times more now than I did when we were dating. But love needs to have a future. -- Rachel Cohn
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Anyone who's lived in Manhattan all his life always feels torn whenever he leaves it. There's the satisfaction of breaking free, for a time. But that's balanced heavily by the feeling of leaving your whole life behind, and to see it from a distance. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm told there's no going back. So I'm choosing forward. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm not that girl who randomly meets a guy one night and has her life change. I wear cords and flannel shirts. I don't have the killer body like Tris or Caroline. Sometimes I don't wash my hair for three days and sometimes I don't floss. -- Rachel Cohn
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I was strictly a college-ruled man myself, having no talent for illustration and a microscopic scrawl that made wide-ruled seem roomy. The blank pages were usually the most popular -- Rachel Cohn
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Males are the most incomprehensible species. -- Rachel Cohn
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Father says we are all Defects, in our way. Humans and clones. He says the word is really just a scare tactic to incite disobedient beings into subservience. He says that's all it really is - just a word. -- Rachel Cohn
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I haven't been able to reach her. And if I can't reach her, there's no way to keep her from being lost. -- Rachel Cohn
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I've always been sort of a closet sci-fi geek. -- Rachel Cohn
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Goodwill to Spazzy up in gerbil heaven. Sorry sorry sorry. I stopped eating meat the day of the massacre, as penance for Spazzy. I've been a vegetarian since age six, all for the love of a gerbil. -- Rachel Cohn
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I hope I never love someone so much that they could hurt me the way Langston was hurt. -- Rachel Cohn
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Memo to Merle Haggard: Miracles really do happen. I -- Rachel Cohn
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The whole thing was silly," I said. "Please tell her there's no need to apologize. We set ourselves up for this. I was never going to be the guy in her head. And she was never going to be the girl in mine. And that's okay. Seriously. -- Rachel Cohn
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It broke the spell. It's not that I stopped being happy. I was still inexplicably, utterly happy. But suddenly the happiness had implications. -- Rachel Cohn
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Jealousy hot flashes through my body, a thunderbolt crashing through. -- Rachel Cohn
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He was obstinate in the way that only truly miserable people can be obstinate. -- Rachel Cohn
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What else could I be? If I were a mono-thinker, I probably wouldn't be an insomniac. How is a poly-thinker supposed to fall asleep, and more importantly, stay asleep, when thoughts just won't stop darting! darting! darting! through my head? -- Rachel Cohn
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My family lives in that building now, along with Grandpa in the fourth-floor "penthouse" apartment, as he calls the converted space that was once an attic studio. -- Rachel Cohn
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At last I had it - the Christmas present I'd wanted all along, but hadn't realized. His words. -- Rachel Cohn
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There are just lots of possibilities in the world ... I need to keep my mind open for what could happen and not decide that the world is hopeless if what I want to happen doesn't happen. Because something else great might happen in between. -- Rachel Cohn
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That's what I like about sports. No matter if everyone playing the game speaks completely different languages, on the field, or the court, wherever they are playing, the language of moves and passes and scores is all the same. Universal. -- Rachel Cohn
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She doesn't want the boy causing the distinction between "love" and "in love -- Rachel Cohn
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Beneath the water, I can know her. She was fierce, uncompromising. When she loved, she loved deeply, passionately. She loved the blue-eyed water god. She owned him. His heart.
But then she felt betrayal, she hated, and she was feared.
Hate gave her power. -- Rachel Cohn
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People who want things to be perfect are always impossible to please. But -- Rachel Cohn
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Wow. I feel like in this riot of people, I have been kicked in the stomach, but by the giddy police. Forget about the need for oxygen. My mouth wants to go back to the place it just left. -- Rachel Cohn
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We all just took the bookstore at its word, because if you couldn't trust a bookstore, what could you trust? -- Rachel Cohn
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Many years ago, he owned a neighborhood family grocery store on Avenue A in the East Village. -- Rachel Cohn
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I started to write: Langston deserves to be sick. But I erased that and wrote, Okay. I'll make him some. -- Rachel Cohn
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We're better off. But I don't know if the world's better off. I don't know if the two are the same thing. -- Rachel Cohn
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I love the way you look when reading a book - content and dreamy, off in another world. -- Rachel Cohn
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And escape?" "Escape, sure. But it wasn't so much about getting away, as going to. You can go anywhere in a book. Books -- Rachel Cohn
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You know that feeling? That feeling when you just want the right thing to fall into the right place, not only because it's right, but because it will mean that such a thing is still possible? -- Rachel Cohn
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From the time I was a baby, my mom took me to the library at least once a week. Librarians were like Mary Poppins to me. They always knew how to match a book to my mood or to whatever I was going through at the time. I could always find peace in books.
pg 151 -- Rachel Cohn
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And once I'm pretending that's the truth, I figure it might as well be the truth. -- Rachel Cohn
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It was Chaos on Glitter Ice. A massacre of librarians. -- Rachel Cohn
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She smells like marijuana smoke. It's not a bad smell. Just a sad one. -- Rachel Cohn
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I am bigger than the box I'm in. -- Rachel Cohn
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There's no such thing as ready," she says. "There's only willing. -- Rachel Cohn
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I've given him more mixed signals than a dyslexic Morse code operator. -- Rachel Cohn
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Usually my characters, though young, tend to be street-wise. -- Rachel Cohn
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Unfortunately, now that Langston has a boyfriend again, he has forgotten all about me. -- Rachel Cohn
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The Velmas of the world do not intern at CNN, hope to be accepted at Columbia J-School after graduating NYU with honors, and go on to win Pulitzer Prizes by getting bogged down in relationship drama. That's a problem for the Daphnes of the world. Daphne, you bitch, you can't even drive the damn van. -- Rachel Cohn
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When in doubt, ingest carbs. -- Rachel Cohn
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Whoever invented adding melted cheese over starchy goodness was surely the most brilliant human ever. -- Rachel Cohn
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But I know the difference. Everyone else is a ghost. I exist here alone, stranded by choice. Deserted. -- Rachel Cohn
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Cinderella!" Dov cried. "Let down your hair! -- Rachel Cohn
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The world being broken. Maybe it isn't that we're supposed to find the pieces and put them back together. Maybe we're the pieces. - Nick -- Rachel Cohn
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Our love had been liking; our feelings had been ordinary, not Shakespearean. I still felt fondness for her - fondness, that pleasant, detached mix of admiration and sentiment, appreciation and nostalgia. I -- Rachel Cohn
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The desert adapts. The people adapt. Live. Die. Struggle. Suffer. Create. The people in the real world beyond Demesne's ring are not all manufactured perfection. They deal. -- Rachel Cohn
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Sweat, malice, and hunger pour from me. This is release, or maybe it's just a plea for release. -- Rachel Cohn
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Answer all the questions that I'm too afraid to ask -- Rachel Cohn
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A bum slumped in a corner seat called out, Give the girl a dance already, ya bum! -- Rachel Cohn
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What's of more concern: If I don't shut down my brain soon, my imagination will take off so far about what could be with this guy, that nothing will ever be able to just be. -- Rachel Cohn
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Bruises mapped my body from bumping into tables and tripping over curbs while walking with a book in my hand, my eyes focused on the pages instead of the live space around me. -- Rachel Cohn
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People are like that, judging you before they know you. -- Rachel Cohn
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All this hoping for nothing-or someone-that's maybe hopeless -- Rachel Cohn
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I know there was no God waiting for her, because no God could have let her find Him this soon. -- Rachel Cohn
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Please return this notebook to where you found it. -- Rachel Cohn
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Will, you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends nose. -- Rachel Cohn
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Sofia was miffed. And if American girls make being miffed a sweet-and-sour emotion, European girls always manage to add an undercurrent of murder to it. -- Rachel Cohn
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A department store two days before Christmas Eve is like a city in a state of siege ... -- Rachel Cohn
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Better to end this dream before it becomes a nightmare. -- Rachel Cohn
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We believe in the wrong things. That's what frustrates me the most. Not the lack of belief, but the belief in the wrong things. -- Rachel Cohn
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I reveled in solitude. If Lily wanted to believe there was a somebody out there just for her, I wanted to believe that I could be somebody in here just for me. -- Rachel Cohn
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How would I ever know when that moment was right, when expectation met anticipation and formed ... connection? -- Rachel Cohn
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Danger is a state of mind." Farzad informs me. "Conquer it, and you ride heaven. -- Rachel Cohn
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I want to believe there is a somebody out there for me. I want to believe that I exist to be there for that somebody. -- Rachel Cohn
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I know we're all following the same yellow brick road, looking for that ultimate band, that ultimate night to be remember. -- Rachel Cohn
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and everything about me goes from crying out to just plain crying -- Rachel Cohn
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The universe doesn't decide what's right or not right. You do. -- Rachel Cohn
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I want to believe that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, there is reason to hope. -- Rachel Cohn
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The more he gives me, the more I want. -- Rachel Cohn
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You dueled?" Lily asked
"Yes. And if we do it again, it will be-"
"DON'T SAY IT!" Thibaud screamed.
"-a dual duel," I completed, with satisfaction. -- Rachel Cohn
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Teenage boys cannot be trusted. Their intentions are not pure. -- Rachel Cohn
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It's over when you decide it's over," Norah says. "When you call it a night. The rest is just a matter of where the sun is in the sky. That has nothing to do with us. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm not sure I ever even liked Tal, much less loved him, and by the way, Tal, I believe the Palestinians should have their own state. -- Rachel Cohn
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The sound of the ocean breaking our silence was like chocolate syrup poured into a glass of milk, dispersing into awkward dark clumps while waiting to be stirred. -- Rachel Cohn
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Snarl had infiltrated my subconscious. The dream was obviously a sign: he was too enticing to resist. -- Rachel Cohn
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Lou's such an old punk he was around when the Ramones were junkie hustlers first and musicians second, when punk meant something other than a mass-marketing concept designed to help the bridge-and-tunnel crowd feel cool. -- Rachel Cohn
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It's always the ones who believe who are hurt the most when things go wrong. She -- Rachel Cohn
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People come to New York to be different, but I go to Starbucks to be the same. -- Rachel Cohn
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It was a red Moleskine - made of neither mole nor skin, but nonetheless the preferred journal of my associates who felt the need to journal in non-electronic form. -- Rachel Cohn
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My hands were starting to shake a little. Because I hadn't known that I knew these things. Just having a notebook to write them in, and having someone to write them to, made them all rise to the surface. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, they sang. -- Rachel Cohn
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Like dogs and lions, small children can sense fear. The slightest flinch, the slightest disinclination, and they will jump atop you and devour you. -- Rachel Cohn
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Get out of bed and feed me already, person! -- Rachel Cohn
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I turn the key and I turn the key and I turn the key and she doesn't do a damn thing. -- Rachel Cohn
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There. I've said everything I wanted to say without actually having to use the words please stay -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm gripped by a cherishing so deep. -- Rachel Cohn
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Well sure, who doesn't need a boyfriend? but realistically, those exotic creatures are hard to come by. At least a quality one. -- Rachel Cohn
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In the future, I decided I would tackle the solitude thing more enthusiastically, so long as solitude meant I could also walk in the park and pet a few dogs and pass them treats. -- Rachel Cohn
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Ouch. Cursing - not so dashing. -- Rachel Cohn
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I shouldn't, but I do.
I trust. -- Rachel Cohn
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I am a classic Star Trek fanatic. When I was a kid, my mom and I used to go to conventions. -- Rachel Cohn
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A dream deferred is a dream denied. -- Rachel Cohn
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the infinite Manhattan night. -- Rachel Cohn
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Well what's in your Amazonian hope chest? -- Rachel Cohn
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I wanted so badly to believe, but the fear felt as great and overwhelming as the desire. -- Rachel Cohn
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Librarians were like Mary Poppins to me. They always knew how to match a book to my mood, or to whatever I was going through at the time. I could always find peace in books. -- Rachel Cohn
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When the time is right, when these feelings of rage and unfairness once again overcome me, I will not faint. I will fight. -- Rachel Cohn
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Dash believed in magic. Dash loved Christmas. Dash loved me! -- Rachel Cohn
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I am listening and I am listening because what I'm playing isn't something I'm thinking about, it's something I'm feeling all over. -- Rachel Cohn
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Nick and I could become goodwill ambassadors for the city now that the porno shops on 42nd Street are gone. Must make mental note to contact mayor. -- Rachel Cohn
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This is why I should consider breaking my straight-edge vow. Beer most certainly would help this situation. It probably couldn't make it any worse. Basic -- Rachel Cohn
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The only use she has for the word fun is to make the word funeral. -- Rachel Cohn
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Perhaps this was what was so unnerving about Lily at this moment - the trust that was required in what we were doing. -- Rachel Cohn
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Maybe your unspeakable defects give you power too? -- Rachel Cohn
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The secret tactic of a good hard bargainer is to know when to compromise. -- Rachel Cohn
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It wasn't about the fantasy. That was
now replaced with hope and belief that it could happen, for real. -- Rachel Cohn
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Some spray-painted graffiti on the wall asks, Is it nothing to you all who pass by? Lamentations 1:12 and I think, No, Lord, whoever the hell You are, this is not nothing to me. This counts. -- Rachel Cohn
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The first person I think of when I wake up in the morning, the last person I hope for when I fall asleep at night. -- Rachel Cohn
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How come princesses always have some huge flaw that can cause their downfall? -- Rachel Cohn
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His absence is time gained to spool my un-truths. -- Rachel Cohn
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Therefore. Ergo. Erg. Argh. Ugh. -- Rachel Cohn
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I'm the only person who gets along with everyone, by way of not being friends with anyone. -- Rachel Cohn
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You don't know who Nicholas Sparks is?" Dash asked. I shook my head. "Please don't ever find out," he said. -- Rachel Cohn
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The humans create life, and senselessly cause death. For nothing. -- Rachel Cohn
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Maybe it isn't that we're supposed to find the pieces and put them back together. Maybe we're the pieces. -- Rachel Cohn