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  • #181
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Love stories are written in millimeters and milliseconds with a fast, dull pencil whose marks you can barely see, they are written in miles and eons with a chisel on the side of a mountiantop”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

  • #182
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Sorry but nothing of much importance ever happened to me...I'm just a girl who forgot to look both ways before crossing the street.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #183
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “People, you'll find, aren't usually all good or bad. Sometimes they're just a little bit good and a whole lot bad. And sometimes they're mostly good with a dash of bad. And most of us, well, we fall in the middle somewhere.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #184
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “In the end, the end of a life only matters to friends, family, and other folks you used to know. For everyone else, it's just another end.”
    Gabrielle Zevin
    tags: life

  • #185
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “The scent is sweet and meloncholy. A bit like dying, a bit like falling in love.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #186
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “There is no difference in quality between a life lived forward and a life lived backwards, she thinks. She had come to love this backward life. It was, after all, the only life she had.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #187
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “It’s difficult to ever go back to the same places or people. You turn away, even for a moment, and when you turn back around, everything’s changed.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere
    tags: loss

  • #188
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “As many have discovered, it is entirely possible (although not particularly desirable) to love two people with all your heart. It is entirely possible to long for two lives, to feel that one life can't come close to containing it all.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #189
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “A life isn't measured in hours and minutes. It's the quality, not the length.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere
    tags: life

  • #190
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “...lies can sound awfully pretty when a girl is in love with the person telling them.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done

  • #191
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “On Elsewhere we fool ourselves into thinking we know what will be just because we know the amount of time we have left. We know this, but we never really know what will be. We never know what will happen...”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #192
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “If you are going to forgive a person, Liz decides, it is best to do it sooner rather than later. Later, Liz knows from experience, could be sooner than you thought.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #193
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “It was odd to have something so personal out there in that way, but the good thing about art is that no one necessarily knows what you mean by it anyway.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
    tags: art

  • #194
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.”
    Gabrielle Zevin

  • #195
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Why do two people fall in love? It's a mystery.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere
    tags: love

  • #196
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “It was a nice day, and I don't mean that it was sunny either. It was humid and not too cool, like winter was getting annoyed with itself and wanted it to be spring just as much as everyone else.”
    Gabrielle Zevin

  • #197
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “ The baby, a girl, is born at 6:24 a.m.
    She weighs six pounds, ten ounces.
    The mother takes the baby in her arms and asks her, "Who are you, my little one?"
    And in response, this baby, who is Liz and not Liz at the same time, laughs.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #198
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “It's hard to believe. Where does the times go?' Betty sighs. 'I've always hated that phrase. It makes it would like time went on a holiday, and is expected back any day now. Time flies is another one I hate. Apparently, time does quite a bit of traveling, though.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere
    tags: time

  • #199
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “I have so much paperwork. I'm afraid my paperwork has paperwork.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #200
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Sometimes things seem so unbearable in the middle of the night, don't they? In the middle of the night, we're all such children.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Margarettown

  • #201
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “It is a lie that people who love each other must know everything about each other. Love must occasionally allow for a gap.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Margarettown

  • #202
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Wounds are like water set to boil – they heal best left unwatched...”
    Gabrielle Zevin

  • #203
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “And when she dreams, she dreams of a girl who was lost at sea but one day found the shore.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #204
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “I did learn something about insanity while I was down there. People go crazy, not because they are crazy, but because it's the best available option at the time.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done

  • #205
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “I let myself feel good and sorry for myself, but only for a second. Daddy always said that the most useless of all human emotions was self-pity.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done

  • #206
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “When I was in my twenties and broke, I'd buy books before food. A meal will sustain you for a few hours, a good book will sustain you for life.”
    Gabrielle Zevin

  • #207
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Daddy always said the only thing worth begging for was your life, but maybe he was wrong. Maybe sometimes your love is a little bit worth begging for, too.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done
    tags: love

  • #208
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “What are you reading?" Owen asks.
    "Charlotte's Web," Liz says. "It's really sad. One of the main characters just died."
    "You ought to read the book from end to beginning," Owen jokes. "That way, no one dies, and it's always a happy ending.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #209
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Liz looks at the tissue box, which is decorated with drawings of snowmen engaged in various holiday activities. One of the snowmen is happily placing a smiling rack of gingerbread men in an oven. Baking gingerbread men, or any cooking for that matter, is probably close to suicide for a snowman, Liz thinks. Why would a snowman voluntarily engage in an activity that would in all likelihood melt him? Can snowmen even eat? Liz glares at the box.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

  • #210
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “Tragedy is when someone ends up dead. Everything else is just a bump in the road. For the record, that was something Daddy used to say.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done



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