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Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) Across the Universe by Beth Revis
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“I never thought about how important the sky was until I didn't have one.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“(D)reams are like that: they go in and out of memories and scenes, but they're never real. They're never real, and I hate them because they aren't.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“Power isn’t control at all — power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“This is the secret of the stars, I tell myself. In the end, we are alone. No matter how close you seem, no one else can touch you. ~ Amy”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“That's all you need to know about Godspeed," he says. "Although you should also know this. I am Eldest."
Good for you, I think. Congrats on being old.
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“It is like a piece of my soul had been lost, empty, and it is now filled with the light of a million stars.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“But...If my life on Earth must end, let it end with a promise.
Let it end with hope.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“I want to take her into my arms and hold her tight. But at the same time, I know that is the exact opposite of what she wants. She wants to be free, and all I want is to hold her tight against me. ~ Elder”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“For a moment, he looks back at me, and his farewell is in his smile. Then he turns to the stars.

And he is gone.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“Maybe the secret of the stars has nothing to do with being alone.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another but they are so distant so very far apart that they cannot feel the warmth of each other even though they are made of burning.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“Sorry? Sorry? Sorry isn't enough. Every. Single. Thing. I ever loved is beyond my reach now. Everything I ever wanted. Everything I ever was.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“...So, I do what any reasonable person would do when faced with a crying girl.
I get the frex out of there.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“I could tell them about the different kinds of rain, pouring rain that's perfect for when you want to stay inside and watch a movie or read, or piercing rain that feels like needles on your skin, or soft summer rain that makes your first kiss with your first love all the sweeter. ~ Amy”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“Will you stay with me?" I whisper.
"Always.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“More than the sound of my own beating heart, I miss the sound of a ticking clock. Time passes. It must pass....”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“A leader doesn't make pawns - he makes people.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“He sounds like a regular Hitler to me", Amy mutters.
I wonder what she means by that. Eldest has always taught me that Hitler was a wise, cultured leader for his people. Maybe that's what she means: Eldest is a strong leader, like Hitler was. ~ Elder”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“It's always in the rain...”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“I am as silent as death.
Do this: Go to your bedroom. Your nice, safe, warm bedroom that is not a glass coffin behind a morgue door. Lie down on your bed not made of ice. Stick your fingers in your ears. Do you hear that? The pulse of life from your heart, the slow in-and-out from your lungs? Even when you are silent, even when you block out all noise, your body is still a cacophony of life. Mine is not. It is the silence that drives me mad. The silence that drives the nightmares to me.
Because what if I am dead?”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“And there is nothing between us but rain.
Then there is nothing between us at all.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“And I look at Harley, and the billions of stars are in his eyes, and he's drinking them up, pouring them into his soul.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“When I look at the fields, all I can see is how fake they are, how poor an imitation they are of the pictures of Sol-Earth fields.
[...]
And that's why I'll never be as good an Eldest as he is.
Because I like a little chaos.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“I've never seen the stars before.
And I never knew they were so beautiful.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“Eldest thinks power is control, that the best way to be a leader is to force everyone into obedience. Holding Amy against me, I realize the simple truth is that power isn't control at all-power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn't someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to other so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.
This is what I've been looking for since the first day I was told that I was born to lead this ship. Leading Godspeed has nothing to do with being better than everyone else, with commanding and forcing and manipulating. Eldest isn't a leader. He's a tyrant.
A leader doesn't make pawns-he makes people.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“And I know without being told that she killed herself. And I totally understand why.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“I
quit
thinking.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“You must dedicate your whole life to this idea: you are the caretaker of every single person on this ship. They are your responsibility.
You can never show weakness in front of them: you are their strength.
You can never let them see you in despair: you are their hope.
You must always be everything to everyone on board.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe
“I will never, never be the same.
I have seen stars.
Real stars.”
Beth Revis, Across the Universe

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