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“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I wish friends held hands more often, like the children I see on the streets sometimes. I'm not sure why we have to grow up and get embarrassed about it.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I'm saying I'm in love with you! I've been in love with you this whole bleeding year!”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Boys turns girls into such idiots.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.

One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name.

At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights.

The boy did. By thinking about the girl.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“Why is it that the right people never wind up together? Why are people so afraid to leave a relationship, even if they know it's a bad one?”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I mean, really. Who sends their kid to boarding school? It's so Hogwarts. Only mine doesn't have cute boy wizards or magic candy or flying lessons.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I wish for the thing that is best for me.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Girl scouts didn't teach me what to do with emotionally unstable drunk boys.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“I'm a little distracted by this English French American Boy Masterpiece.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“Soap?"
"School of America in Paris" he explains. "SOAP".
Nice. My father sent me here to be cleansed.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“So do you believe in second chances?" I bite my lip.
"Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right," he adds.
"If the person is... Lola?"
This time, he holds my gaze. "Only if the other person is Cricket.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring."
I smile. "You don't think I'm perfect?"
"No. You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“So what do I wish for? Something I'm not sure I want? Someone I'm not sure I need? Or someone I know I can't have?”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“When it's right, it's simple.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“Seriously, I don't know any American girl who can resist an English accent.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“I don't want to feel this way around him. I want things to be normal. I want to be his friend, not another stupid girl holding out for something that will never happen.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“And if I'm the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
“A moment of reserve. "That was it? The whole story?"
"Yes. God, you're right. That was pants."
I sidestep another aggressive couscous vendor. "Pants?"
"Rubbish. Crap. Shite."
Pants. Oh heavens, that's cute.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
tags: cute
“Most people in Atlanta don't have an accent. It's pretty urban. A lot of people speak gangsta, though," I add jokingly.
"Fo' shiz," he replies in his polite English accent.
I spurt orangey-red soup across the table. St. Clair gives a surprised ha-HA kind of laugh, and I'm laughing too, the painful kind like abdominal crunches. He hands me a napkin to wipe my chin. "Fo'. Shiz." He repeats it solemnly.
Cough cough. "Please don't ever stop saying that. It's too-" I gasp. "Much."
"You oughtn't to have said that. Now I shall have to save it for special occasions."
"My birthday is in February." Cough choke wheeze. "Please don't forget.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“How many times can our emotions be tied to someone else's - be pulled and stretched and twisted - before they snap? Before they can never be mended again?”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“There are some people in life that you can't get over.”
Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

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