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  • #1
    John Knowles
    “There was no harm in taking aim, even if the target was a dream.”
    John Knowles, A Separate Peace

  • #2
    Katie Maxwell
    “Some days life just wasn't worth the trouble of chewing through the leather straps on the straitjacket.”
    Katie Maxwell

  • #3
    Jessica Park
    “What happens when you get scared half to death twice?”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love

  • #4
    Aisha Tyler
    “Wounds turn into scars and scars make you tough.”
    Aisha Tyler

  • #5
    Jessica Park
    “I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. It's the way I take them OFF that makes me better than you.”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love

  • #6
    Jessica Park
    “Why do washing machines eat socks? Do they taste good? Should I eat socks?”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Love

  • #7
    Jessica Park
    “You are who you are. Don't be ashamed of yourself. At all. Surround yourself with people who cheer you on.”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #8
    Jessica Park
    “And you have me. Sometimes you need someone else to believe in you, to carry you, until you can do that yourself. Let me carry you. You’re almost there. Damn it, Celeste, you’re almost there. God, please, you have me, and I want you.” He stopped walking back and forth and put both of his hands over his heart. “I want you so much.”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #9
    Jessica Park
    “What is meant by ‘nut bag’? Is that a testicular reference or merely the identification of a satchel of cashews or pecans?”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #10
    Jessica Park
    “This is fun, Matty, isn't it? Cocktail hour is intoxicating." "It is." "I made a little joke there." - Celeste.”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #11
    Jessica Park
    “Justin: I know where you live.
    Justin: Wait, I didn't mean that in a creepy way...
    Justin: Hello? Oh gawd... Did I freak you out?
    Justin: I just meant that I would know where to pick you up. And it's not like I'd show up in a van with the windows all blacked out. That'd be super creepy.
    Justin: I drive a Prius.
    Justin: Nobody gets abducted in a Prius, right?”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #12
    Jessica Park
    “Solitude, which I both crave and detest.”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #13
    Jessica Park
    “You know the expression that love makes the world go ‘round? That might be true, but love comes from the way differences interact. How personalities interact. How we bounce off of each other, challenge each other, and how we push and pull. It’s through those tensions that we connect with others and with ourselves. And it’s how we fall in love. Because there is magic in diversity.”
    Jessica Park, Flat-Out Celeste

  • #14
    Alice Childress
    “Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.”
    Alice Childress

  • #15
    Zadie Smith
    “You are never stronger...than when you land on the other side of despair.”
    Zadie Smith, White Teeth

  • #16
    C.L. Stone
    “Will you buckle in? It’s bad enough we kidnapped you.”
    C.L. Stone, Introductions

  • #17
    C.L. Stone
    “My hands shot up over my head, grabbing his ears. I yanked, bending forward.

    North sailed over me. I gasped, stunned by what I just did.

    "Holy shit," Nathan uttered.
    "Kota," Gabriel whined. "Mommy and daddy are fighting again.”
    C.L. Stone, Forgiveness and Permission

  • #18
    C.L. Stone
    “Are you going to take Sang to the football games, Dakota? It'd make a nice date."

    (...) "Holy shit," Gabriel said. "The first time Sang gets asked out and it's by Kota's mother.”
    C.L. Stone, Friends vs. Family

  • #19
    C.L. Stone
    “Sang: Nathan, are you awake?
    Nathan: Nope.
    Sang: Sleep texting?
    Nathan: Yes.
    Sang: That's a talent.”
    C.L. Stone, Friends vs. Family

  • #20
    C.L. Stone
    “You don't give warnings. If someone's close enough that you can't run, and they won't let you get away, you're done. Kick, swing, whatever you have to do."

    "It sounds mean."

    "Ugh," Nathan groaned behind us. (...) "Peanut, will you just listen? If someone isn't letting you run away, he's not a nice person. Beat the shit out of him.”
    C.L. Stone, Forgiveness and Permission

  • #21
    C.L. Stone
    “Did you finish yours, Kota?"
    "Working on it now, Actually."
    "How's it going?"

    He sat up, turning in his chair and holding up his notebook. "I don't know. What rhymes with formaldehyde?"

    My eyes widened. Gabriel laughed, rubbing his fingers against his forehead. "Dude, what kind of poem are you writing?"

    Kota blinked at us. "It's about a doctor."

    "Does the doctor fall in love?" Gabriel asked.
    "No."
    "Does someone die?"
    "Not in the story, technically."
    "What does he do?"
    "He performs an autopsy.”
    C.L. Stone, First Days

  • #22
    C.L. Stone
    “I hate running."
    He laughed. "You know what's the best part about running?"
    "What?"
    "The stopping.”
    C.L. Stone, First Days

  • #23
    C.L. Stone
    “Good afternoon, class," he said.

    I said a soft good afternoon, but no one else in the class joined me.

    Dr. Green laughed. "I think my class is missing. Did no one show up today? I'll have to mark everyone as absent. I believe I said good afternoon."

    The room chorused a low murmuring of 'good afternoon' in reply.

    "This won't do," Dr. Green said. "I'm here to teach you Japanese. I can't very well teach you English, too.”
    C.L. Stone, First Days

  • #24
    C.L. Stone
    “Family is a choice?"
    "It is?"

    His thumb pressed into my palm firmly. "It's your choice. Parents and siblings are your relations. Family takes care of one another and helps each other. When each side is working together, when everyone wants it, that makes the difference.”
    C.L. Stone, Friends vs. Family

  • #25
    C.L. Stone
    “I may dump the whole class. Except you and Victor. " His light eyes caught mine. "Maybe even Victor.”
    C.L. Stone, Forgiveness and Permission

  • #26
    C.L. Stone
    “Well, if it isn’t the future Mrs. Green.” He rocked his eyebrows up and turned back, winking at the woman in the bed. “Excuse me, won’t you? I have to ask my future wife where she might like to go on our first date.”
    C.L. Stone, Drop of Doubt

  • #27
    C.L. Stone
    “Not long enough,” he said. His green eyes smiled at me. “And no giggling. You girls and your incessant giggling. If it wasn’t so cute, I’d give you all detention for it.” “I ...” “And you’re the worst. Your giggling’s infectious and it sets everyone else off. Don’t think I haven’t noticed. First Luke breaks out, and then the rest of them start.”
    C.L. Stone, Drop of Doubt

  • #28
    C.L. Stone
    “Bye, Dr. Green.” I opened the door, stepping out. “I said, call me Sean,” he called after me. “Bye, Dr. Sean.” “Bye, smart ass.”
    C.L. Stone, Drop of Doubt

  • #29
    C.L. Stone
    “Nathan made an evil-sounding cackle. “Brave words from a dead girl who forgot to load her gun.”
    C.L. Stone, Forgiveness and Permission

  • #30
    C.L. Stone
    “Kinda wished I had met you sooner,” he said quietly.”
    C.L. Stone, Forgiveness and Permission



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