Quirky Quotes

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Samuel Beckett
“Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
Samuel Beckett

Emma   Thomas
“I have bipolar 2 disorder, anxiety disorder, and ADHD. I take my medications every day. I go to therapy every week. I hope, one day, I can be on the other side of therapy - you know, like the one who gets to write stuff down and shakes her head and listens.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

“While walking down the memory lane, we may discover in the remains of our early days, surprising little details that have been eclipsed under the mantle of forgetfulness or inattention. Those loose shreds in our remembrance can highlight the importance of the fundamentals that steer our daily lives. But they may also entice us to crack the particular value that we impart to trivial matters or quirky actions. Then, we are capable of discerning the uprightness and the truth behind the appearances. ("Dirty bike")”
Erik Pevernagie

Lauren DeStefano
“My head is my favorite swimming pool.”
Lauren DeStefano

Emma   Thomas
“I guess the fact that the three of us have had these diagnoses hanging over our heads makes us empathetic toward one another. When it is just us three, it is so much easier to be ourselves because we don’t have to try so hard. We all just understand each other and have become inseparable ever since.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

Emma   Thomas
“I look her in the eyes. ‘Words are just words. It’s the meaning of the words that determines how you feel about something. Feelings evoke emotions and make others feel something by what you say. You could say flatly, ‘I love you,’ or you could look someone in the eye and say, with a different tone of voice, ‘I love you.’ Which of those actually sounds like you love someone? That’s why it’s definitely how you say it.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

Emma   Thomas
“Support is the number one thing when it comes to fighting a mental illness. And the ones who have walked in the same shoes as you are the very best support system. There is no stigma in this group. There is no judging. We aren’t here to judge. We are here to understand and to let you know you aren’t alone in whatever battle you are facing. And that is why we started this group called You Matter.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

Emma   Thomas
“I think that’s the hardest thing about bipolar disorder. You don’t know if you will wake up in the morning and spike a manic episode or if you won’t want to get out bed because you’re in a depressive episode that makes you want to go back to sleep and never see the light of day again. The moment I tell someone I am bipolar, they are shocked. You know, the whole ‘I never would have known because you don’t act like it’s a thing.' It always makes me laugh. ‘What does bipolar look like to you, sir?’ - that’s what I want to say to them.”
Emma Thomas, Live for Me

Emma   Thomas
“You can be doing great for months, maybe even years, and then boom, something happens, something triggers an episode. Then your life spirals into one big tornado of emotions that has swept you up right out from under yourself, and you lose control of everything, and you just spin around and around inside a dark, twisty, cloud, while everything flies out of control.”
Emma Thomas

Aimee Bender
“There's a gift in your lap and it's beautifully wrapped and it's not your birthday. You feel wonderful, you feel like somebody knows you're alive, you feel fear because it could be a bomb, because you think you're that important.”
Aimee Bender, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Jennifer Allison
“When I first entered the school, I was all set to tie my hair in a ponytail, get a fake tan, and write my homework in pink gel ink. I was prepared to hear girls bragging nonchalantly about the BMWs and diamond earrings they recieved for their birthday. I almost looked forward to hearing the flashlight-wielding nuns tell me to "leave room for the holy ghost" when I danced lewedly with messy-haired prep-school boys”
Jennifer Allison, Gilda Joyce: The Ladies of the Lake

Lori R. Lopez
“I'm the first to admit that I don't write right. Now, relax and enjoy the show! The sideshow, that is.”
Lori R. Lopez

E.J. Stevens
“I’m trying to decide whether to tell you two to get a room or go barf in the trash can,” Emma said. “I’m leaning toward the second choice. You are both getting way too weird. And gross.”

Cal barked out a laugh and slid his fingers down my arm to entwine with mine. His touch, and Emma’s comments, only made me blush more. Looks like Emma saw Cal lick my face after all.

Now that wasn’t awkward or anything.”
E.J. Stevens, Legend of Witchtrot Road

Brian Martinez
“Christopher throws dandelion head after dandelion head into his bag. It's getting heavy now and his fingers are stained from the work but there are still so many left to kill. His biggest mistake is giving them names.”
Brian Martinez, Kissing You is Like Trying to Punch a Ghost

Tarryn Fisher
“Her next words took me by surprise. I lay as still as I could, barely breathing, afraid that if I moved she would stop speaking her heart.
“My mom wanted six children. She only got me, and that sucks for her because I was a total weirdo.”
“You were not,” I said.
She twisted her head up to look at me.
“I used to line my lips in black eyeliner and sit cross-legged on the kitchen table … meditating.”
“Not that bad,” I said. “Crying out for attention.”
“Okay, when I was twelve I started writing letters to my birth mother because I wanted to be adopted.”
I shook my head. “Your childhood sucked, you wanted a new reality.”
She snorted air through her nose. “I thought a mermaid lived in my shower drain, and I used to call her Sarah and talk to her.”
“Active imagination,” I countered. She was becoming more insistent, her little body wriggling in my grip.
“I used to make paper out of dryer lint.”
“Nerdy.”
“I wanted to be one with nature, so I started boiling grass and drinking it with a little bit of dirt for sugar.”
I paused. “Okay, that’s weird.”
“Thank you!” she said. Then, she got serious again. “My mom just loved me through all of it.”
Tarryn Fisher, Thief

Nicole Schubert
“Then, he leaned in and KISSED ME! ON THE LIPS! Strong yet soft. Exciting yet grounding. Optimistic yet real. Closed-lipped and a little bit open. He looked at my eyebrows. And me. Smiling. “I like how your eyebrows are two different shapes.”
Nicole Schubert, Saoirse Berger's Bookish Lens In La La Land

Cath Crowley
“I nod so much there's a nodding festival going on.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon
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Jeff Lindsay
“Quirky, funny, happy-go-lucky dead inside Dexter. No longer Dexter with the knife, Dexter the Avenger. Not until next time.”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Jael Turner
“You can quote me, but I'll tell everyone that you're lying.”
Jael Turner

Cath Crowley
“Why do want to find him so bad?’ I ask after a while, but she’s not listening. I watch her a bit
longer. ‘Why do you want to find him so bad?’ I ask again.
She blinks and comes out of her dream. She flicks the band on her wrist. ‘I just do.’ - Ed Skye”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

Fredrik Backman
“Of course that was just one of her many strange little habits and quirks: she put onion flakes on breakfast cereal and poured bearnaise sauce on popcorn, and if you yawned when she was next to you, she would lean forward and stick a finger in your mouth, just to see if she could pull it out again before you closed your mouth. Sometimes she put cornflakes in Jim's shoes, sometimes little bits of boiled egg and anchovies in Jack's pockets, and the looks on their face when they realized seemed to amuse her more and more each time she did it. That's the kind of thing you miss. That she used to do this, that she used to do that. She *was,* she *is.*”
Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

“The plane had seating for twelve, legroom for five, and all the turbulence of Darcy's family life.”
Ray Blackston, A Delirious Summer

“Rich wisdom is better even than rich soil, young Neil. Jose sees now that you grow in wisdom like a weed in manure.”
Ray Blackston, A Delirious Summer

“Against a blue sky the tangelo rose swiftly, first opposing gravity, then submitting, caught in the velocity like a ripe comet streaking towards the bonds of matrimony. In its arc flew the virtues of commitment and loyalty and passion, followed by the afterburners of summer — amorous and ablaze. Faster the tangelo descended, an orange blur; poetic, expensive, at once brunette and blonde, rotating so fast that its skin appeared tan, then pale, then something luminous, the color of love.”
Ray Blackston, A Delirious Summer

Katherine McIntyre
“Sky’s brows drew together. “Did you know that one bolt of lightning could toast a hundred thousand pieces of bread?” She scratched the nape of her neck, not looking at Mia.”
Katherine McIntyre, Confined Desires

J.S. Mason
“The groomer wasn’t provided any dental care or skin care and that’s the truth. Just ask his dentdermatautologist, he’ll tell you.”
J.S. Mason, The Satyrist...And Other Scintillating Treats

J.S. Mason
“The following morning, Wilhelmina awoke to a lone lily pad moaning after escaping from an exquisite Monet painting piece that was hosting some shades of watercolor chips that were a century and half-oldish that subbed as a dish for artsy gourmet-eating tadpoles that had both a yearning for the foggy past and longing for their froggy future.”
J.S. Mason, The Satyrist...And Other Scintillating Treats

J.S. Mason
“The guests also clanked together the special romantic shaped forks with hearts on the points, called valentines.”
J.S. Mason, A Dragon, A Pig, and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar...and other Rambunctious Bites

J.S. Mason
“much like a when a bullfighter comes home he struts through the matadoor”
J.S. Mason, A Dragon, A Pig, and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar...and other Rambunctious Bites

J.S. Mason
“That and the music was blaring. So loud that the radio station asked if they could keep it down as they cared about the safety of their listeners.”
J.S. Mason, A Dragon, A Pig, and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar...and other Rambunctious Bites

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