Relatable Quotes

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Sylvia Plath
“But when it came right down to it, the skin of my wrist looked so white and defensless that I couldn't do it. It was as if what I wanted to kill wasn't in that skin or the thin blue pulse that jumped under my thumb, but somewhere else, deeper, more secret, and a whole lot harder to get.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“Sweet mother, I cannot weave –
slender Aphrodite has overcome me
with longing for a girl.”
Sappho, Sappho

R.J. Anderson
“But there were worse things than disappointment, and I'd lived through several of them already.”
R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

Sarah J. Maas
“Maybe I'd always been broken and dark inside.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

R.J. Anderson
“I might not be ready to pour out my feelings to the world, but I’d had enough of trying to ignore them.”
R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

John Green
“And even though I laughed with them, it felt like I was watching the whole thing from somewhere else, like I was watching a movie about my life instead of living it.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

Cecelia Ahern
“But I can now understand why people read, why they like to get lost in somebody else's life. Sometimes I'll read a sentence and it will make me sit up, jolt me, because it is something that I have recently felt but never said out loud. I want to reach into the page and tell the characters that I understand them, that they're not alone, that I'm not alone, that it's ok to feel like this. And then the lunch bell rings, the book closes, and I'm plunged back into reality.”
Cecelia Ahern, Flawed

Becky Albertalli
“I can't help it. I'm a Slytherin."

And I'm the worst kind of Slytherin. I'm the kind who's so stupidly in love with a Gryffindor, she can't even function. I'm the Draco from some shitty Drarry fic that the author abandoned after four chapters.”
Becky Albertalli, Leah on the Offbeat

Sabaa Tahir
“I wonder if my entire life will be a series of moments in which I realize I’m an idiot long after I can actually do anything about it. Will I ever feel like I know what I’m doing?”
Sabaa Tahir, A Reaper at the Gates

Erik Pevernagie
“By out-talking or bad-mouthing people, some get hoisted by their own petard, ultimately. When their sense of shame makes them crawl back to the open, they can only recover through a convalescing remedy of humbleness. After an exhausting journey throughout the scorching desert of disgrace, they come to know how to be reborn from themselves. This rebirth allows them to recognize their true selves and to become relatable again. ("Waiting for emancipation")”
Erik Pevernagie

Becky Albertalli
“So, I keep thinking about the idea of secret identities. Do you ever feel locked into yourself? I'm not sure if I'm making sense here. I guess what I mean is that sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me.”
Becky Albertalli, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Jodi Picoult
“What would you do if you only had one day left in this world? Spend it with the people you love? Travel to the far corners of the earth to see as many wonders as possible? Eat nothing but chocolate? Would you apologize for all your mistakes? Would you stand up to those you'd never had the courage to face? Would you tell your secret crush that you loved him or her? Why is it that we wait till the last minute to do the things we should be doing all along?”
Jodi Picoult, Off the Page

Leah  Johnson
“Just because it could be worse doesn't mean you don't get to acknowledge how much it sucks, you know.”
Leah Johnson, You Should See Me in a Crown

Ilona Andrews
“I squinted at her. “You’re an adult.” “You’re an adult too.” “But you’re an older adult. You’ve had more practice.” Mom leaned back and laughed.”
Ilona Andrews, White Hot

Robin Talley
“Lily had lived with the same pain for so long it felt like a part of her. The worst days, though, were when the pain was different. When it came faster, or harsher, or fiercer than she was used to. When it prickled instead of throbbed. When it attacked her right ankle instead of her left knee. When it woke her up at night instead of aching dully first thing in the morning. On those days, her standard-issue pain was replaced by something different and frightening, something that took over her body and left her without the slightest clue of when, or even if, it would release her.

Those times, her pain wasn’t a part of her anymore. Those times, she was a part of it.”
Robin Talley, As I Descended

Diana Gabaldon
“It gave him the same odd sense of dislocation, though; that sense of losing some valuable part of himself that could not survive the passage back to daily life. Each time, the passage became more difficult.”
Diana Gabaldon, Voyager

John Green
“It makes me sad because it only exists in words.”
John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Catherine Bateson
“Mum's mobile was the most immoblie cell phone in the world. It often lived on the top of the bookshelf closest to the front door. It was there so she'd see it before she left the house. The trouble was, Mum was alwayd leaving the house in a mad rush and the mobile stayed put.”
Catherine Bateson, The Boyfriend Rules of Good Behavior

M.L. LeGette
“For the first time in some years, I didn't care what Father said to me, even though I knew that by the end of the day my conscience would probably win out and I would end up apologizing to him as well.”
M.L. LeGette

Gauri Jhangiani
“It was a Wednesday, I think. Yes, a Wednesday, that miserable day sandwiched between the dreadful Monday and Tuesday and the 'all right' Thursday and Friday, which ultimately gave way to what I hoped woud be a glorious weekend.”
Gauri Jhangiani, The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People

Rose S. White
“I very successfully manage to convince myself that I’m tired, I have 1001 things to do, and that I do not have time for one of the few things that would allow me to realise my dream.”
Rose S. White, You - The World of Thoughts Matters

allie burke
“Baking was a science, precise, just mix it all together and let the oven do the work. But actually cooking, she couldn’t cook a tasty meal if her life depended on it.”
Allie Burke

Rainbow Rowell
“I’m disrespectful,” I say, “but I’m not rude.”
Rainbow Rowell, Wayward Son

Haruki Murakami
“I've heard it said that the happiest time in our lives is the period when pop songs really mean
something to us, really get to us.”
Haruki Murakami, First Person Singular: Stories

Melina Marchetta
“And he knew that, but all his life he'd been treated like crap to the point that he believed he was crap. He'd never done anything good and nobody had ever said anything positive about him.”
Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road

Edgar Allan Poe
“There are very few persons who have not, at some period of their lives, amused themselves in retracing the steps by which particular conclusions of their own minds have been attained.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue - a C. Auguste Dupin Short Story

Val Emmich
“There are a million and ten things from the subatomic to the cosmic that can rattle my nerve on a daily basis.”
Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

Val Emmich
“After all these years, I'm a wizard at detecting even the slightest hint of disappointment in others, and any amount at all is unbearable.”
Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

Sophia Bennett
“I'm used to lying to grown-ups. It's a habit I got into. It simplifies things.”
Sophia Bennett, Beads, Boys and Bangles

Jen Calonita
“Freya was never late, while Anna tended to get distracted and show up a few minutes behind schedule no matter how punctual she tries to be.”
Jen Calonita, Conceal, Don't Feel

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