Relateable Quotes

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Laurie Halse Anderson
“I know my head isn't screwed on straight. I want to leave, transfer, warp myself to another galaxy. I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else. There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me. My closest is a good thing, a quiet place that helps me hold these thoughts inside my head where no one can hear them.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Veronica Roth
“I feel the monster of grief again, writhing in the empty space where my heart and stomach used to be. I gasp, pressing both palms to my chest. Now the monstrous thing has its claws around my throat, squeezing my airway. I twist and put my head between my knees, breathing until the strangled feeling leaves me.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Sarah J. Maas
“Everyone wants to talk-talk-talk. Can't we eat-eat-eat, and then talk?”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Tarryn Fisher
“He is a longing I will never cure.”
Tarryn Fisher, The Opportunist

Sara Shepard
“We did all the tourist crap, but I just wanted to sit in a cafe and watch people”
Sara Shepard, Ruthless

Mary H.K. Choi
“She smiled.
Sam smiled back.
She died.”
Mary H.K. Choi, Emergency Contact

Paula Stokes
“Sobs force their way out of my throat. I feel like I’m trapped in a disaster movie where everything is shriveling into darkness and ash. Sunflowers are being uprooted. Puppies are being trampled. Whole cities are crumbling to dust.”
Paula Stokes, The Art of Lainey

Becky Albertalli
“It’s too much. And I don’t want to embrace the suck. I want things to not suck. And I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”
Becky Albertalli, Leah on the Offbeat

Sarah Dessen
“I was drowning in broad daylight and no one could tell.”
Sarah Dessen Dreamland

Patrick Ness
“He’d heard once that the only people who could effectively treat the trauma of surviving an airplane crash were other survivors of airplane crashes. You could only instinctively trust someone who had been there, who had seen it firsthand.”
Patrick Ness, Release

Sara Sheridan
“Very often the characters people respond best to have little parts of reality they can relate to.”
Sara Sheridan

Rainbow Rowell
“This wasn't good, but it was something. Cath could always change it later. That was the beauty in stacking up words--they got cheaper, the more you had of them. It would feel good to come back and cut this when she had worked her way to something better.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

J.D.   Stark
“Getting responses on "Through the Milky Way" that it is creating an emotional investment by some of my readers. A gentleman I have know for awhile took the book on a vacation to the beach. While reading it, his wife came up to him and asked him why he was crying. He told her the book was sad and something he could relate to. Had others with the same response.”
J.D. Stark

Lindsey Kelk
“I wasn't just crying about Will. I was crying about Seb and Shona and my job and my sister's aggression and my parent's refusal to be proud of me and Lauren's wedding and every last shit little thing that had happened to me from birth, from the big disasters like puberty, to the things that didn't even seem to matter at the time, like when I put milk in my tea last Thursday and then found out it had gone off.”
Lindsey Kelk, Always the Bridesmaid

Jenim Dibie
“Reading a stranger's words and finding yourself in them.”
Jenim Dibie, The Calligraphy of God

Jack Ketchum
“I have always felt a fundamental core of loneliness in me. Perhaps it comes from being an only child. Perhaps it's my grandfather's sullen thick German blood. I have been alone with my wife and alone with my children, untouchable, unreachable, and I suspect that most of the time they haven't known. It runs deep, this aloneness. I have accommodated it. It informs all my relationships and all my expectations. It makes me almost impossible to surprise by life's grimmer turns of fate.”
Jack Ketchum, The Box

Lindsey Kelk
“You haven't been fired," Mary said with a sigh. "You always jump to the worst possible conclusion. Why on earth would you be getting fired?"
Don't say the pens, don't say the pens, don't say the pens . . .
"I've nicked loads of pens."
"I'm not even going to dignify that with a response.”
Lindsey Kelk, I Heart Christmas

Rachel Hollis
“I'd come from work, change into my pajamas because bras are the devil's work.”
Rachel Hollis, Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Rainbow Rowell
“Eleanor, ruining everything. Eleanor, gone.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Emory R. Frie
“But I know what it’s like when everyone seems to look at you as if you’re a strange creature impossible to understand, so much so you begin to wonder if they’re right.”
Emory R. Frie, Enchanted Forest

Jojo Moyes
“And I ordered the cheesecake.”
Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Cecelia Ahern
“There's always the part of you, the part that hides in the shadows protecting the self-destruct button, that doesn't want to leave the dark behind.”
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Greg F. Gifune
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“I don't do drugs. I am drugs.”
― Salvador Dalí
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“But it's funny how even after all these years you find yourself wondering just how well you know anyone. Hell, we've all been tight since we we're kids - been through a lot together - but we still have secrets, don't we? All of us. None of us are ever exactly, precisely what we claim to be, are we? We're one way with some people, another way with other people, maybe another way still when we're all alone. That's what it boils down to fellas. At night, when you're lying there in bed looking at the ceiling, remembering the day, thinking back through things you did and what lies ahead, when it's just you and whatever god you pray to in the dark ...that's when all the masks are peeled away and it's just you. Just you..., and whoever...or whatever you are.”
Greg F. Gifune, The Bleeding Season

“I am reluctant to believe anything that was written during times when superstition held more weight than science, and when the world was thought to be flat.”
Mark D Pritchard

Chuck Palahniuk
“The girl in 8G has no faith in herself," Marla shouts, "and she's worried that as she grows older, she'll have fewer and fewer options.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Susanna Kearsley
“He's really so adorable. The dog, I mean. Did you know he's a rescue beagle?"
I'd remembered Frank and Sam had used the term the day I'd first encountered Bandit, but I'd just assumed it meant that he'd come from the pound.
Rachel had set me straight. "They use them to experiment on. You know, in laboratories. Sam says they use beagles because they're so gentle and sweet-tempered they won't even bite you when you're hurting them. And after a few years when they 'retire' the dogs, some labs give them to rescue groups who try to find them homes. Sam says that Bandit didn't even know what grass was when he got him. It's his second rescue beagle. He had one before, a girl dog, but she ended up with cancer and he had to put her down. So he got Bandit."
"Beagles," Sam said now, as he stood squarely on the scaffolding, "don't like to be alone. So she'll be doing me a favor."
"What about the doggie day-care place?"
"Nah. There's a Labradoodle there that's always picking on him. He'll be better hanging out with Rachel."
I was not completely fooled. I knew he'd talked to Rachel for a while, because she'd told me that he had. "He's really nice," she'd said. "He listens."
So I knew he knew that Rachel wasn't finding this an easy time, and I suspected Sam just figured she and Bandit were a lot alike in needing some companionship from somebody who understood and didn't push their boundaries.
Whatever his true motivations, it was an inspired move.”
Susanna Kearsley, Bellewether

Jennifer Niven
“Writing was what I did best, better than being a daughter or girlfriend or sister. Writing was me.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

Autumn Doughton
“As I move to the front office, I bring the warm copies to my face and breathe them in. This is a weird habit of mine—sniffing copies. I do the same thing when I get a new book. What can I say? I have a paper sniffing problem. Things could be worse.”
Autumn Doughton

“You'll be better able to climb and descend stairs like a healthy person as opposed to a broken runner who navigates steps like landmines.”
Kelly Starrett, Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally

Linda Hoye
“When I see you in your brokenness, I feel safe enough to reveal a bit of my own, and before you
know it, we slip our masks aside and see each other real face to real face.”
Linda Hoye, The Presence of Absence: A Story About Busyness, Brokenness, and Being Beloved

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