Tahereh Mafi Quotes

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Tahereh Mafi
“My voice softens. 'How old are you?'
'I'll be eleven next year.'
I grin. 'So you're ten years old?'
He crosses his arms. Frowns. 'I'll be twelve in two years.'
I think I already love this kid.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Tahereh Mafi
“You sick piece of shit," Adam says to him, his voice low, measured.
"Such unfortunate language." Warner shakes his head. "Only those who cannot express themselves intelligently would resort to such crude substitutions in vocabulary.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I have a heart, says science, but I am a monster, says society.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“You allow the world to think you're a heartless murderer," I tell him. "And you're not."

He laughs, once; his eyebrows lifting in surprise. "No," he says. "I'm afraid I'm just the regular kind of murderer.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“We are synonyms but not the same.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“Hang tight
Hold on
Look up
Stay strong
Hang on
Hold tight
Look strong
Stay up
One day I might break
One day I might
b r e a k
free”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I've finally gotten to a point in my life where I'm not afraid to speak. Where my shadow no longer haunts me. And I don't want to lose that freedom--not again. I can't go backward. I'd rather be shot dead screaming for justice than die alone in a prison of my own making.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend," he says. "The one who will memorise the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body, Juliette-”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“If you hide your heart, he will never be able to take it from you.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I sigh. "I don't know what's happening to me."
"They're called hormones."

I shoot him a dirty look. "I'm serious."

"Me too." He cocks his head at me. "That's like, biological and shit. Scientific. Maybe your lady bits are scientifically confused."

"My lady bits?"

"Oh, I'm sorry" - Kenji pretends to look offended - "would you rather I use the proper anatomical terminology? Because you lady bits do not scare me-"
"Yeah, no thanks.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“So, let me get this straight," Winston says. "Our plan is basically seduce the soldiers and civilians of Sector 45 into fighting with us?"

Kenji crossed his arms. "Yeah, it sounds like we're going to go all peacock and hope they find us attractive enough to mate with."

"Gross," Brendan frowns.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“Stop.
Stop time.
Stop the world.
Stop everything for the moment he crosses the room and pulls me into his arms and pins me against the wall and I'm spinning and standing and not even breathing but I'm alive so very very alive.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I would rather be dead, than go back to being silent and suffocated.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“loneliness is an old friend standing beside you in the mirror, looking you in the eye, challenging you to live your life without it. you can't find the words to fight yourself, to fight the words screaming that you're not enough, never enough never ever enough .”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“He and I would end up like water going nowhere. Water that never moves-- It's fine for a little while. You can drink from it and it'll sustain you. But if it sits too long it goes bad. It grows stale. It becomes toxic.

I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I am so tired, love.I'm so very,very tired.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“i'm always apologizing. forever apologizing. for who i am and what i never meant to be and for this body i was born into, this DNA i never asked for, this person i can't unbecome.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“I never even tried. Because I let the world teach me to hate myself. I was a coward who needed someone else to tell me I was worth something before I took any steps to save myself.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“If it were nothing but sexual attraction I’m sure I would not suffer such unbearable humiliation. But I wanted so much more than her body.”
Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi
“I tuck caution into my pocket and hope I can reach for it if I need to.”
Tahereh Mafi

Tahereh Mafi
“its like a button in my brain is broken, like i've developed a disease that forces me to apologize for everything, for existing, for wanting more than what i've been given, and i can't stop.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“For so many years I thought my life was difficult; I thought I understood what it meant to suffer. But this. This is something I can’t even begin to comprehend. I never stopped to consider that someone else might have it worse than I do.
It makes me feel ashamed for ever having felt sorry for myself.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Tahereh Mafi
“The destruction of the world didn’t happen overnight, and neither will saving it,”
Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me

Tahereh Mafi
“Loneliness is a bitter, wretched companion. Sometimes it just won't let go”
Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me

Tahereh Mafi
“В най-мрачните дни трябва да потърсиш светло местенце, в най-студените дни трябва да потърсиш топло местенце, в най-злощастните дни трябва да гледаш напред и нагоре, а в най-печалните дни трябва да отвориш очи, да им позволиш да леят сълзи. После да ги оставиш да изсъхнат. Да им дадеш възможност да отмият болката, за да виждат ясно отново.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“Не съм мечтала за красиви дрехи или приказни обувки, или скъпи неща. Не съм си мечтала да се облека в коприна от глава до пети. Мечтаех единствено да протегна ръка и да докосна друго човешко същество, не само с ръцете си, но и със сърцето си. Но виждах света в неотзивчивостта му, както и жестокото му, сурово порицание.. и студените му, презрителни очи. Виждах го навсякъде край себе си.
Имах толкова много време да се вслушвам.
Да наблюдавам.
Да изучавам хора, места и възможности. Трябваше единствено да отворя очи. Да отворя някоя книга - да видя как историите се пропиват от страница в страница. Да видя спомените, запечатани на хартия.
Прекарах живота си затворена между страниците на безброй книги.
Заради липсата на човешки взаимоотношения си създадох връзки с хартиени персонажи. Изживях любов и загуба чрез разказите, преплетени в историята; изживях юношеството си по аналогия. Светът ми представлява плетеница от думи, свързваща крайник с крайник, кости със сухожилия, мисли и представи. Аз съм същество, съставено от букви, персонаж, оживял в изречения, въображаемо създание, родено от художествена измислица.
Те искат да изтрият от лицето на земята всеки пунктуационен знак в живота ми, аз не мога да им го позволя..”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Tahereh Mafi
“Аз съм същество, съставено от букви, персонаж, оживял в изречения, въображаемо създание, родено от художествена измислица.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Tahereh Mafi
“…понякога умираме, понякога сме на път да избухнем, понякога сме на 2 метра под земята и търсим прозорче, когато някой полива с бензин косите ни и подпалва лицата ни. Усещам как костите ми лумват в огън.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“Копнеех да повярвам във вълшебните приказки и щастливите завършеци... и отворените врати. Копнеех да се попреструвам на по-добър човек, но вместо това успях да надхвърля дори кошмарния облик, който околните ми бяха изградили.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Tahereh Mafi
“He raises his eyebrows. "At least I'm honest about being a liar.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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