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Cath Crowley
“Words matter, in fact. They're not pointless, as you've suggested. If they were pointless, then they couldn't start revolutions and they wouldn't change history. If they were just words, we wouldn't write songs or listen to them. We wouldn't beg to be read to as kids. If they were just words, then stories wouldn't have been around since before we could write. We wouldn't have learned to write. If they were just words, people wouldn't fall in love because of them, feel bad because of them, ache because of them, and stop aching because of them." (p. 210) (Henry Jones)”
Cath Crowley, Words in Deep Blue

Brit Bennett
“A town always looked different once you'd returned, like a house where all the furniture had shifted three inches. You wouldn't mistake it for a stranger's house but you'd keeping banging your shins on the table corners.”
Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett
“There were many ways to be alienated from someone, few to actually belong.”
Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett
“She hadn't realized how long it takes to become somebody else, or how lonely it can be living in a world not meant for you.”
Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

Matt de la Pena
“It's not stuff you leave with. It's love.”
Matt de la Pena, Love

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