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“It's wrong, I know, but I play out this dance with him, exquisite and slow. I play it out in my head, because that is the only place it will ever happen.”
Ann Brashares, The Here and Now

Sarah Strohmeyer
“Because high school only comes around once, and I would hate to look back and think I didn’t make the most of every moment because I was scared of what other people thought. Other people never think that much about you anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt said that.”
Sarah Strohmeyer, Smart Girls Get What They Want

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“There’s only one rule I know of—Goddam it, you’ve got to be kind.”
Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

“...Alice kept thinking about that passage from one part of life to another. She kept thinking, Is this it? Will I know if it is? Will I be ready?Will I make it across? Will I chicken out? Will I know when I'm saying goodbye? When I look back, will I still be able to see what I've left behind? She thought she would know when it happened.But now, as she looked around, she wondered if it was really like that at all. Maybe it happened in a million different ways, when you were thinking of it and you weren't. Maybe there was no gap, no jump, no chasm. You didn't forget yourself all at once. Maybe you just looked around one time or another and you thought, Hey. And there you were.”
Ann Brashares, The Last Summer

Marisa de los Santos
“We were friends. It was as big a deal as being in love.” She tried to think of a way to make Amelie understand. “It was a revelation, being friends like that. God, it was holy to me. But it wasn’t being in love.”
Marisa de los Santos, Falling Together

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