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Toxic (Ruin, #2) Toxic by Rachel Van Dyken
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“Don't let pain keep you from moving forward. It shouldn't stop your progress - it should drive it.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Everyone wears masks. They come in all different shapes and sizes. The only problem with trying one on - is that it fits. How easily we fall into the trap that we don't have to be who we really are. How easily we convince ourselves that we need to cover up what we were born to be. It's a tragedy - that fear keeps us from our destiny. It's hell - when the person you were created to be - is covered up by some cheap imposter.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“The truth really does set you free — but what they don’t tell you is the process hurts like hell.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Just because we aren't crying on the outside doesn't mean we aren't completely wrecked on the inside”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Sometimes I wonder if we ever truly let anyone completely in. The desire for another human being to know you, all of you, all the pieces, even the ones you’re ashamed of — is huge. But too often, we sit down and sort through the pieces only picking out the pretty ones, leaving the ugly ones behind, not realizing that choosing not to share with someone else is like committing a crime against our very soul”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Baring your soul to someone is like purposefully stabbing yourself in the heart and waiting for the person you love to stop the bleeding”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“I’m falling for you too. I haven’t fallen. Falling. As in still falling, still in the air, still trying to get used to the idea that I’ve just nose dived off a cliff with every intention of making sure the landing doesn’t break my fall.”
“And if it does?”
“Then at least I still jumped.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“I love you. If you remember nothing else for the rest of your life, if you fall and hit your head and can’t remember my name, if you get so sick you’re unrecognizable, if you hate me, if you’re on your deathbed and can’t manage to even lift a finger — remember this. I. Love. You. Always. Forever. Eternally. Is that kind of love something you can handle, Saylor?”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“It's funny isn't it? People claim to know what love is -- yet the minute they're given the opportunity to prove it -- they bail.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Because everyone knows, when it comes to love, it’s not the fall that hurts… it’s the landing.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“How could I let a love go — one I’d been holding onto for so long — one that felt like home? It’s not easy to let go of the pieces, even though they’re the reason for my pain. I gripped them so hard that my blood fell like rain. But nothing, nothing could have prepared me for a new life with you — one I didn’t deserve, one I want to pursue.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“love ice cream, I love pancakes, I love the color blue — bullshit. Because when I said love — I meant I bled for you. When the word love actually leaves my lips — I’m speaking it into existence. I’m empowering my soul — I’m joining with yours.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“One day..." Gabe whispered. "When my heart is mine again. When I'm not sharing it with a dying girl...I'll give you everything."
"Gabe," I said, sighing. "Right now? I'm perfectly happy with the pieces. No matter how broken they may be.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
tags: love
“The danger is never in loving someone — but losing your identity in the process.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Watching someone you love go through difficult times is like being trapped in your own body but paralyzed. You want to yell at them, scream, help them, but your body won't move, and you know that no matter how hard you try, in the end, the path is theirs to choose, you can't choose for them. What a terrifying concept, especially considering we hardly see every option when we're stuck in our own self-defeat.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“People will go through their entire lives justifying every damn decision…they’ll fight for all the wrong things, until finally the right thing stares at them square in the face. That’s when the choices start to matter. Because in the end, you’re a creature of habit. So you may want to choose right, but choose wrong in the end — because you’re so damn used to it. It’s tragic, then again, life’s tragic”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Everyone wears masks.They come in all different shapes and sizes.The only problem with trying one on is that it fits. How easily we fall into the trap that we don’t have to be who we really are.How easily we convince ourselves that we need to cover up what we were born to be.It’s a tragedy that fear keeps us from our destiny.It’s hell when the person you were created to be is covered up by some cheap imposter”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Loving you will always be easy because when I look into your eyes I know you see the real me.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“How often do you think we write our own ending before the story is even finished? How often do we give up on ourselves when our lives are just starting? Things get hard and we immediately back away and assume that means we’re going in the wrong direction, doing the wrong thing. If anything, when the waters get thick, that’s our sign to keep going.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Music wasn't really music unless your soul was exposed, unless your heart was either bursting or breaking.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“You know you’re in love with someone when the idea of them being in love with someone else doesn’t just wreck you, it invades every part of your being. Yet, how could I be upset that Gabe loved her? When his love for her was one of the very reasons I loved him? —Saylor”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“If God meant for us to carry baggage around, he would have made our skin have little pouches like kangaroos. Or maybe he would have just made it so that each and every one of us were born with huge- ass shoulders to carry the load. Clearly, we weren’t made to carry the weight of the world, kinda makes you wonder why we do it anyway, huh?”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“If I could take away his pain… If there was a way to transfer it from his soul onto mine. I would take it. Without hesitation I would take it all. Maybe that’s how you know you love someone. When you actually feel each tear they cry as if they were your own. When you feel each cut, each bruise, each hit as if you’re the one suffering. I bled for him.& in turn, he bled for her.Funny, how life comes full circle”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“For as long as it takes for the sorrow and pain to transfer into acceptance. I’ll stay here. With you. By your side. I won’t leave.”

“Promise?”

“Vow.” I placed his hands gently on the piano. “I vow.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“but when a person’s so stuck in their own hole of darkness — it hurts like hell when someone shines a light on them. Your eyes have to adjust, and let’s just say it isn’t a pleasant experience; it’s why people stay there.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Music without passion is merely noise. A life without passion? You may as well be dead.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Don’t you have an STD to spread?” I tilted my head in cool indifference.
He pushed away from the wall, “Why, you open for business?”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“How I spend my time is my right -- but in the end, it still affects those I don't leave time for. There's a yin and yang in life. But people seriously don't ever realize it until it's too late.”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“It’s funny isn’t it? People claim to know what love is — yet the minute they’re given the opportunity to prove it — they bail.Because when I said love — I meant I bled for you. When the word love actually leaves my lips — I’m speaking it into existence. I’m empowering my soul — I’m joining with yours..”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic
“Sometimes by holding onto what you love the most — you end up choking the very life from the thing you want to keep on living. It’s possible to try too hard, to love something so deeply that you lose yourself. The danger is never in loving someone — but losing your identity in the process. Because what happens when tragedy strikes? You’re left an empty shell. You’re left with nothing. ”
Rachel Van Dyken, Toxic

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