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You (You, #1) You by Caroline Kepnes
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“The problem with books is that they end.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“The only thing crueler than a cage so
small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so
large that a bird thinks it can fly.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“If we were teenagers, I could kiss you. But I’m on a platform behind a counter wearing a name tag and we’re too old to be young.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions and your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don't want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Work in a bookstore and learn that most people in this world feel guilty about being who they are.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“I don't say anything. I know the power of silence. I remember my dad saying nothing and I remember his silences more vividly than I remember the things he said.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Happiness is believing that you're gonna be happy. It's hope.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“You blush. You are Charlotte’s Web and I could love you.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“I own every book Stephen King has ever written."
"That's great. That's something to be proud of."
But did you read them, fuckface?
Caroline Kepnes, You
“If people could handle their self-loathing, customer service would be smoother.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“And then it happens, the most dreaded response in the world, more terse than any word, more withholding than a "no," and strictly verboten for someone as in love with language and me as you claim to be.

You: "K”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Talking to you is like traveling through time.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“My middle school health teacher told us that you can hold eye contact for ten seconds before scaring or seducing someone.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“You are a woman and I am a man and we belong in the dark together.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Your lips were made for mine, Beck. You are the reason I have a mouth, a heart.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“But the most important thing I know is that I want the possibility of you more than the reality of [her].”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Some people, it’s like they care more about their status updates than their actual lives.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“If you don’t start with crazy, crazy love, the kind of love that Van Morrison sings about, then you don’t have a shot to go the distance. Love’s a marathon, Danny, not a sprint.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Well, sometimes you just want to go where it’s dark, you know?”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Some people on this earth receive love, get married, and honeymoon in Cabo. Others do not. Some people read alone on the sofa and some people read together, in bed. That’s life.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Eye contact is what keeps us civilized.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“And I will never again underestimate the power of anticipation. There is no better boost in the present than an invitation into the future.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“I love Stephen King as much as any red rum drinking American, but I resent the fact that I, the bookseller, am his bitch.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Louisa May Alcott is right. An extraordinary girl can’t have an ordinary life. Don’t judge yourself. Love yourself.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“The only thing crueler than a cage so small that a bird can’t fly is a cage so large that a bird thinks it can fly. Only a monster would lock a bird in here and call himself an animal lover.”
Caroline Kepnes , You
“A poet is different. A poet transforms the world with Such small hands.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“Don’t make a baby if you’re not capable of unconditional love.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“When I'm nervous, I get nasty. It's a problem.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“... and Lynn is dead inside, like a corpse. She Instagrams methodically, clinically, as if she's gathering evidence for defense, like her entire life is dedicated to proving that she has a life.”
Caroline Kepnes, You
“That’s because every day is the only day,”
Caroline Kepnes, You

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