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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me'- that's intimacy.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Never let anyone make you feel ordinary.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“I’m under absolutely no obligation to make sense to you.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Don't ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don't do that.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you. Other times reality simply waits, patiently, for you to run out of the energy it takes to deny it.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“It’s always been fascinating to me how things can be simultaneously true and false, how people can be good and bad all in one, how someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until somewhat stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Evelyn looks at me with purpose. "Do you understand what I'm telling you? When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give things, you take things. If you learn one thing from me, it should probably be that.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give things, you take things.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Make them pay you what they would pay a white man.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“She always made sure the bad was outweighed by so much good. I...well, I didn't do that for her. I made it fifty-fifty. Which is about the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of bad.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Be wary of men with something to prove.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Do you think I'm a whore?” Harry pulled over to the side of the road and turned to me. “I think you're brilliant. I think you're tough. And I think the word whore is something ignorant people throw around when they have nothing else.

… “Isn't it awfully convenient,” Harry added, “that when men make the rules, the one thing that's looked down on the most is the one thing that would bear them the greatest threat? Imagine if every single woman on the planet wanted something in exchange when she gave up her body. You'd all be ruling the place. An armed populace. Only men like me would stand a chance against you. And that's the last thing those assholes want, a world run by people like you and me.”

I laughed, my eyes still puffy and tired from crying. “So am I a whore or not?” “Who knows?” he said. “We're all whores, really, in some way or another. At least in Hollywood.” … “But I like you this way. I like you impure and scrappy and formidable. I like the Evelyn Hugo who sees the world for what it is and then goes out there and wrestles what she wants out of it. So, you know, put whatever label you want on it, just don't change. That would be the real tragedy.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“You wonder what it must be like to be a man, to be so confident that the final say is yours.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“...do yourself a favor and learn to grab life by the balls, dear. Don’t be so tied up in trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“If I want things to change, I have to change how I do things. And probably drastically.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Why have I spent so long settling for less when I know damn well the world expects more?”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“My mother raised me to be polite, to be demure. I have long operated under the idea that civility is subservience. But it hasn't gotten me very far, that type of kindness. The world respects people who think they should be running it.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“you can’t tell a single thing about a person’s true character if you both want the same thing. That’s like a dog and a cat getting along because they both want to kill the mouse.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“People are messy, and love can be ugly. I’m inclined to always err on the side of compassion.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“That’s the part I was stuck in, the part where you accept the apology because it’s easier than addressing the root of the problem,”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Sometimes divorce isn’t an earth-shattering loss. Sometimes it’s just two people waking up out of a fog.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Nobody deserves anything,” Evelyn says. “It's simply a matter of who's willing to go and take it for themselves. And you, Monique, are a person who has proven to be willing to go out there and take what you want. So be honest about that. No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between. People who go around casting themselves as one or the other are not only kidding themselves, but they're also painfully unoriginal.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“forgiveness is different from absolution.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“You don't have to make yourself OK for a good mother; a good mother makes herself OK for you.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“It’s a hard business, reconciling what the truth used to be with what the truth is now.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“I miss him all the time. But it’s moments like this, when I’m on the precipice of finally doing work that might just expand my heart, that I wish I could at least send him a letter, telling him what I’m doing. And I wish that he could send me one back. I already know what he would write. Something like “I’m proud of you. I love you.” But still, I’d like to get one anyway.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does. You’re the only thing on this planet worth worshipping.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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