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The Ghostwriter The Ghostwriter by A.R. Torre
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“Between two naive and innocent souls, anything can happen. Soulmates or Tragedy. And sometimes, both.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“There is nothing like young love. It comes at a time before the heart knows to protect itself, when everything important is raw and exposed—the perfect environment for a soul-sucking, heart-crushing burst.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“There is something soothing about the act of writing, a drug that lures you into another world, but then forgets to stop, and sometimes carries you all the way into sleepdom.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“Funny what you find out about people when they leave you. Or when your mind stops making excuses for all of their clues.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“When You Say You Are Going to Do Something, Shut the Hell Up and Do It.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“This is why I avoid men. This is why I avoid people in general. We are a disgusting, foul race, only a few centuries past smearing our faces with feces and dancing for rain.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“In New York, if you invite random strangers in for tea, you’ll be raped and dead within a week. I think that’s almost the way it should be; we should all have a healthy fear of each other.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“We all have a Happily Ever After, each story just needs to pick the right time to claim it.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“You can become anything,” I say to her. “Make sure that you don’t become selfish, unimaginative and dumb.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“That is how life is, it gives us burdens to carry and doesn’t give a damn about the weight. We shoulder it or we break.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“There is nothing like young love. It comes at a time before the heart knows to protect itself, when everything important is raw and exposed—the perfect environment for a soul-sucking, heart-crushing burst. It burns brightest, hits hardest, and touches deepest. It’s why Facebook flames erupt two decades later between high school sweethearts. Between two naive and innocent souls, anything can happen. Soulmates or Tragedy. And sometimes, both.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“Some people are just having a misfire of judgment or control. But other people are letting you see a bit of the rotten person inside. Their cruel or stupid behavior is a gift of sorts, because it lets you see the real person that they are beneath.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“I’d decided to believe him, but I’d never trusted him again.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“He doesn’t know anything yet. He knows I fell for a boy. He knows I had a baby. All he knows are the first lines of a song. He hasn’t even heard the melody yet.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“Life is too short to not speak the truth.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“It had been love. From the very beginning. Wild. Crazy. Senseless. Love”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“But back then, I only dreamed about, yearned for, and wrote about love. I didn't realize what a brutal beast it could be.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“that’s what infuriates me about the woman, even more than her perfectly pouty lips and incessant publicity. She’s wasting her talent. She could be giving us more.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“I delete the last line, and then the entire paragraph. Lies. I am forgetting that this is not an ordinary novel, that I can’t take fictional liberties, can’t provide clues, or lead the readers down a path I didn’t travel.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“Something stops in my chest, and the guilt is almost impossible to breathe through. I tighten my fingers around the pen and force myself to lower it to the page.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“We are authors, and our lives are not the ones we live, but rather the characters that we create.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“If you lie enough times, no one believes your truth. It is a good intro. I only wish it wasn’t so true.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“There is nothing like young love. It comes at a time before the heart knows to protect itself, when everything important is raw and exposed—the perfect environment for a soul-sucking, heart-crushing burst. It burns brightest, hits hardest, and touches deepest... Between two naive and innocent souls, anything can happen. Soulmates or Tragedy. And sometimes, both.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“There is nothing in my final days I want more than to create words.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“When I meet him, the night is singed with the smell of funnel cakes and cigarette smoke. He smiles and something inside of me shifts, a crack in between the vertebrae, my heart beating a little bit harder than it ever has.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“It took years for me to properly train Kate, to curb the agent’s tendencies for mindless chit-chat and pleasantries. In the beginning, she was more resistant to my expectations, but the first advance, the first bestseller, the first commission—that made her more pliable. It’s amazing what money will do to a person, the level of control it can establish. It’s made Kate my monkey. It made Simon my pet—the sort who doesn’t clean up his messes, the sort who marks his territory, the sort who bares his teeth and will attack your child if you don’t keep him on a tight enough leash.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“Maybe we’re normal. Maybe every husband drives his wife crazy. Maybe every wife falls short. But it doesn’t feel normal. It feels like we are at war. A war I am losing.”
A.R. Torre, The Ghostwriter
“Five Rules for a Proper Proposal. Don’t put the woman on the spot. Don’t have an audience. Don’t eat garlic before the act. Don’t check out the waitress’s ass mid-proposal. Don’t ask unless you are certain that the answer is yes.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“a bookworm without friends, a condition worthy of concern.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter
“I take the front steps carefully, moving among the memories, each one both painful and sweet, like poisonous chocolate, the sticky taste lingering far after I swallowed the piece.”
Alessandra Torre, The Ghostwriter

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