Lauren Oliver Quotes

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Lauren Oliver Quotes

Welcome to the free world. We give people the power to choose. They can even choose the wrong thing. Beautiful, isnt it?
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But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.

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A room full of words that are nearly the truth but not quite, each note fluttering off the steam of its rose like a broken butterfly wing.

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Some things are better left buried and forgotten.

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Someday all the wilds will be razed, and we will be left with a concrete landscape, a land of pretty houses and trim gardens and planned parks and forests, and a world that works as smoothly as a clock, neatly wound: a world of metal and gears, and people going tick-tick-tick to their deaths.

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My heart is fluid and soaring. There's no longer any space between heartbeats.

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At the same time I know that it's not really their fault, at least not completely. I did my part too. I did it on a hundred different days and in a thousand different ways, and I know it. But this makes the anger worse, not better.

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Huamns, uregulated, are cruel and capricious; violet and selfish; miserable and quarrelsome.
It is only after their instincts and basic emotions have been controlled that they can be happy, generous, and good.

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He's stuck with me and I'm stuck with him. We're stuck. That's what growing up is all about, I guess.

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That's the problem with therapists: you have to pay them to say the same dumb shit other people will tell you for free.

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I guess we all have some of these - memories like artillery shells, fired at close range.

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He cut the insides of my eyelids with razors.

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He is beautiful.

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I try to write characters that are as real, emotionally and psychologically, as I can make them; I feel the same way about setting. This often means that I'm drawing from my experiences and observations.

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Fourth period I have "life skills", which is what they call gym when you're old enough to be offended by forced physical activity (Elody thinks they should call it slavery instead, for accuracy).

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