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(...) i vår verden får du ikke velge om du blir såret, men du får være med og bestemme hvem som får såre deg.
Det rare med hus er at de nesten alltid ser ut som om det ikke skjer noe inni dem, selv om de inneholder mesteparten av livene våre. Jeg lurte på om det egentlig var det som var poenget med arkitektur.
"I'm in love with you," he said quietly.
"Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I'm in love with you."
"I'm like. Like. I'm like a grenade, mom. I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I would like to minimize the
My dad tilted his head a little to the side, like a scolded puppy.
"I'm a grenade," I said again. "I just want to stay away from people and read books and think and be with you guys because there's nothing I can do about hurting you; you're too invested, so just please let me do that, okay? I'm not depressed. I don't need to get out more. And I can't be a regular teenager, because I'm a grenade."
When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.
What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.
I do, Augustus.
Hvis du vil at jeg skal være tenåring, ikke send meg støttegruppa. Kjøp falsk leg til meg så jeg kan gå på klubber, drikke vodka og ta pot.