Fave Quotes


  • But all of a sudden, I wished that what Marjorie said was true. I knew she was basing it on a false assumption, and was most likely wrong, but... If she knew I was never Zack's ex, would she and Lena have come to the same conclusion? Would they still think that this girl Zack kept talking about was someone he was in love with, or just a friend? I wanted it to be true, though. So badly that it took me by surprise. - JasmineMy Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra

  • You know I love you. It seems that I’ve loved you forever. Maybe that love had to change over the years and I had to fall in love with other girls before I could find you again. But I love you. I have that with you. We're normal and boring and I absolutely like that. By "boring", I mean that I won't be shocked to know that you've left me to start a livelihood project somewhere. It's selfish and so middleclass but that's my version of a happy-ever-after. You and I both know we can do good without disappearing on each other or making too many sacrifices. My family is all about sacrifices and I'm obsessed with being normal. You know what I mean, right? Yes, I'm rambling already. But I know that you get me. So, now, I'm more scared of losing you. A lot of things can happen and you'll run into men who will be able to pamper you and say sweet things to you in French. I'm not exactly broke, but I won't be able to give you a fancy car or a mansion. I'm bad at European languages and the only foreign-sounding endearments I can say to you are in Cebuano.Gihigugma ko ikawDespite that, I've realized that it's time for me to bury my stupid insecurities and my god-awful issues. I know nobody else can love you like I do. They can try but I'm the only one who can say that I've pictured you fat, toothless, and old in my mind and I still find myself smiling...and getting dirty thoughts. Know that you are my one and only. I know this won't make any sense but our being together is the only home I've ever really had. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's been three crazy years and I'm in it all the way. I love you. I always will. - AJ12 Steps to Quitting AJ by Faye Ilogon

  • When people say they don't want to get into a relationship, it should never be taken at face value because it is never really the whole truth. It is usually a vast collection of issues and fears and complications, forced to the surface to conceal one tiny hope lurking underneath it all: that someday, somebody will come along to discover and accept and strengthen that feeble hope. - RickieEvery Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • I find myself smiling, and I realize how much I admire her for doing the right thing, for knowing better than I did. There are no bright stage lights, no beautiful gowns, no handsome prince, no applauding audience. But I am proud of her now, in the exact same way I was all those years ago. And maybe all is lost---maybe we have always respected and loved each other all this time, but have just been too caught up in our own lives to make room for one another. We look at each other and I find myself wanting to bridge the distance, wanting to someday make her proud of me, too. Rickie, Every Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • Most of the time, change is something you have to work on, something that does not happen overnight. It is a conscious effort, and your life will not change unless you allow it to. RickieEvery Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • I learned to accept that for years, my relationships with my family and friends have been nothing more than flings---selfish and fleeting and devoid of any real meaning or commitment. I learned to make the most of the relationships I already share with the people who matter, instead of always searching for something more with people who will never treat me the way I deserve to be treated. I learned to live, and I learned to love. - Rickie, Every Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • What I love about Miguel is that he does all these things for Anna for no special reason at all---I think that's what makes a relationship work, the quiet, everyday efforts rather than the loud, grand gestures. - Rickie, Every Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • I wonder if he misses me, because now that I am over him enough, I can admit that sometimes, yes, I do miss him. I think missing someone you liked in the past is normal, as long as it doesn't interfere with your present. I think anybody who says they don't miss their exes and pseudo-exes at all is a big fat liar. - Rickie, Every Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • Let's begin with this: He jumps down from the ladder and holds his hand out to me. I take it, and take the leap. - Rickie, Every Girl's Guide to Flings by Marla Miniano

  • Judgment, when it comes from friends, feels like a betrayal not just because friends aren't supposed to judge each other, but because it is often more accurate than we would want to admit. - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • I wonder how some couples can do that---be together for an entire lifetime and not get bored with each other. I wonder how you keep track of the bigger picture, your marriage, above the errands and deadlines and all the little things that stress you out every day. - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • And then he pulls his arm tighter around me and starts kissing me, and I am a bundle of nerves but I find myself actually kissing him back. I always thought my first kiss would be weird and honestly kind of gross, but this is incredibly romantic and overwhelming in a good way and...well, exactly how a first kiss should be.  - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • Funny how we spend most days of our lives avoiding the complex truths we don't want to hear, and yet they always come so simple and solid once they're said out loud. The truth becomes irrevocable once it's brought out in the open---and maybe that's why we're constantly concealing it in the shadows. ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • And you realize that the girl looks familiar because she looks a lot like...you. A happy you, a sad you, an annoyed you, a bored you---all captured fondly by hands belonging to someone who obviously appreciates all these various aspects and facets of yourself. Draw what you love, he said. And he chose to draw YOU. - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • And then you can wait for him to squeeze your hand and smile at you like you are the only person in the world for him. You can wait for him to tell you, "It has always been just you. And it will always be just you," before putting an arm around you and offering to walk you to your car. You can wait for him to do this. Because he will. - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • Forgiveness---I guess that's what this past month has truly been about. People hurt you, and lie to you, and take you for granted, and treat you badly, but eventually you learn to forgive. You learn to forgive because you have your own shortcomings and imperfections. You learn to forgive because life is too short to be bitter and angry. You learn to forgive because it is the only way you can move forward. - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • But right now, I have my own problems to find solutions for, my own mistakes to make, my own dreams to chase, and ultimately, my own happiness to create. Because, much like you, I am still learning. - ChrissyEvery Girl's Guide to Boys by Marla Miniano

  • This is the true and impossible story of my very great love. In the hope that she will not read this and reproach me, I have withheld many telling details: her name, the particulars of her birth and upbringing, and any identifying scars or birth marks. All the same, I cannot help but write this for her, to tell her “I’m sorry for every word I wrote to change you, I’m sorry for so many things. I couldn’t see you when you were here and, now that you’re gone, I see you everywhere.” One may read this and think it’s magic, but falling in love is an act of magic, so is writing. It was once said of Catcher In The Rye, “That rare miracle of fiction has again come to pass: a human being has been created out of ink, paper and the imagination.” I am no J.D. Salinger, but I have witnessed a rare miracle. Any writer can attest: in the luckiest, happiest state, the words are not coming from you, but through you. She came to me wholly herself, I was just lucky enough to be there to catch her. - Calvin, Ruby Sparks