Gabrielle Zevin Quotes

Gabrielle Zevin Quotes

Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.
Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,
that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook
your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.

His heart is too full, and no words to release it.

Every word the right one and exactly where it should be. That's basically the highest compliment I can give.

The words you can't find, you borrow.

A life isn't measured in hours and minutes. It's the quality, not the length.

In the end, the end of a life only matters to friends, family, and other folks you used to know. For everyone else, it's just another end.

Love stories are written in millimeters and milliseconds with a fast, dull pencil whose marks you can barely see, they are written in miles and eons with a chisel on the side of a mountiantop

Saying you're through with romance is like saying you're done with living, Betty. Life is better with a little romance, you know.

It's a tragic fact to die in an accident

Death is a state of mind-many people on Earth spend their entire lives dead.

All of these teeth had once been in real, live people. They had talked and smiled and eaten and sang and cursed and prayed. They had brushed and flossed and died. In English class, we read poems about death, but here, right in front of me was a poem about death too.

They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books?

When I was in my twenties and broke, I'd buy books before food. A meal will sustain you for a few hours, a good book will sustain you for life.

I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart.

There ain't nobody in the world like book people. It's a business of gentlemen and gentlewomen.

...but what, in this life, is more personal than books?

Every book is a world.

It's hard to believe. Where does the times go?' Betty sighs. 'I've always hated that phrase. It makes it would like time went on a holiday, and is expected back any day now. Time flies is another one I hate. Apparently, time does quite a bit of traveling, though.

You tell a kid he doesn't like to read, and he'll believe you

My life is in these books, he wants to tell her. Read these and know my heart.

Why is any one book different from any other book? They are different, A.J. decides, because they are. We have to look inside many. We have to believe. We agree to be disappointed sometimes so that we can be exhilarated every now and again.

They should tell you when you’re born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel.

It was odd to have something so personal out there in that way, but the good thing about art is that no one necessarily knows what you mean by it anyway.

On the board, Mr. Beery had written "Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it." I wasn't sure if this was meant to be inspirational, thematic, or a joke about making sure to study.

Someday, you may think of marrying. Pick someone who thinks you're the only person in the room.

I like all weddings, but isn't it particularly lovely when two grown-ups decide to get married?

A good marriage is, at least, one part conspiracy.

There's a pleasure to loving someone even when you know there's no chance in them loving you back. The pain I felt let me know I was still alive.

It was funny how dad was more honest in a book that anyone in the world could pick up and read than he could be talking to me. Or maybe it was sad. One or the other. Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

Showing up is what counts.

If this were a novel, I'd stop reading right now. I'd throw it across the room.

The easiest way to get old is to be technologically behind...

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