Jandy Nelson Quotes

Jandy Nelson Quotes

People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn't. It continues and is ever-changing.

Remember how it was when we kissed? Armfuls and armfuls of light thrown right at us. A rope dropping down from the sky. How can the word love and the word life even fit in the mouth?

When people fall in love, they burst into flames.

This is our story to tell. You’d think for all the reading I do, I would have thought about this before, but I haven’t. I’ve never once thought about the interpretative, the story telling aspect of life, of my life. I always felt like I was in a story, yes, but not like I was the author of it, or like I had any say in its telling whatsoever.

That's a misconception, Lennie. The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.

No hot guy should be allowed to have an English accent and drive a motorcycle.
Not to mention wear the leather jacket or sport the cool shades. Hot guys should be forced into footie pajamas.

I wish I were a horse.

I don't believe time heals. I don't want it to. If I heal, doesn't that mean I've accepted the world without her?

This is what I want: I want to grab my brother's hand and run back through time, losing years like coats falling from our shoulders.

Reality is crushing. The world is a wrong-sized shoe. How can anyone stand it?

Maybe what my sister wanted was to stay here and get married and have a family.
Maybe that was her color of extraordinary.

Y hay que ver, esos libros sobre el duelo son una
mierda, todos iguales, una porquería total al cien por cien.

How could a mother who boils water for pasta leave two little girls behind?

She's a people-mechanic and always knows when I'm malfunctioning.

It was right and wrong both. Love does as it undoes. It goes after, with equal tenacity, joy and heartbreak.

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