Rainbow Rowell Quotes


Type: Writer

Born: February 24, 1973


Rainbow Rowell is an American author of young adult and adult contemporary novels. Her young adult novels "Eleanor & Park" and "Fangirl" both received a great deal of critical acclaim in 2013.

Rainbow Rowell Quotes

I want someone whose heart is big enough to hold me.. Rainbow Rowell
I want someone whose heart is big enough to hold me.

The world turned itself into a better place around him.

Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.

What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.

Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.

The first time he'd held her hand, it felt so good that it crowded out all the bad things. It felt better than anything had ever hurt.

It was the nicest thing she could imagine. It made her want to have his babies and give him both of her kidneys.

Can't you just like a girl who likes you back?'
'None of them likes me back. I may as well like the one I really want.

Don't bite his face, Eleanor told herself. It's disturbing and needy and never happens in situation comedies or movies that end with big kisses.

I don't like hello. It makes me sound like I have dementia, like I've never heard a phone ring before and I don't know what's supposed to happen next. Hello?

Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can’t quite keep up with gravity.

When I’m writing my own stuff, it’s like swimming upstream. Or … falling down a cliff and grabbing at branches, trying to invent the branches as I fall.

Not this in-between thing that Levi had, where his brain could catch the words but couldn't hold on to them.

Because all her feelings for him – hot and beautiful in her heart – turned to gobbledygook in her mouth.

Eleanor let his words hit her full on.

I don't want to do anything. I don't even want to start this day because then I'll just be expected to finish it.

Only whack jobs apply for the night shift

My girlfriend is sad and quiet and keeps me up all night worrying about her.

I didn't know love could leave the lights on all the time.

I love you more than I hate everything else.

You think I'm cute?" He said thinkly, pulling on her hand.
She was glad he couldn't see her face. "I think you're..."
Beautiful. Breathtaking. Like the person in a Greek myth who makes one of the gods stop caring about being a god.

You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you'll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.
Every time Eleanor pulled away from Park, she felt the gasping loss of him.

Emergency dance party-go away.

If you can’t save your own life, is it even worth saving?

I really am happy for Kiley. And for you and every other happily married lady. Except for that I'm not happy for you. I kind of want you all to drop dead.

I just meant that … I want to be the last person who ever kisses you, too.… That sounds bad, like a death threat or something. What I’m trying to say is, you’re it. This is it for me.

Don't make me angry-kiss you.

Love. Purpose. Those are things that you can't plan for. Those are things that just happen.

I didn't know someone could love me like this," she said. "Could love me and love me and love me without...needing space."
Lincoln wasn't asleep. He rolled on top of her.
"There's no air in space," he said.

I'm extra-good at wanting things. I want things until I feel sort of sick about them. I want enough for two normal people, at least.

You don't get to choose," Lincoln said. "It's just happening.

King of grand gesture.

He was trying to talk to Cath about buffalo. As far as she could tell, Levi had a whole class that was just about buffalo. He seemed like he'd major in buffalo if that were an option. Maybe it was an option….

He turned around, suddenly concerned. "Are you pregnant? Are you gay? I'd rather you were gay than pregnant. Unless you're pregnant. Then we'll deal. Whatever it is, we'll deal. Are you pregnant?

Park's eyes got wide. well, sort of wide. Sometimes she wondered if the shape of his eyes affected how he saw things. That was probably the most racist question of all time.

It sets a dangerous precedent.
For avoiding pain?
For avoiding life.

Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months - they're like dog months.

I don’t trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they’re going to get tired of me and take off.

She wanted to lose herself in him. To tie his arms around her like a tourniquet.

If she showed him how much she needed him, he'd run away.

And in those moments, Park thought about pulling back from her.
"Not breaking up with her. That phrase didn't even seem to apply here. Just . . . erasing away. Recovering the six inches between them

(Or maybe she was just more afraid of being like everyone else.)

You’ve read the books?”
“I’ve seen the movies.”
Cath rolled her eyes so hard, it hurt. (Actually.) (Maybe because she was still on the edge of tears. On the edge, period.) “So you haven’t read the books.”
“I’m not really a book person.”
“That might be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever said to me

Sometimes, it seemed like she was trying to hide everything that was pretty about her. Like she wanted to look ugly.

Maybe I'm some sort of perverted cartoon-sexual.

Everytime, he breaks your heart. And everytime, he expects me to pick up the pieces.

Every time, he breaks your hearts. And every time, he expects me to pick up the pieces.

Her heart leapt out to him before she could stop it.

To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one.

She thought of ... the way he never made made her feel crazy, even when she was acting crazy, and never made her feel like a failure, even when she was failing.

Georgie pretended to dance. She clung to Neal's shirt. They rubbed their noses together. "You're my wife," Neal said, and then he laughed, and she tried to catch his dimples with her teeth. (Like if she caught them she might get to keep them.)

"Yours," she said.

He'd stopped trying to bring her back. She only came back when she felt like it anyway, in dreams and lies and broken-down déjà vu.

I believe that worrying about a bad thing prepares you for it when it comes. If you worry, the bad thing doesn't hit you as hard. You can roll with the punch if you see it coming.

Best of all, she had Park's songs in her head - and in her chest, somehow.

She had five tapes from him now - which meant, if her batteries lasted, she had four hundred and fifty minutes to spend with Park in her head, holding his hand.

It was terrible music to dance to; all you could really do was nod and hunch to the music. The girls all looked like they were listening to the same sad story. "Yes, yes, yes, that's awful. Yes, yes, yes.

I also knew that music was pretty much the only thing in life that he felt was worth the hassle.

I had seen him on campus before. He was always wearing this yellow sweatshirt and giant headphones. The kind of headphones that say, “I may not take my clothes seriously. I may not have brushed or even washed my hair today. But I pronounce the word ‘music’ with a capital ‘M.

Don't pigeonhole me, Georgie. I'm infinite.

I'm sorry Penelope."
"Don't waste my time with sorries,Simon.If we stop to apologize and forgive each other every time we step on each other's toes,we'll never have time to be friends.

Cath wasn't trying to make new friends here. In some cases, she was actively trying not to make friends, though she usually stopped short of being rude.

I love you and I need you to be happy. And you're not happy. So I look for what in your life is making you unhappy.

I love you. I love you both so much."
"To the moon and back?" Alice asked.
"Oh my God," Georgie said, "so much farther.

Be thankful, Lincoln. Money is a cruel
thing. It’s the thing that stands between you
and the things you want and the people you
“How does money come between you and
the people you love?”
“It’s coming between us right now.

He stood for twenty minutes in the bedding aisle at Target, trying to choose a manly sheet set, then picked the ones with a violet pattern, because he liked violets and who else was ever going to see his sheets, anyway?

I always knew he was selfish and self-indulgent and kind of lazy; those are practically prerequisites for playing lead guitar.

Seriously, why aren't you on drugs?" Cath walked past her out of the room.

"Are you a licensed psychiatrist? Or do you just play one on TV?"

"I'm on drugs," Reagan said. "They're a beautiful thing.

Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.

She smiled, and her eyes started to drift downward.
Back up to his eyes.
"You know that I'm falling in love with you, right?

Words are very powerful," Miss Possibelf said, stepping lightly between the rows of desk. "And they take on more power the more they're spoken....
"The more they're said and read and written,in specific, consistent combinations.

The professor leaned forward. “But there’s nothing more profound than creating something out of nothing.” Her lovely face turned fierce. “Think about it Cath. That’s what makes a god - or a mother. There’s nothing more intoxicating than creating something from nothing. Creating something from yourself.

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