Jaclyn Moriarty quotes

  • You do know the answers to most of your problems. Somewhere deep inside, you know.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Answers #Problem

  • Emily said ... Well, I read that it's important to sleep. While you sleep, the hippopotamus in your brain replays things that happend during the day, e.g. what you studied. So therefore it remembers it for you.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Sleep #Brain #Important

  • I love her bare legs from a distance. When she's standing by a pool. When she's facing the water, thinking. Her legs are white as watermelon rind, veined blue from cold. There's that 'H' shape behind her knees. The H trembles softly with the swimming-water cold.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Distance #Swimming #Thinking

  • Her skin is pale as watermelon sucked free of its juices.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Skins #Juice #Pale

  • Are you sure you want me to go after Christina? Lately I've kind of thought I might just give up on that. Plus, didn't you and I need to gaze into each other's eyes first? How will I know how to gaze at Christina? And my pebble kicking? Disaster.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Giving Up #Eye #Want

  • P.P.S. AND YOU CAN TALK. "Just say the word." JUST SAY THE WORD? What kind of expression is that? WHAT WORD WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO SAY ANYWAY? MORON? Letter from Emily to Charles.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Expression #Letters #Kind

  • THERE IS A GAS LEAK IN THE BASEMENT OF THE SCHOOL. THERE IS NO NEED TO PANIC. IT IS JUST A GAS LEAK WHICH MAY LEAD TO AN EXPLOSION AT ANY MOMENT. PLEASE ALL GO TO THE OVAL, AS PER THE FIRE DRILLS. -Charlie on the P.A.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #School #Fire #May

  • I've been sniffing out the guys in my English class (to the extent that this is possible without getting my throat cut), but they smell the same way they always do: like feet and testicles. As opposed to freesias. I don't want to keep sniffing them, Lyd. - Letter from Seb to Lyd.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Cutting #Class #Smell

  • It's a lot easier to be crazy or mad than to just get on with living.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Crazy #Mad #Being Crazy

  • Brookfield High School. How may I direct your call? No, sir, this is not a waste- disposal unit, I'm afraid you have the wrong number.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #School #Numbers #May

  • Well, first you have to be very, very funny. I have realized that it is essential for a boy to be funny. Otherwise, what is the point in a boy?
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Boys #Essentials #Firsts

  • You're making me nervous by being so weird. But your weirdness is what I like about you.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Nervous #Weirdness

  • ...Her parents were going to a conference for the weekend. The conference was called "Lawyers are Lovely, Great and Superb: so Why Does Everyone Think that They are Liars, Greedy and Scum?" and Mr Thomson was doing a speech called "Ten Tips to Make Lawyers as Popular as Doctors.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Liars #Weekend #Thinking

  • I hate those TV shows where characters talk about one thing, such as their patient on the operation table (let's say they're a doctor), then you realize they're actually talking about actually talking about themselves. The patient's open-heart surgery is nothing compared to their own messed-up heart or whatever. It's selfish. And means they're not concentrating, which is medical negligence.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Hate #Selfish #Character

  • This is what I want you all to do. I want you to open a new document and type up a list of three problems in your life. Not the universe's life - your own. Underneath, type the solutions." "If we know the solutions," said Belle, "they're not problems." "Exactly," said Denny. "You do know the answers to most of your problems. Somewhere deep inside, you know.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Want #Lists #Three

  • The Irish people didn't get on that well with each other either. They hated the Catholics, was the main issue, as I see. You can't blame them for that. If I understand correctly, Catholics do not believe in contraception. So, you know, sex is not relaxing.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Sex #Believe #Issues

  • My father, I never knew, except for this one time when he threw a ball and told me to go fetch it. "Dad," I said. "Am I a dog?" "Lydia," he said. "I apologize.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Dog #Dad #Father

  • I am a student of love.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Students

  • 3:12 pm Secretly, I admit, I find many of my classmates annoying. I've often thought to myself, 'Good grief, these people are five-year-olds. Why must I spend my days among them?' But have I ever said such things aloud? No. I have been nothing but generous to them, and kept these thoughts to myself. And how have they repaid me? Have they been grateful or kind? Ho NO!
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Grateful #Grief #Years

  • Dear Complete and Utter Stranger, The first thing that I have to say is that I hate oatmeal. I really hate it. And you know what? If you like oatmeal at all? I mean even the tiniest bit? I mean, say you were lost in the Himalayas, right, and you hadn't eaten anything except a Mars Bar for about seven years, right, and you're really cold and your fingers are all dropping off, right, and you look behind this rock, and there's this bowl of oatmeal? Say you would even think about eating the oatmeal? Well, JUST DON'T BOTHER WRITING TO ME, OKAY?
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Hate #Mean #Writing

  • It's a vicious cycle. It's like a washing machine with the lid jammed down. -Christina Kratovac (pg 53)
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Machines #Vicious #Vicious Cycles

  • What does it mean?" Emily said, in a low, panicked voice: "What does it mean if a rainbow comes before rain?
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Rain #Mean #Voice

  • I was just peeling some potatoes for dinner and they all looked like crisp white potatoes until I cut them in half. Every single one had a rotten, gray core. [. . .] I feel like the whole world is black, rotting, and evil. Even when it looks crisp on the outside, that's a lie, because you can't trust anything - on the inside it's nothing like mold. [. . .] So, see, nothing good is ever going to happen, and anyone who says it is, is lying to you.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Lying #Cutting #White

  • I saw your name in lights last night. It's the middle of the night, and I can't sleep, thinking all my trumpeting thoughts, and I get out of bed, open the curtains, and look into the night full of stars, and you know what I saw? Your name. Like the stars joined up and spelled the word for me. Like a sign.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Stars #Sleep #Night

  • Emily: YOU CAN'T SPEAK AND TYPE AT THE SAME TIME, BINDY! Bindy: Watch me.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Watches #Speak #Type

  • I'm screwed up, mixed up, messed around, dive-bombing, crashing and burning.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Burning #Bombing #Screwed Up

  • I hope you feel better today. Please ring me at work if you are dead.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Feel Better #Today #Please

  • And she looks at me with her eyes open wide and a face that says: Oh my God, I'm muckin' around in my sexy Jesus-boots, in my crazy dreamworld, and I've opened the door and let you in on my crazy dreamworld and that's so embarrassing but, actually, who cares? because it's funny.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Sexy #Jesus #Crazy

  • and if we can change things that have already happened if those planes can fly in uneasy formation if that splinter moon can blow away the shadows then anything, anything at all.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Blow #Moon #Shadow

  • ...a choice had to be made when your husband said something unkind. Specifically: be cruel, be strong, or sulk. 'Be cruel' by saying an unkind thing back. 'Be strong' by choosing not to mind. But to do this, you have to use up a piece of your love. You have to shave off enough of the love to forgive. After a while, the piece might grow back, but sometimes not. And if you shave off all the soft curves, you'll be left with a sharp-edged love. 'Sulk' by sulking. Sulking is simply delaying the choice to be cruel or strong.
    -- Jaclyn Moriarty

    #Strong #Husband #Love You