Lola Quotes

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I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.
Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)
So do you believe in second chances?" I bite my lip. "Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right," he adds. "If the person is... Lola?" This time, he holds my gaze. "Only if the other person is Cricket.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)
Just because something isn't practical doesn't mean it's not worth creating. Sometimes beauty and real-life magic are enough.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring." I smile. "You don't think I'm perfect?" "No. You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
When it's right, it's simple.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
And if I'm the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
There are some people in life that you can't get over.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Sometimes a mistake isn't a what. It's a who.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
People should say what they mean and not make other people stumble around.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Everyone makes mistakes. The important thing is to not make the same mistake twice.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Lola?" Cricket is on his knees at the side of my bed. I feel it. "I'm here," he whispers. "You can talk to me or not talk to me, but I'm here.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It's easy to talk about things we hate, but sometimes it's hard to explain exactly why we like something.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Anna prods St. Clair's shoulder. "Come on. Weren't you gonna show me that thing?" "What thing?" She stares at him. He stares back. She cocks her head toward Cricket and me. "Ah, yes." St. Clair stands. "That thing." They rush out. The door shuts, and St. Clair shouts, "Lola, Cricket wants to show you his thing, too-oo!
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to nurture it, grow it, cultivate it. It’s mine. I want to check out with it, drift asleep wrapped in its arms and not wake up for a long, long time.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you DO with what you get.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
And I hold my head high toward my big entrance, hand in hand with the boy who gave me the moon and the stars.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I draw him closer by his tie and whisper into his ear, "Cricket Bell, I have been in love with you for my entire life.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
What just happened?" "Your father invited the former love of your life in for pie." "Yeah, that's what I thought.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Do you know my biggest regret?" She asks. "That you turned into this bright, beautiful, fascinating person... and I can't take credit for any of it.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
No more moving. I'm here. I'm wherever you are.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
What...what about when I'm married?” “We'll buy a cot. Your husband can sleep on that when he visits.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
There's something about blue eyes. The kind of blue that startles you every time they're lifted in your direction. The kind of blue that makes you ache for them to look at you again. Not the blue green or blue gray, the blue that's just blue. Cricket has those eyes.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Remember that day I made you the elevator?” he suddenly asks. I give him a faint smile. “How could I forget?” “That was the day I had my first kiss.” My smile fades. “I’m better now,” He sets the apple beside me. “At kissing, just so you know.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I look at you, and I think about you, and ... I don't know. No one has ever confounded me the way you do.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
No, I don't love Max anymore. But I don't want to give you this broken, empty me. I want you to have me when I'm full, when I can give something back to you. I don't have much to give right now.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
What do you say to someone who is not the same and yet completely the same?
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I have fallen in love with you, and there is no future for us. That you burst into my life suddenly only a short time ago. That it's too fast, too soon, and you will leave the same way you came into my life. I'll turn around one day and you'll be gone.
Rachel Gibson (Lola Carlyle Reveals All)
Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to the moon. And she was mysterious and she was perfect, in that way that girls who talk to moons are. In the house next door, there lived a boy. And the boy watched the girl grow more and more perfect, more and more beautiful with each passing year. He watched her watch the moon. And he began to wonder if the moon would help him unravel the mystery of the beautiful girl. So the boy looked into the sky. But he couldn't concentrate on the moon. He was too distracted by the stars. And it didn't matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated. One day, the boy had to move away. He couldn't bring the girl with him, so he brought the stars. When he'd look out his window at night, he would start with one. One star. And the boy would make a wish on it, and the wish would be her name. At the sound of her name, a second star would appear. And then he'd wish her name again, and the stars would double into four. And four became eight, and eight became sixteen, and so on, in the greatest mathematical equation the universe had ever seen. And by the time an hour had passed, the sky would be filled with so many stars that it would wake the neighbors. People wondered who'd turned on the floodlights. The boy did. By thinking about the girl.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Nathan nods. "Have a good time. Don't do anything I wouldn't do." I hear Andy as I'm walking out the front door. "Honey, that threat doesn't work when you're gay.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It's become impossible to deny he means something to me.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
History books are filled with lies. Whoever wins the war tells the story.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Well, I didn't need them. I didn't need anyone. I was Lola Rose. I just wished I looked more like my idea of Lola Rose.
Jacqueline Wilson (Lola Rose)
If I weren't standing next to your boyfriend, I'd be tempted to ask you out myself." She blushes, and St. Clair bounds inside the box office and wrestles her into a hug. "Miiiiiiiiine!" he says. "Cut it out." Anna pushes him off, laughing. "You'll get fired. And then I'll have to support your sorry arse for the rest of our lives.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)
I collapse in bed and fall asleep with me other hand clasped around the blue rubber band. And I dream about blue eyes and blue nails and first-kiss lips dusted with blue sugar crystals.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Being with Anna is easy. She's the one." The one. It stops my heart. I thought Max was the one, but... there's that other one. The first one. "Do you believe in that?" I ask quietly. "In one person for everyone?" Something changes in St Clair's eyes. Maybe sadness. "I can't speak for anyone but myself," he says. "But, for me, yes. I have to be with Anna. But this is something you have to figure out on your own. I can't answer that for you, no one can." "Oh." "Lola." He rolls his chair over to my side. "I know things are shite right now. And in the name of friendship and full disclosure, I went through something similar last year. When I met Anna, I was with someone else. And it took a long time before I found the courage to do the hard thing. But you have to do the hard thing." I swallow. "And what's the hard thing?" "You have to be honest with yourself.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You should show encouragement whenever you can. People try harder when they know that someone cares about them.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You're doing the girl thing. Saying you're happy when you're not.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I want to kiss him for the rest of the night, for the rest of our lives. The one.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
And it didn’t matter how many songs or poems had already been written about them, because whenever he thought about the girl, the stars shone brighter. As if she were the one keeping them illuminated.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
But I hurt you." His voice grows quiet. "I wish that I hadn't.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
When you're asleep, no one asks you to do anything. No one expects anything of you. And you don't have to face any of your troubles.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
We were given: Two hands to hold. Two legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else. For us to find.
Lauren Child
Saw two fallen branches in the shape of a heart. Thought of you.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It's maddening how someone so easy to read can be so impossible to understand.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
He stares at his hands. Whatever word he wrote there, its been crossed off. There's only a black box. "Lola, you were the only person I wanted there that night. I was crazy about you, but I didn't know what to do. It was paralyzing. There were so many times when I wanted to take your hand, but...I couldn't. That one small move felt impossible." Now I'm staring at my hands, too. "I would have let you take it." "I know." His voice croaks.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Thank you for helping my sister,” he says. I lean forward, mimicking his position. “I’m happy to.” Calliope leans out her window. “STOP FLIRTING AND GET BACK TO WORK.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I have little sister Lola, she is small and very funny.
Lauren Child
What'd I tell you about musicians? That bad boy type will only break your heart.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Parents are excellent at stating the obvious.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It's not stupid to want to put on a pretty dress and feel beautiful for a night.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You only have one chance to make a first impression.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
When two people are in love, it’s supposed to work. It has to work. No matter how difficult the circumstances are.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Hi," I whisper. He peels off my hands and turns toward the aisle. "Please don't make this any harder than it already is," he whispers back.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You don't think I'm perfect?" "No. You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Where in the bloody hell did that come from?" asks the other person behind the counter. Or more precisely, on top of the counter, where her ridiculously attractive, English-accented boyfriend is perched. He's the other thing I like about Anna. Wherever she goes, he follows. He nods toward the baby wipe. "What else are you carrying in your pockets? Dust rags? Furniture polish?" "Watch it," she says. "Or I'll scrub your arms, Étienne." He grins. "As long as you do it in private.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
In a better world I would have kissed her over the ice trays and that would have been the end of all our troubles. But you know exactly what kind of world we live in. It ain't no fucking Middle-earth. I just nodded my head, said, See you around, Lola, and drove home.
Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
You can't avoid your problems forever. No one can.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Here’s the thing about Cricket Bell. You can’t NOT notice him when he walks into a room. The first thing that registers is his height, but it’s quickly followed by recognition of his energy. He moves gracefully like his sister, but with an enthusiasm he can’t quite control- the constantly moving body, hands, feet. He’s been subdued the last few times I’ve seen him, but he’s fully revived now.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
He glances down and notices that I'm still wearing a certain blue something, and, this time, it's HIS index finger that wraps underneath MY rubber band. I shiver wonderfully. "I'm never taking it off." Cricket brushes the delicate skin of my wrist. "It'll fall off." "I'll ask you for another one." "I'll give you another one." He smiles and touches his nose to mine.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Something deep inside me lurched. The stirring was as startling and unpleasant as it was thrilling and revolutionary.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Why didn't you guys dress up?" Lindsey asks. "We did." Calliope cracks her first smile. "we're dressed as twins." Lindsey grins back. "Hmm, I see it now. Fraternal or identical?" "You'd be surprised how many people ask," Cricket says. "What do you tell them?" Lindsey asks. "That I have a penis." Oh God. My cheeks burn as they all burst into laughter. Think about something else, Dolores. ANYTHING else. Cucumbers, Bananas, Zucchini. AHHHH! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. I turn my face away from them as Calliope fakes a yakking sound.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
They stayed with my mum." "That's... weird." "Not really. Mum is cool, easy to get along with." I raise a teasing eyebrow. "So where did YOU guys stay?" "Where we always stay." He stares back solemnly. "In our very separate dormitories.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Keep your head, heels and standards high.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
I told him your loins were clearly burning, and he should man up and make a move." "You did not!" "I did. And if he doesn't, then I suggest you jump his bones." ... I finally register what he's wearing. It's a handsome skinny black suit with a shiny sheen. The pants are too short - on purpose, of course - exposing his usual pointy shoes and a pair of blue socks that match my dress exactly. And I totally want to jump him.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I blame it on his pants.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It’s amazing how clothing affects how people see—or don’t see—you.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Cricket tells a joke and turns to see if I'm laughing, if I think he's funny, and I want him to know that I do think he's funny, and I want him to know that I'm glad he's my friend, and I want him to know that he has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. And I want to press my palm against his chest to feel it beat, to prove he's really here.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You were just supposed to be a one night stand but you poked my eye, and kissed me sweet and listened to my car. Now, I kinda wanna keep you.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
I dream about reaching across the backseat and touching his hand. Just one hand. It closes slowly, tightly around mine, and the sensation of his skin against mine is astounding. I've never felt anything like it before.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You have a roommate." "Yeah." He sounds confused. "The, um, picture on your door surprised me." "NO. No. I prefer my women with...fewer carnivorous beasts and less weaponry." He pauses and smiles. "Naked is okay. What she needs are a golden retriever and a telescope. Maybe then it would do it for me." I laugh. "A squirrel and a laboratory beaker?" "A bunny rabbit and a flip chart," I say. "Only if the flip chart has mathematical equations on it." I fake swoon onto his bed. "Too much, too much!
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
She rests her hand on the ruffled costume beside her. “Just answer this one question. My brother never got over you. Did you ever get over him?”I swallow. “There are some people in life that you can’t get over.” “Good.” Calliope stands and gives me a grim smile. “But break Cricket’s heart? I’ll break your face.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Then I say, "Let's go and brush our teeth." So Lola says, "But Charlie, I can't brush my teeth because somebody is using my tooth." "But who would use your toothbrush?" I ask. Lola says "I think that lion. I saw a lion with my toothbrush and now he's brushing his teeth with it." "But it isn't this your toothbrush Lola?" "Oh," says Lola, "he must be using yours.
Lauren Child (I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed)
Being a good person, or a better person, or whatever it is you're worried about and trying to fix? It shouldn't change who you are. It means you become more like yourself.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I slide my hand between our mouths, just in time. His lips are soft against my palm. I slowly, slowly remove it. “No, I don’t love Max anymore. But I don’t want to give you this broken, empty me. I want you to have me when I’m full, when I can give something back to you. I don’t have much to give right now.” Cricket’s limbs are still, but his chest is pounding hard against my own. “But you’ll want me someday? That feeling you once had for me … that hasn’t left either?” Our hearts beat the same wild rhythm. They’re playing the same song. “It never left,” I say.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
How do you feel?" Lola asks. "Like I've just had every single one of my organs harvested while I'm still alive." "Good to know you're not overreacting," she says.
Cath Crowley (Words in Deep Blue)
The moon is fat, but half of her is missing. A ruler-straight line divides her dark side from her light. She hangs low over the bustling Castro, noticeably earlier than the night before. Autumn is coming. For as long as I can remember, I’ve talked to the moon. Asked her for guidance. There’s something deeply spiritual about her pale glow, her cratered surface, her waxing and waning. She wears a new dress every evening, yet she’s always herself.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
So neither is "the woman". They're both gay men. Duh.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Life is too short to be the same person everyday.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)
I finally realized how absurd it was that I'd worried so much about what my classmates thought about me. It's not like I wanted to look like them.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I close his fingers around the gift. “I threw away your bottle cap, because it killed me to look at. But I never could throw away this. I’ve been waiting to give it to you for two and a half years.” “I don’t know what to say,” he whispers. “I’m almost full,” I say. “Thank you for waiting for me, too.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It doesn't matter how much fabric is between us, the solid strength of his body against mine is electric. Charged. And then our arms are enveloping and our fingers are digging and our mouths are searching and our bodies find this lock.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I don't have a choice but to want to do this, Lola. I'm in love with you.
Christina Lauren (Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons, #3))
When I come back, the club is packed. There's hardly any standing room. Anna snagged a wooden bar stool, one of the few seats here. St. Clair stands close to her, facing her, and he smoothes the platinum stripe in her hair. She pulls him even closer by the top of his jeans, one finger tucked inside. It's an intimate gesture. I'm embarrassed to watch, but I can't look away. He kisses her slowly and deeply. They don't care that anyone could watch. Or maybe they've forgotten they aren't alone. When they break apart, Anna says something that makes him fall into silly, boyish laughter. For some reason, that's the moment that makes me turn away. Something about their love is painful.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Cricket Bell.” I smiled into my phone. “How did you get so wise?
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
He’s coming over,” Lindsay says. “What do you want me to do? Kick him in the balls? I’ve been dying to kick him in the balls.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You make my vagina all melty,--wait no!--You make my belly all melty. My vaginas hot!
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Why did he do it?" "For the same reason everyone makes mistakes. He fell in love.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I just want you to know that we didn't do anything but talk and sleep - sleep sleep," he quickly adds. "Like with eyes closed and hands to oneself and dreaming. Innocent dreams. I would never do anything behind your back. I mean, never anything dishonorable. I mean-
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Did you wake me up... to talk about candy?
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You aren't your name. Your decisions are your own.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Andy once clipped a magazine article about how black dogs are always the last to be adopted at shelters and, therefore, more likely to be put down. Which is totally Dog Racism, if you ask me.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
The last best hope of life is that at some point during living it, all that you did wrong will suddenly teach you to do right.
Thomas H. Cook (The Last Talk with Lola Faye)
I'm just saying that if it were Anna, I'd want to meet her coworkers. See where she's spending her time." I stare at him, hard. "Obviously.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Cricket walks several steps behind me. It's a careful distance. I wonder if he's looking at my butt. WHY DID I JUST THINK THAT? Now my butt feels COLOSSAL. Maybe he's looking at my legs. Is that better? Or worse? Do I want him looking at me? I hold on to the bottom of my dress as I climb into the backseat and crawl to the other side. I'm sure he's looking at my butt. He has to be. It's huge, and it's right there, and it's huge. No. I'm acting crazy. I glance over, and he smiles at me as he buckles his seat belt. My cheeks grow warm. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
It's why she's always switching coaches, and it's why she'd rather get third instead of second. When she gets third, at least she's happy to have placed. But second. That's too close to first.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
The realization is surprising, but the one that follows stuns me even more. I'm not in love with him anymore. Instead, looking at him makes me feel...hollow.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
But I'm worse. I'm a child playing dress-up, who can't even recognize herself under her own costume.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Cricket removes his hand. I blink at him, and he cautiously offers his arm. I hesitate. And then I take it. And then we're so close that I smell him. I smell him. His scent is clean like a bar of soap, but with a sweet hint of mechanical oil. We don't speak as he leads me across the street to the bus stop. I press against him. Just a little. His other arm jumps, and he lowers it. But then he raises it again, slowly, and his hand comes to rest on top of mine. It scorches. The heat carries a message: I care about you. I want to be connected to you. Don't let go.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I’m not even embarrassed to hug my parents in public. Except when Nathan wears a sweatband when he goes running. Because really!
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Perfection is overrated. Perfection is boring
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I pull back, gasping for breath. Reeling. His breath is ragged, and I place my hands on his cheeks to steady him. "Is this okay?" I whisper. "Are you okay?" His reply is anguished. Honest. "I love you.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Remember this, - where there is life there is hope. You're alive. Embrace this, because YOU CAN DO ANYTHING while there is breath in your body.
Lola Jaye (By The Time You Read This)
This was my love, her love --torn, damaged, broken, ripped apart and put back together. This was our tattered love.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.
Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)
Fine,' Aria conceded. 'But *I'll* carry her.' She grabbed the baby seeat from the back. A smell of baby powder wafted up to greet her, bringing a lump in her throat. Her father Byron, and his girlfriend, Meredith, had just had a baby, and she loved Lola with all her heart. If she looked too long at this baby, she might love her just as much.
Sara Shepard (Stunning (Pretty Little Liars, #11))
Don't leave." He leaned his forehead against the door next to hers. "I'm a real bastard, I know, but don't leave, Lola.
Rachel Gibson (Lola Carlyle Reveals All)
I seem to be allergic to diligence, and Lola said, Ha. What you're allergic to is trying.
Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
If I looked at this dress as one massive thing, it would be too overwhelming. No one could create such a gown. But by breaking it down into tiny, individual steps, it becomes something I can achieve.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I would praise the Lord above for a ticket to that ride.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Kaloka! Ito ba ang Pilipinas na gustong iligtas nina Lola Sepa at Emil? Iligtas mula saan? Kung sarili nga ayaw nitong iligtas! Ang gusto lang ng mga ito'y kumain, tumae, mag-Glutathione, saka pumunta sa weekend markets, mag-malling para makalibre ng air-con, mag-text ng corny jokes, sumingit sa pila ng bigas, saka umasa ng suwerte sa lotto o sa TV! Kapag may bagyo o lindol o anumang problema'y laban pero susuko din agad at makakalimot, o kaya ay magma-migrate! Ilang taon na ba ang bansang ito pero bakit hanggang ngayo'y wala pa ring pinagkatandaan?
Ricky Lee (Si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata)
It's all happening at once, but everything I do seems to be wrong
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Got a pair just like those. Never seen 'em lookin' like that though." "Like what?" Sauntering away from her, I smirked. "Sexy as fuck.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Lola swore she would never return to that terrible country. On one of our last nights as novios she said, Ten million Trujillos is all we are.
Junot Díaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao)
La puerta se cierra y St. Clair grita: —¡Lola, Cricket quiere mostrarte su cosa tambiéeen! ―Ellos se ríen mientras el eco de sus pisadas se aleja por el pasillo.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
She smiles at me. "You're the biggest geek I've ever known." When she says it, I hear pride in her voice. To Lola, this is the ultimate praise.
Christina Lauren (Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons, #3))
Lolita, luz de mi vida, fuego de mis entrañas. Pecado mío, alma mía. Lo-li-ta: la punta de la lengua emprende un viaje de tres pasos paladar abajo hasta apoyarse, en el tercero, en el borde de los dientes. Lo. Li. Ta. Era Lo, sencillamente Lo, por la mañana, cuando estaba derecha, con su metro cuarenta y ocho de estatura, sobre un pie enfundado en un calcetín. Era Lola cuando llevaba puestos los pantalones. Era Dolly en la escuela. Era Dolores cuando firmaba. Pero en mis brazos fue siempre Lolita. ¿Tuvo Lolita una precursora? Naturalmente que sí. En realidad, Lolita no hubiera podido existir para mí si un verano no hubiese amado a otra niña iniciática. En un principado junto al mar. ¿Cuándo? Aquel verano faltaban para que naciera Lolita casi tantos como los que yo tenía entonces. Pueden contar en que la prosa de los asesinos sea siempre elegante, vaya que lo sé. Señoras y señores del jurado, la prueba número uno es lo que los serafines, los mal informados e ingenuos ángeles de majestuosas alas, envidiaron. Contemplen esta maraña de espinas.
Vladimir Nabokov
What scares you?" She looked into his eyes and said, "That I have fallen in love with you, and there is no future for us. That you burst into my life suddenly only a short time ago. That it's too fast, too soon, and you will leave the same way you came into my life. I'll turn around one day and you'll be gone.
Rachel Gibson (Lola Carlyle Reveals All)
Hello?” No reply. My shoulders sag. “What’s the point of a staircase if no one is here to watch my entrance?
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Even his hair seemed more startled than usual.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
She sits quietly in the passenger seat, holding Lola tightly in her arms, looking up at the starry sky and thinks about cute, big eyed, little green aliens all sitting quietly behind their desks, pencils in hand, diligently taking notes from their teacher on proper earthly etiquette. The thought makes her smile.
Sean J. Quirk (Catch)
A feminism that seeks power instead of questioning it does not care about justice.
Lola Olufemi (Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power)
Do what makes you want to get out of bed every day. There’s no sense in doing something that makes your life mundane.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Several yards away – closer to the cathedral’s legendary carved doorways – Anna and St. Clair are standing on top of Point Zéro. It’s been hand-brushed clear of its dusting of snow. Point Zéro is the bronze marker, a star, which designates the official centre of France. There are at least two superstitions about it. One is that anyone who stands on the star will return to France. The other is that you can use it to make a wish. “Wait for it,” Josh says. Lola stands straighter, excited. “No!” “Yes,” Cricket says. I’m the last one in the dark, until – suddenly – it happens. St. Clair removes something from his pocket. And then he gets down on one knee. Anna’s entire body lights with shock and joy and love. She nods a vigorous yes. St. Clair places the ring on her finger. He stands, she throws her arms around him, and they kiss. He spins her in a circle. They kiss again. Deep, hungry, long. And then he turns to us and waves – with the biggest smile I’ve ever seen – clearly aware that we’ve been standing here the whole time.
Stephanie Perkins (Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3))
His name explodes inside of me like cannon fire.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I know. As if I’d ever go for him now that my dad wants me to date him.” “As if you’d ever go for his again.” “Right…right.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Bad things always happened. People left, went away, and never came back.
Lola Jaye (By The Time You Read This)
Anna es la única persona que le llama por su nombre. El resto de nosotros lo llamamos por su apellido. St. Clair. No estoy segura de por qué. Es sólo una de esas cosas.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Mis botas de combate con plataformas abren el camino. Y mantengo mi cabeza en alto hacia mi gran entrada, de la mano del chico que me dio la luna y las estrellas.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
When I say "I," I mean a thing absolutely unique, not to be confused with any other.
Lola-Butterflie
Wow, being in love sure sounds exhausting. - Lola
Connie Glynn (The Lost Princess)
People don't change, Lola said. Maybe you're still young enough to pretend that's not true. People are who they are, and everybody around them has to take it or go somewhere else.
Charles Frazier (Nightwoods)
Lola and I both highly believed in the value of metaphorical gifts, so while everyone else saw a demonic-looking cat skeleton dripping wax on the packaging, Lola saw the message: Our friendship is like this feline shaped candle - burn away all the shit, and you and me are still solid underneath. Always.
Krystal Sutherland (Our Chemical Hearts)
La cabeza me daba vueltas, el odio y la ira me sacudían por igual. —Eres mi esclava. Negué con la cabeza. —A partir de hoy seré tu lobo. Y te juro por mi dios que no cejaré hasta devorarte el alma. Nos sostuvimos la mirada y nos retamos mutuamente. En la mía refulgía la venganza que pensaba cobrarme. En la suya, una determinación apabullante por conquistarme. —Ya has empezado a hacerlo —masculló.
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
My God, Mace was all man, the kind of man every warm-blooded woman would love to take home for the night, tie to her bed and let loose on. Sitting this close to him, my mind conjured up a long list of things I could do, just with my mouth.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
I want this to be everything you want it to be." Leaning in, he smiles and says, "I want you to see your dream come to life.
Christina Lauren (Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons, #3))
I'll only say this once more. I like you. I've always liked you. It would be wrong for me to come back into your life and act otherwise.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I'd fallen marginally in lust with him
Lola Jaye (By The Time You Read This)
My mind remianed focused on the moment. Tommorow was another day. But I wanted to stay like this forever.
Lola Jaye (By The Time You Read This)
I am trying really hard not to use the word 'fabulous' right now.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Scarlett Garcia fell at the feet of no gloriously delicious man!
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Only a foolish woman leans heavily on a man's promises
Lola Shoneyin (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives)
Matagal nang sinabi sa akin ni Lola na ang kagandahan ay sumpa, dahil tulad ng isang bulaklak ay nanaisin kang pitasin ng mga tao. gugustuhin ka nila at aariin, nang walang kasiguruhan kung tunay ka nilang iibigin. Aalagaan ka at pagsisilbihan, ngunit para lamang sa sarili nilang kaligayahan. Mahihirapan kang hanapin ang totoong nagmamahal sa 'yo sapagkat lagi silang matatakpan ng mga taong nag-aagawan para sa iyong puso. Ibibigay nila ang lahat ng hilingin mo at ipagkakaloob nila anuman ang iyong gusto. Dahil alam nilang sa ganitong paraan nila maipapalimot ang totoong kailangan mo. Ipakikita nila ang hindi nila maipadarama. Ipagmamalaki nila ang hindi naman nasusukat. Ipapangako nila sa'yo ang wala sa kanila.
Bob Ong (Si)
We weren't so much oil and vinegar as a lit match and napalm.
Lola Dodge (Temptress (Manhattan Ten, #2))
I am here. You can talk to me or not talk to me, but I am here.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
What the f~ck you're doing is pulling your head outta your ass and getting with the motherf~cking program, babe.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
Just so you know, now I know what she looks like, the next time I see her, I'm gonna kick her ass.
Lola Stark (Tattered Love (Needle's Kiss, #1))
I've spent many dark nights trying to forget about Cricket. It doesn't feel fair that he could have forgotten about me.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
You'll come home soon?" I ask. The question makes him smile. "Promise you won't forget me while I'm gone?" I smile back. "I promise." And as I walk away, I realize that I have no idea how I'll manage to stop thinking about him.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
How did you know? That she wasn't the one for him?" Now he's staring at his hands, slowing rubbing them together. "They just didn't have that . . . natural magic. You know? It never seemed easy." My voice grows tiny. "Do you think things have to be easy? For it to work?" Cricket's head shoots up, his eyes bulging as they grasp my meaning. "NO. I mean, yes, but . . . sometimes there are ... extenuating circumstances. That prevent it from being easy. For a while. But then people overcome those ...circumstances . . . and . . ." "So you believe in second chances?" I bite my lip. "Second, third, fourth. Whatever it takes. However long it takes. If the person is right," he adds. If the person is . . . Lola?" This time, he holds my gaze. "Only if the other person is Cricket." Chapter 27 Pg 273
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Forget it." She turned to the closed door of the bathroom. "Forget I said anything. I take it back." Just as she pulled the door open, he was behind her, slamming it shut. With one hand planted in front of her face, Max said next to her ear, "You can't take it back now." "Yes, I can." "No." He leaned his big body into her and shoved her against the door. "I heard you." His hot breath brushed her temple. "You love me Lola. I won't let you take it back. You can't ever take it back.
Rachel Gibson (Lola Carlyle Reveals All)
My voice of reason is always Lola. "You're a jackass." "You only say that when I'm being your voice of reason." "Out of my head, witch. And don't piss me off, I tell her. "I'll buy you underwear one size too small for Christmas and make you hate life.
Christina Lauren (Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons, #2))
Well, you're free without wanting to be,' he explained, 'it just happens so, that's all. But Mathieu's freedom is based on reason.' 'I still don't understand,' said Lola, shaking her head. 'Well, he doesn't care a curse about his apartment: he lives there just as he would live anywhere else, and I've got the feeling that he doesn't care much about his girl. He stays with her because he must sleep with someone. His freedom isn't visible, it's inside him.
Jean-Paul Sartre (The Age of Reason (Roads to Freedom, #1))
Xav sprinkled olive oil on his lettuce. 'Lola was very particular that it all had to fit properly.' 'Lola?' squeaked Diamond. I wanted to warn her not to rise to the bait Xav was dangling in front of her but it was too late. Xav added some Parmesan and pepper. 'Suspicious, Diamond? You should be. This is a bachelor party I'm organizing, not a school outing, and it is going to tick all of Trace's boxes. Lola is either a very efficient water sports instructor or an exotic dancing girl; I'll leave it your imagination.' I rolled my eyes at Diamond. 'Myabe she's both. I mean the guys will really go for that, I guess. Don't worry,Di, Luigi and his crew will not disappoint us girls.' Luigi was in fact Contessa Nicoletta's little bespectacled chef with whom I had been consulting about the menu for Friday, but the Benedicts weren't to know that. 'He has promised to provide something suitably spicy for our tastes.
Joss Stirling (Seeking Crystal (Benedicts, #3))
A real woman must always do the things she wants to do, and in her own time too. You must never allow yourself to be rushed into doing things you're not ready for.
Lola Shoneyin (The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives)
Así que no él no me dio flores o dulces. El me dio la luna y las estrellas. El infinito.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Necesito. Que palabra más aterradora, y poderosa.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I don't want to let you go," he said just above a whisper. "I've tried and I can't. The thought of it twists me in a knot.
Rachel Gibson (Lola Carlyle Reveals All)
—¡Mírame! —exigí. Algo confuso, obedeció. —Mírame como siempre lo hacías mientras buscabas aquello que tanto anhelabas de mí. Él abrió los ojos claramente impactado. Clavó su felina mirada en la mía durante un largo instante en el que dejé brotar todo el amor que me inspiraba. Una chispa encendió el claro verdor de su mirada. Lo había visto. —Sí —confirmé emocionada—, lo has conseguido, maldito. Me has robado el corazón. Te amo tanto que este tiempo sin ti ha sido la tortura más cruel. Y, déjame advertirte algo: si vuelves a tocar a otra mujer, te juro que te arrancaré los genitales y se los daré de comer a los cuervos.
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
I know. And I couldn't wait any longer, I have to tell you - " The panic rises, and I grip the French band tighter. "Cricket, please -" But his words pour forth in a torrent. "I can't stop thinking about you, and I'm not the guy I used to be, I've changed -" "Cricket -" I look back up, feeling faint. His blue eyes are bright. Sincere. Desperate. "Go out with me tonight. Tomorrow night, every ni -" The words cut off in his throat as he sees something behind me. Cigarettes and spearmint. I want to die. "This is Max. My boyfriend. Max, this is Cricket Bell.
Stephanie Perkins
Sometimes, I think Finn’s the most unhinged. Then I remember Jett never had a fucking door.
Lola Rock (Pack Darling: Part Two (Pack Darling, #2))
People say be different I am so why am I bullied?
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I like being different.” “And I like that about you … But I like the real you best.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
So why did he do it?" Cricket rakes a hand through his hair. "For the same reason everyone makes mistakes. He fell in love.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
I'm empty. I'm drained. And I can't move. Not that I'd want to. Because that's the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don't want to let it go. It becomes a comfort.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Everyone’s broken; some are just better at hiding the cracks…
Lola St. Vil (Blue Rose (The Noru, #1))
I'm not interested in making what's easy. I'm interested in making what's beautiful.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
But you’ll want me someday? That feeling you once had for me . . . that hasn’t left either?” Our hearts beat the same wild rhythm. They’re playing the same song. “It never left,” I say.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Desde que puedo recordar, siempre he hablado con la luna. Le pido consejos. Hay algo profundamente espiritual en su pálido resplandor, su superficie llena de cráteres, sus crecientes y sus menguantes. Usa un vestido nuevo todas las noches pero siempre es ella misma. Y siempre está ahí.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
How is Mia, anyway?” I ask. Ansel looks up at me with the most goofy, dimpled smile I’ve ever seen. “Perfect.” “Ugh,” Oliver says, setting his fork down. “Do not get him started. Lola says she’s had to start warning them before she comes over. Last time she could hear them all the way down Julianne’s driveway.” Ansel only shrugs, looking disgustingly pleased with himself. “What can I say? I am quite the vocal lover, and would never stifle the loud, satisfied cries of my wife during what is possibly the best sex anyone has ever had.” He leans in, looks us both in the eye in turn, and repeats, “Ever”.
Christina Lauren (Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons, #2))
In the hall, Tina whisper hisses, "Retreat! Retreat!" The sounds of heels clip clopping follows before... stumble crash bang Mimi laughs her ass off and says, "We have a man down! I repeat. We are a man down!" Lola laughs hard and yells out, "We're so bad at this! Best mission ever! The sound of giggles and heels approach my room. I put an arm under my head to elevate it. I want to see what these goofballs are doing. Tina's first through the door and looks sheepish while rubbing her elbow. That is until she see Nat, Helena and Nina all sitting on my bed. Then she yells out, "Pajama party!" And literally throws herself on to my bed, hurt elbow forgotten. She belly flops onto my stomach, My body jolts upwards, the wind is knocked out of me and I groan. Tina looks up at me with wide eyes. She rushed out, "Ash, honey! I'm so sorry!" Then she rubs what she thinks is my stomach. Only its my cock. Removing her hands from me, I tell her, "Tina, I don't think Nik would like you in my bed rubbing my junk.
Belle Aurora (Love Thy Neighbour (Friend-Zoned, #2))
I know you aren’t perfect. But it’s a person’s imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
—¿Qué acabó de pasar? —Tu padre invitó al antiguo amor de tu vida a comer pastel. —Sí. Eso es lo que pensé.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
–Te amo –musitó. Tenía los ojos arrasados en lágrimas–. Y cruzaría el infierno por ti.
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
–Ven a tu hogar, Freya, ya hemos esperado demasiado...
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.--Mark Twain
Blue Rose (The Noru, #1)
Best friends are a bit special and a bit rare - like sand made out of gold - and when you find a good one, keep her. Treat her the way you like to be treated. And always be loyal.
Lola Jaye (By The Time You Read This)
I can run from Marcus, he can run from me. But it’s all loops and circles that will always end where we started; together.
Lola St. Vil (The Nycren (Guardians, #6 part 2 of 2))
The distance between us feels too close, too far, too close.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Privilege comes in levels, Brit,” he continued. "You have the privilege he has given you. But you will never have the privilege he has just because he breathes.
Lola Akinmade Åkerström (In Every Mirror She's Black)
I get out of the car, and I'm blasted by the stench of body odor. Cricket is beside me, and he's talking, but his words don't reach my ears. Because it's my mother. Smelling. On my porch.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Those bastards at the casting agency said I couldn't play Edward Cullen. Well, I'm going to show them. I'm making my own movie. And I'm going to star in it.' 'You're remaking Twilight?' 'Yes.
Lola Salt (The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft))
This infantile sense of order tended to infect my life at large. Up at 5:30 a.m., coffee, oatmeal, perhaps sausage (homemade), and fresh eggs giving one of the yolks to Lola. Listening to NPR and grieving more recently over the absence of Bob Edwards who was the sound of morning as surely as birds. Reading a paragraph or two of Emerson or Loren Eiseley to raise the level of my thinking. Going out to feed the cattle if it was during our six months of bad weather.
Jim Harrison (The English Major)
This isn't just any shirt,' he told her. 'This shirt was worn by he-who-must-not-be-named in the first of the Twilight films.' Lara's mouth fell open. She blinked several times. What was he talking about? Voldemort wasn't even in Twilight.
Lola Salt (The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft))
Being a murderer with a sensational but incomplete and unorthodox memory, I cannot tell you, ladies and gentlemen, the exact day which I first knew with certainty that the red convertible was following us.
Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)
–Nunca me han amado de esa forma. Yo solo quería saber qué se siente cuando otra persona está dispuesta a entregar el alma por el ser que ama. Y, sin duda, en aquel momento, tú la habrías entregado por él.
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
Porque eso es lo que pasa con la depresión. Cuando la sientes profundamente, no quieres dejarla ir. Se convierte en una comodidad. Yo quiero cubrirme dentro de su peso y respirarla en mis pulmones. Quiero alimentarla, hacerla crecer, cultivarla. Es mía. Yo quiero ser una con ella, ir a la deriva envuelta en sus brazos y no despertar en un largo, largo tiempo.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
If that's the case, hurrah for the crazy people! Look, Lola, do you remember a single name, for instance, of any of the soldiers killed in the Hundred Years War? Did you ever try to find out who any of them were? No! You see? You never tried. As far as you are concerned, they are as anonymous, as indifferent, as the last atom of that paperweight, as your morning bowel movement. Get into your head, Lola, that they died fot nothing! For absolutely nothing, the idiots! I say it and I'll say it again! I've proved it! The one thing that counts is life! In ten thousand years, I'll bet you, this war, remarkable as it may seem to us at present, will be utterly forgotten... Maybe here and there in the world a handful of scholars will argue about its causes or the dates of the principal hecatombs that made it famous. Up until now those are the only things about men that other men have thought worth remembering after a few centuries, a few years, or even a few hours... I don't believe in future, Lola...
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Pirates?' Lara gasped. 'But we're not at sea. How can they be pirates?' Weren't pirates supposed to wear eye-patches, feather earrings and lots of black eye-liner, and say 'arrrrr' a lot? Or was that just Johnny Depp? Lara was confused.
Lola Salt (The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft))
—Solo te amaré a ti. Ninguna mujer tendrá jamás poder sobre mí, ninguna. —Me alzó el rostro y me besó las lágrimas—. ¿Cómo puede una diosa compararse a una humana? ¿Acaso el sol pide permiso cuando sale? Tú, mi dulce Shahlaa, eres mi sol; no hay sombra que te oculte a mis ojos. —¡Tu belleza me estremece, pero es tu ingenio el que me atrapa, tu sensualidad la que me desespera y tu mirada la que me condena al infierno de los impíos! Ni rezar puedo sin que me asalten pensamientos impuros. Me tomó el cabello entre las manos y aspiró su perfume. Cayó de rodillas tras de mí y me abrazó.
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
Cricket tells a joke and turns to see if I'm laughing, if I think he's funny, and I want him to know that I do think he's funny, and I want him to know that I'm glad he's my friend, and I want him to know that he has the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. And I want to press my palm against his chest to feel it beat, to prove he's really there. But we cannot touch.
Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2))
Jack gave her a fierce look. “Your mother gave up the best thing she had in her life. I know you miss her, I know you’re confused and have all sorts of questions for her. But you’re better than her, Lola, you’re better than all of this. “She wronged you, not the other way around. You didn’t do anything wrong. You didn’t deserve what happened to you. She’s the one that needs to feel bad, not you. “Sometimes there are no answers. You have to accept that. Maybe you’ll never know what you think you need to know, but do you really need to know all the details, really? You know she wasn’t there when you needed her, she still isn’t here when you need her, but look around, Lola.” Jack opened his arms wide. “You got me. You got your aunt. Jared. Sebastian. Rachel. Even Isabelle. “You need to realize that and move on, as best you can. I had to realize that myself. When you let go of the pain and hurt and unanswered questions, Lola, then you’ll be okay. You’re safe now.” Jack pressed a kiss to her forehead. “You’re safe now. Remember that. Believe that.
Lindy Zart (Safe and Sound)
I've found something more exciting than blowing things up, something sweeter than an adrenaline rush. Something that is truly worth fighting for." "What?" "A beautiful woman who makes me laugh and feel more alive than I've ever felt in my life." He swallowed past the lump in his throat and the burning in his chest. "I've waited my whole life for you, even though I didn't know I was even waiting. You and I are different sides of the same coin, and you make me feel complete.
Rachel Gibson (Lola Carlyle Reveals All)
–Cuando no has visto el sol, el brillo de la luna te parece hipnótico y subyugador, y sin duda lo es, pero cuando sale el sol y te golpea en el rostro, cuando las entrañas parecen hervir en tu interior y el corazón amenaza con derretirse, entonces te das cuenta de que necesitas de él para vivir, anhelas cada rayo, persigues su luz. Y ahora más que nunca necesito su calor…
Lola P. Nieva (Los tres nombres del lobo (Lobo, #1))
Do people call you Ollie?” Lola asked. Oliver looked at her, completely dumbfounded by the possibility of this nickname. She may as well have asked him if people call him Garth, or Andrew, or Timothy. “No,” he said flatly, and the only thing charming about him was the way his accent seemed to run through every vowel with one syllable. Lola’s eyebrow twitched in her single tell—mildly annoyed—and she lifted her flashing LED drink cup to her lips. Lola wears mostly black, including her glossy dark hair, and has a tiny diamond pierced into her lip, but, even still, she’s never been able to pull off the full physical manifestation of the angry Riot Grrrl. With her perfect porcelain skin and the longest eyelashes in the world, she’s simply too delicate. But once she decides you’re an asshole, it no longer matters to her what you think. She gives good glare. “The flower suits you,” she said, tilting her head to study him. “And you have pretty hands, kind of soft. Maybe we should call you Olive.” He grunted out a dry laugh. “And a really beautiful mouth,” I added. “Gentle. Like a woman’s.” “Aw fuck off.” He was laughing outright by then.
Christina Lauren (Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons, #2))