Will And Emery Quotes

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I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything. Maybe we’re from the same star.
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Emery Allen
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Do you think the universe fights for souls to be together? Some things are too strange and strong to be coincidences.
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Emery Allen
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I think I fall in love a little bit with anyone who shows me their soul. This world is so guarded and fearful. I appreciate rawness so much.
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Emery Allen
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You don't need another Human Being to make your life complete, but let's be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them as disasters In your soul, but cracks to put their love into, Is the most calming thing In this World.
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Emery Allen
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In friendship we are all debtors. We all owe each other for a thousand small kindnesses, for little moments of grace in the chaos.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Knowing what happens is different from knowing how it happens. And the getting there is the best part.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.
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Emery Allen
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My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Because with true friends, no one is keeping score. But it still feels good to repay them – even in the tiniest increments.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.
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Emery Allen
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Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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His eyes are somewhere between gray and blue, and his hair is somewhere between brown and blond, and I am somewhere between hostile and attracted.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Love extra, even if it means you hurt extra,too
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Gwyn whispered, "I am the rock against which the surf crashes." Nesta straightened at the words, as if they were a prayer and a summons. Gwyn lifted the blade. "Nothing can break me." Cassian's throat tightened, and even from across the ring he could see Nesta's eyes gleaming with pride and pain. Emerie said, "Nothing can break us ." The world seemed to pause at the words. As if it had been following one path and now branched off in another direction. In a hunred years, a thousand, this moment would still be etched in his mind. That he would tell his children, his grandchildren, Right then and there. That was when it all changed. Azriel went wholly still, as if he, too, had felt the shift. As if he, too, were aware that far larger forces peered into that training ring as Gwyn moved.
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Sarah J. Maas (A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4))
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Like you had been drowning, and the book was air.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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I want to take the road that no one dares travel, and I want to travel it with you two. No matter what may befall us. Not as Illyrians, not for their titles but as something new . To prove to them, to everyone, that something new and different might triumph over their rules and restrictions.
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Sarah J. Maas (A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4))
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Nothing, not even sadness could be greater than the sum of us.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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I think it's the bravest thing in the world - to run straight at love, even knowing how badly you could get hurt.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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I want to reach back into my history with a grade-school pink eraser, scrubbing away my decisions like mistakes on a math test. To bad I drew my mistakes in ink.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Nesta gazed at her friends. And saw pain and sorrow in their tear-streaked faces, but also the openness of letting each other see the broken places deep inside. The understanding that they would not turn away.
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Sarah J. Maas (A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4))
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We're all Elizabeths when we need to be.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Okay," he said, leaning closer to me. "I have a proposition for you." Dear God, let it be marriage, I thought.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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You're always preparing yourself for the thing that is most likely to happen, instead of hoping for the thing that you most want to happen.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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In books, sometimes the foreshadowing is so obvious that you know what’s going to happen. But knowing what happens isn’t the same as knowing how it happens. Getting there is the best part.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Bring me warm rain and dried lavender and you. I want you most of all.
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Emery Allen
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Sometimes we get it wrong the first time. But you only have to get it right once.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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I keep wondering if it'll ever hurt less. This...this hole in our lives." "Oh, I imagine it'll hurt less eventually. I think there will always be a hole, though. But lace is one of the most beautiful fabrics, you know. All those holes and gaps, but it's still complete somehow- still lovely.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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You don't need another human being to make your life complete, but let's be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.
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Emery Allen
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I dig the toe of my shoe into the dirt. β€œIt’s complicated.” β€œIs it? Most complicated things in life are actually pretty simple at the core. We put so much extra nonsense in the middle that we can’t even see how easy it really is.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Laughter feels like our flotation device -- it won't pull us out of the storm, but it might carry us through, if we can just hang on.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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You are the only person who can build emotional barriers, but you're also the only person who can topple them. Other people can't knock down the walls you've built, no matter how much they love you. You have to tear them down yourself because there's something worth seeing on the other side.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Ryan Chase was my eighth-grade collage, aspirational and wide-eyed. But Max was the first bite of grilled cheese on a snowy day, the easy fit of my favorite jeans, that one old song that made it onto every playlist. Peanut-butter Girl Scout cookies instead of an ornate cake. Not glamorous or idealized or complicated. Just me.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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That's the thing they never tell you about love stories: just because one ends, that doesn't mean it failed. A cherry pie isn't a failure just because you eat it all. It's perfect for what it is, and then it's gone. And exchanging the truest parts of yourself--all the things you are--with someone? What a slice of life. One I'll carry with me into every single someday.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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I know this feeling of being a ghost in your own life - no one sees you, no one feels you, so you stay still as if you could actually disappear at any moment.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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It's an understandable impulse, to be on the floor when everything is falling apart, like you just want to feel the solid ground beneath you. When you're on the floor, there's nowhere farther to fall.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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He's the 'him' in every sentence that really matters; he's the 'he' in every song.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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But the point is that trying to make things better sometimes makes us better, too. The point is I'm trying to create good things in the midst of the bad. Grief or no grief. And in my case, it's still somewhere in between.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Kiss your own fingertips and hug your own curves. You are made of waves and honey and spicy peppers when it is necessary. You are a goddess, I hope you haven’t forgotten.
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-Emery Allen
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Darkness might keep flooding in, but I finally had just enough light to find the way back to myself.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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If we could capture feelings like we capture pictures, none of us would ever leave our rooms. It would be so tempting to inhabit the good moments over and over again. But I don't want to be the kind of person who lives backwardly, who memorializes moments before she's finished living in them. So I plant my feet here on this hillside beside a boy who is undoing me, and I kiss him back like I mean it. And, God help me, with the sky wrapped around us in every direction, I do mean it.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Be kind to yourself while blooming. I know sometimes it feels like your soul doesn’t always fit. It’s all a part of the process.
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Emery Allen
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I think I've loved you since that first day.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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I drink coffee for the taste, of course, since caffeine is the last thing I need. Most of the things I do in life are for flavor, not necessity
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Live your life.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Finally, mutually, and completely, they released all doubts, abandoned all fears, unwilling and unable to deny this overpowering love.
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Emery Lee (The Highest Stakes)
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I know it's difficult to bare your heart, but it's the least stupid thing in the world.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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Stop documenting the moment for a second, he told me. Just be in it.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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This past year has been a lesson in letting go and holding on, and I don't know what to make of it. I guess I do know this: find a best friend, and hang on tight.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Dee says that phrases in songs are like beads in a necklace – they should stand on their own, but they make the most sense together.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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I swear his looks are pure Darwinism. If he wasn't so cute, someone would have killed him for being annoying by now.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Dammit Bard, you're going to set the cat on fire.
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V.E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2))
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Maybe we were dying planets, Jonah, being drawn into the darkness.” I hold my right palm against his cheek, and I wish I could touch him with both my hands. β€œWhen we collided, we bounced each other back into orbit. And now we have to do thatβ€”we have to return to our own paths because that’s what we gave each other.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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This is the currency of friendship, traded over years and miles, and I hope it's an even exchange someday. For now, I do what all best friends do when there's nothing left to say. We lie together in all the darkness, shoulder to shoulder, and wait for the worst to be over.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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No matter what heaven you believe in, your time on this earth will end. What I’m saying is that you should listenβ€”really listenβ€”to the slosh of the waves and the distant call of Pacific birds. You should feel a boy’s pulse against your cheek; you should fill your lungs with ocean air. While you can, I mean. You should do these things while you still can.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Fill yourself up with love. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Live for yourself and be happy on your own.
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Emery Allen
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Mysteries are always more exciting than truths
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V.E. Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2))
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to love is to have ancient wounds exposed to vicious winds and be caressed instead of burned
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Emery Allen (Soft Human)
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Because I've recently learned, in a very painful way, that life is short. And I don't want to waste my time with anyone who would make me feel...happy enough." He pauses,searching my face. "I'd rather duke it out with someone who makes me feel everything.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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My cheeks are wet, but oh, my heartβ€”it is so full.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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The point is that we already know it doesn’t work out, but we reread them anyway, because the good stuff that comes before the ending is worth it.” This
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (Start of Me and You #1))
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I think I might love you too. Oh, please. You do.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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You can ache for where you come from, and it's homesickness. A relationship, and it's heartbreak. But is there a word for missing your friends like that?
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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I'm looking for somekind of permanence, so my mark will linger on the world once I'm gone, in the places where I found joy.." -Page 81
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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She’d tell her daughters someday: β€˜If you don’t feel safe enough to yell back, you’re not safe enough. My babies, that is not love.
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Emery Lord (Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft)
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It certainly seems like it’s your shop,” he said at last, turning his attention back to her. Emerie had drifted a few feet away, her back straight, chin upraised. He’d seen Nesta in that particular pose, too. He called it her I Will Slay My Enemies pose.
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Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.5))
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I’m often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I promise I will kiss your wounds when they’re hurting. Even if they’re in your soul, I can find them with the light in my fingertips. I will lead you to the river so you can remember how beautiful it feels to be moved by something that is out of your control. And when our dark periods match, we can breathe with the grass and look at the night sky. The stars will remind us of the beauty in our struggles and we won’t feel lost.
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Emery Allen
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I may be stumbling through these steps, but at least I'm stumbling forward.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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So, how'd you know about this place?" "One of my buddies is from Baltimore area - I texted him." "Saying what? 'Hey dude, know any secluded places?' He probably thinks you're a serial killer." "I think I said 'romantic and private'.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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It takes a long time to learn someone. It takes a long time to see a person as a whole spectrum, from worst to bestβ€”from the mismanaged heartache that lands them in AA to the pancake dinners, from the hurtful things shouted in a dressing room to the huge-hearted strength that only a best friend can understand. Once you get there, it’s forever.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Strawberry milk,” I say, eyeing him as we head toward the counter. β€œReally.” He turns to me. β€œDo you have something to say about my snack selections?” β€œNope.” I fall into line behind him. β€œI just didn’t realize you were a middle-school girl going to a slumber party.” β€œAnd I,” he says, plunking his strawberry-fest down on the counter, β€œdidn’t realize you were a soccer mom justifying her chocolate craving with the fact that raisins are a fruit.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Maybe in my next life, I'll be a wave in the ocean, and you'll be a mountain, and we'll spend years and years brushing up against each other. You'll shift so painfully slowly, and some days I'll crash right into you and other days I'll approach gently, licking your sides. That sounds like us, doesn't it?
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Viv, I just made you wild-caught Alaskan salmon baked with mango chutney, on a bed of garlic red potatoes and arugula. While talking about an Audrey Hepburn movie. I think you are maybe falling in love with me.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Whose empire did you just overthrow?" My own.
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Emery Lord (The Names They Gave Us)
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Oh, you know I'm only human; I bend and fall and break You cut me and I bleed I'm a mess for you to make So forget the words and give me deeds My heart was yours to take.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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After all, once there was a girl named Lucy who loved her family, old and new. It's not the type of love that ends.
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Emery Lord (The Names They Gave Us)
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Try as you may, you can never defy love.
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Emery Lee (The Highest Stakes)
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Human hearts are like noble little ants, able to carry so much more weight than you'd expect.
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Emery Lord (The Names They Gave Us)
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If I could stay in one moment of time it would be this one – You sitting across the room with the warm lamplight soaking you, looking at me the way softened and still hungry people do.
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Emery Allen
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From beside me, Matt says, "I think I've got your number." "I wouldn't give you my number." He smiles. "No, I mean...I think I've got you figured out." "I knew what you meant.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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He grinned. "I knew you loved me, Tessa." Tessa's cheeks reddened. "One more word, and I WILL have Morgan give you the consent lecture.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1))
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I've never felt stronger than when I was packing up my room at Richard's place. [...] I've also never felt sadder. Sad but strong. You can be both. And I am.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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We all owe each other for a thousand small kindnesses, for little moments of grace in the chaos.
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Emery Lord (The Start of Me and You (Start of Me and You #1))
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I think there will always be a hole, though. But lace is one of the most beautiful fabrics, you know. All those holes and gaps, but it's still complete somehow--still lovely.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Every girl wants to be Dorothy Gale or maybe Glinda. I never wanted to be the tornado.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Rhy felt Alucard’s eyes wandering slowly, hungrily, over him, and he blushed. The heat started in his face and spread down, through his collar, his chest, beneath shirt and belt. It was disconcerting; Rhy might not have magic, but when it came to conquests, he was used to holding the powerβ€”things happened at his whim, and at his pleasure. Now he felt that power falter, slip. In all of Ames, there was only one person capable of flustering the prince, of reducing him from a proud royal to a nervous youth, and that was Alucard Emery. Misfit. Rogue. Privateer. And royal.
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Victoria Schwab (A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2))
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What?" I ask. He looks startled out of his thoughts. "What do you mean what?" "I mean, just then," I say, "that look on your face. What were you thinking about?" "I was thinking...that if I were going to kiss you, now would be a good time. Fireworks and all. Typical songwriter, always looking for poetic parallels.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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I vaguely remember a story about a woman who looked back while fleeing a broken city. She turned into a pillar of salt. A harsh fate, but I got the point. You can’t look back when you’re escaping disaster. You can’t hope that someone will come after you, either.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Emery cut in impatiantly, "For crying out loud. Who do you think you are, Nancy Drew?" Hey," I snapped, because no one sniped at my sister but me, and Mark echoed with a stern "Chill, dude." Phin was unperturbed. "Those books were highly unrealistic. Do you have any idea how much brain damage a person would have if she were hit on the head and drugged with chloroform that often?
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Rosemary Clement-Moore (Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family, #1))
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The great opposition to reading is what I allow to fill my time instead of reading. To say we have no time to read is not really true; we simply have chosen to use our time for other things, or have allowed our time to be filled to the exclusion of reading. So don't add reading to your to-do list. Just stop doing the things that keep you from doing it. But read.
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James Emery White
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When his eyes land on me, something about his expression changesβ€”like he recognizes me from somewhere, too. I look back, appraising him quickly. He’s kind of beautiful, in an understated, comfortable-looking wayβ€”the kind of guy who doesn’t mind seeing a rom-com with you and gives you his hoodie when you’re cold.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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I almost try to explain another untranslatable word--sunyata--to Jonas. The idea has Buddhist roots and several meanings, depending on context. I think emptiness is the closest word, but, in English, we infer emptiness as a void, a lack. Sunyata is open with possibility, a meditative space.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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I’ve been arguing on the side of a dirt road with a petulant singer who’s wearing a guitar on his back. This entire scene is a mess, and maybe we’re a mess, too. But it’s still him and still me, and there’s still that feeling of possibilityβ€”the one that sparks like a Roman candle inside me as his lips touch mine. And it’s a start.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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And that's why I don't get to cry, I guess. Because they do. Because we're older but we're not the grown-ups who seem too far away to understand. I tuck that thought inside me, warm and small like balled hands inside hoodie pockets. Beneath the beech trees and sugar maples, feet crunching against dead leaves, I hope for strength. Because as much as I want to be the one crying, I want to be the kind of person someone can hold onto.
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Emery Lord (The Names They Gave Us)
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I am the rock against which the surf crashes.” Nesta straightened at the words, as if they were a prayer and a summons. Gwyn lifted the blade. β€œNothing can break me.” Cassian’s throat tightened, and even from across the ring, he could see Nesta’s eyes gleaming with pride and pain. Emerie said, β€œNothing can break us.” The world seemed to pause at the words. As if it had been following one path and now branched off in another direction. In a hundred years, a thousand, this moment would still be etched in his mind. That he would tell his children, his grandchildren, Right then and there. That was when it all changed.
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Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4))
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That's the thing about love stories: Just because one ends, that doesn't mean it failed. A cherry pie isn't a failure just because you eat it all. It's perfect for what it is, and then it's gone. And exchanging the truest parts of yourself - all the things you are - with someone? What a slice of life. One I'll carry with me into every single someday. I lie down in the cool grass beside him as planets collide above us and we stay like this for a long time, down to every last crumb. My cheeks are wet, but oh, my heart - it is so full.
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Emery Lord (When We Collided)
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Imagine the terrestrial timespan as an outstretched arm: a single swipe of an emery-board, across the nail of the third finger, erases human history. We haven't been around for very long. And we've turned the earth's hair white. Sh e seemed to have eternal youth but now she's ageing awful fast, like an addict, like a waxless candle. Jesus, have you seen her recently? we used to live and die without any sense of the planet getting older, of mother earth getting older, living and dying. We used to live outside history. But now we're all coterminous. We're inside history now all right, on its leading edge, with the wind ripping past our ears. Hard to love, when you're bracing yourself for impact. And maybe love can't bear it either, and flees all planets when they reach this condition, when they get to the end of their twentieth centuries.
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Martin Amis (London Fields)
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Like a wounded soldier Trudging the old road home, But I ain’t the old me, And I walk this path alone. I’m battle-worn, I’m battle-torn With these scars inside my chest, Kept up that happy face for you, To hide that I’m a mess. But I gave you every ounce of fight in me, And I have no regrets. If I was going to lose you, At least I lost you to my best. But it felt so wrong, So tangled up in blue, Like that old Dylan song, Like I don’t know who I am, Now that you’re gone. But I lived through the pain. Now I see the other side. Now I know that life’s too short To shut myself down and hide. I’m battle-torn, but I’m battle-born. These scars are part of me. I got nothing left but what I’ve learned, And I’ll use that, and you’ll see, I can still give every ounce of fight in me, Till I have no regrets, Because if I’m going to lose someone, I’m gonna lose her to my best. And I’ll be strong, When a hard rain’s a-gonna fall, Like that old Dylan song, You’re the reason I stand tall, And that will never be gone.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Girl, you're as hot as your temper, And you won't let me through. But I think you would be good for me. I know I'd be good for you. Oh, but then that night at the lake, You said we'd be a mistake. But you're wrong there, honey. I'm a chance you wanna take. Do you want me to beg you? Do you want me to say please? Then this song is the rest of my pride, girl, This song is me down on my knees. Just give in, give in to me, girl. I'll give you everything I've got. I won't give up, give up on you, girl, Till you're giving me a shot. So go on, pretend you can fight it, Walk away like I'm not in your head. Brush me off like I never cross your mind At night as you lay down in bed. Till you're giving me a shot. C'mon, girl, give me a shot, One shot. I'll give you everything I've got...
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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It's been the longest time Since I've been in this place, Where I spend my whole day Hoping I'll see your face. Then I script things to say, And maybe what you'd say back. You don't know it yet, But, girl, it's a fact That I can see us Staying up late, Talking all night, But I guess I'll have to wait. 'Cause it's brand-new, Yeah, I know we just met. I want to be there with you, But not just yet. Girl, you've got that look, Like you're hard to impress. So I'm bumbling with words, 'Cause my mind is a mess. You were out of the blue And you caught me by surprise, With a slight smile, that long stare, And a challenge in your eyes I could feel all this In that single look, Like you could see my soul. You could read me like a book, And I think it's something. Though I know we just met, I'm gonna get there with you. You just don't know it ... yet.
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)
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Straining to hear, I can make out something acoustic. Coming from...the backyard? I glance down from my bedroom window and feel my jaw fall open. Matt Finch is standing below my window, guitar strapped across his chest. I pull my window up, and I expect the song from that old movie - the one about a guy with a trench coat and the big radio and his heart on his sleeve. But it's not that. It's not anything I recognise, and I strain to make out the lyrics: Stop being ridiculous, stop being ridiculous, Reagan. What an asshole. The mesh screen and two floors between us don't seem like enough to protect him from my anger. "Nice apology," I call down to him. "I've apologised thirteen times," he yells back, "and so far you haven't called me back." I open my mouth to say it doesn't matter, but he's already redirecting the song. "Now I'm gonna stand here until you forgive me," he sings loudly, "or at least until you hear me out, la-la, oh-la-la. I drove seven hours overnight, and I won't leave until you come out here." (...) "This is private property!" My throat feel coarse from how loudly I'm yelling. "And that doesn't even rhyme!" The guitar chord continues as he sings, "Then call the cops, call the cops, call the cops..." I storm downstairs, my feet pounding against the staircase. When I turn the corner, my dad looks almost amused from his seat in the recliner. Noticing my expression, he stares back at his newspaper, as if I won't notice him. (...) "Dad. How did Matt know which window was mine?" "Well..." he peeks over the sports section. "I reckon I told him." "You talked to him?" My voice is no longer a voice. It's a shriek. "God, Dad!" He juts out his chin, defensive. "How was I supposed to know you had some sort of drama with him? He shows up, lookin' to serenade my daughter. Thought it seemed innocent enough. Sweet, even. Old-fashioned." "It's not any of those things! I hate him!
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Emery Lord (Open Road Summer)