I read Delirium by Lauren Oliver a few weeks ago, I think, and I remember that I really liked the way it was written and the quotes. Also, Alex Sheathes. Anyway, here are some quotes.

1. “I love you. Remember. They can not take it.”

2. “You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes.”

3. “I’d rather die my way than live yours.”

4. “I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.”

5. “Love: It will kill you and save you, both.”

6. “It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.”

7. “I run for I don’t know how long. Hours, maybe, or days. Alex told me to run. So I run. You have to understand. I am no one special. I am just a single girl. I am five feet two inches tall and I am in-between in every way. But I have a secret. You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to Earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear. I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”

8. “Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.”

9. “Hate isn’t the most dangerous thing, he’d said. Indifference is.”

10. “He who leaps for the sky may fall, it’s true. But he may also fly.”

11. “The most dangerous sicknesses are the ones that make us believe we are well.”

12. “It’s amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart.”

13. “I said, I prefer the ocean when it’s gray. Or not really gray. A pale, in-between color. It reminds me of waiting for something good to happen.”

14. “Hearts are fragile things. That’s why you have to be so careful.”

15. “That’s all I want. Just you and me. Always.”

If you couldn’t tell, the main theme of this book is ‘Love conquers all’. This novel is beautiful and amazing, and I recommend it to you all! I actually just got the second one, Pandemonium. I can’t wait to read it!

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