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That's what I'll be. A silhouette, rarely seen, and yet believed in.
Ellen Hopkins

I shall be a specter, rarely observed, but still trusted.
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That's what I'll be. A silhouette, rarely seen, and yet believed in. Kaeleigh wants to believe in me. I am her twin, forever alive inside her. And when she needs me, I am always here.
Ellen Hopkins

I will remain a phantom, rarely visible, yet still trusted. Kaeleigh wishes to have faith in me. I am her doppelganger, eternally alive within her. Whenever she requires me, I am always there for her.
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Some people never find the right kind of love. You know, the kind that steals your breath away, like diving into snowmelt. The kind that jolts your heart, sets it beating apace, an anxious hiccuping of hummingbird wings
Ellen Hopkins

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And if candor strikes to forcefully, step back, draw careful breath, and consider the angle your words must take before you open your mouth, let them leak out. Because once you tilt the truth, it becomes a lie.
Ellen Hopkins

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Love means holding on to someone just as hard as you can because if you don't, one blink and they might disappear...forever.
Ellen Hopkins

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Words have power. The power to soothe. The power to skewer someone through the heart. The power to render someone speechless.
Ellen Hopkins

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What's the point of being a hero when everyone thinks you're a villain?
Ellen Hopkins

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Sometimes the little things in life mean the most.
Ellen Hopkins

Quote Topics by Ellen Hopkins: Mean Thinking Believe Heart Want Dream Real Love You Pain Love Is Book Lying Perfect People Needs Beautiful Forever Hurt Way Girl Memories Care Knows Past Monsters Giving Mom Eye Fun Hands
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One foot in front of the other, counting tiles on the floor so I don't have to focus the blur of painted smiles, fake faces.
Ellen Hopkins

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Her smile is like summer moonlight-beautiful and magical, with a fire that could melt the night.
Ellen Hopkins

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Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they're pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.
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Life is all about change. If it were static, think about how boring it would be. You can't be afraid of it, and you can't worry that you'll mess things up. You deserve good things, and I want to be one of them.
Ellen Hopkins

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HAPPY EVER AFTER is a concept I'll never believe in. I would be content to sample some little taste of happiness today, tonight, right now. Though I know without a doubt that tomorrow will come saturated with pain. Life is like that. At least my life. And honestly, I cant think of anyone whose life is any different. The price tag for joy is misery. [...]
Ellen Hopkins

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I know he wants to get serious. He's definitely not a player, not a poser, not a loser, not a user.
Ellen Hopkins

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You have to realize there is nothing more you can do to convince someone you love to turn their life around. You simply have to say, "Look. I love you, but I cannot stand by and watch you kill yourself slowly. When you want help I'm here. Until then, goodbye." That may sound cruel, but self-preservation is paramount to helping someone else. If you're a wreck, you're useless to them, anyway. And if they refuse help, despite knowing the likely outcome, they will head down that path anyway.
Ellen Hopkins

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It's probably weird to think about an addiction like it's a sentient being, but that's how it feels. Like it's something living inside you. Something you can't get rid of because killing it means killing you.
Ellen Hopkins

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he sucked the nectar from her heart like a famished butterfly.
Ellen Hopkins

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I hate this feeling. Like I'm here, but I'm not. Like someone cares. But they don't. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here, and escape lies just past that snowy window, cool and crisp as the February air.
Ellen Hopkins

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Afraid to Die Loveless Because I think if you die without knowing love in this life, that's how you'll spend eternity. Alone. Frozen.
Ellen Hopkins

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Eventually, it becomes a matter of scale. When the good outweighs the bad, you stay. When the bad is the only thing you notice anymore, you think about your future, or what's left of it, consider options.
Ellen Hopkins

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There will never be color blindness in a culture of fear.
Ellen Hopkins

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Anger is easier than forgiveness.
Ellen Hopkins

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You were a summer gift, one I'll always treasure. You were a dream I never wanted to wake up from. You opened my eyes to things I'll never really see. You're the best thing that will ever happen to me.
Ellen Hopkins

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When you've only got one little shimmer of sunshine, you capture it best you can.
Ellen Hopkins

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So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.
Ellen Hopkins

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Disappointment Can do a couple things. It can drop you into a giant sucking sinkhole of depression, a place you have to fight to climb out of. Or it can trigger an epic mania to overcome the odds and transform failure into success. Say you swing as high as the chains will take you because you seek the thrill of flight, and on the up- kick, you lose your seat. Injury is likely. But if you worry about falling down, and never chance "up," the sky will remain forever out of reach.
Ellen Hopkins

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The wind kicks in stronger, branches clatter. Or maybe skeletons. Bones of abandonment. Ghosts that will never be.
Ellen Hopkins

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The problem with resolutions is they're only as solid as the person making them.
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Me? Beautiful? I'm plain as cardboard. That may be how you see yourself, but the rest of the world would be hard to agree. You shine brighter than the Milky Way. Now there are those who might try to take that from you, but you don't have to give it away. Keep on shining Pattyn. And when the right young man comes along, he'll love you all the more for giftin' this sad planet with your light.
Ellen Hopkins

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Crank, You See isn't any ordinary monster. It's like a giant octopus, weaving its tentacles not just around you, but through you, squeezing not hard enough to kill you, but enough to keep you from reeling until you try to get away. Try, and you hunger for it grasping clutch, the way its tendrils prop you up, your need intensifying exponentially every minute you refuse to admit its being (p.469)
Ellen Hopkins

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The first time I kissed you. One kiss, and I was totally hooked. Addicted to you. I could never love anyone the way I love you. I'd follow you across the universe.
Ellen Hopkins

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Scientists say every action initiates an equal and opposite reaction. I say that's just the start. I say every action initiates a most unequal and upredictable chain reaction, that every filament of living becomes part of a larger weave, while remaining identifiable. That every line of latitude requires several stripes of longitude to obtain meaning. That every universe is part of a bigger heaven, a heaven of rhythm and geometry, where a heartbeat is the apex of a triangle.
Ellen Hopkins

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Imperfections create character.
Ellen Hopkins

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...what good would it do to shutter your windows, never dream of rainbows or find hope in promises? Why choose to walk away rather than hold your ground and fight for love?
Ellen Hopkins

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Or might the soul clone itself, create a perfect imitation of something yet to be defined? In this way, can a reflection be altered?
Ellen Hopkins

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...life is all about chances. You might be safer not taking any. But playing it totally safe means you're only existing. Not living. I want to live.
Ellen Hopkins

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Forgiveness is easy. Trust is much more difficult, and should never be given lightly.
Ellen Hopkins

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Funny thing, your brain, how it always functions on one level or another. How, even stuck in some sort of subconcious limbo, it works your lungs, your muscle twitches, your heart, in fact, in symphony with your heart, allowing it to feel love. Pain. Jealousy. Guilt. I wonder if it’s the same for people, lost in comas. Is there really such a thing
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You can’t walk away from someone you love, leave them drowning in your desertion. If love has no more meaning than that, you can keep it. I don’t want it now or ever again. Don’t want to hear the word or wear its scars.
Ellen Hopkins

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She is angle. I am curve. Together, we are geometric sculpture, and we make perfect sense.
Ellen Hopkins

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Anger is a valid emotion. It's only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do.
Ellen Hopkins

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Wish you could turn off the questions, turn off the voices, turn off all sound. Yearn to close out the ugliness, close out the filthiness, close out all light. Long to cast away yesterday, cast away memory, cast away all jeapordy. Pray you could somehow stop uncertainty, somehow stop the loathing, somehow stop the pain. Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest.
Ellen Hopkins

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I don't need more pain in my life. Why did I invite it in? Do I have to feel pain to believe I feel anything at all?
Ellen Hopkins

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HOW do you define a word without concrete meaning? To each his own, the saying goes, so WHY push to attain an ideal state of being that no two random people will agree is WHERE you want to be? Faultless. Finished. Incomparable. People can never be these, and anyway, WHEN did creating a flawless facade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person WHO lives inside your skin? The outside belongs to others. Only you should decide for you - WHAT is perfect.
Ellen Hopkins

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Even good girls have secrets, ones even their best friends must guess.
Ellen Hopkins

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Sad, that lives can be shattered, into so many pieces that they can never be put back together, the the relentless force of love. Irreparable.
Ellen Hopkins

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Girls get screwed. Not that kind of screwed, what I mean is, they're always on the short end of things. The way things work, how guys feel great, but make girls feel cheap for doing exactly what they beg for. The way they get to play you, all the while claiming they love you and making you believe it's true. The way it's okay to gift their heart one day, a backhand the next, to move on to the apricot when the peach blushes and bruises. These things make me believe God's a man after all.
Ellen Hopkins

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I want the part of you that you refuse to give.
Ellen Hopkins

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In control. Out of control. Sometimes they're the same thing. The trick is knowing that, realizing it's okay to feel out of control once in a while, as long as you're sure you can regain the upper hand when you absolutely need to.
Ellen Hopkins

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Funny thing about the monster. The worse he treats you, the more you love him.
Ellen Hopkins