Weekends with The Confused Raptor

I go by the pseudonym Shani Milan.
And I still don't know how to wink, whistle, do the fish thing, twist my tongue, && snap with both hands. No pressure, after all I'm just one confused raptor.

This is me, Ana. All of me…and I’m all yours. What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you. That I love you.
— Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James (via bookswelovetoquote)

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"What happened to her?”

“We finished.”

“Why?”

“She wanted more.”

“And you didn’t?”

He shakes his head.

“I’ve never wanted more, until I met you.”

-Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James

I love you for all those reasons—and for a thousand more I have yet to discover.
— Three Weddings and a Kiss, Kathleen Woodiwiss
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Placing my head on my knees, I let the irrational tears fall unrestrained. I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never was - my dashed hopes, my dashed dreams, and my soured expectations.
— Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James (via bookswelovetoquote)

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“I still want more,” I whisper.

"I know," he says. "I’ll try."

I blink up at him, and he reliquishes my hand and pulls at my chin, releasing my trapped lip.

"For you, Anastasia, I will try.”

-Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James

Men aren’t really complicated, Ana, honey. They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mean what they say. And we spend hours trying to analyze what they’ve said - when really it’s obvious. If I were you, I’d take him literally. That might help.
— Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James (via bookswelovetoquote)
He took my face in his hands again. “I came,” he said, taking in a deep breath, “to say that I’ve developed a taste for potatoes and gravy and meat all on the same fork.
— The Agreement (Unrestricted Series), S.E. Lund (via bookswelovetoquote)

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"You wanted hearts and flowers," he murmurs.
I blink at him, not quite believing what I’m seeing.
"You have my heart." And he waves toward the room.
"And here are the flowers," I whisper, completing his sentence.

- Fifty Shades Darker, E.L. James

When you go into the ER, one of the first things they ask you to do is rate your pain on a scale of one to ten, and from there they decide which drugs to use and how quickly to use them. I’d been asked this question hundreds of times over the years, and I remember once early on when I couldn’t get my breath and it felt like my chest was on fire, flames licking the inside of my ribs fighting for a way to burn out of my body, my parents took me to the ER. nurse asked me about the pain, and I couldn’t even speak, so I held up nine fingers.

Later, after they’d given me something, the nurse came in and she was kind of stroking my head while she took my blood pressure and said, “You know how I know you’re a fighter? You called a ten a nine.”

But that wasn’t quite right. I called it a nine because I was saving my ten. And here it was, the great and terrible ten, slamming me again and again as I lay still and alone in my bed staring at the ceiling, the waves tossing me against the rocks then pulling me back out to sea so they could launch me again into the jagged face of the cliff, leaving me floating faceup on the water, undrowned.

— The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.
— The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Go to a coffee shop. Sit by the bar with the glass windows and look out. Look at all the people running to catch a train. All the girls with one too many shopping bags. All the couples too in love to care. Then you’ll see it - a bit of yourself in everyone. And somehow, sitting alone in a coffee shop had never felt so good.
— (via justinancheta)

(Source: c0ntemplations, via awesamme)

You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.
— The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that there’s some people in this world who you can just love and love and love no matter what.
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Whenever I’m asked what advice I have for young writers, I always say that the first thing is to read, and to read a lot. The second thing is to write. And the third thing, which I think is absolutely vital, is to tell stories and listen closely to the stories you’re being told.
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
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