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.

There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us that. There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.
— The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Do you ever wonder whether people would like you more or less if they could see inside you? But I always wonder about that. If people could see me the way I see myself—if they could live in my memories—would anyone, anyone, love me?
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Something about telling that story made my gut grow back together."
“What?”
“Oh, nothing. Just thinking out loud.”
“That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.”
“The people who’ve been in your secret hiding places.”
“The people you bite your thumb in front of.”
“Hi.”
“Hi.
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)

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Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.
— An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!
Emily Brontë, from Wuthering Heights (via violentwavesofemotion)

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You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world…but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.
— The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
I’m in love with you," he said quietly.
“Augustus,” I said.
“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.
— The Fault in Our Stars, John Green (via bookswelovetoquote)
I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.
— Greta Garbo, (picture Show Magazine Interview, 1927)

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You’ve always asked me to wait, as if we had time in abundance. But time is too precious, Perry. We’ve wasted years, when we could have been with each other. Don’t you understand how much even one day of loving each other is worth? Some people are separated by distances they can never cross. All they can do is dream about each other for a lifetime, never having what they want most. How foolish, how wasteful to have love within your reach and not take it!” She clamped her teeth on her trembling bottom lipto steady herself. “Let me tell you something, Perry Kingswood—it would be unwise of you to assume that I’ll be happy to wait forever!
— Dreaming of You, Lisa Kleypas (via bookswelovetoquote)
What could you say to the woman you loved, the last time you might ever talk to her? You’re everything to me. You’ve given me the best days of my life. One of the more ignominious features of love was that you could only express it with clichés … it made you sound like a fraud at a time when you were blazing with sincerity. But at the end of the conversation, he found himself saying, “I love you,” and she said it back. And it was enough. Those three well-worn, everyday words got the job done.
— Crystal Cove, Lisa Kleypas (via bookswelovetoquote)
Sometimes memory tricks you. Sometimes beauty is best when it’s distant. But even from here, thirty feet away, I know that the reality of her going to match my memory.
— Every Day, David Levithan (via bookswelovetoquote)
Kindness connect to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
— Every Day, David Levithan (via bookswelovetoquote)
You,” he whispered, “are my Solomon’s mine, my uncharted empire. You are the only home I need to know, the only journey I want to take, the only treasure I would die to claim. You are exotic and familiar, opiate and tonic, hard conscience and sweet temptation.
— Crystal Cove, Lisa Kleypas (via bookswelovetoquote)
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