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By Anonym 20 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Words shouldn't be allowed to change meanings. Who decides that the meaning has changed, and when? Is there an in-between time when word means both things. Or a time when the word doesn't mean anything at all?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

It's hard to come for someplace or someone you're not proud of.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Promesa: Mentira que querías cumplir.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Nicola Yoon

When I was younger, one of my favorite activities was imagining alternative-universe versions of myself. Sometimes I was a rosy-cheeked outdoorsy girl who ate flowers and hiked alone, uphill, for miles. Or I was a skydiving, drag-racing, adrenaline-fueled daredevil. Or a chain mail-wearing, sword swinging dragon slayer. It was fun to imagine those things because I already knew who I was. Now I don't know anything. I don't know who I'm supposed to be in my new world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Di una cosa sono certa: i desideri generano solo altri desideri. Non c’è fine al desiderio

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

He thinks my hair smells like spring rain. I'm really trying to remain stoic and unaffected. I remind myself that I don't like poetic language. I don't like poetry. I don't even like people who like poetry. But I'm not dead inside either.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I've read many more books than you. It doesn't matter how many you've read. I've read more. Believe me.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Some people you want to get to know and some people you want to know you....For whatever reason, there are people that you want to tell your weird, secret thoughts to. You want to show them your pimples and tell them about your braces. You want them to love you because of those things, not in spite of them. 'Some people make you want to be known,'" (p. 302)

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Madeline: You didn’t write to me either. Olly: you didn’t want me to Madeline:... Olly: does the ellipsis mean we’re having an awkward silence or that you’re thinking?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Every ocean deserves to be seen by you. (Olly in Everything, Everything)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

He takes a breath 'In my head I've been in love before, but it doesn't feel like it Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once

By Anonym 20 Sep

Nicola Yoon

With that he takes a few steps backward and executes a perfect backflip. My poor shocked heart does the same thing, though a little less perfectly.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I am not lonely, Mom," I snap. "I am alone. Those are different things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Apparently-according to these posters, at least-only certain hairstyles are allowed to attend board meetings.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Growing up and seeing your parents' flaws is like losing your religion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicola Yoon

And what about the lovers who spend hours staring into each other's eyes? Is it a display of trust? 'I will let you in close and trust you not to hurt me while I'm in this vulnerable position.' And if trust is one of the foundations of love, perhaps the staring is a way to build or reinforce it. Or maybe it's simpler than that. A simple search for connection To see. To be seen.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

What are we talking about again?” he asks. I say science at the same time that he says love, and we both laugh. “What are the ingredients?” he prompts me again. “Mutual self-interest and socioeconomic compatibility.” “Do you even have a soul?” “No such thing as a soul,” I say.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

This is the life you're living. It's not temporary and it's not pretend and there's no do-over.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Observable Fact: I don’t believe in magic. Observable Fact: We are magic.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Dreaming is a luxury and not everyone has it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

The only thing I know for sure is that this, being here with Olly, being able to love him and be loved by him, is everything.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

It takes three years Natasha's natural hair to grow in fully. She doesn't do it to make a political statement. In fact, she liked having her hair straight. In the future, she may mike it straight again. She does it because she wants to try something new. She does it simply because it looks beautiful.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

He says they're not his type, but I don't really get the concept of having a type. My type is girls. All of them. Why would I limit my dating pool?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

To grow up is to grow apart.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I could stay here forever interrupting our talking with kissing, interrupting our kissing with talking.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Well, I think there's something wrong with everyone, don't you?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

He was some exotic planet and I was his favorite satellite. But he's no planet, just the final fading light of an already dead star". pg 65 Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I've read many more books than you. It doesn't matter how many you've read. I've read more. Believe me.” ― Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nicola Yoon

That night she listened to the Nirvana album again. In Kurt Cobain's voice, Irene heard a perfect and beautiful misery, a voice stretched so thin with loneliness and wanting that it should break. But his voice didn't break, and there was a kind of joy in it too.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Madeline: Form of poetry. Olly: that assumes that I have one Madeline: You're not a heathen. Olly: limericks Madeline: You are a heathen. I'm going to pretend you didn't say that.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

He tells me that high school is no utopia, but I'm not convinced. What else would you call a place that exists solely to teach you about the world? What do you call a place with friends and teachers and libraries and book club and math club and debate club and any other kind of club and after-school activities and endless possibilities?

By Anonym 20 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Who reads? Not that I begrudge my life in book. All I know about the world I've learned from them. But a description of a tree is not a tree, and a thousand paper kisses will never equal the feel of Olly's lips against mine.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I think we're all connected, everyone on earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicola Yoon

... anything can happen at any time. Safety is not everything. There's more to life than being alive.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I’ve read many more books than you. It doesn’t matter how many you’ve read. I’ve read more. Believe me. I’ve had the time.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I’m kind of a contagion cryer. You know how when one person starts yawning, everyone else starts yawning too? Or when someone vomits, the smell makes you want to hurl? I’m like that, except with crying.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

This country can't have everything.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Growing up and seeing your parents' flaws like is losing your religion. I don't believe in God anymore. I don't believe in my father either.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Into all lives a little turbulence must fall

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

The ocean here is weird. It's the wrong kind of blue.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

I was trying so hard to find the single pivotal moment that set my life on its path. The moment that answered the question, 'How did I get here?' But it's never just one moment. It's a series of them. And your life can branch out from each one in a thousand different ways. Maybe there's a version of your life for all the choices you make and all the choices you don't.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Touching him is order and chaos, like being assembled and disassembled at the same time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicola Yoon

CARL SAGAN SAID that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. When he says “from scratch,” he means from nothing. He means from a time before the world even existed. If you want to make an apple pie from nothing at all, you have to start with the Big Bang and expanding universes, neutrons, ions, atoms, black holes, suns, moons, ocean tides, the Milky Way, Earth, evolution, dinosaurs, extinction- level events, platypuses, Homo erectus, Cro- Magnon man, etc. You have to start at the beginning. You must invent fire. You need water and fertile soil and seeds. You need cows and people to milk them and more people to churn that milk into butter. You need wheat and sugar cane and apple trees. You need chemistry and biology. For a really good apple pie, you need the arts. For an apple pie that can last for generations, you need the printing press and the Industrial Revolution and maybe even a poem.To make a thing as simple as an apple pie, you have to create the whole wide world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nicola Yoon

According to scientists, there are three stages of love: lust, attraction, and attachment. And, it turns out, each of the stages is orchestrated by chemicals—neurotransmitters—in the brain. As you might expect, lust is ruled by testosterone and estrogen. The second stage, attraction, is governed by dopamine and serotonin. When, for example, couples report feeling indescribably happy in each other’s presence, that’s dopamine, the pleasure hormone, doing its work. Taking cocaine fosters the same level of euphoria. In fact, scientists who study both the brains of new lovers and cocaine addicts are hard-pressed to tell the difference. The second chemical of the attraction phase is serotonin. When couples confess that they can’t stop thinking about each other, it’s because their serotonin level has dropped. People in love have the same low serotonin levels as people with OCD. The reason they can’t stop thinking about each other is that they are literally obsessed. Oxytocin and vasopressin control the third stage: attachment or long-term bonding. Oxytocin is released during orgasm and makes you feel closer to the person you’ve had sex with. It’s also released during childbirth and helps bond mother to child. Vasopressin is released postcoitally. Natasha knows these facts cold. Knowing them helped her get over Rob’s betrayal. So she knows: love is just chemicals and coincidence. So why does Daniel feel like something more?

By Anonym 17 Sep

Nicola Yoon

Love is worth everything. Everything.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

[His eyes are] Atlantic Ocean blue, just like he'd said. It's strange because of course I'd known that. But the difference between knowing it and seeing them in person is the difference between dreaming of flying and flight.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nicola Yoon

It's not up to you to help other people fit you into a box.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nicola Yoon

She’s upset with the change she didn’t see coming.