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By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

I’ve found that being blunt sometimes makes life easier for everyone

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

After I returned to New Jersey, I thought I was safe, because I did not think Kenny G could leave the bad place, which I realize is silly now - because Kenny G is extremely talented and resourceful and a powerful force to be reckoned with.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society. What is normal? That's just a story that we tell ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

Haven't you ever noticed that life is like a series of movies?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Quick

The voice that navigated was definitely that of a machine, and yet you could tell that the machine was a woman, which hurt my mind a little. How can machines have genders? The machine also had an American accent. How can machines have nationalities? This can't be a good idea, making machines talk like real people, can it? Giving machines humanoid identities?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matthew Quick

The bullies are always popular. Why? People love power.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

You want to be a good person, don't you, Pat?' I nod. I cry. I do want to be a good person, I really do. 'I'm going to up your meds,' Dr. Patel tells me. 'You might feel a little sluggish, but it should help to curb your violent outbursts. You need to know it's your actions that will make you a good person, not desire.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matthew Quick

So I pull Tifanny closer, kiss the hard spot between her perfectly plucked eyebrows, and after a deep breath, I say, "I think I need you too.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

It felt like so many years' worth of anxiety and worry were trying to escape all at once—maybe like an emotional volcano, only my mom and dad, they didn't run away to save themselves but sprinted right into my lava.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matthew Quick

Silence has always been my default mode—my best defense against the rest of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

You may exist in this world--but I exist too and I will not yield

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

I am crying so hard at the end, partly for the characters, yes, but also because Nikki actually teaches this book to children. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to expose impressionable teenagers to such a horrible ending. Why not just tell high school students that their struggle to improve themselves is all for nothing?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

I will not be quoting Hemingway anytime soon, nor will I ever read another one of his books. And if he were still alive, I would write him a letter right now and threaten to strangle him dead with my bare hands just for being so glum. No wonder he put a gun to his head, like it says in the introductory essay.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

Someday an opportunity will come. Think about Harry Potter. His life is terrible, but then a letter arrives, he gets on a train, and everything is different for him afterward. Better. Magical." "That's just a story." "So are we- we're stories too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

Look, sometimes it’s OK with girls like this, they wanna have fun, and sometimes it’s not because they've got a broken wing and they’re hurt and they’re an easy target. In this case, this particular case, I think that wing is being fixed, my friend, and you gotta make sure that it’s mended and you’re getting in the way of that right now, okay, because she’s sensitive and she’s smart, she’s artistic. This is a great girl, you gotta be respectful to that. Come on, let me walk you to your car, you’re a better guy than this.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

most people lose the ability to see silver linings or even though they are always there above us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

You need to make time for family no matter what happens in your life.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matthew Quick

You ever feel like you're sending out a light but no one sees it?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

The world will break your heart ten times till Sunday,that's guaranteed

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

...I like the way Chee kept God magical, sorta like Santa Claus when you're a kid. More priests should take this approach, because there is a frickin' reason why Santa Claus is more popular than Jesus nowadays.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

Also, I sort of let my appearance go, to the point where I was maybe ten to seventy pounds overweight.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

I believe in happy endings, and i feel this movie has advanced long enough.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

A lot of female teachers do this - flirt with male students. I wonder if that's the only way they know how to interact with men. Like they use their sexuality to get what they want.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

Air goes in and out of my nose, throat, lungs, blood, heart brain - and so I am

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

There's a lot for you to live for. Good things are definitely in your future, Leonard. I'm sure of it. You have no idea how many interesting people you'll meet after high school's over. Your life partner, your best friend, the most wonderful person you'll ever know is sitting in some high school right now waiting to graduate and walk into your life - maybe even feeling all the same things you are, maybe even wondering about you, hoping that you're strong enough to make it to the future where you'll meet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

And I know that your childhood wasn't all that great-that you felt a lot of pain,and that you are in a lot of pain right now. But maybe you have to go through all that so you'll learn just how important having a happy childhood can be, so you will provide one for our daughter.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

I am trying to be kind instead of right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

I'm trying to let him know what I'm about to do. I'm hoping he can save me, even though I realize he can't.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

You better watch out, or you're going to be defeated by pessimism!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

People can be cruel,' he says with a sympathetic look that makes me trust him even more. And right then I realize that he is not writing down all my words in a file, which I really appreciate, let me tell you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

I found posts about how to slit your wrists the "right way", so you will actually die, and that depressed me, because people actually post stuff like that, and even though I wanted to know the answer, so I could weigh my options, that info maybe shouldn't be on the internet... But really - why do some people post the correct ways to commit suicide on the internet? Do they want weird, sad people like me to go away permanently? Do they think it's a good idea for some people to off themselves? How can you tell when you are one of those people who should slash his wrists the right way with a razor blade? Is there an answer for that too? I Googled but nothing concrete came up. Just ways to complete the mission. Not justification.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Quick

We're celebrating our freedom. We're celebrating our ability to be kids when everything is trying to take that away from us. It's a choice, Ty. We can do whatever we want.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

Maybe my movie isn't over, I say, because sometimes moviemakers trick the audience with a false bad ending, and just when you think the movie is going to end badly, something dramatic happens, which leads to the happy ending. This seems like a good spot for something dramatic to happen, especially since it's my birthday.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

God doesn't do coincidences. You can bet your ass.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matthew Quick

So the key is doing something that sets you apart forever in the minds of regular people. Something that matters.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

Soon I am seeing the blue-and-yellow flags that line the campus streets, and it makes me feel happy and sad at the same time to be back at La Salle--almost like looking at old pictures of people who have either died or with whom you have lost contact.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

Don’t do it. Don’t go to that job you hate. Do something you love today. Ride a roller coaster. Swim in the ocean naked. Go to the airport and get on the next flight to anywhere just for the fun of it. Maybe stop a spinning globe with your finger and then plan a trip to that very spot; even if it’s in the middle of the ocean you can go by boat. Eat some type of ethnic food you've never even heard of. Stop a stranger and ask her to explain her greatest fears and her secret hopes and aspirations in detail and then tell her you care because she is a human being. Sit down on the sidewalk and make pictures with colorful chalk. Close your eyes and try to see the world with your nose — allow smells to be your vision. Catch up on your sleep. Call an old friend you haven’t seen in years. Roll up your pant legs and walk into the sea. See a foreign film. Feed squirrels. Do anything! Something! Because you start a revolution one decision at a time, with each breath you take. Just don’t go back to that miserable place you go every day. Show me it’s possible to be an adult and also be happy. Please. This is a free country. You don’t have to keep doing this if you don’t want to. You can do anything you want. Be anyone you want.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

I’m a screwed-up person who no longer knows how to communicate with the people I love. But I meant everything I told you in my letter.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Matthew Quick

She’s fulfilled her obligation, assuaged her conscience by finding me in the hallway and giving me the chance to freak out, and I’ve played my role too, by remaining calm, pretending to be okay, and therefore giving her permission to cross me off her things-to-do list. Now she can move on, and I can too. Once you understand how adults are controlled by the system, manipulating them is elementary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

...but Cliff keeps pushing for the truth like therapists do, because they all have some sort of psychic ability that allows them to see through your lies, and therefore they know you will eventually tire of the talking game and will offer up the truth.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matthew Quick

Why didn't my father get to give Mom the fairy tale? Why do most people fail to give each other the fairy tale?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

it’s a long race and you can always outwork talent in the end

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

When she needed help most, she was abandoned--and only when she offered help to others was she beloved.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

I can be a very valuable friend to you, but you do not want me as an enemy.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Quick

We really don't get to understand /why/ most of the time. It's true.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Quick

When she needed help most, she was abandoned.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Quick

That's basically the mantra of Herr Silverman's teaching - think for yourself and do what's right for you, but let others do the same.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Quick

I've seen the way you've been looking at me. Don't bullshit me, Pat. I live in the addition around back, which is completely separate from the house, so there's no chance of my parents walking in on us. I hate the fact that you wore a football jersey to dinner, but you can fuck me as long as we turn the lights out first. Okay?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

He never once tells me what Tiffany thinks or what is going on in her heart: the awful feelings, the conflicting impulses, the needs, the desperation, everything that makes her different from Ronnie and Veronica, who have each other and their daughter, Emily, and a good income and a house and everything else that keeps people from calling them "odd.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Quick

Instead he thinks up the worst ending imaginable: Hemingway has Catherine die from hemorrhaging after their child is stillborn. It is the most torturous ending I have ever experienced and probably will ever experience in literature, movies, or even television. I am crying so hard at the end, partly for the characters, yes, but also because Nikki actually teaches this book to children. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to expose impressionable teenagers to such a horrible ending. Why not just tell high school students that their struggle to improve themselves is all for nothing?