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The Archived

Victoria Schwab

Top 10 Best Quotes

“What if I mess up?" "Oh, you will. You'll mess up, you'll make mistakes, you'll break things. Some you'll be able to piece together, and others you'll lose. That's all a given. But there's only one thing you have to do for me." "What's that?" "Stay alive long enough to mess up again.”

“Lying is easy. But it's lonely." "What do you mean?" "When you lie to everyone about everything, what's left? What's true?" "Nothing," I say. "Exactly.”

“It takes at least three assassination attempts to scare me off. And even then, if there are baked goods involved, I might come back.”

“You're trying to block out every bit of noise. But people are made of noise, Mac. The world is full of noise. And finding quiet isn't about pushing everything out. It's just about pulling yourself in.”

“His gaze settles on the discarded book. He leans, reaching until his fingertips graze Dante's Inferno, still on its bed of folded sheets. "What have we here?" he asks. "Required reading," I say. "It's a shame they do that," he says, thumbing through the pages. "Requirement ruins even the best of books.”

“Because the only way to truly record a person is not in words, not in still frames, but in bone and skin and memory.”

“Curiosity is a gateway drug to sympathy.”

“Free caffeine and sugar, a recipe for making friends.”

“Everything is valuable, in its own way. Everything is full of history.”

“Lying is easy. But it’s lonely.”

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