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Anya's Ghost

Vera Brosgol

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I don't think murder is an appropriate reaction to disappointment.”

“Oh, Anya! Let's have an intense spiritual relationship for no believable reason!”

“You may look normal like everyone else, but you're not. Not on the inside.”

“Why can't I just Google it like everything else?! I hate you public library system!”

“Impressing a bunch of snooty teenagers is a pretty lame life goal to have.”

“I could lose myself forever in that dark hair and those sweet love handles.”

“People might think that five-year-olds can't be cruel, but I have some strong evidence to the contrary".”

“I know⁠—I know I said before I wasn't like you... It's not true. I'm enough like you to know how you feel. Wanting how others look, what they have, who they have! Everyone else's life seems so much easier... But that's all you know! What you want! You don't know what's going on inside anyone else's head.”

“The girl you killed? How do you know she wasn't more messed up than you? Or that boy? I know it sounds stupid, but you can't know! You can't judge them! No one has the right to decide who gets to live or die. Not even you.”

“Oh, please. I'm such a loser. The only thing that's different about me now versus then is that I got some better clothes and got rid of my accent. You'll probably lose yours, too. But even if you don't, this is just high school. Impressing a bunch of snooty teenagers is a pretty lame life goal to have.”

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