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Going Vintage

Lindsey Leavitt

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Adolescence is the same tragedy being performed again and again. The only things that change are the stage props.”

“You can't trust a guy showing off more cleavage than you.”

“I thought Oliver was trying hard before, but now I realize it's quite the opposite-- he doesn't try, he just is, makes up his mind and doesn't check if it's going to work for his image or come off wrong. Since the rest of us are being so self-aware, his presence seems calculated. No one can possibly be that breezy, saying what he thinks, feeling what he feels. I can see why people don't like him for this very reason-- it's so much easier to call him a poser. Because if he's the real deal, then that makes the rest of us fakes.”

“People laugh because they're nervous, or to cover up tension, or to flirt, or because there's some instant applause meter in their head telling them that it's the socially acceptable thing to do. Genuine laughter, I don't even think that happens daily.”

“I'm trying to abandon the present, but I don't even have the skills to master the past.”

“I like to lie sometimes. You should know that about me.”

“President Oliver, stop staring at my sister and get on the float before I assassinate your butt!” Ginnie yells.”

“I’m sorry I kissed you.” “Don’t apologize!” “All right. Sorry.” “You don’t get all the blame. I was here too, you know. Do you think I just run around kissing any boy who drags me into a toolshed?” “No.” Oliver’s mouth twitches. “Do you have a lot of boys dragging you into toolsheds?”

“Because I like being around you.” He’s still looking out the window, and I wonder if he’s focusing on one object when he says this and what that object is. “I probably shouldn’t, but I do. And I can’t say why. I mean, I can think of a bunch of reasons why.” Like? Like? “But given … the obvious roadblock, I’m not sure how much we can get to know each other.” He rushes on. “As people, because you’re an interesting person and I value that in friendship. That’s seriously what I’m after, not that I’m after you and I’m not talking about, you know, ‘knowing’ each other. Like in a biblical way or anything, although you’re obviously pretty. I mean, very pretty and totally worth knowing both ways … Okay, shut it, Oliver. Shut it.”

“My mother makes up for all shortcomings because she birthed Ginnie. I might not have loads of friends, but Ginnie is enough. More than enough.”

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Book Keywords:

cute-boy-lines, wisdom, identity, sisters, life, adolescence

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