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Dangerous Girls

Abigail Haas

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Wouldn't we all look guilty, if someone searched hard enough?”

“Any one of us could be made to look a monster, with selective readings of our history.”

“I want to tell them all; the world is bigger than high school.”

“One moment. One picture. One glimpse—that’s all it takes to make someone think they know the truth.”

“..the truth is, we made each other, like we learned about in science class. Symbiosis.”

“My mom shows me her old yearbooks, and there are tons of people in there she doesn't talk to anymore. Old boyfriends, best friends… What do you think happened to them?" "Maybe they drifted apart." "That's stupid. You don't drift, not if someone matters to you." "So maybe they didn't matter, not really." "Anna?" "Yeah?" "I'd never do that. Leave you." "I know. Me either.”

“The truth is, it's not the act that I'm scared of, but giving myself so entirely to someone. As long as there are lines to draw and boundaries to cling to, I can pretend that I'm safe from the wanting that threatens to consume me. I'm separate, still all my own. But after... What then? What comes after, when he has that much of me, to do with as he chooses? When I have him. Will it ever be enough?”

“Now, for the first time, I wonder if this is how my mother felt. If cancer was her prison; the chemo treatments, torture. I understand it. I would rather die.”

“Do you love me?" 
 "You know I do." "How much?"
 "Miles and Miles."
 "Deeper than the oceans?"
 "Yup. More than the wind."
 "Higher than Everest?"
 "I don't know, that's pretty high... Ow!" (laughter) 
 "Admit it. You love me more than anyone." 
 "Maybe." "What about you - how much do you love me?"
 "You didn't ask, 'Enough for what?'" 
 "Fine, then. Enough for what?" 
 "For Anything." 
 "That's Better.”

“I can’t help my mind skipping over the here-and-now and racing on, to what might come next. Consequence and regret and other might-have-beens: plotting out every angle and scenario, knowing all along that the path I take means missing something else.”

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