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Dress Codes for Small Towns

Courtney C. Stevens

Top 10 Best Quotes

“He says, "I think there's a place where love equals history and a place where love equals the future and a place where love is just love and it doesn't go away no matter whether you get it back or not. Figuring out the difference-" "Is impossible," I finish.”

“What everyone is scared of—that if I’m me, I’m not enough.”

“There is more than one way to add color to the world. More than one way to crown a queen.”

“I don't measure her love in hours spent with me. I measure it in hours spent understanding me.”

“Death can muddle beliefs and raise questions, but it makes love crystal clear.”

“In this case, your life is your art, and no one, no one but you can tell you how to finish this piece. You just have to live it and see how it turns out. And if you don't like it, you do what I do when I'm working on a canvas that goes south.' 'What's that?' 'You paint over it,' she says.”

“And he gets why I didn't want us to be that to each other. Most people want puddles to splash around in; Thom wants souls where scuba diving is encouraged.”

“Thinking of yourself is boyish is one thing, but your friends assigned you a gender - without asking - and that flayed you. If I had to speculate, you're actually upset because you believe they should know you well enough to avoid such an error. Which isn't totally fair to you or them. Gender, sexuality, fluidity: Those areas require stumbling around in the dark, feeling, and bumping into things. But even if you can admit to that, you still feel out of control. And probably lonely.”

“I kiss her back. Because. . .well, she's so present. So alive. So magnanimous. And when she is kissing me, all the death of the last week disappears.”

“You forgive yourself.”

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Book Keywords:

mothers-love, souls, change, queer, love, forgiveness, family, kissing, life, understanding, personality, kiss, living

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