Quotes From "Just One Day" By Gayle Forman

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Stains are even worse when you're the only one who can see them. Gayle Forman
We are born in one day. We die in one...
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We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day. Gayle Forman
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And that's when I understand that I have been stained. Whether I'm still in love with him, whether he was ever in love with me, and no matter who he's in love with now, Willem changed my life. He showed me how to get lost, and then I showed myself how to get found. Gayle Forman
We kiss again. This next kiss is the kind that...
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We kiss again. This next kiss is the kind that breaks open the sky. It steals my breath and gives it back. It shows me that every other kiss I've had in my life has been wrong. Gayle Forman
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Green trees against the sky in the spring rain while the sky set off the spring trees in the obscuration. Red flowers dot the land in the breeze's chase while the land colored up in red after the kiss. Gayle Forman
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To be or not to be: that is the question. That's from Hamlet's - maybe Shakespeare's - most famous soliloquy. I had to memorize the whole speech for sophomore English, and I can still remember every word. I didn't give it much thought back then. I just wanted to get all the words right and collect my A. Gayle Forman
That happens a lot with Shakespeare. The women go after...
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That happens a lot with Shakespeare. The women go after what they want the men wind up suckered into things. Gayle Forman
You forget, time doesn't exist anymore. You gave it to...
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You forget, time doesn't exist anymore. You gave it to me. Gayle Forman
But now here I am: No money. No place to...
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But now here I am: No money. No place to stay. It should be my worst nightmare. But I don't care. It's funny the things you think you're scared of until they're upon you, and then you're not. Gayle Forman
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You never know what will last." He said that earlier, about accidents, about never knowing which one is just a kink in the road and which one is a fork, about never knowing your life is changing until it's already happened." I think sometimes you do know, " I say, my voice filling with emotion. Gayle Forman
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..that whole day, being with Willem, being Lulu, it made me realize that all my life I've been living in a small, square room, with no windows and no doors. And I was fine. I was happy, even. I thought. Then someone came along and showed me there was a door in the room. One that I'd never even seen before. Then he opened it for me. Held my hand as I walked through it. And for one perfect day, I was on the other side. I was somewhere else. Someone else. And then he was gone, and I was thrown back into my little room. And now, no matter what I do, I can't seem to find that door. . Gayle Forman
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I clap because I know what will happen when I stop. It's the same thing that happens when I turn off a really good movie - one that I've lost myself to - which is that I'll be thrown back to my own reality and something hollow will settle in my chest. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie all over again just to recapture that feeling of being inside something real. Which, I know, doesn't make any sense. Gayle Forman
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I clap so that I can hold on to this feeling. I clap because I know what will happen when I stop. It’s the same thing that happens when I turn off a really good movie - one that I’ve lost myself to - which is that I’ll be thrown back to my own reality and something hollow will settle in my chest. Gayle Forman
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..being Lulu, it made me realize that all my life I've been living in a small, square room, with no windows and no doors. And I was fine. I was happy, even. I thought. Then someone came along and showed me there was a door in the room. One that I'd never even seen before. Then he opened it for me. Held my hand as I walked through it. And for one perfect day, I was on the other side. I was somewhere else. Someone else. And then he was gone, and I was thrown back into my little room. And now, no matter what I do, I can't seem to find that door. . Gayle Forman
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It's just accidental, just temporary. Until the next accident sends me somewhere new. That's how life works. Gayle Forman
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I want to undo this. To make it right. But I have no idea how. I don't seem to know how to open up to people without getting the door slammed in my face. So I do nothing. Gayle Forman
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[My parents] always seemed less like lovebirds than like amiable business partners, for whom I'm the sole product. Gayle Forman
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He gives me a little shrug, like, of course, why else? And at this point, I really have no right to be surprised by people's capacity for kindness and generosity, but still, I am. I'm floored every time. Gayle Forman
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You thought too hard. Same with travel. You can't work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents. Gayle Forman
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We can change in one day. We can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in one day. Gayle Forman