Citati iz knjige „Made You Up“ autora Francesca Zappia

“If nothing’s real, then what does it matter?” he said. “You live here. Doesn’t that make it real enough?”
What you loved as a child, you will love forever.
The nighttime might have made everything upside down, inside out, scary as hell, but not to me.
Did you meet your soul mate? That always happens on the first day of school, right?
Sometimes I think people take reality for granted.
It’s me?” I said.
“I couldn’t think of anyone else,” he said.
Miles’s fingers pressed into the small of my back. “Basorexia,” he mumbled.
“Gesundheit.”
He laughed. “It’s an overwhelming desire to kiss.”
“Have you heard the term alexithymia before?” he asked.
I shook my head.
“It means ‘without words for emotions.’
I realized I wanted to kiss him.
I didn’t know why. Maybe it was the way he looked at me like I was the only thing he wanted to look at.
“You live here. Doesn’t that make it real enough?”
“Everyone’s interesting if you stare at them long enough.”
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.’
Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Epigraph
I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;I lift my lids and all is born again.(I think I made you up inside my head.)
I didn’t hate them. They didn’t live in my world.
But that never stopped me from wishing I lived in theirs.
But when Christmas finally comes, and that warm, tingly, mints-and-sweaters-and-fireplace-fires feeling gathers in the bottom of your stomach, and you’re lying on the floor with all the lights off but the ones on the Christmas tree, and listening to the silence of the snow falling outside, you see the point. For that one instance in time, everything is good in the world. It doesn’t matter if everything isn’t actually good. It’s the one time of the year when pretending is enough.
“If nothing’s real, then what does it matter?” he said. “You live here. Doesn’t that make it real enough?”
You don’t strike me as the kind of person who has a place to live.
It was like someone had mixed together all the best-smelling things in the world and made Miles bathe in them.
Intelligence is not measured by how much you know, but by how much you have the capacity to learn.
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