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850 Best The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Quotes (2023)

1. “When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn’t give things, you take things.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


2. “We all can’t go around treating people like dog shit and then expecting that a simple I’m sorry erases it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


3. “When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give things, you take things. (Page 35)”


4. “The world doesn't give things, you take things.”


5. “No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between. People who go around casting themselves as one or the other are not only kidding themselves, but they’re also painfully unoriginal.”


6. “When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “You’re safe with me”—that’s intimacy.”


7. “It's not wrong," Celia said. "It shouldn't be wrong to love you. How can it be wrong?"


8. “I have to know my worth.”


9. “Accepting that something is true isn't the same as thinking it is just.”


10. “I simply didn’t care. It cost so much, caring. I didn’t have any currency to spend on it.”


11. “I had been living in this world where I thought I could have this closeness with Celia and this distance with Don and neither of them would need anything else from anyone else.”


12. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'You're safe with me'—that's intimacy.”


13. “Well, then, you’ll be mine.”


14. “The whites of her eyes are cloudy,”


15. “You’ll shoot your movie. You’ll marry my brother. And we’ll all move to Spain.”


16. “If it was cancer he was dying of, there'd be telethons.”


17. “When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is "You're safe with me" -- that's intimacy.”


18. “Show me the real you, then. And I'll make sure the world understands.”


19. “Rompí el corazón de Celia porque pasé la mita de mi tiempo amándola y la otra mitad escondiendo lo mucho que la amaba.”


20. “You have to push people's boundaries and not feel bad about it. No one is going to give you anything if you don't ask for it.”


21. “How someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly.”


22. “I love you, too,” I whispered into her ear. “I love you more than anything else in the entire world.”


23. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “You’re safe with me”—that’s intimacy.”


24. “Ceilia may have left me in a puff, but it was a death by thousand cuts.”


25. “We don't have to give up on this."


26. “Don't be so tied up trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.”


27. “That was how it was with Celia. When you denied her what she wanted, when you hurt her, she made sure you hurt, too.”


28. “It’s always been fascinating to me how things can be simultaneously true and false, how people can be good and bad all in one, how someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly.”


29. “Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does. You’re the only thing on this planet worth worshipping.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


30. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says,"It's ok, you can fall down now. I'll catch you."


31. “Isn't that the definition of power? Watching people kill themselves over something that means nothing to you?”


32. “You don’t have to make yourself OK for a good mother; a good mother makes herself OK for you.”


33. “It’s on the house,” he said, which I thought was the dumbest thing, because if there is anyone that should be getting free food, it isn’t rich people.”


34. “you do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, "its ok you can fall down now. i'll catch you.”


35. “There are so many women who continue to do incredible work well into their eighties or nineties. Celia was like that. She could have turned in riveting performance after riveting performance forever, because she was always consumed by the work.”


36. “What's that saying? Behind every gorgeous woman, there's a man sick of screwing her? Well, it works both ways. No one mentions that part.”


37. “No te esfuerces tanto en hacer lo correcto cuando resulta tan dolorosamente obvio cuál es la decisión inteligente. —”


38. “Eso demuestra que, si le dices a una mujer que su único valor es ser deseable, lo creerá.”


39. “And just as she was about to leave the microphone, she said, “And to anyone tempted to kiss the TV tonight, please don’t chip your tooth.” “Mom, why are you crying?” Connor asked.”


40. “When Beth died, I cried. And then I reached over Robert’s and Don’s laps and squeezed her hand. Don rolled his eyes at me. And I thought, He’s going to find an excuse to hit me later. But it will be for this.”


41. “No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between. People wo go around casting themselves as one or the other are not only kidding themselves, but they're also painfully unoriginal.”


42. “Me, I’ve always gone after what I wanted with everything in me. Others fall into happiness. Sometimes I wish I was like them. I’m sure sometimes they wish they were like me.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


43. “Evelyn sits at a table in the back. No host guided her here. She just knows where to go and assumes everyone else will catch up.”


44. “One small thing my dad said to me on a cold day in Vancouver has essentially been the basis of my entire life's trajectory.”


45. “I can’t speak for all people who have been hit by someone they love, but what I can tell you is that forgiveness is different from absolution.”


46. “If only they gave out Oscars for this shit.”


47. “Doesn’t it bother you? That your husbands have become such a headline story, so often mentioned, that they have nearly eclipsed your work and yourself? That all anyone talks about when they talk about you are the seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo?”


48. “trabajando y lo agotada que estás, hasta que alguien se para detrás de ti y te dice: «Tranquila, ahora puedes caerte. Yo te sostengo».”


49. “Being wanted meant having to satisfy.”


50. “By the power vested in me by . . . us, I now declare us married.”


51. “Tem gente que não pode ver uma flor bonita que já quer pôr a mão, já quer ser dono dela. Querem dominar a beleza da flor, querem que esteja em sua posse, sob seu controle.”


52. “I know it’s not popular to say. I know everybody’s looking for some sexy marriage nowadays. But I was really happy with your father. I really loved having someone look out for me, having someone to look out for. Having someone to share my days with.”


53. “Oh, you definitely are. Getting me fired because you think I’ll show you up? Awful. That’s just awful, Evelyn. And walking around bragging about how you use people? Just terrible. But I really like it when you talk about”


54. “’Nobody deserves anything,’ Evelyn says. ‘It’s simply a matter of who’s willing to go and take it for themselves’” (Reid 366)


55. “Am I really?” he asked.


56. “And I didn’t say I was confessing any sins. To say that what I have


57. “And it will be the tragedy of my life that I cannot love you enough to make you mine. That you cannot be loved enough to be anyone’s.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


58. “You don't know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, 'it's OK, you can fall down now. I'll catch you.”


59. “And just as she was about to leave the mircophone, she said ‘And to anyone tempted to kiss the TV tonight, please don’t chip your tooth.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


60. “Yes,” she said. “We’re home.”


61. “You wonder what it must be like to be a man, to be so confident that the final say is yours.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


62. “Charisma is 'charm that inspires devotion.”


63. “Being wrapped up in digesting Evelyn’s story means I don’t have to exist in my own.”


64. “I should have apologized and sent roses and stood on top of the Hollywood sign and shouted, 'I'm in love with Celia St. James!' and let them crucify me for it.”


65. “I knew it was imperative that I hide, and yet I did not believe I should have to. But accepting that something is true isn’t the same as thinking that it is just.”


66. “You shouldn't have left me, Celia.


67. “Evelyn Hugo’s people are inquiring about a feature. An exclusive interview.” My gut instinct is to say Holy shit but also Why are you telling me this? “About what in particular?” I ask.”


68. “the devestating luxery of panic overtook me, and it had never left”


69. “No … because they are just husbands. I am Evelyn Hugo. And anyways, I think once people know the truth, they will be much more interested in my wife.”


70. “You can be sorry about something and not regret it.”


71. “It’s always been fascinating to me how things can be simultaneously true and false, how people can be good and bad all in one, how someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly”


72. “It's OK, you can fall now. I'll catch you."


73. “I can’t speak for all people who have been hit by someone they love, but what I can tell you is that forgiveness is different from absolution.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


74. “Las personas son caóticas, y el amor puede volverse muy desagradable. Siempre prefiero errar hacia el lado de la compasión.”


75. “I actively resented him for growing more attractive as he aged, while I had to watch my”


76. “That's how my story ends. With the loss of everyone I have ever loved. With me, in a big, beautiful Upper East Side apartment, missing everyone who ever meant anything to me”


77. “Evelyn uses the saying “all’s well that ends well” as part of her explanation for not regretting her actions. Do you think Evelyn truly believes this?”


78. “-Tú dijiste que los mejores amigos se cuentan todo.


79. “Me gustas impura, brava y temible”


80. “Luisa was from El Salvador,”


81. “There are people who see a beautiful flower and rush over to pick it. They want to hold it in their hands, they want to own it. They want the flower's beauty to be theirs, to be within their possession, their control”


82. “For so long, I felt like two halves. And then my father died, and I felt like I was one-half my mother and one-half lost. A half that I feel so torn from, so incomplete without.”


83. “I broke Celia's heart because I spent half my time loving her and the other half hiding how much I loved her.”


84. “Being wanted meant having to satisfy.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


85. “When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give things, you take things.” - p. 35


86. “-Sí, pero tus padres son basura de Long Island. De ti, nadie espera nada.


87. “And yet that sense that you can feel your heart in your chest, that your body tells you if you want more, that you lose yourself in that scent, taste, and feel another person - it was all the same.”


88. “But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “You’re safe with me”—that’s intimacy”


89. “Connor was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer two and a half years ago, when she was thirty-nine. She was given months to live.”


90. “I don’t know,” I say. “You don’t seem so bad, Evelyn.”


91. “The truth is, praise is just like an addiction. The more you get it, the more of it you need just to stay even.”


92. “Celia may have left me in a huff, but it was a death by a thousand cuts. I hurt her with these tiny scratches, day after day. And then I got surprised when it left a wound too big to heal.”


93. “She looked like the kind of person who knew exactly who she was.”


94. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is "You're safe with me"- that's intimacy.”


95. “I’m OK with the fact that sometimes doing the right thing gets ugly.”


96. “I'm absolutely positive that I need you more than I've ever needed another living soul.”


97. “I have no idea that in less than a week, Evelyn Hugo will finish her story, and I’ll find out what this has all been about, and I will hate her so much that I’ll be truly afraid I might kill her.”


98. “When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn’t give things, you take things. If you learn one thing from me, it should probably be that.”


99. “You destroyed me,” she said. “Twice now in our lives. I have spent years getting over you.”


100. “A gente pode lamentar algumas coisas sem necessariamente se arrepender delas.”


101. “It comes as little surprise that Hugo’s will has bequeathed the majority of her estate, save for generous gifts to those who worked for her, to charity. The largest recipient appears to be GLAAD.”


102. “You're using reason," Evelyn says, smiling at me. "It doesn't always work.”


103. “You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here, Monique. You can see that, right?”


104. “Nie wiesz, jak szybko biegłaś, jak ciężko pracowałaś, jaka jesteś zmęczona, dopóki ktoś nie stanie za tobą i nie powie: "W porządku, możesz upaść. Złapię cię."


105. “All right," I say. "Show me the real you, then. And I'll make sure the world understands”


106. “Entonces hazte un favor y aprende a agarrar la vida por las pelotas, querida. No te esfuerces tanto en hacer lo correcto cuando resulta tan dolorosamente obvio cuál es la decisión inteligente.”


107. “Being wrapped up in digesting Evelyn's story means I don't have to exist in my own.”


108. “I remember him saying, in the dark, cramped stockroom with my back against a wooden crate, "You have this power over me."


109. “you should know this about the rich: they always want to get richer. It is never boring, getting your hands on more money”


110. “It’s a hard business, reconciling what the truth used to be with what the truth is now. Luckily, I didn’t have to do it for very long.”


111. “It is two A.M., and you are tired. You miss the love of your life. You want to go home. You would rather be with her, in bed, hearing the light buzz of her snoring, watching her sleep, than be here.


112. “Celia St. James is going to ruin everything.”


113. “Quando surge uma oportunidade para mudar sua vida, esteja pronta para fazer o que for preciso.”


114. “Oh, I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn't know her power, but I'm sick of all that.”


115. “There was absolutely no way I was going to sit at a bar with a man who hadn’t heard of me and let him think I had all the time in the world.”


116. “you could desire someone even when you don’t like him, that you can desire someone especially when you don’t like him.”


117. “Nunca dejes que nadie te haga sentir común y corriente.”


118. “When you dig just the tiniest bit beneath the surface, everyone's love life is nuanced, interesting, original, and defies any easy definition.”


119. “Te quiero demasiado para permitir que vivas solo para mí.”


120. “But that’s a luxury. You can do that when you’re rich and famous. You can decide that wealth and renown are worthless when you have them.”


121. “No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between. People who go around casting themselves as one or the other are not only kidding themselves, but they're also painfully unoriginal.”


122. “Soy bisexual. No ignores una mitad de mí para poder encerrarme en una categoría, Monique. No hagas eso.”


123. “For a brief moment, I wonder if I would have listened to him if he hadn’t died. Would I have clung to his every word so tightly if his advice had felt unlimited?”


124. “If you are intolerable, let me be the one to tolerate you,” I said, and then I kissed her and tasted the lemon juice on her lips.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


125. “Two men sleeping together. Married to two women sleeping together. We were four beards.”


126. “Make them pay what they would pay a white man.”


127. “you can’t tell a single thing about a person’s true character if you both want the same thing. That’s like a dog and a cat getting along because they both want to kill the mouse.”


128. “Don’t ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don’t do that.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


129. “That's how my story ends. With the loss of everyone I have ever loved. With me, in a big beautiful Upper East Side apartment, missing everyone who ever meant anything to me.”


130. “Mais je ne le regrette pas. Parce que je sais que j'avais mes raisons, et j'ai fait de mon mieux avec chaque pensée et chaque sentiment qui a déclenché ça.”


131. “But of course, they got it wrong. They never did care about getting it right. The media are going to tell whatever story they want to tell. They always have. They always will.”


132. “-Espero que sepas, a estas alturas, que todos tus secretos están a salvo conmigo -repuso Celia, mientras empezaba a desabotonar su blusa para probarse la mía.


133. “para detrás de ti y te dice: «Tranquila, ahora puedes caerte. Yo te sostengo».”


134. “los elogios son como una adicción. Cuantos más recibes, más necesitas.”


135. “El mundo no te da cosas: tú debes tomarlas.”


136. “They understand it just fine,” Celia said. “They just think that he deserves it because of how he got it.”


137. “Na časak sam uhvatila svoj odraz u zrcalu vidjevši da sam još uvijek neupitno lijepa. Ali to nije značilo da me netko voli.”


138. “Everyone sort of assumes that when faced with life-and-death situations, you will panic. But almost everyone who’s actually experienced something like that will tell you that panic is a luxury you cannot afford.”


139. “Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.”


140. “The love of my life is gone, and I can’t just call her and say I’m sorry


141. “No one goes around throwing caution to the wind unless the wind is blowing their way.”


142. “But you had to know you were talented,' I tell her. 'You had been nominated for an Academy Award three times by that point.'


143. “When you're given the opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give you things. You take things.”


144. “It strikes me as a unique form of power to say your own name when you know that everyone in the room, everyone in the world, already knows it.”


145. “loved you so much that I thought you were the meaning of my life,”


146. “All I’ve ever wanted was for you to be truly mine.”


147. “It’s always been fascinating to me how things can be simultaneously true and false, how people can be good and bad all in one, how someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly” (Reid 251)


148. “I think you're brilliant. I think you're tough. And I think the word whore is something ignorant people throw around when they have nothing else.”


149. “It would take me years to figure out that life doesn’t get easier simply because it gets more glamorous.”


150. “I DON’T WANT TO DO this,” Celia said. She was wearing a tailored black dress with a deep-V neckline. It was the kind of dress I could never wear out of the house or I’d be picked up on a prostitution charge.”


151. “I knew he was always doing the very best he could with the pain he felt at any given moment. And this, however tragic, had been the best he could do.”


152. “I’m saying you should have a little compassion for how complicated it must have been for me.”


153. “’There is a difference between sexuality and sex. I used sex to get what I wanted. Sex is just an act. Sexuality is a sincere expression of desire and pleasure” (Reid 271)


154. “Isn’t that the very definition of power? Watching people kill themselves over something that means nothing to you?” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


155. “all the girls want to be you, and all the boys want to be with you.”


156. “People think intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you can stand in front of them bare and their response is “You’re safe with me” – that’s intimacy.”


157. “Nobody deserves anything. It's simply a matter of who's willing to go and take it for themselves.”


158. “I'm bisexual. Don't ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box.”


159. “I can’t live with my heart half-broken all the time.”


160. “Porque el conjunto de las dos es más que la suma de nuestras individualidades.”


161. “...do yourself a favor and learn to grab life by the balls, dear. Don’t be so tied up in trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.”


162. “My Dearest Celia, Do you think lovers can ever be friends? I hate to think of the years we have left in this life wasted by continuing not to speak. Love, Evelyn”


163. “She likes to be cavalier about things that would change other people’s lives. Isn’t that the very definition of power? Watching people kill themselves over something that means nothing to you?”


164. “As we made our way across town, through the seedy parts of Hollywood, over the Sunset Strip, I found myself depressed about how unseemly Los Angeles had gotten since I'd left. It was similar to Manhattan in that regard. The decades had not been good to it.”


165. “I would like the world to be as you see it. I wish all the other people on earth could live up to your expectations. But that's not the case. The world is ugly and no one wants to grant anyone the presumption of innocence.”


166. “My hate is not uncomplicated.”


167. “Sometimes divorce isn't an earthshattering loss. Sometimes it's just two people waking up out of a fog.”


168. “...you should be predictable and then do something unpredictable, and they'll love you forever”


169. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me'- that's intimacy.”


170. “No, I lost the woman I loved because I cared about being famous as much as I cared about her.”


171. “I can survive it. I’d rather survive it than never feel it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


172. “Un hombre te golpea una vez y te pide disculpas, y piensas que nunca volverá a suceder. Pero luego le dices que no estás segura de querer tener familia, y te golpea otra vez.”


173. “Haven't you been listening to a single thing I've told you? I loved Celia, but I also, before her, loved Don. [...] I'm bisexual. Don't ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box, Monique. Don't do that.”


174. “Passion never mattered very much to me. But that type of intimacy that we had? That was what I cherished.”


175. “I once read that charisma is “charm that inspires devotion.”


176. “Pictures speak very loudly. In general, we can almost never shake what we see with our eyes”


177. “You destroyed me,” she said. “Twice now in our lives. I have spent years getting over you.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


178. “¿Entiendes lo que quiero decirte? Cuando te dan una oportunidad de cambiar tu vida, debes estar dispuesta a hacer lo que sea con tal de lograrlo. El mundo no te da cosas: tú debes tomarlas. Si vas a aprender algo de mí, probablemente debería ser eso.”


179. “I don’t want to let you love me if you don’t think you can lose me again. One last time.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


180. “We were hiding in plain sight.”


181. “Intimacy is about truth”


182. “Do yourself a favor and learn how to grab life by the balls, dear. Don’t be so tied up trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.”


183. “Si disfrutar el sexo significa que sea placentero, entonces he tenido mucho sexo que no disfruté. Pero si lo definimos como quedar conformes con lo que conseguimos a cambio, no fueron muchas ocasiones las que detesté.”


184. “Evelyn, you are not capable of giving it up. And you never will be. And it will be the tragedy of my life that I cannot love you enough to make you mine. That you cannot be loved enough to be anyone’s.”


185. “You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


186. “Sé que tiene derecho de morir tal como vivió: según sus propias reglas, sin dejar nada librado al destino ni al azar, sino con todo el poder en sus manos.”


187. “Celia may have left me in a huff, but it was a death by a thousand cuts. I hurt her with these tiny scratches, day after day. And then I got surprised when it left a wound too big to heal.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


188. “But I've never thought of myself as a force to be reckoned with. Maybe I should start thinking of myself that way; maybe I deserve to.”


189. “Having lost the battle, I resolved to win the war.”


190. “truth is, praise is just like an addiction. The more you get it, the more of it you need just to stay even.”


191. “Muchos ven una flor hermosa y corren a cortarla. Quieren tenerla en la mano, poseerla. Quieren que la belleza de la flor sea suya, tenerla en su poder, bajo su control.”


192. “I've always been a bit like an ostrich, willing to bury my head in the sand to avoid what I don't want to face”


193. “was only kind when he was happy, and he was only happy when he was winning.”


194. “Oh I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn’t know her power, but I’m sick of all that.”


195. “I was gorgeous, even at fourteen. Oh, I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn’t know her power, but I’m sick of all that. I turned heads.”


196. “Светът няма да ти поднесе нищо на тепсия. Трябва сама да си го извоюваш.”


197. “And I groveled, desperately, on my knees, having long ago learned the lesson that you have to throw yourself at the mercy of the things you truly want.”


198. “I wanted to give her a lot of things. I wanted what I had be hers. I wondered if this was what it felt like to love someone.”


199. “And here’s why it worked: man or woman, gay, straight, bisexual, you name it, we all just want to be teased.”


200. “Relationships are complex,” Evelyn says. “People are messy, and love can be ugly. I’m included to always err on the side of compassion.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


201. “it’s not so great being loved for something you didn’t do.”


202. “veces la realidad te sorprende como un balde de agua fría. Otras veces simplemente espera con paciencia hasta que se te agota la energía que inviertes en negarla.”


203. “I once read that charisma is a "charm that inspires devotion". And I can't help but think of that now when she's holding my coffee for me. The combination of such a powerful woman and such a small and humble gesture is enchanting, to be sure.”


204. “Some marriages aren't really that great. Some loves aren't all-encompassing. Sometimes you separate because you weren't that good together to begin with.


205. “You can decide that wealth and renown are worthless when you have them.”


206. “Je ne regrette rien,” I say, lifting my glass of water and sipping it.


207. “She was married seven times and outlived all her husbands.”


208. “Everyone I loved is dead now. There's no one left to protect.”


209. “Why should my low tolerance be your problem?” “I want everything about you to be my problem,” I said.”


210. “Why should my low tolerance be your problem?"


211. “My mother raised me to be polite, to be demure. I have long operated under the idea that civility is subservience. But it hasn't gotten me very far, that type of kindness. The world respects people who think they should be running it.”


212. “This laundry list of compliments seems to have a lot of insults in it”


213. “You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small.”


214. “You don’t have to make yourself OK for a good mother; a good mother makes herself OK for you.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


215. “We’re home,’ I said. This wasn’t my home. We’d never lived here together before. But she knew what I meant. ‘Yes,’ she said. ‘We’re home.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


216. “You can be sorry about something and not regret it”


217. “Say to them, “Evelyn Hugo just wants to go home. It’s time for her to go to her daughter, and her lover, and her best friend, and her mother.” Tell them Evelyn Hugo says good-bye.”


218. “wasn’t a nice thing to do, and I’m not sure you deserved it. But I don’t regret it. Because I know I had my reasons, and I did the best I could with every thought and feeling that led up to it.”


219. “My heart was never in the craft of acting, only in the proving. Proving my power, proving my worth, proving my talent. I’d proved it all” (Reid 324)


220. “First, you have to push people’s boundaries and not feel bad about it. No one is going to give you anything if you don’t ask for it. You tried. You were told no. Get over it.”


221. “How someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


222. “Oh, I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn't know her power, but I'm sick of all that. I turned heads.”


223. “If I can one day leave this world a little bit safer and a little bit easier for those who come after me... well, that just might make it all worth it.”


224. “When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do what it takes. The world does not give things, you take things”


225. “To our successful union,” Rex said. And then we clinked our glasses and drank.”


226. “If the definition of enjoying sex means that it is pleasurable, then I’ve had a lot of sex that I didn’t enjoy. But if we’re defining it as being happy to have made the trade, then, well, I haven’t had much I hated.”


227. “That’s the part I was stuck in, the part where you accept the apology because it’s easier than addressing the root of the problem”


228. “Of course, that’s the easiest lie to tell, one you know the other person desperately wants to be true.”


229. “[...] in the way he approached people, with kindness first, then strength.”


230. “I wasn’t trying to use you—”


231. “When you write the ending, Monique, make sure it's clear that I don't love this apartment, that I don't care about all my money, that I couldn't give a rat's ass if people think I'm a legend, that the adoration of millions of people never warmed my bed.


232. “I wonder where I got off, throwing money around so casually, as if the fact that it came easily to me meant I had no responsibility to value it.”


233. “só estou esclarecendo que todos ficavam felizes acreditando na mentira que eu vendia. e, obviamente, essa é a mentira mais fácil de emplacar - aquela em que a outra pessoa está mais do que disposta a acreditar.”


234. “But accepting that something is true isn't the same as thinking that it is just.”


235. “She laughed, and I kissed her.


236. “And it will be the tragedy of my life that I cannot love you enough to make you mine. That you cannot be loved enough to be anyone’s.”


237. “Don't ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don't do that.”


238. “It occurs to me that it is the very thing that made her that will be the thing to finally take her down.”


239. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone…Read more


240. “You, of all people, should know that you can't tell a single thing about a person's true character if you both want the same thing. That's like a dog and a cat getting along because they both want to kill the mouse.”


241. “Evelyn wants me for something. And she wants it bad.”


242. “I love you so much, sweetheart. So, so much. And it’s in part because of things like that. You’re an idealist and a romantic, and you have a beautiful soul. And I wish the world was ready to be the way you see it. I wish that the rest of the”


243. “The parts I’m being offered are shit. I have the Oscar on my mantel. I have a spectacular daughter. I have Harry. I’m a household name. They will write about my movies for years to come. What more do I want? A gold statue in my honor?”


244. “Celia, if you’re going to be as big as you clearly want to be, you need to learn two things.”


245. “I’m bisexual. Don’t ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box.”


246. “The more you get it, the more of it you need just to stay even.”


247. “We were married for two months before he started hitting me.”


248. “People don’t understand AIDS,” I said.


249. “Everyone I loved is dead now. There’s no one left to protect. No one left to lie for but me - Evelyn Hugo”


250. “I can't see you, Evelyn."


251. “I simply didn’t care. It cost so much, caring. I didn’t have any currency to spend on it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


252. “Sometimes divorce isn’t an earth-shattering loss. Sometimes it’s just two people waking up out of a fog.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


253. “Oh I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn’t know her power, but I’m sick of all that.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


254. “I don't know when exactly it happens--I suspect I made sense of things when I was dreaming--but when I wake up in the morning, I realize that even though it is too early yet, I will, one day, forgive her.”


255. “I can’t rest until I’m done. I have to push her. I have to ask and be willing to be told no. I have to know my worth.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


256. “I took off my dress alone, without anyone there to unzip the back of it. The loneliness of my marriage hit harder in that moment than it ever had.”


257. “a death by a thousand cuts. I hurt her with these tiny scratches, day after day. And then I got surprised when it left a wound too big to heal.”


258. “There’s a difference between sexuality and sex. I used sex to get what I wanted. Sex is just an act. Sexuality is a sincere expression of desire and pleasure. That I always kept for Celia.” “I”


259. “But I think we can be friendly.”


260. “That’s the part I was stuck in, the part where you accept the apology because it’s easier than addressing the root of the problem,”


261. “You, of all people, should know that you can’t tell a single thing about a person’s true character if you both want the same thing. That’s like a dog and a cat getting along because they both want to kill the mouse.”


262. “I can't live with my heart half-broken all the time”


263. “Evelyn, who was the love of your life? You can tell me."


264. “Светът уважава хората, които искат да властват над него.”


265. “Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does.”


266. “That, in and of itself, is awfully cynical, don’t you think? Divorce is loss.” Evelyn shakes her head. “Heartbreak is loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.”


267. “That night, Celia and I slept nude, holding each other. We no longer pretended to touch by accident. And when i woke up in the morning with her hair in my face, I inhaled, loudly and proudly. Within those four walls, we were unashamed.”


268. “No sabes cuánto has estado corriendo, lo mucho que has estado trabajando y lo agotada que estás, hasta que alguien se para detrás de ti y te dice: "Tranquila, ahora puedes caerte. Yo te sostengo."


269. “No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


270. “Everyone sort of assumes when faced with life and death situations, you will panic. But almost everyone who's actually experienced something like that will tell you that panic is a luxury you cannot afford.


271. “Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you. Other times reality simply waits, patiently, for you to run out of the energy it takes to deny it.”


272. “Be wary of men with something to prove”, “Never let anyone make you feel ordinary”, and “It is OK to grovel for something you really want”


273. “But I wasn’t heartbroken when Don left me. I simply felt like my marriage had failed. And those are very different things.”


274. “Con una cantidad de éxitos en su haber, Evelyn y Harry seguramente dirán que la pequeña Cameron es su coproducción más exitosa.”


275. “picked me because I showed a unique understanding of the need for dignity in death. She picked me because she believes I can see the need for mercy, even when what constitutes mercy is hard to swallow.”


276. “Heartbreak is loss. Divorce is a piece of paper…But I wasn’t heartbroken when Don left me. I simply felt like my marriage had failed. And those are very different things” (Reid 141)


277. “If you are so intolerable, let me be the one to tolerate you.”


278. “But no medium can capture what it is to be in someone’s presence, certainly not someone like her. Someone who makes you feel important simply because she’s choosing to look at you” (Reid 226)


279. “I liked the idea of showing a woman having sex because she wanted to be pleased instead of being desperate to please.”


280. “I loved you so much that I thought you were the meaning of my life, I thought that people were put on earth to find other people, and I was put here to find you. To find you and touch your skin and smell your breath and hear all your thoughts.”


281. “Who knows?" he said. "We're all whores, really, in some way or another. At least in Hollywood.”


282. “Everyone sort of assumes that when faced with life-and-death situations, you will panic. But almost everyone who’s actually experienced something like that will tell you that panic is a luxury you cannot afford.


283. “So do yourself a favor and learn how to grab life by the balls, dear. Don’t be so tied up trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.”


284. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.” So I fell down. And Harry caught me.”


285. “People don’t find it very sympathetic or endearing, a woman who puts herself first. Nor do people respect a man who can’t keep his wife in line.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


286. “If you've never been smacked across the face, let me tell you something, it is humiliating.”


287. “Never let anyone make you feel ordinary.”


288. “It’s a hard business, reconciling what the truth used to be with what the truth is now.”


289. “The world respects people who think they should be running it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


290. “I thought of how many women out there thought they could prevent their husbands from cheating if only they were as gorgeous as Evelyn Hugo. But it never stopped any man I loved.”


291. “It's me and you, true blue.”


292. “But once he has his hand on the doorknob, I realize that I have put into motion the end of a lackluster life in the interest of eventually finding a great one. “I hope one day you find someone who feels like the other half of you, I guess,” David says.”


293. “All I cared about was that she kissed me back, that she took her hand off the doorknob and, instead, put it on my waist.”


294. “And to anyone tempted to kiss the TV tonight, please don’t chip your tooth.” (Makes more sense when you read the book)


295. “Evelyn was never going to let the thing that made her be the thing to destroy her. She was never going to let anything, even a part of her body, have that sort of power. Evelyn is going to die when she wants to. And she wants to die now.”


296. “A man hits you once and apologizes, and you think it will never happen again.”


297. “I put my fork down. “That makes perfect sense, and I’m sorry if I was being glib.” Evelyn waves this off. “The whole culture is glib now. That’s the new thing.”


298. “Don't ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box, Monique.”


299. “You know damn well what you are. How you affect the people around you. I’d kill for a chest like that and full lips like yours. You make people think of undressing you just by showing up in a room fully clothed.”


300. “No one is just a victim or a victor. Everyone is somewhere in between.”


301. “You take umbrage with the word sin because it implies that you feel sorry” (Reid 26)


302. “Really. I look fantastic, Max. It’s not a problem.” I did not look fantastic, nor did I feel fantastic. It was a problem. But it was a solvable problem, and solvable problems aren’t really problems, are they?”


303. “You can be sorry about something and not regret it,” Evelyn says.”


304. “I should have taken her out to dinner and told her what I wanted to do and explained why I wanted to do it. I should have made love to her that night, to show her that the only body I was truly interested in deriving pleasure from was hers.”


305. “Después de aquella vez, mi padre respiraba conmigo cada vez que yo estaba al borde de la lágrima. Cuando me raspaba el codo, cuando mi primo me llamaba Oreo, cuando mi madre me decía que no podíamos tener un perrito, mi padre se sentaba y respiraba conmigo.”


306. “Relationships are complex. People are messy, and love can be ugly. I’m inclined to always err on the side of compassion.”


307. “Nothing means anything without you,” she said. “Everything that isn’t you is a pile of dog shit.”


308. “Or maybe [he] merely stumbled into something that worked for him, unsure what he wanted until he had it. Some people are lucky like that.”


309. “You can do that when you’re rich and famous. You can decide that wealth and renown are worthless when you have them.”


310. “Don was only kind when he was happy, and he was only happy when he was winning.”


311. “I have long operated under the idea that civility is subservience. But it hasn’t gotten me very far, that type of kindness. The world respects people who think they should be running it. I’ve never understood that, but I’m done fighting it.”


312. “So if we are going by the metric that all’s well that ends well, then I guess it’s safe to say that I’m not sorry.”


313. “Praise is just like an addiction. The more you get it, the more of it you need just to stay even.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


314. “People don't understand AIDS," I said.


315. “forgiveness is different from absolution”


316. “I knew what it was like to realize that the one you love would leave this earth well before you.”


317. “It is two A.M., and you are tired. You miss the love of your life. You want to go home. You would rather be with her, in bed, hearing the light buzz of her snoring, watching her sleep, than be here. There is nothing about here that you love.


318. “I’d told him I was someone else. And then I started getting angry that he couldn’t see who I really was.”


319. “But almost everyone who’s actually experienced something like that will tell you that panic is a luxury you cannot afford. In the moment, you act without thinking, doing all you can with the information you have”


320. “You could be a nobody living in a cardboard box, and I’d still love you,” I said. I’d never said that before. I’d never meant it before. Celia smiled wide. “Me too. The cardboard box and all of it.”


321. “You have breast cancer?” I ask. She nods.”


322. “If there are all different types of soul mates,' I told Harry one afternoon, when he two of us were sitting out on the patio with Connor, 'then you are mine.”


323. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until somewhat stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.”


324. “I took a deep breath, trying not to get too worked up before having to go on set and pretend to be a repressed WASP.”


325. “I feel no pressure to stop crying. I feel no need to explain myself. You don't have to make yourself OK for a good mother; a good mother makes herself OK for you. And my mother as always been a good mother, a great mother.”


326. “It’s just that there’s not much we can do about it,” I said.”


327. “It's because I see you. It's because I ache for you. It is because, from the very moment I set my eyes on you, my body was full of desire for you. It is because I have been falling in love with you for decades”


328. “En el momento indicado, habría hecho cualquier cosa que él quisiera.”


329. “Don made love like a king, truly. With the confidence and power of someone in charge of a fleet of men. I melted underneath him. In the right moment, for him, I’d have done anything he wanted.”


330. “No matter how I may feel about Evelyn, I know she is in hr right mind. I know she is OK. I know she has the right to die as she lived, entirely on her own terms, leaving nothing to fate or to chance but instead holding the power of it all in her own hands.”


331. “Pictures speak very loudly. In general, we can almost never shake what we see with our eyes.”


332. “Why are we friends?” I asked her.


333. “No sabes cuánto has estado corriendo, lo mucho que has estado trabajando y lo agotada que estás, hasta que alguien se para detrás de ti y te dice: "Tranquila, ahora puedes caerte. Yo te sostengo".


334. “No … because they are just husbands. I am Evelyn Hugo. And anyways, I think once people know the truth, they will be much more interested in my wife.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


335. “She’s a lesbian, Evelyn.”


336. “Which is about the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of bad.”


337. “I'd rather survive it than never feel it.”


338. “I know a little bit about what it is to give your body to someone when you don’t want to,”


339. “I was fishing for information that might break my heart, a flaw of the human condition.”


340. “Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you. Other times reality simply waits, patiently, for you to run out of the energy it takes to deny it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


341. “And what does it mean that we have not spoken in a decade but I still hear your voice in my head every day?”


342. “So, simply put, I'm not exactly impressed with myself.”


343. “Be wary of men with something to prove.”


344. “That I know I use people. I’m fine with the idea of using people. And all of that energy that you spend trying to convince yourself that you’re not using people I spend getting better at it.” “And you’re proud of that?” “I’m proud of where it’s gotten me.”


345. “When you dig just the tiniest bit beneath the surface, everyone's love life is original and interesting and nuanced and defies any easy definition.”


346. “So that’s it. If Don doesn’t want me, no one does.” “If Don doesn’t want you, he doesn’t want anyone else to have you.”


347. “You know the key to impulsivity is believing you are invincible. No one goes around throwing caution to the wind unless the wind is blowing their way.”


348. “You could be a nobody living in a cardboard box, and I’d still love you,” I said. I’d never said that before. I’d never meant it before.


349. “I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn’t know her power,”


350. “THE FIRST THING you need to do to get a man to elope with you is to challenge him to go to Las Vegas.”


351. “Everyone manipulates everyone.”


352. “It doesn't matter how gorgeous a woman is, to a man like Mick Riva, she's always less attractive after he's had sex with her. You know this. You allow it to happen.”


353. “I’m glad you have no one left. I’m glad there’s no one alive to love you.”


354. “You can be sorry about something and not regret it,” Evelyn says.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


355. “Never let anyone make you feel ordinary.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


356. “Oh I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn't know her power, but I'm sick of all that.”


357. “I made it fifty-fifty. Which is about the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of bad” (Reid 272)


358. “Can I be honest? I think I hate the desert. There is too much sun and no good food, and why are we here? We are city people, my love. We should go home.”


359. “And slowly, Connor began to trust that the world was a reasonably safe place to open your heart to.”


360. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


361. “Relationships are complex. People are messy, and love can be ugly. I’m inclined to always err on the side of compassion,”


362. “Celia and I spent our nights together in this apartment. Harry spent his nights with John at their place. We went out to dinner in public, the four of us looking like two pairs of heterosexuals, without a heterosexual in the bunch.”


363. “I remember him saying, in the dark, cramped stockroom with my back against a wooden crate, “You have this power over me.” He’d convinced himself that his wanting me was my fault. And I believed him.”


364. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


365. “I’m sorry,” I say. “You’re absolutely right. I should have asked you how you identify instead of assuming I knew. So let me try again. Are you prepared to come out, in the pages of this book, as a bisexual woman?”


366. “You can be sorry about something and not regret it,”


367. “If I want things to change, I have to change how I do things. And probably drastically.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


368. “Ojalá dieran el Oscar por esta mierda.”


369. “But you were using your sexuality to get things from men that Celia couldn’t give you.”


370. “But what I was really thinking was, I can’t tell him that. He’ll think I’m making fun of him, and he’ll smack me.”


371. “I'm not suggesting that charming girls should take pity on the pretty ones. I’m just saying it’s not so great being loved for something you didn’t do”


372. “No one is all good or all bad. I know this, of course. I had to learn it at a young age. But sometimes it’s easy to forget just how true it is. That it applies to everyone.”


373. “Y justo antes de apartarse del micrófono, dijo: "Y si esta noche a alguien le da por besar el televisor, que lo haga con cuidado, no se vaya a romper un diente".”


374. “I think the word whore is something ignorant people throw around when they have nothing else.”


375. “My life since Don had been a story of my own making, a mess and a joy of my own decisions, and a string of experiences that landed me with everything I ever wanted.”


376. “Hice que fuera mitad y mitad. Que es una de las peores cosas que puedes hacerle a alguien a quien quieres: darle apenas lo suficiente para que se quede contigo a pesar de tantos malos momentos.”


377. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, ‘It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.”


378. “It would take me years to figure out that life doesn't get easier simply because it gets more glamorous. But you couldn't have told me that when I was fourteen.”


379. “Because it sounds like a girl who might live next door to you. And I've always wanted to be the kind of girl you feel lucky just to lay your eyes on.”


380. “Harry died an hour later. After he was gone, I had the devastating luxury of panic.”


381. “Not to be indelicate, but are you telling me you’re dying?” “Everyone’s dying, sweetheart. You’re dying, I’m dying, that guy is dying.”


382. “I’d told him I was someone else, and then I started getting angry that he couldn’t see who I really was.”


383. “How does she know how much to give and just how much of herself to withhold?”


384. “That’s the spirit,” Evelyn says. “Although that song is more about


385. “You wonder what it must be to be a man, to be so confident that the final say is yours.”


386. “That’s when I started to take a liking to Celia St. James.”


387. “That's the part I was stuck in, the part where you accept the apology because it's easier than addressing the root of the problem.”


388. “Creía que la gente venía a este mundo a encontrarse con otras personas, y que era mi destino encontrarte a ti.”


389. “I spent half my time loving her and the other half hiding how much I loved her.”


390. “Some days I find myself convinced that I admire her more than anyone I've ever met, and other days I think of her as a liar and a cheat.


391. “Evelyn was never going to let the thing that made her be the thing to destroy her. She was never going to let anything, even a part of her body, have that sort of power.


392. “Behind every gorgeous woman, there’s a man sick of screwing her? Well, it works both ways. No one mentions that part.”


393. “It just goes to show that if you tell a woman her only skill is to be desirable, she will believe you.”


394. “Movie stars are movie stars are movie stars. Sure, we all fade after a while. We are human, full of flaws like anyone else. But we are the chosen ones because we are extraordinary.


395. “Sí, ya sé que todo el mundo prefiere a una mujer que no conoce su poder, pero estoy harta de todo eso.”


396. “I can't speak for all people who have been hit by someone they love, but what I can tell you is that forgiveness is different from absolution.”


397. “It's a hard business, reconciling what the truth used to be with what the truth is now.”


398. “La gente piensa que la intimidad tiene que ver con el sexo. Pero tiene que ver con la verdad.”


399. “Be bold. Do what no one expects you to do.”


400. “Elton John doesn’t have a child and a career based on audiences believing he’s a straight man.”


401. “And of course, that’s the easiest lie to tell, one you know the other person desperately wants to be true.”


402. “The world respects people who think they should be running it.”


403. “Evelyn, I have been in love with you since 1959. I may not have


404. “We’re home,’ I said. This wasn’t my home. We’d never lived here together before. But she knew what I meant. ‘Yes,’ she said. ‘We’re home.”


405. “Czasami rzeczywistość spada ci na głowę. Innym razem czeka cierpliwie, aż wytracisz energię potrzebną do jej negowania.”


406. “Relationships are complex,” Evelyn says. “People are messy, and love can be ugly. I'm included to always err on the side of compassion.”


407. “I love you,” she said.


408. “When they called out the nominees for Best Actress, I scanned the audience for Celia. I spotted her the very same moment she spotted me. We locked eyes.”


409. “All I cared about was that she kissed me back. That she took her hand off the doorknob, and instead put it on my waist.”


410. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “You're safe with me” - that’s intimacy.”


411. “Do you think I'm a whore?” Harry pulled over to the side of the road and turned to me. “I think you're brilliant. I think you're tough. And I think the word whore is something ignorant people throw around when they have nothing else.


412. “With Max, I thought that something might change, something might click, something might make him see me as I truly was and love me for it. I thought maybe I could love the real him enough that he’d start loving the real me.”


413. “El mundo respeta a las personas que se creen capaces de gobernarlo.”


414. “No sabes cuánto has estado corriendo, lo mucho que has estado trabajando y lo agotada que estás, hasta que alguien se para detrás de ti y te dice: «Tranquila, ahora puedes caerte. Yo te sostengo». Así”


415. “If you’re not going to be the kind of wife who is going to make me breakfast, you can at least know how I like it.”


416. “I don’t want to let you love me if you don’t think you can lose me again. One last time.”


417. “the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of bad.”


418. “I realize that I have put into motion the end of a lackluster life in the interest of eventually finding a great one.”


419. “I’d give it all up, you know. All of it. The money and the jobs and the fame. I’d give it all up just to be with you, just to be normal with you.”


420. “I liked finding evocative ways of interpreting the real world. I liked the idea of connecting people by sharing their stories.”


421. “People don’t understand AIDS,” I said. “They understand it just fine,” Celia said. “They just think that he deserves it because of how he got it.”


422. “Nobody deserves anything, Evelyn says. It's simply a matter of who's willing to go and take it for themselves.”


423. “When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is "You're safe with me" - that's intimacy.”


424. “But still. She can say it. She can say it to me. She can admit it, freely. Now. Here.


425. “It takes everything I have not to taken it back, not to apologize profusely. My mother raised me to be polite, to be demure. I have long operated under the idea that civility is subservience. But it hasn't gotten me very far, that type of kindness.”


426. “You’re my best friend in the world, Harry,” I said. “Do you know that?” He smiled.


427. “My heart was never in the craft of acting, only in the proving. Proving my power, proving my worth, proving my talent.”


428. “(...) aceitar uma realidade não quer dizer que a gente a considere justa.”


429. “On opening night, I thought of my mother. I knew that if she could have been there with me, she would have been beaming. I did it, I wanted to tell her. We’re both out of there.”


430. “Acho que o que estou querendo dizer é que nem tudo depende da sorte. Além de ter sorte, é preciso saber ser filho da p*ta.”


431. “It’s when it’s over that you scream. And cry. And wonder how you got through it. Because most likely, in the case of real trauma,”


432. “I’m under absolutely no obligation to make sense to you.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


433. “My mother raised me to be polite, to be demure. I have long operated under the idea that civility is subservience. But it hasn’t gotten me very far, that type of kindness. The world respects people who think they should be running it.”


434. “I’m cynical and I’m bossy, and most people would consider me vaguely immoral.”


435. “Amar não é errado, querida. Não é. As pessoas é que estão erradas.”


436. “First, you have to push people's boundaries and not feel bad about it. No one is going to give you anything if you don't ask for it. You tried. You were told no. Get over it.”


437. “I love you so much that when I sometimes get a look at all the crazy fan mail you get, I think, well, sure, that makes sense. I want to collect her eyelashes too.”


438. “It's luck and being a son of a bitch.”


439. “All I could think was that he didn’t know about that line of freckles on her hip. I knew about them, and he didn’t.”


440. “You, of all people, are going to change your mind about that,” she says. “Very soon.”


441. “OK, if I understand you correctly, what you’re saying is that you’d


442. “I’d told him I was someone else, and then I started getting angry that he couldn’t see who I really was.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


443. “I only remember clinging to her, holding her as best I could. I only remember saying, "We didn't have enough time.”


444. “You take umbrage with the word sin because it implies that you feel sorry”


445. “[It's] the cuelest thing you can do to someone you love: give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of bad.”


446. “I think the word whore is something ignorant people throw around when they have nothing else.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


447. “I hate Evelyn, but I think I like her very much.”


448. “Taking pride in your beauty is a damning act. Because you allow yourself to believe that the only thing notable about yourself is something with a very short shelf life.”


449. “Intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me'- that's intimacy.”


450. “And to this day, I'm not sure if Gwen asked me if I fell in order to spare me the need to lie or to encourage me to keep quiet.”


451. “Life doesn't get easier simply because it gets more glamorous.”


452. “So, simply put, I’m not exactly impressed with myself.”


453. “Evelyn shakes her head. “Heartbreak is loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.”


454. “We were fairly protected from it on the Upper East Side, but I was still uncomfortable with the idea that Connor was growing up so close to so much chaos.”


455. “I’m simply saying they were all too happy to believe the lie I was selling them. And of course, that’s the easiest lie to tell, one you know the other person desperately wants to be true.”


456. “What’s that saying? Behind every gorgeous woman, there’s a man sick of screwing her? Well, it works both ways. No one mentions that part.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


457. “Make them pay you what they would pay a white man.”


458. “It strikes me as a unique form of power to say your own name when you know that everyone in the room, everyone in the world, already knows it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


459. “We are not friends, Don,” I said. “I want to be clear on that.”


460. “I had learned all too well that pain was sometimes stronger than the need to keep up appearances.”


461. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realise you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is 'you're safe with me' - that's intimacy.”


462. “It’s not wrong,” Celia said. “It shouldn’t be wrong, to love you. How can it be wrong?”


463. “I have been married seven times, and never once has it felt half as right as this. I think that loving you has been the truest thing about me”


464. “Here is the thing about fury. It starts in your chest. Fear quickly moves to denial. And then truth hits”


465. “We should have reasons why we didn’t want to give up. It shouldn’t just be that we don’t want to give up.”


466. “When you’re older. You have to find a job that makes your heart feel big instead of one that makes it feel small. OK? You promise me that?” He put out his hand, and I shook it, like we were making a business deal. I was six. By the time I was”


467. “He always had a detached sense about him, like you could do whatever you wanted and you wouldn't get under his skin. He was untouchable in that way.”


468. “I am at peace with the idea that sometimes doing the right thing turns out badly.”


469. “No one left to lie for but me.”


470. “I guess what I’m saying is it’s not all luck. It’s luck and being a son of a bitch.”


471. “Two men sleeping together. Married to two women sleeping together. We were four beards.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


472. “And just as she was about to leave the microphone, she said, "And to anyone tempted to kiss the TV tonight, please don't chip your tooth.”


473. “Intimacy is impossible without trust. And we would have been idiots to trust one another.”


474. “I had quickly learned that Don was only kind when he was happy, and he was only happy when he was winning. I had met him on a winning streak, married him as he was ascending. I was quickly learning that sweet Don was not the only Don.”


475. “I told her every single day that her life had been the world’s greatest gift to me, that I believed I was put on earth not to make movies or wear emerald-green gowns and wave at crowds but to be her mother.”


476. “Sometimes divorce isn't an earth-shattering loss. Sometimes its just two people waking up out of a fog.”


477. “No one is just a victim or victor. Everyone is somewhere in between. People who go around casting themselves as one or the other are not only kidding themselves, but they’re painfully unoriginal.”


478. “The daily peace of loving plainly.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


479. “Men were almost never with me for my personality.”


480. “Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does. You’re the only thing on this planet worth worshipping.”


481. “I'd told him I was someone else, and then I started getting angry that he couldn't see who I really was.”


482. “...it's not so great being loved for something you didn't do.”


483. “Which is about the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot of”


484. “But everyone, for what had felt like my whole life, had always been divided into "Celia" and "not Celia.”


485. “First, you have to push people’s boundaries and not feel bad about it. No one is going to give you anything if you don’t ask for it. You tried. You were told no. Get over it.” “And the second thing?” “When you use people, be good at it.”


486. “Creo que ser una misma, sin esconder nada, siempre será como nadar contra la corriente.”


487. “Forty minutes later, the two of you are drunk and standing in front of each other at an altar.”


488. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are until someone stands behind you and says: "it's okay, you can fall down now, I'll catch you”


489. “People don't find it very sympathetic or endearing, a woman who puts herself first. Nor do people respect a man who can't keep his wife in line.”


490. “simply didn’t care. It cost so much, caring. I didn’t have any currency to spend on it.”


491. “She was always jealous of the men, worried she couldn’t compete. I was jealous of the women, worried I wouldn’t compare.”


492. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until somewhat stands behind you and says, ‘It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.'”


493. “There's a difference between sexuality and sex. I used sex to get what I wanted. Sex is just an act. Sexuality is a sincere expression of desire and pleasure.”


494. “All of these things you’re so desperate to know, I promise I’ll answer them before we’re done. But I’m not going to answer them one minute before I want to. I call the shots. That’s how this is going to go.”


495. “Yes, Celia, you were. And I’m fine with that. I wouldn’t have a moment’s hesitation in using you. And I wouldn’t expect you to have a second thought about using me. ”


496. “If you are intolerable, let me be the one to tolerate you,” I said, and


497. “You’re not really famous if anyone still likes you.”


498. “I feel no pressure to stop crying. I feel no need to explain myself. You don’t have to make yourself OK for a good mother; a good mother makes herself OK for you. And my mother has always been a good mother, a great mother.”


499. “There is something very striking about Frankie. I’m not sure that you’d say she was conventionally attractive—her features are severe, her eyes very wide apart—but she is nevertheless someone you can’t help but look at and admire.”


500. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth.”


501. “She never called me Evelyn, only mija, which made me feel really special, like I was hers and she was mine.”


502. “But accepting that something is true isn’t the same as thinking that it is just.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


503. “Evelyn, who was the love of your life? You can tell me.” Evelyn looks out the window, breaths in deeply, and then says, “Celia. St. James”.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


504. “No body deserves anything,' Evelyn says. 'It's simply a matter of who's willing to go and take it for themselves.”


505. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is "you're safe with me" - that's intimacy.”


506. “Cuando te dan una oportunidad de cambiar tu vida, debes estar dispuesta a hacer lo que sea con tal de lograrlo.”


507. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, "It's OK, you can fall down. I'll catch you."


508. “I loved you so much that I thought you were the meaning of my life. I thought that people were put on earth to find other people, and I was put here to find you.”


509. “And I start to fall in love with her, just the littlest bit, as I watch her films”


510. “People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”


511. “I was fishing for information that might break my heart. A flaw of the human condition.”


512. “You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, 'It's OK, you can fall down now. I'll catch you.”


513. “When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn’t give things, you take things. If you learn one thing”


514. “Looking at myself now, pulled together and slimmer, I feel a rush of confidence. I look good. I feel good.”


515. “-Nadie quiere entender a las personas como nosotras.


516. “Quando a pessoa percebe que pode contar a verdade para alguém, que pode se abrir, que pode desabafar totalmente e receber como resposta "Comigo essas coisas estão a salvo". Isso é intimidade.”


517. “It cost so much, caring. I didn't have any currency to spend on it.”


518. “There’s a difference between sexuality and sex. I used sex to get what I wanted. Sex is just an act. Sexuality is a sincere expression of desire and pleasure.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


519. “My Dearest CeCe, Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does. You’re the only thing on this planet worth worshipping. All my love, Edward”


520. “Praise is just like an addiction. The more you get it, the more of it you need just to stay even.”


521. “dan una oportunidad de cambiar tu vida, debes estar dispuesta a hacer lo que sea con tal de lograrlo. El mundo no te da cosas: tú debes tomarlas.”


522. “pienso que la diferencia entre una actriz y una estrella es que la estrella se siente cómoda al ser exactamente lo que el mundo quiere que sea.”


523. “You, of all people, should know that you can't tell a single thing about a person's true character if you both want the same thing. That's like a cat and dog getting along because they both want to kill the mouse”


524. “I've never thought of myself as a force to be reckoned with. Maybe I should start thinking of myself that way; maybe I deserve to.”


525. “You should know this about the rich: they always want to get richer. It is never boring, getting your hands on more money.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


526. “I think being yourself—your true, entire self—is always going to feel like you’re swimming upstream.”


527. “Así eran las cosas con Celia. Cuando le negabas lo que quería, cuando le hacías daño, se aseguraba de lastimarte también a ti.”


528. “So if we are going by the metric that all's well that ends well, then I guess it's safe to say that I'm not sorry.”


529. “You destroyed me," she said. "Twice now in our lives. I have spent years getting over you."


530. “Don’t just accept what the world gives you. Decide what you want and then take it”


531. “Heartbreak is loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.”


532. “I’d kill for a chest like that and full lips like yours. You make people think of undressing you just by showing up in a room fully clothed.”


533. “Evelyn, we haven't even seen each other in years."


534. “But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is “You’re safe with me”—that’s intimacy.”


535. “There is a certain freedom in marrying a man when you aren’t hiding anything.”


536. “I’m cynical and I’m bossy, and most people would consider me vaguely immoral.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


537. “Which is about the cruelest thing you can do to someone you love, give them just enough good to make them stick through a hell of a lot bad”


538. “Sometimes I think the difference between an actress and a star is that a star feels comfortable being the very thing the world wants her to be”


539. “Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


540. “If I couldn't have her, did I want anyone else?”


541. “To you,” she said. “For being absolutely unstoppable.”


542. “And taking pride in your beauty is a damning act. Because you allow yourself to believe that the only thing notable about yourself is something with a very short shelf life.” (The Seven