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645 Best November 9 Quotes by Colleen Hoover (2023)

1. “Fallon, I’m worked up so damn tight. I’m going to kiss you now and I’m not sorry.”


2. “It feels like my heart is literally breaking. Cracking right down the middle, bleeding out into my chest, filling my lungs with blood, making it impossible to breathe.”


3. How does the unconventional structure of the story, with events taking place on November 9th each year, contribute to the development of the characters and their relationship?


4. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter. Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn't. ”


5. “Sometimes you have to choose between a bunch of wrong choices and no right ones. You just have to choose which wrong choices feels the least wrong.”


6. “I am translucent, aquatic. Drifting, aimless. She is an anchor, sinking in my sea. —BENTON JAMES KESSLER”


7. “I’ll love you forever. Even when I can’t.”


8. “There was before you and there was during you. For some reason, I never thought there would be an after you.”


9. Love and Relationships: The novel delves into the complexities of love and relationships, examining the various forms they can take and the obstacles that can arise. Through Fallon and Ben’s unconventional relationship, the story explores how love can transform over time and how trust plays a crucial role in a healthy partnership


10. “I just find it difficult to control my indignation in the presence of absurdity.”


11. “I laugh, relieved that she's... that she simply exists. And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state.”


12. “That's what love is, Ben. Love is sacrifice.”


13. “Fallon, I don't care about the book. I don't even want to finish it. All I care about is you. Being with you every day. Seeing you every day. I'm not finished falling in love with you yet. But if you don't want to finish falling in love with me, then you need to tell me right now.”


14. “I’ve never needed to wrap my arms around someone more than I do right now, and I’d give anything to have her here with me. To just be able to press my face in her hair and feel her arms around my waist, her hands on my back. There isn’t a single thing in this world that could comfort me like she could, but I didn’t tell her that. I couldn’t.”


15. “She is not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She is the kind of girl you fight to death for.”


16. “You don’t deserve words, Sky. You deserve actions.”


17. “He's looking at me like I'm a beautiful mess, and I'm not going to allow myself to question that. Because I am. I'm a beautiful fucking mess and he's lucky to be on top of me right now.”


18. “Why the hell does luck exist if I’m not supposed to push it?”


19. “Don’t,” I beg her. “Please don’t get over me.”


20. “I hope they laugh at you, Fallon. If people are laughing at you, it means you’re putting yourself out there to be laughed at. Not enough people have the courage to even take that step.”


21. “I’m never going to meet anyone who makes me feel the way he does. People don’t get this lucky more than once in the same lifetime.”


22. “But she hates insta-love. Apparently she hates semi-instant love and slow love and love at a snail’s pace and love in general and . . . “Fuck!”


23. “My mother says the majority of people have their lives figured out by the age of twenty-three, so I want to make sure I know who I am and what I want out of life before I allow myself to fall in love. Because it’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.”


24. “I laugh, relieved that she’s . . . that she simply exists. And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state. And that, after all these years, I surprisingly wouldn’t change a single thing about what ultimately brought us together.”


25. “Sometimes, two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together. ”


26. “A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter. Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn’t.”


27. “Her tears and my soul, they live parallel lives.


28. “I wonder if he feels the same way? If thoughts of me consume him all day long like thoughts of him consume me? If everything he does and everywhere he goes, he wishes he were sharing it with me?”


29. “I read reviews a lot for the audiobooks I narrate, so I’ve seen the comments about how readers would do anything to make book boyfriends real. Here I am, convinced I’m standing in the arms of one, and I’m about to walk away from him.”


30. “I'm not going to pretend that I know what you've gone through. But after reading those pages, I can assure you that you aren't the only one who was scarred in that fire. Just because he chose not to show you his scars doesn't mean they don't exist.”


31. “Loving someone means accepting all the things and people that person loves, too.”


32. “That’s not awkward at all,” I say sarcastically.


33. “Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race .”


34. When Fallon was blaming Ben


35. “No matter how hard I try to hide them with my hair and clothes, they’re there. They’ll always be there. A permanent reminder of the night that destroyed all the best parts of me.”


36. “I don’t want to say goodbye to you when we wake up.'


37. How do the themes of self-discovery and personal growth manifest in the lives of both Fallon and Ben throughout the novel?


38. “A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts.”


39. “The only problem with that is there’s nothing anyone could say that would wound a man who has absolutely no heart.”


40. “Whether or not the couple ends up together at the end of a book doesn’t determine whether that book has a happy ending or not. As long as the two people end up happy, it doesn’t really matter if they end up happy together.”


41. “She's familiar. My only familiar thing in a world of inconsistency and confusion.”


42. “And once again in my new world full of heartache and lies, this hopeless boy somehow finds a way to make me smile. ”


43. “But the only thing that makes me sad—the biggest thing—is that I think about you every second of every day and I don’t know how to get over you.” “Don’t,” I beg her. “Please don’t get over me.”


44. “I don’t even want to be with anyone if there’s even a remote possibility that there’s a third party at play. Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race.”


45. “I know Harp doesn’t really regret it either, because it meant she got to scream “FUCK YOU, OLD MAN” at Mr. Knackstedt as we walked out the door.”


46. But we do get to choose how hard we're willing to work in order to make the best of what we're given. ”


47. “Wow. She’s like a mini-Socrates with all this life advice. I feel like I should be taking notes. Or debating with her.”


48. “Please don’t allow anyone to make you feel less than what you are.”


49. “I’m in love with her. Like, really in love with her. Crippling, debilitating, paralyzing love.”


50. While Fallon and Ben are talking about her scars,


51. “I laugh, relieved that she’s… that she simply exists. And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state.”


52. “I am translucent, aquatic. Drifting, aimless. She is an anchor, sinking in my sea. —”


53. “I've read twenty-six romance novels, only five of which Fallon recommended. What she failed to tell me is that two of the novels she suggested were firsts in a series, so of course I had to finish the series.”


54. “If you don’t show up today, I’ll be there next year. And the next. Every November 9th I’ll wait for you, hoping one day you’ll be able to find enough forgiveness to love me again. But if that doesn’t happen and you never show, I’ll still be grateful to you until the day that I die. You saved me the day we met.”


55. “And every time you look in the mirror, you don't have the right to hate what you see. because you survived when a lot of people don't get that lucky.”


56. “Guys see boobs coupled with a great sense of humor and think they've found the holy fucking grail.”


57. “Because I could tell with that one simple movement that you were really insecure. And I realized—since you obviously had no idea how fucking beautiful you were—that I just might actually have a chance with you. And so I smiled. Because I was hoping if I played my cards right—I might get to find out exactly what kind of panties you were wearing under those jeans.”


58. “We want to find someone who believes in us. Who will take our side and make us feel less lonely.”


59. Were there any moments in the story that surprised you or challenged your expectations? How did these moments contribute to your overall experience of reading the novel?


60. “She is an anchor, sinking in my sea.”


61. “Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective. ”


62. .. But anyone who sees your scars before they see you doesn't deserve you. I hope you remember that and believe that. A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter. Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn't.


63. “Most of me believed she wouldn't show up today, but a small part of me still held out hope. I can't say that her choice has broken my heart, because that would mean my heart was still whole to be broken.”


64. “Calm down, heart. Please.”


65. “It’s hard to believe someone could ever find me attractive when I can’t even look at myself in the mirror.”


66. “The best version of you doesn't include me.”


67. “Nunca serás capaz de te encontrar, se estiveres perdida noutra pessoa.”


68. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy. ”


69. “He cocks an eyebrow. “Booksting?” “Yeah. When a hot guy talks books with a girl. It’s like sexting, but out loud and with books instead of sex. Nor does it have to do with texts. Okay, so it’s nothing like sexting, but it made sense in my head.”


70. “Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change.”


71. “Theodore," Ben says, interrupting him. " You seem like a... nice guy."


72. “I’m not one to believe things happen for a reason, so I refuse to believe it was our fate not to end up together. I’d much rather believe shit just happens.”


73. “It took four years for me to fall in love with him. It only took four pages to stop.”


74. “It pisses me off that you allow something so trivial to define such a huge part of you. I can’t make you pretty in this book, because that would be an insult. You’re fucking beautiful. And you’re funny. And the only times I’m not completely enamored by you are the moments you’re feeling sorry for yourself. Because I don’t know if you’ve realized this yet, but you’re alive, Fallon. And every time you look in the mirror, you don’t have the right to hate what you see. Because you survived when a lot of people don’t get that lucky. So from now on when you think about your scars, you aren’t allowed to resent them. You’re going to embrace them, because you’re lucky to be on this earth to see them. And any guy you allow to touch your scars better thank you for that privilege.”


75. Fallon O’Neil: Fallon is a young woman with dreams of becoming an actress. However, her aspirations are halted after a tragic fire leaves her with severe burns and scars. Fallon struggles with self-esteem and confidence issues, but her resilience and growth form an essential part of her character arc. She meets Ben the day before her scheduled move to New York City and becomes the muse for his novel


76. “When I touch you, I’m touching you because I want to make you happy. When I kiss you, I’m kissing you because you have the most incredible mouth I’ve ever seen and you know I can’t not kiss it. And when I make love to you – I’m doing exactly that. I’m making love to you because I’m in love with you. ”


77. “He hasn’t spoken a single word to me yet, but his actions have said a million thank yous.”


78. “I need to remember that there's more than one way people show love. And even though his way and my way are completely opposite, it's still love.”


79. “Seriously though. This female attraction to the alpha-male throws me off a little bit, because I’m not anything like the guys you read about.”


80. Overcoming Adversity: Fallon’s struggle to overcome the emotional and physical trauma she suffered due to the fire is a key aspect of the story. Her journey to rebuild her self-esteem and find her identity highlights the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity


81. “There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.”


82. “I have to force myself to make a life before the one I’m not living swallows me whole”


83. “All I want is for you to be happy. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. And I’ll do anything to make that happen for you, even if it means helping you to forget me.”


84. “I laugh, relieved that she’s… that she simply exists. And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state. And that, after all these years, I surprisingly wouldn’t change a single thing about what ultimately brought us together.”


85. “But she hates insta-love. Apparently she hates semi-instant love and love at a snail's pace and love in general and…Fuck!”


86. .. I can't dwell on all the things I should have done differently, when to me this was our fate. We were drawn to each other. We made each other happy. And I know without a doubt there were several times during the past few years that we were madly in love with each other at the same time. Not everyone experiences that Fallon, and I'd be lying if I said I regretted it.


87. “Most people don’t know what death sounds like. I do. Death sounds like the absence of footsteps down the hallway. It sounds like a morning shower not being taken. Death sounds like the lack of the voice that should be yelling my name from the kitchen, telling me to get out of bed. Death sounds like the absence of the knock on my door that usually comes moments before my alarm goes off.”


88. “She "loved me" in quotations. She kissed me in bold. I TRIED T KEEP HER in all caps. She left with an ellipsis...”


89. “I love you, Fallon. More than poetry, more than words, more than music, more than your boobs. Both of them. Do you have any idea how much that amounts to?”


90. “Not that there’s any difference between a man and a nineteen-year-old, because they’re the same thing.”


91. “I want you to be my first and last.”


92. “It makes me want to go back and reread everything I’ve ever read, now that I’m experiencing these things with someone in real life.”


93. “It’s the beautiful moments like this that make up for the ugly love.”


94. “Sometimes you have to walk away from the fight in order to win it.”


95. She’s the kind of girl you fight to the death for. ”


96. “Ela «amou-me» entre aspas


97. “A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter.” (November 9 Quotes)


98. “Sometimes at night, I’ll rewrite conversations I had during the day, but I’ll change them up to reflect everything I wish I could have said in the moment.”


99. “Baby,” he says, his lips forming a smile. “You have already made this the best sex I’ve ever had, and I’m not even inside you yet.”


100. “We don’t focus too much on what isn’t working out in our lives. We focus on what is, and there’s a lot to be grateful for.”


101. “out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy.”


102. “I have longed to move away but am afraid; Some life, yet unspent, might explode.”


103. “I seem to have a one-track mind, and that track leads straight to the two things I shouldn’t even be thinking about right now. Her boobs. Both of them.”


104. “You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”


105. “Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life. ”


106. Ben's interpretation of the quote,


107. And if there is any part of you capable of forgiving me, you know where I’ll be. Tonight, next year, the next, for eternity. The choice is yours. ”


108. “She “loved me” in quotations She kissed me in bold I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps She left with an ellipsis . . . —BENTON JAMES KESSLER”


109. “And I hold her for so long, I have no idea if it’s still November 9th anymore or if it’s the 10th now. But the date doesn’t matter, because I’m going to love her through every single one of them.”


110. “Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world. Sometimes my silence is saying, I don’t know how to speak to you. I don’t know what you’re thinking. Talk to me. Tell me everything you’ve ever said. All the words. Starting from the very first one.”


111. “ When you’re willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that’s real love.”


112. “My father’s situation was completely different, and I should treat it as such. And even though we’ve kept in touch over the past few years, our relationship isn’t what it used to be. I take half the blame for that. We don’t get to choose our parents, and parents don’t get to choose their children. But we do get to choose how hard we’re willing to work in order to make the best of what we’re given.”


113. “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”


114. “You can't love yourself if you're lost in someone else"-November 9”


115. “Understanding a situation doesn’t always make it easier. ”


116. “I love you, Fallon. More than poetry, more than words, more than music, more than your boobs. Both of them. Do you have any idea how much that amount to?”


117. “It's only been five minutes since he sat down, and he's already turned his side of the booth into his stage. And once again, I'm forced to be his audience.”


118. “So whether or not you can find it in your heart to love me again, I needed to thank you for saving me. And if there is any part of you capable of forgiving me, you know where I’ll be. Tonight, next year, the next, for eternity.”


119. “You can't pursue the willing, Fallon.”


120. “We don't get to choose our parents, and parents don't get to choose their children. But we do get to choose how hard we're willing to work in order to make the best of what we're given.”


121. In what ways does the novel explore the themes of forgiveness and redemption? How do the characters confront their past actions and work towards self-improvement?


122. “I think love is a hard word to define...You can love a lot of things about a person and still not love the whole person.”


123. “Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy.


124. “Fallon, we have been dating for two hours now. I can read you like a book, and right now i do believe that book is full of erotica.”


125. “He's put his scars on full display for you, and you need to show him the respect he showed you by not turning away from them.”


126. “I don’t want to be someone’s second choice. ”


127. “What the hell am I doing?


128. “everyone has scars,” she says. “A lot of them even worse than mine. The only difference is that mine are visible and most people’s aren’t .”


129. “The way it looks is something else. Like each of my flaws had been blanketed in pink highlights, put on display for the entire world to see. No matter how hard I try to hide them with my hair and clothes, they’re there. They’ll always be there. A permanent reminder of the night that destroyed all the best parts of me.”


130. “And I’m in love with her. Like, really in love with her. Crippling, debilitating, paralyzing love. So please accept my sincerest apologies, because she’s coming home with me tonight. I hope. I pray.”


131. “Fate.


132. “That's what loce is, Ben. Love is sacrifice. I got this tattoo the day I felt that kind of love for your father. And I chose it because if I had to describe love that day, I would say it felt like my two favourite things, amplified and thrown together. Like my favourite poetic line mixed into the lyrics of my favourite song”


133. “When you meet someone who is good for you, they won’t fill you with insecurities by focusing on your flaws. They’ll fill you with inspiration, because they’ll focus on all the best parts of you.”


134. “I didn’t think you needed rescuing. I just sometimes find it difficult to control my indignation in the presence of absurdity.”


135. “If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you. ”


136. “Because that’s exactly where I’ll be. And if you don’t show up today, I’ll be there next year. And the next. Every November 9th I’ll wait for you, hoping one day you’ll be able to find enough forgiveness to love me again. But if that doesn’t happen and you never show, I’ll still be grateful to you until the day that I die. You”


137. “I read a lot of romance, so I know when the timing is right, If we're going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy. After you kiss me, I want you to forget all about that Abitha chick you keep talking about.”


138. “Nothing I can do would ever make my heart worthy enough to share a love with yours.”


139. “J'essaie toujours de me rappeler que tout le monde porte des cicatrices. Souvent pires que les miennes. La seule différence étant que chez moi, ça se voit, mais pas chez la plupart des gens.”


140. While they are still arguing, Ben doesn't want to let Fallon go without giving him any assurance of their love


141. “Enamorarse puede no ser una decisión consciente, pero ahorrarse la situación antes de que suceda lo es. Así que si conozco a alguien del que creo podría enamorarme... voy a alejarme de su presencia hasta que esté lista para ello.”


142. “But five years is a long time, Fallon. Who knows what could happen between now and then. Hell, I didn’t even have hair on my nuts five years ago.” I”


143. “Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers. ”


144. “I want to feel that again. I want to remember what it feels like to love someone like that. And not just anyone. I want to know what it feels like to love...”


145. “Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.”


146. “It’s important to her that I don’t spend any of these years in love with some guy, because if I do, she fears I’ll never learn how to fall in love with myself.”


147. “We don’t get to choose our parents, and parents don’t get to choose their children. But we do get to choose how hard we’re willing to work in order to make the best of what we’re given.”


148. “Fucking beautiful,” I whisper.


149. “I would never let anyone else borrow my heart if I know there’s a chance in hell you might want it back.”


150. “Naked truths aren’t always pretty.”


151. “comfort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy .”


152. When Ben was asking her mother how to know when you're really in love with someone, his mother answers,


153. “How the hell am I supposed to say goodbye to her tonight, knowing I’ll never talk to her again?”


154. “I’m really happy you’re doing this,” she says. “But I’m going to warn you, I might miss you a lot and I might sound sad when you call, but don’t get homesick. I’ll be fine. I promise. I’m sad that I won’t get to see you as often, but I’m even happier that you’re taking this step. And I promise that’s all I’m going to say about it. I love you and I’m proud of you”


155. Being with you every day. Seeing you every day. I’m not finished falling in love with you yet. ”


156. “But I’ll be damned if I don’t grab my laptop and my keys and follow her wherever the hell she’s willing to lead me.”


157. “I want to scream and I want to smile and I want to cry, but most of all, I just want something to eat.”


158. “But I’ve learned over the past year what it really means to be able to miss someone. In order to miss someone, that means you were privileged enough to have them in your life to begin with. ”


159. “When you left last year, you left with my soul in your hands and my heart in your teeth.”


160. “Fallon,” he whispers, moving his lips slowly across mine. “Thank you for this beautiful gift.” As soon as his words brush over my mouth, he covers me in a deep kiss. My whole body tenses from the burst of pain that ripples through me as he pushes inside of me, but the perfection of the way we fit together makes the pain a mere inconvenience. It’s beautiful. He’s beautiful. And somehow, with the way he’s looking down at me, I even believe I’m beautiful. He presses his mouth against my ear and whispers, “No combination of written words could ever do this moment justice.”


161. While Fallon thinks about inviting her father for breakfast,


162. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen you, are not one and the same. ”


163. “Quarto Novembro:


164. “So you keep your ocean, I’ll take the Lake. ”


165. “We’re only given one mind and body at birth. And they’re the only ones we get, so it’s up to us to take care of ourselves.”


166. “Don't stop" I tease in a seductive voice. " Give me more, Ben. Did you read eBooks or..." I run my finger slowly down his chest."Hardbacks?"


167. “Uma das coisas de que tento sempre lembrar-me é que todos temos cicatrizes. Muitas delas piores que as minhas. A única diferença é que as minhas são visíveis e as da maioria das pessoas não são.”


168. “Loving someone doesn't just include that person, Ben. Loving someone means accepting all the things and people that person loves, too. And I will. I do. I promise.”


169. And I promise it’ll be an eleven. ”


170. “In her darkness, she is silent. In my darkness, she screams. —BENTON JAMES KESSLER”


171. When Fallon was telling Ben how he made her feel


172. “But this apartment is too comfortable, and comfort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy.”


173. “My flaws are what wake me up in the morning and what keep me awake every night.”


174. “It was the first time I wanted more happiness for the person I was with than I wanted for myself.”


175. “She “loved me” in quotations She kissed me in bold I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps She left with an ellipsis . . .”


176. If lies were written, I would erase them. But they are spoken; etched within. With convalesced truth, I scream out my atonement. Let me repent against your skin. (Benton James Kessler)


177. “If lies were written, I would erase them But they are spoken; etched within With convalesced truth, I scream out my atonement Let me repent against your skin. —BENTON JAMES KESSLER”


178. “Go easy on me, Fallon. My heart is fragile.”


179. “November 9. The night I intentionally started the fire that almost claimed the life of the girl who would one day save mine.”


180. “You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.” Ben said this to Fallon and it is one of those quotes that I will always remember. Ben puts his heart on the line and admits how he feels. The fact that they had to part ways and not see each other for an entire year is beyond devastating.


181. “And yes, you have scars. But anyone who sees your scares before they see you doesn't deserve you. I hope you remember that and believe that. A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts.”


182. “Why didn't you tell me the foundation you taught me to stand on is made from quicksand?”


183. “This thing about you that you think is your flaw - it's the reason I'm falling in love with you.”


184. “slowly down his chest. “Hardbacks?” He pulls his hands behind his head and a smug look washes over his face. “Oh, they were hardbacks, all right. And I’m not sure if you’re ready for this, but . . . I have my very own TBR pile. You should see it, Fallon. It’s huge.”


185. “Just because he chose not to show you his scars doesn't mean they don't exist.”


186. “I could spend every day getting to know you all over again...and I don't think I'd get sick of it.”


187. “I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.”


188. “You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.”


189. “If people are laughing at you, it means you’re putting yourself out there to be laughed at. Not enough people have the courage to even take that step.”


190. “My flaws are draped in her mercy Revered by her false perception And with her lips upon my skin She will undress my deception. —BENTON JAMES KESSLER”


191. “You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.” — "November 9"


192. “God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.”


193. “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel. ”


194. “Solange man in einem anderen Menschen verloren ist, wird man sich selbst niemals finden.”


195. “Do you even have a job, Ben? I can’t believe I don’t know that about you. I let you fondle my breasts and I don’t even know what you do for a living.”


196. “don’t say.” I walk around him to my closet again, attempting to hide the huge smile on my face. Thank you, Jesus. He’s taking me to dinner. As soon as I reach my closet, my smile turns tepid. What the hell am I going to wear? I haven’t been on a date since before my boobs were fully grown! “Fallon O’Neil?” he says,”


197. “It pisses me off that you allow something so trivial to define such a huge part of you. I can’t make you pretty in this book, because that would be an insult. You’re fucking beautiful. And you’re funny. And the only times I’m not completely enamored by you are the moments you’re feeling sorry for yourself. Because I don’t know if you’ve realized this yet, but you’re alive, Fallon. And every time you look in the mirror, you don’t have the right to hate what you see. Because you survived when a lot of people don’t get that lucky. So from now on when you think about your scars, you aren’t allowed to resent them. You’re going to embrace them, because you’re lucky to be on this earth to see them. And any guy you allow to touch your scars better thank you for that privilege”


198. “any guy you allow to touch your scars better thank you for that privilege”


199. “Hell, I’m not even dressing for myself. I dress in what I think other people would prefer I wear.”


200. “Meant to be together? Are you listening to yourself? This isn’t one of your fairy tales, Fallon. This is real life, and in the real world you have to bust your ass for the happy ever after!” “When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”


201. “All humans make mistakes. What determines a person's character aren't the mistakes we make. It's how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.” — "It Ends with Us"


202. “Cancer isn’t”


203. “She’s not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She’s the kind of girl you fight to the death for.”


204. “Me tomó cuatro años para enamorarme de él. Y sólo tomó cuatro páginas para dejarlo”


205. “I can feel the tensing of her hand in mine just at the mention of Jordyn's name. I hate that. I hate that I put that there and I hate that it's always going to be in the back f her head, for the rest of our lives.' -- Ben.”


206. “Fallon the transient and Ben the writer”


207. “You did everything you could, but sometimes all the love in the world from mothers and brothers isn’t enough to help pull someone out of their nightmare. We just need to accept that things are what they are, and all the guilt and regret in the world can’t change that. ”


208. “I’ve never had a real boyfriend before,” I reply.


209. “Quinto 9 de Novembro


210. “I don’t expect that, Fallon. But I do pray for it. Every night, down on my knees, to any God who will listen.”


211. “Cuando digo que sólo sabes, es porque así será. No lo cuestionarás. No te preguntas si lo que sientes es en realidad amor, porque cuando lo es, estarás absolutamente aterrorizado de que los sientes. Y cuando esto sucede, tus prioridades cambian. No vas a pensar en ti mismo y tu propia felicidad. Sólo pensarás en esas personas y cómo harías cualquier cosa por verlos felices. Incluso si eso significaba alejarse de ellos y sacrificar tu propia felicidad, por la de ellos [...] Cuando estés dispuesto a renunciar a las cosas que significan más para ti solo por ver feliz a otra persona, eso es amor verdadero”


212. “Because it’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.” Makes sense. If you’re the Tin Man. “You think you can actually control whether or not you fall in love with someone?”


213. “Non ci è concesso scegliere i nostri genitori, e ai genitori non è concesso scegliere i figli. Ma possiamo scegliere di impegnarci o meno a trarre il meglio da ciò che ci è stato dato.”


214. “When you’re willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that’s real love.”


215. “They're RED!”


216. “I’ve loved Hope since we were kids. But tonight? Tonight I fell in love with Sky. ”


217. “body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter. Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn’t.”


218. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen you, are not one and the same.”


219. “I need a chapter break. ”


220. While they are cuddled in each other's arms,


221. “Why do you look like you’re in pain?” she asks.


222. “she concluded that girls change more between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three than at any other time in their lives. And it’s important to her that I don’t spend any of these years in love with some guy, because if I do, she fears I’ll never learn how to fall in love with myself”


223. “. The man deserves any negative


224. What are your thoughts on the power of storytelling as demonstrated in November 9? How does storytelling impact the characters and their relationships with one another?


225. “I laugh, relieved that she's...that she simply exists. And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state. And that, after all these years, I surprisingly wouldn't change a single thing about what ultimately brought us together.”


226. “That's what love is ben, Love is sacrifice”


227. “Cancer isn’t one of the players in the game. Cancer is the game.”


228. “if you tell me you want to spend every single day on the calendar this year falling in love with me, then I’m going to kiss you. And I promise it’ll be an eleven.”


229. “You share another woman’s bed. Your hands touch someone who isn’t me. Your lips make promises against skin that isn’t mine. And no matter who is at fault for that, whether it’s mine for walking away last year or yours for not knowing I did it for your own good, none of it changes things. It is what it is.” She”


230. “Quando se encontra o amor, fica-se com ele. Segura-se com as duas mãos e faz-se tudo o que está ao alcance para não o deixar escapar. Não se pode fugir dele e esperar até se estar pronto.”


231. “I'm not going to wish for a perfect life. The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. I'm choosing to stand up taller. I'll probably get knocked down a few more times before this life is through with me, but I can guarantee you I'll never stay on the ground.”


232. “All I care about is you. Being with you every day. Seeing you every day. I’m not finished falling in love with you yet.”


233. “If I believed that, then I’d have to believe it was fate for Kyle to die at such a young age. I’d much rather believe shit just happens.


234. “Tonight you’re mine. I’ll just wait to cook you breakfast until the day after tomorrow. And every day after that, until next November 9th when I get down on one knee and give you the most book-worthy marriage proposal in history.'


235. “I do what I can to avoid people most of the time, and not because I’m afraid they’ll stare at my scars. I avoid them because they don’t stare. The second people notice me, they look away just as fast, because they’re afraid to appear rude or judgmental. Just once it would be nice if someone looked me in the eyes and held my stare. It’s been so long since that’s happened.”


236. “A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter. Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn't.”


237. “Now I know exactly what Ben meant when he said he finds it difficult to control his indignation in the presence of absurdity. He thinks my insecurities are absurd, and he took it upon himself to prove that to me.”


238. Human decency doesn’t. ”


239. “Love is sacrifice. When you're willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that's real love.”


240. “just because two people stopped loving one another didn’t mean their love never existed.”


241. “A life of mediocrity is a waste of a life. ”


242. “E sì, hai delle cicatrici. Ma chiunque veda le tue cicatrici prima di te non ti merita.”


243. “everyone has scars,” she says. “A lot of them even worse than mine. The only difference is that mine are visible and most people’s aren’t.”


244. “Sou transparente, aquático. À deriva, sem rumo. Ela é uma âncora afundando em meu mar.”


245. “People say not to judge a book by its cover, but what if you somehow read the inside of the book without seeing the cover first? And what if you really liked what was inside the book? Of course when you go to close the book and are about to see the cover for the first time, you hope it's something you'll find attractive. Because who wants an incredibly written book sitting on their bookshelf if they have to stare at a shitty cover?”


246. Do you believe that Ben’s feelings for Fallon were genuine? Were his intentions honorable, or was he solely driven by his desire to create the perfect novel?


247. “I can draw a seedling with two tiny branches. Yours and mine. We’ll be on our own brand-new, tiny family tree—one that starts with us.”


248. “Using you as a standard is completely unfair to the rest of the female population”


249. “I want you to remember who you are, despite the bad things that are happening to you. Because those bad things aren’t you. They are just things that happen to you. You need to accept that who you are and the things that happen you, are not one and the same.” — "Hopeless"


250. “My eyelids flutter open and I didn’t even know kisses could really make eyelids flutter open.”


251. “It’s weirding me out, to be honest. Is this the moment you break the ultimate boyfriend illusion and tell me you knocked up my cousin while we were on a break?”


252. “Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.” — "Slammed"


253. The hard part comes when you want out. ”


254. “Let's go to Pinkberry and we can break up over dessert.


255. “My lack of access to the real world has been replaced completely by books, and it can’t be healthy to live in a land of happily ever afters.”


256. “I know that’s weird, but that’s what you love about me. You love how much I love you. Because yes. I love you way too much. More than anyone deserves to be loved. But I can’t help it. You make normal love hard. You make me psycho-love you.”


257. When Fallon asks Ben to fictionalize her character, to make her appear pretty


258. “That's the thing about cancer. They call it the fight, as if the stronger ones win and the weaker ones lose, but that's not what cancer is at all. Cancer isn't one of the players in the game. Canser is the game. It doesn't matter how much endurance you have. It doesn't matter how much you've practiced. Cancer is the be-all and end-all of the sport, and the only thing you can do is show up to the game with your jersey on. Because you never know ... you might be forced to sit the bench the entire game. You may not even be given the chance to compete.”


259. Like, really in love with her. Crippling, debilitating, paralyzing love. ”


260. “Le corps n'est qu'un emballage des pures qualités qu'il renferme.”


261. “So even though mistakes were made, I don’t have any regrets. I think things are working out exactly as they should.”


262. “Poetic.


263. “I’m not very good with on-the-spot motivational speech,” I say to her. “Sometimes at night, I’ll rewrite conversations I had during the day, but I’ll change them up to reflect everything I wish I could have said in the moment.”


264. “She "loved me" in quotations


265. “If she’s not careful, I might just fall in love with her.”


266. “My mother says the majority of people have their lives figured out by the age of twenty three, so I want to make sure I know who I am and what I want out of life before I allow myself to fall in love. Because it's easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.”


267. “when you find love, you take it”


268. “Because when you love someone, you owe it to them to help them be the best version of themselves that they can be. And as much as it crushes me to admit this, the best version of you doesn’t include me.”


269. “That's what love is, Ben. Love is sacrifice... I got this tattoo the day i felt that kind of love for your father. And I chose it because if I had to describe love that day, I would say it felt like my two favourite things, amplified and thrown together. Like my favourite poetic line mixed into the lyrics of my favourite song.”


270. “Not that I expected her to be heartbroken over the fact that I’m dating Jordyn.”


271. “When I say you just know, it’s because you will. You won’t question it. You don’t wonder if what you feel is actually love, because when it is, you’ll be absolutely terrified that you’re in it. And when that happens, your priorities will change. You won’t think about yourself and your own happiness. You’ll only think about that person, and how you would do anything to see them happy. Even if it meant walking away from them and sacrificing your own happiness for theirs.”


272. “It follows a young woman through the tumultuous stages of an abusive relationship. After moving to the city of Boston after college, she decides to start her own business as a florist only to fall in love with a young neurosurgeon.”


273. In what ways does the novel explore the blurred lines between reality and fiction, especially regarding Ben’s intentions and his writing process?


274. “People say not to judge a book by its cover, but what if you somehow read the inside of the book without seeing the cover first? And what if you really liked what was inside that book? Of course when you go to close the book and are about to see the cover for the first time, you hope it's something you'll find attractive. Because who wants an incredibly written book sitting on their bookshelf if they have to stare at a shitty cover?”


275. “He’s put his scars on full display for you, and you need to show him the respect he showed you by not turning away from them.”


276. “I walk into the bathroom and even though I don’t need to pee, I do anyway. I’m wearing a skirt that Amber forced me to put on and it’s so easy to use the bathroom when you’re in a skirt, it’s stupid not to take advantage of the opportunity. Besides, I’m pretty sure I’m getting a cab home right after I punch Ben in the face, so I might as well use the restroom while I’m here.


277. “Love should be between two people, and if it isn't, I'd rather bow out than take part in the race.”


278. “A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside.”


279. “All humans make mistakes. What determines a person’s character aren’t the mistakes we make. It’s how we take those mistakes and turn them into lessons rather than excuses.”


280. “Do you think Stephen King was actually murdered by a clown in real life? Did Shakespeare really down a vial of poison? Of course not, Ben. It's called fiction for a reason. You make the shit up.”


281. “Was not,” I quip.


282. “It´s been over two years since someone else´s tongue has been inside my mouth, so I would assume I´d be a little more hesitant than I am. But the second he slides it against my lips, I immediately part them and welcome the warmth of a much deeper kiss.”


283. “It felt as if the second we joined together, a tiny piece of our souls got confused and a piece of his fell into me and a piece of mine fell into him.”


284. “Se le bugie fossero scritte, le cancellerei


285. “I’m not sure if sex is supposed to make you feel like you’ve just lost a part of yourself to the person inside you, but that’s exactly what it felt like. It felt as if the second we joined together, a tiny piece of our souls got confused and a piece of his fell into me and a piece of mine fell into him. It was by far the single most intense moment I’ve ever shared with another person.”


286. “The only problem with that is there's nothing anyone could say that would wound a man who has absolutely no heart.”


287. “I don’t want you to change…. I’m not in love with who you could be, or who you used to be, or who the world says you should be. I'm in love with you, right now. Just like this.”


288. “Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly. ”


289. “The older I get, the more apprehensive I become at the thought of losing my virginity. On the one hand, I'm ready to experience what all the fuss is about. It has to be great or it wouldn't be such a huge factor in the lives of all mankind. But that also scares me, because if I end up not liking sex, I'll be a little bit disappointed in mankind as a whole. Because it seems to be the root of a lot of evil, so if it's mediocre and I don't instantly want more of it, I'll feel a little mislead by the entire world.”


290. “When you left last year, you left with my soul in your hands and my heart in your teeth, and I knew I would never get either of them back. You can keep them, I don’t really need them anymore.


291. “I need you to know that it was always you who had my heart. And I would have never let anyone else borrow it if I knew there was a chance in hell you’d ever want it back.”


292. “I didn’t think you needed rescuing. I just sometimes find it difficult to control my indignation in the presence of absurdity .”


293. “This isn't one of your fairy tales, Fallon. This is real life, and in the real world you have to bust your ass for the happy ever after! When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can't just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you're ready.”


294. The Power of Storytelling: November 9 showcases the power of storytelling not only in Ben’s writing but also in how the characters connect with each other. The novel demonstrates the ways in which stories can help individuals heal, grow, and understand themselves and others better


295. “You encouraged me to go. And I want the same for you. I want you to follow your passion instead of your heart.”


296. “I’m stupid. I’m a stupid, stupid girl. ”


297. “My choice helped me realize that sometimes the hardest decisions a person can make will most likely lead to the best outcomes.”


298. Self-discovery and Personal Growth: Both Fallon and Ben embark on individual journeys of self-discovery, as they navigate their personal struggles and insecurities. Their growth as individuals is an essential component of the novel, as they learn to overcome their pasts and work towards their futures


299. “So whether or not you can find it in your heart to love me again, I needed to thank you for saving me. And if there is any part of you capable of forgiving me, you know where I’ll be. Tonight, next year, the next, for eternity. The choice is yours.”


300. “People can’t miss what they’ve never been introduced to.”


301. “But that's the thing about cancer. They call it the fight, as if the stronger ones win and the weaker ones lose, but that's not what cancer is at all.


302. “When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in. ”


303. “Você fez com que eu sentisse que as cicatrizes faziam parte do que me fazia bonita”


304. “I wrap my arms around her and pull her against me and when I feel her arms go around me, I do the most non-alpha thing I can possibly do. I cry like a fucking baby.”


305. “Sólo porque él decida no enseñarte sus cicatrices no significa que no existan”


306. “I wonder what kind of sound it would make if I were to smash this glass against the side of his head.


307. “Maybe I don't know the first thing about falling in love, because I've been telling myself I'm not falling for him yet. That it's too soon.


308. “She “loved me” in quotations She kissed me in bold I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps She left with an ellipsis…”


309. “But no matter how mad I’ve been, I never for one second stopped wanting you here with me.”


310. “My mother isn’t famous. She doesn’t have an incredible career. She isn’t even married to the love of her life. But there’s one thing she’s always been… Right.”


311. “In her darkness, she is silent. In my darkness, she screams. —”


312. “We took all of the books written by Colleen Hoover and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author.”


313. “It’s good. Things are great, Fallon. The only thing not going right in my life is the fact that you aren’t a part of it every single day.”


314. “Falling in love may not be a conscious decision but it removing yourself from the situation before it happens. So if i meet someone i think i might fall in love with ... I'll just remove myself from their presence until I'm ready.”


315. “Just because you blocked the memory of me out of your mind doesn’t mean you blocked the memory of me out of your heart. ”


316. “Sigh"


317. “I don’t even want to be with anyone if there’s even a remote possibility that there’s a third party at play. Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race”


318. “I hope they laugh at you, Fallon. If people are laughing at you, it means you're putting yourself out there to be laughed at. Not enough people have the courage to even take that step.”


319. “We're only given one mind and body at birth. And the're the only ones we get, so it's up to us to take care of ourselves”


320. Ben's mother's favorite quote from Dylan Thomas


321. “People say you fall in love, but fall is such a sad word when you think about it. Falls are never good. You fall on the ground, you fall behind, you fall to your death. Whoever was the first person to say they fell in love must have already fallen out of it. Otherwise, they’d have called it something much better.”


322. “You left with my soul in your fists and my heart in your teeth, and I don’t want either of them back.” ~Ben”


323. “Random Dude just put his lips in my hair. What. Is going. On.”


324. I can read you like a book, and right now i do believe that book is full of erotica. ”


325. So if I meet someone I think I might fall in love with. . . I’ll just remove myself from their presence until I’m ready for it. ”


326. “Hey, heart. Are you listening? You and I are officially at war.”


327. “Because I don’t know if you’ve realized this yet, but you’re alive, Fallon. And every time you look in the mirror, you don’t have the right to hate what you see. Because you survived when a lot of people don’t get that lucky. So from now on when you think about your scars, you aren’t allowed to resent them. You’re going to embrace them, because you’re lucky to be on this earth to see them. And any guy you allow to touch your scars better thank you for that privilege.”


328. “His mouth, coupled with the way his hand is sliding down my arm, is all too much. So much. Good much. So good. I just whimpered.”


329. Because keeping my mouth off you hurts like hell. ”


330. “Ben gives them a quick wave and then removes his arm from around my shoulders, sliding his fingers through mine. "Nice to meet you both." He points down the hall. "I'm gonna follow Fallon to her room now so I can see what kind of panties she has on.”


331. “I don’t want to be someone’s second choice.”


332. “His tongue slides against mine and there’s so much feeling in it, it’s as if he’s kissing me the same way he looks at me. From the inside out.”


333. “But in all honesty, the thought of comparing anyone to Fallon is ridiculous. There’s no comparison. And it sucks that I’ve only spent a few hours with her and I already know that. I almost wish I’d never met her.”


334. How does Fallon’s journey of overcoming her physical and emotional trauma shape her character development and influence her decisions in the novel?


335. “Don't," I beg her. "Please don't get over me."


336. Benton James Kessler (Ben): Ben is an aspiring novelist who is searching for the perfect inspiration for his story. He is instantly captivated by Fallon and sees her life as a potential source of creative inspiration. Throughout the novel, he develops strong feelings for Fallon, but his intentions and the line between his novel and their relationship become increasingly blurred. Ben’s character development revolves around his journey of self-discovery and understanding the consequences of his actions


337. “I thought I was tougher than a word.”


338. “Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn't.”


339. “You'll never be able to find yourself if your lost in someone else”


340. “I don't know what I grow more tired of. The scars on my face or the self-depricating thoughts in the relation to the scars on my face.”


341. “My whole body tenses from the burst of pain that ripples through me as he pushes inside of me, but the perfection of the way we fit together makes the pain a mere inconvenience.”


342. “Every day of my life it feels as if I’m fighting my way up an escalator that only goes down. And no matter how fast or how hard I run to try to reach the top, I stay in the same place, sprinting, getting nowhere. ”


343. “You don’t need a backup plan because in a few years, you’ll have a bestselling novel to pay your bills.” I hope she doesn’t actually think that. “What’s it called?” she asks. “What’s what called?” “Our book. What’s the title going to be?” “November Nine.”


344. “Because keeping my mouth off you hurts like hell.”


345. “Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy .”


346. “His tongue slides against mine and there’s so much feeling in it, it’s as if he’s kissing me the same way he looks at me. From the inside out”


347. “[P]eople who make mistakes usually learn from them. That doesn’t make them hypocrites. It makes them experienced.”


348. “He’s oblivious to his many flaws, whereas mine are the focal point of my life. My flaws are what wake me up in the morning and what keep me awake every night.”


349. “It’s my fault. I’m the one who walked away last year when you tried to love me.”


350. “His hand squeezes my waist and he eyes me hard. “Fallon.” He says my name like it’s an entire lecture in itself.”


351. “the front of his car.”


352. “You can't pursue the willing.”


353. “If lies were written, I would erase them


354. “I think maybe she'll realize how fucked up her priorities are, because she's my passion. The book was just an excuse.”


355. “Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy.”


356. “You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else”


357. “When you swing upon a memory So dark and far away You get caught upon a mystery That guides you through the day. Although you’re standing weak And don’t know your way around I will always be there For you when you’re down.”


358. “Wherever you are”


359. “You can stop swimming now, Lily. We finally reached the shore.”


360. “So many books, so little time.” ― Frank Zappa


361. “I’ve never been swept off my feet. I don’t get butterflies. In fact the whole idea of being swooned by anyone is foreign to me. Somehow, in the course of sixty seconds, this guy has managed to swoon me, then terrify the hell out of me.”


362. “Sometimes at night, I’ll rewrite conversations I had during the day, but I’ll change them up to reflect everything I wish I could have said in the moment. So I just want you to know that tonight when I write this conversation down on paper, I’ll say something really heroic and it’ll make you feel really good about your life.”


363. .. Comfort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren't achieved when you hide out in a place where you're nice and cozy.


364. “God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted. ”


365. “It’s crap that you’re letting on bad year determine your fate for the rest of your life. ”


366. “Because nothing - not the beautiful and not the terrible - lasts.”


367. “When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.” —Dylan Thomas”


368. “Ugly love becomes you. Consumes you. Makes you hate it all. Makes you realize that all the beautiful parts aren’t even worth it. Without the beautiful, you’ll never risk feeling the ugly. So you give it all up. You give it all up. You never want love again, no matter what kind it is, because no type of love will ever be worth living through the ugly love again.”


369. “...but she's not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She's the kind of girl you fight to death for.”


370. “I would never want to be with anyone because I had to beg. I don’t even want to be with anyone if there’s even a remote possibility that there’s a third party at play. Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race.”


371. “I love being with yo so bad When we aren’t together, I miss you so bad One of these days I’m going to marry you so bad and it’ll be so so good. ”


372. “Through all of these books, she concluded that girls change more between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three than at any other time in their lives. And it’s important to her that I don’t spend any of these years in love with some guy, because if I do, she fears I’ll never learn how to fall in love with myself.”


373. “Not everyone gets a happily ever after. Life is real and sometimes it’s ugly and you just have to learn how to cope.”


374. “Primeiro 9 de Novembro:


375. “So whether or not you can find it in your heart to love me again, I needed to thank you for saving me. And if there is any part of you capable of forgiving me, you know where I’ll be. Tonight, next year, the next, for eternity. The choice is yours”


376. “There will always be bullies, Ben. You need to learn how to deal with them yourself. You need to learn how to not let them”


377. “Goals are only achieved through discomfort and hard work.”


378. “Her eyes flick up to mine, but her head doesn’t move. She doesn’t crack a smile or say thank you. She just… stares.”


379. While Ben thinks about her mother,


380. “Youth and beauty fade. Human decency doesn’t.”


381. “I just sometimes find it difficult to control my indignation in the presence of absurdity.”


382. “I wince at his words and want so badly to hurl an insult back at him. One so epic that it would wound his ego for days. The only problem with that is there's nothing anyone could say that would wound a man who has absolutely no heart.”


383. “The earth would crumble beneath my feet from the weight of my heart.”


384. “Shit. Fallon! Shit, shit, shit, dammit, shit, shit.” I hear Ben cursing like a sailor, but I don’t understand why. I feel his hands meet my shoulders. “Fallon the Transient, wake the hell up!” I open my eyes and he’s sitting up on the bed, running one hand through his hair. He looks pissed. I sit up on the bed and rub the sleep out of my eyes. The sleep. We fell asleep? I look over at my alarm clock and it reads 8:15. I reach over and pick it up to bring it closer to my face. That can’t be right. But it is. It’s 8:15. “Shit,” I say. “We missed dinner,” Ben says. “I know.” “We slept for two hours.” “Yeah. I know.” “We wasted two fucking hours, Fallon.” He looks genuinely distraught. Cute, but distraught. “I’m sorry.”


385. “Maybe I don’t know the first thing about falling in love, because I’ve been telling myself I’m not falling for him yet. That it’s too soon. But it’s not. What’s happening inside my heart right now is way too consequential to deny.”


386. “The way he looks at me, the way he touches me, the way he makes it feel as if my scars are an improvement rather than a flaw.”


387. “Not the end.


388. “There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know. ”


389. “Sometimes at night, I’ll rewrite conversations I had during the day, but I’ll change them up to reflect everything I wish I could have said in the moment. ”


390. “I wasn’t heroic. I wasn’t simple. I was difficult. An emotionally challenging puzzle he wasn’t up for solving.”


391. “Please don’t allow anyone to make you feel less than what you are. ”


392. “of the story would refer to the deity simply as “God.” That is, the doublets lined up into two groups of parallel versions of stories. Each group was almost always consistent about the name of the deity that it used.”


393. “Coulda, shoulda, woulda”


394. “you have the most incredible bone structure, and I know that's a weird compliment, but it's true.”


395. “In the future...if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again...fall in love with me.”


396. “I nod. “We’re only given one mind and body at birth. And they’re the only ones we get, so it’s up to us to take care of ourselves. I hate to say this, Ben, but right now, you are the absolute worst version of yourself that you could possibly be. You’re depressed. You’re moody. You’re only eighteen, and I don’t even know where you’re getting your alcohol, but you drink way too much. And as much as your brothers have tried to help you, no one can force you to want to be a better person. Only you can do that, Ben. So if you have any hope left in you at all, I suggest you dig deep for it, because if you don’t find it, you’ll never be the best version of yourself.”


397. “she concluded that girls change more between the ages of sixteen and twenty-three than at any other time in their lives.”


398. “Love is the most beautiful thing in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest things in the world to hold on to, and one of the easiest things to throw away. ”


399. “Meant to be together? Are you listening to yourself? This isn't one of your fairy tales, Fallon. This is real life, and in the real world you have to bust your ass for the happy ever after!”


400. While Fallon was trying to justify her decision


401. “Break in the sun till the sun breaks down, And death shall have no dominion.” —Dylan Thomas”


402. “Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone.”


403. “One of the things I always try to remind myself is that everyone has scars, she says. A lot of them even worse than mine. The only difference is that mine are visible and most people's aren't.”


404. “It took four years for me to fall in love with him.


405. “She’s startled by my words. I think she expected me to let her go without a fight, but she’s not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She’s the kind of girl you fight to the death for.”


406. “Nunca serás capaz de encontrarte a ti misma si estás perdida en alguien más.”


407. “I'm not saying I never cared, because when I was younger, yes, I cared. I cared too much and I was hurt because of it, but not anymore. In recent years, I embrace me, exactly as I am,”


408. “She “loved me” in quotations


409. “I need someone who is willing to watch me brave the ocean and then dare me not to drown. ”


410. “I'm Ben's...plotline?”


411. “But I would never want to be with anyone because I had to beg.”


412. “comfort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work.”


413. “comfort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy.”


414. “This is why I choose not to have real-life girlfriends. I can’t even pretend without starting a fight.”


415. “That's what love is, Ben. Love is sacrifice. I got this tattoo the day I felt that kind of love for your father. And I chose it because if I had to describe love that day, I would say it felt like my two favourite things, amplified and thrown together. Like my favourite poetic line mixed into the lyrics of my favourite song. You'll know, Ben. When you're willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that's real love”


416. Like, really in love with her. Crippling, debilitating, paralyzing love. So please accept my sincerest apologies, because she’s coming home with me tonight. I hope. I pray. ”


417. “Normalmente, termino los libros en cuestión de horas, pero esto ha sido lo más difícil que he tenido que leer en mi vida”


418. “seem to have a one-track mind, and that track leads straight to the two things I shouldn’t even be thinking about right now. Her boobs. Both of them.”


419. “Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work.”


420. “Heartbreak builds character.”


421. “You were just thinking dirty thoughts.”


422. “Be accepting. Of everything. People’s differences, their similarities, their choices, their personalities. Sometimes it takes a variety to make a good collection. The same goes for people. ”


423. “I can still feel the wounds your tears left in my chest every time I breathe.”


424. “He keeps it soft and concise, and I imagine he kisses the same way he writes. Gentle strokes of the keys, each word thought through and completed with purpose.”


425. “my mother would have the same conversation with me every time I came home from a date, about the importance of not falling in love until I’m at an age where I genuinely know myself.”


426. “Tate steps inside and her arms go around his neck. I’m not surprised to see her and Miles here. Miles and Ian have been best friends since before I was born, so I’m glad Ian has them.”


427. “We stand in front of the TV, soaking up news reports that break in between infomercials. At a little after one in the morning, we learn that the girl was taken to a burn center in South Bay. Ten minutes later, we learn she’s in critical condition. At one thirty in the morning, we learn she has suffered fourth-degree burns over thirty percent of her body. At one forty-five, we learn that she is expected to survive, but will undergo extensive reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. At one fifty, reporters state that the owner of the home admitted to spilling fuel near a car parked outside his garage. Investigators state they have no reason to believe the fire was caused intentionally, but a complete investigation will follow up to corroborate the homeowner’s claims.”


428. “And I know you owe me nothing, but I'm not asking you to read this manuscript for me. I want you to read it for yourself. Because when you love someone, you owe it to them to help them be the best version of themselves that they can be. And as much as it crushes me to admit this, the best version of you doesn't include me”


429. “And how, exactly, do you think I see the world, Mr. Kessler?” Ben leans back in our booth without breaking eye contact with my father. “Through the closed eyes of an arrogant asshole.”


430. “Releasing sperm into the vagina of a twenty-four-year-old does not a father make,”


431. “importance of not falling in love until I’m at an age where I genuinely know myself.”


432. “Falling in love may not be a conscious decision, but removing yourself from the situation before it happens is.”


433. “Maybe the idea of love ending being a negative thing is simply a matter of perspective. Because to me, the idea that a love came to an end means that, at some point, there was love that existed. And there was a time in my life, before you, when I was completely untouched by it.”


434. “With kisses like these, I could see myself easily falling into Ben’s life and forgetting how to live my own.”


435. “Você nunca vai conseguir se encontrar se estiver perdida em outra pessoa”


436. I want to be your last. ”


437. “The hard part comes when you want out”


438. “Imperfections define perfection. ”


439. “All I care about is you. Being with you every day. Seeing you every day. I'm not finished falling in love with you yet. - Ben”


440. “But anyone who sees your scars before they see you doesn’t deserve you.”


441. “i took me 3 years to love him , it only took 3 pages to stop" fuck you colleen hoover”


442. “La gente no se siente incómoda cuando te mira debido a tus cicatrices, Fallon. Se incomoda, porque haces que sientan que mirarte está mal.”


443. “What’s the secret to a perfect marriage?’ The old man leaned forward and looked at me very seriously. ‘Our marriage hasn’t been perfect. No marriage is perfect. There were times when she gave up on us. There were even more times when I gave up on us. The secret to our longevity is that we never gave up at the same time.”


444. “Tu ne trouveras jamais ta voie si tu te laisses guider par quelqu'un d'autre”


445. “My lack of access to the real world has been replaced completely by books, and it can’t be healthy to live in a land of happily ever afters. ”


446. “I try not to think about what I'm doing. How I'm about to move from a place I've lived my entire life to a city where I know absolutely no one. The thought of it makes me want to call a cab and go straight back to my apartment, but I can't.


447. “Hold on,” Amber says, holding up a finger while she pulls off her shoe. “I’m not finished.” She takes her shoe in her hand and glowers at Theodore, then rears back and throws it across the sidewalk, hitting him square between the legs. “I hate your stupid pants, asshole!” she yells. “Fallon deserves better than you, and SO DOES NANTUCKET!”


448. “Tu ne trouveras jamais ta voie si tu te laisses guider par quelqu'un d'autre.”


449. “I want them to stain your soul, because these words are the most important.”


450. The Blurred Lines between Reality and Fiction: As an aspiring novelist, Ben uses Fallon’s life as inspiration for his writing. However, the line between reality and fiction becomes increasingly blurred as their relationship unfolds, and the reader is left to question the sincerity of Ben’s intentions. This theme prompts a reflection on the consequences of using someone’s real-life experiences as creative fodder


451. “There's still no happy ending for a woman who wants it all, the kind who lies awake aching with furious hunger, unspent ambition making her bones rattle in her body.”


452. .. She's not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She's the kind of girl you fight to death for.


453. “Don’t take life too seriously Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit Laugh at it. ”


454. “It’s not a confession if no one reads it. It’s just an unshared secret. ”


455. “Good," I tell her. "Tonight you're mine. I'll just wait to cook you breakfast until the day after tomorrow. And every day after that, until next November 9th when I get down on one knee and give you the most book-worthy marriage proposal in history."


456. Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race. ”


457. “Books and theater," she says, explaining the tattoo. "My two favorite things."


458. “Please don’t tell me you’re one of those pretentious readers who judge people by the books they like.”


459. She doesn’t have an incredible career. She isn’t even married to the love of her life. But there’s one thing she’s always been. . . Right. ”


460. “One of his hands finds its way through the expensive implanted follicles of hair that line his forehead.”


461. “You saved me the day we met”


462. “Your heart is so beautiful and someday someone is going to love that heart like it deserves to be loved. ”


463. “I think I’ve been overlooking the best parts of romance novels. Maybe the grand gestures don’t matter nearly as much as all the inconsequential things between the two main characters.”


464. “Why didn’t you tell me that the foundation you taught me to stand on is made from quicksand?”


465. “But for the first time, I don’t feel like the English language has developed enough letters in the alphabet to adequately express the words I want to say to you.”


466. “I have longed to move away but am afraid; Some life, yet unspent, might explode.’ ”


467. “She’s not the kind of girl you choose your battles for. She’s the kind of girl you fight to the death for.” — "November 9" “When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.” — "November 9"


468. “You’re beautiful. Every inch of you is so beautiful.”


469. “And yes, you have scars. But anyone who sees your scars before they see you doesn't deserve you. I hope you remember that and believe that. A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter.


470. “People say not to judge a book by its cover, but what if you somehow read the inside of the book without seeing the cover first? And what if you really liked what was inside that book? Of course when you go too close the book and are about to see the cover for the first time, you hope it's something you'll find attractive. Because who wants an incredibly written book sitting on their bookshelf if they have to stare at a shitty cover?”


471. “I’m sure if I cried and begged him to choose me, he would have. But I would never want to be with anyone because I had to beg. I don’t even want to be with anyone if there’s even a remote possibility that there’s a third party at play. Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race.”


472. “Now that I’ve forgiven myself, the reminders of him only make me smile.”


473. “My mother isn’t famous. She doesn’t have an incredible career. She isn’t even married to the love of her life. But there’s one thing she’s always been . . . Right.”


474. Tonight. ”


475. Discuss the role of trust and honesty in Fallon and Ben’s relationship. How do these elements impact their love story?


476. “But anyone who sees your scars before they see you doesn't deserve you.”


477. “If she’s not careful, I might just fall in love with her. Tonight.”


478. While Fallon is trying to justify to herself her decision to move to New York,


479. “I would have paid ten times that for her phone call.”


480. Amber: Fallon’s roommate in New York City, who helps her adapt to her new life and serves as a supportive friend


481. “There are people you meet that you get to know, and then there are people you meet that you already know.”


482. “I want so badly to believe him. If I could believe everything he’s saying, then maybe my life would mean a whole lot more to me than it does right now. If I believed him, maybe I wouldn’t be so nervous about the idea of auditioning again.”


483. “In her darkness, she is silent.


484. “I could never drive a motorcycle, or fight another man just for fun. And as much as I’ve fantasized about having sex with you this year, I don’t think I could ever say, ‘I own you’, with a straight face. And I’ve always wanted a tattoo, but probably just a small one, because no way in hell I could endure the pain. Overall, the books were interesting but they also made me feel highly inadequate.”


485. “I’m the only one that can be held accountable for the way my life turns out. ”


486. “Sometimes people think if they love a broken person enough, they can be what finally repairs them, but the problem with that is the other person just ends up broken, too.”


487. “The older I get, the more apprehensive I become at the thought of losing my virginity. On the one hand, I’m ready to experience what all the fuss is about. It has to be great or it wouldn’t be such a huge factor in the lives of all mankind. But that also scares me, because if I end up not liking sex, I’ll be a little bit disappointed in mankind as a whole. Because it seems to be the root of a lot of evil, so if it’s mediocre and I don’t instantly want more of it, I’ll feel a little misled by the entire world.”


488. “I realize now that my mother wasn’t trying to embarrass me. She was just proud of me. But I still never show anyone the things I write. It’s almost like saying every thought out loud. Some things just aren’t for public consumption.”


489. The truth is an excruciatingly painful son of a bitch. ”


490. “This isn’t one of your fairy tales, Fallon. This is real life, and in the real world you have to bust your ass for the happy ever after!”


491. “I’m confident that I’ll never spend a single second of my life regretting you.”


492. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”


493. While Fallon was trying to push away the thought of Ben,


494. “The things that knock you down in life are tests, forcing you to make a choice between giving in and remaining on the ground or wiping the dirt off and standing up even taller than you did before you were knocked down. ”


495. “If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.”


496. “Please forgive me. I had two poor choices to choose from, neither of which I wanted.”


497. “I hope you choose the road that will make you the happiest. Even if it’s not a choice I’ll love, I will still always love you. Whether I’m a part of your life or not. You deserve happiness more than anyone I know.”


498. “Love isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it’ll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.”


499. “There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things. ”


500. “It’s like you came along and woke up my soul. ”


501. While Ben was looking at Fallon, with his manuscript on her hands,


502. “On ne choisit pas ses parents, mais les parents ne choisissent pas non plus leurs enfants. Cependant, on peut décider de l'ardeur qu'on mettra ou pas à tirer le meilleur de ce qu'on a reçu.”


503. “sometimes find it difficult to control my indignation in the presence of absurdity.”


504. “Attraction isn’t something that only happens once, with one person. It’s part of what drives humans. Our attraction to each other, to art, to food, to entertainment. Attraction is fun. So when you decide to commit to someone, you aren’t saying, ‘I promise I’ll never be attracted to anyone else.’ You’re saying, ‘I promise to commit to you, despite my potential future attraction to other people.'”


505. “and comfort can sometimes be a crutch when it comes to figuring out your life. Goals are achieved through discomfort and hard work. They aren’t achieved when you hide out in a place where you’re nice and cozy.”


506. “You'll never be able to find yourself if you're lost in someone else.”


507. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it. ”


508. “I enjoy reading books like that because it’s not at all the life I lead. It’s completely different than any situation I’ll ever be in, thank God. But I get entertainment out of it. Because as much as I like to read about a guy telling a girl she’s so, so wet for him . . . if anyone ever said that to me during sex, I wouldn’t be turned on by it. I would be terrified I accidentally peed on myself.”


509. Jordan: Ben’s best friend, who provides him with guidance and advice throughout the novel


510. “I don’t know why it feels like I’m breaking the law when all I’m doing is sitting down for a meal.”


511. “I’ve never loved someone I hate so much, and I’ve never hated someone I love so much.”


512. Ben replies thinking,


513. “Keep an open mind; it’s the only way new things can get in. ”


514. In Ben's letter to Fallon,


515. How does November 9 redefine the concept of a love story? Can a love story still be considered as such if it ends in heartbreak?


516. “I barely know you, so I’m not about to argue with you over your level of intelligence, because you could very well be as dumb as a rock. But at least you’re pretty.”


517. “body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter.”


518. “Falloon, we've been dating or two hours now. I can read you like a book, and right now I do believe that book is full of erotica.”


519. Fallon’s father: A former famous actor, he is Fallon’s main source of support but also a source of tension, as he disapproves of her dreams and her relationship with Ben


520. “I would say it felt like my two favorite things, amplified and thrown together. Like my favorite poetic line mixed into the lyrics of my favorite song.”


521. “People can't miss what they've never been introduced to.”


522. “Find a balance between head and heart. ”


523. “In her darkness, she is silent. In my darkness, she screams.”


524. When Ben tells Fallon that she's the only girlfriend he has and she's moving across the country


525. “I've never loved someone I hate so much, and I've never hated someone I love so much.”


526. “Surely guys aren’t as shallow as she’s implying. If so, I’m embarrassed on behalf of all men.”


527. “Because who wants an incredibly written book sitting on their bookshelf if they have to stare at a shitty cover?”


528. “Where do you want to go?”


529. I’m not finished falling in love with you. ”


530. “Falling in love may not be a conscious decision, but removing yourself from the situation before it happens is. So if I meet someone I think I might fall in love with . . . I’ll just remove myself from their presence until I’m ready for it.”


531. “I need you to to know that it was always you who had my heart.”


532. “Love should be between two people, and if it isn’t, I’d rather bow out than take part in the race.”


533. “It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us.”


534. “Maybe the grand gestures don’t matter nearly as much as all the inconsequential things between the two main characters.”


535. “I have longed to move away but am afraid; Some life, yet unspent, might explode.’” Wow.”


536. “I'm not going to act like I won't be sitting at the restaurant for hours upon end, hoping you walk through those doors. Because that's exactly where I'll be. And if you don't show today, I'll be there next year. And the next. Every November 9th I'll wait for you, hoping one day you'll be able to find enough forgiveness to love me again. But if that doesn't happen and you never show, I'll still be grateful to you until the day that I die.”


537. “Spoiler alert. They lived happily every after.' And then I kiss her. And it's a twelve.”


538. “That's how it is when a person develops an attraction toward someone. He's nowhere, then suddenly he's everywhere, whether you want him to be or not.”


539. “I'm not very good with on-the-spot motivational speech," I say to her. "Sometimes at night, I'll rewrite conversations I had during the day, but I'll change them up to reflect everything I wish I could have said in the moment. So I just want you to know that tonight when I write this conversation down on paper, I'll say something really heroic and it'll make you feel really good about your life.”


540. “I didn't think you needed rescuing. I just sometimes find it difficult to control my indignation in the presence of absurdity.”


541. “...people don't get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with.”


542. While Ben's mother is trying to explain why she got a tattoo


543. “My father stiffens. "And how, exactly, do you think I see the world, Mr. Kessler?"


544. “He presses his mouth to mine and kisses me with so much emotion, I forget all the things. Everything. I forget where I am. Who I am.”


545. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. And I’ll do anything to make that happen for you, even if it means helping you to forget me. ”


546. “We’re all just a bunch of sad people doing what we have to do to make it until tomorrow.”


547. “It's good. Things are great, Fallon.The only thing not going right in my life is the fact that you aren't part of it every single day.”


548. “Ben laughs.”


549. “A writer should never have the audacity to write about themselves unless they’re willing to separate every layer of protection between the author’s soul and their book. The words should come directly from the center of the gut, tearing through flesh and bone as they break free. Ugly and honest and bloody and a little bit terrifying, but completely exposed.”


550. “I try not to imagine what it would feel like if I leaned forward and kissed her, but with her this close, I’m really wishing I’d have already somehow read every romance novel ever written, because what the hell makes a kiss book-worthy? I need to know so I can make it happen.”


551. “There is no such thing as bad people. We’re all just people who sometimes do bad things.” — "It Ends with Us"


552. “If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim. ”


553. “I’m afraid if I listen to my heart once, I’ll never figure out how to ignore it again. ”


554. “Whoever said the truth hurts was being an optimist. The truth is an excruciatingly painful son of a bitch.”


555. “I enjoy reading books like that because it’s not at all the life I lead. It’s completely different than any situation I’ll ever be in, thank God. But I get entertainment out of it. Because as much as I like to read about a guy telling a girl she’s so, so wet for him...if anyone ever said that to me during sex, I wouldn’t be turned on by it. I would be terrified I accidentally peed on myself.'


556. “When you're willing to give up the things that mean the most to you just to see someone else happy, that's real love.”


557. “Ian smirks. “Wow. My brother is in love with you.”


558. “Please don't worry about me. My suffering is over. In the wise words of Dylan Thomas . . . After the first death, there is no other.”


559. “Reading is a hobby, but for some of us, it’s an escape from the difficulties we face. To all of you who escape into books, I want to thank you for escaping into this one.”


560. “He grins. “Can I keep you?”


561. “It’s hard to grieve people you don’t remember.”


562. “It’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.”


563. “My emotions are all over the place.”


564. While they are parked at the airport parking lot preparing themselves for another goodbye


565. “Fallon, we’ve been dating for two hours now. I can read you like a book,and right now I do believe that book is full of erotica.”


566. “We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.”


567. “You deserve more than a secondhand I love you.”


568. “Every November 9th I’ll wait for you, hoping one day you’ll be able to find enough forgiveness to love me again.”


569. “I need you to know that it was always you who had my heart. And I would never let anyone else borrow it if I knew there was a chance in hell you'd ever want it back.”


570. When Fallon felt betrayed,


571. “Because suicide is the most selfish thing a person can do.”


572. “I do the most non-alpha thing I can possibly do. I cry like a fucking baby.”


573. But the date doesn’t matter, because I’m going to love her through every single one of them. ”


574. “You have a lot of explaining to do, though.A lot. And even more groveling."


575. “Are you about to tell me assignment number four is to find a pimp?”


576. “It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us. ”


577. “She “loved me” in quotations She kissed me in bold I TRIED TO KEEP HER in all caps She left with an ellipsis . . . —”


578. “One of the things I always try to remind myself is that everyone has scars,” she says. “A lot of them even worse than mine. The only difference is that mine are visible and most people’s aren’t .”


579. “I don't want to be your first, Fallon. I want to be your last.”


580. “I think about you every second of every day and I don’t know how to get over you,” she says.


581. “I wonder what kind of sound it would make if I were to smash this glass against the side of his head.”


582. In my darkness, she screams. ”


583. “My arms are squeezing her tight, my hands are wrapped around the back of her head, my face is pressed into her hair. And I told her for so long. I have no idea if it's still November 9th anymore or if it's the 10th now. But the date doesn't matter, because I'm going to love her through every single one of them.”


584. “Love isn't always pretty. Sometimes you spend all your time hoping it'll eventually be something different. Something better. Then, before you know it, you're back to square one, and you lost your heart somewhere along the way.” — "Ugly Love"


585. “I think the idea of me is better than the reality of me.”


586. “Her tears and my soul, they live parallel lives. Run, ache, burn. Repeat. Her tears and my soul, they live parallel lives. —BENTON JAMES KESSLER”


587. “There’s a quote that reminds me of you, from Dylan Thomas. My favorite poet.”


588. .. Just because two people stopped loving one another didn't mean their love never existed.


589. “People don't feel uncomfortable when they look at you because of your scars, Fallon. They're uncomfortable because you make people feel like looking at you is wrong.”


590. “Some secrets should never turn into confessions. I know that better than anyone. ”


591. “This thing about you that you think is your flaw – it’s the reason I’m falling in love with you. ”


592. “I begin to mentally undress her, and not in a sexual way. I’m just curious. Really curious, because I can’t stop staring at her, and that’s not like me. My mother raised me with more tact than this, but what my mother failed to teach me is that there would be girls like this one who would test those manners merely by existing.”


593. “Your lips make promises against skin that isn’t mine.”


594. “I’m not very good with on-the-spot motivational speech,” I say to her. “Sometimes at night, I’ll rewrite conversations I had during the day, but I’ll change them up to reflect everything I wish I could have said in the moment. So I just want you to know that tonight when I write this conversation down on paper, I’ll say something really heroic and it’ll make you feel really good about your life.”


595. “We haven’t even been dating an hour yet and you already want to dump me? Am I not very good at this boyfriend thing?”


596. “People want to look at you. Believe me, I'm one of them. but when everything about you screams "Look away", then that's exactly what people are going to do. the only person who gives a shit about a few scars of your face is you”


597. “When you find love you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power to never let it go. You can't just walk away from it and expect it to linger until your ready for it”


598. “The only person who gives a shit about a few scars on your face is you.”


599. “Fear grips my body like I'm a cliff and it's dangling from my ledge. It grips every part of me.”


600. “And now I’m humming Toni Braxton. Fuck you, Donovan O’Neil.”


601. “in her darkness , she is silent


602. “What is it?”


603. “How do I tell him that as soon as I pulled away last year, I knew I’d made the biggest mistake of my life?”


604. “And that we were lucky enough to exist in the same lifetime, in the same area of the world, in the same state.”


605. “Loving someone doesn’t just include that person, Ben. Loving someone means accepting all the things and people that person loves, too.”


606. “I thought I was tougher than a word, he says. But I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.”


607. “The fact that I’m the reason for that heated look in his eyes makes me feel even more desirable than when I imagine being perfect.”


608. “If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”


609. “How serious is it with Whale Pants back there?”


610. “she reads through bullshit like it’s written on transparent paper.”


611. “I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”


612. When Ben whispers against Fallon's lips that quote from Dylan Thomas that reminds him of her


613. “I don’t want to be your first, Fallon. I want to be your last.”


614. “I keep watching her, because it hurts not to.”


615. “Your mother left me because I slept with her best friend. My personality had nothing to do with it.”


616. “Another tear falls, but this time it falls from my eye. I take a step back and I let go of her.”


617. When Ben and Fallon sees each other for the first time after their agreement,


618. “I missed you,” he says. “A lot. And screw it if I’m not supposed to admit that, but I tried the whole alpha-male thing for two seconds and I just can’t do it. So you don’t get alpha-Ben today. I’m sorry.”


619. “We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life. ”


620. Forgiveness and Redemption: The novel grapples with the themes of forgiveness and redemption, as characters confront their past actions, learn from their mistakes, and work towards reconciliation and self-improvement


621. “There will never be a maybe someday. ”


622. “The world was her manuscript. No surface was safe.”


623. “Push your boundaries, that’s what they’re there for. ”


624. “No matter how much you love someone—the capacity of that love is meaningless if it outweighs your capacity to forgive.”


625. “Segundo 9 de Novembro:


626. “This isn't one of your fairy tales, Fallon. This is real life, and in the real world you have to bust your ass for the happy ever after.”


627. “Because it’s easy to fall in love, Ben. The hard part comes when you want out.”


628. “Cztery lata zajęło mi zakochanie się w nim.


629. “When your willing to give up the things that mean most to you to see someone else happy, that's real love”


630. “Choose your battles, but don’t choose very many. ”


631. “When you love someone, you owe it to them to help them be the best version of themselves that they can be.”


632. “One of the things I always try to remind myself is that everyone has scars,” she says. “A lot of them even worse than mine. The only difference is that mine are visible and most people’s aren’t.”


633. “because I need you to know that it was always you who had my heart. And I would have never let anyone else borrow it if I knew there was a chance in hell you’d ever want it back.”


634. It only took four pages to stop. ”


635. “I have to force myself to make a life before the one I’m not living swallows me whole.”


636. “Are you still thinking about kissing me?”


637. “It’s what happens when two people become one: they no longer only share love. They also share all of the pain, heartache, sorrow, and grief.”


638. “It’s beautiful. He’s beautiful. And somehow, with the way he’s looking down at me, I even believe I’m beautiful.”


639. When Fallon is about to climb the cab and leave for the airport,


640. “Releasing sperm into the vagina of a twenty-four-year-old does not a father make.”


641. “One time when we were in Płaszów a guard struck my mother on the side of her head with a wood plank. The blow permanently shattered her eardrum. She said that for the rest of her life she could hear her two murdered sons calling to her in that ear.”


642. “A body is simply a package for the true gifts inside. And you are full of gifts. Selflessness, kindness, compassion. All the things that matter.”


643. “So just because I like reading about those kinds of guys, doesn’t mean I need my real-life guys to act like that.”


644. “When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.”


645. “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they'll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.”

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