"You need to know that I’ve always loved you even though you were never really mine to love."
“Passion is...it's fire. And fire is great, man. But we're made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive.”
“Women who lead, read”
"You have to believe you matter, whether someone else sees you or not.”
"I’m not yours and you’re not mine. That’s what I say to his dreaming face as I watch the shadows of his dark eyelashes dance by the light of a Tilley lamp. It’s not the first lie I’ve told myself."
"You should be actively looking for things that challenge your existing opinion."
"The first kidnapping wasn’t my fault. The others—those were definitely me."
“I can’t lose the thing I’ve held onto for so long, you know?” My face twists up from the pain of pushing it out. “I just really need it to be a love story, you know? I really, really need it to be that.”
“I always find it odd when people say that of the dead. They had their whole life ahead of them. Clearly, they didn't because they're dead. We may not like the method of disposal but when it's your time to go, then it's your time to go.”
Geraldine Verne's Red Suitcase: the perfect Summer read.