Isadora Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Isadora
“Butterflies are stupid, fragile things that have beautiful and tragically short lives. Electricity kills people.”
“My name in his voice sends a jolt through me, creates me in the way he sees me and feels about me and the way I would be with my name in his mouth forever. Finally I understand the power in names, the power that we give people when we tell them our names.”
“Soap operas got nothing on my family history.”
“Some things, the best things, do last forever.”
“‘So, I’m not strange anymore?’ he asks. ‘What?’ ‘You’re riding in my car, which must mean I’m not a stranger anymore.’ ‘Actually, the more I’m around you, the stranger you get.’”
“‘I’m fine.’ It’s a lie. I am not fine. My head is a symphony of pain, a sadistic master maestro conducting an opus of excruciating, devastating perfection.”
“Sometimes I try to write myself into a constellation, imagine what it would be like to be forever painted across the sky.”
“I can’t seem to keep my heart from leaking out of the cracks, like sand clutched in a fist.”
“Love isn’t magic. Just like my family, just like my place in the universe, it’s something that I can’t keep, can’t make last. I would rather lose Ry before I ever have him.”
“I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.”
“His words hit me in the gut and my head spins. He’s right. I’ve been choosing alone because it’s safe and easy. It doesn’t mean that I’m stronger or smarter than everyone else. Just that I’m... scared. I’m letting all of the hurt I’ve had over the last few years keep me from moving forward.”
“Boys suck. Even when they have perfect blue eyes and ridiculously cool trucks. Maybe especially then.”
“There’s a reason cats were near deity in ancient Egypt. Dogs may be loyal, but cats are smart. This one must recognize our bond. You can take the cat out of Egypt, but you can’t take Egypt out of the cat.”
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