Rainbow Rowell Quotes

31 of the best book quotes from Rainbow Rowell
  1. #1
    “Not just new—but big and awkward. With crazy hair, bright red on top of curly. And she was dressed like… like she wanted people to look at her. Or maybe like she didn’t get what a mess she was… Like something that wouldn’t survive in the wild.”
  2. #2
    “When Eleanor was a little girl, she’d thought her mom looked like a queen, like the star of some fairy tale […] You’d look at Eleanor’s mom and think she must be carved into the prow of a Viking ship somewhere or maybe painted on the side of a plane […]”
  3. #3
    “She pulled it out of the way and started to say sorry—but it was that stupid Asian kid, and he frowned when he saw that it was her.”
  4. #4
    ″‘I told him you were ready to be part of this family.’
    ‘I’m ‘already’ part of this family. I’m like a charter member.‘”
  5. #5
    ″‘If you don’t want people to look at you,’ Park had thought at the time, ‘don’t wear fishing lures in your hair.‘”
  6. #6
    “If this had happened two summers ago, Eleanor would have run and banged on the door herself. She would have yelled at Richie to stop. She would have called 911 at the very, very least. But now that seemed like something a child would do, or a fool.”
  7. #7
    ″‘That’s not what I meant, though. I meant… that you’re different from the other people in the neighborhood, you know?’
    Of course he knew. They’d all been telling him so his whole life.”
  1. #8
    “She told herself that Park’s family must be decent people because they’d raised a person like Park. Never mind that this principle didn’t hold true in her own family.”
  2. #9
    ″‘And you look like a protagonist.’ She was talking as fast as she could think. ‘You look like a person who wins in the end. You’re so pretty, and so good. You have magic eyes,’ she whispered.”
  3. #10
    “He did have really cute hair. Really, really… It was completely straight and almost completely black, which, on Park, seemed like a lifestyle choice. He always wore black, practically head to toe.”
  4. #11
    ″‘I’m ending this.’
    ‘No. Come on. It’s not worth it.’
    ‘You are,’ he said fiercely, looking at her. ‘You’re worth it.‘”
  5. #12
    “There were moments—not just today, moments every day since they’d met—when Eleanor made him self-conscious, when he saw people talking and he was sure they were talking about them. Raucous moments on the bus when he was sure that everyone was laughing at them.”
  6. #13
    “But when Eleanor walked in the house, it was like her siblings didn’t recognize her.”
  7. #14
    “Park touched her hands like they were something rare and precious, like her fingers were intimately connected to the rest of her body. Which, of course, they were. It was hard to explain. He made her feel like more than the sum of her parts.”

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  1. #15
    “His dad barreled into the kitchen and scooped his mom into his arms. They did this every night, too. Full-on make-out sessions, no matter who was around.”
  2. #16
    “He looked exactly like a rat. Like the human being version of a rat […] Who knew what her mom saw in him; Eleanor’s dad was messed-up looking, too.”
  3. #17
    “Eleanor was right: She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
  4. #18
    ″‘Smarter than I ever was,’ her mom said. ‘And braver. I haven’t been on my own since the eighth grade.‘”
  5. #19
    “It wouldn’t do any good to tell him that she hadn’t been that girl at her old school. Yeah, she’d been made fun of before. There were always mean boys—and there were always, always mean girls—but she’d had friends at her old school.”
  6. #20
    ″‘I hate meeting new people,’ she whispered.
    ‘Because they never like me.‘”
  7. #21
    “Cath could already feel the anxiety starting to tear her stomach into nervous little pieces. ‘It’s not just that…. I don’t like new places. New situations. There’ll be all those people, and I won’t know where to sit—I don’t want to go.’”
  1. #22
    “‘You’re a sad little hermit, and it creeps me out. So get dressed. We’re going bowling.’”
  2. #23
    “‘Months are different in college,’ Levi said, ‘especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they’re like dog months.’”
  3. #24
    “She called her dad instead. He sounded tired, but he wasn’t trying to replace the stairs with a water slide, so that was an improvement.”
  4. #25
    “Cath felt like she was swimming in words. Drowning in them, sometimes.”
  5. #26
    “‘You don’t get to be the mother if you show up after the kids are already grown up. She’s like all those animals at the end of the story who show up to eat the Little Red Hen’s bread.’”
  6. #27
    “Wren shoved off the counter, shaking her head. ‘Oh, you hate everything. You hate change. If I didn’t drag you along behind me, you’d never get anywhere.’”
  7. #28
    “‘The whole point of fanfiction,’ she said, ‘is that you get to play inside somebody else’s universe. Rewrite the rules. Or bend them.’”
  8. #29
    “‘People are going to feel sorry for me, and I won’t ever have any normal relationships—and it’s always going to be because I didn’t have a mother. Always. That’s the ultimate kind of broken.’”
  9. #30
    “In some cases, she was actively trying not to make friends, though she usually stopped short of being rude. (Uptight, tense, and mildly misanthropic? Yes. Rude? No.)”
  10. #31
    “‘You can stay in this world, this world you love, as long as you want, as long as you keep thinking of new stories—’”

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