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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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“All I ever do is come out. I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again.”
Becky Albertalli
author
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
book
Simon Spier
character
change
drinking beer
girlfriends
coming out
introducing yourself
concepts
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“The air has that crisp, early fall feeling, and people are already lining their steps with pumpkins. I love that. I’ve loved it since I was a kid.”
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“He kisses like Elliott Smith sings.”
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“But maybe this is a big deal. Maybe it’s a holy freaking huge awesome deal. Maybe I want it to be.”
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“I mean, there are times when it’s actually more work not to smile.”
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“Why would I want to watch other people kissing when I could be kissing you?”
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“And seriously, I can’t even. Because Cal’s bangs. Cal’s eyes.”
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“I think, for me, listening to music is a very solitary thing.”
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“I don’t care who you are. Puberty is merciless.”
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“Taylor is the enemy of everything awesome.”
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“‘Hi,’ he says, quickly and softly. Like the word belongs to us.”
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“They get so curious. It’s like they have this idea of me, and whenever I step outside of that, it blows their minds. There’s something so embarrassing about that in a way I can’t even describe.”
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“I’m not leaving, bub. Because you’re going to wallow.”
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“Being secure in your masculinity isn’t the same as being straight.”
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“My parents have a way of ruining things like this.”
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“‘Nice polka dots,’ I say. He smiles. ‘Nice Labradors.’ I mean, he’s cute, so I’ll let it slide, but the dogs on my pants are clearly golden retrievers.”
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“Middle school is like this endless horror show. Well, maybe not endless, because it ended, but it really burns into your psyche.”
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“White shouldn’t be the default any more than straight should be the default. There shouldn’t even be a default.”
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“I need to spend some time in my head with this new Simon.”

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