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The Chaos of Stars Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Chaos of Stars
  1. #1
    “If you always let yourself love others, you’ll get back more than you give.”
  2. #2
    “I get that you’re scared and that you’ve been hurt. But doing what is easy and safe is no way to live, and a life without passion and love is so far beneath what you deserve.”
  3. #3
    “Am I scared of the horrible things I know will happen to my kid to hurt him? Absolutely. But would I stop those things at the risk of taking away joy and growth and the absolute embracing of life? Never. Because I love this child for being mine, but I also love him for being who he will be, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to watch him discover that for himself.”
  4. #4
    “Sometimes I try to write myself into a constellation, imagine what it would be like to be forever painted across the sky.”
  5. #5
    “‘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.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  1. #7
    “Soap operas got nothing on my family history.”
  2. #8
    “I know you think mortality is evidence that they don’t care, but giving us the ability to grow and change and progress and then finish? That was the greatest gift two ageless, eternal, very very stuck gods could think to give the children they love more than anything.”
  3. #9
    “Butterflies are stupid, fragile things that have beautiful and tragically short lives. Electricity kills people.”
  4. #10
    “I can’t seem to keep my heart from leaking out of the cracks, like sand clutched in a fist.”
  5. #11
    “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.”
  6. #12
    “Some things, the best things, do last forever.”

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  1. #13
    “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.”
  2. #14
    “I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”
  3. #15
    “What we have now makes me happy. And I can live in that happy, and feel safe there, knowing that even if things change, I’ll always have had this.”
  4. #16
    “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.”
  5. #17
    “I was thinking about framing, and how so much of what we think about our lives and our personal histories revolves around how we frame it. The lens we see it through, or the way we tell our own stories. We mythologize ourselves.”
  6. #18
    “‘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.’”
  7. #19
    “Boys suck.
    Even when they have perfect blue eyes and ridiculously cool trucks. Maybe especially then.”
  8. #20
    “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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