Maybe growing up was really nothing more than growing away: from your old life, from your old self, from all those things that kept you tethered to your past.
—Jennifer E. Smith in This is What Happy Looks Like
You could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret—by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out.
He'd mistaken loneliness for independence, and had become so good at closing himself off from the world that it took an e-mail to remind him what it was like to have a real conversation.
Love isn't supposed to make sense. It's completely illogical.
—Jennifer E. Smith in The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
That's the thing about flying: you could talk to someone for hours and never even know his name, share your deepest secrets and then never see him again.
—Jennifer E. Smith
There's a kind of unfamiliar electricity that goes through her at the nearness of him, and she can't help wondering if he feels it, too.
Look what a hard time I've given him. But no matter how many times I've pushed him away, he always comes back around again. And I wouldn't want it any other way.
Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world.
Do you ever feel like what's happening at this moment will never happen again? Like you could never repeat it, no matter how hard you tried?
—Jennifer E. Smith in Field Notes on Love
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