Boys will lie, cheat, and steal to get into your pants. A man will stand the test of time. Make him wait, and you'll see which one he is.
—Penelope Douglas in Falling Away
Expressions like "the good ole days" implied that life used to be of a higher quality than it is now, but I think everything looks better in retrospect.
—Penelope Douglas in Rival
What they don't tell you is that you're more confused at twenty than you were at seventeen.
That's the thing about change. It can be gradual. Slow and almost unnoticeable. Or it can be sudden, and you don't even know how you could've been any other way.
—Penelope Douglas in Until You
Don't think you're special. Lots of women get him. No one keeps him.
—Penelope Douglas in Corrupt
Sometimes I wore smiles but didn't feel them. Sometimes I felt them and didn't wear them.
Few simple rules: respect your elders, take care of your body, finish what you start, and solve your own problems.
—Penelope Douglas in Bully
I like storms. Thunder, torrential rain, puddles, wet shoes. When the clouds roll in, I get filled with this giddy expectation. Everything is more beautiful in the rain.
Acting like you don't care is not letting it go.
The most valuable lesson anyone learns in life should be learned as early as possible. That you don't have to live in the reality someone else had invented. You don't have to do anything you don't want to do. Ever.
The more you suffered, the more you survived. It shaped people in different ways, and what broke one person could empower another.
I wanted to make more than just money. I wanted to make a difference and be remembered.
—Penelope Douglas in Misconduct
There was a time when I had all of his attention and loved it. As much as I wanted him to leave me alone, I also liked how he seemed surprised. I liked the way he was looking at me right now. And then I remembered that I hated him.
Whether or not he still wanted me, I knew he wouldn't want anyone else to have me.
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