Some Quotes from We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

I didn’t stop to make any separate posts for quotes from this book, so they are all going in this post:

I know that I am always alone, even when surrounded by people, so I let the emptiness in.

– Page 7 (Chapter One)

And I knew that you were the kind of person I wanted to know. But what I didn’t know yet was that you can tell a girl you want to hang out with her because she said something smart.

– Page 49 (Chapter Four)

I wonder if there’s a secret current that connects people who have lost something. Not in the way that everyone loses something, but in the way that undoes your life, undoes your self, so that when you look at your face it isn’t yours anymore.

– Page 68 (Chapter Six)

If this were a short story, it would mean something.

– Page 71 (Chapter Six)

I must have shut grief out. Found it in books. Cried over fiction instead of the truth. The truth was unconfined, unadorned. There was no poetic language to it, no yellow butterflies, no epic floods. There wasn’t a town trapped underwater or generations of men with the same name destined to repeat the same mistakes. The truth was vast enough to drown in.

– Page 88 (Chapter Seven)


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