slug Quotes

I loved watching her run around. I was in love with the innocence of dogs, the purity of their affection. They didn’t know enough to hide their feelings. They existed. A dog was a dog.

- Sáenz, Benjamin Alire

I wonder if he’d been as beautiful as Dante. And I wondered why I thought that.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I had to be the world's biggest loser, writing about hair, and stuff about my body. No wonder I stopped keeping a journal. It was like keeping a record of my own stupidity. Why would I want to do that?

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

No wonder I stopped keeping a journal. It was like keeping a record of my own stupidity. Why would I want to do that? Why would I want to remind myself what an asshole I was?

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Did you hear me, Zach? I care about you.” “Okay,” I said. “It’s okay with me that you care about me. But can we please not talk about it? Would that be okay with you?” “Yeah, that would be okay,” he said.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

He was still experimenting with kissing girls even though he said he'd rather be kissing boys. That's exactly what he said. I didn't know exactly what to think about that, but Dante was going to be Dante and if I was going to be his friend, I would just have to learn to be okay with it.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I wondered how that felt, to really like yourself. And I wondered why some people didn't like themselves and others did. Maybe that's just the way it was.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I was ashamed of myself for being ashamed of myself. I didn't like feeling like that.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

All this time I had been trying to figure out the secrets of theuniverse, the secrets of my own body, of my own heart. All of the answers had always been soclose and yet I had always fought them without even knowing it. From the minute I’d met Dante, Ihad fallen in love with him. I just didn’t let myself know it, think it, feel it. My father was right.And it was true what my mother said. We all fight our own private wars.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I wanted to buy a T-shirt that read: I AM UNKNOWABLE.

- Benjamin Alire Sáenz

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.