Jonathan Safran Foer

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I am doing something I hate for you. This is what it means to be in love.

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I never confused what I had with what I was.

We had everything to say to each other, but no ways to say it.

What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I`ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.

Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are.

I`m so afraid of losing something I love that I refuse to love anything.

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The more you love someone, [...] the harder it is to tell them.

The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know that you are sad.

Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want. Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want.

The only thing more painful than being an active forgetter is to be an inert rememberer.

Just because you`re an atheist, that doesn`t mean you wouldn`t love for things to have reasons for why they are.

So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!

Songs are as sad as the listener.

- Do you think I`m wonderful? - she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple.
- No - he said.
- Why?
- Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it`s only noon. You couldn`t be something that hundreds of others are.

She had fallen in love so many times that she began to suspect she was not falling in love at all, but doing something much more ordinary.


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