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petrareads · 3 hours ago
Sometimes we meet people and are so symbiotic with them, it’s as if we are one person, with one mind, one destiny.
I Was Here
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petrareads · a day ago
Life doesn't happen to you. You can't just sit on a park bench and expect amazing things to whizz by on a conveyor belt. Life is what you put into it.
The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting
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petrareads · 3 days ago
And I also know that loving someone—even when it’s scary, even when there are consequences—is never the wrong thing to do.
Shadowhunter Academy #6: Pale Kings and Princes
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petrareads · 5 days ago
People could bear so much, but [he] did not know how much of the original you was left when the world had twisted you into a whole different shape.
Shadowhunter Academy #7: Bitter of Tongue
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petrareads · 10 days ago
Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.
My Sister’s Keeper
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petrareads · 12 days ago
Nothing is as you think it is. Lots of things are not what they appear to be. Sometimes people need you to keep searching for them, or at least asking questions on their behalf. And very often, people have been silenced and they need other people to speak for them. It's when you stop searching and asking and speaking that they really will be lost.
The Apple Tart of Hope
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petrareads · 15 days ago
My dad used to say the evil we enact on each other is worse than anything spirits and demons can do to us.
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petrareads · 16 days ago
It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.
Life of Pi
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petrareads · 18 days ago
What's the difference between look and see? When someone looks at you, they only see what's on the surface and often miss a lot of the details. When someone sees you, they see who you are, what you're actually about. They see more than what's there in front of them. They're willing to find out more, at the very least.
On the Other Side
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petrareads · 20 days ago
It was a lesson, Magnus thought, to love while you could, love what was fragile and beautiful and imperiled. Nobody was guaranteed forever.
Shadowhunter Academy #9: Born to Endless Night
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petrareads · 22 days ago
“Are you in fashion? You look like you're in fashion." "No," [Magnus] said. "I am fashion."
The Bane Chronicles #7: The Fall of the Hotel Dumort
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petrareads · 24 days ago
It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.
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petrareads · 25 days ago
You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.
Heir of Fire
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petrareads · 26 days ago
So please enjoy these Tales—before a crackling fire on a chilly night, ideally.
Tales of the Peculiar
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petrareads · 29 days ago
But the sad truth is that the truth is sad, and that what you want does not matter. A series of unfortunate events can happen to anyone, no matter what they want.
The Carnivorous Carnival
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petrareads · a month ago
Every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, "The world is quiet here," as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good.
The Slippery Slope
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petrareads · a month ago
I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me.
Shadow and Bone
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petrareads · a month ago
I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.
Every Day
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petrareads · a month ago
Because in the conversation beneath this one, what we're really saying is I am an imperfect person. Here are my failures. Do you want me anyway?
Everything Leads to You
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