Wanting just leads to more wanting. There's no end to desire.DesireNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing.Falling in loveNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
In my head I know I've been in love before, but it doesn't feel like it. Being in love with you is better than the first time. It feels like the first time and the last time and the only time all at once.Romantic QuotesNicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
You can't predict the future. It turns out that you can't predict the past either. Time moves in both directions - forward and backward - and what happens here and now changes them both.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
I read once that, on average, we replace the majority of our cells every seven years. Even more amazing: we change the upper layers of our skin every two weeks. If all the cells in our body did this, we'd be immortal. But some of our cells, like the ones in our brains, don't renew. They age, and age us. In two weeks my skin will have no memory of Olly's hand on mine, but my brain will remember. We can have immortality or the memory of touch. But we can't have both.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything
To my husband, David Yoon, who showed me my heart.
And to my smart, beautiful daughter Penny, who made it bigger.
Sometimes I reread my favorite books from back to front. I start with the last chapter and read backward until I get to the beginning. When you read this way, characters go from hope to despair, from self-knowledge to doubt. In love stories, couples start out as lovers and end as strangers. Coming-of-age books become stories of losing your way. Your favorite characters come back to life.Nicola Yoon in Everything, Everything