Book Quotes by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon is a Jamaican-American author. She is best known for writing the 2015 young adult novel Everything, Everything, a New York Times best seller and the basis of a 2017 film of the same name.

The best Book Quotes

Wanting just leads to more wanting. There's no end to desire.

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Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.

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Everything's a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you.

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Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it.

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I was happy before I met him. But I'm alive now, and those are not the same thing.

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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.

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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.

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My guilt is an ocean for me to drown in.

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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.

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Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrong ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.

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Maybe part of falling in love with someone else is also falling in love with yourself.

Self-Confidence, Falling in loveNicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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How can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?

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"I don't believe in love."
"It's not a religion," he says. "It exists whether you believe in it or not."

Love, Romantic QuotesNicola Yoon in The Sun is Also a Star
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I didn't know you this morning, and now I don't remember not knowing you.

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Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it's difficult to imagine that everyone else isn't feeling it too.

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The trouble with getting your hopes too far up is: it's a long way down.

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We are born to dream and make the things we dream about.

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There's a Japanese phrase that I like: "koi no yokan". It doesn't mean love at first sight. It's closer to love at second sight. It's the feeling when you meet someone that you're going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don't love them right away, but it's inevitable that you will.

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People just want to believe. Otherwise they would have to admit that life is just a random series of good and bad things that happen until one day you die.

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I wonder if she realizes how passionate she is about not being passionate.

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Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it's difficult to imagine that everyone else isn't feeling it too.

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How can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins?

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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.

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