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Favourite Quotes: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Hey everyone! I just read this book and I completely loved it. It has a lot of positive quotes that I really want to share with you all, so here I go.

You can check out my First Impression of the book here, and my review here.

“If the decision you’ve made has brought you closer to humanity, then you’ve done the right thing.”

“I wondered, for the very first time, if maybe I was doing this whole thing wrong. If maybe I’d allowed myself to be blinded by my own anger to the exclusion of all else. If maybe, just maybe, I’d been so determined not to be stereotyped that I’d begun to stereotype everyone around me.”

“I understood too well what it was like to feel like you were defined by one superficial thing- to feel like you would never escape the box people had put you in”

“Be honest. Remember, honesty is everything. Without it, we can never move forward. We can never have productive discussions. To be honest

“I was stuck in another small town, trapped in another universe populated by the kind of people who’d only ever seen faces like mine on their evening news, and I hated it.”

“Music made my day so much easier. Walking through the halls at school was somehow easier; sitting alone all the time was easier. I loved that no one could tell i was listening to music and that, because no one knew, i was never asked to turn it off. I’d had multiple conversations with teachers who had no idea i was only half hearing whatever they were saying to me, and for some reason this made me happy. Music seemed to steady me like a second skeleton; I leaned on it when my own bones were too shaken to stand. I always listened to music on the iPod i’d stolen from my brother, and here- as i did last year, when he first bought the thing- I walked to class like i was listening to the soundtrack of my own shitty movie. It gave me an inexplecable kind of hope.”

“Ocean had given me hope. He’d made me believe in people again. His sincerity had rubbed me raw, had peeled back the stubborn layers of anger I’d lived in for so long. Ocean made me want to give the world a second chance.”

“I dressed the way I did not because I was trying to be a nun, but because it felt good—and because it made me feel less vulnerable in general like I wore a kind of armour every day. It was a personal preference.”

“He kept trying to be nice to me and, in an unexpected turn of events, his kindness left me angry and confused. I pushed him away because i was afraid to be even remotely close to someone who, i was certain, would one day hurt me. I trusted no one anymore. I was so raw from repeated exposure to cruelty that now even the most minor abrasions left a mark”

“Different women felt comfortable in different outfits. They were all beautiful.”

Anyways, what did you all think of my post? Have you read A Very Large Expanse of Sea? Do you plan to in the future? Tell me in the comments below. Will be waiting to hear from you all, it means a lot to me.

Peace out cuties ♥

-Jayati xx

 

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Hey! I am Jayati and this is my blog where I post stuff about anything and everything I like, but mainly books. I also post short stories that I write sometimes.

20 thoughts on “Favourite Quotes: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

  1. “Different women felt comfortable in different outfits. They were all beautiful.” This quote is fantastic! I love the idea of this post so much! I may actually add this book on my TBR now just because of it 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I have to confess I wasn’t going to read this book but the quotes make me actually really intrigued?! They sound lovely. Especially the one about so desperately not wanting to be stereotyped that they began stereotyping everyone else. And the music one because that is literally me! (Well except the stolen iPod part ^^)

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  3. “I was stuck in another small town, trapped in another universe populated by the kind of people who’d only ever seen faces like mine on their evening news, and I hated it.”< Holy cow that's powerful. I wasn't sure I'd get around to reading it but that quote might change my mind!

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