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The Love That Split The World
by Emily Henry

“ was what all those things brought out in me - the way that, for years, I did things I didn’t want to do, laughed at things that bothered me, went to parties I had no interest in because the thing that seemed most essential for me survival and happiness was being seen as Like Everyone Else in Union.” (p. 23)


“Funny thing about belonging to two worlds: Sometimes you feel like you belong in zero.” (p. 87)


“Everything but the truth goes away in the end.” (p. 114)


“It’s hard to feel like you belong when you don’t know who you are, and it’s hard to know who you are when you don’t know where you come from.” (p. 119)


““Sometimes the whole world feels like that horse to me,” I say aloud, “Does that make sense? Like everyone’s just groaning and screaming through the pain, hoping something better comes out.” Dad nods. “It makes sense.” … “Honey, you’re a smart kid, and you’re sensitive too. That’s not a bad thing, but it is a hard thing. For you, the dark’s going to feel a whole lot darker, and you won’t be able to hide from it.” … “You don‘t know everything,” he says softly, “Not yet you don’t. And when you see those good things - and I promise you, there are so many good things - they’re going to be so much brighter for you then they are for other people, just like the abyss seems deeper and bigger when you stare at it. … Every moment you live, every darkness you face, they’ll all feel worth it when you’re staring light in the face."” (p. 205)

““Or maybe it’s because the world would be better with both of us in it,” I counter, “or because things are broken and when we’re together, they’re less broken.”” (p. 376)


“ is giving the world away, and being loved is having the whole world to give.” (p. 379)

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