Emery Lord Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 Emery Lord Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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It was easy for me to be honest with him because there was nothing to lose. Emery Lord Sayings: It was easy for me to be honest with him because there was nothing to
But life is not evens and odds and solving for x. And sadness? Sadness is an equation made of all variables. Emery Lord Sayings: But life is not evens and odds and solving for x. And sadness? Sadness is
I'm going to spend my whole summer changing the expressions on Jonah Daniels's face. Emery Lord Sayings: I'm going to spend my whole summer changing the expressions on Jonah Daniels's face.
From beside me, Matt says, "I think I've got your number."
"I wouldn't give you my number."
He smiles. "No, I mean...I think I've got you figured out."
"I knew what you meant.
Emery Lord Sayings: From beside me, Matt says, "I think I've got your number.""I wouldn't give you my
I've been arguing on the side of a dirt road with a petulant singer who's wearing a guitar on his back. This entire scene is a mess, and maybe we're a mess, too. But it's still him and still me, and there's still that feeling of possibility - the one that sparks like a Roman candle inside me as his lips touch mine. And it's a start. Emery Lord Sayings: I've been arguing on the side of a dirt road with a petulant singer who's
I swear his looks are pure Darwinism. If he wasn't so cute, someone would have killed him for being annoying by now. Emery Lord Sayings: I swear his looks are pure Darwinism. If he wasn't so cute, someone would have
I want to find her in this sadness the way she did for me.
...
I have the overpowering urge to make comfort food for her. This is a legacy my dad left me. The hardwired impulse to feed people.
Emery Lord Sayings: I want to find her in this sadness the way she did for me....I have
He's the 'him' in every sentence that really matters; he's the 'he' in every song. Emery Lord Sayings: He's the 'him' in every sentence that really matters; he's the 'he' in every song.
I almost try to explain another untranslatable word--sunyata--to Jonas. The idea has Buddhist roots and several meanings, depending on context. I think emptiness is the closest word, but, in English, we infer emptiness as a void, a lack. Sunyata is open with possibility, a meditative space. Emery Lord Sayings: I almost try to explain another untranslatable word--sunyata--to Jonas. The idea has Buddhist roots and
No matter what heaven you believe in, your time on this earth will end. What I'm saying is that you should listen - really listen - to the slosh of the waves and the distant call of Pacific birds. You should feel a boy's pulse against your cheek; you should fill your lungs with ocean air. While you can, I mean. You should do these things while you still can. Emery Lord Sayings: No matter what heaven you believe in, your time on this earth will end. What
I can't surround myself with people who are hiding their pain beneath swagger and a grin. Emery Lord Sayings: I can't surround myself with people who are hiding their pain beneath swagger and a
I think it's the bravest thing in the world - to run straight at love, even knowing how badly you could get hurt. Emery Lord Sayings: I think it's the bravest thing in the world - to run straight at love,
I like your orange dog." Nadia taps her finger near the fox I'm trying to draw.
I lean against my hand to hide my smile. "Thanks.
Emery Lord Sayings: I like your orange dog." Nadia taps her finger near the fox I'm trying to
I vaguely remember a story about a woman who looked back while fleeing a broken city. She turned into a pillar of salt. A harsh fate, but I got the point. You can't look back when you're escaping disaster. You can't hope that someone will come after you, either. Emery Lord Sayings: I vaguely remember a story about a woman who looked back while fleeing a broken
I watch the waves swell and break down the coastline, swell and break. My chest threatens to crack on the left side.
The heart is such a strange little beast - a lump of thick muscle with pipes sticking out. Sometimes I think my heart is made of rubber, and the world stretches it and twists so that it writhes in my chest and aches. This is why I have spent most of my time on this planet here but hurting. Sometimes I think a hear of porcelain would be easier. Let it drop out of my rib cage and break on the floor, no heartbeat, the end. Instead, I get a bouncy heart that bleeds when the world claws at it but keeps beating though the pain.
Emery Lord Sayings: I watch the waves swell and break down the coastline, swell and break. My chest
And I want to be one of them. I want to be one of them so, so badly - to fit into this balance, their history, the wolf pack way of them. I see it now, why my mom wants that for me. I see how you can't help but want it, if you get close enough to witness a group of friends knitted together like this. Emery Lord Sayings: And I want to be one of them. I want to be one of them
Depression, it settles like a shadow over your body while you sleep, and it mutes every frequency into blankness, into fog. Everyone things you can't laugh when you're depressed, but I couldn't cry either, because I couldn't FEEL. Emery Lord Sayings: Depression, it settles like a shadow over your body while you sleep, and it mutes
I drink coffee for the taste, of course, since caffeine is the last thing I need. Most of the things I do in life are for flavor, not necessity Emery Lord Sayings: I drink coffee for the taste, of course, since caffeine is the last thing I
I think I've loved you since that first day. Emery Lord Sayings: I think I've loved you since that first day.
Our town was too big for people to know everything about you, but just small enough to clench down on one defining moment like teeth on prey. Won the spelling bee in fourth grade? You are Dictionary Girl forever. Laughed a little too hard in sixth grade? You will still be the Guy Who Peed His Pants as you walk across the stage to receive your diploma.

And I was the Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned.
Emery Lord Sayings: Our town was too big for people to know everything about you, but just small
Sometimes I wonder if she's whispering to hear heart: Beat. Beat. Beat. To her lungs: In, out. In, out. Like it takes all her time and energy to exist. Emery Lord Sayings: Sometimes I wonder if she's whispering to hear heart: Beat. Beat. Beat. To her lungs:
Summer crushes happen all the time, right? Because you feel far away from the real world, everything seems more...possible. Every person seems more vital. Emery Lord Sayings: Summer crushes happen all the time, right? Because you feel far away from the real
So, um, what is your name?"
"Oh, that's funny that you don't know! Well, maybe it's not. I've always gone by Jones here, even before I was a counselor. You don't want to guess?"
"Rumpelstiltskin," I say, which makes him burst out laughing.
Emery Lord Sayings: So, um, what is your name?""Oh, that's funny that you don't know! Well, maybe it's
I don't feel like being touched by anyone or anything except the clouds. Emery Lord Sayings: I don't feel like being touched by anyone or anything except the clouds.
There should be a word for this feeling: spectacularity or burstsomeness. Emery Lord Sayings: There should be a word for this feeling: spectacularity or burstsomeness.
This past year has been a lesson in letting go and holding on, and I don't know what to make of it. I guess I do know this: find a best friend, and hang on tight. Emery Lord Sayings: This past year has been a lesson in letting go and holding on, and I
If we could capture feelings like we capture pictures, none of us would ever leave our rooms. It would be so tempting to inhabit the good moments over and over again. But I don't want to be the kind of person who lives backwardly, who memorializes moments before she's finished living in them. So I plant my feet here on this hillside beside a boy who is undoing me, and I kiss him back like I mean it. And, God help me, with the sky wrapped around us in every direction, I do mean it. Emery Lord Sayings: If we could capture feelings like we capture pictures, none of us would ever leave
Howidoono?" Dee tries to ask, but there's a mound of Brown Butter Almond Brittle ice cream on her tongue. "How did you know I needed this?" He gives her an "oh please" look. "I have a sister and a girl best friend. This is not amateur hour. Emery Lord Sayings: Howidoono?" Dee tries to ask, but there's a mound of Brown Butter Almond Brittle ice
That's the thing about love stories: Just because one ends, that doesn't mean it failed. A cherry pie isn't a failure just because you eat it all. It's perfect for what it is, and then it's gone. And exchanging the truest parts of yourself - all the things you are - with someone? What a slice of life. One I'll carry with me into every single someday.
I lie down in the cool grass beside him as planets collide above us and we stay like this for a long time, down to every last crumb. My cheeks are wet, but oh, my heart - it is so full.
Emery Lord Sayings: That's the thing about love stories: Just because one ends, that doesn't mean it failed.
My eyes fill, hot with tears. Because, apparently, casual crying is just something that I do now. Emery Lord Sayings: My eyes fill, hot with tears. Because, apparently, casual crying is just something that I
His smile doesn't hide his own aching chest. Emery Lord Sayings: His smile doesn't hide his own aching chest.
Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing. We have messy, throbbing hearts, and we are stronger than anyone could ever know. Emery Lord Sayings: Even the constellations can see us now: we are seventeen and shattered and still dancing.
We stare down at the festival below us. I can hear the low pulse of a local band playing cover songs, the rustle of in the lake nearby, and the carrying laughter of kids our age eating cotton candy and flirting with summer loves. The sun has melted down to the horizon line, leaving trails of orange and pink in it's wake. In the distance, our hotel's roof peeks over the tree line. Emery Lord Sayings: We stare down at the festival below us. I can hear the low pulse of
You're always preparing yourself for the thing that is most likely to happen, instead of hoping for the thing that you most want to happen. Emery Lord Sayings: You're always preparing yourself for the thing that is most likely to happen, instead of
We're born alone, and we die alone. Emery Lord Sayings: We're born alone, and we die alone.
I struggle to maintain a facade of only mild interest in him. Emery Lord Sayings: I struggle to maintain a facade of only mild interest in him.
His eyes are somewhere between gray and blue, and his hair is somewhere between brown and blond, and I am somewhere between hostile and attracted. Emery Lord Sayings: His eyes are somewhere between gray and blue, and his hair is somewhere between brown
I'm looking for somekind of permanence, so my mark will linger on the world once I'm gone, in the places where I found joy.." -Page 81 Emery Lord Sayings: I'm looking for somekind of permanence, so my mark will linger on the world once
She rediscovered me under all that rubble, and that means I'll always be a little bit hers. Emery Lord Sayings: She rediscovered me under all that rubble, and that means I'll always be a little
I guess it's like seeing beauty in simplicity and nature. In fleeting moments and even in decay. Emery Lord Sayings: I guess it's like seeing beauty in simplicity and nature. In fleeting moments and even
But the point is that trying to make things better sometimes makes us better, too. The point is I'm trying to create good things in the midst of the bad. Grief or no grief. And in my case, it's still somewhere in between. Emery Lord Sayings: But the point is that trying to make things better sometimes makes us better, too.
I've prowled the dirtiest back alleys of sadness, okay? And I know what it's like to fight for your life on those mean streets. So if you need someone to vent to or someone to be quiet with or someone to talk your ear off, I can be that person. I'm not scared of the dark places. Emery Lord Sayings: I've prowled the dirtiest back alleys of sadness, okay? And I know what it's like
I think I might love you too.

Oh, please. You do.
Emery Lord Sayings: I think I might love you too.Oh, please. You do.
A rigid old tree like me--it snaps in a raging storm. The pliant tree bends in the rain and survives. Emery Lord Sayings: A rigid old tree like me--it snaps in a raging storm. The pliant tree bends
Beginning again gets easier with each step. Emery Lord Sayings: Beginning again gets easier with each step.
Because it's all so fleeting, isn't it? The ocean existed so long before us and will stay long after us - most trees, too, and some animals. Isn't that crazy? Emery Lord Sayings: Because it's all so fleeting, isn't it? The ocean existed so long before us and
What?" I ask.
He looks startled out of his thoughts. "What do you mean what?"

"I mean, just then," I say, "that look on your face. What were you thinking about?"

"I was thinking...that if I were going to kiss you, now would be a good time. Fireworks and all. Typical songwriter, always looking for poetic parallels.
Emery Lord Sayings: What?" I ask.He looks startled out of his thoughts. "What do you mean what?""I mean,
I am honestly trying to live this life while I can. The emotion swells around me, into this huge, humid feeling that I must be doing something right. Emery Lord Sayings: I am honestly trying to live this life while I can. The emotion swells around
I close my eyes, trying to decipher how it feels. Emery Lord Sayings: I close my eyes, trying to decipher how it feels.
I've never felt stronger than when I was packing up my room at Richard's place. [...] I've also never felt sadder. Sad but strong. You can be both. And I am. Emery Lord Sayings: I've never felt stronger than when I was packing up my room at Richard's place.
A nightmare, a memory. A thing can be both.
I stare up at the ceiling. White, white, white. The emptiness of it aches.
Emery Lord Sayings: A nightmare, a memory. A thing can be both.I stare up at the ceiling. White,
The glow of my birthday candles and the fairy lights would have been more than enough. But Jonah Daniels? He lit up my whole world. Emery Lord Sayings: The glow of my birthday candles and the fairy lights would have been more than
But what I really need is to fucking SCREAM because this feels like a war that I got thrown into, and I don't know how I can be so tired and mad at the same time. Emery Lord Sayings: But what I really need is to fucking SCREAM because this feels like a war
I may be stumbling through these steps, but at least I'm stumbling forward. Emery Lord Sayings: I may be stumbling through these steps, but at least I'm stumbling forward.
I'd like to see everything for myself, doctor. The whole world. Emery Lord Sayings: I'd like to see everything for myself, doctor. The whole world.
People out there are waiting to be on your side. But first you have to tell them where you are so they can come stand with you. I know verbalizing what you feel - what you need - can be intimidating if you've never done it before. But using your voice is a kind of strength that makes you powerful. Emery Lord Sayings: People out there are waiting to be on your side. But first you have to
I also know that emotions come from the brain. So why do people feel real aches in their chests? Why does it feel like we carry every feeling in our cores? Emery Lord Sayings: I also know that emotions come from the brain. So why do people feel real
Stop documenting the moment for a second, he told me. Just be in it. Emery Lord Sayings: Stop documenting the moment for a second, he told me. Just be in it.
Her laugh sounds like wind chimes. Emery Lord Sayings: Her laugh sounds like wind chimes.
In the moments when I feel like being truly happy is an impossible puzzle, one I'm not meant to figure out, if you have a best friend you can laugh with and a few good songs you're more than halfway there. Emery Lord Sayings: In the moments when I feel like being truly happy is an impossible puzzle, one
Sure, QuizBowl wasn't a cool activity to join and, yeah, the idea of answering difficult questions in front of an audience terrified me. But it wasn't anything like the fear that accompanied my drowning nightmare - harrowing and visceral. No, this fear made me feel fizzy. Hopeful.
In fact, this fear felt like waking up do discover I am still here.
Emery Lord Sayings: Sure, QuizBowl wasn't a cool activity to join and, yeah, the idea of answering difficult
Give your family kisses from me, will you? I think I fell for all seven of you a little more every day. But mostly you, Jonah. Mostly, madly, beautifully you. Emery Lord Sayings: Give your family kisses from me, will you? I think I fell for all seven
Because I've been having a hard time since before the day we met. She never walked away from me because of it. Her feelings for me weren't contingent on how easy or hard it was to be in my life. She doesn't have to be sunny for me. That's not how it works. Emery Lord Sayings: Because I've been having a hard time since before the day we met. She never
Like you had been drowning, and the book was air. Emery Lord Sayings: Like you had been drowning, and the book was air.
Younger girls stand with their moms alongside countless girls our age in matching outfits - blazers and horseshoe necklaces and ballet flats. Emery Lord Sayings: Younger girls stand with their moms alongside countless girls our age in matching outfits -
Tglhe heart is such a strange little beast - a lump of thick muscles with pipes sticking out. Sometimes I think my heart is made of rubber, and the world Stretches it and twists it so that it writhes in my chest and aches. This is why I have spent most of my time on this this planet here but hurting. Sometimes I think a heart of porcelain would be easier. Let it drop out of my rib cage and break on the floor, no heartbeat, the end. Instead, I get a bouncy heart That bleeds when the world claws at it but keeps beating through the pain. Emery Lord Sayings: Tglhe heart is such a strange little beast - a lump of thick muscles with
I couldn't master this kind of apathy, no matter how hard I tried. I was built to care - to notice, to overanalyze, to try - in a way that felt inalterable. Emery Lord Sayings: I couldn't master this kind of apathy, no matter how hard I tried. I was
... you know that Sunday-night feeling, where the dread of reality sinks in, that you've mismanaged your time and now the anxiety of homework and the wasteland of early mornings and school stretches ahead of you? Well, I hope he has that feeling every minute of every day of his entire life. Emery Lord Sayings: ... you know that Sunday-night feeling, where the dread of reality sinks in, that you've
After all, once there was a girl named Lucy who loved her family, old and new.
It's not the type of love that ends.
Emery Lord Sayings: After all, once there was a girl named Lucy who loved her family, old and
Not even Dee's good influence could keep me from trying to hurt my parents the way they hurt me. At least that's what my court-appointed therapist thinks, and I hate to admit that she's probably right.

I also hate to admit that she's court-appointed.
Emery Lord Sayings: Not even Dee's good influence could keep me from trying to hurt my parents the
And I say a final last prayer, this one in gratitude that there are people in the world who will protect kids with a fire that makes them sprint after cars, fight systems, curse with rage. It's enough to make you believe. Maybe not in symbols; maybe not in gods. But certainly in people. Emery Lord Sayings: And I say a final last prayer, this one in gratitude that there are people
Whose empire did you just overthrow?" My own. Emery Lord Sayings: Whose empire did you just overthrow?" My own.
I was too tired, too sad, too much of everything. Emery Lord Sayings: I was too tired, too sad, too much of everything.
The only difference is that Dee's natural coloring looks like an American landscape - country-sky-blue eyes and hair the color of Tennessee wheat fields, golden strands with darker undertones. My hair is nearly black, and I have jealous green eyes. In a fairy tale, she'd play the good fairy. I'd be the evil witch's screwup second cousin. Dee Emery Lord Sayings: The only difference is that Dee's natural coloring looks like an American landscape - country-sky-blue
If you want to push someone away, I strongly recommend rambling about death and theology. That oughta do it. Emery Lord Sayings: If you want to push someone away, I strongly recommend rambling about death and theology.
You are the only person who can build emotional barriers, but you're also the only person who can topple them. Other people can't knock down the walls you've built, no matter how much they love you. You have to tear them down yourself because there's something worth seeing on the other side. Emery Lord Sayings: You are the only person who can build emotional barriers, but you're also the only
There I was, clinging to the scraps of happiness that I could finally feel again: coffee and books and an afternoon with my best friend. What right did I have, when he was gone? Emery Lord Sayings: There I was, clinging to the scraps of happiness that I could finally feel again:
Dee penned my name into the lyrics of her first single, "Open Road Summer. Emery Lord Sayings: Dee penned my name into the lyrics of her first single, "Open Road Summer.
I've always fixated on the things I want in my life--paint palettes and sumptuous fabrics and star-flecked skies and dancing on my tiptoes and the smell of jasmine. But I usually imagine myself alone or falling in love with all kinds of different people. These days, I've started to daydream of the permanent relationships I want to have. Friends who stay in my life forever. People who I trust to love me even if I'm wobbling--the way I trust Jonah. And if that's what I want, then I have scorched Earth to till and replant. I have a Japanese maple seedling, and I have seen how beautiful a rooted life can be. But I have miles to go before I decide where to plant us. Emery Lord Sayings: I've always fixated on the things I want in my life--paint palettes and sumptuous fabrics
Some of the guys I've been with, they've tried to pin me down. They wanted to box me into the details, the wheres and whens and hows of our togetherness, and it always pinched my nerves that they needed to map out a plan for feelings. Other guys, they seemed totally content to let me prance in and out of their lives, relieved that they didn't have to agree to future plans, no concert tickets for a show later that summer, no prom tickets months in advance. Emery Lord Sayings: Some of the guys I've been with, they've tried to pin me down. They wanted
After all, the night sky is a mess of stars -- a million fireflies crammed into infinity. But the mess becomes a map once you know how to use it. Emery Lord Sayings: After all, the night sky is a mess of stars -- a million fireflies crammed
Strawberry milk," I say, eyeing him as we head toward the counter. "Really."
He turns to me. "Do you have something to say about my snack selections?"
"Nope." I fall into line behind him. "I just didn't realize you were a middle-school girl going to a slumber party."
"And I," he says, plunking his strawberry-fest down on the counter, "didn't realize you were a soccer mom justifying her chocolate craving with the fact that raisins are a fruit.
Emery Lord Sayings: Strawberry milk," I say, eyeing him as we head toward the counter. "Really." He turns
It's too damn hard to watch someone else get what you want. Emery Lord Sayings: It's too damn hard to watch someone else get what you want.
Nothing, not even sadness could be greater than the sum of us. Emery Lord Sayings: Nothing, not even sadness could be greater than the sum of us.
We know there are three little words branded inside my heart: Jonah was here. Emery Lord Sayings: We know there are three little words branded inside my heart: Jonah was here.
I'm a basket case, I thought. Who gets emotional over two letters?
But then I remembered that "no" also only has two letters.
Almost everyone in the world has cried over those.
Emery Lord Sayings: I'm a basket case, I thought. Who gets emotional over two letters?But then I remembered
He said the measure of the man is in those decisions. Do you keep yourself and your family safe in harbor, always? Or do you move forward and brave the storms? Emery Lord Sayings: He said the measure of the man is in those decisions. Do you keep yourself
Matt's still watching my face closely, as if nerdy glasses are going to manifest on my face. Emery Lord Sayings: Matt's still watching my face closely, as if nerdy glasses are going to manifest on
So far away, but so beautiful. So powerful. I can always feel it tugging at me. Emery Lord Sayings: So far away, but so beautiful. So powerful. I can always feel it tugging at
I think about boats, how they're powerful but so delicate compared to the fickle sea. I think about lighthouses, about safe mooring and how easy it is to crash. Emery Lord Sayings: I think about boats, how they're powerful but so delicate compared to the fickle sea.
Mmmph.' I grunt this to myself in the helpless way you do when something is just so damn delicious. Yeah, I made it, but...what can I say? I'm good. Emery Lord Sayings: Mmmph.' I grunt this to myself in the helpless way you do when something is
You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before. Emery Lord Sayings: You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before.
I wanted to live in Lucy and Ricky's world, where the blunders of life were righted in one neat half hour. They made it look easy. Emery Lord Sayings: I wanted to live in Lucy and Ricky's world, where the blunders of life were
Dee's natural colouring looks like an American landscape - country-sky-blue eyes and hair the colour of Tennessee wheat fields, golden strands with darker undertones. My hair is nearly black, and I have jealous green eyes.

In a fairytale she'd play the good fairy. I'd be the evil witch's screwup second cousin.
Emery Lord Sayings: Dee's natural colouring looks like an American landscape - country-sky-blue eyes and hair the colour
People with tattoos are like evangelicals, ever eager to spread their gospel. - Reagan Emery Lord Sayings: People with tattoos are like evangelicals, ever eager to spread their gospel. - Reagan
So, how'd you know about this place?"
"One of my buddies is from Baltimore area - I texted him."
"Saying what? 'Hey dude, know any secluded places?' He probably thinks you're a serial killer."
"I think I said 'romantic and private'.
Emery Lord Sayings: So, how'd you know about this place?""One of my buddies is from Baltimore area -
I know this feeling of being a ghost in your own life - no one sees you, no one feels you, so you stay still as if you could actually disappear at any moment. Emery Lord Sayings: I know this feeling of being a ghost in your own life - no one
This is because she doesn't know about me picking a fight with Shruggy Jesus or rolling around topless with Lukas. My soul has already put on a blinker for the Hell exit, and now I live at hippie camp. That's like sending me into the express lane. Emery Lord Sayings: This is because she doesn't know about me picking a fight with Shruggy Jesus or
Well, you change as you get older, especially at this time in your life. You become more yourself, hopefully. And sometimes that changes the dynamic, even with people you love. So it's not that you were wrong. You were right for that time. But you grow up and you grow out of relationships. Even the ones you thought, at one point, might be forever. Emery Lord Sayings: Well, you change as you get older, especially at this time in your life. You
This is the currency of friendship, traded over years and miles, and I hope it's an even exchange someday. For now, I do what all best friends do when there's nothing left to say. We lie together in all the darkness, shoulder to shoulder, and wait for the worst to be over. Emery Lord Sayings: This is the currency of friendship, traded over years and miles, and I hope it's