Fave FANGIRL Quotes


If you haven't yet read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, be advised that this post contains spoilers!

My favorite LOL moments:

"If God put me into your life to keep you from wearing a fucking tail," Reagan said, "I accept the assignment."

"You look tarred and sweatered."

"Oh, fuck you, Flowers in the Attic!"

"It's like hearing that Harry Potter is gay. Or Encyclopedia Brown."

"Eggnog reminds me of mucus," she said. "Me, too. But in a good way."

"I need them to keep me from becoming the girl in She's All That."

"He'd probably come back with a pitcher of beer, lipstick all over his face, and Fiesta Bowl tickets."

"Are you pregnant? Are you gay? I'd rather you were gay than pregnant. Unless you're pregnant. Then we'll deal. Whatever it is, we'll deal. Are you pregnant?"

"Good thing she hadn't said Franklin Roosevelt. Her dad was nuts about the Allied Forces."

"Who calls the house phone? Probably 2005. I think it wants its shirt back."

"Are you awake? Have you been watching me sleep? Yes, Bella. Are you awake? No."

"But you're so helpless sometimes. It's like watching a kitten with its head trapped in a Kleenex box."

"It's like I'm trying to distract him with something shiny."

"Levi's eyebrows were pornographic."

"In the right light, you are such a nerd."

"Do you want me to show you on a doll?"

"God, his chin. She wanted to make an honest woman of his chin. She wanted to lock it down."

"It's like The Shining in here."

"Are you Zack, or are you Cody?"

"GTL" Did anyone else think gym/tan/laundry or just me?

"And I still can't backwards skate."

"Well done, English language."

My favorite I CAN SO RELATE quotes:

"You can't take back texts. If you come off all moody and melancholy in a text, it just sits there in your phone, reminding you of what a drag you are."

"Will you read this? I think maybe it sucks. Or maybe it's awesome. It's probably awesome. Tell me it's awesome, okay? Unless it sucks."

"I'm not really a book person. That might be the most idiotic thing you've ever said to me."

"How do you not like the Internet? That's like saying, 'I don't like things that are convenient. And easy. I don't like having access to all of mankind's recorded discoveries at my fingertips. I don't like light. And knowledge."

"There are other people on the Internet. It's awesome. You get all the benefits of 'other people' without the body odor and the eye contact."

"When I think about her coming here," she said, "it's like that scene in Fellowship of the Ring when the hobbits are hiding from the Nazg├╗l."

"Look at you. You've got your shit together, you're not scared of anything. I'm scared of everything. And I'm crazy. Like maybe you think I'm a little crazy, but I only ever let people see the tip of my crazy iceberg. Underneath this veneer of slightly crazy and socially inept, I'm a complete disaster."

"This is why I can't be with Levi. Because I"m the kind of girl who fantasized about being trapped in a library overnight-and Levi can't even read."

"The fact that he misspelled 'pumpkin' made Cath wince."

"Smiling is confusing, she thought. This is why I don't do it."

"I'm probably doing to be crazy for the rest of my life, thanks to her. I'm going to keep making fucked-up decisions and doing weird things that I don't even realize are weird. People are going to feel sorry for me, and I won't ever have any normal relationships-and it's always going to be because I didn't have a mother. Always. That's the ultimate kind of broken. The kind of damage you never recover from. I hope she feels terrible. I hope she never forgives herself."

"I'm fucking done with encouragement."

"I find Ugg boots really comforting," Cath said, "Why? Because they're warm? No. Because they remind me that we live in a place where you can still get away with, even get excited about, Ugg boots. In fashionable places, you have to pretend that you're over them, or that you've always hated them. But in Nebraska, you can still be happy about new Ugg boots. That's nice. There's no end of the innocence."

"I don't trust anybody. Not anybody. And the more that I care about someone, the more sure I am they're going to get tired of me and take off."

"If only he were a better reader, Cath thought, he could have been a proper nerd."

"To really be a nerd, she'd decided, you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one."

"This is obviously about me needing a mother figure, she thought, disgusted with herself. I wonder if I'm going to get swoony around middle-aged women until I am one."

"Sometimes writing is running downhill, your fingers jerking behind you on the keyboard the way your legs do when they can't quite keep up with gravity."

My favorite AWWW quotes:

"I don't want to kiss a stranger," Cath would answer. "I'm not interested in lips out of context."

"She hated the way he passed out smiles to everyone he met like it didn't cost him anything, like he'd never run out."

"Maybe all the bad stuff happens in the wrinkles, but all the good stuff does, too..."

"I'm rooting for you."

"You give away nice like it doesn't cost you anything."

"You look so blindingly cute right now, I feel like I need to make a pinhole in a piece of paper just to look at you."

"I don't have to forgive you," Cath said. "It's not like that with you. You're just in with me. Always. No matter what happens."

"Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy," Wren said. "It's the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for."

"Bless him. Bless him to infinity and beyond."

"He was a cave painting. He was The Red Balloon."

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