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"I thought: But isn't this a dance? Isn't all of this a dance? Isn't that what we do with words? Isn't that what we do when we talk, when we spar, when we make plans or leave it to chance? Some of it's choreographed. Some of the steps have been done for ages. And the rest—the rest is spontaneous. The rest has to be decided on the floor, in the moment, before the music ends." ~ David Levithan
"Sometimes beauty is best when it's distant." ~ David Levithan
"I knew she was leaving. I knew we were never going to date long-distance. I knew that we wouldn't have been able to be like this back when were were dating, so there was no use in regretting what hadn't happened. I suspected that what happens in hotel rooms rarely lasts outside of them. I suspected that when something was a beginning and an ending at the same time, that meant it could only exist in the present... ..It was snowing outside, anointing the air with a quiet wonder shared by all passersby. When I got back to my mother's apartment, I was a mixture of giddy thrill-happiness and muddle gut-confusion-- I didn't want to leave anything regarding Sofia to chance, and at the same time I was enjoying this step away from it." ~ David Levithan
"They are so caught up in their happiness that they don't realize I'm not really a part of it. I am wandering along the periphery. I am like the people in the Winslow Homer paintings, sharing the same room with them but not really there. I am like the fish in the aquarium, thinking in a different language, adapting to a life that's not my natural habitat. I am the people in the other cars, each with his or her own story, but passing too quickly to be noticed or understood. . . . There are moments I just sit in my frame, float in my tank, ride in my car and say nothing, think nothing that connects me to anything at all." ~ David Levithan
"You're believing in love more than I do; you're standing up for someone who is less than deserving." ~ David Levithan
"Aturdido.Mi fidelidad era tan impensable como lo fue tu lapsus. De todas las cosas que creí que podían ir mal, nunca pensé que fuera precisamente esa.- Ha sido un error -dijiste. Pero lo cruel fue que sentí que el error había sido mío, por confíar en ti." ~ David Levithan
"He wants to know, "Why would you fuck up Tris's Barbies?" and now I'm like, Shit, is this the price of the sacrifice for Caroline passing out unexpectedly early—that Nick has taken over the melancholy stage that usually follows Caroline's inquisitive one? "I have three sisters and I know that's some serious business, messing with another girl's Barbies." Okay, maybe he's not being melancholy because his sarcastic smile lets me know he's back to being standard-issue band-boy irony creature. Damn him that it somewhat makes me wanna jump his bones." ~ David Levithan
"He looks off to the side and sees the two figures coming closer. Craig's mother. His oldest brother, Sam, a senior at the high school. They head right to Craig, and Craig's mother asks him if he's okay. He nods slightly. "Sam was watching, and he came to get us." Us. Craig hears the us, and at first doesn't understand it. Then his father and his other brother, Kevin, are there, too. "Parked the car," Craig's father says. "Your mom couldn't wait." ~ David Levithan
"It is not desire.Instead it is something deeper. I don't want to be with himconstantly and forever. I want to be with him for the moment, and I want the moments to go on forever." ~ David Levithan
"why won't they leave mealone?don't they realize Ihave atinder heartand apaper bodyand thatany sparkwill turn mestraight to ash?" ~ David Levithan
"want to see you, but I'm not sure if we should do that. I want to hear about what's going on, but I'm afraid thatwill only start everything again. I love you—I do—but I am afraid of making that love too important. Because you'realways going to leave me, A. We can't deny it. You're always going to leave." ~ David Levithan
"I instantly feel like the world has turned to glass. Every moment is delicate. Every movement is a risk." ~ David Levithan
"As soon as Neil is out of the shower, he texts Peter. You up? he asks.And the reply comes instantly:For anything." ~ David Levithan
"Elíptico.El beso que más me gusta es el beso lento. El que conlleva tanto aliento como roce, tanto "no" como "sí". Te inclinas de lado y yo debo volverme un poco para que suceda." ~ David Levithan
"Magic naturally fades over distance. But proximity - well, when it works, proximity amplifies magic." ~ David Levithan
" belittle, v.No, I don't listen to the weather in the morning. No, I don't keep track of what I spend. No, it hadn't occurred to me that the Q train would have been much faster. But every time you give me that look, it doesn't make me want to live up to your standards." ~ David Levithan
"The three of us do not go out very often as the three of us. I think Daniel is perfect for Jed, which is the highest compliment I can give. But my friendship isn't with him, and Jed understands that. When we hit the road, we hit it together alone.We get to the bridge, out undestined destination. Even though there's no sign, no arrow, Jed turns at the last minute and parks us in a verge right before the bridge leaves the ground.The trunk pops open, and Jed runs round back to retrieve a bag of oranges and a sweatshirt that fits me better.Shall we make like lizards and leap? he asks.I never felt the urge to jump off a bridge, but there are times I have wanted to jump out of my life, out of my skin. Would you stroll me down the promenade instead? I ask back.Most certainly, my splendid. There is no word for our kind of friendship. Two people tho don't see each other a lot, but can make each other effortlessly happy." ~ David Levithan
"You can give words, but you can't take them. And when words are given, that is when they are shared. We remember what that was like. Words so real they were almost tangible. There are conversations you remember, for certain. But more than that, there is the sensation of conversation. You will remember that, even when the precise words begin to blur." ~ David Levithan
"We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough." ~ David Levithan
"We come to a corner where there are a few people protesting the festivities. I don't understand this at all. It's like protesting the fact that some people are red-haired. In my experience, desire is desire, love is love." ~ David Levithan
"incessant adj. The doubts. You had to save me from my constant doubts. That deep-seeded feeling that I wasn't good enough for anything I was a fake at my job I wasn't your equal my friends would forget me if I moved away for a month. It wasn't as easy as hearing voices nobody was telling me this. It was just something I knew. Everyone else was playing along but I was sure that one day they would all stop." ~ David Levithan
"This is what a memorial is: standing still, staring at something that isn't ther" ~ David Levithan
"No funny stuff in here tonight, you understand?"Dash said, "I assure you I could not contemplate any of your so-called funny stuff seeing as how I have no idea why I'm even here."Mark scoffed. "You bookish little pervert.""Thank you, sir!" Dash said brightly." ~ David Levithan
"You make it a production. Slam doors. Knock things over. Scream. But I just leave. Even if I'm still standing there, I leave. I am refusing you. I am denying you. I am an adjective that is quickly turning into a noun." ~ David Levithan
"I don't think he understand me at all, andI admire him for not even trying. For letting meTake a moment to make myself presentableFor an outside world that will remain outsideEven when I'm in it." ~ David Levithan
"There has to be a moment at the beginning where you wonder whether you're in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn't pass, that's it—you're done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it's even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lovers' face." ~ David Levithan
"Love and I once had a great relationship, but I fear we've broken up. It cheated on me, wrecked my heart, and then went on to date other people. A lot of other people. And I can't stand to watch it, since love's going to cheat on them too." ~ David Levithan
"Her mind is an unquiet one, words and thoughts and impulses constantly crashing into each other." ~ David Levithan
"Two infinities: the one that stretches to the beginning but never touches-when you halve and halve and halve, infinitely-and then the one that spreads out into the endless, endless future, the endless, endless, distance.The set of infinities that is itself infinite." ~ David Levithan
"I don't think meaning is something that can be explained. You have to understandhopeful and selectively blind as the next guy, but because I don't think meaning is something that can be explained. You have to understandit on your own. It's like when you're starting to read. First, you learn the letters. Then, once you know what sounds the letters make, you use them to sound out words. You know that c-a-t leads to cat and d-o-g leads to dog. But then you have to make that extra leap, to understand that the word, the sound, the "cat" is connected to an actual cat, and that "dog" is connected to an actual dog. It's that leap, that understanding, that leads to meaning. And a lot of the time in life, we're still just sounding things out. We know the sentences and how to say them. We know the ideas and how to present them. We know the prayers and which words to say in what order. But that's only spelling." ~ David Levithan
"When the shock wears off, you always hope there's understanding underneath." ~ David Levithan
"awhile,adv.I love the vagueness of words that involve time. It took him awhile to come back- it could be a matter of minutes or hours, days or years. It is easy for me to say that it took awhile to know. That is about as accurate as I can get. There were sneak previews of knowing, for sure. Instances that made me feel, oh, this could be right. But the moment I shifted from a hope that needed to be proven to a certainty that would be continually challenged? There's no pinpointing that." ~ David Levithan
"I don't want to fall. All I want to do is stand on solid ground." ~ David Levithan
"it's not his bodythat changesright away.it's somethinginside. he sayshe wants tobe a littleweaker. i don'tunderstand.i say 'thinner?'and he says'no, i wantto be strongerin a differentway.' notbecause of me,but for me." ~ David Levithan
"I choose what to remember, and I am choosing Rhiannon. Again and again, I am choosing her, I am conjuring her, because to let go for an instant will allow her to disappear." ~ David Levithan
"My mind was getting away from reality again, and I reluctantly drew it back in. There is no getting away from reality." ~ David Levithan
"I sing louder and he looks right at me, finally getting it, because what I am saying with the rise of my voice is that I know he understands what music is about, he has seen the Lord in it, even if it's not my Lord." ~ David Levithan
"i am constantly telling him that i'm not sure the laws of sex and the city apply when there's no sex and there's no city, but then he looks at me like i'm throwing spiked darts at the heart-shaped helium balloons that populate his mind, so i let it go" ~ David Levithan
"You have a responsibility to your future self, who is someone you might not even know, might not even understand yet. Because until you die, that future self has as much of a life as you do. [...] Your life is not disposable." ~ David Levithan
"flagrant, adj. I would be standing right there, and you would walk out of the bathroom without putting the cap back on the toothpaste." ~ David Levithan
"Distancia.Me dices que me alejo y yo balbuceo una disculpa, intento volver al presente.Pero hay algo que debería decirte:Incluso cuando me distancio, me preocupo por ti. Uno puede separarse de algo y seguir cuidando de ello. Si quisiera distanciarme por completo, me largaría. Pararía la conversación. Me marcharía de la cama. En su lugar, simplemente me abstraigo durante un momento. Miro en otra dirección. Pero mi mirada siempre vuelve a posarse en ti." ~ David Levithan
"I know that of all the great shifts that have occurred in America--the freedom of slaves, the rights of women, the equality of gays and lesbians--none has happened easily, and certainly none has happened instantly and without serious attacks and backlash. But the reason we have these things is because the fair-minded people who came before us would not give up. In my life, I have seen elections stolen--either outright or through the electoral college. I have seen wars fought because there was no other way to get peace. I have seen the rich get richer and I have seen the poor get poorer. I have seen facts get harder and harder to hide--and easier and easier to manipulate. I have been angry and I have been frustrated and I have been ecstatic and I have been proven right and wrong and back again. I have given up on some things, but I have refused to give up on most things. And I can honestly say that all of it--all of it--seems to have led me to where we are, here and now." ~ David Levithan
"look, tiny - i'm trying to be on my best behavior, but you have to understand - i'm always standing on the edge of something bad. and sometimes someone like you can make me look the other way, so that i don't know how close i am to falling over. but i always end up turning my head. always." ~ David Levithan
"One of the towers has fallen. When it's our turn to leave, it's like something in me is finally willing to listen, and suddenly I understand what it means. The tower doesn't exist anymore. Something I've seen my entire life - something so much larger than my entire life - is gone. That is my first reaction. And then I think about all the people inside. There must have been people inside." ~ David Levithan
"Infinity is against us," I told him. "There's no way for us ever to count it or control it or understand it." ~ David Levithan
"I want to have faith in strangers. I want to have faith in what we're all going to do next. But I'm worried. I see things shifting from United We Stand to God Bless America. I don't believe in God Bless America. I don't believe a higher power is standing beside us and guiding us. I don't believe we're being singled out. I believe much more in United We Stand. I have my doubts, but I want it to be true. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we really came together, if we really found a common humanity? The hitch is that you can't find a common humanity just because you have a common enemy. You have to find a common humanity because you believe that's true." ~ David Levithan
"i worryabout youand i tell himdon'tand he saysthat's exactlywhy" ~ David Levithan
"Desire is desire. Love is love. I have never fallen in love with a gender. I have fallen for individuals. I know this is hard for people to do, but i don't understand why it's so hard, when it's so obvious. -A" ~ David Levithan
"A pop song that's as substantial as a balloon, but lifts us up the same way when we sing it." ~ David Levithan
"Love is so painful, how could you ever wish it on anybody? And love is so essential, how could you ever stand in its way?" ~ David Levithan
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