A new paperback edition of The Beginning of Everything by realrobynschneider is coming our way next week. To celebrate the awesomeness of this book, we decided to revisit some of our favourite quotes. (There were a lot to pick from)
“I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.”
“The world tends toward chaos, you know,” Cassidy said. “I’m just helping it along.”
“The way I figured it, keeping quiet was safe. Words could betray you if you choose the wrong ones, or mean less if you used too many.”
“It was as though my brain was suddenly capable of considering the world with far more complexity, as though there was so much more to see and learn.”
“I wondered if I’d really been looking for Cassidy after all, or if I’d been hoping to find myself.”
“Life is the tragedy,” she said bitterly. “You know how they categorize Shakespeare’s plays, right? If it ends with a wedding, it’s a comedy. And if it ends with a funeral, it’s a tragedy. So we’re all living tragedies, because we all end the same way, and it isn’t with a goddamn wedding.”
“They were filled with pictures of a world that reminded me of her, a place brimming with unknowable possibility and almost certain adventure.”
“We had plenty of time for youthful indecision, both apart and together, for limping into the future past the unforgettable ash heaps of our histories.”
“Everyone’s life, no matter how unremarkable, has a moment when it will become extraordinary - a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen.”
The Beginning of Everything by realrobynschneider is available wherever books are sold. Get a head start reading it here!
For those who’ve already read it, what quotes would you add to this list?
The line I’m most proud of is the ash heaps one. My favorite is the one about Shakespeare’s plays. But I am probably biased.