Quotes

Wild Beauty Favourite Quotes

“This is was what their mothers would say if she and her cousins ever told them the things they folded inside their hearts. Twice as many paths to trouble, their mothers would whisper. As though their daughters loving both men and women meant they wanted all of them in the world. There was no way to tell their mothers the truth and make them believe it, that hearts that loved both boys and girls were no more reckless or easily won than any other heart. They loved who they loved. They broke how they broke. And the way it happened depended less on what was under their lovers’ clothes and more on what was wrapped inside their spirits.”

“Even in its first faint traces, love could alter a landscape. It wrote unimagined stories and made the most beautiful, forbidding places.”

“Everyone is broken. The only difference is how.”

“This was what turned Nomeolvides girls into women. Not their first times bleeding between their legs, but the first time their hearts broke. Estrella could feel hers inside her rib cage, a bird trapped in an attic.”

“Sorrow was a family heirloom, written into their blood like ink on a will.”

“But they were still his. They had risen from the broken-down half-remembered places, and they were his again.”

“Estrella’s mother had hoped of she named a girl for the things held in the sky, how could she be tied to anywhere on this earth? But her mother had not freed her from their families legacy. She had just given it the shape of stars.”

 

 

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