Midnight Sun Favorite Lines


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Book Title: Midnight Sun

Author: Trish Cook

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Quotes from Midnight Sun

“I guess if there’s one thing I have in common with Rapunzel, it’s that I’m going to have to keep the faith and keep on fighting until I get my happily ever after. Mine might not be destined to last long as other people’s – but that doesn’t mean it will be any less awesome.”

“He’s a senior now, tall and lanky with gorgeous floppy hair and eyes that could melt an iceberg faster than global warming.”

“I’m the reason he can’t follow his dreams anymore, and we both know it.”

“The cabin fever I have to fight on the daily is in full force at the moment.”

“My voice weaves through the music and I get totally lost in the moment. For the time being, it doesn’t matter that I’m singing to myself, that I have this rotten disease, and that I’m not at a wild and crazy graduation party like I should be right now.”

“When I look up at the frets of my guitar, it’s like the apocalypse has happened, because life will never be the same again. Charlie Freaking Reed is standing right in front of me. Watching me like he’s actually interested. Listening to a song that’s pretty much about him, if I’m being honest.”

“Hi,” he says, laughing at my overreaction. That’s it. hi. Yeah, maybe not the most original line.

“I’ll talk to Charlie Reed some other time, when my brain isn’t a scrambled, panicked mess.”

“Finally get the chance to hang out with the most amazing boy you’ve been drooling over for the past ten years? Refuse to speak to him. Smooth move!”


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“His eyes stare into mine until I’m pretty sure I’m no longer a solid mass. I turn into some sort of a puddle person who will need to be mopped up later.”

“Should I just give up on the idea of love, specifically with this boy? Or make a grand gesture to get his attention and hope he’s cool with my genetic malfunction?”

“Everyone has their shit sandwich. The only difference is some people aren’t willing to talk about it. Believe me when I tell you everyone comes into a relationship with baggage, and I mean everyone.”

“You’re putting the cart before the horse here. You’re already assuming this guy – who you’ve said appears to be full of great qualities – would surely reject you because of a circumstance beyond your control.”

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“I’m going to leave you with this thought. Actually, it’s a challenge. Do not let this one aspect of your life – which doesn’t define you, might I add – stop you from chasing your wildest dreams. Try putting a little more faith in yourself and your fellow humans, and our infinite capacity to love and forgive each other in spite of our shortcomings.”

“As for this boy, I say go for it. In fact, go for everything you want in this life. I hope you get everything you dream of and more. ”

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“He’s pretty much the perfect guy … which is why he doesn’t need me and my problems in his life, I quickly conclude.”

“This is what Taylor Swift does! She has awkward interactions with boys and then writes amazing songs about them.”

“I’m a prisoner of my genetic code, which sucks totally and completely.”

“I’m rewarded with the biggest, most welcoming smile I’ve ever seen. He’s got these perfect lips – not too pillowy, not too thin – that look like they’ve never been chapped a day in their life.”

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“I like that you handwrite things,” he adds softly. “It’s old-school. It’s cool.” And just like that, I’m, like, totally in love with him again. I can’t help it. My major crush is no match for my minor anger.

I get only two steps up the hill when Charlie says maybe the ten greatest words in the English language. “Hey, Katie. Would you maybe want to do something sometime?”

“I worry about how I’ll explain my extenuating circumstances to Charlie, and if my dad would even agree to let me go out with him, and whether I could keep my rambling to a minimum even if he did. But then I realize, this is Charlie Reed. Dream Boy. I have to try. For Morgan and Dear Gabby, but especially for me.”


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“I describe the way the moon danced between us as we walked home, how he asked me on a date, and how his name and number were already in my notebook, so it must have been premeditated, not just like a whim or, worse, a mistake.”

“Tonight? I’m so not prepared for this. I need some time to find just the right outfit, maybe get a haircut, and, I don’t know, buy some makeup and figure out how to apply it since I don’t usually go anywhere that would require a fancy face and have zero clue where to start.”

“My voice cracks and I have to pinch myself so I don’t start crying. I normally work very hard at not feeling sorry for myself and being grateful for what I have, but now that I’ve gotten the teensiest, tiniest taste of “normal,” it’s like there’s no turning back. I need more than just the four walls of my bedroom and my guitar to be happy. I need an actual life.”

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“We’re totally locked into each other. Nothing else seems to matter. Everyone else ceases to exist.”

“Shyness washes over me like a tsunami.”

“I lean into him slightly. I love how warm but unyielding he feels. Soft yet strong. It’s a nice combination.”

“The nice thing about a small town is that you can get anywhere you want to go fairly quickly even if you are on foot: the train station, the ice cream shop where Morgan and Garver work, school, and in this case, the marina.”

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“Swimming was, like, my whole life. I’m still trying to figure out who I am without it. So to waste my parents’ money when I don’t even know what I want to major in seemed pretty selfish.”

“I hope I haven’t scared him away, that he doesn’t think I too damaged to get involved with.”

“That’s nice,” I murmur. “Having someone believe in you that much. Especially someone outside your family.”

For now though, I think I’m happy to revel in the unrealistic “someday.”

“I lean my forehead against his chest. I can hear his heartbeat, clear and strong. It sounds like home.”

“I completely and totally trust Charlie. I know I can from the way he remembered my dad was a light sleeper and stopped a block before my house when dropping me off. The way he ushered me through the party last night and didn’t leave my side when he realized I was uncomfortable not knowing anyone. The way he made sure I didn’t have to drink the beer in any of the games we played, and the way he looked at me before – and after – he kissed me.”

“A big lump forms in my throat. I will not feel sorry for myself, not tonight, not when everything is going so well.”

“I remember too late Morgan’s telling me to avoid spouting all my nerdy knowledge around Charlie. But I can’t help it. I love facts and science and nature and the stars and skies and infinity and beyond. I love it all. I want to know it all.”

“I don’t know everything. Not by a long shot,” I say, digging into the cookie dough ice cream. “Not yet, at least. Though I’d like to. It’s an unachievable goal, but I still think it’s a good one.”

“From where I’m standing now, it’s like I can’t see two feet into my future.”

“What do you mean, your best days are behind you? Your life is just starting. It can be whatever you decide to make it.”

“We talk, we laugh, we kiss. A lot. He drops me off, but not before asking me out for the next night. I always tell him I’m free only in the evening, a response he accepts, no questions asked. It’s an idyllic existence, one I never thought I’d get the chance to experience. I think this is how my parents must have felt when they first met: young, free, and incredibly happy.”

“Everything about “us” just feels so right. The way we talk about everything or nothing at all and it’s never awkward. The way our hands fit together like two pieces of a puzzle. How we never seem to get annoyed or sick of each other.”

“He’s smart and sweet and thoughtful and hardworking and all sorts of other good things.”

“Dad! Listen to me. I’m not a child anymore. I can make my own decisions. I’m sorry that tonight I chose to stay out later than you were comfortable with, but I’m fine. No, I’m more than fine. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. Can’t you see that?”

“I need to get out and really live.”

“Might as well rip his Band-Aid off now – as quickly as possible – and just deal with whatever happens as a result. Reality is reality; I can’t change what is.”

“I have to make a mark on this world before I’m forced to leave it. I have to make my time here matter somehow.”

“We learned how to miss her without being swallowed by the grief.”

“I’m going to grab every last little bit of everything this world has to offer. I will not be a prisoner of my disease a day longer.”

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And I have a will of steel.”

“Tonight helped me see exactly what I want out of life: my independence. To make my own decisions, my own mistakes, my own way in this big awesome world. I got this.”

“Do everything you can right now and then decide. Because now is all that matters.”

“Look how I thanked him for his sacrifices. I want to cry but it’s like I have no tears left in me at this point.”

“No one should have to be alone. Everyone should have someone special. That’s basically the key to happiness, as I found out with Charlie.”

“How does he do that? Take an awkward moment and make it feel… not as awkward. Still, his ease doesn’t make me feel any less uneasy. It’s like the first time we met all over again.”

“You can either have spent the last few weeks changing my life and becoming my favorite person only to leave me standing on your lawn like a chump, or we can keep making this the best summer of our lives.”

“I realize that even in the worst of times there’s always a way of hope. Charlie is mine.”

“There are a few people, or moments, in a person’s life that change our story.”

“I just try to feel grateful for the experience, like Mr. Reed said we should. The anxiety that seems to be with me every waking moment lately fades into the background. It’s just a little hum instead of a large shriek.”

“I giggle. Leave it to Charlie to make me laugh at a time like this. To not judge me, but simply to love all that I do and am.”

“Are you having fun right now?” I nod. “Then now is all that matters.”

“There’s no way I can articulate what you’ve meant to me since that moment we first saw each other. Or the joy you brought me since I first saw you outside my window. You gave me the world. You taught me to live.”

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Chess Quotes

I’ve been playing chess again after years of being inactive and attacking and capturing pieces has never felt so thrilling. For me, I think that the way I play chess reflects how I live my life.

In today’s blogpost, I would like to share my favorite chess quotes.

“In life, as in chess, forethought wins.” – Charles Buxton

“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.” – Blaise Pascal

“Play the opening like a book, the middlegame like a magician, and the endgame like a machine.” – Rudolph Spielmann

“I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player’s personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.” – Vladimir Kramnik

“The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” – Ralph Charell

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“As proved by evidence, [chess is] more lasting in its being and presence than all books and achievements; the only game that belongs to all people and all ages; of which none knows the divinity that bestowed it on the world, to slay boredom, to sharpen the senses, to exhilarate the spirit.” – Stefan Zweig

“Chess makes men wiser and clear-sighted.” – Vladimir Putin

“Chess doesn’t drive people mad, it keeps mad people sane.” – Bill Hartston

“In life, as in chess, one’s own pawns block one’s way.  A man’s very wealthy, ease, leisure, children, books, which should help him to win, more often checkmate him.” – Charles Buxton

“Chess is life in miniature. Chess is a struggle, chess battles.” – Garry Kasparov

“I used to attack because it was the only thing I knew. Now I attack because I know it works best.” -Garry Kasparov

“After a bad opening, there is hope for the middle game. After a bad middle game, there is hope for the endgame. But once you are in the endgame, the moment of truth has arrived.” – Edmar Mednis

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“Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.” – Savielly Tartakower

“You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.” – José Raúl Capablanca

Which chess quote is your favorite? Do you have other chess quotes not mentioned here? Let me know in the comment section below!

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