My Favorite Quotes From… My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

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Originally published: February 10, 2015

“A surge jolts through my bones and I vaguely remember that this is what excitement feels like.”

“I’d feel bad for Mr. Palmer if I had any pity saved for anyone else but me.”

“There are enough broken things in the world. You shouldn’t go around breaking things just for the fun of it.”

“Coach Summers is always talking about how running will strengthen our hearts so we can live longer. No extra laps for me, please.

“But sometimes, I’m ravenous. It’s almost as if I want to eat as much as I can to fill up the empty void inside of me.”

“It goes without saying it’s not my scene. Not that anywhere is my scene.”

“No matter how gross looking a river is, there’s always something magical about it because it moves. Rivers are never stuck.”

“I stand up from my desk even though I would rather eat staples than interact with my classmates.”

“I don’t know how to describe it, but the more I stare at him, the more I see his grief wrapped around him like shackles he can never take off.”

“I agree to stop talking about it, but that doesn’t mean I can stop thinking about it.”

“People are funny. The longer you are around them the more you start to realize that everyone makes the same motions over and over again. We all want to believe that every day is different, that every day we change, but really, it seems that certain things are coded into us from the beginning.”

‘Everything will be ok, Aysel. It’s all going to workout.’ I know that she probably wasn’t saying that. And even if she had been, she was wrong.

‘Well, you dragged me here. We might as well try to have some fun.’ He says the word ‘fun’ like it’s a foreign word, a joke.

“‘It’s like I’m trapped in this deep hole that I can’t get out of. I draw to try to escape it, even though I know I’ll never be able to.'”

“My body aches for him and I wish there was something I could do, but I know enough to know there isn’t. There’s no saving him from this deep hole. There’s no saving me from my black slug.”

“Like life can seem awful and unfixable until the universe shifts a little and the observation point is altered, and then suddenly, everything seems bearable.”

‘You’re you. You get it. You get all of it. And you’re sad like me, and as screwed up as that is, it’s pretty beautiful. –You’re like a gray sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.’

Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”

“It reminds me of when I was younger, before the heaviness inside of me became so overwhelming, so unbearable. I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.”

“And I want to keep feeling everything. Even the painful, awful, terrible things. Because feeling things is what lets us know that we’re alive.”

“My whole body aches for him and I wish there was something I could do but I know the only thing there is to do is stay.


“Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.”

(Via OverDrive)


Romance, YA-Fiction, YA-Literature

My Rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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