My Favorite Quotes From… Words in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Originally published: August 30, 2016

“These must be the most depressive words in the history of love. I tried really hard to love you. I’m not certain of a lot of things, but I’m certain of this – when I’m old and I have dementia, when my brain has aged to smoke, these are words I will remember.”

“‘Go to sleep,’ his dad tells him. ‘It’ll seem better in the morning.’ ‘No offense, Dad,’ Henry says, ‘but unrequited love is just as shit in the morning as it is at night. Possibly more shit because you have a whole day ahead of you.'”

“There should be a disconnect button you can push when someone leaves: you’ve fucked me over, therefore I no longer love you.”

“Her hand feels small and warm. It holds me back like it needs to be held, so I don’t let it go.”

“Doesn’t love fall somewhere in the big scheme of things? Isn’t it the biggest scheme?

“I think we look back and read the past with the present in our eyes.”

“If they were just words, we wouldn’t write songs or listen to them. We wouldn’t beg to be read to as kids. If they were just words, then stories wouldn’t have been around since before we could write. We wouldn’t have learned to write. If they were just words, people wouldn’t fall in love because of them, feel bad because of them, ache because of them, and stop aching because of them.”


“Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. 
Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.”

(Via OverDrive)


Young Adult, Fiction, Romance, Literature

My Rating:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

12 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Words in Deep Blue

  1. My “disconnect” button for my ex-wife and I was three months after she left me; I had been writing her letters with the intent of repairing the marriage and they call came back to me on the same day unopened. She hadn’t even bothered to read them. In retrospect, I shouldn’t have been surprised; I’d watched her cut people out of photographs when she was mad at them.

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      1. Well, her father was a bully and her mother his enabler, so I just kept telling myself she had reasons for being a little crazy. Unfortunately I suspect that would have meant if we had kids that would made me the enabler for her crazy, but we divorced before that became an issue.

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