My Favorite Quotes From… Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin


Originally Published on January 1, 2013

“The hard truth is that no matter what you do, there’s always someone better at it than you are.”

“Do you ever actually cure anyone? I mean, is it even possible to “improve,” or do we all just learn strategies to hide our ugliness better?”

A lot? Is that less than a ton? Or more than a shitload?”

There’s only five minutes left in lunch period. There’s always only five minutes left. Lunch could be three hours long and the second you sat down, the bell would still be just about to ring.”

Gentlemen? –But I’m just another worthless tool, sliding into an empty desk, all the way in the back row.”

‘Everything scares you.’ Could it possibly be that obvious?”

“‘Women? They want romance. But also manners. The door open, the seat held out, the flowers on day of Valentine’s. Men? They want to empty paste on bare thigh. Is law of nature.'”

“‘What if I’m the girl who dresses the way she wants, listens to whatever she wants, and anyone who doesn’t like it can eat it? How’s that for a rule?'”

“In our new instant-gratification Internet world, a young man must have the courage to be peculiar, or he will drown in a vast ocean of pixelated mediocrity.”

“Some people actually put a lot of effort into restraining themselves. Or at least their worst selves. I should probably try it sometime.”

“‘I keep being the person I always swear I will never be again.'”

“But her frown is what’s really electric. It takes in the world. And spits it back out. It knows exactly what’s wrong with all of us. And just doesn’t care.”

“One thing I’ve learned in life is that you should never try to convince anyone of anything. They’re either with you or not. They believe you or not. After that, you’re just digging a hole.”

“Meb tells us funny stories about the creepy pervs who come into the lingerie shop she works at, Veronika’s Answer, pretending to buy sexy items for their wives but really dying to wear them under their Brooks Brothers at the big meeting the next day.”

“Standing there full-smirk, arms crossed, blowing a plume of smoke up into the ivy and gables, she is now the most willowy-beautiful woman I’ve ever seen in my entire life, and that counts TV. She looks like royalty. She looks like antiquity. She looks like you wouldn’t think twice about storming a castle, fording a piranha moat, and impaling half of Saxony on the tip of a rusty broadsword just for the right to throw her over your shoulder and spend the next ten years wrapped in tresses and trembling legs in the hopes of planting just the right combination of xx and xy to make a perfect crowned heir.”

“The orange juice concentrate of my cynicism mixes with the ice-cold water of her sarcasm, making a frothy and refreshing beverage.”

Maybe this is love, I think. Maybe all it takes is the welling feeling that I am luckier than any other fucker on earth. That there is someone beneath me wrapped in sheets that smell like cinnamon and salt and pitted fruit, breasts and sex unfolded, hair wound across the pillow like a conquering flag, who wants me to stay enough to admit out loud that she wants me to stay.”

“That makes me realize how tough it is to be old and getting older. Conflicted. How we’re all just human. How temptation is part of our elemental selves, from Eve to the apple to the snake and back.”

‘So you won.’
‘I didn’t win. I think it’s just sort of over.’
‘Huh. I guess there is a difference.’

Synopsis: “Teen rocker Ritchie Sudden is pretty sure his life has just jumped the shark. Except he hates being called a teen, his band doesn’t play rock, and “jumping the shark” is yet another dumb cliché. Part of Ritchie wants to drop everything and walk away. Especially the part that’s serving ninety days in a juvenile detention center.
Telling the story of the year leading up to his arrest, Ritchie grabs readers by the throat before (politely) inviting them along for the (max-speed) ride. A battle of the bands looms. Dad split about five minutes before Mom’s girlfriend moved in. There’s the matter of trying to score with the dangerously hot Ravenna Woods while avoiding the dangerously huge Spence Proffer–not to mention just trying to forget what his sister, Beth, said the week before she died.” (via Goodreads)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Humor

My Rating: 4/5 stars

XO, Hunida

16 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Wise Young Fool by Sean Beaudoin

  1. My favourite is about the girl who dresses the way she wants. These were the women who were my friends in high school. I wish I had done more to support them in that way. I should have told them that they were cool more often.

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  2. The quotes are intriguing.
    My favorite is “The orange juice concentrate of my cynicism mixes with the ice-cold water of her sarcasm, making a frothy and refreshing beverage.” It made me chuckle.

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        1. It was a fun, light read. 😀 I get them from the digital library! There’s an app called OverDrive. If you have a library card from your local library, you can just put your serial number in and access the digital library & download e-books!!

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          1. *gaaaaaaaasssssssspppppp* no way! I never knew about that lmao I literally go to the library to find books to read. Hmmm that would be nice for like books I can never find at the library. I do really like having the physical book with me. I know it’s weird but it makes me feel connected to the story haha

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