You by Caroline Kepnes


Originally published on June 16, 2015

“He grabs it out of my hand. He doesn’t hate me. He hates himself. If people could handle their self-loathing, customer service would be smoother.”

“Everybody is always striving to be better, lose five pounds, read five books, go to a museum, buy a classical record and listen to it and like it. What they really want to do is eat doughnuts, read magazines, buy pop albums. And books? Fuck books. Get a Kindle.”

“You laugh and you shake your head and you’re listening to me at the point when most people drift, go into their phone.”

Your name is a poem and your parents are assholes, probably, like most parents.”

“You envy her. How come she doesn’t have the weight of ambition? You pity her. How come she has no ambition?”

“The world fell out of love with love at some point.”

You didn’t tie your shoelaces and you blamed the world when you tripped.

“He is in intense pursuit of a performance artist who fucks with his head the way he fucks with yours.”

“That’s how privileged people think: Lie unless you know that you can’t get away with lying.

“It’s amazing how you can see money in people. His chick-smooth hands have been softening for centuries before he was born and his thick hair never thinned from nights in the wind, days bent over shoveling snow or sand or ash.”

“He thinks it’s all about being special, scientific, but you don’t get anywhere in this world unless you know how to blend in.”

“I remember his silences more vividly than I remember the things he said.”

“Whoever distributes love in this world is doing a bad job.”

“Life isn’t always ideal, not for most people.”

You are the reason I have a mouth, a heart.

“You can tell when something is right because most things are just plain wrong.”

“Some good shit happens fast (a bestselling book), and some good shit happens slow (love).”

“How does my anger with you always soften into love?”

“What makes us become us? What fucks us up and why?”

“Living is harder than dying.”

“What a shame to be so angered by what you don’t have that you treat what you do have likes it’s nothing.”

“Dear girl, you’re not an island. Be populated. Be welcoming of love.”

“An extraordinary girl can’t have an ordinary life.”

“We laugh but his sadness is like a fever that shows up in his eyes, in his mouth.”

“People are looking at me and people can fuck off.”

“People have to be careful or they wind up with lives they didn’t want.”

“The problem with books is that they end. They seduce you. They spread their legs to you and pull you inside. And you go deep and leave your possessions or your ties to the world at the door and you like it inside and you don’t want for your possessions or your ties and then, the book evaporates. You turn the page and there is nothing and we are both crying.”

“It is an indisputable fact: Some people on this earth receive love, get married, and honeymoon in Cabo. Others do not. Some people read alone on the sofa and some people read together, in bed. That’s life.”

Synopsis: When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.” (via Goodreads)

Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Adult

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 3.84/5 stars

XO, Hunida

12 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… You by Caroline Kepnes

  1. Wow! These are all from one book? What great quotes. I really liked this one, “How does my anger with you always soften into love?” At least I feel like I can relate to it quite a bit and I’m sure you do too. It’s weird I’d never experienced this before meeting E.

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  2. Whaaaaaa……???? Stalker to boyfriend….?! 😱😱😱😱 and murder you say…..? Intrigued. I’ll add this to my list too lol.
    And I love the quote: “The world fell out of love with love at some point.” It’s one of the most beautiful sentences i have read in a while. I know that doesn’t make sense lol.

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    1. YESS! There’s a second book too. I’m waiting for it from the library. It’s really interesting, haha. Let me know if you read it!! I’d love to know your thoughts. And hey, that you think that quote is beautiful, that definitely makes sense to me! ❤

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