My Favorite Quotes From… Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

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Originally published on August 30, 2016

“Even when she is completely still, you know there is a lot happening inside her body, and that it’s not good.”

He fills her up, but makes her small.”

“Old things, old habits are comfortable, even when we know they’ll cause us pain.”

“It wasn’t what you couldn’t see that you should be afraid of, but what was right in front of you, in plain sight.”

“There is being alone, and then there is being alone. They are not the same thing at all.”

“That’s how hearts get broken, you know. When you believe in promises.”

“Whatever they feel about art, it is true, because it is true to their experience, not mine.”

“When I get overwhelmed and I can’t focus on just one thing, when all of my horrible hits me at once, it’s like I’m one of those giant tornados in a cartoon, the furry gray kind that suctions up everything in its path: the unsuspecting mailman, a cow, a dog, a fire hydrant. Tornado Me picks up every bad thing I’ve ever done, every person I’ve fucked and fucked over, every cut I’ve made, everything, everything. Tornado Me whirls and whirls, growing more immense and crowded.”

“But you know what I’m really good at? Being a disappointment.”

People will trick you with words. They’ll twist what you say. They’ll make you think you need things you do not need. They’ll get you talking, which will relax you, and then they will attack.”

“Move forward. Keep on truckin’. I’m getting tired of everyone thinking it’s so easy to live. Because it’s not. At all.”

People have so many secrets. They are never exactly what they seem.”

“But how can someone notice you if you keep getting smaller?”

“I think you are having a different sort of heartbreak. Maybe a kind of heartbreak of being in the world when you don’t know how to be.”

“Everyone has the moment, I think, the moment when something so… momentous happens that it rips your very being into small pieces. And then you have to stop. For a long time, you gather your pieces. And it takes such a very long time, not to fit them back together, but to assemble them in a new way, not necessarily a better way. More, a way you can live with until you know for certain that this piece should go there, and that one there.”

“I am so empty inside, so ravenous for something that I feel like I could eat for days and not fill myself.”

“I’m so unwhole. I don’t know where all the pieces of me are, how to fit them together, how to make them stick. Or if I even can.”

“Sometimes not working can be work, just more gently. It’s important to just be.”

“I know what it’s like to be… empty, but full, with hell.”


Goodreads Synopsis: Charlotte Davis is in pieces. At seventeen she’s already lost more than most people lose in a lifetime. But she’s learned how to forget. The thick glass of a mason jar cuts deep, and the pain washes away the sorrow until there is nothing but calm. You don’t have to think about your father and the river. Your best friend, who is gone forever. Or your mother, who has nothing left to give you.

Every new scar hardens Charlie’s heart just a little more, yet it still hurts so much. It hurts enough to not care anymore, which is sometimes what has to happen before you can find your way back from the edge.

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mental Health, Fiction

Goodreads Rating: 4.15/5
My Rating: 3/5

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16 thoughts on “My Favorite Quotes From… Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

  1. “There is being alone, and then there is being alone. They are not the same thing at all.”

    This quote stuck out to me the most! Thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes… sounds like I may need to check this book out soon!

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    1. Aw thank you. 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed this post! I love highlighting my favorite quotes while I’m reading. Once you start doing it, it’ll become a habit quickly. ❤ Thanks for stopping by!

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