Dash & Lily's Book of Dares Quotes.

1. "I don’t think meaning is something that can be explained. You have to understand it on your own. It’s like when you’re starting to read. First, you learn the letters. Then, once you know what sounds the letters make, you use them to sound out words. You know that c-a-t leads to cat and d-o-g leads to dog. But then you have to make that extra leap, to understand that the word, the sound, the cat is connected to an actual cat, and that dog is connected to an actual dog. It’s that leap, that understanding, that leads to meaning. And a lot of the time in life, we’re still just sounding things out."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

2. "It is much harder to lie to someone’s face. But. It is also much harder to tell the truth to someone’s face."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

3. "I didn’t want to tell Lily that I felt we’d all been duped by Plato and the idea of a soulmate. Just in case it turned out that she was mine."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

4. "Are you over him? I asked. We both knew the him I referred to was not Benny, but the him who broke Langston’s heart so devastatingly. Langston’s first love. In some ways, I think I’ll never be over him, Langston said. That is such an unsatisfying answer. That’s because you’re interpreting it the wrong way. I don’t mean it as a wistful, overdramatic declaration. I meant that the love I felt for him was huge and real, and, while painful, it forever changed me as a person, in the same way that being your brother reflects and changes how I evolve, and vice versa. The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that. My"
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

5. "Unfortunately, now that Langston has a boyfriend again, he has forgotten all about me."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

6. "I mean, what if love isn't a yes-or-no question? It's not either you're in love or you're not. I mean, aren't there different levels? And maybe these things, like words and expectations and whatever, don't go on top of the love. Maybe it's like a map, and they all have their own place, and then when you see it from the sky--whoa."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

7. "So even though it doesn’t seem like anything’s changed— —things change all the time, mostly in little ways. That’s how it goes, I guess."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

8. "...The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There's no getting over that."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

9. "The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that. My"
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

10. "I made the mistake of turning back to look at her one last time before I left the room. It was heartbreaking, really—she just sat there, stunned. She looked like she was waking up in a strange place—only she knew she hadn’t gone to sleep yet, and that this was actually life."
- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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