Why We Broke Up Quotes.

1. "Stop saying no offense, I said, when you say offensive things. It’s not a free pass."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

2. "I was stupid, the official descriptive phrase for happy."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

3. "The thing with your heart's desire is that your heart doesn't even know what it desires until it turns up."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

4. "Either you have the feeling or you don't. Hawk Davies"
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

5. "Ed, it was everything, those nights on the phone, everything we said until late became later and then later and very late and finally to go to bed with my ear warm and worn and red from holding the phone close close close so as not to miss a word of what it was, because who cared how tired I was in the humdrum slave drive of our days without each other. I’d ruin any day, all my days, for those long nights with you, and I did. But that’s why right there it was doomed. We couldn’t only have the magic nights buzzing through the wires. We had to have the days, too, the bright impatient days spoiling everything with their unavoidable schedules, their mandatory times that don’t overlap, their loyal friends who don’t get along, the unforgiven travesties torn from the wall no matter what promises are uttered past midnight, and that's why we broke up."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

6. "I started making plans, thinking we would get that far."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

7. "I’m not a romantic, I’m a half-wit. Only stupid people would think I’m smart. I’m not something anyone should know. I’m a lunatic wandering around for scraps, I’m like every single miserable moron I’ve scorned and pretended I didn’t recognize. I’m all of them, every last ugly thing in a bad last-minute costume. I’m not different, not at all, not different from any other speck of a thing. I’m a blemished blemish, a ruined ruin, a stained wreck so failed I can’t see what I used to be."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

8. "I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. And the truth is that I goddamn loved you so much."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

9. "I’d ruin any day, all my days, for those long nights with you, and I did."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

10. "And the truth is that I'm not, Ed, is what I wanted to tell you. I'm not arty like everyone says who doesn't know me, I don't paint, I can't draw, I play no instrument, I can't sing. I'm not in plays, I wanted to say, I don't write poems. I can't dance except tipsy at dances. I'm not athletic, I'm not a goth or a cheerleader, I'm not treasurer or co-captain. I'm not gay and out and proud, I'm not that kid from Sri Lanka, not a triplet, a prep, a drunk, a genius, a hippie, a Christian, a slut, not even one of those super-Jewish girls with a yarmulke gang wishing everyone a happy Sukkoth. I'm not anything, this is what I realized ... I like movies, everyone knows I do -- I love them -- but I will never be in charge of one because my ideas are stupid and wrong in my head. There's nothing different about that, nothing fascinating, interesting, worth looking at."
- Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up

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