A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Quotes from A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

“Things without names hurt.”

“Sometimes skulls are thick. Sometimes hearts are vacant. Sometimes words don’t work. ”

“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.”

“I drink and I smoke and I think about her and at a certain point blackness comes and my memory fails me.”

“I want to run or die or get fucked up. I want to be blind and dumb and have no heart. I want to crawl in a hole and never come out. I want to wipe my existence straight off the map. Straight off the fucking map. I take a deep breath.”

“When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.”

“Nothing registers. I fade.”

“I hold my memory. It’s always been a fault of mine.”

“I’m scared to see myself. Scared of the hate that my own image can conjure.”

“Not strong enough to face myself, but strong enough to keep going.”

“The screams of the addicted without their addictions.”

“I turn and I slowly walk away and I don’t look back. It has always been a fault of mine, but it is the way I am. I never look back. Never.”

“If there was a light at the end of the tunnel I would run to it.”

“I am alone. Alone here and alone in the world. Alone in my heart and alone in my mind.”

“I can run fast when I want to run fast.”

“Remember the trust. It’s all that matters.”

“There is truth in his eyes. Truth is all that matters. What I know is that I respect his eyes and I believe his eyes. What I know is that what’s in his eyes is different from any other eyes that have looked at me, judged me, pitied me. What I know is that I can trust his eyes because what lies in them, lives in me.”

“Part of me still loves. More of me doesn’t.”

“If my heart stopped at that moment, I would have fallen full and I would have seen in my life all that I wanted to see and all that I needed to see. Fall, Let me fall.”

“The first time I saw you, my heart fell. The second time I saw you my heart fell. The third and fourth time and fifth time and every time since my heart has fallen.”

“The wounds that never heal can only be mourned alone.”

“It is harder to be softer than it is to be hard. I could be hurt by something other than myself.”

“I had fallen deep and hard. I had fallen.”

“If he let go I would fall apart.”

“She leans forward and kisses me. Though it is the same as before, it isn’t the same at all. It is more stronger, weaker, deeper, quieter, louder. It is more vulnerable, fragile, secure, unprotected, completely, protected. It is more open, deeper, full, simpler true. It is more. True.”

“I smile. It’s not just a smile of momentary happiness. When it disappears from my face, it will stay with me.”

“I am quiet and empty. I am calm.”

“My heart, my heart. Like a canon on a field of war.”

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