"You're not depressed. You're bored."
Tony and Effy Stonem
"They think we're in heaven but we're living in hell."
"Then she stopped her brother eating grass, and they went and found a nice little house to live in together, her and her brother. And it turned out that drinking all that lemonade had cured her, 'cause she never wanted it again. She had orange for the rest of her life."
"I can’t… Isn’t everything beautiful this morning? Everything is so beautiful."
"That's what love feels like."
"Nothing good ever stays with me."
"You're not gonna tell me I'm adopted, are you?"
"Don't say you love me unless you really mean it, because I might do something crazy like believe it."
Kaya and Luca
“When you were young, did you ever read The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Oh, it’s a classic. It’s about this caterpillar, and he basically eats a load of stuff and then he gets in a cocoon and becomes a butterfly. And, uh, after my brother died, both my parents were just…you know, I’d just get inside my duvet and read it over and over. And it made me think that when I came out, I didn’t want to be different. I just wanted what was outside to be different.”
"People can't always be perfect because that's not real, is it?"
"I'm a fucking waste of space. I'm just a stupid kid. I got no sense. A criminal. I'm no fucking use, me. I am nothing. So, please... Get it into, you know, into your bonce... that you killed my friend. And... I'm Cook."
"Cassie, I don't care if you think you're odd, because I feel like singing when I see you. And you're beautiful. And I've been such a fucking chapstick this past few weeks. And all I want to do this morning is sit on top of Brandon Hill and hold you, and tell you how wonderful you are."
"Yeah. I fell...but these guys caught me. It’s what mates do, cause it’s screwed up out there. I don’t know if you’ve been outside lately, but it is. But we have a go. Whatever comes, we have a good go at it, because it is all we can do."
"You know, she was four years old the first time she beat me at hide and seek. Four. I was looking for her for hours. When I finally found her she just smiled. You know, that Effy smile that means 'you don't know me at all, you never will'. See that's a kind of magic. She's so good at concealing things, hiding, avoiding."
"Change. It's a wonderful thing. Look, you know how subatomic particles don't obey physical laws? They act according to chance, chaos, coincidence. They run into each other in the middle of the universe somewhere and bang! Energy! We're the same as that. That's the great thing about the universe: unpredictable. That's why it's so much fun."
"What do people in Shakespeare do when it's all fucked, when they're trapped? How do they work it all out? Maybe stories are just stories. Or maybe... we can make our life a story."
"Nobody breaks my heart."
"Do you remember when you rode with me in the ambulance after I tried to kill myself? That's what love feels like."