Extrememly Loud and Incredobly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer I first read this book in middle school because my older cousin was reading it; I didn't get it at all. Since then, I have read it countless times and it gets better every single time.
  1. "Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are."
  2. "Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living."
  3. Static
  4. "I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love."
  5. "My life story is the story of everyone I've ever met."
  6. Static
  7. "I like to see people reunited, maybe it's a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough,
    the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone."