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10 Quotes from Queer Literary Favorite Adam Silvera

In honor of Pride Month, no LGBTQ+ reader should go without at least having heard of Adam Silvera. Best-selling author of More Happy Than Not and History is All You Left Me, Adam Silvera writes heartbreakingly beautiful queer books for teens and adults. Here are ten quotes from his books that will provide the bitter to your sweet for the month of June.

 

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 “There’s nothing wrong with someone saving my life, I’ve realized, especially when I can’t trust myself to get the job done right. People need people. That’s that.”
History Is All You Left Me

 


2.    

“No matter when it happens, we all have our endings. No one goes on, but what we leave behind keeps us alive for someone else.”
They Both Die at the End

 


3.    

“Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible. Other times pain acts as a compass to help you get through the messier tunnels of growing up. But the pain can only help you find happiness if you can remember it.”
More Happy Than Not

 


4.  

“I cannot tell you how you will survive without me. I cannot tell you how to mourn me.  I cannot convince you to not feel guilty if you forget the anniversary of my death, or if you realize days or weeks or months have gone by without thinking about me. I just want you to live.”
They Both Die at the End

 


5.    

“No matter how we choose to live, we both die at the end.”
― They Both Die at the End

 


6.    

“Memories: some can be sucker punching, others carry you forward; some stay with you forever, others you forget on your own. You can’t really know which ones you’ll survive if you don’t stay on the battlefield, bad times shooting at you like bullets. But if you’re lucky, you’ll have plenty of good times to shield you.”
― More Happy Than Not

 


7.  

“Imagine if we could glow to attract a mate instead of spraying on cologne that chokes everyone in a fifty-foot radius,”
― More Happy Than Not

 


8.    

“I may not be able to cure cancer or end world hunger, but small kindnesses go a long way.”
They Both Die at the End

 


9.    

“Yes, we live, or we’re given the chance to, at least, but sometimes living is hard and complicated because of fear.”
They Both Die at the End

 


10.    

“Even if I’m gay?” I say the word out loud, about myself, because even though I never chose this, I can choose to accept it before it’s too late.”
― More Happy Than Not

 

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