Quotations: Simon VS The Homosapiens Agenda



"You should be who you are." - Martin page 3

"And I don't think I 've ever been so ready for someone to leave." - Simon page 5

"Talking to them is more exhausting than keeping a blog." - Simon page 6

"Secrets don't exist." - Simon page 8


"I don't care who you are. Puberty is merciless." - Simon page 12

"Remember the way people would look at you blankly and say, "Um, okaaay," after you finished talking? Everyone just had to make it so clear that, whatever you were thinking or feeling, you were totally alone." - Blue page 14

"It's really amazing, isn't it? Someone can trigger sexual identity crisis and, not have a clue they're doing it." - Blue page 15


"It's strange, because in reality, I'm not the leading guy. Maybe I'm the best friend." - Simon page 19

"Nothing is worse than the secret humiliation of being insulted by proxy." - Simon page 24

"But music is always better than no music." - Simon page 28

"Never in my life have I underestimated someone so severely." - Simon page 29


"Don't you realize you're throwing away the perfect opportunity to be someone else for an evening." - Simon (Jacques) page 36


"I have a hard time getting into other people's head sometimes. It's probably the worst thing about me." - Simon page 41

"I know this is weird, but I make my bed every single day, even though the rest of my room is a hellscape of paper and laundry and books and clutter. Sometimes I feel like my bed is a lifeboat." - Simon page 54

"But I'm tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again." - Simon page 56


"Do you ever feel locked into yourself? I'm not sure if I'm making sense here. I guess what I mean is that sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me." - Simon (Jacques) page 59

"It's more that I want to leap in and say certain things and do certain things, but I always seem to hold myself back. I think a big part of me is afraid." - Blue page 60

"There's something about you that makes me want to open up, and that's slightly terrifying for me." - Blue page 61


"It feels like anything could happen." - Simon page 70

"It's sort of nice not to have to be cynical for a change." - Simon page 72

"I guess it feels like I'm a part of something." - Simon page 72



"People are shameless when it comes to cake." - Simon page 84

"Sometimes I forget how nice it is to just sit back and watch things." - Simon page 85


"Do you ever have those random rights where your brain won't shut off, even though your body feels like five hundred pounds of exhausted." - Simon (Jacques) page 87


"Everything is a little more perfect when she's here." - Simon page 95

"I think I may be on my way to feeling better." - Simon page 100

"It just feels like I'm on the outside somehow. Not all the time. Just sometimes. But yeah. I feel irrelevant. I hate that." - Simon page 101


"I mean, you're not crazy. I think you're awesome." - Simon (Jacques) page 104


"Seriously? That asshole deserves to feel miserable." - Simon page 110


"Why is it so much easier talking about this stuff with you?" - Blue page 117



"A part of me feels like I jumped over some kind of border, and now I'm on the other side realizing I can't cross back." - Simon (Jacques) page 128

"Once you come out, you can't really go back in. It's a little bit terrifying, isn't it?" - Blue page 129




"I want it to feel how it used to feel." - Simon page 157

"It's like nothing about me is allowed to change." - Simon page 162

"But I'm so exhausted and unhappy right now." - Simon page 164



"I don't have a right to be mad." - Leah page 179

"But you're entitled to your emotions." - Simon page 179


"I'm just not ready for you to know who I am." - Blue page 184

"But I can't think of a way for that to happen without everything changing. I think I'm scared to lose you. Does that make sense? Don't hate me." - Blue page 184


"I'm just so sick of straight people who can't get their shit together." - Simon page 189

"I'm supposed to decide when and where and who knows how I want to say it. So, yeah, you took that from me." - Simon page 196


"Do you ever get so angry you start crying? And do you ever feel guilty for getting angry? Tell me I'm not weird." - Simon (Jacques) page 199



"I guess what I'm trying to say is that I really do understand if you don't find me attractive or whatever. I'll get over it. But you're kind of my best friend in a lot of ways, and I really want to keep you, can we just pretend none of this ever happened and go back to normal?"  - Simon page 209


"I shouldn't care if stupid people call me a stupid word, and I shouldn't care what people think of me. But I always care." - Simon page 220



"I mean, it's cool. But next time you guys decide to all hang out without me, text me with some pictures or something. Just so I can pretend I still have friends." - Leah page 245


"But you don't get to make the decisions about my love life. I choose who I date." - Abby page 253

"I'm the one who's miserable." - Simon page 254

"Because who you like can't be forced or persuaded or manipulated. If any one knows that, it's me." - Simon page 255

"I'm a shitty friend." - Simon page 255

"But I think I'm falling for him again." - Simon page 256




"And I can't stop smiling. I mean, there are times when it's actually  more work not to smile." - Simon page 277

"But I could never replace you." - Simon page 283

"You guys know me better than anyone. You know me too well." - Simon page 284

"It's like the longer you sit with some shit, the harder it is to talk about." - Leah page 285



"And if this is what it's like having a boyfriend, I don't know why in God's name I waited so long." - Simon page 291

"People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it's a good thing, the way he never stop surprising each other." - Simon page 293

"Why would I watch other people kissing when I could be kissing you." - Simon page 302


"I guess I'm thinking it could be nice to talk with someone who can relate to how I'm feeling." - Blue page 312

"It's so much easier to be open with someone who doesn't know you at all." - Simon (Jacques) page 317

"I think you're lonely, right? Me too." - Simon (Jacques) page 319

"Have you ever had that experience where you're writing something and it just pours out of you with no effort? It's so strange when that happens. It almost feels like the words already exist, and you're just transcribing them." - Blue page 320

"I can't believe the things people are willing to share about themselves." - Blue page 321

Simon VS. The Homosapiens Agenda


Simon  VS The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is a book that I cannot put down! You know that feeling when you want to know what happens next...chapter by chapter...this is that kind of book! I am curious to know what will happen to Simon's life as he bravely admitted that he is gay. Also, I just wish that people would be more accepting in reality just like in this book. Plus, there are a lot of good lines in this book. 
Title: Simon VS Homosapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Harper Collins 

Total Chapters: 35

Total Pages: 303

Table of Contents: N/A

Summary From The Book:

Sixteen year old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an emails falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now  Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be jeopardized. 

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day. Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out - without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never with the most. 

My Thoughts: 

The version that I bought has a special edition containing Simon and Blue's first exchanges of emails. :)

What Light's summary in the book is already the whole story just without the details, climax, and the ending. I find this romance book suitable for young adults. 

The book's point of view is the character Sierra. Its front cover of a female in a winter wear is definitely the character Sierra. There are just enough characters to take note of and that matters, basically just Caleb and Sierra's family and friends. 

My favorite character of the story would be Caleb, I find it realistic that he suffers from a mistake and that every thing that he does on his life is like a redemption that will never be enough. As a person, mistakes are unavoidable and often times we will find ourselves in his place. Just like me, it happens to me sometimes, I blame myself and I find ways to make it all better. 

The scene that I like the most is when they had their first long conversation with a hot chocolate and a candy cane. I thought, should I try making my hot chocolate sweet with candy cane? Let us find out this Christmas season!

What do you think the title What light represents? I cannot exactly pinpoint on why the title is "What Light" but somehow, in my opinion, Sierra represents as something bright that came into Caleb's life. A hope for redemption that he was looking for. 

Basically, the book is sweet and perfect for light reading. Something that you do not want to stress over with. No need to over-think.

My Favorite Line/s:

"It's why I stopped telling most people the truth. They're going to believe what they believe, and I'm tired of explaining."

Rating: 5/5 because I got hooked, no boring parts for me. 

Recommendation: To those who wants to read something light and romantic. 

Quotations: #Girlboss By Sophia Amoruso



"The concept of success is really weird. Is success building a beloved brand and business? Or is it how you handle yourself when it gets hard? Is success being in the right place at the right time - with the right voice, skill set, team, and drive to cobble it all together? Or is success figuring out how to tame the behemoth once it sprouts legs and sharp teeth?" 

"The older I get, the less confident I become. There's simply more to lose." 

"Sometimes people want to drag you into the past, are unwilling to change, and stand in judgment of the decisions you make when they have even less information than you do." 

"But here's the thing: Everyone, at the end of the day, really needs to be led."

"Success is about playing to your strengths." 

"There's a sense of pride that you can feel when you're closer to the results of your work. That's the beauty of a small business." 

"You shouldn't idolize anyone. And I'm telling you again, don't idolize me. I don't know shit. And neither do your parents. But if I can pull any of this off, so can you. Take that and run with it." 


"I never intended to be a role model, but there are parts of my story, and the lessons I've learned from it, that I want to share."

"Don't ever grow up,
Don't become a bore. 
Don't ever let the man get to you."


"Life is short. Don't be lazy." 

"A #Girlboss is someone who's in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. As a #Girlboss, you take control and accept responsibility. You're a fighter - you know when to throw punches and when to roll with them. Sometimes you break the rules, sometimes you follow them, but always, on your own terms. You know where you're going, but can't do it without having some fun along the way. You value honesty over perfection. You ask questions. You take your life seriously, but you don't take yourself too seriously. You're going to take over the world, and change it in the process. You're a badass." - page 11

"Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities. Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you've always dreamed of, or still haven't had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way." - page 15

"For me to fully appreciate thing I must first reject them." - page 16

"You don't have to choose between smart and sexy. You can have both. You are both." - page 17

"You don't get taken seriously by asking someone to take you seriously. You've got to show up and own it. If this is a man's world, who cares? I'm still really glad to be in a girl in it." - page 17

"You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen." - page 17

"When you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you too." - page 18


"There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure."


"When you have an attention span the length of an eyelash, it doesn't take long to learn what you like and what you don't." - page 62

"What I know now is that nothing is universally boring - what's boring to you could be totally engaging to someone else. If you're bored and hating it, it's a big sign that you've most likely just in the wrong place." - page 70

"I want what I want when and where I want it." -page 75

"If you suck at school, don't let let it kill your spirit. It does not mean that you are stupid or worthless, or that you are never going to succeed at anything. It just means that your talents lie elsewhere, so take the opportunity to seek out what you are good at, and find a place where you can flourish. Once you do, you're going to kill it." - page 81


"Compromise is just a part of life." - page 108

"Life is written, like a great big experiment." - page 110


"Money spells freedom." - page 119

"If you learn to control your finances, you won't find yourself stuck in jobs, places or relationships that you hate just because you can't afford to go elsewhere." - page 120

"Learning how to manage your money is one of the most important things you'll ever do. Being in a good spot financially can open up so many doors. Being in a bad spot can slam them in your face. And being broke gets old, so start making smart decisions now to avoid paying for stupid ones later." - page 120

"When you take care of the little things, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find out that the big things often happen much more easily." - page 122

"Get them before they get you: Pay up and pay on time." - page 123

"Do not spend more money than you have." - page 124

"Set things for more than you pay for them, and save more than you spend." - page 129

"Treat your savings account like just another bill. It has to be paid every month or there are consequences." - page 129

"Money looks better in the bank than on your feet." - page 130

"You don't get what you don't ask for." - page 131

"If you're frustrated because you're not getting what you want, stop for a second. Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven't, stop complaining." - page 131

"Sometimes it pays to spend a little more than you bargained for on real quality." - page 133

"Spend money because it's an investment in your own well-being, not because you're bored and have nothing else to do." - page 133

"The common way is not always the best way." - page 134


"You get back what you put out, so you might as well think positively, focus on visualizing what you want instead of getting distracted by what you don't want, and send the universe your good intentions so that it can send them right back." - page 140

"Each time you make a good decision or do something nice or take care of yourself, each time you show up to work and work hard and do your best at everything, you can do, you've been plating seeds for a life that you can only hope will grow beyond your wildest dreams. Take care of little things - even the little things that you hate - and treat them as promises to your own future." - page 142

"Keep reminding yourself over and over that this is what you want, and you'll soon find that the more you know what you want, the less you're willing to put up with what you don't." - page 145

"One of the best things about life - a reason not to go blindly after one goal and one goal only - is that sometimes it will take you to something that is way cooler than anything you would have consciously set out to do in the first place." - page 145

"While I truly believe that you must have intentions to fulfill your dreams, I also think you have to leave room for the universe to have its way and play around a bit." - page 146

"If something's not working out, but you keep hammering at it in the exact same way, go after something else, for a while. That's not giving up, that's just letting the universe have its way." - page 147

"When you think about people, you give them power." - page 148

"I don't want to spend time thinking about things that I don't want to have a place in my life. You have to kick people out of your head as forcefully as you'd kick someone out of your house if you didn't want them to be there." - page 151

"Focus on the positive things in your life and you'll be shocked at how many more positive things start happening. But before you start to think you just got lucky, remember that it's magic, and you made it yourself." - page 152


"As a kid you're not self-aware enough to understand why you're different, you just know that you are." - page 158

"I spent way too much time thinking about what other people thought about me, and what I could possibly do to make them like me more." - page 159

"I'll admit that sometimes feeling bad feels good." - page 162

"I don't believe we're all fit for the time we're assigned. It's a weird world we live in, and until time travel exists we've all got to make the most of where we land." - page 163

"Failure is your invention." - page 164

"There's a certain freedom to being an outsider. You do what you want, say what you want, and move on when you've worn out your welcome." - page 165

"I stopped feeling as if I didn't belong anywhere, and realized that i belonged anywhere I wanted to be." - page 167

"No matter where you are in life, you'll save a lot of time by not worrying too much about what other people think about you. The earlier in your life that you can learn that, the easier the rest of it will be. You is who you is, so get used to it." - page 168

"When you accept yourself, it's surprising how much other people will accept you, too." - page 168

"Embrace all the things that make you different." - page 170

"Alter your clothes all you want, but don't you dare alter your inner freak - she's got your back as much as I do." - page 170

"Remember #GirlBoss: It's not cool to get drunk on your own success." - page 172


"Knowing when to speak up and when to shut up will get you very far not only in business, but in life." - page 191

"Own up to your mistakes and apologize for them. Everyone will make a mistake at some point, and the sooner you can admit where you went wrong, the sooner you can start to fix it." - page 196

"Be honest with yourself about yourself and your abilities." - page 196

"Your boss is not your friend and if you're the boss, your employees aren't your friends." - page 197

"Everyone should be given the opportunity to improve." - page 204


"Human nature tells us to want what we can't have." - page 231


"Anything you do can be creative." - page 249

"That also highlights the difference between fashion and style: You can have a ton of money and buy yourself all the designer goods you can stuff into the trunk of your Mercedes Benz, but no amount of money can buy your style." - page 269

"Being mean won't make you cool, being rich won't make you cool, and having the right clothes, while it may help won't make you cool. It's cool to be kind. It's cool to be weird. It's cool to be honest and to be secure with yourself." - page 270

"Confidence is more attractive than anything you could put on your body." - page 273


"Someone has to succeed, so it might as well be you." - page 284

"You create the world, blink by blink. It is entirely yours to discover and yours to create." - page 285

"What you can control is how hard you try, and if or when to pack it in." - page 286

"So when life hits you with something unexpected, you have to be prepared to hit right back - and leave your own smear in the process." - page 286

"Compete with yourself, not with others. Judge yourself on what is your personal best and you'll accomplish more than you could ever have imagine. Life stops for no one, so keep moving. Stay awake and stay alive. There's no Auto Correct in life - think before texting the universe. Breaking the rules just for fun is too easy - the real challenge lies in perfecting the art of knowing which rules to accept and which to rewrite. The more you experiment, take risks, and make mistakes, the better you'll know yourself, the better you'll know the world, and the more focused you'll be." - page 287

"And once you've found success, don't stop." - page 287

#Girlboss By Sophia Amoruso


Such an inspiring book and it made me wonder if I have what it takes to be a #GirlBoss! Do you guys think I can? I can make it happen, I know I will! Anyway, #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso is a great thing to read specially when you want to start a business. I love every part that Ms. Sophia shared from this book so much that I even wrote almost all of down on my notebook. This book is definitely for girls who wanted to make a difference!
Title: #Girlboss

Author: Sophira Amoruso

Type: Non-Fiction

Category: Chic-lit

Genre: Biography

Publisher: Penguin

Total Chapters: 11

Total Pages: 288

Table Of Contents: Available

Summary From The Book: 

By age twenty-two, Sophia Amoruso was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school for cash. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. 

Flash forward ten years to today, and she's the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than 400 employees. Sophia was never a typical CEO, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is lined with naysayers. 

My Thoughts: 

When I read the summary of the book, I thought I would be reading her whole story like in the show but instead this book was all about her tips in life as guided by her experience. 

The book's point of view is all from the author herself, Sophia Amoruso. The front cover is interesting to look at, that is the reason why I bought it. 

No characters to take note of as Sophia just talks about her life experiences. There are no need for favorite characters. 

There are point that I got bored from the book but I love all the tips in life that she shared. It is truly inspiring and the reason why I gave it a high rating.

My Favorite Line/s:

"Life stops for non one, so keep moving." 

Rating: 5/5 because of the beautiful lines and tips that I got from the book. 

Recommendation: To others, this book is not as appealing because there are certain parts that it is dragging but I simply love the lines included. So if you are looking for inspirational quotes, this book is a good one. 

Quotations: Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher




"Why would a dead girl lie? Answer: Because she can't stand up." - Hannah page 8

"Do not take me for granted...again." - Hannah page 10

"But you were nothing more than an average guy. And I don't say that to be mean. I don't." - Hannah page 12

"Because it may seem like a small role now, but it matters in the end, everything matters." - Hannah page 13

"Betrayal. It's one of the worst feelings." - Hannah page 13

"And this time, I was going to be in control of how people saw me. After all, how often do we get a second chance?" - Hannah page 19

"And damn it, you were going to kiss the hell out of me whether you liked it or not." 0 Hannah page 27

"But I do know, which is the least popular. The truth. Now, the truth is the one you won't forget." - Hannah page 29


"Did it hurt? No. But that doesn't matter, does it? Because the question is, did we have the right to do it? And the answer is, I hope, is obvious." - Hannah page 48

"When you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when the other people act on it." - Hannah page 53


"You can't rewrite the past." - Clay page 60

"You can hear rumors but you can't know them." - Hannah page 66


"Sometimes there's no one around to tell you to be quiet...to be very, very quiet. Sometime you need to be quiet when you're all alone. Like me, right now." - Hannah page 74

"Revenge would have been fun. Revenge in a twisted way, would have given me some sense of satisfaction." - Hannah page 83

"I wanted someone to be afraid of me. I wanted someone to validate my fears." - Hannah page 84

"I need that right now. I need to see her in a different way." - Clay page 91


"It's hard to be disappointed when what you expected turns out to be true." - Hannah page 110

"Their reputations were more important than their faces." - Hannah page 112

"I did not want to act like everything was okay, because it wasn't." - Hannah page 118

"I explored alleys and hidden roads I never knew existed. I discovered neighborhoods entirely new to me. And finally...I discovered I was sick of this town and everything in it." - Hannah page 118


"You have so little control over anything anymore. And at some point, the struggle becomes too much, too tiring - and you consider letting go. Allowing tragedy...or whatever to happen." - Hannah page 124

"I hate not knowing what to believe anymore. I hate not knowing what's real." - Clay page 134

"I wanted people to trust me, despite anything they'd heard. And more than that, I wanted them to know me. Not the stuff they thought they knew about me. No, the real me. I wanted them to get past the rumors. To see beyond the relationships I once had, or maybe still had but that they didn't agree with. And if I wanted people to treat me that way, then I had to do the same for them, right?" - Hannah page 135

"Will I ever get control of my life? Will I always be shoved back and pushed around by those I trust?" - Hannah page 145

"Will my life ever go where I want it to?" - Hannah page 145


"No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same." - Hannah Baker page 156

"When you try rescuing someone and discover they can't be reached, why would you ever throw that back in their face?" - Hannah page 161

"Who knew I was so predictable?" - Hannah page 161


"Sometimes we have thoughts that even we don't understand. Thoughts that aren't even true - that aren't really how we feel - but they're running through our heads anyway because they're interesting to think about." - Hannah page 174

"If you could hear other people's thoughts, you'd overhear things that are true as well as things that are completely random. And you wouldn't know one from the other. It'd drive you insane. What's true? What's not? A million ideas, but what do they mean?" - Hannah page 175

"If my love were an ocean, 
There would be no more land. 
If my love were a desert, 
You would see only sand. 
If my love were a star - 
Late at night, only light. 
And if my love could grow wings, 
I'd be soaring in flight." - Hannah page 177

"If you hear a song that makes you cry and you don't want to cry anymore, you don't listen to that song anymore, but you can't get away from yourself anymore. You can't decide to turn off the noise in your head." - Hannah page 178

"I needed a break...from myself." - Hannah page 181

"Now suddenly, even my own thoughts were being offered up for ridicule." - Hannah Baker page 192


"Normally, when a person has a stellar image, another person's waiting in the wings to tear them apart. They're waiting for that one fatal flaw to expose itself." - Hannah page 199

"When you mess with one part of a person's life, you're messing with their entire life." - Hannah page 201

"Everything...affects everything." - Hannah page 202

"You can't go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have...is now. " - Hannah page 206

"We didn't get that chance because I was afraid. Afraid I had no chance with you." - Clay page 207

"I wanted to tell you everything. And that hurt because some things were too scary. Some things even I didn't understand. How could I tell someone - someone I was really talking to for the first time - everything I was thinking?" - Hannah page 210

"The thing is I never really missed her till now." - Clay page 219


"Maybe if I forgot things once in a while, we'd all be a little bit happier." - Hannah page 223

"It feels good knowing someone understands what I'm listening to, what I'm going through, somehow, it makes it not as scary to keep listening." - Clay page 239

"Maybe you didn't know what people thought of you because they themselves didn't know what they thought of you." - Clay page 249



"But who am I to hold a grudge?" - Hannah page 261


"I'm asking for help because I cannot do this alone. I've tried that." - Hannah page 269