Book Quotes | Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

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Hey guys! This week’s book is Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott. This book turned out to be really good and I’m glad they did so well with the movie (the casting wasn’t bad either). There were a lot of good quotes in the book and I just wanted to share some of my favorites, so here you go!

 

“It makes me feel strong every time I get poked or prodded. Like I can overcome anything.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

As a disabled/chronically ill person myself, I can understand this feeling.

“I made it to ten-thirty before I got tired, which was way better than expected! Who needs a curfew when your body does it for you, right?”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

I can relate to this quote so much. Everyone is always so surprised when I make it past ten o’clock at night. It’s literally like my body has its own curfew. 

“It’s not like I don’t want to go. It’s just, quite literally, a matter of life or death.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

I’m sure I had a reason for highlighting this quote, I just can’t quite remember at the moment.

“I wonder, all too often, what it would be like to have lungs this healthy. This alive. I take a deep breath, feeling the air fight its way in and out of my body.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

I don’t have CF, but I’ve had my lungs fail twice. The first time is from going under for surgery and I had to be put on a ventilator for two weeks. The second time I woke up and could hardly breathe. I can only imagine what it’s like to feel the way I did then all the time.

“She’s bossy.’ ‘Nah she’s a boss.’”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

A friend of the main character said this and I just thought it was pretty awesome.

“We need that touch from the one we love, almost as much as we need air to breathe. I never understood the importance of touch, his touch…until I couldn’t have it.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

People with CF aren’t allowed to be close to each other because they could make each other deathly sick. Again, I don’t have CF, but I’m sure that must really suck, especially if the person you love also has CF.

“If this is all we get, then let’s take it. I want to be fearless and free, she says, giving me a look, daring me. ‘It’s just life, Will. It’ll be over before we know it.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

I just liked this quote and what was happening in the book I guess. I can’t really remember.

“Cystic Fibrosis will steal no more from me. From now on, I am the thief.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

Stella was just over her illness keeping her from things at this point, and I get that 100% percent.

“Most of us can’t have children, a lot of never live long enough to try. Only other CFers know what this feels like, but we’re not supposed to fall in love with each other.’ She stands up, determined. ‘So, after all that CF has stolen from me — from us — I’m stealing something back.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

This was a turning point in the book where Stella had had enough. She was over her illness taking things from her. It was her turn to take something back and I just loved that.

“I’m tired of living without really living. I’m tired of wanting things. We can’t have a lot of things. But we could have this.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

I get this. I completely get this. Having a disability/chronic illness can keep from doing certain things that you wish you could do and it sucks, but sometimes you have to just take what you can have.

“I knew in that moment, even though it could not be more ridiculous, that if I die in here, I won’t die without falling in love.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

This was just a cute quote about Stella and Will that I liked.

“She doesn’t know what’s ahead of her or why she’s fighting. It’s just…instinct, Will. Her instinct is to fight. To live.”

Five Feet Apart, Rachael Lippincott

Stella’s nurse says this to Will and honestly, I can say that when you’re going through something like what she’s going through that’s really all your doing, fighting, and you don’t always know why. It’s just instinct. 

 

You can check out quotes from last week’s book Girl, Wash Your Face and more here.

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