Julie Anne Peters

Born: January 16, 1952

Occupation: Author

Quotes of Julie Anne Peters

Julie Anne Peters

You still have," I looked at my watch, "twelve seconds to change your mind. Find someone else and save your reputation." One side of his lip cricked up. "I found you. I'll take my chances.

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Julie Anne Peters

Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl.

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Julie Anne Peters

...the man of my dreams is a girl.

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Julie Anne Peters

What can happen in a few minutes changes you forever.

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Julie Anne Peters

She responds by kissing me harder and longer and deeper. She loves me too. She's just afraid.

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Julie Anne Peters

Is that all I am? A friend?" "Of course not," I say. "I love you." "Am I the only one?" she asks. "Yes. Completely." First, last, and always.

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Julie Anne Peters

Miracles don't happen. You make them happen. They're not wishes or dreams or candles on a cake. They're not impossible. Reality is real. It's totally and completely under my control.

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Julie Anne Peters

What you see, isn't always what you get

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His eyes are like a telescope. I look into them and I'm transported across the universe to a world I've never been.

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Julie Anne Peters

That earns him a smack with my book bag. "Ow." He clutches his arm. "What do you have in there? Books?" A grin snakes across his face. "I like my women feisty." He adds, "I like my broken.

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Julie Anne Peters

It was all about hate. There should be laws. We're there laws? Can you legislate against hatred?

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Julie Anne Peters

Trust. That was what this was all about. If you can't trust the one you love, you don't have anything.

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Julie Anne Peters

...When I asked [my dad why the sky was blue] he said it was because God's a boy. If God were a girl, the sky would be pink. 'What about sunrise and sunset?' I'd asked. Dad had looked dumbfounded. 'You...

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Julie Anne Peters

Our eyes met across the crowded room, like in the movies, except we didn't share a knowing smile and race into each other's arms. Instead I fell into the trash can.

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Julie Anne Peters

What was I afraid of, exactly? What other people would think? I guess, a little. But that wasn't what was stopping me from acting on my feelings. It was the intensity of them. The desire for her. I knew...

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Julie Anne Peters

Me? I had no dreams. No longings. Dreams only set you up for disappointment. Plus, you had to have a life to have dreams of a better life.

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Julie Anne Peters

Yeah, I loved her. I couldn't help it. She was my brother.

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Julie Anne Peters

Year after year. "Please don't make me go [to school]" "You have to go," Kim would say. "It's a new school, make a new start." "Sticks and stones." from Chip. Words will only kill you.

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Julie Anne Peters

My mother read that parents should spend quality time with their children. One way is to sign up for organized activities together. This month we're taking meditation to free the mind. Last month it was...

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Julie Anne Peters

What's the point of living if you don't belong anywhere?

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I close my eyes and black out the day. The exhaustion of living through it, surviving.

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Julie Anne Peters

Would I cheat to save my soul? No. But to save my G.P.A.? Yes.

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Julie Anne Peters

J_Doe032692 wrote: I am not a thin person. However this does not give people the right to taunt me, calling me ugly and worthless, telling me to kill myself because no one will ever want me, or to make...

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Julie Anne Peters

And it’s more. It’s about getting past that question of whats wrong with me, to knowing there’s nothing wrong, that you were born this way. You're a normal person and a beautiful person and you should...

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Julie Anne Peters

Everyone's a liar. Everyone I've ever known.

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Julie Anne Peters

My room is cleared. My head is cleared. Earlier, around dawn, I took out the last load of trash. I look around and see what's left. Nothing. There is no more Daelyn Rice. As I was. As I am. Or will become....

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Julie Anne Peters

His invitation lingers. So does my question. Why me? I don't know the answer. When I look at myself in the mirror, all I see is a starving, stunted bird who never grew wings and lost all reason to sing.

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Julie Anne Peters

With determination and purpose, I head into the light.

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Julie Anne Peters

I'm sorry you don't get it, Mom. Sometimes I don't get why I do the things I do. I just know I wake up every morning and wish I was dead.

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Julie Anne Peters

Stop trying to save me. You couldn't then; you can't now.

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Julie Anne Peters

I wish I could tell my parents, " If you want to help me, help me die.

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Julie Anne Peters

I want to tell them, "Chip, Kim, there is no way to suicide-proof a person.

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Julie Anne Peters

I've never been afraid of the dark. I'm more afraid of the day, of people. I love the night. The solitude. Well, I don't love it. I don't feel love. I hate people, so I hope when I get there it isn't crowded....

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Julie Anne Peters

I don't sleep. All night long I'm wide awake, thinking, Secrets, secrets, secrets. There are secrets in my past no one needs to know. Secrets in my present that might kill Kim and Chip. I don't want to...

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Julie Anne Peters

The sad truth is, they should never trust me.

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Julie Anne Peters

Really? It seems too good to be true. I don't trust it. I don't trust anyone.

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Julie Anne Peters

Secrets. I can't take then with me. If I do, when I go, when I arrive at my final destination, I'll be . . . impure.

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Julie Anne Peters

No one ever found out what was happening inside me. How the pain was eating me away. No one ever came to my rescue, or stood up for me.

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Julie Anne Peters

I just want the pain to end.

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Julie Anne Peters

Because no one can be trusted.

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Julie Anne Peters

Why are people so cruel? What did I ever do to them?

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Julie Anne Peters

But she never just accepted me for the way I was.

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Julie Anne Peters

I have no intent. I have no reason to live, that's all. When I'm gone, I don't want to be remembered.

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Julie Anne Peters

Everything seems to be working." Except me. I'm broken.

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Julie Anne Peters

I didn't tell him. And I never told her the whole truth. What would it matter? There was nothing she could do; nothing anyone can do or will do.

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Julie Anne Peters

You won't know until it's over. You won't find me in time.

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Julie Anne Peters

That same piercing screech in her voice every time at the hospital. "Do something!" When I slit my wrists. "Help her!" The last time too. "Somebody help her. Help us!" You're helpless, both of you. All...

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Julie Anne Peters

I shouldn't have been there. I should never have been born.

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Julie Anne Peters

There's always a way out. All you have to do is take it.

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Julie Anne Peters

Girls scare me more than boys. Boys are cruel. Girls are mean.

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Julie Anne Peters

It was her way of saying, "You should kill yourself.

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Julie Anne Peters

I won't be alive so I won't care who finds me.

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Julie Anne Peters

Who will see you through the darkness? "Me," I key in the answer. "I'll find my own way.

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Julie Anne Peters

I knew right then and there nothing was ever going to change. It wouldn't matter if I was tall or short or fat or thin or absent every day. I was a loser from birth.

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Julie Anne Peters

Oh sure. Because we always talk about deep down stuff.

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Julie Anne Peters

I'm going to die a virgin. I like the thought if it. So pure.

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Julie Anne Peters

You would never understand, Kim. You think I'm normal; you wish I was.

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Julie Anne Peters

At times like this, I'm thankful I don't feel love.

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Julie Anne Peters

I may be fat and ugly, but I'm not stupid. If anyone had ever gotten past my looks, they might've noticed I have a brain.

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Julie Anne Peters

I hear you. I just don't believe a word you say.

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Julie Anne Peters

Why couldn't I have a fatal disease? It'd be so much easier.

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Julie Anne Peters

I'd decided to write him and tell him to leave me alone. Please, in a nice way, go away, I really can't deal with you.

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Julie Anne Peters

I know it's hard on her. If I don't tell her she'll kill me." He pauses. "That was supposed to be funny.

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Julie Anne Peters

I suppose I'll be remembered as dull. Timid. No one ever knew me. People came. They went. I was kind, I think. Not sympathetic, but considerate of others. I always gave up my place in line. I loaned out...

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Julie Anne Peters

I don't have to answer. Until you know the question.

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Julie Anne Peters

Like anyone cared where I was, or who I was.

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Julie Anne Peters

That's love? To let someone beat you and be hateful to you? These people are all so... Weak. Powerless to change their lives. I know the feeling. All you can do is take it. No one understands how it beats...

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Julie Anne Peters

The truth remains. I was, and am, disgusted with myself.

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Julie Anne Peters

They didn't guarantee you'd come out a whole person.

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Julie Anne Peters

I had to fight so hard not to cry.

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Julie Anne Peters

You can't trust machines. You can't trust people.

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Julie Anne Peters

There's no reason to speak. I have nothing to say.

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Julie Anne Peters

Do what, Kim? Lead a normal life? Too late. Way too late.

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Julie Anne Peters

She's still doing it, pushing me into situations I can't handle, making me cope. She knows I can't cope.

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Julie Anne Peters

No one else knows I'm alive, which means they won't notice when I'm gone.

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Julie Anne Peters

This is my vision-what I imagine I'll pass through on my way to the light. The blue sky, the clouds, the rays of light.

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Julie Anne Peters

Never question the sanity of a woman who can render you defenseless with a look.

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I'm all she's got and if I don't make it this time . . ." You'll pass through the light. A ribbon of guilt twists my stomach. I'm all Kim and Chip have too. But the difference is, they'll be better off...

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Julie Anne Peters

My parents will be sad for a while, and they may even blame themselves, the way they do now. Eventually they'll come to peace with my decision. I hope they'll realize I'm finally at peace.

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Julie Anne Peters

I throw him two bones: a smile and a nod. Both lies.

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Julie Anne Peters

Who becomes you? No one. No one should become me. When I die, I don't want my body or soul inhabited. I wouldn't wish me on anyone.

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Julie Anne Peters

I think about my choice. Either outcome is bleak. If I stay and live through high school, go to college, get a job, what will ever change? This blackness inside will never go away. I don't make friends;...

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Julie Anne Peters

I got singled out. I don't know why. Why do people always target me? Is it because I'm short and they figure I can't fight back? They're right, I can't, but it's not because I'm vertically challenged.

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Julie Anne Peters

Yeah, I hear the truth. But this is my truth.

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Julie Anne Peters

I hated him. I hated them all. They made me hate myself even more than I already did.

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Julie Anne Peters

But its not funny. Not to people who've been told they're losers their whole lives and believe they will never be anything else.

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Julie Anne Peters

I wish I was invisible to him, to everyone.

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Julie Anne Peters

As they were carting him off on a gurney, all I could think was, I wish that was me.

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Julie Anne Peters

Why am i here? What's my purpose?

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Julie Anne Peters

People don't change. There are two kinds of people in the world: winners and losers. Black and white. I don't know where gray fits in, or if you can even live in that shade.

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Julie Anne Peters

But you'd sell your soul for it, wouldn't you? For one day of feeling beautiful.

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Julie Anne Peters

I don't have alot of people to talk to. Not alot of people are worth my time.

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Julie Anne Peters

What did she see in me? What does she see that I don't?

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Julie Anne Peters

Don't choose me. I'm not worth your time.

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Julie Anne Peters

This is my fault. Mine. Making her think I'd be here for her.

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Take it as a token. Because tomorrow when I go, I want you to believe friends are possible.

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Julie Anne Peters

I never defended myself. Not once. I never said, "Excuse me? What gives you the right to insult and demean me?" I let them steal my dignity.

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Julie Anne Peters

But I'm no hero. I had to keep my dirty little secret. The worst sin I committed was holding it in; letting the secret blacken me.

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Julie Anne Peters

I'm scared. What will tomorrow bring? It has to be better than today. It has to.

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Julie Anne Peters

How will you be remembered? As a loner and a loser.

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Julie Anne Peters

I hope they remember the good stuff, when I was a baby, a toddler, when they still had hopes and dreams for their little girl, their miracle child. In truth they were good to me. They were only doing what...

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Julie Anne Peters

What I know is you can't go back. You can't press delete and re-key your life.

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What will I become? Because I won't be me any longer. That will be a relief. I dont want to be the helpless person I've always been.

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Julie Anne Peters

How does he do it? Live. With the fear of death every day. I don't fear death as much as I fear the thought of living.

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Julie Anne Peters

Sometimes I'd catch myself looking at my reflection in windows and wonder who I was. Where I was going. Then the image would change and it wouldn't be me, just some nebulous shadow person.

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Sometimes I felt as if there were no tomorrows, that everything, my whole life, was crammed into one long day. A continuous stretch of meaningless time. Sometimes I even wished there was no tomorrow, if...

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Yet, when we talked, when we were together, she seemed so familiar. Seemed to know who I was, where I was coming from. She knew me better than I knew myself, I think. She was easy to be with. And I wanted...

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Julie Anne Peters

Mom's eyes blazed. "Are you sleeping with her?" Oh, god. Did we have to do this here? Now? "Well, actually," I smirked, "we don't get a lot of sleep.

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Julie Anne Peters

Your failures and your faults, they stick with you. They glob into ugly, cancerous growths inside you and make you want to die.

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