30 Of the best quotes from Simone Elkeles Perfect Chemistry trilogy

Young Adult fiction writer Simone Elkeles has been giving us exhilarating and captivating novels that are full of breath-taking and awe-inspiring moments that make us fall in love with the characters and leave us filled to brim with hope.

But more than anything, Elkeles teaches us about love and what can happen when we meet the right person.

We’re taking a look at 30 of the best quotes from her Perfect Chemistry trilogy that consists of Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction and Chain Reaction.

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1. “We kiss all the time.” I clear my throat, then add, “We just…do it in private.”
“A smug expression crosses his face. “I don’t buy it for a second, ’cause if you were my girlfriend and a stud like me was livin’ in your house, I’d kiss you in front of the guy every chance I got as a reminder.”
“A reminder of w-w-what?”
“That you were mine.”
Rules of Attraction

2. “If there’s one thing I learned, it’s that nobody is here forever. You have to live for the moment, each and every day . . . the here, the now.”
Perfect Chemistry

3. “We deserve each other, Luis … and I need you just as much as you need me. Hold me.”
He steps closer, but hesitates.
“If I do, mi chava, I can’t promise I’ll be able to let you go.”
Chain Reaction

4. “There’s a point when you have to stop fightin’ the whole world.”
Rules of Attraction

5. “Makin’ mistakes ain’t a crime, you know. What’s the use of having a reputation if you can’t ruin it every now and then?”
Perfect Chemistry


6. “We’re actors in our own lives, pretending to be who we want people to think we are.”
Perfect Chemistry

7. “You once told me that I make you believe in the impossible. You make me believe in love, which I’d given up on. Thank you for proving to me it’s not just a fairy tale.”
Chain Reaction

8. “Whether it’s right or wrong, fight for what you believe in.”
Perfect Chemistry

9.“When my eyes meet his gaze as we’re sitting here staring at each other, time stops. Those eyes are piercing mine, and I can swear at this moment he senses the real me. The one without the attitude, without the façade. Just Brittany.” 
Perfect Chemistry

10. “You’re dangerous,” he says.
“Because you make me believe in the impossible.”  
Rules of Attraction


11. “I saw you happy. Happier than you’ve been in a long time. With someone you like that much, the lows are as low as the highs are high.” 
Perfect Chemistry

12. “Why are you making a joke out of this?” she asks.
“Because it’s stupid, Nik. There’s not even room in my day to think about someone else.”
—  Chain Reaction 

13. “It’s not Brittney’s face, not her smile, not even her eyes. All of that surface stuff made the world see her as beautiful, but it was the deeper stuff that made her different.” 
Perfect Chemistry

14. “Don’t be afraid of what they think.”
Perfect Chemistry

15. “When they’re together, the world could fall apart around them and they’d never notice or care as long as they have each other.”
Rules of Attraction


16. “You’re so critical. Oh, God, I’d do anything for you to stop blaming me for every little thing that goes wrong. Love me for who I am. Love Shelley for who she is. Stop focusing on the bad stuff because life is just too damn short.”  
Perfect Chemistry

17. “Listen, I don’t know what the hell happened between you and Marco. To be honest I don’t really want to know, ’cause if I did I’d probably want to kick the shit outta him.”
“I don’t need you to protect me.”
“What if I want to?”
Rules of Attraction

18. “I’m sorry for laughing. It’s just that the more we talk, the more I see you as a totally different person than I thought you were. I guess I can understand why Alex likes you.”
Perfect Chemistry

19. “I have trust issues.”
“I know. I’m on a mission to cure you of that.” 
Rules of Attraction

20. “Opening yourself up to making mistakes and being vulnerable is what makes it beautiful and special with the person you love.”
Perfect Chemistry


21. “You’re right, I haven’t walked in your shoes. But you haven’t walked in mine, either.”
Rules of Attraction

22. “Is it so important that people think you’re beautiful?”
“I don’t care what people think,” I lie.
“’Cause you are…beautiful, I mean. But it shouldn’t matter so much.”
Perfect Chemistry

23. “If you could wish on a star right now, what would you wish for?” I ask him.
“For time to stop.”
He shrugs. “Cause I could live forever at this moment.”
— Perfect Chemistry

24. “I’ll go along with pretending this thing between us is temporary and casual, but every time we’re together it feels too right to be temporary or casual.” 
Rules of Attraction

25. “I want to know how to make this girl laugh. I want to know what makes her cry. I want to know what it feels like to have her look at me as if I’m her knight in shinning armour.”
Perfect Chemistry


26. “When are you gonna realise you’re one of the good guys?”
Perfect Chemistry

27.  “If he’s what you really want, well, then, who am I to tell you not to go for it?”
Perfect Chemistry 

28. “We need to look back sometimes and realise the past taught us to appreciate our future.” 
Chain Reaction

29. “Brittany was right. I don’t belong here. It doesn’t matter, because even if I don’t belong in this place, she’s here and I want to be where she is.” 
Perfect Chemistry

30. “Isn’t that why we’re put on this earth to begin with, to make it a better place? It’s not a religious quest; it’s a humanitarian one.” 
Rules of Attraction 



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