HIGHLIGHTED WORDS | LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD BY AVA DELLAIRA

Welcome to another highlighted words segment where I share with you guys some phrases and words from books that I read and I felt it was relevant and relatable. This blog series also shows my laziness to write a proper book reviews lol (sorry) I should change my blog name to The Lazy Writer is that one taken yet? 🤔

ANYWAYS… 😬

Let these highlighted words from the book speak for the book itself.

Love Letters To The Dead By Ava Dellaira (Novel)

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“Sometimes your music sounds like there’s too much inside of you. Maybe even you couldn’t get it all out. Maybe that’s why you died. Like you exploded from the inside.”

“The more you love something, the harder it is to lose.”

“I think it’s like when you lose something so close to you, it’s like losing yourself.

“But life isn’t like that. You can’t be sure how it’s going to come out, even if you do everything right.”

“Music fills up a home. And one day, suddenly the music could escape through a window. For the rest of your life, you had to chase it.”

it feels good to belong somewhere.”

“If beauty is truth, and if truth is beauty, they are defined by each other, so how do we know the meaning of either? I think that we make our own meanings, by putting ourselves into them.”

“Then I just go around and around. And I still don’t know how to make sense of the world. But maybe it’s okay that it’s bigger than what we can hold on to. Because I think that by beauty, you don’t just mean something that’s pretty. You mean something that makes us human.”

“Maybe that’s what being in love is. You just keep filling up, never getting fuller, only brighter.”

“I think a lot of people want to be someone, but we are scared that if we try, we won’t be as good as everyone imagines we could be.”

“You are in awe of something so beautiful, and at the same time, you know that particular sunset will only be there for a moment.”

“I know that it can be hard to believe that someone loves you if you are afraid of being yourself, or if you are not exactly sure who you are. It can be hard to believe that someone won’t leave.”

“When we are in love, we are both completely in danger and completely saved.”

“We were here. Our lives matter.”

“Truth is beautiful, no matter what that truth is. Even if it’s scary or bad. It is beauty simply because it’s true. And truth is bright. Truth makes you more you. I want to be me.”

“I have found that sometimes, moments get stuck in your body. They are there, lodged under your skin like hard seed-stones of wonder or sadness or fear, everything else growing up around them. And if you turn a certain way, if you fall, one of them could get free. It might dissolve in your blood, or it might spring up a whole tree. Sometimes, once one of them gets out, they all start to go.”

“Nirvana means freedom. Freedom from suffering. I guess some people would say that death is just that. So, congratulations on being free, I guess. The rest of us are still here, grappling with all that’s been torn up.”

“After something really bad happens, the next worse thing is people feeling sorry for you about it. It’s like confirmation that something is terribly wrong.”

“It’s sad when everyone knows you, but no one knows you.”

“Do you ever think that for one second you could forget about how it’s supposed to be and just deal with the way it is?”

“Maybe it’s just when you get older, you understand things that you couldn’t before.”

“So maybe when we can say things, when we can write the words, when we can express how it feels, we aren’t so helpless.”


This was actually the last book that I read, and I had a hard time finishing it because I was so caught up with everything that was happening in my life at the time. Work and personal stuff got in the way. So, after 5 months I had finished it (yay). I enjoyed reading this book, there were so many quotes that I totally connected with as you can see from the ‘highlighted words’ above. The book had this great concept by the way, telling stories through writing letters like with Love, Rosie. I always loved that way of writing a book, I know it’s kind of overrated but it’s cute.

Anyways, I hope you liked these highlighted words as much as I did. 😊👋🏼