Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes About Crushes

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The original theme for this was was “Fictional Crushes.” Since I’ve never developed a crush on a fictional character, I tweaked it a little to be quotes on the topic of crushes instead.


“It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone… but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.”
Kahlil Gibran


“Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before


“Luke used to give me butterflies. Noah spawned mutant pterodactyls.”
Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


“It’s like I’m thirteen again and he’s my crush. All I’m aware of in this entire roomful of people is him. Where he is, what he’s doing, who he’s talking to.”
Sophie Kinsella, Remember Me?



“She definitely has a crush on you. It’s about the size of Jupiter.”
Marissa Meyer, Winter


“You’re falling now. You’re swimming. This is not
harmless. You are not
Richard Siken, Crush


“I wondered if this was the way old crushes died, with a whimper, slowly, and then, just like that—gone.”
Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty


“I don’t entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. You have to have a crush on the exact right person at the exact right moment. And they have to like you back. A perfect alignment of feelings and circumstances. It’s almost unfathomable that it happens as often as it does.”
Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited


“She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice, and he spoke to her without knowing what he was saying.”
Candide, Candide

68 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes About Crushes

  1. Aah, I love so many of these quotes SO MUCH! That Gibran quote is one of my favourites but I also love the quote from TATBILB and that one from Winter had me giggling! I still have a few of these on my TBR as well so I’m looking forward to finding these quotes. Great twist to the prompt, Lydia!

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