Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Thanks to Aika for letting me borrow this book.:)

Quotes from Norah:

“There’s one part of Judaism that I really like. Conceptually, I mean. It’s called tikkun olam… Basically, it says that the world has been broken into pieces. All this chaos, all this discord. And our job – everyone’s job – is to try to put the pieces back together. To make things whole again.”

“I don’t know how the world broke. And I don’t know if there’s a God who can help us fix it. But the fact that the world is broken – I absolutely believe that. Just look around us. Every minute – every single second – there are a million things you could be thinking about. A million things you could be worrying about. Our world – don’t you just feel we’re becoming more and more fragmented? I used to think that when I got older, the world would make so much more sense. But you know what? The older I get, the more confusing it is to me. The more complicated it is. Harder… I find myself grasping, Nick. You know that feeling? That feeling when you just want the right thing to fall into the right place, not only because it’s right, but because it will mean that such a thing is still possible? I want to believe in that.”

3 thoughts on “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

  1. This is one of my favorite parts/quotes

    “You know what it’s all about, Nick?”
    “What what’s all about?”
    “It, Nick. What it’s all about.”
    “No.”
    “The Beatles.”
    “What about The Beatles?”
    “They nailed it.”
    “Nailed what?”
    “Everything.”
    “What do you mean?”
    Dev takes his arm and puts it right against mine, skin to skin, sweat on sweat, touch on touch. Then he glides his hand into mine and intertwines our fingers.
    “This,” he says. “This is why The Beatles got it.”
    “I’m afraid I’m not following…”
    “Other bands, it’s about sex. Or pain. Or some fantasy. But The Beatles, they knew what they were doing. You know the reason The Beatles made it so big?”
    “What?”
    “‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have such a feeling that they can’t hide. Every single successful love song of the past fifty years can be traced back to ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ And every single successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding. Trust me. I’ve thought a lot about this.”
    “‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand,’” I repeat.

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