50 It Starts With Us Quotes With Page Numbers By Colleen Hoover

I recently came across a book called It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover, and it is full of amazing quotes.

In this blog post, I share the 50 best It Starts With Us quotes with page numbers and who said them.

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It Starts With Us Quotes With Page Numbers 

“My choice helped me realize that sometimes the hardest decisions a person can make will most likely lead to the best outcomes.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 1, Page 12

 

“Thank you. What is it?”

“Our weekend special, ” Atlas says. “It’s called why are you avoiding me pasta.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 6, Page 35

35 Never Never Quotes And Page Numbers

“I’ve spent my life not making bold moves when it comes to her. I wanted to make sure she knew where I stood this time.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo, Chapter 7, Page 44

 

“We finally reached the beach, my little whale.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo, Chapter 7, Page 47

 

“You’re stressing over things that haven’t even happened yet.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 8, Page 52

 

“It’s not the first time he’s mentioned I saved him back then, but every time he says it, I want to argue with him. I didn’t save him. All I did was fall in love with him.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 8, Page 56

 

“Don’t think about where we used to be, just think about where we are.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 9, Page 64

50 Verity Quotes With Page Numbers

“I had fallen in love with her long before our first kiss, though. I loved her more than I had ever loved anyone before that moment. I think I loved her more than I’ve ever loved anyone after that moment.

I think I still might.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 11, Page 84

 

“I open the Notes app and click on the most recent one. As soon as I see the two words at the top, I drop the phone, pressing it facedown on my thigh. “Atlas.” “Lily.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 12, Page 88

 

“But then I met you, Lily. And even though I was nothing, when you looked at me, you somehow saw something. Something I couldn’t see. You were the first person in my life to show an interest in who I was as a human. No one had ever asked me questions about myself the way you did. After those few months I spent getting to know you, I stopped feeling like I was nothing. You made me feel interesting and unique. Your friendship gave me worth.

Thank you for that. Even if this date leads nowhere and we never speak again, I will always be grateful to you for somehow seeing something in me that my own mother was blind to.

You’re my favorite person, Lily. And now you know why.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 12, Page 96

 

“We’re impressionable when we’re younger, and when you’re told you are nothing for years on end by everyone you should mean something to, you start to believe it. And you slowly start to become nothing.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 12, Page 96

 

“Paris. Rome. London. I have no desire to sit on a hot beach somewhere. I want to see all the romantic places in Europe and make love in every city and take pictures kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower. I want to eat croissants and hold hands on trains.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 12, Page 99

 

“I may not be perfect, but I don’t deserve to fear for my life every time I make a mistake.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 12, Page 107

 

“Here comes the gaslighting. He’s attempting to make me feel crazy for being scared, even though my fear is more than warranted.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 12, Page 108

 

“Anyone who has ever left a manipulative, abusive spouse and somehow stayed that course deserves a medal. A statue. A freaking superhero movie.

Society has obviously been worshipping the wrong heroes this whole time because I’m convinced it takes less strength to pick up a building than it does to permanently leave an abusive situation.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 12, Page 112

 

“When I think about Ryle hitting you… I get absurdly angry. Because I love him. I do. He’s been my best friend since we were kids. But I also hate him for not being better. Nothing you have done and nothing you could do would excuse any man’s hands on you out of anger. Remember that, Lily. You made the right choice by leaving that situation. You should never feel guilty for that. Pride is the only thing you should feel.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Marshall, Chapter 12, Page 114

 

“You’re going to drive five miles just to give me a hug?”

“I’d run five miles just to give you a hug.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily and Atlas, Chapter 14, Page 122

 

“Divorce is difficult. I knew it would be, but it’s so much harder than I anticipated. And navigating divorce with a child in the mix is a million times trickier. You’re stuck interacting with that person for the remainder of your life. You have to either figure out a way to plan birthday parties together or figure out a way to be okay with having separate celebrations. You have to plan on which holidays each of you get to spend with your child, which days of the week, down to which hours of the day sometimes. You can’t snap your fingers and be done with the person you married and divorced. You’re stuck with them. Forever.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 16, Page 143

 

“Thank you for being the most comforting part of my life right now. Thank you for always being the beacon I need every time I feel lost. Whether you mean to shine on me or not. I am grateful for you. I’ve missed you. I absolutely should have kissed you.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 16, Page 151

 

“I prefer honesty over loyalty any day, because with honesty comes loyalty.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 18, Page 168

 

“She’s not a ride-or-die friend, nor is she a ride-or-die sister. That’s what I love the most about her, because I’m not ride-or-die, either. If you do something stupid, I’m going to be the friend who tells you you’re doing something stupid. I’m not going to join you in your stupidity.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 18, Page 168

 

“I’m getting a new therapist who doesn’t bully me.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 19, Page 176

 

“Atlas is so angry, but this is an anger I’m not afraid of. I realize the significance of this moment. I’m alone with an angry man in my apartment, but I’m not in fear for my life, because he isn’t angry at me.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily, Chapter 20, Page 182

 

“If it takes a million kisses for her not to think about the scars that surround her heart tattoo, then I’ll kiss her there a million and one times.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 21, Page 187

 

“Oh, are you at Lily’s?” Theo says, moving closer to the phone screen.

He’s grinning. “Did you finally kiss her? Can she hear me? What line did you use to get her to invite you in? Lily! We watched people wed, let’s hop into—”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo and Atlas, Chapter 21, Page 189

 

“I’m exactly where I belong, being loved by Atlas Corrigan.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 22, Page 207

 

“He’s a broken man, but he isn’t broken because of me. He was broken before he met me. Sometimes people think if they love a broken person enough, they can be what finally repairs them, but the problem with that is the other person just ends up broken, too.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 24, Page 207

 

“I’m so happy you’re happy. That’s all I’ve ever wanted for you. But I will say, nothing beats knowing I’m the one you get to be happy with now.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 24, Page 210

 

“No matter what you decide to do, you are not an awful mother. Precisely the opposite.” She releases my hand and grips the chains, staring at Emmy. “I admire the choices you’ve made for her. Sometimes I get sad that I couldn’t be that strong for you.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 24, Page 212

 

“She’s my person, and I am hers, and that’s something I’ve known since the first week we met.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 25, Page 221

 

“You could have fifty ex-husbands who try to make our lives hell, but as long as I have you, I will be absolutely unaffected by anyone else’s negativity. That’s a promise.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 25, Page 221

 

“I realize in this moment that the hardest part about ending an abusive relationship is that you aren’t necessarily putting an end to the bad moments. The bad moments still rear their ugly heads every now and then. When you end an abusive relationship, it’s the good moments you put an end to.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 26, Page 231

 

“There isn’t a single human in history with a past misfortunate enough to excuse beating the person you’re suppose to protect.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 27, Page 235

 

“My loyalty is to the people who bring positivity into my life. My loyalty is to the people who want to build me up and see me happy. Those are the people I’m going to make decisions about my life for.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 28, Page 257

 

“It blows my mind that this man has you for a son, and you want to be in his life, yet he still hasn’t made an effort. You’re a privilege, Josh. Believe me, if I’d known you existed, I would have knocked over buildings to find you.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 31, Page 277

 

“I can draw a seedling with two tiny branches. Yours and mine. We’ll be on our own brand-new, tiny family tree—one that starts with us.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Josh Corrigan, Chapter 31, Page 278

 

“one that starts with us.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 31, Page 278

 

“But even monsters can’t survive without a heart beating inside their chest.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 33, Page 290

 

“It was the exact moment I realized that I loved you.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 34, Page 296

 

“I saw your tattoo. I can’t tell you what that means to me, knowing that you have our heart placed in the very spot where I once secretly buried the words I love you”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 34, Page 299

 

“And every time I kiss you there, I want you to remember why I kissed you there the first time.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Lily Bloom, Chapter 34, Page 300

 

“We don’t focus too much on what isn’t working out in our lives. We focus on what is, and there’s a lot to be grateful for.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 35, Page 304

 

“It is my wish for you to be my fish”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo, Chapter 37, Page 315

 

“If we trusted everyone to keep their word, vows wouldn’t be necessary. People would fall in love, and they’d stay in love, faithfully, forever, the end. But that’s the issue, I guess. We’re people. We’re human. And humans can sometimes be disappointing.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 317

 

“I was jealous of anyone who had ever loved something enough to experience losing it.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 318

 

“If it’s my destiny to end up a statistic, there’s no one else I’d rather become a statistic with than you.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 319

 

“Maybe the idea of love ending being a negative thing is simply a matter of perspective. Because to me, the idea that a love came to an end means that, at some point, there was love that existed. And there was a time in my life, before you, when I was completely untouched by it.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 37, Page 319

 

“Sometimes you’re going to need me to hold your hand down the hills, and sometimes I’ll need you to lead me up the mountain, but everything, from this point forward, we’re going to face together.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 319

 

“In the past and for forever, you are my favorite person. Always have been. Always will be. I love you. Everything that you are.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 37, Page 319

 

“P.S. It is my wish for you to be my fish.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 320

 

It Starts With Us funny quotes

“Oh, are you at Lily’s?” Theo says, moving closer to the phone screen. He’s grinning. “Did you finally kiss her? Can she hear me? What line did you use to get her to invite you in? Lily! We watched people wed, let’s hop into—”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo and Atlas, Chapter 21, Page 189

 

“If it’s my destiny to end up a statistic, there’s no one else I’d rather become a statistic with than you.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 319

 

“P.S. It is my wish for you to be my fish.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 320

 

It Ends With Us Quotes Atlas

“In the future… if by some miracle you ever find yourself in the position to fall in love again… fall in love with me.” He presses his lips against my forehead. “You’re still my favorite person, Lily. Always will be.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us, (Character: Lily Bloom as the narrator andAtlas), Chapter 28, Pages 309-310

 

“You can stop swimming now, Lily. We finally reached the shore.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us, (Character: Atlas), Epilogue, Page 367

 

“Atlas kept swimming, and look at him now. He swam all the way to the f**** Caribbean.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us, (Lily Bloom as the Narrator about Atlas), Chapter 24, Page 274

 

It Starts With Us Theo Quotes

“I’ve spent my life not making bold moves when it comes to her. I wanted to make sure she knew where I stood this time.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo, Chapter 7, Page 44

 

“We finally reached the beach, my little whale.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo, Chapter 7, Page 47

 

“Oh, are you at Lily’s?” Theo says, moving closer to the phone screen. He’s grinning. “Did you finally kiss her? Can she hear me? What line did you use to get her to invite you in? Lily! We watched people wed, let’s hop into—”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo and Atlas, Chapter 21, Page 189

 

“It is my wish for you to be my fish”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Theo, Chapter 37, Page 315

It Ends With Us Quotes With Page Numbers

 

The last line of It Starts With Us

“P.S. It is my wish for you to be my fish.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas, Chapter 37, Page 320

 

It Starts With Us Summary

It Starts With Us by Colleen Hoover is the sequel to the bestselling phenomenon It Ends with Us.

After nearly two years apart, Lily runs into her first love, Atlas, and they decide to date. However, her ex-husband, Ryle, is still a part of her life, and he is not pleased with the idea.

The book jumps between the perspectives of Lily and Atlas as they try to navigate their complicated relationship.

With emotional writing by Colleen Hoover, the reader experiences the joys and struggles of Lily’s newfound love and the tensions between her and Ryle.

It Starts With Us will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they root for true love to prevail.

 

What is the famous line by Atlas Corrigan?

“She’s my person, and I am hers, and that’s something I’ve known since the first week we met.”

~Colleen Hoover, It Starts with Us, Atlas Corrigan, Chapter 25, Page 221

 

Does Lily choose Ryle or Atlas?

Lily chooses Ryle in It Starts with Us. But she ultimately chooses Atlas in It Starts With Us, realizing that her happiness and her daughter’s future lie in trusting her instincts and following her heart. She can find the strength to let go of her past with Ryle and embrace a new future with Atlas.

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