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  • #1
    Sarah Dessen
    “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #2
    Sarah Dessen
    “Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #3
    Sarah Dessen
    “There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your heart.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #4
    Sarah Dessen
    “It's all in the view. That's what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you'd better make every second count.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #5
    Sarah Dessen
    “I knew, in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late: again, I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome.
    "Okay," he said. He took a breath. "What would you do, if you could do anything?"
    I took a step toward him, closing the space between us. "This," I said. And then I kissed him.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #6
    Sarah Dessen
    “It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #7
    Sarah Dessen
    “Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It just doesn’t catch up, it overtakes … blotting out the future.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #8
    Sarah Dessen
    “So you're always honest," I said.
    "Aren't you?"
    "No," I told him. "I'm not."
    "Well, that's good to know, I guess."
    "I'm not saying I'm a liar," I told him. He raised his eyebrows. "That's not how I meant it, anyways."
    "How'd you mean it, then?"
    "I just...I don't always say what I feel."
    "Why not?"
    "Because the truth sometimes hurts," I said.
    "Yeah," he said. "So do lies, though.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #9
    Sarah Dessen
    “You can't always get the perfect moment. Sometimes, you just have to do the best you can under the circumstances.”
    Sarah Dessen


  • #10
    Sarah Dessen
    “All I'd ever wanted was to forget. but even when I thought I had, pieces had kept emerging, like bits of wood floating up to the surface that only hint at the shipwreck below.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #11
    Sarah Dessen
    “Wherever you will go,
    I will let you down,
    But this lullaby goes on.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #12
    Sarah Dessen
    “What did it feel like, I wondered, to love someone that much? So much that you couldn't even control yourself when they came close, as if you might just break free of whatever was holding you and throw yourself at them with enough force to easily overwhelm you both.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #13
    Sarah Dessen
    “No matter how much time has passed, these things still affect us and the world we live in. If you don't pay attention to the past, you'll never understand the future. It's all linked together.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #14
    Sarah Dessen
    “We'd start slow, the way we always did, because the run, and the game, could go on for awhile. Maybe even forever.
    That was the thing. You just never knew. Forever was so many different things. It was always changing, it was what everything was really all about. It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wished would last and last. But there was only one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening. Right then, as I ran with Wes into that bright sun, and every moment afterwards. Look, there. Now. Now. Now.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #15
    Sarah Dessen
    “I knew that there were no guarantees. No way of knowing what came next for me, or him, or anybody. Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #16
    Sarah Dessen
    “The past did affect the present and the future, in ways you could see and a million ones you couldn't. Time wasn't a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #17
    Sarah Dessen
    “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.”
    Sarah Dessen


  • #18
    Sarah Dessen
    “I just thought to my self, all of a sudden, that we had something in common. A natural chemistry, if you will. And I had a feeling that something big was going to happen. To both of us. That we were, in fact, meant to be together.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #19
    Sarah Dessen
    “I was worn out, broken: He had taken almost everything. But he'd been all I'd had, all this time. And when the police led him away, I pulled out of the hands of all these loved one, sobbing, screaming, everything hurting, to try and make him stay.”
    Sarah Dessen, Dreamland


  • #20
    Sarah Dessen
    “But I'd long ago learned not to be picky in farewells. They weren't guaranteed or promised.
    You were lucky, more than blessed, if you got a good-bye at all.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #21
    Sarah Dessen
    “That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


  • #22
    Sarah Dessen
    “Pieces and parts were always easier to process. The full picture, the entire story, was another thing entirely. But you just never knew. Sometimes, people could surprise you.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #23
    Sarah Dessen
    “Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something. ”
    Sarah Dessen


  • #24
    Sarah Dessen
    “I just don't know," I said, my voice sounding bumby, not like mine, "how do you help someone who doesn't want your help. What do you do when you can't do anything?”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key


  • #25
    Sarah Dessen
    “And always remember how much your crazy sister loves you.”
    Sarah Dessen


  • #26
    Sarah Dessen
    “Maybe not," she said as we came to the car. "But maybe that isn't so bad. You can't love anyone that way more than once in a lifetime. It's too hard and it hurts too much when it ends. The first boy is always the hardest to get over, Haven. It's just the way the world works.”
    Sarah Dessen, That Summer


  • #27
    Sarah Dessen
    “He always did the leaving. But not this time. She kept walking, and did not look back.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #28
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “But you know: you know that if I could have stayed, if I could have gone on, that I would have clutched every second: whatever it was, this death, you know that it came and took me, like a child carried away by goblins.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife


  • #29
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “We are walking down the street holding hands. There is a playground at the end of the block, and I run to the swings and I climb on and Henry takes the one next to me facing the opposite direction. And we swing higher and higher passing each other, sometimes in synch and sometimes streaming past each other so fast that it seems we are going to collide. And we laugh and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost or dead or far away. Right now we are here and nothing can mar our perfection or steal the joy of this perfect moment.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife


  • #30
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “I wish for a moment that time would lift me out of this day, and into some more benign one. But then I feel guilty for wanting to avoid the sadness; dead people need us to remember them, even if it eats us, even if all we can do is say "I'm sorry" until it is as meaningless air.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife




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