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  • #1
    Sarah Dessen
    “Don't think or judge, just listen.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #2
    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

  • #3
    Sarah Dessen
    “Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.”
    Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You

  • #4
    Sarah Dessen
    “Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

  • #5
    Sarah Dessen
    “Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #6
    Sarah Dessen
    “I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

  • #7
    Sarah Dessen
    “Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself.”
    Sarah Dessen

  • #8
    Sarah Dessen
    “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Sarah Dessen
    “It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered--so many locks not enough keys.”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    Sarah Dessen
    “It was just one of those things," I said, "You know, that just happen. You don't think or plan. You just do it.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

  • #13
    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

  • #14
    Sarah Dessen
    “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.”
    Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon

  • #15
    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

  • #16
    Sarah Dessen
    “It was like when you're a little kid and you run into your teacher or librarian at the grocery store or Wal-mart and it's just so startling, because it never occurred to you they existed outside of school.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #17
    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

  • #18
    Sarah Dessen
    “Hate Spinnerbait!”
    Sarah Dessen

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    Sarah Dessen
    “I wondered which was harder, in the end. The act of telling, or who you told it to. Or maybe if, when you finally got it out, the story was really all that mattered.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #21
    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

  • #22
    Sarah Dessen
    “There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #23
    Sarah Dessen
    “Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise.”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

  • #24
    Sarah Dessen
    “I thought again how you could never really know what you were seeing with just a glance, in motion, passing by. Good or bad, right or wrong. There was always so much more.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #25
    Sarah Dessen
    “So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #26
    Sarah Dessen
    “I was beginning to see, though, that the unknown wasn't always the greatest thing to fear. The people who know you best can be risker, because the words they say and things they think have the potential to be not only scary but true, as well.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

  • #27
    Sarah Dessen
    “Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. People marry in, divorce out. They’re born, they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

  • #28
    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

  • #29
    Sarah Dessen
    “We can't expect everybody to be there for us, all at once. So it's a lucky thing that really, all you need is someone. ”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

  • #30
    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



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