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  • #1
    Sarah Dessen
    “Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


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


  • #4
    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


  • #5
    Sarah Dessen
    “What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.”
    Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key


  • #6
    Sarah Dessen
    “Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear.”
    Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby


  • #7
    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


  • #8
    Sarah Dessen
    “Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. it doesn't just catch up: it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #9
    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. Because that is what happens when you try to run from the past. It doesn't just catch up: it overtakes, blotting out the future, the landscape, the very sky, until there is no path left except that which leads through it, the only one that can ever get you home.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #10
    Dean Koontz
    “Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn't allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it. But when it's over and you're alone, you begin to see that it wasn't just a movie and a dinner together, not just watching sunsets together, not just scrubbing a floor or washing dishes together or worrying over a high electric bill. It was everything, it was the why of life, every event and precious moment of it. The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. And the ache is always there, but one day not the emptiness, because to nurture the emptiness, to take solace in it, is to disrespect the gift of life.”
    Dean Koontz, Odd Hours


  • #11
    Dean Koontz
    “Do as little harm to others as you can; make any sacrifice for your true friends; be responsible for yourself and ask nothing of others; and grab all the fun you can. Don't give much thought to yesterday, don't worry about tomorrow, live in the moment, and trust that your existence has meaning even when the world seems to be all blind chance and chaos. When life lands a hammer blow in your face, do your best to respond to the hammer as if it had been a cream pie.”
    Dean Koontz


  • #12
    Dean Koontz
    “When we hope, we usually hope for the wrong thing.”
    Dean Koontz, Brother Odd


  • #13
    Dean Koontz
    “No one's life should be rooted in fear. We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others to brighten the corner where we are.”
    Dean Koontz, Life Expectancy


  • #14
    Dean Koontz
    “Even in the darkest moments, light exists if you have faith to see it. ”
    Dean Koontz


  • #15
    Dean Koontz
    “Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.”
    Dean Koontz


  • #16
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein


  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
    Mark Twain


  • #18
    J.K. Rowling
    “We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


  • #19
    Albert Camus
    “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
    Albert Camus


  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “We may not pay Satan reverence, for that would be indiscreet, but we can at least respect his talents.”
    Mark Twain




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