Quotes About Lauren Oliver

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Lauren Oliver
“He is my world and my world is him and without him there is no world.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“This is the strange way of the world, that people who simply want to love are instead forced to become warriors.”
Lauren Oliver, Requiem

Lauren Oliver
“I'd rather die on my own terms than live on theirs. I'd rather die loving Alex than live without him.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Are you sure that being like everybody else will make you happy?"
"I don't know any other way."
"Let me show you."
And then we're kissing. Or at least, I think we're kissing—I've only seen it done a couple of times, quick closed-mouth pecks at weddings or on formal occasions. But this isn't like anything I've ever seen, or imagined, or even dreamed: this is like music or dancing but better than both.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Grief is like sinking, like being buried. I am in water the tawny color of kicked-up dirt. Every breath is full of choking. There is nothing to hold on to, no sides, no way to claw myself up. There is nothing to do but let go.

Let go. Feel the weight all around you, feel the squeezing of your lungs, the slow, low pressure. Let yourself go deeper. There is nothing but bottom. There is nothing but the taste of metal, and the echoes of old things, and days that look like darkness.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“I told you," he whispers back. I can feel his breath just tickling the space behind my ear, making my hair prick up on my neck. "I like you."
"You don't know me," I say quickly.
"I want to, though.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Waste today, want tomorrow...”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“Alex loved books. He was the one who first introduced me to poetry. That's another reason I can't read anymore.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“And it's the funniest thing: as soon as I see it, the whistling in my ears stops and the feeling of terror drains away, and I realize this whole time I haven't been falling at all. I've been floating.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“This is what I want. This is the only thing I've ever wanted. Everything else—every single second of every single day that has come before this very moment, this kiss—has meant nothing.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Hope keeps you alive.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“At a certain point your brain stops to rationalize things. At a certain point it gives up, shuts off, shuts down.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“It's the time of the night I like best, when most people are asleep and it feels like the world belongs completely to my friends and me, as though nothing exists apart from out little circle: everywhere else is darkness and quiet.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“They haven't killed us yet," I say, and I imagine that one day I will fly a plane over Portland, over Rochester, over every fenced-in city in the whole country, and I will bomb and bomb and bomb, and watch all their buildings smoldering to dust, and all those people melting and bleeding into flame, and I will see how they like it.

If you take, we will take back. Steal from us, and we will rob you blind. When you squeeze, we will hit.

This is the way the world is made now.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“Everywhere he touches is fire. My whole body is burning up, the two of us becoming twin points of the same bright white flame.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“If singing were a feeling it would be this, this light, this lifting, like laughing...”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
“I know the rules. I've been living here longer than you have."
He cracks a smile then. He nudges me back. "Hardly."
"Born and raised. You're a transplant." I nudge him again, a little harder, and he laughs and tries to catch hold of my arm. I squirm away, giggling, and he stretches out to tickle my stomach. "Country bumpkin!" I squeal, as he grabs out and wrestles me back onto the blanket, laughing.
"City slicker," he says, rolling over on top of me, and then kisses me. Everything dissolves: heat, explosions of color, floating.”
Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver
“Tienes que comprenderlo: Yo no soy nadie especial. Soy solo una chica normal. Mido uno sesenta y soy del montón en muchas cosas.
Pero tengo un secreto. Aunque construyan murallas que lleguen hasta el cielo, yo encontraré la forma de volar sobre ellas. Aunque intenten atraparme con cientos de armas, yo encontraré un modo de resistir. Y hay muchos como yo ahí fuera, más de los que crees. Gente que se niega a dejar de creer. Gente que se niega a volver a tierra. Gente que ama en un mundo sin murallas, gente que ama frente al odio, frente al rechazo, sin miedo y contra toda esperanza.Te amo. Recuerda. Eso no pueden quitártelo.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“We'll walk together holding hands, and kiss in broad daylight, and love each other as much as we want to, and no one will ever try to keep up apart.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Lord, help us root our feet to the earth
And our eyes to the road
And always remember the fallen angels
Who, attempting to soar,
Were seared instead by the sun and, wings melting,
Came crashing back to the sea.
Lord, help root my eyes to the earth
And stay my eyes to the road
So I may never stumble.

-Psalm 24 (From "Prayer and Study," The Book of Shhh)”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“The idea—the fact of it, the fact that he even noticed and thought about me for more than one second—is huge and overwhelming, makes my legs go tingly and my hands feel numb.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“No one can tell us no. No one can make us stop. We have picked each other, and the rest of the world can go to hell.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“Everything has taken on a strange, distant quality - the sounds of running and shouting outside get warped and weird like they're being filtered through water, and Alex looks miles away. I start to think I might be dreaming, or about to pass out.
And then I decide I'm definitely dreaming, because as I'm watching, Alex starts peeling his shirt off over his head.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Everything looks stark and vivid and frozen, as though drawn precisely and outlined in ink - parents' smiles frozen, camera flashes blinding, mouths open and white teeth glinstening, dark glossy hair and deep blue sky and unrelenting light, everyone drowning in light - everything so clear and perfect I'm sure it must already be a memory, or a dream.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“Fear. Blame. Don't forget. Mom. I love you.
-Lauren Oliver, Delerium”
Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver
“Julian me rodea con el brazo y luego lo hace Alex; después, Raven me acuna, pongo la cabeza en su regazo, y mas tarde, mi mamá me canta.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

Lauren Oliver
“Te voy a contar otro secreto, este es por tu propio bien. Puedes pensar que el pasado tiene algo que decirte. Puedes pensar que deberías escuchar, esforzarte por distinguir susurros, que deberías hacer lo imposible, inclinarte para escuchar la voz que murmura desde el suelo, desde los lugares muertos. Puede que pienses que ahí vas a encontrar algo, algo que comprender o a lo que encontrar un sentido.

Pero yo sé la verdad. La conozco de las noches de frialdad. Sé que el pasado va a tirar de ti hacia abajo y hacia atrás, que te va a engañar con el susurro del viento y los gemidos de los arboles, que te va a impulsar a descifrar lo que no entiendes, a recomponer lo que estaba roto. No hay esperanza. El pasado no es más que una lastre. Se instala en tu interior como una piedra.

Hazme caso. Si oyes que el pasado te habla, si sientes que tira de tu espalda y que te pasa por los dedos por la columna, lo mejor que puedes hacer, lo único, es correr”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“It's weird how much people change...It's kind of sad, if you think about it. Like there's no continuity in people at all. Like something ruptures when you hit twelve, or thirteen, or whatever the age is when you're no longer a kid but a "young adult", and after that you're a totally different person. Maybe even a less happy person. Maybe even a worse one.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

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