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  • #1
    Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    “Feeling like she really was just seven or eight, Claire sat down on the floor, books all around her, and she opened the last one she’d picked up. Even though it was dark, and even though her eyes couldn’t see the words, she knew them.

    Knew the little prince’s story as well as her own.

    She closed her eyes. She leaned her head forward against the book. And she sobbed.”
    Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Nobody

  • #2
    Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    “She wasn’t going to sit and wait. She was done waiting, because you could spend your whole life waiting for something to happen. Something big. You could wait and wait, and even if something big happened, even if it finally happened—it didn’t change anything.”
    jennifer lynn barnes, Nobody

  • #3
    Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    “Someone tried to kill me, and I’m going swimming. I’m going swimming, because it doesn’t matter. I’m going swimming, because I don’t matter. I’m going swimming, because that’s what Claires do. We swim and we daydream and we read and we wait for someone to care, and they never, ever, ever do.”
    Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Nobody

  • #4
    J.K. Rowling
    “The dementors affect you worse than the others because there are horrors in your past that others don't have.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • #5
    J.K. Rowling
    “He wanted to be stopped, to be dragged back, to be sent back home... But he was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known. He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #6
    “The sad thing about history is that there are so many people out there from centuries, generations, even eras ago who are no longer in existence. Their names and stories aren't written down. They're now just mysterious figures of bone and dust deep in the ground that will never be known because no one bothered knowing them.”
    Amanda Lovelorn

  • #7
    “Someday we'll meet again and when we do, I hope that at that point in time, I'll be enough for you.”
    Amanda Lovelorn

  • #8
    Jodi Picoult
    “His grandmother had taught him that there was no such thing as coincidence. There are millions of people in this world, she had told him, and the spirits will see that most of them, you never have to meet. But there are one or two that you are tied to, and spirits will cross you back and forth, threading so many knots until they catch and you finally get it right.”
    Jodi Picoult

  • #9
    Paul  Lockhart
    “It is the story that matters not just the ending.”
    Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

  • #10
    Lewis Carroll
    “She who saves a single soul, saves the universe.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #11
    Jenny Downham
    “Statement: A girl and a boy jump into a river. The boy swims over to the girl and says, "God, it's cold."
    Question: What's the probability they will kiss?”
    Jenny Downham, You Against Me

  • #12
    Jenny Han
    “You'd rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #13
    Jenny Han
    “I want to say yes, but I don't want to be with a boy whose heart belongs to somebody else. Just once, I want to be somebody else's first choice”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #14
    Jenny Han
    “I wonder what it's like to have that much power over a boy. I don't think I'd want it; it's a lot of responsibility to hold a person's heart in your hands.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #15
    Jenny Han
    “Plenty of people are good-looking. That doesn't make them interesting or intriguing or cool.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #16
    Jenny Han
    “When I write, I hold nothing back. I write like he'll never read it. Because he never will. Every secret thought, every careful observation, everything I've saved up inside me, I put it all in the letter. When I'm done, I seal it, I address it, and then I put it in my teal hatbox.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #17
    Jenny Han
    “Because sometimes you just feel sad and you can't explain it.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #18
    Jenny Han
    “I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #19
    Jenny Han
    “I see the difference now, between loving someone from afar and loving someone up close. When you see them up close, you see the real them, but they also get to see the real you.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #20
    Jenny Han
    “Sometimes questions can be more cruel than insults”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #21
    Jenny Han
    “I hate when people say that they have something to tell you and they don't just say it.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #22
    Jenny Han
    “Lara: Because sometimes you just feel sad and you can't explain it.

    Kitty: PMS?

    Lara: No.It's not PMS. Just because a girl is sad, it doesn't mean it has anything to do with PMS.”
    Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

  • #23
    Ellen Bass
    “So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis”
    Ellen Bass, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

  • #24
    Danielle Bernock
    “Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.”
    Danielle Bernock, Emerging With Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, And The LOVE that Heals

  • #25
    Jeanne McElvaney
    “You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren't alone.”
    Jeanne McElvaney, Healing Insights: Effects of Abuse for Adults Abused as Children

  • #26
    Darius Cikanavicius
    “...the child cries because they need something. If the child had the ability to take care of the problem themselves, they wouldn’t cry. And if their crying is ignored, they start to feel helpless and frustrated because they can’t get what they need. They may even fear abandonment—or feel that their life is in danger because no one is coming to help them. Failing to meet a crying child’s needs also teaches the child that their needs and feelings are unimportant and even dangerous, and that they are bad and unworthy of love.”
    Darius Cikanavicius

  • #27
    Alice  Miller
    “A human being born into a cold, indifferent world will regard his situation as the only possible one.”
    Alice Miller, Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries

  • #28
    “Because of the consequences of trying to be heard as a child, many adults are unable to take the risk of telling as adults. The fear of the consequences is almost debilitating. The abusers and controllers know that; they rely on it.”
    Darlene Ouimet, Emerging from Broken: The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing

  • #29
    “Children who experience abuse also learn to deny pain and chaos or accept them as normal and proper. They learn that their feelings were wrong or didn't matter. They learn to focus on immediate survival - on not getting abused, and miss out on important developmental stages. As a result, they have problems developing their own identities.”
    Randi Kreger, Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder

  • #30
    Beverly Engel
    “As a child you received messages from your family to keep your mouth shut and remain invisible. You also learned to become invisible in order to protect yourself. You no longer need to be invisible to survive. If people do not notice you, they may not abuse you, but they also will not love you or attend to your needs. Make yourself and your needs known.”
    Beverly Engel, The Right to Innocence

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