Lauren Destefano Quotes

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Lauren DeStefano
“Tell freedom I said hello.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Lauren DeStefano
“The only characters I ever don't like are ones that leave no impression on me. And I don't write characters that leave no impression on me.”
Lauren DeStefano

Lauren DeStefano
“I should not have loved my daughter as I did. Not in this world in which nothing lives for long. You children are flies. You are roses. You multiply and die.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“And then I wonder, does my brother think of me this way? We entered this world together, one after the other, beats in a pulse. But I will be first to leave it. That's what I've been promised. When we were children, did he dare to imagine an empty space beside him where I then stood giggling, blowing soap bubbles through my fingers?

When I die, will he be sorry that he loved me? Sorry that we were twins?

Maybe he already is.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“He looks at me, and I don't know what he sees. I used to think it was Rose. But she's not here with us now, in this room. It's just him and me, and the books. I feel like our lives are in those books. I feel like all the words on the pages are for us.”
Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Lauren DeStefano
“I don't dare touch her. Loss is a knowledge I'm sorry to have. Perhaps the only thing worse than experiencing it, is watching it replay anew in someone else--all the awful stages picking up like a chorus that has to be sung.”
Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Lauren DeStefano
“It's quiet for a while, and then Rowan says; "We could talk now. We're alone out here. No walls."
"There are always walls." I say.”
Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Lauren DeStefano
“His lips are familiar. I know the shape of them, know how to make mine fit against them. His taste is familiar too. For all the illusions and colors and sweet smells... he has always tasted like skin. His breaths are shallow. I'm holding his life against my tongue, between my rows of teeth. He's offering it up.”
Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Lauren DeStefano
“They're dead. We're alive. We have things to do.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Lauren DeStefano
“My father warned me that you’re an interloper. He told me I should make you leave, since we’re no longer married and you’re not my concern,” he says. The thought gives me a chill. Yes, I’m sure Vaughn would love for his son to abandon me, so that Vaughn can swoop in and reclaim me the second I’m alone. But Linden adds, “I told him that wouldn’t be a good idea either.”
Lauren DeStefano, Sever

Lauren DeStefano
“I hold on because you never know in this place when something good will be taken away.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Lauren DeStefano
“Trust is the strongest weapon.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“There are lots of love stories here," she says. "They either end happily, or everyone dies." She laughs, but it sound more like a sob. "What else is there, right?”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Lauren DeStefano
“Things will get worse before they get better. A little more agony before the fever will break.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“Just being alive feels so arduous that all I want to do is climb under the covers and sleep.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Lauren DeStefano
“I am intrigued. I am fearless.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither

Lauren DeStefano
“Wanting to be happy is not stupid.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“...maybe hope isn't such a bad thing. Maybe its what keeps us together.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“There is no darkness like that of a confined space.”
Lauren DeStefano, Fever

Lauren DeStefano
“This is my story. These things are my past, and I will not allow them to be washed away. I will find a way to have them back.”
Lauren DeStefano

Lauren DeStefano
“I am charming. I am fearless.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither