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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood, #1) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
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“Maybe the truth is, there's a little bit of loser in all of us. Being happy isn't having everything in your life be perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Maybe, sometimes, it's easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they'll always love you, no matter what.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Maybe happiness didn't have to be about the big, sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. Wearing slippers and watching the Miss Universe contest. Eating a brownie with vanilla ice cream. Getting to level seven in Dragon Master and knowing there were twenty more levels to go.

Maybe happiness was just a matter of the little upticks- the traffic signal that said "Walk" the second you go there- and downticks- the itch tag at the back of your collar- that happened to every person in the course of the day. Maybe everybody had the same allotted measure of happiness within each day.

maybe it didn't matter if you were a world-famous heartthrob or a painful geek. Maybe it didn't matter if your friend was possibly dying.

Maybe you just got through it. Maybe that was all you could ask for.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Don't talk to me. I'm tired and grumpy and I'll probably make fun of you.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“You know what the secret is? It's so simple. We love one another. We're nice to one another. Do you know how rare that is? - Carmen”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Time is what keeps things from happening all at once.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“I love you, I'll never stop.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Wish for what you want, work for what you need.
-Carmen's grandmother”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“It’s more that I’m afraid of time. And not having enough of it. Time to figure out who I’m supposed to be… to find my place in the world before I have to leave it. I’m afraid of what I’ll miss.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Particularly beautiful people were like particularly funny-looking people, though. Once you know them you mostly forgot about it.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“She was sad about what happened to Kostos. And someplace under that, she was sad that people like Bee and Kostos, who had lost everything, were still open to love, and she, who'd lost nothing, was not.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Lena was an introvert. She knew she had trouble connecting with people. She always felt like her looks were fake bait, seeming to offer a bridge to people, which she couldn't easily cross.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“It was her last breakfast with Bapi, her last morning in Greece. In her frenetic bliss that kept her up till dawn, she’d scripted a whole conversation in Greek for her and Bapi to have as their grand finale of the summer. Now she looked at him contentedly munching on his Rice Krispies, waiting for the right juncture for launchtime.

He looked up at her briefly and smiled, and she realized something important. This was how they both liked it. Though most people felt bonded by conversation, Lena and Bapi were two of a kind who didn’t. They bonded by the routine of just eating cereal together.

She promptly forgot her script and went back to her cereal.

At one point, when she was down to just milk, Bapi reached over and put his hand on hers. ‘You’re my girl,’ he said.

And Lena knew she was.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Maybe there is more truth in how you feel than in what actually happens.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Dad,
Please accept this money to fix the broken window. I’m sure it’s already fixed, considering Lydia’s house pride and her phobia about unconditioned air, but

Dear Al,
I can’t begin to explain my actions at Lydia’s – I mean yours and Lydia’s house. When I get to Charleston, I never imagined that you would have

Dear Dad and Lydia,
I apologize to both of you for my irrational behavior. I know it’s all my fault, but if you would have listened to ONE THING I had to say, I might not have

Dear Dad’s new family,
I hope you’ll all be very happy being blond together. May people speak only in inside voices for the rest of your lives.
P.S. Lydia, you wedding dress makes your arms look fat.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Lena was suspicious of many things. But she had earned her suspicions about boys. Lena knew boys. They never looked beyond your looks. They pretended to be your friend to get you to trust them, and as soon as you trusted them, they went in for the grope. They pretended to want to work on a history project or volunteer on your blood drive committee to get your attention. But as soon as they got it through their skulls that you didn't want to go out with them, they suddenly weren't interested in time lines or dire blood shortages. Worst of all, on occasion they even went out with one of your best friends to get close to you, and broke that same best friend's heart when the truth came out. Lean preferred plain guys to cute ones, but even the plain ones disappointed her.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“She wanted him to notice her so much.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Rule #1: The customer is always right. Rule #2: If the customer is wrong, please refer to rule #1.
-Duncan Howe”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Sometimes you need to make a mess.
-Loretta, the Rollinses' hosekeeper”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“I always interpret coincidences as little clues to our destiny”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Luck never gives; it lends.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“I'm afraid of time. I mean, I'm afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Wear them, they will make you brave.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Maybe the truth is there's a little bit of loser in all of us you know, being happy isn't having everything in your life being perfect. Maybe it's about stringing together all the little things. Making those count more then the bad stuff. Maybe we just get through it and that's all we can ask for.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“She was alive, and they were dead. She had to try to make her life big. As big as she could. She promised Bailey she would keep playing.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“Can you make yourself love? Can you make yourself loved?
-Lena Kaligaris”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“It was funny to hear her voice aloud. Her thoughts and perceptions usually existed so deep inside her, they rarely made it to the surface without a deliberate effort.”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“She perched on her windowsill, gazing at the lurid sun soaking into the Caldera, trying to appreciate it even though she couldn’t have it. Why did she always feel she had to do something in the face of beauty?”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Got that? -Coach Brevin”
Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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