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“Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“You couldn't just pick and choose at will when someone depended on you, or loved you. It wasn't like a light switch, easy to turn on or off. If you were in, you were in. Out, you were out.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories led up to it, it would always have the last word.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.
-Maggie”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It shouldn't be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder―or impossible―to lose.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“So maybe it wasn't the fairy tale. But those stories weren't real anyway. Mine were.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It didn't make you noble to step away from something that wasn't working, even if you thought you were the reason for the malfunction. Especially then. It just made you a quitter. Because if you were the problem, chances were you could also be the solution. The only way to find out was to take another shot.”
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“But sometimes you lose. Nothing you can do but admit it.
-Eli”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“I don't know," I said. "What else did you do for your first eighteen years?"
"Like I said," he said as I unlocked the car, "I'm not so sure that you should go by my example."
"Why not?"
"Because I have my regrets," he said. "Also, I'm a guy. And guys do different stuff."
"Like ride bikes?" I said.
"No," he replied. "Like have food fights. And break stuff. And set off firecrackers on people's front porches. And..."
"Girls can't set off firecrackers on people's front porches?"
"They can," he said... "But they're smart enough not to. That's the difference.”
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“He was the closest thing I'd ever had to something, or someone, that mattered. But in the end, close didn't count. You were either in, or you weren't.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It's still a memory worth having, even if it's not exactly what you imagined.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Who says there has to be a point?" He asked. "Or a reason. Maybe it's just something you have to do.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“People don't change. If anything, you get more set in your ways as you get older, not less”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“If you're not getting hurt, you're not riding hard enough.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Maybe it was true, and being a girl could be about interest rates and skinny jeans, riding bikes and wearing pink. Not about any one thing, but everything.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“The basic fact is that no, this isnt ideal. Very few things are. Sometimes, you have to manufacture your own history. Give fate a push,so to speak.
-Heidi”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It was so easy to disown what you couldn't recognize, to keep yourself apart from things that were foreign and unsettling. The only person you can be sure to control, always, is yourself. Which is a lot to be sure of, but at the same time, not enough.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“What do you do when you finally hear everything you've always thought said aloud?”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Maybe the truth was, it shouldn't be so easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder--if not impossible--to lose.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It's not always easy being her daughter.'

I think,' she said, 'sometimes it's hard no matter whose daughter you are.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“The truth was, I wasn't sure. But I wanted to keep believing people could change, and it was certainly easier to do so when you were in the midst of it.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“That first love. And the first one who breaks your heart. For me, they just happen to be the same person.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It was so weird, because usually I was totally nervous talking to guys. But Eli was different. He made me want to say more, not less. Which was maybe not a good thing.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Because if you were the problem, chances were you could also be the solution. The only way to find out was to take another shot.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It was so risky and so scary, and yet at the same time, so beautiful. Maybe the truth was, it shouldn't be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“Morning would come before we knew it. It always did. But we still had the night, and for now, we were together, so I just closed my eyes and drank it all in.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“It was terrible and awful when someone left you. You could move on, do the best you could, but like Eli had said, an ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories led up to it, it would always have to have the last word.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride
“You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existence
-Eli”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

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