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Sarah Dessen
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There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. Sarah Dessen

Fall in love with someone who truly deserves your heart. Not with someone who plays with it. Sarah Dessen

In the summer, the days were long, stretching into each other. Out of school, everything was on pause and yet happening at the same time, this collection of weeks when anything was possible. Sarah Dessen

Like life isn't complicated enough. You should at least be able to follow the signs. Sarah Dessen

The way I see it," she continued, "is that some things are just meant to be the way they are. Sarah Dessen

The silence wasn't like the ones I'd known lately, though: it wasn't empty as much as chosen. There's a entirely different feel to quiet when you're with some-one else, and at any moment it could be broken. Like the difference between a pause and an ending. Sarah Dessen

As if he was beating me to the punch, his words living forever, while I was left speechless, no rebuttal, no words left to say. Sarah Dessen

I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I'd practically invented. Sarah Dessen

I drove off, with my friends watching me go, all of them grouped on Lissa's hood. As I pulled onto the road, I glanced into the rearview and saw them: they were waving, hands moving through the air, their voices loud, calling out after me. The square of that mirror was like a frame, holding this picture of them saying good-bye, pushing me forward, before shifting gently out of sight, inch by fluid inch, as I turned away. Sarah Dessen

That first love. And the first one who breaks your heart. For me, they just happen to be the same person. Sarah Dessen

It's harder that in looks," I told him when I finally got back in the car. "Most things are, Sarah Dessen

Because it is so hard, in any life, to believe in what you can't fully understand. Sarah Dessen

I don't think anyone would think that an ellipsis represents doubt or anything. I think it's more, you know, hinting at the future. What lies ahead. Sarah Dessen

I'd been through so much, falling short again and again, and only recently had found a place where who I was, right now, was enough. Sarah Dessen

It's funny how two people can grow up in the same town, go to the same school, have the same friends, and end up so totally different. Family, or lack of it, counts for more than you'd think. Sarah Dessen

but you could also look at it the other way. Like you're saying no matter how bad things are for you, I can still relate. Sarah Dessen

A lot can change between planning something and actually doing it. But maybe all that really matters is that anything is different at all. Sarah Dessen

But she wouldn't. I knew that already. My mother and I had an understanding: we worked together to be as much in control of our shared world as possible. I was suposed to be her other half, carrying my share of the weight. In the last few weeks, I'd tried to shed it, and doing so sent everything off kilter. So of course she would pull me tighter, keeping me in my place, because doing so meant she would always be sure, somehow, of her own. Sarah Dessen

I got back in my car, starting the engine, then drove off. It wasn't until I pulled onto the highway that it all really sunk it, how temporary our friendship had been. We'd been on our breaks, after all, but it wasn't our relationships that were on pause: it was us. Now we were both in motion again, moving ahead. So what if there were questions left unanswered. Life went on. We knew that better than anyone. Sarah Dessen

Nothing like being scolded by a hippie. Sarah Dessen

Self respect, Colie. If you don't have it, the world will walk all over you. Sarah Dessen

I've always known who I am. I might not work perfectly, or be like them, but that's okay. I know I work in my own way. Sarah Dessen

I took in a breath. "What's the one thing you'd do," I asked. "if you could do anything?" Pass," he said. For a second I was sure I'd heard wrong. "What?" He cleared his throat. "I said, I pass." Why?" He turned his head and looked at me. "Because." Because why?" Because I just do. Sarah Dessen

I told you, everyone understands a quest. Sarah Dessen

And no relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater. Sarah Dessen

'I don't get it,' Caroline said, bemused. 'She's the only one with wings. Why is that?' Sarah Dessen

Call it crazy, or just chicken salad. Sarah Dessen

very quietly, I heard a voice in my ear.It said, in a weird, cheesy, right-out-of-one-of-my-mother's-novels way, "Ah. Wemeet again." I turned my head, just slightly, and right there, practically on top of me, was theguy from the car dealership. He was wearing a red Mountain Fresh Detergent T-shirt-not just fresh: mountain fresh!-it proclaimed, and was smiling at me. "Oh,God," I said. "No, it's Dexter, Sarah Dessen

It's the same thing,' I told her. 'What is?' 'Being afraid and being alive.' 'No,' she said slowly, and now it was as if she was speaking a language she knew at first I wouldn't understand, the very words, not to mention the concept, being foreign to me. 'Macy, no. It's not. Sarah Dessen

Forgiveness is hard. Acceptance is doable. Sarah Dessen

Love can make up for a lot. Sarah Dessen

I never really know what I'm going to write next until it comes to me. So we'll just have to see what happens. Sarah Dessen

How it seemed like you could see everything, but certain things were blocked out, hidden. Sarah Dessen

Honesty in principle was one thing. In someone's face, it was another. Sarah Dessen

There was only so much space between us, not even a real distance if measured in miles or feet or even inches, all the things that told you how far you'd come or had left to go. But it was a big space, if only for me. And as I moved forward to him covering it, he waited there on the other side. It was only the last little bit I has to go, but in the end, I knew it would be all I would truly remember. So as I kissed him, bringing this summer and everything else full circle, I let myself fall, and was not scared of the ground I knew would rise up to meet me. Sarah Dessen

It was like when you're a little kid and you run into your teacher or librarian at the grocery store or Wal-mart and it's just so startling, because it never occurred to you they existed outside of school. Sarah Dessen

Pieces and parts were always easier to process. The full picture, the entire story, was another thing entirely. But you just never knew. Sometimes, people could surprise you. Sarah Dessen

It was always late at night, when everything and everyone else was quiet, that those voices would rise like ghosts, soft and haunting, filling your mind until sleep finally came. Sarah Dessen

We'd start slow, the way we always did, because the run, and the game, could go on for awhile. Maybe even forever. That was the thing. You just never knew. Forever was so many different things. It was always changing, it was what everything was really all about. It was twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wished would last and last. But there was only one truth about forever that really mattered, and that was this: it was happening. Right then, as I ran with Wes into that bright sun, and every moment afterwards. Look, there. Now. Now. Now. Sarah Dessen

And that was it. All this buildup to a great leap, and I didn't fall or fly. Instead I found myself back on the edge of the cliff, blinking, wondering if I'd ever jumped at all. It's not supposed to be like this. Sarah Dessen

But if something was really important, fate made sure it somehow came back to you and gave you another chance. Sarah Dessen

So maybe it wasn't the fairy tale. But those stories weren't real anyway. Mine were. Sarah Dessen

I'm always hopeful. I feel like I'm at the prom sitting against the wall waiting for someone to ask me to dance. Sarah Dessen

I love YA, and it's been a really good fit for me. But at some point, I would like to try something else: a collection of short stories, or writing about something other than high school. A lot has happened to me since I was eighteen. Sarah Dessen

I can't sit and twiddle my thumbs. I have to start writing even if it's miserable some days. Sarah Dessen

You just had to know where to look. Sarah Dessen

As if at the age of eighteen life already sucked beyond any hope of improvement. Sarah Dessen

I should have told you from the start. I will let you down. Sarah Dessen

Maybe we were all destined to just keep doing the same stupid things, over and over again, never really learning a single thing. Sarah Dessen

Oh darling, don't be bitter. It's the first instinct of the weak. Sarah Dessen

But all the love in the world won't save a sinking ship. You have to either bail or jump overboard. Sarah Dessen

I turned and looked into the gas station, where Wes was now paying, as the man who'd driven us looked on. "That's too bad," I said. "It's okay, though," she assured me. "Someday I'll show you an extraordinary boy, Macy. They do exist. You just have to believe me." "Don't worry," I said. "I do. Sarah Dessen

The worst thing you can do if you miss or need someone is let them know it. Sarah Dessen

You get what you give, but also what you're willing to take. Sarah Dessen

See for me, it's immediate. Silence is so freaking loud.' This seemed either deep or deeply oxymoronic. I wasn't sure which. Sarah Dessen

Only a real asshole takes liberties with someone else's car stereo. That's serious. Sarah Dessen

Some writers pick a topic and write around that, but I like to include it all. Sarah Dessen

Once I'm done with a book, I'm done! I'm just not a sequel kind of girl. By the time I've finished a book I've read it so many times that it's time to move on. Sarah Dessen

I hoped that Grace would be a little bit of the best of all of us: Scarlett's spirit, and my mother's strength, Marion's determination, and Michael's sly humor. I wasn't sure what I could give, not just yet. But I would know when I told her about the comet, years from now, I would know. And I would lean close to her ear, saying the words no one else could hear, explaining it all. The language of solace and comets, and the girls we all become, in the end. Sarah Dessen

Once, this had been the life I'd wanted. Even chosen. Now, though, I couldn't believe that there had been a time when this kind of monotony and silence, this most narrow of existences, had been preferable. Then again, once, I'd never known anything else. Sarah Dessen

We laughed ourselves silly, taking back our shared past, gently, piece by piece. Sarah Dessen

I mean, to me, freaking out is different. More of a running away, not telling anyone what's wrong, slowly simmering until you burst kind of thing. Sarah Dessen

I mean, it's not surprising, really. Once you love something, you always love it in some way. You have to. It's, like, part of you for good. Sarah Dessen

So much had happened that morning. Yet it was this image, this moment, that i kept going back to hours later, after we'd made it safely to the walkway and gone our separate ways to classes. How it felt to have the world moving beneath me, a hand gripping mine, knowing if i fell, at least i wouldn't do it alone. Sarah Dessen

You want me to give her a key?" the guy asked. "I want you to give her a possibility," she told him, looking at my necklace again. "And that's what a key represents. An open door, a chance. You know? Sarah Dessen

She took the sun when it came and the rain the same way. Sarah Dessen

He's very nice. He's something I replied. She considered this zipping her purse shut. Then she said Well everyone is. Everyone is Something. For some reason that stuck with me simple and yet not every since she'd said it. It was like a puzzle as well two vague words with one clear one between them. Sarah Dessen

And guys don't get attached, guys don't give themselves over completely, and guys lie. That's why they should be handled with great trepidation, not trusted, and held at arm's length whenever possible. Sarah Dessen

It's hard to do," I said. Wes looked at me. "What is?" I swallowed, not sure why I'd said this out loud. "Get it right. Sarah Dessen

I was tired of hanging on, taking the torn pieces to make something whole with them. Sarah Dessen

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