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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
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Fall in love with someone who truly deserves your heart. Not with someone who plays with it. Sarah Dessen
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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
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Forgiveness is hard. Acceptance is doable. Sarah Dessen
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It's harder that in looks," I told him when I finally got back in the car. "Most things are, Sarah Dessen
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Because it is so hard, in any life, to believe in what you can't fully understand. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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I told you, everyone understands a quest. Sarah Dessen
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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
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Call it crazy, or just chicken salad. Sarah Dessen
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'I don't get it,' Caroline said, bemused. 'She's the only one with wings. Why is that?' Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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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
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Like life isn't complicated enough. You should at least be able to follow the signs. Sarah Dessen
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The way I see it," she continued, "is that some things are just meant to be the way they are. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I'd practically invented. Sarah Dessen
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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
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That first love. And the first one who breaks your heart. For me, they just happen to be the same person. Sarah Dessen
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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
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But if something was really important, fate made sure it somehow came back to you and gave you another chance. Sarah Dessen
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So maybe it wasn't the fairy tale. But those stories weren't real anyway. Mine were. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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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
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Nothing like being scolded by a hippie. Sarah Dessen
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Self respect, Colie. If you don't have it, the world will walk all over you. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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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
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I can't sit and twiddle my thumbs. I have to start writing even if it's miserable some days. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Love can make up for a lot. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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How it seemed like you could see everything, but certain things were blocked out, hidden. Sarah Dessen
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Honesty in principle was one thing. In someone's face, it was another. Sarah Dessen
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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
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The kind who live for music and are constantly seeking it out, anywhere they can. Who can't imagine a life without it. They're enlightened. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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We laughed ourselves silly, taking back our shared past, gently, piece by piece. Sarah Dessen
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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
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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
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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
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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
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She took the sun when it came and the rain the same way. Sarah Dessen
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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
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Writing a novel is like childbirth: once you realize how awful it really is, you never want to do it again. Sarah Dessen
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You couldn't see the key around my neck: it hung too low under both collars. But if I leaned in close, I could make it out, buried deep beneath. Out of sight, hard to recognize, but still able to be found, even if I was the only one to ever look for it. Sarah Dessen
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We can all be beautiful girls. Sarah Dessen
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With total strangers, it had always been my policy to expect the worst. Usually they-and those that you knew best, for that matter-did not disappoint. Sarah Dessen
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Family isnt about blood relationships, its about the meaning behind them. I relize now that sharing chromosoms is not the only way to having a family, its about the friendship behind it. Sarah Dessen
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You don't have to make things harder then they have to be just to prove a point. Sarah Dessen
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He shook his head. "Some people think that they like music,but they have no idea what it's really about. They're kindding themselves. Then there are people who feel strongly about music, but just aren't listening to the right stuff. They're misguided. And then there are people like me." ... "People like you," I said. "What kind of people are those?" ... "The kind who live for music and are constantly seeking it out, anywhere they can. Who can't imagine a life without it. They're enlightened. Sarah Dessen
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I can say I made a lot of mistakes, but I don't regret things. Because at least I didn't spend a life standing outside, wondering what living would be like. Sarah Dessen
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That sucks, though," Wes said finally, his voice low. "You're just setting yourself up to fail, because you'll never get everything perfect." "Says who?" He just looked at me. "The world," he said, gesturing all around us, as if this party, this deck encompassed it all. "The universe. There's just no way. And why would you want everything to be perfect, anyway?" "I don't want everything to be perfect," I said. Just me, I thought. Somehow. "I just want- Sarah Dessen
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It's gonna be okay," I said. It was the first time in a long time that I believed it. "It will. Sarah Dessen
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call it crazy, or just chicken salad. But within reason, or without it i was in it too. Sarah Dessen
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I am never happy when I finish a book. I always start feeling good, and then I get to about Page 75 and start losing momentum - and I kind of pull it together at the end, but by then I think it's just all over. It's become almost a running joke among my agent and my editor - I always say that, so they don't take me seriously anymore. Sarah Dessen
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It wasn't until Kiffney-Brown, when I met Jason Talbot, that I really thought I might actually have one of those boyfriend kind of stories to tell the next time I got together with my old friends. Jason was smart, good-looking, and seriously on the rebound after his girlfriend at Jackson dumped him for, in his words, 'a juvenile delinquent welder with a tattoo'. Sarah Dessen
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You're always a kid around your parents... Unless they're acting like children. Then you don't get the chance. Sarah Dessen
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...It's not just where you go, but how you choose to get there. Sarah Dessen
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