Best Sarah Dessen quotes

Family quotes

"What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it."

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Motivational quotes

"Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong."

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Quotes about music

"Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment."

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Quotes about beauty

"I like flaws. I think they make things interesting."

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Quotes about music

"You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs."

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Quotes about fear

"Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. If anything, it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear."

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Quotes about lies

"So you're always honest, I said. Aren't you? No, I told him. I'm not. Well, that's good to know, I guess. I'm not saying I'm a liar, I told him. He raised his eyebrows. That's not how I meant it, anyways. How'd you mean it, then? I just...I don't always say what I feel. Why not? Because the truth sometimes hurts, I said. Yeah, he said. So do lies, though."

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Friendship quotes

"Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend."

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Love quotes

"I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed."

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Leadership quotes

"You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it."

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Love quotes

"I knew, in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late: again, I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome. Okay, he said. He took a breath. What would you do, if you could do anything? I took a step toward him, closing the space between us. This, I said. And then I kissed him."

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Time quotes

"It's all in the view. That's what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you'd better make every second count."

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Quotes about life

"Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself."

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Love quotes

"Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you."

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Quotes about life

"It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered - so many locks not enough keys."

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Love quotes

"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...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot."

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Quotes about life

"That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking."

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Wisdom quotes

"Don't think or judge, just listen."

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Quotes about life

"It's just that...I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is."

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Quotes about life

"There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying."

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Love quotes

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

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Quotes about life

"Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there."

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