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By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

She said writting novels was like childbirth: if you truly remembered how awful it got, you'd never do it again.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Forever [is] so many different things. It is always changing... it is twenty minutes, or a hundred years, or just this instant, or any instant I wish would last and last

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

In the end, though, maybe it's not how you reach a place that matters. Just that you get there at all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

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'.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Of course it hurts", she grumbled, tipping my head further back. "Life sucks. Get over it

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I'd chosen instead to just change my route, go miles out of the way, as if avoiding it would make it go away once and for all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sarah Dessen

What defines you isn't how many times you crash but the number of times you get back.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I didn't pretend to know Eli at all, but even so, I'd noticed that his manner was slightly hard to read. It was something in the way he talked that made it difficult to tell whether he was kidding or serious or what. This bothered me. Or intrigued me. Or both.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I was beginning to see, though, that the unknown wasn't always the greatest thing to fear. The people who know you best can be risker, because the words they say and things they think have the potential to be not only scary but true, as well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Looking at her, I thought again how beautiful she was - even in jeans and a T-shirt, no makeup, she was breathtaking. So much so that it was hard to believe she could ever have looked at herself and seen anything else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Life is long. Just because you don't get your chance right when you want or expect it doesn't mean it won't come. Fate doesn't punch a time clock or consult a schedule.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Like a word on a page that you’ve printed and read a million times, that suddenly looks strange or wrong, foreign. And you feel scared for a second, like you’ve lost something, even if you’re not sure what it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I'm really interested in the idea of anomynity and familiarity. And sunglasses, you know, are so indicatitve of that. I mean, they're worn by some people to hide themselves. But they're also a fashion statement, meant to be noticed. So there's a dichotomy there.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I jammed my hand in my jacket pocket, bracing myself fo the next hit, and fel something. Something grainy and samll, sticking to the tips of my fingers: the sand from Commons Park. Oh Cass, I thought. I miss you so, so much.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

We sat there, not talking, for a few minutes. He ate the Moon Pie; only skinny people can scarf down junk food like that. Finally, I said, "Norman?" "Yeah?" "Are you ever going to show me the painting?" "Man," he said. "You are, like, so impatient." "I am not," I said. "I've been waiting forever." "Okay, okay." He stood up and went over to the corner, picking up the painting and bringing it over to rest against the bright pink belly of one of the mannequins. Then, he handed me a bandana. "Tie that on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Once she'd loved my filet mignon, my carnivore inklings, but now she was a vegan princess, living off of beans. She'd given up the cheese and bacon, sworn off Burger King, and when I wouldn't do the same she gave me back my ring. I stood there by the romaine lettuce, feeling my heart pine. Wishing that this meatless beauty still would be all mine. She turned around to go to checkout, fifteen items or less. And I knew this was the last go-round, so this is what I said. ... "Don't you ever give me no rotten tomato, 'cause all I ever wanted was your sweet potato.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Says the girl with no thyme.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

When he first put his arms around me, it was tentative, like maybe he expected I'd pull away. When I didn't, he moved in closer, his hands smoothing over my shoulders, and in my mind I saw myself retreating a million times when people tried to do this same thing: my sister or my mother, pulling back and into myself, tucking everything out of sight, where only I knew where to find it. This time, though, I gave in. I let Wes pull me against him, pressing my head against his chest, where I could feel his heart beating, steady and true.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I listened for the voice I knew so well, the one I always heard at the beginning. Good girl, Macy! You're doing great! You know the first steps are the hardest part! They were. Sometimes I felt so out of sync, it was all could do not to quit after a few strides. But I kept on, as I did now. I had to, to get to the next part, this part, where I finally caught up with Wes, my shadow aligning itself with his, an dhe turned to look at me, pushing his hair our of his eyes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

When you had to do something, you had to do it. And eventually, if you were lucky, you did it well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

As I stepped out to face myself in the mirror, reaching a hand to smooth away the steam, I saw myself differently. It was as if I had grown again as I slept, but this time just to fit my own size. As if my soul had expanded, filling out the gaps of the height that had burdened me all these months. Like a balloon filling slowly with air, becoming all smooth and buoyant, I felt like I finally fit within myself, edge to edge, every crevice filled.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

But God!Who could live like this , anyway, with the kind of guesswork that was enough to make a person crazy, just sailing along, taking bumps here and there, no course navigated whatsoever, with any big wave capable of just tipping and sinking you entirely. IT was madness, stipidity, and- (then I saw him)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

one word could change the whole world

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Suddenly, I was just sure he was going to kiss me. He was there, I could feel his breath, the ground solid beneath us. But then something crossed his face, a thought, a hesitation, and he shifted slightly. Not now. Not yet. It was something I'd done so often - weighing what I could afford to risk, right at that moment - that I recognized it instantly. It was like looking in a mirror.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

But I saw Blake earlier and he said he and Nate were taking off for an overnight business thing. So..." "... you're just going to jump their fence and their pool," I finished for her. Silence. Then Jamie said, "It's twenty-five degrees! In December! Do you know what this means?" "The apocalypse?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Life's too short to worry about the little things. Enjoy what you have today, not what you might get tomorrow

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I'd made my choice, though, and I couldn't take it back.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sarah Dessen

It [I'm leaving] wasn't really necessary to say, especially if you were already walking away. Almost redundant. And yet, there was a comfort in being no question, no room for doubt.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I just do the best I can under the circumstances.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

I spent a lot of time looking at that picture. Wondering what I’d think of that girl, if I was someone else, seeing how easily she sits in her boyfriend’s lap, laughing, with his arms around her. I would have thought her life was perfect, the way I once thought Cass’s was. It was too easy, I was learning, to just assume things.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

It's a big deal when you finally get the chance to do the one thing you want to do - need to do - more than anything. It can kind of scare the crap out of you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sarah Dessen

The people who know you best can be risker, because the words they say and things they think have the potential to be not only scary but true, as well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sarah Dessen

You always think you want to be noticed. Until you are.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

You know, I think I knew you for about three weeks before I ever really saw you smile. And then one day, Morgan said something and you laughed, and I remember thinking it was really cool because it meant something. You're not the kind of person who smiles for nothing, Colie. I have to earn every one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

You can't love anyone that way more than once in a lifetime. It's too hard and it hurts too much when it ends. The first boy is always the hardest to get over, Haven. It's just the way the world works.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

But it's strange, when you've always been told something is true, like the moon will come back. You need proof. And while you wait, you feel the entire balance of your world just tipping. It's crazy. But when it's over, and it does come back, that's the best, because it's all you want, everything narrows to just that. It's this great rush, like for that one second everything's okay with the world again. It's amazing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

You're wrong," I told her. "I lost that faith a long time ago." She looked at me as I said this, an expression of quiet understanding on her face. "Maybe you didn't, though," she said softly. "Lose it, I mean." "Lissa." "No, just hear me out." She looked out at the road for a second, then back at me. "Maybe, you just misplaced it, you know? It's been there. But you just haven't been looking in the right spot. Because lost means forever, it's gone. But misplaced... that means it's still around, somewhere. Just not where you thought.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

There's something nice about the silence of a car ride in the dark, going home. When you were tired of the radio and conversation, and it was okay to just be alone with your thoughts and the road ahead. If you're that comfortable with someone, you don't have to talk.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sarah Dessen

The past did affect the present and the future, in ways you could see and a million ones you couldn't. Time wasn't a thing you could divide easily; there was no defined middle or beginning or end. I could pretend to leave the past behind, but it would not leave me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sarah Dessen

If you could just be nice, then you wouldn't have to worry about arguments at all. but being nice wasn't as easy as it seemed, especially when the rest of the world could be so mean.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

Lifestyle is an terrible, unpleasant put to not have a very finest buddy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Dessen

It took a lot of work to be perfect. If you didn’t want to break a sweat, there was no point in even bothering.