But even in her laughter there was something missing. She never seemed to be truly happy; she just seemed to be passing time while she waited for something else. She was tired of just existing; she wanted to live.

— Cecelia Ahern

The most eye-opening Cecelia Ahern quotes that will transform you to a better person

Don't be afraid to fall in love again.

Open your heart and follow where it leads you...and remember, shoot for the moon.


Twice we stood beside each other at the altar, Rosie.

Twice. And twice we got it wrong. I needed you to be there for my wedding day but I was too stupid to see that I needed you to be the reason for my wedding day. But we got it all wrong.


You shouldn't try to stop everything from happening.

Sometimes you're supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you're supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it's necessary because it's all part of you getting to the next part of yourself, the next day.


Today I love you more than ever; tomorrow I will love you even more. I need you more than ever, I want you more than ever.


I don't want to be one of those easily forgotten people, so important at the time, so special, so influential, and so treasured, yet years later just a vague face and a distant memory.


But with your life you make a few bad decisions, get unlucky a few times, whatever, but you have to keep going, right?


Every single ordinary person has an extraordinary story.


what you don't know, you don't miss


People forget they have options. And they forget that those things don't really matter. They should concentrate on what they have and not what they don't have. And by the way, wishing and dreaming doesn't mean concentrating on what you don't have, it's positive thinking that encourages hoping and believing, not whinging and moaning.


sometimes we need all the glue we can get, just to hold ourselves together.


We're so arrogant, aren't we? So afraid of age, we do everything we can to prevent it. We don't realize what a privilege it is to grow old with someone. Someone who doesn't drive you to commit murder or doesn't humiliate you beyond repair.


I'm never overwhelmed or under it either;

just nicely whelmed. I'm OK. Nothing spectacular but sometimes special. I look in the mirror and see this medium average person. A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart.


About Cecelia Ahern

Quotes 222 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday September 30, 1981

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, it's not a destination.


you will always be my favorite hello and hardest goodbye. P.S. i will always love you


But where pain was, healing could come;

where loneliness was, new relationships could be formed; where rejection was, new love could be found. It was a moment. And moments changed. She would have to live through the moment to get to the next.


Sighs and silences and avoided conversations are just as important as the things you do talk about.


Sometimes there is only one thing left to say, P. S. I Love You.


The more you try to simplify things the more you complicate them.

You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself and ignore true feelings. That is not simplifying things.


Empty words almost echo within themselves


You have the rest of your lives to catch up together.

After all, soulmates always end up together. [...] Ey-girlfriends are easily forgotten. Best friends stay with you for ever.


Stop and take your time to notice things and make those things you notice matter.


Slow down. Stop trying to do everything now, now, now. Hold up the people behind you for all you care, feel them kicking at your heels but maintain your pace. Don't let anybody dictate your speed.


I wake up in the morning and I feel like I’m missing something.

I know that there’s something not right, and it takes me a while to remember what it is . . . then I remember. My best friend is gone. My only friend. It was silly of me to rely so much on one person.


I'm trying to make some sense out of the phrase "Everything happens for a reason," and I think I've figured out what the reason is - to pissed me off.


Every small thing grows when you nurture it, Rosie.

Love is just the same. But if that is making you miserable then, leave and find something else that brings you happiness you deserve to feel.


Truth is, something that I thought was perfect was taken away from me, and I never wanted perfect again. I wanted middle of the road, stuff I didn’t care about so that I couldn’t lose anything I really loved ever again.


There aren’t many sure things in life, but one thing I know for sure is that you have to deal with the consequences of your actions. You have to follow through on some things.


To new beginnings. To the pursuit of...somethingness.


Love can change us beyond recognition, we become love-sick, soft-eyed jelly-bellied fools.


I don't know why men like to barbecue so much.

Maybe its the only thing they can cook. Or maybe they're just closet pyromaniacs.


She wanted to be irresponsible, she wanted to be looked after, to be told that she didn't have to worry about a thing and that someone else would take care of everything. How easy life would be without having grown-up problems to worry about. And then she could grow up all over again.


I had a million plans. I knew what I was going to do. I had the next few years of my life all figured out. But what I didn’t know was that within a few hours all those plans would change. Ms. Know-it-all didn’t quite know it all so much then.


Some people say that you shouldn't operate from a place of fear but if there is no fear, how is there a challenge?


Oh, that fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.


As the rain falls and the sun shines, they grow, grow, grow;

minds so open, they go through life aware and accepting, seeing light where there's dark, seeing possibility in dead ends, tasting victory as others spit out failure, questioning where others accept. Just a little less jaded, a little less cynical.


So now, all alone or not, you gotta walk ahead.

Thing to remember is if we're all alone, then we're all together in that too.


There's a fine line between love and hate.

Love frees a soul and in the same breath can sometimes suffocate it.


Age is just a number, not a state of mind or a reason for any type of particular behaviour.


You gotta be rich to be insane, Hol. Losing your mind is not a luxury for the middle class.


Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for christmas morning.

Time can't be given.But it can be shared


I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.


Nice is OK when it's among other things but never when it stands alone


"What is it with people these days?" he hisses.

.. "In my day, something just was. None of this analysis a hundred times over. None of these college courses with people graduating with degrees in Whys and Hows and Becauses. Sometimes, love, you just need to forget all of those words and enroll in a little lesson called 'Thank You.'"


How presumptuous they had both been never to consider growing old as an achievement and a challenge. Aging was something they'd both wanted so much to avoid.


Life... It's a great and terrible and short and endless thing. None of us come out of it alive.


Maybe love is thinking that every time your partner does or says something mundane that you want to start a Mexican wave from here to Uzbekistan in utter delight.


are you saying that the feeling of searching for a missing sock is like searching for love ?


I suppose it’s easier to see the way out of anything when you’ve found your way out of that maze. When you’re stuck in the middle, in a series of dead-ends making circles, it’s difficult to make any sense of anything.


Chin up, don’t smile, don’t cry, don’t fall, walk.