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.

— Sarah Dessen

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Your actions is like a raindrop; it falls into the pond making ripples and then its over.

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

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Don't think or judge, just listen.

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Sarah Dessen quote There were so many questions in life. Yo

There were so many questions in life. You couldn't ever have all the answers.

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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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Looking at the pond, all I could think was that it is an incredivle thing, how a whole world can rise from what seems like nothing at all.

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If you didn't love him, this never would have happened.

But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.

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Sarah Dessen quote You should never be surprised when someo

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

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Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.

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Being brave and self-confident doesn't necessarily start inside.

..It starts with the rest of the world, and it leads back to you.

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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.

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Sarah Dessen quote Don't think or judge, just listen.

Don't think or judge, just listen.

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As impossible, in fact, as keeping the moon.

.. So I looked down the line at all my friends, knowing I would always remember this. And then I turned my gaze back up to the sky, and put my faith in that moon and its return.

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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.

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From what I could see, the hardwood was just fine.

Then again, I'd just see a windmill and an open sky, too, never feeling the need to conquer either. You think it's all obvious and straightforward, this world. But really, it's all in who is doing the looking.

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About Sarah Dessen

Quotes 767 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday June 6, 1970

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.

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When I pictured myself, it was always like just an outline in a colouring book, with the inside not yet completed.

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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.

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What you have to decide... is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you'd want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So dont be afraid. Be alive.

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

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In the end, though, maybe it's not how you reach a place that matters.

Just that you get there at all.

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Accepting all the good and bad about someone.

It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it.

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Everything, in the end, comes down to timing.

One second, one minute, one hour could make all the difference.

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So what do you wear to dump somebody?" she asked me, twirling a lock of hair around one finger. "Black, for mourning? Or something cheerful and colorful, to distract them from their pain? Or maybe you wear some sort of camouflage, something that will help you disappear quickly in case they don't take it well.

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Mayonnaise is a lot like men, it can make everything much better, adding flavor and ease to your life. Or, it can just be sticky and gross and make you nauseous"- "Keeping the Moon

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The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.

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She was just a shell of her former self, functioning and talking but hardly alive.

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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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You're not a sucker. You're just nice. You give people the benefit of the doubt.

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Wake up, Caitlin, Mr. Lensing had said. But what he didn't under­stand was that this dreamland was preferable, walking through this life half-sleeping, everything at arm's length or farther away.

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Once, I was easy. Now, I was choosy. See? Big difference.

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It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth.

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But what he didn't understand was that this dreamland was preferable, walking through this life half-sleeping, everything at arm's length or farther away. I understood those mermaids. I didn't care if they sang to me. All I wanted was to block out all the human voices as they called me name again and again, pulling me upward into light, to drown.

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I had no illusions about love anymore.

It came, it went, it left casualties or it didn't. People weren't meant to be together forever, regardless of what the songs say.

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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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Whenever something great happens, you’re always kind of poised for the universe to correct itself.

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The lizard stared up at us, and we stared back, taking each other in.

He was little and defenseless, I felt sorry for him already. This was a screwed-up place he'd just come into. But he didn't have to know that. Not yet, anyway. There in that room, where it was hot and cramped, the world probably still seemed small enough to manage.

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It didn't make you noble to step away from something that wasn't working, even if you thought you were the reason for the malfunction. Especially then. It just made you a quitter. Because if you were the problem, chances were you could also be the solution. The only way to find out was to take another shot.

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Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside

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

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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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"It's gonna be okay," I said. It was the first time in a long time that I believed it. "It will."

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

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This is exactly what i wanted, as commitments had never really been my thing.

And it wasn't like it was hard, either. The only trick was never giving more than you were willing to lose.

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We all have one idea of what the color blue is, but pressed to describe it specifically, there are so many ways: the ocean, lapis lazuli, the sky, someone's eyes. Our definitions are as different as we are ourselves.

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Sometimes really, really bad things happen to people, and there is no explanation and no reason whatsoever.

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This Lullaby is only a few words, a simple run of chords, quiet here in this spare room, but you can hear it, hear it, wherever you may go, even if I let you down, this lullaby plays on.

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Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.

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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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It wasn't about being happy or unhappy. I just didn't want to be me anymore.

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The only trick was never giving more that you were willing to lose.

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Wherever you will go, I will let you down, But this lullaby goes on.

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