200+ "Sarah Dessen" Quotes And Sayings

Sarah Dessen was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. She graduated with honors from Smith College. Sarah taught high school English in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for six years before coming to New York City to write full time. She has published six novels, numerous short stories, and six picture books for children Read more

Her first two novels, "The Truth About Forever" and "Forever More" were both New York Times bestsellers and were adapted into feature films of the same names. Her most recent novel, "Every Where Is Some Where," was named one of the best books of 2007 by The Washington Post. She also writes essays on writing and personal development, lives in Connecticut with her family, and spends as much time as possible on her trusty bike.

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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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Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you. Sarah Dessen
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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. Sarah Dessen
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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. Sarah Dessen
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I like flaws. I think they make things interesting. Sarah Dessen
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The fate of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote Sarah Dessen
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Wherever you will go, I will let you down, But this lullaby goes on. Sarah Dessen
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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. Sarah Dessen
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He wasn't the type for displays of affection, either verbal or not. He was disgusted by couples that made out in the hallways between classes, and got annoyed at even the slightest sappy moments in movies. But I knew he cared about me: he just conveyed it more subtly, as concise with expressing this emotion as he was with everything else. It was in the way he'd put his hand on the small of my back, for instance, or how he'd smile at me when I said something that surprised him. Once I might have wanted more, but I'd come around to his way of thinking in the time we'd been together. And we were together, all the time. So he didn't have to prove how he felt about me. Like so much else, I should just know. Sarah Dessen
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He was not my boyfriend. On the other hand, he wasn't just a friend either. Instead, our relationship was elastic, stretching between those two extremes depending on who else was around, how much either of us had to drink, and other varying factors. This was 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. Sarah Dessen
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I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well. 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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Love is so unpredictable. That's what makes it so great. Sarah Dessen
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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. Sarah Dessen
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The worst thing you can do if you miss or need someone is let them know it. Sarah Dessen
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You asked me to go out with you. I know you probably changed your mind. But you should know, the answer was yes. It's always been yes when it comes to you. Sarah Dessen
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Are those the only options? Nothing or forever? Sarah Dessen
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You want to take me to a movie?" I asked. "Well, not really, " he said. "What I really want is for you to be my girlfriend. But I thought saying that might scare you off. Sarah Dessen
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The truth was I knew, after all those flat January days, that I deserved better. I deserved I love yous and kiwi fruits and warriors coming to my door, besotted with love. I deserved pictures of my face in a thousand expressions, and the warmth of a baby's kick beneath my hand. I deserved to grow, and to change, to become all the girls I could be over the course of my life, each one better than the last. . Sarah Dessen
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Look, " I said, "We knew Jason and Becky would be back, the break would end. This isn't a surprise, it's what's supposed to happen. It's what we wanted. Right?""Is it?" he asked. "Is it what you want?" Whether he intended it to be or not, this was the final question, the last Truth. If I said what I really thought, I was opening myself up for a hurt bigger than I could even imagine. I didn't have it in me. We changed and altered so many rules, but it was this one, the only one when we'd started, that I would break." Yes, " I said. Sarah Dessen