Sarah Dessen Quotes

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.

I always thought I was different.

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

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

Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.

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.

Let’s just start and see what happens.

The truth about forever is that it is happening right now.

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.

You get what you give, but also what you’re willing to take.

Silence is so freaking loud

And to know me, as you have discovered, is to love me.

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

It was amazing how you could get so far from where you’d planned, and yet find it was exactly were you needed to be.

The best gifts come from the heart, not the store.

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.

Too many locks, not enough keys.

Everything, in the end, comes down to timing. One second, one minute, one hour could make all the difference.

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

You can’t always get the perfect moment. Sometimes, you just have to do the best you can under the circumstances.

Don’t think or judge, just listen.

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

Like it takes so little not only to change something, but to make you forget the way it once was, as well.


I was just stock in the middle, vague and undefined.

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.