Quotes by Sarah Dessen
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.
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.
Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside.
Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It just doesn’t catch up, it overtakes... blotting out the future.
I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs.
It's just that... I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.
Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.
Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.
I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.
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.
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.
Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories led up to it, it would always have the last word.
'You want to talk about failure?' He looked up at me, meeting my eyes. 'Try being the one who was driving. Who got to live.'