Quotes by Sarah Dessen

Silence is so freaking loud
– Sarah Dessen

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

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

The fate of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote.
– Sarah Dessen

I don’t know. Just because someone’s pretty doesn’t mean she’s decent. Or vice versa. I’m not into appearances. I like flaws, I think they make things interesting.
– Sarah Dessen

Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.
– Sarah Dessen

Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It’s so easy in the past tense.
– Sarah Dessen

I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.
– Sarah Dessen

Life is full of screw- ups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existence.
– Sarah Dessen

Don’t think or judge, just listen.
– Sarah Dessen

Relationships don’t always make sense. Especially from the outside.
– Sarah Dessen

Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself.
– Sarah Dessen

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
– Sarah Dessen

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

Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It’s a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it.
– Sarah Dessen

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.
– Sarah Dessen

But in the real world, you couldn’t really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn’t see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete.
– Sarah Dessen

Well, it’s true that I have been hurt in my life. Quite a bit. But it’s also true that I have loved, and been loved. And that carries a weight of its own. A greater weight, in my opinion. It’s like that pie chart we talked about earlier. In the end, I’ll look back on my life, and see that the greatest piece of it was love. The problems, the divorces, the sadness… those will be there too, but just smaller slivers, tiny pieces
– Sarah Dessen

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

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.
– Sarah Dessen

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