I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.FailuresSarah Dessen
"It was just one of those things," I said, "You know, that just happens. You don't think or plan. You just do it."Sarah Dessen in The Truth About Forever
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.MusicSarah Dessen in Just Listen
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.Sarah Dessen in Just Listen
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.MemoriesSarah Dessen in Just Listen
Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside.Love, RelationshipsSarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
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.PastSarah Dessen in Just Listen
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.Self-Confidence, RespectSarah Dessen in Keeping the Moon
You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs.LoveSarah Dessen in This Lullaby
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.Life, Failures, Beginning, ScarsSarah Dessen in The Truth About Forever
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.Music, MemoriesSarah Dessen in Just Listen
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.Memories, EternitySarah Dessen in This Lullaby
I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.Love, Trust, Breakup & Lovesick, Falling in loveSarah Dessen in This Lullaby
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.HeartSarah Dessen in Just Listen
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.Love, RelationshipsSarah Dessen in This Lullaby
Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.Sarah Dessen in Someone Like You
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.Love, Falling in loveSarah Dessen in The Truth About Forever
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.EndingSarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
'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.'Failures, GuiltSarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
'Of course I do,' he said. 'Failing sucks. But it's better than the alternative.'
'Not even trying.' Now he did look at me, straight on.
'Life's short, you know?'
And the bottom line is, what defines you isn't how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike. As long as it's one more, you're all good.Sarah Dessen in Along for the Ride