Lauren Oliver Quotes (81 Quotes)

    You have to go forward: It's the only way. You have to go forward no matter what happens. This is the universal law.

    A string of bright white buildinh, glistening like teeth over the slurping mouth of the ocean.

    I'd rather die on my own terms than live on theirs. I'd rather die loving Alex than live without him.

    Maybe this is the secret to talking to boys--maybe you just have to be angry all the time.

    That's when you realize that most of it-life, the relentless mechanism of existing-isn't about you. It doesn't include you at all. It will thrust onward even after you've jumped the edge. Even after you're dead.

    If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do - the only thing - is to run.

    The ideaùthe fact of it, the fact that he even noticed and thought about me for more than one secondùis huge and overwhelming, makes my legs go tingly and my hands feel numb.

    And now I know why they invented words for love, why they had to: It's the only thing that can come close to describing what I feel in that moment, the baffling mixture of pain and pleasure and fear and joy, all running sharply through me at once.

    HeÆs speaking in the tone of voice that everyone uses when theyÆre about to break you apart. Gentleùkind, evenùlike they can make the news sound better just by speaking in a lullaby voice.

    If you're ever wishing for things to go back to the way they were. You just have to look up.

    My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it's the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke - like the end and the beginning of something all at once.

    And suddenly it's all so ridiculously and stupidly clear I feel like laughing. This is what I want. This is the only thing i've ever wanted. Everything else---every single second of every single day that has come before this very moment, this kiss---has meant nothing.

    It affects your mind so that you cannot think clearly, or make rational decisions about your own well-being.

    My stomach gets that hollowed-out feeling. It's amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart.

    And there it is: Even though weÆre standing in the same patch of sun-drenched pavement, we might as well be a hundred thousand miles apart.

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