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Sarah Dessen’s “Just Listen” Quotes (53 Quotes)


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  • I mean, at first, it was kind of disappointing. But people recover from disappointment. Otherwise we'd all be hanging from nooses. Right?
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • It's a funny feeling, being suddenly airborne. Just as you realize it, it's over, and you're sinking.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • This is personal, she'd said. Real. This moment was too, even if you couldn't see it at first glance. It was fake on the outside, but so true within. You only had to look, really look to tell.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • All you could do was take on as much weight as you can bear. And if you're lucky, there's someone close enough by to shoulder the rest.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • I mean, to me, freaking out is different. More of a running away, not telling anyone what's wrong, slowly simmering until you burst kind of thing.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")


  • Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • This is the problem with dealing with someone who is actually a good listener. They don't jump in on your sentences, saving you from actually finishing them, or talk over you, allowing what you do manage to get out to be lost or altered in transit. Instead, they wait, so you have to keep going.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • And while it is hard enough to take away something that makes a person happy it's even more difficult when it seems like it's the only thing.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • I sat up, sliding them off, and the quiet around me did not, for once, seem empty and vast. Instead, for the first time in a while, it felt like it already was full.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • Not for the first time, I wished both of us could just say what we meant. But that, like so much else, was impossible
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • This was how I was dealing with everyone and everything lately, taking the good when it came, and the bad the same way, knowing each would pass in its own time.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • As if it didnt matter what was on, but instead how hard i was listening.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • I thought again how you could never really know what you were seeing with just a glance, in motion, passing by. Good or bad, right or wrong. There was always so much more.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • One open, one closed. It was no wonder that the first image that came to mind when I thought of either of my sisters was a door. With Kirsten, it was the front one to our house, through which she was always coming in or out, usually in mid-sentence, a gaggle of friends trailing behind her. Whitney's was the one to her bedroom, which she preferred to keep shut between her and the rest of us, always.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • Told you. Everything sounds better in the car wash.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")


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