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Sarah Dessen’s “This Lullaby” Quotes (58 Quotes)


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  • But I always worked harder when I was up against something, or when someone assumed I couldn't succeed. That's what drove me, all those nights studying. The fact that so many figured I couldn't do it.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • I just thought to my self, all of a sudden, that we had something in common. A natural chemistry, if you will. And I had a feeling that something big was going to happen. To both of us. That we were, in fact, meant to be together.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • Maybe marriage, like life, is'nt only about the big moments, whether they be good or bad. Maybe it's all the small things - like being guided slowly forward, surely, day after day - that stretches out to strengthen even the most tenuous bond.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • Yes, it sucked getting dumped. But wasn't it better to just be brutally honest? To admit that your feeling for someone is never going to be powerful enough to justify taking up any more of their time? I was doing him a favor, really. Freeing him up for a better opportunity. In fact, I was a practically a saint, if you really thought about it. Exactly.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • But I think, personally, that it would be worse to have been alone all that time. Sure, maybe I would have protected my heart from some things, but would that really have been better? To hold myself apart because I was too scared that something might no be forever?
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")


  • I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I'd practically invented
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • 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.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • You bought me some forks. And knives. And spoons. Beacause - you love me!
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • But it was even worse when you knew at that very moment that there was still time to save yourself, and yet you couldnÆt even budge.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • I meant what I said to you. I wasn't playing some kind of summer game. Everything I said was true, from the first day. EVERY GODDAMN WORD
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • Once, I was easy. Now, I was choosy. See? Big difference.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • But it was too early to know: there were always more pages to go, more words to be written, before the story was over
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • I should have told you from the start. I will let you down.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • She said writting novels was like childbirth: if you truly remembered how awful it got, you'd never do it again.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")


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