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  • Eventually, it wasn't even your dad I wanted, just anybody. Anybody at all.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Along for the Ride")

  • ItÆs still a memory worth having, even if itÆs not exactly what you imagined
    (Sarah Dessen, "Along for the Ride")

  • Stuff that would be weird in the bright light of day just wasn't so much once you passed a certain hour.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Along for the Ride")

  • Don't think or judge, just listen.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • I wasn't ready for this, but then I probably never would be, and this year, like so much else, wouldn't wait. I had no choice but to get out of my car, with everyone watching and begin in earnest, alone. So I did
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")


  • Pieces and parts were always easier to process. The full picture, the entire story, was another thing entirely. But you just never knew. Sometimes, people could surprise you.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Just Listen")

  • At the same time, though, I was beginning to wonder if this was just how it was supposed to be for me, like perhaps I wasn't capable of having that many people in my life at any one time. My mom turned up, Nate walked away, one door opening as another clicked shut.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Lock and Key")

  • Only a weak person needed someone else around all the time.
    (Sarah Dessen, "Lock and Key")

  • And that was it. All this buildup to a great leap, and I didn't fall or fly. Instead I found myself back on the edge of the cliff, blinking, wondering if I'd ever jumped at all. It's not supposed to be like this.
    (Sarah Dessen, "The Truth About Forever")

  • If he'd been any other boy, and this was any other world, I would have kissed him. Nothing could have stopped me.
    (Sarah Dessen, "The Truth About Forever")

  • That was the hard thing about grief, and the grieving. They spoke another language, and the words we knew always fell short of what we wanted them to say.
    (Sarah Dessen, "The Truth About Forever")

  • And for one second, it was like I could feel the timing clicking together, finally pieces falling into place.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • Her life was perfect. But as was often the case, the rest of us were still adjusting.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • It passed, though. That was the bad thing. It always passed.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")

  • The fate of your heat is your choice and no one else gets a vote.
    (Sarah Dessen, "This Lullaby")


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