22 Great Sarah Dessen Quotes

22 Great Sarah Dessen Quotes

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Sarah Dessen is a modern day writer whose novels inspire people all over the world. Some of her most famous books are Dreamland, This Lullaby, and Along For The Ride, which made in onto the New York Time’s Best Sellers List. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

“Because you have to just go with the flow. Your life is not your own, with people coming in and out all the time. You get mellow because you have to.”

“But all the love in the world won’t save a sinking ship. You have to either bail or jump overboard.”

“Each time, I think I’m never going to write another book. It never gets easier.”

“I love YA, and it’s been a really good fit for me. But at some point, I would like to try something else: a collection of short stories, or writing about something other than high school. A
lot has happened to me since I was eighteen.”

“I really just love to read, period, whether it be books or magazines or the back of the cereal box. It’s the one thing I can always count on to calm me down, take me away and inspire me,
all at once.”

“I remembered Owen telling me how music had saved him in Phoenix, that it drowned everything out, and it was the same for me now. As long as I had something to listen to, I could blur the
things I didn’t want to think about, if not block them out completely.”

“I think part of the problem sometimes is that there’s so much happening in my books, to whittle it down into a single script is hard.”

“I was born in 1970 in Illinois, but all the life I remember I’ve spent in Chapel Hill, N.C.”

“I was so thrilled that I was having a girl, because I just am so girly myself, but I think the teenage years are going to be very interesting.”

“I write thank-you notes the minute I throw the wrapping paper away.”

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.”

“I’m really happy to have the chance to talk about the editing process. It’s something that I think doesn’t get the weight it deserves, especially with the rise of self-publishing.”

“It was terrible and awful when someone left you. You could move on, do the best you could, but like Eli had said, 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 to have the last word.”

“It’s true. It’s like the hidden secret that no one tells you. we can all be beautiful girls, Colie. it’s so easy. it’s like Dorothy clicking her heels to go home. You could do it all along.”

“Just because something’s damaged doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be treated with respect.”

“Maybe other writers have perfect first drafts, but I am not one of them. I always try to get the book as tight as I can, but you reach a point as the author where you have lost all

“My books are so tame!”

“Sometimes a question can hurt more than an answer.”

“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.”

“When I was a teen, I was never really into the captain of the football team or the student body president. The guys I liked were quirky and different: They listened to music I’d never heard
of, never had lunch or gas money, and could always make you laugh.”

“You’re not supposed to have it all figured out in high school. If you knew it all, and it was the best, it’s all downhill from there.”

“You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existence.”