Lauren Oliver Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lauren oliver quotes, lauren oliver sayings, and lauren oliver proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I guess that's just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.     

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Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you're so close to freedom.      

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Most of us won't see one another after graduation, and even if we do it will be different. We'll be different. We'll be adults--cured, tagged and labeled and paired and identified and placed neatly on our life path, perfectly round marbles set to roll down even, well-defined slopes.     

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I guess that's what saying goodbye is always like- like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.     

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I'd rather die my way than live yours.     

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It's like high school holds two different worlds, revolving around each other an never touching; the haves and the have-nots. I guess it's a good thing. High school is supposed to prepare you for the real world, after all.     

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Everything ends, people move on, they don't look back. It's how they should be.     

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I love you. Remember. They cannot take it     

Lauren Oliver

I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like — like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.     

Lauren Oliver

I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like – like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.     

Lauren Oliver

Please understand. Please forgive me. I prayed every day for you to be alive, until hope became painful. Don't hate me. I still love you.     

Lauren Oliver

I'd rather die my way than live yours.     

Lauren Oliver

A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.     

Lauren Oliver

They are like to plants that have grown around each other- they strangle and squeeze and support at the same time.     

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Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless.     

Lauren Oliver

A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.     

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You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes.     

Lauren Oliver

Perfection is a promise, and a reassurance that we are not wrong.     

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Dystopian novels help people process their fears about what the future might look like; further, they usually show that there is always hope, even in the bleakest future.     

Lauren Oliver

Hearts are fragile things. That's why you have to be so careful.     

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The sparrows jumped before they knew how to fly, and they learned to fly only because they had jumped.     

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It's like there's a filter set up in my brain, except instead of making things better, it twists everything around so what comes out of my mouth is totally wrong, totally different from what I was thinking.     

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Welcome to the free world. We give people the power to choose. They can even choose the wrong thing. Beautiful, isn't it?     

Lauren Oliver

The tunnels may be long, and twisted, and dark; but you are supposed to go through them.     

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People themselves are full of tunnels: winding, dark spaces and caverns; impossible to know all the places inside of them. Impossible even to imagine.     

Lauren Oliver

The salt blowing off the sea makes the air feel textured and heavy.     

Lauren Oliver

The salt blowing off the sea makes the air feel textured and heavy.     

Lauren Oliver

Less than a month ago all of August still stretched before us - long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep     

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For the first time in my life I've done something for me and by choice and not because somebody told me it was good or bad.     

Lauren Oliver

People could push and pull at you, and poke you, and probe as deep as they could go. They could even tear you apart, bit by bit. But at the heart and root and soul of you, something would remain untouched.     

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