Sarah Dessen Sayings and Quotes

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


If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!     

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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.      

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Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside.     

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Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.     

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Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.     

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Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you.     

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That first love. And the first one who breaks your heart. For me, they just happen to be the same person.     

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If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!     

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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.     

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It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered — so many locks not enough keys.     

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Sometimes you lose. Nothing you can do but admit it.     

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If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.     

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I was just stock in the middle, vague and undefined.     

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The worst thing you can do if you miss or need someone is let them know it.     

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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.     

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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.     

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There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.     

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Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.     

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Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance.     

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There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.     

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Don't be a fool. Don't give up something important to hold onto someone who can't even say they love you.     

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There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.     

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True friendship is a promise you keep forever.     

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That's the thing about someone who rarely gets upset: when they do, you notice.     

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I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.     

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Only a weak person needed someone else around all the time.     

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Because it is so hard, in any life, to believe in what you can't fully understand.     

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Really, it had been stupid to expect anything anyway. A few late nights does not a habit, or a relationship, make.     

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I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.     

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There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.     

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