55 quotes found by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen
I knew, in the silence that followed, that anything could happen here. It might be too late: again, I might have missed my chance. But I would at least know I tried, that I took my heart and extended my hand, whatever the outcome.
romance  # 1261
Sarah Dessen
You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.
inspirational  # 1293
Sarah Dessen
I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.
life  love  # 1610
Sarah Dessen
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
Sarah Dessen
What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn't just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn't expect them to be. You can't make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.
ruby  # 1682
Sarah Dessen
Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear.
Sarah Dessen
Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It just doesn’t catch up, it overtakes … blotting out the future.
notag  # 2180
Sarah Dessen
Silence is so freaking
Sarah Dessen
There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your heart.
notag  # 2532
Sarah Dessen
Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise.
notag  # 2640
Sarah Dessen
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.
music  money  Teen  # 108397
Sarah Dessen
I love writing about the summer between high school and college. It's the last gasp of really being a teen.
love  Teen  High  # 108398
Sarah Dessen
Teenagers are a great audience and they are fearless about asking what they want to know.
Great  Audience  Asking  # 108399
Sarah Dessen
I'm famously secretive about my work. Nobody reads my books till they're finished.
work  books  Nobody  # 108400
Sarah Dessen
I don't live in New York or California. I'm in the grocery store, at the park with my kids, and I'm a normal person. I'm feeding my chickens and agonizing about my next book!
book  Next  York  # 108401
Sarah Dessen
I'm always hopeful. I feel like I'm at the prom sitting against the wall waiting for someone to ask me to dance.
Against  waiting  Ask  # 108402