55 quotes found by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen
I was born in 1970 in Illinois, but all the life I remember I've spent in Chapel Hill, N.C.
life  remember  Born  # 108403
Sarah Dessen
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.
Problem  single  books  # 108404
Sarah Dessen
I just started to put texting and phones in my books. I want my books to be read 20 years from now; I don't want them to be dated.
read  Started  books  # 108405
Sarah Dessen
If I had to pick, I'd say my favorite book is 'A Prayer For Owen Meany', by John Irving.
book  prayer  Favorite  # 108406
Sarah Dessen
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.
love  Once  Whether  # 108407
Sarah Dessen
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.
love  good  High  # 108408
Sarah Dessen
I've never envied the person who had to put my books together in one script.
together  books  Script  # 108409
Sarah Dessen
I've changed in my sympathies since I've become a mother myself. In high school I went through a period where I was close with my mom and had to break with her in order to find myself and come back. Since that was my experience, that's often what happens in my books.
experience  Mom  mother  # 108410
Sarah Dessen
In high school, I was lucky enough to have a big group of girlfriends that have really inspired a lot of the stories in my books. I'm still close with my friends from that time, so it's never very hard to put myself back into that place, that voice.
time  friends  High  # 108411
Sarah Dessen
I was always a big reader, mostly because my parents were.
parents  Mostly  reader  # 108412
Sarah Dessen
I write thank-you notes the minute I throw the wrapping paper away.
Throw  Paper  Minute  # 108413
Sarah Dessen
I've been writing, in one way or another, for as long as I can remember.
Another  remember  # 108414
Sarah Dessen
My books are so tame!
books  Tame  # 108415
Sarah Dessen
On the whole, I think I spent a lot of high school just trying to stay under the radar: I don't think I was all that memorable.
High  Stay  Spent  # 108416
Sarah Dessen
Each time, I think I'm never going to write another book. It never gets easier.
time  Another  book  # 108417
Sarah Dessen
I can't sit and twiddle my thumbs. I have to start writing even if it's miserable some days.
Start  Days  Sit  # 108418