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Ann Brashares

Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes… Continue reading Ann Brashares

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Jodi Picoult

It is one of those summer days that feel like a memory welling up in your throat. —  Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper. (Washington Square Press; Reprint edition February 1, 2005)

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Sarah Dessen

this thing that made me crazy; the way he cupped his fingers around the back of my neck, putting them just so that his thumb touched a pulse point. It’s so hard to explain, but it gave me a chill every time, almost like he was touching my heart. —  Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby. (Viking… Continue reading Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen

He had these signature moves that I liked. The hand around my waist, for one, but then there was this thing that made me crazy; the way he cupped his fingers around the back of my neck, putting them just so that his thumb touched a pulse point. It’s so hard to explain, but it… Continue reading Sarah Dessen

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Ted Michael

Relationships take time. They are days and nights and weeks. They are stretched and worked and kneaded into something you never imagined they could be. But when they are over, the end comes so quickly you barely have time to breathe, to blink. They are minutes and seconds, and one moment you have everything and… Continue reading Ted Michael

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Barbara Kingsolver

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. — Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams. (Harper Perennial June 21, 1991)

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Benjamin Alire Sáenz

    I don’t like remembering.    Remembering makes me feel things.    I don’t like to feel things.     As I’m staring down at the piece of paper, I’m thinking I could spend the rest of my life becoming an expert at forgetting. — Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster (Cinco Puntos Press,… Continue reading Benjamin Alire Sáenz

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Barbara Kingsolver

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams. (Harper Perennial June 21, 1991)

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