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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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Alexandra Bracken

I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you. —  Alexandra Bracken, Never Fade (‎ Hyperion Book CH; First Edition, November 5, 2013)

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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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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams… ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince. Published by Reynal & Hitchcock (U.S.), Gallimard (France),1943 (U.S.: English & French), (France, French, 1945).

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Cassandra Clare

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.… Continue reading Cassandra Clare

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Paul Hoffman

… If the dead can come back to this earth and move unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night—amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours—always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or… Continue reading Paul Hoffman

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