Quotes from A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks ·  240 pages

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“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Without suffering, there'd be no compassion.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wonering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn't. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Do you love me?' I asked her. She smiled. 'Yes.' 'Do you want me to be happy?' as I asked her this I felt my heart beginning to race. 'Of course I do.' 'Will you do something for me then?' She looked away, sadness crossing her features. 'I don't know if I can anymore.' she said. 'but if you could, would you?' I cannot adequately describe the intensity of what I was feeling at that moment. Love, anger, sadness, hope, and fear, whirling together sharpened by the nervousness I was feeling. Jamie looked at me curiously and my breaths became shallower. Suddenly I knew that I'd never felt as strongly for another person as I did at that moment. As I returned her gaze, this simple realization made me wish for the millionth time that I could make all this go away. Had it been possible, I would have traded my life for hers. I wanted to tell her my thoughts, but the sound of her voice suddenly silenced the emotions inside me. 'yes' she finally said, her voice weak yet somehow still full of promise. 'I would.' Finally getting control of myself I kissed her again, then brought my hand to her face, gently running my fingers over her cheek. I marveled at the softness of her skin, the gentleness I saw in her eyes. even now she was perfect. My throat began to tighten again, but as I said, I knew what I had to do. Since I had to accept that it was not within my power to cure her, what I wanted to do was give her something that she'd wanted. It was what my heart had been telling me to do all along. Jamie, I understood then, had already given me the answer I'd been searching for, the answer my heart needed to find. She'd told me outside Mr. Jenkins office, the night we'd asked him about doing the play. I smiled softly, and she returned my affection with a slight squeeze of my hand, as if trusting me in what I was about to do. Encouraged, I leaned closer and took a deep breath. When I exhaled, these were the words that flowed with my breath. 'Will you marry me?”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“I dont think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember



“It wasn't that long, and it certainly wasn't the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Knowing there's one thing I still haven't told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen. ”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“First you will smile, and then you will cry -- don't say you haven't been warned.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“i'm sorry she never got her miracle.
she did get her miracle, Landon, her miracle was you.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember



“You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“I may be irresponsible but I am a good irresponsible.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“The problem isn't finding out where you are gonna go-its figuring out what you are gonna do once you get there that is! (Jamie Sullivan)”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember



“I know the Lord has a plan for us all, but sometimes, I just don't understand what the message can be.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“What's your heart telling you to do?
I don't know.'
Maybe, you're trying too hard to hear it.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“A sad smile crossed her face, and I knew right then what she was trying to tell me. Her eyes never left mine as she finally said the words that numbed my soul.
I'm dying, Landon.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“It all made perfect sense, and at the same time, nothing seemed to make sense at all.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“I might kiss you.
I might be bad at it.
That's not possible.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember



“You feel fine, and then, when your body can't keep fighting, you don't.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Gossip is one thing, hurtful gossip is completely another, and even in high school we weren't THAT mean.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Dean: If there is a greater power, why is it he can't get you a new sweater?
Jamie: Because, he's too busy looking for your brain.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“You're a wonderful person, Jamie. You're beautiful, you're kind, you're gentle...you're everything that I'd like to be. If people don't like you, or they think you're strange, then that's their problem.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“She was, in other words, the kind of girl who made the rest of us look bad, and whenever she glanced my way, I couldn't help but feel guilty, even though I hadn't done anything wrong.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember



“Jamie: You're acting like a crazy person, what's going on?
Landon: Right now, you're straddling the state line.
Jamie: OK...
Landon: You're in two places at once.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Jamie: Please don't pretend like you know me, ok?
Landon: But I do, I do. We've had all the same classes in the same school since kindergarten. Why you're Jamie Sullivan. You sit at lunch table 7. Which isn't exactly the reject table, but is definitely in self exile territory. You have exactly one sweater. You like to look at your feet when you walk. Oh, oh, and yeah, for fun, you like to tutor on weekends and hang out with the cool kids from "Stars and Planets." Now how does that sound?
Jamie: Thoroughly predictable, nothing I haven't heard before.
Landon: You don't care what people think about you?
Jamie: No.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Eventually I came across another passage. This is what it said:
I am not commanding you, but I want to treat the sincerity of your love by comparing it to the earnestness of others.

The words made me choke up again, and just as I was about to cry, the meaning of it suddenly became clear.
God had finally answered me, and I suddenly knew what I had to do.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


“Aren't you frightened?"
Somehow I expected her to say no, to say something wise like a grownup would, or to explain that we can't presume to understand the Lord's plan.
She looked away. "Yes," she finally said, "I'm frightened all the time."
"Then why don't you act like it?"
"I do. I just do it in private."
"Because you don't trust me?"
"No," she said, "because I know you're frightened, too.”
― Nicholas Sparks, quote from A Walk to Remember


About the author

Nicholas Sparks
Born place: in Omaha, Nebraska, The United States
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