29+ quotes from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

Quotes from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

Ann Brashares ·  384 pages

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“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“some people fall in love over and over again while some people can only do it once.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“When you remembered to forget, you were remembering. It was when you forgot to forget that you forgot. ”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“She knew whose love she doubted. It wasn't her parents' and it wasn't her friends: It was her own. ”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“She realized all at once the deeper thing that bothered her, the thing that made him not just irritating but intolerable: how he kept loving her blindly when she deserved it so little. ”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“We aren't in high school. We aren't really in our families and we aren't in our houses. Those are the places we grew up and the times we spent together, but they aren't us. If think they are, then we're lost, because times end and places are lost. We aren't any place or any time . . . We are everywhere.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Ruins stood for what was lost, and yet there were beautiful-peaceful, historic, intellectual. Not tragic or regrettable. Lena tried to keep hers that way too, and she succeeded to some extent. Why not celebrate what you had rather than spend your time mourning its passing? There could be joy in things that ended. ”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“She had willed her heart to stay small and contained, but it wouldn’t be. Oh, well.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Tibby cried into her soup when it finally came. "I'm scared... ," she told it. The carrots and peas made no reply, but she felt better for having told them.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“And I thought about the color and I realized what blue it was. It was the soft and changeable, essential blue of a well-worn pair of pants.

Pants = Love”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“One must have a good memory to keep the promises one has made.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“The happiness at getting what you want is not usually commensurate with the worry leading up to it.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“During intermission she peeked out at the theater, watching it refill. When it was almost full and the lights blinked on and off, she saw three people file in through the center door and her breath caught. Time lapsed as they walked down the center aisle: three teenage girls all in a row.
They were so big, so bright, so beautiful, so magnificent to Carmen’s eyes that she thought she was imagining them. They were like goddesses, like Titans. She was so proud of them! They were benevolent and they were righteous. Now, these were friends.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Relief is a short-lived emotion, passive and thin. The agony of doubt disappears, leaving little memory of how it really felt. Life aligns behind the new truth.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Tibby's wish would be to hold on to the idea of love even in the face of darkest doubt. Because that was the way in which she failed. Not once, but again and again.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“There are some people who fall in love over and over.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“The most haunting thing was not that he didn't love her anymore. She could have accepted that eventually. The most haunting thing was that he did. He loved her from afar. He loved her in a way that was preserved in time, that couldn't be sullied. And she tended it in her careful, curatorial way.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Not everyone got a close family. Not everyone needed one.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“She was becoming the person she'd be for her whole life. Each thing she chose contributed to that person. She didn't want to be like this.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Carma,
Here are the Pants and a little sketch I made of Leo. From memory, not from life. (And no, I'm not thinging of him day and night. God.)
Funny hair, huh?
He did not realize I was in his class. I think I'm making a big impression around here.
Love you,
Len”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“When you belonged nowhere, you sort of belonged everywhere.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Where there is nothing, there is the possibility for everything. When you live nowhere, you live everywhere.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“You couldn`t always know what would matter to you.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Where there is nothing, there is the possibility of everything.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“You have to be like a turtle, she thought; you have to figure out how to bring your home along with you.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Yeah. You know what I think?"

What?"

So intense was Tibby, she had practically shoved the phone into her ear cavity.

She has big boobies.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


“Why not celebrate what you had had rather than spend your time mourning its passing? There
could be joy in things that ended.”
― Ann Brashares, quote from Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood


About the author

Ann Brashares
Born place: in Virginia, The United States
Born date July 30, 1967
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