Quotes from Forever . . .

Judy Blume ·  178 pages

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“That's not a bad word...hate and war are bad words, but fuck isn't.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“Like my mother said, you can't go back to holding hands”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“I love you, Michael Wagner.”

“Forever?” he asked.

“Forever,” I said.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“Suddenly question number four popped into my mind. Have you thought about how this relationship will end?”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“I made promises to you that I'm not sure I can keep. None of it has anything to do with you. It's just that I don't know what to do now. You must be thinking what a rotten person I am. Well, believe me, I'm thinking the same thing. I don't know how this happened or why. Maybe I can get over it. Do you think you can wait—because I don't want you to stop loving me. I keep remembering us and how it was. I don't want to hurt you … not ever …”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .



“I wanted to tell him that I will never be sorry for loving him. That in a way I still do - that maybe I always will. I'll never regret one single thing we did together because what we had was very special. Maybe if we were ten years older it would have worked out differently. Maybe. I think it's just that I'm not ready for forever.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“It's strange, but when it comes right down to it I never do fall apart--even when I'm sure I will.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“I want you to know it was no big deal...those movies showing women screaming in labor are plain bullshit....there's nothing to it...you just push and push and finally the baby pops out...to tell you the truth I don't even rember that much about it except there was a very nice guy standing over me and every time a strong contraction started he gave me a whiff of gas...”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“Do you think you can wait - because I don't want you to stop loving me. I keep remembering us and how it was. I don't want to hurt you...not ever...”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“I still get angry when older people assume that everyone in my generation, screws around. They're probably the same ones who think all kids use dope. It's true that we are more open than our parents but that just means we accept sex and talk about it. It doesn't mean we are all jumping into bed together.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .



“It's true that we are more open than our parents but that just means we accept sex and talk about it. It doesn't mean we are all jumping in bed together.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“Sex is a commitment...Once you're there you can't go back to holding hands...and when you give yourself both mentally and physically...well, you're completely vulnerable.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“You better get used to it. You're going to be on the ground a lot today, but cheer up... tomorrow you'll be an expert.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“Nights are the worst. You just don't know what it's like for me, trying not to think of [him]...knowing that we're going to be apart for so long. It's pure torture.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“You've got to enjoy whatever you can and forget about the rest.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .



“...love at thirteen is nothing like love at eighteen.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“I made promises to you that I'm not sure I can keep.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“It's funny how you can grow away from your friends, when just a few years ago they were the most important people in your life.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“...Sometimes spending a lot of time together can end a romance faster than anything else.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“I love to watch to him while he sleeps. Besides everything else he is really my best friend now. It's a different kind of friendship...It makes me wish I could share every day with him.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .



“...I used to think if you read enough books you'd automatically know how to do everything the right way. But reading and doing are not the same at all.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“You’re going to love it.”
I nodded and tried to smile back.
“We’re getting off at the beginners’ slope so you don’t have to worry.”
“I’m not worried.”
“You look scared to death.”
“Don’t be silly…I can’t wait to learn to ski.” But I was thinking, we’re going up so high…how will I ever get down? My father was right…I am going to break a leg…I am going to fall off this chairlift and break a leg…maybe even two…probably two legs and an arm…possibly more than that even.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“But you have to be sure you can handle the situation before you jump into it...sex is a commitment...once you're there you can't go back to holding hands.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


“But you have to be sure you can handle the situation before you jump into it.”
― Judy Blume, quote from Forever . . .


About the author

Judy Blume
Born place: in Elizabeth, New Jersey, The United States
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