30+ quotes from This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Quotes from This Lullaby

Sarah Dessen ·  345 pages

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“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith, and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Some things don't last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn't make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you're doing it out of fear.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“The fate of your heart is your choice and no one else gets a vote”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“What did it feel like, I wondered, to love someone that much? So much that you couldn't even control yourself when they came close, as if you might just break free of whatever was holding you and throw yourself at them with enough force to easily overwhelm you both.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Wherever you will go,
I will let you down,
But this lullaby goes on.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Because you can never go from going out to being friends, just like that. It's a lie. It's just something that people say they'll do to take the permanence out of a breakup. And someone always takes it to mean more than it does, and then is hurt even more when, inevitably, said ‘friendly' relationship is still a major step down from the previous relationship, and it's like breaking up all over again. But messier.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Everything, in the end, comes down to timing. One second, one minute, one hour could make all the difference.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Well, it's true that I have been hurt in my life. Quite a bit. But it's also true that I have loved, and been loved. and that carries a weight of its own. A greater weight, in my opinion. It's like that pie chart we talked about earlier. in the end, I'll look back on my life and see that the greatest piece of it was love. The problems, the divorces, the sadness... those will be there too, but just smaller slivers, tiny pieces.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“I just thought to my self, all of a sudden, that we had something in common. A natural chemistry, if you will. And I had a feeling that something big was going to happen. To both of us. That we were, in fact, meant to be together.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“She fell, she hurt, she felt. She lived. And for all the tumble of her experiences, she still had hope. Maybe this next time would do the trick. Or maybe not. But unless you stepped into the game, you would never know.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“He always did the leaving. But not this time. She kept walking, and did not look back.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Love is so unpredictable. That's what makes it so great.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Right now, though, I wanted not to think forward or backward, but only to lose myself in the words.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Are those the only options? Nothing or forever?”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Remy: Did you really believe, that first day, that we were meant to be together?

Dexter: You're here, aren't you?”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“I can say I made a lot of mistakes, but I don't regret things. Because at least I didn't spend a life standing outside, wondering what living would be like.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“I meant what I said to you. I wasn't playing some kind of summer game. Everything I said was true, from the first day. EVERY GODDAMN WORD.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“This Lullaby is only a few words, a simple run of chords, quiet here in this spare room, but you can hear it, hear it, wherever you may go, even if I let you down, this lullaby plays on...”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“So many times it seemed like there were chances to stop things before they started. Or even stop them in midstream. But it was even worse when you knew in that very moment that there was still time to save yourself, and yet you couldn't even budge.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“And for one second, it was like I could feel the timing clicking together, finally pieces falling into place.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Plastic ware," he said slowly, "like knives and forks and spoons?"
I brushed a bit of dirt off the back of my car—was that a scratch?—and said casually,
"Yeah, I guess.Just the basics, you know."
"Did you need plastic ware?" he asked.
I shrugged.
"Because," he went on, and I fought the urge to squirm, "it's so funny, because I need
plastic ware. Badly."
"Can we go inside, please?" I asked, slamming the trunk shut. "It's hot out here."
He looked at the bag again, then at me. And then, slowly, the smile I knew and
dreaded crept across his
face. "You bought me plastic ware," he said. "Didn't you?'
"No," I growled, picking at my license plate.
"You did!" he hooted, laughing out loud. "You bought me some forks. And knives.
And spoons.
Because—"
"No," I said loudly.
"—you love me!" He grinned, as if he'd solved the puzzler for all time, as I felt a flush
creep across my
face. Stupid Lissa. I could have killed her.
"It was on sale," I told him again, as if this was some kind of an excuse.
"You love me," he said simply, taking the bag and adding it to the others.
"Only seven bucks," I added, but he was already walking away, so sure of himself. "It
was on clearance,
for God's sake."
"Love me," he called out over his shoulder, in a singsong voice. "You. Love. Me.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I'd practically invented.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“If what you're asking is how I debated whether or not to love her the answer is I didn't. Not at all. It just happened. I didn't ever question it; by the time I realized what was happening, it was already done.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“I've seen what commitment leads to. Going in is the easy part. It's the ending that sucks!
-Remy”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“Love is an excuse to put up with the shit that you shouldn't. That's how it gets you. It throws off the scales so that things that should weigh heavily don't seem to. It's a crock. A trap.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


“You know, when it works, love is amazing. It's not overrated.”
― Sarah Dessen, quote from This Lullaby


About the author

Sarah Dessen
Born place: in Illinois, The United States
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