Quotes from This World We Live In

Susan Beth Pfeffer ·  256 pages

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“He taught me to trust in tomorrow.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“But it's our curse and our blessing to remember the past and to know there's a future.

—Charlie”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Back in the time when life was easy, the Internet would have told me what I needed to know. The great thing about the Internet was it didn't care why you were asking.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Life's sloppy...You think you know how tomorrow's going to be, you've made your plans, everything is set in place, and then the unimaginable happens. Life catches you by surprise. It always does. But there's good mixed in with the bad. It's there. You just have to recognize it.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Librarians! Librarians always know how to find out things. That was their job even before the Internet.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Trust in tomorrow...Every day of your life, there's been a tomorrow. I promise you, there'll be a tomorrow.

—Alex Morales to Miranda Evans”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“I thought about how unlikely it was I would ever meet any guy,fall in love, get married, have babies. Especially since I was going to spend the rest of my life in the cellar, where, in the not too distant future, I'd turn into a toadstool. I hoped I'd be the poisonous variety.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“The last living boy in America drops into my bedroom only he wants to be a monk. I think that pretty much sums up my life.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“I thought about the earth then, really thought about it, the tsunami's and earthquakes and volcanoes, all the horrors I haven't witnessed but have changed my life, the lives of everyone I know, all the people I'll never know. I thought about life without the sun, the moon, stars, without flowers and warm days in May. I thought about a year ago and all the good things I'd taken for granted and all the unbearable things that had replaced those simple blessings. And even though I hated the thought of crying in from of Syl, tears streamed down my face.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Life catches you by surprise. It always does. But there's good mixed in with the bad. It's there. You just have to recognize it.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“todays the first anniversary of the asteroid hitting the moon. A year ago i was sixteen years old, a sophomore in high school.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“So what if I don't learn algebra?'

'Someday schools will be open again,' Mom said. 'Things will be normal. You need to do your work now for when that happens.'

'That's never going to happen,' Jon said. 'And even if schools do open up somewhere, they're not going to open up here. There aren't enough people left.'

'We don't know how many people are like us, holed up, making do until times get better.'

'I bet whoever they are, they aren't studying algebra,' Jon said.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“This past year I grew up to know hunger, grief, darkness, fear. I began to understand how lonely you can feel even when all you want is to be alone.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Maybe we lost the things we loved then so we could survive losing every thing else.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“Nothing good happened to Romeo or Juliet.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“I have scars. No one alive today doesn't. But Alex's scars have to be much deeper than mine.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“tears are better if you shed them alone.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“There's a difference between charity and love," I said. "What we're offering is love. Love lasts forever.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“You have to fight for happiness.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“the darkest sky is filled with stars, that the sun casts its warmth on the coldest day.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


“It’s amazing. I never used to like red cabbage, but now when I get only a teaspoon of it, it’s all I can think about. How lovely. How tasty. How not fish it is.”
― Susan Beth Pfeffer, quote from This World We Live In


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Susan Beth Pfeffer
Born place: New York City, The United States
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