Lauren Oliver quotes

  • The secret is,” I say, whispering right into his ear, “that yours was the best kiss I’ve ever had in my life.” “But I’ve never kissed you,” he whispers back. Around us the rain sounds like falling glass. “Not since third grade, anyway.” I smile, but I’m not sure if he can see it. “Better get started, then,” I say, “because I don’t have much time.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Fall #Rain #Kissing

  • It's funny, isn't it? When you are young you just want to be old, and then later you wish you could go back to being a kid.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Kids #Wish #Want

  • And when it started to get dark you pointed to the sky, and told me there was a star for every thing you loved about me.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Stars #Dark #Sky

  • I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Love #People #Giving

  • i think of all the thousands of billions of steps and missteps and chances and coincidences that have brought me here. Brought you here, and it feels like the biggest miracle in the world.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Thinking #Miracle #Steps

  • Hearts are fragile things. That's why you have to be so careful.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Heart #Fragile Things #Careful

  • You have to go forward: It's the only way. You have to go forward no matter what happens. This is the universal law.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Life #Law #Matter

  • Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Friday #Happy Friday #Way

  • I know that the whole point—the only point—is to find the things that matter, and hold on to them, and fight for them, and refuse to let them go.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Fighting #Matter #Things That Matter

  • A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Good Friend #Secret #Helping

  • I've been so used to thinking of what the borders are keeping out that I haven't considered that they're also penning us in.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Thinking #Borders #Used

  • I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #People #Broken #Skins

  • The most dangerous sicknesses are those that make us believe we are well
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Believe #Sickness #Dangerous

  • Unhappiness is bondage; therefore, happiness is freedom.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Unhappiness #Bondage

  • Sometimes I'm afraid to go to sleep because of what I'm leaving behind.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Sleep #Leaving #Sometimes

  • It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Waiting #Forever #Curls

  • The flip side of freedom is this: When you're completely free, you're also completely on your own.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Flip #Sides

  • And it's the funniest thing: as soon as I see it, the whistling in my ears stops and the feeling of terror drains away, and I realize this whole time I haven't been falling at all. I've been floating.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Inspirational #Fall #Feelings

  • You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes".
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Happiness #Bad Day #Unhappy

  • They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Lying #Years #Forever

  • Love obeys no laws other than its own.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Law

  • Po flickered. "Thank you?" it repeated. "What is that?" Liesl thought. "It means, You were wonderful," she said. "It means, I couldn't have done it without you.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Mean #Done #Wonderful

  • You don't reach points in life at which everything is sorted out for us. I believe in endings that should suggest our stories always continue.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Believe #Stories #Should

  • Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Life #Inspiration #Waiting

  • But how could anyone who's ever seen a summer - big explosion of green and skies lit up electric with splashy sunsets, a riot of flowers and wind that smells like honey - pick the snow?
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Summer #Flower #Sunset

  • The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Past #Weight #Stones

  • people themselves are full of tunnels: winding, dark spaces and caverns; impossible to know all the places inside of them. Impossible even to imagine.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Dark #Space #Tunnels

  • And you should hear the music. Incredible, amazing music, like nothing you've ever heard, music that almost takes your head off, you know? That makes you want to scream and jump up and down and break stuff and cry...
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Want #Down And #Stuff

  • But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Cities #Feet #Desire

  • I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it's the effect or vice versa
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Philosophy #Thinking #People

  • I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like--like jumping off an edge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go.
    -- Lauren Oliver

    #Letting Go #Bye #Jumping