Buchzitate von Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen ist eine US-amerikanische Jugendbuchautorin, die in Chapel Hill, North Carolina lebt und unterrichtet.

Die schönsten Buchzitate

Ich mag Fehler. Ich finde sie machen Dinge erst interessant.

I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.

- Sarah DessenFehler & Schwächen

"It was just one of those things," I said, "You know, that just happens. You don't think or plan. You just do it."

- Sarah Dessen in The Truth About Forever

Musik ist das, was uns alle vereint. Eine unglaubliche Macht. Etwas, dass selbst Leute gemeinsam haben können, die sonst in allem anderen verschieden sind.

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenMusik

Stille ist so verdammt laut.

Silence is so freaking loud.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenStille & Ruhe

Es muss eine Mitte geben. Ohne Mitte kann nichts wirklich vollständig sein. Denn die Mitte ist nicht nur der Raum dazwischen, sondern auch das, was alles zusammenhält.

There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.

- Sarah Dessen in Just Listen

So many versions of just one memory, and yet none of them were right or wrong. Instead, they were all pieces. Only when fitted together, edge to edge, could they even begin to tell the whole story.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenErinnerungen

Relationships dont always make sense. Especially from the outside.

- Sarah Dessen in Along for the RideLiebe, Beziehungen

Because this is what happens when you try to run from the past. It just doesn’t catch up, it overtakes... blotting out the future.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenVergangenheit

I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.

- Sarah Dessen in The Truth About ForeverFehler & Schwächen

You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.

- Sarah Dessen in Keeping the MoonSelbstbewusstsein, Respekt

You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It's not overrated. There's a reason for all those songs.

- Sarah Dessen in This LullabyLiebe

It's just that... I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.

- Sarah Dessen in The Truth About ForeverLeben, Fehler & Schwächen, Anfang & Neuanfang, Narben

Außerdem ist Musik die ultimative Konstante. Darum haben wir so eine starke, geradezu physische Beziehung dazu, verstehst du? Weil ein Lied dich nämlich in einen bestimmten Moment zurückversetzen kann, oder an einen speziellen Platz, oder sogar zu einem Menschen. Egal, wie du oder die Welt sich verändert haben, dieses Lied wird immer gleich bleiben, genauso wie dieser Moment.

Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenMusik, Erinnerungen

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 in This LullabyErinnerungen, Ewigkeit

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 in This LullabyLiebe, Vertrauen, Liebeskummer & Trennung, Verlieben

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenHerz

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 in This LullabyLiebe, Beziehungen

Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.

- Sarah Dessen in Someone Like You

There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

- Sarah Dessen in The Truth About ForeverLiebe, Verlieben

Man erwischt nicht immer den perfekten Augenblick. Manchmal muss man einfach das tun, was unter den gegebenen Umständen das Beste ist.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenAugenblick & Gegenwart

Wenn dir jemand wirklich nahe steht, ist es okay, wenn du mal wütend bist. Deswegen muss nicht alles den Bach runtergehen. Es ist Teil einer Beziehung.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenBeziehungen

Es muss eine Mitte geben. Ohne Mitte kann nichts wirklich vollständig sein. Denn die Mitte ist nicht nur der Raum dazwischen, sondern auch das, was alles zusammenhält.

- Sarah Dessen in Just Listen

Überlegt doch mal: Musik ist das, was uns alle vereint. Eine unglaubliche Macht. Etwas, das selbst Leute gemeinsam haben können, die sonst in allem anderen verschieden sind.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenMusik

Man kommt auch wieder drüber hinweg, wenn man enttäuscht worden ist. Sonst hätten wir uns alle längst aufgehangen, schätze ich.

- Sarah Dessen in Just Listen

Schäme dich nicht für die Musik, die dir gefällt. Auch dann nicht, wenn es, unserer eigenen, bescheidenen Meinung nach, eigentlich gar keine richtige Musik ist.

- Sarah Dessen in Just ListenMusik

An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories led up to it, it would always have the last word.

- Sarah Dessen in Along for the RideEnde

'You want to talk about failure?' He looked up at me, meeting my eyes. 'Try being the one who was driving. Who got to live.'

- Sarah Dessen in Along for the RideFehler & Schwächen, Schuld

'Of course I do,' he said. 'Failing sucks. But it's better than the alternative.'
'Which is?'
'Not even trying.' Now he did look at me, straight on.
'Life's short, you know?'

- Sarah Dessen in Along for the RideFehler & Schwächen

And the bottom line is, what defines you isn't how many times you crash, but the number of times you get back on the bike. As long as it's one more, you're all good.

- Sarah Dessen in Along for the Ride