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"You know what the difference is between a dream and a goal? A plan."

—Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf

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"It’s a person’s imperfections that make them perfect for someone else."

—Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

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"It’s not easy remembering the good times."

—Cecelia Ahern, How to Fall in Love

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"There are some people in life that you can’t get over."

—Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door

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"In my mind, I still think of him as being a cheater. Otherwise he just met some girl he liked better, and it’s not as dramatic."

—Lauren Barnholdt, Two-Way Street

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"Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish."

—Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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"I never felt this way with anyone else. Like I’m falling every time I’m around you, like I can’t catch my breath, and I feel alive—not just standing around and letting my life walk past me. There’s been nothing like that with anyone else."

—Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

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"Life is hard. Life hurts. So what? You tough it out. You get through and then you’ll feel good again."

—Sue Grafton, D is for Deadbeat

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"And that’s just it, isn’t it? That’s how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it."

—Gayle Forman, If I Stay

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"Sometimes you get a flash of what you look like to other people."

—Zadie Smith, On Beauty

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"They have an unusual relationship. And when things are good, it’s magic."

—Lisa McMann, Fade

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"That’s the difference between family and friends. Family is always there, no matter what, even when it’s not right next door. Which means that you’ll find a way to keep the connection alive. Especially since you realize how important it is."

—Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

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"I loved him, you know, but I have a theory about love. I think that, however good it is, some love isn’t meant to be forever."

—Cecelia Ahern, How to Fall in Love

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"I hated knowing what I wanted and knowing what was right and knowing they weren’t the same thing."

—Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

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"I feel like I’m drowning in memories. Everything is too bright."

—Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead