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"People always get used to beauty though."

—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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"I know that sometimes when you are really worried about something, it ends up not being nearly as bad as you think it will be, and you get to be relieved that you were just being silly, worrying so much over nothing. But sometimes it is just the opposite. It can happen that whatever you are worried about will be even worse than you could have possibly imagined, and you find that you were right to be worried, and even that, maybe, you weren’t worried enough."

—Laura Moriarty, The Center of Everything

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"I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason."

—Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready

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"I had to do something. I couldn’t just sit and wait for life to happen to me any longer."

—Julia Quinn, To Sir Phillip, With Love

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"We were very different, and we disagreed about a lot of things, but he was always so interesting."

—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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"Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart."

—Deepak Chopra, The Path to Love

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"Memories, no matter how small or inconsequential, are the pages that define us."

—Sarah Winman, When God Was a Rabbit

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"His voice, even now, follows me everywhere on this longest of rides, this thing called life."

—Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

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"There’s just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise."

—Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

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"Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them."

—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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"I’ve always protected myself when it comes to love. And maybe that’s the problem. By not letting myself get hurt now, it ripples into much bigger pain later."

—Carolyn Mackler, The Future of Us

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"The evening makes me think Facebook is a blessing and a curse. Sure, it helps us keep track of people with whom we otherwise would have fallen out of touch. But sometimes relationships fade for a reason. They’re better left a memory."

—Rachel Bertsche, MWF Seeking BFF

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"The difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline. You can sit around and dream, but if you want to make it happen put a timeline and hold yourself accountable and then stuff starts happening."

—Phillip C. McGraw

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"Sometimes instinct can be wrong. But sometimes it can be right too. And sometimes you just have to take it on faith."

—Daisy Whitney, The Rivals

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"My wants are simple: a job that I like and a guy whom I love."

—Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed