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Every fiction has its base in fact, he tells her. — Gayle Forman

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But I'd do it again. I know that now. I'd make that promise a thousand times over and lose her a thousand times over to have heard her play last night or to see her in the morning sunlight. Or even without that. Just to know that she's somewhere out there. Alive. — Gayle Forman

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Welcome to the land where Christmas threw up. — Gayle Forman

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Mia and I had been together for more than two years, and yes, it was a high school romance, but it was still the kind of romance where I thought we were trying to find a way to make it forever, the kind that, had we met five years later and had she not been some cello prodigy and had I not been in a band on the rise - or had our lives not been ripped apart by all this -I was pretty sure it would've been. — Gayle Forman

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The sun is starting to dip to the west, a bright blaring ball tilting toward the Hudson and leaving a collage of peach and purple streaks across the sky. — Gayle Forman

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I can't pretend to be a teenager, but I feel like I never really stopped being a teenager. — Gayle Forman

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Adam is crying and somewhere inside of me I am crying, too, because I'm feeling things at last. I'm feeling not just the physical pain, but all that I have lost, and it is profound and catastrophic and will leave a crater in me that nothing will ever fill. — Gayle Forman

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The clothes are packed off to Goodwill
I said my good-byes up on the hill
The house is empty, the furniture sold
Soon your smell will decay to mold
Don't know why I bother calling, ain't nobody answering
Don't know why I bother singing, ain't nobody listening
"Disconnect"
Collateral Damage, Track 10 — Gayle Forman

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Everyone thinks it was because of the snow. And in a way, I suppose that's true. — Gayle Forman

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If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. — Gayle Forman

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Even though I think that Mia and I have enough secrets between the two of us at this point — Gayle Forman

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But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it's frozen shut. — Gayle Forman

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Forward momentum. That's my new motto. No regrets. And no going back. — Gayle Forman

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What about my parents?" "What about your parents?" "I can't let them down." "Even if it means letting yourself down? Which I doubt they'd want for you. — Gayle Forman

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It's not that we like sad movies that make us feel like, 'Oh, my God, what a bummer.' We like emotionally moving experiences. It's nothing new. It's catharsis. It goes back to the Greeks. — Gayle Forman

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Not sure there is such a thing as a minor miracle. — Gayle Forman

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Standing here, in this quiet house where I can hear the birds chirping out back, I think I'm kind of getting the concept of closure. It's no big dramatic before-after. It's more like that melancholy feeling you get at the end of a really good vacation. Something special is ending, and you're sad, but you can't be that sad because, hey, it was good while it lasted, and there'll be other vacations, other good times. — Gayle Forman

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She says that the world is divided into the people who imagine their own funerals and the people who don't, and that smart and artistic people naturally fall into the former category. — Gayle Forman

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We like movies and books that give us this emotionally moving experience, where you feel like a slightly different person, and you see the world a little different after you finish. It lets you see your own life in a different way, and it actually makes you feel really good. — Gayle Forman

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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

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She's not my nurse but she comes up to Gran and Gramps just the same. "Don't you doubt for a second that she can hear you," she tells them. "She's aware if everything that's going on." She stands there with her hands on her hip. I can almost picture her snapping gum. Gran and Gramps stare at her, lapping up what she's telling them. "You might think the doctors or nurses or all this equipment is running the show," she says, gesturing to the wall of medical equipment. "Nuh-uh. She's running the show. Maybe she's just biding her time. So you talk to her. You tell her to take all the time she needs, but to come on back. You're waiting for her. — Gayle Forman

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Travelling is like a talent, like whistling or dancing. And some people have it. — Gayle Forman

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She opens her eyes and wipes her hands together as if to say enough of that. Then she reconsiders and adds a final appeal. "Please don't die. I can understand why you'd want to, but think about this: If you die, there's going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school, where everyone puts flowers and candles and notes next to your locker." She wipes away a renegade tear with the back of her hand. "I know you'd hate that kind of thing. — Gayle Forman

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I only need a second. So I can show her that I'm here. That someone's still here. — Gayle Forman

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But it's a big ocean. It's an even bigger world. And maybe we've gotten as close as we're supposed to get. — Gayle Forman

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I wait for the fist of devestation, the collapse of a year's worth of hopes, the roar of sadness. And I do feel it. The pain of losing him. Or the idea of him. But along with that pain is something else, something quiet at first, so I have to strain for it. but when I do, I hear the sound of a door quietly clicking shut. And then the most amazing thing happens: The night is calm, but I feel a rush of wind, as if a thousand other doors have just simultaneously flung open.
I give one last glance towards Willem. Then I turn to Wolfgang. "Finished," I say.
But I suspect the opposite is true. That really, I'm just beginning. — Gayle Forman

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Don't worry, I plan on living a long time."
"Why are you making a bucket list, then?"
"Because if you wait until you're really dying, it's too late. — Gayle Forman

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(P)eople's good intentions can wind up putting us in boxes as confining as coffins. — Gayle Forman

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Life is a big fat gigantic stinking mess, that's the beauty of it, too. — Gayle Forman

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He looks at me and then, reverting to the voice he'd used with Kendra, says, 'If homegirls wanna see me as ghetto trash'
he stops and switches to his lispy, sassy voice
'or big-ass queer'
now he switches to his deepest Shakespeare voice
'I shall not take it upon myself to disabuse them. — Gayle Forman

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Sarcasm creates a chasm between yourself and others. — Gayle Forman

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What would you do if you had to choose? — Gayle Forman

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When the sun shines, you let it shine on you — Gayle Forman

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The rain keeps up throughout the next day. "Lovely English summer we're having," everyone jokes. — Gayle Forman

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John Green was on the set of 'The Fault In Our Stars' the entire time, which is amazing! Wouldn't you want John Green on set the entire time? — Gayle Forman

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Quitting's not hard. Deciding to quit is hard. Once you make that mental leap, the rest is easy."
"Really? Was that how you quit me? — Gayle Forman

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And something tells me if it matters, maybe it shouldn't be easy. — Gayle Forman

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There's a piece of lead where my heart should beat
Doctor said too dangerous to take out
You'd better just leave it be
Body grew back around it, a miracle, praise be
Now, if only I could get through airport security
bullet — Gayle Forman

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I don't discount a magical hand of fate. I am an actor, after all, and a Shakespearian, no less. But it can't be the ruling force of your life. You have to be the driver. — Gayle Forman

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But the memories ... one pops up, I push it away and then another appears. — Gayle Forman

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You meet people, you part ways, sometimes you cross paths again. Mostly, you don't. — Gayle Forman

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Maybe he was overwhelmed, like I am overwhelmed, by that mysterious intersection where love meets luck, where fate meets will. Because he'd been waiting for her. And there she was. — Gayle Forman

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Every morning I wake up and I tell myself this: It's just one day, one twenty-four-hour period to get yourself through. I don't know when exactly I started giving myself this daily pep talk - or why. — Gayle Forman

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I've always known where to find you, Cody. — Gayle Forman

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I can't lose you again. It really will kill me this time. — Gayle Forman

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I don't want to be that person, who just takes things. — Gayle Forman

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I understand that this is the point of laughter, to spread happiness. — Gayle Forman

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It's quiet now. So quiet that can almost hear other people's dreams. — Gayle Forman

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She didn't care that people called her a bitch. 'It's just another word for feminist,' she told me with pride. — Gayle Forman

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If I felt like a fish out of water in my family, I felt like a fish on Mars in Adam's circle. — Gayle Forman

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We drank Pepsi out of these old-fashioned bottles that Dad had found at some ancient country store, and I swear they tasted better than the regular kind. — Gayle Forman

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If I stay. If I live. It's up to me.
All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It's not up to the doctors. It's not up to the absentee angels. It's not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It's up to me. — Gayle Forman

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Why get stained when getting dirty is so much more fun — Gayle Forman

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Why wasn't I nicer to Alice? When she has been nothing but sweet to me? When I actually like her? I know I should say something to her, but before I can find the words, she's tooting her horn and disappearing down the street.
I wave until she turns the corner. And as I watch another person drive out of here to some better place, I understand exactly why I wasn't nicer. — Gayle Forman

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And this is the truth. Because I may be only eighteen, but it already seems pretty obvious that the world is divided into two groups: the doers and the watchers. The people things happen to and the rest of us, who just sort of plod on with things. The Lulus and the Allysons.
It never occurred to me that by pretending to be Lulu, I might slip into that other column, even for just a day. — Gayle Forman

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It is courageous to go into territory unknown. — Gayle Forman

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There are so many things that demand to be said. Where did you go? Do you ever think about me? You've ruined me. Are you okay? But of course, I can't say any of that. — Gayle Forman

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Everyone has hardship in their life. Everyone has pain. — Gayle Forman

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Amazing things happen when you stop hiding behind that hulking beast. — Gayle Forman

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I realize then that it's not enough to know what someone is called. You have to know who they are. — Gayle Forman

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He kissed me hard. "Promise me. Promise me you'll spend New Year's with me next year," he whispered into my ear. — Gayle Forman

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I've been feeling something else. Like I'm about to be sucked
into something powerful and painful. — Gayle Forman

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I don't want to lose you because of the f**ked-up way I found you. — Gayle Forman

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I didn't believe it was happening. But it was.
Just being here, being away, it was all so much easier in a way I didn't anticipate. In a way I didn't
think my life could be anymore. It was a huge relief. — Gayle Forman

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Adam had chosen me, and this I didn't understand. Why had he fallen for me? It didn't make sense. — Gayle Forman

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Edible. But I still hated the shows and hated myself for hating them. The clubs were smoky, which hurt my eyes and made my clothes stink. The speakers were always turned up so high that the music blared, causing my ears to ring so — Gayle Forman

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Oh yes. To dram is the ultimate dare, is it not? — Gayle Forman

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It's ok if you want to stop fighting. — Gayle Forman

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I failed her
in life. But I won't fail her in death. — Gayle Forman

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Life can be hard and beautiful and messy, but hopefully, it will be long. If it is, you will see that it's unpredictable, and that the dark periods comes, but they abate
sometimes with a lot of support
and the tunnel widens, allowing the sun back in. If you're in the dark, it might feel like you will always be there. Fumbling. Alone. But you won't
and you're not. — Gayle Forman

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'Twilight' is a breathlessly addictive read with a love story that sucks people in. — Gayle Forman

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I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It's okay if you have to leave us. It's okay if you want to stop fighting. — Gayle Forman

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When Bryn said that, uttered out loud the thing that to my never-ending shame I sometimes felt, I'd fallen in love with her a little bit. And I'd thought that was enough. That this implicit understanding and those first stirrings would bloom until my feelings for Bryn were as consuming as my love for Mia had once been. — Gayle Forman

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It's just one day, one twenty-four-hour period to get yourself through. - Adam — Gayle Forman

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Oddly enough, though, that day with Lulu it didn't feel anything like falling. It felt like arriving — Gayle Forman

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And yes, it was a high school romance, but it was still the kind of romance where I thought we were trying to find a way to make it forever ... — Gayle Forman

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This is the hospital's idea of nondenominational." She points around the chapel. There is a crucifix mounted on the wall, a flag of a cross draped over the lectern, and a few paintings of the Madonna and Child hanging in the back."We have a token Star of David," she says, gesturing to the six-pointed star on the wall. "But what about the Muslims? No prayer rugs or symbol to show which way is east towards Mecca? And what about the Buddhists? Couldn't they spring for a gong? I mean there are probably more Buddhists than Jews in Portland anyway. — Gayle Forman

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Forever and a day. — Gayle Forman

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Yeah, but some things you can't control, no matter how hard you try. — Gayle Forman

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...he starts telling them about our day, embellishing it so that it almost sounds fun. It's how all good travel stories are born. Nightmares spun into punch lines. — Gayle Forman

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That's all we can do, Brit. Take steps. Take enough of them and suddenly, you're somewhere. — Gayle Forman

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It feels kind of nice to be lost, together — Gayle Forman

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Tomorrow would be different. Sophie understood this. There really was no such thing as a minor miracle. — Gayle Forman

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For the hundredth time tonight, I'm back with Lulu, on Jacques's barge, the improbably named Viola. She'd just toldme the story of double happiness and we were arguing over the meaning. She'd thought it meant the luck of the boy getting the job and the girl. But I'd disagreed. It was the couplet fitting together, the two halves finding each other. It was love. But maybe we were both wrong, and both right. It's not either or, not luck or love. Not fate or will. Maybe for double happiness, you need both. — Gayle Forman

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Sometimes the best way to find out what you're supposed to do is by doing the thing you're not supposed to do. — Gayle Forman

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Life might take you down different roads. But each of you gets to decide which one to take. — Gayle Forman

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Vortexy.
"Is that even a word?" I ask myself
"You're talking to yourself, so who the hell cares?" I reply — Gayle Forman

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Shouldn't I stay? Soldier through it? Maybe if I'd had some practice, maybe if I'd had more devastation in my life, I would be more prepared to go on. It's not that my life has been perfect. I've had disappointments and I've been lonely and frustrated and angry and all the crappy stuff everyone feels. — Gayle Forman

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He gives me a little shrug, like, of course, why else? And at this point, I really have no right to be surprised by people's capacity for kindness and generosity, but still, I am. I'm floored every time. — Gayle Forman

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I'd actually rather go off with my family. This is another thing you don't advertise about yourself, — Gayle Forman

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It doesn't rain every day. Just every other day. — Gayle Forman

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How would the tragedy changes us? How would WE change us ? — Gayle Forman

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Teddy is never going to graduate from T-ball to baseball. He's never going to grow a mustache. Never going to get into a fistfight or shoot a deer or kiss a girl or have sex or fall in love or get married or father his own curly-haired child. I'm only ten years older than him, but it's like I've already had so much more life. It is unfair, If one of us should have been left behind, if one of us should have been given the opportunity for more life, it should be him. — Gayle Forman

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Next time I get sick, you can tell that to me. You can be my girl in the mountains."
"Okay", I say."I'll be your mountain girl and take care of you. — Gayle Forman

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What's the big story?" he asks.
"We're slacker playboys with trust funds, renting a house on Isla Mujeres."
"So, aside from the house, you're pretending to be you? — Gayle Forman

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The music is the void. And you're the reason why. — Gayle Forman

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When you are bred to be white trash, you do what you can to avoid the family trap. — Gayle Forman

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Willem, I suspect deep down you know exactly why you're here, exactly what you want, but you're unwilling to the wanting, let alone the having. Because both of those propositions are terrifying. — Gayle Forman

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Experience has shown me that standing by oneself reading from one's book isn't especially compelling - unless you're David Sedaris. — Gayle Forman

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C'mon, Mee,' Henry said. 'You're among family.' 'Totally,' Kim said. — Gayle Forman