Lauren Oliver

"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."
"So are you going to be my knight in shining armor or what?'Kent does a little bow. 'You know I can't resist a damsel in distress."
"It's not my fault I can't be like you, okay? I don't get up in the morning thinking the world is one big, shiny, happy place, okay? That's just not how I work. I don't think I can be fixed."
"How is it possible, I think, to change so much and not be able to change anything at all?"
"Maybe next time, but probably not."
"I used to think that's what love was- knowing someone so well he was like a part of you."
"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."
"The whole point of growing up is learning to stay on the laughing side."
"This is what happens when you try to help people. You get screwed."
"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."
"I've never really thought about it before, but it's a miracle how many kinds of light there are in the world, how many skies- the pale brightness of spring, when it feels like the hole world's blushing; the lush, bright boldness of a July noon; purple storm skies and a green queasiness just before lightning strikes and crazy multicolored sunsets that look like someone's acid trip."
"I hate both of my parents right now- for sitting quietly in our house, while out in the darkness my heart was beating away all of the seconds of my life, ticking them off one by one until my time was up; for letting the thread between us stretch so far and so thin that the moment it was severed for good they didn't even feel it."