Now Quoting

Go grab a box of those “Use In Case Of Feels” tissues, you might need ‘em. To start things off, watch this short video featuring 8 of the quotes from below. Then continue on and see if you can make it through the rest of the quotes without tearing up.


“No one had ever told her this basic fact: not everyone got to be loved.”

— Lauren Oliver, Panic


“Humanity will destroy itself, body and soul, before it will learn a simple lesson.”

— Dan Wells, Fragments


“But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes . . . and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can’t forgive yourself for.”

― Melina Marchetta, Jellicoe Road



“Sometimes only pain can heal”

— Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die


“Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.”

–– Veronica Roth, Allegiant


“If he were to put his heart in my hand, he might never find it again. And I’m not cruel enough to let him break while he tries to heal the impossible.”

― Courtney C. Stevens, Faking Normal



“I knew how to die. It was the living that scared me.”

— Julie Murphy, Side Effects May Vary


“Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes part of you, step for step, breath for breath.”

–– Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere


“Envy hurt exponentially more than heartbreak because your soul was torn in two, half soaring with happiness for another person, half mired in a well of selfpity and pain.”

––Diana Peterfreund, For Darkness Shows the Stars



“A part of me will always be unflyable, stuck in the climb.”

–– Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity


“I’ve decided that it’s possible to love someone for entirely selfless reasons, for all of their flaws and weaknesses, and still not succeed in having them love you back.”

–– Cammie McGovern, Say What You Will


“It’s amazing how quickly the things you thought would make you happy seem small once you stumble on something true.”

–– Hilary T. Smith, Wild Awake


“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world. . . but you do have some say in who hurts you.”

–– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


“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, If I Stay


“How much did it hurt? It was like a million paper cuts on my heart.”

― Jennifer Mathieu, The Truth About Alice



What other quotes would you add to this list?