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    People read vampire novels and say, 'Oh I want to read another vampire novel.' People read fantasy, and they're like, 'Oh I love fantasy.' I don't know that people are necessarily finishing 'Hunger Games' and immediately wanting to read another dystopian tale.
    — David Levithan
    I love bouncing my words off of someone else's, and the fact that writing a story with someone else guarantees you'll get something you never, ever would have written on your own.
    — David Levithan
    tags: facts  writing  stories 
     
    I can honestly say I've never thought for a second about whether a character reflects poorly on any group. All that matters to me is that the character is true to my belief in who he or she is.
    — David Levithan
    There's no such thing as a perfect person, so it makes no sense to write a perfect person. I don't know any author who'd try. And we write characters, not representations of groups.
    — David Levithan
    There's no way for them to take away my sadness, but they can make sure I am not empty of all the other feelings.
    — David Levithan
    tags: sadness 
     
    You have to trust the words. They do not create anything more than themselves.
    — David Levithan
    tags: trust 
     
    this blue shirt i have is practically the same color as my jeans, and looking all-blue is something only cookie monster can pull off.
    — David Levithan
    I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.
    — David Levithan
    It is its own form of conversation - you can learn a lot about people from the stories they tell, but you can also know them from the way they sing along, whether they like the windows up or down, if they live by the map or by the world, if they feel the pull of the ocean.
    — David Levithan
    tags: people  live  world  ocean  learn  stories 
     
    If we actually thought about every decision we made, we'd be paralyzed ... You have to decide which decisions you're actually going to make, and then you have to let the rest of them go.
    — David Levithan
    tags: thoughts  decision 
     
    What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we've never met.
    — David Levithan
    tags: animals  people  chaos 
     
    And maybe it is only by finding yourself that you can feel the true intensity of becoming close to another person.
    — David Levithan
    tags: people  true 
     
    I am proud that I defy your categories. I am proud that I don't fit easily into any box. I am proud of all the things I am and all the things i can be. Question yourself every time you think you only see one thing in me.
    — David Levithan
    tags: time  questions 
     
    Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.
    — David Levithan
    tags: write 
     
    I am stronger than words and I am bigger than the box I'm in, and then I see her in the crowd and I fall apart.
    — David Levithan
    I no longer think she's just being nice. She's being kind. Which is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
    — David Levithan
    We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we're wrong. Someone we trust.
    — David Levithan
    tags: trust  self  wrong 
     
    Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you're friends is easy. Being friends is not.
    — David Levithan
    I guess I don't believe these things can ever be easy, although I also don't see why they have to be hard.
    — David Levithan
    tags: believe 
     
    We'd said we'd keep in touch. But touch is not something you can keep; as soon as it's gone, it's gone. We should have said we'd keep in words, because they are all we can string between us-words on a telephone line, words appearing on a screen.
    — David Levithan
    tags: gone 
     
    You have to believe there are kisses and laughs and risks worth taking.
    — David Levithan
    tags: believe  risk  kiss  worth 
     
    If there's one thing I've learned, it's this: We all want everything to be okay. We don't even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.
    — David Levithan
    tags: time  wishes 
     
    Remember that at any given moment there are a thousand things you can love.
    — David Levithan
    tags: moment 
     
    People are rarely as attractive in reality as they are in the eyes of the people who are in love with them. Which is, I suppose, as it should be.
    — David Levithan
    tags: people  reality  eyes 
     
    I preferred to hang out with the dead, dying, or desperate books - used we call them, in a way that we'd never call a person, unless we meant it cruelly
    — David Levithan
    tags: people  dying  book 
     
    There are all these moments you don't think you will survive. And then you survive.
    — David Levithan
    tags: moment 
     
    Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
    — David Levithan
    tags: kindness 
     
    I never felt the urge to jump off a bridge, but there are times I have wanted to jump out of my life, out of my skin.
    — David Levithan
    tags: time 
     
    Maybe relationships could have fractals, too. And maybe the sense of loss was when you're becoming a fractal of what you once were to each other.
    — David Levithan
    tags: loss  relationship 
     
    Part of growing up is making sure your sense of reality isn't entirely grounded in your own mind.
    — David Levithan
    tags: reality  mind 
     
    There is no such thing as no choice. There is always a choice. The only question is whether it's a bearable one.
    — David Levithan
    tags: choice  questions 
     
    But there was something about you that made me think of sparks and motion.
    — David Levithan
    Every relationship has a hard part at the beginning. This is our hard part. It's not like a puzzle piece where there's an instant fit. With relationships, you have to shape the pieces on each end before they go perfectly together.
    — David Levithan
    tags: relationship 
     
    Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.
    — David Levithan
    tags: travel  book 
     
    When you live as I do, you cannot indulge in jealousy. If you do, it will rip you apart.
    — David Levithan
    tags: live  jealousy 
     
    You can't know what it is like for us now-you will always be one step behind. Be thankful for that. You can't know what it was like for us then-you will always be one step ahead. Be thankful for that, too.
    — David Levithan
    Answerless questions can destroy you. Move on.
    — David Levithan
    tags: questions 
     
    This is a difference between us: you desire what other people have, while I desire the things I used to have, or think I might have one day.
    — David Levithan
    tags: desires  people 
     
    The more kindness and justice are challenged, the more we must embrace them. Only when you are challenged - and only when you challenge yourself - do you discover what truly matters.
    — David Levithan
    this is why we call people exes, I guess - because the paths that cross in the middle end up separating at the end. it's too easy to see an X as a cross-out. it's not, because there's no way to cross out something like that. the X is a diagram of two paths.
    — David Levithan
    tags: people  path 
     
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    david levithan
    Birth    : September 7, 1972
    Occupation  : Author