david levithan Quotes

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.
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— 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.
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— David Levithan
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.
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— 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.
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— 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.
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— David Levithan
You have to trust the words. They do not create anything more than themselves.
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— David Levithan
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.
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— David Levithan
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.
tags: thoughts decision
— David Levithan
What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we've never met.
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— David Levithan
And maybe it is only by finding yourself that you can feel the true intensity of becoming close to another person.
tags: people true
— David Levithan
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.
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— David Levithan
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.
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— David Levithan
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.
tags: character kindness
— 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.
tags: trust self wrong
— David Levithan
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.
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— 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.
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— David Levithan
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.
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— David Levithan
You have to believe there are kisses and laughs and risks worth taking.
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— David Levithan
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.
tags: time wishes
— David Levithan
Remember that at any given moment there are a thousand things you can love.
tags: moment
— David Levithan
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.
tags: people reality eyes
— David Levithan
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
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— David Levithan
There are all these moments you don't think you will survive. And then you survive.
tags: moment
— David Levithan
Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.
tags: kindness
— David Levithan
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.
tags: time
— David Levithan
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.
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— David Levithan
Part of growing up is making sure your sense of reality isn't entirely grounded in your own mind.
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— David Levithan
There is no such thing as no choice. There is always a choice. The only question is whether it's a bearable one.
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— David Levithan
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.
tags: relationship
— David Levithan
Luckily, I always travel with a book, just in case I have to wait on line for Santa, or some such inconvenience.
tags: travel book
— David Levithan
When you live as I do, you cannot indulge in jealousy. If you do, it will rip you apart.
tags: live jealousy
— David Levithan
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.
tags: questions
— David Levithan
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.
tags: desires people
— David Levithan
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.
tags: justice kindness challenge
— 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.
tags: people path
— David Levithan
david levithan
Birth    : September 7, 1972
Occupation  : Author