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    I try to write characters that are as real, emotionally and psychologically, as I can make them; I feel the same way about setting. This often means that I'm drawing from my experiences and observations.
    — Lauren Oliver
    I think all artists are only interested in a couple of themes, really. I'm primarily interested in change and connection as being this restorative force. I write about them because that's what I think about in my own life.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: write  artist 
     
    I feel a lot of adult fiction looks down on plot as a lesser form of literature.
    — Lauren Oliver
    One of the things I've tried to do in my career is really write different kinds of books, so I'm able to broaden people's expectations of what I'm allowed to do.
    — Lauren Oliver
    I think 'Voldemort' is definitely the scariest villain.
    — Lauren Oliver
    I have a beautiful pair of Giuseppe Zanotti black pumps that make me feel like a model every time I put them on. I have a pair of Jimmy Choo flats I would marry, if I could.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: time  beautiful  marry  black 
     
    I worked in publishing before I became an author, so I knew how a book gets made.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: book  author 
     
    I love to sleep. I'm an excellent, excellent sleeper.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: sleep 
     
    I often write two books simultaneously. Usually one of them starts out as a fun experiment designed to give me a daily break from the real book I'm writing. And then that becomes a real book too.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: fun  real  writing  book  write 
     
    With 'Delirium,' I had to spend time thinking about the political, social and religious structure of a different world. But it was a fun challenge.
    — Lauren Oliver
    I think I'm able to do so much because writing is what I love to do. So, often when I have free time, I choose to write and edit.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: time  writing  write 
     
    I was a troubled teen and I was constantly looking for someone to throw me a rope. Those ropes are connections. They allow us to see that life exists beyond the little worlds we are currently a part of.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: world  teen 
     
    There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the 'burbs and be happy. But forging my own way - my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people - that's who I am.
    — Lauren Oliver
    I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: fear  future  reflection 
     
    And it's the funniest thing: as soon as I see it, the whistling in my ears stops and the feeling of terror drains away, and I realize this whole time I haven't been falling at all. I've been floating.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: time 
     
    I'd rather die on my own terms than live on theirs. I'd rather die loving Alex than live without him.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: live  loving  die 
     
    Most people don't want to be saved. Besides, if you keep bailing everybody out, they'll never learn to paddle on their own.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: people  learn 
     
    But you can build a future out of anything. A scrap, a flicker. The desire to go forward, slowly, one foot at a time. You can build an airy city out of ruins.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: desires  time  future 
     
    Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you're so close to freedom.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: freedom 
     
    You have to go forward: It's the only way. You have to go forward no matter what happens. This is the universal law.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: law 
     
    A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: secret  friends  help 
     
    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.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: choice  saying 
     
    Hearts are fragile things. That's why you have to be so careful.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: heart 
     
    i think of all the thousands of billions of steps and missteps and chances and coincidences that have brought me here. Brought you here, and it feels like the biggest miracle in the world.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: chance  world  miracle 
     
    I guess that's just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: loving 
     
    And when it started to get dark you pointed to the sky, and told me there was a star for every thing you loved about me.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: star  dark  sky 
     
    For a second I feel a rush of sadness: for the horizons that vanish behind us, for the people we leave behind, the tiny-doll selves that get stored away and ultimately buried.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: people  self 
     
    I wonder if this is how people always get close: They heal each other's wounds; they repair the broken skin.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: people  wonder  broken 
     
    Running is a mental sport, more than anything else. You're only as good as your training, and your training is only as good as your thinking.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: mental  running  thinking 
     
    Feelings aren't forever. Time waits for no one, but progress waits for man to enact it.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: time  men  progress  forever 
     
    I'd rather die my way than live yours.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: live  die 
     
    Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: anger 
     
    When you love someone, when you care for someone, you have to do it through the good and the bad. Not just when you're happy and it's easy.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: care  bad 
     
    We all need mantras, I guess - stories we tell ourselves to keep us going.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: stories 
     
    I love you. Remember. They cannot take it
    — Lauren Oliver
    If you're smart, you care. And if you care, you love.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: smart  care 
     
    people themselves are full of tunnels: winding, dark spaces and caverns; impossible to know all the places inside of them. Impossible even to imagine.
    — 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.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: time  truth  tomorrow 
     
    Sometimes I'm afraid to go to sleep because of what I'm leaving behind.
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: sleep  afraid 
     
    I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it's the effect or vice versa
    — Lauren Oliver
    tags: wrong  thinking 
     
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