Wednesday 13 February 2013

Where's the Love? Week: YA Says it Best

As those of you who follow me on Twitter may know, I love a quote. I’ve even dedicated a whole Tumblr to my favourite ones! When they’re from a YA book and they’re about love, well, I’m a happy Sophie. So I thought that I’d show you some of my very favourite quotes about love from the plethora of young adult novel around. Be warned: some are sappy; actually most of them are sappy, but that my friend is exactly my style! I hope you enjoy them.

The first and my very favourite quote from my favourite book by my favourite author. I love this so much that I want it tattooed on my ribcage. Once I’ve manned up enough, obviously.

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Now this one makes me go week at the knees. Words like these don't come from a guy like this unless he properly loves you and once he does, he always will. This was a big moment for Clary and Jace and for fans of the series I don't think it was one that will be forgotten.

“‘There is no pretending,’ Jace said with absolute clarity. ‘I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.’”

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I found it impossible to pick just one because the entire novel is so, so beautifully written. Some of the quotes made me smile, some made me sad and some ripped my heart out with the beauty of them, but these, these are perfect.

“But I leave in true love, you know? I don't believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but I do believe that everybody should have true love, and it should last at least their lifetime.”

“I love her. I am so lucky to love her, van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices, I hope she likes hers.”

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This quote melted my heart. It was part of the beginning of a series that I counted down the days for the next instalment of and when Dimitri said this to Rose, I fell in love with him and knew that there was going to be some drama and heartbreak along the way.

“If I let myself love you, I won’t throw myself in front of her. I’ll throw myself in front of you.”

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

This book blew me away when I read it a few years ago. I didn’t expect to like it nearly as much as I did. This quote about the heroine, Cassie, has stuck with me ever since. It resonates with me and I imagine it does with many, many others as well.

Whether he loved her or not didn't change how she felt about him. She loved him  independent and regardless of whether he loved her.”

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

I also asked my Twitter followers what their favourite quotes about love and romance in YA were and here are some of them:

“Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated. Heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart.”
          Easy by Tammara Webber

“I’ll tell you something about true love. There’s no science to it. It’s as natural as the sky.”
          Wither by Lauren DeStefano

“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but the way you say it, it’s not how you look in that body, but the things you do with it. You are beautiful.”
          The Host by Stephenie Meyer

So there you go! Are of these among your favourite quotes? Or do you have different favourites?



  1. Those quotes from The Fault in Our Stars make me want to tear up. The part in which they're written is very sad and I can remember bawling like a baby when I was reading it.
    I still need to read The Truth About Forever. That quote is lovely and is definitely true. Lovely post! :)

  2. Love that quote from The Host :) Great post <3

  3. Oh that is one of my favourite quotes from The Truth About Forever! Good choices :)

  4. I don't collect quotes. Whenever I'm in the need for something great, I always go to your tumblr anywway :)


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