I want to believe there is a somebody out there for me. I want to believe that I exist to be there for that somebody.
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn’t so much about plot. It was much more about character.
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
I mean, what if love isn’t a yes-or-no question? It’s not either you’re in love or you’re not. I mean, aren’t there different levels? And maybe these things, like words and expectations and whatever, don’t go on top of the love. Maybe it’s like a map, and they all have their own place, and then when you see it from the sky - whoa.
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
You want meaning? Well, the meanings are out there. We’re just so damn good at reading them wrong.
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
You think fairy tales are only for girls? Here’s a hint - ask yourself who wrote them. I assure you, it wasn’t just the women. It’s the great male fantasy - all it takes is one dance to know that she’s the one. All it takes is the sound of her song from the tower, or a look at her sleeping face. And right away you know - this is the girl in your head, sleeping or dancing or singing in front of you. Yes, girls want their princes, but boys want their princesses just as much. And they don’t want a very long courtships. They want to know immediately.
- Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan 

'There's nothing worse than nothing. But if it's nothing, I won't it because I will be nothing.'

'But what about not existing,' I ask. 'The whole world will go on without you. Like you were never here. And then someday everyone who knows you will be dead, too, and then it will be like you never ever existed. Doesn't that make you sad?'

- Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
I’m not a romantic, I’m a half-wit. Only stupid people would think I’m smart. I’m not something anyone should know. I’m a lunatic wandering around for scraps, I’m like every single miserable moron I’ve scorned and pretended I didn’t recognize. I’m all of them, every last ugly thing in a bad last-minute costume. I’m not different, not at all, not different from any other speck of a thing. I’m a blemished blemish, a ruined ruin, a stained wreck so failed I can’t see what I used to be.
- Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler 
A house is such a strange thing. Everything else gets more worn when people handle it, and sometimes you can feel a person’s poison if you get too close to him, but that’s not what happens to a house. Even a good house falls apart quickly when nobody stops by. A house is alive only when there are people living in it, brushing against it, staying in it.
- Please Look After Mom by Shin Kyung-Sook