carrie ryan Quotes

It's not about surviving. It should be about love. When you know love...that's what makes this life worth it. When you live with it everyday. Wake up with it, hold on to it during the thunder and after a nightmare. When love is your refuge from the death that surrounds us all and when it fills you so tight that you can't express it.

- Carrie Ryan

She must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

- Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

[In my dream] they slide their lips over my skin, whispering whispering whispering. They tell me their names, they tell me their lives, they tell me their pain...I can't struggle, I can't stop laughing, I can't resist these people who once were.

- Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

I realize that sometimes death comes before you expect it. That while we are rarely prepared for our friends, family and loved ones to die, we are never prepared for our own deaths. Never prepared to reconcile our own regrets.

- Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

I imagine that's what it must have been like to ride the roller coaster back in the before time. One moment teetering at the top, the world laid out before you and the rush of life filling your lungs. . . and then the plummet. The lack of control. That's what I've started to learn about this world. It might give, but it always takes away.

- Carrie Ryan

Sometimes it’s the mistakes that turn out to be thebest parts of life,

- Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

You think you want love, Mary. You think it is this beautiful gift that does nothing but fill you and make you whole. But you are wrong. Love can be cruel and ugly. It can become dark and cause the deepest pain.

- Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

I will always need you," I whisper. "All of this time I've waited for you. And you were never coming for me. Why did you let me wait for you?

- Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The broken ones need someone to fight for them even harder.

- Carrie Ryan, The Dark and Hollow Places

It's as if there is infinity between our lips and we will never actually touch. Like math, where dividing by half can last for eternity.

- Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.