slug Quotes

No, scratch the word "career." Careers are for people who wish to advance. I only want to survive, draw a paycheck.

- Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

Sorrow comes with so many defense mechanisms. You have your shock, your denial, your getting wasted, your cracking jokes, and your religion. You also have the old standby catchall--the blind belief in fate, the whole "things happening for a reason" drill.But my personal favorite defense has always been anger, with its trusty offshoots of self-righteous indignation, bitterness, and resentment.

- Emily Giffin, Baby Proof

Writing a teen character is something I wanted to try again for a long time!

- Emily Giffin

His loyalty, so fierce and unwavering, makes my eyes water and heart ache.

- Emily Giffin

I miss him in so many ways, but right now I miss him in the way you always miss someone when you're single among a room full of couples.

- Emily Giffin, Baby Proof

A theme in a lot of my books - and in my own life - is making choices that you feel you should make, or what society wants you to make, as opposed to what is truly right for you.

- Emily Giffin

We both have a lot of growing-up to do... A lot of the world to see & figure out on our own." -- Leo

- Emily Giffin

No second chances. It's not so much about morality, but about my inability to forgive. I am a champion grudge holder, and I don't think I could change this about myself even if I wanted to.

- Emily Giffin, Baby Proof

I have always been drawn to coming-of-age stories and books and movies featuring compelling young characters.

- Emily Giffin

desperately wanting to define what's in the air between us but unwilling to make the first move

- Emily Giffin

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.