In Gayle’s books, one can find exceptionally crafted quotes that portray emotions, define personalities, and justify people’s actions from a perspective of realism.
I’m not sure this is a world I belong in anymore. I’m not sure that I want to wake up.
Gayle Forman used this quote to show to what extent the feeling of rejection and being out of place can make someone feel. Gotten from ‘If I Stay.’ The quote showed Mia at a point when she felt it was better if she never stayed. Gayle Forman showed with this quote that rejection forces an emotion of disconnection and feeling out of place.
Love and Hate
I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.
Gayle Forman showed that love sometimes harbors hate, and this quote was a perfect way to express that. After meeting up with Adam, Mia finally confessed to hating him for not letting her go. Mia knew Adam’s love for her was what made her stay, but at the same time, she hated him for loving her so much to the point of not wanting her to leave. Gayle Forman showed with this quote that we could hate the one we love because love and hate sometimes compliment each other.
Loving someone is such an inherently dangerous act. And yet, love, that’s where safety lives.
Love can be ironic, and this quote perfectly describes that. The quote shows that though love is beautiful, it could lead to something bad.
Part of me knows one more day won’t do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently. We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.
Gayle Forman discussed the intriguing concept of how one day can change a life for better or worse in her book, ‘Just One Day.’
The Right Step
Sometimes the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the thing you’re not supposed to do.
Gayle Forman used this quote to show that sometimes making an error is necessary to make you do what is right.
Fate and Life
Sometimes fate or life or whatever you want to call it leaves a door a little open and you walk through it. But sometimes it locks the door and you have to find the key, or pick the lock, or knock the damn thing down. And sometimes, it doesn’t even show you the door, and you have to build it yourself. But if you keep waiting for the doors to be opened for you… I think you’ll have a hard time finding single happiness, let alone that double portion.
This quote explains that life sometimes can be kind or harsh, but one still has to strife to make something good out of it no matter how hard it looks.
You win some, you lose some. And sometimes you win and lose at the same time. Life’s a bloody cockup.
Gotten from ‘Just One Night,’ this quote shows that life is not always great, but the roughness of life is what gives everyone their definition.
Sometimes the wind blows you places you weren’t expecting: sometimes it blows you away from those places, too.
Gayle Forman used the quote to express the uncertainty of life and how we find ourselves in situations we never expect.