“They swung their hands like little kids, like they believed anything could happen, like they might take off soaring into the air. All the things you wanted to happen could happen. Why not?” -Sisterhood Everlasting
“It wasn’t that Carmen’s heart was small. She knew that. It was big. If anything, it loved too violently, too much. But she couldn’t expand its membership. If she asked herself honestly, she’d have to admit she didn’t really believe she could.” -Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting
“Maybe it didn’t matter if you were a world-famous heartthrob or a painful geek. Maybe it didn’t matter if you friend was possibly dying. Maybe you just got through it. Maybe that was all you could ask for.” -Ann Brashares, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
“She cared about him too much, and he was a dangerous person to love. He wouldn’t love her back.”
Ann Brashares, My Name is Memory
“It was hard to feel the right emotions at the right times. They didn’t come at all when you set a place for them, and they sacked when you weren’t ready, when you were just innocently flossing your teeth, for example, or eating a bowl of cereal.” -Ann Brashares, The Last Summer (Of You And Me).