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The Truth About Forever

The Truth About Forever

by Sarah Dessen

Happiness Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

We parted our hair cleanly and stood up straight, greeting company—and the world—with the smiles we practiced in the quiet of our now-too-big house full of mirrors that showed the smiles back. But under it all, our grief remained. (2.21)

Usually, smiles don't have to be practiced. This is how we know things are really bad. P.S. Total aside: studies show—even when you don't want to—can make you happier. Give it a shot, Shmoopers.

Quote #2

The fireflies were probably already out; maybe it wasn't just a season or a time but a whole world I'd forgotten. I'd never know until I stepped out into it. So I did. (5.45)

Poor Macy has cut herself off from so much—even nature and the outside world. Why is that? Does nature remind her of her dad? Or of being happy? Or is it because she can't control nature? So many possibilities…

Quote #3

In so many ways, I was realizing, the info desk was a lot like my life had been before Wish and Kristy and Wes. Something to be endured, never enjoyed. (10.154)

In so many ways, I was realizing, the info desk was a lot like my life had been before Wish and Kristy and Wes. Something to be endured, never enjoyed. (10.154)

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