Life according to

Gayle Forman

Life according to Gayle Forman



On love and marriage

'You have to fall in love to be in love, but falling in love isn’t the same as being in love.'

- Just One Day



On the meaning of life

'Life is a big fat gigantic stinking mess, that's the beauty of it, too.'

- If I Stay



On parents

'My mother and I, we both speak Dutch and English. But we never could speak the same language.'

- Just One Year



On money

'I think you're the sort of person who finds money on the ground and waves it in the air and asks if anyone has lost it.'

- Just One Day



On death

'Sleep would be so welcome. A warm blanket of black to erase everything else. Sleep without dreams. I've heard people talk about the sleep of the dead. Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that's what it's like, I wouldn't mind. If that's what dying is like, I wouldn't mind that at all.'

- If I Stay

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