Lauren Oliver Quotes

Lauren Oliver is one of the most celebrated young adult authors of our time. Her novels have won numerous awards, been published in more than twenty languages, and have sold millions of copies all over the world. Lauren is also a passionate advocate for children’s literacy and has been honored by the American Library Association for her dedication to promoting reading. Here are some of the best quotes from Lauren Oliver that will inspire and motivate you to be your best self.

  • Less than a month ago, all of August still stretched before us – long and golden and reassuring, like an endless period of delicious sleep.

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  • My parents were pretty liberal, but they were still parents. I definitely had my teenage rebellion.

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  • I feel a lot of adult fiction looks down on plot as a lesser form of literature.

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  • Requiem’ has been controversial because people don’t feel I gave it closure.

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  • There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the ‘burbs and be happy. But forging my own way – my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people – that’s who I am.

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  • I love to sleep. I’m an excellent, excellent sleeper.

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  • I think ‘Voldemort’ is definitely the scariest villain.

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  • I worked in publishing before I became an author, so I knew how a book gets made.

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  • Dystopian novels help people process their fears about what the future might look like; further, they usually show that there is always hope, even in the bleakest future.

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  • I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears.

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  • I think I’m able to do so much because writing is what I love to do. So, often when I have free time, I choose to write and edit.

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  • I have a beautiful pair of Giuseppe Zanotti black pumps that make me feel like a model every time I put them on. I have a pair of Jimmy Choo flats I would marry, if I could.

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  • One of the things I’ve tried to do in my career is really write different kinds of books, so I’m able to broaden people’s expectations of what I’m allowed to do.

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  • I try to write characters that are as real, emotionally and psychologically, as I can make them; I feel the same way about setting. This often means that I’m drawing from my experiences and observations.

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  • With ‘Delirium,’ I had to spend time thinking about the political, social and religious structure of a different world. But it was a fun challenge.

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  • I often write two books simultaneously. Usually one of them starts out as a fun experiment designed to give me a daily break from the real book I’m writing. And then that becomes a real book too.

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  • You don’t reach points in life at which everything is sorted out for us. I believe in endings that should suggest our stories always continue.

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  • Finishing books – and leaving the world you’ve created – is always a kind of emotionally wrenching experience. I usually cry.

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  • I was a troubled teen and I was constantly looking for someone to throw me a rope. Those ropes are connections. They allow us to see that life exists beyond the little worlds we are currently a part of.

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  • I think all artists are only interested in a couple of themes, really. I’m primarily interested in change and connection as being this restorative force. I write about them because that’s what I think about in my own life.

    Lauren Oliver

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