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Quotes by Nicholas Sparks

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Wikipedia Summary for Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American novelist, screenwriter, and philanthropist. He has published twenty-one novels and two non-fiction books, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 115 million copies sold worldwide in more than 50 languages.

Eleven of his novels have been adapted to film, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven (on all of which he served as a producer), The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, and The Notebook.

Sparks lives in North Carolina, where he contributes to a variety of local and national charities. In 2011, he launched the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages.

None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.

I know we loved each other, but distance can do strange things to people and before I was willing to tell you about it, I wanted to be certain that it would last.

Little girls. They could melt the toughest hearts.

Alzheimer's it is a barren disease, as empty and lifeless as a desert. It is a thief of hearts and souls and memories.

Being in love, I find myself smiling for no reason at all.

When people cared about each other, they always found a way to make it work.

If they were meant to be together they would find a way to do it.

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That's what I hope to give you forever.

I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with in the years we were apart.

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face--I know it's an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.

People in pain don't always see things as clearly as they should.

Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doin them with the right people.

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals.

She leaned into me, and when I closed my eyes, I knew I wanted nothing more than to hold her this way forever.

If Alex has chosen you, then I want you to believe that I have chosen you as well.

You're still alive. And that means you'll love and be loved...and in the end, nothing else really matters.

He wanted to say that all this talk of feelings was irrelevant. That emotions come and go and can't be controlled, so there's no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone.

When a wife wouldn't testify, little punishment was meted out. Alex came to understand that only those who pressed charges ever became truly free, because the life they were leading was a prison, even if most of them wouldn't admit it.

Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life.

I think... that when it comes to us, anything is possible.

You might not believe it...but you make the world a better place when you smile.

He thought of her often, and he missed the companionship they'd once shared and the friendship that had been the bedrock of their marriage at its best.

Love is a wonderful thing. It makes life worthwhile. I love being in love.

Two cannibals were eating a comedian, and one of them turns to the other and asks, 'Does this taste funny to you?

You're beautiful and charming, and I can't stop thinking about last night. No, he
didn't say that. Not exactly, anyway. What Sarah heard was, Hey--how are you?

We'd met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise, in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world.

Because being comfortable meant she might lower her guard, and she could not let that happen.

That's what dating is for, after all -- to learn if you're compatible with someone.

I have no complaints about my path and the places it has taken me; enough complaints to fill a circus tent about other things, maybe, but the path I've chosen has always been the right one, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through.

Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as…amazing somehow.

God's voice is usually nothing more than a whisper, and you have to listen very carefully to hear it. But other times, in those rarest of moments, the answer is obvious and rings as loud as a church bell.

And I'd be struck a new by the finality of Ruth's absence.

We're not the same people we were then. We've changed, we've grown.

Miles: Well, things are kind of complicated right now. When you're
a grown-up, you'll understand.
Jonah: I don't want to be a grown-up.
Miles: Why not?
Jonah: Because grown-ups always say that things are complicated.

Grown-ups always say that things are complicated.

In the distance, he could see Molly lying in the tall grass off to the side of the house.

Mom says it's because she has PMS.
Do you even know what that means?
I'm not a little kid anymore. It means pissed-at-men syndrome.

Gossip is one thing, hurtful gossip is completely another, and even in high school we weren't THAT mean.

In the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone.

He wanted to say that all this talk of feelings was irrelevant. That
emotions come and go and can't be controlled, so there's no reason to worry about them. That in the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone.

Our lives can't be measured by our final years, of this I am sure.

There are always differences when you adapt a novel to a film. A novel is longer so you're automatically cutting out elements and introspection but this is actually a film that stays very close to the novel.

She laughed, and the sound was so melodic that I knew I wanted to hear it again.

Henry nodded, thinking, 'If you were any more whipped, little brother, they'd serve you on ice cream.

It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.

I've learned that we're all entitled to have our secrets.

You're a hero and a gentleman, you're kind and honest, but more than that, you're the first man I ever truly loved. And no matter what the future brings, you always will be, and I know that my life is better for it.

More than anything, he wanted to return to the house with the same look of peace that he'd seen on Pastor Harris's face, but he trudged through the sand, he couldn't help feeling like an amateur, someone searching for God's truths like a child searching for seashells.

The movies are fun, but I'm a novelist. In many ways, screenwriting is much easier than writing novels. I find screenplays twenty times easier to write than a novel.

But wasn't a relationship supposed to be just that? A relationship? Both partners doing everything they could to keep the other satisfied?

In all my life, I'd never been as sure of anything, and as much as I hoped to one day hear Savannah say these words to me, what mattered most was knowing that love was mine to give, without strings or expectations.

When I was seventeen, I don't think I even knew what love was. But when it's right, it's right, and you just know it.

There's always a 'but' when it comes to jobs. Like, I love my job but my colleagues are first-rate, but...a couple of them like to dress like superheroes on the weekend and I can't help but wonder if they're nuts. -- Logan.

Who am I? And how, I wonder, will this story end?

Men like women who know how to be subtle.

If I tried to write long-hand, I suppose I'd never finish a novel. I edit too much as I write -- the paper would be white-out and sharpie marks. Writing with a computer works for me, so I stick with it.

It was a lesson that I would learn in time though it wasn't Hegbert who taught me.

It's the same thing. Passion is passion. It's the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn't matter where it's directed.

When you know that someone close to you is going to die, there's a natural tendency to want to spend as much time with them as you can.

Women had a tendency to see what they wanted to see i men, at least in the beginning.

While I find inspiration in real life, the actual stories are, thankfully, works of fiction -- which, given the considerable turmoil in my character's lives, is probably a good thing!

I have always had an interest in how cultural rituals play into something as unpredictable as romance.

Too many people seem to believe that silence was a void that needed to be filled, even if nothing important was said.

That's the thing about being the product of happily marries parents, You grow up thinking the fairy tale is real, and more than that, you think you're entitled to live it. So far, though, it wasn't working out as planned.

I can say that I don't have a lot of leisure time, just sitting around doing absolutely nothing, but that's okay.

In another time and place, she might have felt differently, but thinking along those lines was pointless now.

When she was able to imagine a different life that might have been hers, the kind of life she knew that she'd always really wanted.

Dawson, she knew, had saved Alan's life- but in the end, he'd saved Jared's as well. And for her that meant...everything. 'I gave you the best of me,' he'd told her once, and with every beat of her son's heart, she knew he'd done exactly that.

It was one thing, after all, to know his feelings for Amanda hadn't changed; it was another thing entirely to face the future with the certainty that they never would.

On the drive we talked easily, but we did make a small detour. After pulling into a rest stop, we made out like teenagers.

He'd lived long enough to know that everyone handled grief in different ways, and little by little, they all seemed to accept their new lives.

I want her to be smart and kind... and I want you to fall in love with her, because you shouldn't spend the rest of your life alone.

Their fingers seemed to fit together in just the right way- effortlessly clasped,like perfect complements.

Usually, I start thinking about my next novel soon after completing the latest, and it can take anywhere from a month to 6 months to come up with a story.

Until you came along, I never knew how much I'd been missing. I never knew that a touch could be so meaningful or an expression so eloquent; I never knew that a kiss could literally take my breath awa.

For desert, maybe we can split a couple of crumbs.

I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it to the earnestness of others.

Mike, however, heard nothing at all. Lost in her breathlike touch, he knew only one thing for sure: In the instant their lips first met, there was a flicker of something almost electrical that made him believe the feeling would last forever.

Frugality, I've learned, has its own cost, one that sometimes lasts forever.

I had no choice. Love does funny things to people.

I wait. with all my dreams, i know her heart, and i know i'm almost there.

Sometimes, things don't work out the way we want them to.

Always stick to the story. It was when you started backtracking that people got in trouble. Interrogation 101.

Women are more attuned to feelings than men are, and if they're not being truthful, more often than not it's because they think truth might hurt your feelings. But it doesn't mean they don't love you.

I'm a novelist at heart. My sole intention is to write the best novel possible. I don't think about the film potential at all.

You have the Best Of Me.

The truth is, the world isn't easy for any of us. It never has been and it never will be.

I gave you the best of me.

I don't know that I've ever felt as happy as I did that day, but then again, it was always like that when we were together. I never wanted it to end.

I gave you the best of me, he'd told her once, and with every beat of her son's heart, she knew he'd done exactly that.

In the end, you really want to make the best film that you can, and in the reality of the filmmaking world, you have things like budgets.

Books and movies inspire me, but I do my best to keep my stories as original as possible.

In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance -- when you least expect it -- sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined.

After I got shot, you want to know the very first thing that entered my mind? The U.S. Mint. I am coin in the U.S. Army. Now, I have two small holes in me. I'm no longer perfectly culled. Do you want to know the very last thing that entered my mind, You.

Dear John, tell me everything. Write it all down, that way, we'll be with each other all the time, even if we're not with each other at all.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that you two make me believe that true love really exists. And that even the darkest hours can't take that away.

It was inevitable, of course, but somehow it didn't seem right to Alex that they would never remember the sound of Carly's laughter, or know how deeply she'd once loved them.

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