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479 Inspiring Quotes by Nicholas Sparks

  • Last updated Jul 26 2021

Welcome to our collection of quotes by Nicholas Sparks.

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.


calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime

I love you," he finally whispered. She leaned forward and touched his face. "I know. And I love you, too.

--Nicholas Sparks




sunset

Tough toenails, tiger. What you want and what you get are usually two entirely different things.

--Nicholas Sparks

gray cactus plant on white pot

Deep in her heart, she wasn't sure she deserved to be happy, nor did she believe that she was worthy of someone who seemed...normal.

--Nicholas Sparks

lion on green grass during golden hour

Someday you'll find someone special again. People who've been in love once usually do. It's in their nature.

--Nicholas Sparks

black bird flying on white background

I love you, Elizabeth... and more than that, I like you. I enjoy spending time with you.

--Nicholas Sparks

blue sky

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.

--Nicholas Sparks


brown textile

But love, I've come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime

You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

--Nicholas Sparks

flat lay photography teacup on top of saucer

That's my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that's where my home is.

--Nicholas Sparks

grayscale photo of rock formation

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

--Nicholas Sparks

body of water during daytime

Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.

--Nicholas Sparks

lake beside green pine trees

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

--Nicholas Sparks



bird on pier

Every couple has ups and downs, every couple argues, and that's the thing--you're a couple, and couples can't function without trust.

--Nicholas Sparks


brown and gray brick wall

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.

--Nicholas Sparks



gray elephant

There is nothing like love. You should try it." Thibault shrugged. "Maybe one day.

--Nicholas Sparks

person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy.

--Nicholas Sparks

person on road at sunset

The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again.

--Nicholas Sparks

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She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues.

--Nicholas Sparks

aerial photography of pine trees with mist

As for another profession ... I suppose I'd manage a global-macro hedge fund. I love that kind of stuff. Weird, I know, but I find it fascinating.

--Nicholas Sparks




man in black and white striped shirt sitting on brown rock during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks

close up shot of white flower

I hope to be remembered as an author who defined and exemplified excellence in crafting the modern love story.

--Nicholas Sparks

green trees under white sky during daytime

One of the things I've learned in my life is that sometimes you've got to take a chance.

--Nicholas Sparks

gray concrete surface

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

--Nicholas Sparks

city lights from hill

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

--Nicholas Sparks


green water in close up photography

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

green and white bird on black wire during daytime

Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.

--Nicholas Sparks

green ceramic mug beside book

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

--Nicholas Sparks

people in the street painting

There's no love like the first.

--Nicholas Sparks

selective-focus photograph of gray bird on tree branch

What problems?" "Well for starters.. you're an evil duck killer.

--Nicholas Sparks

red and yellow abstract painting

I know what it's like to be day and night now; always together, forever apart.

--Nicholas Sparks

view of mountaintops with clouds

Like her father, he wasn't comfortable sharing his thoughts and feelings. She tried to explain that she needed to be closer to him, but it had never seemed to make a difference.

--Nicholas Sparks

forest with tall and green trees during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks

selective focus photography of woman taking selfie

I've come to believe that in everyone's life, there's one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of trees during sunset

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

I don't want to live the rest of my life thinking about you and dreaming of what might have been. Stay with me, Allie.

--Nicholas Sparks


green trees beside body of water during daytime

That's my sweetheart in there. I'm not living her. This is my home now. Your mother is my home.

--Nicholas Sparks

white flowers

Unless you had a popular video on YouTube or could perform shows in front of thousands, musical ability meant nothing.

--Nicholas Sparks

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And for just a fleeting moment, a tiny wisp of time that hung in the air like fireflies
in summer skies, she wondered if she was in love with him again.

--Nicholas Sparks

aerial photography of pine trees with mist

Noah, wherever you are and whenever you read this, I love you. I
love you deeply, my husband. You are, and always have been, my
dream.
Allie.

--Nicholas Sparks

white and blue ice in water

If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her -- -then don't let her go.

--Nicholas Sparks

red and yellow abstract painting

People didn't change. they liked what they liked even if they didn't understand why.

--Nicholas Sparks

blooming yellow sunflower field

When I told you that I'd pray for you, what did you think I was talking about?

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray brick wall

Halfway down the aisle, Jamie suddenly seemed to tire, and they stopped while she caught her breath...It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.

--Nicholas Sparks


blue and white abstract painting

It might seem as the hardest thing to do, but you have to forget the guy who forgot about you.

--Nicholas Sparks

orange and yellow round light

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

--Nicholas Sparks

green and brown mountains under blue sky during daytime

If you're a bird... I'm a bird.

--Nicholas Sparks


Arizona landscape

How should you stop looking for the girl you love? And tell yourself that it's time to move on ..

--Nicholas Sparks



snow mountains under nightsky

Yes... it wasn't over, it still isn't over.

--Nicholas Sparks

Arizona landscape

The saddest people I've met in my life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all .

--Nicholas Sparks

person holding sunflower

As the warm air blew in the car, simple snapshots of the life they'd lived together surfaced in his mind; but as always, those images led inexorably to their final day together.

--Nicholas Sparks


woman wearing black top standing near yellow wall

It'll be hard, but life moves fast-we'll see each other again. I know that. I can feel that. Just like I can feel how much you care for me and how much I love you.

--Nicholas Sparks

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Comfort and familiarity were wonderful but they also dulled passion and excitement. Predictability and habit made surprises almost impossible.

--Nicholas Sparks


woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

You need to learn patience, you grasshopper.

--Nicholas Sparks

low angle view of blue clouds

The demon of choice confronted her then, teased her, challenged her.

--Nicholas Sparks


bird on pier

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

stainless steel key on brown rod

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.

--Nicholas Sparks


galaxy wallpaper

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger's lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing.

--Nicholas Sparks


purple flowers under sunny sky

In all the years we spend together, I never once regretted the fact that I had chosen her and that she had chosen me as well.

--Nicholas Sparks


purple flower field during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks

bird's eye view photography of trees and body of water

Only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.

--Nicholas Sparks

black wooden louver door window

She cursed herself for forgetting something as important as creating beauty.

--Nicholas Sparks


white textile in close up photography

A typical agent in New York gets 400 query letters a month. Of those, they might ask to read 3-4 manuscripts, and of those, they might ask to represent 1.

--Nicholas Sparks





full moon in the sky

While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown wooden board

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs

She had known the kind of love that was worth risking everything for, the kind of love that was as rare as a glimpse of heaven.

--Nicholas Sparks

pair of white lace-up shoes

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

--Nicholas Sparks

two gray pencils on yellow surface

She was, in other words, the kind of girl who made the rest of us look bad, and whenever she glanced my way, I couldn't help but feel guilty, even though I hadn't done anything wrong.

--Nicholas Sparks


foggy mountains

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette photography of mountains

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

--Nicholas Sparks

grayscale photo of elephant on grass field

Love is the essence of a full and wonderful life.

--Nicholas Sparks


car passing by in between trees

Men like women who know how to be subtle.

--Nicholas Sparks



grey cliff near body of water

In a nutshell, loving someone is about giving, not receiving.

--Nicholas Sparks



black bird flying on white background

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

--Nicholas Sparks

leafless tree

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

--Nicholas Sparks





forest trees photograph

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

--Nicholas Sparks



yellow and white abstract painting

She wasn't exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way.

--Nicholas Sparks



green water in close up photography

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?

--Nicholas Sparks


brown wooden board

There is a fine line I have to walk throughout the writing process in a novel. It is this line between drama and melodrama, and it is this line between evoking genuine emotional power and being manipulative.

--Nicholas Sparks

ocean wave in shallow focus lens

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.

--Nicholas Sparks


fawn pug lying on floor

Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can.

--Nicholas Sparks

bare tress and mountain

Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.

--Nicholas Sparks

white board beside pencil and tape

Love means to see the one you love happy.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of tall trees

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

man in black jacket and pants jumping on white rock

I love you,too, Garrett. But sometimes love isn't enough.

--Nicholas Sparks

red rose

Things changed, people changed, and the world went rolling along right outside the window.

--Nicholas Sparks


foggy mountains

My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.

--Nicholas Sparks

white and black floral textile

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown sand under blue sky during daytime

A story about family, first loves, second chances, and the moments in life that leads you back home.

--Nicholas Sparks


pink cherry blossom tree under blue sky during daytime

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.

--Nicholas Sparks



black pug puppy lying on gray bed

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

--Nicholas Sparks

galaxy wallpaper

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow lights between trees

I gave you the best of me.

--Nicholas Sparks

Arizona landscape

Always listen to your heart, because even though its on your left side, its always right.

--Nicholas Sparks

flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments

Gifts of the heart can't be claimed by anyone except the giver.

--Nicholas Sparks

lights pattern swirls

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. Trust is built one single moment at a time.

--Nicholas Sparks

green trees beside lake during daytime

I want you to be.... happy.

--Nicholas Sparks


boy and cat in front of moon

I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.

--Nicholas Sparks

forest and body of water

I wouldn't go that far. But I know my way around the kitchen. I make dinner every night.

--Nicholas Sparks



leafless tree on body of water during daytime

What the younger generation didn't understand was that the grass was greenest where it's watered..

--Nicholas Sparks

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

What you said was beautiful. It takes a poet to talk the way you do, and like I said you're the only poet I've ever met.

--Nicholas Sparks




white concrete building

People are self-absorbed. I think that the mass ability of communication now probably allows individuals to meet more self-absorbed individuals. It has certainly changed the way that people meet.

--Nicholas Sparks

forest with tall and green trees during daytime

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.

--Nicholas Sparks


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There's always pressure, a great deal of pressure, when writing, since my first books were so successful.

--Nicholas Sparks

bird's eye view photography of trees and body of water

Being around someone who accepts and supports you will remind you to accept and support yourself.

--Nicholas Sparks

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

What's your heart telling you to do?
I don't know.'
Maybe, you're trying too hard to hear it.

--Nicholas Sparks





body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

For little girls, their first love should always be their dad, but that isn't always the case.

--Nicholas Sparks


brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

leafless tree under gray sky

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

blue and white abstract painting

Don't take my advice. Or anyone's advice. Trust yourself. For good or for bad, happy or unhappy, it's your life, and what you do with it has always been entirely up to you.

--Nicholas Sparks

Blue to purple gradient

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

--Nicholas Sparks


person holding sunflower

In the days that followed, it was as if all personal differences and political affiliations of any kind melted away. For a short period of time, we were all simply Americans.

--Nicholas Sparks

Light blue to dark blue gradient

As a girl, she had come to believe in the ideal man -- the prince or knight of her childhood stories. In the real world, however, men like that simply didn't exist.

--Nicholas Sparks


brown trees on brown field during daytime

You know how gossip is. It's the toxic waste of small town.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime

That's how I always want to remember my time with you. Like a pure white light, breathtaking to behold.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray brick wall

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever.

--Nicholas Sparks



wormeye view photo of milky way

Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.

--Nicholas Sparks

close up photo of tree

It's okay to be sad. Everyone gets sad now and then. Even me.

--Nicholas Sparks

shallow focus photo of green leaves

Loving once and only once is possible -- anything is possible.

--Nicholas Sparks

flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

I will never forget the vision of Jamie walking towards me.

--Nicholas Sparks

saguaro

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

--Nicholas Sparks


pair of white lace-up shoes

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

--Nicholas Sparks

rock formation under starry skies

I dont think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to have faith.

--Nicholas Sparks

pink petaled flowers under trees at daytime

Yet I have come to believe that while the past is unchangeable, our perceptions of is are malleable.

--Nicholas Sparks

pink flower

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

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

Without love of something I don't know if you can have a meaningful life at all.

--Nicholas Sparks

forest trees photograph

Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of mountain

It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee, a sort of wager on my part.

--Nicholas Sparks



four person standing beside wall

How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

--Nicholas Sparks

toddlers standing outdoors

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.

--Nicholas Sparks


bokeh photography

Katie smiled and turned away, knowing it wasn't an illusion or a figment of her imagination. She knew what she saw. She knew what she believed.

--Nicholas Sparks

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You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.

--Nicholas Sparks

green leaf

He often felt that too many people lived their lives acting and pretending, wearing masks and losing themselves in the process.

--Nicholas Sparks

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

I don't pray because it doesn't work. Prayer doesn't fix anything. Bad things happen anyway.

--Nicholas Sparks

person on road at sunset

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

--Nicholas Sparks

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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.

--Nicholas Sparks

green mountain ]

I just tell people what they already know but are afraid to admit to themselves.

--Nicholas Sparks

coconut tree near body of water

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.

--Nicholas Sparks



tall trees with dried leaves on ground

It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.

--Nicholas Sparks

green bird perching on stem

Love can sometimes achieve the impossible.

--Nicholas Sparks

man on running field

I know that somehow, every step I took since the moment I could walk was a step towards finding you.

--Nicholas Sparks


band performing on stage in front of people

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

--Nicholas Sparks


nebulas

As far as I can tell, dumping soda on people is the equivalent of ‘Hi, it's nice to meet you' in this part of the world. Frankly, I think standard greetings work better, but what do I know?

--Nicholas Sparks

blue sky and white clouds

When you chase a dream, you learn about yourself. You learn your capabilities and limitations, and the value of hard work and persistence.

--Nicholas Sparks


landscape photo of mountains under starry sky at nighttime

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!

--Nicholas Sparks

bird in the sky

Single motherhood is a reality for a lot of women in my age group and the time difficulties in their lives are universal.

--Nicholas Sparks

person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees

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

--Nicholas Sparks

brown rock formation

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

--Nicholas Sparks



birds flying under cloudy sky during daytime

Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it.

--Nicholas Sparks

people raises hands

Proximity bred familiarity, and familiarity bred comfort.

--Nicholas Sparks

person standing on rock formation during daytime

I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?

--Nicholas Sparks



selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

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

--Nicholas Sparks

bokeh photography

One of the exhilarating parts of falling in love is discovering new things about one another, and seeing the world from a different point of view.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray brick wall

By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done -- the mechanics of writing, so to speak -- and which genres and authors excel in various areas.

--Nicholas Sparks

white brick wall

I think, above all, the characters in my novels feel universal to the readers.

--Nicholas Sparks


white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

orange moon during nighttime

The romantics would call this a love story, the cynics would call it a tragedy.

--Nicholas Sparks

woman wearing black top standing near yellow wall

Love is fragile. And we're not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can. And hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.

--Nicholas Sparks

person in blue denim jeans and brown leather boots

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

--Nicholas Sparks

sunset forest

People plan, God laughs, or something like that.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime

Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again.

--Nicholas Sparks

person holding cup of coffee

It's possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems.

--Nicholas Sparks

coconut tree near body of water

She squinted up at him. "But I haven't always made good decisions." Pastor Harris smiled. "All that shows is that you're human."

--Nicholas Sparks

galaxy wallpaper

Our souls were one, if you must know and never shall they be apart; with splendid dawn, your face aglow i reach for you and find my heart.

--Nicholas Sparks

three person looking stars and milky way

What the younger generation didn't understand was that the grass was greenest where it's watered.

--Nicholas Sparks



landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds

People want to believe that every marriage is perfect balance but it isn't. One person always loves more deeply than the other.

--Nicholas Sparks



red rose illustration

I would be rejected if I submitted any of my novels as romance novels.

--Nicholas Sparks


green textile in close up image

It would be like describing colors to someone blind from birth: The words might be understood, but the concept would remain mysterious and private.

--Nicholas Sparks

person on road at sunset

Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed; it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.

--Nicholas Sparks

man jumping on hill during golden hour

Relationships are the most important thing in life, and friends are a part of that.

--Nicholas Sparks


man wearing black jacket standing on street

How far should a person go in the name of true love?

--Nicholas Sparks



bird on pier

"You're very perceptive for a guy who can go a whole day without talking," she said, peering up at him. "That's why I'm perceptive."

--Nicholas Sparks

landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour

What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?

--Nicholas Sparks


green bird perching on stem

The key to happiness is achievable dreams.

--Nicholas Sparks


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What's your heart telling you to do? I don't know. Maybe, you're trying too hard to hear it.

--Nicholas Sparks

black and gray floral textile

That's the thing about life. A lot of the time, it isn't easy at all. We just have to try to make the best of it.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

In the end you should always do the right thing even if it's hard.

--Nicholas Sparks


man in black tank top standing near tree under starry night

The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.

--Nicholas Sparks

red rose

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

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of elephant on brown sand during sunset

Over time, quality work will lead to an audience for your work.

--Nicholas Sparks

Arizona landscape pines

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

--Nicholas Sparks

man in blue jacket and blue pants carrying black and red backpack standing on snow covered

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

dew drops on glass panel

Women want the fairytale. Not all women, of course, but most women grow up dreaming about the kind of man who would risk everything for them, even knowing they might get hurt.

--Nicholas Sparks


elephants on green grass field during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks




green and white painted wall

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

--Nicholas Sparks



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Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous.Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful.

--Nicholas Sparks


high-angle photography of mountain at sunset

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

--Nicholas Sparks


mountains covered with fog

The search for God's presence was much of a mystery as God himself, and what was God if not a mystery?

--Nicholas Sparks

woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand

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

--Nicholas Sparks


Arizona landscape

My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him.

--Nicholas Sparks

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And all I could think was that I would like to spend every morning for the rest of my life waking up beside her.

--Nicholas Sparks



sunset

We fell in love despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created.

--Nicholas Sparks


sunset with rainbow

It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow and blue painted wall

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

--Nicholas Sparks


ice berg

But I was also told to hold doors for women and children, to shake hands with a firm grip, to remember people's names, and to always give the customer a little more than expected.

--Nicholas Sparks


green leaf tree on shore

If it's over, then don't let the past screw up the rest of your life.

--Nicholas Sparks


aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex.

--Nicholas Sparks




red and yellow abstract painting

And there had been times when he wished he'd been born into a different family.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown grass on brown sand under blue sky during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks

gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime

Marriage is a partnership, not a democracy.

--Nicholas Sparks

body of water

She was everything I wanted. She was beautiful and charming, with a quick sense of humor, and she supported me in everything I did.

--Nicholas Sparks

jellyfish under water photo

The sky grew darker and the moon rose higher as the evening wore on. and without either or them being conscious of it, they began to regain the intimacy, the bond of familiarity, they had once shared.

--Nicholas Sparks

shade under a green-leafed tree

I lost you once, I think I can do it again.

--Nicholas Sparks

woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime

It all comes down to who's by your side.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown desert under sunny sky

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

sea during daytime

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

sealion surrounded by rocks during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks


red roses on book

I love you too, Will Blakelee," she whispered, leaning in to kiss him again.

--Nicholas Sparks


white brick wall planning

And that leaves me with the belief that miracles, no matter how inexplicable or unbelievable, are real and can occur without regard to the natural order of things.

--Nicholas Sparks

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Remember: A best-selling book usually follows a simple rule, It's a wonderful story, wonderfully told; not, It's a wonderfully told story.

--Nicholas Sparks

tree frog

I have a crush on your mind, I fell for your personality and your looks are just a big bonus.

--Nicholas Sparks

person with flashlight near lighted green tree on mountain under starry night

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

--Nicholas Sparks


purple and white light illustration

So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.

--Nicholas Sparks


stars in the sky during night time

You are, and always have been, my dream.

--Nicholas Sparks

four handheld gardening tools on rack

I've never been afraid of them. Not once. Because I had you.

--Nicholas Sparks


black and gray floral textile

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

--Nicholas Sparks




two women lying on hammock

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

--Nicholas Sparks


time lapse photography of lightning during storm

It hadn't been so long ago, yet sometimes she felt that she'd been an altogether different person back then.

--Nicholas Sparks

green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

Each recognized the fact that real commitment could be proven only through the passage of time.

--Nicholas Sparks



horse

I suppose I'm most influenced by any good, commercial writer. I learn from everyone.

--Nicholas Sparks

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

purple flowered hedge plants

Savannah sometimes sounded a lot like the little voice that had taken up residence in my head but never bothered paying rent, and right now it whispered that if I felt guilty, maybe I was doing something wrong.

--Nicholas Sparks

lion on green grass during golden hour

If I knew where creativity came from, I'd probably be a lot less stressed about coming up with new stories.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow sunflower in bloom plantation

Me. A bad boy. For eating boiled peanuts in the graveyard. Go figure.

--Nicholas Sparks



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Knowing there's one thing I still haven't told you: I now believe, by the way, that miracles can happen.

--Nicholas Sparks


green plants with white background

Love puts all logic to sleep. Otherwise, we wouldn't risk it.

--Nicholas Sparks



three person looking stars and milky way

The emotions attached to them were like sand castles in the tide, slowly washing out to sea.

--Nicholas Sparks

horse

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

--Nicholas Sparks


woman in black tank top

We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken us a lifetime to learn...for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together...this is the great paradox.

--Nicholas Sparks




blue and white light digital wallpaper

She liked to sit on the front porch in the afternoons and read books she'd checked out from the library. Aside from coffee, reading was her only indulgence.

--Nicholas Sparks




clear wine glass with red wine

Dean: If there is a greater power, why is it he can't get you a new sweater?
Jamie: Because, he's too busy looking for your brain.

--Nicholas Sparks

white sand under white sky

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

--Nicholas Sparks

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I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I'd turned out. Regrets about journey, maybe, but not the destination.

--Nicholas Sparks

None

Absolutely not. I'm an expert in procrastination, but the last thing I want you to think is that I'm incompetent, too. Because I'm actually pretty good at what I do.

--Nicholas Sparks


brown wooden board

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

If it came down to that, I'd protect you in a heartbeat.

--Nicholas Sparks

pink cherry blossom tree under blue sky during daytime

People will tell you most of the story… and I've learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they're afraid.

--Nicholas Sparks

tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

You know the real me," she said, stopping to peer up at him. "More than anyone else.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown wooden bridge beside green leafed trees during daytime

Spending time with you showed me what I've been missing in my life.

--Nicholas Sparks


cloudy sky

There are moments when mental overload can render words impossible.

--Nicholas Sparks



person shadow boxing grayscale

Theresa, I know there's a part of you that believes you can change someone, but the reality is that you can't. You can change yourself, and Garrett can change himself, but you can't do it for him.

--Nicholas Sparks

landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds

In our time together, you claimed a special place in my heart, one I'll carry with me forever and that no one can ever replace.

--Nicholas Sparks




woman wears black dress

How had I become middle-aged while the ravages of time ignored her? I didn't know and didn't care, and before I could stop them, the words were already out. "You're beautiful," I murmured.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of tall trees

As I write, I am struggling with the ghost of someone I loved and lost. I now understand more fully the difficulties you were going through, and I realize how painful it must have been for you to move on.

--Nicholas Sparks

person holding brown leaf

I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church.

--Nicholas Sparks


silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

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

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow and white abstract painting

The next time you're mad at me, talk to me,' he said. 'Don't shut me out. I don't like playing games. And by the way, I had a great time, too.

--Nicholas Sparks


foggy mountains

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period.

--Nicholas Sparks



sunset

They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don't know it.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette photography of mountains

Grown-ups always say that things are complicated.

--Nicholas Sparks


lightning strike at night

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

--Nicholas Sparks

woman snorkeling

Constellations shine with light that was emitted aeons ago, and I wait for something to come to me, words that a poet might use to illuminate life's mysteries. But there is nothing.

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of a woman with pink and purple sky

I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.

--Nicholas Sparks

green ceramic mug on wooden desk

There are lots of real men out there -- men who could fall in love with you at the drop of a hat.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray floral textile

I don't write fantasy, I write reality. Also, my novels have roots to Greek tragedies and as such, there has to be tragedy.

--Nicholas Sparks

long exposure photography of lights

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

--Nicholas Sparks

band performing on stage in front of people

"A living poem" had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.

--Nicholas Sparks








brown and gray stick

The key to happiness was achievable dreams.

--Nicholas Sparks

depth photography of purple petaled flowers

Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life.

--Nicholas Sparks

woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

Every great love starts with a great story.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow background

Outside the hospital, I squinted in the harsh morning sunlight. I could hear birds chirping in the tree, but even though I searched for them, they remained hidden from me.

--Nicholas Sparks


grayscale photography of raindrops

I've been burdened by questions I've asked myself a thousand times since the last time we were together.
Why did I do it? And would I do it again?
It was I, you see, who ended it.

--Nicholas Sparks

sea of white clouds

It's a full moon here tonight, which makes me think of you. Because, I know that no matter what I am doing or where I am, this moon will always be the same size as yours, half a world away.

--Nicholas Sparks


black fishes

"But you're disappointed." He brushed a strand of hair from her face. "It's not possible for you to disappoint me."

--Nicholas Sparks


white and blue building under clear sky

A moment later, he plopped down on the sand beside her, and when they accidentally touched, Gabby had the briefest flash of them sitting together just like this on a hundred different weekends in the future.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and white humming bird flying

She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.

--Nicholas Sparks

close-up photograph of black dreadnought acoustic guitar

It's impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.

--Nicholas Sparks

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Because publishing is becoming more business-oriented each day with more examination of the bottom line, it's harder to break out than ever.

--Nicholas Sparks

purple and blue light illustration

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

woman standing on beachfront

At night, when I am alone, I call for you, and whenever my ache seems to be the greatest, you still seem to find a way to return to me.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray brick wall

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime

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

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray brick wall

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

city lights from hill

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

--Nicholas Sparks

silhouette of trees during nighttime

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

--Nicholas Sparks

empty gray carpet

While I'm not an expect in psychology, I'm of the opinion that anyone -- even strangers -- can sense the urgency of a request, and most people will usually do the right thing.

--Nicholas Sparks

person holding gray leaf

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

--Nicholas Sparks

aerial's photo of metropolitan during night time\

Maybe I don't want to be defined by what I do. Maybe I'd like to be defined by what I am.

--Nicholas Sparks

water droplets on green leaf

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

--Nicholas Sparks

milky way wallpaper

I love you, not just for now, but for always, and I dream of the day that you'll take me in your arms again.

--Nicholas Sparks




black mountain under blue sky during night time

As they spoke, the only thing I could think about was that scene from Julius Caesar where Brutus stabs him in the back. Et tu, Eric?

--Nicholas Sparks

orange and blue abstract painting

For them, it was nothing but an ordinary day on an ordinary day on an ordinary weekend, but for her, there was something revelatory about the notion that wonderful moments like these existed.

--Nicholas Sparks


black wooden louver door window

Everyone makes mistakes, even if some are worse than others. Accidents happen.

--Nicholas Sparks


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Jamie: You're acting like a crazy person, what's going on? Landon: Right now, you're straddling the state line. Jamie: OK... Landon: You're in two places at once.

--Nicholas Sparks



red moon at night

I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.

--Nicholas Sparks

person with blue paint on hand

Love burns across the infinitude.

--Nicholas Sparks

closeup photo of sunflower

I wish we didn't live so far apart... You're kind of addicting.

--Nicholas Sparks

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She was sleeping in a quiet bedroom beside her brother, separated only by glass and sand from the young man she loved, a young man who loved her back.

--Nicholas Sparks



sealion surrounded by rocks during daytime

What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that.

--Nicholas Sparks

man raising arms between greenfield

Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?

--Nicholas Sparks

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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.

--Nicholas Sparks


pink and white tulips on white surface

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

--Nicholas Sparks

A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs

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.

--Nicholas Sparks

yellow sunflower in bloom plantation

I'll be anything you want, just tell me what you want and I'll be that.

--Nicholas Sparks

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

Dramatic fiction -- William Shakespeare made his biggest mark writing dramatic love stories.

--Nicholas Sparks

brown and gray brick wall

I personally think that most people, most of the time, do the right thing. I just believe this. Otherwise, the world would be chaos, and it's not.

--Nicholas Sparks





five silhouette of birds flying on sky

You have the Best Of Me.

--Nicholas Sparks



landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour

Because everybody lies. It's part of living in society .

--Nicholas Sparks

green lizard

Trust me on this: no one is better off alone.

--Nicholas Sparks

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Focus in on the genre you want to write, and read books in that genre. A LOT of books by a variety of authors. And read with questions in your mind.

--Nicholas Sparks

woman in brown long sleeve shirt and blue denim jeans

Little girls. They could melt the toughest hearts.

--Nicholas Sparks


assorted books on wooden table

I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.

--Nicholas Sparks

green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky

Love is Love no matter old you are, and I knew if I gave you enough time, you'd come back to me.

--Nicholas Sparks



man sitting on wooden bench near black metal railings

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.

--Nicholas Sparks


black and yellow wall sconce

And for just a fleeting moment, a tiny wisp of time that hung in the air like fireflies in summer skies, she wondered if she was in love with him again.

--Nicholas Sparks

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