Ally Condie Quotes

It is strange how we hold on to the pieces of the past while we wait for our futures.

- Ally Condie, Matched

# Future

Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.

- Ally Condie, Matched

# Relationship

In the end you can't always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.

- Ally Condie, Crossed

# Love

If you let hope inside, it takes you over. It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow. Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together. Holds you up until you don't know how to live without it anymore. To pull it out of you would kill you entirely.

- Ally Condie, Reached

Writing, painting, singing - it cannot stop everything. Cannot halt death in its tracks. But perhaps it can make the pause between death’s footsteps sound and look and feel beautiful, can make the space of waiting a place where you can linger without as much fear. For we are all walking each other to our deaths, and the journey there between footsteps makes up our lives.

- Ally Condie, Reached

This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.

- Ally Condie, Matched

# Truth

Reading the situation correctly is part of getting through it safely.

- Ally Condie, Matched

Each word I write brings me closer to finding the right ones.

- Ally Condie, Matched

# Writing