22 Jenny Han Quotes That Will Tug On Your Heartstrings

American author, Jenny Han, has inspired many people through her amazing and incredible work. As a writer of kids and teens books, she has reached out to a very big audience, sharing her thoughts and stories. Some of her best-selling books include The Summer I Turned Pretty, It’s Not Summer Without You, We’ll Always Have Summer and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. She has given us different ideas on growing up, friendship, heartbreak and happiness through the perspective of the characters in her stories. Her words made me feel so much when reading her books. It’ll make you feel something you’ve never felt before; something indescribable that will just tug on your heartstrings. Here are some of my favorite quotes about regret, life and love from Jenny Han:
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1.

“Moments, when lost, can’t be found again. They’re just gone.”
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

2.

“We stood there, looking at each other, saying nothing. But it was the kind of nothing that meant everything.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

3.

“It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful”
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

4.

“I will never look at you in the same way ever again. I’ll never be that girl again. The girl who comes running back every time you push her away, the girl who loves you anyway.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

5.

“He didn’t give me flowers or candy. He gave me the moon and the stars. Infinity.”
-Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

6.

“How do you regret one of the best nights of your entire life? You don’t. You remember every word, every look. Even when it hurts, you still remember.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

7.

“That’s when I finally got it. I finally understood. It wasn’t the thought that counted. It was the actual execution that mattered, the showing up for somebody. The intent behind it wasn’t enough. Not for me. Not anymore. It wasn’t enough to know that deep down, he loved me. You had to actually say it to somebody, show them you cared. And he just didn’t. Not enough.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

8.

“And no matter what you do or how hard you try, you can’t stop yourself from dreaming.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

9.

“In the dark you can feel really close to a person. You can say whatever you want.”
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

10.

“I knew it in my bones. That this time was it. I had finally made my choice, and so had he. He let me go. I was relieved, which I expected. What I didn’t expect was to feel so much grief.”
-Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

11.

“When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.”
-Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

12.

“Maybe that was how it was with all first loves. They own a little piece of your heart, always.”
-Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

13.

“Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?”
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

14.

“I release you. I evict you from my heart. Because if I don’t do it now, I never will.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

15.

“But just because you bury something, that doesn’t mean it stops existing. Those feelings, they’d been there all along. All that time. I had to face it.”
-Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

16.

“You’d rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.”
-Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

17.

“Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog.”
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

18.

“Things couldn’t stay the same forever.”
-Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

19.

“There are moments in life that you wish with all your heart you could take back. Like, just erase from existence. Like, if you could, you’d erase yourself right out of existence too, just to make that moment not exist.”
-Jenny Han, It’s Not Summer Without You

20.

“Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s the part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore.”
-Jenny Han, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

21.

“I need you to know that no matter what happens, it was worth it to me. Being with you, loving you. It was all worth it”
-Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer

22.

“I loved him in a way that you can really only do the first time around. It’s the kind of love that doesn’t know better and doesn’t want to—it’s dizzy and foolish and fierce. That kind of love is really a one-time-only thing.”
-Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer TC mark

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