Beautiful Quotes #39

No one ever tells you that best friends breaking up hurts just as much as a relationship breaking up. If anything is underrepresented in YA, friendship stories are. Time and time again, we hear about romance. What about the other type of relationship – the relationship between best friends?

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“But people we love come and go, Caddy. That
doesn’t mean we loved them any less at the time.”
Sara Barnard, Beautiful Broken Things

-Beth

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15 thoughts on “Beautiful Quotes #39

  1. Yes. Yes, we do hear too much about romance. No argument from me there. -_-
    But just like mediocre couples in YA, ex-best friends can always get back together in the end if things work out just right! 😉

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      1. I just wish there was less romance. Everything seems to take a backseat to romance. Friendship, family, everything. Even in stories about something else, there’s inevitably some kind of romance shoehorned in. :/ What happened to all the people who aren’t looking for relationships?!

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      2. Sadly, publishing companies kind of force authors to put a lot of romance in. I’ve heard a bunch of aspiring authors complain about this. It’s this vicious cycle that just…ughhh. -_-

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      3. I can’t actually remember where I found the link, sadly. I tried searching for it on Google, but I got nothing. :/
        I might try going to the place I know I found the link in the first place, but that could take a while…

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  2. This is so true! There’s a beatiful quote by Hayoa Miyazaki (Legend Director of Studio Gibli films) where he says:
    “I have become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a girl and a boy appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live – if I’m able to, the perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.”
    Why can’t we have more stories like this? It would be so much more appetising and interesting. Something different for a change.

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  3. Yes so true. I was really unprepared when I good friend of mine actually broke up with me. It was very hurtful and I really didn’t know how to deal with it. In retrospect I can see why she did it and how our personalities clashed a bit and so it was probably for the best. In some ways it’s a really bold and brave move to end a friendship that’s no working.. but man I don’t think I’d have the guts. I prefer for things to just fade naturally as they usually do in life. Good quote.

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    1. I went through a similar situation in the summer. Both me and my friend were struggling and it wasn’t working…but unfortunately is was a difficult and messy break that haunted me for months afterwards. But it has definitely been for the best – it sometimes just takes a while to realise it!

      Thank you 🙂

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