HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE QUOTES

“Sometimes a day needs to be taken on one minute at a time.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“I was not falling in love with him. I was doing something much worse. I was falling in hope with him.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“People are other people’s mirrors. If you long for someone to love you unconditionally, you will find someone who will do that. But first you need to love yourself unconditionally.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“I wasn’t interested in perfect endings. They weren’t attainable. I was interested in following my heart. And my heart was spinning me toward the people I loved.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“I didn’t believe it was possible to love someone with all my heart, even when I knew he couldn’t possibly love me back.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“It’s not about how long we’ve known each other. It’s about who came and never left your side.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“We’re all weird and damaged in our own way. You’re not the only one.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“There’s so much more to life than being perfect.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Everyone thinks they know what happened, but they don’t really. Not unless they stood beside me, and watched the whole thing go down.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Perfection can be a moving target.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Maybe no one has the right to tell anyone not to tell someone they love them.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Knowing you’re different is only the beginning. If you accept these differences you’ll be able to get past them and grow even closer.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“And maybe that’s what love was—living through someone else’s eyes.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Find one thing you’re good at and use it to create something good for others.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“No one tells you how to rebuild yourself when the walls come tumbling down. All you’re left with is flecks of dust and rubble, and nobody has answers for what you’re supposed to do with your pile of debris.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“You can’t keep someone safe by destroying them.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“You can’t deny who you are, and you won’t deny who you are.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“It’s never too late for a sunrise.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Maybe we can look too hard at something or someone and not see the things that matter.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Loving someone means exposing your deepest secrets and greatest fears. It means letting them see your darkest corners, but trusting them not to leave you alone in them.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Life is not about surviving the storm, but learning to dance in the rain.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“You know what a map is. It’s a remarkable object. Self-folding. Compact and portable.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Life is screwed up sometimes. It’s always unraveling, and if you don’t watch out, it’ll get tangled in the wrong knots.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Real life is something you can’t control. It’s easy to float along on your own when everything’s calm, but when it gets choppy, that’s when you really need to have someone there.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“You keep finding what you look for, paying attention to tiny details of beauty and love, searching for hope even in darkest corners.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Sometimes you feel invisible because you are. At least to the people you want to notice you.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“There is a difference between being held and being loved.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Just because someone sees the worst in you doesn’t mean they’re right.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. Own it.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

“You may not be able to control the stress and struggles life throws your way, but you can choose how you react to them.” – Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe