After meeting Gayle Forman, one of my most favourite authors, last Saturday at a book signing event, I felt bad for not giving her anything- a letter, maybe some fan art, or even a small gift. Since I had nothing to do recently, I decided to make some posters for her despite them being a little too late already. I started listing down my favourite quotes from her books but that would have been a lot (Gayle is too quotable) so I made a smaller list of Gayle Forman quotes that I could live by. Brought back my (seriously lacking) typography skills and made seven quote posters:

gayle forman choices gayle forman immortal

Taken from If I Stay

gayle forman letting go gayle forman difference

Taken from Where She Went

gayle forman just one day gayle forman sometimes

Taken from Just One Day

gayle forman accidents

Taken from Just One Year

// All posters are (c) Stay Bookish //

Fingers crossed that y’all will like the quote posters! Hopefully, you’ll like them enough to want to win prints because I’m giving some away. I also have an extra signed copy of If I Stay to raffle off! Giveaway will be open internationally, so everyone can join! Just enter the rafflecopter widget below!

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What are your favourite quotes from your favourite author? Which ones would you like to live by? Thoughts on the quotes above? Thoughts on my poster-making skills? Lol, let’s talk! :)

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96 thoughts on “7 Gayle Forman Quotes To Live By + Giveaway

  1. Hazel, are you kidding me? Those posters are freaking pretty! <3 Not joining the giveaway but yeah, I'd love some of that ;D Oh, and they'd make awesome bookmarks too!

    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:35 am
    1. Thanks, Kazhy! <3 When I get prints of these, I'll give you one when we see each other other again! :)

      Posted on January 20, 2014 at 9:29 am
  2. Your typographies look absolutely cute!!! I love the quotes you chose <3

    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 8:40 am
    1. Thank you, Zaira! So happy to hear that! <3

      Posted on January 20, 2014 at 9:30 am
  3. Okay, I confess, I have so little time to check your blog lately (I’m sorry!) but the posters straight on killed me. They’re so beautiful! I sooo need to try to check back on more often. And I’ve only read If I Stay but I do own Where She Went, so I’m getting to it soon. While I want to read Just One Day & Year, I’m in no hurry right now. My fav quote out of If I Stay is definitely the one you mentioned here about the choices, because it’s so accurate you know? I mean, sometimes we just don’t have control of what happens to us and it’s dressed up in pretty words by Forman, which makes it that much more beautiful.

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    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:33 am
    1. in what page of the book is that quote of if I stay?

      Posted on November 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm
      1. The choices one is on page 192 in my copy. :)

        Posted on November 19, 2015 at 1:30 am
  4. Oh my goodness those are beautiful! Bravo! My favorite is the “love can make you immortal” one! Such pretty colors, and the font is awesome!

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    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 10:36 am
  5. Oh my god these posters are AMAZING! I wish I had your Photoshop ability. *sniff*

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    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 11:35 am
  6. Those posters are AAAMMMMAAAZZZIIINNGGGG!!! Seriously, your typography skills are the best! I’m so glad you a chance to meet Gayle Forman, she is pretty quotable! Awesome post & thanks for the awesome giveaway! <3

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    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm
  7. I love the posters! You’ve picked some awesome fonts there. I think the first one is my favorite, especially because it’s blue too! I’d love to win her book, because I’ve heard so many good things about it :)

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    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 4:01 pm
  8. I love If I Stay and Where She Went. I love the quotes you choose!
    I still have to read Just One Day and Just One Year, but I hope i will read them soon!

    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm
  9. Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.

    Posted on January 20, 2014 at 11:08 pm
  10. WOW! I love these posters! And those quotes are so inspiring! Honestly, I have not read Gayle Forman. Yes, I am so out of the loop! :3 But I will! :D I plan to buy all 4 or at least JOD and JOY!
    My favourite quote would be from The Fault in Our Stars.
    “You put the killing thing in your mouth but don’t give it the power to kill” is one of the MANY! *.*
    I would definitely buy these posters! ;D

    Posted on January 21, 2014 at 8:36 am
  11. Thanks for the giveaway. I love all the posters.

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:39 am
  12. These are beautiful posters!! I have to admit that I have never read Gayle Forman’s books or heard of her, but I might start reading them since these quotes are so amazing. The quotes are so inspiring and real. I especially like the “Sometimes the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the things you’re not supposed to do.” Thank you for this giveaway!!

    Posted on January 22, 2014 at 5:41 pm
  13. Yay! Thanks for this giveaway! I’m sooo excited!!

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:51 am
  14. ” Sometimes the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the thing you’re not supposed to do.”

    I really love this quote btw you have a nice blog, i love the way yo love books the way i do. You have passion for them ughhh anyways i feel jealous knowing that you gotta meet Gayle Forman and had a picture with her.

    xoxo, lou

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 4:17 am
  15. Omg a new giveaway! So excited :)

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 4:41 am
  16. It’s one of Dee’s quotes from Just One Day. I dont know it exactly, but he says something like, “the people we pretend are already in us. That’s why we pretend them.” Thank you for the giveaways!

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm
  17. I love “Anything can happen in one day.”

    It may be short, but it may mean a lot depending on the reader. It could be taken as a reminder that life is so short, but its no reason for us to not live it to the fullest.

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm
  18. “I’ll let you go. If you stay”

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm
  19. I love that first quote too! I think it’s one of those that really hit me hard from that series. And I totally agree that Gayle Forman is so quotable. :D

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    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 3:38 am
  20. I’ll let you go. If you stay. <3

    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:01 am
  21. You’re so lucky you were able to go to the book signing. And your posters and typography are very beautiful!

    I agree that Gayle Forman being really quotable. However, “And that’s just it, isn’t it? That’s how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.” really is one my most favorites.

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 12:17 am
  22. My favorite quote from If I Stay would prolly be the part where Adam said, “If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.” ♥

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    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 1:50 am
  23. I really liked the 2nd one, so beautiful.

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 4:35 am
  24. Thanks for the giveaway! They are all great quotes but I love the one about love the most. (top one on the left) I love Forman’s books. <3

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm
  25. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you” <3

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm
  26. Don’t have one; never read this author

    Posted on January 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm
  27. The quote “Anything can happen in just one day” is my favorite because it makes we feels scared and excited at the same time when thinking about the future and how I can seize it.
    Thank you for this giveaway!

    Posted on January 26, 2014 at 12:11 am
  28. “Love — it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades.” I love this quote, not just because it pertains to the romantic relationship of man & woman, but it also pertains to different kind of love — between family, friends, etc. Love never fades and will never be forgotten no matter what happens or happened.

    Posted on January 26, 2014 at 7:11 am
  29. I think one of my favorite Gayle Forman quotes has to be the lyrics from the album Collateral Damage.

    “You crossed the water, left me ashore
    It killed me enough, but you wanted more
    You blew up the bridge, a mad terrorist
    Waved from your side, through me a kiss
    I started to follow but realized too late
    There was nothing but air underneath my feet”

    ~ Bridge, Collateral Damage, Track 6

    And this is why I love Where She Went so much. Here, you can feel Adam’s anguish, his pain, and you can see how he struggled with everything he had lost.

    Posted on January 26, 2014 at 8:02 am
  30. I haven’t read gayle forman books .

    Posted on January 27, 2014 at 7:52 am
  31. These posters are so beautiful. When I wrote down quotes from If I Stay and Where She Went I almost copied down the entire books. One of my favourite quotes from If I Stay, that really stayed with me is: “Teddy is never going to graduate from T-ball to baseball. He’s never going to grow a mustache. Never going to get into a fistfight or shoot a deer or kiss a girl or have sex or fall in love or get married or father his own curly-haired child. I’m only ten years older than him, but it’s like I’ve already had so much more life.”

    Posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm
  32. “Or maybe it’s not a miracle. Maybe this is just life. When you open yourself up to it. When you put yourself in the path of it. When you say yes.”

    So many good ones, but that might be my fave.

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    Posted on January 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  33. I love Gayle Forman, I have read Just One Day so many times, I can’t count them. Nice posters! thank you for making a give away like this:)
    My favourite quote is the one about the Accidents, or any other of the Just One Day/Year books(:

    Posted on January 28, 2014 at 5:46 pm
  34. Wow!! those posters are sooo cute and I love all the quotes! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:09 am
    1. Thank you so much! Good luck! :D

      Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:17 am
  35. Awesome posters! :)

    My favorite quote is “‘I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” from If I Stay :)

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm
  36. I have so many favorite quotes from Gayle Forman’s books because she’s indeed quotable, but one of my top favorite is this one from Just One Day. “I think everything is happening all the time, but if you don’t put yourself in the path of it, you miss it.” Haha! And your posters are breathtaking, to be honest. xoxo :-) ♥

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:17 pm
  37. These posters are beautiful!! I have so many favorite Gayle Forman quotes, but this is one of them: “He showed me how to get lost, and then I showed myself how to get found.” <3

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm
  38. “I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” such a powerful quote.

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm
  39. This giveaway is awesome!! The posters are awesome, I wouldn’t mind winning one. :D

    My favorite quote by Gayle is ‘Life might take you down different roads. But each of you gets to decide which one to take.’ :)

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  40. I absolutely adore these posters. I read If I Stay and Where She Went a couple years ago and automatically fell in love with the story and characters! Really hoping to win the signed copy and some posters! My favorite quote is “I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard” from If I Stay.

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm
  41. I love Gayle Forman!
    These quote posters look awesome! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win them :) “It was as if they were right there in the room with me as I wrote. And in a way they were. In a way they have never left me. And that’s just it, isn’t it? That’s how we manage to survive loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal.” -Gayle Forman I love that quote.

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm
  42. These are so pretty! I love the last one most ^^

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm
  43. Those are such a lovely poster! I absolutely want to hang it beside my desk. Wish me luck! :D
    Been a fan of Gayle Foreman, I think this quote from Where She Went is my favorite: “You were so busy trying to be my savior that you left me all alone.” <3

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm
  44. Those posters!!!!! I have to have one. They’re so cool! My favorite quotes is “Sometimes, the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the thing you’re not supposed to do.”

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm
  45. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go to Gayle Forman’s book signing here in the Philippines so I’m really desperate to have those posters. :)

    My favorite quote is: “Sometimes, the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the thing you’re no supposed to do.”

    Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm
  46. I love this giveaway! *Fingers crossed*
    My favorite quotes are from Where She Went & Just One Day…but if I had to just pick one, I guess it would be “You don’t share me. You own me,” from Where She Went.
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! :D <3

    Posted on January 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  47. I love the If I stay quotes! The posters are so pretty~

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm
  48. These posters are so pretty! I like the one about doing what your not supposed to do to find out what you should be doing

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm
  49. I love the Just One Day posters–“anything can happen in just one day”.

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 6:16 pm
  50. These posters are so gorgeous! I can’t believe you made them! My favourite is “Sometime you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” :D

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  51. These posters are so gorgeous! I can’t believe you made them! My favourite is “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” :D

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  52. These are absolutely gorgeous!

    Posted on February 1, 2014 at 10:21 pm
  53. Hey this is my first time seeing this blog and its so pretty and well …..bookish :p absolutely love it !

    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm
  54. Great posters and quotes :)
    I love it,thanks for the giveaway!

    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm
  55. My favorite quote is “Sometimes you make choices in life, and sometimes those choices make you.”

    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm
  56. “And that’s just it, isn’t it? That’s how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.”
    ― Gayle Forman, If I Stay

    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm
  57. Or maybe it’s not a miracle. Maybe this is just life. When you open yourself up to it. When you put yourself in the path of it. When you say yes. – JOD

    Posted on February 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm
  58. would loved to win these =)) ty for the chance. lovin’ the poster designs <33

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 7:02 am
  59. fave quote ” Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 7:04 am
  60. Can I save a picture or two for my iPod wallpaper? They’re so cute! And great quotes, too!

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    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 9:47 am
    1. Course! I’m so glad you like them! <3

      Posted on February 3, 2014 at 10:00 am
  61. This is such a great giveaway! Your designed quotes are beautiful!

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm
  62. My favorite “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal” Beautiful

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm
  63. I absolutely love “I’ll let you go if you stay.”
    For some reason I always questioned her relationship with Adam and when he said that all my doubts went away and it just made me feel so happy yet sad it was just beautiful and I love it :)

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm
  64. Absolutely love if I stay and where she went! They’re two of my favourites!

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm
  65. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” Woah posters so gorgeous! Also, thanks for the international giveaway :D

    Posted on February 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm
  66. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”
    ― Gayle Forman, If I Stay

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm
  67. “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”
    ― Gayle Forman, If I Stay

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm
  68. “I’ve become to realize there’s a world of difference between knowing something happened, even knowing why it happened, and believing it.”
    ― Gayle Forman, Where She Went

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm
  69. “I think everything is happening all the time, but if you don’t put yourself in the path of it, you miss it.”
    ― Gayle Forman, Just One Day

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  70. “Sometimes the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the thing you’re not supposed to do.”
    ― Gayle Forman, Just One Day

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  71. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”
    ― Gayle Forman, If I Stay

    Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:05 pm
  72. My favorite is “It’s all about the accidents.” It’s really hard to decide though if I like the If I Stay books or the Just One Day books better. :)

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 10:22 am
  73. I REALLY love the first quote!! Your graphics are so pretty!:) I haven’t read a Gayle Forman book yet, which I feel like is really uncommon. I need to get on that A.S.A.P.!!

    Emily from Blue-Eyed Bibliophile

    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  74. Loving the Gayle Forman posters! They’re all so pretty and I’m super jealous your creativity! I still haven’t read a Gayle Forman book *hides* despite the fact that I’ve been meaning to for a while… Maybe that should be one of my 2014 resolutions?

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    Posted on February 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  75. Those are awesome typography! It’ll be definitely perfect in prints :)) Can I save one for my phone? :)

    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:57 am
    1. Of course! Go lang! :D

      Posted on February 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm
  76. We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day. :)

    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 1:56 pm
  77. We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day

    Posted on February 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm
  78. 3607 W. Mauna Loa Lane“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”
    ― Gayle Forman, If I Stay

    Posted on February 7, 2014 at 9:42 am
  79. I never really read one of her works yet.. and judging by the quotes, I’m enticed. Some bookish friends of mine have read it, and it’s a shame for me not to read one. I hope I get a chance to hand a copy!

    Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:02 am
  80. “I needed to hate someone and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell on you.” – Where She Went

    Thanks for an amazing giveaway! :)

    Posted on February 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm
  81. I like “Sometimes you make choices in life, sometimes choices make you” It’s so true! Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 10:16 am
  82. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you” this one is my favorite:)
    all of the posters are lovely,good job and thanks for the giveaway:)

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm
  83. I love all the songs in Where She Went

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:58 am
  84. “Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” No matter what, something will define us, but I think we can choose what it is. I really like that quote because it is quite accurate. I love Gayle Forman’s writing style, all of the seven quotes are amazing. It definitely makes you think.

    Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:49 pm
  85. Love those quotes. So lucky you meet the author! When I read If I stay (e-book) I don’t really like it. It’s like it’s so plain. But I’ll try to reread it and maybe it will work on the 2nd time! :)

    Posted on June 20, 2015 at 7:32 pm