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Quotes About Orphan

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John Wesley
“Do you not know that God entrusted you with that money (all above what buys necessities for your families) to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to help the stranger, the widow, the fatherless; and, indeed, as far as it will go, to relieve the wants of all mankind? How can you, how dare you, defraud the Lord, by applying it to any other purpose?”
John Wesley

“History is orphan. It can speak, but cannot hear. It can give, but cannot take. Its wounds and tragedies can be read and known, but cannot be avoided or cured.”
Kedar Joshi

Matt Fraction
“Okay… This looks bad.

You cowboy around with the Avengers some. Guys got, what, armor. Magic. Super-powers. Super-strength. Shrink-dust. Grow-rays. Magic. Healing factors. I’m an orphan raised by carnies fighting with a stick and a string from the Paleolithic era.
So when I say this looks “bad”?

I promise you it feels worse.”
Matt Fraction, Hawkeye #1

Loretta Chase
“Orphans? Would you really? Adopt children?"
"There are advantages. If they turn out badly, we can blame their natural parents. We can also choose our own assortment of ages and genders. We can even get them ready-grown, if we wish.”
Loretta Chase, Captives of the Night

Sol Luckman
“Someone experiencing the stages of grief is rarely aware of how his behavior might appear to others. Grief often produces a “zoom lens effect,” in which the focus is entirely on oneself, to the exclusion of external considerations.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Haruki Murakami
“Well, finally, once you become an orphan, you're an orphan till the day you die. I keep having the same dream. I'm seven years old and an orphan again. All alone, with no adults around to take care of me. It's evening, and the light is fading, and night is pressing in. It's always the same. In the dream I always go back to being seven years old. Software like that you can't exchange once it's contaminated.”
Haruki Murakami, After Dark

Laura Anderson Kurk
“I really want to believe that when our Quiet Waters kids wake up in the middle of the night, scared, they’ll remember being in their bunks with John and Kate and Whit and me right there protecting them,” he said. “I hope we gave them that sense of belonging because I know there’ll be times in their lives when grasping at those bonds could mean the difference between making it and not.”
Laura Anderson Kurk, Perfect Glass

Ru Freeman
“And after that until the end, there was no relief from being a girl with chores that she wasn’t being paid for, a girl with no new sandals and a friend who wasn’t a friend but a mistress, and a family that wasn’t but people who owned her and ordered her about, and nothing at all but her pretty breasts and her round bottom and her misbehaving hair to help her feel any different.”
Ru Freeman, A Disobedient Girl

Laura Anderson Kurk
“I thought back to Meg’s advice about Hemingway sentences—simple declarative statements that showed the truth and distilled the meaning. My first attempt at that had been cynical and messed up. I gave it a go again.
Find one lost sheep.
The angels rejoice.”
Laura Anderson Kurk, Perfect Glass

Jarod Kintz
“All I could do was laugh, but it wasn’t funny. I find it incredibly sad to be tickled by an orphan.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Donna Lynn Hope
“When other girls were dreaming about love, she dreamt of love too, but in an entirely different context - the ones they took for granted.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Jarod Kintz
“If I could morph an orphan into a muffin, the world would have less sadness, and fewer hungry people. Would you like blueberry, bran, or perhaps little Billy over there in the corner?”
Jarod Kintz, Whenever You're Gone, I'm Here For You

“It’s a neighborhood where every dad has at least one job and where parents often end conversations with the words: no guts, no glory.”
Michael Jay, Dog Water Free, A Memoir: A coming-of-age story about an improbable journey to find emotional truth

John Irving
“For a terrible time of life a teen-ager deceives himself; he believes he can trick the world. He believes he is invulnerable. An adolescent who is an orphan at this phase is in danger of never growing up.”
John Irving, The Cider House Rules

Peter Ackroyd
“...and when the Assembly arrived at Dusk I hasten'd into the Streets and made my self a child of Hazard. There was a Band of little Vagabonds who met by moon-light in the Moorfields, and for a time I wandred with them; most of them had been left as Orphans in the Plague and, out of the sight of Constable or Watch, would call out to Passers-by Lord Bless you give us a Penny or Bestow a half penny on us: I still hear their Voices in my Head when I walk abroad in a Croud, and some times I am seiz'd with Trembling to think I may be still one of them.”
Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor

“If God is calling you to adopt, He will accomplish it. If God is leading you to care for the fatherless across the globe in some way other than adoption, He will accomplish it.”
Rick Morton, KnowOrphans: Mobilizing the Church for Global Orphanology

Marquita Burke-DeJesus
“While many of us give to the hungry orphan, we have forgotten to love her.”
Marquita Burke-DeJesus, Radically Ordinary

Stacey Wallace Benefiel
“Can I have my knife back?' Meaning, can I have my knife back. I don't care whether this man seems like he only goes after age appropriate penis; I won't be taking any chances. And I won't be going any farther thank the juvie center parking lot with him either. I put the run in runaway.”
Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Found

Stacey Wallace Benefiel
“Yes, my sister is weird and says crap like en route. I smirk - it's a common facial tic of mine - and turn to her.”
Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Found

Laura van den Berg
“Is there any greater mystery than the separateness of each person?”
Laura van den Berg, Find Me

“When you don't have something anymore, you learn to live without it." That's what my dad told me that first night after he found me sleeping inside a closet underneath a pile of my mom's clothes. All the different smells of her were still there and the memories were alive even if she wasn't.
I looked up into his face and wondered why would I ever want to learn to live without her? That felt like she really would be gone forever, and I wanted to limp on the broken piece of me so I could feel her there all the time.”
Alan Silberberg

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