Quotes About Orphans

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Chuck Palahniuk
“The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Kate DiCamillo
“There," she said. She rocked him back and forth. "There, you foolish, beautiful boy who wants to change the world. There, there. And who could keep from loving you? Who could keep from loving a boy so brave and true?”
Kate DiCamillo, The Magician's Elephant

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“When you lose your parents as a child, you are indoctrinated into a club, you re taken into life's severest confidence. You are undeceived.”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

Victor Hugo
“The women laughed and wept; the crowd stamped their feet enthusiastically, for at that moment Quasimodo was really beautiful. He was handsome — this orphan, this foundling, this outcast.”
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

James Morcan
“The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths – meaning they would be geniuses in a wide variety of fields.”
James Morcan, The Ninth Orphan

Laura Anderson Kurk
“I reached down and picked up a baseball bat at my feet and I flung it as hard as it could. It circled and arced high in the air until it slammed against the side of the dining hall with a crack and fell.
I sat down in the dirt. Then I lay down in the dirt.
Because not only was there no trail to follow, there was no evidence he’d ever been here.
There was no evidence any of them had been here.”
Laura Anderson Kurk, Perfect Glass

“Worship Allah and associate nothing with Him, and to parents do good, and to relatives, orphans, the needy, the near neighbor, the neighbor farther away, the companion at your side, the traveler, and those whom your right hands possess (slaves). Indeed, Allah does not like those who are proud and boastful.
[Al-Qur'an Surah Nisa 4:36]”
Asma Naqi

Adam Johnson
“Orphans are the only ones who get to choose their fathers, and they love them twice as much.”
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son

John M. Simmons
“Orphanages are the only places that ever left me feeling empty and full at the same time.”
John M. Simmons

Kay Bratt
“Not sure how much longer she can continue her fight for the children or how much more of her there is to give, she pledged to keep going until she no longer can.”
Kay Bratt, Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

Sheri Cobb South
“If your brother can't 'old 'is own against a bunch of orphans, 'e'd best leave off playing 'azard altogether!”
Sheri Cobb South, The Weaver Takes a Wife

Ruta Sepetys
“Mother was anchor. Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Jean Webster
“Jerusha leaned forward watching with curiosity - and a touch of wistfulness - the stream of carriages and automobiles that rolled out of the asylum gates. In imagination she followed first one equipage, then another, to the big houses dotted along the hillside. She pictured herself in a fur coat and a velvet hat trimmed with feathers leaning back in the seat and nonchalantly murmuring "Home" to the driver. But on the door-sill of her home the picture grew blurred.”
Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

Sheri Cobb South
“Tell me, Theodore, were you playing against orphans, by any chance?”
Sheri Cobb South, The Weaver Takes a Wife

Heidi Schulz
“Dead mothers are rather fashionable these days. They lend such an attractive air of tragedy.”
Heidi Schulz, Hook's Revenge

“Help the helpless. Help the poor. Help the needy. Help the orphan. Be the joy for they that suffer in latent. They might not have money to repay you. They might not be able to offer an equal returns of service, but, the inner peace which they may get in their spirit for a moment shall be an awesome lifetime blessings to your body and spirit”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Lesley Livingston
“We were castoffs and slaves, orphans and unwanteds and used-to-be princesses...and we were mighty.

pg 288”
Lesley Livingston, The Valiant

Mohith Agadi
“If you want to celebrate a happy occasion, Do it by helping those who are in need.”
Mohith Agadi

“If each of us could help one orphan to build his/her capacity, and academic background rather than giving them money or food, then no family will sufferer without guardian.”
Sbr Khan

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“It is very sad to see children live like orphans while their parents are still alive. After all, children need the constant love of parents.”
Gugu Mona

Margaret Aranda
“Raw. Unleashed. Unashamed of following Christ's commands, His voice in my ear.”
Margaret Aranda

Carlos Fuentes
“— ¿Y por qué no vives siempre con nosotros como antes, mamacita?
— Porque ahora tu mamacita tiene que trabajar en vez de tu papacito, que se fue al cielo.”
Carlos Fuentes, La región más transparente

Nicolò Govoni
“Eppure realizzai per davvero quanto caotica e in prestito fosse la mia fortuna, la fortuna d’essere nato sulla guancia giusta del mondo, soltanto quando un vecchio, per strada, pianse e disse: "Sei bianco come Dio.”
Nicolò Govoni, Uno

“And for the world's orphans. A portion of this book's proceeds will go to you.”
Stacy Wasmuth, Mamarazzi: A Mother's Guide to Children's Photography

Isaac Marion
“Two years ago today my father was crushed under the wall he was building, and I became an orphan.”
Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

“Help the helpless. Help the poor. Help the needy. Help the orphan. Be the joy for they that suffer in latent. They might not have money to repay you. They might not be able to offer an equal returns of service but, the inner peace which may they get in their spirit for a moment shall be an awesome lifetime blessings to your body and spirit”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“It is very sad to see children live like orphans whilst their parents are still alive. After all, children need the constant love of parents.”
Gift Gugu Mona

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