Quotes About Sorry

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Rick Riordan
“Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Steve Maraboli
“When you hold a grudge, you want someone else’s sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

James Dashner
“i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone”
James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

Jarod Kintz
“I’ve always felt that the best place to hide a body is in the trunk of a cop car, with a note affixed to the body that reads, “I’m sorry.”
Jarod Kintz, There are Two Typos of People in This World: Those Who Can Edit and Those Who Can't

Sarah Ockler
“Would 'sorry' have made any difference? Does it ever? It's just a word. One word against a thousand actions.”
Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet

Rachel Vincent
“Chocolate says "I'm sorry" so much better than words.”
Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Save

David Nicholls
“Dexter, I love you so much. So, so much, and I probably always will. I just don't like you anymore. I'm sorry.”
David Nicholls, One Day

Libba Bray
“Why do girls always feel like they have to apologize for giving an opinion or taking up space in the world? Have you ever noticed that?" Nicole asked. "You go on websites and some girl leaves a post and if it's longer than three sentences or she's expressing her thoughts about some topic, she usually ends with, 'Sorry for the rant' or 'That may be dumb, but that's what I think.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Maeve Binchy
“I'll understand if you don't want me. But I will be heartbroken. You are all I ever dreamed of and hoped for. You are much, much more. Please know that I didn't think I was mean-minded. But I realize I am. I don't want you to put your arms around me and say it's all right, that you forgive me. I want you to be sure that you do, and my love for you will last as long as I live. I can see no lightness, no humour, no joke to make. I just hope that we will be able to go back to when we had laughter, and the world was coloured, not black and white and grey. I am so sorry for hurting you. I could inflict all kinds of pain on myself, but it would not take back any I gave to you. - David Power”
Maeve Binchy, Echoes

Cynthia Hand
“Tucker: Why would you tell me now if it's against the rules?
Clara: Because I love you.”
Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

Craig Silvey
Sorry.

Sorry means you feel the pulse of other people's pain as well as your own, and saying it means you take a share of it. And so it binds us together, makes us trodden and sodden as one another. Sorry is a lot of things. It's a hole refilled. A debt repaid. Sorry is the wake of misdeed. It's the crippling ripple of consequence. Sorry is sadness, just as knowing is sadness. Sorry is sometimes self-pity. But Sorry, really, is not about you. It's theirs to take or leave.

Sorry means you leave yourself open, to embrace or to ridicule or to revenge. Sorry is a question that begs forgiveness, because the metronome of a good heart won't settle until things are set right and true. Sorry doesn't take things back, but it pushes things forward. It bridges the gap. Sorry is a sacrament. It's an offering. A gift.”
Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones

Patricia Briggs
“Nothing says you're sorry like a dead bunny.”
Patricia Briggs, River Marked

Lisa Kleypas
“There are some experiences in life they haven't invented the right words for.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Lois Lowry
“I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid.”
Lois Lowry, The Giver

Deb Caletti
“And pity--people who inspire it in you are actually very powerful people. To get someone else to take care of you, to feel sorry for you--that takes a lot of strength, smarts, manipulation. Very powerful people.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

John Green
“Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in a back corner of, the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home. But that only led to a lonely life accompanied only by the last words of the looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends, and a more-than minor life.

And then i screwed up and the Colonel screwed up and Takumi screwed up and she slipped through our fingers. And there's no sugar-coating it: She deserved better friends.

When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified. into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And I could have done that, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it spite of having lost her.

Beacause I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart imperceptibly slowly, and I will forget, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and everyone but herself and her mom in those last moments she spent as a person. I know that she forgives me for being dumb and sacred and doing the dumb and scared thing. I know she forgives me, just as her mother forgives her. And here's how I know:

I thought at first she was just dead. Just darkness. Just a body being eaten by bugs. I thought about her a lot like that, as something's meal. What was her-green eyes, half a smirk, the soft curves of her legs-would soon be nothing, just the bones I never saw. I thought about the slow process of becoming bone and then fossil and then coal that will, in millions of years, be mined by humans of the future, and how they would their homes with her, and then she would be smoke billowing out of a smokestack, coating the atmosphere.

I still think that, sometimes. I still think that, sometimes, think that maybe "the afterlife" is just something we made up to ease the pain of loss, to make our time in the labyrinth bearable. Maybe she was just a matter, and matter gets recycled.

But ultimately I do not believe that she was only matter. The rest of her must be recycled, too. I believe now that we are greater than the sum of our parts. If you take Alaska's genetic code and you add her life experiences and the relationships she had with people, and then you take the size and shape of her body, you do not get her. There is something else entirety. There is a part of her knowable parts. And that parts has to go somewhere, because it cannot be destroyed. Although no one will ever accuse me of being much of a science student, One thing I learned from science classes is that energy is never created and never destroyed.

And if Alaska took her own life, that is the hope I wish I could have given her. Forgetting her mother, failing her mother and her friends and herself -those are awful things, but she did not need to fold into herself and self-destruct. Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be.

When adults say "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are.

We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.

So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Eidson's last words were: "It's very beautiful over there." I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Wayne
“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”
John Wayne

Stephen King
“But sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. [...] True sorrow is as rare as true love.”
Stephen King, Carrie

Jarod Kintz
“There’s truth in only having a bicycle seat. I used to skip class and just hold it out in the hallway. When teachers would ask me what I was doing, I’d hold it up and say, “Sorry I’m late.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

C.C. Hunter
“Change his mind. Tell him you're sorry you grilled his shorts." That you're sorry you've got ice running through your veins .”
C.C. Hunter, Born at Midnight

Gretchen McNeil
“Everybody was sorry. Sorry was easy. Sorry was for suckers.”
Gretchen McNeil, Possess

Jodi Picoult
“Just because you had every right to feel sorry for yourself didn't mean you ever took the opportunity to do so.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
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Nicholas Sparks
“I'm sorry' I said again. Whenever someone tells you something said, it's the only thing you can think to say, even if you're already said it before.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
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Maggie Stiefvater
“I'm sorry no one saved you.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Cecelia Ahern
“Then I realised that I was the god on this occasion. I had tried to help the bluebottle, but it wouldn't let me. And then I felt sorry for God because I understood his frustration. Sometimes when people offer a helping hand, it gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first.”
Cecelia Ahern, The Book of Tomorrow

Brigid Kemmerer
“You know what sucks about sorry? It's the worst word in the world. Because it always happens after you fuck up something good.”
Brigid Kemmerer, Secret

Jennifer Estep
“For a moment, I almost felt sorry for her. Then the bitch blasted me with her water magic, and I got over it.”
Jennifer Estep, Widow’s Web

Mark   Matthews
“Apologizing does not always mean you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means you value your relationship more than your ego.”
Mark Matthews

“Not here Anymore!”
Kayla Brown
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Jarod Kintz
“I put the “Dan” in Danger. I’m sorry, Dan.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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