Quotes About Tenderness

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Robert Bly
“I am proud only of those days that pass in
undivided tenderness.”
Robert Bly, A Little Book on the Human Shadow

Sarah J. Maas
“She realized that Rowan saw each of those thoughts and more as he reached into his tunic and pulled out a dagger. Her dagger. He extended it to her, it's long blade gleaming as if he'd been secretly polishing and caring for it these months.
And when she grasped the dagger, it's weight lighter than she remembered, Rowan looked into her eyes, into her very core of her, and said, 'Fireheart'.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

Cynthia Hand
“Tucker strokes my hair. There's something so tender about the gesture. It might as well have been him whispering I love you.”
Cynthia Hand, Hallowed

Cassandra Clare
“It was odd, (Tessa thought), what brought out tenderness in people.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Tahereh Mafi
“I peek up at his features, at the crooked grin i want to savor, at the color in his eyes i'd use to paint a million pictures.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Elisabeth Elliot
“A man must at times be hard as nails: willing to face up to the truth about himself, and about the woman he loves, refusing compromise when compromise is wrong. But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman's resentment like tenderness.”
Elisabeth Elliot, The Mark of a Man

Cassandra Clare
“Tessa was laying on her side, her brown hair spread over the pillow, watching Will, whose face was bent over the pages, with a look of tenderness in her eyes, a tenderness mirrored in the softness of Will's voice as he read.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Tahereh Mafi
“My father couldn't warm my frozen hands.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Melody Beattie
“You don't blast a heart open," she said. "You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose.”
Melody Beattie, The Lessons of Love: Rediscovering Our Passion for Live When It All Seems Too Hard to Take

Linda Kage
“Can I touch you?”
His lashes closed, resting on the tops of his tanned, sculpted cheeks as his smile grew broad. “You don’t have to ask.” I reached out immediately but paused within inches of contact. He must’ve sensed my hesitation because he reopened his eyes. “What’s wrong?”
I swallowed, utterly overwhelmed. “I don’t know where to start.”
Mason’s gaze warmed . He wrapped strong warm fingers around my wrist and drew my palm forward, leading me where he wanted my hand to follow. When he set it on the center of his chest, right over his heart and pressed my flesh to his as if fingerprinting my soul to his. I blinked back gratified tears.
“Start here. No one’s ever touched me here before.”
Linda Kage, Price of a Kiss

Brennan Manning
“Our identity rests in God's relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning
“[The] insistence on the absolutely indiscriminate nature of compassion within the Kingdom is the dominant perspective of almost all of Jesus' teaching.
What is indiscriminate compassion? 'Take a look at a rose. Is is possible for the rose to say, "I'll offer my fragrance to good people and withhold it from bad people"? Or can you imagine a lamp that withholds its rays from a wicked person who seeks to walk in its light? It could do that only be ceasing to be a lamp. And observe how helplessly and indiscriminately a tree gives its shade to everyone, good and bad, young and old, high and low; to animals and humans and every living creature -- even to the one who seeks to cut it down. This is the first quality of compassion -- its indiscriminate character.' (Anthony DeMello, The Way to Love)...
What makes the Kingdom come is heartfelt compassion: a way of tenderness that knows no frontiers, no labels, no compartmentalizing, and no sectarian divisions.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Norah Vincent
“There is a time in a boy’s life when the sweetness is pounded out of him; and tenderness, and the ability to show what he feels, is gone.”
Norah Vincent

Sanober  Khan
“lean in to kiss me
in all the places

where the ache
is
the most special.”
Sanober Khan

Brennan Manning
“Live in the wisdom of accepted tenderness. Tenderness awakens within the security of knowing we are thoroughly and sincerely liked by someone...
Scripture suggests that the essence of the divine nature is compassion and that the heart of God is defined by tenderness.”
Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Sanober  Khan
“tell me
of something fiercer
than the love with which
i gaze upon you

of something softer
than the tenderness
with which i hold you.”
Sanober Khan

Sanober  Khan
“in the afterglow
of an evening rain

i lay down
in the grass
and think of you

my body aches
like an after-kiss

breaking in soft fires
and wildflowers

my dear,
i will always be
this tender for you.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

Brenna Yovanoff
“Tender," she said again. "Tender is kind and gentle. It's also sore, like the skin around an injury.”
Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between

Banana Yoshimoto
“This is what it means to be loved... when someone wants to touch you, to be tender...”
Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

Jennifer Donnelly
“And then I remember this morning and I wonder if it really happened or if I dreamed it. It was nice. And weird. And tender. I'm not used to tender. It's a fossil, that word. Conditions changed and it died out. Like the woolly mammoth. It just couldn't live in the same world as dick box. Ho dog. Or wiener cousins.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Mitch Albom
“You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Sanober  Khan
“love
wounds me
with soft pillows
with tender lips
and fingers”
Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Michael Ondaatje
“To rest was to receive all aspects of the world without judgment. A bath in the sea, a fuck with a soldier who never knew your name. Tenderness toward the unknown and anonymous, which was tenderness to the self.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Anna Akhmatova
“And this tenderness was not like
That which a certain poet
At the beginning of the century called true
And, for some reason, quiet. No, not at all—
It rang out, like the first waterfall,
It crunched like the crust of bluish ice
And it prayed with a swanlike voice,
And it broke down right before our eyes.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Robyn Donald
“Falling in love was easy-when romantic attraction was combined with hungry, unsated desire, they formed a glamorous, glittering bauble as fragile as it was alluring, a bauble that could shatter as soon as it was grasped.

Tenderness was a different story. It had staying power and the promise of a future.”
Robyn Donald, Tiger, Tiger

Meg Wolitzer
“People like to warn you that by the time you reach the middle of your life, passion will begin to feel like a meal eaten long ago, which you remember with great tenderness.”
Meg Wolitzer, The Uncoupling

Deborah Heiligman
“You must remember that you are my prime treasure (and always have been).'
Emma Darwin to husband Charles”
Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

“(A)t least simulated vulnerability is bearable/for those/who cannot/withstand unreasonable tenderness.”
Chelsey Minnis, Zirconia

Franny Billingsley
“Should I ever again sink into illness, I'm sure I'll remember Eldric. I'll remember he cared for me. I'll remember that someone had at least taken the time to touch my face.”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Sanober  Khan
“i want to
stay curled and cosied
and chocolated....forever
in my mother’s arms.”
Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

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