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  • #1
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “‎I never wanted to have anything in my life that I couldn't stand losing. But it's too late for that.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
    tags: love

  • #2
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

  • #3
    “You know, through pain, you learn a lot about yourself--things you thought you never knew you wanted to learn. And it's kind of like those animals that regrow a part of their body--like a starfish. You might not feel it. You might not even want to grow, but you will. You'll grow that part that broke off, and that growing, that blooming--cannot happen without the pain.”
    Kelle Hampton, Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected--A Memoir

  • #3
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “Why is love intensified by absence?”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

  • #4
    Jandy Nelson
    “My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn't go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That's just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don't get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”
    Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere

  • #5
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “Do you ever miss him?
    Every day. Every minute.
    Every minute, she says.
    Yes, it's that way, isn't it?”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

  • #6
    Janet Fitch
    “I thought how tenuous the links were between mother and children between friends family things you think are eternal. Everything could be lost more easily than anyone could imagine.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #7
    John Green
    “We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad.”
    John Green

  • #9
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “Time is priceless, but it’s Free. You can't own it, you can use it. You can spend it. But you can't keep it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

  • #10
    Ariana Carruth
    “As I was wheeled into the operating room I pleaded with
    God for one more day, one more week, one more month with her.”
    Ariana Carruth, Love for Our Afflictions: Allowing Pain to Pave the Way to Peace

  • #11
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”
    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

  • #12
    “Ann: I feel like I should read verses and be comforted. But it doesn’t happen.”
    K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

  • #14
    “Ann: How my heart has ached. How empty I have felt. How I’ve ached to hold my two babies.”
    K. Howard Joslin, Honest Wrestling: Questions of Faith When Attacked by Life

  • #15
    Dodie Smith
    “There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.”
    Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

  • #16
    Roger Ebert
    “Because we are human, because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies, because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing, there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live.”
    Roger Ebert, The Great Movies III

  • #17
    Lauren Graham
    “You may be sensitive inside, but what I see on the outside is a soldier.”
    Lauren Graham, Someday, Someday, Maybe

  • #18
    Ann Brashares
    “Treasure in such large amounts stopped feeling precious”
    Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

  • #19
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “Think for a minute, darling: in fairy tales it's always the children who have the fine adventures. The mothers have to stay at home and wait for the children to fly in the window.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

  • #19
    Rachel Joyce
    “I miss her all the time. I know in my head that she has gone. The only difference is that I am getting used to the pain. It's like discovering a great hole in the ground. To begin with, you forget it's there and keep falling in. After a while, it's still there, but you learn to walk round it.”
    Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • #20
    Paul Harding
    “What an awful thing then, being there in our house together with our daughter gone, trying to be equal to so many sudden orders of sorrow, any one of which alone would have wrenched us from our fragile orbits around each other.”
    Paul Harding, Enon

  • #21
    Veronica Roth
    “I have never been carried around by a large boy, or laughed until my stomach hurt at the dinner table, or listened to the clamor of a hundred people all talking at once. Peace is restrained; this is free.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #22
    Janet Fitch
    “It was only natural to want to destroy something you could never have.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #23
    Rochelle Maya Callen
    “We cry in our own rooms, remembering a man who will never be here again.The house creaks. Maybe it feels the weight of our grief, maybe the floorboards are buckling because the burden is too heavy.”
    Rochelle Maya Callen, Ashes and Ice

  • #24
    Janet Fitch
    “I wondered where he was now whether I would ever hear him again. Whether someone would love him, someday show him what beauty mean't.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #25
    Veronica Roth
    “I am selfish. I am brave.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #25
    Janet Fitch
    “What is real is always worth it.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #27
    Audrey Niffenegger
    “It's hard being left behind. (...) It's hard to be the one who stays.”
    Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

  • #29
    Veronica Roth
    “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #29
    Veronica Roth
    “I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent

  • #30
    Veronica Roth
    “My problem might be that even if I did go home, I wouldn’t belong there, among people who give without thinking and care without trying.”
    Veronica Roth, Divergent



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