Abandoned Quotes

Quotes tagged as "abandoned" (showing 1-30 of 106)
Jessica Sorensen
“I just let the pain take over, allowing it to numb the pain of being left behind.”
Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden

Nicole Krauss
“I left the library. Crossing the street, I was hit head-on by a brutal loneliness. I felt dark and hollow. Abandoned, unnoticed, forgotten, I stood on the sidewalk, a nothing, a gatherer of dust. People hurried past me. and everyone who walked by was happier than I. I felt the old envy. I would have given anything to be one of them.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Meg Cabot
“I didn't even think about suggesting he take the boots off. There'd probably be a apocalypse or something.”
Meg Cabot, Abandon

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you loved finds no flattery in the gift you gave them then you must ask yourself, "What was worth loving?”
Shannon L. Alder

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Abandoned.

The word alone sends shudders down a sensitive spine, troubling the thoughts of pained souls as their hurt swells in ripples. It is a sentence of undesired solitude often pronounced on the innocent, the trusting—administered without warning or satisfactory cause.

One day the moon is yours, or so you believe. The next, his countenance transforms from Jekyll to Hyde with no intention of ever turning back, and you are left trampled upon in a deserted street, concealed by dirty fog that squelches all illumination or any hope for future rays of light.

It is the worst of mysteries why a beast considered noble would forsake his duty, exhibiting a heart of stone. And all who once looked on him, now turn down their eyes and suffer, beguiled.

Some poisons have no antidote, but are slow, silent, torturous ends that curl up the broken body swept into a cold, dark corner. There she is left to drown in her tears—a dying heart.

Abandoned.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Christopher Hawke
“It’s strange how what drives us may abandon us midstream, how what tickles our ears with lies one moment may tell us truths that knock us on our emotional ass the next.
After all, it is an unbelievably real world, with Darwin scribbling his thoughts into books and telling us what monkeys we are. Each of us explores possibility, hungry for sustaining adoration, yet we know enough to render ourselves helpless.
We strive and strain, bellow and believe, we learn, and everything we learn tells us the same thing: life is one great meaningful experience in a meaningless world. Brilliance has many parts, yet each part is incomplete.
We live, heal and attempt to piece together a picture worth the price of our very lives.
The picture I saw presented demonic executioners, who crippled those daring to look and consumed souls without defense. They’re everywhere. Some are people we know. Others are the great fears and addictions of our lives.”
Christopher Hawke

S.L. Jennings
“No child, no matter what path they may have chosen, should be abandoned by the people who should love them the most. When two people come together and make the conscious decision to create a life, they have an obligation to protect and love that child until death.”
S.L. Jennings, Dark Light

H.P. Lovecraft
“Certainly, the terror of a deserted house swells in geometrical rather than arithmetical progression as houses multiply to form a city of stark desolation. The sight of such endless avenues of fishy-eyed vacancy and death, and the thought of such linked infinities of black, brooding compartments given over to cob-webs and memories and the conqueror worm, start up vestigial fears and aversions that not even the stoutest philosophy can disperse.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Charles M. Schulz
“There must be different kinds of loneliness, or at least different degrees of loneliness, but the most terrifying loneliness is not experienced by everyone and can be understood by only a few. I compare the panic in this kind of loneliness to the dog we see running frantically down the road pursuing the family car. He is not really being left behind, for the family knows it is to return, but for that moment in his limited understanding, he is being left alone forever, and he has to run and run to survive. It is no wonder that we make terrible choices in our lives to avoid loneliness.”
Charles M. Schulz, You Don't Look 35, Charlie Brown!

Jenim Dibie
“The sun loved me again when it saw that the stars would not abandon me.”
Jenim Dibie, The Calligraphy of God

Nelson Algren
“So he bought tickets to the Greyhound and they climbed, painfully, inch by inch and with the knowledge that, once they reached the top, there would be one breath-taking moment when the car would tip precariously into space, over an incline six stories steep and then plunge, like a plunging plane. She buried her head against him, fearing to look at the park spread below. He forced himself to look: thousands of little people and hundreds of bright little stands, and over it all the coal-smoke pall of the river factories and railroad yards. He saw in that moment the whole dim-lit city on the last night of summer; the troubled streets that led to the abandoned beaches, the for-rent signs above overnight hotels and furnished basement rooms, moving trolleys and rising bridges: the cagework city, beneath a coalsmoke sky.”
Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning

Emily  Williams
“The feeling of abandonment overwhelmed me as I realised that no one had waited, or cared where I was.”
Emily Williams, Letters to Eloise

Akshay Vasu
“She was an abandoned paradise. Wrecked and scary. The silence she held around her pierced even the darkest nights and the toughest hearts. But the moment you entered inside, she was utterly beautiful. She had the stars hanging from the roof with her dreams spilt all over the floor. The realms she ruled had no boundaries and walking through her was always bliss.”
Akshay Vasu, The Abandoned Paradise: Unraveling the beauty of untouched thoughts and dreams

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I tend to walk around convinced that any amount of forgiveness that I could extend could never possibly compensate for the offenses that I’ve had to endure. Yet, maybe the greater offense is that I’ve got that backwards.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Surrendering is intentionally laying down the power I possess. And have I considered that the power I lay down is often more powerful than that which I’m laying it down in front of? Therefore, I would be wise to recognize that surrender is less the absence of power and more the presence of fear.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe it’s a whole lot less about focusing on the fact that we’re all victims and a whole lot more about the changing the fact that we’re all careless, as that is what victimized all of us in the first place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Robin Roe
“He sounds so tired. "I know if there was any choice at all, they wouldn't have left me alone. They would have made sure I was taken care of."
In a heartbeat, a thousand memories at once. All the times I knew things I couldn't have known. All the times he was assigned to me.
"Julian," I say, "maybe they did.”
Robin Roe, A List of Cages

“Elephants will never abandon their friends or family, but man does.
I guess that's what makes us civilized.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“You are not abandoned until you feel that you are! - On Being Abandoned.”
Lamine Pearlheart, The Sunrise Scrolls: To Life from the Shadows II

Graham Hancock
“What would have made [seeing Göbekli Tepe from Harran] easier, in antiquity, would have been a tall tower annexed to the temple that once stood here--a temple dedicated to Su-En (usually contracted to Sin), the Moon God of the Sabians. After telling us that there were "powerful images in this temple," the Greek Philosopher Libanius (AD 314-394), describes the tower, noting that "from its top one could overlook the entire plain of Harran."
[...]
A team from the Chicago Oriental Institute was about to start a major dig around the ruins of the Grand Mosque in 1986, but it seems that the Turkish authorities insisted on such restrictive practices that the project had to be abandoned. Current excavations by Harran University and the Sanliurfa Museum Directorate show little interest in recovery of substantive remains from the city's pre-Islamic period.”
Graham Hancock, Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilization

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If in fact it’s not too late to realize that something’s ‘too late’, then there’s a good chance that it’s not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A beautiful path can be abandoned only if a more beautiful path is found out!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A life that chooses not to grow is a life that died long before it ever lived.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jason Medina
“The city had an eerie abandoned feeling to it. There were cars on the roads, which created a few random obstacles to avoid, but they were unoccupied. People had given up trying to escape and, for some reason, left their vehicles in a hurry, probably due to infected attackers.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“I won’t leave you out here, if that’s what you think. That’s not how I roll.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“The city was starting to resemble a ghost town. If you saw anyone out on the streets, chances are they were probably infected. The majority of fast infected had spread out to the south and north, which happened to be where they were heading. In between, it was mainly the slower zombies that ruled.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Alice Notley
“It’s all like me; and any song for this would just be bullshit. This is a thing, where they stopped trying, they deserted it, and desertion itself is the only possible song.”
Alice Notley, In the Pines

“The instruments were all half desired, half forgotten. It was as if they were left behind by a ghost right in the middle of playing.”
Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Being ‘all about myself’ is the surest way that I can end up being ‘all by myself.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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