Abandonment Quotes

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Sarah Dessen
“Wherever you will go,
I will let you down,
But this lullaby goes on.”
Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

Knut Hamsun
“...I will exile my thoughts if they think of you again, and I will rip my lips out if they say your name once more. Now if you do exist, I will tell you my final word in life or in death, I tell you goodbye.”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Alyson Noel
“You left me."
Not realizing until I've said my final good-bye and closed the door behind me, that he's not referring to the past.
He's prophesying our future.”
Alyson Noel, Blue Moon

Leo Tolstoy
“We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there's no altering that.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Pablo Neruda
“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”
Pablo Neruda

bell hooks
“A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers - the experience of knowing we always belong.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

J.K. Rowling
“Just — just to be clear,” he said. “You want to leave Tonks at her parents’ house and come away with us?”
“She’ll be perfectly safe there, they’ll look after her,” said Lupin. He spoke with a finality bordering on indifference. “Harry, I’m sure James would have wanted me to stick with you.”
“Well,” said Harry slowly, “I’m not. I’m pretty sure my father would have wanted to know why you aren’t sticking with your own kid, actually.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Elizabeth Kostova
“Recently abandoned women can be complicated.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

John Bradshaw
“Since the earliest period of our life was preverbal, everything depended on emotional interaction. Without someone to reflect our emotions, we had no way of knowing who we were.”
John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You

Alyson Noel
“Now, now." He smiles, "Don't you worry 'bout a thing. Damen's right where you left him. Though I must say I can't believe that you left him. I underestimated you. I had no idea. Though I can't help but wonder how Damen would feel if he knew. I bet he underestimated you too.”
Alyson Noel, Blue Moon

Elizabeth Scott
“And what if---what are you if the people who are supposed to love you can leave you like you're nothing?”
Elizabeth Scott, The Unwritten Rule

Alexandra Katehakis
“When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Julie Kagawa
“Leaving would imply suitcases and empty drawers, and late birthday cards with ten-dollar bills stuffed inside.”
Julie Kagawa, The Iron King

Phoebe Stone
“Not belonging is a terrible feeling. It feels awkward and it hurts, as if you were wearing someone else's shoes.”
Phoebe Stone, The Romeo And Juliet Code

“The person whom you really, really love may not be here anymore. And you might be feeling lonely, but, there are people in this world who really, really love you, so shouldn't that equal it all out? So, please don't ever think that you're alone. I'll be watching over you. I'll always be watching over you. I promise to always watch over you. You're not alone.”
Yuuki Obata, We Were There, Vol. 1

Kami Garcia
“every loss, every mistake, was seared into her soul, creating a different kind of tattoo, one made from rage and abandonment, heart break and tears”
Kami Garcia

Pete Walker
“Perfectionism is the unparalleled defense for emotionally abandoned children. The existential unattainability of perfection saves the child from giving up, unless or until, scant success forces him to retreat into the depression of a dissociative disorder, or launches him hyperactively into an incipient conduct disorder. Perfectionism also provides a sense of meaning and direction for the powerless and unsupported child. In the guise of self-control, striving to be perfect offers a simulacrum of a sense of control. Self-control is also safer to pursue because abandoning parents typically reserve their severest punishment for children who are vocal about their negligence.”
Pete Walker

Nguyễn Ngọc Tư
“Mỗi lần rời khỏi một nơi nào đó, thật khó để phân biệt, chúng tôi bỏ đi hay chạy trốn.”
Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, Cánh Đồng Bất Tận

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

“The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.”
Brian A. McBride, Dominion

Tayari Jones
“Abandonment doesn't have the sharp but dissipating sting of a slap. It's like a punch to the gut, bruising your skin and driving the precious air from your body.”
Tayari Jones, Silver Sparrow

“...in addition to feeling sick and tired and feverish and nauseated, I also felt forgotten. And there was no easy cure for that.”
Sarah Thebarge

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

Alex George
“When he left us, he stole all the words.”
Alex George, Setting Free the Kites

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

Anna Kavan
“The last time she had seen him in the flesh, all the vital force of his life stripped away, his sharpened face had confronted her with such a fearful fixed finality of sightless indifference that she had been frozen in mortal terror, engulfed by abysmal despair. After all the years of unfailing support, his huge, inhuman, deaf, blind inaccessibility was horrifying. He had not kept his promise. He had abandoned her, left her to suffer alone.”
Anna Kavan, Julia and the Bazooka and Other Stories

Alice  Miller
“I've spoken of the patient Peter who was obsessively forced to make conquests with women, to seduce and then to abandon them, until he was at last able to experience how he himself had repeatedly been abandoned by his mother.”
Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

“Abandonment is ugly.”
Michelle Moore, Abandonment to Forgiveness

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