Bittersweet Quotes

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John Green
“I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Joanne Harris
“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
Joanne Harris, Chocolat

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Our sweetest songs are those of saddest thought.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems

Kazuo Ishiguro
“I do not think I responded immediately, for it took me a moment or two to fully digest these words of Miss Kenton. Moreover, as you might appreciate, their implications were such as to provoke a certain degree of sorrow within me. Indeed- why should I not admit it? - at that moment, my heart was breaking.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Irvine Welsh
“There's that horrible-beautiful moment, that bitter-sweet impasse where you know that somebody is bullshitting you but they're doing it with such panache and conviction...no, it's because they say exactly what you want to hear, at that point in time.”
Irvine Welsh, Porno

Sarah Ockler
“But once in a while, you pick the right thing, the exact best thing. Every day, the moment you open your eyes and pull off your blankets, that's what you hope for. The sunshine on your face,warm enough to make you heart sing.”
Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet

“Finishing a book is bittersweet. You spend days getting to know the characters. Learning their nuances, their faults, their loves, their lives. They become your friends, acquaintances, enemies. And after the story ends, you miss them. You look for them in your own life, wonder where they’ve gone, you forget that they aren’t real. You fall in love with the hero and dream of him at night. The strange girl becomes your best friend. Their heartaches become your heartaches. You laugh when they laugh. And cry when they die. Eventually you realise they aren’t a part of your world, you were just briefly visiting theirs.”
Whimsical Enlightenment

Nicholas Sparks
“Halfway down the aisle, Jamie suddenly seemed to tire, and they stopped while she caught her breath...It was, I remembered thinking, the most difficult walk anyone ever had to make. In every way, a walk to remember.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Sanober  Khan
“i have laughed
more than daffodils
and cried more than June.”
Sanober Khan

Brodi Ashton
“If there is an afterlife, I want my soul intact. And then maybe I'll see you there."I smiled, somehow calm now that I was facing something inevitable. I was getting the good-bye I'd always wanted. - Nikki”
Brodi Ashton, Everneath

J.R.R. Tolkien
“If this is victory, then our hands are too small to hold it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singin'
Funny when you're dead how people start listenin”
Kimberly Perry, If I Die Young: Piano/Vocal/Chords, Sheet

Ian Fleming
“I would stay away from him and leave him to go his own road where there would be other women, countless other women, who would probably give him as much physical pleasure as he had had with me. I wouldn’t care, or at least I told myself that I wouldn’t care, because none of them would ever own him—own any larger piece of him than I now did.”
Ian Fleming, The Spy Who Loved Me

Edwin Morgan
“There were never strawberries
like the ones we had
that sultry afternoon
sitting on the step
of the open french window
facing each other
your knees held in mine
the blue plates in our laps
the strawberries glistening
in the hot sunlight
we dipped them in sugar
looking at each other
not hurrying the feast
for one to come
the empty plates laid on the stone together
with the two forks crossed
and I bent towards you

sweet in that air
in my arms
abandoned like a child
from your eager mouth
the taste of strawberries
in my memory
lean back again
let me love you

let the sun beat
on our forgetfulness
one hour of all
the heat intense
and summer lightning
on the Kilpatrick hills

let the storm wash the plates.”
Edwin Morgan, The Second Life: Selected Poems

Soheir Khashoggi
“Was it always to be like this? she wondered. A moment of joy followed by a new sorrow?”
Soheir Khashoggi, Nadia's Song

“And you find some way to survive
And you find out you don't have to be happy at all..
To be happy you're alive.”
Brian Yorkey

Nadia Scrieva
“Victory is always bittersweet.”
Nadia Scrieva

“The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time.”
Kimberly Perry

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I must indeed abide the Doom of Men whether I will or nill: the loss and the silence. But I say to you, King of the Numenoreans, not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Elves say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive.”
J.R R. Tolkien

Daven McQueen
“And you shouldn't regret letting people into your life who changed it for the better, even if they didn't stay.”
Daven McQueen, The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

“Knowing something in her head was different from knowing it in her heart. Rey had understood on some level that she wasn't alone anymore, but now she knew it, and it was so wonderful it hurt. Tears filled her eyes. Loneliness was a kind of agony. But belonging was another.”
Rae Carson, The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition

Adam Silvera
“But what I've gotten out of him in one day is more than I feel like I ever deserved. I don't know if that makes sense.”
Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End

Sara Wolf
“My heart. You're my heart, more than the one in my chest.”
sara wolf, Send Me Their Souls

Patrick Rothfuss
“I don't remember starting out that morning, but I do remember trying to sleep and feeling quite alone except for a dull, bittersweet ache.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Amy E. Reichert
“If Molly were here, she'd tell Sabrina how this was the perfect end to her love story. The villain had been defeated, the couple was together, and there was a party with fancy clothes and good food and plenty of music. But happily ever afters in real life were very different from the movies. The pain and loss and difficulties didn't disappear. With every joy came the reminder that someone wasn't there to share the moment. Real happily ever afters were flavored with bitter and sweet. With Ray by her side, Sabrina wanted to taste it all.”
Amy E. Reichert, The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

Dana Bate
“Whenever a friend succeeds, something in me dies.”
Dana Bate, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

Madeline Miller
“Both of us were imprisoned. But I pressed his face into my mind, as seals are pressed in wax, so I could carry it with me.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Sally  Thorne
“That's why I'm crying. Because Danny told me I'm a beautiful girl, and I nearly fell off the barstool. You've ruined me.”
Sally Thorne, The Hating Game

Richard Ashcroft
“Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, that's life
Tryna make ends meet, you're a slave to money then you die”
Richard Ashcroft

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