Coldness Quotes

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”
Sandy Welch

Lisa Kleypas
“A man's vanity is more fragile that you might think. It's easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Thomas Hardy
“You overrate my capacity of love. I don't posess half the warmth of nature you believe me to have. An unprotected childhood in a cold world has beaten gentleness out of me.”
Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd

Kazuo Ishiguro
“That's most interesting. But I was no more a mind-reader then than today. I
was weeping for an altogether different reason. When I watched you dancing that day, I saw something else. I saw a new world coming rapidly. More
scientific, efficient, yes. More cures for the old sicknesses. Very good. But a
harsh, cruel world. And I saw a little girl, her eyes tightly closed, holding to her breast the old kind world, one that she knew in her heart could not
remain, and she was holding it and pleading, never to let her go. That is what I saw. It wasn't really you, what you were doing, I know that. But I saw you and it broke my heart. And I've never forgotten.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Friedrich Nietzsche
“They're so cold, these scholars!
May lightning strike their food
so that their mouths learn how
to eat fire!”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Roman Payne
“It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood! One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs.”
Roman Payne

Guy Gavriel Kay
“Ice is for death and endings.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

Emily Brontë
“Your cold blood cannot be worked into a fever; your veins are full of ice water; but mine are boiling, and the sight of such chillness makes them dance.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Lauren Oliver
“Now, after so many years, I understand what the Coldness was and where it came from—this sense that everything is lost, and worthless, and meaningless.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Lauren Oliver
“I’ll tell you another secret, this one for your own good. You may think the past has something to tell you. You may think that you should listen, should strain to make out its whispers, should bend over backward, stoop down low to hear its voice breathed up from the ground, from the dead places. You may think there’s something in it for you, something to understand or make sense of.
But I know the truth: I know from the nights of Coldness. I know the past will drag you backward and down, have you snatching at whispers of wind and the gibberish of trees rubbing together, trying to decipher some code, trying to piece together what was broken. It’s hopeless. The past is nothing but a weight. It will build inside of you like a stone.
Take it from me: If you hear the past speaking to you, feel it tugging at your back and running its fingers up your spine, the best thing to do—the only thing— is run.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium

Ashly Lorenzana
“I'm pretty lost in becoming all this frost. Bitter, like Winter. Strung-out like a string of pearls.”
Ashly Lorenzana

Shannon Celebi
“Water. Like a blanket. Dark. Intoxicating. Cold.”
Shannon Celebi, Driving Off Bridges

“Let a kind word warm you when your thoughts turn cold”
Marty Rubin

“One of the most liberating notions is learning how many truly do not care about you, and moreover, how the few who do care about you, marvel at your indifference.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

“To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.”
Marty Rubin

“I got a monster within . . . my own self !”
John Zea

“Even though it's dark and cold there is always a shade of light.”
Angela Bernabe

Anne Brontë
“. . . and I imagine that, though cold and haughty in her general demeanor, and even exacting in her requirements, she has strong affections for those who can reach them . . .”
Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey

Ian Fleming
“For her, sex was nothing more than an itch. And this phsychological and physiological neutrality of hers at once relieved her of so many human emotions and sentiments and desires. Sexual neutrality was the essence of coldness in an individual. It was a great and wonderful thing to be born with.”
Ian Fleming, From Russia With Love

Munia Khan
“If you allow coldness to engulf you before winter, season is helpless to help you.”
Munia Khan

“Many people will tell that it is not for a man to cry, but they may not know how is to feel your head empty and only tears will come out to stand up for you.”
John Zea

Iris Murdoch
“Your coldness has ruined my life. All right, you didn't mean it, all right I was a schoolgirl, but you could have been kinder to someone who said they loved you, you could have been gentle and grateful.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Romain Gary
“She knew that Fort Lamy was a long way away, on the other side of the Sahara, in the middle of Africa — another world. Another world — and that was exactly what she needed. There at last she would be able to satisfy her need for warmth — even at Tunis there were moments when the cold was more than she could take.”
Romain Gary, The Roots of Heaven

Iris Murdoch
“She had never been filled with her love like a calm brimming vessel. She had rather suffered it, as a tree might suffer a cold wind, and the image of a coldness was somehow mingled with her memories of marital love.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Stewart O'Nan
“It frightens you how practical you can be, how cold, even with your own.”
Stewart O'Nan, A Prayer for the Dying

Gwendolyn Brooks
“People who have no children can be hard:
Attain a mail of ice and insolence:”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Selected Poems

Neil Ansell
“...the cold got into your bones, and no matter how many logs you threw on the fire, you never felt truly warm.”
Neil Ansell, Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills

Ramani Durvasula
“We most acutely experience this phenomenon of emotional coldness when we are going through something difficult ourselves, and the other person offers nothing.”
Ramani Durvasula, Should I Stay or Should I Go?: Surviving a Relationship with a Narcissist

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