Coldness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "coldness" (showing 1-30 of 73)
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

George R.R. Martin
“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“... Now I'll close my eyes with all my strength
and fly away singing my baby girl's favorite song.”
John Zea

“SUICIDE... Is to have the freedom to choose; when, where and how to die.”
John Zea

Brian Jacques
“Colder than the winter wind howling its dirge through the Southwest Forest.
Colder than the snow blanketing tree, rock and earth in its silent shroud.
Colder than ice that lay on water and hung in shards from branches and bushes.
Colder than these was the smile of Ferahgo the Assassin!”
Brian Jacques, Salamandastron

“When you know you are going down and dying slowly and taken your whole family with you; that is what really scares me...”
John Zea

“When you know you are going down, dying slowly and taken your whole family with you; that is what really scares me...”
John Zea

“My life is so empty, that even death doesn't wont to take me!”
John Zea

“Where does the coldness come from if it's not from within our hearts?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Hall Caine
“He was not a man of icy nature, but he loved to gather icicles about him.”
Hall Caine, The Manxman

Alice Munro
“So we sit there not talking but not in silence because as you may recall he is a nosy breather. [..] You're not supposed to take any notice, and I'll soon be used to it. But it takes up a lot of space in a room. As he would anyway with his high hard stomach and long legs and his expression. What is that expression? It's as if he's got a list of offenses both remembered and anticipated and he's letting it be known how his patience can be tried by what you know you do wrong but also by what you don't even suspect. I think a lot of fathers and grandfathers strive for that look - even some who unlike him don't have any authority outside their own houses - but he's the one who's got it exactly permanently right." (p 191-192)”
Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman

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