Complicated Quotes

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Sarah Dessen
“You couldn't just pick and choose at will when someone depended on you, or loved you. It wasn't like a light switch, easy to turn on or off. If you were in, you were in. Out, you were out.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Douglas Adams
“All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.”
Douglas Adams

Haruki Murakami
“Some things in life are too complicated to explain in any language.”
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Erich Maria Remarque
“Strange how complicated we can make things just to avoid showing what we feel!”
Erich Maria Remarque, The Night in Lisbon

“Half of me is filled with bursting words and half of me is painfully shy. I crave solitude yet also crave people. I want to pour life and love into everything yet also nurture my self-care and go gently. I want to live within the rush of primal, intuitive decision, yet also wish to sit and contemplate. This is the messiness of life - that we all carry multitudes, so must sit with the shifts. We are complicated creatures, and ultimately, the balance comes from this understanding. Be water. Flowing, flexible and soft. Subtly powerful and open. Wild and serene. Able to accept all changes, yet still led by the pull of steady tides. It is enough.”
Victoria Erickson

Dejan Stojanovic
“The most complicated skill is to be simple.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Philip Pullman
“And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone or that's an evil one because it hurts them. People are too complicated to have simple labels.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

“I'm THAT complicated, mysterious, yet content with the "simple" things in life. Don't try to understand me; you won't figure me out. But you're free to like me the way I am.”
Marwa Ayad

Lauren Kate
“They could steam up windows with their kisses, but as soon as they started using
their mouths for other things—like talking—everything got so complicated.”
Lauren Kate, Torment

Fredrik Backman
“Everything is complicated if no one explains it to you.”
Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Jenny B. Jones
“You’re a teenager. It’s all complicated.”
Jenny B. Jones, There You'll Find Me

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

Lauren Myracle
“So as a seventh grader, no, you weren't friends with people you didn't like. But sometimes you also weren't friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didn't make any sense if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. That's where the sadness came in.”
Lauren Myracle, Thirteen

Bella Andre
“I’ve always wondered why love has to be so full of conflict and strife. Why can’t love be simple? Why can’t it just be as pure as two people who realize that they can’t live as well, or as happily, apart as they can together?”
Bella Andre, Come A Little Bit Closer

Nicholas Sparks
“grown-ups always say that things are complicated.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Bend in the Road

E.B. White
“There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.”
E.B. White

Charlotte Eriksson
“I am a complicated person with a simple life and I am the reason for everything that ever happened to me.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Preeti Shenoy
“Men are always complaining about how difficult it is to understand women but I think it is the other way round. Men clan up and do not express what they feel. Then they suddenly stop all communication with you and vanish. All you can do is wait. I wish men came with instruction manual.”
Preeti Shenoy, The One You Cannot Have

J. Courtney Sullivan
“The girls said she was too cynical about love, but how could you not be? On the surface, relations between men and women were all soft kisses and white gowns and hand-holding. But underneath they were a scary, complicated, ugly mess, just waiting to rise to the surface.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, Commencement

Poul Anderson
“I’ve yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when you looked at it the right way didn’t become still more complicated.”
Poul Anderson, Call Me Joe

Lorrie Moore
“She knew there were only small joys in life--the big ones were too complicated to be joys when you got all through--and once you realized that, it took a lot of the pressure off.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

“When seeing the simple truth means recognizing that we're in sin, we would rather see things as being complicated.”
Anna Sofia Botkin, It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way

Margaret Atwood
“Every Canadian has a complicated relationship with the United States, whereas Americans think of Canada as the place where the weather comes from.”
Margaret Atwood

Lauren Myracle
“So, as a seventh grader,no, you weren't friends with people you didnt like. But sometimesyou also werent friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didnt make any sence if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. Thats where the sadness came in.”
Lauren Myracle

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
“I am a human Rube Goldberg machine," he said. "I do simple things in complicated ways”
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Inheritance Games

Caroline Graham
“Ah—that’s the beauty of higher education, sergeant. Never use two simple words when one really complicated one will do.”
Caroline Graham, Written In Blood

Carlos Wallace
“There is a considerable difference between knowing and accepting that we are a work in progress, then programming ourselves to believe that some commonly accepted, socially influenced changes will help mask our issues; issues that will take a lot more to resolve than a list of empty affirmations made on what is just another day.”
Carlos Wallace, Life Is Not Complicated-You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings

Nick Lake
“Systems do what they're designed to do, It's people who are more complicated”
Nick Lake, Satellite

Karl Kristian Flores
“Claire continued. "There's a complexity of... looking forward to something. Being scared it doesn’t live up to your hope... like second dates... or returning to Cancun... or being in love with a stranger, hoping they never love you. It’s not that you prefer the concept or the excitement of the beginning. It’s the fear that a future with someone won’t be as nice as you hoped it would be. I would hate that, Brit. It'd crush me. It's like when you tell a person you like them—it always dips. It gets awkward. The expectation of it. I feel some things are best left at 'Hello.' Like, I write about living in a forest away from everyone, but I can’t tell if that’s the future I want or only enjoy writing about.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

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