Confessions Quotes

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Augustine of Hippo
“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”
St. Augustine of Hippo

Augusten Burroughs
“Although I was able to maintain a pleasant expression, I was mentally throwing up in her face.”
Augusten Burroughs

Sylvia Day
“It's not the right word, Eva," he pressed on stubbornly, his lips at my ear. "That's why I haven't said it. It's not the right word for you and what I feel for you."

"Shut up. If you care about me at all, you'll just shut up and go away."

"I've been loved before--by Corinne, by other women...But what the hell do they know about me? What the hell are they in love with when they don't know how fucked up I am? If that's love, it's nothing compared to what I feel for you.”
Sylvia Day, Bared to You

Amy Bloom
“Everyone has two memories. The one you can tell and the one that is stuck to the underside of that, the dark, tarry smear of what happened.”
Amy Bloom, Away

“If I told you that I wanted to spend my days and nights with you, live with you, as my partner, because out there, in Hell, I realised that you mean the world to me? That you are my sanity, my laughter, my lust, my love, my comfort, my day and my night, my heat and cold and everything? If I told you that, would you think that translates to 'convenient'?”
Marquesate & Vashtan

“You have what I can afford to give. You are a panhandler, begging for anything, and I am the man walking briskly by, tossing a quarter or so into your paper cup. I can afford to give you this. This does not break me.”
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Margaret Atwood
“All this talking, this rather liquid confessing, was something I didn't think I could ever bring myself to do. It seemed foolhardy to me, like an uncooked egg deciding to to come out of its shell: there would be a risk of spreading out too far, turning into a formless puddle.”
Margaret Atwood

Augustine of Hippo
“Life is a misery, death an uncertainty. Suppose it steals suddenly upon me, in what state shall I leave this world? When can I learn what I have here neglected to learn? Or is it true that death will cut off and put an end to all care and all feeling? This is something to be inquired into.

But no, this cannot be true. It is not for nothing, it is not meaningless that all over the world is displayed the high and towering authority of the Christian faith.

Such great and wonderful things would never have been done for us by God, if the life of the soul were to end with the death of the body. Why then do I delay? Why do I not abandon my hopes of this world and devote myself entirely to the search for God and for the happy life?”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Cecily White
“You're the most annoying girl on the planet. You make me want to throw myself off a bridge. And, unfortunately, I am one hundred percent, head-over-heels, crazy in love with you.”
Cecily White, Prophecy Girl

J.K. Rowling
“I think they ought to know. You do them a disservice by not confiding something this important to them.”
“I didn’t want —”
“— to worry or frighten them?” said Dumbledore, surveying Harry over the top of his half-moon spectacles. “Or perhaps, to confess that you yourself are worried and frightened? You need your friends, Harry. As you so rightly said, Sirius would not have wanted you to shut yourself away.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Ryū Murakami
“Who knew there were still people like that in this world, though? Everybody wants to talk about themselves, and everybody wants to hear everybody else's story, so we take turns playing reporter and celebrity. 'It must have made you very sad when your own father raped you - can you describe some of your feelings at the time? Yes, I wept and wept, wonder why something like this had to happen to me'. It's like that. Everyone's running around comparing wounds, like bodybuilders showing off their muscles. And what's really unbelievable is that they really believe they can heal the wounds like that, just by putting them on display.”
Ryu Murakami, Piercing

Holly Black
“Telling Sam and Daneca feels like peeling off my own skin to expose everything underneath. It hurts.”
Holly Black, White Cat

Zathyn Priest
“Thank you, baby, for being my rock, my safe place to land, my inspiration, and my heart. No matter what, snaring you as a husband will always remain my greatest achievement. I love you.”
Zathyn Priest, The Curtis Reincarnation

Yukio Mishima
“Abruptly he thrust his snow-drenched leather gloves against my cheeks.

I dodged. A raw carnal feeling blazed up within me, branding my cheeks. I felt myself staring at him with crystal clear eyes...

From that time on I was in love with Omi.”
Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask

“You..." just you always you. My Russian cunt my enemy my comrade my prisoner my gaoler and my life. Words unthinking.

Michael Crichton
“They always say they didn't. I never heard of one who said, 'You know, I deserve this.' Never happens.”
Michael Crichton, Disclosure

Jaco Strydom
“We make the choice . . . and then the choice makes us”
Jaco Strydom, Confessions oor kerkwees

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“I have entered upon a performance which is without example, whose
accomplishment will have no imitator. I mean to present my
fellow-mortals with a man in all the integrity of nature; and this man
shall be myself.

I know my heart, and have studied mankind; I am not made like any one I
have been acquainted with, perhaps like no one in existence; if not
better, I at least claim originality, and whether Nature did wisely in
breaking the mould with which she formed me, can only be determined after
having read this work.

Whenever the last trumpet shall sound, I will present myself before the
sovereign judge with this book in my hand, and loudly proclaim, thus have
I acted; these were my thoughts; such was I. With equal freedom and
veracity have I related what was laudable or wicked, I have concealed no
crimes, added no virtues; and if I have sometimes introduced superfluous
ornament, it was merely to occupy a void occasioned by defect of memory:
I may have supposed that certain, which I only knew to be probable, but
have never asserted as truth, a conscious falsehood. Such as I was, I
have declared myself; sometimes vile and despicable, at others, virtuous,
generous and sublime; even as thou hast read my inmost soul: Power
eternal! assemble round thy throne an innumerable throng of my
fellow-mortals, let them listen to my confessions, let them blush at my
depravity, let them tremble at my sufferings; let each in his turn expose
with equal sincerity the failings, the wanderings of his heart, and, if
he dare, aver, I was better than that man.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Gloria Whelan
“I thought I understood what was best. I knew too little and believed too soon.”
Gloria Whelan, Angel on the Square

Aidan Chambers
“What a need we humans have for confession. To a priest, to a friend, to a psychoanalyst, to a relative, to an enemy, even to a torturer when there is no one else, it doesn't matter so long as we speak out what moves within us. Even the most secretive of us do it, if no more than writing in a private diary. And I have often thought as I read stories and novels and poems, especially poems, that they are no more than authors' confessions transformed by their art into something that confesses for us all. Indeed, looking back on my life-long passion for reading, the one activity that has kept me going and given me the most and only lasting pleasure, I think this is the reason that explains why it means so much to me. The books, the authors who matter the most are those who speak to me and speak for me all those things about life I most need to hear as the confession of myself.”
Aidan Chambers, Postcards from No Man's Land

Augustine of Hippo
“Late have I loved you, O beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!”
St. Augustine of Hippo

Jason Letts
“Fantastic,” I said without an ounce of enthusiasm. “I’m just one more embarrassing confession away from taking over the world.” --Spencer Nye”
Jason Letts, Suspense

T.J. Klune
“after the words were out, I felt... lighter.”
T.J. Klune, Heartsong

K.C. Carmine
“I thought it helped you move on.

I lied. You broke my fucking heart.”
K. C. Carmine, Whispers in the Woods

“Ведь слова обращаются медленнее, чем монеты”
Сигизмунд Кржижановский, Воспоминания о будущем. Избранное из неизданного

Emil M. Cioran
“The one sincere confession is the one we make indirectly - when we talk about other people.”
Emil M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

Karl Kristian Flores
“Passionate people always protest in airy voices about the significance of having meaningful conversations. “We shall speak to each other with profundity! No time for small talk! I want deeper!” But to be fair, what could possibly come out of thirty seconds in a café? It would be quite uncomfortable if two people were to race and pour their deepest sorrows on the other. Though perhaps the depth is in the trust. In peculiar sharing. That to have satisfaction in a conversation doesn’t
mean spilling your problems on the floor, or violently expressing how wiggly the tables are, but instead asking you to admit that the table reminds you of the long wooden bar you had at home with silver lining, back in Wyoming.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“We think they’re better than us, the white-haired folks we call grandma and grandpa. But being old doesn’t mean you’ve adjusted to the loneliness. They are saddened, desiring, passionate folks who want adventure.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Memories remains about you always within my heart.”
Deliszcia Evorra

Virginia Woolf
“It's an easy thing to confess one's faults. But what dusk is deep enough to hide one's virtues?”
Virginia Woolf, The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf

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