Desperate Quotes

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Jonathan Safran Foer
“Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.
I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.”
jonathan safran foer

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Don't dare a person who has nothing else left to lose.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel

Tennessee Williams
“I suppose I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.”
Tennessee Williams

Haruki Murakami
“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a
long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“You're reaching out
And no one hears you cry
You're freaking out again
'Cause all your fears
Remind you another dream has come undone
You feel so small and lost like you're the only one
You wanna scream 'cause you're
You want somebody, just anybody
To lay their hands on your soul tonight
You want a reason to keep believin'
That someday you're gonna see the light
You're in the dark
There's no one left to call
And sleep's your only friend
Well even sleep
Can't hide you from all those tears
And all the pain and all the days
You wasted pushin' them away
It's your life, it's time you face it ”
David Archuletta

G.K. Chesterton
“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.”
G.K. Chesterton

Shannon L. Alder
“A deceitful man will go as far as to trample all over a woman’s reputation and spirit, in order to prove to his ex-love that he was faithful. The irony, is he is still in love with his ex and the new woman in his life doesn’t even realize it.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The number of chances you give someone doesn't tell the world how loving you are without telling them how desperate you are to believe they care as much as you. True love resides in the first chance, stupidity in the second, opportunists in the third and scoundrels in the fourth.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jodi Picoult
“The desperate usually succeed because they have nothing to lose.”
Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

“I know. I was hoping," I say.
"Exactly. Because you're desperate," says Haymitch.
I don't argue because, of course, he's right.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Maggie Stiefvater
“It wasn't the sort of kiss I'd had with him before, hungry, wanting, desperate. It wasn't the sort of kiss I'd had with anyone before. This kiss was so soft that it was like a memory of a kiss, so careful on my lips that it was like someone running his fingers along them.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Forever

Cormac McCarthy
“The small wad of burning paper drew down to a wisp of flame and then died out leaving a faint pattern for just a moment in the incandescence like the shape of a flower, a molten rose. Then all was dark again.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Arthur Golden
“You seemed so desperate, like you might drown if someone didn't save you.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Karen Miller
“I understand I have no place here. I understand I am lost in the god's eye. I understand I must find my purpose or I will go mad in this green, godless place.”
Karen Miller

J.M. Barrie
“The door', replied Maimie, 'will always, always be open, and mother will always be waiting at it for me.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Libba Bray
“She shrieks above the din. "If you wish a battle, I shall give it. I am the last of my kind. I shall not lie down without a fight.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

“The lonesome and desperate kids out there, that pain will translate to magic perhaps.”
Tenacious D

Richard Yates
“How small and neat and comically serious the other men looked, with their grey-flecked crew cuts and their button-down collars and their brisk little hurrying feet! There were endless desperate swarms of them, hurrying through the station and the streets, and an hour from now they would all be still. The waiting mid-town office buildings would swallow them up and contain them, so that to stand in one tower looking out across the canyon to another would be to inspect a great silent insectarium displaying hundreds of tiny pink men in white shirts, forever shifting papers and frowning into telephones, acting out their passionate little dumb show under the supreme indifference of the rolling spring clouds.”
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

Dorothy Allison
“He loves her like a gambler loves a fast racehorse or a desperate man loves whiskey. That kind of love eats a man up.”
Dorothy Allison, Bastard Out of Carolina

Paulo Coelho
“لا شك أن الحب قادر على تغيير كل شئ فى حياة الانسان خلال فترة زمنية قصيرة . لكن
, وهذا هو الوجه الاخر للميدالية , هناك شعور أخر يمكن ان يقوم الكائن البشرى الى
معارج مختلفة تماما عن تلك التى كان يسعى اليها , وهى الياس .

Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Markus Zusak
“My mouth opened.
It happened.
Yes, with my head thrown into the sky, I started howling.
Arms stretched out next to me, I howled, and everything came out of me. Visions pored up my throat and past voices surrounded me. The sky listened. The city didn't. I didn't care. All I cared about was that I was howling so that I could hear my voice and so I would remember that the boy had intensity and something to offer. I howled, oh, so loud and desperate, telling a world that I was here and I wouldn't lie down.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Joseph Conrad
“Over the lives borne from under the shadow of death there seems to fall the shadow of madness.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Laura Lee Guhrke
“Shakespeare's Iago could be played as a soul in hell, driven, dark and desperate, willing to do anything, willing to use anyone, in order to escape from that hell.”
Laura Lee Guhrke, Scandal of the Year

“Desperate and dammed persons share an affinity for flirting with danger; an infectious case of erotic morbidity fetters them to self-destruction.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Toba Beta
“I do understand why a desperate engineer still use a hammer
to solve a hard problem. I think, that made him more humane.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Desperateness sometimes makes us do something that gives someone, or some people, the impression that we suffer from forgetfulness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Id rather die than have more. Actually I'd rather die than most things. But you know that about me. Will I ever see you again? You could come and see me here. Today I imagined you walking in, like I did when your leg. I imagined you telling them to let me go because you loved me and you'd look after me. I cried . . .
Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can wander into a wilderness so vast and entangled that it will consume us or we can plummet to depths dark beyond dark, only to discover that God was sitting there waiting for us before we ever started wandering or falling.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There are myriads of desperate hearts here. In this mob they call congregation, religion is feasting.”
Mecha Constantine

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