F Quotes

Quotes tagged as "f" (showing 1-24 of 24)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is blink.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Erin Hunter
“In the deserted forest, Firestar crouched beside Spottedleaf's trembling body. Blood welled at her neck, soaking Firestar's cheek as he pressed against her. "Spottedleaf! Please don't go". Dovewing heard a sob in his mew. "You promised you'd be there to welcome me".
Spottedleaf gave a tiny shake of her head. "That was never going to happen my love. I cannot journey with you anymore. I'm so sorry".
Firestar pawed at her. "No! I still need you!"
"Let her go" A she-cat shimmered into view, her gray fur long and matted.
"Yellowfang?" Firestar looked at her, his green eyes pleading. "Don't let her disappear. Please."
"This was her destiny." Yellowfang touched her muzzle to Firestar's head. "Let her follow it."
"But she said she'd wait for me in StarClan!" Firestar's mew caught in his throat.
Spottedleaf looked up at him and opened her mouth as if she wanted to say something. A small gasp escaped her; then she fell limp. Her fur started to blur, leaving a faint outline and then nothing but bloodstained grass. Firestar's head drooped.”
Erin Hunter
tags: f

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Writers aren't exactly people.... They're a whole bunch of people trying to be one person.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nicola Yoon
“o•cean (ˈōSHən) n. pl. -s. 1. The endless part of yourself you never knew but always suspected was there. [2015, Whittier]”
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything
tags: f, fa, identity

Hanya Yanagihara
“he tried to prepare himself for disappointment, even as he yearned to be proven wrong”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Meg Rosoff
“some people are lonely for all the right reasons.”
Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now

Nadia Hashimi
“Some truths need to be said out loud before they can be believed”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low
tags: f, truth

Nadia Hashimi
“That’s what being a mother is, isn’t it? Waiting for a rounded belly to tighten in readiness; listening for the sound of hunger in the moonlit hours; hearing an eager voice call even in the camouflage of traffic, loud music, and whirring machines. It’s looking at every door, every phone, and every approaching silhouette and feeling that slight lift, that tickle of opportunity to be again—mother.”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low

“You will never get it unless you work for it.”
F.D. Van Amburgh

Nadia Hashimi
“Can a mother commit a greater sin than ignoring her intuitions?”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low

Nadia Hashimi
“Children are touched by heaven—their every breath, every laugh, every touch a sip of water to the desert wanderer. I could not have known this as a child, but I know it as a mother, a truth I learned as my own heart grew, bent, danced, and broke for each of my children”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low
tags: children, f, fa

Hanya Yanagihara
“Without them, one’s status as an adult is never secure; a childless adult creates adulthood for himself , and as exhilarating as it often is, it is also a state of perpetual insecurity”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara
“Don't you think you guys should stop clinging to one another and get serious about adulthood?" But how was one to be an adult? Was couplehood truly the only appropriate option?”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
tags: adulthood, f, fa

Lailah Gifty Akita
“To live for your dreams, you have to be fearless in life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“As you focus on the greatness of God, the difficulties of life will dissolve.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“Which one would you choose, the rock or the hard place?”
Meg Rossoff
tags: f, fa, hard-life

Nadia Hashimi
“But war had a taming effect”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low
tags: f, fa, war

Nadia Hashimi
“As children inch their way into adolescence, the parent changes. He is an authority, a source of answers, and a chastising voice. Depending on the day, he may be resented, emulated, questioned, or defied.
Only as an adult can a child imagine his parent as a whole person, as a husband, a brother, or a son. Only then can a child see how his parent fits into the world beyond four walls. Saleem had only bits and pieces of his father, mostly the memories of a young boy. He would spend the rest of his life, he knew, trying to reconstruct his father with the scraps he could recall or gather from his mother.”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low

“Abignades or abegnades
A term used in te department of the Landes for the intestines of a goose cooked in its blood. Abegnades are found almost solely in the chalosse region, where they are eaten on bread fried in goose fat, with slices of lemon.”
Escoffier, Auguste

Nadia Hashimi
“It’s best not to depend on the gray haired. We’re too close to God to rely on,”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low

Nadia Hashimi
“Some would call that lucky but lucky is relative”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low
tags: f, fa, luck

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Douăzeci și cinci e prea cinică și sofisticată; treizeci e numai bună pentru paloarea excesului de muncă; patruzeci e vârsta poveștilor lungi, care durează cît un trabuc fumat în întregime; șaizeci e... ah, șaizeci e prea aproape de șaptezeci; dar cincizeci e cu adevărat floarea vîrstei. O ador.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side Of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Încercăm să ne alegem mijloacele și apoi luăm ce putem – și ne mai și bucurăm.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side Of Paradise

Nadia Hashimi
“What is gone is gone and will not come back. When the earth swallows, it swallows forever and we are left to stumble along feeling the absences. These are our burdens.”
Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon is Low