Familiar Quotes

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Chuck Palahniuk
“There's an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It's when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Shannon L. Alder
“What if you were wrong? What if everything you ever believed was a lie? What if you missed your opportunity because you didn't know your worth? What if you settled on familiar, but God was trying to give you something better? What if you decided not to go backwards, but forward? What if doing what you have never done before was the answer to everything that didn't make sense? What if the answer wasn't to be found in words, but in action? What if you found the courage to do what you really wanted to do and doing it changed your whole life?”
Shannon L. Alder

Vera Nazarian
“Whenever you go on a trip to visit foreign lands or distant places, remember that they are all someone's home and backyard.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Gabrielle Zevin
“You know this girl.
Her hair is neither long nor short nor light nor dark. She parts it precisely in the middle.
She sits precisely in the middle of the classroom, and when she used to ride the school bus, she sat precisely in the middle of that, too.
She joins clubs, but is never the president of them. Sometimes she is the secretary; usually, just a member. When asked, she has been known to paints sets for the school play.
She always has a date to the dance, but is never anyone’s first choice. In point of fact, she’s nobody’s first choice for anything. Her best friend became her best friend when another girl moved away.
She has a group of girls she eats lunch with every day, but God, how they bore her. Sometimes, when she can’t stand it anymore, she eats in the library instead. Truth be told, she prefers books to people, and the librarian always seems happy to see her.
She knows there are other people who have it worse—she isn’t poor or ugly or friendless or teased. Of course, she’s also aware that the reason no one teases is because no one ever notices her.
This isn’t to say she doesn’t have qualities.
She is pretty, maybe, if anyone would bother to look. And she gets good enough grades. And she doesn’t drink and drive. And she says NO to drugs. And she is always where she says she will be. And she calls when she’s going to be late. And she feels a little, just a little, dead inside.
She thinks, You think you know me, but you don’t.
She thinks, None of you has any idea about all the things in my heart.
She thinks, None of you has any idea how really and truly beautiful I am.
She thinks, See me. See me. See me.
Sometimes she thinks she will scream.
Sometimes she imagines sticking her head in an oven.
But she doesn’t.
She just writes it all down in her journal and waits.
She is waiting for someone to see.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Love Is Hell

Ezra Taft Benson
“Nothing is going to startle us more when we pass through the veil to the other side than to realize how well we know our Father and how familiar His face is to us.”
Ezra Taft Benson

Shannon L. Alder
“When you’re in love with two people, always choose the second. The fact that you are constantly thinking of the second person makes it obvious that the first will never fulfill you, unless the second person did not fulfill you either. At this point, you have to choose the third person because God is getting a little tired of your inattention and indecisiveness, and is planning on sending a fourth person into your life just to slap you around with the bible for not entering the promised land.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sherman Alexie
“He looked into the crowd for approval, saw his mother and father. He waved and they waved back. Smiles and Indian teeth. They were both drunk. Everything familiar and welcome. Everything beautiful.”
Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Iris Murdoch
“His heart ached in such a familiar way, and the very familiarity of it pained him.”
Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When everything looks unusual around you, your eyes and your mind mostly need anything usual! Unfamiliar disturbs us; familiar comforts us! But for the wise man, unusual is more precious than the usual because it offers us a new way, a new vision, a new idea, a new world!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“...how a familiar room slowly changes colour as morning arrives.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Rachel McMillan
“His father had told him that a person could usually know within a short amount of time if a place would be something special—something familiar—or if you were destined to always be a visitor.”
Rachel McMillan, Murder at the Flamingo

Joseph Fink
“She didn't love the movie as a movie, but she appreciated it as a familiar comfort.”
Joseph Fink, Welcome to Night Vale

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I don’t want to change you. Rather, I want to engage you in the infinitely greater task of knowing you.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Brittany Burgunder
“Dear Change,
My fear of the unknown finally outweighed my fear of the familiar.”
Brittany Burgunder

Sandra Barneda
“Los años te regalan la distancia para comprender que gastamos muchas palabras y solo vivimos unas pocas.”
Sandra Barneda, Un océano para llegar a ti

Bronwyn Angela White
“On Christmas morning when the beach is calling and the family’s gathering and the presents are a mystery (or definitely feels book-shaped anyway), and after the splendour and celebration of Christmas Eve, we don’t want Christmas Day to be an anticlimax. We’ve gifted our Oxfam goats or geese and bought our CWS calendars, and what we’d like, on Christmas Day, what we really want, is for things to be—perfect. Just like the old days. Something new, but also something familiar.
And that’s what’s so wonderful about the Christmas story, and why preachers penning their reflections approach with trepidation but also with joy: at Christmas, the news is all good.”
Bronwyn Angela White, Something new to say

Leland Lewis
“For this mystical black cat
there is no woman like Wiccan woman.
She is eternally thankful
you have found one another...
a wonderful wondrous assignment
for your visionary familiar.”
Leland Lewis, Angelic Tales of the Universe. Tale 17. Journey to Ancient India

Petra Hermans
“I am able to stand above all supernatural powers. I was able, to show the world in the universe, what it was like, to give away an achievement in my familiar way.”
Petra Hermans

Liz Braswell
“Hesitantly Eric pulled something out of his pocket. At first Ariel thought it would be a pipe- it seemed appropriate for someone of Eric's current age and station. But as he placed it to his lips she realized that it was a tiny instrument. Smaller than the recorder he used to carry with him, and fatter. More like an ocarina, the instrument humans used to play in the days they still talked to animals and merfolk.
He took a breath and waited for a moment.
Then he played a few notes. Quietly and slowly.
Ariel's heart nearly stopped.
It was the song she had sung after she rescued him, the song that had burst unbidden out of her heart as he lay there, unconscious. It described the beauty of the sea and the land and the mortality of humans and the wonder of life. It had poured out of her like life itself.
Hearing it again was the sweetest pain she had ever experienced. Far deeper even than having her tail split in twain for legs. It coursed through her whole body, hurt and recognition and pleasure all at once.”
Liz Braswell, Part of Your World

Olawale Daniel
“It is either you believe in yourself or believe what other people think, or makes you think, of yourself. Sounds familiar, but quite different from each other.”
Olawale Daniel

Alaitz Leceaga
“Es mi familia, pero ya no son como yo los recordaba. Ahora son distintos, o a lo mejor he sido yo, no lo sé, pero nada es como antes”
Alaitz Leceaga, El bosque sabe tu nombre

“Being famous is a sweet poison, you will lose your privacy of personal life and being familiar is a slow poison, you will lose your privacy of personal living”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Marcus Aurelius
“All that happens is as habitual and familiar as roses in spring and fruit in the summer. True too of disease, death, defamation, and conspiracy—and all that delights or gives pain to fools.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Steven Magee
“The USA I am familiar with is not a civilized society.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The Ivy League I am familiar with is riddled with incompetence.”
Steven Magee

Alix E. Harrow
“Movement startles him. Two figures have emerged, rather suddenly, from the mist at the end of the cobbled alley. A dog, heavy-jawed and deep gold, and a young woman.
She is tall and brownish, and her hair is braided and coiled in a fashion he has never seen before. She is dressed like some combination of vagabond and debutante- a fine blue skirt fastened with pearl buttons, a leather belt slung low over her hips, a shapeless coat that looks several centuries older than she is.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Steven Magee
“The USA I am familiar with is ran by scallywags.”
Steven Magee


Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The belief in the ‘easy way’ is one of the greatest pieces of fiction mankind has ever created.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To take the ‘easy way’ is to walk a path that doesn’t exist to the edge of a cliff that does.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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