Forlorn Quotes

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Erich Maria Remarque
“We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Erik Pevernagie
“When relationships lose their pitch through lack of interest and become stale or unbearable through enduring stealthy backbiting, the emotional house of cards is under attack. A painstaking reshuffle, however, may brand a new choice of life and create energy for positive thinking, whereas remaining bogged down in dispiriting situations and staying clogged up with immaterial hassle may only spawn forlorn deadlocks.. ("Mes cliques et mes claques")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we cannot relate anymore to the world that we live in, we are bound to remain like orphans, forlorn in the wasteland of our desires. ("Non mais, t'as vu l'heure !")”
Erik Pevernagie

Bruce Crown
“To say she is only a woman is to say a violin is a piece of wood with strings, and Dante is mere ink printed on paper.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Bruce Crown
“It was simpler just to keep things simple.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Kate Atkinson
Je suis désolé,' he said. You had to wonder about the French, how they could make a simple 'sorry' sound so extreme and forlorn.”
Kate Atkinson, Case Histories

Bruce Crown
“It takes courage and strength to be sensitive to things and even more strength and courage to own up to it or be vocal about it. Robots, the only things with a perfect lack of emotional capacity, are easily controlled, and I suddenly realized that’s why the military often trains people to suppress their emotions. Unfortunately for them, humans aren't machines. We feel, we love, we cry, we despair, and we rejoice. Anyone who’s ever tried to convince me not to feel is someone I shouldn’t have trusted. The only reason you should shut off your emotions and emulate a robot is if you're doing horrible things. How fatal my decisions have been. How many people would be loving, rejoicing, and feeling right now rather than crying indefinitely in the depths of the afterlife? If only I’d figured this out sooner.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I can draw the slightest smile across a single face obliterated by pain, in that act I will have begun to understand the power of an ordinary human being to perform the seemingly impossible in the life of another human being. And how can that experience do anything less than drive me to try and make the world smile.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

K.M. Alexander
“It's funny. That feeling of home. It's so temporary, like bathwater: the warmth eventually grows cold.”
K. M. Alexander, The Stars Were Right

Bruce Crown
“Last call. It was about that time. He’d probably been drinking liquid courage all night, waiting for his chance to hit on her. I had little choice in assuming he was a three-time loser with a wad-of-cash to wave around and a bozo smile to boot. About to prate his many accomplishments as a man of the world and his travels among the world’s top markets.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Bruce Crown
“The car housed a hysterical bumper sticker: Save the Planet, and I permitted a moment of contemplation to truly bask in this thought. Save the planet? What a joke. Save the planet from what? From ourselves? And save it for what? For ourselves? It was a kind of perpetual stupidity in a tug-of-war battle over trivial matters. Only imbeciles see things in black and white: liberal or conservative, yes or no, this or that. Those in power laugh at those people in their morally inverted shades of grey, basking in the labels they've created so the people are easier to control.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Bruce Crown
“Here… our failures are known to every Tom Dick and Harry while our successes fall only on deaf ears. It’s death, hostile civilians, greedy politicians, and more death, and forget about love. You could be here now and across the world in 11 minutes. If you're lucky you’ll be blown to the next world in much less than 11 seconds.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Bruce Crown
“I yawned awake ready to blow stuff up like a 90s action-star. I’d become what I despised, a misguided schmuck following the status-quo for the sole purpose of fitting in. Whatever... gunrunners, terrorists, bankers, dictators, goons; we all have it coming.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Bruce Crown
“A bodyguard for a pretty socialite, I was moving up in the world. Like all idiots I naturally assumed she was pretty because she was rich. You can buy anything with money, even people, even... beauty.”
Bruce Crown, Forlorn Passions

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If love grew on trees, the forlorn would frequent the forest.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is when I am cold, alone, bitterly forlorn and shuttered from all hope that you will see who I truly am. And my goal is that at those most precarious of moments, what you will see is Jesus holding you through my tears.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Love is the salvation of a forlorn soul and the bounty for a happy living.”
Lord Robin

Joseph Conrad
“I remember the drawn faces, the dejected figures of my two men, and I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back anymore - the feeling that I could last forever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort - to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires - and expires, too soon - before life itself.”
Joseph Conrad, Youth: A Narrative

“She supposed it had been a forlorn hope, but it was something she was very keen to know.”
Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood

Ruth Boukhari
“So easily I trust
letting my petals drop,
leaving me so vulnerable
and you so deplorable,
and still I love and love
and love…”
Ruth Boukhari, Forlorn

JA Flynn
“A depressed dragon. That seems strange as well. Being depressed about being depressed isn’t uncommon for him. It is strange how humans think they’re the only ones who go through emotions and that creatures are immune to anything but primal instincts.”
JA Flynn, Forlorn- A Novella