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Fragile Quotes

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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
“People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It's too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of "second chances". Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is----a roller coaster ride of emotions during rainstorms and sunshine, sprinkled with moments when you can almost reach the stars.”
Shannon L. Alder

“We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.”
Irving Townsend

Crystal Woods
“Some women feel the need to act like they're never scared, needy or hurt; like they're as hardened as a man. I think that's dishonest. It's ok to feel delicate sometimes. Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn't a rose at all.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3

Anaïs Nin
“What you burnt, broke, and tore is still in my hands. I am the keeper of fragile things and I have kept of you what is indissoluble.”
Anaïs Nin, House of Incest

Bernard Beckett
“Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear, and superstition. By the year 2050, when the conflict began, the world had fallen upon fearful, superstitious times.”
Bernard Beckett, Genesis

Umberto Eco
“A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“if only these treasures were not so fragile as they are precious and beautiful.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Sabaa Tahir
“The rest is just wishes and hope, the most fragile of things.”
Sabaa Tahir, A Torch Against the Night

“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
Vesta M. Kelly

Stacey Jay
“Now the thought of forever makes me tired. Frightened. Sad. What is forever worth? When love is so fragile and even one human life so long?”
Stacey Jay

Marina Dyachenko
“To live is to be vulnerable. A thin membrane of a soap bubble separates one from impenetrable hell. Ice on the road. The unlucky division of an aging cell. A child picks up a pill from the floor. Words stick to each other, line up, obedient to the great harmony of speech...”
Marina Dyachenko, Vita Nostra

Nina LaCour
“Ingrid's skin was the smoothest texture, so pale that it was transparent. I could see the blue veins that ran down her arms, and they made her seem fragile somehow. the way Eric Daniels, my first boyfriend, seemed fragile when I laid my head on his chest and heart his heart beating and thought, Oh. People don't always remember about the blood and the heartbeat. But whenever I looked at Ingrid, I was reminded of the things that kept her alive.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

Neil Gaiman
“I felt very much like a hooker who had just been told she was a lady of the evening.”
Neil Gaiman

Elena Ferrante
“Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition lost substance in her presence.”
Elena Ferrante

David Mitchell
“Glass & peace alike betray proof of fragility under repeated blows.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Anthony Liccione
“Life is very tough and fragile at the same time, it never backs down or surrenders, but will break open to reveal its beauty and ugliness. As a evening primrose that blooms in the flooding moonlight, just before being trampled upon underfoot by the four-legged frost of the night.”
Anthony Liccione

“There's a certain charm to fragile hearts❤”
Karishma Magvani

Sherry Thomas
“You might be surprised at the strength of the fragile. And for some people it is ordinary life that is most challenging, not so much the extraordinary.”
Sherry Thomas, The Hollow of Fear

Dan Chaon
“Fraj-ile," I say, pronouncing it the way she does - as if it might be a popular tourist destination in the Pacific, beautiful Fraj Isle, with its white sandy beaches and shark-filled coves.”
Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

“Our life contains a thousand springs,
And dies if one be gone.
Strange that a harp of thousand strings
Should keep in tune so long.”
William Billings

Terry Brooks
“You think about how fragile life is, about how quickly it goes by, how quickly things become lost. You take life for granted most of the time. You live it in the moment and you don’t think a lot about the future because the future seems a long way off. But when people you love die, suddenly the future seems a whole lot closer and very uncertain.”
Terry Brooks, The Measure of the Magic

Søren Kierkegaard
“People's thoughts are as thin and fragile as lace, and they themselves as pitiable as lace-making girls”
Søren Kierkegaard, The Essential Kierkegaard

Allie Ray
“And she didn't seem so unbreakable to him anymore. She seemed even smaller than the carefree lark he'd known before; seemed to him half the width of a wishbone.”
Allie Ray, Children of Promise

Jayita Bhattacharjee
“A woman, visible yet so invisible, whom the world thinks of as fragile, she turns that fragility into power.......”
Jayita Bhattacharjee

V.E. Schwab
“Normal was such a fragile thing, so easily upset by even good intentions.”
V.E. Schwab, Vengeful

Mark Manson
“The aims of safety-ism were noble. They saw that young people were experiencing greater amounts of anxiety, stress, and depression than previous generations and sought to remedy their angst by protecting them from anything that could potentially harm or upset them.

But this is not how the human mind works. The human mind is not fragile—it does not need to be protected and cushioned from the hard surfaces of reality like a vase or piece of fine china. The human mind is antifragile—that is, it gains from discomfort and strain. That means to grow stronger, the human mind needs to regularly be confronted with difficult and upsetting experiences to develop stability and serenity for itself.”
Mark Manson

John Green
“My dog, Willy, died a few years ago, but one of my great memories of him is watching him play in the front yard of our house at dusk. He was a puppy then, and in the early evenings he would contract a case of the zoomies. He ran in delighted circles around us, yipping and jumping at nothing in particular, and then after a while, he'd get tired, and he'd run over to me and lie down. And then he would do something absolutely extraordinary: He would roll over onto his back, and present his soft belly. I always marveled at the courage of that, his ability to be so absolutely vulnerable to us. He offered us the place ribs don't protect, trusting that we weren't going to bite or stab him. It's hard to trust the world like that, to show it your belly. There's something deep within me, something intensely fragile, that is terrified of turning itself to the world. I’m scared to even write this down, because I worry that having confessed this fragility, you know now where to punch. I know that if I’m hit where I am earnest, I will never recover.”
John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed

Richie Norton
“Live in awe. Life is fragile. Be generous with your light.”
Richie Norton

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