Fragility Quotes

Quotes tagged as "fragility" (showing 1-30 of 42)
Cassandra Clare
“Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

Paulo Coelho
“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Elizabeth Wurtzel
“Sometimes I wish I could walk around with a HANDLE WITH CARE sign stuck to my forehead.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

Neil Gaiman
“It occurs to me that the peculiarity of most things we think of as fragile is how tough they truly are. There were tricks we did with eggs, as children, to show how they were, in reality, tiny load-bearing marble halls; while the beat of the wings of a butterfly in the right place, we are told, can create a hurricane across an ocean. Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkable difficult to kill.”
Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

Brandon Sanderson
“Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Jack Kerouac
“And I said, 'That last thing is what you can't get, Carlo. Nobody can get to that last thing. We keep on living in hopes of catching it once and for all.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Leonora Carrington
“Houses are really bodies. We connect ourselves with walls, roofs, and objects just as we hang on to our livers, skeletons, flesh and bloodstream. I am no beauty, no mirror is necessary to assure me of this absolute fact. Nevertheless I have a death grip on this haggard frame as if it were the limpid body of Venus herself.”
Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet

Tennessee Williams
“It's no tragedy, Freckles. Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are.”
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

“In this busy modernized age, it's easy to be blind to the light all around us. You see, there truly are real angels living among us that look just like you and I. If you pay attention, you can spot one because they're quite easy to find. They're the souls with the eternally deep eyes that always act like something is broken inside, but fail to realize it's just their wings.”
Suzy Kassem

Kamand Kojouri
“Grace is neither gentleness nor fragility. Grace is treating yourself, others, and even inanimate objects with respect.”
Kamand Kojouri

“Hearts are connected by the slenderest of threads.”
Marty Rubin

“Fairy tale about a little girl, who wasn’t afraid of death. Her fragile bones looked as white coffins where birds used to sleep.”
Laura Makabresku

Kamand Kojouri
“Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words have the ability to change our lives simply by being next to each other.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kayla Severson
“We, like lace, make up the very fabric of society, the tapestry of togetherness that consists of holes, but also of threads that tie us together until the end of time. The more we embrace our fragility and shared sufferings, the more boundaries we overcome, until the light can’t help but pour on in.”
Kayla Severson, Nature's 1st Gem Is Green

Christopher Buehlman
“Envy and respect are not the same things...
Before I endow you with respect, I should find out whether your curiosity is intellectual or merely morbid. Not that those who gawk at train derailments are so different from those who conduct autopsies; both want, at some level, to know what has happened, and, by extension, what will happen. Did the liver fail because of the decedent's alcoholism or was some toxin administered? If the deliverer is found, he or she may be imprisoned or, in more honest times, hanged, and thus pose no further threat. Or for the gawker at the accident, espying loose parts not unlike his or her own parts strewn amid wreckage may lead to a sense of awe at death's power, or horror at life's fragility, either of which may be instructive in any number of ways.”
Christopher Buehlman, The Lesser Dead

A.J. Darkholme
“The world is changeable, and its ability to change is so fragile that a single person can be responsible for it.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

“What bends, can break.”
Marty Rubin

“Some people are like fragile petals, and they don't recover from hardship. Do we blame the petal? Or do we excuse its fragility and mourn its loss?”
Aleksandra Layland, Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.

Cassandra Clare
“Or maybe it's just that beautiful things are so easily broken by the world.' - Jocelyn”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

“Foolish defiance was his lifelong response to being ill.”
Paul C. Nagel, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

Kamand Kojouri
“Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.”
Kamand Kojouri

Chelsey Philpot
“The air was swollen with music, shouting, and something I could not quite place- a feeling of happiness, but happiness with an edge, a sense of joy that was all the more meaningful because it was so fleeting.”
Chelsey Philpot, Even in Paradise

“It's the darkness of life. The light is here one day and gone the next. Only the fortunate get to take the light for granted. Only the sun is here today and tomorrow. Life and everything else is perishable. Sadness is nothing but a realizationof that impermanence. The expression of our fragility and mortality.
-- Here Tomorrow”
Kaleb Kilton

“The tree that stands so firm on land trembles in the water.”
Marty Rubin

George Saunders
“Some blows fall too heavy upon those too fragile.”
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

Alessandro D'Avenia
“Tutto è destinato a finire. Questa è l'essenziale fragilità del mondo.”
Alessandro D'Avenia, L'arte di essere fragili: Come Leopardi può salvarti la vita

J.K. Rowling
“Every atom of it had been blasted apart and reconstituted in an instant, and its appearance of permanence and solidity was laughable; it would dissolve at a touch, for everything was suddenly tissue-thin and friable.”
J.K. Rowling

Luigina Sgarro
“Siamo vulnerabili, non fragili, ma il nostro desiderio di attraversare la vita senza provare dolore ci fa sentire fragili.”
Luigina Sgarro

Alice Hoffman
“It was a moment made of glass, this happiness; it was the easiest thing in the world to break. Every minute was a world, every hour a universe.”
Alice Hoffman, Skylight Confessions

Samantha Hunt
“Two people who live their lives alone in rooms doing strange, gentle things can sometimes be together in the middle of a dangerous storm in a house made of glass.”
Samantha Hunt, The Dark Dark

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