Happy Ending Quotes

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Oscar Wilde
“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Mandy Hale
“Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Tim O'Brien
“I survived, but it's not a happy ending.”
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

Emily Henry
“If you think the story has a sad ending, it's because it's not over yet.”
Emily Henry, Beach Read

Jennifer Echols
“You’ve gone far away to a place with no horses and very little grass, and you’re studying how to write a story with a happy ending. If you can write that ending for yourself, maybe you can come back.”
Jennifer Echols, Love Story

Nina LaCour
“It isn't the happy ending Ingrid and I had dreamed up, but it's all a part of what I'm working through. The way life changes. The way people and things disappear. Then appear, unexpectedly, and hold you close.”
Nina LaCour, Hold Still

Soman Chainani
“I'm afraid I've already found my Ever After, Hort," said Sophie.

"What? With who?" Hort asked, aghast.

"On my own," she said, her voice sure and clear. "I'm happy on my own."

And for the first time, she knew it was true.”
Soman Chainani, The Last Ever After

Patricia Highsmith
“Carol raised her hand slowly and brushed her hair back, once on either side, and Therese smiled because the gesture was Carol, and it was Carol she loved and would always love. Oh, in a different way now because she was a different person, and it was like meeting Carol all over again, but it was still Carol and no one else. It would be Carol, in a thousand cities, a thousand houses, in foreign lands where they would go together, in heaven and in hell. Therese waited. Then as she was about to go to her, Carol saw her, seemed to stare at her incredulously a moment while Therese watched the slow smile growing, before her arm lifted suddenly, her hand waved a quick, eager greeting that Therese had never seen before. Therese walked toward her.”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

Santosh Avvannavar
“Epic love story has only love between two people but do not have 'they lived happily ever after”
Santosh Avvannavar, The Departing Point: Two people departed...in search of love...leaving love in between

Toba Beta
“Hard to accept the end of a story
that won the villain against heroes.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Pamela Clare
“Zach kissed her forehead. "I'm not going to let anything like that happen to you again. You're going to live out your days as the cosseted and cherished wife of a chief deputy U.S. Marshal.”
Pamela Clare, Breaking Point

Pamela Clare
“Natalie was going to stay at home, cooking meals, baking pies, and making sure their life together was comfortable. When Zach came home from a hard day's work, she wanted to be there for him, not coping with her own stress and fatigue. She knew some women would object to her decision, but this was her life, and she was going to live it as she chose.”
Pamela Clare, Breaking Point

Samantha Irby
“Maybe in life you get all kinds of soulmates. Multiple people who vibrate at the same level you do. I think that's what Fred is for me. I just don't get to see his penis anymore. So, no, I don't get my happy-ending tongue kiss in the rain, but I did get my friend back. And I don't have to worry about running these busted knees around after any babies.”
Samantha Irby, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Ahmed Mostafa
“Life is a bitch; you get used though, or you kill yourself. Either way, you're winning.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Margaret Atwood
“Thy only authentic ending is the one provided here: John and Mary die, John and Mary die, John and Mary die.”
Margaret Atwood

Courtney Peppernell
“All this time, I’ve been thinking about happy endings, how destiny is set and maybe this is all it. But then I am reminded that destiny can change; as often as the mountains rumble and sky splits into color, your happy ending could always be right around the corner.”
Courtney Peppernell, Mending the Mind

Iris Murdoch
“There's no point in talking it over. It would only make things worse. There's nothing to say. I just love you. That's all of it."

"That's half of it," said Ducane. "Possibly over dinner I might tell you the other half.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Jen Calonita
“Elsa smiled, her heart full and her head in a good place. Her people were happy. She was content. And she was very, very loved by a sister who had finally been returned to her. Things were exactly as they should be.”
Jen Calonita, Conceal, Don't Feel

Nitya Prakash
“Our happy ending was us ending.”
Nitya Prakash

Nitya Prakash
“Some of the most beautiful feelings are as small as happy ending of a book and taking care of someone you love.”
Nitya Prakash

Amy E. Reichert
“Eventually, Sanna and Isaac joined everyone at the table, not even noticing that the stick she'd laid on the counter, still poking out of its plastic bag, had burst into full bloom sometime in the last ten minutes.
Only Einars noticed the white petals with the soft pink blush and delicate yellow center that popped open when it had no right to. He turned to look at the large, happy family circling the turkey, laughing and smiling, bigger than they'd been in twenty years.
Happiness had returned to Idun's.”
Amy E. Reichert, The Simplicity of Cider

Gift Gugu Mona
“Dear Superwoman, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Start re-writing your story and ensure that it has a happy ending.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Mayumi Cruz
“Love, as she knew it, did not make a person feel vulnerable and defenseless, or generate confusion, or send butterflies in one's stomach! It didn't make one want to laugh and cry at the same time, or feel annoyed and excited in a flash, or want to inflict pain or care for someone simultaneously. It didn't make one despise oneself for responding to a kiss like that, wanting it to end, and yet feeling such unbearable longing and yearning for it, needing it to go on and on and on. Love, she admonished herself firmly, doesn't make one do or feel those things.”
Mayumi Cruz

Emory R. Frie
“It might take a while, and we probably won’t recognize it when it comes, but I do believe – I have to believe – that someday we’ll get our happy endings.”
Emory R. Frie, Realm of the Snow Queen

Jessa Kane
“Quinn?” he says hoarsely, his harsh breaths pelting my mouth.


“I’ve wanted to marry you since this morning.”

I laugh tearfully, my chest squeezing. “You have?”

“Yes.” He pulls me tight to his body, his chest rising and falling with unsteady shudders. “Quinn?”


“I’m in love with you. I’m so fucking in love with you.”

-Quinn & Desmond”
Jessa Kane, A Serving of Forever

“We all dream of stories with happy endings. We know that, by their nature, "ending" and "happy" never make good roommates. But we force ourselves to believe it anyway. That hope, that naïveté, that is our greatest strength as humans. Stories don't end happy. The best we can do is hope that they leave a good taste in our mouth... licking our lips one last time before leaving the table wouldn't be that bad, right?”
Zidrou, The Adoption

Juliana Haygert
“This was our own kind of fairy tale, and I knew we had finally reached the happily ever after.",”
Juliana Haygert, Summer Prince

Juliet Marillier
“It wasn’t like this in the stories. In the old tales, when a young man went forth to have adventures, he endured his trials and came forth triumphant. He became a leader, or acquired a magical skill, or at the very least wed a princess. Maybe all three. There was never any question, not even in the darkest moment, that the hero would conquer both his enemies and his self-doubt. Perhaps that was why I had been angry with Simon, because I wanted the ending of his story to be the good one he deserved.”
Juliet Marillier, Daughter of the Forest

Alberto Manguel
“Since at the very start of the [Epic of Gilgamesh], the purpose of the encounter of the wild man with the civilized king was to restore justice to the city, the poem has, after all, a happy ending.”
Alberto Manguel, La cité des mots: CBC Massey Lectures

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, The Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System [人渣反派自救系统]

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