If Only Quotes

Quotes tagged as "if-only" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Kristan Higgins
“If only…the saddest words in the English language.”
Kristan Higgins, My One and Only

Carole Geithner
“They should make earplugs for people who are grieving, so we don't have to hear the stupid things people say, but I'd look like a dork in them." -Corinna”
Carole Geithner, If Only

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“We could have been the greatest love story ever told.

If only you'd stayed in character.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Richard Ford
“We are past the end of things now, but I don't want to leave.”
Richard Ford, The Sportswriter

Sarah Dessen
“There were so many places in my time with Rogerson that I wished I could go back to, hitting the stop button at just one moment to stop everything that came after. I had so many If Onlys, but each place I thought to stop meant missing something that came later. I needed it all, in the end, to make my own story find its finish.”
Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

Maureen  Brady
“When we are ready to let go of our old controls, we admit that we were powerless over the incest or abuse...We have often thought, 'If only I could have stopped it,' but we could not have stopped it. We let go of the 'if only' now and sit still with our stark powerlessness…In our surrender to powerlessness, we touch ourselves with the gift of truth.”
Maureen Brady, Beyond Survival: A Writing Journey for Healing Childhood Sexual Abuse

“If only there was a way to escape this reality, if only there was a way to erase all this formality, if only there was a way to figure out your mentality, if only there was a way to rid all the theatricality,if only...however sadly all we think of is practicality, so we will never reach any finality.”
Dalal Gabara

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Death is number one on the list of things that we wish were possible to leave behind when we escaped barbarism.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“If only there was a way to escape this reality, if only there was a way to erase all this formality, if only there was a way to figure out your mentality, if only there was a way to rid all the theatricality, if only...however sadly all we think of is practicality, so we will never reach any finality.”
Dalal Gebara

“If only I knew... If only baby... If only...”
Anya

Carole Geithner
“Yours till submarines have screen doors.”
Carole Geithner, If Only

“A dream so vibrant,
A dream so blissful;
I hold it close to my heart.
In anxious nights,
And days of hope;
These years have passed solely.
One day the dream to turn true- If only!”
Somya Kedia

Joyce Rachelle
“They always tell you to do what you love. But they forget to add that writing doesn't pay by the hour.”
Joyce Rachelle

Saim .A. Cheeda
“I’ve suppressed my aspirations to forget all rationality and let the moment explain everything, for nothing to be said and everything understood. If only I knew how to let these feelings out.”
Saim .A. Cheeda, Here & After

Iris Murdoch
“And I thought, rolling my head to and fro between my hands in anguish, oh if only it could have worked somehow for us two.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea