Jaded Quotes

Quotes tagged as "jaded" (showing 1-27 of 27)
Lucy Christopher
“When the darkness gets easier, you know you're sinking deeper, becoming dead yourself.”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“The heart can get really cold if all you've known is winter.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Alysha Speer
“On a second note, though, I have something to say about pain. There are lots of kinds of pain. Pain of smashing your fingers in a car door, pains of loosing a baby, pain of failing a test. But in their own little ways, these pains are all agonizing. Which is sad, and yet, happy, if you really think about it. If we never lost our car keys, or stepped in gum, or had a bad hair day, what kind of people would we be? In a word? Boring. We wouldn't be passionate; we wouldn't know it was exciting to get pregnant, or score an A on a final. So that's why, today at least, I am grateful for pain. Because it's part of what makes me the whacky, goofy, jaded, person that I am. Peace.”
Alysha Speer

Ally Blake
“I’m a cold-hearted bastard. I’m insular, I’m jaded, a workaholic, I’m ruthless and I’m self-serving. I don’t do forever, I rarely even do “I’ll call you tomorrow”. And just because I’m here now it does not mean if you ask me to stay I will.”
Ally Blake, Getting Red-Hot with the Rogue

“Her heart may be cracked, but it is pure. She may be jaded, but she is hopeful. She may be broken, but she is strong. She may be here, but she will leave.”
LeAnne Mechelle, Write like no one is reading 2

Shannon L. Alder
“If a man says he is Christian, yet he has no problems knocking you up, having premarital sex or living in sin with you, then you have to ask yourself, “What version of Christ does he believe in?”
Shannon L. Alder

Richard Matheson
“You can get used to horror, he thought. When it has lost immediacy and is no longer pungent and has become a steady diet. When it has degraded to a chain of mind-numbing events. (“Lover When You're Near Me”)”
Richard Matheson, Collected Stories, Vol. 1

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Faith means I chose not to know, which is different than ignorance which refuses to know.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Cammie McGovern
“According to Sarah, who had gone two years ago, prom was famous for being an overpriced disappointment where most people had no fun.”
Cammie McGovern, Say What You Will

“I'll always choose a teacher with enthusiasm and weak technique over one with brilliant strategies but who is just punching the clock. Why? An enthusiastic teacher can learn technique, but it is almost impossible to light a fire inside the charred heart of a burned-out teacher.”
Dave Burgess, Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

John Hart
“For a year, Johnny lived the new, brutal truth that he was on his own.
But that's the way it was. What had been concrete one day proved sand the next; strength was illusion; faith meant shit. So what? So his once-bright world had devolved to cold, wet fog. That was life, the new order. Johnny had nothing to trust but himself, so that's the way he rolled - his path, his choices, and no looking back.”
John Hart, The Last Child

Lilly Black
“Little girl, you could wrap my cock in duct tape, and I'll still make you see God.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Donna Jo Napoli
“Or, in truth, eventually, though I still noticed, the callouses on my spirit prevented wounds (p.75).”
Donna Jo Napoli, The Magic Circle

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We have a choice. We can be jaded by what we’ve lost, or joyous over what that thing had accomplished while we had it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sara Secora
“I walk along an ever fading line between jaded and wishful thinking.”
Sara Secora

Stephen M. Irwin
“A month ago, Gavin had given his employer four weeks' notice. "I'll get a job around here," he'd told her. "Something low-stress, part-time, maybe. We're not paying rent, and Dad's left us plenty. You should quit, too." A year earlier this news would have filled her with delicious, full fat, chocolate-coated joy. But now, after a grueling routine of shitty work, shitty- weird home life in a house where the shadow of a dead boy walked more solidly than the grownups, shitty headaches, shitty worry about a husband who couldn't keep his dick out of other women, the golden offer just weirded Laine out. She didn't trust it.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Trebor Healey
“Jaded. I never understood the term. Jade is pretty and worth something, yes? I was rusted if I was anything. Too long in the rain. Going out in an orange blaze of muted, anonymous, common-as-dirt oxidation.”
Trebor Healey, A Horse Named Sorrow

Emily Brontë
“Being repulsed continually hardened her,”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“No matter what life throws at you, don't become jaded or cynical. Love is worth the risk.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Jinat Rehana Begum
“It was a tried and tested remedy. Go home, take two Panadols and fall into a deep dreamless slumber. The next morning awake in a hazy stupor, go through the daily routine and as soon as all obligations are met and affected parties satisfied, repeat procedure with Panadol. Continue routine for several days, months if necessary… it all depended on the magnitude of the cut.”
Jinat Rehana Begum, First Fires

Raymond E. Feist
“I wonder if those who live here get used to this beauty.”

“Undoubtedly, Magnificence. It is the nature of man to become oblivious to that which is around him daily,”
Raymond E. Feist, King of Foxes

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“The world has become jaded. Romance has died, some no longer believe in love, and because of this, they suffer.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“Love is just two people
Plastering perfect masks
On each others’ faces;
And it only lasts
Until the masks crack
And the fantasy ends.”
Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe

“As joy dwindles with the years
I wistfully recall
When the christmas tree
Looked ten feet tall
And the presents under it
Seemed endless
And more
Than mere wrapping paper.”
Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I want to have the eyes of an adult to see the world as it is, but I more desperately want to have the heart of a child to make certain that I never forget what it could be.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ryohgo Narita
“Life eternal. When I heard tell of it in legends and fables, I snorted at the notion, calling it a pipe dream. However, now that I think about it, that ridicule may have been superficial, intended to force myself to understand that my own yearning. . . could never be reality.”
Ryohgo Narita, Baccano! Vol. 1