Orphans Quotes

Quotes tagged as "orphans" (showing 1-30 of 91)
Chuck Palahniuk
“The truth is you can be orphaned again and again and again. The truth is, you will be. And the secret is, this will hurt less and less each time until you can't feel a thing. Trust me on this.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Kate DiCamillo
“There," she said. She rocked him back and forth. "There, you foolish, beautiful boy who wants to change the world. There, there. And who could keep from loving you? Who could keep from loving a boy so brave and true?”
Kate DiCamillo, The Magician's Elephant

Hilary Thayer Hamann
“When you lose your parents as a child, you are indoctrinated into a club, you re taken into life's severest confidence. You are undeceived.”
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

James Morcan
“The purpose of having the orphans study all these diverse fields was not for them to just become geniuses, but to become polymaths – meaning they would be geniuses in a wide variety of fields.”
James Morcan, The Ninth Orphan

Victor Hugo
“The women laughed and wept; the crowd stamped their feet enthusiastically, for at that moment Quasimodo was really beautiful. He was handsome — this orphan, this foundling, this outcast.”
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Laura Anderson Kurk
“I reached down and picked up a baseball bat at my feet and I flung it as hard as it could. It circled and arced high in the air until it slammed against the side of the dining hall with a crack and fell.
I sat down in the dirt. Then I lay down in the dirt.
Because not only was there no trail to follow, there was no evidence he’d ever been here.
There was no evidence any of them had been here.”
Laura Anderson Kurk, Perfect Glass

Adam Johnson
“Orphans are the only ones who get to choose their fathers, and they love them twice as much.”
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son

John M. Simmons
“Orphanages are the only places that ever left me feeling empty and full at the same time.”
John M. Simmons

Ruta Sepetys
“Mother was anchor. Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land.”
Ruta Sepetys, Salt to the Sea

Lesley Livingston
“We were castoffs and slaves, orphans and unwanteds and used-to-be princesses...and we were mighty.”
Lesley Livingston, The Valiant

Kay Bratt
“Not sure how much longer she can continue her fight for the children or how much more of her there is to give, she pledged to keep going until she no longer can.”
Kay Bratt, Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

Sheri Cobb South
“If your brother can't 'old 'is own against a bunch of orphans, 'e'd best leave off playing 'azard altogether!”
Sheri Cobb South, The Weaver Takes a Wife

Jean Webster
“Jerusha leaned forward watching with curiosity - and a touch of wistfulness - the stream of carriages and automobiles that rolled out of the asylum gates. In imagination she followed first one equipage, then another, to the big houses dotted along the hillside. She pictured herself in a fur coat and a velvet hat trimmed with feathers leaning back in the seat and nonchalantly murmuring "Home" to the driver. But on the door-sill of her home the picture grew blurred.”
Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

“People will rather pass by the weak, the lame, the beggars, the orphans, the tormented, the widows and take their large offerings to church, to the man of God who already has a mansion and jets , what a shallow mindedness.”
Sunday Adelaja, Create Your Own Net Worth

Sheri Cobb South
“Tell me, Theodore, were you playing against orphans, by any chance?”
Sheri Cobb South, The Weaver Takes a Wife

Neil Patrick Harris
“He wanted a home. He wanted a family. He wanted to have friends. But none of those things were realistic. At least not until he came to Mineral Wells. Right now Carter was just trying to hold on to the happiness he'd found since meeting Mr. Vernon the previous night.
"To belong, okay??" Carter snapped. He felt tears in his eyes, but he wasn't sure. Quickly, he wiped at them. "You don't know what it's like to be alone.”
Neil Patrick Harris, The Magic Misfits

Robin Roe
“He sounds so tired. "I know if there was any choice at all, they wouldn't have left me alone. They would have made sure I was taken care of."
In a heartbeat, a thousand memories at once. All the times I knew things I couldn't have known. All the times he was assigned to me.
"Julian," I say, "maybe they did.”
Robin Roe, A List of Cages

Isaac Marion
“Two years ago today my father was crushed under the wall he was building, and I became an orphan.”
Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

Neil Patrick Harris
“For years I looked for you. I never gave up, but I never imagined that fate would bring you to Mineral Wells."
"Not fate," Leila said. "Magic."
Magic, fate, or coincidence. Carter wasn't sure which was which anymore.”
Neil Patrick Harris, The Magic Misfits

Vivian French
“Correct me if I'm wrong," said the bat, "but would the main ingredient of water soup be water?”
Vivian French, The Robe of Skulls

Đặng Hoàng Giang
“Trẻ mồ côi bị ảnh hưởng tâm lý vì mỗi tuần chúng lại phải cắt đứt quan hệ tình cảm với một nhóm tình nguyện viên mà chúng vừa quen, và xây dựng quan hệ với một nhóm mới.”
Đặng Hoàng Giang, Bức Xúc Không Làm Ta Vô Can

Roald Dahl
“Never get out of bed, never go to the window, and never look behind the curtain.”
Roald Dahl, The BFG

“Some of the common occurrences of injustice are the presence of poverty, starvation, gender inequality, neglected widows and orphans and the injustice towards other vulnerable groups of people.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Samuel Butler
“There are orphanages," he exclaimed to himself, "for children who have lost their parents--oh! why, why, why, are there no harbours of refuge for grown men who have not yet lost them?”
Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh

“An orphan is not weak because reality makes them stronger than a beast”
Remon Rakibul

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The heavenly Father is the Father to the fatherless.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“It's Mother Nature & Father Time who shall look after our children when we go in search of our pot of gold.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Vivian French
“Kiddo—here's a problem. We've got witches, we've got Evil, we've got an orphan, and we've got a kidnapping. What's the deal?”
Vivian French, The Bag of Bones

Liz Tolsma
“Adoption: Every Child a Wanted Child... There are 143 million orphans in the world waiting for someone to want them. Could one of them be waiting for you?”
Liz Tolsma

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