Sad But True Quotes

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Ally Condie
“We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.”
Ally Condie, Matched

Patrick Rothfuss
“If you are eager to find the reason I became the Kvothe they tell stories about, you could look there, I suppose."
Chronicler's forehead wrinkled. "What do you mean, exactly?"
Kvothe paused for a long moment, looking down at his hands. "Do you know how many times I've been beaten over the course of my life?"
Chronicler shook his head.
Looking up, Kvothe grinned and tossed his shoulders in a nonchalant shrug. "Neither do I. You'd think that sort of thing would stick in a person's mind. You'd think I would remember how many bones I've had broken. You'd think I'd remember the stitches and bandages." He shook his head. "I don't. I remember that young boy sobbing in the dark. Clear as a bell after all these years."
Chronicler frowned. "You said yourself that there was nothing you could have done."
"I could have," Kvothe said seriously, "and I didn't. I made my choice and I regret it to this day. Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“She wanted to cause him pain for taking a place in her heart she wouldn't have given him if she'd known the truth.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

T.H. White
“We find that at present the human race is divided into one wise man, nine knaves, and ninety fools out of every hundred. That is, by an optimistic observer. The nine knaves assemble themselves under the banner of the most knavish among them, and become 'politicians'; the wise man stands out, because he knows himself to be hopelessly outnumbered, and devotes himself to poetry, mathematics, or philosophy; while the ninety fools plod off under the banners of the nine villains, according to fancy, into the labyrinths of chicanery, malice and warfare. It is pleasant to have command, observes Sancho Panza, even over a flock of sheep, and that is why the politicians raise their banners. It is, moreover, the same thing for the sheep whatever the banner. If it is democracy, then the nine knaves will become members of parliament; if fascism, they will become party leaders; if communism, commissars. Nothing will be different, except the name. The fools will be still fools, the knaves still leaders, the results still exploitation. As for the wise man, his lot will be much the same under any ideology. Under democracy he will be encouraged to starve to death in a garret, under fascism he will be put in a concentration camp, under communism he will be liquidated.”
T.H. White, The Book of Merlyn: The Unpublished Conclusion to The Once & Future King

Marc Jampole
“You can’t save anyone who wouldn’t save themselves without you. It’s the
hardest lesson to learn in life, take it from me.”
Marc Jampole

Jean-Paul Marat
“Don’t be deceived when they tell you things are better now. Even if there’s no poverty to be seen because the poverty’s been hidden. Even if you ever got more wages and could afford to buy more of these new and useless goods which industries foist on you and even if it seems to you that you never had so much, that is only the slogan of those who still have much more than you. Don’t be taken in when they paternally pat you on the shoulder and say that there’s no inequality worth speaking of and no more reason to fight because if you believe them they will be completely in charge in their marble homes and granite banks from which they rob the people of the world under the pretence of bringing them culture. Watch out, for as soon as it pleases them they’ll send you out to protect their gold in wars whose weapons, rapidly developed by servile scientists, will become more and more deadly until they can with a flick of the finger tear a million of you to pieces.”
Jean-Paul Marat

Roger Ebert
“Sometimes two people will regard each other over a gulf too wide to ever be bridged, and know immediately what could have happened, and that it never will.”
Roger Ebert

Marc Jampole
“You can’t save anyone who wouldn’t save themselves without you. It’s the hardest lesson to learn in life, take it from me.
- p. 47, The Brothers Silver”
Marc Jampole, The Brothers Silver

Mitch Albom
“What she mostly wanted, he learned, was the same thing many people want--someone to notice she was there.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“When you're happy, you enjoy the music but when you're sad, you undestand the lyrics.”
Frank Ocean

“One day we'll look back we'll smile and we'll laugh,but right now we just cry. Cuz it's so hard to say good-bye.”
Miley Cyrus

Christian Simamora
“Terkadang,yang tak bisa kamu lupakan
adalah seseorang yang tak pernah bisa kamu miliki.”
Christian Simamora, All You Can Eat

Tere Liye
“Kau tahu, Nak, sepotong intan terbaik dihasilkan dari dua hal, yaitu, suhu dan tekanan yang tinggi di perut bumi. Semakin tinggi suhu yang diterimanya, semakin tinggi tekanan yang diperolehnya, maka jika dia bisa bertahan, tidak hancur, dia justeru berubah menjadi intan yang berkilau tiada tara. Keras. Kokoh. Mahal harganya.

“Sama halnya dengan kehidupan, seluruh kejadian menyakitkan yang kita alami, semakin dalam dan menyedihkan rasannya, jika kita bisa bertahan, tidak hancur, maka kita akan tumbuh menjadi seseorang berkarakter laksana intan. Keras. Kokoh.”
Tere Liye, Negeri Di Ujung Tanduk

William Shakespeare
“Ay me! sad hours seem long.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Jennifer Probst
“There’s nothing worse than not being wanted”
Jennifer Probst, The Marriage Bargain

Woodrow Wilson
“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”
Woodrow Wilson

Christian Simamora
“Selingkuh: meninggalkan yang tak sempurna
untuk yang lebih tak sempurna.”
Christian Simamora, All You Can Eat

Rainbow Rowell
“Just … isn’t giving up allowed sometimes? Isn’t it okay to say, ‘This really hurts, so I’m going to stop trying’?”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Joan Bauer
“It was probably easier in the old days when the bad guys rode into town wearing black capes or whatever bad guys wore and the milk cows were ownded by honest people. Right off the bat, you'd know who you were dealing with. Now everybody dresses alike.”
Joan Bauer, Hope Was Here

Christian Simamora
“Aku nggak membencimu. Aku hanya benci karena ternyata begitu sulit melupakanmu.”
Christian Simamora, All You Can Eat

Chloe Gong
“Nothing in this world is complicated, only misunderstood.”
Chloe Gong, Our Violent Ends

Patrick Rothfuss
“Truth is a troublesome motherfucker unless it's handled properly”
Patrick Rothfuss

Christian Simamora
“Katakan padaku, bagaimana caranya merelakan seseorang yang tak pernah jadi milikmu?”
Christian Simamora, Come On Over

J.R. Ward
“...but her eyes had had too much in them and his heart way too little for things to keep going.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Unleashed

E.O. Higgins
“It is far more painful to awake from a beautiful slumber and – in that brief period when the continuity of life is still lost to you – to reach across the bed for a hand that is not there.”
E.O. Higgins, Conversations with Spirits

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It's a shame there has to be a tragedy before the best in people will finally shine.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“Every choice has a consequence, every consequence another choice. Little agonies waiting to be embraced. Only the moment before the choice really weighs anything. Very heavy moments, exploding into nothing.”

Andrea Portes
“And when I have that feeling, that feeling like I need a handout, desperate, I want to pull my skin off and turn into dust.I want to throw myself back to the angels and tell them to start over,start over without me cause you put the screws in loose, you put the hinges in wrong.”
Andrea Portes, Hick

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