Soft Quotes

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Janet Fitch
“Isn't it funny. I'm enjoying my hatred so much more than I ever enjoyed love. Love is temperamental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you, changes its mind. But hatred, now, that's something you can use. Sculpt. Wield. It's hard, or soft, however you need it. Love humiliates you, but Hatred cradles you.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Maggie Stiefvater
“I settled on the floor and whispered to Sam, “I want you to listen to me, if you can.” I leaned the side of my face against his ruff and remembered the golden wood he had shown me so long ago. I remembered the way the yellow leaves, the color of Sam’s eyes, fluttered and twisted, crashing butterflies, on their way to the ground. The slender white trunks of the birches, creamy and smooth as human skin. I remembered Sam standing in the middle of the wood, his arms stretched out, a dark, solid form in the dream of the trees. His coming to me, me punching his chest, the soft kiss. I remembered every kiss we’d ever had, and I remembered every time I’d curled in his human arms. I remembered the soft warmth of his breath on the back of my neck while we slept.
I remembered Sam.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Vera Nazarian
“A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.

Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Criss Jami
“The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.”
Criss Jami, Healology

David Goggins
“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.”
David Goggins, Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

C. JoyBell C.
“Silk is a fine, delicate, soft, illuminating, beautiful substance. But you can never rip it! If a man takes this tender silk and attempts to tear it, and cannot tear it, is he in his right mind to say "This silk is fake! I thought it was soft, I thought it was delicate, but look, I cannot even tear it" ? Surely, this man is not in his right mind! The silk is not fake! This silk is 100% real. It's the man who is stupid!”
C. JoyBell C.

Sanober  Khan
“With callused hands
i tasted
the softness of the moon

in the coldest winds
i discovered
my soul's
warmest fireplace

in the roughness
of his stubble
the tenderest love.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

“Watching my parents I've learnt a lesson many do not recognize. True love is not signaled by romantic, candle light dinners, red roses glistening with dew, or even Valentine's day celebrations. While these things may accompany our feelings, love is truly more than all those! Love is being with your spouse even when its not pleasing. Sometimes, love is walking down the hall, with your spouse hanging onto your shoulders and walking at a turtle's pace down the hall, just because surgery made life a burden. Love is patient, love is kind, love is Jesus! May we always remember love is not always tied in bows!”
Mary Kate

Sanober  Khan
wounds me
with soft pillows
with tender lips
and fingers”
Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Dejan Stojanovic
“Be aware of the high notes, of the blissful faces and their soft messages, and listen for the silent message of a highly decorated gift.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Munia Khan
“Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind”
Munia Khan

Mike  Norton
“War can condition a person to be resilient, tolerant, dependable, strong, and capable of so much more than one who had experienced nothing of it; it can bring out the very best in us, but also the very worst. Where is it, I ask, the proper conduit through which a soldier should be raised from whence they would become an upstanding citizen of the world, instead of a single country?”
Mike Norton

Criss Jami
“All great leaders find a sense of balance through their levels of reception. For instance, those who support a leader may soften him, those who ignore him may challenge him, and those who oppose him may stroke his ego.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Karen Marie Moning
My trews may be soft, lass, he thoughts, but what's in them isn't.
Karen Marie Moning, Kiss of the Highlander

Kevin Dutton
“The problem with a lot of people is that what they think is a virtue is actually a vice in disguise. It's much easier to convince yourself that you're reasonable and civilised, than soft and weak, isn't it?”
Kevin Dutton, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

Alice Hoffman
“...early on Monday evening, when the sky was the color of a velvet ribbon falling over the hills.”
Alice Hoffman, Here on Earth

“Sometimes life is hard ... so we have to squeeze it, touch it, play with it, and make it soft like a dough! Now it's soft enough to be shaped in any way we want! Keep moving, touching life, as this will keep it smooth and fun!”
Karina Fonseca Azevedo

Lisa Kleypas
“Tom couldn't take his gaze from Cassandra. Her wide, wondering eyes were like soft blue midnight, star-glittered with forgotten tears. The curves of her body looked firm and sweet, no hard angles or straight lines anywhere... nothing but inviting, sensual softness. If she were his... he might finally have the sense of ease other men had. No more spending every minute of the day striving and hungering and never feeling sated.
"I'll marry you," Tom told her. "Any time. Any terms.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

James Dashner
“Sorry, Tommy,” Newt muttered in his ear. “Could’ve been a bit more gentle.”
James Dashner, The Death Cure

Kiersten White
“Arthur nodded, slipping his arm around her and stroking her hair with a movement so soft she wondered if he realized he was doing it.”
Kiersten White, The Guinevere Deception

Guillermo del Toro
“When she finally wrapped her arms around the girl, the softness stirring in her heart frightened her. It was dangerous to be soft in this world.”
Guillermo del Toro, Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Elizabeth Acevedo
“The first time Dre touched me

without our clothes on, she kept running her hand
from waist to hip. & I wanted to write Mami

a thank-you text, for giving my body a spot
that was made to nest Dre's hand.”
Elizabeth Acevedo, Clap When You Land

Eirene Evripidou
“Feathers fall; soft as a song, light as morning dreams.”
Eirene Evripidou

Jeff Zentner
“Her voice was soft, but not like a pillow. Like a pile of fine metal shavings or powdered glass.”
Jeff Zentner, The Serpent King

Krystalle Bianca
“Everything about him is just so…. gentle. There is nothing hard about him. He’s just quiet, soft; everything a man is told not to be.”
Krystalle Bianca, Perfectly Fractured (The Imperfect, #1).

“just for tonight… just for tonight.
be the tenderest thing.
in the universe.”
Nayyirah Waheed, Nejma

Madeline Miller
“I know. They never let you be famous and happy.”
He lifted an eyebrow. “I’ll tell you a secret”.
“Tell me.” I loved it when he was like this.
“I’m going to be the first”. He took my palm and held it to his. “Swear it”.
“Why me?”
“Because you’re the reason. Swear it.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Alex Michaelides
“I felt an unfamiliar happiness just being in her company, as though a secret door had been opened, and Kathy had beckoned me across the threshold—into a magical world of warmth and light and and Kathy had beckoned me across the threshold—into a magical world of warmth and light and I could feel myself thawing in the heat, softening around the edges, like a tortoise emerging into the sun after a long winter’s sleep, blinking and waking up. Kathy did that for me—she was my invitation to life, one I grasped with both hands.”
Alex Michaelides, The Silent Patient

Tennessee Williams
“I never was hard or sell-sufficient enough. When people are soft--soft people have got to shimmer and glow--they've got to put on soft colors, the colors of butterfly wings, and put a-- paper lantern over the light.... It isn't enough to be soft. You've got to be soft and attractive. And I--I'm fading now! I don't know how much longer I can turn the trick.”
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire

Margot Berwin
The Floribunda Rose

Abundant blooms of sweet perfume, silky smooth to the touch, and intoxicating to the senses, floribunda can and will fool you. In reality she is tough, disease-resistant, prickly, and very hardy in colder zones. The proverbial iron fist in the velvet glove of plants.
Margot Berwin, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

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