Years Quotes

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Mary E. Pearson
“It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

Gabriel García Márquez
“Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.”
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Elizabeth Taylor
“It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”
Elizabeth Taylor, A Wreath of Roses

Sylvia Plath
“I saw the years of my life spaced along a road in the form of telephone poles threaded together by wires. I counted one, two, three... nineteen telephone poles, and then the wires dangled into space, and try as I would, I couldn't see a single pole beyond the nineteenth.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Catherine Fisher
“All my years to this moment
All my roads to this wall.
All my words to this silence
All my pride to this fall.
-Songs of Sapphique”
Catherine Fisher, Incarceron

Jodi Picoult
“When you have been with your partner for so many years, they become the glove compartment map that you've worn dog-eared and white-creased, the trail you recogonize so well you could draw it by heart and for this very reason keep it with you on journeys at all times. And yet, when you least expect it, one day you open your eyes and there is an unfamiliar turnoff, a vantage point taht wasn't there before, and you have to stop and wonder if maybe this landmark isn't new at all, but rather something you have missed all along.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

“THE FOUR HEAVENLY FOUNTAINS


Laugh, I tell you
And you will turn back
The hands of time.

Smile, I tell you
And you will reflect
The face of the divine.

Sing, I tell you
And all the angels will sing with you!

Cry, I tell you
And the reflections found in your pool of tears -
Will remind you of the lessons of today and yesterday
To guide you through the fears of tomorrow.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Howard Thurman
“The years, the months, the days, and the hours have flown by my open window. Here and there an incident, a towering moment, a naked memory, an etched countenance, a whisper in the dark, a golden glow these and much more are the woven fabric of the time I have lived.”
Howard Thurman

Crystal Woods
“Ten minutes with a genuine friend is better than years spent with anyone less.”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2

Shannon L. Alder
“God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”
Shannon L. Alder

Carl Sandburg
“Life is an onion - you peel it year by year and sometimes cry.”
Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock

Dannika Dark
“It took me two years to give him all of my heart, and he threw it away in one night.”
Dannika Dark, Seven Years

Vera Nazarian
“Today is an ephemeral ghost...

A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not "exist."

In mundane terms, it marks a "leap" in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!

But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability...

A day of unlocked potential.

Will you or won't you? Should you or shouldn't you?

Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Simon Van Booy
“Actually, years mean nothing. It's what's inside them.”
Simon Van Booy, Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories

Roger Zelazny
“Did you ever look back at some moment in your past and have it suddenly grow so vivid that all the intervening years seemed brief, dreamlike, impersonal—the motions of a May afternoon surrendered to routine?”
Roger Zelazny, Doorways in the Sand

Nora Roberts
“It was a mistake to think of houses, old houses, as being empty. They were filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears, drops of blood, the ring of laughter, the edge of tempers that had ebbed and flowed between the walls, into the walls, over the years.
Wasn't it, after all, a kind of life?
And there were houses, he knew it, that breathed. They carried in their wood and stone, their brick and mortar a kind of ego that was nearly, very nearly, human.”
Nora Roberts, Key of Knowledge

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“The fact is that nothing is more difficult to believe than the truth; conversely, nothing seduces like the power of lies, the greater the better. It's only natural, and you will have to find the right balance. Having said that, let me add that this particular old woman hasn't been collecting only years; she has also collected stories, and none sadder or more terrible than the one she's about to tell you. You have been at the heart of this story without knowing it until today ...”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

“Those were the people who made her something, and without them she was different. She'd held on to them and to that old self tenaciously, though. She clung to it, celebrated it, worshipped it even, instead of constructing a new grown-up life for herself. For years she'd been eating the cold crumbs left over from a great feast, living on them as though they could last her forever.”
Ann Brashares, Sisterhood Everlasting

Mark Twain
“I have been an author for 20 years and an ass for 55.”
Mark Twain

“For years I was deathly afraid of my own weaknesses, but when I closed my eyes and let myself be vulnerable to them it allowed miracles to take place. Miracles that were only alive when I accessed my BLIND faith.”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

“After you married, Crispin, she said, my heart was broken. I will not deny it. But I did not slip into a sort of suspended life that would be forever gray and meaningless if you did not somehow come back to me. I put back the pieces of my heart and kept on living. I am not the woman I was when I was in love with you and expecting to marry you. I am not the woman I was when I heard that you were married. I am the woman I have become in the five years since then, and she is a totally different person. I like her. I wish to continue living her life.”
Mary Balogh, At Last Comes Love

Венко Андоновски
“Што се сите наши години, што се годините на еден старец во споредба со годините на сонцето и месечината, што се тие доби ако не - само еден ден?”
Venko Andonovski, Вештица

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Life may dawdle along in minutes but don't be deceived, for it will sprint by in years before you even notice.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Ovid
“Time gliding by without our knowledge cheats us, and nothing can be swifter than the years.”
Ovid, Metamorphoses

Rachel Beanland
“One shovelful of dirt at a time.”
Rachel Beanland, Florence Adler Swims Forever

Jayita Bhattacharjee
“Those years as they try to speak and their memories part the lips, suddenly there runs a feeling so strange, where resistance and surrender arise, as I walk down the trails.”
Jayita Bhattacharjee

Anthony Liccione
“We are the hundred years, trapped between seconds.”
Anthony Liccione

Mikhail Naimy
“تعد عمرك بالسنين فيقصر، الا عددته بالثواني فيطول ؟”
Mikhail Naimy, كرم على درب

Richie Norton
“The next 6 months will largely impact the next 10 years of our lives. You can’t control things, but you can influence them and you can do your part. Focus.”
Richie Norton

Laura Chouette
“All I’ve ever wanted
was a home so I could rest;
but even the years
were left empty
with no heart to call my own
and suddenly I realised the truth,
that the words I kept
were the only way to forget.”
Laura Chouette

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