Quips & Quotes 2/2/20

I LOVE keeping track of quotes that speak to me. Some turn me to mush. Some are profound and make me think. Some are just funny or entertaining. I often include a quote or two in my reviews, but I thought it would be fun to start a weekly post sharing my favorites from the previous week. So, without further ado, here’s my Quips & Quotes ~


He was, and is yet, most likely, the wearisomest, self-righteous pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses on his neighbours.

 

And there you see the distinction between our feelings: had he been in my place and I in his, though I hated him with a hatred that turned my life to gall, I never would have raised a hand against him. You may look incredulous, if you please! I never would have banished him from her society as long as she desired his. The moment her regard ceased, I would have torn his heart out, and drank his blood! But, till then–if you don’t believe me, you don’t know me–till then, I would have died by inches before I touched a single hair of his head!

 

Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort. You deserve this. You have killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out my kisses and tears: they’ll blight you–they’ll damn you. You loved me–then what right had you to leave me? What right–answer me– for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery, and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.

 

I forgive what you have done to me. I love my murderer–but yours! How can I?

But there’s something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say things we’d never say in the light.

When someone initiates kindness anonymously, you know it comes from the most pure, kindhearted part of them because they’ll probably never be singled out and thanked.

 

Pax, you’re cooler than the back side of a pillowcase, remember that.

 

Your character, your heart, your essence, that’s what’s important, because that’s the real you. All the rest, our looks, the material stuff? It’s just meaningless bullshit.

 

It’s funny how joy unleashed makes a person seem younger.

 

She never saw the negative, which so often pervaded her life. She looked for that one sliver of positivity and she blew it up until it was all she could see.

 

There’s something epic that happens every day if you look hard enough for it.

 

I love reading quotes so if you do a quotes post be sure to leave a link in the comments for me to check them out! Or just leave me a quote. 🙂

Ali

3 thoughts on “Quips & Quotes 2/2/20

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