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Bittersweet Life Quotes By Sebastian Cole

Perhaps you know someone whose heart clutches onto the bittersweet memory of the one who got away. Someone who secretly bears the weight of this imperceptible burden wherever he or she goes, every day of his or her life. Someone who'd gladly travel back in a time machine to a day when paths diverged, to mend together that which has been torn apart, setting destiny back on its rightful track - if only he or she could. Perhaps you know this someone better than you think. And should this someone happen to be you, may you find strength and support in the millions of others who shoulder this burden with you, and may you be reintroduced one day to true love ... in this lifetime and whatever comes after. — Sebastian Cole

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Amy Grant

To me, the human experience does involve a great deal of anguish. It's joyful, but it's bittersweet. I just think that's life. — Amy Grant

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Ben Fountain

He wonders by what process virtually any discussion about the war seems to profane these ultimate matters of life and death. As if to talk of such things properly we need a mode of speech near the equal of prayer, otherwise just shut, shut your yap and sit on it, silence being truer to the experience than the star-spangled spasm, the bittersweet sob, the redeeming hug, or whatever this fucking closure is that everybody's always talking about. They want it to be easy and it's just not going to be. — Ben Fountain

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a sliver of lightness on even the darkest of nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich when it contains a splinter of sadness. Bittersweet is the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet, and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots both your teeth and your soul. Bitter is what makes us strong, what forces us to push through, what helps us earn the lines on our faces and the calluses on our hands. — Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet Life Quotes By James Salter

He was the friend of my life. You know, you only have one friend like that; there can't be two. — James Salter

Bittersweet Life Quotes By The Verve

Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life. — The Verve

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Dorothea Benton Frank

Life is a struggle, I would tell him. Some days are better than others, and every person's life is bittersweet, filled with joy and pain. — Dorothea Benton Frank

Bittersweet Life Quotes By August Clearwing

Wounds heal. Scars fade. Awful memories can be overwritten with better ones if given the chance. The little imperfections of our psyches become overshadowed by the people whose love we cherish because they cherish us despite our faults; physical, emotional, spiritual, or otherwise. This thing we call the human condition with all its bittersweet blind corners and senseless humor evolves from within ourselves and not because of some pre-ordained reverie we desire to cast in the constellations.
All in all it is what makes life worth living. — August Clearwing

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Yuyuko Takemiya

The two of us are lIke sunshine and the rain. Together... We are the wellspring of all life. But between us, there will will bloom no flowers. We shall bear no fruit. For us, all of time... Shall be evergreen.
"And that's fine. I will be here always. To you... I give eternity."
Hotaka — Yuyuko Takemiya

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Amy Clampitt


First daylight on the bittersweet-hung
sleeping porch at high summer; dew
all over the lawn, sowing diamond-
point-highlighted shadows;
the hired man's shadow revolving
along the walk, a flash of milkpails
passing; no threat in sight, no hint
anywhere in the universe, of that

apathy at the meridian, the noon
of absolute boredom; flies
crooning black lullabies in the kitchen,
milk-soured crocks, cream separator
still unwashed; what is there to life
but chores and more chores, dishwater,
fatigue, unwanted children; nothing
to stir the longueur of afternoon

except possibly thunderheads;
climbing, livid, turreted alabaster
lit up from within by splendor and terror
-- forded lightening's
split-second disaster. — Amy Clampitt

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Soheir Khashoggi

Was it always to be like this? she wondered. A moment of joy followed by a new sorrow? — Soheir Khashoggi

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Mie Hansson

I wore you on me at all times
Like I now carry my pen.
Unlike your own opinion my
Belongings must have a function.
You bled through the ink of my lines and
To be my subject nursed your thirst.

Was it my fault, or your own, that you forgot
- I do not deal in tender verse. — Mie Hansson

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Erica Goros

I am forever grateful for not knowing - What would have been. WHAT WILL BE holds none of those bittersweet pangs and it is lit w joy. — Erica Goros

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Mie Hansson

Had I only known my letters
Would be of such importance
I'd empty myself on paper
Every single morning'

And it was for such reason,
as she read his little stanza,
that she decided to stamp

'Every single morning
I'd empty myself on paper
You were my greater importance
That's why I wrote you letters. — Mie Hansson

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Emily Giffin

Throw in the intensity of emotions that come with that bittersweet summer sandwiched between high school graduation and the rest of your life ... — Emily Giffin

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Karina Halle

The wind blows back my hair and I don't know if I've ever felt so alive and electric before. Maybe this is how life is the moment before you die, everything exploding around you to make saying goodbye that much more bittersweet. — Karina Halle

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Gloria Smith

Life is "heavy" is it not? However, we lighten it with our love of it ... and I have found that whether returned or no ... that love is always worth it. It is the loving that is the gift of life, and whether bittersweet from loss, or returned in another's eyes, we are blessed to have had its presence in our lives ... — Gloria Smith

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Shauna Niequist

When Life is Well say THANK YOU & CELEBRATE, and when life is Bitter say THANK YOU & GROW. — Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jon Foreman

The life, when we're aware of beauty, is kind of a bittersweet thing, it's a transient reminder of eternal beauty, which someday we will be face to face with. — Jon Foreman

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Hope Mirrlees

In [man's] mouth is ever the bittersweet taste of life and death, unknown to the trees. Without respite he is dragged by the two wild horses, memory and hope; and he is tormented by a secret that he can never tell. — Hope Mirrlees

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jaeda DeWalt

Live a life abundant in love and rich in spirit, these are the seeds of a fulfilling existence. Be the safe harbor you seek in the world. Follow your dreams, not your fear.
Go into the New Year with an open mind and hopeful heart. Don't let the chains of unforgiveness weigh you down. Life is too short to live in a prison of past hurts. The futures is yours for the taking and creating.
Life is bittersweet, when we can let darkness and light co-exist as illumination, we can live in true happiness. When we live life at its best, it is a symphony of feelings, of high and low notes, of tragedy and comedy, love and loss, magic and the sublime. It can be quite a spectacular journey when we fully embrace and accept it. — Jaeda DeWalt

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Hanya Yanagihara

It's a good story,' he said. He even grinned at me. 'I'll tell you.'
'Please,' I said.
And then he did. — Hanya Yanagihara

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Willa Cather

Beautiful surroundings, the society of learned men, the charm of noble women, the graces of art, could not make up for the loss of those light-hearted mornings of the desert, for that wind that made one a boy again. He had noticed that this peculiar quality in the air of new countries vanished after they were tamed by man and made to bear harvests. Parts of Texas and Kansas that he had first known as open range had since been made into rich farming districts, and the air had quite lost that lightness, that dry, aromatic odour. The moisture of plowed land, the heaviness of labour and growth and grain-bearing, utterly destroyed it; one could breathe that only on the bright edges of the world, on the great grass plains or the sage-brush desert. — Willa Cather

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Brian Yorkey

And you find some way to survive
And you find out you don't have to be happy at all..
To be happy you're alive. — Brian Yorkey

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Mie Hansson

I ain't scared to lend a hand
I ain't scared to clench it either — Mie Hansson

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Bob Benson

A part of my appreciation for the good which moments bring has come from awareness and recognition. But it has also come from a correspnding sadness which arises from their passing. When something that can never quite be reenacted comes to an end (and all moments are that way), I feel a pensiveness within. This pensiveness gives my life a quality that might be best described as bittersweet. And those moments take on double meaning and richness - because they are here now - and because they will not always be. — Bob Benson

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Kevin Revolinski

...the bittersweet reminder of life's ephemeral pleasures, of opportunities that pass...These experiences would never be repeated and for that I was sad to see them go. But I also relished in the pricelessness of things so unique. That which can be duplicated loses its gold. — Kevin Revolinski

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Guadalupe Garcia McCall

And the pomegranates,/
like memories, are bittersweet/
as we huddle together,/
remembering just how good/
life used to be — Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Justin Cronin

This ravishing world. This achingly bittersweet, ravishing world. — Justin Cronin

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jack Kirby

Life at best is bittersweet. — Jack Kirby

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Tim Burton

One of the things that we were trying to do with this show was the complexities of relationships and love. There is both passion and longing and a bittersweet quality to it that is a part of life. — Tim Burton

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Michael Knight

I can tell you this: there will be other girls, other disasters. And there will be nights to come, his life mostly behind him, when he will long to hurt like that again. — Michael Knight

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jennifer Morrison

In life, there are those relationships where you really love someone, but they're just not right for you and there's a little bittersweet feel to it. — Jennifer Morrison

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Rob Lowe

I'm thinking of how unexpected and yet oddly preordained life can be. Events are upon you in an instant, unforseen and without warning, and often times marked with disappointment and tragedy, but equally often leading to a better understanding of the bittersweet truth of life. — Rob Lowe

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jaeda DeWalt

Pain is a predator when we run from it, it will inevitably chase us down and catch us in its clutches. The goal isn't to wallow in the pain or to avoid it, but rather, to move through it. Pain only holds us hostage when we get stuck in it or try to repress it. Pain is a part of the human experience. Life is a bittersweet journey. Developing the ability to learn from our pain and to cope with it, effectively, is one of the most empowering gifts we can give ourselves. — Jaeda DeWalt

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Kimberly Perry

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time. — Kimberly Perry

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Hugh Hefner

Life is bittersweet. Inside our heads, if we're lucky, we're the same kids as we were when we were young. — Hugh Hefner

Bittersweet Life Quotes By William Boyd

They are all about romance, about life's excitement and adventure and it's essential sadness and transience. They savour everything both fine and bittersweet that life has to offer us - a stoical in the hedonism. — William Boyd

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jaeda DeWalt

It's not a crime to feel sad, down or depressed. Moving through difficult feelings is an essential part of living life authentically. Though society would have us believe that when we are sad, we need to smack a silly smile on our face and pretend everything is okay. Problems arise when we repress, deny or bury these feelings. We need to know when it's time to seek help and support, to avoid becoming overwhelmed by these types of emotion. Life is a bittersweet symphony, we need to hear every instrument and listen to every note. — Jaeda DeWalt

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Damian Pettigrew

With a few exceptions, Fellini's films have failure and despair running through them: Life continues, but I can't imagine 'Felliniesque' as an exclusively uplifting adjective. Fellini's best films are the ones that distill this essence
the paradoxical quality of melancholic ecstasy, a surreal, bittersweet vitality
to perfection. — Damian Pettigrew

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Shauna Niequist

I wanted, of course, for this bittersweet season to be over. I felt so strongly that when I finished the book, I'd be free to move into another season, one of life and celebration. But this is what I know now: they're the same thing, and that's all there is. — Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Shelby Reed

He looked at her in bittersweet despair. "Sometimes, Kate, when I'm inside you and your arms are around me, I'm human again. There's a beginning and an end to my life again. And all because of your love. It's been a gift to me, one I've never deserved. But I cherished it."
And maybe he'd destroyed it with the ungodly truth. He didn't know. He drew
a shaky breath, battered by a fresh wave of regret, and his voice trembled. "I thought I had broken your heart a while ago. I didn't know how to make you hear me, and I knew that by telling you the truth, I'd lose you. But here you sit. You haven't flipped out, not visibly anyway, nor accused me of being a liar. And you haven't run in terror, now that you're truly free to go. I don't know what to think. Tell me, Kate ... have I lost you? — Shelby Reed

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Ani DiFranco

Having more exposure is kind of a bittersweet thing for me, honestly, because it's nice to have a little more job security in life now. — Ani DiFranco

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Marc Parent

The bittersweet side of appreciating life's most precious moments is the unbearable awareness that those moments are passing. — Marc Parent

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Brodi Ashton

If there is an afterlife, I want my soul intact. And then maybe I'll see you there.I smiled, somehow calm now that I was facing something inevitable. I was getting the good-bye I'd always wanted. - Nikki — Brodi Ashton

Bittersweet Life Quotes By J.Z. Bingham

Bittersweet: it's what life tastes like. And if you can handle the bitter, the sweet will come later. ~ Klyde, in Piranhas Like S'mores. — J.Z. Bingham

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Pamela Hicks

Unhappily we have to pay in life for everything worthwhile. If we want experience, depth and an understanding of life's infinite phases we have to suffer shock and sorrow and then, if we are strong enough to rise above them, life is a curious bittersweet affair. Too much of its bitter aspect is of course terrible, but too much of unalloyed sweetness can also be bad enough. — Pamela Hicks

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Harrison Gray Otis Dwight

And there were times when one yielded quite shamelessly to the sentimental. They were more likely to be times of crickets, I think, than of birds - when it was impossible not to feel, like another essence of the sunlight, the bittersweet of life that lingers about old houses, and places where men have died, and things that forgotten hands have touched. — Harrison Gray Otis Dwight

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our sweetest songs are those of saddest thought. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Thisuri Wanniarachchi

She smiled. She was happy, yet sad. Life had never been more bittersweet. She looked at the
sunset. The pink sky was sinking into the deep blue ocean. It was almost as if the sky knew
it was making a mistake, digging its own grave. But for a moment there, at the very moment
before diving into the darkness of the sea, on the golden horizon, the sky shone brighter
than it ever had. It was glorious in its five seconds of fame. It was serendipitously happy,
like all its life had led to that moment. And then it died into the sea, content. — Thisuri Wanniarachchi

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Anthea Syrokou

Writing is a bittersweet addiction. The more it drains you; the more replenished you feel, and you crave it even more. — Anthea Syrokou

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Mary O'Connell

So maybe my own life is not so drastic and dreadful...maybe I am just like all those other girls who have come before me with their oily T-zones and random terrible days and bittersweet triumphs, the world billowing out behind them. — Mary O'Connell

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Mie Hansson

We quenched the bulging flame, amongst
the ashes embers of fire remain — Mie Hansson

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Timothy Ferriss

The golden years become lower-middle-class life revisited. That's a bittersweet ending. — Timothy Ferriss

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet is the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet, and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots both your teeth and your soul. — Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

There is always a reason behind actions, and there is always a reason behind the bitter or better actions we take each moment of time! No matter how bitter or better the past has been or the present is becoming, there is a reason for action! Awake and take action! — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Bittersweet Life Quotes By The Verve

Oh it's a bitter sweet symphony that's life. — The Verve

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Connie Kerbs

Three, 300, or 3,000 - these are the number of unknown days, a week, a year, or a decade, each far too precious little and yet, poignantly too much at the same time, to see an irrevocably declined loved one languish and suffer. That fear-ridden, irreversible release lingers in the doorway, but hesitates for reasons we don't understand, leaving us to weep with a mixture of angst and gratitude all at the same time. It is finally ushered all the way in, to comfort and carry our loved one to that Better Place. When the time finally comes, we can be enveloped in a warm cloak of long-awaited acceptance and peace that eases our own pain. It quiets the grief which has moaned inside of us, at least some, every single one of those bittersweet days, weeks... or years. — Connie Kerbs

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Susan Rodgers

... love born of the worst kind of loss, of knowing you could lose, and of the sobering knowledge that these cherished moments they chose to grasp this night were stolen from the hands of time. — Susan Rodgers

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Justin Cronin

All things passed away. Even the earth itself, the sky and the river and the stars he loved, would, one day, come to the end of their existence. But it was not a thing to be feared; such was the bittersweet beauty of life. He — Justin Cronin

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Shauna Niequist

When Life is Well say THANK YOU & CELEBRATE, and when life is Bitter say THANK YOU & GROW. — Shauna Niequist

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Melina Marchetta

And then the Charynite last borns were lifting Quintana on their shoulders and the Lumaterans had Froi on theirs, and she was laughing and he thought he'd never seen her look so beautiful. And over everyone's heads, Froi could see Gargarin and Arjuro staring up at her with their bittersweet smiles, and Froi imagined two boys with the same face all those years ago in a filthy cave beneath the swamps of Abroi, praying for a better life. — Melina Marchetta

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Skandar Keynes

It's a bittersweet feeling because this [filming in Chronicles of Narnia] has been a part of my life for six years - from the age of 15 to 21. For anybody that's a big growing up phase, especially in the unique experience of Narnia. But I feel honoured to have been a part of it but the tools I learned from Narnia I'm now taking forward to my next project. — Skandar Keynes

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Jonis Agee

She stooped to pick a wild pink rose, avoiding the tiny spines that slivered like unseen glass hairs onto one's fingers. There was little scent, but the creamy softness of the petals like the insides of a dog's ear more than made up for it. She placed one on her tongue, and imagined she could taste the hills, the bittersweet tang of life. — Jonis Agee

Bittersweet Life Quotes By Tom Robbins

Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route. — Tom Robbins