Heartbreaking quotes

  • If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celebrate those heartbreaking strengths and those glorious disabilities that we all have...it is our humanity, and all the potential within it that makes us beautiful.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beautiful #Humanity #Heartbreaking

  • Shall I describe the happiness it gave me to go into the classroom and pick up the chalk? ... It seemed to me the supreme, heartbreaking happiness to enter a classroom carrying a register as that bell rang, and start a lesson with the mysterious air of one about to unfold wonders.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Teaching #Air #Heartbreaking

  • No matter how interminable something feels, there is always, always an ending. Sometimes that's good, and sometimes it's bad; sometimes it's a matter of indifference, and sometimes it's heartbreaking, and your life is never the same thereafter.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Heartbreaking #Matter #Sometimes

  • The world is a heartbreaking place, without any question.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Heartbreaking #World

  • But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Moon #Sorrow #Heartbreaking

  • You know what the problem that animal activists sometimes have? They only concentrate on the heartbreaking things to the point where the general public thinks, 'Oh, here comes those animal folks again and I'm going to hear all the things I don't want to hear.'
    -- Betty White

    #Animal #Thinking #Heartbreaking

  • I love scuba diving. I'm an avid diver. And, there's this beautiful world that's more incredible than any CGI film we could ever make, that we're destroying, for what? It's heartbreaking to me.
    -- Blake Lively

    #Beautiful #Avid #Heartbreaking

  • David Cristofanos debut novel captures the essence of the human spirit, and delivers a story that is simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking.
    -- Brad Listi

    #Essence #Heartbreaking #Stories

  • It's heartbreaking but we're trying to get over it. As disappointed as we were, I think that somehow you have to find a way to think that it happened for a reason.
    -- Caroline Dhavernas

    #Thinking #Trying #Heartbreaking

  • It doesn't matter what you do. In the end, you are going to be judged, and all the times that you're not at your most dignified are the ones that will be recalled in all their vivid, heartbreaking detail. And then of course these things will be distorted and exaggerated and replayed over and over, until eventually they turn into the essence of you: your cartoon.
    -- Dan Chaon

    #Essence #Cartoon #Heartbreaking

  • There is beauty, heartbreaking beauty, everywhere.
    -- Edward Abbey


  • There is no trick to writing a believable love story, a heartbreaking scene or real-sounding dialogue. All you need is to tell the truth. It’s always heartbreaking.
    -- Ethan Hawke

    #Real #Writing #Heartbreaking

  • But that afternoon he asked himself, with his infinite capacity for illusion, if such pitiless indifference might not be a subterfuge for hiding the torments of love.
    -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    #Memorable #Unrequited Love #Heartbreaking

  • A Complicated Kindness is just that: funny and strange, spellbinding and heartbreaking, this novel is a complicated kindness from a terrifically talented writer.
    -- Gail Anderson-Dargatz

    #Kindness #Heartbreaking #Strange

  • That heartbreaking moment when you finish an amazing book, and you are forced to return to reality.
    -- Grace Paley

    #Book #Reality #Heartbreaking

  • At the touch of mankind, things wear away with heartbreaking slowness.
    -- Henri Barbusse

    #Heartbreaking #Mankind

  • It has been my experience that rewarding and heartbreaking often go hand in hand.
    -- Holly Goldberg Sloan

    #Hands #Heartbreaking

  • All the humiliating, tragicomic, heartbreaking things happened to me in my girlhood, and nothing makes me happier than to realize I cannot possibly relive my youth.
    -- Ilka Chase

    #Heartbreaking #Youth #Realizing

  • Who's got the most heartbreaking voice? I don't know. Tough question.
    -- J. Robbins

    #Voice #Heartbreaking #Tough

  • Of all aspects of social misery nothing is so heartbreaking as unemployment.
    -- Jane Addams

    #Heartbreaking #Unemployment #Misery

  • it is a heartBreaking sound, Amir Jan, the Wailing of a mother. I pray to Allah you Never hear it.
    -- Khaled Hosseini

    #Mother #Heartbreaking #Sound

  • The heartbreaking necessity of lying about reality and the heartbreaking impossibilty of lying about it
    -- Kurt Vonnegut

    #Lying #Reality #Heartbreaking

  • When you're told there's no way you can marry the woman you love and your only hope of being near her is to marry her sister, wouldn't you do the same?
    -- Laura Esquivel

    #Heartbreaking #Way

  • The discovery that heartbreak is indeed heartbreaking consoles us about our humanity.
    -- Lionel Shriver

    #Discovery #Humanity #Heartbreaking

  • I did fail, say what you will, for Jo wouldn't love me.
    -- Louisa May Alcott

    #Heartbreaking #Failing

  • If I said I was madly in love with you you'd know I was lying.
    -- Margaret Mitchell

    #Lying #Love You #Heartbreaking

  • The most heartbreaking thing of all is how we cheat ourselves of the present moment.
    -- Pema Chodron

    #Heartbreaking #Moments #Cheat

  • I've had heartbreaking auditions where they don't even look at you. You're out before you're in.
    -- Rachel McAdams

    #Heartbreaking #Looks #Auditions

  • It might have been easier to retire, to say my knee couldn't handle it and let that be that. At the same time, the prospect of not being able to compete in gymnastics anymore was heartbreaking.
    -- Shawn Johnson

    #Gymnastics #Heartbreaking #Might

  • Casting can be heartbreaking. Dealing with the disappointment is the hardest part.
    -- Stockard Channing

    #Disappointment #Heartbreaking #Casting

  • Sometimes a book isn't a heartbreaking work of staggering genius. Sometimes it's the only story you know how to tell.
    -- Tahereh Mafi

    #Book #Heartbreaking #Genius

  • I have great faith that there's a master plan and that even if we don't understand it and even if it's heartbreaking, there's a reason for everything. And I hold on to that.
    -- Terri Irwin

    #Inspirational #Heartbreaking #Reason

  • What she had believed was indignation or rage or a deep intolerance for injustice came down to this: she was irreducibly in love with this bewitching planet, this thrilling life, this heartbreaking species she belonged to, with its capacity for stupefying destruction and breathtaking magnanimity.
    -- Thrity Umrigar

    #Heartbreaking #Injustice #Breathtaking

  • Motherhood is 50 million heartbreaking moments, and 100 million joyous ones.
    -- Viola Davis

    #Inspirational #Motherhood #Heartbreaking

  • I'm lucky that I know so many people in the world, but it's also heartbreaking because I'm only one person, and I only have as much time as everyone else. For every choice I make about how to spend this time, there are a million somethings that have to go by the wayside.
    -- Jenn Wasner

    #People #Choices #Heartbreaking

  • I loved my husband very much, and it was heartbreaking to have him develop Alzheimer's disease, and to stand by and watch him decline in his ability to take care of himself.
    -- Sandra Day O'Connor

    #Husband #Alzheimer's #Heartbreaking

  • The worst thing that can happen is when you have gone weeks and months into elaborate sequences and the storyline of the film changes and you find out they don't need it. Sometimes you don't shoot those sequences, or they have been shot and then get edited out of the sequence you've shot gets changed and needs to be redone. That can be hard. It's not heartbreaking, but you do tend to think, "Och, all that work and effort." But that's filming, you know? You put all of these modular things into the pot, and sometimes they don't all get used.
    -- Wade Eastwood

    #Thinking #Effort #Heartbreaking

  • Film maker Andi Olsen has a wonderful short film called Where the Smiling Ends. She waited at the Trevi Fountain in Rome and filmed the tourists only at the moment after their photos had been snapped, the moment their smiles dissolved. It's genius and heartbreaking. I think about her film when I explore the places the strips malls meet the wild world they are eating up.
    -- Samantha Hunt

    #Thinking #Heartbreaking #Genius

  • We get these really deep and emotional fan letters sometimes that are so heartbreaking or shocking or haunting sometimes that I can kind of relate to them in my own way and connect with our fans in that way.
    -- Vic Fuentes

    #Emotional #Heartbreaking #Fans