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Bittersweet quotes by Owl City
#1. My rock candy passion is bittersweet
And armed to the teeth
Cuz she would rather fall in chocolate
Than fall in love.. Especially with me! #Quote by Owl City
Bittersweet quotes by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
#2. It would take a while for me to realise that each of my children had given me as much as they took. My memories of them, bittersweet and constant, were as powerful as a physical presence. And because of that, as a bus bore me into the heart of a city I did not know, while my last child was dying in Lagos and the country was unraveling, I was not afraid because I was not alone. #Quote by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
Bittersweet quotes by Fiphie
#3. [...] The fact is that in order to be loved and to accept love you have to get naked to the very bone of your own being. Taking off every layer of skin that gives us humans the illusion that in some way we're different from the rest. For better or for worse. Truth is though that under that burden of skin and flesh we're all the same mortal skeletons dancing to the same bittersweet song of life. [...] #Quote by Fiphie
Bittersweet quotes by Lisa Ko
#4. In Ridgeborough, when Deming Guo was no longer a name that was said aloud, he used to picture the Other Deming and Other Mama, still living in Queens. It was a sort of comfort, bittersweet; at least they'd remained together. #Quote by Lisa Ko
Bittersweet quotes by Rea Lidde
#5. You're impossible." I sighed. "And really weird. No wonder Jared likes you."
"Is that a good thing or not?"
I shrugged. "You two have bittersweet panty-dropping connection."
"Gross. #Quote by Rea Lidde
Bittersweet quotes by Joseph Conrad
#6. We wander in our thousands over the
face of the earth, the illustrious and the obscure, earning beyond the
seas our fame, our money, or only a crust of bread; but it seems to me
that for each of us going home must be like going to render an account.
We return to face our superiors, our kindred, our friends
those whom we
obey, and those whom we love; but even they who have neither, the most
free, lonely, irresponsible and bereft of ties,
even those for whom
home holds no dear face, no familiar voice,
even they have to meet the
spirit that dwells within the land, under its sky, in its air, in its
valleys, and on its rises, in its fields, in its waters and its trees
a
mute friend, judge, and inspirer. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Bittersweet quotes by Jacqueline Carey
#7. I wanted it, I wanted it all. All the ardent beginnings and the confused between-times and the bittersweet dregs.
All of the aches and sorrows, all of the soaring joys.
All of it. #Quote by Jacqueline Carey
Bittersweet quotes by Jenny Han
#8. Growing up really is bittersweet. #Quote by Jenny Han
Bittersweet quotes by Diyar Harraz
#9. It was bittersweet and lovely how this thing called family could make you feel belonged, wanted and complete. #Quote by Diyar Harraz
Bittersweet quotes by Jacquelyn Mitchard
#10. There's a strange sensation - you recall it from childhood - about sleeping in the afternoon. You rise into a different world from the one in which you lay down. The shadows have been rearranged. There's a sensation of sad sweetness, as if something has been overlooked. I used to feel it coming out of the movies just before dinnertime, after the matinee. How, I wondered, did Broadway actors face it, this bittersweet sense of time's slipping past. #Quote by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Bittersweet quotes by Cathy Rigby
#11. So it really does have a sort of bittersweet quality. Kids like to have adventures and to believe they can fly, but there's also that fear about people leaving you. #Quote by Cathy Rigby
Bittersweet quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#12. The honeymoon was taking place in the bittersweet mysteries of Indian Summer in New England. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Bittersweet quotes by Phill Jupitus
#13. Mab Jones' poetry is suffused with a cool wit and a wisdom beyond her years. She is a superb performance poet in the tradition of Joolz Denby and Pam Ayres and, like them, her work is beautifully layered and contains bittersweet depths. #Quote by Phill Jupitus
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#14. I never expected to fall in love. I never expected to float or fall a thousand feet and create the crevice I called my life. But the thing with crevices, there's always a top and always a bottom. And the feeling of appreciation when you look from the top and understand how fast it can all come crashing down - it's more than beautiful and more than words could ever explain. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Mona Prevel
#15. her words filled John with a bittersweet #Quote by Mona Prevel
Bittersweet quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#16. It's a good story,' he said. He even grinned at me. 'I'll tell you.'
'Please,' I said.
And then he did. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Bittersweet quotes by Sanober Khan
#17. leave me some music
that's chocolate
for the heart. #Quote by Sanober Khan
Bittersweet quotes by Justin Cronin
#18. This ravishing world. This achingly bittersweet, ravishing world. #Quote by Justin Cronin
Bittersweet quotes by Hope Mirrlees
#19. 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. #Quote by Hope Mirrlees
Bittersweet quotes by Richard Siken
#20. Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It's two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I'd know it was something true. Now I'm trying to dig deeper. I didn't want to write these pages until there were no hard feelings, no sharp ones. I do not have that luxury. I am sad and angry and I want everyone to be alive again. I want more landmarks, less landmines. I want to be grateful but I'm having a hard time with it. #Quote by Richard Siken
Bittersweet quotes by Sarah Addison Allen
#21. The night he and Julia had was amazing, and something he'd dreamed about for you years. Up until that night, she'd only been a fantasy ... He'd never thought he'd have a chance with her, so he'd kept his distance and watched from afar. That night was everything he'd dreamed it would be, although a little bittersweet. #Quote by Sarah Addison Allen
Bittersweet quotes by Allen Iverson
#22. I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet. #Quote by Allen Iverson
Bittersweet quotes by Paul Monette
#23. Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slant of yellow light. #Quote by Paul Monette
Bittersweet quotes by Elliott Smith
#24. What I used to be will pass away and then you'll see
That all I want now is happiness for you and me #Quote by Elliott Smith
Bittersweet quotes by John Green
#25. I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time. #Quote by John Green
Bittersweet quotes by S. Jae-Jones
#26. And at the center of the room, a girl. A woman. She sits at the klavier with eyes closed, playing their song. Their story.
Elisabeth.
Her image flickers, wavers, a reflection seen on the edges of a candle flame. The shadows wriggle and writhe with curiosity, and with tremendous effort, the monster holds them back.
Please, he whispers. Please, let me have this one thing.
As he plays, the darkness recedes. From his skin, from his hair, the weight of the rams' horns on his head lightening. Color returns to the world and to his eyes, a mismatched blue and green as the monster remembers what it is to be a man.
Elisabeth.
He sits down on the bench beside her, begging her- beseeching her- to open her eyes and see him. Be with him. But she keeps her eyes closed, hands trembling on the keyboard.
Elisabeth.
She stirs. He sucks in a sharp breath and lifts his hand to stroke her cheek with fingers that are still mangled, broken, strange. His touch passes through her like a knife through smoke, yet she shivers as if she can feel the brush of his fingers in the dark places of her soul, her body, her heart. She is as insubstantial as mist, but he cannot resist the urge, the itch, to kiss. He closes his eyes and leans in close, imagining the silk of her skin against his lips.
They are met.
A gasp. His eyes fly open but hers are still closed. Her hand lifts to her mouth, as though the tingle of their unexpected caress still lingered there.
#Quote by S. Jae-Jones
Bittersweet quotes by Stacey Ballis
#27. I've been developing killer updated versions of things like Black Forest cake, now with bittersweet devil's food cake, a dried-cherry conserve, and whipped vanilla creme fraiche. I've perfected a new carrot cake, adding candied chunks of parsnips and rum-soaked golden raisins to the cake and mascarpone to the frosting. And my cheeky take on homemade Pop-Tarts will be available in three flavors- blueberry, strawberry, and peanut butter and jelly- and I've even ordered fun little silver Mylar bags to pack them in. #Quote by Stacey Ballis
Bittersweet quotes by Sandra Kring
#28. I was standing in that place they call "bittersweet." That place that, if you could find it on a map, would be the mountain that sits between happy and sad. And I thought about how when you stand on that mountain, you can almost feel God's hand on your head and you just know, deep down inside, that even if you dno't understand everything that happened to cause those mixed feelings, you still know there was a good reason for them happening. #Quote by Sandra Kring
Bittersweet quotes by Caitlyn Paige
#29. What ever happened to creativity? What ever happened to the passion? What ever happened to speaking ones mind? I'll tell you what happened. The kids aged, but never grew up. A baby can whine if it does not like something because it doesn't know better. What's your excuse? Stop getting offended whenever the wind blows your hair the wrong way! We will get nowhere if we continue to avoid truths to avoid offense. Speak your mind and do not be afraid of stepping on toes. The truth can be ugly, and that's what makes it so beautiful. Speak your mind, but don't take this as a chance to lose respect either. Always keep respect. If someone then still claims to be offended, it is not because of you, nor is it your fault. They simply don't like the taste of the bittersweet truth. #Quote by Caitlyn Paige
Bittersweet quotes by Sappho
#30. Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done. #Quote by Sappho
Bittersweet quotes by Trish Doller
#31. I've never been in love before, but this moment is bittersweet and tender and terrible and perfect. Surely this must be it. #Quote by Trish Doller
Bittersweet quotes by Stacey Ballis
#32. Starting with the chocolate version, I swap out some of the cocoa powder with melted bittersweet chocolate and add some sour cream for balance and moistness, as well as some instant espresso powder, my secret ingredient for anything chocolate, which doesn't so much make something taste like coffee, but rather just makes chocolate taste more chocolaty. While the chocolate cupcakes are baking, I turn my attention to the vanilla recipe, adding some vanilla bean paste to amp up the vanilla flavor and show off those awesome little black-speck vanilla seeds, and mixing some buttermilk into the batter to prevent it from being overly sweet and unbalanced. The banana version uses very ripe bananas that I've been stashing in the freezer, as well as a single slice of fresh banana that has been coated in caramel and is pushed halfway into each cup of batter for a surprise in the middle of the cupcakes.
Herman's frostings are close to the frostings of my youth, simple faux buttercreams made with softened butter and confectioners' sugar. Nothing fancy. In my newer versions, the chocolate gets melted chocolate and chocolate milk mixed in, the vanilla gets more vanilla bean paste and a tiny hit of lemon zest, and the peanut butter gets a blend of butter and cream cheese for some tang. #Quote by Stacey Ballis
Bittersweet quotes by Amanda Bouchet
#33. Temporary homecomings are bittersweet. Sometimes it's better not to go back at all than to have to leave again. #Quote by Amanda Bouchet
Bittersweet quotes by Anne Carson
#34. A thinking mind is not swallowed up by what it comes to know. It reaches out to grasp something related to itself and to its present knowledge (and so knowable in some degree) but also separate from itself and from its present knowledge (not identical with these). In any act of thinking, the mind must reach across this space between known and unknown, linking one to the other but also keeping visible to difference. It is an erotic space. #Quote by Anne Carson
Bittersweet quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#35. I must indeed abide the Doom of Men whether I will or nill: the loss and the silence. But I say to you, King of the Numenoreans, not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Elves say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bittersweet quotes by Sappho
#36. Love - bittersweet, irrepressible - loosens my limbs and I tremble. #Quote by Sappho
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#37. He grabbed my hand and that's when I felt my heart beat for the very first time. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Anne Roiphe
#38. There is cruelty in divorce. There is cruelty in forced or unfortunate marriage. We will continue to cry at weddings because we know how bittersweet, how fragile is the truth. We will always need legal divorce just as an emergency escape hatch is crucial in every submarine. No sense, however, in denying that after every divorce someone will be running like a cat, tin cans tied to its tail: spooked and slowed down. #Quote by Anne Roiphe
Bittersweet quotes by Stockard Channing
#39. I think the end of last year when we were aware of that transition was for everyone in their own way kind of bittersweet, but it's also what the show's about, one administration ends and another begins. #Quote by Stockard Channing
Bittersweet quotes by Rachel Joyce
#40. It was hard to understand a little and then walk away. #Quote by Rachel Joyce
Bittersweet quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#41. Lord, admitting my accomplishments are your gift is a bittersweet thing to do. It stings at first because it humbles. But then it is so very sweet and brings such peace. It is not up to me, and it never was. Let me work hard, with this liberating insight removing the pressure I sinfully put on myself. Amen. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Bittersweet quotes by Erica Bauermeister
#42. Add orange peel and cinnamon to milk. Grate the chocolate.'

The hard, round cake of chocolate was wrapped in yellow plastic with red stripes, shiny and dark when she opened it. The chocolate made a rough sound as it brushed across the fine section of the grater, falling in soft clouds onto the counter, releasing a scent of dusty back rooms filled with bittersweet chocolate and old love letters, the bottom drawers of antique desks and the last leaves of autumn, almonds and cinnamon and sugar.
Into the milk it went.

'Add anise.'

Such a small amount of ground spice in the little bag Abuelita had given her. It lay there quietly, unremarkable, the color of wet beach sand. She undid the tie around the top of the bag and swirls of warm gold and licorice danced up to her nose, bringing with them miles of faraway deserts and a dark, starless sky, a longing she could feel in the back of her eyes, her fingertips. #Quote by Erica Bauermeister
Bittersweet quotes by Shauna Niequist
#43. When Life is Well say THANK YOU & CELEBRATE, and when life is Bitter say THANK YOU & GROW. #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Anastasia
#44. Okay, how's this? I've been to Heaven and Hell. I've seen the whole world, but the only thing that makes me want to live is this: being inside you. I love you so much. You're all I see. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Bittersweet quotes by Amanda Hocking
#45. Come back to me," I told him fiercely.

He smiled at me then, subtly and a little crookedly, "Don't you know by now, Malin? Nothing in all of the heavens or underworld below can keep me from you. #Quote by Amanda Hocking
Bittersweet quotes by Oscar Wilde
#46. ...the remembrance even of joy having its bitterness, and the memories of pleasure their pain. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Anastasia
#47. How can it be wrong? Love picks the right path, not the one of least resistance. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Bittersweet quotes by Amanda Lovelace
#48. I always believed that if I was able to make them stay, they would make me forget every bad thing that ever happened to me. They always told me that they would rescue me from myself & I was foolish enough to believe them.
- bittersweet #Quote by Amanda Lovelace
Bittersweet quotes by Lidia Roldán
#49. He can smell his cologne, his shampoo, and something else -- he can smell the boy's own scent, something bittersweet. #Quote by Lidia Roldán
Bittersweet quotes by Mie Hansson
#50. 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
one
final
letter:

'Every single morning
I'd empty myself on paper
You were my greater importance
That's why I wrote you letters. #Quote by Mie Hansson
Bittersweet quotes by William Gay
#51. The near dark streets where Friday night's business began to accomplish itself, strolling couples, arm in arm, girls bright as just pricked flowers, halfdrunk belligerent men herded homeward by fierce women with bitter persecuted faces ... #Quote by William Gay
Bittersweet quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#52. 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! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Bittersweet quotes by Jessica Shirvington
#53. My Sabine,
I just left your room. You were so beautiful lying there sound asleep that I couldn't bear to wake you. But I'm not feeling so great and there are things I promised to tell you that I fear I may not get the chance to.
I know you had once hoped that I would be the one to pass on your letters to Maddie once you were gone. But, as it turns out, I think it is going to be me who ends up leaving the letters behind.
Be mad at me. You should. But after that try to understand that I did what I thought was best. I wanted to tell you. So many times I snuck down to your room planning on telling you everything, but I just couldn't.
Partly it was for you – yes. You needed time and I didn't want to influence your choices, even once I realised what was happening between us, even more so then. Falling in love with you only made those choices more complicated and I feared that you might choose to stay for me and then, after I was gone, change your mind. I couldn't let that happen.
Partly the choice was selfish, and for that I am sorry. For so long now people have been trying to fix me, but where they failed, you succeeded. You've given me more life in the last couple of weeks that I've had in years. Being with you, loving you, making memories with you, fearing for you, wanting to show you the beauty of life instead of the terror – it was bittersweet, but more importantly Sabine, it was real.
I know this is the part when I beg you to go on, live your lif #Quote by Jessica Shirvington
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Anastasia
#54. I'm not leaving you. Right here, right now is the happiest I've ever been. I love you. That means I don't leave. Sorry. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Bittersweet quotes by Naveed A. Khan
#55. People are not rain or snow or autumn leaves; they do not look beautiful when they fall. #Quote by Naveed A. Khan
Bittersweet quotes by Yuyuko Takemiya
#56. 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 #Quote by Yuyuko Takemiya
Bittersweet quotes by Robin Hobb
#57. We were both smiling, in that bittersweet way one does when imagining something the heart longs for and the head would dread. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Bittersweet quotes by Robert Graves
#58. Poetry is no more a narcotic than a stimulant; it is a universal bittersweet mixture for all possible household emergencies and its action varies accordingly as it is taken in a wineglass or a tablespoon, inhaled, gargled or rubbed on the chest by hard fingers covered with rings. #Quote by Robert Graves
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Anastasia
#59. Did you just pimp slap my ass with your angel hand? #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Bittersweet quotes by Matthew Sturges
#60. It's the Longing that ultimately undoes you. When it finds you, it gnaws at your bones and tugs at your chest. It fills you up inside like rot and makes you dream dreams and it drowns you. The Longing keeps you in bed, clutching at your sheets while the world goes on outside. It smells like old leaves and cigarette smoke, mixed with the scent of far-off places you will hear of, but never see. It's the gloss on a lover's lips the moment you realize you will never kiss those lips again. It is the bittersweet, unrequited love of creation and it will break your heart again and again and again. If you know the Longing the way I do, then these words are redundant. We understand each other perfectly, you and I. #Quote by Matthew Sturges
Bittersweet quotes by Kimberly Perry
#61. The sharp knife of a short life, well
I've had, just enough time. #Quote by Kimberly Perry
Bittersweet quotes by Mike Norton
#62. The bittersweet about truth is that nothing could be more hurtful, yet nothing could be more helpful. #Quote by Mike Norton
Bittersweet quotes by James Joyce
#63. the first riddle of the universe: asking, when is a man not a man?: telling them take their time, yungfries, and wait till the tide stops (for from the first his day was a fortnight) and offering the prize of a bittersweet crab, a little present from the past, for their copper age was yet un-minted, to the winner. One said when the heavens are quakers, a second said when Bohemeand lips, a third said when he, no, when hold hard a jiffy, when he is a gnawstick and detarmined to, the next one said when the angel of death kicks the bucket of life, still another said when the wine's at witsends, and still another when lovely wooman stoops to conk him, one of the littliest said me, me, Sem, when pappa papared the harbour, one of the wittiest said, when he yeat ye abblokooken and he zmear he zelf zo zhooken, still one said when you are old I'm grey fall full wi sleep, and still another when wee deader walkner, and another when he is just only after having being semisized, another when yea, he hath no mananas, and one when dose pigs they begin now that they will flies up intil the looft. All were wrong, so Shem himself, the doctator, took the cake, the correct solution being - all give it up? - when he is a - yours till the rending of the rocks, - Sham. #Quote by James Joyce
Bittersweet quotes by Mary O'Connell
#64. 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. #Quote by Mary O'Connell
Bittersweet quotes by Brit Malorie
#65. Bittersweet yes, but what was a simple love story compared to the movement of the great world? #Quote by Brit Malorie
Bittersweet quotes by Margaret Atwood
#66. Already my childhood seemed far away - a remote age, faded and bittersweet, like dried flowers. Did I regret its loss, did I want it back? I didn't think so. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Bittersweet quotes by Rob Lowe
#67. 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. #Quote by Rob Lowe
Bittersweet quotes by Terra Elan McVoy
#68. My own chocolate center has filled up with poison,
the roses he gave me all twisted black #Quote by Terra Elan McVoy
Bittersweet quotes by Michael Knight
#69. 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. #Quote by Michael Knight
Bittersweet quotes by Sonja Lyubomirsky
#70. When we are fully mindful of the transience of things - an impending return home from an overseas adventure, a graduation, our child boarding the school bus for the first day of kindergarten, a close colleague changing jobs, a move to a new city - we are more likely to appreciate [be grateful for] and savor the remaining time that we do have. Although bittersweet experiences also make us sad, it is this sadness that prompts us, instead of taking it for granted, to come to appreciate the positive aspects of our vacation, colleague, or hometown; it's 'now or never.' #Quote by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Bittersweet quotes by Alice Walker
#71. I think mothers and daughters are meant to give birth to each other, over and over; that is why our challenges to each other are so fierce; that is why, when love and trust have not been too badly blemished or destroyed, the teaching and learning one from the other is so indelible and bittersweet. We daughters must risk losing the only love we instinctively feel we can't live without in order to be who we are, and I am convinced this sends a message to our mothers to break their own chains, though they may be anchored in prehistory and attached to their own great grandmothers' hearts. #Quote by Alice Walker
Bittersweet quotes by Tyffani Clark Kemp
#72. Giggles gave way to gasps when his face split into a grin, never mind that he was looking right at her. When he strode across the room and slumped languidly into the seat next to her, the whole room went silent. #Quote by Tyffani Clark Kemp
Bittersweet quotes by Shauna Niequist
#73. When Life is Well say THANK YOU & CELEBRATE, and when life is Bitter say THANK YOU & GROW. #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Bittersweet quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#74. We feel a kind of bittersweet pricking of malicious delight in contemplating the misfortunes of others. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Bittersweet quotes by Alan Perlis
#75. Every reader should ask himself periodically "Toward what end, toward what end?" - but do not ask it too often lest you pass up the fun of programming for the constipation of bittersweet philosophy. #Quote by Alan Perlis
Bittersweet quotes by Bruce Lee
#76. Some martial arts are very popular, real crowd pleasers, because they look good, have smooth techniques. but beware.They are like a wine that has been watered. A diluted wine is not a real wine, nto a good wine, hardly the genuine article. Some martial arts don't look so good, but you know that they have a kick, a tang, a genuine taste. They are like olives. The taste may be strong and bittersweet. The flavour lasts. You cultivate a taste for them. NO one ever developed a taste for diluted wine #Quote by Bruce Lee
Bittersweet quotes by Jamie Ford
#77. Happiness. Sadness. Like all things, they both come to an end. #Quote by Jamie Ford
Bittersweet quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#78. Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Bittersweet quotes by Kazuo Ishiguro
#79. I do not think I responded immediately, for it took me a moment or two to fully digest these words of Miss Kenton. Moreover, as you might appreciate, their implications were such as to provoke a certain degree of sorrow within me. Indeed- why should I not admit it? - at that moment, my heart was breaking. #Quote by Kazuo Ishiguro
Bittersweet quotes by Vincent De Paul
#80. [I]f the gentleness of your spirit needs a dash of vinegar, borrow a little from Our Lord's spirit. O Mademoiselle, how well He knew how to find a bittersweet remark when it is needed! #Quote by Vincent De Paul
Bittersweet quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#81. A child was a temptation of the flesh, as well as of the spirit; I knew the bliss of that unbounded oneness, as I knew the bittersweet joy of seeing that oneness fade as the child learned itself and stood alone.
But I had crossed some subtle line. Whether it was that I was born myself with some secret quota embodied in my flesh, or only that I knew my sole allegiance must be given elsewhere now ... I knew. As a mother, I had the lightness now of effort completed, honor satisfied. Mission accomplished. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Bittersweet quotes by J.P. Delaney
#82. But one day, when Toby is old enough, I will take down a shoe box from a shelf where it is kept, and I will tell him again the story of his sister, Isabel Margaret Cavendish, the girl who came before. #Quote by J.P. Delaney
Bittersweet quotes by Thisuri Wanniarachchi
#83. 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. #Quote by Thisuri Wanniarachchi
Bittersweet quotes by Hannah Lillith Assadi
#84. I knew beauty for me would only ever be derived from loss. #Quote by Hannah Lillith Assadi
Bittersweet quotes by Mishell Baker
#85. Life doesn't fit the Hollywood formula; there are no act breaks to orient you, no running times printed helpfully on the back of the box. So you do your best to line up each shot, each frame. You make sure that if this shot ends up being the last, it's damn well going to be bold or bittersweet or beautiful enough to go out on. #Quote by Mishell Baker
Bittersweet quotes by Alida Nugent
#86. You will lose touch with people you thought you wouldn't, watch from a distance while these people get married, gain weight, lose weight, move across the country, and get new sets of friends you will never meet. But you will look at your pictures of them and remember the nights you drank too much rum with them and you will enjoy those moments immensely. You will know what it is like to experience true nostalgia - the feelings a Hot Pocket can elicit will be astounding. It will not be a bittersweet kind of thing, because you know that it's not as much growing apart as it is growing up.
There will be successes, and failures, and a lot of good and bad things. You will watch yourself and the people you choose to be with fall in love and get married, get jobs, get fired, get a terrible tattoo, have babies, get sick, get better, get worse, lose parents, grow older, grow smarter. Things will flash forward, pass before your eyes like the lights at a terrible nightclub. #Quote by Alida Nugent
Bittersweet quotes by Sanober Khan
#87. i have laughed
more than daffodils
and cried more than June. #Quote by Sanober Khan
Bittersweet quotes by Franny Billingsley
#88. More important for Chime were the ballads that my father sang me. I think that all of those ballads, the structure of them, the bittersweet nature of them, has gone right into my books. I can't thank my father enough; he sang me two songs every night and sometimes they'd be these long ballads with 32 verses. I grew up knowing an amazing number of stories, accompanied by these gorgeous and haunting tunes that aren't part of our modern culture. They're very Gaelic. I think that was really important to me; I would not be the writer I am if he had not sung me all those songs. So, thanks Dad #Quote by Franny Billingsley
Bittersweet quotes by Melina Marchetta
#89. From the stage Ben catches my eye. "This is for them, Taylor," he calls out as they begin to play. It's a song by the Waterboys and, like each time I hear the music played by the boy in the tree in my dreams, I experience a bittersweet sense of nostalgia I have no right to own. When it's time for Ben to play his solo–his eyes closed, his mind anywhere but here, his fingers so taut and precise that it almost looks painful–my eyes well with tears. Because you know from the look on Ben's face that he's somewhere you want to be. Somewhere the five would be each time they were together. #Quote by Melina Marchetta
Bittersweet quotes by Jay Kristoff
#90. And who am I, mighty Khan?
She felt warmth in him then, the beginnings of a smile deep inside.
He spread his wings.
Bowed his head.
Purred.
YOU ARE YUKIKO. #Quote by Jay Kristoff
Bittersweet quotes by Brian Yorkey
#91. 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. #Quote by Brian Yorkey
Bittersweet quotes by Ahmed Mostafa
#92. Momentary happiness is worse than permanent misery. #Quote by Ahmed Mostafa
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#93. I realized I loved him after everything went wrong so I wallowed in self-pity and prayed I could wake up. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Skandar Keynes
#94. 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. #Quote by Skandar Keynes
Bittersweet quotes by Jodi Picoult
#95. It's been a long time," I reply, when what I really want to do is ask her what she's been doing for the past fifteen years. If she still drinks tea with milk and lemon. If she's happy. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Bittersweet quotes by Caroline Alexander
#96. This, the only occasion in the Iliad when furious Achilles smiles serves as a bittersweet reminder of the difference real leadership could have made to the events of the Iliad. Agamemnon's panicked prize-grabbing in Book One and even Nestor's rambling "authority" pale beside Achilles' instinctive and absolute command of himself and the dangers of this occasion. #Quote by Caroline Alexander
Bittersweet quotes by Anne Carson
#97. Novels institutionalize the ruse of eros. It becomes a narrative texture of sustained incongruence, emotional and cognitive. It permits the reader to stand in triangular relation to the characters in the story and reach into the text after the objects of their desire, sharing their longing but also detached from it, seeing their view of reality but also its mistakenness. It is almost like being in love. #Quote by Anne Carson
Bittersweet quotes by Sylvia Nasar
#98. Hopes of putting their sad history behind them was bound to be bittersweet. #Quote by Sylvia Nasar
Bittersweet quotes by E.L. James
#99. Darling, you know what they say. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince."
I give her a lopsided, bittersweet smile.
"I think I've kissed a prince, Mom. I hope he doesn't turn into a frog. #Quote by E.L. James
Bittersweet quotes by Evie Dunmore
#100. A bittersweet pull made his chest contract. He supposed that was how it felt to miss someone. #Quote by Evie Dunmore
Bittersweet quotes by Amanda Lovelace
#101. watching
the house
that was
my sanctuary
& my hell
go up in
flames
was
bittersweet
but mostly

just sweet.

- a confession. #Quote by Amanda Lovelace
Bittersweet quotes by Stephenie Meyer
#102. You'ld think I'ld be used to saying good bye to you by now. #Quote by Stephenie Meyer
Bittersweet quotes by Shuu Maiko (Nisekoi)
#103. I've decided to take this unrequited love, and quietly put it away in a corner of my heart as a bittersweet page of my youth. #Quote by Shuu Maiko (Nisekoi)
Bittersweet quotes by Sylvia Day
#104. I love you, Maria. More than my life." His smile was bittersweet. "Today I believed I loved you as much as I was able. Now, however, I love you many times more than that. #Quote by Sylvia Day
Bittersweet quotes by Grace Curley
#105. Their gazes locked, and together they saw the squandered mirages slain beneath their feet, cemeteries of lonesome dreamers who gave up their wings under the name of love, salt-soaked kisses half-forgotten and twice-remembered. #Quote by Grace Curley
Bittersweet quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#106. There will be other lives.
There will be other lives for nervous boys with sweaty palms, for bittersweet fumblings in the backseats of cars, for caps and gowns in royal blue and crimson, for mothers clasping pretty pearl necklaces around daughters' unlined necks, for your full name read aloud in an auditorium, for brand-new suitcases transporting you to strange new people in strange new lands.
And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecision and revisions.
And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles.
And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk.
And there will be other lives for a man you don't recognize, for a face in a mirror that is no longer yours, for the funerals of intimates, for shrinking, for teeth that fall out, for hair on your chin, for forgetting everything. Everything.
Oh, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human's life is a beautiful mess. #Quote by Gabrielle Zevin
Bittersweet quotes by Charles Baudelaire
#107. How bittersweet it is, on winter's night,
To listen, by the sputtering, smoking fire,
As distant memories, through the fog-dimmed light,
Rise, to the muffled chime of churchbell choir. #Quote by Charles Baudelaire
Bittersweet quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#108. Stoker to Veronica. I thought it was love but I was so very wrong. I have never known love at least not until.....
I thought at some point I would have a great love like that. A woman fashioned by the gods just for me as I had been made just for her. That we would find each other. That she was waiting for me but I did not wait for her.
I married a base metal when the gods had promised me gold. #Quote by Deanna Raybourn
Bittersweet quotes by Michael Chabon
#109. I thought I smelled an early hint of the mysterious bittersweet gas that fills Pittsburgh in the summertime, a smell at once industrial and aboriginal, river water and sulfur dioxide, burning tires and the coat of a fox. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Bittersweet quotes by Amy Grant
#110. 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. #Quote by Amy Grant
Bittersweet quotes by Anne Carson
#111. To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope. #Quote by Anne Carson
Bittersweet quotes by Nadia Scrieva
#112. Victory is always bittersweet. #Quote by Nadia Scrieva
Bittersweet quotes by Melina Marchetta
#113. 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. #Quote by Melina Marchetta
Bittersweet quotes by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
#114. And the pomegranates,/
like memories, are bittersweet/
as we huddle together,/
remembering just how good/
life used to be #Quote by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Bittersweet quotes by Caitlin R. Kiernan
#115. And it means snapshots, because that's what all stories I write come down to; each is a snapshot of who I was during however many days and weeks it was written. A fictional reflection of my mind fossilized, set in paper and ink, instead of stone. Memorialized, for better or worse. This is who I was, and this, and this, and this, and that, and most times I look back and wince. I'm rarely kind to who I was. But other times, looking back is bittersweet. Sometimes, I'm even grateful to the me of then who left a snapshot for the me of now. Maybe I should let go and join those who pretend the past is past, but it's a falsehood I've never learned to spin. #Quote by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Bittersweet quotes by Dorothea Benton Frank
#116. 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. #Quote by Dorothea Benton Frank
Bittersweet quotes by Elizabeth Hoyt
#117. Why me?"
"Because you draw me. Because you are kind but not soft. Because when you touch me, the pain is bittersweet. Because you cradle a desperate secret to your bosom, like a viper in your arms, and don't let go of it even as it gnaws upon your very flesh. I want to pry that viper from your arms. To suckle upon your torn and bloody flesh. To take your pain within myself and make it mine. #Quote by Elizabeth Hoyt
Bittersweet quotes by Anthony Capella
#118. Each time Vesuvius erupted, it covered its slopes with a deep layer of a remarkable natural fertilizer called potash, and as a result the mountain supported dozens of species of fruit and vegetables which grew nowhere else in all Italy, a culinary advantage which more than compensated for the area's occasional dangers. In the case of apricots, the varieties included the firm-fleshed Cafona, the juicy Palummella, the bittersweet Boccuccia liscia, the peachlike Pellecchiella and the spiky-skinned but incomparably succulent Spinosa. #Quote by Anthony Capella
Bittersweet quotes by Ben Fountain
#119. 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. #Quote by Ben Fountain
Bittersweet quotes by Susan Rodgers
#120. ... 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. #Quote by Susan Rodgers
Bittersweet quotes by Laura Kasischke
#121. Once, complaining that his mother tried to do things that blind people should not attempt, like lighting candles at Christmas, he said, "My mother wants to have her blindness and eat it, too." I imagined Phil's mother spooning blindness into her own open mouth like devil's food cake. But without texture or weight. Bittersweet and rich. Another time he said, regarding his father's late support checks, that calling him in Texas wouldn't help, it would just make the checks even later. "It's a vicious circus," Phil said. When I asked if he thought that perhaps writing a letter, explaining their situation - the mortgage payment late again, the electric company calling - might help, he said, "I'm virtuously certain it wouldn't," looking martyred and older than his years. #Quote by Laura Kasischke
Bittersweet quotes by Andrea J. Buchanan
#122. I will feel the pang of separation when she is two, when she is twelve, when she is twenty. My daughter will tackle other more important milestones, other more difficult accomplishments that she must achieve on her own. And I, who once shared a blood supply with her, who once had her all to myself, must wait and watch and smile, and continue this exploration of motherhood, this bittersweet experience of maternal love, this continual process of bravely saying goodbye. #Quote by Andrea J. Buchanan
Bittersweet quotes by L.J. Shen
#123. Artists are terminally dissatisfied. With life. With love. With their work. You like being tortured, don't you, little Luna? Sadness has a bittersweet aftertaste. Keeps us going." He lit up his joint. "Being an artist is a miserable job. You're pregnant with your work, only to give the baby away. An entire year of careful strokes of a brush, just to have someone else buy the painting. #Quote by L.J. Shen
Bittersweet quotes by Soheir Khashoggi
#124. Was it always to be like this? she wondered. A moment of joy followed by a new sorrow? #Quote by Soheir Khashoggi
Bittersweet quotes by Ashley Weaver
#125. We looked into one another's eyes, and I think we both knew in that instant that the past was behind us. We could never be to each other what we had been once. #Quote by Ashley Weaver
Bittersweet quotes by Gene Wolfe
#126. The hope in her voice now made me think of a flower growing in shadow. #Quote by Gene Wolfe
Bittersweet quotes by Wil S. Hylton
#127. Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man's destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it's what you will never see again. #Quote by Wil S. Hylton
Bittersweet quotes by Courtney M. Privett
#128. We are meant to love. We are meant to lose. Love is our promise of a bittersweet end, and our desperate, hopeless struggle not to hurt anyone along the way. #Quote by Courtney M. Privett
Bittersweet quotes by Karina Halle
#129. 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. #Quote by Karina Halle
Bittersweet quotes by Patti Stanger
#130. The best part about being a matchmaker is you are getting credits in heaven, as I really believe I work for God. The worst part is that matchmakers can often fix everyone up, all the way to the altar, but cannot find love themselves, so it is bittersweet. #Quote by Patti Stanger
Bittersweet quotes by Radiohead
#131. Reckoner
Reckoner
You can't take it with you
Dancing for your pleasure
You are not to blame for
Bittersweet distractor
Dare not speak its name
Dedicated to all you
all human beings
Because we separate like
ripples on a blank shore
(in rainbows)
Because we separate like
ripples on a blank shore
(in rainbows)
Reckoner
Take me with you
Dedicated to all you
all human beings #Quote by Radiohead
Bittersweet quotes by Michelle Geaney
#132. We have travelled this world to a bittersweet love song:
Take my hand and lets carry on ...
Do my eyes deceive me or do you grow more wonderful each day?
After all these years of love you're more fantastic today than the day we met.
And ... you were quite fantastic then ...
I Love you still #Quote by Michelle Geaney
Bittersweet quotes by Will Smith
#133. It's quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can't imagine what else I could do beyond this. It's really a bittersweet kind of feeling. #Quote by Will Smith
Bittersweet quotes by Suzanne Finnamore
#134. To my amazement and great, bittersweet joy, I can hear in him every reason I feell in love with his father - everything, like a second sonata to a first. All the lovely unspoiled good of N, bubbling forth from his son, unlooked for, oozing up from a well of genealogy and fate. I can manage to misplace my husabnd, but this flesh is chained to mine. I will always be reminded of the marital loss, but I have the benefits of the entire play, the witness of the evolution, the new art. I see the magic every day; I live with the sorcerer in yellow pants. N gets pieces and stems of A, random and marred by guilty. #Quote by Suzanne Finnamore
Bittersweet quotes by Bob Smith
#135. The chilling thought occurred to me that breaking up with someone you love to criticize might be the only way to save yourself from becoming unlovable #Quote by Bob Smith
Bittersweet quotes by Vera Brittain
#136. I found it not inappropriate that the years of frustration and grief and loss, of work and conflict and painful resurrection, should have led me through their dark and devious ways to this new beginning. #Quote by Vera Brittain
Bittersweet quotes by Shauna Niequist
#137. 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. #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Bittersweet quotes by Sappho
#138. Eros, again now, the loosener of limbs troubles me,
Bittersweet, sly, uncontrollable creature ... . #Quote by Sappho
Bittersweet quotes by Kerstin Gier
#139. I stared at him, baffled. But at that moment Gideon began to play, and I entirely forgot what I had been going to ask the count. Oh, my god! Maybe it was the punch - but wow! That violin was really sexy! Even the way Gideon raised it and tucked it under his chin! He didn't have to do more than that to carry me away with him. His long lashes cast shadows on his cheeks, and a lock of hair fell over his face as he began passing the bow over the strings. The first notes filling the room almost took my breath away, they made such tender, melting music, and suddenly I was close to tears. Until now, violins had been way down on my list of favorite instruments, and I really liked them only for accompanying certain moments in films. But this was just incredibly wonderful - well, all of it was: the bittersweet melody and boy enticing it out of the instrument. All the people in the room listened with bated breath, and Gideon played on, immersed in the music as if there were no one else there.
I didn't notice that I was crying until the count touched my cheek and caught a tear gently with his finger. Then I jumped in alarm.
He was smiling down at me, and I saw a warm glow in his dark brown eyes. "Nothing to be ashamed of," he said quietly. "If it were otherwise, I'd have been very disappointed. #Quote by Kerstin Gier
Bittersweet quotes by Tessa Dare
#140. I rather adore that about you.

Her heart gave a bittersweet twinge.

Don't be greedy, she told herself. With a bit of strategic memory, the redaction of a word or two, she could remember that as I adore you - or close enough to it. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Bittersweet quotes by Francesca Segal
#141. The marriage of a Jewish son is a bittersweet prospect. There is relief, always, that he has navigated the tantalizing and plentiful assemblies of non-Jewish women to whom the children of the Diaspora are inevitably exposed: from the moment he enters secondary school there is the constant anxiety that a blue-eyed Christina or Mary will lure him away from the tribe. Jewish men are widely known to be uxorious in all the most advantageous ways. And so each mother fears that, whether he be short and myopic, boorish or stupid or prone to discuss his lactose intolerance with strangers, whether he be blessed with a beard rising almost to meet his hairline, he is still within the danger zone. Somewhere out there is a shiksa with designs on her son. Jewish men make good husbands. It is the Jewish woman's blessing as a wife, and her curse as a mother. #Quote by Francesca Segal
Bittersweet quotes by Maria Elena
#142. You are the illness I will never cure. You are the poem I will never write. You are the thought I will never finish. You are the text I will never read. #Quote by Maria Elena
Bittersweet quotes by Dean Koontz
#143. Maybe from now on the bittersweet memory of a child lost would be only the sweet memory of a child loved. And maybe, henceforth, it would not be a memory so heavy that it oppressed the heart. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Bittersweet quotes by Adyashanti
#144. Grief, unresisted, is grace. It doesn't mean it doesn't hurt anymore, it doesn't mean it doesn't rip your heart out ... In great grief, there's an incredible love in it. In love there's a tinge of bitter. In true love. My teacher used to say 'all love is bittersweet'. All things experienced fully, reveal their opposite. #Quote by Adyashanti
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Anastasia
#145. She opened her eyes with a gasp. "I love you." He had tears running a path down his face. He nodded. "Back at ya, pretty child. So, so much. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Bittersweet quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#146. Love is an intense emotion that will take a toll on you mentally, emotionally and physically in an unselfish, yet bittersweet way that develops into a deep affection; and sometimes, an unknown outcome. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Bittersweet quotes by Saravana Kumar Murugan
#147. Coffee and love taste the same, bittersweet! #Quote by Saravana Kumar Murugan
Bittersweet quotes by Margareth Stewart
#148. The waiter uncorked the bottle and poured the first taste. Pierre swirled and then lifted the glass to his nose to inhale the bouquet, the aroma of France, his homeland, He savored the taste of familiar tannins and metals, the acidity a bittersweet reminder of the laughter of children in the fields, of adults cheering long summer evenings, of long-buried emotions, Claire alive in his mouth, Pierre swallowed the wine and approved with a nod the waiter´s choice of bottle, the wine, like him, a survivor in a far-flung place. #Quote by Margareth Stewart
Bittersweet quotes by A.P. Sweet
#149. And like my comrades, I too have
tasted the bittersweet
assurance that I
would be okay with myself.
And like so many others
out there, I have given that
dream away to the wind
and its power over the trees. #Quote by A.P. Sweet
Bittersweet quotes by Jennifer Morrison
#150. 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. #Quote by Jennifer Morrison
Bittersweet quotes by Heather Gudenkauf
#151. I realize then, what my mother already knows - has known for a long time. Motherhood is a procession of goodbyes. Some bittersweet and filled with promise and hope, some gradual, a gentle prying away of your fingers from something precious, some more violent, unexpected. #Quote by Heather Gudenkauf
Bittersweet quotes by V.S. Carnes
#152. No fairy tale, this. This was by no stretch of the imagination a polished fantasy. This was a searing, living force, rough around the edges, unfamiliar and bittersweet.
And precious. #Quote by V.S. Carnes
Bittersweet quotes by Natasha Farrant
#153. She clasped his hands and pressed her lips to them. 'I want you to be proud of me,' he repeated. She dropped his hands, feeling defeated. #Quote by Natasha Farrant
Bittersweet quotes by Scott Kelly
#154. Leaving the space station was bittersweet - I had been there for a long time and looked forward to leaving, but it is a remarkable place. #Quote by Scott Kelly
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Anastasia
#155. Hey, pretty child. You're a sight for sore fucking eyes. #Quote by Debra Anastasia
Bittersweet quotes by Donna Tartt
#156. And the flavor of Pippa's kiss
bittersweet and strange
stayed with me all the way back uptown, swaying and sleepy as I sailed home on the bus, melting with sorrow and loveliness, a starry ache that lifted me up above the windswept city like a kite: my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Bittersweet quotes by Richard Bach
#157. We thought humble and proud at the same time, all at once in love again with this painful bittersweet lovely thing called flight. #Quote by Richard Bach
Bittersweet quotes by Alyssa Turner
#158. Swallowing hard past the lump of stubborn resolve hitched in my throat, I let my hand wander over the top of his and found the edge of comfort in the sincerity of his eyes." - Bittersweet #Quote by Alyssa Turner
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#159. between your arms
it was to die
to feel your warmth
the bliss of your heart
it was my life #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Debra Evans
#160. Birth is a bittersweet event ... a place where heaven and earth collide in a perplexing clash of hopes, dreams, facts, fears, questions, and expectations. #Quote by Debra Evans
Bittersweet quotes by Harper Lee
#161. The warm bittersweet smell of clean Negro welcomed us as we entered the churchyard-Hearts of Love hairdressing mingled with asafoetida, snuff, Hoyt's Cologne, Brown's Mule, peppermint, and lilac talcum. #Quote by Harper Lee
Bittersweet quotes by Tyffani Clark Kemp
#162. Her eyes flashed, hot and angry, like lightening cutting through a red sunset. #Quote by Tyffani Clark Kemp
Bittersweet quotes by Justin Cronin
#163. 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 #Quote by Justin Cronin
Bittersweet quotes by Robert J. Wiersema
#164. Nostalgia is, by its very nature, bittersweet, the happiest memories laced with melancholy. It's that combination, that opposition of forces, that makes it so compelling. People, places, events, times: we miss them, and there's a pleasure in the missing and a sadness in the love.
The feeling is most acute, sometimes cripplingly so, when we find ourselves longing for the moment we're in, the people we're actually with.
That nameless feeling, that sense of excruciating beauty, of pained happiness, is at the core of 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy). #Quote by Robert J. Wiersema
Bittersweet quotes by Maria Elena
#165. I miss the thrill of your self-destructive heart that melts in the sun like chocolate, bittersweet and incandescent. #Quote by Maria Elena
Bittersweet quotes by Charles De Lint
#166. I envy the music lovers hear. I see them walking hand in hand, standing close to each other in a queue at a theater or subway station, heads touching while they sit on a park bench, and I ache to hear the song that plays between them: The stirring chords of romance's first bloom, the stately airs that whisper between a couple long in love. You can see it in the way they look at each other ... you can almost hear it. Almost, but not quite, because the music belongs to them and all you can have of it is a vague echo that rises up from the bittersweet murmur and shuffle of your own memories. #Quote by Charles De Lint
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#167. We were in ways I can't seem to grasp. We moved like fluid, scattering our love throughout each other. We moved along, out of our eyes and through our veins. It was unintentionally and in turn, unconditionally. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Sarah Ockler
#168. But homegirl don't know jack about hockey! #Quote by Sarah Ockler
Bittersweet quotes by Suanne Laqueur
#169. A bittersweet truth: she wasn't anyone's baby anymore. She'd been left bereft. Her value diminished. She was poor. Alex #Quote by Suanne Laqueur
Bittersweet quotes by Cinda Williams Chima
#170. The girl must be looking for another hot-fudge shower, Ellen said. Then she, too, advanced on Leesha. #Quote by Cinda Williams Chima
Bittersweet quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#171. Forgiveness can be bittersweet. It contains the sweetness of the release of a story that has caused us pain, but also the poignant reminder that even our dearest relationships change over the course of a lifetime. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Bittersweet quotes by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
#172. There is only one thing to do when you meet the Living God; you must fall on your face and repent of your sins. Repentance is bittersweet business; Repentance is not just a conversion exercise
it is the posture of the Christian, much like 'tree' or 'full lotus' is the posture of the Yogi. Repentance is our daily fruit, our hourly washing, our minute by minute wake-up call; our reminder of God's creation, Jesus' blood, and the Holy Spirit's comfort. Repentance is the only no shame solution to a renewed Christian conscience, because it only proves the obvious: God was right all along. #Quote by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#173. I wasn't alive until it was over and that's when I realized sometimes love isn't forever. It's forever instilled in a moment for us to become alive. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Adrianne Marcus
#174. When I die,' I said to my friend, 'I'm not going to be embalmed. I'm going to be dipped.' Milk chocolate or bittersweet was the immediate concern. #Quote by Adrianne Marcus
Bittersweet quotes by Jose Andres
#175. Pimenton gets its intense flavor because it is dried over wood smoke. You can try hot, sweet or bittersweet, though sweet is probably the most commonly used. #Quote by Jose Andres
Bittersweet quotes by Tim Burton
#176. 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. #Quote by Tim Burton
Bittersweet quotes by Albert Camus
#177. How unbearable, for women, is the tenderness which a man can give them without love. For men, how bittersweet this is. #Quote by Albert Camus
Bittersweet quotes by Robert Breault
#178. At my age, you not only have bittersweet memories, you make bittersweet plans. #Quote by Robert Breault
Bittersweet quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#179. He wasn't my boyfriend, but he was something. Someone who made a positive impact on my life regardless of the negative. He changed my perspective for the better and made me who I am in this very second. I appreciate, cherish, and thank him for it; and I will for this life and into any life that may come. #Quote by Dominic Riccitello
Bittersweet quotes by Alexandra Kleeman
#180. She said that everything that disappeared from our side went over to theirs, where they kept living normal lives, waiting for the things still lingering with us to join them, and make the world whole once more. #Quote by Alexandra Kleeman
Bittersweet quotes by Adib Khorram
#181. ...it was perfect. But it was bittersweet too. Because I was running out of time. I wished I could stay in Iran. I wished I could go to school with Sohrab, and play soccer/non-American football every day, though I supposed I would have to start calling it regular football. I wished I could have been born in Yazd. That I could have grown up with Sohrab and Asghar and even Ali-Reza and Hossein. #Quote by Adib Khorram
Bittersweet quotes by Rachel Cohn
#182. The pill's bittersweet chaser is not that they can't love you back the same way. It's that they won't. They won't open their minds to the possibility. They won't expand their expectations of romantic love past their own predetermined boundaries - gender, age, [insert innumerable other unfair, random reasons here]. #Quote by Rachel Cohn
Bittersweet quotes by Ana Patrick
#183. I had gotten so used to the taste of rain that I forgot what the sun tasted like. Bittersweet. #Quote by Ana Patrick
Bittersweet quotes by Francis Weller
#184. Silence is a practice of emptying, of letting go. It is a process of hollowing ourselves out so we can open to what is emerging. Our work is to make ourselves receptive. The organ of receiving is the human heart, and it is here that we feel the deep ache of loss, the bittersweet reminders of all that we loved, the piercing artifacts of betrayal, and the sheer truth of impermanence. Love and loss, as we know so well, forever entwined. #Quote by Francis Weller
Bittersweet quotes by Edwin Morgan
#185. There were never strawberries
like the ones we had
that sultry afternoon
sitting on the step
of the open french window
facing each other
your knees held in mine
the blue plates in our laps
the strawberries glistening
in the hot sunlight
we dipped them in sugar
looking at each other
not hurrying the feast
for one to come
the empty plates laid on the stone together
with the two forks crossed
and I bent towards you

sweet in that air
in my arms
abandoned like a child
from your eager mouth
the taste of strawberries
in my memory
lean back again
let me love you

let the sun beat
on our forgetfulness
one hour of all
the heat intense
and summer lightning
on the Kilpatrick hills

let the storm wash the plates. #Quote by Edwin Morgan
Bittersweet quotes by Sarah Vowell
#186. Just the other day, I was in my neighborhood Starbucks, waiting for the post office to open. I was enjoying a chocolatey cafe mocha when it occurred to me that to drink a mocha is to gulp down the entire history of the New World. From the Spanish exportation of Aztec cacao, and the Dutch invention of the chemical process for making cocoa, on down to the capitalist empire of Hershey, PA, and the lifestyle marketing of Seattle's Starbucks, the modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top. #Quote by Sarah Vowell
Bittersweet quotes by Sally  Thorne
#187. The soundtrack should be a lilting indie affair; equal parts hopeful and with a broken, bittersweet lyric hook that makes your heart hurt for some unknown reason. But instead it's scored by the 1980s hair metal I found in an incriminating iPod playlist titledGym.

"You seriously got those abs while listening to Poison and Bon Jovi," I crow, and he can't deny it. It's just us, windows down, stereo cranked, the road curling in front of us like a tongue. #Quote by Sally Thorne
Bittersweet quotes by Jaeda DeWalt
#188. 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. #Quote by Jaeda DeWalt
Bittersweet quotes by Betty Smith
#189. She looked quickly at the little golden-brown pottery jug which stood at the end of the librarian's desk. It was a season indicator. In the fall it held a few sprigs of bittersweet and at Christmas time it held holly. She knew spring was coming, even if there was snow on the ground, when she saw pussy willow in the bowl. #Quote by Betty Smith
Bittersweet quotes by Anne Sexton
#190. THE FORTRESS

Under the pink quilted covers
I hold the pulse that counts your blood.
I think the woods outdoors
are half asleep,
left over from summer
like a stack of books after a flood,
left over like those promises I never keep.
On the right, the scrub pine tree
waits like a fruit store
holding up bunches of tufted broccoli.

We watch the wind from our square bed.
I press down my index finger --
half in jest, half in dread --
on the brown mole
under your left eye, inherited
from my right cheek: a spot of danger
where a bewitched worm ate its way through our soul
in search of beauty. My child, since July
the leaves have been fed
secretly from a pool of beet-red dye.

And sometimes they are battle green
with trunks as wet as hunters' boots,
smacked hard by the wind, clean
as oilskins. No,
the wind's not off the ocean.
Yes, it cried in your room like a wolf
and your pony tail hurt you. That was a long time ago.
The wind rolled the tide like a dying
woman. She wouldn't sleep,
she rolled there all night, grunting and sighing.

Darling, life is not in my hands;
life with its terrible changes
will take you, bombs or glands,
your own child at
your breast, your own house on your own land.
Outside the bittersweet turns orange.
Before she died, my mother and I picked those fat
#Quote by Anne Sexton
Bittersweet quotes by Connie Kerbs
#191. 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. #Quote by Connie Kerbs
Bittersweet quotes by Shauna Niequist
#192. 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. #Quote by Shauna Niequist
Bittersweet quotes by Damian Pettigrew
#193. 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. #Quote by Damian Pettigrew
Bittersweet quotes by Sappho
#194. With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down #Quote by Sappho
Bittersweet quotes by Hannah Hurnard
#195. She bent forward to look, then gave a startled little cry and drew back. There was indeed a seed lying in the palm of his hand, but it was shaped exactly like a long, sharply-pointed thorn… 'The seed looks very sharp,' she said shrinkingly. 'Won't it hurt if you put it into my heart?'

He answered gently, 'It is so sharp that it slips in very quickly. But, Much-Afraid, I have already warned you that Love and Pain go together, for a time at least. If you would know Love, you must know pain too.'

Much-Afraid looked at the thorn and shrank from it. Then she looked at the Shepherd's face and repeated his words to herself. 'When the seed of Love in your heart is ready to bloom, you will be loved in return,' and a strange new courage entered her. She suddenly stepped forward, bared her heart, and said, 'Please plant the seed here in my heart.'

His face lit up with a glad smile and he said with a note of joy in his voice, 'Now you will be able to go with me to the High Places and be a citizen in the Kingdom of my Father.'

Then he pressed the thorn into her heart. It was true, just as he had said, it did cause a piercing pain, but it slipped in quickly and then, suddenly, a sweetness she had never felt or imagined before tingled through her. It was bittersweet, but the sweetness was the stronger. She thought of the Shepherd's words, 'It is so happy to love,' and her pale, sallow cheeks suddenly glowed pink and her eyes shown. For a moment Mu #Quote by Hannah Hurnard
Bittersweet quotes by Susan Dennard
#196. Just before Jie and Daniel reached the street, Daniel stopped. He twirled around and gazed up at me, as if he had sensed my eyes on his back. He strode a few steps toward me, paused, and then strode two more.
He slung off his cap and pressed it to his chest. Then,with the casual grace that marked all of his movements, he dropped to one knee and bowed his head.
He was declaring fealty to his empress.
I laughed-I couldn't help it. The absurdity of it all. The bittersweet sting.When he lifted back up, I saw he too wore a smile.He waved with his cap, and after flopping it back on his head, he swiveled and trotted to the street. Then,without another look back, the Spirit-Hunters left. #Quote by Susan Dennard
Bittersweet quotes by Paul Feig
#197. My style of comedy is very real and bittersweet, and sort of always on the verge of kind of being tragic. #Quote by Paul Feig
Bittersweet quotes by Jon Foreman
#198. 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. #Quote by Jon Foreman
Bittersweet quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#199. Nostalgia is a bittersweet emotion; it entails the act of recalling complicated memories of bygone days. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Bittersweet quotes by Jonis Agee
#200. 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. #Quote by Jonis Agee

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