Bittersweet Quotes

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Bittersweet Quotes

You cannot drink the nectar of love without bleeding for its thorns.

Amit Howard

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

To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope.

Anne Carson

Love comes unseen; we only see it go.

Austin Dobson

Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

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

There’s always a bittersweet kind of thing, but I feel like everything had to work out the way it is. Everything that had to happen, happened.

Bruno Mars

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.

Cathy Rigby

A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other. Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.

Dave Matthews Band

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.

Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Elizabeth Gilbert

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Ernest Hemingway

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is bittersweet. Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young.

Hugh Hefner

Life at best is bittersweet.

Jack Kirby

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.

James Earl Jones

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.

Jennifer Armentrout

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

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.

Jodi Picoult

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

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Joseph F. Newton Men

Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.

Mandy Hale

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.

Maria Elena

If you begin to face your fears, something bittersweet is going to happen to you: You’ll grow up.

Martha Beck

We feel a kind of bittersweet pricking of malicious delight in contemplating the misfortunes of others.

Michel de Montaigne

People are not rain or snow or autumn leaves; they do not look beautiful when they fall.

Naveed A. Khan

I finally understood what true love meant. Love meant that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.

Nicholas Sparks

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.

Nicholas Sparks

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.

Paulo Coelho

Our sweetest songs are those of saddest thought.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

We weren’t that different after all, our souls laden with the same ache of loss, our hearts bursting with the same longing to save what remained of all we loved.

Rachel L. Schade

We thought humble and proud at the same time, all at once in love again with this painful bittersweet lovely thing called flight.

Richard Bach

We are nothing but shadows. Fading away trying to hold on to this bittersweet life that we call our own.

Ricky Mears

Sometimes, in a relationship, we fail to put two and two together because we want so much to keep one and one together.

Robert Brault

Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done.

Sappho

With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down.

Sappho

It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.

Sara Teasdale

Some of the most life-shaping decisions you make in this season will be about walking away from good-enough, in search of can’t-live-without.

Shauna Niequist

Sometimes the happiest ending isn’t the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are.

Shauna Niequist

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.

Shauna Niequist

When things fall apart, the broken pieces allow all sorts of things to enter, and one of them is the presence of God.

Shauna Niequist

The heart is the only broken instrument that works.

T. E. Kalem

It’s kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.

Yakov Smirnoff

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