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broken Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about broken
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“Life breaks us, Teft. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.”
Brandon Sanderson
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Oathbringer
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Teft
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“I’m just broken. But in a way that makes me … me. My drugs don’t define me. I’m not psychotic. I’m not dangerous. The drugs I take are just a pinch of salt. A little seasoning in life, if you will.”
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“He saw it in her eyes. The anguish, the frustration. The terrible nothing that clawed inside and sought to smother her. She knew. It was there, inside. She had been broken. Then she smiled. Oh, storms. She smiled anyway. It was the single most beautiful thing he’d seen in his entire life.”
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“By the looks, marred though they be by fate, I judge thee noble.”
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“Trees and bushes grow over concrete, reclaiming little pockets and corners, but even more have been cleared away. Shattered glass crunches under my feet and clouds of dust drift in the wind, but somehow this place, the picture of neglect, doesn’t feel abandoned. I know this place from the histories, from the books and old maps.”
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“Light is in both the broken bottle and the diamond.”
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″‘You want too much of me’ he snapped at her as he reached the other side of the chasm. ‘I’m not some glorious knight of ancient days. I’m a broken man. Do you hear me Syl? I’m broken.’ She zipped up to him and whispered ‘That’s what they all were, silly.‘”
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“I meant to say I am sorry that Papa broke your figurines, but the words that came out were, ‘I’m sorry your figurines broke, Mama.’”
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“It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.”
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“Until we learn to love others as ourselves, it’s difficult to blame broken people who desperately try to affirm themselves when no one else will.”
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“‘People are going to feel sorry for me, and I won’t ever have any normal relationships—and it’s always going to be because I didn’t have a mother. Always. That’s the ultimate kind of broken.’”
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“There was no part of him that was not broken, that had not healed wrong, and there was no part of him that was not stronger for having been broken.”
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“Because of our broken instincts, we are in pain. We continue living in pain, because our instincts have been twisted by reason.”
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“You are damaged and broken and unhinged. But so are shooting stars and comets.”
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“Only the brave and the broken are kind in this world.”
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“You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coachable. Try to learn from everybody, especially those who fail. This is hard.”
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“When something gets broken, it can be fixed.”
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“I just... I caught myself thinking about it over and over. And then I realized that I was simply remembering it as something that was wrong with me. That was the story I was telling myself - that I was somehow inferior. Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”
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“For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people’s faces.”
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“Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.”
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“There is nothing worse than being broke and having your woman leave you. Nothing to drink, no job, just the walls, sitting there staring at the walls and thinking. That’s how women got back at you, but it hurt and weakened them too. Or so I like to believe.”
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“Then all of a sudden she stopped with a jerk. She simply could not go another inch. She tried and she tried, but her wheels would not turn.”
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“The COOL, BLUE, MAGIC sunglasses went CRACK! Uh-oh! Pete didn’t know what to do without those sunglasses.”
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“But they never, ever told a whopper because trust is one thing you can’t put back together once it’s broken.”
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Instead of being stories of hope for children, I suspect their massive appeal lies in the fact they are really wildly-nostalgic stories for adults about how broken childhoods (and sometimes even broken adulthoods) should have been.
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“Rules are meant to be broken”
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“One Christmas, he got a ‘Zybox’ Teddy-Bot. But by Easter, he was bored with it... and then it got broken.”
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“ ‘Frog is late,’ said Toad. Toad looked at his clock. He remembered it was broken. The hands of the clock did not move. Toad opened the front door. He looked out into the night. Frog was not there. ‘I am worried,’ said Toad.”

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