The best Quotes by Amy Bloom

The best Quotes by Amy Bloom

Amy Beth Bloom (born 1953) is an American writer and psychotherapist. She is professor of creative writing at Wesleyan University.

Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.
You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.
The library is every child's lighthouse.
In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. 'Deserves' is not the point. And 'owes' is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is -- in the right hands, everything that you give, you get.
Some people are your family no matter when you find them, and some people are not, even if you are laid, still wet and crumpled, in their arms.
Boundaries are the lines we draw that mark off our autonomy and that of other people, that protect our privacy and that of others. Boundaries allow for intimate connection without dissolving or losing one's sense of self.
Everyone has two memories. The one you can tell and the one that is stuck to the underside of that, the dark, tarry smear of what happened.
Bad people doing bad things is not interesting. What I find interesting is good people doing bad things.
It takes something to get married: nerve, hope, a strong desire to make a certain statement - and it takes something to stay married: more hope, determination, a sense of humor, and needs that are best met by being in a pair.
Learning to listen, letting people finish their sentences, and most of all, the habit of noticing the difference between what people say and how they say it. {on the habits of psychoanalytic training and practice applied to fiction writing} The gap between what people tell you and what's really going on is what interests me.
Be real and unashamed. Even of your faults.
It is a wonderful, moving, heart-filling experience to sit with the man or woman you love and your beloved children and know that all are happy to be just where they are with each other and loving one another. This doesnt happen very often.
Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.
There is no such thing as a good writer and a bad liar.
Is it better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves?
Men do not know what they do not know, and women should not tell them.
You cannot fake effort; talent is great, but perseverance is necessary.
Aging is a chance to make what was good, great, and what was never so good, better...
Great sex is not a pleasant soak in the tub, with the scented candle burning. Great sex is more like a bomb exploding inside your right mind.
And sometimes we cling because the memory is so painful that we can't stop visiting it and hoping to make it come out differently. The risk of letting go is that we have to confront our own selves and our own possibilities.
To hold happiness is to hold the understanding that the world passes away from us, that the petals fall and the beloved dies. No amount of mockery, no amount of fashionable scowling will keep any of us from knowing and savoring the pleasure of the sun on our faces or save us from the adult understanding that it cannot last forever.
A blind man can see how much I love you.
I wasn't surprised to find myself in the back of Mr. Klein's store, wearing only my undershirt and panties, surrounded by sable.
They danced as though they'd been waiting all their lives for each song.
The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
Imperfections make someone perfect to me.
In all of the world's books in all libraries in the universe, I couldn't find the words to describe what I feel about you.
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
He who is deaf, blind and silent, lives a thousand years in peace.
One move can set a whole generation free... one move can make you believe like you're something more.
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We live for the nights that no one remembers, with the people we will never forget.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024

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