The best Quotes by Sara Baume

The best Quotes by Sara Baume

Sara Baume (born 1984) is an Irish novelist. She was named on Granta magazine's "Best of Young British Novelists" list 2023.

I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.
A Line Made by Walking
1
I'm fifty-seven. Too old for starting over, too young for giving up.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
I lie down and let life leave its footprints on me.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
See how community is only a good thing when you're a part of it.
I am less fearful of being alone than I am of not being able to be alone.
A Line Made by Walking
My sadness isn't a way I feel but a thing trapped inside the walls of my flesh, like a smog. It takes the sheen off everything. It rolls the world in soot. It saps the power from my limbs and presses my back into a stoop.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Life never misses an opportunity to upscuttle us, I think. Life likes to tell us it told us so.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither
The old summer's-end melancholy nips at my heels. There's no school to go back to; no detail of my life will change come the onset of September; yet still, I feel the old trepidation.
A Line Made by Walking

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August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.
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The quiet August noon has come;
A slumberous silence fills the sky;
The winds are still, the trees are dumb,
In glassy sleep the waters lie.
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You my say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us,
and the world will live as one.
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We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
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Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.
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You mean well, but leave me be
Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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September is this magical time where you can sit on your balcony and get sunburned, while eating gingerbread.
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By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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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.
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I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
21
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.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
12
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
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.
20
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
14
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.
28
"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
1
"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
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There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
1
The night breathed through the apartment like a dark animal. The ticking of a clock. The groan of a floorboard as he slipped out of his room. All was drowned by its silence. But Jacob loved the night. He felt it on his skin like a promise. Like a cloak woven from freedom and danger.
5
That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
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If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
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"How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."
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If you live to be hundred, I hope i live to be hundred minus one day. So I never have to live without you.
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
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If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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