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1. "I'd love for readers to read what books are about so that if they are expecting happy endings in dark horror novels, they won't reach for the Vallium or something worse!"
Author: Carole Gill
2. "An early editor characterized my books as 'romantic comedy for intelligent adults.' I think people see them as funny but kind. I don't set out to write either funny or kind, but it's a voice they like, quirky like me... And you know, people like happy endings."
Author: Elinor Lipman
3. "Having placed in my mouth sufficient bread for three minutes' chewing, I withdrew my powers of sensual perception and retired into the privacy of my mind, my eyes and face assuming a vacant and preoccupied expression. I reflected on the subject of my spare-time literary activities. One Beginning and one ending for a book was a thing I did not agree with. A good book may have three openings entirely dissimilar and inter-related only in the prescience of the author, or for that matter one hundred times as many endings."
Author: Flann O'Brien
4. "Books ought to have good endings."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
5. "Have you thought of an ending?""Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant.""Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?""It will do well, if it ever came to that.""Ah! And where will they live? That's what I often wonder."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
6. "This isn't a book. This isn't a paranormal fantasy or whatever the hell it is you read. There is no set plot or clear idea of where any of this is going. The enemies aren't obvious. There are no guaranteed happy endings."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
7. "Most people in America want an easy read. I call it McFiction - books which pass right through you without you even digesting them. I don't mean a book that has two-syllable words. I mean chapters you can read in a toilet break. Happy endings. We are more of a TV culture."
Author: Jodi Picoult
8. "You've done so many things and read so many books. Do you still believe in happy endings?" "Oh my Lord, yes." Bernadette's hands were pressed against each other like a book, like a prayer. "I guess I would. I've had about a hundred of them."
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
9. "Despite their exhaustion and worries, Miner and Ennek made love that night, tracing fingers and tongues over one another's marks and scars. Their bodies were like books, Ennek thought, and their stories could be read inch by inch. He hoped fervently for happy endings."
Author: Kim Fielding
10. "If you like books with happy endings then put this book down immediately."
Author: Lemony Snicket
11. "If you enjoy books with happy endings than you are better off reading some other book."
Author: Lemony Snicket
12. "Oddly, the meanings of books are defined for me much more by their beginnings and middles than they are by their endings."
Author: Lev Grossman
13. "October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or of shutting a book, did not end a tale. Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find: "It is simply a matter," he explained to April, "of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden and the grass is soft; somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content."
Author: Neil Gaiman
14. "Only bad books have good endings.If a book is any good, it's ending is always bad - because you don't want the book to end."
Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
15. "Books don't have intermissions either.""What do they have?""Endings."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
16. "Did Jane Austen ruin lives by giving people false expectations about love? Were her heroes just too good to be true? Could a real man of flesh and blood ever hope to live up to such paragons? And were books with happy endings cruel? Did they give their readers a warped view of the world and what they could expect from it?"
Author: Victoria Connelly

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