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1. "That is the nature of endings, it seems. They never end. When all the missing pieces of your life are found, put together with glue of memory and reason, there are more pieces to be found."
Author: Amy Tan
2. "Unity, I thought, implies the possibility of disunity. Beginnings imply and require endings."
Author: Ann Leckie
3. "Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle."
Author: Anna Quindlen
4. "She lived in fear of ifonic endings. (91)"
Author: Anne Lamott
5. "Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave."
Author: Baltasar Gracian
6. "Making endings sound the same isn't just bad poetry, it also slanders everyone with a superior posterior."
Author: Bauvard
7. "The wind rose high and free, to soar in an open sky with no clouds. It passed over a broken landscape scattered with corpses not yet buried. A landscape covered, at the same time, with celebrations. It tickled the branches of trees that had finally begun to put forth buds.The wind blew southward, through knotted forests, over shimmering plains and toward lands unexplored. This wind, it was not the ending. There are no endings, and never will be endings, to the turning of the Wheel of Time.But it was an ending."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
8. "Our culture thrives on black-and-white narratives, clearly defined emotions, easy endings, and so, this thrust into complexity exhausts."
Author: Caroline Knapp
9. "I've never done a film before where every single person in the audience knows the ending. I mean suspense, twists are almost impossible these days. People are blogging your endings from their cinema seats."
Author: Danny Boyle
10. "These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition."
Author: Douglas Sirk
11. "We are allowed to do that, are we not Mabel? To invent our own endings and choose joy over sorrow?"
Author: Eowyn Ivey
12. "And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise. Things keep going on, they overlap and blur, your story is part of your sister's story is part of many other stories, and there is no telling where any of them may lead."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
13. "True stories seldom have endings.I don't want a happy ending, I want more story."
Author: Frances Hardinge
14. "The worst isn't done. The worst is just beginning, and there are no happy endings. (Samuel Tarly)"
Author: George R.R. Martin
15. "Night was falling. Birds were singing. Birds were, it occurred to me to say, enacting a frantic celebration of day's end. They were manifesting as the earth's bright-colored nerve endings, the sun's descent urging them into activity, filling them individually with life nectar, the life nectar then being passed into the world, out of each beak, in the form of that bird's distinctive song, which was, in turn, an accident of beak shape, throat shape, breast configuration, brain chemistry: some birds blessed in voice, others cursed; some squeaking, others rapturous."
Author: George Saunders
16. "Life, the dramatist of speed. Life, that couldn't stop with its foreshadows and ironies and symbols and clues, its wretched jokes and false endings and twists. Life with its hopeless addiction to plot."
Author: Glen Duncan
17. "The theatre is a tragic place, full of endings and partings and heartbreak. You dedicate yourself passionately to something, to a project, to people, to a family, you think of nothing else for weeks and months, then suddenly it's over, it's perpetual destruction, perpetual divorce, perpetual adieu. It's like éternel retour, it's a koan. It's like falling in love and being smashed over and over again.''You do, then fall in love.''Only with fictions, I love players, but actors are so ephemeral. And then there's waiting for the perfect part, and being offered it the day after you've committed yourself to something utterly rotten. The remorse, and the envy and the jealousy. An old actor told me if I wanted to stay in the trade I had better kill off envy and jealousy at the start."
Author: Iris Murdoch
18. "Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful."
Author: J.R. Ward
19. "So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
20. "But looking back on the next day, I can tell you that happy endings are possible, even in situations as fraught with complications as this one was."
Author: James Howe
21. "You were designed to be very smart, Max,' she told me. 'We electrically stimulated your synaptic nerve endings while your brain was developing.' (The director)And yet I still can't program my DVD player,' I said." (Max)"
Author: James Patterson
22. "Everything has two endings-a horse, a piece of string, a phone call. Before a life, air. And after. As silence is not silence, but a limit of hearing."
Author: Jane Hirshfield
23. "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
24. "If you wish for something hard enough, the fairy tales teach us, you can get it in the end. But it's hardly ever the way you thought it would be, and the endings aren't always happy ones."
Author: Jennifer Weiner
25. "Surely she knows --like I do--that fairy tales are just stories. That happy endings aren't real."
Author: Jodi Picoult
26. "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
27. "After many trials the God and his love end happily—tho' not all remember this conclusion—which is less memorable than the moment when everything was lost. Happy endings are all alike; disasters may be unique."
Author: John Crowley
28. "The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
Author: John Galsworthy
29. "Storms bring the detritus of other people's lives into our own, a reminder that we are not alone, and of how truly insignificant we are. The indiscriminating waves had brutalized the shore, tossing pieces of splintered timber, an intact china teacup, and a gentleman's watch—still with its cover and chain—onto my beloved beach, each coming to rest as if placed gently in the sand as a shopkeeper would display his wares. As I rubbed my thumb over the smooth lip of the china cup, I thought of how someone's loss had become my gain, of how the tide would roll in and out again as if nothing had changed, and how sometimes the separation between endings and beginnings is so small that they seem to run together like the ocean's waves."
Author: Karen White
30. "...This fear was unbearable. It unwrapped who she was, as neatly as he'd unwound her bandage, leaving too much pain and ugliness exposed.Nerve endings; he'd said they were the problem [causing phantom pain in the amputated limb]." Things that cut off, that ended abruptly or died--like parents and marriages--kept hurting forever."
Author: Kristin Hannah
31. "Why had I ever cared about happy endings? Happy beginnings were so much better."
Author: Kristin Walker
32. "The tiny focal points of pain still glowed on his nerve endings, like stars coming into view one by one in a dark, bare sky. One by one—in the middle of his buttock, just below his collarbone, on the inside of his thigh—more stars came into focus, each glowing brightly at first before settling into the same intensity as the ones before, slowly forming a constellation."
Author: L.A. Witt And Aleksandr Voinov
33. "For readers worldwide, the attraction of romance novels seems to be that they provide hope, strength, and the assurance that happy endings are possible. Romance makes the promise that no matter how bleak things sometimes look, in the end everything will turn out right and true love will triumph -- and in an uncertain world, that's very comforting."
Author: Leigh Michaels
34. "If you like books with happy endings then put this book down immediately."
Author: Lemony Snicket
35. "Because the night you asked me,the small scar of the quarter moonhad healed - the moon was whole again;because life seemed so short;because life stretched out before melike the halls of a nightmare;because I knew exactly what I wanted;because I knew exactly nothing;because I shed my childhood with my clothes -they both had years of wear in them;because your eyes were darker than my father's;because my father said I could do better;because I wanted badly to say no;because Stanly Kowalski shouted "Stella...;"because you were a door I could slam shut;because endings are written before beginnings;because I knew that after twenty yearsyou'd bring the plants inside for winterand make a jungle we'd sleep in naked;because I had free will;because everything is ordained;I said yes."
Author: Linda Pastan
36. "A true love story has no endings."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
37. "What I'm trying to explain to my sulky little cousin is that we are doing things backwards. We are going from the end of the river to the start of the river. And endings are always sad. We are doing the sad bit first, which is wrong. Strange."
Author: Mal Peet
38. "People cry at weddings for the same reason they cry at happy endings: because they so desperately want to believe in something they know is not credible."
Author: Margaret Atwood
39. "The sight of Fos and Opal coming down the street together absolutely tickled him. The idea of two such strangely unremarkable yet lovable people could have found and met each other reaffirmed his waning faith in anything remotely optimistic about mankind and seemed to be a more convincing proof than all the gospel shit flown from the pulpits of Knox County that life could, in fact, distribute happy endings."
Author: Marianne Wiggins
40. "I believe in happy endings," I tell him, "And it feels like this movie has gone on for the right amount of time."
Author: Matthew Quick
41. "All Bette's stories have happy endings. That's because she knows where to stop. She's realized the real problem with stories—if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death."
Author: Neil Gaiman
42. "The next day, the villages came closer together until the beginnings and endings could no longer be discerned."
Author: Patrick W. Carr
43. "I'm incredibly cheesy. I'm all about happy endings and all of that."
Author: Rebecca Mader
44. "Hermes rolled his eyes. "Surely you've seen network TV lately. It's clear they don't know whether they're coming or going. That's because Janus is in charge of programming. He loves ordering new shows and cancelling them after two episodes. God of beginnings and endings, after all. Anyway, I was bringing him some magic doormats, and I was double-parked-""You have to worry about double-parking?""Will you let me tell the story?""Sorry."
Author: Rick Riordan
45. "The best endings never end; they begin"
Author: S.E. Sever
46. "What is forever,' I asked. . . . Forever, it appeared, was a word made up by adults so they would not have to think about endings. . . . A friend who is an attorney told me not that long ago that a recent national survey of legal documents shows that 'forever' lasts about thirty years on average. But, if forever can mean until governments fall or lose interest, what does 700 million years mean when the whole history of governments, the very idea of governments, is subsumed into inconsequence by that span of time?"
Author: Sue Hubbell
47. "Why are the only happy endings the ones where the couples get together?" I ask. "Can't they just be friends? Can't that be a happy ending too?"
Author: Ted Michael
48. "We usually recognize a beginning. Endings are more difficult to detect. Most often, they are realized only after reflection. Silence. We are seldom conscious when silence begins—it is only afterward that we realize what we have been a part of. In the night journeys of Canada geese, it is the silence that propels them. Thomas Merton writes, "Silence is the strength of our interior life.… If we fill our lives with silence, then we will live in hope."
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
49. "Beyond the picket fences and the oil wells, the happy endings, and the fairy tales, is the reality of shattered lives and broken dreams. We carry on."
Author: Tim McGraw
50. "Life has no fairy-tale endings. But it has fairy tale moments."
Author: Tracy Winegar

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