Quotes from I Like Sunflowers

“Whatever it is that you’re expecting, I can assure you that that’s not it. My story…my past…it’s not a typical sad story you’d hear…I’d probably be the only one who understands why it sucks so much.”

“I can try. Try to understand.”

“It’s still not going to make any sense.”

He chuckled and looked away, only to look back at me, “Does that mean our stories die with us just because we can’t stand the idea of it not making any sense to anyone?”

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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It’s funny how everybody suddenly gets kind to you when they believe you’re broken.

Aren’t all of us always broken though?

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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I think for every person who’s ready to believe that people who are suicidal aren’t cowards, there’s somebody out there who’s finally okay with telling the world, “YES, I AM SUICIDAL. BUT I AM NOT ASHAMED OF IT.”

Because the very fact that they’re still alive makes them a survivor, and they finally get to see it too.

And that matters. To someone, it does.

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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Everything worn out has memories you can’t erase; a past you can’t deny.

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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There are people in your life who spend time around you just for the moments they will gain out of it. Maybe you make them laugh. Maybe you make them feel better. Maybe you help them be not–so–bored.

Then there are others. Others who decide to stay. Even when you’re not laughing. Even when you can’t do anything to make it worth their time. Even when things go downhill. And smiling becomes one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. They don’t walk away and look for something more interesting. They don’t tell themselves there’s nothing they can do to help. They don’t assume you’re better off without them. They stick around. They stick around because, to them – you matter.

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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“Do you know what’s worse than not telling out loud something that’s been killing you?” She shook her head and looked away, “It’s to be misunderstood. It’s to be laughed at for what you just uttered. It’s to be pitied at. It’s to be taken for something you never realized your words ended up implying.”

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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“But when you’re me – that girl who’s had enough food, clothes, love from family and especially money – you begin to crave what you’ve never had before.”

“What did you not have?”

I smiled and sighed and smiled again, “The will to live. Breathe. Survive.”

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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Being weak has nothing to do with never being strong. Every perfect being has scars – scars that tell you, you were once weak. But it’s the same scar that reminds you how you’re a survivor; how you fought your weaknesses to continue with a mark on you.

People always make mistakes. People always find themselves scarred. Some wear these scars proudly and others just pretend like nothing happened.

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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Blue, white and orange skies – the streaks of white clouds with the sun setting behind them on a light ocean blue sky can make you believe in a life that’s worth suffering for – that’s how I keep myself alive.

– Almandyne, I Like Sunflowers

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6 thoughts on “Quotes from I Like Sunflowers

  1. These quotes are stunning 😻😻

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    1. Thank you 😊❤
      I’m sure you’d enjoy the book too.

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      1. I’ll have to check it out ☺️

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      2. Yes, you should. x’D 🌻❤️

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  2. I love the one about drifting into a life where you dont percieve anything being scarrier than death, because its so true!!!

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    1. It’s my favorite one too. ❤
      The book is available for free on my blog now. Give it a read. You’ll probably find more words you’d like.

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