Jonathan Safran Foer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jonathan safran foer quotes, jonathan safran foer sayings, and jonathan safran foer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

It's rarely talked about, but hunting for sport is just about as vile as we humans get.     

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There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me.     

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I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.     

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August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.     

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I'm so afraid of losing something I love, that I refuse to love anything.     

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One day you will do things for me that you hate. That is what it means to be family.     

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Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and the outside.     

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She let out a laugh, and then she put her hand over her mouth, like she was angry at herself for forgetting her sadness.     

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Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on. I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.     

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I missed you even when I was with you. That's been my problem. I miss what I already have, and I surround myself with things that are missing.     

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It's not the feeling of completeness I need, but the feeling of not being empty.     

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So many people enter and leave your life! Hundreds of thousands of people! You have to keep the door open so they can come in! But it also means you have to let them go!     

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The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know you are sad.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

Because sometimes people who seem good end up being not as good as you might have hoped.     

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Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

Weeks passed like boats waiting to sail into the starless dawn, we were full of aimless endless darkness.     

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If nothing matters, there's nothing to save.     

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When you're a dad, there's no one above you. If I don't do something that has to be done, who is going to do it?     

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Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?     

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When it comes to meat, change is almost always cast as an absolute. You are a vegetarian or you are not.     

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Is there really anyone, besides Rudy Giuliani, who prefers the new Times Square?     

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Memory was supposed to fill the time, but it made time a hole to be filled.     

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The mistakes I've made are dead to me. But I can't take back the things I never did.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

Once you hear something, you can never return to the time before you heard it.     

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Fiction works when it makes a reader feel something strongly.     

Jonathan Safran Foer

If nothing matters, there's nothing to save.     

Jonathan Safran Foer