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10 Quotes from literature about silver linings

Here are ten quotes from books about finding silver linings.

1. “I would do my damn best to be more happy than not. You’ve already experienced so much bullshit so you can always look back on how things could be worse. That’s my two cents.”
Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not

2. “She couldn’t help but wonder at the events of recent days, and at how—even in the face of such misfortune, there was so much good.”
Tamera Alexander, To Win Her Favor

3. “If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

4. “Even sorrow has its silver lining, as the emotion that pours forth reminds us of our
capacity to love, and to be loved.”

Rob Kozak, Finding Fatherhood

5. “Blessing Number One. Thank you for getting old because it means you are getting to live.”
Janet Turpin Myers, The Last Year of Confusion

6. “But I’ll tell you the same thing I tell my students when they complain about the depressing nature of American literature: life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly, like our marriage did, Pat. And literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for people to endure nobly.”
― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

7. “It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.”
Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever

8. “Now, now.” She sits across from me with her toast and offers me a slice, but I push it back toward her. “Give it time. Do you remember what I told you in the hospital?” I shake my head. “Things’ll get worse before they get better. Well, they surely did get worse, and now there’s nowhere to go but up.”
Karen M. McManus, One of Us Is Lying

9. “I don’t want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”
― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

10. “I’ve become this happiness scavenger who picks away at the ugliness of the world, because if there’s happiness tucked away in my tragedies, I’ll find it no matter what.”
― Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not

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