- 264,371 ratings
- March 10th 2015 by Doubleday
Quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
"You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well."
"...things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully."
"Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship? Why wasn’t it even better? It was two people who remained together, day after day, bound not by sex or physical attraction or money or children or property, but only by the shared agreement to keep going, the mutual dedication to a union that could never be codified."
"Wasn’t friendship its own miracle, the finding of another person who made the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely?"
"And so I try to be kind to everything I see, and in everything I see, I see him."
Books by Hanya Yanagihara
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