quote by Sappho

Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done.

— Sappho

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Life is bittersweet. Inside our heads, if we're lucky, we're the same kids as we were when we were young.

I'm profoundly changed. There's a bittersweet emotion that I feel from playing this role. . . . I want the world to be different because I was here. However lofty or crazy or delusional that may sound, I want people's lives to be better because I was here.

I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.


I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.

With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down

I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too.

There's always a bittersweet kind of thing, but I feel like everything had to work out the way it is. Everything that had to happen, happened.

Life at best is bittersweet.


To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope.

The life, when we're aware of beauty, is kind of a bittersweet thing, it's a transient reminder of eternal beauty, which someday we will be face to face with.

It's kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.

In life, there are those relationships where you really love someone, but they're just not right for you and there's a little bittersweet feel to it.

Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they're pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.


It's quite highly possible that I have peaked.

I mean, I just can't imagine what else I could do beyond this. It's really a bittersweet kind of feeling.

The modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top

Love - bittersweet, irrepressible - loosens my limbs and I tremble.

Poetry is no more a narcotic than a stimulant;

it is a universal bittersweet mixture for all possible household emergencies and its action varies accordingly as it is taken in a wineglass or a tablespoon, inhaled, gargled or rubbed on the chest by hard fingers covered with rings.

Clearly it is not the lovelorn sufferer who seeks solace in chocolate, but rather the chocolate-deprived individual, who, desperate, seeks in mere love a pale approximation of bittersweet euphoria.


Grief, unresisted, is grace. It doesn't mean it doesn't hurt anymore, it doesn't mean it doesn't rip your heart out....In great grief, there's an incredible love in it. In love there's a tinge of bitter. In true love. My teacher used to say 'all love is bittersweet'. All things experienced fully, reveal their opposite.

I'm not bitter, I'm bittersweet.

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.

If you begin to face your fears, something bittersweet is going to happen to you: You'll grow up.

This ravishing world. This achingly bittersweet, ravishing world.


Bittersweet is kind of my own favourite style because I want to be able to cry to the same song that I also can laugh to.

How bittersweet it is, on winter's night, To listen, by the sputtering, smoking fire, As distant memories, through the fog-dimmed light, Rise, to the muffled chime of churchbell choir.

Pure good soon grows insipid, wants variety and spirit.

Pain is a bittersweet, which never surfeits. Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust. Hatred alone is immortal.

Every reader should ask himself periodically “Toward what end, toward what end?”—but do not ask it too often lest you pass up the fun of programming for the constipation of bittersweet philosophy.

As time passes, the day will come when everything will fade to memories.

But those miraculous days, when you and I, along with everyone else, searched together for just that one thing, will continue revolving forever somewhere deep in my heart, as my bittersweet memory.


We thought humble and proud at the same time, all at once in love again with this painful bittersweet lovely thing called flight.

At my age, you not only have bittersweet memories, you make bittersweet plans.

~One surprise of motherhood for me was how little control I have.

I thought it would be a blissful romance with me at the helm, cuddling this little creature. It's been bittersweet and humbling to let her lead and to not try to be perfect myself.~

There's some bittersweet feelings about leaving the people here [in the White House]. 'Cause even though all the team you assemble, you know, you're going to stay in touch with 'em, it's not the same, you know? The band kind of breaks up.

[I]f the gentleness of your spirit needs a dash of vinegar, borrow a little from Our Lord's spirit. O Mademoiselle, how well He knew how to find a bittersweet remark when it is needed!