Quotes from The Silent Waters

Brittainy C. Cherry ·  316 pages

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“The world keeps spinning because you heartbeats exist”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Not all broken things need to be fixed. Sometimes they just need to be loved. It would be a shame if only people who were whole were deserving of love.” “Brooks.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“A person never reads an outstanding book twice and walks away with the same beliefs. An outstanding book always surprises you and awakens you to new ideas, new ways of looking at the world, no matter how many times the words have been read.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“All this time I thought you were reading to escape the world, but now I know, you didn’t read to escape it; you read to discover it.” The”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Sometimes words were more empty than silence.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters



“Those who believed in you when you didn’t believe in yourself were the ones to hold close.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“The saddest fact in the world was that you could meet a person who changed your life forever, and they weren’t the one you ended up with.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“When you loved someone, you let them fly away, even if you weren’t on the same flight. “It’s not fair,” she said. “Because the way he looks at you, and the way you look at him—that’s my dream.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“I needed her to know we’d make it work, no matter what. I needed her to know she was and always would be my biggest dream.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Not all broken things need to be fixed. Sometimes they just need to be loved. It would be a shame if only people who were whole were deserving of love.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters



“You can’t just read these books and think that means you’re living. It’s their story, not yours, and it’s heartbreaking to watch someone so young toss away their chance at writing their own story.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“That was the thing about love. It didn’t leave because you told it to go. It simply stayed quiet, bleeding out from the pain, still praying you wouldn’t let it slip away.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Being in love with someone didn't mean you only loved them during the sunbeams. It meant you stood by their side during the cloudy nights, too.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“This book is your anchor. This book is proof that you, too, will find your voice. You are worthy of love, and success, and your dreams coming true. Never stop speaking, even when your voice begins to shake, okay? Never give up on yourself. You are important, you are loved, and your beautiful voice matters.   Brittainy C.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Someday you’re going to wake up and leave your house, Magnet, and you’re going to discover the world. Someday you’re going to see the whole wide world, Maggie May, and on that day, when you step outside and breathe in your first breath, I want you to find me. No matter what, find me, because I’m going to be the one to show it to you. I’m going to help you cross things off your to-do list. I’m gonna show you the whole wide world. Just”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters



“People could hide their true selves for a while, but over time, the masks always fell off.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“amazed me how a heart could shatter in a crowded room and the sound couldn’t be heard by a single person.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies. One must learn to be discerning with one's own thoughts. We must be able to decipher the truth versus the lies in our minds. Otherwise, we become enslaved to the shackles of struggles we place on our own ankles.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“You’re my favorite kind of sound.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“It turned out missing someone never became easier, it just became quieter. You learned to live with the longing pain inside you. You mourned the moments you’d shared and allowed yourself to hurt sometimes, too. There”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters



“Maggie, I don't read." The combination of these four words create the saddest sentence I'd ever heard.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“That night I realized a few things about life. Sometimes the rain was more pleasing than the sun. Sometimes the hurt was more fulfilling than the healing. And sometimes the pieces of a puzzle were more beautiful when scattered apart.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“It turned out missing someone never became easier, it just became quieter. You learned to live with the longing pain inside you.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“When you loved someone, you let them fly away, even if you weren’t on the same flight. “It’s”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“I hadn’t known you could hear someone’s voice so clearly in the silent moments.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters



“The world keeps spinning, because your heartbeats exist.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“We were thunderstorms and sunlight all at once.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“He drove me crazy. His hold, his touch, his voice, his words. Everything about his soul lit me on fire, and I was proud to burn beside him.   She”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“Reading was both a gift and a curse for me. Those books made me able to escape into a world I'd never experienced, but at the same time, they reminded me of all the things I'd been missing.”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters


“They said time changed people, and it was true. We weren’t the same two people we used to be, but somehow we evolved as one. Even with hundreds of miles between us. But”
― Brittainy C. Cherry, quote from The Silent Waters



About the author

Brittainy C. Cherry
Born place: in Milwaukee, The United States
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