Sorry, Not Sorry! Quotes About Apologizing

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.”

Jack Kerouac


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“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful before i’ve called them intelligent or brave"

Rupi Kaur

“The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologizing for our families.”

Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages

“I'm sorry for my inability to let unimportant things go, for my inability to hold on to the important things.”

Jonathan Safran Foer

“Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.”

Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

“Oh, Peeta, Don't make me sorry I restarted your heart.”

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

“'Oh, I'm sorry,' Chubs said, 'apparently the middle of my sentence interrupted the beginning of yours. Do continue.'”

Alexandra Bracken, Never Fade

“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

D.H. Lawrence, The Complete Poems

“Don't cry, I'm sorry to have deceived you so much, but that's how life is.”

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“I'm sorry. I use my rapier wit to hide my inner pain.”

Cassandra Clare

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

Benjamin Franklin

“You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.”

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.”

Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

“Well, I'm so sorry that I can't be the right kind of monster for you, Bella.”

Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses."

Bob Moawad

“Would 'sorry' have made any difference? Does it ever? It's just a word. One word against a thousand actions.”

Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet

“Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are”

Iain S. Thomas, Intentional Dissonance

“Love means never having to say you're sorry.”

Erich Segal, Love Story

“A good apology is like antibiotic, a bad apology is like rubbing salt in the wound.”

Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“Sorry wastes time. You have to live your life like you'll never be sorry. It's easier just to do the right thing from the start so there's nothing to apologize for.”

Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

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