The Secret Life of Bees- Words & Quotes

Words from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd:

  • carouse- to drink excessively

Quotes from The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd:

“The way those bees flew, not even looking for a flower, just flying for the feel of the wind, split my heart down its seam.”

“People who think dying is the worst thing don’t know a thing about life.”

“…the night fell over me, and for a moment I lost my boundaries, feeling like the sky was my own skin and the moon was my heart beating up there in the dark.”

“…there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don’t even know it.”

“Quietness has a strange, spongy hum that can nearly break your eardrums.”

“…when it’s time to die, go ahead and die, and when it’s time to live, live. Don’t sort-of-maybe live, but live like you’re going all out, like you’re not afraid.”

“…but when I turned out the light, fear filled up my hard, narrow bed.”

“You could die in a river, but maybe you could get reborn in it, too…”

“June always said that most people bit off more than they could chew, but August chewed more than she bit off.”

“Which one took the most strength to carry around? It was a ridiculous question, though, because once you now the truth, you can’t ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now.”

“People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It’s that hard.”

“And when you get down to it, Lily, that’s the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love- but to persist in love.”


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