The Nightingale- Words & Quotes

Words from The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah:

  • assuage- soothe, relieve
  • sanguine- hopeful or positive, especially in a bad or difficult situation

Quotes from The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah:

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”

“People left. She knew that. They especially left her.”

“It is easy to disappear when no one is looking at you.”

“We are all fragile, Isabelle. It’s the thing we learn in war.”

“Question what it means, Papa, but not the facts.”

“She was so tired of begging people to love her.”

“Now she knew how fragile life and love were… All she really knew was that in this terrible, frightening world, she had stumbled into something unexpected. And she would not let it go again.”
“This is what they have done to us. We are afraid of our own shadows.”

“But we are cautious about too much these days, and why add love to the list?”

“Some stories don’t have happy. Even  love stories. Maybe especially love stories.”


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