Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes from the amazing book by Gail Honeyman.

Recently I read this popular book. However, there are instances that irk me, but overall it was really a good book.

So here are the few quotes. The book review is after them.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 1 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 2 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

Although it’s good to try new things and to keep an open mind, it’s also extremely important to stay true to who you really are.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 3 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

I simply didn’t know how to make things better. I could not solve the puzzle of me.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 4 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that you don’t need anyone, you can take care of yourself.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 5 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.

 

Gail Honeyman Quotes

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 6 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

I find lateness exceptionally rude; it’s so disrespectful, implying unambiguously that you consider yourself and your own time to be so much more valuable than the other person’s.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 7 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

I have been waiting for death all my life. I do not mean that I actively wish to die, just that I do not really want to be alive.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 8 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

There are scars on my heart, just as thick, as disfiguring as those on my face. I know they’re there. I hope some undamaged tissue remains, a patch through which love can come in and flow out. I hope.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 9 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

I feel sorry for beautiful people. Beauty, from the moment you possess it, is already slipping away, ephemeral. That must be difficult.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 10 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

She looked at him with so much love that I had to turn away. At least I know what love looks like, I told myself. That’s something. No one had ever looked at me like that, but I’d be able to recognize it if they ever did.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine on Loneliness

eloicmop - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 11 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

It takes a long time to learn to live with loss, assuming you ever manage it.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 12 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

My life, I realized, had gone wrong. Very, very wrong. I wasn’t supposed to live like this. No one was supposed to live like this. The problem was that I simply didn’t know how to make it right.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes 13 - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.

 

eleanor oliphant is completely fine quotes - Best Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes About Loneliness and Loss

If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Book Review

The character of the Eleanor Oliphant falls into the nicegirls category. Upfront, I mean.

If you don’t know her, and that’s how things actually are, people don’t know each other. Everyone is a stranger. 

Then they met by some accident or incident and relationship or friendship forms.

But to have that, a person has to be decent. Eleanor Oliphant is not.

That’s why she is struggling.

Eleanor is strict, uptight, and a judgemental girl who has an opinion about everyone. But she does not have any friends to share her opinions.

It might be wrong to say, but I find her character rude and mean. Though I understand where such indecency comes, if a person doesn’t know that, she is not likable.

It is a paradoxical situation.

You cannot like a person because she is hateful and bad. But once you know her, you will find that she is actually a nice person. But she is not going to tell you anything about herself because she has built such walls around her from years of loneliness.

So, the situation reversed, and the person left her, accusing her of being a closed person. That only increase the thickness.

This is the reason people with friends easily made friends, and lonely people tend to be alone. The more alone you are the more you want to be alone, it kinds of free you from multiple social responsibilities and releases you from various worries.

Eleanor Oliphant is alone for more than 5+ years, and that has made her truly hateful. 

This is the same thing Zoe Heller talks about in Notes in the Scandal. Both of the books say the same things, though the tragedy of Zoe Heller’s protagonist is not mentioned in the book.

I think if you enjoyed the Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, you will enjoy the Notes in the Scandal too.

 

 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Quotes

These are the few quotes that I liked in the books.

Leave your favourite Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine quotes in the comment, I will add them too.

Or connect on Instagram.

Faizan Fahim

Hello, welcome to this blog. Just writing reviews of the book I like. Also, favorite quotes, poetry, sometimes other topics too, but always related to literature. So join me on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, and talk to me.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.