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20 of the Most Heartbreaking Lines in Literature (If These Don’t Make You Cry You’re a Monster)

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I’m just going to be super up-front about this: my goal here is to make you cry. I cried while writing this thing, and if I had to be tearful and sniffling in a coffee shop full of stupefied strangers trying desperately not to meet my eye, then so do you.

Anyway, here are some of the SADDEST, MOST HEARTRENDING quotes from books that will hopefully make you weep profusely, and if they don’t then you have an vast, empty chasm where your heart should be.