Other Stuff Quotes Mary Oliver Quote Posted on October 28, 2015March 19, 2017 by Thomas Slatin “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” —Mary Oliver Sharing Is Caring...FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInRedditMorePrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Post Navigation Previous Post Apocalypse Next Post Broken Window Of An Abandoned Factory 13 thoughts on “Mary Oliver Quote” It’s great that at least you came to this realization, even if it was late in life. Some people live in sadness all their life and never come to a point of reconciling with what happened to them. Loading... Reply Very beautiful quote, we always receive with open hands bright or vibrant things from life, but when it comes to be proved for life we don’t like it. Loading... Reply Even if it’s all bad vibes that someone is giving you, know that it makes you stronger. It makes you become a better version of yourself. Loading... Reply Life as we know it is not a box of full of chocolates. Sometimes the box contains sour drops and ghost pepper. We need to be able to adapt our self to the things that we do not expect. Loading... Reply It’s nice to attach sentimentality, even to sadder moments in life. Mary Oliver has a very positive spirit, which is essential throughout every journey. Loading... Reply Nice and meaningful quote. Nevertheless, getting to realise the original fact matters. Loading... Reply I understand that we love a person so much that they cause us harm or leave us emotionally empty that we do not realize that those blows of life or those heartbreak are what make us grow or mature as people. Loading... Reply You have definitely presented a valid argument here, Mery. Loading... Reply I guess it means to the NOT Ideal things that happens to us. We may not understand it now but there is always a reason for it. Life happens and we must roll with it. Loading... Reply What gift? Or will it take sometime to know that too.. Loading... Reply It’s sad that sometimes the people who we love the most end up causing the greatest damage in our lives. We come to realize that later sometimes. Loading... Reply This is a wonderful quote. I really like the wordings in this quote. Loading... Reply A box full of darkness as a gift? Really, I am still trying to comprehend what that kind of gift means. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.