Quotes About Blame

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Brené Brown
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”
Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Jessica Valenti
“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

Oscar Wilde
“There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Cassandra Clare
“No one blames her."
"That never matters," said Alec. "Not when you blame yourself.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Brian Krans
“There I was, cold, isolated and desperate for something I knew I couldn't have.
A solution. A remedy. Anything.

...I hated it. Alone and confused was the last place I wanted to be.
Somehow I knew I deserved this.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

Vera Nazarian
“Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Criss Jami
“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Pema Chödrön
“We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who's right and who's wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don't like about our associates or our society.

It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others....Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground.”
Pema Chödrön

Brené Brown
“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”
Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Victor Hugo
“If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness. (Monseigneur Bienvenu in _Les Miserables_)”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Suzanne Collins
“there's plenty of blame to go around.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Christina Aguilera
“I’m sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn’t do, and I’ve hurt myself by hurting you.”
Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera: "Back to Basics"

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Some people's blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Ellen Bass
“So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis”
Ellen Bass, The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Criss Jami
“I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Sometimes I just want to paint the words "It's my fault" across my forehead to save people the time of being pissed off at me.”
Christina Westover

John Steinbeck
“Don't you dare take the lazy way. It's too easy to excuse yourself because of your ancestry. Don't let me catch you doing it! Now -- look close at me so you will remember. Whatever you do, it will be you who do.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Rick Riordan
“Nico wasn't sure whether to kick himself or Will Solace. If he hadn’t been so distracted bickering with the son of Apollo, he would never have allowed the enemy to get so close.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Marshall B. Rosenberg
“All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.”
Marshall B. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it
“We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.”
Steve Maraboli

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Poor God, how often He is blamed for all the suffering in the
world. It’s like praising Satan for allowing all the good that happens.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Eileen Wilks
“People always wanted someone to blame, didn't they?”
Eileen Wilks, On the Prowl

Toba Beta
“Sinful heart blames.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Tim O'Brien
“When a man died, there had to be blame. Jimmy Cross understood this. You could blame the war, You could blame the idiots who made the war. You could blame Kiowa for going to it. You could blame the rain. You could blame the river. You could blame the field, the mud, the climate. You could blame the enemy. You could blame the mortar rounds. You could blame people who were too lazy to read a newspaper, who were bored by the daily body counts, who switched channels at the mention of politics. You could blame whole nations. You could blame God. You could blame the munitions makers or Karl Marx or a trick of fate of an old man in Omaha who forgot to vote.”
Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
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Tamora Pierce
“What trouble have you brought to my doorstep, Beka?" she asked.
"I don't see where blaming me for things that began months ago will be useful," I replied.”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Craig Ferguson
“When in doubt about who's to blame. Blame the English.”
Craig Ferguson

Amit Ray
“No one is to blame because there is no one other than you. Nothing is to disrespect because there is nothing other than you.”
Amit Ray

David Mitchell
“Try this for deviancy: fabricants are mirrors held up to purebloods' conscience; what purebloods see reflected there sickens them. So they blame you for holding the mirror."

I hid my shock by asking when purebloods might blame themselves.

Mephi replied, "History suggests, not until they are made to.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Melina Marchetta
“You blame me for this, don't you?" he says.
"I don't need to. You're doing a better job.”
Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca
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