Quotes About Burdens

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Toni Morrison
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

Robert Jordan
“Duty is heavy as a mountain, death is light as a feather.”
Robert Jordan

Jonathan Safran Foer
“...people with nothing to declare carry the most.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Christine de Pizan
“[A] person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light.”
Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

Criss Jami
“Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Anthony Liccione
“Even a rock moves on.”
Anthony Liccione

Jana Oliver
“You can't carry the world on yer shoulders, broad as they are.”
Jana Oliver, Forbidden

John Bunyan
“Just as Christian came up to the Cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, fell from off his back, and began to tumble down the hill, and so it continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre. There it fell in, and I saw it no more!”
John Bunyan

John Ajvide Lindqvist
“That's how you should be. Accept your burden and carry it, with joy.”
John Ajvide Lindqvist

Nema Al-Araby
“Make sure you don't carry the burden of the whole world on your shoulders, just in case someone needed them to cry.”
Nema Al-Araby

Pierce Brown
“All my people sing of are memories. And so I will remember this death. It will burden me as it does not burden my fellow students -- I must not let that change. I must not become like them. I'll remember that every sin, every death, every sacrifice, is for freedom.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

James     Baldwin
“...I know that people can be better than they are. We are capable of bearing a great burden, once we discover that the burden is reality and arrive where reality is.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Stuart Hill
“Oskan, do you really believe that I don’t understand exactly what my soldiers are going through? Do you really think I’m a stranger to burdens?” She almost laughed at the bitter absurdity of it all, but she controlled herself, knowing that if she started, she wouldn’t be able to stop.

“They’re lucky, they only have to worry about a flogging if they break ranks and endanger their own lives again. But if I make a mistake, thousands could die, a country could be lost, and who knows what else could be inflicted on those unlucky enough to survive!” Her voice had slowly risen in strength as she spoke, and suddenly she let everything go in a glorious outpouring of emotion.

“Don’t talk to me about burdens, I drew up the plans for them! How many fourteen-year-olds do you know who rule a kingdom at war, who command an army, who keep together an alliance of more species than she can remember, who’s killed more people than she can count, who waits desperately day in, day out, every living blessed second, for the arrival of allies she’s terrified are going to let her down? Please tell me, Oskan, tell me her name. I’d like to have a cozy chat with her and compare notes! I’d like that, it might make me feel just a little less isolated, and just a little less afraid that at any minute the whole sorry, ludicrous, deadly, hellish mess is going to collapse around me, and everyone will finally find out that I don’t know what I’m doing and that I’m making it up as I go along!”
Stuart Hill, The Cry of the Icemark

Tim LaHaye
“All I know is that the closer I get to God, the deeper I get into the Bible, and the heavier the burden seems on my shoulders.”
Tim LaHaye, Tribulation Force

T.S. Eliot
“Your burden is not to clear your conscience
But to learn how to bear the burdens on your conscience.”
T.S. Eliot, The Cocktail Party

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Debts are a heavy burden. Throw them off, and you walk free.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Dejan Stojanovic
“Say No! Accept the burdens of revenge.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Kelly St. Clare
“What if I was born into a normal life, one without a tortured childhood and without the weight of so many responsibilities and burdens?”
Kelly St. Clare, Fantasy of Flight

Richard von Weizsäcker
“Wir lernen aus unserer eigenen Geschichte, wozu der Mensch fähig ist. Deshalb dürfen wir uns nicht einbilden, wir seien nun als Menschen anders und besser geworden. Es gibt keine endgültig errungene moralische Vollkommenheit - für niemanden und kein Land! Wir haben als Menschen gelernt, wir bleiben als Menschen gefährdet. Aber wir haben die Kraft, Gefährdungen immer von neuem zu überwinden."

[Ansprache am 8. Mai 1985 in der Gedenkstunde im Plenarsaal des Deutschen Bundestages]
Richard von Weizsäcker

Lailah Gifty Akita
“When face with heavy burden, call on God, the Helper.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If your mind is loaded with many burdens, you will not feel yourself empty even in an empty place!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Robin Hobb
“I don't want to have these burdens. But I can't bear to turn them over to anyone else, either. Because, despite all the work, I like being in control of my own life.”
Robin Hobb, Ship of Destiny

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Poor man! You have many burdens on you: The burdens of your religion, of your culture, of your ignorance, of your oppressive government! Find a wild horse and watch it! You will see what is to be unburdened and free!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Conn Iggulden
“History was more than just stories, he reminded himself as the men walked forward with their burdens. It taught lessons as well.”
Conn Iggulden, Conqueror

Lauren Wolk
“I didn't tell him that I'd put his awful stories in boxes and stacked them on a shelf at the back of my mind. I could hear a quieter version of them still, from their dark place, through all the other business that occupied my brain, but I wouldn't unlid those boxes until I was ready to hear [his] stories again as they wanted to be heard.”
Lauren Wolk, Wolf Hollow

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The burdens I carry on my back are in direct correlation to the weight of my ego.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Martina Boone
“Murder is always wrong, doesn’t matter who does the killin’. Hurtin’ someone else is always wrong. Everyone’s got their burdens. The way the world is, we need faith and hope and joyful praise more than ever to get through.”
Martina Boone, Illusion

Marc Secchia
“The heart breaks, but carries on. It can shoulder the most impossible burdens.”
Marc Secchia, The Onyx Dragon

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I have yet to learn that I am not designed to carry the burden of men. Rather, I am designed to carry the love of God so that I might soothe the burden of men.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can fill our lives with ‘stuff,’ but as we do we’re concurrently filling our lives with the obligation to maintain that ‘stuff.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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