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Quotes About Choice

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Jane Austen
“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Holly Black
“The truth is messy. It's raw and uncomfortable. You can't blame people for preferring lies.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Philip Pullman
“When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don't take are snuffed out like candles, as if they'd never existed.”
Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Libba Bray
“What happens if your choice is misguided?' I ask, softly.
Miss Moore takes a pear from the bowl and offers us the grapes to devour. 'You must try to correct it.'
'But what if it’s too late? What if you can’t?'
There's a sad sympathy in Miss Moore's catlike eyes as she regards my painting again. She paints the thinnest sliver of shadow along the bottom of the apple, bringing it fully to life.
'Then you must find a way to live with it.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down,
“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Tom Hiddleston
“Everythings a choice. Nobody's born good. Nobody's born evil. It's always a choice.”
Tom Hiddleston

Russell T. Davies
“Dalek: I will talk to the Doctor.
The Doctor: Oh will you? That's nice. Hello!
Dalek: The Dalek strategem nears completion. The fleet is almost ready. You will not intervene.
The Doctor: Oh really? Why's that, then?
Dalek: We have your associate. You will obey or she will be exterminated.
The Doctor: No.
Dalek: Explain yourself.
The Doctor: I said, "No."
Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?
The Doctor: It means, "No."
Dalek: But she will be destroyed!
The Doctor: No! 'Cause this is what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna rescue her. I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet, and then I'm gonna save the Earth. And then—just to finish off—I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek out of the sky!
Dalek: But you have no weapons, no defenses, no plan.
The Doctor: Yeah! And doesn't that scare you to death? Rose?
Rose: Yes, Doctor?
The Doctor: I'm coming to get you.”
Russell T. Davies

Brandon Mull
“Choices determine character.”
Brandon Mull, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary

J. Sterling
“It's not that I can't live without you; it's that I don't want to. There's a difference. We all make choices in life and I choose you.

My heart belongs to you. And I'm not asking for it back, even if you won't want it anymore. I'm just asking for a chance to have your again. I promise I'll be more careful with it this time.”
J. Sterling, The Perfect Game

Nicholas Sparks
“Staring at the stars was like staring backward in time, since some stars are so far away that their light takes millions of years just to reach us. That we see stars not as they look now, but as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The whole concept just struck me as…amazing somehow.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

Terry Pratchett
“This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.”
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

Patrick Ness
“Choices may be unbelievably hard but they're never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that's not how a person with integrity acts.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Leo Babauta
“The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.”
Leo Babauta

James Allen
“A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”
James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

Jeanette Winterson
“I knew it like destiny, and at the same time, I knew it as choice.”
Jeanette Winterson, Lighthousekeeping

Emily Giffin
“I miss us too. I always have and I probably always will. Sometimes there are no happy endings. No matter what, I'll be losing something, someone. But maybe that's what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice again and again, day in and day out, year after year,says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.”
Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With

Jim Rohn
“Let others lead small lives, but not you.. Let others argue over small things, but not you.. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.”
Jim Rohn

Mandy Hale
“Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Jarod Kintz
“I once saw a politician walking a dog, and I thought, “How absurd—an animal walking an animal.” Then I thought, “If given the choice, I’d rather vote for the dog.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

J.D. Stroube
“A complete stranger has the capacity to alter the life of another irrevocably. This domino effect has the capacity to change the course of an entire world. That is what life is; a chain reaction of individuals colliding with others and influencing their lives without realizing it. A decision that seems miniscule to you, may be monumental to the fate of the world.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged by Damnation

Libba Bray
“There is a time in every life when paths are chosen, character is forged. I could have chosen a different path. But I didn’t. I failed myself.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Lydia Davis
“There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish.”
Lydia Davis

Lauren Oliver
“Of course. That's what people do in a disordered world, a world of freedom and choice: they leave when they want. They disappear, they come back, they leave again. And you are left to pick up the pieces on your own.”
Lauren Oliver, Requiem

John Galsworthy
“Life calls the tune, we dance.”
John Galsworthy

Ursula K. Le Guin
“What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Hayao Miyazaki
“In the past, humans hesitated when they took lives, even non-human lives. But society had changed, and they no longer felt that way. As humans grew stronger, I think that we became quite arrogant, losing the sorrow of 'we have no other choice.' I think that in the essence of human civilization, we have the desire to become rich without limit, by taking the lives of other creatures.”
Hayao Miyazaki

Isaac Asimov
“Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know—and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know—even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction—than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.”
Isaac Asimov

Mark Gorman
“Leaders live by choice, not by accident.”
Mark Gorman

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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