Quotes About Consequence

Quotes tagged as "consequence" (showing 1-30 of 35)
Robert Frost
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost

William Goldman
“Who are you?"
"No one of consequence."
"I must know."
"Get used to disappointment.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Mike  Norton
“So long as we are brave enough to accept the consequences of our actions, no one can take away our freedom of choice.”
Mike Norton

Sándor Márai
“And yet, sometimes facts are no more than pitiful consequences, because guilt does not reside in our acts but in the intentions that give rise to our act. Everything turns on our intentions.”
Sándor Márai, Embers

“Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.”
Billie Jean King

Hans Fallada
“I don't want any funny business, and above all I don't want to be dragged into other people's funny business. If it's to be my head on the block, I want to know that it's doing there, and not that it's some stupid things that other people have done.”
Hans Fallada, Every Man Dies Alone

Oscar Wilde
“Each man lived his own life and paid his own price for living it. The only pity was one had to pay so often for a single fault. One had to pay over and over again, indeed. In her dealings with man, Destiny never closed her accounts.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dai Sijie
“At various points in our lives, or on a quest, for reasons that often remain obscure , we are driven to make decisions which prove with hindsight to be loaded with meaning.”
Dai Sijie, Once on a Moonless Night

Eric Samuel Timm
“Little decisions over time make a big impact on our lives.”
Eric Samuel Timm, Static Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise

Jasper Sole
“The hardest mistakes to learn from are those that lack consequence.”
Jasper Sole

Tony Burgess
“And now, no matter what I thought I had done or why I did it, it has become completely untrue because of what I have done since.”
Tony Burgess, People Live Still in Cashtown Corners

Israelmore Ayivor
“I decree and I declare that I am not a raw material but rather a finished product. God knows me and knows the reason for which he created me. I am not here on earth to merely live and depart.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“You would be a complete fool to think that any decision having made such a negative impact on your life could turn out differently if altered in any way..”
― Chantell Schoeneberg

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“After all is said and done, you are free to choose but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Richelle E. Goodrich
“A little porch light from a distant farmhouse dimmed, feeling alone and unneeded until his smallest spark of illumination snuffed out entirely. The night fell as dark as it was quiet. Meanwhile, every secret eye within the vicinity―from insect to animal to human wanderer―stopped to blink, suddenly blinded. Their guiding light had vanished, extinguishing hope in the hearts of many. That little light had mattered, but he knew it not.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Israelmore Ayivor
“When you get a pinch and decide to give up, you will get a cut when you eventually do so. The consequences of giving up are more harmful than the causes. Just don’t give up!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Autumn Christian
“Remember that if I were born of the underworld, you were born of flowers. You are the blood the forest feeds upon, and it is you who gave the woods their dark magic. Time doesn’t exist, and in another world I never left you. I’ve transformed your wounds into a scepter for a queen. The nightcatcher may think that she’s had her victory - but your veins are buried in the map of the earth and she can never have you. She thinks she can own the universe because she’s enslaved gods and eaten stars, but she couldn’t even kill me, living here in her tunnels, because you protected me with your love.”
Autumn Christian, We are Wormwood

“Anne’s is a world very like this one, and you can move about in it with familiarity - but not freedom: it is a place of rigorous consequence, where the weak have to give way to the strong, where her governess heroine Agnes must walk as best she can in the cold shade of money and masculinity.”
Jude Morgan, The Taste of Sorrow

“Between an action and reaction, between a gesture and its consequences, everybody agrees that there is an exact relationship, but not necessarily a proportionate one.”
Filippo Bologna, The Parrots

Katja Michael
“Well, I suppose that consequently makes you my favorite nightmare.”
Katja Michael, She Came at Dawn

“Living with consequence is more difficult than dying because of it.”
Greg Gathy

Dave Duncan
“No, she who rides the tiger can never dismount!”
Dave Duncan, Ill Met in the Arena

Percy Williams Bridgman
“By far the most important consequence of the conceptual revolution brought about in physics by relativity and quantum theory lies not in such details as that meter sticks shorten when they move or that simultaneous position and momentum have no meaning, but in the insight that we had not been using our minds properly and that it is important to find out how to do so.”
Percy Williams Bridgman

Autumn Christian
“I want to be the fawn that jumped back into its mother’s womb, send you to lay down in a grove as I float and heal in your amniotic sac. We could forget together. I will heal you and you will heal me.
But I know we can’t. Time is reversible, but consequence is not.”
Autumn Christian, We are Wormwood

B.F. Skinner
“The most effective alternative process [to punishment] is probably extinction. This takes time but is much more rapid than allowing the response to be forgotten. The technique seems to be relatively free of objectionable by-products. We recommend it, for example when we suggest that a parent 'pay no attention' to objectionable behavior on the part of his child. If the child's behavior is strong only because it has been reinforced by 'getting a rise out of' the parent, it will disappear when this consequence is no longer forthcoming. (p. 192)”
B.F. Skinner, Science and Human Behavior

Steven Galloway
“The choices she's made have left her without choice.”
Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo

H.G. Wells
“And there it was, on a shabby bed in a tawdry, ill-lighted bedroom, surrounded by a crowd of ignorant and excited people, broken and wounded, betrayed and unpitied, that Griffin, the first of all men to make himself invisible, Griffin, the most gifted physicist the world has ever seen, ended in infinite disaster his strange and terrible career.”
H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man

“Destiny is a matter of chance and choice.”
Mark Verndick

“I am willing to be vulnerable and embrace the natural flow of life rather than trying to direct it to my own course and yet it has given me new courage because there is no consequence that could come as close as wanting to die… The ver worst thing that can happen in a life is wanting to end it. So I live more bravely than ever with more respect for others and myself.”
Jonathan Rottenberg, The Depths

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