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Quotes About Decisions

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C.S. Lewis
“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”
C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

E.E. Cummings
“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
E.E. Cummings

Mark Twain
“I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!”
Mark Twain

José N. Harris
“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful...”
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Lisa Wingate
“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.”
Lisa Wingate, A Month of Summer

Shauna Niequist
“It's not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What's hard, she said, is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Megan Whalen Turner
“Sometimes, if you want to change a man's mind, you have to change the mind of the man next to him first.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

“Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you're an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health.”
Andrea Lavinthal, Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Drama You Thought You Would Have Figured Out by Now

Elizabeth Gilbert
“The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

J.R.R. Tolkien
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
Roy Disney

Michelle Obama
“You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
Michelle Obama

Jarod Kintz
“When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Elbert Hubbard
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.”
Elbert Hubbard

Paul Arden
“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision,
the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.”
Paul Arden

“Mom always liked to say that we hardly ever know the decisions we make that change our lives, mostly because they are little ones. You took this bus instead of that one and ended up meeting your soul mate, that kind of thing. But there was no doubt in my mind that this was one of those life-changing moments.”
Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass

Paulo Coelho
“you must be careful never to allow doubt to paralyze you. always take the decisions you need to take, even if you're not sure you're doing the right thing. You'll never go wrong if, when you make a decision, you keep in mind an old German proverb: 'The devil is in the detail.' Remember that proverb and you'll always be able to turn a wrong decision into a right one.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”
Ken Levine

Bodie Thoene
“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.”
Bodie Thoene

Malcolm Gladwell
“Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.”
Malcolm Gladwell

Justina Chen
“There must be a few times in life when you stand at a precipice of a decision. When you know there will forever be a Before and an After...I knew there would be no turning back if I designated this moment as my own Prime Meridian from which everything else would be measured.”
Justina Chen, North of Beautiful

Simone Elkeles
“I wish I could turn back time, but I can't. I made a stupid decision because I thought I was invincible, and I'll pay for it the rest of my life.”
Simone Elkeles, Return to Paradise

Jared Diamond
“Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.”
Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Mhairi McFarlane
“Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them.”
Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello

W.H. Auden
“The friends who met here and embraced are gone,
Each to his own mistake;”
W.H. Auden

Susane Colasanti
“Do you want to be with Dave for the rest of your life?” Then he rips off a piece of paper and picks up
the smallest charcoal stick from my set. He writes something. He passes it over to me.
It says:
Time will tell.
“And while you’re waiting,” he says, “don’t settle for anything less than what you really want.”
Susane Colasanti, When It Happens

Harvey Cox
“Not to decide is to decide.”
Harvey Cox

Jarod Kintz
“In my dream I drove an RV off a cliff, because rather than hit the brakes or steer to safety, I was more concerned with either changing the radio station or turning the volume all the way down. They were playing Lady Gaga.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Jarod Kintz
“Neighbors, I’m on the fence about them. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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