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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

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

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

Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll never have them again. The beautiful ghosts of our past haunt us, and yet we still can’t decide if the pain they caused us out weighs the tender moments when they touched our soul. This is the irony of love.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

Jarod Kintz
“I realize all guys have thorns. But I am a rose, and she chose a cactus over me. I wish her luck with her dry, desert-like existence with him.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Shannon L. Alder
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sylvia Plath
“I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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

“There are moments that define a person's whole life. MOMENTS in which everything they are and everything they may possibly become hinge on a single decision.”
Jonathan Maberry, Rot and Ruin

Andrea K. Höst
“I blame Doctor Who. Mr Spock. The Scooby Gang: both the ones in the Mystery Machine and the ones with the stakes. I've spent my life with stories of people who don't walk away, who go back for their friends, who make that last stand. I've been brainwashed by Samwise Gamgee.”
Andrea K. Höst, Stray

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

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

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