Quotes About Hesitation

Quotes tagged as "hesitation" (showing 1-30 of 46)
Stephen Jay Gould
“We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.”
Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man

Alyson Noel
“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
Alyson Noel, The Immortals Boxed Set

P.G. Wodehouse
“It was one of those cases where you approve the broad, general principle of an idea but can't help being in a bit of a twitter at the prospect of putting it into practical effect. I explained this to Jeeves, and he said much the same thing had bothered Hamlet.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Morning

Sarah Dessen
“Suddenly, I was just sure he was going to kiss me. He was there, I could feel his breath, the ground solid beneath us. But then something crossed his face, a thought, a hesitation, and he shifted slightly. Not now. Not yet. It was something I'd done so often - weighing what I could afford to risk, right at that moment - that I recognized it instantly. It was like looking in a mirror.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Oscar Wilde
“Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Carrie Ryan
“Did you know that when we were kids Cass used to tell me your stories? She used to laugh at you. Not in a mean way, but in the way that Cass used to laugh at everything before...." He gestures around us at our world now.

I shake my head. "I thought Cass never liked my stories. Never remembered them."

"Oh yes, I would beg her to tell me if she had new stories from you."

"Why didn't you ask me yourself?" I whisper.

"Because you were Harry's," he responds.

"Not always."

"Yes, always," he says. "Always in his eyes," he adds in a softer tone.”
Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

“On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker.”
Robert K. Greenleaf, Servant As Leader

J.K. Rowling
“The only reason to delay at this point was because the immediate prospect was so deeply uninviting.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“If someone doesn't care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don't hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Toba Beta
“Doubt is a creature within the air.
It grows when someone hesitates.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Steve Waugh
“The minute you hesitate you are in trouble.”
Steve Waugh

Toba Beta
“If you can admit that you haven't yet understood everything,
faith can fill the emptiness in heart to confront the hesitation.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Robert Galbraith
“Hesitation was fatal. Choose.”
Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

Pablo Neruda
“Before loving you, love, nothing was mine:
I hesitated through the streets and things:
nothing mattered or had a name:
the world was of the air that I awaited.”
Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Mette Ivie Harrison
“George's hand lifted and fell away again. It seemed an insult to imply that anything so small as a touch could stop the raw feeling in Sir Stephen's suddenly dark and haunted eyes.”
Mette Ivie Harrison, The Princess and the Hound

“On the plains of hesitation bleach the bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of decision, sat down to wait, and waiting died”
George W. Cecil

“If you hesitate to learn from others, you will never learn anything new.”
Raaz Ojha

“When my heart is better, less shrunken, I will throw her out there to love again, without hesitation, even knowing what we know.”
Jennifer Harrison, Write like no one is reading 2

Frank Herbert
“Delay is as dangerous as the wrong answer.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Mouloud Benzadi
“Motivation will keep
you
going forwards,
Hesitation will only
drag you
backwards.”
Mouloud Benzadi

T.F. Hodge
“Naysayers are frightened of their own power.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Katherine McIntyre
“What bothered me the most was the hesitation in his voice when he said that— like he was running out of time.”
Katherine McIntyre, By the Sea

T.F. Hodge
“If you don't doubt it, be 'bout it. Intuition is soul's watchman.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“He who hesitates is probably afraid what others will think.”
Marty Rubin

Victor Hugo
“Everyone has noticed the taste which cats have for pausing and lounging between the two leaves of a half-shut door. Who is there who has not said to a cat, “Do come in!” There are men who, when an incident stands half-open before them, have the same tendency to halt in indecision between two resolutions, at the risk of getting crushed through the abrupt closing of the adventure by fate. The over-prudent, cats as they are, and because they are cats, sometimes incur more danger than the audacious.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Richelle Mead
“You can't kill me. Even if you could, you can't bring yourself to do it. You'll hesitate. Again.”
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

Jaleigh Johnson
“She wanted to make sure she studied all the manuals thoroughly, but she had to admit that part of her hesitation was the unsettling length of the list of things that could go wrong if she mishandled the pressure.”
Jaleigh Johnson, The Secrets of Solace

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