Quotes About Missed Chances

Quotes tagged as "missed-chances" (showing 1-16 of 16)
Kazuo Ishiguro
“There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.”
Kazuo Ishiguro

Haruki Murakami
“Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads - at least that's where I imagine it - there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you'll live forever in your own private library.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Sylvia Plath
“There is something demoralizing about watching two people get more and more crazy about each other, especially when you are the only extra person in the room. It's like watching Paris from an express caboose heading in the opposite direction--every second the city gets smaller and smaller, only you feel it's really you getting smaller and smaller and lonelier and lonelier, rushing away from all those lights and excitement at about a million miles an hour.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Jenny Han
“Moments, when lost, can't be found again. They're just gone.”
Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

Eric Roth
“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”
Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

T.S. Eliot
“Footfalls echo in the memory, down the passage we did not take, towards the door we never opened, into the rose garden.”
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Chad Michael Murray
“Our biggest regrets are not for the things we have done but for the things we haven't done”
Chad Michael Murray

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes: Or, the Insignificant Little Habits Which Mar Domestic Happiness

C.G. Jung
“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”
C.G. Jung

Angelina Jolie
“If you ask people what they've always wanted to do, most people haven't done it. That breaks my heart.”
Angelina Jolie

Natalie Babbitt
“Don't fear death, fear the un-lived life”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

“I never cut my neighbor's throat;
My neighbor's gold I never stole;
I never spoiled his house and land;
But God have mercy on my soul!

For I am haunted night and day
By all the deeds I have not done;
O unattempted loveliness!
O costly valor never won!”
Marguerite Ogden Bigelow Wilkinson

Donald L. Hicks
“Life is like an 6-slice apple pie at a 12-guest dinner banquet. If you just sit back and wait for it to come to you, chances are, you're going to miss dessert.”
Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

Geoff Dyer
“People say it's not what happens in your life that matters, it's what you think happened. But this qualification, obviously, did not go far enough. It was quite possible that the central event of your life could be something that didn't happen, or something you thought didn't happen. Otherwise there'd be no need for fiction, there'd only be memoirs and histories...”
Geoff Dyer, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

“We yearn for opportunities, we pray for opportunities and we seek for opportunities. The good news is that we meet opportunities. The bad news is that we miss the opportunities only to come to a later realization of missed opportunities.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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