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Quotes About Plans

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Allen Saunders
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
Allen Saunders

Paulo Coelho
“Ester asked why people are sad.
"That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

Sarah Dessen
“It was amazing how you could get so far from where you'd planned, and yet find it was exactly were you needed to be.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Michael             Phillips
“The best things are never arrived at in haste. God is in no hurry; His plans are never rushed.”
Michael Phillips

Melody Beattie
“Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down - as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

J.M. Barrie
“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister

“And then what are your plans?”
Annwyl frowned. “My plans?”
“Yes. Your plans. You take your brother’s head, your troops are waiting. What is the next thing that you do?”
Annwyl just stared at him. He realized in that instant that the girl had no plans. None. No grand schemes of controlling the world. No plots to destroy any other empires. Not even the plan to have a celebratory dinner.
“Annwyl, you’ll be queen. You’ll have to do something.”
“But I don’t want to be queen.” Her body shook with panic, and he could hear it in her voice.
“You take his head, you’ll have little choice.”
“What the hell am I supposed to do as queen?”
“Well . .you could try ruling.”
“That sounds awfully complicated.”
G.A. Aiken, Dragon Actually

Megan Whalen Turner
“I love stupid plans.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

Derek Landy
“Plans are invitation to disappointment.”
Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

Robyn Schneider
“And I realized that there's a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.”
Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

Robert Burns
“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley.”
Robert Burns, The Works of Robert Burns

Rick Riordan
“Reyna looked at Percy without much hope. “You do have a plan?”
Percy wanted to step forward bravely and say, No, I don’t!
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

David Wong
“When a man plans, a woman laughs.”
David Wong, John Dies at the End

Shannon L. Alder
“Read it with sorrow and you will feel hate.
Read it with anger and you will feel vengeful.
Read it with paranoia and you will feel confusion.
Read it with empathy and you will feel compassion.
Read it with love and you will feel flattery.
Read it with hope and you will feel positive.
Read it with humor and you will feel joy.
Read it with God and you will feel the truth.
Read it without bias and you will feel peace.
Don't read it at all and you will not feel a thing.”
Shannon L. Alder

Arthur C. Clarke
“All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.”
Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two

José N. Harris
“Don't let your plans or goals become more important than yourself, or the ones you care about! :)”
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Ann Voskamp
“He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it, when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real. His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret purpose framed from the very beginning [is] to bring us to our full glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7 NEB).”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Robert Burns
“The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
Gang aft agley.
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promis'd joy!

(To A Mouse)
Robert Burns, The Works of Robert Burns

Napoleon Hill
“First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.”
Napoleon Hill

Steve Maraboli
“You have had a dream for so many years. Let today be the day you make a plan for it. Just think about how much more likely you are to hit your target when you finally aim at it.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Elizabeth Flock
“Do you ever want to talk away from your life?... Do you ever think this life is not exactly what you had planned? Do you ever crave something, anything that could wake you up?”
Elizabeth Flock, Sleepwalking in Daylight

Colson Whitehead
“As time went on, we learned to arm ourselves in our different ways. Some of us with real guns, some of us with more ephemeral weapons, an idea or improbable plan or some sort of formulation about how best to move through the world. An idea that will let us be. Protect us and keep us safe. But a weapon nonetheless.”
Colson Whitehead, Sag Harbor

Christopher Moore
“That's a horrible plan."
"Yes, but I have chosen to ignore that.”
Christopher Moore, Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
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Cressida Cowell
“That is a terrible plan."
"Hiccup's plans are always t-terrible."
"Hey! You're still here, aren't you?”
Cressida Cowell, How to Speak Dragonese

“Sophie: "Right. So no plans at all, then?"

Jenna: "Other than rocking in the fetal position for a while?”
Rachel Hawkins, Spell Bound
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Orson Scott Card
“Nonsense," said Graff. "Ender always has plans within plans.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender in Exile

“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh”
David Milch

“Book your life choices in advance the same way you would book flights, car rentals, hotels, and excursions. Figure out early on in your career whether you intend to be financially independent or marry a rich man, join the ranks of the professional elite or be the stay-at- home type, postpone having children or find part-time employment. Then fasten your seat belt and sit tight as you watch your trajectory veer off course.”
Veronique Vienne, The Art of Being a Woman: A Simple Guide to Everyday Love and Laughter

“God condescends to use our powers if we don't spoil His plans by ours.”
― Solanus Casey

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