Quotes About Strength Through Adversity

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Betty  Smith
“Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It's growing out of sour earth. And it's strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Criss Jami
“When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”
Walter Anderson

Charles Bukowski
“having nothing to struggle
against
they have nothing to struggle
for.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Lois McMaster Bujold
“Events may be horrible or inescapable. Men have always a choice - if not whether, then how, they may endure.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

The Hippie
“I’ve noticed in my life that the people who act as my angels are not some strange angelic creatures that seem almost untouchable, but are more real than that. They are people who have tasted sorrow, who have felt pain, and in a way, that makes them capable of being an angel. In their darkest moments they have become strong.”
The Hippie, Snowflake Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter

Nicolas G. Janovsky
“Spending time looking for what is missing in your life is futile; if you fail to look within yourself. When we challenge everything we believe we are, we reveal that which we never knew about our own selves.”
Nicolas G. Janovsky, Gay: A New Path Forward

Coco J. Ginger
“You’ve no idea the restraint I’ve created. A word, which in a past life, never held special meaning for me, flows now through the blood of my veins as if to remind me it was always there. Like you, always there. You said I was not strong. So I created strength to fight against these natural feelings which keep me tied to you. I drew a line in the sand so I would not step towards your door again. I have boundaries, strength and pride. What I do not have is you. And that is the only part I wanted. You’ve no idea the restraint I’ve created. You’ve no idea the bold wall I’ve built to keep me out of your compromising arms.”
Coco J. Ginger

Aimee Carter
“Have you ever played chess, Kitty?”
I eyed her. What did a board game have to do with this? “Not really.”
“You and I should play sometime. I think you would like it,” she said. “It’s a game of strategy, mostly. The strong pieces are in the back row, while the weak pieces—the pawns—are all in the front, ready to take the brunt of the attack. Because of their limited movement and vulnerability, most people underestimate them and only use them to protect the more powerful pieces. But when I play, I protect my pawns.”
“Why?” I said, not entirely sure where this conversation was going. “If they’re weak, then what’s the point?”
“They may be weak when the game begins, but their potential is remarkable. Most of the time, they’ll be taken by the other side and held captive until the end of the game. But if you’re careful—if you keep your eyes open and pay attention to what your opponent is doing, if you protect your pawns and they reach the other side of the board, do you know what happens then?”
I shook my head, and she smiled.
“Your pawn becomes a queen.” She touched my cheek, her fingers cold as ice. “Because they kept moving forward and triumphed against impossible odds, they become the most powerful piece in the game. Never forget that, all right? Never forget the potential one solitary pawn has to change the entire game.”
Aimee Carter, Pawn

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“The strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell. It is pounded and struck repeatedly before it's plunged back into the molten fire. The fire gives it power and flexibility, and the blows give it STRENGTH. Those two thing make the metal pliable and able to withstand every battle it's called upon to fight.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1

Laura Lippman
“She might not be as strong as everyone she met, or as fast, or even as smart. But she could bullshit with the best of them. Combine that with a license to carry, and a girl could more than get by in this life.”
Laura Lippman, By a Spider's Thread

“It is has been a long time since I have written one of my statuses about life. I have been very busy trying to promote my Fan page, Friends and services, and my books. However, I can tell you all one thing for certain. I am not a Quitter. I will not stop writing books. I will not stop pushing myself to succeed. I will not stop being who I am.

I am a winner. Winning is an attitude. You take the good with the bad and you keep on going. It gets hard, you get tired and sometimes burnt out but you keep on going anyway, because you can.

Winners have setbacks, but winners learn tighten their belts and go on. Winner look at what has gone wrong and instead of complaining they find ways of doing it better. Winners know that Rome was not built in a day and take every day as it comes.

Winners do not whine, they roar.”
Alexander Stone

Ruta Sepetys
“But how can they just decide that we're animals? They don't even know us," I said.
"We know us," said Mother. "They're wrong. And don't ever allow them to convince you otherwise. Do you understand?”
Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray

Nancy Farmer
“Quests always have their ups and downs,' rumbled the giant. 'The point is never to give up, even if you're falling off a cliff. You never know what might happen on the way to the bottom.”
Nancy Farmer

John Green
“We are not as frail as the strings would make us believe.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Sage Steadman
“They looked to each other for support, for strength, and at times, motivation, to remember why and for whom they lived.”
Sage Steadman, Upon Destiny's Song

Jonathan Harnisch
“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.”
Jonathan Harnisch, The Brutal Truth

George R.R. Martin
“A great battle is a terrible thing," the old knight said, "but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“Prophet,' he said, 'Your doctrines I do not know; therefore if I accepted them, I would do it out of fear like a coward and a base man. Are you anxious that your faith be professed by cowards and base people?”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Know what you want and reach out eagerly for it.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Alex Morritt
“The pen may indeed be mightier than the sword, but the wordsmith would do well to welcome the blacksmith back into the fold, so that artisan craftsmanship the world over may fend off the ravages of industrialised homogeneity and bland monoculture.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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“We must learn to see it in many ways, so that when one of the ways of looking hurts us, we can take refuge in another way of looking. You must always love the city.”
Bilal Tanweer

Sarah Brownlee
“Anyone who crawls up from the gutter and makes something of themselves, despite the odds and despite others who tried to keep them down, must always be very proud of their achievements. They must never forget the struggles they went through, because they are a living example to those who wander in darkness, a staunch reminder that light is within reach if they can find the strength and determination to keep going.”
Sarah Brownlee

Amit Abraham
“A lion walks alone. He does not need a pack of wolves to follow him.”
Amit Abraham

Saru Singhal
“I like strong people. The ones who have gone through immense pain and hardened like a clay pot. They feel pain, but they smile. They faced problems and emerged victorious. Maybe, they lack materialistic things, but they are the ones with 'peace of mind.' One thing I long, everyone longs.
I like strong people. The ones who have peace of mind. The ones who know not having things is OK.”
Saru Singhal

Sabine Priestley
“You can face fear, or feel it, her dad used to say. … Feel it, and it eats you alive. Face it, and you get to kick some ugly alien butt. Okay, he never said that. I wonder if they even have butts.”
Sabine Priestley, Alien Attachments

Norman Lock
“What is a good man if not one who does not believe in himself to the exclusion of others? ... He was asked to bear what cannot be borne--what should not be borne. I hope never to be so tested, for I have it on the best authority that I will not bear it.”
Norman Lock, American Meteor

Jonathan Harnisch
“Love me, hate me, hurt me or kill me. I keep fighting.”
Jonathan Harnisch, The Brutal Truth

Ronald L.  Smith
“You got to face your evil, Hoodoo," Zeke said. "If people don't face the danger that's seeking them, evil will find them first.”
Ronald L. Smith, Hoodoo

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