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Quotes About Survival

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Albert Camus
“But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.”
Albert Camus

Suzanne Collins
“We could do it, you know."
"What?"
"Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Douglas Adams
“What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.”
Douglas Adams, The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

William Goldman
“We’ll never survive!”
“Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Seneca
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
Seneca

Joss Whedon
“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
Joss Whedon

Mahatma Gandhi
“If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Yann Martel
“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Sarah J. Maas
“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”
Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Gail Carriger
“I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day."

(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010)”
Gail Carriger

Susanna Kaysen
“I told her once I wasn’t good at anything. She told me survival is a talent.”
Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Stephen King
“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don't.”
Stephen King, The Stand

James Baldwin
“All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.”
James Baldwin

Charles Darwin
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
Charles Darwin

Joseph Heller
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Nick Hornby
“You don't ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It's all about survival; it's all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in...”
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good

Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.
“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

May Sarton
“Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.”
May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude

Koushun Takami
“Loving someone always requires you to not love others.”
Koushun Takami, Battle Royale

Flannery O'Connor
“If you don't hunt it down and kill it, it will hunt you down and kill you.”
Flannery O'Connor

Joseph Heller
“I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.”
Joseph Heller

Melina Marchetta
“Somehow, even in the worst of times, the tiniest fragments of good survive. It was the grip in which one held those fragments that counted.”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

Michael  Grant
“One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof.' No flash of light. No explosion.”
Michael Grant, Gone

Carrie Ryan
“Survivors aren't always the strongest; sometimes they're the smartest, but more often simply the luckiest.”
Carrie Ryan, The Dark and Hollow Places

Dorothy Parker
“Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you'll live through the night.”
Dorothy Parker

Vera Nazarian
“Would you like to know your future?

If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.

So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Joseph Heller
“mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow.”
Joseph Heller

Sun Tzu
“If quick, I survive.
If not quick, I am lost.
This is "death.”
Sun Tzu

Frank McCourt
“The master says it’s a glorious thing to die for the Faith and Dad says it’s a glorious thing to die for Ireland and I wonder if there’s anyone in the world who would like us to live.”
Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

Kevin Brockmeier
“...When you die, the energy that kept you alive filters into the people you loved. Did you know that? It's like a fire you've tended all your life, and the sparks are all scattered into the wind.... That's why we survive as long as we do, because the people who loved us keep us going.”
Kevin Brockmeier, The View from the Seventh Layer

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