Ashamed Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ashamed" (showing 1-30 of 50)
William Faulkner
“Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest”
William Faulkner

Leo Tolstoy
“I'm like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he's cold, and his clothes are torn, and he's ashamed, but he's not unhappy.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

R.J. Anderson
“Every time you show your feelings, you apologize. Have you ever had an emotion in your life that you weren't ashamed of?”
R.J. Anderson, Ultraviolet

“If we misread the blueprint of our life, we need not be ashamed of backtracking on our chosen options. Admitting to mistakes may make us human and maybe great again. ("Sisyphus' hardship on the hill")”
Erik Pevernagie

Markus Zusak
“For a moment, I debated whether I should tell someone about the words I'd started writing down, but I couldn't. In a way, I felt ashamed, even though my writing was the one thing that whispered okayness in my ear. I didn't speak it, to anyone.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Janet Fitch
“I was always mortified.Didn't they know they were tying thier mothers to the ground? Weren't chains ashamed of their prisoners?”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Jim Crace
“These are the stories that we tell ourselves and only ourselves, and they are better left unshared.”
Jim Crace, Harvest

“Perfectionism sucks the air out of your uniqueness and leaves you empty, away from who you could become.”
Darryl Stewart Wellness

“O [Roman] people be ashamed; be ashamed of your lives. Almost no cities are free of evil dens, are altogether free of impurities, except the cities in which the barbarians have begun to live...

Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of our bad lives have alone conquered us...

The Goths lie, but are chaste, the Franks lie, but are but are generous, the Saxons are savage in cruelty...but are admirable in chastity...what hope can there be [for the Romans] when the barbarians are more pure [than they]?"

William J. Federer, Change to Chains-The 6,000 Year Quest for Control -Volume I-Rise of the Republic

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Things becomes invisible at the very moment I refuse to grant them importance. And while I am utterly ashamed to admit it, many of the most important things in my life are invisible.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The dark might be dark, but at least we don’t have to look at ourselves when we’re standing in it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Shame evokes anxiety about what will happen if someone really knows is, but, because it is impossible to for anxiety and anger to be felt simultaneously, we can dream our anxiety by employing anger or rage in the form of contempt... Contempt, because it feels more powerful has always helped us feel safer and more powerful than the anxiety we feel when we experience shame. [3]”
Wendy J. Mahill, Growing a Passionate Heart

“Victims”, by definition, are those that have just experienced a trauma of some sort. They are going through an entire array of emotions and circumstances that are happening to them internally and/or externally. They are trying to wrap their mind around what just happened to them. They are trying to regain some sort of balance in their mind. They feel violated, cheated, confused, scared, insecure, ashamed, guilty, impotent and at a loss for words/actions/thoughts. Many times, they even feel numb and in shock. Their mind is in a state of crisis and chaos. They are in the “victim stage”. They are truly a “victim” by definition.”
Melisa Mel, Victims and Survivors

Anna Quindlen
“I hid my wounds because I was ashamed...but now I know that I was also afraid of being reduced..”
Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“I'm trying not to be ashamed...”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“I’m secretly looking forward to someone whom I’m no longer ashamed to explain myself to, whom I can peel off all my metaphors and codes and reveal what the hell has happened all these years.”

Garon Whited
“Truth hurts only when you’re ashamed of it…which is why most people think the truth hurts.”
Garon Whited

Judy Dippel
“Postpartum depression makes a woman feel like she is in the grip of something dreaded and dark, and it's scary. . . but she's likely ashamed to admit it because she can't explain it!”
Judy Dippel, Breaking the Grip of Postpartum Depression: Walk Toward Wellness with Real Facts, Real Stories, and Real God

“A lot of women are ashamed of their pussies. They think it's not pretty enough. Not the right color. Or the lips are too big or two small. Let me put your fears to rest: There is no such thing as an ugly pussy.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Why Creeps Don't Know They're Creeps - What Game of Thrones can teach us about relationships and Hollywood scandals

“It's when we wear a ski mask that we are ashamed of our looks and/or our intensions.
Or it simply could be too cold!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“I really have to deplore society when we think of caste, color, nationality (race), religion or our ranking of societies inhabitants based on wealth & social standing.

It isn't God's, Allah's or Buddha's way.

God's don't discriminate, but man does!
And for that, we should all feel ashamed!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“We all change our minds, do one thing and then later do another, it is an integral part of our growth and development. How would we ever ever learn anything otherwise. Yet, so many many people are deathly ashamed of themselves. That seems so crazy. Ashamed of what? Being human? Learning? Growing?”
Akiroq Brost

“Don't be ashamed or proud of your genetics,for you have no contribution towards it.”
Mehnaz Ansari

Shirley Jackson
“He seemed about to go on in this strain, which was a favorite of his, but then recollected himself, and said wryly, "I reveal myself more with every word. I am honest, Natalie, and sometimes ashamed of it."

"I always am, when I'm honest," Natalie said.

"Are you?" he asked with interest. "Do you know when you're being honest?"

"Usually," Natalie said. "If I'm surprised at myself for saying it thinking it, it's honest.”
Shirley Jackson, Hangsaman

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Our ignorance has left us proud of some of the things of which we ought to be ashamed.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Last night I Kneeled and kissed the ground,
my soul spoke beyond skies.
"I know you love me — you know I'm ashamed.”
Rafy Rohaan

Adam Levin
“Ashamed is just grateful waiting to happen. You only taste your dignity right before you puke it up.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

Steven Magee
“Watching corrupt corporate governments destroy the global environment makes me ashamed to be human.”
Steven Magee

Deyth Banger
“And the nation is going to get ashamed... people everyday get offended by different words and things... soon enough... people are going to become victims of shame.”
Deyth Banger

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