Asking For Help Quotes

Quotes tagged as "asking-for-help" (showing 1-14 of 14)
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“Ari?” My father’s voice was soft. “Ari, Ari, Ari. You’re fighting this war in the worst possible way.”

“I don’t know how to fight it, Dad.”

“You should ask for help,” he said.

“I don’t know how to do that, either.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Amanda Palmer
“From what I've seen, it isn't so much the act of asking that paralyzes us--it's what lies beneath: the fear of being vulnerable, the fear of rejection, the fear of looking needy or weak. The fear of being seen as a burdensome member of the community instead of a productive one.

It points, fundamentally, to our separation from one another.”
Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Amanda Palmer
“When we ask for anything, we're almost always asking for help, in some form; help with money, permission, acceptance, advancement, help with our hearts...

Brene Brown has found through her research that women tend to feel shame around the idea of being 'never enough'... at home, at work, in bed, never pretty enough, never smart enough, never thin enough, never good enough...

Men tend to feel shame around the fear of being perceived as weak, or more academically, 'fear of being called a pussy'.

Both sexes get trapped in the same box for different reasons.

If I ask for help...
I am not enough.

If I ask for help...
I'm weak.

It's no wonder so many of us don't bother to ask, it's too painful.”
Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Anne Eliot
“I was so happy when I found out the wounds you’d inflicted weren’t serious, that you had stopped.”

“Yes, I stopped. Barry, all of you, see what I did as this suicide attempt. But I didn’t want to die. I only wanted my mom to hear me. To come find me. To see that I was sad. To help me, I guess. I just didn’t have it in me to tell her what I needed. And fine, I get now that she couldn’t read my mind.”

He wiped his eyes again.

“But I didn’t get it then. I’m so mad at myself. What was wrong with me that I couldn’t just tell her? That I didn’t have the capacity to ask her for anything.”
Anne Eliot, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy

“I've never been good with asking for help; it seems risky, but at some point when things are really dicey, your stubbornness gives way to a certain form of humility that, after you get over yourself, feels liberating. I started to believe that the universe was conspiring to help me finish my house, sending people along at the right moment.”
Dee Williams

“That obstinate sense of independence was the biggest challenge I face in building my little house (that, and not always knowing what I was doing). I was stubborn in the way I hated to ask for help. Some people are good at it, asking friends or their husbands to collect ginger ale and crackers at the grocery because they feel nauseous, or standing on the side of the road with a tire iron in one hand, hoping someone will stop to change their flat tire. I'm not like that; I'd rather have a rough stick dragged across my gums than walk to the neighbor's house to borrow sugar or ask for help jump-starting my car.”
Dee Williams

Israelmore Ayivor
“One common thing about great achievers is that, they keep asking useful questions every day. They ask questions like; “What do I want and what do I need to do to get it?”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Oscar Wilde
“Come down, O Christ, and help me! reach thy hand
For I am drowning in a stormier sea
Than Simon on thy lake of Galilee:
The wine of life is spilt upon the sand,
My heart is as some famine-murdered land
Whence all good things have perished utterly,
And well I know my soul in Hell must lie
If this night before God's throne should stand.”
Oscar Wilde, Complete Poetry

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“State what you want, and go for it, don't refuse yourself a request you did not make.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Cindee Snider Re
“Being asked to help can sometimes be as difficult as asking for , because it can feel awkward, uncomfortable, aggravating and inconvenient. Yet we are called to open the door to inconvenience.”
Cindee Snider Re, Discovering Hope: Beginning the Journey Toward Hope in Chronic Illness

Afton Rorvik
“Being first to ask for help in a friendship takes courage and humility.”
Afton Rorvik, Storm Sisters: Friends Though All Seasons

“Never let your ego get in the way of asking for help when in desperate need. We have all been helped at a point in our lives.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“I started crying when the group [therapy] was over because the last thing we did upset me - we all held a piece of the same cloth, leaned back and supported each other's weight. I couldn't do it. I bent my legs and elbows and stood very firm, yet . . .
I needed to feel supported, as i do in life, but i can't let myself be, and i pretend not to need that support.”
Carol Lee, To Die For