Backbone Quotes

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Rose Wynters
“You, sir, are not only a selfish asshole, but you're a coward. You didn't have the balls to stand and fight for what was yours, instead you chose to flee and force others into a fight that wasn't even theirs to begin with.”
Rose Wynters, My Wolf Cowboy

Rick Riordan
“A steely look of anger flared in my mother’s eyes, and I thought, just maybe, I was leaving her in good hands after all. Her own.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Anthony Liccione
“She knows her timing, always knows. The time to strike or the time to starve. Her eyes as a clock, she watches she waits she learns, and in the second she blinks, she changes her mind just like that.”
Anthony Liccione

Kimberly Frost
“I heard you showed some backbone. I decided to visit in the vain hope that you might be turning interesting.”
Kimberly Frost, Would-Be Witch

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“I was raised with all the advantages except a backbone.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, The Great Escape

Shannon L. Alder
“Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.”
Shannon L. Alder

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Have the backbone to go after what you want in life. It's too easy to settle.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Louisa May Alcott
“Suppose I broke away and left you, or made it impossible for you to stay. That I was base and false; in every way unworthy of your love, and it was clearly right for you to go, what would you do then?'

'Go away and --'

He interrupted with a triumphant laugh, 'Die as heroines always do, tender slaves that they are.'

'No, live and forget you,' was the unexpected reply.”
Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase

Gift Gugu Mona
“Women are the backbone of many structures. When you build women, you have built those structures. When you break them, you have broken those structures. That is why, women empowerment should never be taken for granted.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Euginia Herlihy
“The avoidance of the real truth doesn’t nullify the problem, it multiplies it instead. Just grow a backbone and deal with it period because no one is going to do it for you.”
Euginia Herlihy

Gift Gugu Mona
“Women are the backbone of many structures. When you build women, you have built those structures. When you break them, you have broken those structures. That is why women empowerment should never be taken for granted.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Gift Gugu Mona
“What you say about someone behind their back, says a lot about your backbone.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Matthew Amster-Burton
“Iris's favorite item at Tenta is anago, sea eel. Unlike its freshwater cousin unagi, anago is neither endangered nor expensive. A whole anago at Tenta is about $7.50. I ordered one, and the chef pulled a live eel out of a bucket. It wriggled like, well, an eel. Iris screamed as water droplets flew toward us. The chef managed to wrestle the unruly thing into the sink and knocked it unconscious before driving a spike into its head and filleting it. He unzipped two fillets in seconds. A Provençal saying holds that a fish lives in water and dies in oil; in the world of tempura, a fish can go from watery cradle to oily grave in ten seconds.
Iris loved fried eel meat, dipped in salt, but this is not her favorite part of the anago. After filleting the eel, the chef takes its backbone- hone in Japanese- ties it in a simple overhand knot, and tosses it into the frying oil. "Hone," he says, presenting it to Iris, who considers it the ultimate in crispy snack food- and this is a kid who considers taco-flavored Doritos a work of genius (OK, so do I).”
Matthew Amster-Burton, Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo

'LORD VISHNU' P.S.JAGADEESH KUMAR
“Don't force me to bend, you are not my backbone”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Louisa May Alcott
“What would you have done had I persisted in stealing the 'poor little girl'?'

'Gone overboard; I never yield to injustice if I can help it,' and Rosamond's resolute mouth and flashing eyes proved the truth of her words.”
Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase

Gift Gugu Mona
“Good women are the backbone of countries, counties and communities. You can easily count on them.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

“One thing that doesn't get burned with your dead body is your backbone, don't bend it for any dash, indeed a bone shall crack rather shall never bend”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Never play the princess when you can
be the queen:
rule the kingdom, swing a scepter,
wear a crown of gold.
Don’t dance in glass slippers,
crystal carving up your toes --
be a barefoot Amazon instead,
for those shoes will surely shatter on your feet.

Never wear only pink
when you can strut in crimson red,
sweat in heather grey, and
shimmer in sky blue,
claim the golden sun upon your hair.
Colors are for everyone,
boys and girls, men and women --
be a verdant garden, the landscape of Versailles,
not a pale primrose blindly pushed aside.


Chase green dragons and one-eyed zombies,
fierce and fiery toothy monsters,
not merely lazy butterflies,
sweet and slow on summer days.
For you can tame the most brutish beasts
with your wily wits and charm,
and lizard scales feel just as smooth
as gossamer insect wings.

Tramp muddy through the house in
a purple tutu and cowboy boots.
Have a tea party in your overalls.
Build a fort of birch branches,
a zoo of Legos, a rocketship of
Queen Anne chairs and coverlets,
first stop on the moon.


Dream of dinosaurs and baby dolls,
bold brontosaurus and bookish Belle,
not Barbie on the runway or
Disney damsels in distress --
you are much too strong to play
the simpering waif.

Don a baseball cap, dance with Daddy,
paint your toenails, climb a cottonwood.
Learn to speak with both your mind and heart.
For the ground beneath will hold you, dear --
know that you are free.
And never grow a wishbone, daughter,
where your backbone ought to be.”
Clementine Paddleford