Bad Choices Quotes

Quotes tagged as "bad-choices" Showing 1-24 of 24
Anthon St. Maarten
“Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.”
Anthon St. Maarten, Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny

Shannon L. Alder
“When people want to win they will go to desperate extremes. However, anyone that has already won in life has come to the conclusion that there is no game. There is nothing but learning in this life and it is the only thing we take with us to the grave—knowledge. If you only understood that concept then your heart wouldn’t break so bad. Jealousy or revenge wouldn’t be your ambition. Stepping on others to raise yourself up wouldn’t be a goal. Competition would be left on the playing field, and your freedom from what other people think about you would light the pathway out of hell.”
Shannon L. Alder

“...a noisy parade of memories that frustrate her because of the way they play themselves out. These memories-it feels like she's back there in the moment, like she has the moment to do over and make different choices than she made. But she can't, because they're just memories and they're set down permanent as if they were chiseled in marble, and so she just has to watch herself do the same things over and over and it's a condemnation if it's anything.”
Alden Bell, The Reapers are the Angels

Sonia Sotomayor
“Good people can do bad things, make bad decisions. It doesn't make them bad people.”
Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Shannon L. Alder
“You need to forgive people you don't understand; if not, try to understand people you want to forgive.”
Shannon L. Alder

Anthony Liccione
“With all these forks in the roads of our path, why do so many choose to take the knife?”
Anthony Liccione

Oliver Gaspirtz
“Democracy's fatal flaw: There are more dumb people than smart people. Welcome to the new Dark Ages!”
Oliver Gaspirtz

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s not that I’ve been invited to the hole I’m standing in. It’s that I accepted the invitation.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Charles Martin
“If my life were still a movie, this is the part that would end up on the cutting room floor. We were all just fill-ins for a long-running soap opera. The actors changed, but the story seldom did. Certainly not the action.”
Charles Martin, Chasing Fireflies

Don Winslow
“Hell isn't having no choice.
It's having to make a choice between horrific things.”
Don Winslow, The Force

Holly Black
“She didn’t want to explain the recklessness, the pleasure of making the bad choice, the glory of at least this once, picking her own path to damnation.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Muriel Spark
“Her words depressed him. They were like spilt sugar; however much you swept it up some grains would keep grinding under your feet.”
Muriel Spark, Memento Mori

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Temptations don't appear nearly as harmful as the roads they lead you down.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you suffer lingering doubts; if the consolation you cling to is ‘it will probably be okay,’ then run the other way because what you’re contemplating is not a good choice.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a Few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year

Lauren   James
“I cannot believe you formed this plan," Clove said. "No one else would think of this but you."
"That's true; I am very clever!" Ella wriggled next to Clove, peering.
"That is the opposite of what I meant."
Ella sighed. "Clove, please recognize the negative energy you are bringing into this space."
Ella shushed her. "I do everything for a reason. Just because you do not know that reason, does not make it silly."
"Sometimes the reason is that you make bad choices," Clove muttered.”
Lauren James, Another Beginning

“It was as if my sould had left my body, floated up to the ceiling, and was watching me destroy my own career with one deliberately assaultive punch. (Dark City Lights)”
Peter Hochstein

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Fate has never once rewarded me for stupid choices.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Daniel  Abbott
“All the shame would be on display, the wind taking the stink of it far beyond the borders of Grand Rapids.”
Daniel Abbott, The Concrete

Carlos Wallace
“Good ideas can also be bad choices.”
Carlos Wallace

C.A.A. Savastano
“Could we just not have a US President for 4 years? Just a political break. Some might call that unreasonable, now look hard at the choices again, do you still want to talk about what’s unreasonable now?”
C.A.A. Savastano

Martin Page
“Money, success, integration into a solid, recognised world - all these factors contribute to an economy of the self. There is no longer any need to think about your needs, your mood, your behaviour, your friends, or your life, no need to understand or to look any further: the world you're in provides all that right away.”
Martin Page, How I Became Stupid

Jason Pargin
“hey, they weren't called the league of geniuses' Will said, 'well, it's too late to go back in time and stop their mothers from drinking”
Jason Pargin, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits