Baggage Quotes

Quotes tagged as "baggage" (showing 1-30 of 54)
Maggie Stiefvater
“You really didn't see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn't it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

“The time has come to lay that baggage down and leave behind all the struggling and striving. You can be set free as you journey forward into a balanced healthy and rewarding future.”
Sue Augustine, When Your Past Is Hurting Your Present: Getting Beyond Fears That Hold You Back

Rob Liano
“Everyone has baggage, maybe we should help each other carry it.”
Rob Liano

Lauren Kate
“People are here because they've got baggage. I'm talking curbside-check-in, pay-the-fine-'cause-it's-over-fifty-pounds kind of baggage. Get it?”
Lauren Kate, Fallen

Wallace Stegner
“It's easier to die than to move ... at least for the Other Side you don't need trunks.”
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

Louis L'Amour
“I'm sorry! I really am! I wanted to get out of this place! I want to live! I want to get away from here and never see it again! I hate everything about it!"

"You will hate the next place, too," I said. "What you are you will carry with you.”
Louis L'Amour, The Proving Trail

Ricky Maye
“Sometimes we can focus so much on nothing that we make it a big something of nothing”
Ricky Maye, An Emerging Spirituality

Tahir Shah
“Previous journeys had taught me the danger of taking too much stuff.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Joseph Conrad
“He did not care what the end would be, and in his lucid moments overvalued his indifference. The danger, when not seen, has the imperfect vagueness of human thought. The fear grows shadowy; and Imagination, the enemy of men, the father of all terrors, unstimulated, sinks to rest in the dullness of exhausted emotion.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“When we inhabit our own life—stop doing things based on the approval of others—we offload baggage and trade up to joy!”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Jamie A. Hughes
“The longer a life, the challenge is not the distance between destinations, but the difficulty of travelling light. My soul’s a portmanteau packed full, one half filled with what was, the other with what is, what should be.”
Jamie A. Hughes

“Each of us views life through a different lens. What we think is colored by the baggage we carry, and what we think is what we live.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

T.F. Hodge
“After a bad trip, don't carry your luggage on board the next flight. Stay grounded til you figure out a new way to travel.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Samuel Richardson
“This, I suppose, makes me such a sauce-box, and bold-face, and a creature, and all because I won't be a sauce-box and bold-face indeed.”
Samuel Richardson, Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded

James Crumley
“Nobody lives forever, nobody stays young long enough. My past seemed like so much excess baggage, my future a series of long goodbyes, my present an empty flask, the last good drink already bitter on my tongue.”
James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss

Robert Louis Stevenson
“No baggage - there was the secret of existence.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Wrecker

Diana T. Scott
“He was really trying to be my friend, without all the emotional baggage we both carried - mine still with me, but carefully folded in vacuum bags so they'd occupy as little room as possible and his, hangin on his shoulders like lead armor, making him slouch sometimes. And yet, as pinned down as he was, he was the one comforting me, supporting not only his weight but mine, too. It wasn't fair.”
Diana T. Scott, Our Demons, Best Friends

Rebecca McNutt
“I’ve been alive a long time, long enough to know that the more baggage you carry in life, the more unstable you’ll be, until eventually you get sick of carrying it, and then you just fall down.”
Rebecca McNutt, Bittersweet Symphony

Kara Lee Corthron
“I'm attracted to difficulty, I think. I'm attracted to guys who have truckloads of baggage. With them, it will never, ever be simple. And then they do or say one little magical thing and they own me.”
Kara Lee Corthron, The Truth of Right Now

Colleen Chen
“It is nearly impossible to feel anything negative in here. Because you’re really connected, to everything, here… but it’s only meant to be a temporary sanctuary, a place to remember yourself. In time you’ll want your negative thoughts, your emotional baggage back, and you’ll have hopefully bolstered yourself enough with the Sanctum’s reminder of your Source that you can come out with fresh perspective. When you’ve had enough of it, you’ll know, and then come and join us outside.”
Colleen Chen, Dysmorphic Kingdom

“School in itself is a microcosm of society. These kids bring a lot of baggage with them, and as teachers with 30 plus kids in your classroom you have to take the time to get to know them, and not just see them as people you have to teach. And if they want to learn they will learn, and if they don’t want too then too bad. But you have to see them as your surrogate children. Charles Chuck Mackey, former vice principal and coach of R. M. Bailey Pacers…”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Alok Jagawat
“The lesser the baggage you have, the easiest will be the travelling in this world”
Alok Jagawat

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“The weight of your baggage never stops true love from taking flight.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Edmund White
“Older guys have too much emotional baggage. They’ve already lived their lives.”
Edmund White, Our Young Man

“Each of us carries baggage around with us. Every now and then we drop of a piece and move on. At other times we just pick up more baggage, but don't move on.
Anyway we look at it, we are all porters in life's hotel.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Each of us views life through a different lens. What we think is colored by the baggage we carry and what we perceive is how we live.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Adelheid Manefeldt
“That was the problem with ones actions. They would always remain ‘acted’. They always remained ‘being done’, and their influence on the world, whether small or big , would always be palpable. You couldn't refute the past. He would always remain liable for the consequences of his actions. Should anyone knock on his door and ask for reparation, he would give what was asked of him without question. There simply was no way of clearing the world of its history, and its history was simply a compilation of the existence of people and other organisms , and their actions. Of things which had been done.”
Adelheid Manefeldt, Consequence

“Leave no unwanted baggage unless you wish a pickpocket to come to tea.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Rebecca Wells
“Looking up at her, Teensy said, "Any baggage you have, Bébé, ceased to be only yours the minute that sperm hit that egg.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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