Burn Out Quotes

Quotes tagged as "burn-out" (showing 1-8 of 8)
“In order to burn out, a person needs to have been on fire at one time.”
Ayala Pines

“Being burned out is a lot better than having no fire in the fist place.”
Scott Ginsberg

Elaine N. Aron
“It is true that even when exhausted you still are providing something to those you serve. But you are out of touch with your deepest strengths, role-modelling self-destructive behaviour, martyring yourself, and giving others cause for guilt.”
Elaine N. Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

“The cane is just not going to cut it. I shared with some of my colleagues that these brothers live in neighborhoods where they are getting whapped with a piece of stick all night, stabbed with knives, and pegged with screwdrivers that have been sharpened down, and they are leaking blood. When you come to a fella without even interviewing him, without sitting him down to find out why you did what you did, your only interest is caning him, because you are burned out and frustrated yourself. You say to him, ‘Bend over, you are getting six.’ And the boy grits his teeth, skin up his face, takes those six cuts, and he is gone. But have you really been effective? Caning him is no big deal, because he’s probably ducking bullets at night. He has a lot more things on his mind than that. On the other hand, we can further send our delinquent students into damnation by telling them they are no body and all we want to do is punish, punish, punish.
Here at R.M. Bailey, we have been trying a lot of different things. But at the end of the day, nothing that we do is better than the voice itself. Nothing is better than talking to the child, listening, developing trust, developing a friendship. Feel free to come to me anytime if something is bothering you, because I was your age once before. Charles chuck Mackey, former vice principal and coach of the R. M. Bailey Pacers school.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Nigel Cumberland
“The new disease of our age is being OK doing everything at exactly the same time.”
Nigel Cumberland, 100 Things Successful People Do: Little Exercises for Successful Living

Ruth Ozeki
“Once in a while a story is spectacular enough to break through and attract media attention, but the swell quickly subsides into the general glut of bad news over which we, as citizens, have so little control.”
Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often the spotlight that highlights our successes burns out quickly, while the spotlight that scrutinizes our failures is a long-life bulb.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Ashley Newell
“You won't fit in around here, Skid," he said lightly. "A do-gooder like you can burn out fast.”
Ashley Newell, Freakhouse