Chains Quotes

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Charles Dickens
“You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Shannon L. Alder
“Dear Child,

Sometimes on your travel through hell, you meet people that think they are in heaven because of their cleverness and ability to get away with things. Travel past them because they don't understand who they have become and never will. These type of people feel justified in revenge and will never learn mercy or forgiveness because they live by comparison. They are the people that don't care about anyone, other than who is making them feel confident. They don’t understand that their deity is not rejoicing with them because of their actions, rather he is trying to free them from their insecurities, by softening their heart. They rather put out your light than find their own. They don't have the ability to see beyond the false sense of happiness they get from destroying others. You know what happiness is and it isn’t this. Don’t see their success as their deliverance. It is a mask of vindication which has no audience, other than their own kind. They have joined countless others that call themselves “survivors”. They believe that they are entitled to win because life didn’t go as planned for them. You are not like them. You were not meant to stay in hell and follow their belief system. You were bound for greatness. You were born to help them by leading. Rise up and be the light home. You were given the gift to see the truth. They will have an army of people that are like them and you are going to feel alone. However, your family in heaven stands beside you now. They are your strength and as countless as the stars. It is time to let go!


Your Guardian Angel”
Shannon L. Alder

Thomas Jefferson
“May it [American independence] be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately... These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.

[Letter to Roger C. Weightman on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 24 June 1826. This was Jefferson's last letter]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Scott Lynch
“[W]hen you find yourself face to face with one [Bondsmage], you bow and scrape and mind your 'sirs' and 'madams.'"


'Nice bird, asshole,' said Locke.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Erik Pevernagie
“Chains get rusty. Either they merely need some soothing oil, and everything will run smoothly, or they need a game-change. There is no need to become aggressive neither to oneself nor to others. We only need the right decision and appropriate action. ("An egg every day")”
Erik Pevernagie

Patrick Henry
“A King, by disallowing Acts of this salutary nature, from being the father of his people, degenerated into a Tyrant and forfeits all rights to his subjects' obedience.”
Patrick Henry

Anthony Liccione
“The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break.”
Anthony Liccione

Simone Signoret
“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.”
Simone Signoret

Friedrich Schiller
“The iron chain and the silken cord are both equally bonds.”
Friedrich von Schiller

Robert G. Ingersoll
“If the people of Europe had known as much of astronomy and geology when the bible was introduced among them, as they do now, there never could have been one believer in the doctrine of inspiration. If the writers of the various parts of the bible had known as much about the sciences as is now known by every intelligent man, the book never could have been written. It was produced by ignorance, and has been believed and defended by its author. It has lost power in the proportion that man has gained knowledge. A few years ago, this book was appealed to in the settlement of all scientific questions; but now, even the clergy confess that in such matters, it has ceased to speak with the voice of authority. For the establishment of facts, the word of man is now considered far better than the word of God. In the world of science, Jehovah was superseded by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. All that God told Moses, admitting the entire account to be true, is dust and ashes compared to the discoveries of Descartes, Laplace, and Humboldt. In matters of fact, the bible has ceased to be regarded as a standard. Science has succeeded in breaking the chains of theology. A few years ago, Science endeavored to show that it was not inconsistent with the bible. The tables have been turned, and now, Religion is endeavoring to prove that the bible is not inconsistent with Science. The standard has been changed.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Helen Keller
“For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine.”
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

Laurie Halse Anderson
“The best time to talk to ghosts is just before the sun comes up.”
Laurie Halse Anderson

Janet Fitch
“I was always mortified.Didn't they know they were tying thier mothers to the ground? Weren't chains ashamed of their prisoners?”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Colson Whitehead
“Freedom was a thing that shifted as you looked at it, the way a forest is dense with the trees up close but from the outside, from the empty meadow, you see its true limits. Being free had nothing to do with chains or how much space you had. On the plantation, she was not free, but she moved unrestricted on its acres, tasting the air and tracing the summer stars. The place was big in its smallness. Here, she was free of her master but slunk around a warren so tiny she couldn't stand.”
Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad

Ann Leckie
“I find forgiveness overrated. There are times and places when it’s appropriate. But not when the demand that you forgive is used to keep you in your place.”
Ann Leckie, Ancillary Sword


chains that hold me to the ground
chains that keep me solidly bound
chains that tether my heart to you
chains that only one truth...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Amit Ray
“Mindfulness is the art of breaking the chain - the chain of the negative thoughts, beliefs and the habit patterns.”
Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment - Living in the Breath

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God invites. Man indoctrinates. The former is an invitation to run the wilds of an eternity anticipated now in order to fully live there later. The latter is a set of chains that knows nothing of running, nor the space within which to do so.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Be careful that the decisions that you ‘make’ are not forging the chains that you cannot ‘unmake’ because those are the chains that will eventually ‘unmake’ you.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

M. Todd
“What is... it?” croaked the Kludde. “Why are you laughing?”
“You are a god,” said Iam between laughs. “Although a trickster and a deceiver, still a small god. A god all the same. Ha, ha.”
“Yessss, and so…”
“If only for a little bit. I made you my bitch.” And Iam spat at the Kludde.”
M. Todd, Chains

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you chain a free soul somewhere, you'll see those chains begin to melt quickly!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“May your mind be captivated by the true words of Jesus Christ. The only truth that can set you free from all chains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There is freedom in being set free from all chains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“if the world is upside down it doesn't really mean you have to go a long side with it.”
osazuwa godspower

Laurie Halse Anderson
“My momma and poppa appeared from the shadows. They flew to me and wrapped their arms around me and cooled my face with their ghost tears.”
Laurie Halse Anderson
tags: chains

S.A. Hunt
“Inside was a pile of photographs, a bottle of perfume, a gold ring with a simple ball-chain through it, the kind of necklace that usually has dog tags on it. Wayne took out the ring and reverently lowered the chain around his neck, letting the wedding band rest on his chest.
“Nice ring, Mr. Frodo.”
Wayne looked up. “It was my mom’s.”
S.A. Hunt, Burn the Dark

Mango Wodzak
“The chains that bind us are not bound around our wrists, they are being tightly held by our fists.”
Mango Wodzak, Topsy-Turvy World - Vegan Anarchy

“بل أنتِ الحمقاء يا حبيبتي، أبصري كيف يرميكِ بسهام توقه كل نظرة، كيف يمد يداه كل مرة يتوسل قربكِ لكنك تجهرين بالفراق القريب، تتخذين الوحدة والعزلة رداء، وتمشين في الأرض تعلنين نواياكِ بالذهاب آجلًا. إنه يرتعب من خسارتكِ حد فقدان القوة على التمسك بك!”
هبه كمال

NoViolet Bulawayo
“And then we watched, as if on cue, a bull charge Jidada’s most famous celebrity Prophet, lift him by the horns, and fling him, shrieking, so high up in the air it actually looked like he’d reach heaven. We roared and cheered in tremendous applause that said we were done with false prophets and false pastors and false religious leaders who fleeced us of our hard-earned moneys in the name of God, who connived with the Seat of Power to keep us oppressed by telling us who to vote for, by telling us the blatant lie that our leaders were selected by God, by telling us to stay away from politics.”
NoViolet Bulawayo, Glory

Patricia Highsmith
“Therese's lips opened to speak, but her mind was too far away. Her mind was at a distant point, at a distant vortex that opened on the scene in the dimly lighted, terrifying room where the two of them seemed to stand in desperate combat. And at the point of the vortex where her mind was, she knew it was the hopelessness that terrified her and nothing else. It was the hopelessness of Mrs. Robichek's ailing body and her job at the store, of her stack of dresses in the trunk, of her ugliness, the hopelessness of which the end of her life was entirely composed. And the hopelessness of herself, of ever being the person she wanted to be and of doing the things that person would do. Had all her life been nothing but a dream, and was this real? It was the terror of this hopelessness that made her want to shed the dress and flee before it was too late, before the chains fell around her and locked.”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

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