Choices In Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "choices-in-life" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Emma Straub
“Choices were easy to make until you realized how long life could be.”
Emma Straub, Modern Lovers

Osho
“All our troubles begin when we break life up into segments and see things fragmentarily. No, all places are alike. There is no such place in life where only happiness abides. And similarly there is no such place where you meet with suffering and only suffering. Therefore, our heaven and hell are just our imagination. Because we have gotten into the habit of looking at things fragmentarily, we have imagined one place with abounding happiness and another with unmitigated sorrow and suffering – and we call them heaven and hell. No, wherever life is there is happiness and suffering together. They go together. You have happy moments or relaxation in hell and painful spells of boredom in heaven.”
Osho, Krishna: The Man and his Philosophy

Anurag Shourie
“Dharma is not about believing in God. It’s about making the right choices, doing the right things and leading the right life.”
Anurag Shourie, Half A Shadow

Tom Robbins
“The word that allows yes, the word that makes no possible.
The word that puts the free in freedom and takes the obligation out of love.
The word that throws a window open after the final door is closed.
The word upon which all adventure, all exhilaration, all meaning, all honor depends.
The word that fires evolution's motor of mud.
The word that the cocoon whispers to the caterpillar.
The word that molecules recite before bonding.
The word that separates that which is dead from that which is living.
The word no mirror can turn around.
In the beginning was the word and that word was
CHOICE”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

George R.R. Martin
“Maris sighed, and put a gentle hand on his arm. "We'll do what we must, Coll.
We have no choice."
He looked up at her now, looking to her again as the child to the mother; although he knew now that she was as helpless as he, still he hoped.
"Why don't we have a choice? I don't understand."
Maris sighed. "It's law, Coll. We don't go against tradition here, you know that. We all have duties put upon us. If we had a choice I would keep the wings, I would be a flyer. And you could be a singer. We'd both be proud, and know we were good at what we did. Life will be hard as a land-bound. I want the wings so much. I've had them, and it doesn't seem right that they should be taken from me, but
maybe—maybe the tightness in it is something I just don't see.
People wiser than we decided that things
should be the way they are, and maybe, maybe I'm just being a child about it, wanting everything my own way.”
George R.R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle

Kenneth Eade
“You always have a choice. Destiny deals you your hand and what you do with the cards is up to you”
Kenneth Eade, Traffick Stop, an American Assassin's Story

Carolyn G. Heilbrun
“To continue what one had been doing -- which was Dante's idea of hell -- is, I came to see, and the vision frightened me, easy in one's sixties.”
Carolyn G. Heilbrun, The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty

George R.R. Martin
“Maris sighed, and put a gentle hand on his arm. "We'll do what we must, Coll. We have no choice."
He looked up at her now, looking to her again as the child to the mother; although he knew now that she was as helpless as he, still he hoped.
"Why don't we have a choice? I don't understand."
Maris sighed. "It's law, Coll. We don't go against tradition here, you know that. We all have duties put upon us. If we had a choice I would keep the wings, I would be a flyer. And you could be a singer. We'd both be proud, and know we were good at what we did. Life will be hard as a land-bound. I want the wings so much. I've had them, and it doesn't seem right that they should be taken from me, but
maybe—maybe the tightness in it is something I just don't see.
People wiser than we decided that things
should be the way they are, and maybe, maybe I'm just being a child about it, wanting everything my own way.”
George R.R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle

Diyar Harraz
“There were so many things we left unsaid. Depending on how you look at it, whether you think it was worth saying it out loud, or better kept inside.”
Diyar Harraz, One Minute to Midnight

George R.R. Martin
“Maris sighed, and put a gentle hand on his arm. "We'll do what we must, Coll. We have no choice." They had talked before, she and Coll, and she knew his agony as much as her own. She was his sister, almost his mother, and the boy had shared with her his shame and his secret. That was the ultimate irony.
He looked up at her now, looking to her again as the child to the mother; although he knew now that she was as helpless as he, still he hoped.
"Why don't we have a choice? I don't understand."
Maris sighed. "It's law, Coll. We don't go against tradition here, you know that. We all have duties put upon us. If we had a choice I would keep the wings, I would be a flyer. And you could be a singer. We'd both be proud, and know we were good at what we did. Life will be hard as a land-bound. I want the wings so much. I've had them, and it doesn't seem right that they should be taken from me, but maybe—maybe the tightness in it is something I just don't see. People wiser than we decided that things should be the way they are, and maybe, maybe I'm just being a child about it, wanting everything my own way.”
George R.R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle

George R.R. Martin
“We'll do what we must Coll. We have no choice." They had talked before, she and Coll, and she knew his agony as much as her own. She was his sister, almost his mother, and the boy had shared with her his shame and his secret. That was the ultimate irony.
He looked up at her now, looking to her again as the child to the mother; although he knew now that she was as helpless as he, still he hoped.
"Why don't we have a choice? I don't understand."
Maris sighed. "It's law, Coll. We don't go against tradition here, you know that. We all have duties put upon us. If we had a choice I would keep the wings, I would be a flyer. And you could be a singer. We'd both be proud, and know we were good at what we did. Life will be hard as a land-bound. I want the wings so much. I've had them, and it doesn't seem right that they should be taken from me, but maybe—maybe the tightness in it is something I just don't see. People wiser than we decided that things should be the way they are, and maybe, maybe I'm just being a child about it, wanting everything my own way.”
George R.R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle

Lisa J. Shultz
“Surrendering to the best of my abilities when the price of life has outweighed its benefit may be a compassionate choice for me and those around me.”
Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

Carla Reighard
“When it comes to matters of the heart, who's allowed to make the rules to determine what you should feel?”
Carla Reighard, Settlers

“The Choice

You can carve out a life for yourself
just as your bones have been carved
from some larger bone
your flesh peeled from some larger flesh

Or you can lift the paring knife
from the kitchen drawer
and free the veins
that rise to meet the skin

There is no one
save the poems you might write”
Lesle'a Newman

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“Choices are never right or wrong. Perhaps, the choice you made was the best choice under the given set of circumstances and at a given point of time.
However, the rigidity in not moving ahead certainly isn't good. Life is all about learning a few lessons, and then moving on to the next till you find that much desired peace and happiness!”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

“giving is a duty not a choice. Giving has no boundaries but it may be done under a noble discretion”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Christopher Fowler
“His new life required no great change in the patterns of his behaviour. It was merely an adjustment. He had always known how to make himself invisible.”
Christopher Fowler, On the Loose