Confrontation Quotes

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James Patterson
“The instructor stared at me with cold, cut-me-no-slack determination, then got into a fighting stance, holding one hand out, beckoning me.
"I saw that movie too!"I said."It was like the coolest movie of all-"
He launched himself at me.
That was when his day really went downhill.”
James Patterson, Max

Christopher Hitchens
“There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.”
Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Coco Chanel
“Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.”
Coco Chanel

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one’s community back from the path of sin.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

T.F. Hodge
“Having beef with someone is unnecessary and avoidable. Whatever the issue, if not positive, it is an opportunity to cut the excess fat from an unhealthy dietary network. Simply excuse yourself from the table of negativity and lean forward in peace.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Erik Pevernagie
“When we start raising different inconsistent truths, life may tip into bewilderment and the brain may go haywire. The confrontation between what is, not is, and maybe is, might embed an enduring showdown, harboring an intense apprehension, and bring us sometimes unwittingly to our knees ("The hidden sides of his character" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Robert Kirkman
“Mother Fuckers. They're going to feel pretty stupid when they find out.
They're fucking with the wrong people.”
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Book Six

Henry Cloud
“This is one of the marks of a truly safe person: they are confrontable.”
Henry Cloud, Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

T.F. Hodge
“This path was not that of my conscious choosing. But after persistent subconscious confrontation, I have finally embraced what is, 'souly' for me...and I am thankful, when called upon, to be able to share and give to those who seek their own way of the path.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Matthew McConaughey
“To lose the power of confrontation is to lose the power of unity.”
Matthew McConaughey, Greenlights

Christopher Hitchens
“Now, I have always wanted to agree with Lady Bracknell that there is no earthly use for the upper and lower classes unless they set each other a good example. But I shouldn't pretend that the consensus itself was any of my concern. It was absurd and slightly despicable, in the first decade of Thatcher and Reagan, to hear former and actual radicals intone piously against 'the politics of confrontation.' I suppose that, if this collection has a point, it is the desire of one individual to see the idea of confrontation kept alive.”
Christopher Hitchens, Prepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority Reports

Melissa Marr
“The girl's arms jutted out at awkward angles, not quite hands on the hips belligerent but not relaxed either, as if they weren't all the way under the girl's control. "I came to find you."
"I didn't know. If I'd known..."
"It doesn't matter now." The girl's attention was unwavering. "This is where you are."
"It is at that."
The girl looked sad. Her soil-dark eyes were clouded over by tears she hadn't been able to shed. "I came here to find you."
"I couldn't have known." Maylene reached out and plucked a leaf from the girl's hair.
"Doesn't matter." She lifted a dirty hand, fingernails flashing chipped red polish, but she didn't seem to know what to do with her outstretched fingers. Little girl fears warred with teenage bravado. Bravado won. "I'm here now."
"All right, then." Maylene walked down the path toward one of the gates. She pulled the key from her handbag, twisted it in the lock, and pushed open the gate.”
Melissa Marr, Graveminder

Hilary Mantel
“He looked the Prince up and down, like a hangman taking his measurements. 'Of course there will be a revolution,' he said. 'You are making a nation of Cromwells. But we can go beyond Cromwell, I hope. In fifteen years you tyrants and parasites will be gone. We shall have set up a republic, on the purest Roman model.”
Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety

Shannon L. Alder
“Many victims of narcissistic abuse are hypersensitive. They don't want to be told by others that they wrong when they fight with their narcissist. They see it as standing up for themselves, when in reality it is perpetuating what the narcissist wants- drama and a reaction.”
Shannon L. Alder, The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Bible

Misba
“A conversation is always a bother, and confrontation is worse.”
Misba, Wisdom Revolution

Lillian Hellman
“Most people coming out of a war feel lost and resentful. What had been a minute-to-minute confrontation with yourself, your struggle with what courage you have against discomfort, at the least, and death at the other end, ties you to the people you have known in the war and makes, for a time, all others seem alien and frivolous. Friends are glad to see you again, but you know immediately that most of them have put you to one side, and while it is easy enough to say that you should have known that before, most of us don't, and it is painful. You are face to face with what will happen to you after death.”
Lillian Hellman, An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir

Louis Yako
“Why are we so afraid of confronting ourselves? Why do we always use the loud noises of the outside world to mute what our inner voice is trying to tell us?”
Louis Yako

“You can't answer a question without being confronted by another question. The answer to that next question is what brings improvement.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Mary E. Pearson
“Stop cutting me off!" he yelled. The steel of his eyes sparkled with warning. "The least you can do is give me a chance to speak! We're gonna talk!”
Mary E. Pearson, The Beauty of Darkness

“Intersectionality and the recognition and confrontation of our privilege, can make us better people with better lives.”
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

“Your 'No' might be a far off option,
but remember it still is an option..!”
Mahendar Singh Jakhar

Rebecca Finley
“The Bible tells us that, 'A quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof” (Proverbs 19:13), but that doesn’t mean women should not speak up.
It means we should not speak up in a quarrelsome way.”
Rebecca Finley, Face Difficult Conversations with God on Your Side: Practical Application of Biblical Principles to Manage Conflict, Set Boundaries, and Ask For What You Want

Donna Goddard
“If we are afraid of the pain of grief, we will be afraid of confrontation. We may not leave relationships that should be left for fear of grief. We may be reluctant to enter into relationships that should be entered into for fear of them not working and the consequent suffering. Love, surprisingly, helps to heal the loss of love. Not the soppy love of romantics. Not the self-seeking love of infatuated would-be lovers. Not weak, needy love, but real love. It says, “No matter what, I will do what is best for you, me, my child, my friend, and those I dedicate my love to. If that is painful, I will still choose it.”
Donna Goddard, Love's Longing

“We will probably have the nagging feeling that we are not doing things right. This is good because confronting our negative feelings and our fear of incompetence can help us begin analysis.”
Sherryl Kleinman, Emotions and Fieldwork

Patrick Albert Moore
“Despite my efforts, the movement abandoned science and logic somewhere in the mid-1980s, just as society was adopting the more reasonable items on our environmental agenda. Ironically, this retreat from science and logic was partly a response to society’s growing acceptance of environmental values. Some activists simply couldn’t make the transition from confrontation to consensus; it was as if they needed a common enemy. When a majority of people decide they agree with all your reasonable ideas the only way you can remain confrontational and antiestablishment is to adopt ever more extreme positions, eventually abandoning science and logic altogether in favor of zero-tolerance policies.”
Patrick Albert Moore, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist

Harken Headers
“In most situations of confrontation, it’s
best to just walk away or change the subject respectively. Especially when you know
that person is super stubborn and won’t budge. It honestly would be better
discussing your lifestyle changes with a mule.”
Harken Headers, Health & Not Screwing It Up

Karl Kristian Flores
“I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but why are you speaking in exclamation points?" asked Lina. "You do it in your e-mails too. You know you can end sentences with periods and I won’t think you’re an asshole?”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“You see, humans shrunk themselves when talking. Traditionally, one must succumb to the correspondence of politeness and must be careful not to step over anyone’s toes. This meant nodding your head at rather unthoughtful, sporadic moments, raising your voice an octave, and repeating the last few words a person said to assure them that you were respectfully listening. Everyone shrunk, but she kept. If she did not want to listen, Soriah would tell you. If she didn’t know what you were saying, she’d stop you and ask you to repeat yourself. Many people didn’t like that. It was a difficult, naked territory to be in—to be told by someone they weren’t listening to you, but she was a conversational nudist. Soriah withstood the awkwardness of confrontation, the nervousness of acknowledgment, and lived in it, and almost enjoyed it. Even if you tried, no preparation could ever prepare you in a conversation with her. She was point-blank. Her beauty was that of a certain wildness and her choice of conversation was just as predictable as the heartbeat in your chest in which she too controlled.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“90 Percent of people who are blamed. They know very well what they did, but they don't know that what they did is wrong, because they were never confronted.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“I love the people more when they reject me on my face; because confronting is the purest way of clarity.”
Sonal Takalkar

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