Quotes About Consequences

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Shannon L. Alder
“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”
Shannon L. Alder

Michelle Hodkin
“You can't hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I'm in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Criss Jami
“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Darren Shan
“The thing about real life is, when you do something stupid, it normally costs you. In books the heroes can make as many mistakes as they like. It doesn't matter what they do, because everything works out in the end. They'll beat the bad guys and put things right and everything ends up cool.
In real life, vacuum cleaners kill spiders. If you cross a busy road without looking, you get whacked by a car. If you fall from a tree, you break some bones.
Real life's nasty. It's cruel. It doesn't care about heroes and happy endings and the way things should be. In real life, bad things happen. People die. Fights are lost. Evil often wins.
I just wanted to make that clear before I begun.”
Darren Shan, A Living Nightmare

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”
Ken Levine

Sean Covey
“We are free to choose our paths, but we can't choose the consequences that come with them.”
Sean Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide

Lois McMaster Bujold
“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory

Lauren Barnholdt
“Eliza: The problem with YOU is that you don't take the RESPONSIBILITY for anything@ You think you can just run around, doing whatever you want to whoever you want, and that it's going to be fine. That everything is just going to be TAKE CARE of for you, with no consequences.

Cooper: No. I don't, and I have had consequences from what happened with me and you.

Eliza: Yeah? Like what?

Cooper: I lost you, that was my consequence.”
Lauren Barnholdt, One Night That Changes Everything

Robert G. Ingersoll
“There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Christian Religion An Enquiry

C.S. Lewis
“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

José Saramago
“Se antes de cada acto nosso nos puséssemos a prever todas as consequências dele, a pensar nelas a sério, primeiro as imediatas, depois as prováveis, depois as possíveis, depois as imagináveis, não chegaríamos sequer a mover-nos de onde o primeiro pensamento nos tivesse feito parar.”
José Saramago, Blindness

J.E.B. Spredemann
“Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.”
J.E.B. Spredemann, An Unforgivable Secret

Tachibana Higuchi
“Leaving the person I love in danger and continuing to live on is the same as being dead.
-Hyuga, Natsume”
Tachibana Higuchi

Shannon L. Alder
“Unrequited love is the only emotion that allows sane people to taste the “life sentence” of someone with bipolar disorder. The longer they hang onto a lost cause the more unstable they look to everyone else. They contradict their own belief systems and statements, by circling the drain with two competing emotions—love and hate.”
Shannon L. Alder

Aleatha Romig
“He spoke again as if he hadn’t just shattered his promise and her security. Her house of glass now lay in a pile of shards.”
Aleatha Romig, Consequences

Karen Amanda Hooper
“Screw the rules, damn the consequences, and just love. Love until it kills you, because there's nothing better worth dying for.”
Karen Amanda Hooper, Tangled Tides

Mark Twain
“What's the use you learning to do right when it's troublesome to do right and ain't no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

C.G. Jung
“The Wrong we have Done, Thought, or Intended Will wreak its Vengeance on
Our SOULS.”
C.G. Jung

Jeanne Birdsall
“Donit kill her now, just when we've gone to all that trouble to rescue her," said Jeffrey.”
Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Brandon Sanderson
“Every action we take has consequences, Vin," Kelsier said. "I've found that in both Allomancy and life, the person who can best judge the consequences of their actions will be the most successful.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

Tom Robbins
“If every time we choose a turd, society, at a great expense, simply allows us to redeem it for a pepperoni, then not only will we never learn to make smart choices, we will also surrender the freedom to choose, because a choice without consequences is no choice at all.”
Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Tamora Pierce
“Daja doesn't exactly need to be tested on whether she's honorable or not."
"Doesn't she? Don't all of you? This is your first taste of the things which may come from your being powerful mages. People will offer you gold, status, even love. I want to know how you will react. If want to know if your teachers will release greedy, thoughtless monsters into the world.”
Tamora Pierce, Daja's Book

Maggie Stiefvater
“Why can’t I do it?” [Isabel] asked….
“Do what?”
“Just forget about everything. Just go somewhere and get smashed and pretend like there are no problems or consequences. I know why. Because there are still problems and consequences. And going and--and--partying doesn’t make them go away. I feel like I’m the only sane person in the world. I don’t get why this whole world runs on stupidity.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Sinner

Jonathan Stroud
“The Amulet of Samarkand. It was Simon Lovelace's. Now it is yours. Soon it will be Simon Lovelace's again. Take it and enjoy the consequences.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Amulet of Samarkand

Richelle E. Goodrich
“We try so hard to instruct our children in all the right things―teaching good from bad, explaining choices and consequences―when in reality most lessons are learned through observation and experience. Perhaps we'd be better off training our youth to be highly observant.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

“Words have consequences.”
Albert Marrin

L.J. Smith
“Wait.” Stefan’s voice was hard suddenly. Bonnie and Elena turned back and froze, embracing each other, trembling. “What is your—your father—going to do to you when he finds out that you allowed this?”

"He will not kill me,” Sage said brusquely, the wild tone back in his voice. “He may even find it as amusant as I do, and we will be sharing a belly laugh tomorrow.”
L.J. Smith, Midnight

Donna Lynn Hope
“Some things you sentence yourself to life for.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
“It's only knitting and it's one of the few times in your life when there are no bad consequences to a mistake.”
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot Unravels the Mysteries of Swatching, Stashing, Ribbing & Rolling to Free Your Inner Knitter

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