Consequences Quotes

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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

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

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

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, Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare

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

“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

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

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

José Saramago
“If, before every action, we were to begin by weighing up the consequences, thinking about them in earnest, first the immediate consequences, then the probable, then the possible, then the imaginable ones, we should never move beyond the point where our first thought brought us to a halt. The good and evil resulting from our words and deeds go on apportioning themselves, one assumes in a reasonably uniform and balanced way, throughout all the days to follow, including those endless days, when we shall not be here to find out, to congratulate ourselves or ask for pardon, indeed there are those who claim that this is the much talked of immortality.”
José Saramago, Blindness

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

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

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
Carl Gustav Jung

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

Erik Pevernagie
“As many overrate the allowable bearing capacity of their love commitment, they may also misjudge the consequences of the steps they take. Measuring is knowing, indeed. (“Measuring space »)”
Erik Pevernagie

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

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

Jeanne Birdsall
“Don't 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

Joe Abercrombie
“There was no such thing as luck. Luck was a word idiots used to explain the consequences of their own rashness, and selfishness, and stupidity. More often than not bad luck meant bad plans.”
Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged

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: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

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

Laurie Halse Anderson
“The world is crazy. You need a license to drive a car and go fishing. You don't need a license to start a family. Two people have sex and BAM! Perfectly innocent kid is born whose life will be screwed up by her parents forever.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

James S.A. Corey
“There’s a dignity in consequences.”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

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

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

Stephanie Garber
“I imagine the game wouldn’t be the same in the light,” Scarlett answered. “People think no one sees all the nasty things they do in the dark. The foul acts they commit, or the lies they tell as part of the game. Caraval takes place at night because you like to watch, and see what people do when they think there are no consequences.”
Stephanie Garber, Caraval

Lynette Noni
“You know the funny thing about regrets?" Jordan said, his eyes full of mischief. "You don't know you're going to have them until afterwards.”
Lynette Noni, Vardaesia

Steve  Bates
“Another [change] affects Chip and Joanna Gaines. This couple, who had reached unfathomable heights of popularity with their ‘Fixer Upper’ TV program in the 21st century, are instead homeless and living in a large cardboard box behind the Waco, Texas, bus station.”
“That’s harsh,” said Eddie. “What did they do to deserve that?”
“Nothing. It’s just one of those undesirable consequences that we could not avoid. It was either that or lose Australia.”
Steve Bates, Back To You

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