Damage Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.”
Shannon L. Alder, 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It's Too Late

Lionel Shriver
“I thought at the time that I couldn't be horrified anymore, or wounded. I suppose that's a common conceit, that you've already been so damaged that damage itself, in its totality, makes you safe.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Deb Caletti
“Unconditional love is like a contry of two with no laws and no government. Which is all fine if everyone is peaceful and law abiding. In the wrong hands, though, you got looting and crime sprees, and let me tell you, the people who demand unconditional love are usually the ones who will rob and pillage and then blame you because you left your door unlocked.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Michael Connelly
“You can't patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.”
Michael Connelly, The Black Echo

Pat Conroy
“When mom and dad went to war the only prisoners they took were the children”
Pat Conroy

Christine de Pizan
“Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

Catherine Hapka
“A little damage makes people more interesting, right?”
Catherine Hapka, Something Borrowed

Chuck Palahniuk
“This is less teaching than damage control. You may as well paint a house that’s on fire.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Annie Dillard
“It is difficult to undo our own damage, and to recall to our presence that which we have asked to leave. It is hard to desecrate a grove and change your mind. The very holy mountains are keeping mum. We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it; we are lighting matches in vain under every green tree.”
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

Lionel Shriver
“I suppose that's a common conceit, that you've already been so damaged that damage itself in its totality makes you safe.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Iain Pears
“Politics bores you?" Bronsen said.

Julien smiled. "It does. Apologies, sir, and it is not that I haven't tried to be fascinated. But careful and meticulous research has suggested the hypothesis that all politicians are liars, fools, and tricksters, and I have as yet come across no evidence to the contrary. They can do great damage, and rarely any good. It is the job of the sensible man to try and protect civilization from their depradations.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Martin Gardner
“There are, and always have been, destructive pseudo-scientific notions linked to race and religion; these are the most widespread and damaging. Hopefully, educated people can succeed in shedding light into these areas of prejudice and ignorance, for as Voltaire once said: 'Men will commit atrocities as long as they believe absurdities.”
Martin Gardner

Nicola An
“If we learn to love someone for their imperfections that reflect our own, we eventually appreciate the thought that even the most beautiful things are damaged”
Nicola An, The Universe at Heartbeat

Steven Magee
“I view the modern workplace as somewhere that you go to have your long term health severely damaged.”
Steven Magee

Michael Finkel
“The uncertainty wore on him. The conditions in jail--the handcuffs, the noise, the filth, the crowding--mangled his senses. It's likely that, if one must be incarcerated in the United States, a jail in central Maine would be among the more tolerable spots, but to Knight it was torture. "Bedlam" is how he referred to the place. It never got dark in jail; at eleven p.m., the lights merely became a little duller. "I suspect," he noted, "more damage has been done to my sanity in jail, in months; than years, decades, in the woods.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“Why shall I speak of the damage of love?
When it rejuvenates me just as much

In love, people happen to say too much,
But for me, words do not work as my crutch

I reminisce the time I fell in love,
As my remaining days go passing by

I’ve realised the only love I now feel
The unrequited, as the end draws nigh

But what was so unusual about you?
An epiphany unveiled at one sunrise:

In darkness ere, I had craved for light
Yet stars were situated in your eyes

It was in the moment I gazed upon
A face fashioned by the hands of nature

There isn’t much left to my regret now,
As lost moments cannot be recaptured”
Zubair Ahsan

“There are lies that heal and truths that kill.”
Marty Rubin

“Why shall I speak of the damage of love?
When it rejuvenates me just as much

In love, people happen to say too much,
But for me, words do not work as my crutch

I reminisce the time I fell in love,
As my remaining days go passing by

I’ve realised the only love I now feel
The unrequited, as the end draws nigh

But what was so unusual about you?
An epiphany unveiled at one sunrise:

In darkness ere, I had craved for light
Yet stars were situated in your eyes

It was in the moment I gazed upon
A face fashioned by the hands of nature

There isn’t much left to my regret now,
As lost moments cannot be recaptured.”
Zubair Ahsan

Steven Magee
“Western corporate governments are far more likely to damage your health or kill you prematurely than anyone from North Korea.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I view the modern workplace as somewhere you go to have your long term health severely damaged.”
Steven Magee

Christina Engela
“Damage report, sir?” Skotchdopole asked, climbing off his console into his seat.
“To hell with that!” he roared, this was no accidental side-effect of arriving – it was clear they were under attack by hostile aliens. “Fire! Shoot the crap outta them!”
Christina Engela

Steven Magee
“It seems that every time President Trumps government undoes an environmental regulation that the stock market goes to record highs. Another way of looking at this is that extensive environmental damage and destruction is rewarded by modern society.”
Steven Magee

Paul Auster
“When I met Maria at Sachs' apartment in 1979, she hadn't slept with a man in close to three years. It took her that long to recover from the shock of the beating, and abstinence was not a choice so much as a necessity, the only possible cure. As much as the physical humiliation she had suffered, the incident with Jerome had been a spiritual defeat. For the first time in her life, Maria had been chastened. She had stepped over the boundaries of herself, and the brutality of that experience had altered her sense of who she was. Until then, she had imagined herself capable of any thing: any adventure, any transgression, any dare. She had felt stronger than other people, immunized against the ravages and failures that afflict the rest of humanity. After the switch with Lilian, she learned how badly she had deceived herself. She was weak, she discovered, a person hemmed in by her own fears and inner constraints, as mortal and confused as anyone else.
It took her three years to repair the damage (to the extent that it was ever repaired), and when we crossed paths at Sachs's apartment that night, she was more or less ready to emerge from her shell.”
Paul Auster, Leviathan

Eraldo Banovac
“Beware of presumptuous people who believe they know a lot. They may commit as much damage as ignorant people.”
Eraldo Banovac

Steven Magee
“The corporate government is a blatantly corrupt group of people who make their living by willfully damaging the health and well being of your family.”
Steven Magee

Anne Clendening
“I’ve always felt safer at night. You can be much more forgiving of yourself, not to mention the world and everyone in it, when your shortcomings aren’t threatened by the brazen light of day. And by shortcomings, I mean damage. The scars are still there, but at least they're easier to hide. I never understood why they shine a fluorescent spotlight in the faces of alleged culprits in old movies to get them to tell the truth. Put me to bed and turn off the lights. I’ll tell you everything. I’ll be who you want me to be, I’ll be honest. I’ll be who I want to be, I’ll be braver. Just don’t ignore me. I really do want to be stronger, sweeter, less afraid all the time. Maybe it’s a within-the-womb thing, but it’s safer in the dark. What they should really warn you about is the light.”
Anne Clendening

Deyth Banger
“We come home (aka the parents)... we get angry... we throw it off in home... today... tomorrow and the next few weeks...

...

We feel better, but we don't know what type of damage are we creating within one child.”
Deyth Banger, Brain on Porn

Mandy Ashcraft
“He ended up smashing several fax machines for the failure they represented to him, but of course had to pay for them because of what they represented to the Best Buy stores in which they'd been smashed.”
Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

Catherine Marshall
“The lake is lovely," I commented, "And so big. I still find it hard to believe it's artificial."
"Oh, it's artificial, all right. Dive deep and you may bash your head on tree stumps.”
Catherine Marshall, Julie

Julian Barnes
“Though sometimes, first love cauterises the heart, and all any searcher will find thereafter is scar tissue.”
Julian Barnes, The Only Story

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