Decisions Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”
C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair

E.E. Cummings
“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
E.E. Cummings

Mark Twain
“I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!”
Mark Twain

José N. Harris
“Waiting hurts. Forgetting hurts. But not knowing which decision to take can sometimes be the most painful...”
José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

“You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.”
Roy T. Bennett

Megan Whalen Turner
“Sometimes, if you want to change a man's mind, you have to change the mind of the man next to him first.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

Shauna Niequist
“It's not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What's hard, she said, is figuring out what you're willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.”
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Lisa Wingate
“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.”
Lisa Wingate, A Month of Summer

Michelle Obama
“You can't make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
Michelle Obama

J.R.R. Tolkien
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Unfortunately, some family members are so psychotic that no matter how hard you try to forge a healthy relationship, nothing will help. Now that you're an adult, take refuge in the fact that some things are beyond your control. You owe it to yourself to steer clear of people who are harmful to your health.”
Andrea Lavinthal, Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Drama You Thought You Would Have Figured Out by Now

Erol Ozan
“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
Erol Ozan

Elizabeth Gilbert
“The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
Roy Disney

Shannon L. Alder
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Elbert Hubbard
“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.”
Elbert Hubbard

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

Paul Arden
“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision,
the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.”
Paul Arden

Hannah Harrington
“Whatever you decide, don't let it be because you don't think you have a choice.”
Hannah Harrington, Saving June

Mhairi McFarlane
“Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them.”
Mhairi McFarlane, You Had Me At Hello

Bodie Thoene
“What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.”
Bodie Thoene

Jared Diamond
“Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.”
Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality

Malcolm Gladwell
“Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.”
Malcolm Gladwell

Shannon L. Alder
“My father taught me that you can you read a hundred books on wisdom and write a hundred books on wisdom, but unless you apply what you learned then its only words on a page. Life is not lived with intentions, but action.”
Shannon Alder

Justina Chen
“There must be a few times in life when you stand at a precipice of a decision. When you know there will forever be a Before and an After...I knew there would be no turning back if I designated this moment as my own Prime Meridian from which everything else would be measured.”
Justina Chen Headley, North of Beautiful

Viktor E. Frankl
“Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Horace Walpole
“When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.”
Horace Walpole

Napoleon Hill
“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by "opinions" when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Ted Chiang
“My message to you is this: pretend that you have free will. It's essential that you behave as if your decisions matter, even though you know they don't. The reality isn't important: what's important is your belief, and believing the lie is the only way to avoid a waking coma. Civilization now depends on self-deception. Perhaps it always has.”
Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others

Linda Olsson
“Take risks! That is really what life is about. We must pursue our own happiness. Nobody has ever lived our lives; ther are no guidelines. Trust your instincts. Accept nothing but the best. But then also look for it carefully. Don't allow it to slip between your fingers. Sometimes, good things come to us in a such a quiet fashion. And nothing comes complete. It is what we make of whatever we encounter that determines the outcome. What we choose to see, what we choose to save. And what we choose to remember. Never forget that all the love in your life is there, inside you, always.”
Linda Olsson, Astrid and Veronika

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