Engaged Quotes

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“When anyone is going wrong, it is a mistake to warn him not to go further. It is also a mistake to leave him alone. The proper course is to call his attention to something better, and frame our conversation in such a way that he becomes wholly absorbed in the better. He will then forget his old mistakes, his old faults and his old desires, and will give all his life and power to the building of that better which has engaged his new interest.”
Christian D. Larson

George Eliot
“I would rather not be engaged. When people are engaged, they begin to think of being married soon, and I should like everything to go on for a long while just as it is.”
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

Chad Kultgen
“We drive down the road in complete silence for a few miles listening to 50 Cent. As soon as he tells us that he's into having sex, he ain't into making love, Casey turns the volume down and begins telling me the following information: " I love you so much. We're going to have the best life together. I can't wait." Every word she says makes me feel a little more like faking a stroke and pretending to lose all memory of who I was, but it's not until she looks me in the eye and says in all seriousness, "You're my soul mate," that I realize I am not going to marry her.”
Chad Kultgen, The Average American Male

Adam Phillips
“Anger, then, is only for the engaged; for those with projects that matter.”
Adam Phillips, The Beast in the Nursery: On Curiosity and Other Appetites

E.D. Baker
“We're engaged to be engaged, aren't we?”
E.D. Baker, Dragon's Breath

Lorii Myers
“Most of us are continually engaged in some form of pursuit. We are seeking excellence within one or more areas in our lives, and that is the basis of our motivation. It is human nature to have a need to get ahead, need a little something more—it’s in our DNA. Although we may not be certain of what we need at any given moment, we know there’s something. It’s a competitive itch and desire to improve that never goes away.”
Lorii Myers, No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book

Muriel Spark
“Saving and pinching to get married, you're losing the best time of your life.”
Muriel Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Alexandre Dumas
“She is not my mistress,' replied the young sailor gravely, ‘she is my betrothed.’

'Sometimes one and the same thing,' said Morrel, with a smile.

'Not with us, sir,' replied Dantes.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Darnell Lamont Walker
“What happens if one day we’re standing in a kitchen, dishwasher empty, oven and air full, you’re washing and I’m drying, and the ring slips down the drain and flushes out to sea?”
Darnell Lamont Walker, Book of She

John Grooters
“I love books where I can't wait to turn every page, songs that grab me the first time I hear them, and films that make me totally forget about the craft because I am totally engaged in the story.”
John Grooters

Booth Tarkington
“So far as Alice was concerned Russell might have worn a placard,'Engaged'. She looked upon him as diners entering a restaurant look upon tables marked 'Reserved": the glance, slightly discontented, passes on at once.”
Booth Tarkington, Alice Adams

Eunice Parisi-Carew
“The natural result of utilizing different perspectives is that people are more engaged because they feel their opinions are important.”
Eunice Parisi-Carew, Collaboration Begins with You: Be a Silo Buster

Amanda Stephan
“I'm not going to let you go " He was silent for a moment. "Carly " he said gently. "Remember when we were first engaged”
Amanda Stephan

Carew Papritz
“Marriage is not the beginning of the journey, nor the end - it is the journey.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

“The truest nature of a man comes out when he is sexually engaged”
Prabhukrishna M

Edgar Rice Burroughs
“I took her in my arms and kissed her.

And thus in the midst of a city of wild conflict, filled with the alarms of war; with death and destruction reaping their terrible harvest around her, did Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, true daughter of Mars, the God of War, promise herself in marriage to John Carter, Gentleman of Virginia.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Steven Redhead
“The heart power once engaged and awakened is capable of achieving and realising the things to make your life wonderful.”
Steven Redhead, Unleash The Power of Your Heart and Mind

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Prayer is one action where I lay aside my abilities to immerse myself wholly in God’s capabilities. And the liberation found in such an action is less about being engaged with God and more about being freed from myself.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Awdhesh Singh
“If you have a long-term goal in your life, all your activities become a part of that goal. You can keep yourself engaged for several hours and even days when you are reading an interesting book. When you are writing your new book, you can be busy for a year. When you want to transform the society, help the needy, educate the poor children, your goal can keep you engaged fruitfully for life. The greater is your goal, the higher is your energy level for achieving the goal and the less time you have to get bored.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

“The second thing you could do with your life is – spend life, many people are engaged in this activity.”
Sunday Adelaja

“What the culture of get rich quick does to our people is they look down at people who are engaged in manual labour”
Sunday Adelaja

“A Christian must not while away time. Get engaged in something”
Sunday Adelaja

Susan C. Young

Do you feel fully present and engaged in the way you live your life? Do you immerse yourself in the moment or do you strive and struggle as you negotiate the distractions of our modern world? It’s easy to have blind spots regarding how you are showing up for life when you are consistently bombarded with distractions, commitments, and personal preoccupations, isn’t it?”
Susan C. Young, The Art of Action: 8 Ways to Initiate & Activate Forward Momentum for Positive Impact

“Entertain every idea that entertains you. To be entertained by an idea is to examine it in the context of your own engaged presence.”
J. Earp

Pam Malow-Isham
“We need to be engaged with our community to thrive.”
Pam Malow-Isham, Brilliant Words to Grow By: A Devotional Celebrating the Duality of Life

Diana Abu-Jaber
“She has started to taste her own cooking in a professional way again. Detached, critical, and overly scrupulous. It tastes somewhat different from how she remembers it. Her flavors have gotten somehow stranger, darker and larger: she stirs roasted peppers into the hummus and apricots and capers into the chicken. And she walks into the basement storage room one day and discovers Victor Hernandez kissing Mireille on the butcher block table among the onion skins. Mireille, then Sirine, burst into laughter. Later, Sirine realizes it's the first time she's really laughed in a year.
A month later, Mireille is engaged to Victor Hernandez and Victor moves in with her and Um-Nadia. He makes three different kinds of mole sauces for their wedding dinner, and chocolate and cinnamon and black pepper sweetcake.”
Diana Abu-Jaber, Crescent

Lindsey Kelk
“I couldn’t remember the last time things had been so easy.”
Lindsey Kelk, I Heart Forever

Lindsey Kelk
“Why did people insist on telling you not to panic when the only rational response to what they’re about to say is panic?”
Lindsey Kelk, I Heart Forever

Steven Magee
“I have really disliked the government since witnessing the fraud they engaged in to deny my disability payments.”
Steven Magee

Richie Norton
“I want to create the most value possible between sunrises and sunsets (and beyond)—being engaged in the literal lifetime value of time.”
Richie Norton