Fail Quotes

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Jeffrey Eugenides
“Emotions, in my experience, aren't covered by single words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or "regret." Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, "the happiness that attends disaster." Or: "the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy." I'd like to show how "intimations of mortality brought on by aging family members" connects with "the hatred of mirrors that begins in middle age." I'd like to have a word for "the sadness inspired by failing restaurants" as well as for "the excitement of getting a room with a minibar." I've never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I've entered my story, I need them more than ever. ”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Idowu Koyenikan
“Failure is constructive feedback that tells you to try a different approach to accomplish what you want.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Carrie Ryan
“You stay safe, You love. You survive. You laugh and cry and struggle and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. You Push.”
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Lao Tzu
“Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lana Del Rey
“Being brave means that knowing when you fail, you won't fail forever.”
Lana Del Rey

Michael Bassey Johnson
“When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Maria V. Snyder
“Many have tried to kill us. All have failed.
-Valek”
Maria V. Snyder, Magic Study

Santosh Kalwar
“Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least.”
Santosh Kalwar

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn't get written because someone knocked on the door.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Sarah Dessen
“Oh for God's sake,' Heather said, 'I wish you two would just go out, fail miserably as a couple, and get it over with.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

عمرو سلامة
“سؤال دائما ما يطرح نفسه فى حياتنا.. ليه كل ما هو "صح" و "كويس" و "مفيد" صعب؟ و ليه كل ما هو "غلط" و "وحش" و "مؤى" سهل؟”
عمرو سلامة, شاب كشك في رحلة البحث عن الجادون

Anthony Horowitz
“Your name?"The movements of the man's mouth didn't quite match what he was saying, so seeing him speak was a bit like watching a badly dubbed film.

"Alex Gardiner," Alex said.

"Your real name?"

"I just told you."

"You lied. Your real name is Alex Rider."

"Why ask if you think you know?”
Anthony Horowitz, Skeleton Key

Erik Pevernagie
“When we fail to reflect on the undercurrents of the circumstances of our life, we may have permanent misgivings about the quality of our interpretations. A lucid reading of our acts and our desires helps us to avoid tumbling into a frustrating gap between what we expect and what others expect. (“Alors, tout a basculé”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“When we stake a claim to the needs and wants of our life, we may easily fail to live up to the standards of others. Empathy and connectedness, however, might bridge the gap, by stirring our consciousness of the sensitive queries and by assessing the intricate framework of our surroundings with their countless, prickly nitty-gritties. ("Absence of Desire")”
Erik Pevernagie

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whatever negative things people think and say about you is enough to bring you down provided you belief that it carries a weight that can push you hard. Don't agree to accept what critics say; be prepared to silence them by doing what they think you can't do!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Erik Pevernagie
“If the whole world is in a rush and people are out of step with themselves, they fail to catch that quirky aura and that special quality of life that feeds our soul-searching frame of mind and that builds a coveted haven, giving recognition and self-reliance. ("The unbearable heaviness of being”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Some fail to bear in mind that everyone is sentenced to death. Death is a treacherous virus that strikes randomly. The only truth is that nobody is going to make it out alive. We are all living on probation and our expiry date is indefinite. ( “Living on probation” )”
Erik Pevernagie

Roshani Chokshi
“It is not failure to fail.”
Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time

“Whether or not there was room in her life for Tamani, Laurel knew that there was precious little room in Tamani's life for anything but Laurel. He lived to protect her, and he'd never failed her. Annoyed her, frustrated her, hurt her, maddened her - but never once failed her.”
Aprilynne Pike, Illusions

Sigmund Freud
“America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.”
Sigmund Freud

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Hasil Paudyal
“May be its mine bad-luck
Or yours not to get me
But I still have hope
Of being yours”
Hasil Paudyal, Blended Words

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“Sometimes God will place a wall on your path to force you to go in another direction.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Cinderella!" Dov cried. "Let down your hair!”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
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Libba Bray
“We have work to do if you are not to be a total failure like high-waisted, acid-wash jeans.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Friedrich Dürrenmatt
“There is no greater cruelty than a genius stumbling over something idiotic.”
Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The Pledge

Israelmore Ayivor
“The most valuable lessons in life do not come when you are walking or running. They come when you fall down. You better take them and rise up!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Anthony Liccione
“After the fire died down, what remained were two charred hearts, that once beat as one.”
Anthony Liccione

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