Failing Quotes

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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

Neil Gaiman
“It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt. If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fail, that hard to fall?”
Neil Gaiman, Fables & Reflections

Cameron Conaway
“Giving up is always an option, but not always a failure.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

William Saroyan
“Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.”
William Saroyan

“If it all looks good on the surface, I'll know I've failed at life”
Julia Hoban, Willow

Jeff Foster
“Oh, sweet little boy, beloved little girl, you are so overwhelmed by life sometimes, I know, by the enormity of it all, by the vastness of the possibilities, by the myriad of perspectives available to you. You feel so pressed down sometimes, by all the unresolved questions, by all the information you are supposed to process and hold, by the urgency of things. You are overcome by powerful emotions, trying to make it all "work out" somehow, trying to get everything done "on time," trying to resolve things so fast, even trying not to try at all.
You are exhausted, sweet one, exhausted from all the trying and the not trying, and you are struggling to trust life again. It's all too much for the poor organism, isn't it? You are exhausted; you long to rest. And that is not a failing of yours, not a horrible mistake, but something wonderful to embrace!”
Jeff Foster, The Way of Rest: Finding The Courage to Hold Everything in Love

Robert A. Heinlein
“I was there to see beautiful naked women. So was everybody else. It's a common failing.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe

Debasish Mridha
“Don’t think about the possibilities of failing. Never forget to think about the possibilities of flying.”
Debasish Mridha

Elora Bishop
“Sacredness and profanity and prayers and wishes: they're all held together by the broken limbs of this dead tree, raking the night sky with its blackened branches. We are so small, the two of us. The tree and sky are so large and grand. We could fail so easily, fall before we've begun to rise.”
Elora Bishop, Braided: A Lesbian Rapunzel

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Failure is not the deterrent for the next try. Rather, it is information that empowers the next step.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Failure is the direct result of uncertainty.”
Meir Ezra

Frederick Weisel
“As the chapters took shape, a change came over her. It was the double-sided recognition that this book, the last that she would write, might achieve esteem and success equal to her great novel, but that its emotional heart would lie in her own unhappiness for having failed to find the one thing she wanted. For the first time she was a character in her own writing, and her frailties and mistakes were trapped on the page by the beauty and unsparing focus of her prose. Towards the end it was a battle to finish a page. The story was the story she had told herself for decades, deep within her own mind, and now as it grew, line by line, on the paper before her, she wrestled with each turn in the path all over again, as if it were still possible to change its course with the power of her words.”
Frederick Weisel, Teller

Edwin Dearborn
“Failure is an opportunity to rise higher than before.”
Edwin Dearborn, Power Branding Secrets: Spark Customer Interest and Ignite Your Sales

Emily Nagoski
“But sometimes you’re aiming for a clearly defined, concrete goal that can’t be redefined. For these, you will need a nonstandard relationship with failing. You may do all the things you’re supposed to do, without getting where you’re trying to go, only to end up somewhere else pretty amazing. Or, as Douglas Adams’s character Dirk Gently puts it, “I rarely end up where I was intending to go, but often I end up somewhere that I needed to be.” Widen your focus to see the inadvertent benefits you stumble across along the way.”
Emily Nagoski, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Steven Magee
“Biologically harmful electromagnetic radiation is part of a larger story about how human health is failing on a global scale.”
Steven Magee

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Failure is not failure unless we fail to learn from it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I’ve made a ton of mistakes that never turned into failures because I learned from them before they got that far.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“I saw four police officers willfully failing to maintain George Floyd’s airway.”
Steven Magee

Anas Hamshari
“Every time you fail, you discover a new way of how you WON’T feel content. The more you fail, the closer you get to finding the right way to becoming content in life. You just have to keep trying until you find it.”
Anas Hamshari, Businessman With An Affliction

“Don’t give up, because you failed, Failing is still part of the lesson.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“I was named for flying—after those great birds we see over Sumer. Instead here we are, buried.
I’d brought celebratory drinks, but come, let’s toast irony instead.’
‘I’m not going to celebrate this.’ Mithila’s voice shook.
‘We can celebrate trying.”
Gautam Bhatia

Steven Magee
“The USA will present failing projects as American success stories to the global media.”
Steven Magee

Seanan McGuire
“You wanted someone to pet you, and pamper you, and-and let you be fragile for a while! And i didn't! I was done being fragile. I wanted to have an adventure, I wanted to learn things and do things and not just be someone's precious trinket! Neither of us had any choices, Jill we never got to be sure of anything! So i left you, because if I didn't choose to go, we were going to keep not choosing anything. I'm sorry. I failed to be your sister. I didn't realize you needed me. But that doesn't make it right for you to take whatever you want and act like no one else matters. People matter. I matter”
Seanan McGuire

Kazuo Ishiguro
“It is important to learn how to fail, to learn how to be wrong in a way that minimizes pain to you and others and maximizes what you can learn from the experience.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There is so much to learn from failure than from success.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

“It seems as if the education system is rapidly forgetting that people can feel better about themselves when they succeed through, in some cases, multiple failures.”
Fröderick Frankensteen, No Diploma Left Behind

Amit Kalantri
“Don't stop yourself because other cannot imagine it, and don't stop others because you cannot imagine it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Today's struggle is tomorrow's strength, today's setback is tomorrow's comeback.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Jack Gilbert
“Failing and Flying"

Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew

I believe that Icarus was not failing as he flew
but just coming to the end of is triumph.
Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

Jack Gilbert
“Failing and Flying"

Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.

I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell,
but just coming to the end of his triumph.
Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

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