Giving Up Quotes

Quotes tagged as "giving-up" (showing 1-30 of 184)
Mark Twain
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”
Mark Twain

Elvis Presley
“When things go wrong, don't go with them.”
Elvis Presley

Masashi Kishimoto
“Give up trying to make me give up”
Masashi Kishimoto

C.J. Redwine
“It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

Jodi Picoult
“Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.”
Jodi Picoult, Mercy

Kazuo Ishiguro
“All I know is that I've wasted all these years looking for something, a sort of trophy I'd get only if I really, really did enough to deserve it. But I don't want it anymore, I want something else now, something warm and sheltering, something I can turn to, regardless of what I do, regardless of who I become. Something that will just be there, always, like tomorrow's sky. That's what I want now, and I think it's what you should want too. But it will be too late soon. We'll become too set to change. If we don't take our chance now, another may never come for either of us.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Elbert Hubbard
“There is no failure except in no longer trying.”
Elbert Hubbard

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Emma Goldman
“When we can't dream any longer we die.”
Emma Goldman

Jim Rohn
“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.”
Jim Rohn

Sappho
“their heart grew cold
they let their wings down”
Sappho, If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Tiffany Madison
“I believe the world is divided in three groups: givers, takers and the few that can balance both impulses. Giving and loving is a beautiful thing. It is the currency of compassion and kindness, it is what separates good people from the rest. And without it, the world would be a bleak place. If you are a giver, it is wise to define your boundaries because takers will take what you allow them to; all givers must learn to protect that about themselves or eventually, there is nothing left to give.”
Tiffany Madison

Julie Kagawa
“You think I don’t know pain?” Puck shook his head at me. “Or loss? I’ve been around a lot longer than you, prince! I know what love is, and I’ve lost
my fair share, too. Just because we have a different way of handling it, doesn’t mean I don’t have scars of my own.”
“Name one,” I scoffed. “Give me one instance where you haven’t—”
“Meghan Chase!” Puck roared, startling me into silence. I blinked, and he sneered at me. “Yeah, your highness. I know what loss is. I’ve loved that
girl since before she knew me. But I waited. I waited because I didn’t want to lie about who I was. I wanted her to know the truth before anything else.
So I waited, and I did my job. For years, I protected her, biding my time, until the day she went into the Nevernever after her brother. And then you
came along. And I saw how she looked at you. And for the first time, I wanted to kill you as much as you wanted to kill me.”
Julie Kagawa

Chris Bradford
“Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword

Fannie Flagg
“Don't give up before the miracle happens.”
Fannie Flagg, I Still Dream About You

Kelly Creagh
“You never give up, even when you should.”
Kelly Creagh, Nevermore

Norman Vincent Peale
“It's always to soon to quit!”
Norman Vincent Peale

Kiera Cass
“When you know who matters most to you, giving things up, even yourself, doesn’t really feel like a sacrifice.”
Kiera Cass, The Heir

Khaled Hosseini
“i want to give up my bearings, slip out of who i am, shed everything, the way a snake discards old skin.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

Hilary Swank
“I ended up dropping out of high school. I'm a high school dropout, which I'm not proud to say, ... I had some teachers that I still think of fondly and were amazing to me. But I had other teachers who said, 'You know what? This dream of yours is a hobby. When are you going to give it up?' I had teachers who I could tell didn't want to be there. And I just couldn't get inspired by someone who didn't want to be there”
Hilary Swank

Shannon L. Alder
“Two people with mental issues in a relationship does not work. It's like sitting in a boat and neither one has an oar to row the other to shore. You can meet your mirror image in life, but that doesn't mean you should marry him.”
Shannon L. Alder

Anne McCaffrey
“A real scientist solves problems, not wails that they are unsolvable.”
Anne McCaffrey, Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

“Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
Sold my soul and yeah, the truth hurts.”
Marina Diamandis Marina and the Diamonds

Virginia Woolf
“This self now as I leant over the gate looking down over fields rolling in waves of colour beneath me made no answer. He threw up no opposition. He attempted no phrase. His fist did not form. I waited. I listened. Nothing came, nothing. I cried then with a sudden conviction of complete desertion. Now there is nothing. No fin breaks the waste of this immeasurable sea. Life has destroyed me. No echo comes when I speak, no varied words. This is more truly death than the death of friends, than the death of youth.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Lauren Oliver
“There's always some relief in giving up.”
Lauren Oliver, Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, and Raven

Lois Lowry
“It's hard to give up the being together with someone.”
Lois Lowry, A Summer to Die

“Even the people who once fought for others tend to get weak and eventually "give up" and lose interest in the worth of fighting any longer.”
Osjusn CC

Steven Redhead
“The difference between Success and failure is not giving up.”
Steven Redhead, The Solution

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“O Life,
How oft we throw it off and think, — 'Enough,
Enough of life in so much! — here's a cause
For rupture; — herein we must break with Life,
Or be ourselves unworthy; here we are wronged,
Maimed, spoiled for aspiration: farewell Life!'
— And so, as froward babes, we hide our eyes
And think all ended. — Then, Life calls to us
In some transformed, apocryphal, new voice,
Above us, or below us, or around . .
Perhaps we name it Nature's voice, or Love's,
Tricking ourselves, because we are more ashamed
To own our compensations than our griefs:
Still, Life's voice! — still, we make our peace with Life.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh and Other Poems

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