Heavy Quotes

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

“When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world. I moved unconsciously, with heavy limbs, like a zombie from a horror film. I felt a pain so fierce and persistent deep inside me, I was tempted to take the chopping knife in the kitchen and cut the black thing out I would lie on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking about that knife and using all my limited powers of self-control to stop myself from going downstairs to get it.”
Alice Jamieson, Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

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

Diane Ackerman
“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
Diane Ackerman

Anthony Liccione
“The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break.”
Anthony Liccione

Lalita Tademy
“You can't tell how heavy somebody else's load is just from looking. The Lord doesn't give us more than we can carry”
Lalita Tademy, Cane River

Israelmore Ayivor
“When the actions becomes frequent than the words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say less.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Charlotte Eriksson
“Hurting people you love is the heaviest kind of regret.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Kiese Laymon
“My body knew things my mouth and my mind couldn't, or maybe wouldn't, express. It knew that all over my neighborhood, boys were trained to harm girls in ways girls could never harm boys, straight kids were trained to harm queer kids in ways queer kids could never harm straight kids, men were trained to harm women in ways women could never harm men, parents were trained to harm children in ways children would never harm parents, babysitters were trained to harm kids in ways kids could never harm babysitters. My body knew white folk were trained to harm us in ways we could never harm them.”
Kiese Laymon, Heavy

Markus Zusak
“Disbelief held me down inside my footsteps, making my body heavy but my heart wild.”
Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown”
Wiiliam Shakespeare

George Saunders
“Some blows fall too heavy upon those too fragile.”
George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo

“Your faith is your conscience, and your conscience is your faith. You cannot have faith without a conscience, but you can have a conscience without faith. Man was designed to be good with or without religion, yet the challenge for many is staying good. Some people claim to be religious but have no conscience, while some people without religion are very much aware of their conscience. Therefore, a religious label does not define your character or validate your worth. In the end, all men will be judged by the amount of truth in them and the weight of their hearts. The heavier the conscience, the heavier the truth. The lighter the heart, the higher it goes. The only spiritual currency one has in the afterlife is amassed in the form of light, in that, the amount you have depends on the weight of your words and deeds in the living. Conscience is everything. Conscience is what connects us to the truth and light of the highest power source of all. God. The cosmic heart of the universe.”
Suzy Kassem

Albert Camus
“Time drips, heavy, slow…”
Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959

Colum McCann
“I recalled the myth that I had once heard as a university student – thirty-six hidden saints in the world, all of them doing the work of humble men, carpenters, cobblers, shepherds. They bore the sorrows of the earth and they had a line of communication with God, all except one, the hidden saint, who was forgotten. The forgotten one was left to struggle on his own, with no line of communication to that which he so hugely needed. Corrigan had lost his line with God: he bore the sorrows on his own, the story of stories.”
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
tags: heavy

Israelmore Ayivor
“The size of the tree you cut determines the weight with which you have to throw the axe.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe the reason that I always need to rest is that I’m constantly trying to create a place where I can rest. And once I rest in the fact that I can’t create a place like that, maybe I’ll finally look for the God who already has.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Heavy laden -- that's what I am. Laden with pride, often thinking myself better than others while we have to think the other one better than ourselves. Laden with my own egotism. Laden with all my sins. And when I went to bed last night and thought about everything and wanted to bring all those difficulties to God, I couldn't even find the words!”
Diet Eman, Things We Couldn't Say

“To know nothing is the happiest life.”
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The thing that I’m most likely to collapse under is not the weight of the stresses that stand around me, but the ego that sits within me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Only the poor can feels the pain of Heavyweight laws.”
Manisha Jain

Ljupka Cvetanova
“His ship sank. They were all on his side.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Kentaro Miura
“It was too big to be called a sword. Massive, thick, heavy, and far too rough. Indeed, it was a heap of raw iron.”
Kentaro Miura, Berserk, Vol. 1

Michael Herr
“Time is on my side, already written there across the first helmet I ever wore there. And underneath it, in smaller letting that read more like a whispered prayer than an assertion, No lie, GI. The rear-hatch gunner on a Chinook threw it to me that first morning at the Kontum airstrip, a few hours after the Dak To fighting had ended, screaming at me through the rotor wind, "You keep that, we got plenty, good luck!" and then flying off. I was so glad to have the equipment that I didn't stop to think where it had to have come from. The sweatband inside was seasoned up black and greasy, it was more alive now than the man who'd worn it, when I got rid of it ten minutes later I didn't just leave it on the ground, I snuck away from it furtive and ashamed, afraid that someone would see it and call after me, "Hey numnuts, you forgot something...”
Michael Herr, Dispatches

Nitya Prakash
“I keep reaching for things too far away, keep wishing on stars that have already fallen, keep holding on, to things that are far too heavy...”
Nitya Prakash

Steven Magee
“I regard breathing industrial gas to be as harmful as heavy smoking.”
Steven Magee

Jim Mattis
“The consequences of incompetence in battle are final.”
Jim Mattis, Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
tags: deep, heavy

Iris Murdoch
“This thought was so heavy with despair that she almost began to cry again.”
Iris Murdoch, The Nice and the Good

Mikhail Naimy
“أتعرف شيئاً أثقل من لا شئ ؟”
Mikhail Naimy, كرم على درب

Kiese Laymon
“Some broken folk do whatever they can not to break other folk. If we're gone be broken, I wonder if we can be those kind of broken folk from now on. I think it's possible to be broken and ask for help without breaking other people.”
Kiese Laymon, Heavy

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