Helpless Quotes

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Jennifer Niven
“What a terrible feeling to love soemone and not be able to help them.”
Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

“The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people - and people of other nations - for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn't entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”
Suzy Kassem

Jeff Lindsay
“For the first time I could remember, I felt weak, woozy and stupid— like a human-being. Like a very small and helpless human-being.”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

“Helplessness is such a rotten feeling. There's nothing you can do about it. Being helpless is like being paralyzed. It's sickness. The cure calls for a monumental effort to stand up and start walking somewhere, anywhere. But that takes some doing.”
Chuck Barris, You and Me, Babe

Sarah Dessen
“It's okay to accept things from people. It doesn't make you weak or helpless.”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Vera Nazarian
“It does not take a great supernatural heroine or magical hero to save the world.

We all save it every day, and we all destroy it -- in our own small ways -- by every choice we make and every tiniest action resulting from that choice.

The next time you feel useless and impotent, remember what you are in fact doing in this very moment. And then observe your tiny, seemingly meaningless acts and choices coalesce and cascade together into a powerful positive whole.

The world -- if it could -- will thank you for it.

And if it does not... well, a true heroine or hero does not require it.”
Vera Nazarian

Beverly Engel
“Survivors who don’t stand up for themselves often develop physical and emotional illnesses. Many become depressed because they feel so hopeless and helpless about being able to change their lives. They turn their anger inward and become prone to headaches, muscle tension, nervous conditions and insomnia.”
Beverly Engel, The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused -- And Start Standing Up for Yourself

Suzanne Collins
“If there's a more helpless feeling than trying to reach someone you love who's trapped underground, I don't know it.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Sanhita Baruah
“And at 3am you sit near the window and wonder if there is magic... because all you need are some fairies to take your pain away and help you sleep... you take a book to read... you take a pen and a paper to cling on some music that might just make you fall asleep... yet nothing helps... another sleepless night and all you want is the dawn to break soon....”
Sanhita Baruah

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sooner or later I will be faced with the fact that the world is helpless to meet my needs. And at that point, I will be left with two conclusions; that life is cruel or God is real.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Vincent van Gogh
“I am so angry with myself because I cannot do what I should like to do, and at such a moment one feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless.”
Vincent van Gogh

Munia Khan
“If you allow coldness to engulf you before winter, season is helpless to help you.”
Munia Khan

“It is impossible to win a contest with a helpless opponent since if you win you have won nothing.”
Jay Haley

Sijdah Hussain
“In the end we are all just clouds wandering around without fighting off the winds.”
Sijdah Hussain, Red Sugar, No More

Jason Medina
“It happened so fast. No one had time to do anything, but watch.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Phindiwe Nkosi
“Like my loved one, I am convinced that we all have critical conditions. Battles that we undertake behind the hospitals, in lonely alleys, secret locations and sometimes public places that are out of reach to those who seem to care.”
Phindiwe Nkosi, Behind the Hospital

Sebastian Barry
“I am content to say that caught as I was, without rescuers as I was in that moment, there was a fierce, dark fury moving through me, wave upon wave, like the sea itself, that was bizarrely a comfort. My face maybe showing only a shadow of it, as faces will . . .

Rage, dark rage, lightened by nothing.”
Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture

Dean F. Wilson
“Terror had them all for a moment, and it ravaged them, and when it was finished, shock had its way with them, and left them cold and helpless.”
Dean F. Wilson, Hopebreaker

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Helpless but there is help. Let thy heart trust in the faithfulness of God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“It's okay to be naive,
It's okay to trust,
It's okay to choose wrong,
It's okay to be betrayed,
It's okay to get hurt,
It's okay to feel low,
It's okay to cry,
It's okay to be helpless,
It's okay to make mistakes,
After all, you're just a human.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The greatest threat that I need to be rescued from is myself. Everything comes a lot easier after that.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Debasish Mridha
“You can’t be a great human being when you enjoy killing innocent and helpless animals with a gun just for fun.”
Debasish Mridha

Leslie K. Barry
“With the card, there’s a photo of us from the day Yael taught me to box. The selfie in the mirror. I gulp at the image of our bodies together. My heart feels like its pumping tar through my veins. I wish I had the power to free my hands and shape my own life. But I don’t.”
Leslie K. Barry, Newark Minutemen

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do not harm the helpless.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Are you helpless? Humble yourself before the heavenly Father.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Eldon Henson
“The absolute worst thing you can do when frustrated by decreasing opportunities is to whine about it. Stop complaining. In these challenging times, feeling hopeless and helpless can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is a time to become a warrior, not a worrier.”
Eldon Henson, Achieving your best day yet!: A more fulfilling career... a more impactful life

Cara Violet
“Agantha then caught Dersji’s eyes and he shook his head. Xandou was enough for Dersji at this point, even then, he didn’t really care enough about the boy nor his own Menial for that matter. This wasn’t his job, parenting. He could harden the little sprout, but he would never be able to show her the love of a parent, he never had that to give his own …
He stared off in the hopes someone would be there for her right now.”
Cara Violet, The Battle of Middle Forsda

“No matter how good you are! Never allow yourself becoming irrelevant? It’s like a wandering soul without the body. Suddenly you are invisible. No-one notice your presence, want to do something but it would make no difference, want to say something but you are voiceless. You require people to listen, but they cant. The set-up is different, you are there but you aren’t.”
Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

“Never involved your parents when you are in pain; they can't see your empty stomach in this worldliness. Don't make them feel helpless for your thirst of living.”
Sonal Takalkar

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To those who have resigned themselves to the sorry belief that they are forever held captive to the currents of life, I would suggest that they take some time to learn what the oars in their boat are for.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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