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

Erik Pevernagie
“At the beginning of our life, we may feel bare and helpless and gradually adorn ourselves with the most fanciful trappings, trying to be ‘someone else’. After erring and drifting, we eventually realize we want to discover ‘ourselves’, without any airbrushing, so as to meet our real self and not the one imposed on us. ("Lost the global story.")”
Erik Pevernagie

Michael G. Kramer
“A French lieutenant was asked by the commander of the French forces, “Jean, it seems to me that many people are only saying the things they think that I want to hear. Accordingly, what I am getting is not information, it is fucking bullshit!”
Michael G. Kramer, A Gracious Enemy & After the War Volume One

Michael G. Kramer
“As well, I want our special force commandos to silently slip into Cat Bi and Gia Lam airfields and destroy the aircraft stationed there. That will deal the French forces at Dien Bien Phu a stunning blow!” (Giap, 1990)”
Michael G. Kramer, A Gracious Enemy & After the War Volume One

Michael G. Kramer
“Colonel Nguyen Van Tan said, “Sauget et Sang, you shall start making amends by confessing your crimes in public here, in this courtroom when the reporters from news services around the world arrive!”

(A Gracious Enemy & After the War Volume Two)”
Michael G. Kramer

“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

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

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

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

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 write...you 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

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

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

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

Cormac McCarthy
“In my father's last letter he said that the world is run by those willing to take the responsibility for the running of it. If it is life that you feel you are missing I can tell you where to find it. In the law courts, in business, in government. There is nothing occurring in the streets. Nothing but a dumbshow composed of the helpless and the impotent.”
Cormac McCarthy, Suttree

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

Lois Lowry
“It was the helplessness that scared the both of us.”
Lois Lowry, A Summer to Die

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

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

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

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

T. Kingfisher
“Rage shivered through her, a rage that seemed like it could topple the halls of heaven, then vanished under the knowledge of her own helplessness. Rage was only useful if you were allowed to do anything with it.”
T. Kingfisher, Nettle & Bone

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

“Without good health, we are helpless.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Holly Black
“I feel helpless, as though he's herding me around a chessboard to checkmate.”
Holly Black, The Stolen Heir

Sarah J. Maas
“I was strong.
I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal.

I was a survivor, and I was strong.

I would not be weak, or helpless again. I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“I refuse to be helpless.'

'No one should be.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood and Ash

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