Hesitation Quotes

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Stephen Jay Gould
“We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.”
Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man

Alyson Noel
“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.”
Alyson Noel, The Immortals Boxed Set

P.G. Wodehouse
“It was one of those cases where you approve the broad, general principle of an idea but can't help being in a bit of a twitter at the prospect of putting it into practical effect. I explained this to Jeeves, and he said much the same thing had bothered Hamlet.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Morning

Sarah Dessen
“Suddenly, I was just sure he was going to kiss me. He was there, I could feel his breath, the ground solid beneath us. But then something crossed his face, a thought, a hesitation, and he shifted slightly. Not now. Not yet. It was something I'd done so often - weighing what I could afford to risk, right at that moment - that I recognized it instantly. It was like looking in a mirror.”
Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

Oscar Wilde
“Hesitation of any kind is a sign of mental decay in the young, of physical weakness in the old.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker.”
Robert K. Greenleaf, The Servant as Leader

Carrie Ryan
“Did you know that when we were kids Cass used to tell me your stories? She used to laugh at you. Not in a mean way, but in the way that Cass used to laugh at everything before...." He gestures around us at our world now.

I shake my head. "I thought Cass never liked my stories. Never remembered them."

"Oh yes, I would beg her to tell me if she had new stories from you."

"Why didn't you ask me yourself?" I whisper.

"Because you were Harry's," he responds.

"Not always."

"Yes, always," he says. "Always in his eyes," he adds in a softer tone.”
Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth

“The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“If someone doesn't care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don't hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

J.K. Rowling
“The only reason to delay at this point was because the immediate prospect was so deeply uninviting.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Toba Beta
“Doubt is a creature within the air.
It grows when someone hesitates.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Steve Waugh
“The minute you hesitate you are in trouble.”
Steve Waugh

Toba Beta
“If you can admit that you haven't yet understood everything,
faith can fill the emptiness in heart to confront the hesitation.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Alix E. Harrow
“Thresholds are dangerous places, neither here nor there, and walking across one is like stepping off the edge of a cliff in the naive faith that you'll sprout wings halfway down. You can't hesitate, or doubt. You can't fear the in-between.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Mette Ivie Harrison
“George's hand lifted and fell away again. It seemed an insult to imply that anything so small as a touch could stop the raw feeling in Sir Stephen's suddenly dark and haunted eyes.”
Mette Ivie Harrison, The Princess and the Hound


outside the window
inside such splendor
Do you belong
among the lights
or will you stay
standing outside
then walk away
into the night

T.S. Gray

Aisha Tyler
“I believe fully that if you want to do something, you just go do it. You can sit around, think about it, waiting until things are perfect, wringing your hands, dithering and hesitating and slowly twisting your panties into a perfect little fisherman’s knot. Or you can get up off your lazy fucking ass and do something. What’s the worst that can happen?”
Aisha Tyler, Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation

Aminatta Forna
“The reckless open their arms & topple into love, as do dreamers who fly in their dreams without fear or danger. Those who know that all love must end in loss do not fall but rather cross slowly from the not knowing into the knowing.”
Aminatta Forna, Happiness

Elizabeth Berg
“People who don't feel cared for are not always comfortable being cared for.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Story of Arthur Truluv

“Command of the self is a goal of every person, because in absence of a personal identity and deprived of the ability to direct our actions we lack the means purposefully to interact with the external environment. Lacking self-control and deprived of the ability intentionally to engage with the world places us in a precarious position. Demonstrating self-doubt, personal ambivalence, and hesitation when action is called for endangers us, subjecting us to the capriciousness of the world filled with anarchy, chaos, and violence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Nitya Prakash
“You're the ache and the ruin, the mess I fell into without hesitation.”
Nitya Prakash

Torron-Lee Dewar
“How many green lights do you need in order to proceed?”
Torron-Lee Dewar, Creativity is Everything

Ehsan Sehgal
“I will not feel any hesitation to sacrifice my life for my loyalty to the land and nation, and thoughts that reflect and display to the cause of patriotism, and justice to everyone.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“Your hesitation leads you towards the defeat. Fight with that and overcome to enjoy your life.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ricky Maye
“Don’t put off today what you’ll neglect tomorrow.”
Ricky Maye, Outsiders: The Story of Success

“NOW is the owner of the FUTURE.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Now she hesitated, wondering whether she dare do what she wanted . . . but surely, if they were best friends, it was all right?”
Robert Galbraith, Troubled Blood

“Commit fully to your sacred cause. Do not hesitate. Do not draw back. Be bold, be powerful. Do not delay. Start now.”
Thomas Stark, Extra Scientiam Nulla Salus: How Science Undermines Reason

Karl Wiggins
“I’ve lived several years on this planet, but only now do I understand what true strength is. Strength is making a decision that goes against everything you believe in, a decision that causes your heart to scream out to you ‘NOOOOO!’, a decision that rips your soul apart ….. yet you still know it’s right.

And despite all the uncertainty and hesitation and misgivings, you make a choice which leaves nothing but an empty hole in your heart.

And all you’re left with is tears and doubt and emotions that have been hit by a fucking wrecking ball. And yet you still make that decision.

That’s strength”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Ehsan Sehgal
“Hesitation is such a dilemma of feeling that loses all available opportunities”
Ehsan Sehgal

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