Holding Back Quotes

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“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.”
Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

Kimberly Novosel
“We kissed each other until we were too tired to keep going. I could still feel him holding back. It was my penance for what I had done to him. All I could do was hope the walls would fall and that I could have all of him again, but I was always leaving and he was tired of watching me walk away. We both knew that I couldn’t stay and that he couldn’t come with me, but still, we couldn’t let go.”
Kimberly Novosel, Loved

Barbara De Angelis
“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.”
Barbara De Angelis

Jenny Han
“I wonder, though…what would it be like? To be that close to a boy and have him see all of you, no holding back.”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Donna Lynn Hope
“People don't tell others when they lose interest, just like they don't tell others when they love them. And then they wonder why they are so unhappy.”
Donna Lynn Hope

Shannon L. Alder
“Why would you ever premedicate honesty? To hesitate is to overthink how you feel. A blurted out answer is usually the most genuine.”
Shannon L. Alder

Francesca Lia Block
“She wasn’t crying at all. This was what scared him the most. Where had she locked up the things he’d seen her feeling that day when she heard? She wasn’t that big a girl to hold all of it—to hold her brother’s life and his death inside of her. To hold all his long-limbed raging tidal motion and all the loss of that.”
Francesca Lia Block, Wasteland

Penelope Douglas
“Tell me I’m crazy for thinking you’re holding back from me as much as I’m hiding you.”
Penelope Douglas, Punk 57

“The only thing that holds you back from getting what you want is paying attention to what you don’t want.”

Agatha Christie
“I am pointing to you that under these conditions--mental strain, physical malaise--it is highly probable that dislikes that were before merely mild and disagreements that were trivial might suddenly assume a more serious note. The result of pretending to be a more amiable, a more forgiving, a more high-minded person than one really is, has sooner or later the effect of causing one to behave as a more disagreeable, a more ruthless and an altogether more unpleasant person than is actually the case!
If you dam the stream of natural behavior, mon ami, sooner or later the dam bursts and cataclysm occurs.”
Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Rainbow Rowell
“He was probably being so quiet because he was trying not to say it out loud.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Martina Boone
“When you loved someone, you couldn’t hold back. Love was a leap into the unknown, not a cautious dipping of the toe.”
Martina Boone, Illusion

Rick Riordan
“Ares’s power was causing my anger. He’d love it if I attacked. I didn’t want to give him the satisfaction.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Loren Weisman
“For your own professionalism, reputation & appearance, it really is ok to NOT post every #video, picture, event or show on social media.

On the contrary, holding back, waiting or not posting certain things all together can help much more than hurt.”
Loren Weisman

Rainbow Rowell
“She felt it all right at the back of her throat, like a bomb – or a tiger – sitting on the base of her tongue. Keeping it in made her eyes water.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Of course I contradict myself. Why else would I often bite my tongue and attempt to put the fire out?”
Jen Tindugan-Adoviso

Ufuoma Apoki
“We're taught and trained to hold it all inside, to not feel the beauty of the innocence of letting it out when and how we feel it.
And we do; we do for the fear of avoiding the stigma of weakness, until it breaks us from the inside, slowly and silently, and there is "little" or "nothing" left of us.
Those who are courageous to hold on, learn to be strong and proficiently wave off the numerous darts as they come.
Do they, really?
It takes just one "planned" move, and all the impenetrable walls come crashing down.”
Ufuoma Apoki

Kathleen Rooney
“All right, all right," he said, with that gesture I'd come to hate: two open palms facing me and patting the air, as if pushing me away, pushing me down, pushing any tears I might be preparing to cry back into their ducts.”
Kathleen Rooney, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Dennis Sharpe
“Telling you how I know…what I know…it could make things worse than they already are…for all of us”
Dennis Sharpe, Saturday Night To Infinity

“Not until we ourselves recognize what is holding us back can we excel and move forward”
Maria Koszler

Amit Kalantri
“In the war zone of arguments, debates, criticism - silence is the safe house.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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