Inheritance Quotes

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Ernest Hemingway
“I had an inheritance from my father,
It was the moon and the sun.
And though I roam all over the world,
The spending of it’s never done.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Christopher Paolini
“As he was about to leave, she said, "Murtagh."
He paused and turned to regard her.
She hesitated for a moment, then mustered her courage and said, "Why?" She thought he understood her meaning: Why her? Why save her, and now why try to rescue her? She had guessed at the answer, but she wanted to hear him say it.
He stared at her for the longest while, and then, in a low, hard voice, he said, "You know why.”
Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

Christopher Paolini
“Who is it who decides that one man should live and another should die? My life wasn't worth any more than his, but he's the one who's buried, while I get to enjoy at least a few more hours above the ground. Is it chance, random and cruel, or is there some purpose or pattern to all this, even if it lies beyond our ken?”
Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

Christopher Paolini
“On the beach, Roran stood alone, watching them go. Then he threw back his head and uttered a long, aching cry, and the night echoed with the sound of his loss.”
Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

Barbara Kingsolver
“He was my father. I own half his genes, and all of his history. Believe this: the mistakes are part of the story. I am born of a man who believed he could tell nothing but the truth, while he set down for all time the Poisonwood Bible.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible

Julia Quinn
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a married man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of an heir.”
Julia Quinn, The Duke and I

Theodore Roosevelt
“We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Christopher Paolini
“Why?' - Nasuada
'You know why' - Murtagh”
Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

Jill Lepore
“History is hereditary only in this way: we, all of us, inherit everything, and then we choose what to cherish, what to disavow, and what do do next, which is why it's worth trying to know where things come from.”
Jill Lepore

Christopher Paolini
“What a strange expression said the herbalist who would compare themselves to chopped liver in the first place? If you have to to choose an organ why not pick a gallbladder or a thymus gland instead? Much more interesting than a liver. Or what about chopped t-”
christopher paolini

Helen Oyeyemi
“I remember Mum repeatedly telling us we had good hearts and good brains. When she said that we'd say 'thanks' and it might have sounded as if we were thanking her for seeing us that way but actually we were thanking her for giving us whatever goodness was in us.”
Helen Oyeyemi, What is Not Yours is Not Yours

Amit Kalantri
“Take care of your costume and your confidence will take care of itself.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Anna Akhmatova
“Let my heiress have full rights,
Live in my house, sing songs that I composed.
Yet how slowly my strength ebbs,
How the tortured breast craves air.
The love of my friends, my enemies' rancor
And the yellow roses in my bushy garden,
And a lover's burning tenderness—all this
I bestow upon you, messenger of dawn.
Also the glory for which I was born,
For which my star, like some whirlwind, soared
And now falls. Look, its falling
Prophesies your power, love and inspiration.
Preserving my generous bequest,
You will live long and worthily.
Thus it will be. You see, I am content,
Be happy, but remember me.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Sam Harris
“What are the chances that we will one day discover that DNA has absolutely nothing to do with inheritance? They are effectively zero.”
Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

Russell D. Moore
“In the world of the Bible, one’s identity and one’s vocation are all bound up in who one’s father is. Men are called “son of” all of their lives (for instance, “the sons of Zebedee” or “Joshua, the son of Nun”). There are no guidance counselors in ancient Canaan or first-century Capernaum, helping “teenagers” decide what they want “to be” when they “grow up.” A young man watches his father, learns from him, and follows in his vocational steps. This is why “the sons of Zebedee” are right there with their father when Jesus finds them, “in their boat mending the nets” (Mark 1:19-20).

The inheritance was the engine of survival, passed from father to son, an economic pact between generations. To lose one’s inheritance was to pilfer for survival, to become someone’s slave.”
Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches

Sid Fleischman
“I remember as a child of eight being told by a young friend that I had killed Christ. That was news to me. It's a common experience for the Jewish young. Should later generations of Germans be burdened with the guilt arising from the profound inhumanity of their ancestors? Revenge may be sweet, but guilt is non-transferable. Still, hatreds survive with the persistence of cockroaches.”
Sid Fleischman, The Entertainer and the Dybbuk

Julia Quinn
“How delightful! Dunford had just come into an unexpected inheritance. She rather hoped it was something good. One of her friends had just unwillingly inherited thirty-seven cats.”
Julia Quinn, Minx

Edmund Blunden
“Devise some creed, and live it, beyond theirs,
Or I shall think you but their spendthrift heirs.”
Edmund Blunden

Nenia Campbell
“Heritage was everything: it was a golden skeleton key, gleaming with power, able to get the wielder through any number of locked doors; it was the christening of the marriage bed with virgin blood on snow-white sheets; it was the benediction of a pristine pedigree, refined through ages of selective breeding and the occasional mercy culling.

It was life, and death, and all that spanned between.

It was his birthright.”
Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

Chuck Palahniuk
“Imagine there is no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son, and the world you leave for them.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Adjustment Day

Oscar Wilde
“Kinder lieben ihre Eltern zuerst. Nach einer Weile beurteilen sie sie. Selten, wenn je, verzeihen sie ihnen.”
Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

Randy Alcorn
“Delaying giving as a strategy for future kingdom building is risky. We could hold on to assets out of fear of letting go or unwillingness to surrender control to the Lord. As long as money lies within our grasp, there's not only the danger that we'll lose the assets, but also that we'll change our minds or be seduced by the status, prestige, and recognition of controlling (or having our name attached to the distribution of) what belongs to God.”
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions and Eternity

Steve Klabnik
“Inheritance has recently fallen out of favor as a programming design solution in many programming languages because it’s often at risk of sharing more code than necessary. Subclasses shouldn’t always share all characteristics of their parent class but will do so with inheritance. This can make a program’s design less flexible. It also introduces the possibility of calling methods on subclasses that don’t make sense or that cause errors because the methods don’t apply to the subclass. In addition, some languages will only allow a subclass to inherit from one class, further restricting the flexibility of a program’s design.

For these reasons, Rust takes a different approach, using trait objects instead of inheritance.”
Steve Klabnik, The Rust Programming Language

Stewart Stafford
“The people of Earth cannot progress in isolation from each other. The family unit, community spirit, and society as a whole are fragmenting at alarming rates as we sit inert behind our devices and social media. Fear of cultural appropriation inhibits the inspiration necessary for others to create new things. We must build on the towering achievements of all those who have gone before us. Then, by pooling our resources, regardless of race, colour, creed, gender, sexuality, or physical ability, we ensure that our legacy is a rich inheritance for all those yet to be born.”
Stewart Stafford

Daniel Kahneman
“We have inherited from our ancestors a great facility to learn when to be afraid. Indeed, one experience is often sufficient to establish a long term aversion and fear.”
Daniel Kahneman

Andrena Sawyer
“Entrepreneurs should always aim to play the long game. Instant gratification cannot build a legacy.”
Andrena Sawyer

Aldous Huxley
“She wanted to laugh, but she was oppressed by a sudden realization of the mysteries and complexities of life, the terrible inscrutabilities of the future. Here was her child--but he was also Philip, he was also herself, he was also Walter, her father, her mother; and now, with that upward tilting of the chin, he had suddenly revealed himself as the deplorable Mr. Quarles. And he might be hundreds of other people too. Might be? He certainly was. He was aunts and cousins she hardly ever saw; grandfathers and great-uncles she had only known as a child and utterly forgotten; ancestors who had died long ago, back to the beginning of things. A whole population of strangers inhabited and shaped that little body, lived in that mind and controlled its wishes, dictated its thoughts and would go on dictating and controlling.”
Aldous Huxley, Point Counter Point

Joshua Becker
“May the inheritance you leave for your children be greater than material wealth.”
Joshua Becker

A.S. King
“Well, if it's as easy as catching my future from a blood relative, then I guess I'm due to be a drunk, pregnant, drop-out stripper any day now.”
A.S. King, Please Ignore Vera Dietz

Alexander McCall Smith
“That, she imagined, was because he had been given the eyes to see things, as we are given the eyes of those who have gone before us, and can see the world in the way in which they saw it.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Full Cupboard of Life

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