Limits Quotes

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Sylvia Plath
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

C. JoyBell C.
“When I was little and running on the race track at school, I always stopped and waited for all the other kids so we could run together even though I knew (and everybody else knew) that I could run much faster than all of them! I pretended to read slowly so I could "wait" for everyone else who couldn't read as fast as I could! When my friends were short I pretended that I was short too and if my friend was sad I pretended to be unhappy. I could go on and on about all the ways I have limited myself, my whole life, by "waiting" for people. And the only thing that I've ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do. My mother used to teach me "Cinderella is a perfect example to be" but I have learned that Cinderella can go fuck herself, I'm not waiting for anybody, anymore! I'm going to run as fast as I can, fly as high as I can, I am going to soar and if you want you can come with me! But I'm not waiting for you anymore.”
C. JoyBell C.

Jodi Picoult
“words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

T.F. Hodge
“The sky is not my limit...I am.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Vera Nazarian
“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Rumi
“The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.”
Rumi

Gillian Flynn
“My dad had limitations. That's what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“Imagine, and it shall be.
There are no limits.⁠⁠⁠⁠”
Evelyn Skye, The Crown's Game

José Saramago
“Oh, I'm not just going too far, I've arrived.”
José Saramago, Seeing

Stan Brakhage
“How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of "green"?”
Stan Brakhage

Peggy Noonan
“Boundaries aren't all bad. That's why there are walls around mental institutions.”
Peggy Noonan, Patriotic Grace: What It Is and Why We Need It Now

Amit Ray
“Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Kristen Ashley
“The heart sometimes doesn’t care about limits.”
Kristen Ashley, Fire Inside

Tom Robbins
“I mean that gods do not limit men. Men limit men.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

“Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”
Roy Bennett

Vera Nazarian
“Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being circulates thoughts in an unlimited reservoir of self.

Don't limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Wendell Berry
“We had entered an era of limitlessness, or the illusion thereof, and this in itself is a sort of wonder. My grandfather lived a life of limits, both suffered and strictly observed, in a world of limits. I learned much of that world from him and others, and then I changed; I entered the world of labor-saving machines and of limitless cheap fossil fuel. It would take me years of reading, thought, and experience to learn again that in this world limits are not only inescapable but indispensable.”
Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food

Nadia Scrieva
“The heart knows the immensity it wants to achieve, but it is limited.”
Nadia Scrieva

“The number of ways to live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Those whom heaven helps we call the sons of heaven. They do not learn this by learning. They do not work it by working. They do not reason it by using reason. To let understanding stop at what cannot be understood is a high attainment. Those who cannot do it will be destroyed on the lathe of heaven. —Chuang Tse: XXIII”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

Louis L'Amour
“Personally, I do not believe the human mind has any limits but those we impose ourselves.”
Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

Roberto Bolaño
“Not only to myself or before the mirror or at the hour of my death, which I hope will be long in coming, but in the presence of my children and my wife and in the face of the peaceful life I’m building, I must acknowledge: (1) That under Stalin I wouldn’t have wasted my youth in the gulag or ended up with a bullet in the back of my head. (2) That in the McCarthy era I wouldn’t have lost my job or had to pump gas at a gas station. (3) That under Hitler, however, I would have been one of those who chose the path of exile, and that under Franco I wouldn’t have composed sonnets to the caudillo or the Holy Virgin like so many lifelong democrats. One thing is as true as the other. My bravery has its limits, certainly, but so does what I’m willing to swallow. Everything that begins as comedy ends as tragicomedy.”
Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

Vera Nazarian
“In the plains the grass grows tall, since there is no one to cut it. There is no one to water it either.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“The sky is NOT the limit. Beyond the universe is.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Guy Gavriel Kay
“I have been made to realize tonight that there are limits to what I wish to do or see done for any cause.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”
Roy Bennett

Terry Pratchett
“There's a limit to the power of a spring, no matter how tightly one winds it.'
'Oh, yes. Yes. And you hope that if you wind a spring one way, all its energies will unwind the other way. And sometimes you have to wind the spring as tight as it will go,' said Vetinari, 'and pray it doesn't break.'
His expression changed.

'Oh dear,' he said. 'He didn't thump the wall. I may have gone too far.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

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