Making Do Quotes

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Charles Bukowski
“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.”
Charles Bukowski

Jack London
“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
Jack London

May Archer
“Ash?" He raised one eyebrow. "When we look back on this night, do you want us to remember it as the night you went hungry because you'd made do with a f*cking salad?”
May Archer, Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology

Andrew Ashling
“You’ll do,” Hemarchidas thought. “Isn’t this what we always end up with? What we truly want is unreachable, so we’ll make do with what is at hand. I know for you it’s different. I know for you it’s really me you want. You won’t regret it. I’ll love you for that, and for who you are. There is still a little part of me that wishes things could have been different. I’ll never let you know, feel, or even suspect that, though. I’ll make sure at least one of us gets what he truly wants.” He noticed Arranulf was studying his face. He gave him a reassuring smile and a light peck on the lips. “It’ll be all right, and I too will be all right.”
Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Hands - Part 2: Castling

Howard Tayler
“Two minutes worth of signal analysis told me all I needed to know. This station "talks" to the dark matter universe about what goes on inside."

"How did you cobble together a jammer so quickly?"

"I had one on me.”
Howard Tayler, The Blackness Between

Elinor Lipman
“That's how it was on Irving Circle and how I was raised: You made the best out of what was within reach, which meant friendships engineered by parents and by the happenstance of housing. I stayed with it because we both had queenly older sisters who rarely condescended to play with us, because Shelley was adopted and I was not, because Shelley had Clue and Life, and I did not”
Elinor Lipman, The Inn at Lake Devine

Kevin Crossley-Holland
“Well, we must all make do. Humans aren't born equal. Each of us must make the most of ourselves.”
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Scaylen Renvac
“You in the Milieu are lucky. You can change your form to do whatever you desire. Not all in the Dreammaker's realm are so lucky. As I am, they are locked to one form. - The Malwatch”
Scaylen Renvac

Elvira Navarro
“When I think about Fabio these days, I know he's the person who has loved me most, and just as I was, with all that flab he knew how to enjoy; with my butt like a barrel and my kitchen-table legs, and all the edginess of my personality—I suppose the medication softened those edges, though never to the point of eradication—every one of my facial expressions, my freckles, my pale complexion, and the threads of spittle in the corners of my mouth, a for-the-time-being that was more hopeless than anyone else's for-the-time-being, because I had no hope that anything better than what was happening could happen, and I didn't even want what was happening.”
Elvira Navarro, La trabajadora

J. California Cooper
“Just got to go make do with what you got give to you when you born.

Look like some people get so much more than others. Even get some money, which this huge world loves. But . . . I have seen sometime, in this world we live in, that most things balance out, equalize out, in the end. Yes, in the end. Cause some people take nothing and make a whole heap out of it. Just like some people take everything, another whole heap, and let it run down to nothing. Human, chile, human.”
J. California Cooper, The Matter Is Life