Other People Quotes

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“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

Criss Jami
“What is hard work? It takes strength, energy, and stress to truly care about others enough to place oneself last, but it is easy to wrap oneself up and selfishly scramble on the heads of others.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ellen DeGeneres
“It always helps to think about other people instead of ourselves.”
Ellen DeGeneres, Seriously... I'm Kidding

Italo Calvino
“Today each of you is the object of the other’s reading, one reads in the other the unwritten story.”
Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Catherynne M. Valente
“... relationships required such vigilance, such attention. You had to hold them together by force of will, and other people took up so much space, demanded so much time. It was exhausting.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest

“I drop kindness pebbles in still water everyday, and I watch the effect they have on other people’s lives.

My favorite kindness pebbles are compliments.

Drop a compliment and watch the ripple affect that it has in your life.”
JohnA Passaro, Again

Karl Wiggins
“There will be times in your life when you need to remain low key. Not everyone needs to know everything about you. Not everyone deserves to know the real you. If they want to criticise you for who they think you are, then let them make that mistake. But you’re not responsible for their thoughts.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Julian Barnes
“Когда я был моложе, я получал то, что мне было положено. Казалось, в этом и состоит жизнь. И где-то подсознательно я считал, что существует некая
система высшей справедливости. Но ее нет. Или если и есть, то не для таких, как я. И возможно не для таких, как вы. Если мы получаем лишь то, что нам причитается, то мы получаем немного, ведь так?
И все дело в том, чего ты хочешь, разве нет? Когда я был моложе, я притворялся, что хочу, или действительно думал, что хочу, множество вещей, просто потому, что этого же хотели другие. Я не утверждаю, что стал старше и мудрее - ну хорошо, лишь чуть-чуть, - но сейчас я знаю, чего хочу и не теряю времени на то, чего я не хочу.
И если вы отвечаете за себя, то не стоит переживать по поводу того, что кто-то еще чего-то хочет. Потому что это тоже отнимает много времени.”
Julian Barnes, Love, Etc.

Alain Finkielkraut
“Qu'est-ce-que faire l'amour ? c'est languir après le tout proche, comme si une fois levés tout les obstacles, , dans le contact des peaux, et l'entralacement des epidermes, l'Autre refusait encore de se laisser prendre.”
Alain Finkielkraut, La Sagesse de l'amour

Terry Pratchett
“Hell, it has been suggested, is other people.

This has always come as a bit of a surprise to working demons, who had always thought that Hell was sticking sharp things into people and pushing them into lakes of blood and so on.”
Terry Pratchett, Eric

“The deeper I go into myself the more I understand other people.”
Robert Celner

“You know you are on the right path in life when you stop judging, condemning, and criticizing other people.”
Robert Celner

Colson Whitehead
“No one really cares about other people when you get down to it—their own struggles are too close up.”
Colson Whitehead

Jeff Jarvis
“What’s insidious about the fear of what others will say is that you rarely hear them say it. You imagine what they’d say. You imagine they care that much about you. The fragility of our own egos gets the better of us”
Jeff Jarvis, Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age is Revolutionizing Life, Business, and Society

Elizabeth Bowen
“But here I do see how everyone feels."

"I wonder if I like that," said Eddie. "I suspect how people feel, and that seems to me bad enough—I wonder if the truth would be worse or better. The truth, of course I mean, about other people. I know only too well how I feel.”
Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart

Joseph Roth
“And his fondness of people matched his low opinion of them.”
Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March

Anthon St. Maarten
“You can wait for others to decide your fate, or you can master your own destiny. Just know that others seldom have very much planned for your future happiness, so the do-it-yourself approach may just be your best bet.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Brian Andreas
“Her big plan has her running the world in the end & the only thing in the way is all the billions of other people who have different plans
—Big Plans”
Brian Andreas, Theories of Everything

Amit Kalantri
“A man who asks for your time but doesn't value it, will one day ask for your money and won't return it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Virginia Woolf
“And were they happy together? Sally asked ...; for, she admitted, she knew nothing about them, only jumped to conclusions, as one does, for what can one know even of the people one lives with every day? she asked. Are we not all prisoners? She had read a wonderful play about a man who scratched on the wall of his cell, and she had felt that was true of life — one scratched on the wall.”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

“Other people are not really holding you back in life. What’s holding you back is your thought that other people are holding you back.”
Robert Celner

Lewis Carroll
“I shouldn't know you again if we did meet,' Humpty Dumpty replied in a discontented tone, giving her one of his fingers to shake; `you're so exactly like other people.”
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass And What Alice Found There

C.A.A. Savastano
“If you go so far into ideology you convince yourself that any means are acceptable to win you have become the evil you once claimed to oppose. It is the rules we dare not break, such as using illegal violence against others, that separate us from monsters. Anyone can be a tyrant.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Joey Comeau
“Sometimes in a crowded mall I realise that everyone has a whole life of their own and it's like suddenly seeing infinity ignoring itself.”
Joey Comeau

Marcel Proust
“our social personality is created by the thoughts of other people.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Marcel Proust
“Other people are, as a rule, so immaterial to us that, when we have entrusted to any one of them the power to cause so much suffering or happiness to ourselves, that person seems at once to belong to a different universe,”
Marcel Proust

Roland Topor
“Other people aren't like me in the slightest, I find. I admit though I prefer to know they are happy, just to be on the safe side. If not, they can be dangerous. I don't like seeing their blood, not at all, nor their guts, all that disgusts me. And if anyone deserves pity, it's me. The others will have to manage by themselves. They weren't any worse off before I was born, and they won't be any better off after I'm dead.”
Roland Topor, Head-to-Toe Portrait of Suzanne

Anthon St. Maarten
“Happiness, joy and personal fulfillment are blessings acquired from within. You will not find it in other people and things.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“Proving a point in life is not the goal. Only those people who care about what others think try to prove a point. Once we have broken the cycle of what others think, proving a point becomes totally irrelevant.”
Purvi Raniga

Germany Kent
“Sometimes even if you meet people where they are they will still reject you and that's okay. It takes more time for healing and self-discovery for some than it does for others. ”
Germany Kent

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