Proud Quotes

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Robert Bly
“I am proud only of those days that pass in
undivided tenderness.”
Robert Bly, A Little Book on the Human Shadow

Ottessa Moshfegh
“I did crave attention, but I refused to humiliate myself by asking for it.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Shannon L. Alder
“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.”
Shannon L. Alder

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Meg Cabot
“In a way, I was incrediibly proud of her (not that I had any intention of letting it show while I was beating the crap out of her).”
Meg Cabot

Holly Bourne
“Being interesting isn't important. But being happy is. As well as being a person you're proud of”
Holly Bourne, The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting

Charlotte Eriksson
“Dear me, one day I'll make you proud.”
Charlotte Eriksson, You're Doing Just Fine

Ana Monnar
“Good for you and be proud of yourself because you have your priorities in order. Be proud of yourself if you are responsible, reliable, persistent, and take your job and education seriously.”
Ana Monnar, Express Yourself 101 For Your Eyes Only

Meryl Streep
“You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.”
Meryl Streep
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Vera Nazarian
“Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind -- a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of country plays a part, but it's not merely love. Neither is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingredients.

Patriotism is a commitment to what is best inside us all. And it's a recognition of that wondrous common essence in our greater surroundings -- our school, team, city, state, our immediate society -- often ultimately delineated by our ethnic roots and borders... but not always.

Indeed, these border lines are so fluid... And we do not pay allegiance as much as we resonate with a shared spirit.

We all feel an undeniable bond with the land where we were born. And yet, if we leave it for another, we grow to feel a similar bond, often of a more complex nature. Both are forms of patriotism -- the first, involuntary, by birth, the second by choice.

Neither is less worthy than the other.

But one is earned.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Melina Marchetta
“He came third in the state for woodwork,”
Francesca explains. “We actually had to be proud of him for a whole week. Tough times.”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

Mouloud Benzadi
“Most of the problems in life are because:
We misunderstand people's intentions,
We don't listen and jump to conclusions,
Then we are too proud to apologise and too stubborn to forgive.”
Mouloud Benzadi

Jeff Lindsay
“The key to a happy life is to have accomplishments to be proud of and purpose to look forward to, and at the moment I had both. How wonderful it was to be me.”
Jeff Lindsay, Dearly Devoted Dexter

C. Toni Graham
“I’m sure you've heard the adage "thoughts are things" or perhaps "believe and you will achieve". There are variations on these principles, but they drill down to the same basic concept; it's a mindset and it works.”
C. Toni Graham

“Sometimes I feel proud of myself, not because of any success I’ve achieved, but because I’m aware of all the difficulties that I have suffered or went through.

I’m an eyewitness at all the fear, weakness, frustration, failure, depression, refraction and bad luck moments that I’ve been through alone and which affected significantly but never was able to beat me for so long.

This is why I’m proud, because I’m here now stronger that yesterday, I'm still able to stand and continue on my way, still following up my dreams, still trying my best to build better future for me and my family and I will never ever give up!”
Shadi Kamal Kandil

Brandon Sanderson
“The buzzing was like the eager purr of a muscle car that had just been started, but left in neutral. That was another of Cody’s metaphors for it; I’d said the sensation felt like an unbalanced washing machine filled with a hundred epileptic chimpanzees. Pretty proud of that one.”
Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart

Jeaniene Frost
“You do that, and I take back every nasty thing I've ever said about you."
He grinned, his mood changing from serious to wicked in an instant. "Why? I'm all those things and more.”
Jeaniene Frost, Home for the Holidays

Markus Zusak
“See, I was never a guy who had a whole heap of friends to belong to. Besides Greg Fienni, I never really had friends. I kind of stayed on my own. I hated it, but I was proud of it too. Cameron Wolfe needed no one. He didn't need to be amongst a pack. Not all of us roam like that. No, all he needed was his instincts. All he needed was himself.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Anna Godbersen
“Henry closed his eyes and imagined the sweet petulant woundedness with which she had stared at him on the beach. He felt a little proud that she could love him.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

Laurence Overmire
“All of our ancestors give us the precious gift of life. Do we use it wisely? Do we use it well? Do we make a name for ourselves and for our children of which we can be proud?”
Laurence Overmire, A Revolutionary American Family: The McDonalds of Somerset County, New Jersey

Toba Beta
“The gamecock proudly stepped into the slaughterhouse.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Jasmine Warga
“I want women like Aunt Michelle to understand that it is not only women who look like them who are free, who think, and care about other women.

That it is possible for two things to look similar but be completely different.

That I cover my head like other strong, respected women have done before me, like Malala Yousafzai, like Kariman Abuljadayel, like my mama.

That I cover my head not because I am ashamed, forced, or hiding.

But because I am proud and want to [be] seen as I am.”
Jasmine Warga, Other Words for Home

Sarah J. Maas
“Are you all right?' I could still feel the clamminess of his hand upon mine as he spoke of what Amarantha had done.

He brushed a thumb down my shoulder. 'It wasn't... easy.' He amended. 'I thought I'd vomit all over the floor.'

I squeezed him a little tighter. 'I'm sorry you had to share those things- sorry you... sorry for all of it, Rhys.' I breathed in his scent, taking it deep into my lungs. Out- we had made it out. 'And I know it likely means nothing, but... I'm proud of you. That you were brave enough to tell them.'

'It doesn't mean nothing,' he said softly. 'That you feel that way about me- about today.' He kissed my temple, and warmth flickered along the bond. 'It means...' His wing curved closer around me. 'I don't have the words to tell you what it means.' But as that love, that joy and light shimmered through the bond... I understood.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin

Elise Broach
“Sometimes it bothered him, but mostly it was pretty nice to know that his parents wholeheartedly believed he could do anything, yet were still bursting with pride when he did.”
Elise Broach

Robin S. Baker
“Don’t ever be afraid to promote yourself and your work. Be proud of your creations and emit that bountiful type of energy to the world. You will ultimately get it back in different forms.”
Robin S. Baker

Sarah J. Maas
“You did well,' she said, brushing a hand down his neck.

'I pretended I was you,' he admitted. 'I think I got the I Will Slay My Enemies look down, didn't I?'

Nesta laughed, leaning her back against his chest. 'You did.”
Sarah J. Maas, A ​Court of Silver Flames

Ron Baratono
“Looking Back Dear Lord,

For every issue that I regret there’s hundreds I’m proud of. The hand full of things I wish I could change there’s a ton of things I wouldn’t. Many days, I felt pain in my heart, but thousand days I felt love. Every day of weakness was met with years of strength. Thank you Dear Jesus for always being there. Amen.”
Ron Baratono

“May my heart never become proud nor harden.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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