Pursuit Quotes

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Tupac Shakur
“Hate to sound sleazy,
but tease me,
I don't want it if it's that easy”
Tupac Shakur

Napoleon Hill
“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Shannon L. Alder
“To love someone with all of your heart requires reaching them where they are with the only words they can understand.”
Shannon L. Alder

Idowu Koyenikan
“Everything you want in life is a relationship away.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Terry Brooks
“It's better to die in pursuit of your dreams than to live a life without hope.”
Terry Brooks, The Phantom Menace

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Pliny the Younger
“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.”
Pliny the Younger, The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Erin Bow
“They're gone. I let them chase me. I led them like a sunbeam and vanished like a shadow.”
Erin Bow, Plain Kate

Criss Jami
“Genius - the pursuit of madness.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Vera Nazarian
“Science is an organized pursuit of triviality.

Art is a casual pursuit of significance.

Let's keep it in perspective.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Anne Giardini
“I used to float along in all of this, like a leaf on a coursing stream, but i am heavier now, less easily moved, more resolute and steadfast. I am no longer in pursuit of happiness. As I stand here at my front door, key in hand, I think it is just possible that happiness, at least for now, today, this hour, may be in pursuit of me.”
Anne Giardini, The Sad Truth About Happiness

Ian Fleming
“Bond sat for a moment frozen to his chair. Suddenly, there flashed unwanted into his mind that most sinister line in poetry: 'They reckon ill who leave me out. When me they fly, I am the wings.”
Ian Fleming, Diamonds Are Forever

John Jay
“Among the strange things of this world, nothing seems more strange than that men pursuing happiness should knowingly quit the right and take a wrong road, and frequently do what their judgments neither approve nor prefer.”
John Jay

“If you are made for flight, intended for it,
you had better find a pursuer, fast.
Otherwise, all that fleeing is going nowhere.”
Dan Chiasson

Cinda Williams Chima
“She could hear the rattle of hooves on stone evolve into a thunder of pursuit.”
Cinda Williams Chima, The Gray Wolf Throne

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Hang on! God will be thy strength in any act of your pursuit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Thomas Jefferson
“Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived, have forced me to take a part in resisting them, and to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions.”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

“They all want to be happy. They all think they should be happy. And they’re quick to trot out their most cherished document and point to where they were promised “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But you’ll find that though they all parrot that little phrase, they think none too hard about that word “pursuit”. To follow, to chase, to inquire, to hunt, to seek. To track in order to overtake and capture. This they don’t do. Instead, having been offered a promise of happiness, they progress to a feeling of entitlement for happiness, then make the leap that happiness should, therefore, be easily won, automatic. There’s too much wrong in there to even scratch at that!”
Geoffrey Wood

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“I believe our clever young man has intuited that while only the pursuit of happiness is promised to all Americans, unhappiness is guaranteed for many.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen

“Engage in no pursuit in which you cannot look up unto God, and say, 'Bless me in this, my Father!”
Legh Richmond

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The snow falls soft and unfathomable, drawing the world down to a whitened hush, forcing us (as few things do) to pause long enough to take stock of everything that we miss in our crazed pursuit to gain everything that we can.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The ultimate secret to live a full life is to keep adding small happy moments and to believe that happiness is in now”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

“Acting, like love, is a lonely pursuit.”
Wyatt Pringle

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes the thing that’s chasing me does so most effectively by leading me to believe that I’m chasing it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Hanya Yanagihara
“But these were days of self-fulfilment, where settling for something that was not quite your first choice of a life seemed weak-willed and ignoble. Somewhere, surrendering to what seemed to be your fate had changed from being dignified to being a sign of your own cowardice. There were times when the pressure to achieve happiness felt almost oppressive, as if happiness were something everybody should and could attain, and that any sort of compromise in its pursuit was somehow your fault.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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