Reckless Quotes

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Sun Tzu
“There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
(1) Recklessness, which leads to destruction;
(2) cowardice, which leads to capture;
(3) a hasty temper, which can be provoked by insults;
(4) a delicacy of honor which is sensitive to shame;
(5) over-solicitude for his men, which exposes him to worry and trouble.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Erik Pevernagie
“When illness and old age are no longer indulgent and strength is irrevocably seeping away, brightness fades insidiously away from the light of the day and time only betrays reckless evanescence. (“Into a new life”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Cornelia Funke
“She pressed her hand against her chest. No heart. So where did the love she felt come from?”
Cornelia Funke

Michael Bassey Johnson
“True devotion and humility is when you carelessly allow yourself to fall in love with things you consider will make you look inferior, which in essence, makes you superior.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“Many people in a rather reckless context claim to 'just tell it like it is'. In actuality, nobody really stresses what one says so much as the motive behind what one says; hence, he is merely blowing hot air and detracting from 'what is'.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Cornelia Funke
“Neither Goyl nor men lived long enough to understand that yesterday was born of tomorrow, just as tomorrow was born of yesterday.”
Cornelia Funke

Kass Morgan
“I'll say that you were so beautiful, you made me do ridiculous, reckless things.”
Kass Morgan, Homecoming

Ursula Hegi
“Marrying a woman who was reckless must have been the ultimate reckless act, requiring a lifetime of balancing to keep both of them safe”
Ursula Hegi, Floating in My Mother's Palm

Cornelia Funke
“Where did the love come from? What was it made of?”
Cornelia Funke

S.C. Stephens
“It would hurt to leave, but its what I had to do. Besides, growing pains were supposed to hurt a little.”
SC Stephens - Reckless

Tracy Wolff
“You wear reckless like French women wear lipstick. Subtle some days, read hot on other, but always, always, always essential.”
Tracy Wolff, Royal Treatment

Ari North
“Do you ever get so nervous that you pass straight through terror and come out the other side? And then you stop being scared and you start being reckless?”
Ari North, Always Human

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Yes, there are times when the world turns upside down, logic becomes subject to the muse of reckless interpretation, truth becomes the bed-child of selfish goals, and people are off on a wild course that bludgeons everyone they once loved or anyone who gets in the way of what they now purport to love.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Ripples are made by those reckless enough to jump into the ocean.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

Carmen Maria Machado
“The car is going so fast that you feel wild, you feel like you could die right now and it would be thrilling. You realize you are laughing, and he goes even faster.”
Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Any person of thought will know that we are certain to die at the hands of the reckless. However, that death will be significantly hastened if we somehow think ourselves to be less than reckless.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Stella Rhys
“There was a little frown between AJ’s eyebrows, and I knew this wasn’t the happy ending she wanted, so with a smile, I took her hand.
“It’s fine, AJ. I’m good. Just because I’m not whole doesn’t mean I’m not complete.”

She blinked up at me and squinted. “How can you be complete without being whole?”
My eyebrows pulled together as I tried to remember my mom’s phrasing of it.

“Some people aren’t meant to be whole,” I said carefully. “But they can be complete, because when you’re complete, you’re saying this is what I have, and it’s still good. You accept the parts of you that are going to stay empty. Nothing’s ever going to fill up that hole. No one’s ever going to be my little brother besides Cole, but that’s fine. Because everything else I have in my life makes me complete.” I watched her process my words with a reluctance that made me laugh. “I have you. And because of you, I have Holland.”

“And Iain.”

I laughed. “And Iain.”
Stella Rhys, Reckless

Yaa Gyasi
“It took me many years to realize that it's hard to live in this world. I don't mean the mechanics of living, because for most of us, our hearts will beat, our lungs will take in oxygen, without us doing anything at all to tell them to. For most of us, mechanically, physically, it's harder to die than it is to live. But still we try to die. We drive too fast down winding roads, we have sex with strangers without wearing protection, we drink, we use drugs. We try to squeeze a little more life out of our lives. It's natural to want to do that. But to be alive in the world, every day, as we are given more and more and more, as the nature of "what we can handle" changes and our methods for how we handle it change, too, that's something of a miracle.”
Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom

Abhijit Naskar
“Irresponsible freedom is mere derangement.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“Liberty is not a new thing, animals live in absolute liberty with no bounds whatsoever since they came to existence on this planet, yet the animal world is not civilized, you know why – because though they have liberty, they do not have the brain capacity for accountability - and that very absence of accountability makes the kingdom of absolute liberty also the kingdom of absolute cruelty. Hence, it's accountability we ought to focus on, not liberty.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Nonconformity

Nonconformity is no sign of character,
Nor is swinging on wrecking balls.
Vulgarity is the same as animal liberty,
Only accountability adorns our civilized halls.
Clothes have no bearing on civilization,
Nor does allegiance to law and order.
But habits that endorse self-absorption,
Breed nothing but degradation and disorder.
Perverted animals belong in the jungle,
Self-regulation is vital in civilized society.
If we are to take this world forward,
We must stand tall with honor and sanity.
Naked or not a human is always responsible.
Unregulated freedom sustains a world most cruel.”
Abhijit Naskar, Heart Force One: Need No Gun to Defend Society

Abhijit Naskar
“Power and recklessness are a dangerous combination.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“If used wildly all power is poison.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Cornelia Funke
“Oh, er vermisste sein gemasertes Gesicht und seine heisere Stimme. Er vermisste ihn ganz besonders unter all diesen weichhäutigen weißen Gesichtern.”
Cornelia Funke, Auf silberner Fährte

Cornelia Funke
“Der Welpe hatte einfach eine Art, sich einem ins Herz zu stehlen, selbst wenn es aus Stein war.”
Cornelia Funke, Auf silberner Fährte

Maureen Johnson
“She wore a lot of black, because it suited her and it always seemed to go together. Sometimes she felt like she was missing a chip or a gene or something that made this all matter, but it never bothered her much.”
Maureen Johnson

Abhijit Naskar
“Reckless power turns even a saint into tyrant.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Giants in Jeans Sonnet 19

Be humble to the lowly,
And gentle to weak.
Be a dinosaur to the phony,
And a stone wall to the critic.
It is a mad, mad world,
Where the naïve is up for abuse.
Be naïve and simple on the inside,
But learn when it's time to act a douche.
Some bullies only understand strength,
If needed keep your strength at hand.
A few firm roars of your conviction,
Will make the oppressors wet their pants.
But be very cautious while using your strength,
Reckless power turns even a saint into tyrant.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Lisa Kleypas
“As a parent, Lillian had always been lively and playful, prone to leaving clutter in her wake, sometimes talking too loudly in her enthusiasm, and always demonstrative in her affection. A let's-try-it-and-see-what-happens sort of mother. If Merritt had been forced to offer a criticism, it would have been that as a child, she'd sometimes been disappointed about all the rules her mother hadn't known and couldn't have cared less about.
When Merritt had asked her the proper dinnertime etiquette for when one discovered something like a bit of bone or a cherry stone in a mouthful of food, Mama had said cheerfully, "Hanged if I know. I just sneak it back to the edge of the plate."
"Should I use a fork or fingers?"
"There's not really a right way to do it, darling, just be discreet."
"Mama, there's
always a right way.
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Disguise

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