Repair Quotes

Quotes tagged as "repair" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Rudyard Kipling
“We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week...
The bottom is out of the Universe.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling

Alexandra Katehakis
“The process of dissociation is an elegant mechanism built into the human psychological system as a form of escape from (sometimes literally) going crazy. The problem with checking out so thoroughly is that it can leave us feeling dead inside, with little or no ability to feel our feelings in our bodies. The process of repair demands a re-association with the body, a commitment to dive into the body and feel today what we couldn’t feel yesterday because it was too dangerous.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Lynn Johnston
“An apology is the superglue of life! It can repair just about anything!!”
Lynn Johnston

Leila Sales
“But I also felt like an eggshell that had gotten a tiny crack. You can’t repair something like that. All you can do is hope that it sticks together, hope that the crack doesn't grow until all your insides come spilling right out.”
Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be too angry beyond repairs. Anger is nothing good to be part of your tributes. Are you angry with someone? The sun is sinking, just drop it now.”
Israelmore Ayivor

A.J. Darkholme
“Trust is not a gasoline-soaked blanket that succumbs to the matches of betrayal, never able to be used for its warmth again; it’s a tapestry that wears thin in places, but can be patched over if you have the right materials, circumstances, and patience to repair it. If you don’t, you’re always the one who feels the coldest when winter comes.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Anna White
“Being broken isn't the worst thing. We can be mended and put together again. We don’t have to be ashamed of our past. We can embrace the history that gives us value, and see our cracks as beautiful.”
Anna White, Mended: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Leaps of Faith

Israelmore Ayivor
“The only way to make a spoilt machine work again is to break it down, work on its inner system and fix it again. Screw out the bolts of your life, examine and work on yourself, fix your life again and get going.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Catherine Lacey
“None of us know how to fix ourselves, at least not entirely, not well enough.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

Anthony Liccione
“We can't control on how each day will fall, but we can control how we fall into each day. Learn to make adjustments to match the circumstances.”
Anthony Liccione

Sharon Weil
“Healing is essential for lasting change. ...healing is a transformation, not just a quick fix; a change from an inhibited or impaired state to one of greater health, integration and connection. What was damaged must be soothed, repaired, restored, and given new pathways in which to grow and flourish. In order for change to be thorough, old patterns need to be dissolved, and new, more coherent and refined constructs, formed. In creating coherency in new forms, what has become fragmented or separated, injured or diseased must be made whole again, or perhaps made whole for the first time.”
Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

A.J. Darkholme
“Trust is always a risk, but when placed in the right people after a trial period where they prove themselves worthy of it, it is a reward transcendent of all the emotional mire that bogs down a person’s potential.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God is able to fix that which is broken so that what stands repaired is immeasurably greater than that which stood before it needed repair. Therefore, the most staggering brokenness conceivable is in reality the greatest opportunity imaginable.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Scott Hastie
“We too can repair our cracks with gold
And glow again.
Crazed by life,
More beautiful than ever before.”
Scott Hastie

Christina Engela
“For Commander Ripley Jones, it was becoming more and more troublesome. It had been said that nothing is infallible, Antares apparently being the proof. After hastily recalling all crew and leaving Spacedock 7 thirty hours ago, there had been nothing but problems. Breakdowns in the sensors and telemetry, system failures of a wide variety and finally – the Last Straw: a coupling seal in the stardrive engine failed. Fortunately the cut-out worked, or the whole of engineering would’ve disappeared in a flaming ball of anti-matter. Five crewmen were seriously injured as it was. Commander Smith, the Chief Entech, had the offending unit stripped down and under repair. They were currently on conversion drive - which could only propel them at sub-light speeds – and Ripley was currently in an elevator with a very pissed Captain Falconer.”
Christina Engela, Blachart

“Our REM sleep in 90-minute bursts, in a 24 hour cycle "digests" trauma that is experienced on a daily basis. In dreaming, the brain compares the trauma with early memory traces of similar experience, and files the memories of the day's events according to an affect-based associative system for further use and potential survival value. Comforting figures may appear in the dream to give care, advice, counsel, and relief, if necessary. The nightly dream process helps the dreamer receive positive resolution of his or her experience, and the dreamer moves on to the next day's activities restored, refreshed, and prepared for survival-based action.”
Marion F. Solomon, Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain

“I was shattered glass but you weren’t a repairman.”
Dominic Riccitello

Rita Stradling
“Vintage. That was what the used car sales automaton had called the little white car. Three hours later, she learned that vintage meant death trap.”
Rita Stradling, Ensnared

Sonali Dev
“The point is that things can be repaired. That they are even more beautiful for having been repaired.”
Sonali Dev, A Change of Heart

Susan C. Young
“When you care deeply about someone or something, repairs are worth your investment of time, energy, effort, heart, and resources. Whether it is to repair a broken trust or a damaged relationship, take the initiative to make it right and make it better.”
Susan C. Young

Will Advise
“To fix hearts one must know one's own.”
Will Advise

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Worn old shoes need a good cobbler to be repaired; but worn old thoughts, only a rubbish bin!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Farshad Asl
“Leaders are called upon to build not to repair.”
Farshad Asl

“New evidence (2002) indicates that reparative adult experiences enable those with attachment traumas to increase their ability to cope with stress and restore a sense of security. Healing through new relationships occurs frequently, and makes a person who has experienced trauma increase the ability to cope with stress and negative affect. Religious or 12-step experiences, therapeutic experiences, and intimate relationships all offer possibilities for repair.”
Marion F. Solomon, Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain

Alexander McCall Smith
“She believed in getting as much use as possible from everything, and thought that as long as machinery, or anything else, could be cajoled into operation, it should be kept; to do otherwise, she thought, was wasteful.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Kalahari Typing School for Men

Will Advise
“If I were offering hip replacement services I'd use Jarod Kintz as my spokesman. No one can possibly be better than him, to replace the missing spoke in your wheels.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...