Responsibilities Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“Rules and responsibilities: these are the ties that bind us. We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves. I will do what I have to do. And I will do what I must.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Book of Dreams

G.K. Chesterton
“Most modern freedom is at root fear. It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities.”
G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

Erik Pevernagie
“Understanding” may become “misunderstanding”, if no commitment or no responsibilities are assumed, no specific objectives set, no definite expectations met and common values and interests no longer shared. Mutual understanding may then, against all odds, end up in heartache, confusion and bewilderment. ("Mutual understanding" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Nick Harkaway
“A desire for privacy does not imply shameful secrets; Moglen argues, again and again, that without anonymity in discourse, free speech is impossible, and hence also democracy. The right to speak the truth to power does not shield the speaker from the consequences of doing so; only comparable power or anonymity can do that.”
Nick Harkaway, The Blind Giant

Simone Weil
“The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former. A right is not effectual by itself, but only in relation to the obligation to which it corresponds, the effective exercise of a right springing not from the individual who possesses it, but from other men who consider themselves as being under a certain obligation towards him. Recognition of an obligation makes it effectual. An obligation which goes unrecognized by anybody loses none of the full force of its existence. A right which goes unrecognized by anybody is not worth very much.

It makes nonsense to say that men have, on the one hand, rights, and on the other hand, obligations. Such words only express differences in point of view. The actual relationship between the two is as between object and subject. A man, considered in isolation, only has duties, amongst which are certain duties towards himself. A man left alone in the universe would have no rights whatever, but he would have obligations.”
Simone Weil, The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties towards Mankind

Haruki Murakami
“It's all a question of imagination. Our responsibility begins with the power to imagine.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Sijin BT
“Responsibility without authority is slavery.”
Sijin Bt

Gina Barreca
“Ever look at a sink full of dishes and think, “Why don’t I just bury these in the backyard?”
Gina Barreca

Carlos Wallace
“When someone drops their responsibility it's not your job to pick it up.”
Carlos Wallace

Ada Calhoun
“We bear financial responsibilities that men had in the old days while still saddled with traditional caregiving duties. We generally incur this double whammy precisely while hitting peak stress in both our careers and child-raising--in our forties, at an age when most of our mothers and grandmothers were already empty nesters.”
Ada Calhoun, Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

Brennan Lee Mulligan
“Perhaps the answer lies in spurning our gifts altogether, and focusing not on our capabilities, but on our responsibilities. Perhaps it is time to stop paying attention as a species to what we are capable of doing, but instead look to what we should be doing and how we might do it better.”
Brennan Lee Mulligan, Strong Female Protagonist: Book Two

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Born as I was the citizen of a free state and a member of its sovereign body, the very right to vote imposes on me the duty to instruct myself in public affairs, however little influence my voice may have in them.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

T.L. Price
“When desire and responsibilities collide, love is judged by those who undervalue your needs and those who know you need protection from what you crave.”
T.L. Price, Realm of the Exiled

“Are you here to kill me quickly with violence? Or slowly with responsibility?”
Josh Henderson

Gift Gugu Mona
“It is the right of a woman to handle her responsibilities with dignity and pride.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Avijeet Das
“When you take up responsibility, you have to sacrifice the normal life that others enjoy. You let go of the joys, and pleasures of life. You have an ideal to live up to. You were chosen to be a Hero.”
Avijeet Das

Kate Murray-Browne
“If something’s not the path for you, you have to leave. If you feel like you’re turning into the kind of person you don’t want to be. And you know, it only gets harder as you get older, have more responsibilities.”
Kate Murray-Browne, The Upstairs Room

Bohdi Sanders
“You are not responsible for how other people act. You are responsible for your actions and for living up to the standards that you have set for yourself.”
Bohdi Sanders, Modern Bushido: Living a Life of Excellence

Naomi Novik
“Here I had no idea what I was even meant to do, and if I didn't like it, still, I wanted to neglect my duties deliberately, and not just because I was a stupid girl who didn't know what they were.”
Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver

“Commitment and responsibility are key elements of leadership. Anybody who wants to lead is, in fact, saying, 'I want to take on more responsibility.”
Sebastien Richard, Lead Like a Superhero: What Pop Culture Icons Can Teach Us About Impactful Leadership

Taylor Jenkins Reid
“Then you clean it up! I’m sick of cleaning it and having you come in and mess it up again,’ Hud would say. ‘I’m not your maid.’
‘You are, though,’ Jay would say. ‘Just like I’m the fluff and fold around here.’
Jay was in charge of the laundry. He handled his sisters’ underwear and bathing suits with chopsticks, unwilling to touch them whether they were clean or dirty. But Jay quickly became a wiz at stain removal, each mark a puzzle to solve. He threw himself into searching the right combination of liquids that would unlock the dirt from Kit’s soccer shorts. He found the golden ticket by asking an older woman in the laundry aisle what she did to get out grass stains. Turned out it was Fels-Naptha. Worked like a charm.
‘Look at this, motherfucker!’ Jay called out to the rest of the house one day from the garage. ‘Good as fucking new!’
Kit peeked her head in to see her white shorts bright as the sun, unblemished.
‘Wow,’ she said. ‘Maybe you can open Riva’s Laundry.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, Malibu Rising

Aavesh Jilani
“A man runs away,
from places,
from people,
from responsibilities ,
and sometimes from his self.”
Aavesh Jilani

“Risks and responsibilities help us grow in life.”
Isaac A. Yowetu

“Responsibilities makes you mature!”
Sonal Takalkar

“You need to give worthy responsibilities, freedom & credits to make the things simple & valuable.”
Sonal Takalkar

Tetsu Kariya
“These rice balls represent the responsibilities we have for the future."
"The responsibilities we have for the future?!"
"Let's start off with the stewed hard clams. In the past, they could be found anywhere. But nowadays, most of the hard clams are being imported because they can no longer be caught due to land reclamation and pollution. Hard clams from the sea nearby have now become a rarity.
Stewed hard clams are an important cultural asset that has been passed down to us since the Edo Period. But at this rate, the hard clams will be lost, and the stewed hard clams will disappear from the menu of the future.
The same with matsutake. The production of matsutake is going down every year because the mountains are not looked after with care. People hardly go to the mountains to take care of them because of the decrease in population in the mountainous regions, as well as the decrease of people who use wood as fuel. At this rate, domestic matsutake will also disappear from our tables.
And then there's the katsuobushi. How many households have their own katsuobushi shaver these days? MSG and ready-made easy seasonings have become the mainstream of cooking. The most basic Japanese tradition of using katsuobushi and konbu to make dashi is starting to disappear. Even when you use katsuobushi, you use something that has already been shaved and packed."
"He's right. Young people who have experienced shaving a katsuobushi are a minority nowadays."
"In the old days, shaving the katsuobushi was the children's job."
"The current Japanese culinary culture is one of the richest in the world. But at the same time, we are continuing to lose something we are not meant to lose. And that is not right . It is our responsibility to pass on the important cultural elements from our ancestors down to the future.”
Tetsu Kariya, The Joy of Rice

“Poverty has a special way of making a responsible person look irresponsible, a free man a prisoner and a slave.”
Njau Kihia

Avijeet Das
“I don't respect many people. But I respect you. The ones who stay true to their families, commitments, and responsibilities."
- Avijeet "Musafir"

Today I landed in Kathmandu, because I have my responsibilities. and commmitments.”
Avijeet Das

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