Retreat Quotes

Quotes tagged as "retreat" (showing 1-30 of 53)
Albert Camus
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."

[The Minotaur]”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Shannon L. Alder
“Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.”
Shannon L. Alder

Itohan Eghide
“There is no need searching for love, it cannot be found-it happens!”
Itohan Eghide, Master of Maxims

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jeffrey Fry
“Be bold in life. Seize the moment. There is no surrender, no retreat. There is only conquer or be conquered, victory or defeat. Anything less is to be forgotten to history.”
Jeffrey Fry

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Comfort is a stance of avoidance rather than the pursuit of excellence.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m perplexed by the fact that I’m constantly lost, maybe somewhere in my head I’ve determined that being lost serves a greater purpose than being found.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The dark might be dark, but at least we don’t have to look at ourselves when we’re standing in it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Surrendering is intentionally laying down the power I possess. And have I considered that the power I lay down is often more powerful than that which I’m laying it down in front of? Therefore, I would be wise to recognize that surrender is less the absence of power and more the presence of fear.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Eoin Colfer
“Certain battles were won by retreating.”
Eoin Colfer, The Eternity Code

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To fall is not to fail. To fail is to never fall because I never got up in the first place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Munia Khan
“The land is always there...it is you who has to return”
Munia Khan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Apathy is unconditional surrender where we are driven into hiding by unrealistic fear, and firmly held there by the misinformed belief that we are helpless to do anything other than hide. Therefore, apathy survives solely on lies and can be completely abated by truth.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“But you must decide whether you are going to pursue reality and health or to retreat into your fantasies . You have the right to retreat , but do it all the way and take up residency at the state hospital . You will be well cared for there . If you decide for reality , you will have a long fight ahead , but I can assure you that reality is worth the fight . When you make up your mind , let me know .”
Talitha Day Fair, Lily, Be Free

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Ignorance is avoiding that which stands in front of me out of the misplaced hope that it will put what I’m ignoring behind me. Instead, it’s most certain to drop it on top of me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I have learned that I must push the pause button occasionally and retreat into that private place in my soul where it is only me and God!”
Peggy Toney Horton, Stop the World and Get Off

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Comfort is not a goal that I seek, rather it is a place that I hide.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If there’s any redeeming quality that I can find in running away from something, it’s that I’m on my feet. Now all I’ve got to do is alter my direction.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m chasing the wrong thing, what I’m chasing will end up chasing me. And in the end, I’m less likely to be the one doing the catching.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Safety is not a destination that we reach for, rather it is a retreat that we escape to. And if our lives are marked by the incessant search for safety, we will live the whole of it going in reverse.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Michael  Grant
“Astrid had gone to look at the burn zone. Doing the right thing.
Kids had yelled at her. Demanded to know why she had let it happen. Demanded to know where Sam was. Deluged her with complaints and worries and crazy theories until she had retreated.
She’d hidden out after that. She’d refused to answer the door when kids knocked. She had not gone to her office. It would be the same there.
But through the day it had eaten at her. This feeling of uselessness. A feeling of uselessness made so much worse by the growing realization that she needed Sam. Not because they were up against some threat. The threat was mostly past now.
She needed Sam because no one had any respect for her. There was only one person right now who could get a crowd of anxious kids to settle down and do what needed to be done.
She had wanted to believe that she could do that. But she had tried. And they hadn’t listened.
But Sam was still nowhere to be seen. So despite everything it was still on her shoulders. The thought of it made her sick. It made her want to scream.”
Michael Grant, Lies

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sadly, in too many cases surrender is having been ‘outrun’ by fear rather than having ‘run out’ of heart.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If we seek solitary retreat, you will be more often refreshed.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Faced with the prospect of a black depression, Highsmith once again retreated into fantasy, dreaming about an affair with the actress Anne Meacham, whose picture she had seen in a magazine publicising her role in the Tennessee Williams' play, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel. After the disasters of recent years, she reckoned that the safest option was to escape into romantic imagination. She reviewed her failures over the past five years and concluded that 'the moral is: stay alone. Any idea of any close relationship should be imaginary, like any story I am writing. This way no harm is done to me or to any other person'.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What I’ve deemed as impossible is more the fiction I’ve created to avoid the failure I fear.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Our roads are most often a tawdry detour we have chosen because the press of pain or the push of greed drove us off the path.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I'm on the 'short-end of the stick', there's a really good chance that it was my shortness of vision that put me there.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Life is riotously oblivious to the concept of ‘giving up’. Rather, it’s only the forlorn muse of our frightened intellect that causes us to ‘pack it up’ when life is ‘picking it up’.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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