Running Away Quotes

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Criss Jami
“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Megan Chance
“You learned to run from what you feel, and that's why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.”
Megan Chance, The Spiritualist

C. JoyBell C.
“You can run away from yourself so often, and so much, just because the broken pieces of you cut your feet too deeply if you stay around for too long. But then what if someone were to come along and pick up those pieces for you? Then you wouldn't have to run away from yourself anymore. You could stop running. If someone sees you as something worth staying with— maybe you'll stay with yourself, too.”
C. JoyBell C.

Holly Black
“I need to stop fantasizing about running away to some other life and start figuring out the one I have.”
Holly Black, The Darkest Part of the Forest

Lucy Christopher
“You said you knew the perfect place to run to. A place that was empty of people, and buildings, and far, far away. A place covered in blood-red earth and sleeping life. A place longing to come alive again. It's a place for disappearing, you'd said, a place for getting lost... and for getting found.
I'll take you there, you'd said.
And I could say that I agreed.”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen

Patrick Ness
“Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that's how we'll know life is finally finished.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Rachel Hawkins
“But before he could either comfort me or commit further acts of violence upon my person, I spun away from him and made my drama queen moment complete by running away.”
Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall

Kami Garcia
“Don't run away.
Im not running away. Im already gone.
-Lena and Ethan”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

Criss Jami
“You get hit the hardest when trying to run or hide from a problem. Like the defense on a football field, putting all focus on evading only one defender is asking to be blindsided.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon Hale
“But when she turned her back to the lights, she saw that the night was so dark...She could not see the stars. The world felt as high as the depthless night sky and deeper than she could know. She understood, suddenly and keenly, that she was too small to run away, and she sat on the damp ground and cried.”
Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl

Jennifer E. Smith
“After all, it's one thing to run away when someone's chasing you. It's entirely another to be running all alone.”
Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Nalini Singh
“You can run,” Dorian said in a neutral tone that did nothing to lessen the intensity of his
expression, “but sooner or later, you run out of places to run to.”
Nalini Singh, Play of Passion

Glenda Millard
“Running away was easy; not knowing what to do next was the hard part.”
Glenda Millard, A Small Free Kiss in the Dark

Kimberly McCreight
“Sometimes its hard to tell how fast the current's moving until you're headed over a waterfall”
Kimberly McCreight, Reconstructing Amelia

Haruki Murakami
“Sometimes I feel as if I'm racing with my own shadow, Korogi says. But that's one thing I'll never be able to outrun. Nobody can shake off their own shadow.”
Haruki Murakami, After Dark

“I do know this. It's the things we run from that hurt us the most." –Brad Sturdevant”
Norma Johnston

Corallie Buchanan
“My dear sister, you can’t escape God, and you can’t escape your skeletons in the closet. They will always be there until you take them out from behind those dusty old moth-eaten coats. Your exterior facade of ‘everything is alright’ only works for a little while, and then the cracks begin to show. You can only hide behind yourself for so long. You can’t keep running!”
Corallie Buchanan, Watch Out! Godly Women on the Loose

Brian James
“There aren't any rules to running away from your problems. No checklist of things to cross off. No instructions. Eeny, meeny, pick a path and go. That's how my dad does it anyway because apparently there's no age limit to running away, either. He wakes up one day, packs the car with everything we own, and we hit the road. Watch all the pretty colors go by until he finds a town harmless enough to hide in. But his problems always find us. Sometimes quicker than others. Sometimes one month and sometimes six. There's no rule when it comes to that, either. Not about how long it takes for the problems to catch up with us. Just that they will—that much is a given. And then it's time to run again to a new town, a new home, and a new school for me.

But if there aren't any rules, I wonder why it feels the same every time. Feels like I leave behind a little bit of who I was in each house we've left empty. Scattering pieces of me in towns all over the place. A trail of crumbs dotting the map from everywhere we've left to everywhere we go. And they don't make any pictures when I connect dots. They are random like the stars littering the sky at night.”
Brian James, Zombie Blondes

Rolf Potts
“Work is when you confront the problems you might otherwise be tempted to run away from”
Rolf Potts, Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

Doug   Cooper
“I'm learning quickly, once you quit one thing, it gets easier and easier just to leave situations rather than deal with shit.”
Doug Cooper, Outside In

Robert Dinsdale
“Running away was not like it was in stories. People did not try and stop you. They did not give chase. The thing people didn't understand was that you had to decide what you were running away from. Most of the time it wasn't mothers or fathers or monsters or villains; most of the time you were running away from that little voice inside your head, the one telling you to stay where you are, that everything will turn out all right.”
Robert Dinsdale, The Toymakers

Stephen M. Irwin
“Laine slowly rolled out of bed. The queen size was one of the few new things in the house. But now, even the new bed felt tainted. It was an inner-spring monument to lies, a petri dish of mendacity she had shared with her faithless husband, and shared now with creeping dreams that flew from the light but left harsh scratches and diseased black feathers. Laine promised herself that, as soon as, she could, she would rid herself of this house, this bed, her clothes, her jewelry - everything but the flesh she lived in. She would scrub herself clean and flee to start a new life whose first and only commandment would be: Never let thyself be lied to again.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Doug   Cooper
“Questions from earlier circle like buzzards. Am I running away or moving forward?”
Doug Cooper, Outside In

Ally Carter
“So are you going to tell me what happened last night?"
"You were there. You saw what happened."
"No. Last night...that wasn't you."
"The last time you saw me I was jumping off the wall, Megan."
Megan's gaze burns into me. She isn't backing down. "You were always a daredevil, but you never had a death wish. The girl I knew was always running towards something. Last night...you were running away.”
Ally Carter, All Fall Down

Colleen Hoover
“Every time the song looped, all I heard was the part about the lies - and how they weigh you down. Tonight, as I drive toward Detroit in my Jeep, I know what those words really mean. It's not just the lies they're referring to. It's life. You can't run to another town, another place, another state. Whatever it is you're running from - it goes with you. It stays with you until you find out how to confront it.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Lev Grossman
“As a teenager in Brooklyn Quentin had often imagined himself engaged in martial heroics, but after this he knew, as a cold immutable fact, that he would do anything necessary, sacrificing whatever or whomever he had to, to avoid risking exposure to physical violence. Shame never came into it. He embraced his new identity as a coward. He would run in the other direction. He would lie down and cry and put his arms over his head or play dead. It didn't matter what he had to do, he would do it and be glad.”
Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Sarah Micklem
“But that was all bravado. Already - how had it come about so quickly - desire had begotten need. A few whispered words (perhaps he didn't mean them) and I was ready to follow. It was worse to think of staying behind, to grind one day upon another. Nothing to hold me here. None to regret my leaving, save Az.”
Sarah Micklem, Firethorn

Linda Gerber
“He used you, yeah. But what if you hadn't come? My family would have run again, but we would never have been free. We would never stop hunting us."
"I know." I thought of my frustration in Paris and I couldn't even imagine how sick of running Seth must be.
"That's why I had to come."
His eyebrow cocked upward. "And here I thought you came to see me.”
Linda Gerber, Death by Bikini

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