Settling Quotes

Quotes tagged as "settling" (showing 1-30 of 87)
Mandy Hale
“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Deb Caletti
“This is what I know. Don't settle for 40, 50, or even 80 percent. A relationship-it shouldn't be too small or too tight or even a little scratchy. It shouldn't take up space in your closet out of guilty conscience or convenience or a moment of desire. Do you hear me? It shold be perfect for you. It should be lasting. Wait. wait for 100 percent.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Mandy Hale
“Single |sin•gle| (adjective) - Too fabulous to settle.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Rob Liano
“If you don't know what you want, you'll never find it.
If you don't know what you deserve, you'll always settle for less.
You will wander aimlessly, uncomfortably numb in your comfort zone, wondering how life has ended up here.

Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine!”
Rob Liano

Thomas Merton
“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”
Thomas Merton

Cormac McCarthy
“Best way to live in California is to be from somewheres else.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Charles Baxter
“What's agitating about solitude is the inner voice telling you that you should be mated to somebody, that solitude is a mistake. The inner voice doesn't care about who you find. It just keeps pestering you, tormenting you--if you happen to be me--with homecoming queens first, then girls next door, and finally anybody who might be pleased to see you now and then at the dinner table and in bed on occasion. You look up from reading the newspaper and realize that no one loves you, and no one burns for you.”
Charles Baxter, El festín del amor

Roland Merullo
“I felt I was drawing close to that age, that place in life, where you realize one day what you'd told yourself was a Zen detachment turns out to be naked fear. You'd had one serious love relationship in your life and it had ended in tragedy, and the tragedy had broken something inside you. But instead of trying to repair the broken place, or at least really stop and look at it, you skated and joked. You had friends, you were a decent citizen. You hurt no one. And your life was somehow just about half of what it could be.”
Roland Merullo, A Little Love Story

Nicholas Sparks
“There are guys who grow up thinking they'll settle down some distant time in the future, and there are guys who are ready for marriage as soon as they meet the right person. The former bore me, mainly because they're pathetic; and the latter, quite frankly, are hard to find. But it's the serious ones I'm interested in, and it takes time to find a guy like that whom I'm equally interested in. I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”
Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

Alexandra Bracken
“Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.”
Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

Shannon L. Alder
“You may marry Miss Grey for her fifteen pounds but you will always be my Willoughby. My nightmare. My sorrow. My past. My mistake. My regret. My love.”
Shannon L. Alder

Elise Broach
“There is a difference between giving into something and accepting it.”
Elise Broach, Shakespeare's Secret

Shannon L. Alder
“Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“Women of dignity know when to stop expecting loyalty when he won't even give you honesty.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Hold onto who loves and honor you.
Not everyone will know how to.
Some souls don't even know how to love and honor themselves, let alone you.”
Lalah Delia

Matthew Quick
“Perfect doesn't exist for people like us, Bartholomew. Passable. That's what I want. Just simply passable. If I could have a passable existence, I think I'd be very grateful.”
Matthew Quick, The Good Luck of Right Now

Tana French
“Everyone knows a wife and kids tie you down. What people miss sometimes is that mates, the proper kind, they do the same just as hard. Mates mean you've settled, made your bargain: this, wherever you are together, this is as far as you're going, ever. This is your stop; this is where you get off.”
Tana French, The Secret Place

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We know enough to know that all of this is not quite right. And we know enough to know that settling for what’s not quite right is quite wrong.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Farshad Asl
“We often settle for what's available and what's available isn't always great. You are destined to achieve greatness!”
Farshad Asl

“Is it something that I want or something that I'm settling for instead. The space for what you want is already filled with what you settled for instead.”
Marla Dee

“I was so tired. I just wanted to curl up with someone, anyone, even him, and sleep until work on Monday. I wanted to feel someone’s, anyone’s, hands on me, even if it was in that way I hate, the fingers all over my face and jaw.”
Alexandra Kleeman, Intimations: Stories

Thomas Hardy
“Rural solitude, which provides ample themes for the intellect and sweet occupations innumerable for the minor sentiments, often denies a ready object for those stronger passions that enter no less than the others into the human constitution. The suspended pathos finds its remedy in settling on the first intrusive shape that happens to be reasonably well organized for the purpose, disregarding social and other minor accessories. Where the solitude is shadowed by the secret melancholies of the solitary, this natural law is still surer in operation.”
Thomas Hardy, Two on a Tower

“When we have waited a long time for what we really want, we become temped to fill the emptiness with unworthy substiutes. Don't.”
Jackie Viramontez

“You need to wake up and realize that you deserve more, and there is more waiting for you out there. Stop settling; it only tarnishes and corrodes your soul.”
Lebo Grand

Jason Medina
“He would have liked spending a little time with one of the girls himself. Instead, he had to settle for sleeping in a room with a bunch of guys. It was a total sausage fest, he thought.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Neil Gaiman
“And it came to him then, as clearly and as certainly as if he had been watching it on the big screen at the Odeon, Leicester Square: the rest of his life. He would go home tonight with the girl from Computer Services, and they would make gentle love, and tomorrow, it being Saturday, they would spend the morning in bed. And then they would get up, and together they would remove his possessions from the packing cases, and put them away. In a year, or a little less, he would marry the girl from Computer Services, and get another promotion, and they would have two children, a boy and a girl, and they would move out to the suburbs, to Harrow or Croydon or Hampstead or even as far away as distant Reading. And it would not be a bad life. He knew that, too. Sometimes there is nothing you can do.”
Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

“Honestly, the word "settling" makes my blood boil. It's an absolute insult! It introduces the degeneration of the soul and totally undermines our sensuality. It also dilutes the whole notion of what it means to be in love, in my opinion.”
Lebo Grand, Sensual Lifestyle

Rob Bell
“Whenever you create anything, you take a risk. And that includes your life. It may work out, it may not. It may be well received, it may not be. . . .
It's always a risk to take action. It might not work, it might blow up in your face, you might lose money, you might fail. No one may get it.

But that's not the only risk. There's another risk: the risk of not trying it.

How is not trying a risk? You risk settling and continuing in the same direction in the same way, wondering about other paths and possibilities, believing that this is as good as it gets while discontent gnaws away at your soul.”
Rob Bell, How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living

“The worst thing that can ever happen to a couple is not cheating, but it's reaching a plateau in your relationship's sensual growth.”
Lebo Grand

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