Survival Instinct Quotes

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Aberjhani
“Oh what a wonderful soul so bright inside you. Got power to heal the sun’s broken heart, power to restore the moon’s vision too.”
Aberjhani, Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player

Leigh Bardugo
“I let you die. To save myself, I let you die.
That is the danger in keeping company with survivors.”
Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

Criss Jami
“Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Robert A. Heinlein
“The instinct to survive is human nature itself, and every aspect of our personalities derives from it. Anything that conflicts with the survival instinct acts sooner or later to eliminate the individual and thereby fails to show up in future generations. . . . A scientifically verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual's instinct to survive--and nowhere else!--and must correctly describe the hierarchy of survival, note the motivations at each level, and resolve all conflicts.
We have such a theory now; we can solve any moral problem, on any level. Self-interest, love of family, duty to country, responsibility toward the human race . . . .
The basis of all morality is duty, a concept with the same relation to group that self-interest has to individual.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Yann Martel
“When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Criss Jami
“All men are born firstly with the instinct to protect themselves. But few grow to really love themselves, and even fewer learn to love their neighbor as themselves.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I'd rather be on the ground than under
To feel the heavy rain and the thunder.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If anyone rises to power, it's not only because he could, but also because the stars were aligned in his favor. Many with apparent means to take it failed simply because they weren't destined for the honor”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“It's all in the reflexes.”
"Jack Burton" (Kurt Russell), movie Big Trouble in Little China

Hugh Howey
“The suit came up, and Holston thought that maybe people went along with it because they couldn't believe it was happening. None of it was real enough to rebel against. The animal part of his mind wasn't made for this, to be calmly ushered to a death it was perfectly aware of.”
Hugh Howey, Wool Omnibus

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May you find the strength of will and the grace of endurance to overcome every challenge.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Karl Wiggins
“The ability to step aside from the rest of the world has given the Gypsies a lot of survival skills to match their really dark sense of humour. The Gypsies are survivors”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Lailah Gifty Akita
“In any situation, there is a sacred-solution.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A man find his own power through endurance of pain.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Viv Albertine
“But somehow, without me noticing it happening, I became someone who after every failure, rejection and mistake can pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. That life skill, the first one you need, came from my mother. So thanks to her, despite the rest of my upbringing and my awkward personality, I've survived.”
Viv Albertine, To Throw Away Unopened

C. JoyBell C.
“There is ALWAYS going to be a way out, or in, or around... you need to train your brain to know and to believe that. Because when you do, you're not going to stop until you find that way. Some people think about fate. I'm not like that. I'm not like, "this is my fate." Instead, I say, "this life is my gift and I have my tools with me and there is ALWAYS going to be a way.”
C. JoyBell C.

Viv Albertine
“[On a violent encounter with a boyfriend] Before I’ve even blinked, he’s snatched both my wrists, gripping them tightly together whilst dragging me back into the room.
[...]
I sense utter madness, blind rage and a very practiced hand, and decide with a calmness that is necessary for survival not to make a sound. Not to move a muscle. I go completely limp and acquiesce. You don’t argue with crazy. And I don’t want to give him one tiny reason to beat me to a pulp.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

Anurag Shrivastava
“It's curious that life came into existence with its most basic attribute of protecting itself.”
Anurag Shrivastava, The Web of Karma

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The best therapy is pure thoughts.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Rajesh`
“As a species, we have no affinity for doing work that is for the greater good of all in the long term. Our affinity is for doing work that is good for self. That is perhaps because of the survival instinct that helped us evolve. Empathy for others did not get us this far.”
Rajesh`, Random Cosmos

Rajesh`
“In the past, we had to venture into the wilderness to find food, braving the dangers posed by predators. We are now civilized and there are no predators out there waiting to eat us. We now venture to work every day in order to earn money for food. Stress, toxins, and unhappiness are the new predators. The survival drill still continues.”
Rajesh`, Random Cosmos

“We die once but we are killed at many instincts by others for their survival instinct”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Rajesh`
“The possibility of annihilation brings out the best in us.”
Rajesh`, Random Cosmos

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You will survive in the struggle with a song in your heart.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Endeavour to endure the pain with praise.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You can survived any difficult situation except death. In that war, no one wins! It is the fate of all flesh.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We should not only survive but strive.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Delia Owens
“Ma was isolated and alone. Under those circumstances people behave differently.
Kya made a soft groan. “Please don't talk to me about isolation. No one has to tell me how it changes a person. I have lived it. I am isolation," Kya whispered with a slight edge. "I forgive Ma for leaving. But I don't understand why she didn't come back- why she abandoned me. You probably don't remember, but after she walked away, you told me that a she-fox will sometimes leave her kits if she's starving or under some other extreme stress. The kits die- as they probably would have anyway- but the vixen lives to breed again when conditions are better, when she can raise a new litter to maturity.
"I've read a lot about this since. In nature- out yonder where the crawdads sing- these ruthless-seeming behaviors actually increase the mother's number of young over her lifetime, and thus her genes for abandoning offspring in times of stress are passed on to the next generation. And on and on. It happens in humans, too. Some behaviors that seem harsh to us now ensured the survival of early man in whatever swamp he was in at the time. Without them, we wouldn't be here. We still store those instincts in our genes, and they express themselves when certain circumstances prevail. Some parts of us will always be what we were, what we had to be to survive- way back yonder.”
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens
“Kya never had her troop of close friends, nor the connections Jodie described, for she never had her own family. She knew the years of isolation had altered her behavior until she was different from others, but it wasn't her fault she'd been alone. Most of what she knew, she'd learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would. If consequences resulted from her behaving differently then they too were functions of life's fundamental core.
Tate's devotion eventually convinced her that human love is more than the bizarre mating competitions of the marsh creatures. But life also taught her that ancient genes for survival still persist in undesirable forms among the twists and turns of man's genetic code.
For Kya it was enough to be part of this natural sequence as sure as the tides. Kya was bonded to her planet and its life in a way few people are. Rooted solid in this earth. Born of this mother.”
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you endurefpd then pain, you will be purified.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

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