Wake Up Call Quotes

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G.I. Gurdjieff
“You are in prison. If you wish to get out of prison, the first thing you must do is realize that you are in prison. If you think you are free, you can't escape.”
G.I. Gurdjieff

“Sharpen your Claws against wrong doing, against human suffering. Have Ears like Owls, HEAR what your child isn't telling you. Have Eyes like a Hawk, so that you might SEE all that passes before you. Be Brave like a Bear and have the Courage of a Mother Lion to SAVE our young.”
Theresa L. Flores, The Sacred Bath: An American Teen's Story of Modern Day Slavery

Shannon L. Alder
“Doing evil to another person doesn't prove your love and loyalty to another person; it proves your significant other wants you to walk away from the light because they are lonely living in the dark.”
Shannon L. Alder

Abhijit Naskar
“The black, the white, the brown, the red, the yellow, the hetero, the homo, the trans, the poor, the rich, the literate, the illiterate, the weak, the strong – all are my sisters and brothers. My life is their life. And till the last breath in my body, I shall be serving you all with all the power in my veins. And beyond death, my ideas shall be serving you for eternity.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Am The Thread: My Mission

Dawn Lanuza
“You are the dream
But I’ve had wake up calls”
Dawn Lanuza, The Last Time I'll Write About You

Sam Crescent
“Someone was shaking her to wake up. Charlotte swatted at the hand in the hope the owner would leave her alone.
“Come on, baby, rise and shine. Time to get ready.”
She moaned and turned away, grunting for whoever it was to leave her alone.
“I need to sleep,” she called.
“Shall I strip naked and join you in bed?”
Charlotte jerked upright. Micah stood with his hands by his side and an arrogant smile on his face. “Is the invitation still open?”
“It was never open,” she replied.”
Sam Crescent, Bound to Be Mated

L.M. Fields
“Tears rolled down my face. When did this happen? Then I realized, they didn't changed, I changed. It happened when I lifted the veil clouding my mind and saw the truth surrounding me.”
L.M. Fields

Karldon Okruta
“Without desire, one is a walking cadaver.”
Karldon Okruta, Kaz

Abhijit Naskar
“Character is what the world needs - character that will empower the mind with such an unimaginable strength that one would meet death face to face and say “some other time, pal!”
Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

Thomas Carlyle
“Fool! The Ideal is in thyself, the impediment too is in thyself: thy Condition is but the stuff thou art to shape that same Ideal out of: what matters whether such stuff be of this sort or that, so the Form thou give it be heroic, be poetic? O thou that pinest in the imprisonment of the Actual, and criest bitterly to the gods for a kingdom wherein to rule and create, know this of a truth: the thing thou seekest is already with thee, ‘here or nowhere,’ couldst thou only see!”
Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus

Graeme Simsion
“Exactly,’ I said. ‘You think people see you as a Casanova. You know what? I don’t care what other people think of you, but, if you want to know, they think you’re a jerk. And they’re right, Gene. You’re fifty-six years old with a wife and two kids, though for how much longer I don’t know. Time you grew up. I’m telling you that as a friend.”
Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

Darice Cairns
“The more special you think you are, the more of an idiot you are and the more complicated your life will be. And that is all I have to say about that.”
Darice Cairns, The Art of Finding Truth: One Man's Journey Through Love, Life, Grief and Joy

Rob Liano
“An abundance of money, alcohol, or power doesn't change you, it simply reveals who you truly are.”
Rob Liano

“There are so many people who though can fight life and win greatly, yet they have imprisoned their own true strength and they just beg at the feet of defeat and miserable life, knowingly or unknowingly, at the expense of their true purpose! Awake whilst you have life and do something noble with all our might now!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why if all politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don’t have Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don’t write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don’t set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don’t control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices — 545 human beings out of 235 million — are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excused the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered by private central bank.

I exclude all of the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.

No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislators’ responsibility to determine how he votes.

Don’t you see the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O’Neill, who stood up and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits.

The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes.

Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses — provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.”
Charley Reese

There's the apple's crisp texture and mildly sweet flavor. The onions, which have been simmered to a smooth softness...
... and the crunchy, salty bacon on top, cooked to crispy perfection. But the apples really holds the spotlight. Its mild sweetness spreading throughout the risotto.
It's gentle caress...
... gradually wakes you from your slumber.
Like the soft kiss...
... of a prince!

Yuto Tsukuda, 食戟のソーマ 6 [Shokugeki no Souma 6]

“a lot of people have seen the futility of their lives, constantly ripped off by the banks, employed by the slaver corporations, lied to by politicians, manipulated by social media, spied on by everyone else...”

Jandy Nelson
“There should be a horn or gong or something to wake God. Because I'd like o to have a word with him. Three words actually: WHAT THE F*CK?!”
Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

Sterry Ks
“Wake up your Lord, Wake up your faith, Wake up your prayer life, And put your social media to sleep. Walk with your Lord Jesus Christ.”
Sterry Ks, HOPE

Chandra Blumberg
“I’m sorry.” The words didn’t touch his sorrow for her. On impulse, he clasped her hand, and she didn’t pull away. He should’ve recognized the smoke screens she put up, the first line of defense of the wounded and scarred.
“Don’t be,” she said. “I only told you because I’m sick of your condemnation. But I don't want your pity either.”
He swept his thumb along the side of her palm. “It’s not pity.”
“Then what is it?”
Understanding. A barrier between them slipping away. “A wake-up call,” he said, really seeing her for the first time.”
Chandra Blumberg, Stirring Up Love

Abhijit Naskar
“I – the eternal idea of oneness, have said this before – and now in the century 21st, say once again - Awake, my friend! Arise, my friend! Start walking my friend! And do not stop until you bring the change you wish to see in your society!”
Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

Ian    Wilson
“Nothing gets me out of bed in the morning like the sound of bagpipes.”
Ian Wilson

Abhijit Naskar
“Awake and arise from the torturous confinement of your insecurities with fiery wings and rock the world, only to settle the foundation stones of true humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Every Generation Needs Caretakers: The Gospel of Patriotism

“I think the American People are well aware at this point that both people parties are working with large financial and corporate interests to destroy them. I just don't think that they know what to do about it.”
Dylan Ratigan

“The number of deaths (from the Spanish Flu) was estimated to be at least fifty million worldwide, representing as much as 5 percent of the world's population, with about 675,000 deaths occurring in the United States. Society didn’t heed the wake-up call at the time. It is shameful that these teachings in American history have not been emphasized.”
Donna Maltz, Conscious Cures: Soulutions to 21st Century Pandemics

Liz Braswell
“Flynn was leaning against the side of the house, legs crossed, an ironic smile on his face. He must have been up for a while; he had obviously taken pains to wash his face and neck and arms (at least; that was just all Rapunzel could see) and straighten his hair so it was parted dashingly to one side. She wondered, for a moment, whose comb he had borrowed, or if he had his own stashed away somewhere like his knives.
He was stupidly, ridiculously handsome.
Even with the stupid, ridiculously fake smile on his face.
Not at all the worst thing to wake up to.”
Liz Braswell, What Once Was Mine

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