Walking Away Quotes

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Vironika Tugaleva
“To love everyone unconditionally does not mean to give everyone your unconditional time. Sometimes, to love completely, we must never see someone again. This, too, is love. This is giving someone the freedom to exist and be happy, even if it must be without you.”
Vironika Tugaleva

James Frey
“Gauguin was a stockbroker in Paris, married, had five kids. One day he came home from work and told his wife he was leaving, that he was through supporting the family, that he had had enough. Just like that he fucking took off. He said he had always felt that he was a painter, so he moved to a rat-infested shithole and started painting. His wife begged him to come back, his bosses told him he was insane, he didn't care, he was following his heart. He left Paris, moved to Rouen, went from Rouen to Arles, from Arles to Tahiti. He was searching for peace, contentment, trying to fill that fucking hole he felt inside, and he believed he could fill it. He died in Tahiti, blind and crazy from syphilis, but he did it. He filled his fucking hole, made beautiful work, made beautiful, beautiful work... It takes a brave man to walk away, to care so much that he doesn't care about anything else, to be willing to obey what he feels inside, to be willing to suffer the consequences of living for himself. Every time I stand before his work it makes me cry, and I cry because I'm proud of him, and happy for him, and because I admire him.”
James Frey, My Friend Leonard

Marilyn Monroe
“A smart girl leaves before she is left”
Marylin Monroe

John Crowley
“Time, I think, is like walking backward away from something: say, from a kiss. First there is the kiss; then you step back, and the eyes fill up your vision, then the eyes are framed in the face as you step further away; the face then is part of a body, and then the body is framed in a doorway, then the doorway framed in the trees beside it. The path grows longer and the door smaller, the trees fill up your sight and the door is lost, then the path is lost in the woods and the woods lost in the hills. Yet somewhere in the center still is the kiss. That's what time is like.”
John Crowley, Engine Summer

Casey Renee Kiser
“Nothing breaks like
Pretending to be men.”
Casey Renee Kiser, Fade Out, smile

Vironika Tugaleva
“Apathy is, too often, a result of overexposure to stressful, highly emotional situations. To rekindle empathy, sometimes we need some space. It's okay to walk away so that you can feel love for someone again. Sometimes for a moment. Sometimes forever.”
Vironika Tugaleva

“Have the courage to walk away, those that value you will want you back, & those that do not won't hold you back.”
Trevor Driggers

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Walk away from every vicious act. Never look back.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Rainbow Rowell
“You don't get to choose," Lincoln said. "It's just happening.”
Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

“Never worry what others say when you walk away from all the drama. Be grateful you had the strength and courage to stay out of the conflict and be at peace with your choices.”
Elle Sommer

Robert Moor
“In walking, we acquire more of less.”
Robert Moor, On Trails: An Exploration

Trista Mateer
“You are not defined by the people you walk away from, and you are not defined by the people who walk away from you.”
Trista Mateer, Honeybee

“After all relationships had sell-by dates. Sometimes, the ones with the most passion were the ones to burn out faster. Others had a sweet and long-winding coil which burned with slow amicability. At times, it was true, people rekindled a dying ember with a new flame. But they hardly ever noticed the rekindling had come after some time of estrangement - whether physical or emotional. Because people needed newness to make a thing last indefinitely. To make it really last. And because Jan didn't like letting people go, she knew to look for the signs of love's waning. So she could tell how to ease it down slowly into its grave and keep her lovers as friends. Because she really believed people were meant to cross paths. People were meant to stay in your life. There was a reason for all encounters. And relationships had to be cosseted, no matter their shelf life. But they had to be allowed to change shape and form. It had to be given space to grow into something different.”
Adelheid Manefeldt, Consequence

“Love should make you better not bitter.”
Temitayo Olami

Khadidja Megaache
“I overcame my fear of loneliness when you showed me how lonely I can be when you’re around.”
Khadidja Megaache, Lurking Shadow

Trista Mateer
“Walking away from you feels like not taking care of myself.”
Trista Mateer, Honeybee

Christina Hart
“There are a million ways
to kill someone
that leaves them
able to walk away.”
Christina Hart, Empty Hotel Rooms Meant for Us

Mango Wodzak
“Everyone suffers, we're all caught in a vicious circle of anguish and distress, passed on from abused generation to abused generation. The only way out is to recognise the abuse, and step away from it.”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

“Every time you forgive someone for a serious wrong, they may begin to love you a little more, but you'll begin loving them a little less. On the very day when they love you the most, you may not feel anything for them at all.”
Kianu Starr

Aaron Hartzler
“Learning how to walk away uses a different set of muscles, new ones that I haven’t yet developed.”
Aaron Hartzler, What We Saw

“Some people are not to be blamed but to be walked away from!”
Somya Kedia

Rachel Hartman
“Don’t be afraid. We’re walking away from death, not toward it. Death is going back.”
Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road

Eric Overby
“I’m walking out in the rain again
Pains the same as it’s always been
Lungs full of smoke from my cigarette
And my heart breaks with every step,
But only a little bit
Walking away from myself, not getting far
Wondering if it’s you I see in each passing car”
Eric Overby, February Rain: Lyrics of a Lonely Traveler

“Sometimes you’ve got to walk away from something’s to walk into better things.”
Temi O'Sola

Author Jyoti Patel
girls like her give up
on their own happiness
for the welfare
of fragile men
for several years
but oh,
the day they choose
to leave such evil souls behind
and starts to walk alone,
none in this entire universe
can stop her force
- Under construction”

“As parents one of the biggest jobs we have, is teaching our children how to resolve problems effectively. We live in an era where everyone is quick to act the fool over simple issues. As we used to say when I was on the streets, ‘everybody wants to cut a movie’.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Suman Pokhrel
“I would see
one man fallen off me
shambling down the street.”
Suman Pokhrel

Author Jyoti Patel
“The saddest words
I’ve ever heard
are the words
you spoke
before walking away
- the burdens of past”

“Love should make you better not bitter.”
Temi O'Sola, Love Opens Your Eyes

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