giving up Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about giving up
  1. #1
    “Help,” he said, “is giving part of yourself to somebody who comes to accept it willingly and needs it badly.”
    “So it is,” he said, using an old homiletic transition, “that we can seldom help anybody. Either we don’t know what part to give or maybe we don’t like to give any part of ourselves. Then, more often than not, the part that is needed is not wanted. And even more often, we do not have the part that is needed.”
  2. #2
    “Of what use was it to be loved and lose one’s beauty and become Real if it all ended like this?”
  3. #3
  4. #4
    “Why am I not dead? I should be dead. It would best for everyone if I were dead.”
  5. #5
    “As a man matures he also learns that he may be giving up himself, but his major change is becoming more aware of how he can succeed in giving. Likewise, as a woman matures she also learns new strategies for giving, but her major change tends to be learning to set limits in order to receive what she wants.”
  6. #6
    For years now, I’ve wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.
  7. #7
    “It’s always too early to quit.”
  8. #8
    When I look up, I see people cashing in. I don’t see heaven or saints or angels. I see people cashing in on every decent impulse and every human tragedy.
    Joseph Heller
    Giving Up
  9. #9
    “Western parents worry a lot about their children’s self-esteem. But as a parent, one of the worst things you can do for your child’s self-esteem is to let them give up. On the flip side, there’s nothing better for building confidence than learning you can do something you thought you couldn’t.”
  10. #10
    “Surrendering is the free-falling backwards into the unknown and trusting that The Universe will catch you.”
  11. #11
    “I want a boat that will take me far away from here.”

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