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irresponsibility Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about irresponsibility
  1. #1
    “What we say and what we do ultimately comes back to us so let us own our responsibility, place it in our hands, and carry it with dignity and strength.”
  2. #2
    “‘Where are you?’ asked Taya when I finally got a hold of her.
    ‘I got arrested.’
    ‘All right,’ she snapped. ‘Whatever.’
    I can’t say I blamed her for being mad. It wasn’t the most responsible thing I’ve ever done. Coming when it did, it was just one more irritant in a time filled with them—our relationship was rapidly going downhill.”
  3. #3
    “If you knew the trouble we’ve had because Howl will keep falling in love like this! We’ve had lawsuits, and suitors with swords, and mothers with rolling pins, and fathers and uncles with cudgels. And aunts. Aunts are terrible. They go for you with hat pins. But the worst is when the girl herself finds out where Howl lives and turns up at the door, crying and miserable. Howl goes out through the back door and Calcifer and I have to deal with them all.”
  4. #4
    “A mass movement attracts and holds a following not because it can satisfy the desire for self-advancement, but because it can satisfy the passion for self-renunciation.”
  5. #5
    “We join a mass movement to escape individual responsibility, or, in the words of the ardent young Nazi, “to be free from freedom.”
  6. #6
    “If I was going to act irresponsibly, the least I could do was be responsible for it.”
  7. #7
    “There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. And that, I think, was the handle - that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil.”
  8. #8
    “There was madness in any direction, at any hour.”
  9. #9
    “To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster.”
  10. #10
    “But many, so many, seek to avoid the pain of their problems by saying to themselves: ‘This problem was caused me by other people, or by social circumstances beyond my control, and therefore it is up to other people or society to solve this problem for me. It is not really my personal problem.’ The extent to which people will go psychologically to avoid assuming responsibility for personal problems, while always sad, is sometimes almost ludicrous.”
  11. #11
    “Exactly what I’m trying to do here with you now: to make you responsible young men and young ladies. But you, you prefer to play with bugs. You refuse to study your arithmetic, and you prefer writing slanted sentences instead of straight ones. Does that make any sense?”

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