lack of choices Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about lack of choices
“His mind tired--tired with nothing, tired with everything, with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.”
“For me it’s over and done with, no matter what happens.”
“But we knew we had no choice, we had to make it across the clearing because, as young boys, the risk of staying in town was greater for us than trying to escape. Young boys were immediately recruited, and the initials RUF were carved wherever it pleased the rebels, with a hot bayonet.”
″‘(A guardian ad litem is) a person trained to work with kids in the family court, who determines what’s in the child’s best interests,’ Anna recites. ‘Or in other words, just another grown-up deciding what happens to me.‘”
“I looked over at Lucy. At least in my case, one of us got to make the decision. She had no choice when it came to losing the man she loved.”
“A major decision about me is being made, and no one’s bothered to ask the one person who most deserves it to speak her opinion.”
“True terror isn’t being scared; it’s not having a choice on the matter.”
“We always have choices, Tally. You’ve made yours.”
“We don’t become geisha so our lives will be satisfying. We become geisha because we have no other choice.”
“What can you do when your five senses are not enough?”
“Most of all, Hugo would do his best to remain invisible.”
“Dream big, they say. Shoot for the stars. Then they lock us away for 12 years and tell us where to sit, when to pee, and what to think. […] Then we turn 18 and even though we’ve never had an original thought, we have to make the most important decision of our lives. […] And if you don’t have the money and don’t really have the grades, a lot of the decision gets made for you.”
“I’ve been worried for a long time. I’ve just been doing what I could. I don’t really have much choice.”
“They have turned you into something other than a human being. You have no power of choice any longer. You are committed to socially acceptable acts, a little machine capable only of good. And I see that clearly--that business about the marginal conditionings. Music and the sexual act, literature and art, all must be a source now not of pleasure but of pain.”
and besides, while Count Dracula was speaking, there was that in his eyes and in his bearing which made me remember that I was a prisoner, and that if I wished it I could have no choice.”
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