needs Quotes

51 of the best book quotes about needs
  1. #1
    “I just can’t make myself understand that God and the angels needed my father more than I did.”
  2. #2
    “She wanted to tell them that her mother was sick. That she had to pay the bills. She wanted to explain to them about Abuelita and how she had to find a way to get some money to her so she could travel. Then maybe they’d understand why she needed her job.”
  3. #3
    “’My friend,’ said the orator to him, ‘do you believe the Pope to be Anti-Christ?’
    ‘I have not heard it,’ answered Candide; ‘but whether he be, or whether he be not, I want bread.’
    ‘Thou dost not deserve to eat,’ said the other. ‘Begone, rogue; begone, wretch; do not come near me again.’
    The orator’s wife, putting her head out of the window, and spying a man that doubted whether the Pope was Anti-Christ, poured over him a full.... Oh, heavens! to what excess does religious zeal carry the ladies.
  4. #4
    “‘Rope!’ muttered Sam. ‘I knew I’d want it, if I hadn’t got it!’”
  5. #5
    “Hello, fear. Thank you for being here. You’re my indication that I’m doing what I need to do.”
  6. #6
    “We simply need to believe in the power that’s within us, and use it.”
  7. #7
    “Mine eagle is awake, and like me honoureth the sun. With eagle-talons doth it grasp at the new light. Ye are my proper animals; I love you. But still do I lack my proper men!”
  8. #8
    “The boy needs a family around him while he rebuilds.”
  9. #9
    “Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment...‘dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love -- which is to transform us.’ ”
  10. #10
    ″‘Why did you betray us?’ Kendra accused.
    ‘One day those I serve will rule all,’ Vanessa said. ‘I do no more harm that I must. At present, our needs align. We must defeat the guardian to escape this place, and neither of us will succeed alone.‘”
  1. #11
    “When religion has said its last word, there is little that we need other than God Himself.
  2. #12
    “I’m certain some will feel threatened by this record. Some few may feel liberated. Most will simply feel that it should not exist. I needed to write it anyway.”
  3. #13
    “An adult child can’t get enough because it’s really a child’s needs that are in question.”
  4. #14
    “Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”
  5. #15
    “The need itself is not the call.”
  6. #16
    “when the need is in the mind, you cannot satisfy the need”
  7. #17
    “I have no need for the past, I thought, like a child. I did not consider that the past might have a need for me.”
  8. #18
    “Humans, who have been given the task to lovingly steer the world, instead plunder her, with no consideration other than their immediate needs. And they give little thought to their own children, who will inherit their lack of love.”
  9. #19
    “The law of attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thought life. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking. Thought rules the world.”
  10. #20
    “A Thneed’s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need.”
    Dr. Seuss
    The Lorax
  1. #21
    “The expression on his face seemed to say that what had needed to be done had been done, and done right. Beside this his expression also seemed to hold warning, a reproach to the living.”
  2. #22
    “Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”
  3. #23
    “What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.”
  4. #24
    “Absolute nonsense.
    We need more words like toothbrush.”
  5. #25
    “In the first place no one cares enough to come down here, and in the second place if anyone should come, maybe he could see all the things we need—current books for all of our subjects, not just somebody’s old throwaways, desks, paper, blackboards, erasers, maps, chalk…”
  6. #26
    “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
  7. #27
    “When we want something that bad, it’s easy to mistake what we truly need for the thing we really want. When this sort of thing happens, and it seems to happen to everyone, I’ve found it’s because what God has for us is obscured from view, just around another bend in the road.”
  8. #28
    “You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.”
  9. #29
    “It’s not when you realise that nothing can help you--religion, pride, anything--it’s when you realise that you dont need any aid.”
  10. #30
    “He needed to tell her…what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat.”
  1. #31
    Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
  2. #32
    “Confuse not the necessary expenses with thy desires.”
  3. #33
    “Provide in advance for the needs of thy growing age and the protection of thy family.”
  4. #34
    “Important things break right away . . . It doesn’t matter what the thing is, but it will break. That’s why, from the beginning, it’s better not to need anything.”
  5. #35
    “It’s not that I’m not social. I’m social enough. But the tools you guys create actually manufacture unnaturally extreme social needs. No one needs the level of contact you’re purveying. It improves nothing. It’s not nourishing. It’s like snack food . . . They scientifically determine precisely how much salt and fat they need to include to keep you eating. You’re not hungry, you don’t need the food, it does nothing for you, but you keep eating those empty calories. This is what you’re pushing.”
  6. #36
    “The charitable say in effect, ‘I seem to have more than I need and you seem to have less than you need. I would like to share my excess with you.’ Fine, if my excess is tangible, money or goods, and fine if not, for I learned that to be charitable with gestures and words can bring enormous joy and repair injured feelings.”
  7. #37
    “Parents are like God because you wanna know they’re out there, and you want them to think well of you, but you really only call when you need something.”
  8. #38
    “I don’t need very much now.”
  9. #39
    “Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus’ touch. We experience his care.”
  10. #40
    “Life doesn’t always give you what you ask for, but it always give you what you need.”

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  1. #41
    “Every Christian community must realize that not only do the weak need the strong, but also that the strong cannot exists without the weak.”
  2. #42
    “Well, right when you asked me if I had a name I thought, yeah, he’s right, I do need a name. But I wanted to pick a good one, so I read a book called ‘How to Name Your Baby’, and out of a hundred and eighty thousand names that’s the one I liked the best.”
  3. #43
    “We don’t need as much as we have. Hardly any of us need as much money as we have. It’s true what they say about the best things in life being free.”
  4. #44
    “Everybody has a heart. Sometimes you gotta work hard to find it...if there’s something you want or need to know from grown folks, you gotta step up and ask for it mannerly. Plead your case.”
  5. #45
    ″‘I think,’ concluded Anne, hitting on a very vital truth, ‘that we always love best the people who need us.‘”
  6. #46
    “We need hope as much as we need bread and...”
  7. #47
    “Ninety percent of those admitted to prison for drug offenses in many states were black or Latino, yet the mass incarceration of communities of color was explained in race-neutral terms, an adaptation to the needs and demands of the current political climate. The New Jim Crow was born.”
  8. #48
    “There’s something that God wants you to accomplish. Somebody needs your touch. Somebody needs what you have.”
  9. #49
    “What we called love down there was mostly the craving to be loved. In the main I loved you for my own sake: because I needed you…We shall have no need for one another now: we can begin to love truly.”
  10. #50
    ″‘Tell Gordon we have to talk.’ ‘Sure thing, Bats. But how’s he sposed to get in touch with--oh, yeah! Now I remember...‘”
  11. #51
    “When God creates Eve, he calls her an ezer kenegdo. ‘It is not good for the man to be alone, I shall make him [an ezer kenegdo]’ (Gen. 2:18 Alter). Hebrew scholar Robert Alter, who has spent years translating the book of Genesis, says that this phrase is ‘notoriously difficult to translate.’ The various attempts we have in English are “helper” or “companion” or the notorious “help meet.” [...]
    The word ezer is used only twenty other places in the entire Old Testament. And in every other instance the person being described is God himself, when you need him to come through for you desperately.”
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