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49 of the best book quotes about plans
  1. #1
    ″‘See these perfect rows, Miguel? They are like what my life would have been. These rows know where they are going. Straight ahead. Now my life is like the zigzag in the blanket on Mama’s bed.‘”
  2. #2
    “‘I want to get married,” she said quietly. ‘And when I do, I want my father to walk me down the aisle and I want everyone I know to be there. I want the church bursting with people.’”
  3. #3
    “There was a plan to break us out of the arena from the moment the Quell was announced. The victor tributes from 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 11 had varying degrees of knowledge about it. Plutarch Heavensbee has been, for several years, part of an undercover group aiming to overthrow the Capitol.”
  4. #4
    ″Why spend your life making only enough money to end up with not enough money? Why work out in the gym only once a week, just to get sore and never see a change in your body type? Why get merely ‘good’ at something when you know the marketplace only rewards excellence? Why work eight hours a day at a job where no one recognizes you when you could be a superstar—and perhaps even run or own the place? All these examples require energy. Only your 10X targets really pay off! ″
  5. #5
    ″Regardless of the timing, the economy, the product, or how big your venture is, the right acts done to the right degree over time will make you successful.″
  6. #6
    ″You can always change your plan, but only if you have one. I’m a big believer in to-do lists. It helps us break life into small steps. I once put “get tenure” on my to-do list. That was naïve. The most useful to-do list breaks tasks into small steps. It’s like when I encourage Logan to clean his room by picking up one thing at a time.″
  7. #7
    “...the plan will happen in spite of us, not because of us.”
  8. #8
    “Venus, anxious for her son’s affairs, New counsels tries, and new designs prepares.”
    author
    Virgil
    book
    The Aenid
    character
    Venus
    concepts
    plansanxietycounsel
  9. #9
    “You say you are aware of a plot by Belinda White?”
  1. #10
    “Dad paused, hesitating before speaking. ‘I just think that funerals are a lot like death itself. You can have your wishes, your plans, but at the end of the day, it’s out of your control.’”
  2. #11
    “Everything I ever thought has turned out different.”
  3. #12
    “But her brain was not interested in the future. Loaded with the past and hungry for more, it left her no room to imagine, let alone plan for, the next day.”
  4. #13
    “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”
  5. #14
    “But now, by saying what his future was going to be like, he had created it. A plan is a real thing, and things projected are experienced. A plan once made and visualized becomes a reality along with other realities—never to be destroyed but easily to be attacked.”
    author
    John Steinbeck
    book
    The Pearl
    character
    Kino
    concepts
    goalsplans
  6. #15
    “Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.”
  7. #16
    “It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes.
    This is broadly true. But Heaven has the best choreographers.”
  8. #17
    “Although I am nine months pregnant, although I have had plenty of time to dream, I have not really considered the specifics of this child. I have thought of this daughter only in terms of what she will be able to do for the daughter I already have…Then again, my dreams for her are no less exalted; I plan for her to save her sister’s life.”
  9. #18
    “You can’t always see God’s plan.”

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  1. #19
    “People plan, God laughs, or something like that?”
  2. #20
    ″‘It’s not about the money. It’s about what I could do with it.‘”
  3. #21
    ″‘If I win [...] I’m going to make sure everyone on this planet has enough to eat. Once we tackle world hunger, then we can figure out how to fix the environment and solve the energy crisis.‘”
  4. #22
    “Even though it was initially marketed as a new kind of massively multiplayer online game, the OASIS quickly evolved into a new way of life.”
  5. #23
    “rarely discusses his plans, he knows that whenever he talks about a dream, he uses a little bit of the energy from that dream in order to do so…A Warrior of the Light knows the power of words.”
  6. #24
    “It was wonderful to walk down the long flights of stairs knowing that I’d had good luck working. I always worked until I had something done and I always stopped when I knew what was going to happen next. That way I could be sure of going on the next day.”
  7. #25
    “Paul has created technical solutions to help the rest of us get to decency, a road map to decency that we can all follow without trying to imitate him.”
  8. #26
    “A dozen different plans went through his head, all wretched ones, and at last he fixed on the worst plan of all. He decided to wait till it was dark and then go back to the river and ... set out for Mount Pire alone, trusting for his direction to the line he had drawn that morning in the sand. It was a crazy idea and if he had read as many books as you have about journeys over deserts he would never have dreamed of it. But Shasta had read no books at all.”
  9. #27
    “Don’t think a play ahead, or two or three. Think about this play, this step. Get it right one step at a time, and you’ll score.”
  1. #28
    “When a star running back or wide receiver is injured, the coaches worry about their game plans. When a star quarterback gets hurt, the coaches worry about their jobs.”
  2. #29
    “My life had been building potential, potential that would now go unrealized. I had planned to do so much, and I had come so close. I’ve spent almost a third of my life preparing for it. I had mapped out this whole forty-year career for myself—the first twenty as a surgeon-scientist, the last twenty as a writer. But now that I am likely well into my last twenty years, I don’t know which career I should be pursuing. If I had some sense of how much time I have left, it’d be easier. If I had two years, I’d write. If I had ten, I’d get back to surgery and science. If only I knew how many months or years I had left. Tell me three months, I’d spend time with family. Tell me one year, I’d write a book. Give me ten years, I’d get back to treating diseases. The truth that you live one day at a time didn’t help: What was I supposed to do with that day?”
  3. #30
    “I sat, staring at a photo of Lucy and me from medical school, dancing and laughing; it was so sad, those two, planning a life together, unaware, never suspecting their own fragility.”
  4. #31
    “Quality is the best business plan.”
  5. #32
    “He made plans to keep himself sane, built castles of hope in the dark.”
  6. #33
    Tom told me what his plan was, and I see in a minute it was worth fifteen of mine for style, and would make Jim just as free a man as mine would, and maybe get us all killed besides. So I was satisfied, and said we would waltz in on it.
  7. #34
    ″‘Very well!’ said Bilbo very downcast, and also rather annoyed. ‘Come along back to your nice cells, and I will lock you all in again, and you can sit there comfortably and think of a better plan-but I don’t suppose I shall ever get hold of the keys again, even if I feel inclined to try.‘”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concepts
    plansAnnoyed
  8. #35
    “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
  9. #36
    “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled—but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity.”

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  1. #37
    “The best ideas are always the simplest.”
  2. #38
    “It appears that a college education has been given an artificially high price tag in order to leave students with little money left over for the basic requirements of living. Burdened by poverty, students are induced to drink cheap beer and eat past--in short, they are forced to act like Pirates and Pastafarians--and we can only conclude that this is some part of His greater plan to spread FSMism.”
  3. #39
    ″‘All right,’ said the Ordinary Princess. ‘I’m listening.’
    ‘Well, first of all,’ said the King, ‘will you marry me?’
    ‘Perry!’ gasped the Ordinary Princess.
    ‘Yes or no,’ demanded Peregrine.
    ...
    ‘Yes,’ said the Ordinary Princess promptly.
    ‘Darling kitchen maid!’ said Peregrine, catching her into his arms and kissing her. ‘I knew you wouldn’t desert me. Then that’s all right. And now to business. You can’t go on being a kitchen maid, and anyway, you’ve been fired. So you can’t go on staying here.‘”
  4. #40
    “It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”
  5. #41
    “Sirs, if you mean to take only one of us, it should be Frankie. He’s one of the youngest here. Mrs Pennyweather plans to put me out to hire soon. I’m not old enough, but I guess I’m big enough. It’s why she’s not too keen on me leaving. But if I’m out working for months at a time. I won’t be able to look out for Frankie. And he’s still little.”
  6. #42
    “I would like to make fun plans with you, but then just do ordinary things; or plan ordinary things but find we have stepped through a wardrobe into a world of ordinary magic.”
  7. #43
    “She remembered walking back from there last month, half-drunk with a gaggle of half-friends from her dorm, and when one of them asked her (only half-giving a shit) where she’d planned to go for Christmas break, Darby had answered bluntly: that it would require an act of God Himself to make her come back home to Utah. And apparently He’d been listening, because He’d blessed Darby’s mother with late-stage pancreatic cancer.”
  8. #44
    ″‘But, see, I had a plan, too.’ He kept approaching. ‘And it turns out, your plan was only a part of my plan.‘”
  9. #45
    “Dear Die-ary, there’s nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost, so long as that feeling precedes some plan on your part to actually do something about it. Too often a person grows complacent with their disillusionment, perpetually wearing their ‘discomfort’ like a favorite shirt. I can’t say I’m very pleased with where my life is just now... but I can’t help but look forward to where it’s going.”
  10. #46
    “On a scale from one to ‘invade Russia in winter,’ how stupid is this plan?”
  11. #47
    “But by the end of it I had a plan. And like all good plans, it required a crazy Ukrainian guy.”
  12. #48
    “So, Ariadne was the babe with the ball of twine and the plan.”
  13. #49
    “How you respond to the enemy of your soul determines whether his plan for your life or God’s plan for your life is realized.”
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