proud Quotes

47 of the best book quotes about proud
“Then he saw me and waved. Smiled. He motioned for me to wear my mortarboard, and took a picture of me with the school’s clock tower in the background. I smiled for him – in a way, this was his day more than mine. He walked to me, curled his arm around my neck, and gave my brow a single kiss. ‘I am moftakhir, Amir,’ he said. Proud. His eyes gleamed when he said that and I liked being on the receiving end of that look.”
“I can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me?”
“But inside himself he was proud of the Wart for staying out after a hawk, and prouder still to see that he had got it.”
“I watched the clips on the news . . . and realized that my brother, in fact, was the most courageous man I knew, because Selma had nothing to do with him. Well, one could argue that it did, a little bit. But he was doing it for us. All of us.”
“If they unintentionally placed obstacles in my way, I have the consolation of knowing that I overcame them all.”
They were all anxious to see this wonderful soldier who had travelled about inside a fish; but he was not at all proud.
“Trump didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. If it was print, it might as well not exist. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semiliterate. (There was some argument about this, because he could read headlines and articles about himself, or at least headlines on articles about himself, and the gossip squibs on the New York Post’s Page Six.)”
“It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”
“She went to him. ‘Atticus,’ she said. ‘I’m—’ ‘You may be sorry, but I’m proud of you.’ She looked up and saw her father beaming at her. ‘What?’ ‘I said I’m proud of you.’ ‘I don’t understand you. I don’t understand men at all and I never will.’ ‘Well, I certainly hoped a daughter of mine’d hold her ground for what she thinks is right—stand up to me first of all.‘”
“There were two things about Mama. One is she always expected the best out of me. And the other is that then no matter what I did, whatever I came home with, she acted like it was the moon I had just hung up in the sky and plugged in all the stars. Like I was that good.”
“For the first time, instead of ‘pretend’ grades that teachers would give me because they weren’t quite sure if I knew the answer or not, I get real grades recorded in the teachers’ grade book that are based on actual answers I’ve given. Printed out and everything!”
“But slowly, slowly, I felt my body rolling to the right. And then, unbelievably, plop! I was on my stomach. I was so proud of myself, I screeched.”
“But he’d been with me the whole time. He’d always been proud of me. Circumstance had pulled us apart, but he was never not my father.”
″‘Of course you can, son,’ and it’s like woah! because he never calls me that. Always Max or Maxwell or ‘that boy.‘”
“She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues.”
“Mae called her parents . . . and there were tears . . . and some very embarrassing talk about how Mae had become a real adult, how her parents were ashamed and humbled to be leaning on her, leaning so heavily on their young daughter in this way, it’s just this messed-up system we’re all stuck in, they said. But thank you, they said, we’re so proud of you.”
“To tell you the truth, I’m amazed we’ve come this far,” he said, and I agreed. We had hiked 500 miles, a million and a quarter steps, since setting off from Amicalola. We had grounds to be proud. We were real hikers now. We had shit in the woods and slept with bears. We had become, we would forever be, mountain men.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
“Once I had three daughters. Tonight I am proud to have three daughters again.”
“Everyone stared. An old lady from Beacon Hill said: ‘Isn’t it amazing!’ and the man who swept the streets said: ‘Well, now ain’t that nice!’ and when Mrs. Mallard heard them she was so proud she tipped her nose in the air and walked along with an extra swing in her waddle.”
“Alec glanced down proudly at the hard muscles in his arms. Uncle Ralph had taught him how to ride- the one thing in the world he had always wanted to do.”
“Shaving may add an air that’s somewhat brisker, For dignity, commend me to the whisker.”
“There are no cows like our Dutch cows in all the world, I believe.”
“It is ungrateful to feel like a burden. It is ungrateful to resent my own birth. I know that Twin and I are miracles.”
“Mr Potter is a proud shopkeeper with a busy shop, until one day a big superstore opens across the street.”
“There. She has shopped.That went well. Now she just has to go back the same way. The bag is rather big to carry. It is also rather heavy. A big, heavy bag -now everyone call really see that she has been shopping. What an incredibly heavy bag! And so big! Why did she have to buy such a heavy bag? Silly Grandma.”
“But all of us must have something to be proud of, and Doodle had become mine. I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death.”
“Mother and Father both say we should be proud of achievement. They say it’s an inbred fault of the English to underestimate themselves. Their favourite sin is ‘pride that apes humility.‘”
“Awed, unique, and proud were three words that she had written on page seven of her green notebook. She kept lists of her favorite words, she kept important private information; and she kept things that she though might be the beginnings of poems, in her green notebook. No one had ever looked inside the green notebook except Anastasia.”
“The mer-king had been a widower for many years; his mother kept house for him. She was a very intelligent woman but a little too proud of her rank: she wore twelve oysters on her tail; the nobility were only allowed six.”
“Kestrel watched, proud and full of wonder. Even though she was Bowman’s twin and sometimes felt as close to him as if they shared the same body, she didn’t understand this trick he had of going into people’s feelings. But she loved him for it.”
“Now Thomas is as happy as can be. He has a branch line all to himself, and puffs proudly backward and forward with two coaches all day. He is never lonely because there is always some engine to talk to at the junction.”
“No one will ever fully be able to understand the internal battles you had to endure just to heal, just to grow, just to make it here today. Be proud of the way you fought to save yourself. Be proud of the way you survived.”
“The boy felt warm and proud inside when he saw his father’s great hand take hold of the handle of the hot lid without using a pot rag the way his mother always did.”
“But, as I got older and started getting game, the name took on a new meaning. And even though I wasn’t into all that jazz, every time I’d score, rebound, or steal a ball, Dad would jump up smiling and screamin’, ‘That’s my boy out there.‘”
“Sir, if I were you, so help me God, I would say, ‘turn back ye proud peasants! I have reached the edge of the wood now; the rooster shall stay here. In spite of you I will eat him in faith, and not be long about it.’ ”
“Peter was by no means perturbed. On the contrary he felt flattered; proud. He realized that the bush boy had never seen anything like him before.”
“I willed the wound to heal. Somehow I knew it would. I felt proud of myself. I imagined myself like a character in a comic book, who overcame great odds and survived. Soon my head slumped forward and I fell asleep. In my dream, I flew through the air in vivid colors. I wore a cape of red … I was Superman.”
“She was very proud of them, not because they were really any better than anybody else’s ballet shoes, but because they had been given her by her mother, and she was the only one with a mother, so it seemed rather grand.”
“It was round and fat and red. It was fat and red and jolly. And it was VERY, VERY PROUD.”
“This was such a brave little horse, so gay and splendid on his four green wheels, so proud and dashing with his red saddle and blue stripes!”
″...the Dustman and his wife were proud of their numerous girls and boys, all-growing-up-fine-and-strong-one-behind-the-other-like-steps-in-a-ladder...”
“The squirrel, who wore a brown dress on weekdays and a yellow dress on Sundays, was proud.”
Looking Forward When I am grown to man’s estate I shall be very proud and great, And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
“You are to be proud of your enemy; then the success of your enemy is your success also.”
“One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”
“Everybody starts talking at once, asking her questions. Miss Saunders answers ‘em all. Some kids even go up to her face and stare and point. She lets them do it too, like she’s proud of her face or something.”

Recommended quote pages

loveAmirBabagraduationparent-child relationshiplifethe pastidentityself-worthStarr CarterperseveranceprideKing ArthurSir EctorcourageselflessShirley Fitzgeraldovercoming obstaclesperserverancefishtoysreadingknowledgeexistencebelievegossipeven skimprintingsemiliterateheadlinescalmfeelingsAtticus FinchJean Louise 'Scout' Finchbeliefsstandardsstand for somethingparental lovehigh expectationMarietta GreerAlice Jean Stamper Greerbeing happyschoolaccomplishmentsMelody Brooksgradestreated as equalstrying new thingslearning new tricksphysical impairmentsfamilyfathersfamily apartexcitementMaxwell KaneGrimsiblingsadmirationElizabeth GreenmilitaryDrake Greenadultsgrowing updependenceMaebelline HollandMr. Vinnie HollandMrs. Hollandaccomplishmenthikersmountain menMr. DursleynormaldeceptionriskdaughtersAnnemarie JohansenMr. JohansenEllen RosenLise JohansenwalkingamazementstaringMrs. MallardducklingsdesireshorsesridingAlexander RamsayUncle RalphmusclesdignitywhiskersUncle Wattleberryshavingthe bestcowsVrouw Vedderthe DutchmiraclesburdensresentmentsungratefultwinsXiomara BatistaXavier BatistaMr Pottershopkeeperbusy shopsuperstorehandsillustrationsGrandmasmart enoughable to tellgoing shoppinga lot of ladieswent wellreflectionseedlife and deathWilliam ArmstrongNarrator (The Scarlet Ibis)vineshumilityachievementsTess BagthorpeboastingwordsuniquenesspoemswrittenAnastasiaawednotebookbeginningsmermaidstailsnobilityhousesoystersintelligentmer-kingwidowersharingKestrel HathBowman Hathtalkingneverenginescoachesto be happymoving forwardlonelygoing backwardsThomas the Tank Enginelinehealinggrowthenduringto surviveto save yourselfinternal battleswarmthhotthe boy (Sounder)the boy's fathernamesbasketballJosh BellChuck "Da Man" BellfaithwoodsspiteChanticleerroostersto eata foxthe edgeflatterynewPeter (Walkabout)the bush boydreamscomicssupermansuperherogiftsmothersshoesballetbettergrandPosy FossilfatredroundThe Little Red Lighthousejollybravethe little wooden horseRosie RugglesJosiah Rugglesbig familiesclose togethersundaysdressesthe squirrel (The Squirrel, the Hare and the Little Grey Rabbit)girlsboysgrown menmeddlingmangreatenemiessuccessbraveryHarry PotterSeverus SnapeSlytherinquestionsanswersself-esteemfacestare atpoint toMaleeka MadisonMiss Saunders
View All Quotes