saving a life Quotes

37 of the best book quotes about saving a life
“Misery misery! Hobbits won’t kill us, nice hobbits.”
“Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage. That was to be Gansey’s greatness.”
“We’re in the business of saving lives, Matthew. With every degree that we allow ourselves to move off the mark of perfection as officers, more people die- that’s a responsibility that I take pretty seriously. ‘Cause I absolutely believe that simply taking a Marine who’s not yet up to the job and packing him off to another assignment is the same as sending a kid into the jungle with a weapon that backfires.”
“That most ingrateful boy there by your side From the rude sea’s enraged and foamy mouth Did I redeem; a wrack past hope he was. His life I gave him and did thereto add My love, without retention or restraint, All his in dedication. For his sake Did I expose myself, pure for his love, Into the danger of this adverse town;”
“I hate casualties Matthew. A Marine smothers a grenade and saves his platoon, that Marines doing his job. There are casualties. Even in victory. The fabric of this base, the foundation of the unit, the spirit of the Corps, these things are worth fighting for. And there’s no one who doesn’t know that who’s ever made the choice to put on the uniform.”
“I just think how much could have been done with twenty thousand dollars, you sound thoughtful, sensible, you know, reasonable, rational, someone you really want on your side. However, if you were to point out, But a young attending physician makes one hundred thousand dollars, not twenty, and that’s five times what it cost to try to save a boy’s life . . . Same world, same numbers, same figures, same currency.”
“Although the operators fought the battle and by all accounts saved about twenty American lives, because they were neither CIA staffers nor active military personnel they were deemed ineligible for even higher awards, awards that went to other men who played smaller roles and never fired a shot.”
“Think what their lives will buy, what their deaths will accomplish. How many of your people could be saved?”
“We were all meant to save many lives. God is always trying to save lives, and it seems like He usually uses the least likely people to do it.”
″... he saved my life in the coolest and readiest manner, and he has made a friend who never will require to be reminded of the debt he owes.”
″ ‘Speak’, she begged silently. ‘Give me a reason to stay’. For all his selfishness and cruelty, Kaz was still the boy who had saved her. She wanted to believe he was worth saving, too.”
“I didn’t save you . . . You saved me.”
“Then, Isabel, live chaste, and, brother, die. More than our brother is our chastity.”
“‘Please!’ Mahmoud cried. He sobbed with the effort of fighting off the man’s fingers and hanging onto the dinghy. ‘Please, take us with you!’ ‘No! No room!’ ‘At least take my sister!’ Mahmoud begged. ‘She’s a baby. She won’t take up any room!‘”
“You’re still alive, and so is your little sister, somewhere. I know it. You saved her. And together we’ll find her, yes? I promise. We’ll find her and bring her home.”
“But the hawk was the second most precious thing. I was sorry to lose it, and if you make me another one, I promise not to get taken captive by bandits and have to use it to save my life.”
“Alais: You saved them. You maneuvered it. Eleanor: Did I? Alais: They’re free because of you. They’ll kill him one day; you know that Eleanor: The next or the next.”
“It was time to let go. That day on the Shadow Fold, Mal had saved my life, and I had saved his. Maybe that was meant to be the end of us.”
“Commissioner--This is Batman. The governor’s life is in danger. I haven’t time to save him. It’s up to you.”
“It’s a big comfort to know that their lives will continue even after he’s gone.”
“For many years, this episode was a topic of conversation in Pont-l’Évêque. But Félicité, unaware that she had done anything heroic, took no pride in it.”
“But she’d seen it. There was no unseeing it.”
“Sometimes God puts people exactly where they need to be. Even when they don’t know it.”
“We have to see Darby Thorne again. We owe her something that can’t be written on a check.”
“Jay, I promise I will get you out of here. I will save you.”
“You will, little one. You saved her life, after all. Someday you will find her again. Someday the war will end. All wars do.”
“After that, I couldn’t do enough for Old Yeller.”
“If you need me again, just ask. After all, if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be here to ask.”
“Mrs. Frisby, it seems that you have more than repaid us for the help we gave you in moving your house. Just as your husband did once, you have saved us from a disaster: death or capture—we do not yet know which.”
“Through the charred forest, over hot ash, runs Dog, with a bird clamped in his big, gentle mouth.”
“The baby bird fell. Max flew to save it. Max flew the baby bird back to its nest.”
“ ‘I will always be grateful to you for saving my life and I want you to remember that if you ever need my help I’d be more than glad to give it!’ How he could ever possibly help Boris, Amos didn’t know, but he knew how willing he was.”
“The being who is supremely good, hath vouchsafed to stretch out a father’s hand over you. You should lift up your hearts to him, and thank him without delay for the unexpected preservation of your lives.”
“In truth, it wasn’t the man on the bridge that made the teenage boy want to be a policeman. It was the teenage girl who was standing on the same railing a week later that made him want it. The one who didn’t jump.”
“Soon I felt water around my ankles. Then it washed to my knees. It would go back and then crash against us again. Timothy was taking the full blows of the storm, sheltering me with his body. When the water receded, it would tug at us, and Timothy’s strength would fight against it. I could feel the steel in his arms as the water tried to suck us away.”
″‘I had high hopes of being Evil when I was two, but in my youth I came upon a firefly burning in a spider’s web. I saved the victim’s life.’ ‘The firefly’s?’ said the minstrel. ‘The spider’s. The blinking arsonist had set the web on fire.‘”
“He was a millionaire, but even this didn’t save him his life.”

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