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shame Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about shame
  1. #1
    “My conscience told me to run, but some irrational and powerful force was resisting, like a weight pushing me toward the war. What it came down to, stupidly, was a sense of shame”
  2. #2
    “How does it become a man to behave toward this American government to-day? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.”
  3. #3
    “That was when Baba stood up. It was my turn to clamp a hand on his thigh, but Baba pried it loose, snatched his leg away. When he stood, he eclipsed the moonlight. ‘I want you to ask this man something,’ Baba said. He said it to Karim, but looked directly at the Russian officer. ‘Ask him where his shame is.’
    They spoke. ‘He says this is war. There is no shame in war.’
    ‘Tell him he’s wrong. War doesn’t negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace.‘”
  4. #4
    “I saw clearly that so long as I was still a human being and not nothingness, I was alive and so could suffer, be angry and feel shame at my actions.”
  5. #5
    “There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me.”
  6. #6
    “Shame is the emotion which gives us permission to be human. Shame tells us of our limits. Shame keeps us in our human boundaries, letting us know we can and will make mistakes, and that we need help.”
  7. #7
    “Toxic shame also wears the face of grandiosity. Grandiosity is a disorder of the will. It can appear as narcissistic self-enlargement or wormlike helplessness. Each extreme refuses to be human. Each exaggerates: one is more than human; the other is less than human.”
  8. #8
    “This deep internalized shame gives rise to distorted thinking. The distorted thinking can be reduced to the belief that I’ll be okay if I drink, eat, have sex, get more money, work harder, etc.”

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Ender's Game book
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6.3
Josephine book
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5.5
The Day War Came book
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5.5
The Wall book
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5.0
The Eleventh Trade book
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  1. #9
    “Healthy shame is the psychological foundation of humility. It is the source of spirituality.”
  2. #10
    “Neurotic shame is the root and fuel of all compulsive/addictive behaviors.”
  3. #11
    “What our healthy feeling of shame does is let us know that we are limited. It tells us that to be human is to be limited.”
  4. #12
    “Power is a cover-up for shame. Power is frequently hierarchical. Dad can yell at anyone. Mom can yell at anyone but Dad. The oldest can yell at anyone but Mom and Dad, etc. The youngest tortures the cat.”
  5. #13
    “Children have an amazing ability to perceive this need in the parent(s). A child seems to know it unconsciously. By taking on the role of supplying his shame-based parents narcissistic gratification, the child secures love and a sense of being needed and not abandoned.”
  6. #14
    “Dysfunctional families are frozen in a trancelike state. The shame-core keeps the system frozen. Everyone is in
    hiding. The roles cover up each person’s true and authentic self. ”
  7. #15
    “A warrior will sooner die than live a life of shame.”
    author
    Anonymous
    book
    Beowulf
    concepts
    deathShame
  8. #16
    “I am going to keep on defying you. I am going to shame you with my defiance. You remind me that I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of Faerie. Well, let me remind you that means you have much to lose and I have nothing. You may win in the end, you may ensorcell me and hurt me and humiliate me, but I will make sure you lose everything I can take from you on the way down. I promise you this is the least of what I can do.”
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