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trying to survive Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about trying to survive
  1. #1
    “They certainly couldn’t throw him out. Neither did they dare to make a great scene about that piano because even they dimly sensed, as I sensed, from so many thousands of miles away, that Sonny was at that piano playing for his life.”
  2. #2
    “Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time.”
  3. #3
    “Uncle had helped him get through the desert that way, bit by bit, one step at a time. Perhaps . . . perhaps Salva could get through life at the camp in the same way.”
  4. #4
    “But how can I not go on? They would want me to survive. . . to grow up and make something of my life, . . . to honor their memories.”
  5. #5
    “Salva made up his mind. He would walk south, to Kenya. He did not know what he would find once he got there, but it seemed to be his best choice.”
  6. #6
    “Whatever food or water they found was shared equally among all of them. When the smaller boys grew too tired to walk, the older boys took turns carrying them on their backs.”
  7. #7
    “A step at as time . . . One problem at a time—just figure out this one problem.”
  1. #8
    “Losing the possibility of something is the exact same thing as losing hope and without hope nothing can survive.”
  2. #9
    “I am dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it.”
  3. #10
    “What kept body and soul together in these men was a mystery. Canvas belts were drawn tight around empty bellies. The frost was crackling merrily. Not a warm spot, nor a spark of fire anywhere.”
  4. #11
    “War is not for winning, Masha,” sighed Koschei, reading the tracks of supply lines, of pincer strategies, over her shoulder. “It is for surviving.”
  5. #12
    “A compassionate concern for others’ well-being is the source of happiness… a self-centered attitude is the source of the problem. We have to take care of ourselves without selfishly taking care of ourselves. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we cannot survive. We need to do that. We should have wise selfishness rather than foolish selfishness.”
  6. #13
    “There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.”
  7. #14
    “There is not a single untruth, no -but after ten lines Truth shrieks, she runs distraught and disheveled through her temple’s corridors; she does not know herself. ‘I can endure lies,’ she cries. ‘I cannot survive this stifling verisimilitude”