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Aaron B. Powell
We need to be fit and ready for anything that might come our way.
Abbey Wilson
You never know what will save you.
Aberjhani
What can bombs know of the illuminated fields so golden with heaven in your heart's sacred lands?
Aberjhani
Just above our terror, the stars painted this storyin perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too oftenabused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy.
Aberjhani
Love, Mercy, and Grace, sisters all, attend your wounds of silence and hope.
Abhijit Naskar
There is nothing ideal in Nature, because it was not created by some sort of ideal Almighty Being with perfect peerless craftsmanship. Nature as it is, has evolved through millions of years out of the biological drive for survival.
Adele Rose
It's tough, but if you want to survive, sometimes you have to do the seemingly impossible.
Adrienne Rich
To write as if your life depended on it; to write across the chalkboard, putting up there in public the words you have dredged; sieved up in dreams, from behind screen memories, out of silence-- words you have dreaded and needed in order to know you exist.
Alaric Hutchinson
We are evolving beyond the need for instinctual survival. No longer do we need to rely on our instincts of fight or flight, because our stresses today are not life-threatening. We have the recourse to remain at peace and in tune with the Universe. No longer do we need to be blinded by our impulsive human behaviors and reactions. We are coming to a time of transcendence in which we can choose to unplug ourselves from our predictable reactions and create a new future. Right now, our futures are easily calculable by those who understand the formula for humanity. Yet, what is missing from the formula is humanity's ability to awaken and begin to truly exercise free will.
Alexander Chee
The secret to being a rider in the hippodrome wasn't just that you must be agile, or that you must be good with horses, or that you must be strong and steady as the horse careens to the far end of the arena and back with you riding on its back. It was that you must hide inside your costume a little of a killer's heart.The animal will be tender with you, and you with it, but the animal never forgets that when what it wants for survival requires your death, it will become unafraid to kill you. And so you cannot forget this, either.It is, on reflection, good training to be a courtesan. A woman of any kind.
Alice Miller
For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath.
Alice Duer Miller
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give values to survival.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
God is my strength and my defense. When I am weak, he makes me strong. When I am broken, he makes me whole.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana
You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails!
Andrew Shaffer
If the food supply runs out, try trapping or hunting animals. For most people, this won't be easy. If you can't catch any animals, it's time to throw a Donner party.
Andrew Wilson
As some people turned to religion for comfort, so, Highsmith wrote in her notebook in September 1970, she took refuge in her belief that she was making progress as a writer. But she realised that both systems of survival were, however, fundamentally illusory. She wrote, she said, quoting Oscar Wilde because, 'Work never seems to me a reality, but a way of getting rid of reality'.
Anne Stevenson
Mind led bodyto the edge of the precipice.They stared in desireat the naked abyss.If you love me, said mind,take that step into silence.If you love me, said body,turn and exist.
Arthur C. Clarke
It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Audre Lorde
and when we speak we are afraidour words will not be heardnor welcomedbut when we are silentwe are still afraidSo it is better to speakrememberingwe were never meant to survive
Audre Lorde
Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference - those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are black, who are older - know that survival is not an academic skill...For the master's tools will not dismantle the master's house. They will never allow us to bring about genuine change.
Audre Lorde
I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain.
Ayn Rand
Now observe that in all the propaganda of the ecologists
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Politicians know it's a game of power, every politician at every level, even in the common of mortals.
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Atheists are the most honest of the human race. These people are unable to live a double life; they are unable to lie to themselves. Of course it's an evolutionary handicap, and if that handicap was widespread, our species would run the risk of extinction
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Nothing is sweeter and addictive than power, the unlucky soul this demon possesses, if he is not sacrificed on its altar will sacrifice others himself to get it
Bangambiki Habyarimana
Every revolution starts with the aim to help the poor, but when the poor get it they forget who they were and become the new oppressors. The cycle goes on forever
Bangambiki Habyarimana
The greatest thieves are not caught. Not because it's not known that they are thieves but because you cannot accuse them of robbery and live. These thieves are praised as national heroes and liberators or as successful entrepreneurs.
Barbara Lieberman
Soul work is the 'more' that we need to do to heal our souls.Soul retrieval is one more step toward balance and wholeness. The trauma of major illness, death, financial devastation, abuse, terror, and other stressors in our lives will not cease while we live and breathe. But, knowing they can rob us of our soul allows us to address those loses before or as they occur, so that we do not have to struggle to survive without that which makes us who we are.
Barry Babcock
No animal could change the character of the land as the presence of the wolf had that day.
Beth Cohen
There are moment of sadness and moment of joy. This is life.
Bill Nye
It's survival of the hang-in-there's, or the made-the-cuts, or the just good-enoughs.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Whatever a man values, it is there you will find his resources. That which has no value to him, neither he nor his resources nor him will be present. Where can we find you?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
When you make yourself a better you, you inevitably make a better life for your family. That's the thing I'll always embrace and you should too. Better yourself. Enjoy your life.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
A guy who is equipped mentally and educationally doesn't need a confidence check. He is positioned and prepared to GO. Are you?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Sometimes we miss our blessings in life because they do not arrive the way we think they should. Because our minds are so shallow, so limited, we think our blessings have to come a certain way and sometimes we miss them walking up and down the street. Open your mind: get your blessing.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
There are places and spaces you will never see or know, unless you move NOW!!
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The pressures of life and influence of society have caused many to become something and someone they are not. Remove the layers. Dig through the dust and debris. Find the genuine jewel - YOU.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
These are NOT times for dramatization and talking, but meditation and praying.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The dream is free - to live it requires HUSTLE.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Looking toward the future. It's as bright as you make it.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Price and Cost. Sometimes we pay more. Sometimes we pay less. You've got to determine what you are willing to pay for success.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Winners see the victory before the contest begins and before they cross the finish line. Get yourself ready. SEE THE VICTORY.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
What are you willing to lay down so you can stand up?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
A Warrior, A Winner has no fear. His only objective is to change the atmosphere, because he knows that then he controls the outcome.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
In this life you will have some trials and tribulations. You cannot allow what happens to you to dictate who and what you become. Make a decision to do better and be better.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The atmosphere sets the tone for what is to take place in that space at that time. Your attitude impacts the atmosphere. How is your current attitude affecting the atmosphere and your desired outcome?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
As I travel around the country, I'm finding a common denominator - people are hurting and going through regardless of race and creed. The common denominators are people HURTING people. The cure also has a common denominator - people start HELPING people.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
My thoughts produce emotions which produces action; thus, the action is the outcome of the thought. Show me a man's actions and I can tell you of his thoughts. What are your thoughts?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Your discipline or lack of discipline will protect you from or expose you to disaster. Practice discipline. Be consistent.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Only a few will LEAD; the rest will follow. Who is leading you and what are they leading you to?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
From the dream to mainstream...Do whatever is necessary to make your dream a reality. To get others to invest in you and your dreams you must be willing to invest in yourself.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
As men and women we need to occupy our space as Kings and Queens; move into our new reality. It only requires mindset.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Are you able to proclaim that you have been through some things and you survived it? You are a survivor. And if you are a survivor you are not a victim. You have to change the language that you give to yourself and then you have to change the conversation that you give to others.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
How do you achieve excellence? 1. Mindset 2. Discipline 3. Commitment 4. Consistency
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Carpe Diem - Seize the Moment. Every moment must be seized. Every little moment sets you up for the big moments. If you don't seize the small ones you won't be ready for the big ones.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
For the last few days I have been stuck on the power of the touch. I would like to ask a favor - that we touch and agree mentally and spiritually. Going forward, let us take on the mindset of Kings and Queens and govern every thing in our space as such. Expect greatness. Anything less is unacceptable.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The problem is people want help, but when help arrives you want to tell the help how to help you. Learn to RECEIVE help.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
You can't wait for the race to start to get ready. That's a loss. You must get your mind right before you get to the starting line. Mindset is everything!
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The nature of your outcome or problem in large part depends upon you. Results are what you get when you follow the rules. Consequences are the results of negative choices. Your thoughts become your actions. Your thoughts should be focused on what you desire.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: I was watching an old western and started thinking the Good, the Bad and the Ugly are present in all of us. What determines which one dominates is the one that is fed. Which one are you feeding?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
What if I was truly my brother's keeper? And what if I really loved my neighbor? And what if it really wasn't about me but about we - where would we be? The possibilities should blow your mind. But since it's not
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Your situation does not dictate your direction.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I was sitting here staring at the trees in my parents yard and wondering - season after season the trees continue to grow no matter what the weather. I guess they are just grounded and rooted and don't concern themselves with the seasons. When are we going to truly get rooted and grounded so that we continue to grow regardless?
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
All human beings desire to be in a better space and a better place. We all want a peaceful and prosperous life for ourselves and our families. When you don't manage your emotions in high stress, high-pressure situations, you get the opposite of what you want. The domino affect impacts how you live, eat and provide for your family. Is it worth it? Never. Control your emotions. Manage your choices. Your life is depending on it.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
While looking down memory lane, I realized that I have had an unusual and extraordinary life at times. Then it dawned on me, maybe it's because I'm supposed to help unusual and extraordinary lives.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
While sitting in the darkness in complete silence, I never realized how much there was to see and hear. There is sight and sound in darkness and silence. Learn to look and listen.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
This storm we are in concerns me greatly. Even in the midst of the storm I know the Son shines from behind the clouds and will eventually break through completely. There is hope. Let's impact this change together.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Imagine if you were performing at your full potential, the lives you would change - including yours. Just imagine...
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Know Thyself. Once you know yourself and realize that you are a byproduct of the King, once you realize that your existence is tied to Him, once you realize that you are nothing without Him, you then understand that in the middle of the day or in the darkest midnight - you can not only survive, you can triumph.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I'm saddened by the loss of Black Diamonds that we bury by the thousands every year never knowing the brilliance they possess. I call you my brotherand we embrace with such sincerity while our mother's tears saturate the grounds where our diamonds lay at rest. My question to you, is this innate or hate? We are greater than the current narrative. We must allow the diamonds to shine. May they shine from above.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
While watching the current state of America, I have concluded we should welcome the truth no matter how it arrives and justice no matter who or what it affects. When we don't, we become a vessel of mendacity and hypocrisy.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Years ago this was just a place where I was assigned to work. Today looking at this place represents the opportunity that God allowed me to see the beauty of His works. The difference in then and now - I guess our views are a representative of our growth. Thankful.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
There are problems and conditions of this world that man nor woman can solve; it requires His grace and mercy.
Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Put in the work. Reap the rewards
Bruce Cockburn
One day you're waiting for the sky to fallThe next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all
Carl Sagan
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
Caroline George
Yes, I whisper so the others won't hear, but being afraid is good because it means I still have more to lose.
Catherynne M. Valente
War is not for winning, Masha, sighed Koschei, reading the tracks of supply lines, of pincer strategies, over her shoulder. It is for surviving.
Charlotte Eriksson
No one will come and save you. No one will come riding on a white horse and take all your worries away. You have to save yourself, little by little, day by day. Build yourself a home. Take care of your body. Find something to work on. Something that makes you excited, something you want to learn. Get yourself some books and learn them by heart. Get to know the author, where he grew up, what books he read himself. Take yourself out for dinner. Dress up for no one but you and simply feel nice. it's a lovely feeling, to feel pretty. You don't need anyone to confirm it.
Christina Engela
How in any way does EQUALITY with other people equate to 'religious persecution'? Does the survival of a religion depend on the vilification and desecration of the humanity of others?
Craig D. Lounsbrough
To deny the battle is unwise. To believe that I can fight it without God is insane. To actually do so is suicidal. No wonder so many of us walk around looking like death warmed over.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
My definition of success is not based on achieving the impossible, but rather surviving the probable. And with a threshold that horribly low, simple survival cannot help but become my highest aspiration.
Criss Jami
It starts off like climbing a tree or solving a puzzle - poetry, if nothing else, is just fun to write. But deeper into each and every piece, you no longer hesitate to call it work. It's passion. A poet's sense of lyrical accomplishment is then his food and water, his means of survival.
Criss Jami
All men are born firstly with the instinct to protect themselves. But few grow to really love themselves, and even fewer learn to love their neighbor as themselves.
Criss Jami
Man was designed in a way in which he must eat in order to give him a solid reason to go to work everyday. This helps to keep him out of trouble. God is wise.
Daniel J. Rice
Can you imagine a scenario, given our present circumstances, in which human life will actually survive and be here in a thousand years?
Dave Pelzer
Mother can beat me all she wants, but I haven't let her take away my will to somehow survive.
Dave Samples
Men are a compilation of every experience and relationship they have ever lived through. Some experiences have bettered your man while others have battered him. The man standing before you is the result of a lifetime of surviving.
David Attenborough
‎Using his burgeoning intelligence, this most successful of all mammals has exploited the environment to produce food for an ever increasing population. Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps it's time we controlled the population to allow the survival of the environment.
David Wroblewski
We'll know we've got it right when they choose for themselves, he used to say. That doesn't make sense. 'That's what I thought too. I asked him what he meant, but he just shrugged. I don't think he knew himself. But I keep thinking maybe that stray is making exactly the kind of choice he talked about. We're talking about an adult dog, a dog that's been out in the woods for a long time, trying to decide whether or not we can be trusted. Whether this is his place. And it matters to him - he'd rather starve than make the wrong decision.
Deborah Curtis
I'm sure we all have dreams of leaving at some time in our lives, but when we reach the bottom, most of us go running home.
Derek Thompson
The line from psychologists is, if you've seen it before, it hasn't killed you yet.
Diana Gabaldon
Soldiers manage by dividing themselves. They're one man in the killing, another at home, and the man that dandles his bairn on his knee has nothing to do wi' the man who crushed his enemy's throat with his boot, so he tells himself, sometimes successfully.
Donald G. Firesmith
As long as we're comparing analogies, Jack added, how about this one? A person being chased by a bear doesn't have to be able to run faster than the bear. He only has to be faster than his slowest companion. Driver picks. I'm going to catch up with the convoy, find a way to pass several of the cars, and not be last in line.
Doug Dillon
Compassion is the key to the ultimate survival of our species.
Douglas Adams
What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.
Eckhart Tolle
When faced with a radical crisis, when the old way of being in the world, of interacting with each other and with the realm of nature doesn't work anymore, when survival is threatened by seemingly insurmountable problems, an individual life-form -- or a species -- will either die or become extinct or rise above the limitations of its condition through an evolutionary leap.
Edward St. Aubyn
No pain is too small if it hurts, but any pain is too big if it's cherished.
Elizabeth Kostova
As a historian, I have learned that, in fact, not everyone who reaches back into history can survive it. And it is not only reaching back that endangers us; sometimes history itself reaches inexorably forward for us with its shadowy claws.
Elizabeth Scott
The thing about hearts is that they always want to keep beating
Eraldo Banovac
Acquiring new knowledge has been crucial for survival over the millennia.
Eve Ensler
Slowly, it dawned on me that nothing was more important than stopping violence toward women
Gail Carriger
I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day.(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010)
Germany Kent
Advice to my younger self:1 Start where you are with what you have2 Try not to hurt other people3 Take more chances4 If you fail, keep trying
Grace Willows
You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his kneesExcerpt from To Kiss a King by Grace WillowsComing this summer to Amazon Kindle and paperback.
Grace Willows
She was a ray of sunshine, a warm summer rain, a bright fire on a cold winter's day, and now she could be dead because she had tried to save the man she loved.
Grace Willows
Oh honey, someday a real man is going to make you see stars and you won't even be looking at the sky. Excerpt from Grace Willow's Last Minute Bride
Grace Willows
You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.
Gregory Peck
Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember?
H. Rider Haggard
We run to place and power over the dead bodies of those who fail and fall; ay, we win the food we eat from out the mouths of starving babes.
H.G. Wells
Without world unification the species would destroy itself by the enlarged powers that had come to it. This, said the men of science, is no theory, no political alternative; it is a statement of fact. Men had to pool their political, economic and educational lives. There was no other way for them but a series of degenerative phases leading very plainly to extinction. They could not revert now. They had to go on
Haroutioun Bochnakian
We have always trusted the control of our doomsday devices to the key elected of our nations.The current interests reorganizing the world now transcend the interests of nations.So these weapons will only be launched to serve interests other than that of the nations that launch them;Hence the key elected…
Iain Banks
Don't you have a religion? Dorolow asked Horza.Yes, he replied, not taking his eyes away from the screen on the wall above the end of the main mess-room table. My survival.So... your religion dies with you. How sad, Dorolow said, looking back from Horza to the screen. The Changer let the remark pass.
Israelmore Ayivor
Education is not merely meant for you to write and pass exams, get a good job and a good spouse, and settle down for survival.
J.M. Sullivan
Lewis exasperated her, always talking about life before the Plague and how it would be if everything was different. He was a dreamer. It would be nice, but it's not gonna happen, Lewis. You shouldn't spout off talk like that, giving false hope to people. It'd be better if they focused on surviving. It's more important than some silly dream. But Alice, dreams are how people get by in a place like this, Lewis countered. His freckles faded with his smile. We gotta find somethin' to hold onto, else we'll all go mad.
Jack McClelland
I have always believed in the principle that immediate survival is more important than long-term survival.
James Baldwin
All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.
Janvier Chouteu-Chando
Survivors and prevailers are those who love themselves above failure and everything else except the abstract and mysterious.
Jeanine Joy, Ph.D.
We aren't teaching our children to thrive. We teach them to survive. It's not the same thing. Resilience increases thriving without taking anything away from others.
Jeff Olson
As I began examining my successes and failures, what I gradually realized was that the very same activities that had rescued me from failure, that had carried me from the failure line up to the survival line, would also rescue me from average and carry me from the survival line to the success line-IF I WOULD JUST KEEP DOING THEM.
Jim Butcher
Fear is a part of life. It's a warning mechanism. That's all. It tells you when there's danger around. Its job is to help you survive. Not cripple you into being unable to do it.
Joe Reyes
He doesn't trust people because he knows they are all the same. Everyone cares about their own survival and nothing else, just like him. Since he is more than willing to kill for it, so are they. After all, he has endured through all these years, leading him to be alone, it was the only conclusion that made sense.
Joe Reyes
They are as smart as they are ruthless. That's why they've been around for all five years.
John Kramer
Man must be free or he will not survive.
Jonathan Anthony Burkett
Give more, so that we can build more, put interest in understanding another more in whatever actions one might carry out in life. Because we all are fighting for survival against adversaries and are sometimes falling, but if we stand together and help shield and strengthen one another, imagine the world that we will live in together, having more happiness with one another, at one another's side.
Jonathan Franklin
Everything will work out... don't give up hope, remain calm.
José Ortega y Gasset
We do not live to think, but, on the contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.
Joseph Heller
I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.
Joseph Heller
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.
Joss Whedon
Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing.
Julia Golding
Sorry Johnny. Sorry for what For shouting at you. It's just that when I think about the future I keep panicking. It's like falling from the top of the stairs in the dark not knowing where I'll end up. He put his arm around my shoulders. I understand. Life is precarious for most of us but more so for you. What you forget is what most of your friends see in you. What's that The ability to beat the odds... And fall on my feet He nodded. I just hope that lasts. It will Catkin it will. It wouldn't dare fail you.
Kamand Kojouri
All you need to get by in this world is the memory of love
Kevin Brockmeier
...When you die, the energy that kept you alive filters into the people you loved. Did you know that? It's like a fire you've tended all your life, and the sparks are all scattered into the wind.... That's why we survive as long as we do, because the people who loved us keep us going.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Art translates human souls. Each passing eon's public display of sophisticated hieroglyphics cast a unique depiction upon the rudimentary art of survival.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Pain avoidance is part of life. A campaign to minimize hunger and lessen pain drives us to develop systems that will provide us with nourishing food and protective shelter. Pain is a trickster. It can send us true or false signals that confine us to our beds or spur us to roam long and far. Pain has a lifesaving function. Pain can signal us to implement evasive action or attack our problems head-on. Pain has a putative role. Pain can torture us for engaging in careless deeds. Pain performs a restorative role. Pain can tell us when we must rest. Pain is tutor and a healer. Pain implores us to take heed of our physical and mental infirmities, urges us to call out for help, and compels us to adopt modified strategies.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Pain is essential for survival, pain is the tangible material that creeps into our mind and screams at us to recognize that something is terribly wrong.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Change is part of life. Civilizations rise and fall, the tides wax and wane, the planet undergoes periods of climatic revolution, the young grow up, and the old die. What will come is that what shall be. Survival as individuals and as a species demands fluidity of human thought and the demonstrated ability, temperament, and perseverance to change.
Koushun Takami
Loving someone always requires you to not love others.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Your planet's immune system is trying to get rid of you.
Laarni Venus Marie Giango
A woman can only stay in love with a man for as long as she continues loving herself when she's with him. As soon as she starts to hate who she has become while in the relationship, she will move heaven and earth to end it. Does she get hurt? Definitely. It doesn't mean that she wants to leave her love for him has faded or diminished. However, just like the most basic rule of human existence, you cannot continue giving what you do not have.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Perseverance, endurance and patience are the three greatest survival skills.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Without faith and hope, how could we have survived life?
Laura Hillenbrand
Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.
Lauren Lola
There are a wide variety of freedoms; whether if it's to break away from drug addiction or government suppression. On a general scale, the one element all these types of freedoms share is the need to survive - however that may be.
Laurence Gonzales
Survival is the celebration of choosing life over death. We know we're going to die. We all die. But survival is saying: perhaps not today. In that sense, survivors don't defeat death, they come to terms with it.
Lawrence N. Powell
Public truth telling is a form of recovery, especially when combined with social action. Sharing traumatic experiences with others enables victims to reconstruct repressed memory, mourn loss, and master helplessness, which is trauma's essential insult. And, by facilitating reconnection to ordinary life, the public testimony helps survivors restore basic trust in a just world and overcome feelings of isolation. But the talking cure is predicated on the existence of a community willing to bear witness. 'Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships,' write Judith Herman. 'It cannot occur in isolation.
Louis Zamperini
Yet a part of you still believes you can fight and survive no matter what your mind knows. It's not so strange. Where there's still life, there's still hope. What happens is up to God.
Louise Erdrich
I shared with Fleur the mysterious self-contempt of the survivor. There were times we hated who we were, and who we had to become, in order not to follow those we loved into the next world. We grew hard. We became impenetrable, sparing of our pity. Sorrows that leveled other people were small to us. We made no move to avoid pain. Sometimes we even welcomed it--we were clumsy with knives, fire, boiling water, steel traps. Pain took our minds off the greater pain that was the mistake that we still existed.
M.B. Dallocchio
A moving target is harder to kill, and I didn't stop running, maneuvering, until I reached home base, where I could breathe between death-defying sprints. I just need to make it home alive, and this will all be over, I told myself. Home.
M.B. Dallocchio
Aside from clinically-diagnosed psychopaths, I have not met one person in war who thoroughly enjoyed killing. If someone ended up bragging over a kill, it was safe to assume that their story was mere fabrication or that they were one bad day away from an inpatient psychiatric ward. No matter how much someone may appear to deserve to be killed, something dies within us when we kill. It's contradictory, the antithesis of our species survival instinct.
M.B. Dallocchio
A woman in combat? Yes. Since when? Since Native American warrior Buffalo Calf Road Woman knocked that prick General George Custer off of his horse. Since Pantea Arteshbod propelled herself to become one of the greatest Persian commanders during the reign of Cyrus the Great. Since Hua Mulan disguised herself as a male to engage in combat and became one of China's most respected heroines.
M.B. Dallocchio
To stay alive, you have to keep moving. Running, relocating, driving, doing everything in your power to stay in motion and make it to safety.
M.F. Moonzajer
Islam might not be a challenge for our survival, but when it comes from the Saudis, it really is a concerning problem for the world peace and prosperity.
M.F. Moonzajer
The biggest threat against the survival of humanity is not brutality and unkindness, it is stupidity and selfishness.
Magus Guidan
For no matter how many battles had been won or lost, no matter how many friends and soldiers killed, every battle felt like the first. And I realized that it wasn't the training, nor the pain of seeing friends die, nor the will to win that made the men fight, but their will to survive that made them soldiers.
Margaret Atwood
Of course there are mothers,squeezing their breastsdry, pawning their bodies,shedding teeth for their children,or that's our fond belief.But remember - Hanseland Gretel were dumped in the forestbecause their parents were starving.
Marilynne Robinson
Our humanity consists in the fact that we do more than survive, that a great part of what we do confers no survival benefit in terms presumably salient from the Pleistocene point of view.
Mark A. Rayner
People who have so much of their personality invested in the Internet can't really survive as whole individuals without it.
Marty Rubin
What kind of god would create a world in which the means of survival depends on our eating each other?
May Sarton
Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.
Mia Asher
After that day, I discovered one indelible truth. I discovered that love wasn't everything that mattered in life. It was an emotion that not many had the luxury of feeling without any pain attached to it. Many say that love will set you free, but I disagree. Love is a cage, a very painful one; its gilded bars made with yearning, heartache, and unfulfilled dreams. And the moment I realized that love wasn't necessary to one's survival I became free. No one would have the power to hurt me again.
Michael Bassey Johnson
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
Mitta Xinindlu
Going against the storm requires strength, energy and a will to succeed.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The employed are punished by having to do what they do not love. The self-employed are punished by the opposite.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Many a survivor of a plane crash who is or was against cannibalism and had never eaten human flesh once found themselves in a situation where they had to either eat human flesh, or go the way of all flesh.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Getting through life without a lot of money, possessions, and/or friends is admirable, especially if it is by choice.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Man is an extremely complex creature: he usually acts in an unselfish manner for selfish reasons.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We, in the interest of the so-called progress, have been persuaded to leave the production and at times the cooking of our food to companies whose owners and employees make a living by exploiting our busyness or laziness and our innate hunger to continue living.
Molly Peacock
Is being burnt a requisite for the making of art? Personally, I don't think it is. But art is poultice for a burn. It is a privilege to have, somewhere within you, a capacity for making something speak from your own seared experience.
Moonshine Noire
Maybe I should stop while I'm aheadNay, I swim with sea-demons no sweet summer tuned radioover my sunless desertscapehow does it burn without the sun?
N.K. Jemisin
Fear of a bully, fear of a volcano; the power within you does not distinguish. It does not recognize degree.
Nabil N. Jamal
The best relationship is not one that brings together perfect partners, but rather one in which the partners learn to live with the differences, imperfections and objections of one another, and seek to appreciate the good qualities that make this relationship worth building on in order to survive better together.
Nahoko Uehashi
To eat or be eaten, to escape or be taken...a matter of utmost importance to the one concerned, yet it happens all the time and we don't even notice.
Nando Parrado
We were playing a game against an unknown and unforgiving opponent. The stakes were terrible
Nathan Reese Maher
I'm afraid they're not coming. Abby said fearfully. Our parents, our teachers
Nathan Reese Maher
Soon, all the children were chanting it. No school! No school!
Nathan Reese Maher
Lydia displays her right hand and instantly bathed the room with a blinding light. It lasted only a moment before it drew back into her palm. I can fix you if you're ever broken.
Nathan Reese Maher
Patches don't look it, but when attached to your soul they can get pretty heavy. They go over the holes in your soul, like when you patch a sock. When you have a hole in your soul, it's because you're hurting from something. I don't know if you noticed, but that girl had a lot of holes.
Nathan Reese Maher
Somehow her hula hoop had cut into the driver's side door like the vehicle was made of cheese.
Nathan Reese Maher
It's no big deal. It's kind of like a tattoo. It won't hurt, not too much, just a few stitches and it'll be all over. It's really interesting how it's done. You won't believe where your soul hides. Go on, take a guess. Where do you think it is?
Nathan Reese Maher
Because I am, just as you are you. We don't always get to pick who we are, Shelly Wynn, but we can choose to celebrate it.
Nathan Reese Maher
She could spin it between her legs, skip with it, twirl it around her neck and transfer it from one arm to the other. Shelly hooped because she enjoyed it; it calmed her whenever she would have an argument or a bad day at school, and it also allowed her to think. Today, she needed to hoop more than ever.
Nathan Reese Maher
Aloha Oukou. It looked like your soul was escaping so I put you in a tree.
Nathan Reese Maher
The shadow self is what lies beneath the makeup. It's those ugly parts that you haven't accepted about yourself. You hide those parts in the shadows until you're ready. Her face remained a haunting calm. When you realize the scars are who you are, that there was nothing wrong with you and that you were beautiful all along - that's when you decide to take the makeup off.
Nathan Reese Maher
Shelly shook her head and made sure she had plenty of space so that she wouldn't hit anything. As many times before, she kept the hoop close to her waist and then twirled it with small, tight bursts of speed. As the hoop gathered in momentum it started to give off a hum that soon took on a light blue illumination far brighter than the streetlamps. It was so bright, that it lit up the entire backyard.
Nathan Reese Maher
There's nothing wrong with you at all. Sometimes people say or do things that are mean because there's something the matter with them. With Lydia, it seems there's always something wrong with her.
Nel Noddings
For Achilles, the death of Patroclus pushed him into a fury, but it was not only grief that drove him. It was also a sense of shame and guilt because he had not been there to protect his friend. Sometimes men in combat feel this sort of survivor's guilt even though, realistically, they could have done nothing to prevent their comrade's death.
Nelson Algren
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
Nick Hornby
You don't ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It's all about survival; it's all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in...
Nicky Verd
Life is not for the faint hearted
Orson Scott Card
Humanity does not ask us to be happy. It merely asks us to be brilliant on its behalf. Survival first, then happiness as we can manage it.
Patricia Briggs
People will do amazing things to ensure their survival.
Paulo Coelho
In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those who decide to die?
Philip K. Dick
A law of survival, Ragle had said. Those who refused to respond to the new stimulus would perish. Adapt or perish . . . version of a timeless rule.
Piers Paul Read
There was one question, however, which Inciarte had asked him and he could not answer. Why was it that he had lived while others had died? What purpose had God in making this selection? What sense could be made out of it? 'None,' replied Father Andrés. 'There are times when the will of God cannot be understood by our human intelligence. There are things which in all humility we must accept as a mystery.
Primo Levi
Sooner or later in life everyone discovers that perfect happiness is unrealizable, but there are few who stop to consider the antithesis; that perfect unhappiness is equally unattainable.
Rachel Carson
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road
Rachel L. Schade
We will not die cornered and cowering in the ruins of a dead city.
Rachel L. Schade
And when hope returns to us, it will be with a passion and power to match every ounce of this crushing despair and pain, every fiery shred of determination that carried us when hope failed. It will claim us with a courage that will make the goddess herself quake and doubt herself.
Rachel L. Schade
I know it is difficult to believe in your own courage or fortitude when everything inside of you feels weak and shattered. But do not believe what you feel. You will not be easily broken.