Best 70 of Surviving quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 19 Sep

Justin Cronin

This isn't a question of odds. Of all the men in the world, that woman chose you. If she's out there, she's waiting for you. Staying alive any way she can until you find her. That's all that matters.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Harold S. Kushner

There is an old Chinese tale about the woman whose only son had died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and said, 'What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?' Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, 'Fetch me a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to drive the sorrow out of your life.' The woman set off at once in search of that magical mustard seed. She came first to a splendid mansion, knocked at the door and said, 'I am looking for a home that has never known sorrow. Is this such a place? It is very important to me.' They told her 'You've certainly come to the wrong place,' and began to describe all the tragic things that had recently befallen them. The woman said to herself, 'Who is better able to help these poor unfortunate people than I, who have had misfortune of my own?' She stayed to comfort them, then went on in her search for a home that had never known sorrow. But wherever she turned, hovels and in palaces, she found one tale after another of sadness and misfortune. Ultimately, she became so involved in ministering to other people's grief that she forgot about her quest for the magical mustard seed, never realizing that it had in fact drive the sorrow out of her life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Hagir Elsheikh

I had a rough life, full of ups, downs, failures, and achievements. What can I say? That’s just life and it’s expected. The best part is always waking up knowing that I have it in me to fight and keep going, but I didn’t let it get me down or break me

By Anonym 18 Sep

Baba Tunde Ojo-olubiyo

The Complexities Of Life Caused By Bad Government Administration, Leadership, Parental Abuse And Mistakes Can Make A Child More Matured Than Their Age. It Happened To Me And It Is Still Happening To So Many Children World Wide. Most Especially, In Africa Where I Come From. This Is Why You See So Many African's Do All Sorts Of Bad Deeds For Surfacing And Surviving To Keep Body And Soul Together.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Justina Ireland

Surviving can make people right mean

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dan Groat

Surviving is about need. Living is about want.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Chingiz Aitmatov

«Danike, racconti un po’ della guerra prima che si vada a dormire?» chiesi. Danijar dapprima continuò a tacere ed ebbe anche l’aria di prendersela a male. Guardò a lungo il fuoco, poi alzò il capo e ci lanciò un’occhiata. «La guerra, dici?» domandò; e, come rispondendo a un suo pensiero, aggiunse sordamente: «No! Meglio per voi non saper niente della guerra!» Poi si voltò da un’altra parte, prese una bracciata d’erbacce secche e, gettandola nel braciere, si mise a soffiare sul fuoco senza guardare nessuno di noi. Danijar non aggiunse altro. Ma bastò quella breve frase perché fosse chiaro che non si poteva, così, semplicemente, parlare della guerra, e che non ne avremmo ricavato una fiaba per addormentarsi. La guerra s’era coagulata come sangue nel profondo del cuore di quell’uomo e trarne racconti non era facile. Provai vergogna di fronte a me stesso. E mai più feci domande sulla guerra a Danijar.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Justina Ireland

So don't let nobody tell you any different about the old days. Life is hard now, nothing but suffering, but some kinds of suffering is easier to bear than others.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Rachel L. Schade

The courage to live brings its own rewards.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Holly Evans

My little weaver was tough, and he'd survive without me, but I didn't want to survive without him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lane Moore

At times I've struggled to feel seen, to have my history feel seen, to have where I come from feel seen because I 'turned out great.' But that doesn't meant that I Am Fine. I am working every day, tirelessly, like you wouldn't believe, on being fine, f**king finally, can we get this over with, I'm so tired and I just want to travel and eat and smile and move through the world with a semblance of peace.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dani Shapiro

What she doesn't realize is that I have survived for her as well -- and only now am I beginning to survive for myself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alain De Botton

How comforting to witness a fictional person (who is also, miraculously, ourselves as we read) suffering the same agonies of a saccharine dismissal and, importantly, surviving.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Junot Diaz

I certainly couldn't have survived my childhood without books. All that deprivation and pain--abuse, broken home, a runaway sister, a brother with cancer--the books allowed me to withstand. They sustained me. I read still, prolifically, with great passion, but never like I read in those days: in those days it was life or death.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jodi Livon

Live what you love and what you love will fill your life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Laurie Halse Anderson

I have survived. I am here.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jennifer Delucy

Why wait? So precious is this life—this gift—this temporary blindness. Burn and drown and embrace the false dark, then grasp the unthinkable height of resulting joy. For in the end, in the light of truth when the flesh is cast off, there is nothing but this.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Grace Curley

I’m fine,” is the reply he gives. I think I am surviving, in all the wrong ways, is the reply he thinks.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eddie Vedder

People listen to music for different reasons. Some people, -its background music— but other people need it to survive. Other people need music to get things out and maybe that’s just where I’m coming from, you know, when things weren’t easy for me, growing up. You know, music, I felt, saved my life. Pete Townshend, wherever you are, Pete, you saved my life. You know, whether he knows it or not. I wouldn’t be here. And I had absolutely nothing else besides music. And so that’s still, you know, that’s in me, and so if we’re gonna play, if we’re gonna get up and play, or write a song, you know, write about something that means something. You know, why write about, you know, 'Oh, pretty day', or, 'Pretty girl' or 'Pretty people', there’s nothing… people have different reasons for listening and playing. I need to —for me-, it’s much more.. religious!

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ehsan Sehgal

I have spent my life among jealous, and opponent ones, surviving myself from their evil motives.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Passaro

The best thing you can say to someone going through a tragic loss is not that "It's going to be alright" It is: "Hold on tight because this is going to hurt like hell".

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robert I. Sutton

The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nancy A. Collins

Things had gone badly at Hell House, although not quite as horribly as the '31 investigation. At least this time there were survivors, if you wanted to call being reduced to catatonia and raving lunacy 'surviving'.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

Two great things happened to me. One was that I survived. The other was that I met you, because I knew why

By Anonym 19 Sep

Laura Sebastian

Theodosia, Ampelio called me. It's a strong name - the one my mother gave me. It's the name of a queen. It doesn't feel like a name I deserve, but here I stand, alone. If I am to survive, I must be strong enough to live up to it.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nitya Prakash

The problem with surviving? You're still alive to remember what you survived.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stewart Stafford

Do not weep for those who have found Death's embrace early, for they weep for us that linger on in this mortal world of pain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jane Rule

Conventions, like clichés, have a way of surviving their own usefulness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

J. N. Morgan

If you're not learning how to live off the land, then you're only learning how to survive in the short-term. (During a conversation with someone in regards to surviving a zombie apocalypse, 2017)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Art Spiegelman

No matter what I accomplish, it doesn't seem like much compared to surviving Auschwitz.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Cecibel Contreras

I decided to devote my life to telling my story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the world and anyone who has endured the pain, the isolation and the betrayal of family members.Though I no longer live in silence, I continued to carry the pain and the memories. This is something that will always be part of me but I choose not to be defined by this crime. I choose to give hope and I want survivors to know that they're not alone. I want children to have the opportunity to be happy, safe and protected from sexual abuse.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Becca Vry

Their locked hands offered a stark reminder of how many scars lingered … shards of war and distressing anguish forever branded them. Yet in this endearing moment of comfort, their adversity became skinspeak between survivors phoenixing from the ashes of their perilous journey—their burning eagerness for survival overcoming the forces that once tried to stifle their light.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Connolly

There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do. It is really that simple. And that hard.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Chinua Achebe

It is the storyteller who makes us what we are, who creates history. The storyteller creates the memory that the survivors must have - otherwise their surviving would have no meaning.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

History ain't so important when yer just trying to survive,' I say, spitting it out under my breath. 'That's actually when it's most important.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Don't just settle for surviving; Settle to make impacts. Life is deliberate; It's about making a difference!

By Anonym 18 Sep

James Frey

The clock holds me nowhere. Nowhere. Nowhere. There is nothing else but now and the shifting depth of the night. I sit at a table alone smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee and listening and surviving. I should not be here or anywhere. I should not be breathing or taking space. I should not have been given this moment or anything else. I should not have this opportunity again to live. I do not deserve it or deserve anything yet it is here and I am here and I Have it all of it still. I won't have it again. This moment or this chance they are the same and they are mine if I choose them and I do. I want them. Now and as long as I can have them they are both precious and fleeting and gone in the blink of an eye don't waste them. A moment and an opportunity and a life, all in the unseen tick of a clock holding me nowhere. My heart is beating. The walls are pale and quiet. I am surviving.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Frederick Vanderbuilt

You must know in what way you are going to use the morphology and syntax to build your 'how

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jodi Livon

When we are able to see the choices we make through the eyes of self-acceptance, we are transformed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charlaine Harris

But I also knew that if he turned away from me at this moment, somehow I would survive that, and I would find a way to flourish like the yard that still bloomed and grew around my family home. I'm Sookie Stackhouse. I belong here.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Banville

No właśnie, przedmioty potrafią przetrwać, a żywi tymczasem znikają.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Elie Wiesel

Even if I wrote on nothing else, it would never be enough, even if all the survivors did nothing but write about their experiences, it would still not be enough. *Response when asked how much longer is he going to write about the Holocaust

By Anonym 17 Sep

Joyce Guo

My heart had been crush torn and crumble but I'm still here and I'm not broken I'm still fighting my way out

By Anonym 18 Sep

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

The enemy plotted against you and awaited your downfall. Look at you surviving. And your enemies can not figure out how. What you have inside is greater than any negative force.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Carrie Brownstein

Nostalgia is so certain: the sense of familiarity it instills makes us feel like we know ourselves, like we've lived. To get a sense that we have already journeyed through something - survived it, experienced it - is often so much easier and less messy than the task of currently living through something.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Kiera Van Gelder

DBT's catchphrase of developing a life worth living means you're not just surviving; rather, you have good reasons for living. I'm also getting better at keeping another dialectic in mind: On the one hand, the disorder decimates all relationships and social functions, so you're basically wandering in the wasteland of your own failure, and yet you have to keep walking through it, gathering the small bits of life that can eventually go into creating a life worth living. To be in the desolate badlands while envisioning the lush tropics without being totally triggered again isn't easy, especially when life seems so effortless for everyone else.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

The gift of life, gives you the greatest opportunity to live and chance to rise above any situation. With hopeful attitude you can overcome any struggle.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jodi Livon

Just breathe and believe.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Rich Hungerford

Never underestimate the latent power of nature. Often when she is most beautiful she is also most dangerous to those who fail to pay attention.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Howard Tayler

The size of the promised paycheck is inversely proportional to the likelihood of surviving to collect it.