Abandonment quotes:

  • You can't put abandonment and alienation under arrest. -- Carrie P. Meek
  • I always think of the word 'abandonment' when I think of the character. -- Tilda Swinton
  • Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature. -- Orson Welles
  • Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • I was single for a really long time, then I realized I had abandonment issues. Then I found love online. -- Patti Stanger
  • To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible. -- Maimonides
  • The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well, and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards. -- Johan Huizinga
  • I am not so different in my history of abandonment from anyone else after all. We have all been split away from the earth, each other, ourselves. -- Susan Griffin
  • I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realised that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame. -- Mickey Rourke
  • From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded with a rapidity never before known, and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling. -- Henry Charles Carey
  • I had to get in touch with the source, I had to go back into my abandonment issues with my mother, I had to go into issues with my father I hadn't even looked at before. -- Kenny Loggins
  • I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention. -- Kenny Guinn
  • I don't believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn't matter - it's only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you. -- Henry Rollins
  • Obama ran on a platform of unmitigated optimism - a promise to usher in a brighter day for America. But there could hardly be a greater contrast between his pledge and his performance in office, between his commitment to the nation and his current abandonment of all hope. -- David Limbaugh
  • Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Abandonment to God is of more value than personal holiness! -- Oswald Chambers
  • My dad's full of encouragement and support. It just feels like abandonment and neglect. -- Christopher Titus
  • Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime. -- Mineko Iwasaki
  • The concentration camp is the final expression of human separateness and its ultimate consequence. It is organized abandonment. -- Arthur Miller
  • In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution, an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint. -- Jonathan Sacks
  • The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful --because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact. -- Aldous Huxley
  • A return to the 1967 lines and the abandonment of the settlements near Jerusalem would be such a psychological trauma for Israel as to endanger its survival. -- Henry A. Kissinger
  • Abandonment doesn't have the sharp but dissipating sting of a slap. It's like a punch to the gut, bruising your skin and driving the precious air from your body. -- Tayari Jones
  • The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun. -- John Desmond Bernal
  • Abandonment of slavery is also the banishment of the chimera of security. The world will not change overnight, and liberation will not happen unless individual women agree to be outcasts, eccentrics, perverts, and whatever the powers-that-be choose to call them. -- Germaine Greer
  • The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held; instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment. -- Bertrand Russell
  • A novel and its writer are inseparable: you are your books. A play's not like that at all. 'Abandonment's not mine - it's everyone's. I wanted it to be a co-operative thing because I was tired of that anal control that I have over novels. -- Kate Atkinson
  • They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets. -- Mario Balotelli
  • It became a metaphor for the lives of the people in this film and for the Old West, for the abandonment that occurred in the early part of the 20th century. -- Dwight Yoakam
  • I'd like to see much more understanding of emotional issues around hurt, abandonment, disappointment, longing, failure and shame, where they stem from and how they drive people and policies brought into public discourse. -- Susie Orbach
  • You initially become funny as a kid because you're looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that's all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam's the same. All of us together make one completely insane person. -- Eric Idle
  • One of the greatest lessons of my own life was learning to turn the inner rampage of hatred and anger toward my own father for his reprehensible behavior and abandonment of his family into an inner reaction more closely aligned with God and God-realized love. -- Wayne Dyer
  • I want to live with that sense with the music I make, with the art I make, with the way I love my kids, with the way I am a father and a husband and a friend and a follower of Christ, I want to live with reckless abandonment to the truth of the Gospel. -- Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Obama invented himself against all odds and repeated parental abandonment, and he worked hard to regiment his emotions. But now that can come across as imperviousness and inflexibility. He wants to run the agenda; he doesn't want the agenda to run him. Once you become president, though, there's no way to predict what your crises will be. -- Maureen Dowd
  • With 'Smoke Signals,' the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I'd had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself. -- Adam Beach
  • When I was sixteen I started acting, and I also started to embrace my tradition and culture. I had a young medicine man interpret for me what it is to be an Indian. He really caught me at a good time because I was really vulnerable after the loss of my parents with all of the feelings of abandonment. -- Adam Beach
  • Jealousy fuses megalomania and self-abandonment. -- Mason Cooley
  • Betrayal, abandonment, deceit and manipulation. -- Bill Cosby
  • Prayer is continual abandonment to God. -- Sadhu Sundar Singh
  • Well considered abandonment is a trusted teacher. -- Robert Genn
  • The only absolute attainment is absolute abandonment. -- Gore Vidal
  • Poverty is abandonment. We have abandoned the poor. -- Tony Meloto
  • The abandonment came, and now this shabby bacchanal. -- Suzanne Finnamore
  • The appeal to force is the abandonment of reason. -- Irving Copi
  • Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • To oppression, plundering and abandonment, we respond with life. -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Laughing in full abandonment is very good for your health. -- Dalai Lama
  • Conversation is an abandonment to ideas, a surrender to persons. -- Amos Bronson Alcott
  • There is an abandonment, an escape, that physical labor bestows. -- Steven Gould
  • Judaism is absolutely incompatible with the abandonment of the Torah. -- Solomon Schechter
  • It is inner abandonment that leads men to the highest truth. -- Henry Suso
  • Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does. -- Peter Drucker
  • The primary concern of the human animal is to avoid rejection and abandonment. -- Laura Schlessinger
  • Relativity theory forced the abandonment, in principle, of absolute space and absolute time. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • Spiritual power comes out of inward fellowship with God and abandonment to his purposes. -- E. Stanley Jones
  • Juno MacGuff: "Thanks a heap coyote ugly. This cactus-gram stings worse than your abandonment. -- Diablo Cody
  • Emphasizing and rewarding length over quality results in worse writing and more reader abandonment. -- Marco Arment
  • A lie is the abandonment and, as it were, the annihilation of the dignity by man. -- Immanuel Kant
  • Love often leads to healing, while fear and isolation breed illness. And our biggest fear is abandonment. -- Candace Pert
  • The spectacular sparkle of set-apart femininity is found through absolute abandonment to the Author of all true beauty. -- Leslie Ludy
  • The wind kicks in stronger, branches clatter. Or maybe skeletons. Bones of abandonment. Ghosts that will never be. -- Ellen Hopkins
  • ... what is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be told truthfully. -- George Orwell
  • We may make mistakes-but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Today the god hypothesis has ceased to be scientifically tenable ... and its abandonment often brings a deep sense of relief. -- Julian Huxley
  • Shall I tell you of their plundering, their covetousness, their abandonment of the poor, their thefts, their cheating in trade? -- Saint John Chrysostom
  • I apprehend... that the total abandonment of the principle of rotation in the offices of President and Senator will end in abuse. -- Thomas Jefferson
  • In the marginalia ... we talk only to ourselves; we therefore talk freshly - boldly - originally - with abandonment - without conceit. -- Edgar Allan Poe
  • Retirement revives the sorrow of parting, the feeling of abandonment, solitude and uselessness that is caused by the loss of some beloved person. -- Simone de Beauvoir
  • I love the abandonment to impulse, I act from impulse only, and I love to madness that others do the same by me. -- Jeanne Julie Eleonore de Lespinasse
  • No matter how many times she was told that she was loved, there was no recognition that the proof was in the abandonment. -- Markus Zusak
  • With the ambitious, the failure of one expedient is the suggestion of another; but with the irresolute, defeat usually occasions abandonment of purpose. -- Norm MacDonald
  • Self-seeking is the gate by which a soul departs from peace; and total abandonment to the will of God, that by which it returns. -- Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
  • I was in my friends garage, and he had; a kite, a yo-yo, and a boomerang. I was like "Dude, you have abandonment issues" -- Demetri Martin
  • An exclusive person hates ugliness, discomfort, enemies, sickness, poverty, ignorance. He finally concludes that there is no God and give himself over to abandonment. -- Michio Kushi
  • The capacity for fear and for happiness are the same, the unrestricted openness to experience amounting to self-abandonment in which the vanquished rediscovers himself. -- Theodor Adorno
  • Starved for affection, terrified of abandonment, I began to wonder if sex was really just an excuse to look deeply into another human being's eyes. -- Douglas Coupland
  • Once you depart from the Ten Commandments, you have relativism, humanism, the abandonment of absolutes. You have anything. How long before child pornography is mainstream? -- Randall Terry
  • In my childhood, I had a religious assistant who always told me, if you can really laugh with full abandonment, it's very good for your health. -- Dalai Lama
  • No amount of money given in charity, nothing but the abandonment of this hateful trade, can atone for this great sin against God, Israel and Humanity. -- Hermann Adler
  • The transformation of object-libido into narcissistic libido which thus takes place obviously implies an abandonment of sexual aims, a desexualization - a kind of sublimation, therefore. -- Sigmund Freud
  • I don't think men see any lusty sexiness in me. The appealing thing is an air of abandonment. Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I. -- Julie Christie
  • Not by constraint or severity shall you have access to true wisdom, but by abandonment, and childlike mirth-fulness. If you would know aught, be gay before it. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • If our faith in God is not the veriest sham, it demands, and will produce, the abandonment sometimes, the subordination always, of eternal helps and material good. -- Alexander MacLaren
  • Men of science have made abundant mistakes of every kind; their knowledge has improved only because of their gradual abandonment of ancient errors, poor approximations, and premature conclusions. -- George Sarton
  • Frankenstein can be a metaphor for abandonment, or wanting to be accepted for who you are, or not liking who you are and wanting to actually change that. -- Kevin Grevioux
  • To be Irish today is the abandonment of shame and the younger people are moving it out and they're moving the fear away. They're not afraid, they're adventurous. -- Malachy McCourt
  • Mother is a synonym for abandonment and death. Comparing this synonym to water, it is like poured-out water. I call it mother, the identity that I cannot identify. -- Kim Hyesoon
  • If I hazard a guess as to the most endemic, prevalent anxiety among human beings-including fear of death, abandonment, loneliness-nothing is more prevalent than the fear of one another. -- R. D. Laing
  • Why is it so easy to abandon ourselves, and why do we so easily fall into the illusion that this self-abandonment is the only way people will like us? -- Ariana Carruth
  • In a normal family, surprise means presents, cake and a party. My family, surprise means homelessness, abandonment and destruction of private property. Sometimes we have cake. We're not losers. -- Christopher Titus
  • The falsest of all philosophies is that which, under the pretext of delivering men from the embarrassment of their passions, counsels idleness and the abandonment and neglect of themselves. -- Luc de Clapiers
  • Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment. -- Lady Gaga
  • If there is a time of judgment, instead of theological or institutional litmus tests, the only question asked about our life and spirituality will be "Did you love with abandonment?" -- Robert V. Taylor
  • Lovemaking surely must be, for human beings at our present state of development, one of the more private enterprises. Who would want a witness to that entire self-abandonment and helplessness? -- Katherine Anne Porter
  • I was very lighthearted. This often the way when the abandonment of personal responsibility is enforced: neither wronged innocence or just guilt can seriously impair the sensation of freedom one has. -- Anthony Burgess
  • Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes. -- Victor Hugo
  • I am sometimes almost terrified at the scope of the demands made upon me, at the perfection of the self-abandonment required of me; yet outside of such absoluteness can be no salvation. -- George MacDonald
  • Even where love has run thin the child's soul musters strength... the rush of purpose to make a life worth living past abandonment building the layers up again over the torn hole. -- Adrienne Rich
  • Ford can't sell trucks currently, and GM is not selling as many cars as it would like to. That is a problem of product and pricing, not a systemic problem of abandonment by consumers. -- Paul Taylor
  • There is a specific kind of day when I feel like writing poems. My senses become really sharp. This day is when I feel as if I am drowning into the abandonment of death. -- Kim Hyesoon
  • With no adequate role to play as consumers, many youth are now considered disposable, forced to inhabit "zones of social abandonment" extending from homeless shelters and bad schools to bulging detention centers and prisons. -- Henry Giroux
  • Do you realize the weight of the one who has invited us to follow him? He is worthy of more than church attendance and casual association; he is worthy of total abandonment and supreme adoration. -- David Platt
  • God's sacred intent for you and for me is nothing short of absolute abandonment to Jesus, entire separation from the pollution of the world, and ardent worship of our King with every breath we take. -- Leslie Ludy