Quotation Explorer - 'Allowed'

To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble. - Bill Watterson
To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. - Kevin Alfred Strom
Be who you were meant to be and not what you've allowed yourself to become," Kate said to Mavis as she wavered over following her dream. from 'Lifesong - Christine M. Knight
Mediocrity is not allowed to poets, either by the gods or man. - Horace
The Victorian era was perhaps the last point in Western history when magic and science were allowed to coexist. - Jonathan Auxier
What is allowed us is disagreeable, what is denied us causes us intense desire. - Ovid
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them. - Karl Marx
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work ... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work. - Barbra Streisand
Radio Wave Sickness and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity are easily preventable and one can only wonder how much longer the insanity of modern governments is going to be allowed to continue in this area. - Steven Magee
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together. - Bette Davis
There are men running governments who shouldn't be allowed to play with matches. - Will Rogers
The deal with multiculturalism is that the only culture you're allowed to disapprove of is your own. - Martin Amis
When in pain and sorrow, you ask why God allows bad things to happen to good people, remember God allowed His Son, the best of us, to suffer the most so that Christ would have the ability to heal us. - Leslie G Nelson
I have told myself you are not allowed to hurt me anymore. That's what hurts the most. - pleasefindthis
Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it's dead. But we're allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that's how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again. - Madeleine L'Engle
He sent Jesus to come and to talk to us and then allowed him to be killed so that the spirit that lived in Jesus could go out into all the earth and speak to you right where you are in your heart. Right now. - Lacey Sturm
I used to fear things like not having enough alcohol and drugs, or the money to get them. Now I fear someone holding me down and physically forcing me to take drugs and drink alcohol. I fear that for some reason I wouldn't be allowed or wouldn't be able to read anymore. - Phil Volatile
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.
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute. - Francis A. Schaeffer
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. - Robert Byrne
We are living in a generation where people ‘in love’ are free to touch each other’s private parts but are not allowed to touch each other’s phones because they are private. - Robert Mugabe
Fear is a powerful beast, if it is allowed the mastery. - Mary Balogh
But I will only be able to claim it if I am offered it. Tell me, Dr. Blevens, in your opinion, is there a limit to how much knowledge one person is allowed to accumulate? Have I reached my quota? - Robin Oliveira
You're allowed to have thoughts, she reminded herself. Just because others might scoff, that doesn't mean you won't anymore. - Lauren Myracle
That everybody is allowed to learn to read spoileth in the long run not only writing but thinking. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Desire should be allowed to roam freely. The range is endless . - Sameh Elsayed
They think that if they were allowed to do anything they desired, they would be satisfied and the more desires the better. But all desires divorced from The Desire eventually collapse in on themselves. - Geoffrey Wood
Some children were lucky enough to have their Potter novels banned by witch-hunting school boards and micromanaging ministers. Is there any greater job than a book you're not allowed to read, a book you could go to hell for reading? - Ann Patchett
As a writer one is allowed to have conversations with oneself. What is considered sane in writers is made for the rest of the human race. - Alan Ayckbourn
Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead. - Suzanne Collins
live.fight.then you are allowed to die - Nataly Braven
Witchcraft is the attempt to gain special knowledge or power outside God. What do we mean by "special?" We mean power or knowledge that is not found or allowed by God in the natural order. - Thiessen, Sarah
When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued. - Julia Cameron
What freedom means, is being allowed to sing in my bath as loudly as will not interfere with my neighbour's freedom to sing a different tune in his. - Tom Stoppard
Smile in front of the queen?" she said with a feigned gasp of disapproval. 'Surely that's not allowed! - Tui T. Sutherland
The minutes felt as long as years and I couldn't be in the sort of time that didn't move, that instead stood still and all I could think of was being allowed to die, being allowed to cut the thread of time forever. - Linda Boström Knausgård
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead. - James Baldwin
I was sitting, starring into the sky with a tear in my eye thinking: what a beautiful world that the MAKER has allowed us to enjoy for a moment - not to destroy - to enjoy. So let us remove the strife, seize the moments we are blessed with and love this life. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I love revisions…We can’t go back and revise our lives, but being allowed to go back and revise what we have written comes closest. - Katherine Paterson
we can gain experience from the past, but we cant relive it. But we can hope for the future, Its always along side us, on the inside of us looking out. The past should not be allowed to evaporate but should exist only in memories. - Sean Sullivan
God has allowed us to live in this time to do His works on earth. - Sunday Adelaja
Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it. - G.K. Chesterton
The role of the therapist is to reflect the being/accepting self that was never allowed to be in the borderline. - Michael Adzema
No one here is allowed to die without my permission. - Doug MacLeod
A dream is not needing anything. If it is a good one, it is waiting peaceably for ever until it is released and allowed to do its job. If it is a bad one, it is always fighting to get out. - Roald Dahl
I was brought up in a Christian environment where, because God had to be given pre-eminence, nothing else was allowed to be important. I have broken through to the position that because God exists, everything has significance. - Evangeline Paterson
If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. - Herodotus
I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master plan that, from time to time, we're allowed to see out of the corner of our eye. - Chuck Sigars
No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time. - James Madison
Privacy’ is an unusable term. We should instead talk about freedom, autonomy and self-determination of the individual. Being allowed to be yourself, to think whatever you want and to act within the law with no hindrance. That resonates with everyone. - Danny Mekić
"One cannot be a mother without first being a person; family, husband, and children should not be allowed, as is so often the case, to steal a woman’s selfhood and her dreams." Mother to Sherlock, Mycroft, and Enola Holmes by author Nancy Springer - Vannessa Anderson
Whatever Jesus lays His hands upon, lives. If He lays is hands upon a marriage, it lives. If He is allowed to lay His hands on the family, it lives. - Howard W. Hunter
Freedom is being allowed to think your own thoughts and live your own life. - John F. Kennedy
Only those who have never known fear are allowed to think less of others for being afraid. Frankly, I think anyone who has never been afraid of anything in their entire life is either a liar or lacks imagination. - Laurell K. Hamilton
It dawns on you one day... how precious your life is and how not okay it is for anyone, ever, to cause you any amount of suffering, ever. Then the next time you step out the door you look at everyone and you’re thinking, My life is precious and you’re not allowed to hurt me. - C. JoyBell C.
You don't walk away to prove your worth. You walk away because you allowed someone else to dictate your value and you found yourself believing it. - Shannon L. Alder
He had allowed the advertisers to multiply his wants; he had learned to equate happiness with possessions, and prosperity with money to spend in a shop. - Aldous Huxley
We are afraid of religion because it interprets rather than observance. Religion does not confirm that there are hungry people in the world; it interprets the hungry to be our brethren whom we allowed to starve. - Dorothee Sölle
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. - Bill Vaughn
While police internal affairs is allowed to protect corrupt police officers that engage in unethical behaviors, illegal activities or murder, there will always be a genuine mistrust by the common people. - Steven Magee
Part ways with your perception of reality, allow the unknown and your curiosity muster into a visual you've never allowed yourself to see. - Elizabeth Lomeli
To a man who was required to marry before he was allowed to have sex with his lover, marriage is a ‘righteous’ form of prostitution. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read."[As quoted in Literary Censorship in England (in Current Opinion, Vol. 55, No. 5, November 1913)] - George Bernard Shaw
Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit. - Guy Debord
If you have allowed a laborious lifestyle to suppress your dreams, then NOW is the time to take a STAND and give yourself PERMISSION to DREAM again! Now remove the clutter in your life and make PLANS to make your dreams a reality. - DeWayne Owens
IMMORTALITY, n. A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite. - Thomas Carlyle
Writing is a lonely business, which if allowed publicity and socializing it might deteriorate. Supportive people understand the need of a writer to withdraw to the solitude of oneself. - Gloria D. Gonsalves
You're allowed to practice humility while also owning your greatness. Don't you dare minimize your greatness. - Erica Alex
We have allowed the system to be so corrupted that many want justice to be "empathetic," not blind. - Glenn Beck
To be allowed, no, invited into the private lives of strangers, and to share their joys and fears, was a chance to exchange the Southern bitter wormwood for a cup of mead with Beowulf or a hot cup of tea and milk with Oliver Twist. - Maya Angelou
What you shouldn't be must not be allowed to stand on the way of whom you can become. - Bamigboye Olurotimi
Moth: I gave you my life. Flame: I allowed you to kiss me. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
If people are going to be allowed to say "we love you" and "I love you", they'd better have the backbone to prove it. Love isn't just a word. - C. JoyBell C.
How can you follow your heart, unless you know why you have allowed it to be empty for so long and didn't have the courage to fix it? - Shannon L. Alder
We owe a huge debt to Galileo for emancipating us all from the stupid belief in an Earth-centered or man-centered (let alone God-centered) system. He quite literally taught us our place and allowed us to go on to make extraordinary advances in knowledge. - Christopher Hitchens
When the dead departed, they took away any falsehoods that they might have allowed us to believe while alive; we who are left behind have to embark on a different life, since the dead are no longer here to help us deceive ourselves. - Yiyun Li
When did your flight plan become a holding pattern, always circling happiness, but never allowed to land? Distracted by in-flight movies, drinks, and snacks, until the fuel runs out. Is this really all there is? Is this what you want out of life? - John Mark Green
Ignorance of Scripture is the root of every error in religion, and the source of ever heresy. To be allowed to remove a few grains of ignorance, and to throw a few rays of light on God's precious word, is, in my opinion, the greatest honor that can be put on a Christian. - J.C. Ryle
Women were supposed to be strong, but they weren't really, they weren't allowed to be. - Carol Shields
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. - Douglas Adams
Rejection allowed me to appreciate the beauty of acceptance. - T S. Edwards
And I'm ill with the thought of your kiss, coffee-laced intoxicating on her lips... shut it out, I've got no claim on you now, I'm not allowed to wear you freedom down - A Fine Frenzy
Our children were allowed to help when they were little, urged to help when they grew a little older, and sometimes ordered to help when they were teenagers. - Boyd K. Packer
Women saying, 'I'm not a feminist' is my greatest pet peeve. Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you're a feminist. - Lena Dunham
You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren't allowed to be normal.
Someone who expresses a view that is contrary to the view of the overwhelming majority should be allowed to stand undisturbed as a monument to our commitment to free speech. - Albert Gore, Jr.
Many ‘experts’ don’t possess the imagination or vision or any of the logistical expertise required to achieve malaria eradication. Their opinions shouldn’t be allowed to hold back men and women who do possess these qualities from achieving the ‘impossible. - T.K. Naliaka
You're allowed to be sad and angry. You're not allowed to give up. - Karen Salmansohn
Of course, fashions come and go but metrosexuality isn’t a fashion it’s an epoch. It represents a fundamental shift in what men are allowed to be and to want. Men are now permitted to be ‘passive’ inviting our gaze. - Mark Simpson
[These]were the legitimate acts of self-defense which had been forced upon the Irish people by English aggression... We did not initiate the war, nor were we allowed to choose the battleground. - Michael Collins
While I'm frustrated at the amount I'm expected to take on in the present, the 1950s woman was frustrated by being excluded - not being allowed to take things on at all. - Sara Sheridan
Having a child isn't a deal you strike with life. As I said: a child is a gift. And what remains after a child is gone is the memory of the years it was allowed to live. Not its death - Carsten Jensen
I spent a lot of last night being moody and grim.I’m a vampire. We’re allowed to do that. It’s in all the brochures. - Garon Whited
i let you love me.i let you take care of me.i let you do things to meno one was allowed to do before. - Ava
Books allowed my imagination to take flight and it hasn’t landed yet - Lynn Payne
Since the dawn of humanity, stories have allowed each of us to be many. - Neil Gaiman
Pain whispersthrough silent wordsentombed in scarsshyly palpablein fleeting glimpsesbriefly allowed - Lady Bug
The emergence of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is where Autism was back in the 1970's and very few children had the condition. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity must not be allowed to explode into the new epidemic that Autism has become. - Steven Magee
The camera has always been a guide, and it's allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn't even notice. - Don Chadwick
Come on, it is a guest bedroom! If you want your guests to feel at home, they should be allowed to do whatever they do at home! - Daniele Lanzarotta
How can you find new beauty if you are never allowed to get out of conformity? - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Music is the universe where everything is allowed - Fallgrapp
Man is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power. - Mahatma Gandhi
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future. - Janusz Korczak
We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die. - Douglas Coupland
Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so. - Samuel Johnson
All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.[Conversation with Elizabeth Farnsworth, PBS NewsHour, March 9, 1998] - Toni Morrison
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. - Isodore Duncan
One must be careful not to allow himself fall into the trap of hero worship; we are to take counsel from men, emulate their courage, and godliness, but we are not allowed to worship them. Heroes are men, and men make mistakes. - Paul Bamikole
If you you write with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. - Neil Gaiman
I'm a fucking starship; I'm allowed to cheat. - Iain M. Banks
Be the person you really are and not the person you'e allowed yourself to become," Kate said to Nikki. From 'Life Song - Christine M. Knight
Dear God, that man has a magnificent body.' ............. 'It’s like having a cupcake thrust in front of your face and not being allowed to have a lick of the icing. - J.L. McCoy
Ich bin lieber eine Frau als ein Mann. Frauen dürfen weinen, hübsche Kleider tragen, und sie werden als Erste von einem sinkenden Schiff gerettet.I'm glad that I'm a woman and not a man. Women are allowed to cry and to wear pretty dresses, and they are the first to be saved from a sinking ship. - Antonia Rau
What do we any of us have but our illusions? And what do we ask of others but that we be allowed to keep them? - W. Somerset Maugham
The bad, icky and stinky things that happen sometimes should never be allowed to have an adverse effect over the good, lovely and beautiful things happening everyday. - Azhar Ali
Many of us have allowed well-meaning parents,teachers, religious leaders and peers to tell us that there issomething fundamentally wrong with us if we don’t believe as they do. Simply put, we have forgotten how to think for ourselves. - Derric Yuh Ndim
Laws decide wich forms of oppression are allowed, Lord. And because of that, those laws are servants to those in power, for whom oppression is given as a right over those who have little or no power. - Steven Erikson
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. - Horace
He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor when allowed to give occasionally. - Lawana Blackwell
There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. - Hunter S. Thompson
We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others. - Elisabeth Elliot
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