When one has nothing left to lose one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to cling to.
Like a tenacious ivy, your presence clings onto the drab wall of my existence. Cling harder onto me love, like a blood sucking bed-bug who is never satiated. - Malak El Halabi
Desires to which we cling closely can easily prevent us from being what we ought to be and can be; and on the other hand, desires repeatedly mastered for the sake of present duty make us richer.Lack of desire is poverty. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Do we really want to be rid of our resentments, our anger, our fear? Many of us cling to our fears, doubts, self-loathing or hatred because there is a certain distorted security in familiar pain. It seems safer to embrace what we know than to let go of it for fear of the unknown. ( Book/page 33) - Narcotics Anonymous
Think of your woods and orchards without birds!Of empty nests that cling to boughs and beamsAs in an idiot's brain remembered wordsHang empty 'mid the cobwebs of his dreams! - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am convinced that we as adults must constantly cling to, affirm, and celebrate with our children those things we love, sunsets, laughter, the taste of a good meal, the warmth of a hickory fire shared by real friends, the joy of discovery and accomplishment, the constant surprises of life. - Eliot Wigginton
There's so much knowledge to be had that specialists cling to their specialties as a shield against having to know anything about anything else. They avoid being drowned. - Isaac Asimov
IT is only when we are no longer in control--because of sickness, death, or our own bad choices--that we no longer cling. The path to salvation is the path of humiliation. - Jonathan Martin
Living in the past is like choosing to cling to a chronic illness. - Asa Don Brown
Let go of the past and cling to the future. - Dr. Reverend Garry A. Scheuer Jr.
Come clean about your true nature before the day the body ceases. Hard not to cling to duality as the excuse, but every brain is manifesting duality as if it is some internal feature projected outward for the attention of others. - James Emlund
It's our nature, isn't it? Again and again, we cling to the foolish belief taht simple solutions exist - Steven Erikson
The highest form of prayer is to the goodness of God. . . . God only desires that our soul cling to him with all of its strength, in particular, that it clings to his goodness. - Ann Voskamp
This life gets bitterly cold. Sometimes you just need to cling to the person that you can claw your way out of the dark with. - Chris Dingess
Time laughs in the distance as I cling to the belief memories of you will fade. - Raine Cooper
Her hair was dyed, and her bloom was fading, and she must have been crowding forty, but she seemed to be one of those women who cling to the manners and graces of a pretty child of eight. - John Cheever
Give me the grace to believe that you really do know what is best for me and that I do not. May I cling to Your character and rejoice in Your pursuit of me. - Kenneth D. Boa
When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to. - Don Juan
You only lose what you cling to. - Gautama Buddha
Sisyphus, I. I cling to my rock, you don’t have to chain me. Stand back! I roll it up—up, up. And … down we go. I knew that would happen. See, I’m on my feet again. See, I’m starting to roll it up again. Don’t try to talk me out of it. Nothing, nothing could tear me away from this rock. - Susan Sontag
I found something! Courage--just that; courage as a rule of life and something to cling to always. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
It's wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Severed and gone, so many years! And art thou still so dear to me, That throbbing heart and burning tears Can witness how I cling to thee? - Anne Brontë
Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted. - Sylvia Plath
What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil. - Gautama Buddha
You will never find peace when the need you cling to is not the want you desire. But when does a want become a need... when it is all you think about? - Shannon L. Alder
How we need that security. How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this. I need someone to pour myself into. - Sylvia Plath
When you cling to something from the past, your hands cannot be open to receive the gifts of the future. - Kate McGahan
We hate the very idea that our own ideas may be mistaken, so we cling dogmatically to our conjectures.
A beautiful country is a dream-like an illusion. It is senseless to cling to it. Unless the inner forces of negative emotions are conquered, strife with outer enemies will never end. - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell youthat in my death the light that shone through my painful darknesswas a blinding vision of your eternal smile?cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very coreas I cling to my memories of you... - Xavier
Taking one's chances is like taking a bath, because sometimes you end up feeling comfortable and warm, and sometimes there is something terrible lurking around that you cannot see until it is too late and you can do nothing else but scream and cling to a plastic duck.
It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving it’s purpose in your life. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
By forgetting the Supreme Lord, all the ailments cling to the man. - Guru Arjan Dev
The problem with our culture is we cling to so many different truths. Yet, the truths that we cling to also depend on our point of view. Maybe, the journey to a truth that can be free of hatred, bias and injustice requires a journey of the soul to see all view points. - Shannon L. Alder
If you distance yourself from reality and just cling to cliches about democracy find yourself a different job than analyzing politics - Hany Ghoraba
Our story is the raft we ride in our ocean of life. We cling to it even while we might lament our story because it feels safer to be on the raft than swimming in the currents of possibilities. When you are ready for change, jump off the raft and swim with a different story. - Jeanne McElvaney
Don't cling to a mistake, just because you spent so much time making it. - Anon.
I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness. - Hugh Laurie