Quotation Explorer - 'Helpless'

I never could understand why some writers treat women as helpless. Every woman I know is strong in her own unique way. - Terry Goodkind
i am helpless . i loved you. but was my misunderstanding always - litymunshi
It was an earthshattering kiss, one that stole breaths, stopped hearts, and scared the shit out of me because it surfaced feelings I’d never felt before, ones that rendered me helpless. - Jessica Sorensen
There is intimacy in pain. Anyone who has comforted a sufferer knows it—the helpless tenderness, the embrace and murmur and slow rocking together as two become one against the enemy, pain. - Laini Taylor
There is nothing more helpless and irresponsible than a man in the depths of an ether binge.
If your mind can move mountainsand swallow gods,Why does it worry with helpless yesterdays and unborn tomorrows?If it can vomit starsand walk on split hairs,Why must it follow the samepath to despair?Everyone will tell you:'An orgasm here is just as good. - Kamand Kojouri
The reason as to why a human cannot give birth to himself is because he needs someone to help him. We are altricial, or helpless at birth, because we have to depend on others so that later in life when we are capable, we help those in need. And this is very much part of the circle of life. - Kamand Kojouri
We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day. - Brad Meltzer
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless. - Theodore Roosevelt
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. - Noam Chomsky
You see, they were Mothers, not in our sense of helpless involuntary fecundity, forced to fill and overfill the land, every land, and then see their children suffer, sin, and die, fighting horribly with one another; but in the sense of Conscious Makers of People. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Knowledge is essential to conquest; only according to our ignorance are we helpless. Thought creates character. Character can dominate conditions. Will creates circumstances and environment. - Anne Besant
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. - Frank Herbert
I only care about the helped less, and the helpless, not the helpfest or the hellfest. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness. - Franz Kafka
This Diwali… Don't just light up the Sky, but stop someone Cry. Don't just eat Sweets, but share your Love on the Streets. Don't just buy Gold, but help someone who is Helpless and Old.-RVM - R.v.m.
You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power. - Louise L. Hay
Cruelty against innocent helpless animals is the worst form of violence. - Debasish Mridha
Waiting accentuates our helplessness, ant that is what God seems committed to revealing. Only when we know ourselves to be helpless do we fully experience his grace and glory. We have to wait for it. - Marcia Lebhar
The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing. - Walt Whitman
Love without pain is like the earth without rain.It wouldn't be the same, it would die to quickly and people would be helpless - Alex Guidroz
No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish. - Kin Hubbard
God gave us the gift of life. It is the most precious gift ever. To be unarmed is to be helpless to protect that gift; that is outright irresponsible. - Ted Nugent
Yet somehow our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members. - Pearl S. Buck
Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? - Jean Kerr
Blame is such a self-defeating choice. It renders one helpless, putting any solution well out of reach, for we rarely can change others. Consider this, a solution well within your reach, someone you can surely change: Yourself. - Russell Kyle
The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.
The truth is helpless when up against perception - Zack W. Van
In all of her immortal life, Morweena had never felt so alone, helpless or weak. So scared. - S.Brandon King
Ignoring somebody’s mistakes in life from a powerful position makes you a saint, but the same act (whose intentiondoes not matter), if carried out from a weak position, will make you a coward or helpless. - Ravindra Shukla
I am helpless as the sea at the end of her string. I am restless. Restless and useless. I, too, create corpses. - Sylvia Plath
I’m not beholden to the confirmation of your prejudices; to be perfectly frank, the prospect of confining the female characters in my story to placid, helpless secondary places in the narrative is so goddamn boring that I would rather not write at all. - Scott Lynch
Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God. Once a day God sends us to bed like patients with a sickness. The sickness is a chronic tendency to think we are in control and that our work is indispensable. To cure us of this disease God turns us into helpless sacks of sand once a day. - John Piper
Sometimes my helpless blood runs numb and, if only for a second, I forget how frail bones can be. - Taylor Patton
I watch and listen, helpless to help. There is no point in saying ‘This, too, shall pass.’ For a time, we do not even want it to pass. We hold on to grief, fearing that its lifting will be the final betrayal. - Ahdaf Soueif
Anger swirled in him, a tempest readying her strike. And like a helpless vessel caught in her fury, he felt himself dashed against the rocks without mercy. - V.S. Carnes
History will judge societies and governments and their institutions not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless. - César Chávez
There is help for the helpless, hope for the hopeless, and forgiveness for the inexcusable. - Mary A. Pérez
Evolutionary biology is imperialistic, overtaking entire fields of endeavor simply by attaching the prefix bio or neuro -- to their names: bioethics, no comics, even, God help us, neurotheology. Its logic is deployed against helpless laymen as a bully's truncheon or an argument stopper. - Andrew Ferguson
I think that one wants from a painting a sense of life. The final suggestion, the final statement, has to be not a deliberate statement but a helpless statement. It has to be what you can't avoid saying. - Jasper Johns
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life. - Jimmy Carter
Short lives,bouncing harmlessly as a cloth doll on grandma’s lap.Small helpless states,pretentiousness garbed in the unintelligible,makers of disposable art,the zeal to make a scoop unstoppable,pacified by fresh news,of scrabbling sexy movements. - Brian D'Ambrosio
Apathy is unconditional surrender where we are driven into hiding by unrealistic fear, and firmly held there by the misinformed belief that we are helpless to do anything other than hide. Therefore, apathy survives solely on lies and can be completely abated by truth. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
My illness is dut to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.
How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire! - Belva Plain
Christianity would be helpless without the idea of free will and the idea offree will would be helpless without incongruity. - Kedar Joshi
If you allow coldness to engulf you before winter, season is helpless to help you. - Munia Khan
We made mistakes learnt from them not to repeat it again. But some mistakes are made repeatedly but we feel helpless after doing it... - Debolina Bhawal
Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - J. Sidlow Baxter
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. - Mahatma Gandhi
My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies. - W. C. Fields
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