Quotation Explorer - 'Mattered'

I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J.K. Rowling
The truth is this: People that give you focus, energy and anger do care. If you were nothing then you wouldn't be able to affect them. Behind every over reaction was first the thought that your opinion mattered and your respect was once of value or you wouldn't get the response you got. - Shannon L. Alder
What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us are wrapped up in parentheses. - John Irving
And I went into the new year loving myself a little less, but a little more where it actually mattered. - Dominic Riccitello
I have never felt that anything really mattered but knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could. - Eleanor Roosevelt
It wasn’t worth it, but at the time it was. And that’s all that mattered. - Dominic Riccitello
Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was and began diverting all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. - J. K. Rowling
And she knew that her fate wasn't set by how or where she was born, but the decisions she made and the battles she fought. It didn't matter if she had eight toes or ten, amber eyes or blue. What mattered was what she set out to do. - Robert Beatty
If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters. - Matshona Dhliwayo
But truly it was not the money that mattered. It was the distant glitter of everything that was possible in the world, the things she had always wanted for herself and could not name and called happiness because there was no other word. - Tim O'Brien
He forgave you though,' said Claire. 'He never held it against you, ever. All he cared about was that you lived, and that you got better. He would have given everything for that. Everything. Nothing else mattered. - S.J. Watson
Nowadays 'invisibility' was supposed to be the big problem, but the way I saw it was, all that mattered was to be visible to yourself. - Emma Donoghue
I touched him. From brain to body, in ways I couldn’t quite understand. But he did and for him, that was all that mattered. - Dominic Riccitello
They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness. - Louise Erdrich
Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much. - Lisa Wingate
Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us. - Ashly Lorenzana
If security were all that mattered, computers would never be turned on, let alone hooked into a network with literally millions of potential intruders - Dan Farmer
g*d wept, but that mattered little to an unbelieving age ... for there began to rise in America in 1876 a new capitalism & a new enslavement of labor" --w.e.b. dubois - Debois
If today is the last day of your life, the one thing you want to say is that you showed up for life. You showed up for your dreams. You showed up for the people who mattered to you. And above all, you showed up for yourself. - Pooja Ruprell
If you list down whatever you didn’t get to do, then whatever you did won’t feel like it mattered. - Saim Cheeda
She couldn't tell exactly where the words came from. What mattered was that they reached her. They arrived and kneeled next to her bed. - Markus Zusak
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