Quotation Explorer - 'Refuses'

That thing ruined my favorite T-shirt," complains Mario."Whatever." It’s Marianne’s voice. "You were just looking for a reason to get your shirt off." I try to look around for her, but my neck refuses. - Bill Blais
I pity him who refuses to leave the minatory of his refutable Judgments and still insisting on producing his light to lit our worlds. - Annie Ali
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. - Albert Camus
When someone refuses listening to reason disaster will surely follow. - Ken Poirot
Pride refuses to be taught. Humility refuses not to be - Brad Lomenick
Feel oddly barren. My sickness is when words draw in their horns and the physical world refuses to be ordered, recreated, arranged and selected. I am a victim of it then, not a master. - Sylvia Plath
Reality is that which refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfilment of animal desires. - Alexander Graham Bell
Our very existence refuses your laws andyour science, your religions and yourphilosophies. - B.E. Scully
You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic. - Lewis Carroll
And the victim must have been broken and must remain so, so that the externalization of evil is possible. The victim who refuses to assume this role contradicts society's simplistic view. Nobody wants to see it. People would have to take a look at themselves. - Natascha Kampusch
Because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away. - Sarah Kay
Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful. - Doris Day
My integrity refuses to be altered to fit in with what I'm expected or intimidated to believe. - Lori Goodwin
He who refuses to obey cannot command. - Kenyan Proverb
Every man who refuses to accept the conditions of life sells his soul. - Charles Baudelaire
Fear is a bird that refuses to fly, and each time she neglects to use her wings, she consents to the slow death of her destiny. - Nadia Janice Brown
The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Time is to clock as mind is to brain. The clock or watch somehow contains the time. And yet time refuses to be bottled up like a genie stuffed in a lamp. Whether it flows as sand or turns on wheels within wheels, time escapes irretrievably, while we watch. - Dava Sobel
A man who refuses light will remain in the darkness even by the side of light! - Mehmet Murat ildan
But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. It continues to wander, aimless, homeless, alone. It cannot be convinced of its safety by any evidence drawn from my waking life. - Margaret Atwood
You cannot wake up one who refuses to open his eyes. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. - Albert Einstein
Giving up doesn't make you a quiter, a loser or a failure.It makes you wise enough to stop holding on to what refuses to be held.Hence i say, letting go hurts,but holding on to what is no longer therehurts even more. - Nomthandazo Tsembeni
To trust immediate intuitions rather than collective examination that is rational, careful, and intelligent is not wisdom: it is the presumption of an old man who refuses to believe that the great world outside his village is any different from the one that he has always known. - Carlo Rovelli
For a very long time everybody refuses and then almost without a pause almost everybody accepts. - Gertrude Stein
No civilization can thrive or survive if it refuses to adapt or change. - Debasish Mridha
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. - Albert Camus
Love is suffering only when one refuses to love. - Marty Rubin
Hope is a flower which refuses to be crushed under life's brutal heel. - John Mark Green
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Without your stories, without your heroes and their awesome powers, how could you explain this, this here, this incomprehensible real that ever refuses to embrace any rule, any cliché besides the intransigent, pathetic truth that we all end, that no one comes back. - Tom King
Goths do not hate the world. They just learned to accept the world that refuses to understand them. - enna snow
Personal Responsibility is when a person refuses to run away from challenges and difficulties, when he refuses to blame others, when he decides to rise to the occasion. - Sunday Adelaja
If the baser instinct of rampant self-preservation adamantly refuses to surrender itself to the infinitely greater call of self-sacrifice, in attempting to save our lives we will have in reality completely destroyed our lives. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. - G. K. Chesterton
The philosopher is a person who refuses no pleasures which do not produce greater sorrows, and who knows how to create new ones. - Giacomo Casanova
Anyone that refuses to grow will remain in the past. It is a demand of life - Sunday Adelaja
A wise human’s life contains several journeys among several experiences, each of them takes him/her to a new level of wisdom in which makes him/her refuses to return to how he/she was before that experience. - Sameh Elsayed
He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see. - Ayn Rand
A good writer refuses to be socialized. He insists on his own version of things, his own consciousness. And by doing so he draws the reader's eye from its usual groove into a new way of seeing things. - Bill Barich
Despair has been called the unforgivable sin--not presumably because God refuses to forgive it but because it despairs of the possibility of being forgiven.
Success belong to the man who refuses to fair failure. - Sunday Adelaja
By a curious perversity, the human mind refuses to behave itself on the occasions when it should be intensely dramatic. It was so now; the climber suddenly forgot his fears in a smile. The choir had chosen this precise moment to start the Nunc Dimittis. - Whipplesnaith
The real failure is not the one who falls down, it's the one who refuses to get up. - Habeeb Akande
Faith means I chose not to know, which is different than ignorance which refuses to know. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
You cannot stop the soul who refuses to surrender. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Personal Responsibility is when a person sees a problem and refuses to be indifferent, but decides to rather look for ways and means of resolving the problem - Sunday Adelaja
He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. - William James
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. - Arthur C. Clarke
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