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Breaking Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Breaking

Please enjoy these Breaking Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

 

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

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Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics.
It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
- Tom Tancredo

It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
- Amanda McBroom

I looked for the same pitch my whole career,
a breaking ball.
All of the time.
I never worried about the fastball.
They couldn't throw it past me, none of them.
- Hank Aaron

I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose,
but that a PART of hell will break loose...
it'll be much harder to detect.
- George Carlin

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks
it without breaking itself against it;
it is of the nature of granite,
hard and resistant.
- Gustave Flaubert

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound,
they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron

What we want is a lasting peace.
We will oppose soft measures which invite the breaking of the peace.
- James F. Byrnes

I also have a film coming up called Breaking Up,
and my part in that was not written for a Latina,
and my character is not particularly pretty or sexy or exotic.
- Salma Hayek

When the railways of France, Germany and India were
breaking down through age,
it was the Americans who rebuilt them.
- Gordon Sinclair

It was really a pleasure to play someone who's literally
pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
- Jeri Ryan

Amin hid nothing.
Everybody knew everything.
Yet the American Senate only introduced a resolution
breaking off trade with Amin three months before his overthrow.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get
it is to quit breaking the law.
- Gary Gilmore

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
- William Hazlitt

I just think Rosa Parks was overrated.
Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.
- Stephen Colbert

We own our movie and are now close to breaking even,
even without finishing domestic DVD deals.
- Donal Logue

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence;
supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Shame on the body for breaking down while the spirit perseveres.
- John Dryden

Well, California used to be in the dream-making business,
and unfortunately what's happened I think we're now
in the dream-breaking business.
- Meg Whitman

I was very depressed after breaking off my engagement
with Johnny ten years ago.
I was embarrassingly dramatic at the time,
but you have to remember I was only 19 years old.
- Winona Ryder

Yet the whole preamble of the second authorization
act for the Marshall Plan showed the direction Congress
was ready to take about breaking down barriers within Europe.
- W. Averell Harriman

I loved writing a book in which, in some ways,
it's very, very classical, and in some ways I'm breaking
lots of rules about what you can do and what you can't do.
- Neil Gaiman

Ask Mother for advice on breaking into show business.
- Jack Davenport

You have to create a track record of breaking your own mold,
or at least other people's idea of that mold.
- William Hurt

Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's
resistance without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures.
In place of a car chase or a battle scene,
what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down.
- Frances McDormand

Without struggle, no progress and no result.
Every breaking of habit produces a change in the machine.
- George Gurdjieff

We often hear of people breaking down from overwork,
but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.
- John Lubbock

I mean, I was always interested in people like Lenny Bruce,
people who are breaking the old rules and making new ones.
- Faye Dunaway

I once saw a lump of Greenland breaking off into the sea and moving south,
which of course will affect the atmosphere and us generally,
and it'll happen more and more.
- Ralph Steadman

The Democratic Party, all the candidates from Washington,
they all know each other, they all move in the same circles,
and what I'm doing is breaking into the country club.
- Howard Dean

The best ally you can have in breaking up a street fight is a grandmother.
- Joe Bob Briggs

There's no point breaking a lot of crockery unnecessarily.
- J. Carter Brown

Deadlines are meant to be broken.
And I just keep breaking them.
- Sarah McLachlan

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
- Anonymous

Algeria is not breaking up.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages,
there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that
communication is breaking down everywhere,
on an unparalleled scale.
- David Bohm

I always say that it's about breaking the rules.
But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works
is understanding what the rules are in the first place.
- Rick Wakeman

There's a pattern when tours start -
a pattern of infighting,
of making up, of breaking up, of addiction.
There's a pattern of going to jail.
There's a pattern of passion for music.
- Nikki Sixx

One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor
is that it's tough to get people to obey a law if there
is not penalty for breaking it.
- Roy Barnes

I like breaking the rules.
- Lexa Doig

I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are
pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers.
- Nat King Cole

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy
of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
- Michael Badnarik

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint,
but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic
colours breaking through.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy

As electronic journalism came to be evaluated for its cost effectiveness,
the network world began breaking up.
- Roger Mudd

The writers want to know were you made your mistake,
no how well your curve is breaking.
- Alvin Dark

I shall ask no more than that you agree with Dean Inge
that even though counting heads is not an ideal way to govern,
at least it is better than breaking them.
- Learned Hand

The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition.
Everything was locked up for fear that someone might
go in there with a cigarette or something.
- Barney Ross

Pakistan could be uneasy on the position of Indian military.
But both the countries should take a bold decision,
breaking from their past, to transform their relationship.
- Simon Cameron

We're in danger of breaking our army and preventing
our national leaders from having the flexibility to
confront not just Iraq and Afghanistan,
but crises around the globe.
- Jack Reed

Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble
ceiling is pretty important.
Now it's time to move on.
- Nancy Pelosi

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable,
and attesting her eternity.
- Herman Melville

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards -
I wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
But I had this problem.
I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
- Travis Barker

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns
in order to look at things in a different way.
- Edward de Bono

During Breaking The Waves, I was on my own in a hotel room.
I think I would have been impossible to live with.
When you go home, you have to pretend to be the person you are at home.
- Emily Watson

You can never rely on musicians.
I quit high school at one point to make a go of it
with this band and we kept breaking up.
So I went back to school.
- David James Elliott

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the breaking news story had to do with hard news,
politics specifically, I had a lot to do with it.
If it had to do with music, Kurt Loder was more involved.
- Tabitha Soren

Some of the wives didn't keep up with the program.
It started breaking apart during the Apollo days.
- Wally Schirra

If you are going to be progressive, then you have to make progress.
And that sometimes depends on breaking a few legs.
- Jennifer Granholm

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

No man has ever yet been hanged for breaking the spirit of a law.
- Grover Cleveland

My show was revolutionary, ground-breaking.
When I came on the scene, people were not doing a thing.
- Howard Stern


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