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Giving Up Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Giving Up

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

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Related topics: Motivational

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I have to say I regretted giving up animated movies.
- Stanislav Grof

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of
being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected,
either by agents or publishers.
You absolutely must plow forward.
- Augusten Burroughs

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their
privacy rights just to file their taxes.
- Melissa Bean

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A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society,
sucking up everything and giving nothing.
Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.
- Elsa Maxwell

I go on giving interviews because I've been brought
up to support the projects I'm involved in.
When you've enjoyed working on a production,
you want to do them a favour.
- Francesca Annis

I would say that I've been lucky.
Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
- Kenneth Edmonds

I can't imagine that I would have been cast in the role,
without Jamie Lee giving me a thumbs up.
- Adam Arkin

Many women my age have known the experience of giving
up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love.
- Joyce Maynard

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times.
- Mark Twain

Giving up represents a choice you make when you decide
not to take action on something over which you actually do have control.
- Darren L. Johnson

The State acquires power...
and because of its insatiable lust for power it is
incapable of giving up any of it.
The State never abdicates.
- Frank Chodorov

There were some situations where I was giving up everything
I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way.
I realized I was just kidding myself.
- Jerry Only

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody
else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
- David Antin

I kept giving up runs.
It was, for sure, a rough road and a very rocky one.
I enjoyed my time there, but not as much as I could
have if I would have pitched well.
- Billy Koch

I could be, you know, the person that shows little
kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
- Jessica Lynch

Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my
countrymen comes natural to me;
and in the open field of invention I am not without
hopes of giving them pleasure.
- Thomas Edward Brown

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
- Shane West

Giving up is something a Lauda doesn't do.
- Niki Lauda

An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art.
An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist.
- Stephen Stills

I am a non Zionist because the Jew, in seeking a homeland of his own,
seems to me to be giving up something of infinitely
greater value of the world.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

The second is the structure and source of cults.
They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore
the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
- Katherine Dunn

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
- Colin Powell

Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do,
and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned
down the role three times before finally giving in.
- Gil Gerard

If men were basically evil, who would bother to improve
the world instead of giving it up as a bad job at the outset?
- Van Wyck Brooks

We do not want to be giving quality sides such as Southampton,
Palace, Norwich and the rest eight or nine points start
and expect to get back up with them.
- Paul Ince

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
- Anna Quindlen

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction,
the quitting response that follows from the belief
that whatever you do doesn't matter.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
- Charles Schumer

Sometimes we're so concerned about giving our children
what we never had growing up,
we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.
- James C. Dobson

I never got to the point of needing drugs or thinking about giving up myself.
- Stuart Appleby

I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in
exchange for protecting the innocent.
It's a life of sacrifice.
There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility.
- Alan Dean Foster

Over and over I'm on the point of giving it up.
- Beatrice Wood

I'm quitting the business today.
I'm going to open up an appliance store,
I've always really been into toasters.
I'm giving it all up.
- Dane Cook

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking...
giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people
are willing to risk such a radical move.
- Edward T. Hall

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire,
hustle and giving 110 percent all the time.
- Don Zimmer

When you give everyone a voice and give people power,
the system usually ends up in a really good place.
So, what we view our role as, is giving people that power.
- Mark Zuckerberg

One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts.
Wars end not due to peace processes,
but due to one side giving up.
- Daniel Pipes

The other thing I like, in fact, several months ago
I introduced a bill to end the absurd catch and release
policy where our government has been giving tickets,
essentially, to people who enter illegally and then
letting them go and show up of their own volition.
- John Doolittle

It's a hard job.
It means giving up some things, but on the other hand
they keep saying you can have it all.
You can't really have it all so easy.
You can do a little of this and little of that.
- Garry Marshall

I can't wait to start something up myself that is actually
about giving unsigned bands the exposure they deserve,
especially when they travel so far to play the smallest
gig they've ever played in their lives.
- Dan Hawkins

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not
giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job.
I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
- Garth Brooks

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S.
population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure,
giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times
greater than that of white Americans.
- Xavier Becerra

It is up to you civilians to give a hand to show that
we intend to take our responsibilities to maintain
the integrity of our Empire,
by giving the world proof that we have not all sold
out to the Jew or Plutocrat.
- John Amery

Even though some in our government may claim that civil
liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public,
we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

I love giving gifts and I love receiving them.
I really like giving little kids extravagant gifts.
You see their little faces light up and they get excited.
If it's a really good gift, I love receiving it,
like jewels, small islands.
- Gina Gershon

LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you.
It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up
if you don't take care of yourself.
In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other,
everybody's giving each other catty looks.
- Scarlett Johansson

Chavez made a compete fool of himself in front of the
entire world while giving the U.N.
a black eye.
But the real losers are the Venezuelan people who have
to put up with this unstable character every day.
- J. D. Hayworth

In a way, it's my way of dealing with,
finding closure with Grateful Dead music,
and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all
the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music.
- Phil Lesh

Fighting hard to protect yourself and your relatives is good for your genes,
but when captured and escape is not possible,
giving up short of dying and making the best you can
of the new situation is also good for your genes.
- Keith Henson

I believe that the average guy in the street will give up a great deal,
if he really understands the cost of not giving it up.
In fact, we may find that, while we're drastically
cutting our energy consumption,
we're actually raising our standard of living.
- David R. Brower

I wish the press were paying more attention to the
erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into,
by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about
when and how and where we go to war.
- Barbara Lee

Both me and Edgar are firm believers in never underestimating
or talking down to an audience,
and giving an audience something to do,
to give them something which is entirely up to them
to enter into the film and find these hidden things and whatever.
- Simon Pegg

In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner.
A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible,
of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
- Iris Murdoch

How could you justify giving Holland twice the amount
of money that you gave Belgium? Well,
finally, I put it up to them.
They said that they couldn't do it; it would destroy them.
I said they had to do it.
And I finally got support from Hoffman on it.
- W. Averell Harriman

I think we probably will end up in America because
he would be giving up much more to come and live here.
If you want to work in film, that's really where you have to be.
But I'm not sure that being an ex-pat is very good for one's sense of self.
- Emily Mortimer

The grandest thing has been the lifting up of the gates
and the opening of the doors to the women of America,
giving liberty to twenty-seven million women,
thus opening to them a new and larger life and a higher ideal.
- Olympia Brown

Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition
to that which they do when they appear,
smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up.
Giving a performance is the least of their worries.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

My officers and men understood wishes so well that
this movement was executed under fire,
the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the
enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
- Joshua Chamberlain

For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard -
that whole side of it,
the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy.
Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

I don't think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost -
certainly not to the point of giving up -
but there's something to be said for a book that isn't instantly disposable,
that rewards a second reading.
- John M. Ford

I hate the Communists and have for many years and don't
feel right about giving up my career to defend them.
I will give up my film career if it is in the interests
of defending something I believe in,
but not this.
- Elia Kazan

The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the
temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted,
but the truth is quite the contrary.
By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff,
Rove has been freed to do what he does best:
shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.
- Fred Barnes

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

You can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson


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