The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.— Caroline Knapp
Cheerful Guilt Trip quotations
Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forwad for the trip.
People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all.
Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip!
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
Skating takes up 70 percent of my time, school about 25 percent.
Having fun and talking to my friends, 5 percent. It's hard. I envy other kids a lot of things, but I get a guilt trip when I'm not training.
Once you become a mother, you always have a guilt trip.
You always try to do the best, but you feel you can always be better.
Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
If the things behind you are tripping you, you're moving in the wrong direction.
The journey of life is both too short and too precious to be sidetracked by guilt trips.
Move forward with no second-guessing, no guilt trips, no hesitation.
Your purpose is to recreate yourself anew in each moment.
Men are that they might have joy . . . not guilt trips.
If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
Only when we accept and forgive all that is or has been the good, the bad, and the ugly of our human lives can we get off the guilt trip and back into the flow. That means we must love our humanness and all of our failings; we must accept, learn from, and yes, even love our mistakes.
The idea of karma is that you continually get the teaching that you need to open your heart.
Have to love the preemptive guilt trip! I will be visiting home for Mother's Day. Hoping for minimal "baby cannon" talk, but realistically that's going to be a big part of the day.
People don't take trips, trips take people.
Guilt-tripping people does not work; they tend to be turned off.
Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers.
Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips.
We know that babies develop as well in nonmaternal as in maternal care, as long as the care is of good quality. The issue is not who gives the care but the quality of that care,... The guilt trip is, in my view, a hangover of another era and of unacknowledged tactics to keep women in their proper place--at home full-time.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can see the whole trip that way.
My enduring feeling about René Lévesque is that if he had chosen to hang me, even as he tightened the rope round my neck, he would have complained about how humiliating it was for him to spring the trapdoor. And then, once I was swinging in the wind, he would blame my ghost for having obliged him to murder, thereby imposing a guilt trip on a sweet, self-effacing, downtrodden Francophone.
I carry around such a load of non-specific guilt that every time the metal detector beeps, I always have a wild fear that this trip I absent-mindedly packed a Luger.
This is what I mean by becoming religious: no guilt, no ego, no trip of any kind...just being herenow...being with the trees and the birds and the rivers and the mountains and the stars.
The difference between shame and guilt is the difference between "I am bad' and "I did something bad".
This is the first step toward understanding the process of real, lasting change: simply knowing with certainty that you can do whatever you need to do. This understanding has a dual edge: On the one hand it increases your confidence and dignity. On the other hand, it places full responsibility on you if you fail to make the change you set out to make. But this is a good thing, not a guilt trip.