The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.— George S. Patton
Controversy Hitting Bottom quotations
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom, to show us He's the rock-at the bottom.
To hit bottom is to fall from grace.
To hit bottom is to fall from grace.
As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won't let my spirit be destroyed.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
When you hit rock bottom, you have nowhere to go but up.
I think the serving size of ice cream is when you hear the spoon hit the bottom of the container.
But when I thought I hit bottom, it started hitting back.
There is no bruise like the bruise loneliness kicks into your spine.
Keep in mind, when you hit rock bottom, there ain't nowhere to go but up, baby.
At bottom is the best soil to sow and grow something new again. In that sense, hitting bottom, while extremely painful, is also the sowing ground.
Hitting bottom isn't a weekend retreat, it's not a goddamn seminar.
Stop trying to control everything and just let go!
We have bigger things to brood on and enormous reasons for wallowing in terminal craziness until we finally hit bottom.
Don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
If you're going to win games, you're going to have to come up with the big hits.
That's the bottom line.
Stop trying to control everything and just let go! LET GO!
Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, someone will hand you a shovel.
I'm far from perfect. I'm still learning. I overworked myself, and I paid the price. I consider the breakdown a breakthrough. I needed to hit rock bottom. I needed to understand the cost of pushing so hard; fighting so hard against the system.
It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom.
The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.
In the deepest places, where physical norms collapse under the crushing water, bodies still fall softly through the dark, days after their vessels have capsized. They decay on their long journey down. Nothing will hit the black sand at the bottom of the world but algae-covered bones.
Love one another, Jesus said. Sometimes it took a lifetime to learn how. Sometimes it took someone to hit rock bottom to make someone reach up and grasp hold and be lifted from the mire to stand on a firm foundation.
I'm always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I'm on the go again.
We think in our society today that the way people change is that they have to have a deep desire to change or that the way they change is they have to hit rock bottom. But neither of those things is true.
People say you have to hit rock bottom, and, I can tell you, almost dying is as rock bottom as it gets.
I hit rock bottom when I was doing "The Brady Brides.
" I was supposed to be at the studio, screen testing to pick the guy that would play my husband. At this time, I had been up for three days doing coke and was playing solitaire in my closet.
You rarely see one punch kill anybody.
I mean, Davey Moore died, the first fight I ever worked for the title, my guy fought and was getting killed, and he hit Davey Moore. Davey Moore went down. There was no bottom rope to it. I then put bottom rope to it, when I got in power. Hit his head. One blow, hit his head and died.
I hit rock bottom, but thank God my bottom wasn't death.
We have hit bottom and are on the upswing.
I think I hit the bottom when my wife left me while I was on the road.
Whether I hit .260 or .320, the bottom line here is to win.
Hitting bottom and hitting it hard was the worst thing that ever happened to me and the best thing that ever happened to me.
A feeling of violation swayed inside me, making me feel as if Id been shoved off a high platform without warning. I was falling, and I feared the sensation far more than hitting bottom. There was no end; just a constantsense of gravity having its way with me.
Oh, I haven't reached any peak. I hit the bottom in the '60s. When a certain actress undertook the leading role in a recent play of mine, she referred to me as "that old derelict." Not to my face, but behind my back.