Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself.— Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Bumbling Save Yourself quotations
Rushing never saved the time that planning did.
The hardest spiritual work in the world is to love the neighbor as the self - to encounter another human being not as someone you can use, change, fix, help, save, enroll, convince or control, but simply as someone who can spring you from the prison of yourself, if you will allow it.
You cannot wait for someone to save you, to help you, to complete you.
No one can complete you. You complete yourself.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
You save yourself or you remain unsaved.
Don't cheat yourself out of music. Music is one thing. The music business is another thing. Save enough of yourself to keep living anyway. Save enough joy in your heart to enjoy it. Let your reward be in the doing of it.
The only way to save yourself is to endeavor to save others.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
This is beyond understanding." said the king. "You are the wisest man alive. You know what is preparing. Why do you not make a plan to save yourself?" And Merlin said quietly, "Because I am wise. In the combat between wisdom and feeling, wisdom never wins.
Don't try and save yourself. The self that is trying to be saved is not you.
The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one way. We ourselves must walk the path.
A book can teach you, a conversation can assure you, a poem can seduce you, a genius can inspire you but only you can save yourself.
Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that!
Ask yourself how many shots you would have saved if you always developed a strategy before you hit, always played within your capabilities, never lost you temper, and never got down on yourself.
You cannot save people, you can just love them.
Give up a member to save a family, a family to save a village, a village to save a country, and the country to save yourself.
Over the past five years, I've met several presidents, several secretaries of education ... and there is no plan. If you want to save your children, you're going to have to do it yourself. It's just us.
Jiu-Jitsu for sure will save your ass, one way or another.
Not necessarily a physical fight but also being able to deal with yourself, know about yourself, and really improve yourself as a whole.
Save your love for the one who's worth the investment.
By using stale metaphors, similes and idioms, you save much mental effort, at the cost of leaving your meaning vague, not only for your reader but for yourself.
You don't have to either choose to save the world or become a sellout.
I say to people, "Listen dude, how can you save the world if you can't even save yourself? Why don't you try to affect one person's life who's in your life, and that would be historic."
Conversion is a work above man's power.
.. Never think you can convert yourself. If ever you would be savingly converted, you must despair of doing it in your own strength. It is a resurrection from the dead, a new creation, a work of absolute omnipotence... Conversion is a supernatural work.
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
When you get saved, you get saved not because you deserve it, but because you simply let God save you and because you confess your own poor sinful state and your inability to save yourself.
Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Carter or Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.
I've been going a long time now along the way I've learned some things.
You have to make the good times yourself take the little times and make them into big times and save the times that are all right for the ones that aren't so good.
You cant save people, you can only love them.
In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.
Old men are always advising young men to save money.
That is bad advice. Don't save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old.
Try to overcome your doubt. Believe you are beautiful. Look at yourself through someone else's green eyes. Believe someone out there will find you and kiss your skin until you can feel it blister with the heat. Believe in something bigger than your problems and you will be saved.
It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Painting and art cannot be taught. You can save time if someone tells you to put blue and yellow together to make green, but the essence of painting is a self-disciplined activity that you have to learn by yourself.
If you found yourself in a situation where you could either save a drowning man, or you could take a Pulitzer prize winning photograph of him drowning, what shutter speed and setting would you use?
Buy all shoes, both street and running, slightly longer and wider than your bigger foot. Also, avoid pointed shoes. You'll save yourself needless foot pain.
Imagine if trees gave off wifi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.
You are your own refuge There is no other You cannot save another You can only save yourself.
God has nothing to say to the self-righteous.
Unless you humble yourself before Him in the dust, and confess before Him your iniquities and sins, the gate of heaven, which is open only for sinners, saved by grace, must be shut against you forever.
For every mistake that you learn from you will save thousands of similar mistakes in the future, so if you treat mistakes as learning opportunities that yield rapid improvements you should be excited by them. But if you treat them as bad things, you will make yourself and others miserable, and you won't grow.
The dreamers are the saviors of the world.
I have a lot of friends who are infected with HIV, and you wanna protect them.
.. To increase the awareness of it and to find a cure for it, the human lives we would save would be a really awesome thing. You just have to involve yourself as much as you can.
I believe that we are who we choose to be.
Nobody is going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
Honor was never taking the easy way when it was also the wrong one.
Never telling a falsehood unless the truth was painful and unnecessary, or a lie was necessary to save others. Never manipulating the truth to serve only yourself. Protecting the weak and helpless; standing fast even when fear made you weak. Keeping your word.
Spending money you don't have for things you don't need to impress people you don't like.
'Crazy' is a term of art; 'Insane' is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.