Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. In attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to basics can launch a comeback.

— Pat Riley

Proven Shoulda quotations

In those moments where you're not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don't get all stingy with your bullets. I mean, one more clean shot to the head, and this lady could have avoided becoming a human Happy Meal. Woulda... coulda... shoulda.

There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda, or woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.

You shoulda left the other day You let me beg for you to stay

Shoulda sent a thank you note, you little hoe Now Imma wrap your coffin wit a bow

They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn.

I've seen it all before. Now that it's over I shoulda known better than to think this was real and you could be mine.

All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas Layin' In The Sun, Talkin' 'Bout The Things They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done... But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas All Ran Away And Hid From One Little Did.

Bob Kelly was so dumb, they shoulda written his name on the Stanley Cup in crayon.

Forgiving ourselves for all the woulda-shoulda-couldas in life, and sometimes forgiving others for actions that we feel undercut or undermine our good, can be very challenging. But forgiveness of the past and mistakes, our own mistakes as well as the mistakes of others, is imperative if we are to dwell fully in the present and experience the miracles that are only available to the forgiving and loving mind.

I heard a lil homie talking reckless in Vibe.

Quite a platform you chose, you shoulda kept it inside. Oh you tried, it's so childish calling my name on the world stage. You need to act your age and not your girl's age.

You shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.

Sometimes you're overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you're like, "Ah I shoulda did that!" You can't live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.

You always think "woulda, coulda, shoulda.

" I wish that I had prosecuted Tot Mom, I wish I'd prosecuted OJ, and I wish I had prosecuted the JonBenet Ramsey case.

I never wanted to be the person who said, "I woulda, coulda, shoulda.

" Life is way too short, and you may not last that long.

I tell ya I got a stupid son. That's one load that shoulda been shot on the wall.

I shoulda learned to play the guitar.

If it seems like I've been lost in 'lets remember', If it seems I'm gettin' older and missin' my younger days, well you shoulda known me much better, cause the past is something that never got in my way.

A nod, a bow, and a tip of the lid to the person who coulda and shoulda and did.

But there's no way to avoid regret. Don't let anybody tell you different. Regret is just life's aftertaste. No matter what you choose, you're gonna wonder if you shoulda done things different. I didn't necessarily choose wrong. I just chose. And I lived with my choice, aftertaste and all.

What is your problem?” I asked, scooping the freezing mess out of my cleavage.

“We got unfinished business,” he reminded me. “My name’s not Bill.” He chuckled. “Yeah, I loved that movie. Shoulda brought a katana, but it seemed like an unfair advantage.

This was our common ground, the secret we shared but never spoke aloud.

I should have been with him; she should have left him alone. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It's so easy in the past tense.

Shoulda, coulda, woulda. It's so easy in the past tense.

Shoulda gone to China. They give away babies like free iPods. They put them in guns and shoot them out at sporting events.