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My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

I decided to devote my life to telling the story because
I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead.
and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
- Elie Wiesel

My situation should have been a lot worse.
By rights I shouldn't have survived the crash.
- Rick Allen

Where I am they can smell out a hurricane.
My house survived Hurricane Hazel, but it didn't get past Hugo.
- Mickey Spillane

 

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with
which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
- Tennessee Williams

I got Sonny up to Harlem, and we started street playin' in New York.
We did that for three or four years and survived.
We brought it back to the streets again.
- Brownie McGhee

All the great legends are Templates for human behavior.
I would define a myth as a story that has survived.
- John Boorman

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We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious
battle with British Airways...
It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.
- Richard Branson

Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said,
'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course,
those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
- Barbara Boxer

Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers
and radio sets in Rochester,
New York; pretty young and inexperienced;
but we survived the depression.
- Stuart Symington

As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.
- Lester B. Pearson

I was a rust repairer.
I was a rust repairer and full-time survivor.
I survived all the major earthquakes,
and the Titanic, and several air crash.
- Keith Moon

First of all, the most important, that is to learn
everything good that has survived from other times,
and carefully to watch the bad - and throw it out.
- Ninette de Valois

I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.
- Bette Davis

I had a great '70s.
I survived it, and that's always good news.
- Jeff Bridges

We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50
days and thought we could do about anything after that.
- Layne Staley

I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because
I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.
- Jack Steinberger

In our early period we pretty much survived or perished
on our capacity to reach people,
and on getting into the pattern of having no money
and playing lots of shows.
- Peter Garrett

That's why I survived because I still believe I've got something to say.
- Lou Reed

So when I got to 50 I just thought, Hold on:
I'm thin.
I've got my hair.
I'm well off.
I survived, you know.
- Bob Geldof

I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised
and happy I survived it all.
Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking,
Oh God, the things you did!
- Jeff Bridges

That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally,
and that prose survived to get something said.
- Robert Creeley

No people in history have ever survived who thought
they could protect their freedom by making themselves
inoffensive to their enemies.
- Dean Acheson

The reason why I have survived as long as I have survived is what my friends,
comrades and supporters thought was an extraordinarily cautious approach.
- Ernst Zundel

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
- Geraldo Rivera

Ever since my youth it has disturbed me that of the
literary works that survived their own epoch,
so many dealt with historical rather than contemporary subjects.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations.
I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived.
- Simon Wiesenthal

Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable,
fine for quick consumption, but they have survived
50 years and are still growing.
- Manuel Puig

I have survived by representing these sufferings of
mine in the form of the novel.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Our most intimate contact with civilizations long since
dust has been through the art which has survived them.
- Carlisle Floyd

The people who were against the Vietnam War thought
I was attacking the Army.
The guys in the Army thought I was representing their experiences.
I was on both sides, and I survived.
- Mort Walker

The creative adult is the child who has survived.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

But through world wars and a Great Depression,
through painful social upheaval and a Cold War,
and now through the attacks of September 11,
2001, our Nation has indeed survived.
- Nick Rahall

I have survived and possibly I should not hope for more than that.
- Christine Keeler

I can't believe I survived, not only my life,
but I am still playing football 'cause half of those
eight or nine years I don't even remember.
- Brett Favre

What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich,
we were pretty middle-class.
My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives,
he couldn't save any money.
- Charlie Sheen

I play the unsinkable Molly Brown, which is where she got her name from,
because she survived.
- Marilu Henner

There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind.
That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
- Anne Stevenson

We've survived by believing our life is going to get better.
- Paul Simon

The truth is that our race survived ignorance;
it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
- Stephen Vizinczey

We had every problems starting a big top could have.
The tent fell down on the first day.
We had problems getting people into the shows.
It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.
- Guy Laliberte

It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of
Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people,
whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery.
- Slobodan Milosevic

Many of the master chefs in the South,
both the upper South as well as the deep South,
were blacks and many of those people came here to Washington,
D.C., and opened up establishments.
Very, very few of them have survived.
But they certainly were very prominent.
- Ed Smith

Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America,
and under many other circumstances, man has passed
through the most adverse climates and has survived,
but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones.
- Ellsworth Huntington

A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not
being seen or heard from again.
Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's
name on the screen and somehow or other,
he survived it, like he survives everything.
- Lee Grant

It's not like we have a formula, but I think one of
the reasons this show has survived is that it has a big heart at its center.
Other cartoon shows have people crap on each other and make racist jokes.
But I don't think people tune in for that.
I just don't think a show lasts for 10 years without a heart.
- Trey Parker

The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times,
when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction.
This practice was useful, and is the only way many
authors' works have survived even in part.
- Richard Stallman

In the Seventies, a lot of executions via electric
chair failed because of technical problems.
Seed tells the true story of someone who survived and sought revenge.
They buried him alive to make it seem he was dead.
- Uwe Boll

There was once a time when art history and film were
basically the same medium,
but art history is frozen in late-19th-century technology
that has survived into the early 21st century.
- Robert Nelson

I read all these stories that I don't know anything about politics.
But I must know something.
I've had some good victories in Congress,
and I've survived this town for four years.
- Donald T. Regan

There is only one optimist.
He has been here since man has been on this earth,
and that is man himself.
If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry
us through all these things,
we wouldn't be here.
We have survived it on our optimism.
- Edward Steichen

I wanted it not to be true.
I wanted it not to be her plane.
I wanted it - I wanted, if it was her plane,
to have somehow survived because she was in the back of the airplane.
But we know that doesn't happen, not with those sorts of things.
- Ted Olson

However, I survived and started to read all chemistry
books that I could get a hand on,
first some 19th century books from our home library
that did not provide much reliable information,
and then I emptied the rather extensive city library.
- Richard Ernst

You can't be as old as I am without waking up with
a surprised look on your face every morning:
'Holy Christ,
whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing
that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
- Paul Newman

Modern Armenia survived only because it was the single province controlled,
and protected, by the Russian Empire.
The rest of the territory within its historical borders
is almost wholly devoid of ethnic Armenians.
- John Shimkus

A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be,
according to the fitness and tendency of things.
Nature has set upon him the process of decline and
dissolution by which she removes things which have
survived their usefulness.
- William Graham Sumner

Humanity could only have survived and flourished if
it held social and personal values that transcended
the urges of the individual,
embodying selfish desires - and these stem from the
sense of a transcendent good.
- Arthur Peacocke

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party
ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq.
For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection,
but that he had to face it.
- Stockwell Day

America has survived and grown stronger through September
11th and subsequent wars with Afghanistan and Iraq
and those who seek to do us harm.
We have faced - and met - tremendous challenges ramping
up a public health and safety system to protect Americans from future threats.
- Christopher Bond

TV's hard work.
I don't know how the hell Angela Lansbury survived doing 'Murder,
She Wrote' all those years.
And sure, everyone wants to be Bruce Willis or George Clooney -
they want to be in film for the range of characters you get to play.
- Christopher Meloni

Though the general principles of statecraft have survived
the rise and fall of empires,
every increase in knowledge has brought about changes in the political,
economic, and social structure.
- John Boyd Orr

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

We laugh to survive.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles

A divorce is like an amputation:
you survive it, but there's less of you.
- Margaret Atwood

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is not the strongest of the species that survive,
nor the most intelligent,
but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin


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