„Why is it that once having decided what I must do, I'm afraid to reexamine my decision? Maybe because the original decision cost me so much that I didn’t want to go through it again.“

"The Persistence of Vision"

Adopted from Wikiquote. Last update June 3, 2021. History
John Varley photo
John Varley23
American science fiction author 1947

Related quotes

Paulo Coelho photo
Devin Townsend photo
Michael Jordan photo

„Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.“

—  Michael Jordan American retired professional basketball player and businessman 1963

Heath Ledger photo
James M. McPherson photo
Ray Bradbury photo
Anna Akhmatova photo

„Today I have so much to do:
I must kill memory once and for all,
I must turn my soul to stone,
I must learn to live again—
Unless …“

—  Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966

Translated by Judith Hemschemeyer from Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova (1989)
Requiem; 1935-1940 (1963; 1987), The Sentence
Context: Today I have so much to do:
I must kill memory once and for all,
I must turn my soul to stone,
I must learn to live again—
Unless... Summer's ardent rustling
Is like a festival outside my window.

Donald J. Trump photo

„I do not endorse them [Landmark Education] - never have. The SOBs have already sued me once. I'm afraid to tell you what I really think about them because I'm not covered by any lawyers like I was when I wrote my book.“

—  Margaret Singer clinical psychology 1921 - 2003

Quoted in Drive through Deliverance http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/Issues/2000-10-19/news/feature_print.html, Phoenix New Times, October 19, 2000
2000

Alanis Morissette photo
Joss Whedon photo
Toni Morrison photo
Jonathan Safran Foer photo
Rex Stout photo
Tony Hawk photo
Sylvia Plath photo

„What is my life for and what am I going to do with it? I don't know and I'm afraid.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Source: The Journals of Sylvia Plath

Holly Black photo
Benjamin Zephaniah photo
Ted Bundy photo

„I wanted to become a part of my defense because I am such a part of it. Obviously I'm going to bear the consequences, so why not bear the responsibilities?“

—  Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989

1977 interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEWsxCrMM1U in Pitkin County Prison, Colorado

Related topics