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If you have a big idea or plan that you desire to execute, don't depend solely on others to appreciate your efforts. You must have the ability to encourage yourself. At times seeking encouragement from others can lead to disappointment which sometimes leads you to neglect your obligation. Never build your hopes and dreams based primarily on the accolades from others. You may discover a rude awakening. ~ Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Rude Awakening quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
There were, however, a few exceptions.
One was Norma Dodsworth, the poet, who had not unpleasantly drunk but had been sensible enough to pass out before any violent action proved necessary. He had been deposited, not very gently, on the lawn, where it was hoped that a hyena would give him a rude awakening. For all practical purposes he could, therefore, be regarded as absent. ~ Arthur C. Clarke
Rude Awakening quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it. ~ Bryan Adams
Rude Awakening quotes by Bryan Adams
What were the biggest surprises she uncovered, I ask?
"Now, come off it, Betty, I'm not giving away all the highlights before anybody's bought the book!" laughs Skeeter. "But I can promise that anybody who still thinks Dumbledore was white as his beard is in for a rude awakening! ~ J.K. Rowling
Rude Awakening quotes by J.K. Rowling
The 1969 experience has been a rude awakening for many hedge-fund investors and has left some of them with strong reservations about the whole concept. For the first time in their relatively short history, the funds are not growing: in fact, some have suffered large withdrawals of capital, and a few have actually folded. ~ Carol Loomis
Rude Awakening quotes by Carol Loomis
One smile upon your face can save another's day from waste. ~ Patty Smith
Rude Awakening quotes by Patty Smith
Trauma is a rude awakening, but also an opportunity to edit the script from believing to knowing. Self define for destiny's shine! ~ T.F. Hodge
Rude Awakening quotes by T.F. Hodge
And what makes you think I'm going to do anything you say?"
"Because for the time being you are legally mine,and that means you will obey me."
She nearly choked she drew in her breath so sharply. "Do not count on that,St. John.I don't care what rights you think this mockery of a marriage gives you,as far as I'm concerned,you don't even exist.Do I need to be more explicit?"
"No,I believe we have come to a mutual agreement to forget about each other, which suits me just fine.As long as you do nothing to gain my notice, which means you stay at your home for the duration."
"Your threats don't scare me."
He lifted a brow at her. "No? Then you really must have some odd notions about marriage,if you think you can do as you please now.Ask your mother if you doubt me."
He walked away,and she didn't bother to look where. They were man and wife and would be until he got their marriage annulled. What a rude awakening that was going to be in three or four months' time.For him. ~ Johanna Lindsey
Rude Awakening quotes by Johanna Lindsey
The Buddha's dharma didn't teach peace and relaxation; it taught awakening - often rude awakening. ~ Jay Michaelson
Rude Awakening quotes by Jay Michaelson
A song for you
A song for me
Is how we relate our life to be ~ Patty Smith
Rude Awakening quotes by Patty Smith
I was woken by a shell-burst in the trench of sleep. Heart skipping, with eyes fighting light, my thoughts sprang up like a field of starlings startled by a farmer's gunshot, a thousand separate, autonomous specks that swirled into a single united black shape. ~ Will Wiles
Rude Awakening quotes by Will Wiles
True character stands the test of emergencies. Do not be mistaken, it is weakness from which the awakening is rude. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Rude Awakening quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
She was dry. She was lying on something soft. She was wrapped in quilts. There was a star of light drifting above her, and a smell like a herb garden. Taggle was a long warmth stretched out at one side, his chin in her hand, his tail curled over her neck. She thought they might be in heaven.
Taggle farted.
Plain Kate coughed and sneezed. And then she really was awake. ~ Erin Bow
Rude Awakening quotes by Erin Bow
When I started in professional baseball, I had what you might call a rude awakening. See this scar right next to my left ear? That's where the pitcher hit me the very first time I came to bat as a pro. I was out cold for about 10 minutes. ~ Billy Herman
Rude Awakening quotes by Billy Herman
After my parents got divorced, I had to go right into public school in the fourth grade. The Steiner school had never really taught me how to read, so it was a rude awakening. I was playing catch-up the whole time. ~ Justin Theroux
Rude Awakening quotes by Justin Theroux
This cultural hubris, or overweening presumption about what we are entitled to from a universe that is basically insensitive to human needs, generally leads to trouble. The unwarranted sense of security sooner or later results in a rude awakening. When people start believing that progress is inevitable and life easy, they may quickly lose courage and determination in the face of the first signs of adversity. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Rude Awakening quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Up until the time I was 14 years old, I was sure that I was going to be a big-league baseball player. But that dream came to a rude awakening when I got cut from my high school baseball team. ~ Phil Knight
Rude Awakening quotes by Phil Knight
Try to strip me of my credibility and make me look fake, G you only gonna be in for a rude awakening. ~ Eminem
Rude Awakening quotes by Eminem
Any time you have an individual who is very confident in their abilities to persuade, there can be a rude awakening under cross-examination. ~ Catherine Crier
Rude Awakening quotes by Catherine Crier
What's mine is now yours. I mean, really. It should be. You have my heart, and everything else is just bonus. You told me the shadows don't bother you, and I'm trusting you. I want to marry you, Gabby. I want to live with you. I want to hold on to you and never let you go. I love you. If you don't want any of that, I'll understand. I won't like it, but I'll understand. Only, you should know that I won't give up. I'll romance the hell out of you until you finally cave."
Her legs almost gave out. This was everything she'd ever secretly dreamed. "I love you, too. I love you and I want to marry you, live with you, be with you forever. You have my heart. Why not my life, too? But if you think that means you don't have to romance me, you are in for a rude awakening."
"Thank God." He strode to her, grabbed her up, and carried her upstairs. "I was prepared to get on my knees and beg if necessary."
She grinned. She just couldn't help herself. "Don't let me stop you."
He chuckled, and the beautiful sound washed over her. "Oh, I'll get on my knees soon enough; don't worry. ~ Gena Showalter
Rude Awakening quotes by Gena Showalter
The future looks like gasoline ... crude oil ... is the future before it has been refined. It is like a dream of the future, really, and like any dream it ends with a rude awakening. ~ Chris Cleave
Rude Awakening quotes by Chris Cleave
If I walked in on two of my clones having sex, I'd think it was gay, incestuous, and just plain rude to have not invited me. ~ Jarod Kintz
Rude Awakening quotes by Jarod Kintz
Love that comes between the naivete and awakening of youth satisfies itself with possessing, and grows with embraces. But Love which is born in the firmament's lap and has descended with the night's secrets is not contented with anything but eternity and immortality. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Rude Awakening quotes by Kahlil Gibran
The very attention given to finding out if the mind can be completely quiet is quietness. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Rude Awakening quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Imagine rude people as jellyfish ~ Kelly Williams Brown
Rude Awakening quotes by Kelly Williams Brown
The Romans, accordingly, admiring the prudence and virtues of Numa, assented to all the measures which he recommended. This, however, is to be said, that the circumstance of these times being deeply tinctured with religious feeling, and of the men with whom he had to deal being rude and ignorant, gave Numa better facility to carry out his plans, as enabling him to mould his subjects readily to any new impression. And, doubtless, he who should seek at the present day to form a new commonwealth, would find the task easier among a race of simple mountaineers, than among the dwellers in cities where society is corrupt; as the sculptor can more easily carve a fair statue from a rough block, than from the block which has been badly shaped out by another. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
Rude Awakening quotes by Niccolo Machiavelli
Electronic distribution is more of a fall-back strategy for putting out a book that isn't deemed profitable enough to print. You hardly make any money publishing an electronic book. ~ Rudy Rucker
Rude Awakening quotes by Rudy Rucker
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, and The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty. ~ Cheryl Strayed
Rude Awakening quotes by Cheryl Strayed
Before you are fully aware of anything else, you are aware whether you are awakening in your own bed. ~ Roger Zelazny
Rude Awakening quotes by Roger Zelazny
I'm glad you still have your survival instinct."

"We've all got something." I lift my fingertips to the exposed skin on my face. It's colder than the night sea. Cupping my hands, I blow into them, let my breath warm my nose and cheeks. "I apparently still have a face, which is good."

Holden vaults up onto the wooden platform and I step up after him. "That is good," he says, pulling me in close. He lifts his gloved hands to my cheeks. "After all, this is one of my favorite faces."

I scrunch my lips into a pretend pout. "One of?"

He grins. "Well, you know. I'm a sucker for the classics. Helen of Troy, the Mona Lisa, that - "

"Hey. The Mona Lisa isn't even hot." I give him a little shove away from me, toward the edge of the platform.

"Disagree," Holden says. "She's beautiful in her own way. That mischievous smile, those dark, soulful eyes, the way she - "

"Fine, whatever." I cross my arms. "But I insist on being ranked above her."

"Okay, okay," Holden says. "Yours can be my second-favorite face . . . right after that guy from The Scream." He pulls me in close again.

"You're such an ass," I say, as our lips touch.

Holden laughs. "My girl Mona Lisa would never be so rude. ~ Paula Stokes
Rude Awakening quotes by Paula Stokes
Maya's eyes grew wide, and Grace finally saw the little-sister potential in her. She could imagine Maya toddling after her, annoying her, pulling her hair and borrowing her clothes without asking first. She didn't tell Maya about all the people she'd talked to on the phone, trying to follow a seventeen-year-old trail of bread crumbs that had mostly blown to the wind and taken Joaquin with them. She didn't mention that some people had been rude, others had been so helpful that it made Grace's heart hurt, that Joaquin's family tree seemed to have way too many scraggly branches and not enough roots, not the kind of roots you would need when the storm was strong. ~ Robin Benway
Rude Awakening quotes by Robin Benway
But, back of this, still broods silently the deep religious feeling of the real Negro heart, the stirring, unguided might of powerful human souls who have lost the guiding star of the past and are seeking in the great night a new religious ideal. Some day the Awakening will come, when the pent-up vigor of 10,000,000 souls shall sweep irresistibly toward the Goal, out of the Valley of the Shadow of Death, where all that makes life worth living - Liberty, Justice and Right - is marked "For White People Only". ~ W.E.B. Du Bois
Rude Awakening quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
Finally, our studies of the preparatory stages of all revolutions bring us to the conclusion that not a single revolution has originated in parliaments or in any other representative assembly. All began with the people. And no revolution has appeared in full armor--born, like Minerva out of the head of Jupiter, in a day. They all had their periods of incubation, during which the masses were very slowly becoming imbued with the revolutionary spirit, grew bolder, commenced to hope, and step by step emerged from their former indifference and resignation. And the awakening of the revolutionary spirit always took place in such a manner that, at first, single individuals, deeply moved by the existing state of things, protested against it, one by one. Many perished--"uselessly," the arm-chair critic would say; but the indifference of society was shaken by these progenitors. The dullest and most narrow-minded people were compelled to reflect,--Why should men, young, sincere, and full of strength, sacrifice their lives in this way? It was impossible to remain indifferent--it was necessary to take a stand, for or against: thought was awakening. Then, little by little, small groups came to be imbued with the same spirit of revolt; they also rebelled--sometimes in the hope of local success--in strikes or in small revolts against some official whom they disliked, or in order to get food for their hungry children, but frequently also without any hope of success: simply because the conditio ~ Pyotr Kropotkin
Rude Awakening quotes by Pyotr Kropotkin
There's something in everybody that longs for that awakening to be more true to yourself. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Rude Awakening quotes by Eckhart Tolle
She looked up and smiled. "I'm glad you found some books that interest you. Would you like a glass of lemonade?"
Though I was hoping to thank her for the books and be on my way, I didn't want to seem rude. I nodded and set the stack of books on the counter. While Miz Goodpepper pulled a pitcher from the refrigerator, I asked, "Is the Kama Sutra a volcano?"
She gasped and splashed lemonade across the kitchen counter. The strangest look streaked across her face as she sopped up the mess with a wad of paper towels. "Well, I suppose some might think it's a volcano of sorts, but I can say with absolute assurance you wouldn't enjoy that book."
"That's what I thought," I said, feeling pleased with myself, so I put it back on the shelf.
She let out a barely audible sigh. "Good. ~ Beth Hoffman
Rude Awakening quotes by Beth Hoffman
Gratitude takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder. ~ Thomas Merton
Rude Awakening quotes by Thomas Merton
Damian!" I cry, bolting across the room and leaping into his longing arms, which he tightly enfolds about me. Our eager mouths collide in a mind-altering, body-awakening kiss. ~ Lena Black
Rude Awakening quotes by Lena Black
Whatever happens, love that. ~ Matt Kahn
Rude Awakening quotes by Matt Kahn
To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something. ~ Lao-Tzu
Rude Awakening quotes by Lao-Tzu
The more I think of you, the less I think of you. ~ Henny Youngman
Rude Awakening quotes by Henny Youngman
Thus earth of late so rude, So shapeless, man, till now unknown, became. ~ Ovid
Rude Awakening quotes by Ovid
I led her into the newsroom, removed the sheet, and pointed to the statue of the Bombinating Beast. She gestured to me that I should be the one to take it. I gestured back that she was the chaperone and the leader of this caper. She gestured to me that I shouldn't argue with her. I gestured to her that I was the one who had gotten us into the house in the first place. She gestured to me that my predecessor knew that the apprentice should never argue with the chaperone or complain and that I might model my own behavior after his. I gestured to her asking what the 'S' stood for in her name, and she replied with a very rude gesture, and I grabbed the statue and tucked it into my vest. ~ Lemony Snicket
Rude Awakening quotes by Lemony Snicket
Not to be rude, but it was all pointless," I noted from across the room. Four eyes narrowed at me. "What? I said 'not to be rude'. That's like saying 'God bless them' right after you say bad things about someone. It means it doesn't count! ~ Molly Harper
Rude Awakening quotes by Molly Harper
The banyan tree does not mean awakening, nor does the hill, nor the saint, nor the European couple. The lotus is a symbol of regeneration. ~ Swami Vivekananda
Rude Awakening quotes by Swami Vivekananda
I did not act in this fashion deliberately; I did not prefer this kind of relationship with people. I wanted a life in which there was a constant oneness of feeling with others, in which the basic emotions of life were shared, in which common memory formed a common past, in which collective hope reflected a national future. But I knew that no such thing was possible in my environment. The only ways in which I felt that my feelings could go outward without fear of rude rebuff or searing reprisal was in writing or reading, and to me they were ways of living. ~ Richard Wright
Rude Awakening quotes by Richard Wright
In Buddhism, we talk of meditation as an act of awakening, to be awake to the fact that the earth is in danger and living species are in danger. ~ Nhat Hanh
Rude Awakening quotes by Nhat Hanh
The world is so closed off to the inner beings of ourselves, I refuse to ever lower my energies to that. ~ Nikki Rowe
Rude Awakening quotes by Nikki Rowe
Spring brings warmth and blossom of flowers. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita
Rude Awakening quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude, but right. ~ Clive James
Rude Awakening quotes by Clive James
The sudden and uncalled for coldness with which you treated me just before I left last night, both surprised and deeply hurt me - surprised because I could not have believed that such sullen and inflexible obstinacy could exist in the breast of any girl in whose heart love had found place; and hurt me, because I feel for you more than I have ever professed and feel a slight from you more than I care to tell.

My object in writing to you is this: if hasty temper produces this strange behaviour, acknowledge it when I give you the opportunity - not once or twice, but again and again. If a feeling of you know not what - a capricious restlessness of you can't tell what, and a desire to tease, you don't know why, give rise to it - overcome it; it will never make you more amiable, I more fond or either of us, more happy. Depend upon it, whatever be the cause of your unkindness - whatever gives rise to these wayward fancies - that what you do not take the trouble to conceal from a Lover's eyes, will be frequently acted before those of a husband's.

I know as well, as if I were by your side at this moment, that your present impulse on reading this letter is one of anger - pride perhaps, or to use a word more current with your sex - 'spirit'. My dear girl, I have not the most remote intention of awakening any such feeling, and I implore you, not to entertain it for an instant.... I have written these few lines in haste, but not anger.... If you knew but half the ~ Charles Dickens
Rude Awakening quotes by Charles Dickens
I'd hate to have a job where I had to be rude to people. ~ Clay Aiken
Rude Awakening quotes by Clay Aiken
I leave my human nature to unfold according to its destiny. I remain as I AM. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Rude Awakening quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The awakening of the soul to its bondage and its effort to stand up and assert itself - this is called life. ~ Swami Vivekananda
Rude Awakening quotes by Swami Vivekananda
We welcome our beloved dead." Determined, I lifted my eyelids and searched the room. The feather in Mrs. Thompson's white curls bounced in a draft. Mr. Hunt's whiskers quivered. Lord Marshall sat entirely too near to Mother; his knee must surely be pressed against hers. The candle flickered. Someone cleared their throat. The poodle whined, bored.
No spirits.
They'd been hounding me all week; the least they could do was show themselves when they were needed. It was just rude otherwise. "Spirits," I snapped. "I said you are welcome here." Colin coughed once. "As long as you mean us no ill," I amended, remembering the surge of the angry spirit at the Whitestone Manor pond. ~ Alyxandra Harvey
Rude Awakening quotes by Alyxandra Harvey
I was astonished at how wonderful these books were; and even though I was occasionally discomforted when someone, having asked me what book I had in my pocket, looked aghast when I pulled out a copy of Heidi or Finn Family Moomintroll, I soon realized that my then-present condition of "second childhood" was not one of senility and depression but of renewal and awakening. ~ Jonathan Cott
Rude Awakening quotes by Jonathan Cott
Many people who are going through the early stages of the awakening process are no longer certain what their outer purpose is. What drives the world no longer drives them. Seeing the madness of our civilization so clearly, they feel somewhat alienated from the culture around them. Some feel that they inhabit a no-man's-land between two worlds. They are no longer run by the ego, yet the arising awareness has not yet become fully integrated into their lives. Inner and outer purpose have not merged. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Rude Awakening quotes by Eckhart Tolle
A gentleman is a man who is only rude when he intends to be. ~ Winston Churchill
Rude Awakening quotes by Winston Churchill
When your heart aligns with the truth of its energy, GRATITUDE sings your name, LOVE flows freely, and every bit of your being is awakened, breathing and moving in perfect HARMONY. ~ Angie Karan
Rude Awakening quotes by Angie Karan
Society is infected with rude, cynical, restless, and frivolous persons who prey upon the rest, and whom no public opinion concentrated into good manners, forms accepted by the sense of all, can reach; the contradictors and railers at public and private tables, who are like terriers, who conceive it the duty of a dog of honor to growl at any passer-by, and do the honors of the house by barking him out of sight. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rude Awakening quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every libromancer had a first book. Etched more sharply into my memory than my first kiss, this book had been my magical awakening. ~ Jim C. Hines
Rude Awakening quotes by Jim C. Hines
Put those pistols down at once,' he said coldly. 'Do not you know it is very rude to point a pistol at a person you do not mean to kill? For shame, Villiers. Where were you brought up? ~ Patrick O'Brian
Rude Awakening quotes by Patrick O'Brian
Mama says, " Helen Michelle, a lot of women have trouble saying no and then find themselves in worse situations because they were afraid of being rude. So, if you have trouble saying no, say 'No, thank you.' Let's practice. ~ Helen Ellis
Rude Awakening quotes by Helen Ellis
No one I know is actually so rude as to tell me I've become duller since having children. But I'm sure they think it. ~ Jo Brand
Rude Awakening quotes by Jo Brand
What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening, it is a veritable revolution. The vision was given in order to begin to awaken those who are destined to radically change the course, and even the very definition of Christianity. ~ Rick Joyner
Rude Awakening quotes by Rick Joyner
Through the many years of what I thought was 'searching', was really the process of 'awakening'. ~ Ka Chinery
Rude Awakening quotes by Ka Chinery
As a population, if a large number of people make even small moves to eat less meat and more plant-based foods, the livestock industry will shrink. Over time, farmers will find other crops to support their livelihoods. Through such collective awakening we can make a difference in our world. ~ Nhat Hanh
Rude Awakening quotes by Nhat Hanh
Oh, thank you, Darrell Sikes, for being wild and nasty and rude and getting me out of The Program and making me Normal Dumb, not Special Dumb. I owe you one, Darrell Sikes. ~ Esme Raji Codell
Rude Awakening quotes by Esme Raji Codell
Katya liked the asshole-Wulf, she admitted to him. She liked that he was brash and blunt and even sometimes rude. ~ Stylo Fantome
Rude Awakening quotes by Stylo Fantome
Conscious awareness is the source of our healing ... Only when you say the truth can the truth set you free. This is not a negative process, but at times it is a difficult process. ~ Marianne Williamson
Rude Awakening quotes by Marianne Williamson
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