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Abuse Survivor Quotes


"Every woman who writes is a survivor." - Tillie Olsen

"Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a birth survivor." - Bill Maher

"Use, don't abuse." - Grace Jones

"I'm a survivor in a business that constantly rejects you." - Dick Clark

"I think a Celebrity Survivor would be great." - Kathy Griffin

"Mere abuse is no criticism." - P G Wodehouse

"As to abuse, I thrive on it. Abuse, hearty abuse, is a tonic to all save men of indifferent health." - Norman Douglas

"Imagination is an abuse of power." - Johannes Grenzfurthner

"Abuse is an indirect species of homage." - William Hazlitt

"Not all forms of abuse leave bruises." - Danielle Steel

"Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty." - Lord Hailsham

"The abuse of power takes happiness away." - Frederick Lenz

"Confuse was the nurses' word for abuse." - Susanna Kaysen

"The abuse of cabmen in a block." - Juvenal

"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse." - Saint Augustine

"Reserve your abuse for your true friends." - Larry Wall

"Sarcasm is an abuse of the intellect." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Applause is the beginning of abuse" - Ted Hughes

"Romanticism is the abuse of adjectives" - Alfred De Musset

"My father told me abuse is generational." - Glenn Beck

"Power without abuse loses its charm." - Paul Valery

"Democracy is an abuse of statistics." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Parental child abduction is child abuse." - Chris Smith

"Every live thing is a survivor on a kind of extended emergency bivouac." - Annie Dillard

"A scar is a sign of strength. . .the sign of a survivor." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"...after all, who isn't a survivor from the wreck of childhood?" - Nicole Krauss

"Being the survivor stinks." - Sara Gruen

"I do like reality TV. I've always liked 'Survivor' since season 1." - Heather Doerksen

"Yes, I've been very preoccupied with the survivor all through my work." - Robert Jay Lifton

"The abuse of love, like the abuse of health, brings suffering and death in its train." - Juliette Drouet

"Psychiatry does not commit human rights abuse. It is a human rights abuse." - Thomas Szasz

"Abuse is abuse; Be nice.. Harsh words don't break bones but they often break hearts." - Joseph Simmons

"It would be easy to abuse a person when they never recognized it as abuse." - Marissa Meyer

"It's not just the abuse of power that's the problem. It's the power to abuse." - Stefan Molyneux

"Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself." - Voltaire

"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power." - James Madison

"Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children." - Alison Goldfrapp

"Abuse and respect are diametric opposites: You do not respect someone whom you abuse, and you do not abuse someone whom you respect." - Lundy Bancroft

"However, if you listen to me I think you can hear years of abuse in my voice - both bad abuse and good abuse." - Belinda Carlisle

"The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education." - Anonymous

"I'm surviving. I'm a survivor." - Garry Winogrand

"Sometimes I feel like I'm a contestant in a reality show that probably would be called The Apprentice Survivor Millionaire." - Bob Iger

"I love my mother. She's my first love. She has been through a lot and is a sole survivor." - Missy Elliott

"I think the last reality show I watched was the first 'Survivor'. That was a long time ago." - David Henrie

"I said 'no' to the 'Born Survivor' producer three times because I've never aspired to be a TV man." - Bear Grylls

"Epithets are not arguments. Abuse does not persuade." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse." - Julia Cameron

"Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse." - Mason Cooley

"Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse." - William Gilbert

"Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"Abuse directed at women is always sexual or violent." - Louise Mensch

"Abuse of words is the foundation of ideology." - Joseph Joubert

"Every man who has power is impelled to abuse it." - Baron de Montesquieu

"When purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable" - Myles Munroe

"Nobody abuses us more than we abuse ourselves." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"I don't think his hands could take the abuse." - Randall Cobb

"No cause can justify the abuse of human rights." - Irene Khan

"The abuse of the best things is always detrimental." - Jean-Georges Noverre

"Personal abuse is no substitute for policy. It signals panic." - Margaret Thatcher

"Evil comes from the ABUSE of free will" - C S Lewis

"Information is power. Disinformation is abuse of power." - Newton Lee

"You survived the abuse, you're going to survive the recovery." - Mariska Hargitay

"If I abuse myself daily, who can I love?" - Big K.R.I.T.

"The abuse of the Earth is the ecological crisis." - Vandana Shiva

"Domestic abuse is wrong, but domestic retribution is okay." - Dov Davidoff

"You survived the abuse, you're going to survive the recovery." - Mariska Hargitay

"Government has within it a tendency to abuse its powers." - John C Calhoun

"Self abuse is anti-social, aggression still natural." - Richey Edwards

"It isn't cool to abuse the ability to swing." - Thomas Dolby

"Every institution goes through three stages - utility, privilege, and abuse." - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

"How long, Catiline, will you abuse our patience?" - Cicero

"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse." - Edmund Burke

"I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse." - Tatum Oneal

"The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"You can't abuse your voice by yelling and screaming." - Danielle De Niese

"Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse." - Rick Larsen

"Most people who have survived abuse have great strength." - John Bradshaw

"Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone." - Pamela Stephenson

"Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse." - Peter De Vries

"Satire is an abuse of wit. It corrects few evils." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Drug abuse is a medical disease that requires medical professionals." - Doug Ose

"Every institution goes through three stages utility, privilege, and abuse." - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

"Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order." - Anne Wilson Schaef

"I don't have to take this abuse from you - I have hundreds of people waiting in line to abuse me!" - Bill Murray

"The abuse of grace is affectation, as the abuse of the sublime is absurdity; all perfection is nearly a fault." - Voltaire

"What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse." - Isabel Allende

"We live on the most incredible planet, and yet we abuse it, and we abuse it mercilessly." - Paul Watson

"I managed because of my mother. I managed because I'm strong. I managed the same way every other abuse survivor survives, you just do. So many people have been abused, it's not rare, it's a very common human experience, and we survive. Also, my music plays a big role in my thriving. Having an outlet, it really makes a difference." - India.Arie

"I didnt like the Survivor shows because of the mean-spirited aspect, and women certainly were part of whatever conflict they would create." - Sharon Lawrence

"You know the bad thing about being a survivor... You keep having to get into difficult situations in order to show off your gift." - Carrie Fisher

"Regardless of one victory, two victories, four victories, there's never been a victory by a cancer survivor. That's a fact that hopefully I'll be remembered for." - Lance Armstrong

"I'm not sure I would label it a 'survivor,'" said Iko, her sensor darkening with disgust. "It looks more like a rotting pumpkin." - Marissa Meyer

"I am a survivor of domestic violence," - Brooke Axtell

"I'm the last survivor of a dead culture, and I don't really belong in the world anymore. And in some ways I feel I ought to be dead." - Richard Stallman

"Each season of adventure reality television gets more and more challenging. I'm waiting for them to come out with a Survivor: Phoenix in July edition." - Linda Solegato

"No foreign sky protected me, no stranger's wing shielded my face. I stand as witness to the common lot, survivor of that time, that place. - 1961" - Anna Akhmatova

"It would be a mind-boggling endeavor to try to identify each individual who claims to have been a survivor of victimization during this period of 24 years." - Jose Ramoshorta

"You know, one race will not be a survivor if the other one dies, and that's something that we should think about." - Alice Walker

"I don't think 'Survivor' really changed me." - Ethan Zohn

"Look, I'm a cancer survivor, all right? So I have great personal empathy for people who have pre-existing conditions and can't get insurance." - Carly Fiorina

"I had my first 'Survivor Series' in 1991 and I was fortunate enough to be an instrumental part of the shows I was on." - Ric Flair

"I'm a survivalist and a survivor." - Creed Bratton

"This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time." - David Bonior

"This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'" - David E. Bonior

"Child abuse continues to be a significant problem in the United Sates. It was estimated that 2001,903,000 children were the victims of child abuse or neglect. Child abuse is a crime perpetrated on the innocent and the defenseless." - Pete Domenici

"Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse." - Mary Garden

"This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'" - David Bonior

"But then, look at me. My brain is incorrectly formed, and I'm shaped like a tube. Plus, I'm an alcoholic, a "survivor" of childhood sexual abuse, was raised in a cult and have no education. So, really, if you think about it, the only thing that separates me from the guy with the stinky foot and no teeth is a book deal and some cologne." - Augusten Burroughs

"The challenge of power is how to use it and not abuse it. When you abuse it, it reverses on you and it hurts you." - Frederick Lenz

"Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision." - Tecumseh

"The abuse of political power is not as important as the loss of lives. Plus there is a process for curing the abuse of institutions." - Babatunde Fashola

"Permitting and protecting even the smallest acts of abuse by a tiny fraction of our officers leads to a culture where extreme acts of abuse are more likely." - Rahm Emanuel

"When we hear a story of the abuse of a child or the abuse of women almost all people are appalled by instances of that kind." - Desmond Tutu

"The travesty of slavery wasn't physical abuse. It was the moral abuse of looking at a human being as if they are an animal." - Alan Keyes

"The democratic state can sometimes abuse its power as much as those who seek to destroy it abuse fundamental rights and democratic practices." - David Blunkett

"There's a book that I read, really a great book - it's called 'Lone Survivor' and I think they're trying to make it into a movie. I would love to play Marcus Luttrell, who was the author and the 'lone survivor.' He's a national hero; he's very courageous and heroic in insurmountable danger, so it's something I'd love to explore." - Jared Padalecki

"I got a lot of criticism for going back on 'Survivor' to play 'Survivor: All Stars.'" - Jenna Morasca

"Why more reality-based TV? You'd think that after the first 'Survivor' it would have gone away, but it hasn't. The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories and want to see more and more. Every new 'Survivor' is going to show you more." - Montel Williams

"Th abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power." - William Shakespeare

"Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him." - E W Howe

"Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The abuse of a thing is no argument against the use of it." - Jeremy Collier

"The court does not fly off the handle. It does not shout abuse. It speaks calmly." - Janusz Korczak

"Indecision is a form of self-abuse - be ready to step up!" - Suzanne Evans

"I had a psychotic break that was brought on by alcohol and drug abuse," - Scott Stapp

"Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege." - Dave Barry

"Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of everything." - James Madison

"Gluttony and Lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival." - Henry Fairlie

"Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words." - Cynthia Ozick

"Those who want luxury cars should buy them at market rates and not ... abuse public funds." - Gideon Gono

"Loving money at the expense of others is an abuse of power to get wealth." - Myles Munroe

"Telling the truth without sensitivity can be a form of abuse." - Frank Hall

"Liberty... is there only when there is no abuse of power." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Everybody has a right to be stupid, but some people abuse the privilege." - Joseph Stalin

"The abuse of children is the worst offence that anybody can commit." - Ann Widdecombe

"My point about alcohol is that if you abuse something, it abuses you back." - Michka Assayas

"Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect." - Mahatma Gandhi

"But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"Abuse a man unjustly and you will make friends for him." - E W Howe

"A man's tyranny is measured only by his power to abuse." - Donn Piatt

"Men who flatter women do not know them; men who abuse them know them still less." - Constance de Theis

"We mistake excitement for passion, rationalization for reason, cleverness for intelligence, and abuse for love." - Alan Robert Neal

"The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own." - Katherine Anne Porter

"If you abuse power, you will be burned and then you will learn...if you live." - Frederick Lenz

"Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once." - Lundy Bancroft

"Abusers thrive on creating confusion, including confusion about the abuse itself." - Lundy Bancroft

"Are you not accustomed to look at home, when you abuse others?" - Plautus

"That which renders life burdensome to us generally arises from the abuse of it." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"I see an incredible abuse of close-ups in many films these days. Why is that?" - Emmanuel Lubezki



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