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Being Shut Out Quotes


"When people looked at him they had the feeling of being shut out. He did not shut them out. He shut himself in." - Jeanette Winterson

"Being holiday, the beggar's shop is shut." - William Shakespeare

"Yet who shall shut out Fate?" - Edwin Arnold

"Loggers losing their jobs because of Spotted Owl legislation is, in my eyes, no different than people being out of work after the furnaces of Dachau shut down." - David

"The book of the world, so richly studied by autodidacts, is being closed by the learned, who are raising walls of opinions to shut the world out." - Saul Bellow

"I've been shut down, run down, talked about, dogged out, but that never stopped me from the being the true me that's here and will be here." - Patti Labelle

"We are to be shut out from men, and shut in with God." - Andrew Murray

"If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out." - Rabindranath Tagore

"We are to be shut out from men, and shut in with God." - Andy Murray

"If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out." - Rabindranath Tagore

"The US will increasingly see the risks of being left behind, and ten years from now they would have to start worrying about being shut out of markets because their production is dirty." - Nicholas Stern

"Don't do this. I love you. Don't shut me out." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Whenever I get into something, I shut out everything else." - Haruki Murakami

"I love to shut out the world sometimes and hibernate." - Poppy Delevingne

"Sometimes it's other people's voices you have to shut out." - Kelly Osbourne

"Virtue is shut out from no one; she is open to all, accepts all, invites all, gentlemen, freedmen, slaves, kings, and exiles; she selects neither house nor fortune; she is satisfied with a human being without adjuncts." - Seneca the Younger

"How many, alas, of the precious saints of God must we shut out from being believers, if there is no faith but what amounts to assurance.... shall we say their faith went away in the departure of their assurance?" - William Gurnall

"A childhood without books - that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy." - Astrid Lindgren

"Virtue is shut out from no one; she is open to all, accepts all, invites all, gentlemen, freedmen, slaves, kings, and exiles; she selects neither house nor fortune; she is satisfied with a human being without adjuncts." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"It's partly that I'm an extrovert and that I like being with people. If you shut me up in a library with nothing else around for weeks on end, I'd go mad! I have to sort of go out..." - N T Wright

"Over the past few years special interests have had a larger and larger say over who gets what in America, and the voices of average citizens are being shut out." - Marty Meehan

"The only person who was a strong public opponent of the war in Iraq is Barack Obama. The other people weren't. So I can understand why all the left is mad, because they're being shut out." - Fred Barnes

"If you excuse yourself in confession, you shut up sin within your soul, and shut out pardon." - Saint Augustine

"Many Americans are feeling, you know, shut out, shut down, the great recession hasn't ended for too many Americans, wages are flat, families are struggling, not enough new jobs, or new businesses are being created, and it's important that we all try to figure out what we're going to do, and that's what I've done my entire life, fighting for a higher minimum wage, or family leave, now paid family leave which I believe in, equal pay for equal work." - Hillary Clinton

"[NFL fans] wish they'd shut up and play football, and I think the vast majority of people, "Shut up and act! Shut up and sing! Shut up and star in your TV show! Just shut up and do what you do, but shut up!" I think they're wearing out their welcome." - Rush Limbaugh

"I cannot shut you out the way I shut the others out, so maybe I can destroy you. Must destroy you?" - Audre Lorde

"Being an artist means seeing things and never having the ability to shut your eyes." - Keariene Muizz

"The world intrudes in my brain daily. Since my brain is dripping with all kinds of stuff that's out there in the world, that I can't seem to be able to shut out, it has to end up being in my work as well." - Eric Bogosian

"Sleep. To lie down and shut out the noise, the fear, the unceasing misery." - Tad Williams

"Individualization does not shut one out from the world, but gathers the world to oneself." - Carl Jung

"To be abandoned like that! Shut out when you most need to be loved." - John Green

"...concepts are related to the senses; and, when feeling takes place, wisdom is shut out." - Huangbo Xiyun

"I'll be whatever you allow me to be, Blaire. Just don't shut me out again. Please." - Abbi Glines

"Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint." - J.B. Yeats

"To be denied was like getting shut out of a Public Park." - J.R. Ward

"When we admit our vulnerability, we include others. If we deny it, we shut them out." - May Sarton

"Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint." - Jack Butler Yeats

"The home is a tryst-the place where we retire and shut the world out." - Elbert Hubbard

"Zane Smith is a guy who can shut you out as well as look at you." - Jerry Coleman

"There are two equally dangerous extremes-to shut reason out, and to let nothing else in." - Blaise Pascal

"For many years, Myanmar's leadership was largely shut out from the world of international diplomacy." - Najib Razak

"Directors who turn into big babies and shut out criticism stop learning." - Richard King

"I do not want the voice of the people shut out." - Huey Long

"I never sing out loud because I'm afraid people will go, 'Shut up!'" - Joel Edgerton

"Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows." - William Osler

"To survive, the GOP needs to invite people in, not shut them out." - Eliot Spitzer

"When we speak of being vulnerable, it suggests being especially vulnerable to pain. People for whom personal dignity and self-sufficiency are everything, do all they can to shut it out. Noli mi tangere. They are well aware that any intimate relationship has pain in it, forces a special kind of awareness, is costly, and so they try to keep themselves unencumbered by shutting pain out as far as it is possible to do so." - May Sarton

"If it is right to be legally married, it is right to be legally divorced ... To be deprived of a Divorce is like being shut up in prison because someone attempted to kill you. It is just as honorable to get out of matrimonial trouble legally, as to be freed from any other wrong." - Mary Edwards Walker

"You and I, being grown-up and having lost our hearts at least twice or thrice along the way, might shut our eyes and cry out: Not that way, child! But as we have said, September was Somewhat Heartless, and felt herself reasonably safe on that road. Children always do." - Catherynne M Valente

"Being a control freak makes us tense, stressed out, and unpleasant to be with. Surrendered people understand that they can't always change a situation, especially when the door is shut. They don't try to force it open. Instead, they pay attention to their own behavior, look at the situation at hand, and find a new, different, and creative way to get beyond the obstacles." - Judith Orloff

"I feel like when I'm working and when it's not my time off, I like working out alone because it's kind of like that time that my mind gets to just shut off and I can just focus on working on being a better boxer." - Gigi Hadid

"Breathe God, in any tongue - it means the same; LOVE ABSOLUTE: Think, feel, absorb the thought; Shut out all else; until a subtle flame (A spark from God's creative centre caught) Shall permeate your being, and shall glow, Increasing in its splendour, till, YOU KNOW." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"'The Luminaries' is such a different book to 'The Rehearsal.' There are only a couple of things that link the two books: there's a certain preoccupation with looking at relationships from the outside, being shut out of human intimacy; and then there's patterning." - Eleanor Catton

"I'm so into music that I just stop and listen, whenever there's music on. That's the problem with being a musician for so long. I can get lost in the bassline, fascinated with the arrangement, curious about the production. I can't shut it out." - Derek Sivers

"To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction." - Edvard Munch

"I remember being a bathtub singer. You know, the type that sings and everybody's like, 'Shut up." - Sean Paul

"I remember being a bathtub singer. You know, the type that sings and everybodys like, Shut up." - Sean Paul

"If I started being braggy, my family would be like, 'Shut up, Maisie! Who cares? Get off the sofa.'" - Maisie Williams

"I remember being a bathtub singer. You know, the type that sings and everybody's like, 'Shut up.'" - Sean Paul

"You sense my loneliness, (...) my bitterness at being shut out of life. My bitterness that I'm evil, that I don't deserve to be loved and yet I need love hungrily. My horror that I can never reveal myself to mortals. But these things don't stop me, Mother. I'm too strong for them to stop me. As you said yourself once, I am very good at being what I am. These things merely now and then make me suffer, that's all" - Anne Rice

"When I was in Beck's world, I felt like the little sister. I'm in the big brother's room with all his friends. You just hang out and keep your mouth shut so they don't realize you're there and kick you out. I like being in situations where I can be an underdog, where I can be in the corner and observe and soak it in." - Feist

"Sometimes stories cry out to be told in such loud voices that you write them just to shut them up." - Stephen King

"Selfishness draws men into a spiritual vacuum where, absorbed in self service, they shut out all others." - William R. Bradford

"Cherish that which is in you and shut out that which is without, for much knowledge is a curse." - Zhuangzi

"The more we narrow the definition of beauty, the more beauty we shut out of our lives." - Jim C Hines

"The wind moans, like a long wail from some despairing soul shut out in the awful storm!" - William Hamilton Gibson

"If you feel driven to feed the poor, get your checkbook out and keep your tyrannical mouth shut about it." - Lewis Goldberg

"Shut the door not that it lets in the cold but that it lets out the coziness." - Mark Twain

"Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Just sort of relax your mind and say yes, it does hurt, I know. Don't try and shut it out." - Philip Pullman

"I've noticed since I've been out is Eddie Hearn and this fight gives me an opportunity to shut him up." - David Haye

"I don't want you folks to do a lot of talking. Just shut up and get out of the way." - Barack Obama

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Anonymous

"When people think you are speaking against them as a group, they try to shut it down out here." - Steve Harvey

"When we suffer we have made it into a personal affair. We shut out all the suffering of mankind." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I wanted to escape the unrest, to shut out the voices around me and within me, so I write." - Franz Kafka

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Elvis Presley

"Stop being so...optimistic, its getting on my nerves." "No problem. Do you want me to be all gloom and doom or just shut up?" "Just shut up." "Can do." "Really? Doesn't seem like it." -Jacob and seth" - Stephenie Meyer

"For men have dulled their eyes with sin, And dimmed the light of heaven with doubt, And built their temple-walls to shut thee in, And framed their iron creeds to shut thee out." - Henry Van Dyke

"Shut the world out, withdraw from all worldly thoughts and occupations, and shut yourself in alone with God, to pray to Him in secret. Let this be your chief object in prayer, to realize the presence of your heavenly Father." - Andy Murray

"You can't embrace your whole life if you're shut down. I found out that I can't just run away and shut down. I'm losing the rest of my life doing that." - Steve Perry

"During the Reagan years, government shut down eight different times under a Democrat Congress. The president and Congress worked together and got things straightened out. Under the Carter years, again a Democrat Congress, the government shut down five times." - Mitt Romney

"I think a lot about Big Mind-Small Mind, expansive, wide-lens consciousness and contracted, introverted consciousness. I have moments-we all do-when just being alive is a pleasure and a miracle. They feel like moments when the shutters of the mind are open so I can look out. It also feels as if those same shutters have no hooks to fix them in an open position. One small wind and bang-they slam shut." - Sylvia Boorstein

"He that shuts love out, in turn shall be Shut out from love, and on her threshold lie, Howling in outer darkness." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind and out of your world every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view." - George Matthew Adams

"The only way to shut out the voice of God and the angels is to act out addictively whether it's alcohol or food or drugs, or behaviors." - Doreen Virtue

"He that shuts Love out, in turn shall be Shut out from Love, and on her threshold lie Howling in the outer darkness." - Alfred Tennyson

"The door snicked shut." - Madeline Miller

"Oh, shut up Weatherby." - J K Rowling

"Shut your damn mouth." - Nick Offerman

"Shut the door, Wales." - Beau Brummell

"Shut up,' he explained." - Ring Lardner

"As a rule, I don't enjoy being tossed into closets and having the door shut on my face, but I knew he was protecting me." - Amanda Hocking

"If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein

"My firm belief is that he reveals Himself daily to every human being but we shut our ears to the still small Voice." - Mahatma Gandhi

"You know, once somebody knows you can sing Elphaba, it's like being able to sing Evita - people shut up about it already." - Ana Gasteyer

"When people say - 'Well, do you miss being a judge since you're in Congress,' I go - 'Only when I want people to sit down and shut up.'" - Louie Gohmert

"Happiness is just being you, where you are right now. Allow yourself to be you. Shut off all the silly thoughts and desires and crazy emotions" - Frederick Lenz

"If God is a reality, and the soul is a reality, and you are an immortal being, what are you doing with your Bible shut?" - Herrick Johnson

"Leary can get a part of my mind that's kind of rusted shut grinding again, just by being around him and talking." - Ken Kesey

"However tight I shut my eyes, there will always be a stray dog somewhere in the world who'll stop me being happy." - Jean Anouilh

"Valkyrie walked to the back door, which hadn't been closed properly, shut it and locked it. There was now a baby in the house, after all. She couldn't take the chance that a wild animal might wander in and make off with Alice, like those dingoes in Australia. She was probably being unfair to both dingoes and Australia, but she couldn't risk it. Locked doors kept the dingoes out, and that's all there was to it, even if she didn't know what a dingo actually was. She took out her phone, searched the Internet, found a picture of a baby dingo and now she really wanted a baby dingo for a pet." - Derek Landy

"Jesus lost all his glory so that we could be clothed in it. He was shut out so we could get access. He was bound, nailed, so that we could be free. He was cast out so we could approach. And Jesus took away the only kind of suffering that can really destroy you: that is being cast away from God. He took so that now all suffering that comes into your life will only make you great. A lump of coal under pressure becomes a diamond. And the suffering of a person in Christ only turns you into somebody gorgeous." - Timothy Keller

"There was this judgmental sense of what was good and what was bad in my father's words. You couldn't necessarily shut the people out who were not considered good. But on the other hand, as children we were told, you don't do those things, which means that you don't really mix with that crowd as much. You don't go to town on Saturday night and hang out and go to the beer parlors. Even though it was a dry county, there was plenty of moonshine and beer and liquor being brought in from other counties." - David C. Driskell

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle." - Benjamin Franklin

"People are shuffling by in long coats, with shopping bags and takeout, smoking cigarettes and feigning laughter - filling up their lives with distractions to shut out the chaos." - Rob Payne

"Shut out from the world with its blare and glare, life in an institution moves softly. The ears become attuned to gentle notes and a subdued tone." - Mary B. Harris

"Oh, he is cute!" Shane said in a fake girly voice. "Gee, maybe we can ask him out!" "Shut up, you weasel. Claire, hit him!" - Rachel Caine

"Shut up, me" Leo said out loud. "What?" Piper asked. "Nothing," he said. "Long night. I think I'm hallucinating. It's cool." - Rick Riordan

"The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials." - Mark Twain

"Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng! An alarm clock clanged in the dark and silent room. A bed spring creaked. A woman's voice sang out impatiently: Bigger, shut that thing off!" - Richard Wright

"I wrestled futilely, then relaxed as a vine wrapped three times around my throat and squeezed. Right," I choked out, and shut my eyes. "I'll wait here, then." - Rachel Caine

"Because we have shut out the Holy Spirit in so many ways, we are stumbling along as though we are spiritually blindfolded." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Stand up, speak out, and be bold. Screw political correctness. Never let them tell you to sit down and shut up." - Sarah Palin

"You can shut out the world. But you always have to stop, and the world is always waiting when you do." - George Jones

"Don't build walls and shut people out of your life. To act as if another does not exist is a mean and cruel weapon" - Joyce Meyer

"The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people, but if we tried to shut up the insane we should run out of building materials." - Mark Twain

"Many people feel "guilty" about things they shouldn't feel guilty about, in order to shut out feelings of guilt about things they should feel guilty about." - Sydney J Harris

"I don't want to be shut out from the truth. If they ban books, they might as well lock us away from the world." - Rory Edwards

"the habit of shutting doors behind us is invaluable to happiness; we must learn to shut life's doors to cut out the futile wind of past mistakes." - Marjorie Holmes

"If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, he should have an outfit for that." - John Waters

"The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I want there to be a life for the street element. Instead of we always getting shut out. Instead of defenseless, having power." - Tupac Shakur

"I don't want to sound arrogant, but the defense might shut me down on one or two out of five plays, but I'll make them pay eventually." - Jeremy Shockey

"Don't be snarky, but don't be saccharine. Don't pander, but don't shut people out. Go straight down the line with the performance." - Jenny Slate

"Here is the end of the Eternal Verities, when one lets them bulk so big in his eyes as to shut out that perishable speck, the human race." - John Morley

"The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle." - Benjamin Franklin

"If you would know Christ at all, you must go to Him as a sinful man, or you are shut out from Him altogether." - Alexander MacLaren

"Books, shmooks, this sickness has got me wishing if I can ever get out of this I'll gladly become a millworker and shut my big mouth." - Jack Kerouac

"But you cant shut everyone out. I mean you have to have someone to love. . .someone to hold on to. . . someone-" - Hubert Selby Jr

"Anyone who is too lazy to master the comparatively small glossary necessary to understand Chaucer deserves to be shut out from the reading of good books forever." - Ezra Pound

"My dad was quiet, angry, shut down. So my thing is: I express everything that's there. I want to get it all out." - Glen Hansard

"You see these thick curtains shut out the daylight: artificial light suits me a great deal better; it's absolutely steady, and much more exciting." - Pablo Picasso

"That really is my trademark. Day to day, week in, week out. If something happens and the crowd roars, I shut up." - Vin Scully

"Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took." - Stephen Harper

"Human beings exist that have integrity, that know how to keep their mouth shut, that know the bigger picture, that don't sell out their friends." - Sandra Bullock

"Preserving that privacy between a writer and the work is important. You have to shut out all those voices that have reacted to your work." - Susan Minot

"The opposite of thinking clearly is being muddled. To be conscious of being muddled is a horrible experience. To avoid it we may even be tempted to shut our minds and swallow a belief, ready-made, from some expert authority." - Susan Stebbing

"The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents." - Bob Schaffer

"Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement; shut that, and 'twill out at the keyhole; stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney." - William Shakespeare

"Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement; shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole; stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney." - William Shakespeare

"I have read articles. I don't need to go out there and keep saying it. The people that 'know boxing.' Everybody is out there saying it. But that's OK. I am going to go out there and shut everybody up." - Brandon Rios

"Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at 'hello'." - Renee Zellweger

"Shut up and say something." - Moe Howard

"Shut off the internal bashing." - Melody Carlson

"Shut your eyes and see." - James Joyce

"When in doubt, shut up." - Caroline B Cooney

"Being threatened seems to being out the worst in me." - Karen Marie Moning

"What's worse? Being strung out or being fat?" - Nikki Sixx

"Just think about it," he said softly. "You can do practically anything. You can have practically everything. And none of it will keep you from being alone." "Shut up shut up...Everybody's alone." He nodded. "But some people learn how to live with it." - Theodore Sturgeon



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