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Failed Relationships Quotes


"Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted make-up." - Marian Keyes

"When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed." - Sophocles

"Everything happens through relationships." - Arne Glimcher

"Relationships end, but they don't end your life. But people do often spending more time finding out about failed relationships than finding successful ones." - Steve Martin

"When you end up happily married, even the failed relationships have worked beautifully to get you there." - Julia Roberts

"Most real relationships are involuntary." - Iris Murdoch

"I'm too busy for relationships." - Rita Ora

"Relationships are the core message of ecology." - Frances Moore Lappe

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships." - Henry Winkler

"When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed." - Marva Collins

"Let the sword decide after stratagem has failed." - Proverbs

"Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised." - Robert M Hutchins

"The best relationships are win-win. Why don't more people go into relationships with that attitude?" - John C Maxwell

"I've got to be honest, I absolutely don't like designing romances. I think that you get a lot more drama and impact from failed romances, or unrequited relationships that occur in games. I think that creates more player tension." - Chris Avellone

"I didn't want the lyrics to be about specific things in my life, I wanted them to be about generalised experiences I'd had. So when I'm writing about relationships or somebody leaving you or something, a lot of lyrics are partly about failed relationships I'd had, but they were also about my Dad, and being abandoned as a kid." - Zachary Cole Smith

"Man is a knot into which relationships are tied." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Eighty percent of life's satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships." - Brian Tracy

"Relationships give us a reason to live. Revenge." - Ronnie Shakes

"Trust is the glue in relationships and organizations" - Stephen Covey

"People who connect and build fluid relationships are trust agents." - Chris Brogan

"Genuine relationships depend first on a healthy relationship with ourselves." - Sonia Choquette

"Drawings help people to work out intricate relationships between parts." - Christopher Alexander

"I wanted to have a normal childhood. Normal relationships." - Tommy Rettig

"I've had very close relationships with some twentieth-century writers." - Penelope Wilton

"You should be accumulating really great relationships throughout your career." - Anne M Mulcahy

"As we all know, lasting relationships can't be rushed." - Simon Mainwaring

"All fundamental political problems are problems of relationships; therefore, all fundamental solutions have to involve fundamental changes in relationships." - David Mathews

"Publishing is a business of relationships. The relationships you make at one house can carry over to another." - Lisa Unger

"Failed! ejaculated John Valiant blankly, and the hat he held dropped to the claret-colored rug like a huge white splotch of sudden fright. The Corporation - failed!" - Hallie Erminie Rives

"This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed," - Angela Merkel

"I failed chemistry. I almost failed algebra." - Taye Diggs

"The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn't fail. It still didn't really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal." - Max Levchin

"I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down." - Al Neuharth

"I failed angst in high school. They let me graduate anyway." - John Scalzi

"Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget That sunrise never failed us yet." - Celia Thaxter

"Loneliness is failed solitude." - Sherry Turkle

"Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties." - Paulo Coelho

"We have perfected our weapons but failed to perfect the men who use them." - Billy Graham

"To have reached thirty, said Reginald, is to have failed in life." - Saki

"Photographers are failed painters." - Paul Theroux

"Against men habituated to lawless force, violent punishment failed to bring the violence under control." - Barbara Tuchman

"There was something about such reflex stupidity that never failed to irritate him." - Gregory Benford

"Environmentalism has failed." - David Suzuki

"I learned something from a string of failed relationships. You don't see a pattern quickly. You see it over time. I learned to stop jumping in at the first sign of attraction. As soon as you're attracted to someone, you go for it - whether or not it's a good idea. Basically, just going out and getting laid." - James Mcavoy

"Failed relationships can be described as so much wasted makeup. Forget the laughs, forget the fights, forget the sex, forget the jealousy. But take off your hat and observe a moment's silence for the legions of unknown tubes of foundation, mascara, eyeliner, blusher and lipstick who died that it might all have been possible. But who died in vain." - Marian Keyes

"I'd say that it's often true that people are attracted to each other immediately and everything lines up, but it's just as true for those relationships to end up a disaster. But people don't think of that as false love-at-first-sight. They highlight the examples that worked rather than the ones that failed." - Pepper Schwartz

"Commitments present themselves in delineations of black and white. You either honor your commitments or you don't. Success is the result of making and keeping commitments to your self and others, while all failed or unfinished goals, projects and relationships are the direct result of broken commitments. It's that simple, that profound, and that important." - Gary Ryan

"I failed eating, failed drinking, failed not cutting myself into shreds. Failed friendship. Failed sisterhood and daughterhood. Failed mirrors and scales and phone calls. Good thing I'm stable." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships." - Harriet Lerner

"We set the standard of how we want to be treated. Our relationships are reflections of the relationships we have with ourselves." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Next to blood relationships, come water relationships." - Stanley Crawford

"I can say I'm a relationship person, and I like relationships. I think I also like relationships because then you don't have to date because dating is horrible." - Greta Gerwig

"I'm just a relationship girl. I fall in love and I usually have long relationships. I like getting to know people well and having substantive, long relationships." - Greta Gerwig

"I certainly have warm relationships with people, but you choose the people you have those relationships with. There are some people I don't bother with." - Carl Reiner

"People should not judge failed love affairs as failed experiences, but as part of the growth process. Something does not have to end well for it to have been one of the most valuable experiences of a lifetime." - Ethel Person

"Music is my religion. Music is the only thing that has never failed me. People let you down, music won't." - Gary Bartz

"I have failed many times, but I have never gone into a game expecting myself to fail." - Michael Jordan

"You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That's what you did. That's not who you are." - Joel Osteen

"The Obama experiment has failed" - John Thune

"Most cartoonists are failed actors." - Milton Caniff

"Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth. Capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth." - Lester R. Brown

"Barack Obama's failed us. But look, it's understandable. A lot of people fail at their first job." - Tim Pawlenty

"If you believe you have a foolproof system, you've failed to take into consideration the creativity of fools." - Frank Abagnale

"We want no war of conquest... War should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed." - William Mckinley

"Spirituality: the last refuge of a failed human. Just another way of distracting yourself from who you really are." - George Carlin

"Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth." - Lester Brown

"Design cannot rescue failed content." - Edward Tufte

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." - Abraham Lincoln

"Actually,I am a failed anorexic. I have anorexic thinking, but I can't seem to muster the behavoir" - Carrie Fisher

"We are not going back to the failed policies of the past. We are fighting for the middle class!" - Nancy Pelosi

"Armenag Saroyan was the failed poet, the failed Presbyterian preacher, the failed American, the failed theological student." - William Saroyan

"Everybody who flashed the signs of loyalty he took to be loyal. Everybody who flashed the signs of intelligence he took to be intelligent. And so he had failed to see into his daughter, failed to see into his wife, failed to see into his one and only mistress-probably had never even begun to see into himself" - Philip Roth

"Communism has failed; capitalism has failed; common sense has failed; now has to fail stupidity." - William C. Brown

"Want to improve your relationships? See love as a verb rather than as a feeling?" - Stephen Covey

"Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships." - Jodie Foster

"Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things." - Stephen Covey

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships." - Sharon Stone

"The glue that holds all relationships together ... is trust, and trust is based on integrity." - Brian Tracy

"Education is understanding relationships." - George Washington Carver

"Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose a future..." - Albert Camus

"Until you've completed your relationship with your parents, all your relationships will be about your parents." - Werner Erhard

"Invest in great relationships, they will pay a lifetime of dividends." - Bill Walsh

"Ask what you can do for influencers, not what influencers can do for you - develop relationships!" - Laura Fitton

"Relationships are never static. They have to evolve over time as the individuals in them change." - Sherryl Woods

"Relationships happen in experiences." - Nathan Shedroff

"In all proper relationships there is no sacrifice of anyone to anyone." - Ayn Rand

"Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred." - Martin Buber

"Relationships, not achievements or the acquisition of things, are what matters most in life." - Rick Warren

"Mothering/nurturing is a vital force and process establishing relationships throughout the universe." - Bernice Johnson Reagon


"Relationships, the ones that last anyway, are really an extended game of Let's Make A Deal ." - Claire Cook

"I like relationships on TV between men and women, when they're not just flirtatious and sexual." - Trieste Kelly Dunn

"You're always working with the relationships. It's pretty demanding, but then again I love that." - John Noble

"In relationships, you learn a million things. I'm sure a therapist can tell you about it." - Greta Gerwig

"I'm no quitter, unless it comes to human relationships or math and science." - Dov Davidoff

"Relationships make me happy." - Gretchen Rubin

"Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love." - Anonymous

"Each individual in a society is a nexus where innumerable relationships of this character intersect." - Carroll Quigley

"Writing, basically breaks down to relationships between people and that is what you write about." - Leon Uris

"My relationships with my loved ones always take precedence over work." - Lexa Doig

"Today, many people are engaging in same sex relationships and saying they are not gay." - Pam Grier

"I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art." - Jerzy Kosinski

"It sounds so trite but in relationships, you have to communicate." - Peter Krause

"In Asia, personal relationships are important, but you cannot personalise diplomacy." - Ananda Krishnan

"Genius is the capacity for seeing relationships where lesser men see none." - William James

"He knew I enjoyed the relationships of college basketball. All along, he was the wise one." - Rick Pitino

"Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects." - Hasso Plattner

"At its core, banking is not simply about profit, but about personal relationships." - Felix Rohatyn

"I get angry at myself for staying in relationships way too long." - Alanis Morissette

"Families are the deepest, most screwed up relationships that we have." - Antony Starr

"It is part of the work of education to have substantive relationships with your students." - Freeman A Hrabowski Iii

"I'm just human, and I have great relationships with the people that work for me." - Andie Macdowell

"Oh, I don't think religion has failed. It's man who has failed. Christ hasn't failed. The Gospel hasn't failed. The teachings of God have not failed." - Gordon B Hinckley

"When we look back over the landscape of our lives from any particular vantage point, we will find that the most valuable and the most precious things that we have ever enjoyed or experienced are caught up in the quality and quantity of the loving relationships that we have enjoyed. That if any time of life we look back and we have accomplished anything else in the world, financially or materially or politically or any other way, and we do not have high-quality loving relationships to fall back on and to remember and to think about and to enjoy, to that degree we have failed as human beings." - Brian Tracy

"No, I don't think you're gonna be single forever, and also I don't understand your obsession with romantic love. There are other ways to have fulfilling relationships that can sustain you and make your life great and fun other than having a sexualized relationship. It's not the only kind of fulfilling human interaction. So, even if you are single forever, that doesn't mean that you've had some kind of failed life." - John Green

"No, I do' think you're gonna be single forever, and also I do' understand your obsession with romantic love. There are other ways to have fulfilling relationships that can sustain you and make your life great and fun other than having a sexualized relationship. It's not the only kind of fulfilling human interaction. So, even if you are single forever, that does' mean that you"ve had some kind of failed life." - John Green

"If a novel reveals true and vivid relationships, it is a moral work, no matter what the relationships consist in. If the novelisthonours the relationship in itself, it will be a great novel." - D H Lawrence

"These days, insecure in our relationships and anxious about intimacy, we look to technology for ways to be in relationships and protect ourselves from them at the same time." - Sherry Turkle

"Work on your relationships... Relationships need renewal or they die..." - Bo Sanchez

"The soul is the observer who interprets and makes choices in a confluence of relationships. These relationships provide the background, setting, characters, and events that shape the stories of our lives." - Deepak Chopra

"To become a better you, you must be positive towards yourself, develop better relationships, embrace the place where you are." - Joel Osteen

"Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none." - Richard DeVos

"Successful adult relationships, whether between lovers or friends, require a significant degree of vulnerability, trust, and openness-" - Susan Forward

"Every act we perform today must reflect the kind of relationships we are fighting to establish tomorrow." - David Dellinger

"You will never truly know yourself or the strength of your relationships until both have been tested by adversity." - J K Rowling

"Men date. Women have relationships." - Cathy Guisewite

"It is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves." - Stephen Covey

"Relationships don't exist... Relating does." - Marshall Sylver

"Everything is expressed through RELATIONSHIPS." - Piet Mondrian

"Relationships are the core of our existence because they are the core of God's and we are in His image." - Terryl L. Givens

"Republicans don't believe government works, and get into it to prove it will fail. Same with strippers and relationships." - Dana Gould

"Valentines Day is the Super Bowl of relationships. If you're alone that night you didn't make the cut." - Felipe Esparza

"The idea of thinking of our relationships with people as also being structured by limitations and constraints can be useful." - Ian Bogost

"Relationships are now off-kilter." - Bryan Fuller

"Don't over analyze your relationships." - Leo Buscaglia

"A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships." - Gore Vidal

"You have to work at relationships. You ca' just walk out on them every time something goes wrong." - Nick Hornby

"Relationships are always worth restoring." - Rick Warren

"Relationships are never chance events." - Keith Ablow

"Plays are always about intense relationships, whether they're intense love relationships or family relationships or existential relationships." - David Ives

"Nothing is inevitable with relationships." - Lorenzo Lamas

"A society is a group whose members have more relationships with one another then they do with outsiders." - Carroll Quigley

"Timing is everything with relationships." - Rashida Jones

"You can road-test relationships." - Joel Edgerton

"I am terrible at relationships." - Mika

"I'm not interested in playing the field and all that stuff because frankly I'm not into frivolous relationships." - Taylor Momsen

"My greatest environments in which I can grow, or grow up, is in personal romantic relationships with a man." - Alanis Morissette

"I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It's an incredible achievement. I couldn't do it." - Rita Ora

"Work hard to achieve integrity in your work and your relationships with the people you work with." - Rebel Wilson

"Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes." - Joseph B Wirthlin



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