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"Quitting is leading too." - Nelson Mandela

"Quitting doesn't enter my mind." - Jimmy Buffett

"Pain is only temporary. Quitting is forever!" - Lance Armstrong

"Pain is temporary... quitting is forever." - Anonymous

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

"Quitting is the easiest thing to do." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Quitting smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times." - Mark Twain

"I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying." - Dolly Parton

"Strategic quitting is the secret of successful organizations" - Seth Godin

"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." - Samuel Ullman

"I'm never gonna quit, cause quitting' just ain't my schtick." - Barry White

"The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting." - Walt Disney

"Commend while others are criticizing, persist while others are quitting" - William Arthur Ward

"If this goes into sweatshop labor, I'm quitting this podcast." - Bill Burr

"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." - Douglas Macarthur

"Patience may be a virtue, but quitting is an art." - Evan Harris

"As long as I'm having fun, I'm not quitting." - Sue Johanson

"A buddy of mine was addicted to heroin and he told me that people who say quitting cigarettes is harder than quitting heroin are wrong." - Russell Brand

"I think that sometimes quitting is exactly the right thing to do. Quitting something that's not working requires self-awareness and courage." - Glennon Melton

"The process of quitting smoking doesn't end with the last cigarette. It's not quitting itself, the real key is staying quit" - Napoleon Bonaparte

"I have never made statements like, 'I'm quitting TV' or 'I'm quitting Bollywood.' I have always wanted to strike a balance between the two." - Mona Singh

"After quitting radio I was able to live on the money I saved on aspirins." - Fred Allen

"Quitting is not an option. I will not let anyone on this team quit." - Herman Edwards

"Failing is not the worst thing in the world; quitting is" - Edwin Louis Cole

"In life, winning and losing will both happen. What is never acceptable is quitting." - Magic Johnson

"Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Rest is not quitting the busy career; Rest is the fitting of self to its sphere." - John Sullivan Dwight

"Oprah's quitting in 2011. Now we know why the Mayans ended their calendar in 2012" - Craig Ferguson

"Sarah Palin has decided not to run for President and go straight to the quitting part." - Andy Borowitz

"There's no such thing as quitting. Just sometimes there's a longer pause between relapses." - Alan Moore

"Today just might be the best day to start seriously thinking about quitting smoking..." - Alexander Woollcott

"There will never be a better time to start quitting smoking than today" - Lord Chesterfield

"If quitting smoking seems hard right now, it is exactly what you should start doing" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Unless the chairman decides to sack me, I won't be quitting." - Carlton Palmer

"Quitting is unthinkable and pain is just weakness leaving the body" - Karl Marlantes

"I was on the verge of quitting... The Acting Center actually saved me as an actor." - Cady McClain

"If you haven't felt like quitting, your dreams aren't big enough!" - Kelly Osbourne

"Well from a personal perspective, quitting drinking is a decision I felt good about." - George W Bush

"Once you decide that mediocrity is unthinkable, your only choices are excellence and quitting." - Nick Murray

"Rest is not quitting The busy career, Rest is the fitting Of self to one's sphere." - John Sullivan Dwight

"I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever." - Barbara Cook

"Toughness isn't about you and what you want, it's about not quitting because others need you." - Marc MacYoung

"Quitting is never an option. The cows have to be milked come Hell or High Water." - Robert H Schuller

"After quitting my job with Sea Rock, I became a Mukta Arts flunky." - Ronit Roy

"I've sort of become the poster boy for quitting your job and following your dreams." - John Tesh

"We're still here trying to get the word out that 330 farmers are quitting every week." - Willie Nelson

"Wayne came over to the bench one day after seeing (Zdeno) Chara, and said 'That's why I'm quitting.'" - John Muckler

"A woman writer, quitting love before literature when love lets her down, will put literature before love." - Doris Lessing

"Every artist has a moment where they think about quitting music for a moment because its scary." - Tyler Farr

"If America taught me anything, it's that quitting is right up there with pissing in the Girl Scouts' lemonade jar." - Khaled Hosseini

"I was a late developer and, at the age of 15, I almost thought of quitting football." - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

"Pray when you feel like worrying. Give thanks when you feel like complaining. Keep going when you feel like quitting." - Dave Willis

"If you quit every time things don't go your way, then you'll be quitting all through your life." - Evander Holyfield

"One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat." - Napoleon Hill

"Quitting smoking is rather a marathon than a sprint. It is not a one-time attempt, but a longer effort" - Aristotle

"To quit smoking, you must first want to quit, but then you must also do the quitting" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The perfect day for quitting is not real. It will never come, so might as well start today" - Samuel Johnson

"You're going to find the people that make it work NEVER quit, quitting is NOT an option." - Bob Proctor

"The only thing worse for smoking than drinking is quitting drinking. Because then it's the only thing you can do." - Jay Mcinerney

"I've always quit jobs without telling the employer that I was quitting; I just wouldn't show up one day." - Kurt Cobain

"Every artist has a moment where they think about quitting music for a moment because it's scary." - Tyler Farr

"I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar." - Christine Lahti

"I grew so depressed from the lack of support that I considered quitting. No one understood me." - Shinya Yamanaka

"Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity." - Marlon Brando

"If I can just see the European war out I think I might feel justified in quitting the war." - Ernie Pyle

"It is better to not even try it than to endure the ramifications of either quitting smoking or dying." - Christy Turlington

"In the city, we work until quitting time. On the farm, we work until the job is finished." - John Bytheway

"Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit you'll regret it forever" - Rudy Ruettiger

"When I dont have a good time making music, I think of quitting a lot. I really do. I can create something else. Ill do something else." - Danger Mouse

"Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity." - Arthur Pine

"Breaking out is following your bliss pattern, quitting the old place, starting your hero journey, following your bliss. You throw off yesterday as the snake sheds its skin." - Joseph Campbell

"There's a lot to be said for quitters. Those people who are extremely good at one thing got that way by quitting almost everything else." - Penelope Trunk

"Those times when you feel like quitting can be times of great opportunity, for God uses your troubles to help you grow." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"Never tell anyone that you're writing a book, going on a diet, exercising, taking a course, or quitting smoking. They'll encourage you to death." - Lynn Johnston

"The only thing that stands between you and grand success in living are these two things: getting started and never quitting!" - Robert H Schuller

"Respect Dhoni's decision to quit. We should respect his incredible contribution to Indian cricket. Can't measure in words. Probably his quitting came one Test early." - Sunil Gavaskar

"Before I let myself question my loyalty to my people, I'm quitting music. I didn't do this to be by myself." - Fetty Wap

"If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time." - Proverbs

"I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?" - Jill Konrath

"The option of quitting has long been undervalued and underused... Quitters must not be frightened by the potentially cataclysmic outcome of a particular quit." - Evan Harris

"One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting." - Mariah Carey

"I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado." - Mary Cheney

"I'm quitting the business today. I'm going to open up an appliance store, I've always really been into toasters. I'm giving it all up." - Dane Cook

"Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I taught Sandra Bullock when no one knew who she was. I talked her out of quitting. I put her in a showcase." - Sally Kirkland

"Well, I think that you know, I threatened myself with quitting after every movie. But I think everybody does that, right?" - Joaquin Phoenix

"When I don't have a good time making music, I think of quitting a lot. I really do. I can create something else. I'll do something else." - Danger Mouse

"I can't say the connection is one I've made consciously, but quitting drinking allowed me to be less selfish. My wife would definitely say that one of the major benefits of me quitting drinking is that I have more time and focus for other people." - Andy Daly

"I went in and said, "If I see one more gratuitous shot of a woman's body, I'm quitting . . . " I think the show should be emotional story lines, morals, real- life heroes. And that's what we're doing" - David Hasselhoff

"I was working in customer service and had a verbally abusive boss. One day, I decided to quit and pursue my acting passion with everything I had. One week after quitting, I booked One Life to Live." - Tika Sumpter

"Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There's no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough." - Carly Patterson

"It is a friend's duty that he does not leave his friend in a difficult position but provide intimacy and support to him. In difficulty who leaves is a false and the one not quitting is a true friend." - Mahaprajna

"But the fact is that I wouldn't have won even a single Tour de France without the lesson of illness. What it teaches is this: pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong

"Drugs were pretty easy to quit taking. I was never addicted to anything to begin with. But then, liquor - I had to wait about another six years before I finally got around to quitting that. I'm sure glad I did." - Alex Chilton

"I guess if everything went tits up, having no work whatsoever, obviously you have to do something else. At the moment I don't see myself quitting, but I'm open minded about it." - Max Irons

"A top aide to Donald Trump says he quit the campaign this weekend because of Trump's public feuds, but Trump said he was fired. When asked what he was fired for, Trump said, 'Quitting!'" - Jimmy Fallon

"When you have a kid, you sign on for the whole package: good, bad, everything in between. you can't just dip in and out, picking and choosing the parts you want and quitting when it's not perfect." - Sarah Dessen

"Around quitting time, Tod Hackett heard a great din on the road outside his office. The groan of leather mingled with the jangle of iron and over all beat the tattoo of a thousand hooves. He hurried to the window." - Nathanael West

"In quitting this strange world he has once again preceded me by a little. That doesn't mean anything. For those of us who believe in physics, this separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however tenacious." - Albert Einstein

"Quitting smoking can be a very good test of ones character. Pass the test and you will have accomplished so much more than just get rid of one bad habit" - Abraham Maslow

"What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me." - Marc Jacobs

"Today I got so annoyed with myself that I lost my patience and walked away from a game that, with hindsight, I should have continued [on quitting a game early on against Hendry]" - Ronnie O'Sullivan

"So keep your chin up, boy, forget the pain. I know you'll make it, if you try again. There's no use in quitting, when the world is waiting for you." - Roger Hodgson

"For me, it always goes back to something I learned in basketball. There's winning and there's losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what's never been acceptable to me is quitting." - Magic Johnson

"Remember that quitting is always an option, and it's the only one that guarantees a predictable result. Stay in the fight and everything is at risk. Quit and you know what will happen NOTHING!" - Jim Bouchard

"You know. Life's short. If you don't try new things, you'll never know what you're best at. And you can only make time for new things by quitting the things you know don't work for you." - Meg Cabot

"Sarah Palin has been hired back by Fox News, and she only left five months ago. She has now effectively quit quitting. She can't even commit to being uncommitted." - John Oliver

"Work harder than everybody. You're not going to get it by whining, and you're not going to get it by shouting, and you're not going to get it by quitting. You're going to get it by being there." - Barbara Walters

"I've been trying to quit smoking weed and it's really hard quitting pot. It was actually easier to become a vegetarian because your friends never show up at your house with a sack of beef." - Brian Posehn

"When you're in the middle of a storm, leaving your country just because you have to leave without any reasonable reason, it means you're quitting your country and this is treason." - Bashar al-Assad

"After quitting gymnastics in 2000, I was looking for that next thing where I could defy gravity. I was looking for something that had the flipping and the twisting and allowed me to be acrobatic." - David Boudia

"Kids need to know they're the most important thing in the world to you, and if that means quitting your job to prove it, then you have to prove it." - Jim Carrey

"I'd forgotten what it was like to play music and have it be fun so I decided to stop. I wasn't even sure if I was going to make a new record, I was just kinda quitting." - Evan Dando

"What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me." - Marc Jacobs

"You have to learn to overcome those feelings when somebody is negative about a production you love or if that production doesn't do well commercially. After 'Gone With the Wind', I felt older. I even thought about quitting the business." - Jill Paice

"Quitting law school was the most difficult decision of my life. But I felt this great relief that this is my life and I can do what I want with it." - Carly Fiorina

"For the past 32 years, I've done nothing outside the entertainment business. I've had some real highs and some real lows, but I love the work so much that I never once thought of quitting." - Meat Loaf

"It was kind of ridiculous to carry it up to a certain point and then drop the ball or the bomb, like quitting the band right after we had signed to Virgin." - Elliott Smith

"I was working in customer service and had a verbally abusive boss. One day, I decided to quit and pursue my acting passion with everything I had. One week after quitting, I booked 'One Life to Live.'" - Tika Sumpter

"Risk means everything from being honest about your faith, to moving, to quitting a job that's paying you a fortune but it's not what's in your heart. Risking things is one of the biggest fears we have." - John Tesh

"I've always been a strong feminist and felt that the image of models was detrimental to women. That whole thing really bothered me. I would think about quitting about once a week." - Saffron Burrows

"In reality, quitting Facebook is much more problematic than the company's executives suggest, if only because users cannot extract all the intangible social capital they have generated on the site and export it elsewhere." - Evgeny Morozov

"Quitting, for me, means not giving up, but moving on; changing direction not because something doesn't agree with you, but because you don't agree with something. It's not a complaint, in other words, but a positive choice, and not a stop in one's journey, but a step in a better direction. Quitting-whether a job or a habit-means taking a turn so as to be sure you're still moving in the direction of your dreams." - Pico Iyer

"Quitting, for me, means not giving up, but moving on; changing direction not because something does' agree with you, but because you do' agree with something. It's not a complaint, in other words, but a positive choice, and not a stop in one's journey, but a step in a better direction. Quitting-whether a job or a habit-means taking a turn so as to be sure you're still moving in the direction of your dreams." - Pico Iyer

"The problem I have with Bill Parcells is him quitting. I don't like guys quitting. If you sign up for something, finish the job get the job done. Don't quit. It is a three-year formula, he goes in, gets his three years and then he quits and walks out of there with a bucket full of money. I don't like that part of it" - Deion Sanders

"The challenge is simple: Quitting when you hit the Dip is a bad idea. If the journey you started was worth doing, then quitting when you hit the Dip just wastes the time you've already invested. Quit in the Dip often enough and you'll find yourself becoming a serial quitter, starting many things but accomplishing little. Simple: If you can't make it through the Dip, don't start. If you can embrace that simple rule, you'll be a lot choosier about which journeys you start." - Seth Godin

"The challenge is simple: Quitting when you hit the Dip is a bad idea. If the journey you started was worth doing, then quitting when you hit the Dip just wastes the time you"ve already invested. Quit in the Dip often enough and you"ll find yourself becoming a serial quitter, starting many things but accomplishing little. Simple: If you ca' make it through the Dip, do' start. If you can embrace that simple rule, you"ll be a lot choosier about which journeys you start." - Seth Godin

"The coffee is prepared in such a way that it makes those who drink it witty: at least there is not a single soul who, on quitting the house, does not believe himself four times wittier that when he entered it." - Baron de Montesquieu

"That's life (that's life), I tell you I can't deny it I thought of quitting, baby, but my heart just ain't gonna buy it And if I didn't think it was worth one single try I'd jump right on a big bird and then I'd fly" - Frank Sinatra

"There are things about quitting the smoking habit for which nobody prepares you. Did I have any idea that I would indulge in long, drooling-nay, dribbling-lascivious dreams in which I was still wreathed in fragrant blue fumes? I would wake with the complete and guilty conviction that I had sinned in word and deed while I was asleep." - Christopher Hitchens

"Life is not about gutting out every situation. It's about identifying opportunity or the lack thereof. If your pride is all that is standing in the way of quitting, quit. The right people won't care and the wrong people don't matter. If you know you're on the right path, persevere though the pain. It will be worth it." - Seth Godin

"It is the dissenter, the theorist, the aspirant, who is quitting this ancient domain to embark on seas of adventure, who engages our interest. Omitting then for the present all notice of the stationary class, we shall find that the movement party divides itself into two classes, the actors, and the students." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I guess it was the first time I really thought about leaving. I don't just mean Iron Maiden, I mean quitting music altogether. I just thought, 'Nothing is worth feeling like this for.' I began to feel like I was a piece of machinery, like I was part of the lighting rig." - Bruce Dickinson

"I'm done with girls on rocks! I've painted them for thirteen years and I could paint them and sell them for thirteen more. That's the peril of the commercial art game. It tempts a man to repeat himself. it's an awful thing to get to be a rubber stamp. I'm quitting my rut now while I'm still able." - Maxfield Parrish

"The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it. Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing. People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful." - Michael Josephson

"You know, once I was thinking of quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I'm sure you have a good reason to quit." - Lance Armstrong

"Our life is what our thoughts make it. Do every act of your life as if it were your last. In a word, your life is short. You must make the most of the present with the aid of reason and justice. Since it is possible that you may be quitting life this very moment, govern every act and thought accordingly." - Marcus Aurelius

"No scratch the word "career". Careers are people who wish to advance. I only want to survive, draw a paycheck. This is merely a job. I can take or leave this place. I start to imagine quitting and following my yet-to-be-determined passion." - Emily Giffin

"I had great, great times as a Little League coach. People were talking about me quitting acting, and they would say, What about your creative juices? Coaching is creative, because you could take a kid who thought he wasn't any good and, within four minutes, change his mind. And I didn't have to wait six months for them to put music to it." - James Caan

"My perspective of a leader is an individual who knows the ins and outs about the business so they can empathize with followers. In addition to being a positive influence on the people they are leading, leadership is about setting the tone, motivating, inspiring, thinking big, and never [giving] up when others feel like quitting." - Alexis Davis

"We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go. In other words, we need to start talking victory when we"re staring at defeat. We need to start talking healing when we"re feeling sick. We need to start blessing and prosperity when we do' have anything. We need to speak about marching when we feel like quitting." - Jentezen Franklin

"I was quitting...As I was taking those steps I was saying, 'Somebody please stop me.' Lionel Taylor, our receivers coach, said, 'Hold up a minute,' and he sat down in the car and we talked. I don't know what we talked about but I was glad we talked because I went back. And that's when it started." - Joe Greene

"If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there'd be millions of no-brained, harebrained, and otherwise dubiously brained individuals quitting their day jobs and hanging out their own shingles. Nobody would be left to round out the workforce and execute the business plan." - Bill Rancic

"We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go. In other words, we need to start talking victory when we're staring at defeat. We need to start talking healing when we're feeling sick. We need to start blessing and prosperity when we don't have anything. We need to speak about marching when we feel like quitting." - Jentezen Franklin

"We learn to endure to the end by learning to finish our current responsibilities, and we simply continue doing it all of our lives. We cannot expect to learn endurance in our later years if we have developed the habit of quitting when things get difficult now." - Robert D. Hales

"I felt my throat start to close up, and I didn't think I was getting enough oxygen. I was scared, and I thought about quitting. But you don't want to quit when you've trained so hard and long for one race." - Deena Kastor

"We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go. In other words, we need to start talking victory when we're staring at defeat. We need to start talking healing when we're feeling sick. We need to start blessing and prosperity when we don't have anything. We need to speak about marching when we feel like quitting." - Jentezen Franklin

"I like what I'm doing. Today at 88, I wouldn't think of quitting because I can't think of anything else I would rather do. And now with my lectures on all the charitable things that I do, just as you do, I think that what I'm doing matters" - Art Linkletter

"I was fighting a small fight of my own which wasn't leading anywhere-but like a man with a bent spoon trying to dig through a cement wall I knew that a small fight was better than quitting: it kept the heart alive." - Charles Bukowski

"People treat having a kid as somehow retiring from success. Quitting. Have you seen a baby? They're pretty cute. Loving them is pretty easy. Smiling babies should actually be categorized by the pharmaceutical industry as a powerful antidepressant. Being happy is really the definition of success, isn't it?" - Jim Gaffigan



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