Favorite Quotations ~  Survival, 4 Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

"A tree reaches below the surface to gather strength for stargazing." ~ Dolly Parton


Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old. ~ Olivia Newton-John

Survival, I know, is to begin again. ~ Judy Collins

The great thing about something horrible happening to you is when you come out of the other side you…relish life. ~ Theresa Saldana

I knew that if I wanted to survive, it wasn't about healing or trying to forget. It was about how I could use my life to answer what had happened to us. In many ways, it saved my life. ~ Mariane Pearl, Time 6/21/07

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. ~ Harry Crews

Because I survived, I must do everything possible to help others. ~ Elie Wiesel

Born to the earth are three kinds of creatures. Some are winged and fly. Some are furred and run. Still others stretch their mouths and talk. All must eat and drink to survive. ~ Lu Yu

Character survives; goodness lives; love is immortal. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. ~ Anna Freud

Every woman who writes is a survivor. ~ Tillie Olson

From my experience, forgiving is the only way to survive. ~ Molly Ringwald

He insisted on a single trade secret: that you had to survive, find some quiet, and work hard every day. ~ Jay Mcinerny

Healthy Survivorship is an art. Like all art, you won’t find an absolute “right” or “wrong” way to do it. ~ Wendy Schlessel Harpham

Humans make the mistake of believing that it's their right to survive. Species die out on this planet all the time without anybody noticing. ~ Sting

Humor is the only thing that allows you to survive every pressure and crisis. ~ Vint Cerf

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning. ~ Thornton Wilder