Promises Quotes


Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said.
"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

As soon as one promises not to do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do.

Venetia

Georgette Heyer

Venetia

Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.

Actions    Labels    Promises    Reality    Silence    Soul    Truth    Words

Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them.

I am stuffing your mouth with your
promises and watching
you vomit them out upon my face.

Complete Poems

Anne Sexton

Complete Poems
Lies    Poetry    Promises

Sometimes people don’t understand
the promises they’re making when they make them, I said.
Isaac shot me a look. Right, of course.
But you keep the promise anyway. That’s
what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love?

I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.

A Northern Light

Jennifer Donnelly

A Northern Light

Go for it, while you can. I know you have it in you. And I can't promise you'll get everything you want, but I can promise nothing will change if you don't try.

Inspirational    Life    Promises    Risks    Sempre

In a world where vows are worthless.Where making a pledge means nothing. Where promises are made to be broken, it would be nice to see words come back into power.

Lullaby

Chuck Palahniuk

Lullaby

In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises.

Never break a promise to an animal. They're like babies—they won't understand.

Wild Magic

Tamora Pierce (Author)

Wild Magic

I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise

Fear    Love    Promises    Self esteem    Self love

I heard you were a player , okay , lets play a game.
We'll flirt, play fights, talk 24/7, say goodmorning and goodnight every day, give each other nicknames, hang out, talk on the phone for hours, take cute pictures together, make promises to each other and hold each other.
And whoever falls in love first, loses.

Cute    Fight    Flirt    Game    Heart broken    Lose    Love    Photo    Player    Promises    Romance    Talk

You promised you would protect her Nico said.
He might as well have stabbed me with a rusty dagger.It would've hurt less than reminding me of my promise.

The Titan's Curse

Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse

A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.

Some things you don't have to promise. You just do.

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

Is this what sadness is all about? Is it what comes over us when beautiful memories shatter in hindsight because the remembered happiness fed not just on actual circumstances but on a promise that was not kept?

The Reader

Bernard Schlink

The Reader

A 'no' does not hide anything, but a 'yes' very easily becomes a deception.

The problem with promises is that once you've made one, it's bound to be broken. It's like an
unspoken cosmic rule.

Promises are only as strong as the person who gives them ...

When I say 'I won't hurt you', it's a promise, which can and will be kept but it does not come from me without a breakdown of what it means.
It does not mean we will never disagree, nor does it mean that you will always like everything which I say or do. It does not mean that you will never hurt yourself by behaving in a way which is damaging to a relationship or by behaving in a way which would ultimately result in my withdrawal from your life. What it does mean is that I can promise all that I expect in terms of loyalty, honor and respect. It means I am faithful. It also means that I will not intentionally or carelessly behave in a way which causes upset or doubt. It means, at the lowest level, 'You will break these terms before I do.'
Communication is essential. Trust is paramount.
Be completely honest and don't make promises that you can't keep, that's all.

It was not despair, but it seemed to her as if life were passing by, leaving its promises broken and unfulfilled. Yet there were other days when she listened, was led on and deceived by fresh promises which her youth had held out to her.

The Awakening

Chopin Kate

The Awakening

No hay que prometer nada porque las promesas son horribles ataduras, y cuando uno se siente amarrado tiende a liberarse, eso es fatal.

I stared at her black hair. It was shiny like the promises in magazines.

The Lovely Bones

Alice Sebold

The Lovely Bones

To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.

What glitters may not be gold; and even wolves may smile; and fools will be led by promises to their deaths.

Death    Fools    Glitter    Gold    Promises

The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated her ability to carry it out, she remains in danger of repeated abuse.

Some promises aren’t worth keeping.

But all fairytales have rules, and perhaps it’s their rules that actually distinguish one fairytale from the other. These rules never need to be understood. They only need to be followed. If not, what they promise won’t come true.

Fairytales    Life    Love    Promises

O, swear not by the moon, th’ inconstant moon,
That monthly changes in her circle orb,
Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.

Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.

Brainwash    Distrust    Duped    Elections    False    Fooled    Government    Politician    Politics    Promises    Tricks    Vote

Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves. (pg. 161)

as the shadows assume
shapes
I fight the slow
retreat
now
my once-promise
dwindling
dwindling
now
lighting new cigarettes
pouring more
drinks
it has been a beautiful
fight
still
is.

Beautiful    Beauty    Bukowski    Cigarettes    Death    Fight    Life    Promise    Promises    Shadow

as the shadows assume
shapes
I fight the slow
retreat

now
my once-promise
dwindling
dwindling

now
lighting new cigarettes
pouring more
drinks

it has been a beautiful
fight

still
is.

Beautiful    Beauty    Bukowski    Cigarettes    Death    Fight    Life    Promise    Promises    Shadow

it is so dark now with the sadness of
people
they were tricked, they were taught to expect the
ultimate when nothing is
promised
now young girls weep alone in small rooms
old men angrily swing their canes at
visions as
ladies comb their hair as
ants search for survival
history surrounds us
and our lives
slink away
in
shame.

Bukowski    Crying    Darkness    Death    Existence    False promises    History    Life    Love    Poem    Poetry    Promises    Sad    Sadness    Shame    Shameful    Society    Tears

The moment you make someone promise anything is the same moment you ask them to lie to you.

Lies    Promises    Truth

They’re promise rings, he whispered. Picking up the woman’s, he lifted my right hand. Sliding it on my finger, he softly said, You wear one, he slipped the man’s on the ring finger of his right hand, and I wear one.

Love    Promises    Rings

I don’t believe him, said Hermione in a very unsteady voice, the moment they were out of earshot of Hagrid. I don’t believe him. I
really
don’t believe him. . . .
Calm down, said Harry.
Calm down! she said feverishly. A giant! A giant in the forest! And we’re supposed to give him English lessons! Always assuming, of course, we can get past the herd of murderous centaurs on the way in and out! I — don’t —
believe
— him!

Centaur    Centaurs    Duty    Humor    Promises

From Orient Point
The art of living isn't hard to muster:
Enjoy the hour, not what it might portend.
When someone makes you promises, don't trust her
unless they're in the here and now, and just her
willing largesse free-handed to a friend.
The art of living isn't hard to muster:
groom the old dog, her coat gets back its luster;
take brisk walks so you're hungry at the end.
When someone makes you promises, don't trust her
to know she can afford what they will cost her
to keep until they're kept. Till then, pretend
the art of living isn't hard to muster.
Cooking, eating and drinking are a cluster
of pleasures. Next time, don't go round the bend
when someone makes you promises. Don't trust her
past where you'd trust yourself, and don't adjust her
words to mean more to you than she'd intend.
The art of living isn't hard to muster.
You never had her, so you haven't lost her
like spare house keys. Whatever she opens,
when someone makes you promises, don't. Trust your
art; go on living: that's not hard to muster.

Betrayal    Fatalism    Grief    Loss    Love    Mourning    Perseverance    Promises    Strength    Trust    Will

Tomorrow. The word hangs in the air for a moment, both a promise and a threat. Then it floats away like a paper boat, taken from her by the water licking at her ankles.

The Space Between Us

Thrity Umrigar

The Space Between Us

I’m tired of the lies and the cheating, and the broken promises that were never meant to be kept.

Lies    Promises    Truth

Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

Keep all your promises, don't take what doesn't belong to you, and always look after those less fortunate than yourself, and you'll do well in the world.

Attacking a provincial lord in his manor house, surrounded by guards...Honestly, Kell, I'd nearly forgotten how foolhardy you can be.
"Foolhardy?" Kelsier asked with a laugh. "that wasn't foolhardy - that was just a small diversion. You should see some of the things I'm planning to do!
Dockson stood for a moment then he laughed too. "By the Lord Ruler, it's good to have you back, kell! I'm afraid I've grown rather boring during the last few years"
"We'll fix that" Kelsier promised.

Diversions    Dockson    Dox    Foolhardy    Funny    Getting boring    Humor    Humorous    Kell    Kelsier    Plan    Planning    Plans    Promise    Promises

Promises were a lot like impressions. The second one didn't count for much.

Promises were like laws; smart men knew when to break both.

He grabbed her face in his hands again. "I want to be with you forever. I want to be beside you every night, holding you close, whispering to you that I love you more than anything in the world, that you turned my whole world upside down just when it needed to be turned upside down. I want to make forever promises to you out loud, in front of God, and I want you to promise to be my woman, my wife, my one and only love, my best friend and my conscience. You're never easy, Ellie, but you're sure never boring..." (Noah Kincaid)

There was plenty of life left and if he had to he would use it all to get her back. The time had passed for making promises to her-all that was left for him was to act.

Envy

Anna Godbersen

Envy
Life    Love    Promises

She was every inch the skeletal goddess that had been promised by the bones of her feet.

Beauty    Body image    Bones    Dieting    Fantasy    Feet    Humor    Humour    Portents    Promises    Skeletons    Skinniness    Young adult

We’re always being made promises,’ she said. ‘You make them yourself
and you listen to others giving theirs. Politicians are always going
on about providing a better quality of life for people as they get older,
and a health service in which nobody ever gets bedsores. Banks promise
you high interest rates, some food promises to make you lose weight if
you eat it, and body creams guarantee old age with fewer wrinkles. Life
is quite simply a matter of cruising along in your own little boat through
a constantly changing but never-ending stream of promises. And how
many do we remember? We forget the ones we would like to remember,
and we remember the ones we’d prefer to forget.

Italian Shoes

Henning Mankel

Italian Shoes

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