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1. "He could no more describe the feeling he got from her than you can describe a smell. It's like the scorch of electricity. It's like burnt kernels of wheat. No, it's like a bitter orange. I give up."
Author: Alice Munro
2. "With memories of gravestones, of combing fingers through tangled hair, I wonder too ... If the rent in the canvas of our life backdrop, the losses that puncture our world, and our own emptiness, might actually become places to see.To see through to God.That which tears open our souls, those holes which splatter sight, they actually become the thin, open places to see through the mess of this place to the heart aching beauty beyond. To him. To the god whom we endlessly crave.But how? How do we choose to allow the holes to become seeing through to collect places? How do I give up resentment for gratitude, anger for spilling joy, so focus for God communion. To fully live to fully live grace enjoy with all that is beauty internal it is possible"
Author: Ann Voscamp
3. "I just gave up one day. Around the time the news about toxic shock came out. I thought, Fuck me, man, I give up. Come and get me."
Author: Anne Lamott
4. "You're right about something else," hesaid, his voice ragged. "I'm scared to death of you. Because I want you, when common sense and a lifetime of experience tells me I should kill you. I want you, and if I give up then you'll own me, and I'll have nothing left to fight with."
Author: Anne Stuart
5. "The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . .It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "I lapsed into my pathetic cut-off period. Often with humans, both good and bad, my senses simply shut off, they get tired, I give up. I am polite. I nod. I pretend to understand because I don't want anybody to be hurt. That is the one weakness that has lead me into the most trouble. Trying to be kind to others I often get my soul shredded into a kind of spiritual pasta.No matter. My brain shuts off. I listen. I respond. And they are too dumb to know that I am not there."
Author: Charles Bukowski
7. "I know nothing of being a wife, but I have learned much about the running and maintenance of an estate. It may be that you will find my manner too straightforward for your tastes, but, my lord, it is just that - my manner. Would that I die before I give up that part of me."
Author: Denise Domning
8. "I've always been bad. Probably I shall be bad again, punished again. But the worse I am, the more I need God. I can't shut myself out from His mercy. ... Or it may be a private bargain between me and God, that if I give up this one thing I want so much, however bad I am, He won't quite despair of me in the end."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
9. "If anybody ever shuts you in Indiana...and you don't at least write some unconstrained something or other, I give up hope for your salvation."
Author: Ezra Pound
10. "Making a wish is like saying, 'I can't deal with anything, I give up, somebody bigger come along and solve it all instead."
Author: Frances Hardinge
11. "What I must do is die now. I must accept the justice of death and the injustice of life. I have lived a good life - longer than many, better than most. Tony died when he was twenty. I have had thirty-two years. I couldn't ask for another day. What did I do to deserve birth? It was a gift. I am me - that is a miracle. I had no right to a single hour. And yet I have had thirty-two years. Few can choose when they will die. I choose to accept death now. As of this moment I give up my "right" to live."
Author: Hugh Prather
12. "I ripped my left arm out of his hand and slammed my elbow into his solar plexus. He exhaled in a gasp. I lunged for the dagger and sat on top of him, my knees pinning his arms, my dagger on his throat.He lay still. "I give up," he said and smiled. "Your move."Er. I was sitting atop the Beast Lord in my underwear, holding a knife to his throat. What the hell was my next move?"
Author: Ilona Andrews
13. "Here you go, fellas. Piping hot...right out of the oven!''Is--Is that what I think it is?''It's your favourite! Custard pie with cheese and bacon!''QUICHE!''No, comrade!! Be strong! Monsters don't eat flakey bakery products! Get a hold of yourself!''But comrade, I'm STARVING! Our army has no food! We haven't eaten since the ghost circles appeared!''Oh well! We certainly have a lot of food Here, don't we, Teach? A Lot of Food...''Oh yes, A lot of food!''OK! I GIVE UP! YES! YES!! GIVE US THE QUICHE!! WE'RE STARVING--"
Author: Jeff Smith
14. "Understanding what I give up and knowing that I choose freely makes my choice more precious to me."
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
15. "I only get ill when I give up drugs."
Author: Keith Richards
16. "You know what, Hunter?" I said, walking toward the hallway, ready to dismiss the whole hopeless conversation. "I give up. I'm just a slutty demon who uses my body to get what I need. You've proven your point. You can go now. I'll go to Hell alone. Guess all I really need to do is give a little tongue and they'll lead me right to my father, right?"
Author: L.J. Kentowski
17. "I need you to go talk to a girl who may have some information about Emma.""Where is she?""Someplace you're not going to want to go."(...)"I give up. Where?""Institution 37."I felt a hitch in my breathing. I leaned back against the wall."Could I pick hell instead?"
Author: Lissa Price
18. "I knew God gave me these dreams. How could I give up on them?"
Author: Lopez Lomong
19. "You can find something funny in anything! I'm sick as a dog and falling to bits, but I'll give up joking only after I give up the ghost! my last gasp! The proof, here, with only an eighth of a glimmer of light, things oozing out of my asshole, my armpits, and the elbows, too, blood coming out of the eyes, from the soupy mess of my grave, me whistling a tune, that's what you'll hear! A regular blackbird!"
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
20. "Ive tried and tried and now I give up. I refuse to be the perfect friend to people that cant treat me with the same respect."
Author: Lovely Goyal
21. "I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up."
Author: Magnus Carlsen
22. "I give up on spending time on these courts; I give up on practicing before the tournament I hate. I hate this."
Author: Marat Safin
23. "As a black actress you've got to work doubly hard. But it doesn't ever get me to the point where I give up on myself. It just motivates me to be more prepared, focus and disciplined. That's why I care so much about doing black films and making sure that we represent and are represented correctly."
Author: Naturi Naughton
24. "Someone asked: What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?and i said(object): i give up..!!!"
Author: Paradox
25. "You should be home sleeping. What is the use of having a man in the house, if he cannot take care of you for a while?" "Mmm," I said. "I give up. What's the use of having a man in the house?"
Author: Patricia Briggs
26. "If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?"
Author: Richard Avedon
27. "I cling to my anger with every ounce of humanity left in my ruined body, but it's no use. It slips away, like a wave from shore. I am pondering this sad fact when I realize the blackness of sleep is circling my head. It's been there awhile, biding its time and growing closer with each revolution. I give up on rage, which at this point has become a formality, and make a mental note to get angry again in the morning. Then I let myself drift, because there's really no fighting it."
Author: Sara Gruen
28. "I realize the blackness of sleep is circling my head. It's been there a while, biding its time and growing closer with each revolution. I give up on rage, which at this point has become a formality, and make a mental note to get angry in the morning."
Author: Sara Gruen
29. "Oh, please. If she's going to use Mr. Darcy to prop up her arguments, I give up."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
30. "I give up, sweetheart. Just answer the questions and try not to let the audience see how openly you despise them."
Author: Suzanne Collins

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