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Regret quotes by Lewis Carroll
#1. The Mad Gardener's Song

He thought he saw an Elephant,
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
'At length I realise,' he said,
'The bitterness of Life!'

He thought he saw a Buffalo
Upon the chimney-piece:
He looked again, and found it was
His Sister's Husband's Niece.
'Unless you leave this house,' he said,
'I'll send for the Police!'

He thought he saw a Rattlesnake
That questioned him in Greek:
He looked again, and found it was
The Middle of Next Week.
'The one thing I regret,' he said,
'Is that it cannot speak!'

He thought he saw a Banker's Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
'If this should stay to dine,' he said,
'There won't be much for us!'

He thought he saw a Kangaroo
That worked a coffee-mill:
He looked again, and found it was
A Vegetable-Pill.
'Were I to swallow this,' he said,
'I should be very ill!'

He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
'Poor thing,' he said, 'poor silly thing!
It's waiting to be fed!'

He thought he saw an Albatross
That fluttered round the lamp:
He looked again, and found it was
A Penny-Postage Stamp.
'You'd best be ge #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Regret quotes by Robin S. Sharma
#2. Never regret your past. Rather,
embrace it as the teacher that it is. #Quote by Robin S. Sharma
Regret quotes by Gayle Forman
#3. I want to undo this. To make it right. But I have no idea how. I don't seem to know how to open up to people without getting the door slammed in my face. So I do nothing. #Quote by Gayle Forman
Regret quotes by David Mitchell
#4. Speak to me about power. What is it?"
I do believe I'm being out-Cambridged. "You want me to discuss power? Right here and now?"
Her shapely head tilts. "No time except the present."
"Okay." Only for a ten. "Power is the ability to make someone do what they otherwise wouldn't, or deter them from doing what they otherwise would."
Immaculée Constantin is unreadable. "How?"
"By coercion and reward. Carrots and sticks, though in bad light one looks much like the other. Coercion is predicated upon the fear of violence or suffering. 'Obey, or you'll regret it.' Tenth-century Danes exacted tribute by it; the cohesion of the Warsaw Pact rested upon it; and playground bullies rule by it. Law and order relies upon it. That's why we bang up criminals and why even democracies seek to monopolize force." Immaculée Constantin watches my face as I talk; it's thrilling and distracting. "Reward works by promising 'Obey and benefit.' This dynamic is at work in, let's say, the positioning of NATO bases in nonmember states, dog training, and putting up with a shitty job for your working life. How am I doing?"
Security Goblin's sneeze booms through the chapel.
"You scratch the surface," says Immaculée Constantin.
I feel lust and annoyance. "Scratch deeper, then."
She brushes a tuft of fluff off her glove and appears to address her hand: "Power is lost or won, never created or destroyed. Power is a visitor to, not a possession of, those it empowers. The #Quote by David Mitchell
Regret quotes by Michael Caine
#5. I never regret anything. I always said that when I'm old, I want to be sitting there regretting the things that I did and not the things that I didn't do; and now I'm old, and I don't regret anything! I had fun. I had fun, and I'm still having it. #Quote by Michael Caine
Regret quotes by Tony Parsons
#6. Sometimes the fog in his eyes would clear, that fog caused by the pain and the killers of pain, and when it cleared, I saw regret and fear in those eyes swimming with tears and I was convinced that this was it, this was the end, this was surely the end. #Quote by Tony Parsons
Regret quotes by T.J. Klune
#7. There are moments in your life, moments when chances have to be taken. It's scary because there is always the possibility of failure. I know that. I KNOW that. Because once upon a time, I took a chance on a man that I had failed before. I was SCARED. I was TERRIFIED. I thought I might lose everything. But I wasn't living, then. The life I had before wasn't LIVING. It was getting by. And I will never regret the chances I took. Because it brought me to them. To all of them. I made my choice. And you're making yours.

Don't you wish things could be different? #Quote by T.J. Klune
Regret quotes by Sarah Cross
#8. You're safe with me, Mira. And I'm safe with you."

He kissed her again to prove it. And when the clock struck one - that lone, ominous tone hovering in the dark - they were still kissing. Her razor blade had snagged his shirt and nicked his chest, and they'd ended up lying in the grass, hidden inside a shadow, ignoring their names whenever someone called them. He traced her mouth again and again, like he still couldn't believe it was real.

There would always be a part of him she couldn't know. A secret place where his heartbreak was stored, where lost innocence and regret filled the air like smoke. She had no desire to open that door ... but she didn't know if that would change one day. If the key would tempt her, if a fairy would manipulate her or she would just be curious. But she had to believe she could be strong enough to resist. That what she wanted - what they both wanted - mattered more than the path that had been laid out for them.

She let her hand slip under his shirt to touch the heart mark on his back, and he brought her other hand to his lips, and kissed every finger he'd entrusted with the key. He was so much more than his curse, and she was so much more than the girl who could betray him.

Together ... they could be anything. #Quote by Sarah Cross
Regret quotes by Richard Paul Evans
#9. There is one day that has brought me unspeakable pain, & the effects of that day continue to cover & erode my world like rust. I suspect that someday the rust will eat through the joists & posts of my life & I will topple, literally as well as figuratively. #Quote by Richard Paul Evans
Regret quotes by Ann Coulter
#10. My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building. #Quote by Ann Coulter
Regret quotes by Mark Twain
#11. he hoped she would be happy, and never regret having driven her poor boy out into the unfeeling world to suffer and die. #Quote by Mark Twain
Regret quotes by Sandra Brown
#12. His mouth claimed hers again, hotly and hungrily. It drew breath from her. As he kissed her, his hand moved to the front of her slacks. He fumbled with the button and zipper until they were undone. When his hand slid into the elastic waistband of her panties, Rusty gasped. She had thought there would be a sensual buildup, a flirtatious progression, extended foreplay.
She didn't regret that there wouldn't be. His boldness, his impatience, was a powerful aphrodisiac. It set off explosions of desire deep within her. She tilted her hips forward and filled his palm with her softness.
He muttered swearwords that were in themselves arousing because they explicitly expressed the height of his arousal.
Like a Rod Stewart song, they were viscerally sexy, one couldn't hear them without thinking of a male and a female mating. #Quote by Sandra Brown
Regret quotes by Tom Robbins
#13. I see you've met Desire and Fulfillment...Regret is in the kitchen making coffee. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Regret quotes by Reader's Digest Association
#14. Regret for the things you have done can be tempered with time, It's regret for the things you have not doen that is inconsolable. #Quote by Reader's Digest Association
Regret quotes by Donna Woolfolk Cross
#15. This was the price for the the strange life she had chosen, but she had gone into it with eyes open, and there was no profit in regret. #Quote by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Regret quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#16. Together with an elderly artist (I regret that I don't remember his name) he occupied a separate room in the barracks. And there Yuri painted for nothing schmaltzy pictures such as Nero's Feast and the Chorus of Elves and the like for the German officers on the commandant's staff. In return, he was given food. The slops for which the POW officers stood in line with their mess tins from 6 a.m. on, while the Ordners beat them with sticks and the cooks with ladles, were not enough to sustain life. At evening, Yuri could see from the windows of their room the one and only picture for which his artistic talent had been given him: the evening mist hovering above a swampy meadow encircled by barbed wire; a multitude of bonfires; and, around the bonfires, beings who had once been Russian officers but had now become beastlike creatures who gnawed the bones of dead horses, who baked patties from potato rinds, who smoked manure and were all swarming with lice. Not all those two-legged creatures had died as yet. Not all of them had yet lost the capacity for intelligible speech, and one could see in the crimson reflections of the bonfires how a belated understanding was dawning on those faces which were descending to the Neanderthal. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Regret quotes by Jean Cocteau
#17. One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends. #Quote by Jean Cocteau
Regret quotes by Kit Rocha
#18. Grief was something you could work through, but regret lived forever, tormenting you with everything you might have done differently. #Quote by Kit Rocha
Regret quotes by Geneen Roth
#19. There have been many articles about the top regrets that people have when they're dying. They are always, "I missed the ordinary moments." We miss those ordinary moments, and yet, that's what we're trying to distract ourselves from at the same time. #Quote by Geneen Roth
Regret quotes by Tom Sileo
#20. If you make the most of what you are doing, there is no way to regret what you are doing. #Quote by Tom Sileo
Regret quotes by Wesley Hill
#21. I know that whatever the complex origins of my own homosexuality are, there have been conscious choices I've made to indulge - and therefore to intensify, probably - my homoerotic inclinations. As I look back over the course of my life, I regret the nights I have given in to temptations to lust that pulsed like hot, itching sores in my mind. And so I cling to this image - washed. I am washed, sanctified, justified through the work of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Whenever I look back on my baptism, I can remember that God has cleansed the stains of homosexual sin from the crevasses of my mind, heart, and body and included me in his family, the church, where I can find support, comfort, and provocation toward Christian maturity. #Quote by Wesley Hill
Regret quotes by Alison Goodman
#22. I have come to understand that I have offended you with my honest about your power,' he said. 'I am not accustomed-' He paused and rubbed his chin. 'I mean apart from my father, there has been no one whose opinion I was required to consider. And I've never had to'-his finger traced the edge of the pearl-'pursue a woman.'
Was the emperor apologizing to me?
He took a deep breath. 'I cannot take back those words-we both know they were the truth-but I regret that I caused you hurt.' He reached across and took my hand. 'And they did not take into account the importance I place upon your role as Niaso. Eona, you are the moon balance to my sun. #Quote by Alison Goodman
Regret quotes by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
#23. Oh, Lord, it is not the sins I have committed that I regret, but those which I have had no opportunity to commit #Quote by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Regret quotes by Tony Rabig
#24. When it came to time travel, science and science fiction and fantasy had flip-flopped. Nobody was going to create a machine that traveled to the future or the past. Time machines might be accepted in science fiction as an enabling device to get the story moving, but they're like faster-than-light space ships-- neither one is going to happen any time soon, not with any technology we know how to implement.
The guys who had it figured were the fantasists, Dennis. The Finneys and the Mathesons and the Ellisons and the Serlings. No machines and no advanced physics, at least not most of the time. Just an overpowering desire. Just need and longing and pain and regret and the right talisman or the right surroundings. Put the right person in the right place, and perhaps with the right objects, and the potential for time travel is there. #Quote by Tony Rabig
Regret quotes by Kate Inglis
#25. Beautiful publishers say beautiful things and then We're sorry, but no... and then more beautiful things. It's a shit sandwich with branston pickle and melted gouda.

I read it out loud to the kids. I stick it to the fridge with the others. Some writers do that because it turns their crank to have a Wall of Publishers Who Passed And Will Someday Regret It. I don't. Each one is, really and truly, a gift. We look at them and the boys and I talk about rejection, all kinds of it. Creative, karmic, romantic. Nothing works out until something does. #Quote by Kate Inglis
Regret quotes by Margaret Atwood
#26. Does she ever see him watching her through the picture window? Most likely. Does she think he's a lecherous old man? Very probably. But he isn't exactly that. How to convey the mix of longing, wistfulness, and muted regret that he feels? His regret is that he isn't a lecherous old man, but he wishes he were. He wishes he still could be. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Regret quotes by Mark Twain
#27. Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do. #Quote by Mark Twain
Regret quotes by H D Howard
#28. Do what needs to be done today so tomorrow will have no regrets . #Quote by H D Howard
Regret quotes by Federico Garcia Lorca
#29. I'm afraid to be on this shore a trunk without limbs, and what I most regret is not to have flower, pulp, or clay for the worm of my suffering. #Quote by Federico Garcia Lorca
Regret quotes by Jacques Delors
#30. My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it. #Quote by Jacques Delors
Regret quotes by Paulo Coelho
#31. I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Regret quotes by Ekaterina Sedia
#32. We suddenly feel fearful and apprehensive, naked in our perishable flesh, and for just a moment we wish we could go back to being stone - crumbling in death rather than rotting, trapped inside an immobile prison of stone rather than reduced to immaterial souls like those that now rattled within our skulls. The moment passes. There is no point in regretting irreversible decisions - one has to live with them, and we try. #Quote by Ekaterina Sedia
Regret quotes by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
#33. Whenever life gets to be too much for me, I have a hard time keeping my eyes open. Sleeping is cheaper and safer than drinking. It keeps you from saying or doing things you'll regret later, and though you may have nightmares, you won't wake up with a hangover. I recommend it wholeheartedly. #Quote by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Regret quotes by Darin Strauss
#34. Maybe I could have done fifty things to avoid the accident. Left the car in the garage that day. Hurried through a yellow light that I'd stopped at. Gone to the beach instead of mini-golf. Been alone, not talking to friends. But I did all those things, and Celine hadn't done the many things she could have to avoid the accident, either. All the things get done and you regret them and then you accept them because there's nothing else to do. Regret doesn't budge things; it seems crazy that the force of all that human want can't amend a moment, can't even stir a pebble. #Quote by Darin Strauss
Regret quotes by Isabella Poretsis
#35. Don't give yourself the opportunity to regret #Quote by Isabella Poretsis
Regret quotes by Jess Walter
#36. The more you lived the more regret and longing you suffered, that life was a glorious catastrophe #Quote by Jess Walter
Regret quotes by Diane Keaton
#37. Here is my biggest takeaway after 60 years on the planet: There is great value in being fearless. For too much of my life, I was too afraid, too frightened by it all. That fear is one of my biggest regrets. #Quote by Diane Keaton
Regret quotes by Christopher Moore
#38. They are between. Not what they used to be, and not what they have become. In those times, they are nothing. And I am invisible, and I am nothing too. That is the true demimonde, Lucien, and the secret is, it is not always desperate and dark. Sometimes it is just nothing. No burden of potential or regret. There are worse things than being nothing, my friend. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Regret quotes by Samiha Totanji
#39. We never regret the love we give,
We regret giving it to the wrong people … #Quote by Samiha Totanji
Regret quotes by Rei Kawahara
#40. I'd rather trust and regret than doubt and regret. - Kirito #Quote by Rei Kawahara
Regret quotes by Najwa Zebian
#41. You turn your back on yourself when you allow every closed door to stop you from moving on to the next one. Sometimes we choose to stand at a closed door and hope that it will somehow open, although that may defy logic and although we may know deep down that no goodness will come from it. We wait. We choose to wait. We choose to have hope, and we're always scared that the door will open the second we walk away. We claim ownership over what we do not have and fear losing it, although it really never was ours. #Quote by Najwa Zebian
Regret quotes by Cody W
#42. Don't ever say you are sorry for "being caught in the moment". Because, at that moment, that is EXACTLY where you wanted to be. #Quote by Cody W
Regret quotes by Stephen Mansfield
#43. Honorable men don't settle for lives of regret. #Quote by Stephen Mansfield
Regret quotes by Kate Winslet
#44. I have no regrets. If you regret things, you're sort of stepping backwards. I'm a believer in going forwards. #Quote by Kate Winslet
Regret quotes by Karen Salmansohn
#45. Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate,regret or fear. #Quote by Karen Salmansohn
Regret quotes by Taylor Jenkins Reid
#46. Write a list of things you'll regret/I'd be on top smoking a cigarette." I loved that line. #Quote by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Regret quotes by Albert Camus
#47. Despite men's suffering, despite the blood and wrath, despite the dead who can never be replaced, the unjust wounds, and the wild bullets, we must utter, not words of regret, but words of hope, of the dreadful hope of men isolated with their fate. #Quote by Albert Camus
Regret quotes by Amelia C. Gormley
#48. Whatever happened after, even the loss, my life would be less if I had not had that. On the day I die, my only regret would be if I hadn't had it. If I had been too much a coward to take it while I had a chance. #Quote by Amelia C. Gormley
Regret quotes by J.R. Rogue
#49. my brief moment with you,
I shall never regret. #Quote by J.R. Rogue
Regret quotes by Raphael Carter
#50. Those who not regret the dream. #Quote by Raphael Carter
Regret quotes by Juliet Marillier
#51. Who would awaken the past?
It shines like a sunrise
And cuts like a fine blade. #Quote by Juliet Marillier
Regret quotes by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
#52. Marriage, in short, is a bargain, like buying a house or entering a profession. One chooses it knowing that, by that very decision, one is abnegating other possibilities. In choosing companionship over passion, women like Beatrice Webb and Virginia Woolf made a bargain; their marriages worked because they did not regret their bargains, or blame their husbands for not being something else--dashing lovers, for example. But in writing biographies, or one's own life, it is both customary and misleading to present such marriages, to oneself or to one's reader, as sad compromises, the best of a bad bargain, or scarcely to speak of them at all. Virginia Woolf mentioned that she, who is reticent about nothing, had never spoken of her life with Leonard. but we know that she said of him that when he entered a room, she had no idea what he was going to say, a remarkable definition of a good marriage. Such marriages are not bad bargains, but the best of a good bargain, and we must learn the language to understand and describe them, particularly in writing the lives of accomplished women. #Quote by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Regret quotes by Paolo Giordano
#53. She was stung by sharp regret thinking about the sheets and tablecloths, so costly and never used due to excessive regard. #Quote by Paolo Giordano
Regret quotes by Zacarias Moussaoui
#54. We [Muslims] have to be above you. You [Americans] have to be subdued. No regrets. No remorse. #Quote by Zacarias Moussaoui
Regret quotes by Katherine Mansfield
#55. Regret is an appalling waste of time. #Quote by Katherine Mansfield
Regret quotes by Peter Tieryas
#56. Regret is like a mental parasite that alters your behavior. #Quote by Peter Tieryas
Regret quotes by Claire Holden Rothman
#57. Happiness is a strange thing. It is something I tend to recognize only after it has passed, when I realize I miss it. #Quote by Claire Holden Rothman
Regret quotes by G.M.T. Schuilling
#58. And so, Anaya's story begins with her last thought. Would I have done this if I had any option but the grave? #Quote by G.M.T. Schuilling
Regret quotes by Aaron  Millar
#59. We miss the one that got away, regret our mistakes, remember embarrassing moments, fear what we don't know or understand and fiercely defend what's ours and earned. No wonder love is so illusive and coveted. #Quote by Aaron Millar
Regret quotes by Sei Shonagon
#60. 185. It Is Getting So Dark
Whatever people may think of my book, I still regret that it ever came to light. #Quote by Sei Shonagon
Regret quotes by Billy Graham
#61. Repentance is only one part of our response to Christ (and even the strength to repent comes from God). But it is an essential part, for without it we cannot claim Christ is our Lord. The Bible says, "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret" (2 Cor. 7:10 NIV). #Quote by Billy Graham
Regret quotes by Stephanie Perkins
#62. But he's grinning at her. She grins back. "You've made quite the new best friend," I say. His expression turns to regret. "Children do have questionable taste." I laugh. It's the first time I can remember laughing this week. #Quote by Stephanie Perkins
Regret quotes by Nick Hornby
#63. For the best part of 40 years she had genuinely believed that not doing things would somehow prevent regret, when, of course, the exact opposite was true. #Quote by Nick Hornby
Regret quotes by Italo Calvino
#64. In Maurilia, the traveler is invited to visit the city and, at the same time, to examine some old postcards that show it as it used to be: the same identical square with a hen in the place of the bus station, a bandstand in the place of the overpass, two young ladies with white parasols in the place of the munitions factory. If the traveler does not wish to disappoint the inhabitants, he must praise the postcard city and prefer it to the present one, though he must be careful to contain his regret at the changes within definite limits: admitting that the magnificence and prosperity of the metropolis Maurilia, when compared to the old, provincial Maurilia, cannot compensate for a certain lost grace, which, however, can be appreciated only now in the old postcards, whereas before, when that provincial Maurilia was before one's eyes, one saw absolutely nothing graceful and would see it even less today, if Maurilia had remained unchanged; and in any case the metropolis has the added attraction that, through what it has become, one can look back with nostalgia at what it was. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Regret quotes by Harley Mei Kent
#65. I talk about a life that I pretend to live and you ask me what I'm talking about. But when I finally tell, you regret finding out. #Quote by Harley Mei Kent
Regret quotes by J.K. Rowling
#66. I just wish I'd asked you sooner. We could've had ages ... months ... years maybe ... #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Regret quotes by Michael Jordan
#67. But my drive to win is so great ... I just step over that line ... It's very embarrassing, ... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.' #Quote by Michael Jordan
Regret quotes by Steve Goodier
#68. What if today you gave yourself permission to be outrageously kind? What if you extended as much good will and kindness as you can possibly muster to every person you meet? And what if you did it with no thought of reward? I'm sure of one thing: it will be a day you will never regret. #Quote by Steve Goodier
Regret quotes by Simon R. Green
#69. I ignored him, concentrating on Lilith. "According to the stories, after you were expelled from Eden you went down into Hell, where you coupled with demons and gave birth to all the monsters that have plagued the world."
"I was young," said Lilith. "You know how it is. We all do things we later regret, when we're being rebellious teenagers. #Quote by Simon R. Green
Regret quotes by Marilyn Monroe
#70. As of today, I have absolutely no regrets. I think I am a mature person who can take things in stride. I'm grateful for people in my past. They helped me get to where I am, wherever that is. But now, I am thinking for myself and sitting in on all the business transactions. #Quote by Marilyn Monroe
Regret quotes by Shelby Eileen
#71. I keep
inside me
an inventory of things
that I regret I've shared
and who I've shared them with
it's not that they weren't worthy
it's that I don't know how to give myself up
so easily #Quote by Shelby Eileen
Regret quotes by Meg Cabot
#72. Once in a While
Once in a while you regret the road not taken
Start giving up on the plans you made
Once in a while you feel so forsaken
Wondering why so many took, not gave
Once in a while you ask, how could this happen?
How did I end up in these shoes?
But once in a while you meet a special someone
Someone who chose the same path as you
And suddenly it stops feeling so lonely
Out on that road that you had to choose
And that's when you know it all was worth it
Because once in a while dreams do come true #Quote by Meg Cabot
Regret quotes by Dan Jenkins
#73. I actually don't have a single regret, professionally or domestically. I planned it that way. #Quote by Dan Jenkins
Regret quotes by Ronnie Van Zant
#74. I don't understand this phrase 'I've paid my dues.' We didn't have any money and lived on peanut butter and jelly, and I loved it. I don't regret any of it. We never expected to make it this far, but we worked hard to get here. #Quote by Ronnie Van Zant
Regret quotes by Marvin Olasky
#75. Those who give of themselves rarely regret it. #Quote by Marvin Olasky
Regret quotes by David Nichollss
#76. He rests his head against the mirror and exhales. In the years he was with Emma he sometimes wondered idly what it would be like if she weren't around; not in a morbid way, just pragmatically, speculatively, because don't all lovers do this? Wonder how he would be without her? Now the answer is in the mirror. Loss has endowed him stupid and banal. Without her he is without merit or virtue or purpose a shabby, lonely, middle aged drunk, poisoned with regret and shame. #Quote by David Nichollss
Regret quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#77. Touch her," he said in Scott's ear, his voice low and threatening, "and it'll be the biggest regret of your life. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Regret quotes by Laura Kaye
#78. Funny thing about having choices taken away from you - it tended to make things all kinds of crystal clear. You either felt relief all the way into your bones because it was the right decision even if you hadn't made it, or every cell inside you cried out in rebellion and loss and regret because you learned - too late - what it was you really wanted. #Quote by Laura Kaye
Regret quotes by Jackie French
#79. One of my extraordinary regrets about my death is not so much that it's going to happen but simply that I'll never know what happens next. #Quote by Jackie French
Regret quotes by Sonja Yoerg
#80. The past wasn't a guest you could ask to leave when you tired of its company. No, the past put up its feet and meant to stay. #Quote by Sonja Yoerg
Regret quotes by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
#81. If we fail to give our time with those we love, one day we will live to regret it. #Quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Regret quotes by Marcel Proust
#82. For, like desire, regret seeks not to be analysed but to be satisfied. When one begins to love, one spends one's time, not in getting to know what one's love really is, but in making it possible to meet next day. When one abandons love one seeks not to know one's grief but to offer to her who is causing it that expression of it which seems to one the most moving. One says the things which one feels the need of saying, and which the other will not understand, one speaks for oneself alone. I wrote: 'I had thought that it would not be possible. Alas, I see now that it is not so difficult.' I said also: 'I shall probably not see you again;' I said it while I continued to avoid shewing a coldness which she might think affected, and the words, as I wrote them, made me weep because I felt that they expressed not what I should have liked to believe but what was probably going to happen. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Regret quotes by Jack Kevorkian
#83. How can you regret helping a suffering patient? #Quote by Jack Kevorkian
Regret quotes by Tim Tebow
#84. We all know of people who thought they could to it (whatever "it" is) tomorrow. We have all procrastinated on such a way, and often to our personal regret. It happens time and again, putting off things that we convince ourselves might be better, more meaningful, more appropriate for another time. So often that better time either never comes or really isn't better or more appropriate after all. And then, sadly, the window of opportunity -to do something great- closes. #Quote by Tim Tebow
Regret quotes by Kyle West
#85. I don't regret anything. Every scar, every memory, has made me who I am. Without the pain, I wouldn't have learned, or grown. I can't go back to who I was." Anna #Quote by Kyle West
Regret quotes by Elizabeth Peters
#86. At the time there were moments of extreme discomfort; but the adventure, the danger, the exhilaration of doubt and peril are in retrospect something I rather regret having lost. #Quote by Elizabeth Peters
Regret quotes by J.J. McAvoy
#87. Liam, soon-to-be-fucking-dead, Callahan was walking down the stairs - my fucking stairs - with his sex hair high and his green eyes sharper than razor blades. He was beautiful, and I almost regretted the fact that I would have to put a bullet in his head and then smash it through a fucking wall.
-Melody G. #Quote by J.J. McAvoy
Regret quotes by Judith McNaught
#88. She was still standing there several moments later when Ian walked in to invite her to ride with him. "Still trying to find your answer, sweetheart?" he asked with a sympathetic grin, mistaking the cause of her wary stare.
"No, I found mine," she said, her voice unintentionally accusing as she thrust both pieces of paper toward him. "What I would like to know," she continued, unable to tear her gaze from him, "is how it happens to be the same answer you arrived at in a matter of moments."
His grin faded, and he shoved his hands into his pockets, ignoring the papers in her outthrust hand. His expression carefully impassive, he said, "That answer is a little more difficult than the one I wrote down for you-"
"You can do this-calculate all those figures in your mind? In moments?"
He nodded curtly, and when Elizabeth continued to stare at him warily, as if he was a being of unknown origin, his face hardened. In a clipped, cool voice he said, "I would appreciate it if you would stop staring at me as if I'm a freak."
Elizabeth's mouth dropped open at his tone and his words. "I'm not."
"Yes," he said implacably. "You are. Which is why I haven't told you before this."
Embarrassed regret surged through her at the understandable conclusion he'd drawn from her reaction. Recovering her composure, she started around the desk toward him. "What you saw on my face was wonder and awe, no matter how it must have seemed."
"The last thing I want from you i #Quote by Judith McNaught
Regret quotes by Leigh Bardugo
#89. I hope you weren't looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret. #Quote by Leigh Bardugo
Regret quotes by Jack Bauer
#90. I am more than willing to be judged by the people you claim to represent. I will let them decide what price I should pay. But please do not sit there with that smug look on your face and expect me to regret the decisions I have made. Because, sir, the truth is I don't. #Quote by Jack Bauer
Regret quotes by Colleen Hoover
#91. I...will never...regret you. #Quote by Colleen Hoover
Regret quotes by Deirdre-Elizabeth Parker
#92. I have spent my whole life preparing to be William Wallace's wife. The choices I make are defined by the person I am.
I am Mrs. William Victor Wallace. I am married to a federal felon whom I love unconditionally.
I hold my head high, I take pride in my life and I walk this world without regret.
I will be the perfect wife and my husband deserves nothing less. #Quote by Deirdre-Elizabeth Parker
Regret quotes by J.A. Huss
#93. I cry long rivers of regret, but with every new breath, I am secretly thankful for my good fortune. #Quote by J.A. Huss
Regret quotes by Shelby Reed
#94. His voice grew more remote. She wondered if he was calling from his condominium, where he'd lost his best friend, or from Avalon, where he'd lost himself. "I like you, Billie. You're a nice person. Good company. But tonight was a mistake."
She flung an arm over her eyes and swallowed the lump of tears that had lodged in her throat. "Oh? Which part? The part where you introduced me to your family and exposed yourself as coming from a perfectly average, wholesome background? Or the part where you touched me and turned me inside-out while swaying in a hammock in the rich, beautiful woods - one of the most searing sexual experiences of my life? Which part do you regret, Adrian?"
"All of it. I can't have those things with you. You know what I am."
"Yes, Adrian, I know what you are. A gentle man. A likable one. Smart. Cultured. Sexy. I know what you are."
"But the other part - "
"What about the other part? You hide behind the other part." She yanked the pillow out from beneath her head and winged it across the bedroom, furious suddenly. "Did you call to tell me I'm not going to see you anymore? Because if that's the case, hurry up and say it. Then hang up and go back to work, and don't worry one bit about me. I've been on my own a long time, and I'm tougher than you think. I won't cling to any man who'd rather be a-a - " She stumbled, bit back the ugly words rushing to her lips.
"A what?" he countered softly. "A whore? A gigolo? Go ahead and say #Quote by Shelby Reed
Regret quotes by Nanette Mathews
#95. Have the courage to rise from the challenges of life like a phoenix from the flames or you'll get lost in the ashes of despair, pain, and regret. #Quote by Nanette Mathews
Regret quotes by Hal Elrod
#96. Robin Sharma: "One of the saddest things in life is to get to the end and look back in regret, knowing that you could have been, done, and had so much more. #Quote by Hal Elrod
Regret quotes by Eric Cantona
#97. He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror. #Quote by Eric Cantona
Regret quotes by Chris Guillebeau
#98. Regret is what you should fear the most. If something is going to keep you awake at night, let it be the fear of not following your dream. #Quote by Chris Guillebeau
Regret quotes by Jetta Carleton
#99. One can repent of a sin and have done with it; but the wages of foolishness is the eternal recalling of it. #Quote by Jetta Carleton
Regret quotes by Forrest Church
#100. Whenever we give our hearts in love, the burden of our vulnerability grows. We risk being rebuffed or embarrassed or inadequate. Beyond these things, we risk the enormous pain of loss. When those we love die, a part of us dies with them. When those we love are sick, in body or spirit, we too feel the pain. All of this is worth it. Especially the pain. If we insulate our hearts from suffering, we shall only subdue the very thing that makes life worth living. We cannot protect ourselves from loss. We can only protect ourselves from the death of love, we are left only with the aching hollow of regret, that haunting emptiness where love might have been. #Quote by Forrest Church
Regret quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#101. It's not wrong to feel sorry for yourself. Just like it's not wrong to stand in a puddle of water while the rain pours down on your head. But neither is productive, unless you enjoy feeling cold and miserable and soggy while mascara runs down your face. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Regret quotes by J.M. Darhower
#102. Ah, sin," Lucifer said. "Like the serpent that tricked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. She devoured it, knowing she shouldn't."
"And she was punished for it."
"She was," Lucifer agreed. "But if you think for a moment she truly regretted it, you're wrong. That fruit was the most glorious thing she ever tasted - the sweetest, the ripest - and once you experience something so breathtaking, you never forget it. You never regret it. #Quote by J.M. Darhower
Regret quotes by Mirta Ojito
#103. We left the way one leaves a cherished but impossible love: our hearts heavy with regret but beating with great hope. #Quote by Mirta Ojito
Regret quotes by Abby Slovin
#104. Grief can put all kinds of regret into focus. #Quote by Abby Slovin
Regret quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#105. I hope you will be a great deal better, dear, but you must keep watch over your 'bosom enemy,' as Father calls it, or it may sadden, if not spoil your life. You have had a warning; remember it, and try with heart and soul to master this quick temper, before it brings you greater sorrow and regret than you have known today. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Regret quotes by Dalai Lama
#106. All I can do is engage with complete sincerity. Then whatever happens, there is no regret. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Regret quotes by Rory Cochrane
#107. I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did not do. #Quote by Rory Cochrane
Regret quotes by Peter Matthiessen
#108. Zen has been called the "religion before religion," which is to say that anyone can practice, including those committed to another faith. And that phrase evokes that natural religion of our early childhood, when heaven and a splendorous earth were one. But soon the child's clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, at the bottom of each breath, there is a hollow place filled with longing. We become seekers without knowing that we seek, and at first, we long for something "greater" than ourselves, something apart and far away. It is not a return to childhood, for childhood is not a truly enlightened state. Yet to seek one's own true nature is "a way to lead you to your long lost home." To practice Zen means to realize one's existence moment after moment, rather than letting life unravel in regret of the past and daydreaming of the future. To "rest in the present" is a state of magical simplicity...out of the emptiness can come a true insight into our natural harmony all creation. To travel this path, one need not be a 'Zen Buddhist', which is only another idea to be discarded like 'enlightenment,' and like 'the Buddha' and like 'God. #Quote by Peter Matthiessen
Regret quotes by Jillian Barberie
#109. It is with great regret that my marriage to Grant is ending after more than six years. He is a special man and we have two amazing children together Ruby, 5, and son Rocco, 3. This was a mutual decision that was not taken lightly and we are committed to our children and will work together to ensure their happy and healthy upbringing. #Quote by Jillian Barberie
Regret quotes by Mari Evans
#110. If There Be Sorrow
If there be sorrow
let it be
for things undone
to these add one:
Love withheld
... restrained #Quote by Mari Evans
Regret quotes by Matt Damon
#111. What is your greatest regret?
Not staying in better touch with people who truly mattered to me before they died unexpectedly. #Quote by Matt Damon
Regret quotes by W. H. Auden
#112. O plunge your hands in water, Plunge them in up to the wrist;
Stare, stare in the basin And wonder what you've missed. #Quote by W. H. Auden
Regret quotes by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
#113. We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets. #Quote by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
Regret quotes by Dick Francis
#114. He gave me a last dark look, not admitting defeat,not giving an inch .I watched him with unexpected regret. Watched him until the consciousness went out of his eyes and they were simply open but seeing nothing. #Quote by Dick Francis
Regret quotes by Samuel Beckett
#115. Weary with my weariness, white last moon, sole regret, not even. To be dead, before her, on her, with her, and turn, dead on dead, about poor mankind, and never have to die anymore, from among the living. Not even, not even that. My moon was here below, far below, the little I was able to desire. And one day, soon, soon, one earthlit night, beneath the earth, a dying being will say, like me, in the earthlight, Not even, not even that, and die, without having been able to find regret. #Quote by Samuel Beckett
Regret quotes by Janet Fitch
#116. You ask me about regret? Let me tell you a few things about regret, my darling. There is no end to it. You cannot find the beginning of the chain that brought us from there to here. Should you regret the whole chain, and the air in between, or each link separately, as if you could uncouple them? Do you regret the beginning which ended so badly, or just the ending itself? I've given more thought to this question than you could begin to imagine. #Quote by Janet Fitch
Regret quotes by Cheryl Strayed
#117. It seemed to me the way it must feel to people who cut themselves on purpose. Not pretty, but clean. Not good, but void of regret. I was trying to heal. Trying to get the bad out of my system so I could be good again. To cure me of myself. #Quote by Cheryl Strayed
Regret quotes by Bobby Adair
#118. Some thoughts should never be conceived. Some questions should never be asked, because they have no answer, and the questions themselves serve only to haunt with grinding guilt and second guessing. #Quote by Bobby Adair
Regret quotes by Scott Baio
#119. I regret losing certain women, but it was always my fault. #Quote by Scott Baio
Regret quotes by G.M.T. Schuilling
#120. She watched him from afar and gave him the time and space to travel the emotional rollercoaster, commencing at stunned, progressing to upset and lurking at angry. Then he brooded and grieved for the end of his life as he knew it. #Quote by G.M.T. Schuilling
Regret quotes by Diane Von Furstenberg
#121. You only regret what you don't do! Go for it, live your dreams and enjoy it all! #Quote by Diane Von Furstenberg
Regret quotes by Richard Price
#122. Rocco was gripped with the panic he often experienced around her, around himself. He seemed to be both here now and simultaneously five years in the future looking back at this moment, at the loss of this moment. He was always sliding past the nowness of being with her, throwing himself at her like a cranked-up insincere clown for an exhausting fifteen minutes a day or getting cozy with booze in order to achieve the proper mood, and from the time she was born he had felt he was on his deathbed, remembering with regret how skittish and slippery his time with her had been. Had been, as if she were a hard thirty-seven and divorced instead of a two-year old baby, as if he were eighty-six and senile instead of forty-three and slightly overweight. #Quote by Richard Price
Regret quotes by John Kennedy Akotia
#123. Think goal setting is too laborious and time wasting? Try the goalless life and your regret will be unpardonably regrettable #Quote by John Kennedy Akotia
Regret quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#124. You are the last hope of humanity; don't make the world regret. #Quote by M.F. Moonzajer
Regret quotes by Vincent De Paul
#125. The wisest persons, surprised by some passion, often say things they later regret. #Quote by Vincent De Paul
Regret quotes by Harpo Marx
#126. Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. "Harpo my boy," he said, "I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember." My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. "Yes sir?" I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were. #Quote by Harpo Marx
Regret quotes by Makram Shakur
#127. Finish want you started, Regret will hit you harder when you didn't even try to start. #Quote by Makram Shakur
Regret quotes by Nitya Prakash
#128. One day
will come along
and whisper
"You're worth the fear
of a broken heart"
and you will
let her
regret it. #Quote by Nitya Prakash
Regret quotes by Matthew J. Hefti
#129. You'll never let me go, will you? Giving me the space and freedom I want isn't your idea of love, is it? You'd rather cut me deep on earth to spare me pain in hell, whereas I think hell is right here. #Quote by Matthew J. Hefti
Regret quotes by Sam Altman
#130. If you compromise and hire someone mediocre, you will always regret it. #Quote by Sam Altman
Regret quotes by Y.S. Lee
#131. He laughed, then became serious once more. "Mary............"
The expression in his eyes set her heart pounding. "Yes?"
Twice he began to frame a sentence, and twice his voice seemed to fail him.
And she thought she understood. What could he possibly say to her now, when he was on the verge of leaving forever? Even something as simple as asking her to write to him carried a distinct sort of promis, the type of promise he was ten years and a half a world removed from being able to make.
She forced a polite smile and held out her hand. "Good luck, James."
Regret-and relief-flooded his eyes. he took her hand, cradling it for a long moment. "And to you."
It was foolish to linger. She slid her fingers from his grasp, turned, and began to walk away in the direction of the Academy. She'd gone about thirty paces when she heard his voice.
She spun about. "What is it?"
"Stay out of wardrobes!"
She laughed, shook her head, and began to walk again. She was smiling this time. #Quote by Y.S. Lee
Regret quotes by Gwenda Bond
#132. This was the first time I had not just rushed in and followed my instincts, and it wasn't working out. I was beginning to actively regret it. #Quote by Gwenda Bond
Regret quotes by Prince
#133. It's been so lonely without you here.
Like a bird, without a song.
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling.
So tell me baby, where did I go wrong? #Quote by Prince
Regret quotes by Susan Sontag
#134. Most men experience getting older with regret, apprehension. But most women experience it even more painfully: with shame. Aging is a man's destiny, something that must happen because he is a human being. For a woman, aging is not only her destiny ... it is also her vulnerability. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Regret quotes by Bonnie Tyler
#135. I've got my feet on the ground because I've got a lovely family waiting for me when I get home, even though they're not my flesh and blood. I haven't got children. That's my only regret, I suppose. #Quote by Bonnie Tyler
Regret quotes by Isaac Asimov
#136. The pleasantness of their company outweighed the regret of their passing. On the whole, then, it is better to experience what you experience now than not to. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Regret quotes by Witter Bynner
#137. Name me no names for my disease,
With uninforming breath;
I tell you I am none of these,
But homesick unto death - Homesick for hills that I had known,
For brooks that I had crossed,
... Before I met this flesh and bone
And followed and was lost ... .And though they break my heart at last,
Yet name no name of ills.
Say only, Here is where he passed,
Seeking again those hills. #Quote by Witter Bynner
Regret quotes by Lee Child
#138. People live, and then they die. And as long as they do both things properly, there's nothing much to regret. #Quote by Lee Child
Regret quotes by Dalai Lama
#139. You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Regret quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#140. To be really sorry for one's errors is like opening the door of Heaven. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Regret quotes by Brian Selznick
#141. Maybe the play wasn't about miracles. No, maybe it was about the passage of time, and the need for patience, and the ability to forgive. Maybe Shakespeare was saying that even in a world where miracles can happen, there's still going to be pain, and loss, and regret. Because sometimes people die and you can't bring them back. That's what life is Joseph realized, miracles and sadness, side by side. #Quote by Brian Selznick
Regret quotes by Jane Austen
#142. I cannot say that I regret my comparative insignificance, Importance may sometimes be purchased too dearly. #Quote by Jane Austen
Regret quotes by Alex Adams
#143. If the world ends tomorrow, understand that I regret saying no. #Quote by Alex Adams
Regret quotes by Rachel Higginson
#144. Why couldn't all ex-boyfriends just turn into toads the second things were over? So many bad decisions could be avoided in the world if women only had to face toads they were in love with and not the real men that represented their heartbreak and lost hopes and dreams and wasted orgasms. Well… maybe we didn't regret the orgasms. #Quote by Rachel Higginson
Regret quotes by Michael Cunningham
#145. What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It's what you can bear. And there it is ... It was death. I chose life. #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Regret quotes by Thomas Lynch
#146. Walking upright between the past and future, a tightrope walk across our times, became, for me, a way of living: trying to maintain a balance between the competing gravities of birth and death, hope and regret, sex and mortality, love and grief, all those opposites or nearly opposites that become, after a while, the rocks and hard places, synonymous forces between which we navigate, like salmon balanced in the current, damned some times if we do or don't. #Quote by Thomas Lynch
Regret quotes by Tyler Seguin
#147. Last night I made an insensitive comment which I sincerely regret. It was my mistake and I want to apologize to those who were offended. #Quote by Tyler Seguin
Regret quotes by Lysa TerKeurst
#148. When to give grace? I'd rather stand before God knowing I loved others too much rather than regretting that I judged too harshly. #Quote by Lysa TerKeurst
Regret quotes by Charles Dickens
#149. Therefore, he sat before his dying fire, sorrowful to think upon
the way by which he had come to that night, yet not strewing poison
on the way by which other men had come to it. That he should have
missed so much, and at his time of life should look so far about
him for any staff to bear him company upon his downward journey and
cheer it, was a just regret. He looked at the fire from which the
blaze departed, from which the afterglow subsided, in which the
ashes turned grey, from which they dropped to dust, and thought,
'How soon I too shall pass through such changes, and be gone!'

To review his life was like descending a green tree in fruit and
flower, and seeing all the branches wither and drop off, one by
one, as he came down towards them.

'From the unhappy suppression of my youngest days, through the
rigid and unloving home that followed them, through my departure,
my long exile, my return, my mother's welcome, my intercourse with
her since, down to the afternoon of this day with poor Flora,' said
Arthur Clennam, 'what have I found!'

His door was softly opened, and these spoken words startled him,
and came as if they were an answer:

'Little Dorrit. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Regret quotes by Toba Beta
#150. If you still accept the idea of regret, it means you can't yet accept nor forgive your past laxity. #Quote by Toba Beta
Regret quotes by Andrea Lochen
#151. It's easy to point out someone else's mistake, harder to recognize your own. Especially because most people - except the lucky few like ourselves - are forced to live with their mistakes. So they learn to justify their mistakes, build on them, until they can look back and convince themselves that their mistake was inevitable all along, a good choice, in fact. An unwed teenage mother can look back at her unexpected pregnancy fondly six years down the road once the child's out of her hair and in school all day. She wouldn't dare go back and fix that mistake because it's become part of her life. #Quote by Andrea Lochen
Regret quotes by Deepak Chopra
#152. Don't regret the past or fear the future. Both bring misery through self-doubt. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Regret quotes by Jose Saramago
#153. If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow? #Quote by Jose Saramago
Regret quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#154. When we cannot share our values any longer and our incipient intentions have become blurry, common understanding may turn into irredeemable misunderstanding. If the spirit of common perspectives and commitments has irreversibly been broken, we might patently drift down into suspicion, remorse or regret. As such, shared initiatives ought to be reasoned and well thought-out to avoid 'understanding' becoming 'misunderstanding' and 'hope' breaking down into 'heartbreak'. ("The unbreakable code " ) #Quote by Erik Pevernagie
Regret quotes by Oscar Wilde
#155. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation, is to yield to it. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Regret quotes by Hillary Rodham Clinton
#156. Came to deeply regret giving President Bush the benefit of the doubt on that vote. He later asserted that the resolution gave him the sole authority to decide when the clock had run out on weapons inspections. On March 20, 2003, he decided that it had, and he launched the war, with the UN weapons inspectors pleading for just a few more weeks to finish the job. Over the years that followed, many Senators came to wish they had voted against the resolution. I was one of them. As the war dragged on, with every letter I sent to a family in New York who had lost a son or daughter, a father or mother, my mistake became more painful. #Quote by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Regret quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#157. The sun has a sense of all-pervasive brilliance, which does not discriminate in the slightest. It is the goodness that exists in a situation, in oneself, and in one's world, which is expressed without doubt, hesitation, or regret. The sun principle also includes the notion of blessings descending upon us and creating sacred world. It also represents clarity, without doubt. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Regret quotes by Menelaos Stephanides
#158. Such is life. Sometimes we do not even want to know how much pain we cause others, for fear of spoiling our own petty pleasures. And when the time comes to face the consequences, it is too late to be sorry. #Quote by Menelaos Stephanides
Regret quotes by Richard Madden
#159. I'm not naturally a gifted dancer, and I don't enjoy it. I didn't go to any of those classes in drama school 'cause I was like, "I'm not going to dance. I don't need to learn to dance." I regret that. #Quote by Richard Madden
Regret quotes by Jane Austen
#160. She was stronger alone; and her own good sense so well supported her, that her firmness was as unshaken, her appearance of cheerfulness as invariable, as, with regrets so poignant and so fresh, it was possible for them to be. #Quote by Jane Austen
Regret quotes by John Mandeville
#161. Of Paradise I cannot speak properly, for I have not been there; and that I regret. #Quote by John Mandeville
Regret quotes by Oscar Wilde
#162. I don't regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure.
I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Regret quotes by Oscar Wilde
#163. To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Regret quotes by Mohsin Hamid
#164. If you have ever, sir, been through a breakup of a romantic relationship that involved great love, you will perhaps understand what I experienced. There is in such situations usually a moment of passion during which the unthinkable is said; this is followed by a sense of euphoria at finally being liberated; the world seems fresh as if seen for the first time then comes the inevitable period of doubt, the desperate and doomed backpedaling of regret; and only later, once emotions have receded, is one able to view with equanimity the journey through which one has passed. #Quote by Mohsin Hamid
Regret quotes by George Eliot
#165. O the anguish of the thought that we can never atone to our dead for the stinted affection we gave them. #Quote by George Eliot
Regret quotes by Cassandra Clare
#166. Can one regret a thing that, however unwise, was beautiful? she said, and the hurt in his eyes softened into confusion. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Regret quotes by Garikai Nhongo
#167. I would rather regret the things that I have done than those I have not. #Quote by Garikai Nhongo
Regret quotes by Kim Harrison
#168. It pulled emotion from me I wasn't aware I could feel. A deep painful regret. Unrequited need. #Quote by Kim Harrison
Regret quotes by Shilpa Agarwal
#169. If only certain things had been preventable, his life would have unfurled in front of him as intended, like a lush Oriental carpet. No surprises, no detours. Just a thick tapestry of days and nights that at the end of his time on earth, he could roll up and proudly claim as his own. #Quote by Shilpa Agarwal
Regret quotes by A.G. Howard
#170. Regret fills my already crowded heart. #Quote by A.G. Howard
Regret quotes by Russell Brand
#171. We are nature; we are nature as we munch gum and check the phone; we are nature as we queasily regret our imperfection, turning the glossy page, turning our glossy stomachs; we are nature as we hear them witter inanely on the radio, desecrating the silence with the violence of their idiocy and dumb verdicts, chattering and grooming, picking through the ticks in their hair, marveling at new minutia. #Quote by Russell Brand
Regret quotes by Peter Woodcock
#172. I regret that children died, but I felt like God. It was the power of God over a human being ... I got very little pleasure from anything else in life. But in the strangling of children I felt a sensation and degree of pleasure and of accomplishment. Because it was such a good feeling, I wanted to duplicate it. #Quote by Peter Woodcock
Regret quotes by Christopher Gutierrez
#173. I want them to lose themselves with me. In me. I kiss them like my only job is to make them feel that this is worth their time. So they leave with a smile, not a regret.

I want them to smile and believe it because I know how good the exhale feels. The feeling that makes you re-think your future that I could one day be a father to your children. I want you to believe that even if it's not true. Because despite my flaws and shortcomings, genetics and history, I want you to leave with an ideal. A dream of what could be. A perfect moment. And I know I could never measure up to the man you think I am. But for that evening, in that bed, legs entwined while the warm post-glow sweat cools... I want to be worth it. In your eyes, I hope I'm worth it. #Quote by Christopher Gutierrez
Regret quotes by Charles Barkley
#174. Yeah, I regret we weren't on a higher floor. #Quote by Charles Barkley
Regret quotes by Aristotle
#175. A man without regrets cannot be cured. #Quote by Aristotle
Regret quotes by Dawn O'Porter
#176. Well, people who acknowledge their faults aren't so angry about them. Oh to be selfish, eh?'
'I think life would be easier if I was selfish.'
'No, it wouldn't. Not really. Those people aren't happy, they'll be on their death beds with little more than a life time of guilt and regret to think about. People like us die with a clear conscience, Flo. That's the best way to be. If you admit to where you go wrong at least you stand a chance of making it better.'
I still wish I was selfish. #Quote by Dawn O'Porter
Regret quotes by Louise Bogan
#177. You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth,
You have said my name as a prayer.
Here where trees are planted by water
I have watched your eyes, cleansed from regret,
And your lips, closed over all that love cannot say. #Quote by Louise Bogan
Regret quotes by Anne Bishop
#178. I lost nothing I regret losing," Witch said softly. "I am what I want to be. #Quote by Anne Bishop
Regret quotes by Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
#179. If you can't beat them, leave them. Good morals do not improve bad association. It's a reverse that will only drive to regret. #Quote by Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
Regret quotes by Kim Harrison
#180. As my hand found his, bitter salt tears spilled from my eyes, in sorrow and pain and regret that I had so utterly failed him. #Quote by Kim Harrison
Regret quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#181. Don't quit.
When your latest efforts fail, don't quit. When your performance is scoffed and ridiculed, don't quit. When you're told you have no talent, don't quit. When you come in dead last, don't quit. When it seems an uphill fight to keep going, don't quit. When you can't see any possible way to achieve your goals, don't quit. When your last supporter is you alone, don't quit. When discouragement and depression seem your constant companion, don't quit. When you feel like quitting, don't quit.
Time and time again you will crave relief from the harsh fight of trying to succeed. You will falsely think that quitting will bring peace and reprieve, but alas, only regret and disappointment await the quitter. Victory means never ever ever quitting.
So don't quit.
Do not quit. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Regret quotes by Brenna Yovanoff
#182. My father gave me a ruined boy to compensate for the fact that he does not love me.
The boy is fragile, broken - broke himself - broke everything.
I asked him why he did it. He said because the world was unlivable. He said it was unlovable, but I think he meant himself. I think he meant that loneliness is sometimes painful.
I curl against him, tuck my head beneath his chin and listen to his heart. It says stay and wait. It says regret. He knows what it is to want love, a love so fierce you grow roots. I hear his heart say please.
He went looking for angels and found me instead, girl of the sorrows, sad but not sorry. I waited for a sign, a star to fall. He reached for a knife and drew branches. #Quote by Brenna Yovanoff
Regret quotes by Lucille Ball
#183. I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven't. #Quote by Lucille Ball
Regret quotes by George W. Bush
#184. I regret that a private comment I made to the vice presidential candidate made it through the public airways. #Quote by George W. Bush
Regret quotes by Jay Crownover
#185. I kissed her. I kissed her so that she could feely regret, my desire to do right, the way that she had a piece of me now and I wasn't letting go. I kissed her because I had to and kissing her made me feel better. #Quote by Jay Crownover
Regret quotes by C.L. Wilson
#186. His sigh spoke of fear and regret mingled with grim acceptance. 'Teach her,' he said. 'Teach her to fight. Teach her to defend herself, and teach her to kill. The five of you must be her chatoks in the Dance of Knives. Teach her as you have taught no other. Give her everything. Hold nothing back.'
'Rain ... ' Bel murmured, his eyes troubled.
Rain waved off his unspoken objection. ' She is a Tairen Soul, and we Tairen Souls were born for war. I may not like this path the gods have set before her, but Farsight is right. I must do everything in my power to ensure she is prepared to walk it' ... #Quote by C.L. Wilson
Regret quotes by Gavrilo Princip
#187. I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages. That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing. #Quote by Gavrilo Princip
Regret quotes by Rebecca  Hamilton
#188. This - " He shook his head. "You and me, you know it's not a good idea."
"If you think so, maybe you should stay away."
"You don't want me to," he said, moving his hand to mine. Every time he touched me, my stomach got all jittery.
"What do you want?" I asked.
"You," he said, his expression unreadable and his voice heavy and full of . . . full of what? Sadness? Regret? "To understand
you. To know that you're safe. To not have to avoid the only person I can be myself around. #Quote by Rebecca Hamilton
Regret quotes by Elle Lothlorien
#189. Alice, winning means manipulation. It means taking people - people who may have helped you in the past, even people you care about - and using them without hesitation or regret. It means making decisions that would be viewed by any normal-thinking human being as cynical at best and dishonorable at worst #Quote by Elle Lothlorien
Regret quotes by Nicole Krauss
#190. My child, My love and my regret, as you were when I first laid eyes on you, a tiny old man who hadn't the time to brush off his ancient expression, naked and misshapen in the nurse's arms. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Regret quotes by Bernard Arnault
#191. I've always been pleased with the investments I've made with my friend Albert Frere and I regret not having followed him more, because I would have been a lot richer. #Quote by Bernard Arnault
Regret quotes by Alain De Botton
#192. Because the rhythm of conversation makes no allowance for dead periods, because the presence of others calls for continuous responses, we are left to regret the inanity of what we say, and the missed opportunity of what we do not. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Regret quotes by Jen Kirkman
#193. Childfree women are actually great assets to the planet. Our carbon footprint is smaller than a mom's! And we have enough money to write checks to organizations that help kids get vaccinations, vitamins, and educations yet have plenty of free time to advise your daughter that one day she will regret piercing her lip. #Quote by Jen Kirkman
Regret quotes by Ron Wyden
#194. The combination of the growth of these digital technologies, the ability of the government to conjure up these secret interpretations, plus a very unusual and novel court make for this ever-expanding surveillance state. We so treasure our freedoms; we will regret it if our generation doesn't use this unique time to reform the surveillance laws and make it clear that security and liberty are not mutually exclusive. We can do both. #Quote by Ron Wyden
Regret quotes by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
#195. For men, the softer emotions are always intertwined with power and pride. That was why Karna waited for me to plead with him though he could have stopped my suffering with a single world. That was why he turned on me when I refused to ask for his pity. That was why he incited Dussasan to an action that was against the code of honor by which he lived his life. He knew he would regret it - in his fierce smile there had already been a glint of pain.

But was a woman's heart any purer, in the end?

That was the final truth I learned. All this time I'd thought myself better than my father, better than all those men who inflicted harm on a thousand innocents in order to punish the one man who had wronged them. I'd thought myself above the cravings that drove him. But I, too, was tainted with them, vengeance encoded into my blood. When the moment came I couldn't resist it, no more than a dog can resist chewing a bone that, splintering, makes his mouth bleed.

Already I was storing these lessons inside me. I would use them over the long years of exile to gain what I wanted, no matter what its price.

But Krishna, the slippery one, the one who had offered me a different solace, Krishna with his disappointed eyes - what was the lesson he'd tried to teach? #Quote by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Regret quotes by Pascal Mercier
#196. We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. #Quote by Pascal Mercier
Regret quotes by Trevor Noah
#197. We spend so much time being afraid of failure, afraid of rejection. But regret is the thing we should fear most. Failure is an answer. Rejection is an answer. Regret is an eternal question you will never have the answer to. #Quote by Trevor Noah
Regret quotes by Lewis Mumford
#198. Do you want to know what I most regret about my youth? That I didn't dream more boldly and demand of myself more impossible things; for all one does in maturity is to carve in granite or porphyry the soap bubble one blew in youth! Oh to have dreamed harder! #Quote by Lewis Mumford
Regret quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#199. Live free of regret and filled with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand. You have a choice. Enjoy yourself. #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Regret quotes by Marie Lu
#200. You rarely regret the things you do, but always the things you don't. #Quote by Marie Lu

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