guilt Quotes

I was always fraught with guilt, and it's such a waste of an emotion. It keeps you out of the moment of being where you are.
 
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— Kyra Sedgwick
There is no such thing as collective guilt.
 
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— Kurt Waldheim
A professionally trained actress should be a better liar, wouldn't you think? But no. I am pathetically underachieved in that area. I can think of a great lie. I'm plenty imaginative. But before the words are even out of my mouth, there's a weird tickle of unease in my armpits, a horsefly of guilt lands on the back of my neck, and before I can stop myself, that gassy little bubble of truth belches out.
 
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— Kristin Chenoweth
The heart is like a mirror. When we dust it off, we are able to see ourselves. The dust is all our stuff - guilt, anger - this stuff is reflected back to us. Practice removes the dust from the mirror of our hearts.
 
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— Krishna Das
Make peace with guilt. Guilt is a poisonous illusion. Many languages don't even have a word for guilt.
 
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— Kris Carr
I'm your worst nightmare come to walk this side of the lines. I'm an elf, Trent something you're forgotten how to be. You're scared of black magic. I can see fear shimmering under your aura like sweat. I live and breathe black magic. I'm so tainted with it that I will use it without thought, without guilt and without hesitation.
 
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— Kim Harrison
Malibu history is interesting to me. My mom's family was one of the early families in California, so there's history going back to the 1840s or '50s. They came over in the Gold Rush, actually. I have all this guilt about raising my daughter in the East. Coco's very anti-California. It's her way of rebelling.
 
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— Kim Gordon
That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
The problem with guilt is that it cements you to the past.
 
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— Kevin Leman
I've got the Jewish guilt and the Irish shame and it's a hell of a job distinguishing which is which.
 
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— Kevin Kline
Much of the impotence of American churches is tied to a profound ignorance and apathy about justification. Our people live in a fog of guilt. Or just as bad, they think being a better person is all God requires.
 
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— Kevin DeYoung
never feel guilty about anything shame and guilt are a waste of time just do what you do- and deal with it
 
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— Kevin Brooks
Guilt is the sum total of: All the negative feelings we have ever had about ourselves! Any form of self-hatred, self-rejection, feelings of worthlessness, sinfulness, inferiority, incompetence, failure, or emptiness. The feeling that there are things in us that are lacking or missing or incomplete.
 
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— Kenneth Wapnick
A villain who shares one's guilt is inevitably more attractive than a hero convinced of one's innocence.
 
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— Kenneth Tynan
The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.
 
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— Kenneth Lee Pike
All religions remind us that actions have consequences for which guilt can and must be acknowledged, forgiveness humbly begged, reconciliation sought.
 
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— Kenneth L. Woodward
The dark ghettos are social, political, educational and-above all-economic colonies. Their inhabitants are subject peoples, victims of the greed, cruelty, insensitivity, guilt, and fear of their masters.
 
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— Kenneth Clark
I have a great female support system. We encourage each other because we all face some of the same difficulties. We all experience mommy guilt. It's always great to have an uplifting support system.
 
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— Kelly Rowland
If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt.
 
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— Keira Knightley
No wonder women have achieved a more equal footing with men in areas they never fought for - ulcers, hypertension, and heart attacks. We're racing around trying to be all things to all people, burdened by a brutal mix of ambition, anxiety, and guilt.
 
tags: men people women heart anxiety ambition wonder guilt
— Kathie Lee Gifford
The Indian criminal justice system was a market like garbage, Abdul now understood. Innocence and guilt could be bought and sold like a kilo of polyurethane bags.
 
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— Katherine Boo
Have to love the preemptive guilt trip! I will be visiting home for Mother's Day. Hoping for minimal "baby cannon" talk, but realistically that's going to be a big part of the day.
 
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— Kate Siegel
It's special, grandparents and grandchldren. So much simpler. Is it always so, I wonder? I think perhaps it is. While one's child takes a part of one's heart to use and misuse as they please, a grandchild is different. Gone are the bonds of guilt and responsibility that burden the maternal relationship. The way to love is free.
 
— Kate Morton
The pressure to be thin, which causes guilt and obsessiveness around food, is terrible and starts so early. For me, it started at sixteen when I left home and gained weight for the first time and was told by a slightly older boy, out of the blue, that I was "too plump." The shock of that lasted a good long time.
 
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— Kate Christensen
I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didnt have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride.
 
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— Karl Marlantes
Don't bother trying to guilt me. Ask my other. It doesn't work.
 
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— Karen Marie Moning
Guilt, the poor man's mind control.
 
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— Karen Kijewski
Every vice makes its guilt the more conspicuous in proportion to the rank of the offender.[Lat., Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in seCrimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur.]
 
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— Juvenal
Whatever guilt is perpetrated by some evil prompting, is grievous to the author of the crime. This is the first punishment of guilt that no one who is guilty is acquitted at the judgment seat of his own conscience.[Lat., Exemplo quodcumque malo committitur, ipsiDisplicet auctori. Prima est haec ultio, quod seJudice nemo nocens absolvitur.]
 
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— Juvenal
There's no effrontery like that of a woman caught in the act; her very guilt inspires her with wrath and insolence.
 
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— Juvenal
He who meditates a crime secretly within himself has all the guilt of the act.
 
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— Juvenal
If it is impossible to judge merit and guilt in the field of natural science, then it is not possible in any field, and historical research becomes an idle, empty activity.
 
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— Justus von Liebig
I would feel so guilty about lying that I would try to stress myself out and work up a headache so I wouldn't have the guilt of not having a bit of the symptom.
 
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— Justin Long
Your actions are your own. Your choices are your own. Each of us carries a burden of guilt for decisions made or not made. You can let that rule your whole life or you can put it behind you and move on. Only a madman lets jealousy determine the course of his existence. Only a weak man blames others for his own errors.
 
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— Juliet Marillier
Did we risk our lives to defend a just society, where guilt must be proven and not assumed? Or are we no better than the oppressive kings from whom our fathers fled?
 
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— Julie Berry
I'm all she's got and if I don't make it this time . . ." You'll pass through the light. A ribbon of guilt twists my stomach. I'm all Kim and Chip have too. But the difference is, they'll be better off without me.
 
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— Julie Anne Peters
And I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books... and books in general? Novels and poetry, they belong to the realm of art. How dirty of us to try to hawk art! But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore.
 
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— Julianna Baggott
He always thought that Touie's long illness would somehow prepare him for her death. He always imagined that grief anf guilt, if they followed, would be more clear-edged, more defined, more finite. Instead they seem like weather, like clouds constantly re-forming into new shapes, blown by nameless, unidentifiable winds.
 
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— Julian Barnes
And no, it wasn't shame I now felt, or guilt, but something rarer in my life and stronger than both: remorse. A feeling which is more complicated, curdled, and primeval. Whose chief characteristic is that nothing can be done about it: too much time has passed, too much damage has been done, for amends to be made.
 
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— Julian Barnes
Control cannot be called conscience until we are able to take it inside us and make it our own, until-in spite of the fact that the wrongs we have done or imagined will never be punished or known-we nonetheless feel that the clutch in the stomach, that chill upon the soul, that self-inflicted misery called guilt.
 
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— Judith Viorst