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When a person is going through hell, and she encounters someone who went through hellish hell and survived, then she can say, 'Mine is not so bad as all that. She came through, and so can I.'
What is a normal childhood? We weren't rich, we were pretty middle-class. My dad survived from job to job; with him taking care of so many relatives, he couldn't save any money.
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals' expansion of the welfare state.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.
That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life - that is what is abnormal.
I was a rust repairer. I was a rust repairer and full-time survivor. I survived all the major earthquakes, and the Titanic, and several air crash.
The creative adult is the child who has survived.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I dropped out of NYU, moved out of my parent's house, got my own place, and survived on my own. I made music and worked my way from the bottom up.
We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that.
You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did!
I had a great '70s. I survived it, and that's always good news.
I'm trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived.
I'm surprised that I've survived my own dysfunction, really.
We've survived by believing our life is going to get better.
I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work.
We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.
Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, 'Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
My mother was a public school teacher in Virginia, and we didn't have any money, we just survived on happiness, on being a happy family.
The truth is that since childhood I had cultivated an existential independence. It came from perceiving the adults around me as unreliable, and without it I felt I wouldn't have survived. I cared deeply for everyone in my family, but in the end I depended on myself.
I can't believe I survived, not only my life, but I am still playing football 'cause half of those eight or nine years I don't even remember.
Man is a competitive creature, and the seeds of conflict are built deep into our genes. We fought each other on the savannah and only survived against great odds by organising ourselves into groups which would have had a common purpose, giving morale and fortitude.
Faced with destruction, the Jewish people survived.
As a soldier, I survived World War I when most of my comrades did not.
Lester B. Pearson
I've been married a couple of times and survived!
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