The Crumbling King in Quotes and Pictures

But I was not good enough. You should understand this about me—I am not a hero; not one to tap unknown reserves of courage; not one to rise to circumstance. I am the understudy who chokes on his lines when he is forced onto the stage. I am never, ever good enough.
Dexter Palme

All of us fight hidden, silent battles against not being good enough, not having enough and not belonging enough.
Brené Brown

I was never good enough for my mum and she never let me forget it.

S Clay

Choices may be unbelievably hard but they’re never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that’s not how a person with integrity acts.

Patrick Ness

I wanted, for so long, for someone to understand me better than I understood myself, to take control of me, to save me, to make it all better.

V Tugaleva

It is not because we are rats that we tend to abandon people who are down, it is because we are embarrassed.
Muriel Spark

I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead. 
Margaret Atwood

Children who were abandoned
grow up to love people 
who abandon them 
R.H. Sin

Our stars are not where we last admired them. Our homes crumble and we don't know which place to long for.
Ann Druyan

It was more likely the fear of emptiness, of being left alone in a shadow world when everyone else abandoned me.

Ebba Haslund

I've got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts - you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn't do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.
D.D. Barant

I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself.
C. JoyBell C

If I can't feel, if I can't move, if I can't think, and I can't care, then what conceivable point is there in living? 
K R Jamison

People who have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person who will betray them the most.
S. L. Alder

© 2017 Hugh Newton

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