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Quotes About Retreating

And for goodness sake put some of the county back where it belongs, the soil erosions bad enough as it is." Dill stared at my fathers retreating figure. "Hes trying tryin to be funny," I said.
— Harper Lee —

To stop Maria before she ruined everything, he grabbed her about the waist, hauled her against him, and sealed his mouth to hers.
At first she seemed too stunned to do anything. When after a moment, he felt her trying to draw back from him, he caught her behind the neck with an iron grip.
"Oh," Gran said in a stiff voice. "Beg pardon."
Dimly he heard the door close and footsteps retreating, but before he could let Maria go, a searing pain shot through his groin, making him see stars. Blast her, the woman had kneed him in the ballocks!
As he doubled over, fighting to keep from passing out, she snapped, "That was for making me look like a whore, too!

— Sabrina Jeffries

Conflicts like competitive races are zero sum games, meaning that there is one winner and one loser. This also means that the winner will win at the
expense of the loser. If there is no engagement because one party to the conflict has retreated, the remaining party will only consume resources and
create opportunities for inner discord among its own members by not also retreating.

— Kambiz Mostofizadeh

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction

— Douglas MacArthur

Our army is retreating. The Sachakans are following. They will be here soon. We must be ready. The servants are bringing horses." He paused and frowned at one of the apprentices. "Stop wating time asking stupid questions and see if your horse is here!" he snapped. He turned and pointed. "You! Arelenin. I can see someone bringing your horse. Yes, I'd hardly miss that ugly beast if it were on the other side of the country. Go and get it.

— Trudi Canavan

We're just going to retreat?"
"We are not retreating, we're advancing in reverse.

— Derek Landy

The sun sifted through the trees around the platform, and Blake stood proudly in its curtain of light. It would be retreating from him this time. He walked over to his old spot in the shade with victory in his step. He'd been trapped there for so long. He shook his head and returned to the sun's rays, amazed at how powerful that simple act made him feel.

— Debra Anastasia

And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.

— Dolley Madison

Rome has been called the "Sacred City": - might not our Oxford be called so too? There is an air about it, resonant of joy and hope: it speaks with a thousand tongues to the heart: it waves its mighty shadow over the imagination: it stands in lowly sublimity, on the "hill of ages"; and points with prophetic fingers to the sky: it greets the eager gaze from afar, "with glistering spires and pinnacles adorned," that shine with an internal light as with the lustre of setting suns; and a dream and a glory hover round its head, as the spirits of former times, a throng of intellectual shapes, are seen retreating or advancing to the eye of memory: its streets are paved with the names of learning that can never wear out: its green quadrangles breathe the silence of thought.

— William Hazlitt

I felt how important the simplest things were, like feeling proud, finding something funny, stretching yourself, retreating into yourself.

— Banana Yoshimoto

President Obama is determined that our foreign and national security policies not play into al-Qa'ida's strategy or its warped ideology. Al-Qa'ida seeks to terrorize us into retreating from the world stage. But President Obama has made it a priority to renew American leadership in the world, strengthening our alliances and deepening partnerships.

— John O. Brennan

If you want to know anything about community, you have to realize that the contemplative side is essential. Community without retreating and quiet time never survives.

— Henri Nouwen

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