Last on Earth

Give Up

Definition: Cease making an effort; admit defeat.
Number of Quotes: 125

Giving up your core business in search of a phantom audience is not wise.
Roger Ailes

There was no giving up. Trying and trying. That's what I'm all about.
Sonita Alizadeh

That the object of the Brahmins in giving up beef-eating was to snatch away from the Buddhist Bhikshus the supremacy they had acquired is evidenced by the adoption of vegetarianism by Brahmins.
B. R. Ambedkar

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

I'm a believer in finding a passion, hard work and definitely not giving up on your dream.
La La Anthony

I was trying to find out what it was that everybody else understood without giving up my stubborn and hard-won lack of understanding.
David Antin

The nice girl thinks she's giving up something to get something better in return. She gives up control over her own life. When the time comes for her to get what she expected, she winds up disappointed. In addition to being empty-handed, she's depleted.
Sherry Argov

The moment when you feel like giving up is right before your breakthrough.
Victoria Arlen

I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
Jake Arrieta

You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund, and with this team.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

I would say that I've been lucky. Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
Babyface

If you look at films about becoming a man, coming-of-age movies are made with 12-, 16-, 40-, 50-year-olds... For a guy to feel like he's a 100 percent grown-up is almost like giving up. Like admitting that you're on your way into the grave.
Kevin Bacon

When you think about it, giving up your real personality is a small price to pay for the richness of living happily ever after with an actual man!
Lynda Barry

Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
Melissa Bean

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Robert Benchley

Normally, people give up parliament because they want to do more business or spend more time with family. My wife said why don't you say you're giving up to devote more time to politics?. And it is what I have done.
Tony Benn

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
Joe Biden

Do I believe in giving up? No, I don't.
David Boreanaz

The only real failure is giving up.
Scooter Braun

If there's no point, then there's no point giving up.
Charlie Brooker

Any pitcher who might throw at me should know I'm not giving up my day job or trying to get anyone else's job. I just can't think of anything cooler than being one of the boys of summer!
Garth Brooks

I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover.
Sandra Bullock

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.
Augusten Burroughs

Americans have a special horror of giving up control, of letting things happen in their own way without interference.
William S. Burroughs

My parents weren't keen on the giving up of school at the beginning to go into singing and dancing, but once they saw I was serious about it, they gave support. I was quite stubborn about my decision, and in the end, they realised it was for the best.
Kate Bush

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

We are all musicians, and we're not really good musicians. But we have this gracious gift that has been bestowed on us, and we don't want to disappoint. So I guess our biggest fear would be, just giving up.
Justin Chancellor

My parents always enforce the idea of never giving up upon all of my siblings and me, and I think that's something that will stick with me my whole life.
Nathan Chen

I felt so out of place at the Miss India pageant. I had just come back from America, and I was told I needed to lose my American accent and learn the Queen's English, so I had to enunciate my vowels and speak well and eloquently. Giving up a New York accent is pretty hard.
Priyanka Chopra

There will be times when you just can't seem to land an acting job, and you feel like giving up. Don't! The only way to realise that dream is to keep working hard for it.
Sam Claflin

There are things I'd wish weren't part of ageing. But what you gain is much more than you're giving up. I don't think you come into your own until you're 35 or so.
Cindy Crawford

In 1906, just as we were definitely giving up the old shed laboratory where we had been so happy, there came the dreadful catastrophe which took my husband away from me and left me alone to bring up our children and, at the same time, to continue our work of research.
Marie Curie

The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
Katherine Dunn

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison

After The Real Thing, I thought about giving up acting because it's difficult to have a rich life outside your work when you're an actress, a private life that can survive being picked up and put down. That's what I thought, anyway.
Jennifer Ehle

Forgive: Make a conscious decision to cease to harbor resentment, which includes forgiving a debt and giving up one's resolve to retaliate.
Clarris Pinkola Estés

I'm not giving up politics entirely - I'm just giving up leadership of a political party.
Nigel Farage

Many think that the price of discipleship is too costly and too burdensome. For some, it involves giving up too much. But the cross is not as heavy as it appears to be. Through obedience, we acquire much greater strength to carry it.
James E. Faust

A social media fast is a fast, I suppose like any other. In this case, you're simply giving up whether it be a device or a particular type of social media site. And I do this at least once weekly.
Tim Ferriss

To sit back and say, Oh, we're going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong, is giving up.
Michael Franti

I ain't giving up on myself, so if you give up on me, I ain't got nothing else to say for you.
Future

If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it's vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
Tulsi Gabbard

I remember some stories had a very big impact on me, like The Little Train That Could, which is about the importance of not giving up, and Little Toot, about a playful tugboat in the New York harbor.
Teri Garr

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

I don't like giving up hits and stuff, but I try not to show it. I don't want the hitter to see that something bothers me.
Jacob deGrom

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move.
Edward T. Hall

I've got my hardcore fans, and I thank them so much for being there for me and not giving up on me.
Jeff Hardy

I feel I could be a role model to other Hispanic gymnasts interested in the sport, but I also want them to understand the importance of being focused, determined, and not giving up, despite all the struggles.
Laurie Hernandez

My mother was in the Army Reserve for six years. She taught me the importance of following rules, finishing what I start, never giving up, leadership skills, teamwork, staying positive, motivated and how to pack the military way when I'm traveling!
Laurie Hernandez

Governments have been ceding power to big multinational corporations in the market. We see the manifest in a variety of ways. Where governments are giving up power to big international institutions like the World Trade Organization or NAFTA, which are disabling governments' ability to protect the rights of their own people.
Noreena Hertz

I'd love to make a movie with Tom Hardy. If we ever got the chance to make a Venom movie together, that would be super-cool, but his movie would have to take place in the MCU because I'm not giving up my ticket in the MCU.
Tom Holland

When you see the poet laureate saying that every child should have read Ulysses and that you're just giving up on children if you think it's elitist - does that include children with special needs or whose first language isn't English?
Nick Hornby

Giving up something personal to the public, you are surrendering something.
Holly Hunter

I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.
LL Cool J

What's worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up - and when I don't believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me.
Marc Jacobs

I was 25 when I'd told my parents that I was giving up steady work as an electrician to become an actor. They couldn't have been less enthusiastic if I'd proposed starting a commercial newt-breeding operation in the bathroom.
David Jason

My knee has always given me problems. But it got to the point where I actually had to start giving up things. And I hate that.
Caitlyn Jenner

I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.
Boris Johnson

When you're scared, you're still hanging on to life. When you're ready to die, you let it go. A sort of emptying out occurs, a giving up on the world that seems oddly familiar even if you've never done it before.
Sebastian Junger

When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me.
Mary Karr

I see many youngsters giving up their IT jobs and going to farming or taking up organic farming so that kids in future will stay a bit more healthier. That's one cause I really want to take up.
Karthi

I used to think that love was giving up everything of yourself and giving it to the other person. Now, I've realized that love is when you have somebody that doesn't make you give up half of yourself.
Kehlani

If I had a message to give my dad, it'd probably be, Thank you, thank you, thank you. He's helped me so much on this crazy journey. Giving up his job, being away from my mom, and being away from home for that much just because of me? It's a lot. And I thank him for it.
Chloe Kim

Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it's giving up something, a terrible addiction or trying to work your way through an illness. When you total up those baby steps you'd be amazed over the course of 10 years, the strides you've taken.
Hoda Kotb

I have been accused of allegedly giving up my free-market principles in supporting some of Donald Trump's proposed policies.
Larry Kudlow

I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war.
Barbara Lee

It was a phenomenon I noticed many years ago. Young people were just giving up every bit of information about themselves they could.
Rush Limbaugh

The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I'm not giving up, and I'm not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.
Rush Limbaugh

My best career decision was probably not giving up when I wanted to. God as well as my family and friends were there for me during my toughest times.
Jeremy Lin

I could be, you know, the person that shows little kids that giving up isn't something that you should do.
Jessica Lynch

I feel like I just have such the blood and bones of a New Yorker that I can almost imagine better, like, giving up the fight and not being able to afford the city and going out West, keeping a small place here, and then when I'm like 80, coming back here, living on the park and going to the theater.
Natasha Lyonne

We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
Jim Mattis

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.
Melissa Mayer

Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.
Melissa Mayer

I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

If you mind tells your body you can't do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.
Ant Middleton

I'm hungrier than all of them. They didn't put in the effort that I did to get the title. So I don't care what it takes - I'm not giving up that title. I worked too hard to get it, and I'm not going to lose it.
Stipe Miocic

I just got to a point where I was lying to myself constantly, so I had to face up to that. It was a lot of... I don't want to use the words self sacrifice, but that's what it felt like. It was giving up who I thought I was and starting over from scratch and realizing the man that I am was good enough.
Ivan Moody

Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.
Alan Moore

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
Evo Morales

A fascinating reaction of the human brain when we fail to meet a goal is that it tells us to throw caution to the wind and make things even worse, which ultimately leads to us giving up.
Fabrizio Moreira

If you want to become physically stronger, you'll need healthy habits - like going to the gym. You'll also have to give up unhealthy habits - like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits - like practicing gratitude - while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure.
Amy Morin

I was sure we would never see the adoption of the Euro. Countries giving up their currencies for a common tender was, it seemed to me, completely out of tune with currency being a carrier of people's cultural identity, celebrating national heroes and events, as it had been for hundreds of years.
John Naisbitt

We must face up to a difficult paradox: The U.S. can maintain a leading position in science only by giving up its desire to be number one.
Priyamvada Natarajan

Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard Nixon

Most canele recipes begin with an instruction to brush $30 copper molds with melted beeswax. Unsurprisingly, I've never made it past the Internet search for used canele molds before giving up.
Samir Nosrat

I thought about giving up the sport, but I have a lot of good people around me: my wife, Nina, my family. Everybody keeps helping me to be positive and moving forward.
Amanda Nunes

With a new baby, you have a bad day now and again because you're particularly tired, but most of the time, you're fine. You spend a lot of your time trying to figure out how you can get more sleep, but really, you're better off just giving up and admitting that you're not going to, so forget about it.
Deirdre O'Kane

There's no point in giving up something you enjoy unless you get something back that's even better, and quickly.
Dean Ornish

I wore a padded bra every single day and night from the age of 14 until I was 31. Giving up padding was my New Year's resolution. I had known for ages that wearing a stuffed bra was a form of hiding my real body.
Sara Pascoe

I love the idea of giving up the vengeful nature that so many of us have.
Mandy Patinkin

I am ready to debate how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty.
Rand Paul

Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.
Daniel Pipes

Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
Colin Powell

Acting isn't always about the amount of talent you have, or your ability to cry on command. The point is, how well can you take direction? How well can you put aside your own ideas or ego and listen to the ideas of the director and the people above you, while not giving up the passion and drive of that character?
Shannon Purser

I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
Queen Latifah

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen
I'm like, over love. Crush, smush. I can't. I'm giving up on love at this point. I'm hoping for a crush. Actually, no. I don't want a crush. I want someone to crush on me.
Xosha Roquemore

They say there's no second act in American lives. There's something there worth exploring. Giving up an idea of yourself, examining your failure, and seeing if that failure was the system's or yours. What does it mean to not turn out to be the person you want to be?
Scott Rudin

The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
Bernie Sanders

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
George Santayana

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant

You cry and you scream and you stomp your feet and you shout. You say, You know what? I'm giving up, I don't care. And then you go to bed and you wake up and it's a brand new day, and you pick yourself back up again.
Nicole Scherzinger

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
Chuck Schumer

For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying, OK, I don't have anything left. But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like, Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.
Bob Seger

Those who are not giving up their nefarious activities even in the holy month of Ramzan, should their activities not be called unholy?
Rajnath Singh

I think giving up people is a difficult thing.
Sissy Spacek

I'm happy 'bout life. Still trying. I ain't giving up on life.
Leon Spinks

A huge problem we face when we're in need is giving up our intuition and blindly following instruction. Letting go works when we are following our hearts, but not so well when we are following a leader.
Tara Stiles

Winning is fun... Sure. But winning is not the point. Wanting to win is the point. Not giving up is the point. Never letting up is the point. Never being satisfied with what you've done is the point.
Pat Summitt

What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.
Patrick Swayze

It is everyone's prerogative to retire. But it's like giving up on life as far as I'm concerned.
Roger Taylor

I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar

Morality aside, there are other factors deterring strategic defaults, whether in recourse or nonrecourse states. These include the economic and emotional costs of giving up one's home and moving, the perceived social stigma of defaulting, and a serious hit to a borrower's credit rating.
Richard H. Thaler

Growing Stronger emerged from a need to relate my life experiences as well as my constant struggle to prevail each day, and as a reminder to myself of the importance of never giving up.
Thalía

Giving up cannot be an option.
Greta Thunberg

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman

If you don't have passion ... you might as well give up ... you have no chance of making it. Passion is the essence of life, and certainly the essence of success.
Donald Trump

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
Mark Twain

Ageing doesn't mean giving up on style and individuality; it doesn't mean abandoning fashion and living in comfy slippers and flannel knickers.
Twiggy

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
Pancho Villa

There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done.
Barbara Ward

If we all say the same thing, then I think the government has to listen. But because no one is saying it, I become singled out, even though what I'm saying is common sense. It's very essential values that we all have to protect. But in Chinese society, people are giving up on protecting these values.
Ai Weiwei

I'm not giving up acting, I'm definitely not going to stop.
Shane West

Now I'm giving up a little in the week-to-week tournaments but reaping the benefits in the majors.
Lee Westwood

There ought to be more grants that go to people in their late twenties and early thirties. That's a crucial age, although it's very hard to judge who is worth supporting and who is not. Looking back on my own life, I see that was the period when I was closest to giving up as a novelist and when I most needed some encouragement.
Edmund White

I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.
Reese Witherspoon

Founding a company is hard. Most of it isn't smooth. You'll have to make very hard decisions. You have to fire a few people. Therefore, if you don't believe in your mission, giving up is easy. The majority of founders give up. But the best founders don't give up.
Mark Zuckerberg

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