Falling Apart Quotes

Falling Apart Quotes by Anne Enright, Ewan McGregor, Elizabeth Lesser, Bruce Springsteen, Mitt Romney, Woody Allen and many others.

If your life just falls apart early on, you can put it together again. Its the people who are always on the brink of crisis who dont hit bottom who are in trouble.
As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.
Adversity is a natural part of being human. It is the height of arrogance to prescribe a moral code or health regimen or spiritual practice as an amulet to keep things from falling apart.
There’s people that get a chance to do the kind of work that changes the world, and make things really different. And there’s the kind that just keeps the world from falling apart.
Pakistan is a nation, which, if it falls apart, if it becomes a failed state, there are nuclear weapons there and you’ve got terrorists there who could grab their hands onto those nuclear weapons.
I think [aging] has nothing to recommend it. You don’t gain any wisdom as the years go by. You fall apart, is what happens. People try and put a nice varnish on it, and say, well, you mellow. You come to understand life and accept things. But you’d trade all of that for being 35 again.
Let the sun stop burning,
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart,
The only dream that mattered had come true
…In this life I was loved by you.
Things fall apart, even when you think they’re stronger than anything you could ever imagine.
The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.
She don’t know how much I need her
She don’t know I’d fall apart
Without her kiss without her touch
Without her faithful lovin’ arms
Andy Griggs
If you want proof that Catfish was real, just put me in an audition room and watch me fall apart. I can’t pretend. I’m really bad at it. That’s partly what makes me good at hosting a reality show.
One way or another, I have wound up destroying what I’ve loved. I’ve seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed to achieve them. I always thought tat was just the way life was. My life anf everybody else‘s.
When things fall apart, the broken pieces allow all sorts of things to enter, and one of them is the presence of God.
At a certain point, I felt the need to submit to a higher level of religiosity to move away from my intuition and to accept an ultimate truth. I felt that in order to become a good person, I needed ruleslots of them – or else I would somehow fall apart. I am reclaiming myself. Trusting my goodness and my divine mission.
…I just pulled a pretty big job and needed to hide out for awhile.” “…Where’s all the loot?” “That, as my cousin Nord would say, is where my improvised lie falls apart.” Artemis put two and two together and arrived at a very unpleasant four. “You were here to rob me!” “No, I wasn’t. How dare you?!
…there are some children who aren’t really children at all, they’re just pillars of flame that burn everything they touch. And there are some children who are just pillars of ash, that fall apart when you touch them…” ~ Thomas Builds-the-Fire (played by Evan Adams) in Alexie’s “Smoke Signals
My world is falling apart.
When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns.
Obama sounded like Al Gore on global warming. The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore gets about an imminent catastrophe. The more public support his stimulus bill loses, the more Obama embraces fear-mongering.
I believe in God. When everything collapses, we grip the last hold, we look from the secure haven how the godless society of the old, holy Europe falls apart. May the game begin.
I knew if I evoked that stuff too easily or gratuitously, as a way of assuaging my fears of not being edgy or whatever, the writing would fall apart. This book [Lincoln in the Bardo] was going to have to have some earnestness in it.
The universe is based on sullen entropy;
It falls apart as it goes on
When real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
And just being there is ninety-nine percent of what matters when your world falls apart
When the Soviet Union was dissolved, most of us didn’t even have the feeling that the country was falling apart. We thought we would continue with our lives as in the past, but as good neighbors.
When your world falls apart and you’re left with just yourself, you’re forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.
I’ve always wanted to make a big apocalypse movie. I love 28 Weeks Later, I think it’s great but Cell is totally different. It’s about people’s dependence on technology, the collapse of society and watching everything fall apart. That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, which I believe it can!
Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.
If you are in business trying to make it, things are falling apart and you can’t get it together and you don’t know what is going on and you wanna stop. Don’t stop. The only way you can make it and have true success in your life. And there’s one way. You can’t have any fear.
Sometimes, two people have to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together
Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.
Rae Smith
Life is a process where people mix and match, fall apart and come back together.
Even if my marriage is falling apart and my children are unhappy, there is still a part of me that says, ‘God, this is fascinating!’
I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don’t wake up before – the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours.
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.
Albania in 1994 was the strangest place I’ve ever seen. It was like walking into the looking glass: falling apart, paranoid people, anarchy, no one farming, full of thieves. It was beyond any Third World country. They were living in their own private nightmare.
Maybe it is desperation. Maybe we can’t let things fall apart without trying. We can’t let go of the people we love.
The more prosperity you have, the quicker you … attract the looters and the plunderers…. And so when a country becomes richer it falls apart sooner.
It’s a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately fill up the space. By waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as fundamental spaciousness. -Pema Chodron, from “When Things Fall Apart
When a picture can’t make it on its own, the producers pull in a ‘controversialmessage – the way a couple whose marriage is falling apart decide to have a baby.
In the contemporary world where things fall apart, and the centre cannot hold, you have to imagine a community where there is no centre. Hank, at the end of this year I started thinking that a lot of life is about doing things that don’t suck with people who don’t suck.
People die of broken hearts. They have heart attacks. And it’s the heart that hurts most when things go wrong and fall apart.
In business, everything starts with integrity. Otherwise it falls apart, though it does take time to find out who has integrity.
Probably all writers are at some point briefly under the impression that they are in the forefront of disintegration and chaos, that they are among the first to live and work after things fall apart.
Entropy increases. Things fall apart.
You know, things fall apart. You grieve. And then you sit around and wait for things to somehow get perfect again. But they don’t. They never can. There is no perfect. There’s just different. But different can be wonderful.
Jesus praised faith and trust – even more than love. It takes a foundational trust to fall, or to fail, and not to fall apart.
Aging is basically the build-up of error: error at the genetic level, error at the cellular level. Cells normally repair themselves; that’s why you heal when you get a cut. But even the mechanism of repair eventually falls apart.
I will not stop. I will not slow down. I will not pull over to ask for directions. I will build the road that takes me where I want to be and I will drive, drive, drive. I will drive until the vehicle around me breaks down, falls apart and tumbles into useless debris… and then I will walk.
The minute I’m in a little pain … your rough, tough, scary bad boy image totally falls apart.
It’s one of the great tragedies of our contemporary life in America, that families fall apart. Almost everybody has that in common.
If you’re gonna fall apart, do it in your own bedroom.
And I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart slowly, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and nothing but herself and her mom in those last moments as she spent as a person.
Sometimes the odds are against you-the director doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing, or something falls apart in the production, or you’re working with an actor who’s just unbearable.
It’s important that we invest in America – literally. The terrorists wanted to destroy our economy, and we can’t let our system fall apart. We also have to invest in one another.
Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.
My eyes are a little blood shot from crying, and my hair‘s messy. But other than that i don’t look like someone who’s world is falling apart.
something is always falling apart in me.
Hey, even the Mona Lisa is falling apart.
Words. Borne on the ever swelling current of hatred, like flowers opening in the current, petals peeling back, then falling apart.
There’s some real dark days where you just feel like the story is falling apart in every one. Just keep moving forward, even when you are bluffing, even when you don’t quite know what is going to happen next.
We are a debtor nation, our airports are third world, our highways are falling apart. Our roads, our bridges, everything, we’re like third world.
A lot of comedies fall apart because they just go from joke to joke, and the characters are all sort of being crazy off on their own.
California is like the hot blond high school chick who’s been getting by on her looks, but now she’s 45 and falling apart.
You can’t start a fire Worrying ’bout your little world falling apart This gun‘s for hire Even if we’re just dancing in the dark
I’m kind of balanced between excited about the potential of the project, and the knowledge that I shouldn’t get my hopes up. I like to be practical, and the truth is, these deals fall apart all the time.
Telecommuting has its advantages and it has its limits. I think we need to find that sweet spot in between where it helps the environment, it helps people, but it doesn’t alienate us and it doesn’t cause our organizations to fall apart by centrifugal force.
Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart.
I’m a lightweight easy to fall easy to break With every move my whole world shakes Keep me from falling apart
If you have a Bible that’s falling apart, you’ll have a life that’s not.
Money drives the world, but when everything falls apart to leave the underpinnings of our life bare to the scrutiny of critics and thieves, the only thing remaining, the only thing that can’t be taken away, is the love you hold for the people you care about.
Sometimes there is no way to hold your life together. Sometimes things just have to fall apart.
Movies principally require the best of everybody, all at the same time, being the best they can be. Not just like five people being the best they’ve ever been, and 10 people not being the best they could be. It’s like if everybody is either doing their greatest work, or the whole house of cards falls apart.
Our system is not only based on rules, but a series of self-restraints that we won’t be as barbaric as we could be in competing for power because we know if we’re all barbaric as we could be, the whole country and the whole society falls apart.
When you go to make a purchase, take a look at the product and ask yourself: ‘am I being cheated?’ If a product from a ‘fast fashion’ chain is falling apart before you’ve even bought it, it’s not a deal. It’s the fast-fashion company trying to get you to buy something that is quick on trend but slow on quality.
I thought I could rely on the plot in the novel and fill in the colour between the lines, but I made a mistake with that assumption. It was really, really hard because you pull a few things apart and then you realise how everything relies on everything else and it can all fall apart.
Every single day the world seems like it is on the brink of falling apart. But then I look outside my window, and things look about the same as they did a week ago. It’s almost a form of cognitive dissonance.
I would find myself, not necessarily always assigning these little bits of music for here or there, but all of a sudden something would fall into place and it would be exactly that.
William Bolcom
No one’s ever completely broken. It’s just a matter of how much has to fall apart before the ember of life is exposed to air.
Things fall apart, it’s scientific.
Lives fall apart when they need to be rebuilt.
True friendship is an unconditional, unselfish, reciprocal service not by lips, but heart to never let its in-built trust to ever fall apart.
I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew.
A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.
My characters always start well in movies. Almost every movie I’ve done starts with a happy marriage, it’s all beautiful, wealthy, whatever… and then of course my husband leaves me, and everything falls apart.
It’s strange, but when it comes right down to it I never do fall apart–even when I’m sure I will.
Try to see it my way, only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong. While you see it your way, there’s a chance that we might fall apart before too long. We can work it out. W e can work it out.
I think about the story while I think about other things. This is an important part of the process: I look at it sideways. If I look straight at it, it produces nothing other than what seem like complicated, brilliant designs that fall apart the following morning. In some way stories mature when you’re not looking.
I knew I was having a panic attack. I hadn’t had one in a while, though, and I’d forgotton how they made everything like it- and I- was going to fall apart. How they reminded me of how trapped I was.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Where I think that 3D will fall apart is going to be as audiences now get treated to incredibly artistic utilizations of space. I think the films that are just sort of done as 3D transfer type films, the audience will perceive the difference in that.
It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.
Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart.
Laughter is the only strategy that has ever worked at all for me when my world is falling apart.
Any ideal system is its own worst enemy, and as soon as you start to implement these visions of grandeur, they just fall apart and turn into a complete tyranny.
Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.
I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.
When your own romantic life is falling apart, everyone else’s looks fabulous.
All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.
I cannot become modest; too many things burn in me; the old solutions are falling apart; nothing has been done yet with the new ones. So I begin, everywhere at once, as if I had a century ahead of me.
In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.
We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it’s falling apart because of single moms.
After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breath and reboot.
We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
You don’t see heroism, humanity and hope like you do in a horror story. Horror celebrates the kind of friendship that keeps you standing shoulder to shoulder with someone even when the world is falling apart around you.
When our world falls apart and we have no more faces to wear – that’s when it’s beautiful, and that’s when we change.
A Pakistan that falls apart, becomes a failed state, would be of extraordinary danger to Afghanistan and to America.
I would step into a place of being lined up with a sense of purpose and my inner compass, and everything was going in the same direction. Then I’d get lazy and get off the track. And then things would start to fall apart, and I’d back up and get it together again.
Nobody is strong 100 percent of the time, or falling apart 100 percent of the time; sometimes you’re doing both at once.
If you’re feeling pain, express that to the Lord. If you’re feeling worried, express those worries. One passage that gives me comfort is in Psalms, Chapter 11, verse 3, it reads, “When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do?” That’s really the question of the day.
But they had, perversely, been living among people who were peering into the wrong end of the telescope, or something, and who had convinced themselves that the opposite was true – that the world had once been a splendid, orderly place…and that everything had been slowly, relentlessly falling apart ever since.
Sasha gets a raw deal from the press. She makes one mistake in her program and people rip her for not pulling it off when it counts. But she never falls apart. She never just completely folds and misses everything. Usually it’s just one mistake.
Movies come together and they fall apart. We try to focus on things we love to see. It is, they come together, they fall apart and they come together again and you’re with them for a long long time.
Chris Henchy
That’s what alcoholics do. It’s in their job description: fall apart and then keep falling apart.
As I experienced life on the island, without electricity, plumbing or telephone, I thought it was important to show that people can live as I did without dying or falling apart. I wanted people to understand that we don’t need everything that our culture tells us we have to have to be satisfied.
When someone tells you it’s a grain of sand, there’s a moment where your reality falls apart and you have to reconstruct it. You have to step back and ask what the image is and what it means.
The military part of our information network – which we were accustomed to rely on for exact information – was the first part of the network to fall apart
New York… when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you.
All the time we spent in bed, counting miles before we said, fall in love and fall apart, things will end before they start.
I’ve always been good at putting things behind me–I fall apart, do my crying bit, and then put it away and move on.
Relationships are two people; everyone is accountable. A lot goes into a relationship coming together, and a lot goes into a relationship falling apart. Even if it’s 98 percent the other person’s fault, it’s 2 percent yours…. You can only clean up your side of the street.
Everything is falling together perfectly, even though it looks as if some things are falling apart. Trust in the process you are now experiencing.
I’m not really the type to wear my heart on my sleeve. I would let someone know if I liked them, but it takes a while for me to fall in love.
Some of Jimmy Stewart’s performance in ‘It’s A Wonderful Life‘ is some of the most disturbing performance he ever did, when he falls apart and when he breaks down.
Since I was in my 20s, I’ve been giving my face 30 hot splashes in the morning and at night, and I keep thinking, If it’s 25, oh my gosh, I’m going to fall apart.
You have to move forward. It’s constantly changing. Everything changes and everything falls apart. You have to be nimble and on your toes and accessible to it all. Not everyone is on board with this.
I always stay out of the rehearsal room you know when they first come in. Then once they had chance to play a little bit, then I walk in. Because I’ve seen guys fall apart.
When things fall apart in your life, you feel as if your whole world is crumbling. But actually it’s your fixed identity that’s crumbling. And as Chögyam Trungpa used to tell us, that’s cause for celebration.
The amalgam of psychological attitudes we form is the synthetic complex. It may fall apart quite quickly as further reflection or further experience bears on it, and we may revert to our former judgments, feelings and tendencies.
When everything seems to fall apart..that’s when everything new you prayed for has room to enter your life.
It can seem an amazing fact that laws of nature keep on holding, that the frame of nature does not fall apart.
Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.
Where I come from,” said Archie, “a bloke likes to get to know a girl before he marries her.” “Where you come from it is customary to boil vegetables until they fall apart. This does not mean,” said Samad tersely, “that it is a good idea.
No matter how your world falls apart-and honey, that’s what happens: we all build ourselves a world, and then it falls apart-but no matter how that happens, you still have the kind heart you’ve had since you were a child, and that’s all that really counts.
I think in a lot of romantic comedies it ends with a kiss, and I feel like in modern day relationships, and maybe just my own experience, it starts with a kiss and then all sort of falls apart and then comes together.
You were standin’ way too close to see it fall apart. And there were things you couldn’t hear, ’cause you were listening with your heart.
Only when Stephen Strange has his accident and everything that he’s ever had in his life falls apart that he becomes pretty monstrous. It’s the self-loathing rage of a wounded animal and he doesn’t have a coping mechanism at all. It ties in with the discipline and the magic of this world.
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest. When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.
When you are in troubled and worried and sick at heart And your plans are upset and your world falls apart, Remember God’s ready and waiting to share The burden you find much to heavy to bear– So with faith, “Let Go and Let GOD” lead your way Into a brighter and less troubled day
It’s tough getting older. You start falling apart, you know? My gums are starting to recede now. You can’t tell tonight, though, ’cause I comb them forward.
It took courage to let things fall apart so beautifully.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
We live in a world of shifting values. The family is falling apart. Parents failing in what they ought to do.
There has to be a womp on the side of the head that defeats and undercuts this game of performance. It has to fall apart. Now unfortunately, that very often does not happen until what I call the second half of life, when there’s been enough death in the family and you start experiencing your own physical deterioration.
In my view, what really counts here, as our political system falls apart before our very eyes, where voters really feel like they’ve been thrown under the bus, for good reason, and where they are dropping out of these two corporate-sponsored political parties.
As cruel as life might be at times, if you throw in the towel, which is what everyone will expect, then nothing good will happen and your life will fall apart. Be better than that!
In the absence of love, we began slowly but surely to fall apart.
On a relative level where we live, we need to have a sense of identity, otherwise we’d fall apart, wouldn’t we?
There are many marks of a true lady but I believe that one of them is to walk with her head held high while her world falls apart around her.
Hester Browne
I really want to write a novel. A few years ago I went so far as to do the clichГ© thing and rent this house in upstate [New York]. I still have the story, but I got 15,000, 20,000 words in and it was like, This is falling apart. I can’t figure out.
I love it when celebrities fall apart.
The pieces all fit together. Yet everything was falling apart.
Get through today – you can fall apart tomorrow. Get through tomorrow, you can fall apart the day after . . .
I’m not putting up with this,” she continued. “You can’t even go out and buy a solar system without worrying I’ll fall apart. How are you supposed to get anything done?” “Actually, I’m not in the market for a solar system right at the moment.
An exacting account of the processes by which things fall apart. The scope is breathtaking…the clarity and lyricism of the writing itself left me with repeated gasps of recognition about the human condition. I believe it will be a classic.
Dennis Covington
If you see a Bible that is falling apart, it probably belongs to someone who isn’t!
I’ve got this amazing relationship with God that is better than life, itself, so marvelous, so wonderful that everything else can fall apart and I’m okay.
I don’t believe in getting clothes that just look pretty or that’ll fall apart—they have to stand up to a lot of abuse.