65 Batter Quotes On Success In Life

These batter quotes will inspire you. Batter, to beat with successive blows so as to bruise, shatter, or demolish or strike repeatedly with hard blows.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging batter quotes, batter sayings, and batter proverbs.

Best Batter Quotes

  1. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  2. “Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.” ~ Jim Morrison
  3. “Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ~ Ada Louise Huxtable
  4. “Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.” ~ Roger Kahn

  5. “I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It’s a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I’ve written are about wives who just couldn’t get away.” ~ Ann Rule
  6. “I’ve been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, Sun has baked me, Looks like between ’em they done Tried to make me Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’– But I don’t care! I’m still here!” ~ Langston Hughes
  7. “A novel takes the courage of a marathon runner, and as long as you have to run, you might as well be a winning marathon runner. Serendipity and blind faith in yourself won’t hurt a thing. All the bastards in the world will snicker and sneer because they haven’t the talent to zip up their flies by themselves. To hell with them, particularly the critics. Stand in there, son, no matter how badly you are battered and hurt.” ~ Leon Uris
  8. “The wonder is not that so many people have sick or battered souls, but that they think they have souls at all.” ~ Nicholas Samstag
  9. “On faith’s battered back calm eyes etch prayers that cool a nation’s hot rage.” ~ Aberjhani

  10. “The great tragedy in the new feminist theory in America is the loss of a sense of public commitment… Hungry women are not fed by this, battered women are not sheltered by it, raped women do not find justice in it, gays and lesbians do not achieve legal protections through it.” ~ Martha C. Nussbaum
  11. “I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books — brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.” ~ James Branch Cabell
  12. “A rich, multi-dimensional tour of Naples, most brilliant, battered, and bewildering of cities, here fixed to the page with wit and élan. Splendid.” ~ Stacy Schiff
  13. “The source of most human violence and suffering has been a hidden children’s holocaust throughout history, whereby billions of innocent human beings have been routinely murdered, bound, starved, raped, mutilated, battered, and tortured by their parents and other caregivers so that they grow up as emotionally crippled adults and become vengeful time bombs who periodically restage their early traumas in sacrificial rites called wars.” ~ Lloyd deMause
  14. “I have lived long enough to be battered by the realities of life, and not too long to be downed by them.” ~ John Mason Brown

  15. “The mining industry might make wealth and power for a few men and women, but the many would always be smashed and battered beneath its giant treads.” ~ Katharine Susannah Prichard
  16. “That is what they call being reconciled to die. They call it reconciled when pain has strummed a symphony of suffering back and forth across you, up and down, round and round you until each little fibre is worn tissue-thin with aching. And when you are lying beaten, and buffeted, battered and broken – pain goes out, joins hands with Death and comes back to dance, dance, dance, stamp, stamp, stamp down on you until you give up.” ~ Marita Bonner
  17. “The book is an experience that allows you to witness your feelings without having to surrender to them, to succumb to them, or to be battered by them. It gives you access to a deep knowledge of how you would respond to things you would never, thank goodness, have been required to experience.” ~ Michael Silverblatt
  18. “Every woman who has come to consciousness can recall an almost endless series of oppressive, violating, insulting, assaulting acts against her Self. Every woman is battered by such assaults – is on a psychic level, a battered woman.” ~ Mary Daly
  19. “The battle for self-discipline may leave you a bit bruised and battered but always a better person.” ~ Thomas S. Monson

  20. “Now it’s been fifteen years, nine games, and an enormous blast to undertake. If it were my choice, I would do this role forever. To hear anyone else’s voice coming from Snake’s battered throat, makes me a little ill, to be honest.” ~ David Hayter
  21. “The gigantic catastrophes that threaten us today are not elemental happenings of a physical or biological order, but psychic events. To a quite terrifying degree, we are threatened by wars and revolutions which are nothing other than psychic epidemics. At any moment several million human beings may be smitten with a new madness, and then we shall have another world war or devastating revolution. Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche.” ~ Carl Jung
  22. “Instead of being at the mercy of wild beasts, earthquakes, landslides, and inundations, modern man is battered by the elemental forces of his own psyche. This is the World Power that vastly exceeds all other powers on earth. The Age of Enlightenment, which stripped nature and human institutions of gods, overlooked the God of Terror who dwells in the human soul.” ~ Carl Jung
  23. “The need for bold and aggressive federal action to create jobs and restore confidence in our battered economy is clear.” ~ Nita Lowey

  24. “I buy stocks when they are battered. I am strict with my discipline. I always buy stocks with low price-earnings ratios, low price-to-book value ratios and higher-than-average yield. Academic studies have shown that a strategy of buying out-of-favor stocks with low P/E, price-to-book and price-to-cash flow ratios outperforms the market pretty consistently over long periods of time.” ~ David Dreman
  25. “To lose our connection with the body is to become spiritually homeless.  Without an anchor we float aimlessly, battered by the winds and waves of life” ~ Anodea Judith
  26. “When dams were erected on the Columbia, salmon battered themselves against the concrete, trying to return home. I expect no less from us. We too must hurl ourselves against and through the literal and metaphorical concrete that contains and constrains us, that keeps us from talking about what is most important to us, that keeps us from living the way our bones know we can, that bars us from our home. It only takes one person to bring down a dam.” ~ Derrick Jensen
  27. “Battered Women: sounds delicious. Doesn’t make it right.” ~ B. J. Novak

  28. “It’s a battered old suitcase to a hotel someplace, and a wound that will never heal. No prima donna, the perfume is on an old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey. Goodnight to the street sweepers, the night watchmen flame keepers and goodnight, Matilda, too.” ~ Tom Waits
  29. “Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation, and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs to tell you this sickening sight is your son, lynched?” ~ Mamie Till
  30. “Margaret Thatcher, growing up in a bombed and battered Britain, derived a distrust which has grown with the years not just of Germany but of all continental Europe.” ~ Douglas Hurd
  31. “I like men who have known the best and the worst, whose life has been anything but a smooth trip. Storms have battered them, they have lain, sometimes for months on end, becalmed. There is a residue even if they fail. It has not been all tinkling; there have been grand chords.” ~ James Salter
  32. “When you’ve been battered down and battered down and battered down, your spirit gets broken.” ~ Suze Orman

  33. “If we choose an external marker as the measure of our inner worth, whether it is the amount of money we make, or others’ opinion of us, or the success of some project we’re involved in, sooner or later we’re bound to be battered by life’s inevitable changes. After all, money comes and goes, and thus is an unstable source of self-esteem, an unreliable foundation upon which to build our identity.” ~ Dalai Lama
  34. “When I went kayak surfing in Cornwall, I got a really deep gash on my hand – it looked like I had a slug on it – so I went to Harley Street for surgery, because I looked like a battered woman when I was making things on Blue Peter.” ~ Konnie Huq
  35. “Pop stars are capable of growing old. Mick Jagger at 50 will be marvelous – a battered old roue – I can just see him. An aging rock star doesn’t have to opt-out life. When I’m 50, I’ll prove it.” ~ David Bowie
  36. “Modern man is battered by the fundamental forces of his own psyche.” ~ Carl Jung

  37. “There are battered husbands. Apparently, this happens when the woman is real big, the man is very small, and they each drink a quart of whiskey a day.” ~ George Carlin
  38. “Coming up through the ranks of any calling can be rough, but that battered soul who survives the early years of courting the comic muse comes close to knowing what only the soldier knows: What combat is like.” ~ Dick Cavett
  39. “The world is still being battered by the Western/white/Christian supremacy dogmas and practices, by the most primitive and fundamentalist ‘principles’.” ~ Andre Vltchek
  40. “It took me a full year of black eyes and a bruised and battered tailbone to learn how to do a crippler in the half-pipe. It was a trick that no one else was really doing, and it was scary! But I stuck with it, and one day, it finally clicked. The crippler has been my signature trick ever since, and it’s what helped me be so successful in competition.” ~ Gretchen Bleiler
  41. “Nothing in the world is as fearsome as a bloody, battered opponent who will never surrender.” ~ Gerry Spence

  42. “I was recently interviewed for radio in relation to the “Thanksgiving” show [2001] at the Saatchi gallery that I was part of. The interviewer said that people in London were very disturbed that I showed a picture of myself battered (“Nan One Month After Being Battered”, 1984) and they thought that I set it up. I was accused of deliberately putting on a wig for that particular picture.” ~ Nan Goldin
  43. “The battered idealist. It’s just my favorite character … To me, a hero is somebody who is able to accept the environment of the world, deal with the stuff that’s thrown in their path … and somehow keep their heart.” ~ Cameron Crowe
  44. “I sing of arms and of a man: his fate
    had made him fugitive: he was the first
    to journey from the coasts of Troy as far
    as Italy and the Lavinian shores
    Across the lands and waters, he was battered
    beneath the violence of the high ones for
    the savage Juno’s unforgetting anger.” ~ Virgil
  45. “The dearer a book was to my heart, the more battered and bruised it became.” ~ Azar Nafisi

  46. “I was in a conversation and someone said: “You know, we were talking about the whole issue of transgender and how it has become so accepted now, and somebody said, ‘You know the Oprah show, I think has had a big impact.'” I said, I don’t think so. We did several transgender [shows], but we didn’t do as much for transgender as I did for, say, abused kids or battered women. And they said, “But no, you started the conversation. You started the conversation and the conversation has led us to here.”” ~ Oprah Winfrey
  47. “The knowledge that you were beaten and that this, as your parents tell you, was for your own good may well be retained (although not always), but the suffering caused by the way you were mistreated will remain unconscious and will later prevent you from empathizing with others. This is why battered children grow up to be mothers and fathers who beat their offspring” ~ Alice Miller
  48. “I battered the cordons around me
    And cradled my wings on the breeze,
    Then soared to the uttermost reaches
    With rapture, with power, with ease!” ~ Georgia Douglas Johnson
  49. “I’m sorry, Eve. I love you. I’m not letting you do this.” She screamed and battered harder. “You love me? You asshole! Let me go!” ~ Rachel Caine

  50. “Some police forces would believe anything. Not the Metropolitan police, though. The Met was the hardest, most cynically pragmatic, most stubbornly down-to-earth police force in Britain. It would take a lot to faze a copper from the Met. It would take, for example, a huge, battered car that was nothing more nor less than a fireball, a blazing, roaring, twisted metal lemon from Hell, driven by a grinning lunatic in sunglasses, sitting amid the flames, trailing thick black smoke, coming straight at them through the lashing rain and wind at eighty miles an hour.That would do it every time.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  51. “Men seem anxious to accomplish an orderly retreat through the centuries, earnestly rebuilding the works behind them, as they are battered down by the encroachments of time; but while they loiter, they and their works both fall prey to the arch-enemy.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  52. “I found myself being more and more involved with people who were rejected by society – with drug addicts, alcoholism, battered this, battered that – and I found an affinity there.” ~ Princess Diana
  53. “Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower O my soul, I loved you then!” ~ Allen Ginsberg

  54. “Keep unscathed the good name; keep out of peril the honor without which even your battered old soldier who is hobbling into his grave on half-pay and a wooden leg would not change with Achilles.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  55. “Every man beholds his human condition with a degree of melancholy. As a ship aground is battered by the waves, so man, imprisoned in mortal life, lies open to the mercy of coming events.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  56. “I am nothing but a miserable, crushed worm, whom no one wants, whom no one loves, a useless creature with morning sickness, and a big belly, two rotten teeth, and a bad temper, a battered sense of dignity, and a love which nobody wants and which nearly drives me insane.” ~ Sophia Tolstaya
  57. “…you are battered and bruised in the collisions between reminiscence and reality.” ~ David Eagleman

  58. “Historical memory is a potent weapon in fighting against the desert of organized forgetting and implies a rethinking of the role that artists, intellectuals, educators, youth and other concerned citizens can play in fostering a reawakening of America’s battered public memories.” ~ Henry Giroux
  59. “Patient endurance permits us to cling to our faith in the Lord and our faith in His timing when we are being tossed about by the surf of circumstance. Even when a seeming undertow grasps us, somehow, in the tumbling, we are being carried forward, though battered and bruised.” ~ Neal A. Maxwell
  60. “What is that which can never die It is that faithful force that is born into us that one that is greater than us that calls new seed to the open and battered and barren places so that we can be resown. It is this force in its insistence in its loyalty to us in its love of us in its most often mysterious ways that is far greater far more majestic and far more ancient than any heretofore ever known.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  61. “One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.” ~ Virginia Woolf

  62. “…and our footsteps rang and echoed till it sounded like the room was full of dancers, the house calling up all the people who had danced here across centuries of spring evenings, gallant girls seeing gallant boys off to war, old men and women straight-backed while outside their world disintegrated and the new one battered at their doors, all of them bruised and all of them laughing, welcoming us into their long lineage.” ~ Tana French
  63. “The rain battered the cottage. Valkyrie risked a look up at Skulduggery. “What is it?” she whispered. “It’s a box,” he whispered back. “What kind of box?” “A wooden one.” She gave him a look.” ~ Derek Landy
  64. “It’s me, love,” he said softly. “Everything’s all right.” Daisy managed to whisper through dry lips. “If you’re a ghost…I hope you haunt me forever.” Matthew sat on the floor and reached for her cold hands. “Would a ghost use the door?” he asked gently, bringing her fingers to his scratched, battered face.” ~ Lisa Kleypas
  65. “What makes authentic disciples is not visions, ecstasies, biblical mastery of chapter and verse or spectacular success in the ministry, but a capacity for faithfulness. Buffeted by the fickle winds of failure, battered by their own unruly emotions, and bruised by rejection and ridicule, authentic disciples may have stumbled and frequently fallen, endured lapses and relapses, gotten handcuffed to the fleshpots, and wandered into a far county. Yet, they kept coming back to Jesus.” ~ Brennan Manning

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