65 Drain Quotes On Success In Life

These drain quotes will inspire you. A drain is a pipe that carries water or sewage away from a place or an opening on a surface that leads to the pipe or deprive of strength or vitality.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging drain quotes, drain sayings, and drain proverbs.

Best Drain Quotes

  1. “Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” ~ Enid Bagnold
  2. “A rule of thumb for a warrior is that he makes his decisions so carefully that nothing that may happen as a result of them can surprise him, much less drain his power.” ~ Carlos Castaneda
  3. “My life is extremely full and wretchedly busy, and I feel that while my life drains energy from my work, my work in turn drains energy from my life. The result is, I am always playing catch-up spiritually. That is my thorn.” ~ Jan Karon
  4. “Be a fountain, not a drain.” ~ Rex Hudler

  5. “Great fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create.” ~ David McCallum , Drain quotes energy
  6. “Daylight reveals color; artificial light drains it.” ~ Helena Rubinstein
  7. “Allen’s Law of Civilization: It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.” ~ Paul Dickson
  8. “Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
  9. “If liberals want to send tens of millions of dollars down the drain, I have no problem with that.” ~ Paul Weyrich

  10. “Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back.” ~ Martin Yan
  11. “The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.” ~ Wim Wenders
  12. “Christ. Seven years of college down the drain.” ~ John Belushi
  13. “All that prosthetic makeup drains you. By the time it’s lunch, you’re done.” ~ Mickey Rourke

  14. “Sir, you have tasted two whole worms; you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught fighting a liar in the quad; you will leave by the next town drain.” ~ William Archibald Spooner
  15. “Real rebels are rarely anything but second rate outside their rebellion; the drain of time and temper is ruinous to any other accomplishment.” ~ James Gould Cozzens
  16. “If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby ‘it.'” ~ T. S. Eliot
  17. “In reality, it si more fruitful to wound than to kill. While the dead man lies still, counting only one man less, the wounded man is a progressive drain upon his side.” ~ B. H. Liddell Hart
  18. “An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  19. “Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn’t help much. Basically, it’s going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified.” ~ Ted Danson
  20. “The birds have vanished into the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains.” ~ Li Bai
  21. “Happily, there’s a reversal of the brain drain occurring in Ghana now. We’re seeing a lot of – actually in Africa – we’re seeing a lot of African professionals, you know, returning to the continent to contribute their quota.” ~ John Dramani Mahama , Brain drain quotes
  22. “People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.” ~ Margaret Cho

  23. “New technologies will always demand and deserve careful navigation and difficult readjustments. But the weakening or de facto abolition of copyright will not merely roil the seas, it will drain them dry. Those who would pirate what you produce have developed an elaborate sophistry to convince you that they are your victim. They aren’t. Fight back.” ~ Mark Helprin
  24. “Forty percent of the United States drains into the Mississippi. It’s agriculture. It’s golf courses. It’s domestic runoff from our lawns and roads. Ultimately, where does it go? Downstream into the gulf.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  25. “A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.” ~ Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton
  26. “Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.” ~ Wes Borland

  27. “Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren’t so nearly universal, God knows what I’d be. A drain on the State, I shouldn’t wonder.” ~ Donald E. Westlake
  28. “I want to talk about jobs and health care and pension security and what we’re going to do to stop the brain drain in Ohio and make it possible for our young people to stay here and build a life in Ohio rather than in Pennsylvania or West Virginia or God knows where.” ~ Ted Strickland
  29. “Many of us think that compassion drains us, but I promise you it is something that truly enlivens us.” ~ Joan Halifax
  30. “A fresh mind keeps the body fresh.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

  31. “Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.” ~ Edward Hoagland
  32. “I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems.” ~ Roger Daltrey
  33. “Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Even Muggles feel their presence, though they can’t see them. Get too near a Dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the Dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself — soul-less and evil. You’ll be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  34. “It’s hard, when you’re up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  35. “God’s mercy is so great that you may sooner drain the sea of its water, or deprive the sun of its light, or make space too narrow, than diminish the great mercy of God.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  36. “The civilization you sit in … is now obvious in crisis, perhaps death pangs, twisting grotesquely like a dying animal, swirling down the garbage drain-this civilization was founded on God’s road map.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  37. “We do ritualistic animal sacrifice. We host orgies on our trampoline, every other Sunday. You didn’t get our Twitter feed on that? I’m really sorry! And then, every once in awhile, we run through the city and drain people and drink their blood. It’s really very romantic.” ~ Anna Paquin
  38. “In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” ~ Brennan Manning

  39. “Anger, resentment, envy, and self-pity are wasteful reactions. They greatly drain one’s time. They sap energy better devoted to productive endeavors.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  40. “My father left me with the feeling that I had to live for two people, and that if I did it well enough, somehow I could make up for the life he should have had. And his memory infused me, at a younger age than most, with a sense of my own mortality. The knowledge that I, too, could die young drove me both to try to drain the most out of every moment of life and to get on with the next big challenge. Even when I wasn’t sure where I was going, I was always in a hurry.” ~ William J. Clinton
  41. “It’s amazing what eliminating energy drains can do to our mood. Remember how good you felt when you finally went through your closet and cleaned out the old clothes that you were sure you’d wear again someday?” ~ Cheryl Richardson
  42. “Sex is a pleasurable exercise in plumbing, but be careful or you’ll get yeast in your drain tap.” ~ Rita Mae Brown

  43. “Basically, financial reporting is this sinking hole at the centre of journalism. You start by swimming around it until finally, reluctantly, you can’t fight the pull anymore and you get sucked down the drain into the biz pages.” ~ Tom Rachman
  44. “By the time I had finished my coffee and returned to the streets, the rain had temporarily abated, but the streets were full of vast puddles where the drains where unable to cope with the volume of water. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you would think that if one nation ought by now to have mastered the science of drainage, Britain would be it.” ~ Bill Bryson
  45. “He who only tastes his error will long dwell with it, will take delight in it as in a singular felicity; while he who drains it to the dregs will, if he be not crazy, find it to be what it is.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  46. “What more than madness reigns, when one short sitting many hundreds drains.” ~ Sir John Davies

  47. “[On William Lyon Phelps’s Happiness:] It is second only to a rubber duck as the ideal bathtub companion. It may be held in the hand without causing muscular fatigue … and it may be read through before the water has cooled. And if it slips down the drain pipe, all right, it slips down the drain pipe.” ~ Dorothy Parker
  48. “Much of American wealth is an illusion which is being secretly gnawed away and much of it will be completely wiped out in the near future….So what is the rest of your future? A grisly list of unpleasant events — exploding inflation, price controls, erosion of your savings (eventually to nothing), a collapse of private as well as government pension programs, and eventually an international monetary holocaust which will sweep all paper currencies down the drain and turn the world upside down.” ~ Howard Ruff
  49. “We sacrifice to dress till household joys and comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, and keeps our larder lean.” ~ William Cowper
  50. “Any time we have projects that we haven’t begun or completed, they drain energy.” ~ Arianna Huffington

  51. “The earth is soaked and soggy with rain. Everything is drinking its fill and the surplus gluts the drains. The sky is full of it and lies low over the earth, heavy and dense. Even the sea is wetter than usual!” ~ Emily Carr
  52. “An (emotional) vampire goes in for the kill by stirring up your emotions. Pushing your buttons throws you off-center, which renders you easier to drain. Of all the emotional types, empaths are often the most devastated.” ~ Judith Orloff , Emotional drain quotes
  53. “If I can’t enjoy the full and total happiness of love, then I want to drain its torments, its tortures to the dregs; then I want the woman I love to mistreat me, betray me, and the more cruelly the better. That too is a pleasure.” ~ Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
  54. “O bees, sweet bees!” I said; “that nearest field Is shining white with fragrant immortelles Fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells.” ~ Helen Hunt Jackson

  55. “I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly. I make up my own mind about it-how good or bad or indifferent it is. After that, the critics can write what they please. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
  56. “When an archer is shooting for nothing, he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle, he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold, he goes blind or sees two targets – He is out of his mind! His skill has not changed. But the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting- And the need to win drains him of power.” ~ Zhuangzi
  57. “Too often, our minds are locked on one track. We are looking for red – so we overlook blue. Many Nobel Prizes have been washed down the drain because someone did not expect the unexpected.” ~ John Turner
  58. “If Christ were only a cistern we might soon exhaust his fullness but who can drain a fountain?” ~ Charles Spurgeon

  59. “Viva Las Vegas with your neon flashin’ and your one arm bandits crashin’ all those hopes down the drain. Viva Las Vegas turnin’ day into nighttime, turning night into daytime. If you see it once, you’ll never be the same again.” ~ Elvis Presley
  60. “We cannot master everything, taste everything, understand everything, drain every experience to its last dregs. But if we have the courage to let almost everything else go, we will probably be able to retain the thing necessary for us-whatever it may be. If we are too eager to have everything, we will almost certainly miss even the one thing we need” ~ Thomas Merton
  61. “Well, fancy giving money to the Government! Might as well have put it down the drain. Fancy giving money to the Government! Nobody will see the stuff again. Well, they’ve not idea what money’s for- Ten to one they’ll start another war. I’ve heard a lot of silly things, but, Lor’! Fancy giving money to the Government!” ~ A. P. Herbert
  62. “A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction, with a consequent drain from some other side of life.” ~ Carl Jung

  63. “To love is to be selfless. To be selfless is to be fearless. To be fearless is to strip your enemies of their greatest weapon. Even if they break our bodies and drain our blood, we are unvanquished. Our goal was never to live; our goal is to love. It is the goal of all truly noble men and women. Give all that can be given. Give even your life itself.” ~ N.D. Wilson
  64. “Not only are the studies themselves often lacking even face value, but they also drain badly needed funds away from patient care needs.” ~ Neal Barnard
  65. “Never love someone whom you think you need to mend – or who makes you feel like you should be mended. There are boys out there who look for shining girls; they will stand next to you and say quiet things in your ear that only you can hear and that will slowly drain the joy out of your heart. The books about vampires are true, baby. Drive a stake through their hearts and run away.” ~ Caitlin Moran

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