65 Pit Quotes On Success In Life

These pit quotes will inspire you. Pit, a cavity or hole in the ground usually made by digging a gravel pit.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pit quotes, pit sayings, and pit proverbs.

Best Pit Quotes

  1. “Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.” ~ Mae West
  2. “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  3. “No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be.” ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  4. “Life is just a bowl of pits.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield

  5. “If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?” ~ Erma Bombeck
  6. “Out of the night that covers me,
    Black is the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.
    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.
    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.
    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.” ~ William Ernest Henley
  7. “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” ~ Erich Fromm
  8. “I love those hockey moms. You know what they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull is? Lipstick.” ~ Sarah Palin

  9. “I had the feeling of slipping down a smooth bottomless pit. It had nothing to do with Breuer and the people. It had nothing to do with Pat even. It was the melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them; that love begins with a human being but does not end in him; and that everything can be there: a human being, love, happiness, life — and that yet in some terrible way it is always too little, and grows ever less the more it seems.” ~ Erich Maria Remarque
  10. “All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. It’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior.” ~ Paul Broun
  11. “He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in Reality be digging a pit.” ~ Ernest Bramah
  12. “All men like to think that they can do it alone, but a real man knows that there no substitute for support , encouragement or a pit crew.” ~ Tim Allen

  13. “Quite honestly, there are days when I don’t need a God who will deliver me from the pit, just a God who will get down in a pit with me.” ~ Josh Ross
  14. “Beware of any belief that makes you self-indulgent; it came from the pit, no matter how beautiful it sounds.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  15. “The cautious wolf fears the pit, the hawk regards with suspicion the snare laid for her, and the fish the hook in its concealment.” ~ Horace
  16. “That pit of blackness that lies beneath us, everywhere … the firmest substance of human happiness is but a thin crust spread over it, with just reality enough to bear up the illusive stage-scenery amid which we tread. It needs no earthquake to open the chasm.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

  17. “We must do business in great waters; we must be really on the deck in a storm, if we would see the works of the Lord and His wonders in the deep. We must have stood side by side with King David; we must have gone down into the pit to slay the lion or have lifted up the spear against the eight hundred, if we would know the saving strength of God’s right hand. Conflicts bring experience, and experience brings that growth in grace which is not to be attained by any other means.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  18. “Suppose… suppose we have only dreamed and made up these things like sun, sky, stars, and moon, and Aslan himself. In that case, it seems to me that the made-up things are a good deal better than the real ones. And if this black pits of a kingdom is the best you can make, then it’s a poor world. And we four can make a dream world to lick your real one hollow.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  19. “Preach as if you had seen heaven and its celestial inhabitants, and had hovered over the bottomless pit, and beheld the tortures, and heard the groans of the damned.” ~ Francis Asbury
  20. “Men sholde nat knowe of Goddes pryvetee Ye, blessed be alwey, a lewed man That noght but oonly his believe kan! So ferde another clerk with astromye, He walked in the feelds, for to prye Upon the sterres, what ther sholde bifalle, Til he was in a marle-pit yfalle.” ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

  21. “How! leap into the pit our life to save?
    To save our life leap all into the grave.” ~ William Cowper
  22. “Now whether you like it or not, whether you want to admit it or not, whether you want to operate on it or not, you are made the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. Most people who go to denominational churches never ever hear that! They never hear it! Never! All I was ever taught to say was, ‘I’m a poor, miserable sinner.’ I am not poor, I am not miserable and I am not a sinner. That is a lie from the pit of hell. That is what I was and if I still am then Jesus died in vain. Amen?” ~ Joyce Meyer
  23. “Human nature is full of riddles; . . . one of those riddles is: how is it that people who have been crushed by the sheer weight of slavery and cast to the bottom of the pit can nevertheless find strength in themselves to rise up and free themselves first in spirit and then in body while those who soar unhampered over the peaks of freedom suddenly lose the taste of freedom, lose the will to defend it, and, hopelessly confused and lost, almost begin to crave slavery?'” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  24. “God made bees, and bees made honey, God made man, and man made money, Pride made the devil, and the devil made sin; So God made a cole-pit to put the devil in.” ~ William Cowper

  25. “Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self-disesteem is the deadliest, and the hardest to overcome: for it is a pit designed and dug by our own hands, summed up in the phrase, ‘It’s no use – I can’t do it.'” ~ Maxwell Maltz
  26. “Violence harms the one who does it as much as the one who receives it. You could cut down a tree with an axe. The axe does violence to the tree, and escapes unharmed. Is that how you see it? Wood is soft compared to steel, but the sharp steel is dulled as it chops, and the sap of the tree will rust and pit it. The mighty axe does violence to the helpless tree, and is harmed by it. So it is with men, though the harm is in the spirit.” ~ Robert Jordan
  27. “This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life. And this again, that that insurgent horror was knit to him closer than a wife, closer than an eye; lay caged in his flesh, where he heard it mutter and felt it struggle to be born; and at every hour of weakness, and in the confidence of slumber, prevailed against him, and deposed him out of life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  28. “Rationally speaking, blaming one’s behavior on alcohol or drugs is like blaming the ladder by which you descended into a pit, or the staircase that took you down to a cellar, for what you found there.” ~ Graham Joyce

  29. “And all that weirdness isn’t just going on outside. It’s in you too, right now, growing in the dark like magic mushrooms. Call it the Thing in the Cellar. Call it the Blow Lunch Factor. Call it the Loony Tunes File. I think of it as my private dinosaur, huge, slimy, and mindless, stumbling around in the stinking swamp of my subconscious, never finding a tar pit big enough to hold it.” ~ Stephen King
  30. “The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.” ~ Denis Diderot
  31. “All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.” ~ Cesar Millan
  32. “I also remember a line from a song by Smog [Bill Callahan], which seems to describe the experience of a town-dweller moving to the country: “I was raised in a pit of snakes/Blink your eyes – I was raised on cake.”” ~ Quentin S. Crisp

  33. “If you start in the pit of despair with these profane, awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that’s much brighter coming from this dark, awful beginning.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  34. “You can imagine, if somebody’s approaching retirement, and all of a sudden the funds that he or she is depending on is depleted by 50% or however many, it gives them a sinking feeling in the pit of their stomach.” ~ Pat Robertson
  35. “A punk concert isn’t fun without a pit.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong
  36. “At that time we didn’t have much movement within our team. [ Pit Riley] pushed us as much as he could from a mental stand point. He knew it was time to leave and for us as players we knew it was time to part ways.” ~ John Starks

  37. “Liberals in blue states just think that when they look in the mirror and say to themselves “I’m for the environment, I’m for the children, I’m for the gay people, I’m against war,” it pits automatically, and the oppressor/oppressed leftist mindset that anyone that would disagree with them isn’t conservative, they’re crazy. They’re Nazis, they’re facists, they’re evil.” ~ Andrew Breitbart
  38. “Had we taken all of Iraq, we would have been like a dinosaur in the tar pit – we would still be there, and we, not the United Nations, would be bearing the costs of that occupation.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  39. “A lot of the time, I write a lot of angry stuff, but then I don’t want to be a finger-pointer – I’d rather be a cheerleader than a judge. I don’t want to preach as if I’m in some position of righteousness, but I do want to speak my mind and scream at the clouds and shout out of the pit of hopelessness that I sometimes think the human race is in.” ~ Dave Matthews
  40. “Digital video is so beautiful. It’s lightweight, modern, and it’s only getting better. It’s put film into the La Brea Tar Pits.” ~ David Lynch

  41. “Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.” ~ Mahalia Jackson
  42. “As much as people try to pit black entertainers against one another, because of the underlying feeling that there can’t be two of us, or, all of us can’t do well. That’s what hurts rap the most, the fact that none of us are fighting to protect the door of those who run our industry. It’s enough money for all of us.” ~ David Banner
  43. “Pit Riley had a lasting effect on us as players and the coaching staff.” ~ John Starks
  44. “I have always wanted a solo career, deep in the darkest pit of myself, but I didn’t dare admit it to myself even. It took me a long time to confront my fears.” ~ Geri Halliwell

  45. “Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God’s.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
  46. “I want a pit crew… I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems.” ~ Dave Barry
  47. “I’m always feeling like I don’t belong, no matter where I am. So I’m just searching for a family nonstop, and sometimes I find it in the mosh pit, sometimes I find it when I’m doing some French TV show with the president’s wife.” ~ James Hetfield
  48. “I think reconciliation is Obama’s goal – but the fight with the Republicans is like a fight with pit bulls, they never let go. Even worse, now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and he will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part.” ~ Jesse Jackson

  49. “We have to deal with issues like inequality, we have deal with issues of economic dislocation, we have to deal with peoples fears that their children won’t do as well as they have. The more aggressively and effectively we deal with those issues, the less those fears may channel themselves into counter-productive approaches that pit people against each other.” ~ Barack Obama
  50. “Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.” ~ Joseph Smith, Jr.
  51. “Personally, I say, “Out of the frying pan and into the deadly pit filled with sharks who are wielding chainsaws with killer kittens stapled to them.” However, that one’s having a rough time catching on.” ~ Brandon Sanderson
  52. “When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  53. “The biggest defeat in every department of life is to forget, especially the things that have done you in, and to die without realizing how far people can go in the way of crumminess. When the grave lies open before us, let’s not try to be witty, but record the worst of human viciousness we’ve seen without changing one word. When that’s done, we can curl up our toes and sink into the pit. That’s work enough for a lifetime.” ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  54. “For writers: If you polish a book too much, it’ll be flat and shiny and smooth–and not too interesting. It’s the little pits and bumps and whatnot that show voice and make a book unique from all the other super shiny flat surfaces” ~ Lori Foster
  55. “Instead of things I’m good at, it might be faster to list the things I can’t do. I can’t cook or clean the house. My room’s a mess, and I’m always losing things. I love music, but I can’t sing a note. I’m clumsy and can barely sew a stitch. My sense of direction is the pits, and I can’t tell left from right half the time. When I get angry, I tend to break things. Plates and pencils, alarm clocks. Later on I regret it, but at the time I can’t help myself. I have no money in the bank. I’m bashful for no reason, and I have hardly any friends to speak of.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  56. “To shut one’s eyes to half of life that one may live securely is as though one blinded oneself that one might walk with more safety in a land of pit and precipice.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  57. “And while one is brought up with luxury and caresses, and is thrown bewildered and despairing into a dark pit, another is lifted from the pit and raised to a throne where a jeweled crown is placed on his head. The world has no shame in doing this; it is prompt to hand out both pleasure and pain and has no need of us an our doings.” ~ Abolqasem Ferdowsi
  58. “God has allowed some magical reversal to occur, so that you see the scorpion pit as an object of desire, and all the beautiful expanse around it as dangerous and swarming with snakes.” ~ Rumi
  59. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And watch where the chalk-white arrows go To the place where the sidewalk ends.” ~ Shel Silverstein
  60. “When life descends into the pit I must become my own candle Willingly burning my self To light up the darkness around me.” ~ Alice Walker

  61. “Sunk in the grass of an empty lot on a spring Saturday, I split the stems of milkweed and thought about ants and peach pits and death and where the world went when I closed my eyes.” ~ Toni Morrison
  62. “In the early nineties, I was a cub reporter on a city newspaper in Limerick and assigned to the courthouse there. One day, an old detective sergeant came and whispered to me in the press pit. He pointed out a young offender, a teenager who was up for stealing a car or something relatively minor, and said, ‘See this kid? He’ll kill.'” ~ Kevin Barry
  63. “Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it.” ~ Rumi

  64. “But happiness is not always loud and bright and crowded. Happiness ripens like a watermelon, sweet and rosy on the inside with only a thin top layer altogether free of small black pits. And, like a watermelon, the whole thing can be covered with a plain dark rind.” ~ E. L. Konigsburg
  65. “He who seeks truth shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty shall find vanity. He who seeks order shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification shall be disappointed. He who considers himself the servant of his fellow beings shall find the joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression shall fall into the pit of arrogance.” ~ Moshe Safdie

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