65 Surrogate Quotes On Success In Life

These surrogate quotes will inspire you. A surrogate is one appointed to act in place of another or a substitute, especially a person deputizing for another in a specific role or office.

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

Best Surrogate Quotes

  1. “My sister was like my surrogate mother here, in Washington, with very much of the same persuasions as my mother. Even when friends came from home that I knew were more socially adaptable to the mores of the time, she would always caution me and say, “Be careful if you’re going out with so and so because you know such and such a thing could happen.” It was that kind of guardianship, and concern that imprinted me.” ~ David C. Driskell
  2. “My peak? Would I even have one? I hardly had had anything you could call a life. A few ripples, some rises and falls. But that’s it. Almost nothing. Nothing born of nothing. I’d loved and been loved, but I had nothing to show. It was a singularly plain, featureless landscape. I felt like I was in a video game. A surrogate Pacman, crunching blindly through a labyrinth of dotted lines. The only certainty was my death.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  3. “In daily practice, the word brand stands as a surrogate for the word reputation. In fact, your brand acts just like a person. When you know a person’s reputation, you can predict his or her behavior. You know what that person is likely to do or say-or not do or say-in any given situation. Your brand works the same way.” ~ Jim Mullen
  4. “The Vatican is against surrogate mothers. Good thing they didn’t have that rule when Jesus was born.” ~ Elayne Boosler

  5. “We gotta figure out a way to pay our teachers more. They’re like surrogate parents away from home. They have such a huge responsibility and they’re underappreciated and underpaid.” ~ Justin Timberlake
  6. “I am the celebrity spokesperson for Resolve, the national infertility association, and my three precious children were born through infertility procedures. I struggled for many years trying to have children. My beautiful son was born through in vitro fertilization. I had my beautiful twins via a surrogate. So I wanted to give back.” ~ Cindy Margolis
  7. “[T]he regime of diversions, surrogates, and tranquilizers that pass for today’s ‘distractions’ and ‘amusements’ does not yet allow the modern woman to foresee the crisis that awaits her when she recognizes how meaningless are those male occupations for which she has fought, when the illusions and the euphoria of her conquests vanish, and when she realizes that, given the climate of dissolution, family and children can no longer give her a sense of satisfaction in life.” ~ Julius Evola
  8. “The human being needs a framework of values, a philosophy of life, a religion or religion-surrogate to live by and understand by, in about the same sense that he needs sunlight, calcium or love.” ~ Abraham Maslow

  9. “The Irish seem to want their artists to function as surrogate priests – sources of authority, founts of wisdom, people who will offer us free-range organic consolation, you name it. It’s not a position I feel comfortable with.” ~ Alex Johnston
  10. “There is a perversion, much practiced in Hollywood movies, that might be called sado-paternalism, whereby a surrogate father treats a gifted but difficult pupil with derision and constant punishment. The aim is to bring out the best in the victim and to make him into a he-man or…a he-woman.” ~ Philip French , Surrogate quotes father
  11. “All the time I was playing the flute, the lines, the solos, the riffs, the construction, were based on my guitar skills. I did not play the flute to exploit its natural faculties, but I used it as a surrogate guitar.” ~ Ian Anderson
  12. “Jesus would never use government surrogates to force the people to help others.” ~ Philip Freneau

  13. “You’re free because you don’t have to expose yourself, and you can go wild, and let your id completely out of its box, and nobody will see you because you’re operating through a surrogate. It’s an opportunity to crack open your shell, to meltdown yourself, and just let yourself go. It’s a form of catharsis for me.” ~ Wayne White
  14. “Detachment is the prerogative of an elite; and as the dandy is the nineteenth century’s surrogate for the aristocrat in matters of culture, so Camp is the modern dandyism. Camp is the answer to the problem: how to be a dandy in the age of mass culture.” ~ Susan Sontag
  15. “Obviously the actors are incredible at being the audience surrogates in this crazy universe.” ~ Hiro Murai
  16. “Maternal mortality health is a very sensitive indicator. All you need to look at is a country’s maternal mortality rate. That is a surrogate for whether the country’s health system is functioning. If it works for women, I’m sure it will work for men.” ~ Margaret Chan

  17. “For me, and maybe for many religious kids of the ’60s, the church lost relevance the more it became a surrogate in the movement for social and political change.” ~ Mike McCurry
  18. “Life is the ultimate technology. Machine technology is a temporary surrogate for life technology. As we improve our machines they will become more organic, more biological, more like life, because life is the best technology for living.” ~ Kevin Kelly
  19. “Surrogate fathers and other male figures stepped in to give guidance after my dad died. Businessmen taught me to honor my commitments; others gave me opportunities beyond my wildest imaginations. Authors and speakers set good, solid examples of high standards and lofty goals for me; mature, committed Christians nurtured and instructed me.” ~ Zig Ziglar
  20. “Diversification is a surrogate – and a damn poor surrogate – for knowledge, elements of control, and price consciousness.” ~ Martin J. Whitman

  21. “The colonial regime makes sure, often with the help of surrogates, that radical leaders and those honest principled intellectuals and activists who refuse to compromise their principles of independence are eliminated, so that the postcolonial regime (and especially its resources) remains accessible. The result has been a disaster for the (post)colonial world.” ~ Nigel Gibson
  22. “Last week John McCain said the fundamentals of our economy are strong. This week, he said it’s the worst crisis since World War II. So he suspended his campaign, unless you count doing interviews, airing attack ads, sending out surrogates on TV to attack Obama.” ~ Bill Maher
  23. “The Russian myth that they broadcast to the world, and have their various surrogates in the West repeat, is that somehow the West took advantage of them, that we were mean to them. That writes out of history everything Strobe Talbott and Bill Clinton tried to do with Boris Yeltsin. Strobe Talbott leaned forward doing everything he could to help the Russians, and frankly, I have little patience for the notion that we gave them nothing but bad advice.” ~ Daniel Fried
  24. “The television anchorman Dan Rather turns up in rag-top native drag in Afghanistan, the surrogate of our culture with his camera crew, intrepid as Sir Richard Burton sneaking into Mecca.” ~ Lance Morrow

  25. “This notion that you hear from his surrogates and his fans throughout the campaign – “Trump tells it like it is; he’s a straight shooter” – that through line comes in large part because this is a man who was welcomed into people’s living rooms every week for nearly a decade.” ~ Jennifer Pozner
  26. “I was in such a state of mental shock and quickly spiraled into a depression at the multitude of loss. My husband, I thought, was going to leave me. I was cut off from this mentor and someone I cared for very much, David Petraeus, who also did nothing to stand up for me and in fact, empowered his surrogates to throw me under the bus, and that was devastating.” ~ Paula Broadwell
  27. “The Democrats pulled out one of their most powerful surrogates – and no, it wasn’t President [Barack] Obama. Beyoncé showed up at a GOTV rally in Cleveland, joining her husband, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.” ~ Mara Liasson
  28. “The [Hillary] Clinton campaign’s recent travel schedule shows how seriously it takes this problem. She and her surrogates have held rallies in cities like Philadelphia, Detroit and Cleveland, trying to boost turnout among African-Americans.” ~ Mara Liasson

  29. “The paid Trump surrogates help CNN keep his supporters engaged with their shows, but it also sends their own reporters busy chasing after many of their false claims. That’s not a virtuous news cycle. It’s an insidious one.” ~ David Folkenflik
  30. “You have these Stepford wives who are negating other women. But that’s their job. [Donald] Trump is the one who is to blame, no matter how much I enjoy watching his surrogates fail massively.” ~ Kathleen Hanna
  31. “I sometimes imagine a great writer as a sort of God-surrogate: the writer is doing his or her human-best to emulate what God might think of is, if God was inclined to observe some human beings and present their activities in the form of a narrative.” ~ George Saunders
  32. “When I get stressed out my de-stress default is – not cat videos – but I just watch his surrogates. They’re so entertaining. It’s like escapees from the Nordstrom cosmetics counter.” ~ Kathleen Hanna

  33. “We remove ourselves from the experience itself to a surrogate of the experience, which is whatever measure you take from the brain, be it the electroencephalogram or magnet encephalography or say functional magnetic resonance. So it’s pretty tough to make those comparisons.” ~ Antonio Damasio
  34. “We leave Scarlet Witch without a home, without a family, and she ends up creating a surrogate family within the Avengers and making a decision to be a part of the team. I think a lot of that has to do with what Jeremy’s character – like his attitude towards her and the speech he gives her at the end of the film. So we pick up with her having started a new life, but still trying to figure out what her abilities are and if using them causes greater good or greater damage.” ~ Elizabeth Olsen
  35. “conclude, what Thomas Mann really wanted was a limited physical relationship with beautiful young men: the opportunity to gaze at them, an occasional touch, a restrained kiss. That isn’t a surrogate for what he’d like to have if he were somehow free from social constraints. It’s what the young Platen wanted, it’s what he wanted – and it’s what his Aschenbach wants.” ~ Philip Kitcher
  36. “And in her [Eleanor Roosevelt] letters, she writes the most, you know, fanciful letters: when we are together, and when we are reunited, and you know, I will be your surrogate wife. Of course, she doesn’t use that word, but I will be the mother to my brothers, and I will be your primary love.” ~ Blanche Wiesen Cook , Surrogate quotes mother
  37. “I think Rahm Emanuel is now defunct as any sort of a surrogate for Hillary Clinton.” ~ Joy-Ann Reid

  38. “What will a Hillary Clinton presidency look like? The answer by now seems obvious: It will look like her presidential campaign, which in turn looks increasingly like the first Clinton presidency. Which is to say, high-minded ideals, lowered execution, half truths, outright lies (and imaginary flights), take-no prisoners politics, some very good policy ideas, a presidential spouse given to wallowing in anger and self-pity, and a succession of aides and surrogates pushed under the bus when things don’t go right. Which is to say, often.” ~ Carl Bernstein
  39. “I was a surrogate for Obama; I helped fundraise. I’m still a supporter.” ~ Brian J. White
  40. “I have no regrets. I had an amazing surrogate who carried my son for me. I am so grateful to her. I can even say I am grateful for having cancer. I was always meant to be a mom, but if I didnt have cancer, I never would have had Zev. I would have had a kid, but not Zev, and I want Zev – tantrums and all.” ~ Marissa Jaret Winokur
  41. “Archbishop Milingo is a good Bishop and his contention that there are satanists in Rome is completely correct. Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.” ~ Malachi Martin
  42. “But when I would see the surrogate, my first instinct, my first reaction would be jealousy, because she was doing what I wanted to do.” ~ Cheryl Tiegs

  43. “I’m interested in using the iconography of nature and the American landscape as surrogates or metaphors for psychological anxiety, fear or desire” ~ Gregory Crewdson
  44. “I am honored to be both an active surrogate and a member of the RNC’s Hispanic advisory council. The national effort to work seamlessly with our state parties has improved our landscape and chances with Latino voters, not just in San Diego but across the country.” ~ Rosario Marin
  45. “Even in the things that look most frivolous there has to be the threat of something quite painful to make the comedy work. I suppose the play of mine that’s best know is NOISES OFF, which everyone thinks is a simple farce about actors making fools of themselves. But I think it makes people laugh because everyone is terrified inside themselves of having some kind of breakdown, of being unable to go on. When people laugh at that play, they’re laughing at a surrogate version of the disaster which might occur to them.” ~ Michael Frayn
  46. “But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.” ~ Thomas E. Mann

  47. “Women share with men the need for personal success, even the taste for power. And no longer are we willing to satisfy those needs through the achievements of surrogates, whether husbands, children or merely role models.” ~ Elizabeth Dole
  48. “While the Christian faith clearly teaches that believers are to be involved as good citizens in the state, nevertheless, it is obvious why so many secularists are addicted to politics because political power is a surrogate for a Higher Power.” ~ J.P. Moreland
  49. “Nothing is more dangerous that the politician who uses politics as a surrogate for an unsatisfactory personal life.” ~ Denis Healey
  50. “Black music has always known, and not been afraid to acknowledge just how high the stakes of Black thought are. To summarize the final soliloquy of Clay, the protagonist in LeRoi Jones’ (aka Amiri Baraka’s) play Dutchman. You’d better be glad Charlie Parker could play him some horn and Bessie Smith could sing, because if they didn’t make music they might murder you. One would be hard-pressed to find another group of people on this planet whose music is a surrogate for murder. One would be hard-pressed to another group of people on this planet whose life is a proxy for death.” ~ Frank B. Wilderson III
  51. “My mother, father, stepmother and surrogate mother have all died of cancer; my best friend has got terminal cancer and at least five of my other friends have had cancer but survived it.” ~ Arabella Weir

  52. “This has always been the way of presidential politics. The president rises above the fray while his surrogates go on the attack. They throw the spears and fling the mud; he sits upon the throne.” ~ John Podhoretz
  53. “In a cool medium, the audience is an active constituent of the viewing or listening experience. A girl wearing open-mesh silk stockings or glasses is inherently cool and sensual because the eye acts as a surrogate hand in filling in the low-definition image thus engendered. Which is why boys make passes at girls who wear glasses.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  54. “Reading is merely a surrogate for thinking for yourself; it means letting someone else direct your thoughts. Many books, moreover, serve merely to show how many ways there are of being wrong, and how far astray you yourself would go if you followed their guidance. You should read only when your own thoughts dry up, which will, of course, happen frequently enough even to the best heads; but to banish your own thoughts so as to take up a book is a sin against the holy ghost; it is like deserting untrammeled nature to look at a herbarium or engravings of landscapes.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  55. “George W. Bush attended the intelligence briefing every day. Obama has not even attended half of them. He sends surrogates. That to me is significant.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  56. “I’m at that point in my life where I definitely want to get married soon. I’ve got my dogs as surrogates, but I’m ready for kids.” ~ Michael Bay

  57. “I don’t run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.” ~ Alfred M. Gray
  58. “How a designer gets from thought to thing is, at least in broad strokes, straightforward: (1) A designer conceives a purpose. (2) To accomplish that purpose, the designer forms a plan. (3) To execute the plan, the designer specifies building materials and assembly instructions. (4) Finally, the designer or some surrogate applies the assembly instructions to the building materials. What emerges is a designed object, and the designer is successful to the degree that the object fulfills the designer’s purpose.” ~ William A. Dembski
  59. “problematic within post-Reformation dogmatics. Is faith something I `do’ to earn God’s favor, and, if not, what role does it play? Once we release Paul’s justification language from the burden of having to describe `how someone becomes a Christian’, however, this is simply no longer a problem. There is no danger of imagining that Christian faith is after all a surrogate `work’, let alone a substitute form of moral righteousness. Faith is the badge of covenant membership, not something someone `performs’ as a kind of initiation test.” ~ N. T. Wright
  60. “Oscar Hammerstein was a surrogate father. I liked my father a lot, he was a swell fellow, but I didn’t see him very often because my mother was bitter about him and did everything she could to prevent me from seeing him.” ~ Stephen Sondheim

  61. “For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.” ~ Anne Tyler
  62. “I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends’ mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.” ~ Anne Lamott
  63. “Surrogate motherhood has been the subject of much philosophical and political dispute over the years.” ~ Thomas Frank

  64. “Where cultural representations do not reach out beyond themselves, there is the danger that they will function as the surrogates for activism, that they will constitute both the beginning and the end of political practice.” ~ Angela Davis
  65. “I’ve been using easy-to-understand DC Comics-surrogates to describe him: imagine if Darkseid’s son, Orion, joined the Green Lantern Corps to train them to stop Darkseid. That’s essentially what Victory is doing in the Galactic Rangers.” ~ Sterling Gates

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