A Quote by Gavin De Becker on no, parenting, teaching, and justifications

We have to teach young people that "No" is a complete sentence.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

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A Quote by Gavin De Becker on no, negotiation, justifications, controlling, and abuse

"No" is a word that must never be negotiated, because the person who chooses not to hear it is trying to control you…  Declining to hear "no" is a signal that someone is either seeking control or refusing to relinquish it.

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

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A Quote by Rob Brezsny on no, yes, and conrariness

Enjoy saying "no!" but don’t make it the wellspring of your vitality.  Be fueled by blood-red yeses...

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 63

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A Quote by Lewis Carroll on kittens, conversation, purring, yes, no, boolean, logic, and agreeableness

It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they Always purr.  'If them would only purr for "yes" and mew for "no," or any rule of that sort,' she had said, 'so that one could keep up a conversation!  But how can you talk with a person if they always say the same thing?'

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 12

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A Quote by jonathan lockwood huie on heart, world, demands, longings, yes, and no

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.

jonathan huie


Contributed by: Jonathan45

A Quote by Byron Katie on marriage, metaphor, divorce, honesty, integrity, yes, and no

The voice within is what I'm married to.  All marriage is a metaphor for that marriage.  My lover is the place inside me where an honest yes and no come from.  That's my true partner.  It's always there.  And to tell you yes when my integrity says no is to divorce that partner.

Byron Katie

Source: I Need Your Love-Is That True?

Contributed by: Little Big O

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