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Quotes About Burning Bridges - Should You or Shouldn't You?

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Quote: Sometimes the bridges you burn light the way out of your darkness, but the memory of the blaze will be burned into your heart and mind forever. by author Shannon L. Alder overlaid on photo of closeup photography of brown and gray concrete bricks
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Sometimes the bridges you burn light the way out of your darkness, but the memory of the blaze will be burned into your heart and mind forever.


Quote: Burning a bridge, for example, does not just impact the situation at hand. It can Impact opportunities you may never be aware of. by author Valorie Burton overlaid on photo of clear wine glass with red wine
Photo Credit: Thomas Franke

Burning a bridge, for example, does not just impact the situation at hand. It can Impact opportunities you may never be aware of.




Quote: Never burn your bridges till you come to them. by author Clayton Rawson overlaid on photo of brown Tabby cat on yellow wooden bench
Photo Credit: Federica Diliberto

Never burn your bridges till you come to them.


Quote: It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me -- I never retreat. by author Fiorello LaGuardia overlaid on photo of photo of author Fiorello LaGuardia with quote

It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me -- I never retreat.


Quote: Don't burn bridges, you never know when you might need them. by author Omar Al Busaidy overlaid on photo of couple kissing beside seashore
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Don't burn bridges, you never know when you might need them.


Quote: Burning one's bridges is never a good thing, by author Katherine Hall Page overlaid on photo of photography of lake near tree
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Burning one's bridges is never a good thing,


Quote: Burning bridges behind you is understandable. It's the bridges before us that we burn, not realizing we may need to cross, that brings regret. by author Anthony Liccione overlaid on photo of black puppy looking at cupcakes
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

Burning bridges behind you is understandable. It's the bridges before us that we burn, not realizing we may need to cross, that brings regret.




Quote: The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn. by author David O. Russell overlaid on photo of pink umbrella
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The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.


Quote: My land is bare of chattering folk; the clouds are low along the ridges, and sweet's the air with curly smoke from all my burning bridges. by author Dorothy Parker overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on seashore during sunset
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My land is bare of chattering folk; the clouds are low along the ridges, and sweet's the air with curly smoke from all my burning bridges.


Quote: When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. by author Dylan Thomas overlaid on photo of photo of author Dylan Thomas with quote

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.


Quote: Great men burn bridges before they come to them. by author E. E. Cummings overlaid on photo of photo of author E. E. Cummings with quote

Great men burn bridges before they come to them.


Quote: He who can not forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself. by author George Herbert overlaid on photo of butterfly on clear glass sheet in selective focus photography
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He who can not forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.


Quote: Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. by author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  with quote

Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.


Quote: I've had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed. Sometimes because all bridges have been burned beyond recognition, sometimes because I desperately needed money. And sometimes just because I hated everyone in my old career or they hated me. by author James Altucher overlaid on photo of James Altucher quote: I've had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed. Sometimes because all bridges have been burned beyond recognition, sometimes because I desperately needed money. And sometimes just because I hated everyone in my old career or they hated me.- white text on starry pic background

I've had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed. Sometimes because all bridges have been burned beyond recognition, sometimes because I desperately needed money. And sometimes just because I hated everyone in my old career or they hated me.


Quote: Stop telling me not to burn bridges. Some bridges are meant to be burned; some roads are never meant to be traveled again. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of person on road at sunset
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Stop telling me not to burn bridges. Some bridges are meant to be burned; some roads are never meant to be traveled again.


Quote: We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. by author Tom Stoppard overlaid on photo of brown wooden dock under night sky
Photo Credit: Ben White

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.


Quote: You can't do that kind of thing normally, but normal dumped without a note nearly a month ago. These days, I'll happily set fire to a bridge the second after I've crossed it -- I don't plan on being around for the consequences to catch up with me. by author D. D. Barant overlaid on photo of D. D. Barant quote; white text on black background

You can't do that kind of thing normally, but normal dumped without a note nearly a month ago. These days, I'll happily set fire to a bridge the second after I've crossed it -- I don't plan on being around for the consequences to catch up with me.


Quote: You don't want to burn any bridges, but you also want to make sure you leave your character bridges wide open and you're never seen as one particular thing, or that's who you'll be, unfortunately, for the rest of your career. by author Amanda Schull overlaid on photo of photo of author Amanda Schull with quote

You don't want to burn any bridges, but you also want to make sure you leave your character bridges wide open and you're never seen as one particular thing, or that's who you'll be, unfortunately, for the rest of your career.


Quote: Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge. by author Don Henley overlaid on photo of couple hugging each other during sunset
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Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.


Quote: I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me. by author Dinah Shore overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.


Quote: There aren't too many principles of proper business conduct with which just about everybody will agree. Two come to mind: 1. Unless you're a professional athlete, don't offer co-workers encouragement by patting them on the butt, and 2. Don't burn bridges. by author Dale Dauten overlaid on photo of Dale Dauten quote: There aren't too many principles of proper business conduct with which just about everybody will agree. Two come to mind: 1. Unless you're a professional athlete, don't offer co-workers encouragement by patting them on the butt, and 2. Don't burn bridges.- black text on quotes background

There aren't too many principles of proper business conduct with which just about everybody will agree. Two come to mind: 1. Unless you're a professional athlete, don't offer co-workers encouragement by patting them on the butt, and 2. Don't burn bridges.


Quote: I demolish my bridges behind me -- then there is no choice but forward. by author Fridtjof Nansen overlaid on photo of brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
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I demolish my bridges behind me -- then there is no choice but forward.


Quote: Bridges are meant for burning, when the people and memories they join aren't the same. by author Jim Croce overlaid on photo of green plants beside brown wooden door
Photo Credit: Pedro Ramos

Bridges are meant for burning, when the people and memories they join aren't the same.


Quote: We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which we find ourselves sitting. by author Richard L. Evans overlaid on photo of blue sky and white clouds
Photo Credit: Erik Hansman

We should think seriously before we slam doors, before we burn bridges, before we saw off the limb on which we find ourselves sitting.


Quote: Never burn bridges. Today's junior jerk, tomorrow's senior partner. by author Sigourney Weaver overlaid on photo of black pug with gray knit scarf
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Never burn bridges. Today's junior jerk, tomorrow's senior partner.


Quote: I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges. by author Scott Thompson overlaid on photo of three person looking stars and milky way
Photo Credit: Benjamin Davies

I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges.


Quote: Some amazing records have this power to leave you with inspiration; you're left with the urge to write something. And some records are totally overwhelming, because they are so good, they burn the bridges behind them. by author Thomas Mars overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Tim Mossholder

Some amazing records have this power to leave you with inspiration; you're left with the urge to write something. And some records are totally overwhelming, because they are so good, they burn the bridges behind them.


Quote: It doesn't help me to burn bridges, but I'm not going to sit back and be given blame when I don't deserve it. by author Chris Coleman overlaid on photo of photo of author Chris Coleman with quote

It doesn't help me to burn bridges, but I'm not going to sit back and be given blame when I don't deserve it.


Quote: I've burned all my bridges for the sake of getting as near as I can to the truth. And after years of searching for the truth, you find that that's all you can bear. The truth and nothing but the truth. by author Viv Albertine overlaid on photo of woman in black shirt walking on sidewalk near brown concrete wall partition
Photo Credit: Greg Shield

I've burned all my bridges for the sake of getting as near as I can to the truth. And after years of searching for the truth, you find that that's all you can bear. The truth and nothing but the truth.


Quote: May the bridges I burn light the way. by author Moosa Rahat overlaid on photo of flame illustration
Photo Credit: Paul Bulai

May the bridges I burn light the way.


Quote: When leaders choose to burn bridges instead of build them, they sacrifice their ability to do their jobs. by author Charlie Baker overlaid on photo of photo of author Charlie Baker with quote

When leaders choose to burn bridges instead of build them, they sacrifice their ability to do their jobs.


Quote: Never burn bridges. If it's a faulty bridge then close it off and let it fall on its own. by author Gregor Collins overlaid on photo of photo of author Gregor Collins with quote

Never burn bridges. If it's a faulty bridge then close it off and let it fall on its own.


Quote: If the bridge to your past is burned behind you, then you have no choice but to travel the path into a successful future. by author John Di Lemme overlaid on photo of grey hlalway
Photo Credit: Filip Kominik

If the bridge to your past is burned behind you, then you have no choice but to travel the path into a successful future.


Quote: You know, the thing about burned bridges is, they can be rebuilt. by author Tim Kring overlaid on photo of photo of author Tim Kring with quote

You know, the thing about burned bridges is, they can be rebuilt.


Quote: I thank God I've never burned no bridges with nobody, and when it's time for me to call in my favors, they're coming. by author Mannie Fresh overlaid on photo of photo of author Mannie Fresh with quote

I thank God I've never burned no bridges with nobody, and when it's time for me to call in my favors, they're coming.


Quote: Commitment means burning all bridges behind you. by author Billy Graham overlaid on photo of photo of author Billy Graham with quote

Commitment means burning all bridges behind you.


Quote: We will burn that bridge when we come to it. by author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe overlaid on photo of two person on the tunnel
Photo Credit: Jason Lam

We will burn that bridge when we come to it.


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