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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.

--Shannon L. Alder

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

--Valorie Burton

I don't burn my bridges. I use nuclear weapons to vaporise them.

--Wayne Gerard Trotman

Never burn your bridges till you come to them.

--Clayton Rawson

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

--Fiorello LaGuardia

Don't burn bridges, you never know when you might need them.

--Omar Al Busaidy

Burning one's bridges is never a good thing,

--Katherine Hall Page

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.

--Anthony Liccione

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

--David O. Russell

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.

--Dorothy Parker

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

--Dylan Thomas

Great men burn bridges before they come to them.

--E. E. Cummings

He who can not forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.

--George Herbert

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

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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.

--James Altucher

Stop telling me not to burn bridges. Some bridges are meant to be burned; some roads are never meant to be traveled again.

--Steve Maraboli

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.

--Tom Stoppard

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.

--D.D. Barant

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.

--Amanda Schull

Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.

--Don Henley

I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me.

--Dinah Shore

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.

--Dale Dauten

I demolish my bridges behind me -- then there is no choice but forward.

--Fridtjof Nansen

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

--Jim Croce

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

--Richard L. Evans

Never burn bridges. Today's junior jerk, tomorrow's senior partner.

--Sigourney Weaver

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

--Scott Thompson

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.

--Thomas Mars

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.

--Chris Coleman

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.

--Viv Albertine

May the bridges I burn light the way.

--Moosa Rahat

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

--Charlie Baker

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

--Gregor Collins

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

--John Di Lemme

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

--Tim Kring

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.

--Mannie Fresh

Commitment means burning all bridges behind you.

--Billy Graham

We will burn that bridge when we come to it.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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