"There is no stigma attached to recognizing a bad decision in time to install a better one.
—Laurence J. Peter
You can’t be responsible for anyone but you. We all make our own decisions, and pay our own consequences. You can love someone, but you can’t fix them.
—Lyla Payne in By Referral Only
Sometimes the decisions that seem the most illogical at the time, later on turn out to be the best decisions of our lives.
—Madeleine Beckett in Color of Loneliness
You’re the one who has to live with your choice, everyone else will get over it, move on, no matter what you decide. But you never will.
—Veronica Roth in The Transfer
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.
I thought it would all fall into place. I've changed my mind. Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they're made for you, but you can't avoid them.
—Mhairi McFarlane in You Had Me At Hello
Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.
—Malaclypse the Younger
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
Our choices add up; each one influences others, and cumulatively a series of delightful short-term choices can leave us much worse off in the long run.
—Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
—J. K. Rowling
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.