Quotes About Center

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Toba Beta
“I don't judge people.
It blurs out the center of my attention,
my focus,
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“You can't get attention of one who focused on himself.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Sarah Dessen
“I am still the center sister. But I see it differently now. There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.”
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Each time a person stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of
“Each time a person stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Robert F. Kennedy

Richie Norton
“Truly being authentic is knowing what matters to you, on the deepest level of who you are, and committing always to act from that authentic center.”
Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret

Haruki Murakami
“From the moment of my birth, I lived with pain at the center of my life. My only purpose in life was to find a way to coexist with intense pain.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Sue Monk Kidd
“How do we accomplish this matter of gathering life together in God? We must begin primarily by refocusing our attention keeping our minds and hearts directed toward God. The essence of the centered life is attention to God in all we think, say and do. It is the growing realization of His presence in our most down-to-earth living.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

Sue Monk Kidd
“we need not avoid our active lives, but simply bring to them a new vision and shift of gravity. for in the center we are rooted in god's love. in such a place there is no need for striving and impatience and dashing about seeking approval.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

Kathy Acker
“Murder is a dream because lack is the center of both.”
Kathy Acker, My Mother: Demonology

Mary Balogh
“Suddenly, and for the first time, he was at the center of his own life, living it and loving it.”
Mary Balogh, A Secret Affair

Mark Z. Danielewski
“This is why classical thought concerning structure could say that the center is, paradoxically, within the structure and outside it. The center is at the center of the totality, and yet, since the center does not belong to the totality (is not part of the totality), the totality has its center elsewhere. The center is not the center.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
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Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“The self-esteem of western women is founded on physical being (body mass index, youth, beauty). This creates a tricky emphasis on image, but the internalized locus of self-worth saves lives. Western men are very different. In externalizing the source of their self-esteem, they surrender all emotional independence. (Conquest requires two parties, after all.) A man cannot feel like a man without a partner, corporation, team. Manhood is a game played on the terrain of opposites. It thus follows that male sense of self disintegrates when the Other is absent.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

Sue Monk Kidd
“Pure in heart means to be sing-hearted... to will one thing- God. All (Jesus)'s moments flowed from His single-heartedness, from His intimacy with God. That was His core. Christianity is full of paradoxes and this is one of the strangest. When we are centered in God alone, we are able to relate to more of life and the world, and find more meaning in them. In some way a centered life becomes wider and fuller. To form one's life around this single perspective enables us to deal with more problems, not fewer, embrace more of life, not less of it. One reason is that we're not so divided, overwhelmed or bogged down by trivia and confusion.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

Anna Deavere Smith
“The individuals inside are frequently fighting that their individual voices be heard, while the walls of the place, which are the mask, and the perception, are reluctant to give over to the voices of the individuals. Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center, and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition, are trying to keep the margins at a distance. Part of the identity of a place is the tension between those in the margins, and those in the center, and they all live behind the walls which wear the tradition.”
Anna Deavere Smith

“The Earth is cylindrical, three times as wide as it is deep, and only the upper part is inhabited. But this Earth is isolated in space, and the sky is a complete sphere in the center of which is located, unsupported, our cylinder, the Earth, situated at an equal distance from all the points of the sky.”

Rebecca McNutt
“They think I’m not entirely ‘grounded in reality’, they say. They want me to go to some live-in nerdy activity ranch thing for troubled Canadian youth, that one out in Ontario where you come back programmed like some robot, dressed in a tye-dyed shirt and eating tuna sandwiches,” Mandy explained, a horrified look on her face.
“You’re eighteen, not twelve! Would they really send you to some rat’s nest like that?” Wendy questioned in mock horror. “Aw hell no, if you get sent there, they’ll make you hold hands and sing songs about caring! And they’ll force you to recycle everything in blue canisters, and to discuss your emotions in front of groups of bratty little dopes!”
“Dear god, they’ll have geeky youth wiener roasts at night, and no locks on the doors!” Mandy added, eyes wide. “…It’ll be the day pigs fly, my parents have the camp brochure on the fridge but they’ll never go through with sending me there. They always forget.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

M.F. Moonzajer
“I might be a very weird lover; having you the center of my dreams and reality.”
M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

James Franco
“I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything.”
James Franco

Debasish Mridha
“In the very center of your being, life begins in silence and in joy.”
Debasish Mridha

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don't need a prophet to wake you up from your bed; you need no archbishop to describe the size of your spoon for you. Remember, you are in the center of management of your own affairs when the time comes for you to act!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Stormie Omartian
“Pray that your marriage is one in which you both agree & that God will be in the center of it”
Stormie Omartian, The Power of Praying: Help for a Woman's Journey Through Life

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