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Quotes About Confusion

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George Saunders
“Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

J.D. Salinger
“It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Jarod Kintz
“She didn't say it, I only thought she said it. So really it was my thought, my words, and not hers. How could I confuse "I love you" with "May I take your order?”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Jarod Kintz
“She looked like the kind of woman I could fall in love with. Trouble is, she was standing next to the kind of woman I’d like to make love to. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Johnny Depp
“I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.”
Johnny Depp

J.D. Salinger
“And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Criss Jami
“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”
Criss Jami

Rick Riordan
“And, whoa!" He turned to Mr.D. "Your the wine dude? No way!"
Mr.D turned hi eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. "The wine dude?"
"Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I've got your figurine!"
"My figurine."
"In my game, Mythomagic. And holofoil card, too! And even though you've only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks your the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!"
"Ah." Mr.D seemed truly perplexed, which probably saved my life. "Well, that's...gratifying.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

Terry Pratchett
“Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.”
Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

Jarod Kintz
“The wind blew my words away from you. So while I told you I love you, the phrase was carried in the opposite direction and landed 333 miles away in the ears of a confused farmer. He was nice, though. He sent me a kind letter saying that while he was flattered, I wasn’t really his type.”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Raymond Carver
“I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Salvador Dalí
“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”
Salvador Dalí

Neil Gaiman
“We often confuse what we wish for with what is.”
Neil Gaiman, MirrorMask

J.K. Rowling
“A fierce battle was raging inside Harry's brain:
She's Ron's sister.
But she's ditched Dean!
She's still Ron's sister.
I'm his best mate!
That'll make it worse.
If I talked to him first-
He'd hit you.
What if I don't care?
He's your best mate!
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Brian Krans
“There I was, cold, isolated and desperate for something I knew I couldn't have.
A solution. A remedy. Anything.

...I hated it. Alone and confused was the last place I wanted to be.
Somehow I knew I deserved this.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

Rumi
“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Rick Riordan
“Is that me?,' Leo said. 'Like me--having this dream--looking at me having a dream?”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Jarod Kintz
“At Starbucks I like ordering a “Tall venti in a grande cup.” That’s basically me asking for a small large in a medium cup.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Jodi Picoult
“What was wrong with me? I had a decent life. I was healthy. I wasn't starving or maimed by a land mine or orphaned. Yet somehow, it wasn't enough. I had a hole in me, and everything I took for granted slipped through it like sand.

I felt like I had swallowed yeast, like whatever evil was festering inside me had doubled in size.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Jacques Derrida
“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
Jacques Derrida

Richelle Mead
“Thats why your doing this? Because Lissa told you to?”
Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

Tom Peters
“If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.”
Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution

Jodi Picoult
“I don't know what he means by that, but I nod and smile at him. You'd be surprised at how far that response can get you in a conversation where you are completely confused.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules

Criss Jami
“I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.”
Criss Jami

Criss Jami
“I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?”
Criss Jami

Raymond Chandler
“Tall, aren't you?" she said.
"I didn't mean to be."
Her eyes rounded. She was puzzled. She was thinking. I could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother to her.”
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep

Shannon L. Alder
“I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?”
Shannon L. Alder

“One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”
K.L. Toth

Tamora Pierce
“I'm sorry," she said humbly. "I haven't wanted to lie to you."
"I should hope so. You're the worst liar I've ever met." He thought about it for a moment, then added, "--or the best. Now I'm all confused.”
Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

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