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Quotes About Relaxation

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Jane Austen
“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”
Jane Austen

Roald Dahl
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Amit Ray
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

Amit Ray
“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”
Amit Ray

Simone Elkeles
“Doing something positive will help turn your mood around. When you smile, your body relaxes. When you experience human touch and interaction, it eases tension in your body.”
Simone Elkeles, Return to Paradise

Robin Craig Clark
“Our duty is wakefulness, the fundamental condition of life itself. The unseen, the unheard, the untouchable is what weaves the fabric of our see-able universe together.”
Robin Craig Clark, The Garden
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Paulo Coelho
“It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”
Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage

Walter Kirn
“Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes.”
Walter Kirn, Up in the Air

Ray Bradbury
“Work. Don't Think. Relax.”
Ray Bradbury

“There is a tonic strength, in the hour of sorrow and affliction, in escaping from the world and society and getting back to the simple duties and interests we have slighted and forgotten. Our world grows smaller, but it grows dearer and greater. Simple things have a new charm for us, and we suddenly realize that we have been renouncing all that is greatest and best, in our pursuit of some phantom.”
William George Jordan

G.K. Chesterton
“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book, and a tired man who wants a book to read.”
G.K. Chesterton

Anatole France
“Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another. ”
Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

Ian Fleming
“...Goldfinger could not have known that high tension was Bond's natural way of life and that pressure and danger relaxed him.”
Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

Criss Jami
“Ask anyone and they'll most likely say their family is crazy, and if they don't say their family is crazy, their friends are crazy. That's because everyone is crazy after taking the mask off. People are most themselves when not really trying to fit in, when either alone or around those already closest to them, and that is crazy.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Elizabeth Jane Howard
“I think best in a hot bath, with my head tilted back and my feet up high.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong

Elizabeth Jane Howard
“A massage is just like a movie, really relaxing and a total escape, except in a massage you're the star. And you don't miss anything by falling asleep!”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong

“Relaxing the shoulders is vital for relaxation in general. However, owing to the effects of gravity, relaxation is problematic unless we let the shoulders remain in their natural place. Let the shoulders drop, or settle in harmony with gravity, into their most comfortable position. It isn’t too difficult to do this for a moment, but to sustain this condition unconsciously in our lives is another matter. We raise our shoulders unnaturally when we lean on a desk or hold the telephone between our shoulders and ears, when we are shocked by a loud noise, and who knows how many other times throughout the day. And the unsettling of the shoulders doesn’t have to be large to produce anxiety, stiff necks, and headaches. Just slightly raising them will create tension, and this tension throws the nervous system out of balance.

When do we raise the shoulders in daily life? What are we feeling at that moment and leading up to that moment? Remembering that the body reflects the mind, and that the raising of the shoulders not only creates tension but also is a physical manifestation of psychological tension itself, what are the roots of this tension? Bringing the mind into the moment, let’s observe ourselves in a state free of preconceived ideas or beliefs. Don’t guess at these questions. Observe yourself in relationship to others and the universe”
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

Alain de Botton
“The challenge lies in knowing how to bring this sort of day to a close. His mind has been wound to a pitch of concentration by the interactions of the office. Now there are only silence and the flashing of the unset clock on the microwave. He feels as if he had been playing a computer game which remorselessly tested his reflexes, only to have its plug suddenly pulled from the wall. He is impatient and restless, but simultaneously exhausted and fragile. He is in no state to engage with anything significant. It is of course impossible to read, for a sincere book would demand not only time, but also a clear emotional lawn around the text in which associations and anxieties could emerge and be disentangled. He will perhaps only ever do one thing well in his life.

For this particular combination of tiredness and nervous energy, the sole workable solution is wine. Office civilisation could not be feasible without the hard take-offs and landings effected by coffee and alcohol.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Barbara Taylor Bradford
“Elizabeth lay face-down on the massage table, and allowed Marco to relieve the stress of the business day with firm and knowing fingers. Success, she decided, was often a matter of knowing when to relax.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Being Elizabeth

Jarod Kintz
“I unwind with wine—or a few counter clockwise turns.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Criss Jami
“I'm a peasant
I'm the muzhik
A pest you're destined to play the music
And yes it's pleasant to say it's beauty I'm
Indebted to rest respecting it truly”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Joanne Madeline Moore
“Take the time to slow down, relax, meditate, and contemplate the wonders within. You will discover an inner calm and balance that previously eluded you.”
Joanne Madeline Moore, Love and Sex Signs: Venus, Mars and Astrology

Ryan Lilly
“The irony of sensory deprivation tanks is that in order to think outside the box, you must first go inside one.”
Ryan Lilly

Paulo Coelho
“The Warrior knows that no man is an island.
He cannot fight alone; whatever his plan, he depends on other people. He needs to discuss his strategy, to ask for help, and, in moments of relaxation, to have someone with whom he can sit by the fire, someone he can regale with tales of battle.”
Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

Carl William Brown
“Universe doesn't even know that you exist, so relax!”
Carl William Brown, Aforismi. Volume primo.

Nicholas Sparks
“Like Jesus said 'blessed are the lazy who lie on boats, for they shall inherit a suntan”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

“Want to detox yourself? Write down your dreams each morning in a journal and reflect. It's like cleaning out the cookies from your mental computer.”
Jennifer Ritchie Payette

Thomas Hughes
“A landing place is a famous thing, but it is only enjoyable for a time by any mortal who deserves one at all.”
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

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