Quotes About Slow Down

Quotes tagged as "slow-down" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Nicholas Sparks
“Strange, what being forced to slow down could do to a person.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

Alexandra Potter
“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn't come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of air, instead of my usual shallow breaths. I take a moment to just stop and look around me. And smile to myself.
For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee.”
Alexandra Potter, The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweather

Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.”
Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Dance: Moving To the Rhythms of Your True Self

Patti Digh
“Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list.”
Patti Digh, Four-Word Self-Help: Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives

Alex Morritt
“Age is a seasoned trickster. To our parents, we will always be children. Within ourselves, the same yearnings of youth; the same aspirations of adolescence, will last a lifetime. Only to the young - blinded by our grey hair and slowing gait - do we appear old and increasingly beyond the pale.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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Holly Mosier
“Perfection of effort is not required, by the way. It is the consistency of attempting to work these tools that brings the progress. It’s like anything else. If I want to tone muscle, lifting a ten-pound weight a few times every day will move me toward my goal much quicker than hoisting a fifty-pound barbell once a week. Yes, it really is true: “Slow and steady wins the race.” Just try a little, every day. You’ll see.”
Holly Mosier

Santosh Kalwar
“LSD stands out for learning to slow down.”
Santosh Kalwar

Steve Goodier
“In truth I suspect that merely slowing down is not a very satisfying answer. What I need has less to do with my pace of life than my peace of life. At any speed, I crave a deep and lasting inner peace. And if it's solace I'm after, I don't need to pace myself like a turtle, change jobs or set up house on a quiet island. It is usually frenetic living, not high energy, that robs my peace of mind.”
Steve Goodier

Hugh Howey
“Wisely and slowly; they stumble that run fast.”
Hugh Howey, Wool Omnibus

“Go for a walk outdoors. Reconnect with the feeling of the wind blowing through your hair. Listen to the birds that live in a tree in your yard. Watch the sunset. Take time to smell the flowers that bloom in the park during the summer. The natural world is just as natural as it ever was, except there's less of it than there was twenty-five years ago - and most of us don't make a point of enjoying it often enough.”
Skye Alexander, The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens, and Spells

Debasish Mridha
“Speed of life is a killer not a healer,
so slow down to bloom like a flower.”
Debasish Mridha

Israelmore Ayivor
“Compete with yourself; you have no knowledge about the degree of gifting others might have. Don't decide to slow down because you have gone too far and everyone is behind you!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Joe Plumeri
“Maybe every once in a while we can take a break from doing everything faster and quicker to reflect on who we are and where we are going.”
Joe Plumeri, The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success--by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work

Israelmore Ayivor
“Nothing is so rewarding than the patience that you take to go over the ramps of life. They may slow you down, but you are an unstoppable hero. Keep driving!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Lindsey Rietzsch
“Don't be in a hurry to achieve your dreams. Take a day to play with your kids and relax - your dreams will still be there tomorrow.”
Lindsey Rietzsch, Successful Failures: Recognizing the Divine Role That Opposition Plays in Life's Quest for Success

“I don't do hurry I don't do worry.”
Karen Salmansohn

Israelmore Ayivor
“It's better to be slow and careful in the right direction than to be fast and careless on the wrong path. Be sure that you are on the right path before you begin to take your steps!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“I don't need to be dead to see something like that. Besides, I know you pretty well by now. You better slow down before you run out of eligible men. This is a small town.”
J.J. Cook

Lily Tomlin
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”
Lily Tomlin

Ellen Hopkins
“If you will only pause, as you hurry through your days, take a minute to look at passersby, beyond cursory skin-deep analysis, all the way into their eyes, what beauty you might find woven from the life threads there.”
Ellen Hopkins, Perfect

Richard Bachman
“If people just took it a day at a time, they'd be a lot happier.”
Richard Bachman

Manoj Arora
“Look at your neck turning radius. Its designed to look 180 deg forward side only.
Looking back slows you down. Always look forward in life.”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

Debasish Mridha
“Stop rushing. Slow down and enjoy the beauty of life.”
Debasish Mridha

“Speed can be fun, productive and powerful, and we would be poorer without it. What the world needs, and what the slow movement offers, is a middle path, a recipe for marrying la dolce vita with the dynamism of the information age. The secret is balance: instead of doing everything faster, do everything at the right speed. Sometimes fast. Sometimes slow. Sometimes in between.”
Carl Honoré, In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

“Like a bee in a flower bed, the human brain naturally flits from one thought to the next. In the high-speed workplace, where data and headlines come thick and fast, we are all under pressure to think quickly. Reaction, rather than reflection, is the order of the day. To make the most of our time, and to avoid boredom, we fill up every spare moment with mental stimulation…Keeping the mind active makes poor use of our most precious resource. True, the brain can work wonders in high gear. But it will do so much more if given the chance to slow down from time to time. Shifting the mind into lower gear can bring better health, inner calm, enhanced concentration and the ability to think more creatively.”
Carl Honoré, In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I wanted to call a time out, to demand that everybody just STOP until I could understand everything.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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