Quotes About Spontaneity

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“No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it.”
Carroll Bryant

J.D. Salinger
“It's such a stupid question, in my opinion. I mean, how do you know what you're going to do till you do it? The answer is, you don't. I think I am, but how do I know? I swear it's a stupid question.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Derek Landy
“Plans are invitation to disappointment.”
Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

Jane Austen
“Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!”
Jane Austen, Emma

Erma Bombeck
“Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, its unplanned, it's full of suprises.”
Erma Bombeck

J.A. Redmerski
“I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life.”
J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Always

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.”
Jeremy Glass

Bertrand Russell
“Love can flourish only as long as it is free and spontaneous; it tends to be killed by the thought of duty. To say that it is your duty to love so-and-so is the surest way to cause you to hate him of her.”
Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

Bertrand Russell
“To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness.”
Bertrand Russell

Tom Stoppard
“Wheels have been set in motion, and they have their own pace, to which we are...condemned. Each move is dictated by the previous one - that is the meaning of order. If we start being arbitrary it'll just be a shambles: at least, let us hope so. Because if we happened, just happened to discover, or even suspect, that our spontaneity was part of their order, we'd know that we were lost. A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty - and, by which definition, a philosopher - dreamed he was a butterfly, and from that moment he was never quite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher. Envy him; his two-fold security. ”
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Steve Goodier
“But I give best when I give from that deeper place; when I give simply, freely and generously, and sometimes for no particular reason. I give best when I give from my heart.”
Steve Goodier

“Tears have always been easier to shed than explain.”
Marty Rubin

Richard Aldington
“Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else - above all, a travel bureau - arrange everything before-hand?”
Richard Aldington, Death of a Hero

Malcolm Gladwell
“Basketball is an intricate, high-speed game filled with split-second, spontaneous decisions. But that spontaneity is possible only when everyone first engages in hours of highly repetitive and structured practice--perfecting their shooting, dribbling, and passing and running plays over and over again--and agrees to play a carefully defined role on the court. . . . spontaneity isn't random.”
Malcolm Gladwell

Tina Fey
“Say yes and you'll figure it out afterwards.”
Tina Fey

Oscar Wilde
“Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art”
Oscar Wilde

“The erotic state – again, a mixture of concentration and spontaneity – is a hypnoidal state, probably the most powerful kind that we are capable of experiencing, and it is in this condition that unexpected regions of the self are revealed, as the majority of people know from experience.”
Peter Redgrove, The Black Goddess and the Unseen Real: Our Uncommon Senses and Their Common Sense

“Being spontaneous is being able to respond with confidence; calmly trusting that, whatever the outcome, you will have a positive if challenging experience that will lead to greater self-awareness and success.”
Sylvia Clare, Trusting Your Intuition: Rediscover Your True Self to Achieve a Richer, More Rewarding Life

Michael Michalko
“Creativity is paradoxical. To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder, must work hard but spend time doing nothing as information incubates, must create many ideas yet most of them are useless, must look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different, must desire success but embrace failure, must be persistent but not stubborn, and must listen to experts but know how to disregard them."

[Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking (The Creativity Post, December 6, 2011)]”
Michael Michalko

“You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don’t welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself.”
Abigail Biddinger

“It was tragic how life had sucked her down to the bones, all her spontaneity her laughter and freedom had vanished. I knew then that I didn't ever want to be like that. Whatever happened, life was something too precious to give up on so easily.”
Belinda Jeffrey, One Long Thread

Malcolm Gladwell
“In life, most of us are highly skilled at suppressing action. All the improvisation teacher has to do is to reverse this skill and he creates very ‘gifted’ improvisers. Bad improvisers block action, often with a high degree of skill. Good improvisers develop action.”
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Saurabh Sharma
“Spontaneous insanity is the real bliss! It's sad that we are honored for playing sane, serious, safe, miserable and controlling in this poor world.”
Saurabh Sharma

N.T. Wright
“Part of the problem about authenticity is that virtues aren't the only things that are habit forming: the more someone behaves in a way that is damaging to self or to others, the more "natural" it will both seem and actually be. Spontaneity, left to itself, can begin by excusing bad behavior and end by congratulating vice.”
N.T. Wright, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters

Syrie James
“Some of the most thrilling things in life are done on impulse.”
Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

“The wild ivy grows wherever it pleases.”
Marty Rubin

“Lovers jump into bed without thinking. It's the only way it can be done.”
Marty Rubin

“A goal ensures progress. But one gets much further without a goal.”
Marty Rubin

Roberta Pearce
“Speaking of which, about assuming you had a condom—I just meant that you, with your experience, would be prepared for responsible sex, even if it were on the fly. An intelligent man is prepared for spontaneity.”
Roberta Pearce, A Bird Without Wings

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