Avoid Quotes

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Anthony Liccione
“Her complexity is a glorious fire that consumes, while her simplicity goes unapproachable. But if one takes time to understand her, there is something beautiful to find, something simple to be loved. But she goes unloved, for being misunderstood.”
Anthony Liccione

“When we fail to reflect on the undercurrents of the circumstances of our life, we may have permanent misgivings about the quality of our interpretations. A lucid reading of our acts and our desires helps us to avoid tumbling into a frustrating gap between what we expect and what others expect. (“Alors, tout a basculé”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Mary Balogh
“Life, she realized, so often became a determined, relentless avoidance of pain-of one's own, of other people's. But sometimes pain had to be acknowledged and even touched so that one could move into it and through it and past it. Or else be destroyed by it.”
Mary Balogh, Simply Love

Kristin Cashore
“Part of avoiding thoughts about something was not encouraging opportunities for that something to makes itself felt.”
Kristin Cashore

P.D. James
“I learned early and at that kitchen table that there are ways of avoiding, without guilt, the commitments of love.”
P.D. James, The Children of Men

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Have we ever thought that being lost is our destination?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Michael Finkel
“Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all costs, but maybe it's worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less are we able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets. Some philosophers believe that loneliness is the only true feeling there is. We live orphaned on a tiny rock in the immense vastness of space, with no hint of even the simplest form of life anywhere around us for billions upon billions of miles, alone beyond all imagining. We live locked in our own heads and can never entirely know the experience of another person. Even if we're surrounded by family and friends, we journey into death completely alone.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“Planning helps you to avoid potholes in the journey of life”
Topsy Gift

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often fantasy is not a rich elaboration of life designed to enhance our existence, rather it is our pell-mell escape from life with the intent of exiting this existence. And the most imaginative fantasy of all is to somehow think that I can do that in the first place.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Fernando Pessoa
“Knowing how easily even the smallest things torture me, I deliberately avoid contact with them. A cloud passing in front of the sun is enough to make me suffer, how then should I not suffer in the darkness of the endlessly overcast sky of my own life?”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Steven Magee
“A person who avoids sunlight may eventually develop solar radiation deficiency sickness.”
Steven Magee

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To live a fantasy is to avoid a life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The reason placing blame repeatedly fails to work is that I repeatedly place it on everyone else instead of where it actually belongs.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“There’s not much that I can find in places where there is nothing to find. However, to avoid facing God I find myself spending a lot of time in those very places.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The ‘easy way’ is our laziness trying to find a solution by ‘working hard’ to side-step the problem.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To ‘pretend’ is to say that I’m willing to waste the precious energy that it takes to pretend, and I’m unwilling to cultivate the bravery that it takes to be real. And I am at a complete loss to pretend that either of these aren’t true.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Marcus du Sautoy
“To understand this new frontier, I will have to try to master one of the most difficult and counterintuitive theories ever recorded in the annals of science: quantum physics. Listen to those who have spent their lives immersed in this world and you will have a sense of the challenge we face. After making his groundbreaking discoveries in quantum physics, Werner Heisenberg recalled, "I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?" Einstein declared after one discovery, "If it is correct it signifies the end of science." Schrödinger was so shocked by the implications of what he'd cooked up that he admitted, "I do not like it and I am sorry I had anything to do with it." Nevertheless, quantum physics is now one of the most powerful and well-tested pieces of science on the books. Nothing has come close to pushing it off its pedestal as one of the great scientific achievements of the last century. So there is nothing to do but to dive headfirst into this uncertain world. Feynman has some good advice for me as I embark on my quest: "I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, 'But how can it be like that?' because you will get 'down the drain,' into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.”
Marcus du Sautoy, The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

“It is inevitable that there will come a time when mankind will go out more at night and stay indoors during the day to avoid harmful solar rays.”
Nabil N. Jamal

Steven Magee
“Avoid any exercises that may produce injuries.”
Steven Magee

“We have to continually grow in the knowledge of Christ, in order to avoid every limitation of our human understanding, and allow the Lordship of God’s information, which is hidden in His wisdom”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I spend a tremendous amount of time carefully choosing the roles I wish to play so that I can run from the role I was born to play. And if I keep on doing that, I will eventually set foot in my grave never having set foot on the stage.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“God wants every Christian to avoid and not repeat the mistakes of the Israelites”
Sunday Adelaja

“She was a walking deposition to every encounter that fed a dark hunger for confrontation.”
The Fly Garden, 2017 Facebook

Mark Manson
“Death scares us. And because it scares us, we avoid thinking about it, talking about it, sometimes even acknowledging it, even when it's happening to someone close to us.

Yet, in a bizarre, backwards way, death is the light by which the shadow of all of life's meaning is measured. Without death, everything would feel inconsequential, all experience arbitrary, all metrics and values suddenly zero.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Richie Norton
“When goals become jobs to be done, dreams are nightmares we avoid. Keep things fun.”
Richie Norton

“We have the choice to act, ignore or avoid while dealing with people. In our anxiety to be correct in our behaviour towards all, we bend backwards giving up our space to people who don’t deserve it. These include friends, relatives or even our own family. There may be an overbearing friend or a difficult child or even an uncompromising spouse who gives us stress by entering our space and attacking us relentlessly. The fault lies fairly and squarely on our shoulders for having allowed them to come this far. We must draw up boundaries, demarcate our space and tell them that they can come this far and no more. We must stop putting up with nonsense that stresses us out. We must be firm, stop putting up with behaviour that doesn’t suit us and before long we’ll find that such persons will change their behaviour patterns.”
Latika Teotia

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