Bewilderment Quotes

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Erik Pevernagie
“Unexpected clashes between past and present may arouse a surge of bewilderment, but ‘time’ can be a redeemer and heal mental wreckage. Time might prove to be a dependable ally and a reliable coach to find a new inspiring sequel for the future. (“Disruption”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Ever and again, our mind may become befuddled when we have to find out what is heads or tails. Ever and again, bewilderment may strike our brain when we have to interpret the contrasts between the dark and the bright sides of things when we have got to read complex cases and assess the divergences between the iridescent outward appearances and the grisly undercurrents of particular characters. (‘"Côté cour…Côté jardin" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“When we start raising different inconsistent truths, life may tip into bewilderment and the brain may go haywire. The confrontation between what is, not is, and maybe is, might embed an enduring showdown, harboring an intense apprehension, and bring us sometimes unwittingly to our knees ("The hidden sides of his character" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Understanding” may become “misunderstanding”, if no commitment or no responsibilities are assumed, no specific objectives set, no definite expectations met and common values and interests no longer shared. Mutual understanding may then, against all odds, end up in heartache, confusion and bewilderment. ("Mutual understanding" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If we dare to dream, we must dare to wake up. When we come to rub our eyes wide open and face up to realness, we can clear our vision and curb a whirlwind of bewilderment that might break our mind apart, once fantasy wrangles with reality and our awareness denies the true colors of facts. ("Behind the frosted glass”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Do they not deserve our attention, those armies of small-minded and low-graded people, drifting on the waves of their unawareness or misfortune, suffocating in their caves of bewilderment and fading into oblivion? Imminent counteractions might unchain an avalanche of social fallouts if they feel ignored or disregarded. Sheeple’s rage is unpredictable and rampant. We must never fail to remember the lessons of history. (“Bread and Satellite”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Tarjei Vesaas
“Bewilderment increases in the presence of the mirrors.”
Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

“Our incredible bewilderment (wilderness separation) blinds us from seeing that our many personal and global problems primarily result from our assault of and separation from the natural creation process within and around us. Our estrangement from nature leaves us wanting,and when we want there is never enough. Our insatiable wanting is called greed. It is a major source of our destructive dependencies and violence.”
Michael J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature: Finding Wellness Through Rebuilding Your Bond with the Earth

Michel Faber
“There was a red button on the wall labelled EMERGENCY, but no button labelled BEWILDERMENT.”
Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things

Martha N. Beck
“You are consciousness dressed in form, my love. Consciousness is divine. Matter is divine. Creation is divine. Everything is divine. Are you somehow the only exception?”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Martha N. Beck
“Just like any civilized person, you’ve spent practically your whole life torturing an innocent wild creature. Starved it, then force-fed it, cut it, cursed it, driven it to exhaustion. Imprisoned it with other creatures who tormented it.”
“What?” Diana shakes her head in miserable confusion. “I don’t
even kill spiders! I never wanted to hurt anything.”
“The innocent wild creature to which I refer, my darling, is you.”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Martha N. Beck
“The mirror image of suffering is the truth. Try it. Change the story. Change the course of your entire history. Right now.”

“You want me to lie about my past?” Diana wipes tears from her face with the back of her hand.

“No, to tell the story a truer way,” says Herself. “Any story can be told infinite ways, dear, but listen to me. Listen well. If a story liberates your soul, believe it. But if a story imprisons you, believe its mirror image.”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Martha N. Beck
“Have you ever felt your destiny unfolding, beloved? Have you experienced the intensity of the hunt, the fixation of attention that only fate can explain? Have you ever told yourself your feelings were
excessive, but known that something huge and pivotally important was carrying you along like a riptide? You can fight that current all you want; you know it will still have its way with you. Or you can
try swimming along with it, and grow amazed by your own power—until you pause and realize that you aren’t moving but being moved. You’re not in control, not at all, and that’s what makes the feeling so
exquisitely exciting.”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“Her pleasure went on and on, and so did Ben's. Ben could almost smell the gardenia, could almost see her pinning it on, her hands all thumbs.
"You're selling your store?" she said.
There was radiance between them now. There were overtones and undertones to everything they said. The talk itself was formal, lifeless.
--"Money Talks”
Kurt Vonnegut, While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

“It was bewildering, the way that reality could be overtaken, wrestled down, and murdered by the sheer weight of possibility.”
Jennifer Dubois

Sol Luckman
“With the sensation that he was passing through the Looking-Glass, Max stared at his father as if he had never seen him before—simultaneously impressed and unnerved at the thought that, after all these years, he still knew so little about him.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

“What can one do with levels of gloom and guilt, fear and disbelief, of bewilderment above one's capacity to register?”
Darin Strauss, Half a Life

“Sorry is the day, and full of lament, when the young have to guard themselves from being food for the old.

I am moved to bewilderment, when I glance my eyes upon a society that kills its young, and then pretends to mourn their modus operandi.

Worse still, are those who have no compassion for the legacy and lack of positive inheritance being left to us, the future.

We have to save our parents and their friends. They raised us,but do not trust us. They are too tired to enact change. The source of progress, and the wealth of the future is, us.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Bewilderment is often the child of the ignorance! If you are bewildered to some things, it means that you are not yet a wise man!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“oh, how bitter
how bitter silent
the bewildered sorrow
of a texture too thick
to be brought out
through the eyes.”
Anna Jae

“I am bewildering you a little. Just enough to help you forget what you came to believe, so that you can remember what you’ve always known.”
Martha Beck

Martha N. Beck
“I am bewildering you a little. Just enough to help you forget what you came to believe, so that you can remember what you’ve always known.”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Martha N. Beck
“Diana frowns. “You’re taking me home, right? You just said you would.” “Hoink hoink! Of course, piglet. But I meant your real home.” “Which, last I checked,” says Diana acidly, “is in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, solar system, planet Earth.” “Hmm,” says the boar, hiccupping dreamily. “That’s what you think, darling. Tell me, can you say you’ve felt really at home at that address? Haven’t you been homesick your whole life?”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

“Life presents all of us with an endless string of disconcerting contingences and bewildering coincidences that hold significance for human beings.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“What I want to write is that I lay there until morning, with tear-stained eyes, a tear-stained pillow, a tear-stained life. What can one do with levels of gloom and guilt, fear and disbelief, of bewilderment above one's capacity to register? I slept soundly.”
Darin Strauss, Half a Life

“Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: “why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing?”
Sunday Adelaja

Martha N. Beck
“All for all, always.”
Martha N. Beck, Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening

Shirley Jackson
“None of these things bothered us excessively; we have always been a family that carries bewilderment like a banner, and odd new confusions do not actually seem to be any more bewildering than the ones we invent for ourselves; moreover, in each of these cases it was easier to believe that nothing had happened, or that it was of no importance anyway.”
Shirley Jackson, Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

Amit Kalantri
“A confident mind is sure of everything and a confused mind is sure of nothing.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“I am Banjo Telemark. I am an Ambiguitionest that is to say a maker and vendor of bespoke bewilderment. My atelier is the world and in my atelier nothing is solid and every truth you think you know is also a lie.
I am Banjo Telemark.
Let me show you my art.”
Aidan Truhen, Seven Demons

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