Calm Quotes

Quotes tagged as "calm" (showing 1-30 of 309)
“Patience Is Not the Ability to Wait:
Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Dorothy Parker
“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.”
Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems

Pema Chödrön
“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön

Oscar Wilde
“How you can sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless."

"Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them."

"I say it’s perfectly heartless your eating muffins at all, under the circumstances.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Rumi
“Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Friedrich Nietzsche
“To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended
“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Lao Tzu
“Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.

Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
He remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Fiona Apple
“It's calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion.”
Fiona Apple

Manoj Arora
“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”
Manoj Arora, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom

Jess C. Scott
“Be patient. Your skin took a while to deteriorate. Give it some time to reflect a calmer inner state. As one of my friends states on his Facebook profile: "The true Losers in Life, are not those who Try and Fail, but those who Fail to Try.”
Jess C. Scott, Clear: A Guide to Treating Acne Naturally

Lucy Christopher
“Right at that moment it was as if we were the only two people left in the world. And I don't mean that to sound corny; it just honestly did. The only sounds were the droning crickets and chip-chips of the bats, the farawy wind against the sand, and the occasional distant yowl of a dingo. There were no car horns.No trains. No jack-hammers. No lawnmowers No planes. No sirens. No alarms. No anything human. If you'd told me that you'd saved me from a nuclear holocaust, I might have believed you.”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Jules Renard
“The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.”
Jules Renard

“Who's crazy: people who trust other people, or people who don't?”
Lenore Skenazy

Cameron Conaway
“The storm before the calm.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Lemony Snicket
“You cannot wait for an untroubled world to have an untroubled moment. The terrible phone call, the rainstorm, the sinister knock on the door—they will all come. Soon enough arrive the treacherous villain and the unfair trial and the smoke and the flames of the suspicious fires to burn everything away. In the meantime, it is best to grab what wonderful moments you find lying around.”
Lemony Snicket, Shouldn't You Be in School?

Amit Kalantri
“When you are angry try your best to go to sleep, it keeps you away from speaking, writing and thinking while you are angry.”
Amit Kalantri

Christine Feehan
“Music burst through him, perfect notes he hear rarely. Fire and ice, wind and calm, sky and earth, water and rock all fused together. Joley seemed as wild and turbulent s the sea, yet beneath her fiery passion, at the very core of her, she was as forceful and strong and as constant as the deepest ocean currents. Ilya seemed as calm as a windless sea, yet beneath the surface smoldered a volcano of such explosive magnitude, his power could easily sweep everything from his path. Together they completed each other, his melody and hers merging together into a single, perfect harmony.”
Christine Feehan, Turbulent Sea

J.D. Stroube
“It stood calm against the suburban storm raging around it. The thunder screamed across the sky; it slapped the clouds into a heated turmoil that flew towards the south.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Chris Bradford
“A samurai must remain calm at all times even in the face of danger.”
Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword
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Criss Jami
“Peaceful disputes are maintained when men sincerely believe that they are morally, logically correct about the issues at hand. It is when neither side is really certain that wars are instigated.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When everything around you is crazy, it is ingenious to stay calm.”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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Elizabeth George
“Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens.”
Elizabeth George

Mehmet Murat ildan
“By staying calm, you increase your resistance against any kind of storms.”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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“Peace is not always easy to grasp or keep close. In the process of attaining and protecting it, you may find yourself tired, weary, and uncertain on how to keep your peace safe. While being uncertain is normal, continue to commit yourself to peacefulness. You are worthy of every drop of sweetness and ease that you encounter. Being tested is a part of the journey. Giving up, and letting go, is not.”
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J.R. Rim
“I take showers to think.”
J.R. Rim

William Joyce
“It was a smile of total reassurance and gave all who saw it a feeling of intense well-being. Not joy, but something akin to a sleepy peace. A sort of not-a-worry-in-the-world sensation.”
William Joyce, The Sandman and the War of Dreams
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Ian Fleming
“When the odds are hopeless, when all seems to be lost, then is the time to be calm, to make a show of authority – at least of indifference”
Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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