Calmness Quotes

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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

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Thomas Hardy
“To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight such as this, the roll of the world is almost a palpable movement. To enjoy the epic form of that gratification it is necessary to stand on a hill at a small hour of the night, and, having first expanded with a sense of difference from the mass of civilized mankind, who are diregardful of all such proceedings at this time, long and quietly watch your stately progress through the stars.”
Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd

Hermann Hesse
“Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Stephen Richards
“When you reach a calm and quiet meditative state, that is when you can hear the sound of silence.”
Stephen Richards, The Ultimate Cosmic Ordering Meditation

J.G. Holland
“Calmness is the cradle of power.”
J.G. Holland

Matt Haig
“The key to happiness - or that even more desired thing, calmness - lies not in always thinking happy thoughts. No. That is impossible. No mind on earth with any kind of intelligence could spend a lifetime enjoying only happy thoughts. They key is in accepting your thoughts, all of them, even the bad ones. Accept thoughts, but don't become them.
Understand, for instance, that having a sad thought, even having a continual succession of sad thoughts, is not the same as being a sad person.”
Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

Alaric Hutchinson
“Being under stress is like being stranded in a body of water. If you panic, it will cause you to flail around so that the water rushes into your lungs and creates further distress. Yet, by calmly collecting yourself and using controlled breathing you remain afloat with ease.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Anything that comes your way by force was not meant for you. Everything that locates you on it's own was yours and will be yours forever.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

Todd Stocker
“The ability to stay calm and focused in the midst of change is what distinguishes great leaders from those just collecting a paycheck.”
Todd Stocker

Munia Khan
“The intriguing placidity from the slothful pace of a snail is truly very peaceful. Our world is in need of this calmness to pacify itself”
Munia Khan

Umberto Eco
“when a man has little time, he must take care to maintain his calm. We must act as if we had eternity before us.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Gail Honeyman
“I was almost sad when we arrived a the squat, white clubhouse. It was halfway to dark by then, with both a moon and a sun sitting high in a sky that was sugar almond pink and shot with gold. The birds were singing valiantly against the coming night, swooping over the greens in long, drunken loops. The air was grassy, with a hint of flowers and earth, and the warm, sweet outbreath of the day sighed gently into our hair and over our skin. I felt like asking Raymond whether we should keep walking, walk over the rolling greens, keep walking till the birds fell silent in their bowers and we could see only by starlight. It almost felt like he might suggest it himself.”
Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If your days are passing in calmness, believe me, you need a storm, because too much calmness makes you rot!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A calm path creates a tranquil passenger!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Debashis Chatterjee
“A quiet reflective mind is a wholesome mind. It is an inbound mind. This kind of mind is not only capable of deep contemplation – it is also capable of intense action. The centre of a cyclone is very quiet. It is from this centre that the cyclone attains its power. A revolving fan is still at the tip. It is here that motion is intensified to the point of stillness. A mind that has learnt to slow itself down is indeed a capable mind. For this, our minds need to periodically withdraw from the world of sensations. Like a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell – a sane mind goes inwards in search of its quiet centre.”
Debashis Chatterjee, The Other 99%/You Can Dare To Lead

“Look at the stars
Look how calm they are
Their dreams have come true
So only dreams cure”
Jazalyn, vViIrRuUsS: I Never Forget

“I hate hate
And I love love
But when I lack love
Sometimes I hate
And I'm angry

But even then
I don't believe what I say
Because I hope
That one day
Love will fill my life”
Jazalyn, Rose: Future Heart

“Be calm; yet assertive.
Be meek; yet courageous.
Be gentle; yet bold.
Be kind; yet strong.”
Charles F Glassman

“Equanimity is the keel that keeps you stable in the stormy ocean of life.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“Kool - Kalm & Knackered is more like it”
Kevin Kolenda

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Watching the calm sea of the morning calms even the stormiest spirits!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Our mind can become a great ally or a sinister foe. You must listen to the voice inside your head. At times, you may hear many voices at once. Practice silence of mind. And try not to listen to all the voices in your head. But listen to the one voice that really matters. The one that is telling you to stay calm.”
Avijeet Das

Karl Kristian Flores
“Truth takes reminding: close your eyes for one minute. Open. Colors changed.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Calmness is that power which can overcome your mind instability.”
Sonal Takalkar

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When you go to a quiet corner of the world, don't try to add a liveliness to it, because what suits there is only calmness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mark A.  Henry
“And so, for the 250,163,785,224,752nd time in human history, advising someone to “calm down” had the exact opposite effect. It’s kind of like telling someone to not think of an elephant.”
Mark A. Henry, Lacking Evidence to the Contrary: A Lowbrow Novel of Questionable Necessity

Donald E. Westlake
“A terrified man can have an accident much more readily and much more quickly than a calm man.”
Donald E. Westlake

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