Center Quotes

Quotes tagged as "center" (showing 1-30 of 40)
Toba Beta
“I don't judge people.
It blurs out the center of my attention,
my focus,
myself.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“You can't get attention of one who focused on himself.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Sarah Dessen
“I am still the center sister. But I see it differently now. There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together.”
Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go. Don’t ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Haruki Murakami
“From the moment of my birth, I lived with pain at the center of my life. My only purpose in life was to find a way to coexist with intense pain.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Kiera Cass
“His world looked like a storm. I was going to be its center.”
Kiera Cass, Happily Ever After

Antonella Gambotto-Burke
“The self-esteem of western women is founded on physical being (body mass index, youth, beauty). This creates a tricky emphasis on image, but the internalized locus of self-worth saves lives. Western men are very different. In externalizing the source of their self-esteem, they surrender all emotional independence. (Conquest requires two parties, after all.) A man cannot feel like a man without a partner, corporation, team. Manhood is a game played on the terrain of opposites. It thus follows that male sense of self disintegrates when the Other is absent.”
Antonella Gambotto-Burke, The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

Mark Z. Danielewski
“This is why classical thought concerning structure could say that the center is, paradoxically, within the structure and outside it. The center is at the center of the totality, and yet, since the center does not belong to the totality (is not part of the totality), the totality has its center elsewhere. The center is not the center.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Sue Monk Kidd
“How do we accomplish this matter of gathering life together in God? We must begin primarily by refocusing our attention keeping our minds and hearts directed toward God. The essence of the centered life is attention to God in all we think, say and do. It is the growing realization of His presence in our most down-to-earth living.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

Kathy Acker
“Murder is a dream because lack is the center of both.”
Kathy Acker, My Mother: Demonology

Sue Monk Kidd
“we need not avoid our active lives, but simply bring to them a new vision and shift of gravity. for in the center we are rooted in god's love. in such a place there is no need for striving and impatience and dashing about seeking approval.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

Mary Balogh
“Suddenly, and for the first time, he was at the center of his own life, living it and loving it.”
Mary Balogh, A Secret Affair

Anna Deavere Smith
“The individuals inside are frequently fighting that their individual voices be heard, while the walls of the place, which are the mask, and the perception, are reluctant to give over to the voices of the individuals. Those in the margins are always trying to get to the center, and those at the center, frequently in the name of tradition, are trying to keep the margins at a distance. Part of the identity of a place is the tension between those in the margins, and those in the center, and they all live behind the walls which wear the tradition.”
Anna Deveare Smith

Anaximander
“The Earth is cylindrical, three times as wide as it is deep, and only the upper part is inhabited. But this Earth is isolated in space, and the sky is a complete sphere in the center of which is located, unsupported, our cylinder, the Earth, situated at an equal distance from all the points of the sky.”
Anaximander of Miletus

Sue Monk Kidd
“Pure in heart means to be sing-hearted... to will one thing- God. All (Jesus)'s moments flowed from His single-heartedness, from His intimacy with God. That was His core. Christianity is full of paradoxes and this is one of the strangest. When we are centered in God alone, we are able to relate to more of life and the world, and find more meaning in them. In some way a centered life becomes wider and fuller. To form one's life around this single perspective enables us to deal with more problems, not fewer, embrace more of life, not less of it. One reason is that we're not so divided, overwhelmed or bogged down by trivia and confusion.”
Sue Monk Kidd, God's Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved

Jon Kabat-Zinn
“We resonate with one another’s sorrows because we are interconnected. Being whole and simultaneously part of a larger whole, we can change the world simply by changing ourselves. If I become a center of love and kindness in this moment, then in a perhaps small but hardly insignificant way, the world now has a nucleus of love and kindness it lacked the moment before. This benefits me and it benefits others.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Steve Goodier
“Do you have an anchor? I have found that a solid anchor is indispensable to one who intends to live life fully. To have an anchor is to be centered and well grounded. It is to have a vital spiritual base.”
Steve Goodier, Joy Along the Way: Sixty-Second Readings That Make the Trip Worthwhile

“When you are angry you will find that you have lost yourself. You have lost yourself to outside forces. Your actions are no longer seeking to benefit your life. You must center yourself, allow yourself to calm down and postpone the making of decisions to a time when you have stabilized.”
Avina Celeste

Osho
“To be sensuous means to become aware of the circumference, and to be spiritual means to become aware of the center. Sensuousness is the beginning of spirituality. Become more and more sensuous; that is the way of being alive.”
Osho, The Secret of Secrets

Anita Desai
“Quick, nervy and jumpy -yet to the children she was as constant as a staff, a tree that can be counted on not to pull up its root and shift in the night. She was the tree that grew in the centre of their lives and in whose shade they lived.”
Anita Desai, Clear Light of Day

Neil Gaiman
“Determinarea centrului exact al unui lucru anume poate fi cel puţin problematică. La oameni sau continente, de exemplu, problema pare irealizabilă. Care-i centrul unui om? Care-i centrul unui vis?...”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“We have to be in the center of action in order not to end up on the sidelines”
Sunday Adelaja

“... the knowledge traditionally associated with the center is deeply compromised by its sheer lack of knowledge ... with regards to the margins ... [on the margins one] knows (and has been required to know) far more about the center than the center ever knows ... about the margins.”
Fernando Segovia

G.K. Chesterton
“What we all dread most is a maze with no centre.”
G.K. Chesterton, A Father Brown Mystery: The Head of Caesar

James C. Dobson
“Seventy-five percent of students visiting the Cowell Health Center at Stanford University describe themselves as “sexually active.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Philip K. Dick
“In the center of an irrational universe governed by an irrational Mind stands rational man.”
Philip K. Dick, Valis

Diana Butler Bass
“Where do you live?' is ultimately a sacred question.”
Diana Butler Bass, Grounded: Finding God in the World. A Spiritual Revolution

Pam Malow-Isham
“Calmness stems from a peaceful center.”
Pam Malow-Isham, Brilliant Words to Grow By: A Devotional Celebrating the Duality of Life

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
“Your mind is your belief hotspot -the center where the issues of life emanate from.”
Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Steven Magee
“Sickness and disease have been turned into corporate profit centers.”
Steven Magee

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