Composure Quotes

Quotes tagged as "composure" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Michael Bassey Johnson
“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Michael Bassey Johnson
“There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Gabriel Zaid
“The truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more.”
Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance

“Always behave like a duck- keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.”
Jacob M. Braude

Anna Godbersen
“A lady must retain always her composure. Even in a rainstorm, she must appear joyous and dry. When she loses her composure, then the respect of her peers and her staff will follow in short order.”
Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

Veronica Rossi
“He’d pushed it back, where he’d kept the thought for weeks, but it wouldn’t stay. Wouldn’t stop. Wouldn’t let him go.”
Veronica Rossi, Through the Ever Night

C.J. Redwine
“Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

David Levithan
composure, n.

You told me anyway, even though I didn’t want to know. A stupid drunken fling while you were visiting Toby in Austin. Months ago. And the thing I hate the most is knowing how much hinges on my reaction, how your unburdening can only lead to me being burdened. If I lose it now, I will lose you, too. I know that. I hate it.

You wait for my response.”
David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

Criss Jami
“With a philosophy education, one can infuriate his peers, intimidate his date, think of obscure, unreliable ways to make money, and never regret a thing.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Friedrich Nietzsche
“To live with tremendous and proud composure; always beyond —. To have and not to have one's affects, one's pro and con, at will; to condescend to them, for a few hours; to seat oneself on them as on a horse, often as on an ass — for one must know how to make use of their stupidity as much as of their fire. To reserve one's three hundred foregrounds; also the dark glasses; for there are cases when nobody may look into our eyes, still less into our "grounds." And to choose for company that impish and cheerful vice, courtesy. And to remain master of one's four virtues: of courage, insight, sympathy, and solitude.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

G.K. Chesterton
“Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which your are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked. ... It may be that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal and that you are a paralytic.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Although she was fragile in appearance, every prohibition lost substance in her presence.”
Elena Ferrante

G.K. Chesterton
“If we are calm," replied the policeman, "it is the calm of organized resistance."
"Eh?" said Syme, staring.
"The soldier must be calm in the thick of the battle," pursued the policeman. "The composure of an army is the anger of a nation.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The passage is free for those who think you are not good enough for them: at your level, I think the best option is to sit back, relax and listen to a cool music, while watching them pack out of your life, and that's when you feel the intense release from the pit of hell.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You do not attain success when you associate with those in high positions, It comes when you accept yourself and realize that only you can take yourself to where your heart truly lies.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Pawan Mishra
“As soon as anger knocks at one’s door, wisdom prepares to leave.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't let out your true behaviour in the public, even if you were born nasty, make others feel you were well bred.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Always try to come back to your senses when in love, because that's the moment you become almost carried away by sensuality and sentiments.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I am more and more convinced that some people are put in our lives solely to try our patience and tamper with our tolerance levels.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Mel Odom
“Idly, Wick wondered if he should feel insulted. Then he decided there really wasn't any room for considering an insult with all the fear running rampant in his mind. Maybe he was quiet on the outside, but he knew he was running around screaming inside his thoughts.”
Mel Odom, The Quest for the Trilogy: A Rover Novel of Three Adventures

Khaled Hosseini
“No one snaps our composure quite like someone we love.”
Khaled Hosseini

Thomm Quackenbush
“I cannot let my blood pressure rise because someone wishes to spread his or her bad day around, as if to dilute instead of multiply it.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft

Stephen L. Carter
“Never act surprised in a courtroom.”
Stephen L. Carter, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Neal Stephenson
“Is this some exercise in keeping a straight face?”
Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon

Sara Sheridan
“It was clearly a lot more difficult in the field than in the office, where you could keep your distance and maintain a calculated composure. Being faced with real people was a far tougher call on one’s judgement.”
Sara Sheridan, Brighton Belle

Margaret Atwood
“My self is a thing that I must now compose...as one composes a speech. What I must present is a 'made' thing. Not something born.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Ladies and gentlemen, when you paint your lips, eyes, nails, hair, side-beards, or whatever, to look beautiful or handsome, don't forget your up stairs, if you don't go up there to put things in order, then, consider the former attributes null and void.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

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