Confusion Quotes

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George Saunders
“Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.”
George Saunders, The Braindead Megaphone

J.D. Salinger
“It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

J.D. Salinger
“And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.”
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

Criss Jami
“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”
Criss Jami

Johnny Depp
“I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.”
Johnny Depp

Terry Pratchett
“Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is killed by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.”
Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

Shannon L. Alder
“I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”
Shannon L. Alder

Raymond Carver
“I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Rick Riordan
“And, whoa!" He turned to Mr.D. "Your the wine dude? No way!"
Mr.D turned hi eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. "The wine dude?"
"Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I've got your figurine!"
"My figurine."
"In my game, Mythomagic. And holofoil card, too! And even though you've only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks your the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!"
"Ah." Mr.D seemed truly perplexed, which probably saved my life. "Well, that's...gratifying.”
Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

Rumi
“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Brian Krans
“There I was, cold, isolated and desperate for something I knew I couldn't have.
A solution. A remedy. Anything.

...I hated it. Alone and confused was the last place I wanted to be.
Somehow I knew I deserved this.”
Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide

Graeme Simsion
“But why, why, why can't people just say what they mean?”
Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project

Neil Gaiman
“We often confuse what we wish for with what is.”
Neil Gaiman, MirrorMask

Salvador Dalí
“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”
Salvador Dalí

J.K. Rowling
“A fierce battle was raging inside Harry's brain:
She's Ron's sister.
But she's ditched Dean!
She's still Ron's sister.
I'm his best mate!
That'll make it worse.
If I talked to him first-
He'd hit you.
What if I don't care?
He's your best mate!
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Jacques Derrida
“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
Jacques Derrida

K.L. Toth
“One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.”
K.L. Toth

Rick Riordan
“Is that me?,' Leo said. 'Like me--having this dream--looking at me having a dream?”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Tom Peters
“If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.”
Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution

Jodi Picoult
“What was wrong with me? I had a decent life. I was healthy. I wasn't starving or maimed by a land mine or orphaned. Yet somehow, it wasn't enough. I had a hole in me, and everything I took for granted slipped through it like sand.

I felt like I had swallowed yeast, like whatever evil was festering inside me had doubled in size.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Criss Jami
“I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Kurt Vonnegut
“The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

James Baldwin
“Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

Richelle Mead
“Thats why your doing this? Because Lissa told you to?”
Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

Shannon L. Alder
“If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn’t matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so healing can occur. The opposite is true, as well. If you don’t have feelings for someone then never let another person suggest that you do. Protect your reputation and be responsible for the wrong information spread about you. Never allow anyone to live with a false belief or unfounded hope about you. An honorable person sets the record straight, so that person can move on with their life.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jonathan Ames
“People don't expect too much from literature. They just want to know they're not alone with being confused.”
Jonathan Ames

Kristin Cashore
“Alone in the forest, Katsa sat on a stump and cried. She cried like a person whose heart is broken and wondered how, when two people loved each other, there could be such a broken heart.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
Charles Caleb Colton

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