Discomfort Quotes

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Thomas Hardy
“People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Erik Pevernagie
“When attention turns into indifference or love fades away into a grey zone of discomfort, only imagination can bring us back to the limelight of life. ("Is that all there is?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Anne Lamott
“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within, for the sense one was born with, the sense, for example, to go for a walk.”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Margaret Peterson Haddix
“A thousand times today I've started to open my mouth, started to squeak out, "Can you tell me...? But then I'd look into the front seat, at my mother's silent shaking, my father's grim profile, the mournful bags under his eyes, and all the questions I might ask seemed abusive. Assault and battery, a question mark used like a club. My parents are old and fragile. I'd have to heartless to want to hurt them.”
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

Brené Brown
“[...] we need to cultivate the courage to be uncomfortable and to teach the people around us how to accept discomfort as a part of growth.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Margaret Peterson Haddix
“The sudden silence is horrifying, and it seems to catch my mother off guard. A tiny whimper escapes her, the sound amplified in the stillness. Surely, my father hears her now; surely he and I can't go on pretending she isn't crying.”
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Double Identity

Israelmore Ayivor
“No matter how sweet is smells, if you know it will give you a discomfort later, don't even attempt to taste it. Discipline yourself to stay out of sin!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Kate Morton
“She'd slept terribly the night before. The room, the bed, were both comfortable enough, but she'd been plagued with strange dreams, the sort that lingered upon waking but slithered away from memory as she tried to grasp them. Only the tendrils of discomfort remained.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Lionel Shriver
“Discomfort begets discomfort in others.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Caitriona Lally
“I'm uncomfortable with verbs; they expect too much.”
Caitriona Lally, Eggshells

“Discomfort it temporary. A photo is forever.”
Kipling Swehla

Criss Jami
“There's sometimes a tugging feeling you get to push further when you aren't being challenged enough or when things get too comfortable.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Growth is often the parent or the child of pain.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Alia Joy
“Glory is revealed most clearly in desperation, dependance, and discomfort.”
Alia Joy, Glorious Weakness: Discovering God in All We Lack

Adam Levin
“He described the experience as being 'a little bit less fun, perhaps, than chain-smoking for ninety minutes while handcuffed to a dowager with asthma who used to teach Health and smells incontinent.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

“Don’t be too comfortable with employment; discover yourself and see what you can achieve for yourself”
Sunday Adelaja

“Katsa kicked off her shoes, hitched up her skirt, and climbed into the fountain, sighing as the cold water ran between her toes and lapped at her ankles. it was a great improvement over her shoes. She would not put them on again tonight.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“Borrowing and spending money never leads to prosperity or happiness. It is advisable to live within our means and avoid debt. Borrowing money is simply one method of deferring absorbing today’s pain in exchange for repaying it with greater pain on a later day. Acceptance of a short period of discomfort is wiser than to mortgage a person’s future.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Alan Cohen
“Temporary discomfort pales in the face of long-term awakening.”
Alan Cohen

Rudy Francisco

because your
voice is currency,

and their comfort isn't worth
your silence.”
Rudy Francisco, I'll Fly Away

Susie Caldwell Rinehart
“The world needs us to be fierce enough to see challenges as gifts, to express our unique selves, and to expand the limits of what is possible. The only thing getting in the way is that we get stuck trying to find our way out of pain and discomfort. There is no way to avoid uncertainty. There is no guarantee of safety.”
Susie Caldwell Rinehart, Fierce Joy: Choosing Brave over Perfect to Find My Inner Voice

Penelope Lively
“She patted Edward's arm. 'You'd be uncomfortable being comfortable, wouldn't you?”
Penelope Lively, Passing On

Criss Jami
“The order of the day is people are constantly nerve-stricken after previously following the permission to live lies. An overlap into discomfort largely comes from an excess of comfort.”
Criss Jami

“She was a mousy woman, uncomfortable in her own body. Laverne detested women who filled the air with their discomfort, their body apologizing for their very existence. They tried so hard to take such little space that they ended up filling every room.”
Richard Fifield

“Get out of your comfort zone. Seek discomfort. Make sure the weakest parts of you don't survive.”
Robert Celner

Courtney M. Privett
“So much of what we hear about forgiveness is wrong. It’s no virtue, and it’s a forced lie unless it happens naturally. We pretend to forgive, trick ourselves into it, because we’re expected to by people who don’t want to be made uncomfortable, not to relieve our own pain. It’s so one-sided, so dismissive, so quick to call a lack of forgiveness some sort of failing by the person who was wronged.”
Courtney M. Privett, Emberstorm

“Get used to that uncomfortable feeling that arises when you discover that perhaps your privilege is hindering your ability to truly understand or address an issue. Get used to that pang of guilt that comes with realizing yet another area of life where you've benefited at the expense of others. It will not kill you. You can withstand it . . . listen and learn.”
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race

Graham Greene
“The cabin-passenger wrote in his diary a parody of Descartes: 'I feel discomfort, therefore I am alive.”
Graham Greene, A Burnt-Out Case

Graham Greene
“Discomfort irritates our ego like a mosquito-bite. We become aware of ourselves, the more uncomfortable we are”
Graham Greene, A Burnt-out Case

Emma Theriault
“Her husband had done away with the white paint and wig Bastien had insisted he wear to Versailles, and yet he was still confined to an outfit of his cousin's choosing, and unused to the ruffles and lace of Parisian finery. His discomfort reminded her of the time Lumière had wrangled the Beast into something of a courtly ensemble.
Even rough around the edges, Lio still looked princely standing there among them, shooting her apologetic glances when he could, knowing she was probably tallying all the absurdities she'd been made to endure thus far. He owed her. She had half a mind to demand he present her with another library for her troubles.”
Emma Theriault, Rebel Rose

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