Drifting Quotes

Quotes tagged as "drifting" (showing 1-28 of 28)
“I wish you'd fall in love with me," she said.
"Because you're really someone worth falling in love with. And if we were in love, I wouldn't be drifting. I wouldn't be nobody. At least not while I was with you.”
Anne Rampling, Belinda

“At the beginning of our life, we may feel bare and helpless and gradually adorn ourselves with the most fanciful trappings, trying to be ‘someone else’. After erring and drifting, we eventually realize we want to discover ‘ourselves’, without any airbrushing, so as to meet our real self and not the one imposed on us. ("Lost the global story.")”
Erik Pevernagie

Albert Camus
“At such moments the collapse of their courage, willpower, and endurance was so abrupt that they felt they could never drag themselves out of the pit of despond into which they had fallen. Therefore they forced themselves never to think about the problematic day of escape, to cease looking to the future, and always to keep, so to speak, their eyes fixed on the ground at their feet. But, naturally enough, this prudence, this habit of feinting with their predicament and refusing to put up a fight, was ill rewarded. For, while averting that revulsion which they found so unbearable, they also deprived themselves of those redeeming moments, frequent enough when all is told, when by conjuring up pictures of a reunion to be, they could forget about the plague. Thus, in a middle course between these heights and depths, they drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could have acquired substance only by consenting to root themselves in the solid earth of their distress.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

Lionel Suggs
“Sometimes you simply need to drift aimlessly, in order to reach the destination of aim.”
Lionel Suggs

J.J. Abrams
“The thing is: you might be right to trust someone at one point, but they can change."
"+ in between they must be drifting from trustworthy to not. But you can't tell how far they've drifted until it's too late.”
J.J. Abrams, S.

Melissa Albert
“Every time we left a place, I felt the things that happened there being wiped clean, till all that was left was Ella, our fights and our talks and our winding roads. I wrote down dates and places in the corners of my books, and lost them along the way.”
Melissa Albert, The Hazel Wood

Ray Bradbury
“It was one of those things they keep in a jar in the tent of a sideshow on the outskirts of a little, drowsy town. One of those pale things drifting in alcohol plasma, forever dreaming and circling, with its peeled, dead eyes staring out at you and never seeing you. It went with the noiselessness of late night, and only the crickets chirping, the frogs sobbing off in the moist swampland. One of those things in a big jar that makes your stomach jump as it does when you see a preserved arm in a laboratory vat.”
Ray Bradbury, The October Country

Jason Medina
“He looked upwards at the brilliant blue sky. It was high noon because the sun was right overhead. The clouds danced around slowly, while drifting across the sky. He closed his eyes and felt the warmth of the sun glowing orange on his eyelids. It was a wonderful feeling.”
Jason Medina, A Ghost In New Orleans

Tove Jansson
“Once a year the Hattifatteners collect there before setting out again on their endless foraging expedition round the world. They come from all points of the compass, silent and serious with their small, white empty faces, and why they hold this yearly meeting it is difficult to say, as they can neither hear nor speak, and have no object in life but the distant goal of their journey's end. Perhaps they like to have a place where they feel at home and can rest a little and meet friends.”
Tove Jansson, Finn Family Moomintroll

“She day-dreams just as I do. She is addicted to her solitude just as I am. She loves watching the rain-drops fall slowly on to the green leaves of an old guava tree just as I do. She loves drifting in time and time travel just as I do. She loves looking at the waves dashing against the rocks just as I do.”
Avijeet Das

Alex Rogers
“Purpose is the great divider that separates those who are simply living, from those who are truly alive.”
Alex Rogers, Drifting

“We writers love our wanderings. In search of newer experiences and newer fragrances, we keep drifting from place to place!”
Avijeet Das

“Sometimes he felt his loneliness. But these moments of solitude and loneliness gave meaning to his existence. He would keep drifting from moment to moment - inhaling the fragrances of these moments like one inhaled from the flowers in a garden!”
Avijeet Das

“We keep drifting till we see light. Seldom do we realize that the light was always there!”
Avijeet Das

“The longer you drift the more you will learn. What you learn affects the kind of person you end up turning into.”
Chang Ta-chun

Craig Groeschel
“Instead of drifting away from God, you'll be firmly anchored, able to swim against the tide, offering living water to all you meet.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

“We keep drifting from one city to another, inhaling the inimitable fragrances of the myriad places.”
Avijeet Das

Amit Kalantri
“I love the wheels, I mean steering wheel.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“I am the breeze. I drift and I wander. I meet people and i touch their hearts. but people don't stay with me. They leave me. And I keep on drifting and keep on wandering. That's my life.”
Avijeet Das

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You will desperately realise the necessity of casting anchor to somewhere or being chained to someone or something when you are drifting in the emptiness of life!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

James Clavell
“Why do you weep, child? We of the Floating World live only for the moment, giving all our time to the pleasures of cherry blossoms and snow and maple leaves, the calling of a cricket, the beauty of the moon, waning and growing and being reborn, singing our songs and drinking cha and saké, knowing perfumes and the touch of silks, caressing for pleasure, and drifting, always drifting. Listen, child: never sad, always drifting as a lily on the current in the stream of life. How lucky you are, Kiku-chan, you’re a Princess of Ukiyo, the Floating World, drift, live for the moment. . . .”
James Clavell, Shōgun

“occasionally we can pause and take a breath
this is especially a great time to re-center or focus
at times from normal life events we might drift unaware,
then in turn allow direction to our happy kind of island, ....”
levi paul taylor

Saim .A. Cheeda
“What's in a life without Camaraderie? For setting sail on a ship with a band of merry brothers by your side is much more gratifying than drifting aimlessly on a boat lost alone at sea.”
Saim .A. Cheeda

“Sometimes he felt his loneliness. But these moments of solitude and loneliness gave meaning to his existence. He would keep drifting from moment to moment - inhaling the fragrances of these moments as one inhaled from the flowers in a garden.”
Avijeet Das

Ahmed Ali Anjum
“If you don’t have a goal and don’t know where you want to be and when you want be there. You are just drifting around. (You’ll never get anywhere)”
Ahmed Ali Anjum

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A nation aimlessly drifting away from God is a nation for which prayer is a rudder and praise is a sail. And it is the man or woman on their knees that builds the former and gives wind to the latter.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Oh Kabira, where are you going?
Are you going away again?
Have you forsaken your true love?
Have you forgotten your own own words?

The night will never end
And the stars will keep on shining
Are you going to be sad, forever?
Are you going to be a wanderer, forever?

You will never find sleep in your eyes
Because your mind keeps on drifting
If you keep on this drifting
You will never sleep in your life

For some people life means drifting
Wandering from place to place
They hitch-hike and walk
Traveling on the endless road of Life

Oh Kabira, where are you going?
Are you going away again?
Have you forsaken your true love?
Have you forgotten your own words?”
Avijeet Das

Phen Weston
“I wondered where those roads, in which the world diverged,
became the promises of another life,
the hilly embankment that touched the horizon in
tranquil virescent spikes, splattered with hazel lines,
that conquered truth and candour.”
Phen Weston, Under the Rose