Interruption Quotes

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Tamora Pierce
“Tris: "I was reading."
Sandry: "You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt."
Tris: "Then maybe they shouldn't talk to me.”
Tamora Pierce, Briar's Book

Martin Luther King Jr.
“The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn't get written because someone knocked on the door.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Criss Jami
“The weather is nature's disruptor of human plans and busybodies. Of all the things on earth, nature's disruption is what we know we can depend on, as it is essentially uncontrolled by men.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Laurence Sterne
“Now there is nothing in this world I abominate worse, than to be interrupted in a story...”
Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Fernando Pessoa
“...And suddenly, from behind me, I hear the metaphysically abrupt arrival of the office boy. I feel like I could kill him for barging in on what I wasn't thinking. I turn around and look at him with a silence full of hatred, tense with latent homicide, my mind already hearing the voice he'll use to tell me something or other. He smiles from the other side of the room and says 'Good afternoon' in a loud voice. I hate him like the universe. My eyes are sore from imagining.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Brian Spellman
“First, let me finish. Then interrupt.”
Brian Spellman, Cartoonist's Book Camp

Karen Ehman
“I need to learn to keep a quiet heart. To trust that if God has allowed an interruption in my day, it serves a purpose. To believe that the time to finish what work I thought needed to be done will be given. To accept that He is diverting me from my 'plan A' to His greater plan.”
Karen Ehman

Eudora Welty
“It is want that does the world's arousing, and if it were not for that, who knows what might not be interrupted?”
Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The sacred soul who desire to work, must not be interrupted.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Georgette Heyer
“Does it occur to *you*, Miss Lanyon, that although i have twice been on the verge of it, I have not yet offered for you? Being now safe from interruption, will you do me the honour, ma'am -'

'Good! You haven't gone to bed yet,' said Aubrey, suddenly re-entering the room. 'I have had a most excellent notion!'

'This,' said Damerel wrathfully, 'is the second time you have walked in just as I am about to propose to your sister!”
Georgette Heyer

Frank Sonnenberg
“Stop letting other people hijack your day.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

André Aciman
“I’d grown so used to constant cell phone interruptions, that it was no longer possible for me to meet students over coffee or talk to my colleagues or to my son even without a mobile phone call barging in. Saved by the phone, silenced by the phone, shunted by the phone.”
André Aciman, Find Me

Budd Schulberg
“Very much on the defensive, I admitted that I liked to read.

"Sure," Sammy said, "I never said I had anything against reading books..."

"The publishers will be relieved to know that," I tried to insert, but Sammy was too quick for me and was already rounding the bend of his next sentence.”
Budd Schulberg, What Makes Sammy Run?

A.D. Aliwat
“Oh, coffee! Your laxative effect can pinion the alae you allow to grow and normally so gracefully flap and spread to soar.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Slavoj Žižek
“This is an event at its purest and most minimal: something shocking, out of joint, that appears to happen all of a sudden and interrupts the usual flow of things; something that emerges seemingly out of nowhere, without discernible causes, an appearance without solid being as its foundation.”
Slavoj Žižek, Event

D.H. Lawrence
“I consider this is really the heart of England,’ said Clifford to Connie, as he sat there in the dim February sunshine.
‘Do you?’ she said, seating herself in her blue knitted dress, on a stump by the path.
‘I do! this is the old England, the heart of it; and I intend to keep it intact.’
‘Oh yes!’ said Connie. But, as she said it she heard the eleven-o’clock hooters at Stacks Gate colliery. Clifford was too used to the sound to notice.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

Brian Spellman
“First, let me finish. Then interrupt.”
Brian Spellman, We have our difference in common 2.