Passive Quotes

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Noam Chomsky
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....”
Noam Chomsky, The Common Good

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Experience is not worth the getting. It's not a thing that happens pleasantly to a passive you--it's a wall that an active you runs up against.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Risk is the clue that our dreams are both real and great.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jonathan Price
“Guilt loves the passive.”
Jonathan Price, Put That in Writing

Ahmed Mostafa
“I could've loved you but the line is too long and your passiveness is endless.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The goal of comfort is at the self-same time the abandonment of great accomplishments.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“One of the most terrifying questions of all might be, ‘Will I unleash myself to live before death unleashes me from the ability to be unleashed?’ And in retrospect, maybe it’s not the question that’s terrifying. Maybe what’s terrifying is the answer.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lynne Tillman
“The desire to catch, as Bonnard hoped, the PASSING MOMENT is antithetical to being in the moment. The photographer is an observer to others’ moments. The Picture People have dedicated themselves to this paradox, and consign themselves on either side of the equation.”
Lynne Tillman, Men and Apparitions

D.H. Lawrence
“Always these arrangements! Always one's life arranged for one! Wheels that worked one and drove one, and over which one had no real control!”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

Jonathan Lethem
“Notes? Kromer was a hinge between worlds, a glimpser. All he had to offer them was his own notes, not the world itself. This situation he couldn’t make understood.”
Jonathan Lethem, The Porn Critic

Fennel Hudson
“Being gentle doesn’t stop us fighting for our dreams.”
Fennel Hudson, Traditional Angling - Fennel's Journal - No. 6

Stewart Stafford
“If you turn a blind eye to the world now, history will turn a blind eye to you later. Ignoring an issue makes you a tacit supporter of it.”
Stewart Stafford

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To simply survive appears to be the choice of the plodding hoards that wander all around me. Therefore, I’ve adamantly committed to never hoard hoards.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jonathan Lethem
“A wizard salesman, Kromer switched on and demonstrated the range of speeds on any number of devices with a shame-dissolving forthrightness. At those moments, he thought of himself as a Conceptual Lesbian, a term he’d invented and never spoken aloud, nor advanced into any coherent definition. Kromer was fairly certain he’d never experienced an erection within the bounds of the shop.”
Jonathan Lethem, The Porn Critic

Max McKeown
“Pushing your limits is what allows you to grow stronger, so if you find yourself feeling passive, it can make sense to dial it up a little. Get moving. Accomplish something small. Do something you enjoy. Embrace what moves you. And start again.”
Max McKeown, #NOW: The Surprising Truth about the Power of Now

Israelmore Ayivor
“The active minority in the world is the fraction that makes the world a better place for the passive majority.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Catherine Lacey
“Sex seemed like a thing that might only happen to me at random, outside my control, like the weather.”
Catherine Lacey, The Answers

“I used to love the saying, 'If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.' It sounds great, right?

The only problem is that, as it turns out, it’s not even remotely true.
Worse yet, it encourages people to passively wait for someone else to give them a break. Most people who do that will grow old waiting for someone to come along and recognize their genius.”
John Hawkins, 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know

“I constantly watch people like Marion Cotillard or Cate Blanchett or Kate Winslet... I have a fear of being passive, and what I admire about all those actresses is that every choice they make is really strong. Even if they're playing something very quiet, it's visceral and bold.”
Carey Mulligan

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The road with no signage is the road that has yet to be tamed by men. And as such, it remains a road when all the others have become parking lots.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Redhead
“Passive attitudes yield passive outcomes.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

Steven Redhead
“It is never ideal to be passive by accepting whatever is personally unacceptable.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.”
Frank Lucas, American Gangster

“It is what it is because you allowed it to be so.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Julian Barnes
“The answers hardly seemed of consequence. Not much did. I thought of the things that had happened to me over the years, and of how little I had made happen.”
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Rachel Hartman
Swept away was a fortuitous choice of words: it made her mad. She’d been swept away once—she’d let herself be, hoped and desired to be; that’s how it always went in romantic stories.
She’d never be that passive again. It was far, far better to choose,”
Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road

“We cannot achieve or goal when we are afraid, not confident, passive and indecisive”
Sunday Adelaja

“When there is no specific task, the human’s subconscious mind will be in a passive state”
Sunday Adelaja

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