Passive Quotes

Quotes tagged as "passive" (showing 1-30 of 53)
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“God created everyone uniquely and for a purpose, and not to be on this earth as a passive spectator”
Sunday Adelaja

“Often the devil wants to distract us from our goal, to make us passive and neutralize our actions”
Sunday Adelaja

“It is dangerous to be in a passive position”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I might define a ‘journey’ as something that life itself calls me to. And I might then define a ‘trip’ as something I create to avoid a journey by mimicking a journey. And while fear is most certainly part and parcel of both, the latter is emboldened by fear while the former surrenders to it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“By choosing comfort we are in the very same decision choosing to miss every great thing in life, and that thought should be anything but comforting.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“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

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

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

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