Pause Quotes

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Mark Twain
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
Mark Twain

Rollo May
“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness. (p. 100)”
Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Lori Deschene
“Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you're about to react harshly and you'll avoid doing and saying things you'll later regret.”
Lori Deschene

Russell Hoban
“O yes youwl want to think on that you dont want your mouf to walk you where your feet dont want to go.”
Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker

Catherine McKenzie
“Is there a panic button I can hit? Or better yet, a button that will pause this whole scene while I figure out how I want to play it?
But no. That's not how it works in real life.”
Catherine McKenzie, Forgotten

Sally Rooney
“To me it’s weird when animals pause because they seem so intelligent, but maybe that’s because I associate pausing with thought.”
Sally Rooney, Normal People

Israelmore Ayivor
“The menopause of Sarah became her menostart; this is feminine beauty! The death plot against Mordecai became his life spring; this is masculine beauty! A kind of life lived in God's word is a life of miraculous beauty!”
Israelmore Ayivor

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A pause; it endured horribly.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

L.R. Knost
“Patience is an inner pause, a brief stillness, a moment we give ourselves to breathe through our initial reaction so we can move to the place where a calm, thoughtful response is born. Patience is a gift of time we give ourselves so we can give the gift of peace to others.”
L.R. Knost

“*Note to self: anger is a chosen response *”
debbie lynn - 360 degrees full circle

“I love the gap, that momentary gap where day and night are not defined.”
debbie lynn - 360 degrees full circle

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I spent a lifetime in a garden one afternoon.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“...to hold twilight or watch it darken, describes the pleasure we take in pausing to observe as day slips into night.
To stand at our window, wrapped in the half-dark and watch the day disappear... is a moment of hygge.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Ask the questions even if you don’t want the answers. For the answers that we don’t want are often the very things that keep us from doing what we shouldn’t be doing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Meditation directly impacts our nervous system by reducing the body's production of stress-related chemicals such as cortisol. It's a great way to recharge our personal battery.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“One day I sat in the woods, which I found to be stunningly different than walking ‘through’ the woods. And in the sitting, the woods jumped to life with a spirited activity that I had scarcely ever seen or known to exist. And as I sat there turning this way and that in order to draw it all in, I thought that it was not the woods coming alive. Rather, it was me coming to a halt.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes the best argument is the one that we refuse to have.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Mitch Albom
“He repeated it carefully, pausing for effect. " 'Love is the only rational act.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Alicya Perreault
“Having the capacity to pause for a moment and question a thought is powerful.”
Alicya Perreault, Taming Crazy: Confessions and Lessons: A True Story For The Worried, The Fearful, & The Anxious!

Sam     Harrison
“Sometimes we just need to put down our phones, close our eyes and take a few deep breaths. Ideas are often in flight patterns around our brains, just waiting for clearance to land.”
Sam Harrison, Creative Zing! Spark Your Creativity & Powerfully Present Your ideas

Majid Kazmi
“Pause, breathe and smile. Anything that adds to your stress is likely not worth pursuing.”
Majid Kazmi, The First Dancer: How to be the first among equals and attract unlimited opportunities

Reem Aquil
“It was like I was talking to a man with a gun to his head.
It was like he was already dead. Like his fate was set in stone. Like the trigger was already pulled. And he was the pause that came right before 'it's too late'. The pause that takes a small infinity, looked down upon dead stars, floating around in the dead unforgiving sky. The pause that was written in stars a million years ago. Could the shot echo in space? Did this moment find it's way into a vortex? Were the stars looking down on a field of the dead? A graveyard? Are we not significant? Did anything we do matter?”
Reem Aquil, This Infinite Moment

“Pause, take a deep breath and start again when you feel all your efforts are in vain.
Pause and lift your spirits and forgive all over, when you feel your relations are gonna end forever.
If at first, you don't succeed, don't lose hope, pause! try again! and proceed.
when everything around seems going away, give your heart and mind a pause and sway.
The wind will take you far when you lay, remember to let your thoughts linger on the way.
A pause can do wonders, can save you from creating blunders. It saves you from telling a lie, your ego to reach the sky. Pause before you react and you fight, it will make your life shining bright.”
Khushbu bhardwaj

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Every summer we strung the old hammock between two hearty apple trees that tempered summer’s humidity with the thick shade that they poured on those that lingered beneath them. And I would swing for hours, listlessly adrift in the quiet refuge that they afforded me. And yet, while I slept wrapped in the solace of their sanctuary they were busy fashioning sweeping canopies full of apples of the sweetest sort. And in my busyness, had I not paused under their canopies all I would see are the apples that fed by body, but I would have missed the solace that fed my soul.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Drishti Bablani
“Pause
Pause to feel the little Joys of life.
Pause to reflect on the learnings they imbibe.

For these Pauses are the ones that fulfill your life.”
Drishti Bablani

E.M. Forster
“Yes?" asked Margaret, for there was a long pause—a pause that was somehow akin to the flicker of the fire, the quiver of the reading-lamp upon their hands, the white blur from the window; a pause of shifting and eternal shadows.”
E.M. Forster, Howards End

Steven Magee
“I call high altitude induced hormone damage ‘Mauna-Pause’ as Mauna means mountain in Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Molly M. Cantrell-Kraig
“By making space for the unplanned and unorthodox, we allow for unforeseen resolutions of challenges we may be facing.”
Molly M. Cantrell-Kraig, Circuit Train Your Brain: Daily Habits That Develop Resilience

C. JoyBell C.
“There are these open spaces in life called "pauses" and it is most unfortunate how the majority of people do not bother themselves with the pauses of life in pursuit of their desire to fill every moment they experience WITH THEMSELVES. You need to take a few steps back and not feel the constant need to pour yourself into every space that life offers. The pauses are equally--if not more-- important as the active participations that you make.

When we kiss, we remove a part of ourselves from the experience by closing our eyes; this removes the sense of sight, it allows for an open space for a pause to let life flow through it. When we make love, there are the pauses, the nothings, the gazing into the eyes; the removal of oneself from the experience. Why? Because we instinctively know that the best parts of life are not fully had in the absence of nothingness. Nothingness is vital, nothingness is essential.”
C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C.
“When have you paused to let life in? When have you stopped scrambling to produce more social media content, stopped scrambling as though in a race to be unforgotten? Where are your pauses? Where are the spaces in your life where you let the light in? Where is your stillness? You are afraid of being forgotten, so, you scramble to impress yourself onto everything, everywhere... but what has been impressed into you?”
C. JoyBell C.

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