Pause Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pause" (showing 1-30 of 43)
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

Jennifer Niven
“I’ve always thought you should be able to freeze time. This way you could hit the Pause button at a really good point in your life so that nothing changes”
Jennifer Niven, Holding Up the Universe

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

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

“When someone is hurt and
we hear ourselves saying
"I don't understand, why"
At the pause, ask "What am I missing here ?"
At the pause, stop judging, stop reacting,
get curious and believe their hurt state
At the pause, tap into their heart and mind.
Now see how this pause transforms the conversation.”

Rebecca McNutt
“Sometimes, without effort, you live in the moment. You don't regret the past or worry about the future, and in that moment everything flashes before your eyes , a clear snapshot of what has to be done, and everything pauses.”
Rebecca McNutt, Shadowed Skies: The Third Smog City Novel

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

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

“pause, ponder,consult, think through it well, understand the consequence, know the benefit and take a second look at it again for it takes a little mistake to cause a big had I know with a deep regret”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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

“Hygge is a phenomenon that reflects our way of inhabiting the world. The routines that shape our days locate us - from the places we visit to the small rituals that give us pause.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

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

LaShawnda Jones
“Sometimes getting to the other side seems impossible. You know there’s a way. You can actually see the steps in your mind – but it all seems out of reach. Pause. Relax. Remember to do what you can in the moment you’re in. Before long, you’ll arrive at your destination ready for the next challenge.”
LaShawnda Jones

“The moment you stop and look around, you will get to know that you have so many small moments full of happiness. So just be thankful, as many others don’t have these moments. There are also some who do, but can’t visualize them; and even some who have, but can’t appreciate them.”
Vikrmn, 10 Golden Steps of Life

Douglas Adams
“Perhaps they are singing songs to you,' he said, 'and I just think they’re asking me questions.' He paused again. Sometimes he would pause for days, just to see what it was like.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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

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

“Arrête toi. Lève la tête. Regarde par la fenêtre. Respire.”
tags: pause

“A pause gives you
breathing space
so listen
to the whispers
of the real you
waiting to happen.”
Tara Estacaan

“ 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

“Intermission. Mare Internum.

We will have a brief pause now. If this novel were a theater, you could go out into the lobby, wait in line for a drink, or for the bathroom. Give people a chance to admire your clothes, hair, or jewels. Step outside for some air or a smoke. Backstage the crew would be busy transforming the scenery, actors would change their costumes and redo their makeup, Some would be done until final curtain, others awaiting their first entrance.

But we're not in the theater, and I am not letting you go outside this story, not really. Where we are is more like a pause between breaths. Whether you're inhaling or exhaling, there's a pause just before, like the pause you can feel more than hear before the tide reverses. Where we are is the point of intersection in the figure eight. Turned on its side the eight becomes the symbol of infinity.

You can make this figure with your hips when you dance. Over and over you will return to that moment of balance before your weight shifts from one hip to the other. The balance of this story is about to shift. The scenery is changing, as we make our slow way across Mare Internum. A journey I am not going to describe.

When the story begins again, some of the people you have come to know and love, or not, Dido, Bertha, Paulina, Reginus, and Joseph will appear less frequently...

I don't like it when characters fade form the story, so I am apologizing in advance, but life is like that. We leave people and places and times behind. We encounter new ones. Sometimes we can't see the patterns or connections, but they are there, between one breath and the next. In the ebb and flow of tides. In the rhythm of the dance.”
Elizabeth Cunningham, The Passion of Mary Magdalen

Tom Holt
“Georgie paused on the threshold for a moment as if hesitant to enter the habitation of such a perjurer lest it should be struck by lightning.”
Tom Holt, Lucia Triumphant

James C. Dobson
“As I indicated in an earlier chapter, it is so important to pause and think through some of these basic issues while you are young, before the pressures of job and family become distracting. Everyone must deal with the eternal questions sooner or later. You will benefit, I think, from doing that work now. As I said earlier, whether you are an atheist, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew, a New Ager, an agnostic, or a Christian, the questions confronting the human family are the same. Only the answers will differ.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“More often than not- Life moves really fast! It's only for you to pause and breathe! Sadly, none else can do that for you!”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

“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

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

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