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

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

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

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

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

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

“...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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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
“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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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