Respite Quotes

Quotes tagged as "respite" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Maya Angelou
“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

“What makes people tick? Life can be a trap of ennui, but imagery may be a redemptive escape from dullness. The iconic power and exuberance of images generate an inexorable addiction that needs to be gratified without respite. Here and now! ("Give me more images")”
Erik Pevernagie

Alain de Botton
“Life seems to be a process of replacing one anxiety with another and substituting one desire for another--which is not to say that we should never strive to overcome any of our anxieties or fulfil any of our desires, but rather to suggest that we should perhaps build into our strivings an awareness of the way our goals promise us a respite and a resolution that they cannot, by definition, deliver.”
Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Forgive and forget is the divine ideal. Grappling with the hurt while biting your tongue and struggling to refuse justifiable vengeance―that's closer to human reality.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Sue Monk Kidd
“The first week at August's was a consolation, a pure relief. The world will give you that once in a while, a brief time-out; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

“Don’t waste your time dying over the past, spend it living in the present.”
Saim Cheeda

“...unquestioning automatons
blindly marching to the beat -
an eerie crunching sound
hoards of shuffling feet...

(from silent moments)”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Shelley Noble
“Margaux was older and wiser now and knew the waves couldn't fix what was wrong in her life, but at least they might give her some temporary respite.”
Shelley Noble, Beach Colors

Haruki Murakami
“For a while, neither [Midori] nor her sister could get used to apartment life – because it was too easy, she said. They had always been used to running around like crazy every day, taking care of sick people, helping out at the bookstore, and one thing or another.

"We're finally getting used to it, though," she said. "This is the way we should have been living all along – not having to worry about anyone else's needs, just stretching out any way we felt like it. It made us both nervous at first, like our bodies were floating a couple of inches off the floor. It didn't seem real, like real life couldn't really be like that. We were both tense, like everything was gonna get tipped upside down any minute."

"A couple of worrywarts," I said with a smile.

"Well, it's just that life has been too cruel to us till now," Midori said. "But that's O.K. We're gonna get back everything it owes us.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“It is OK to take a break. Sometimes we want something so much that we diligently give effort towards it day after day after day. When you feel tired, remember to not guilt yourself over taking a break. It is OK. You can pick up where you left off tomorrow. Ask for help if you can. Exercise some self-care. Look after your own needs. Love yourself. Be kind and generous towards yourself. Remind yourself as to why you are important. Refresh and recharge your spirit.”
Akiroq Brost