Stability Quotes

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Aldous Huxley
“There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol."
"There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality."
"But they used to take morphia and cocaine."
"Two thousand pharmacologists and biochemists were subsidized in A.F. 178."
"Six years later it was being produced commercially. The perfect drug."
"Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant."
"All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."
"Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology."
"Stability was practically assured.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Roman Payne
“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

John Keats
“There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.”
John Keats

“So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.”
Haniel Long

Nicholas Sparks
“I suppose [my life] has most resembled a blue chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually trending upward over time. A good buy, a lucky buy, and I've learned that not everyone can say that about his life.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Shannon L. Alder
“Unrequited love is the only emotion that allows sane people to taste the “life sentence” of someone with bipolar disorder. The longer they hang onto a lost cause the more unstable they look to everyone else. They contradict their own belief systems and statements, by circling the drain with two competing emotions—love and hate.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after, what they perceive to be, a more reasonable success, and somewhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Georges Bataille
“Above all human existence requires stability, the permanence of things. The result is an ambivalence with respect to all great and violent expenditure of strength; such an expenditure, whether in nature or in man, represents the strongest possible threat. The feelings of admiration and of ecstasy induced by them thus mean that we are concerned to admire them from afar. The sun corresponds to that prudent concern. It is all radiance gigantic loss of heat and light, flame, explosion; but remote from men, who can enjoy in safety and quiet the fruits of this cataclysm. To earth belongs the solidity which sustains houses of stone and the steps of men (at least on its surface, for buried within the depths of the earth is the incandescence of lava).”
Georges Bataille, Van Gogh As Prometheus

Kelseyleigh Reber
“Things are never as they seem. A person. A Mark. A statement. They are always deeper than we perceive, like walking in the ocean and suddenly dipping under the surface because the bottom has disappeared beneath your feet. The water appears shallow until you are suddenly flailing around beneath the surface, desperately searching for stable ground once again.”
Kelseyleigh Reber

Criss Jami
“God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his life yet went a lifetime consciously, willingly never loving anyone but himself may then be subject to harsher judgment than the extreme mental patient. It might be so that God will stand for the weak and question the strong.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Tom Robbins
“Disorder is inherent in stability. Civilized man doesn't understand stability. He's confused it with rigidity. Our political and economic and social leaders drool about stability constantly. It's their favorite word, next to 'power.'

'Gotta stabilize the political situation in Southeast Asia, gotta stabilize oil production and consumption, gotta stabilize student opposition to the government' and so forth.

Stabilization to them means order, uniformity, control. And that's a half-witted and potentially genocidal misconception. No matter how thoroughly they control a system, disorder invariably leaks into it. Then the managers panic, rush to plug the leak and endeavor to tighten the controls. Therefore, totalitarianism grows in viciousness and scope. And the blind pity is, rigidity isn't the same as stability at all.

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.”
Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Hunter S. Thompson
“But I knew it was pure masturbation, because down in my gut I wanted nothing more than a clean bed and a bright room and something solid to call my own at least until I got tired of it. There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detatched.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

Mark R. Levin
“You know, that man has a spirit, that each man and woman is unique, that we have duty to promote our unalienable rights and to protect them, that we have a duty to our families and ourselves, to take care of ourselves, to contribute to charity, that we have a duty to support a just and righteous law that is stable and predictable.”
Mark R. Levin

Terry Crawford Palardy
“[The moon] ... is an example of practiced stability … it wanes when it must, and reliably returns to full strength … it is a humble model of reasonable potential that I can emulate, and follow.”
Terry Crawford Palardy

Spencer W. Kimball
“They who reach down into the depths of life where, in the stillness, the voice of God is heard, have the stabilizing power which carries them poised and serene through the hurricane of difficulties.”
Spencer W. Kimball

Toba Beta
“Truth often sacrificed for the sake of stability and peace.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“We will never know peace and stability in the world without balance. And we will never know balance without justice for all. Yet, justice exists only where there is fairness and equality -- when every man and country is treated and viewed equally. No country should be given power over another. In addition, no country should be granted privileges that are denied to others. No one country has the authority to decide which country will be embargoed, denied to protect itself, and will be favored based on the weight of their resources. Eliminate the hypocrisy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Nancy Sleeth
“The Amish are islands of sanity in a whirlpool of change.”
Nancy Sleeth, Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
“As participants in a mobile culture, our default is to move. God embraces our broken world, and I have no doubt that God can use our movement for good. But I am convinced that we lose something essential to our existence as creatures if we do not recognize our fundamental need for stability. Trees can be transplanted, often with magnificent results. But their default is to stay.”
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

Toba Beta
“Total transparency risks country's stability.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

A.J. Darkholme
“We stay the same as we've always been, keeping to the path we've walked our whole lives. Paths that carry so much importance and perceived stability that we are utterly convinced it is the only one to walk – that anyone not walking it with us is being misled.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Dave Eggers
“Did children want sports cars for parents? No. They wanted Hondas. They wanted to know that the car would start in all seasons.”
Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King

“A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability. Not that I'm saying a woman can't provide stability, I'm not saying that...It does take a father though.”
Tom Delay

Widad Akreyi
“2nd step towards achieving peace is to support disarmament policies because arms fuel tensions and undermine peace and stability.”
Widad Akrawi

“A rock sits on the ground while a flower sits on a thin stem a few inches above the ground. Both are stable in their positions. If the flower tries to mimic the stone’s stability and falls on the ground, it will die. You have to find your own stability in life. What is stablility for someone else may cause pain and fear in your life.”

“Stability and security comes in life when you become rooted in your inner self. It's like establishing your Ashram in your inner space. It works like a divine address where the things meant for you can come or send you invitation.”

Ellen Forney
“Stability means figuring out how to prioritize what serves you, not feeling like a failure if you don't do everything perfectly, + just balancing everything as best you can.”
Ellen Forney, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life

“…the extent of Ronchamp’s resemblance to other things is exceptionally broad. Nor is it only an issue of extent. More is at stake. The nature of the building alters drastically when what it resembles cannot be traced back to Le Corbusier’s mind; it becomes less predictable and its meaning is less stable.”
Robin Evans, The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries

“I don't need anything from you, the things you have given to me are the most precious. I'll see what I have to do in my life, you have to enjoy your life. Don't think about me, don't trouble me socially, don't suggest me anything. I'm that much of capable to handle my own life. Don't try to communicate with me. If you want to arrest me, then you can do it at any time, I'm ready for it. But if you want to see my peace then you have to close each chapter. Obviously you must have selected your brilliant family by seeing extraordinary capabilities. Then give them a great popularity. They will give you their best & you will get everything which you want. I'm not a part of your life at all, don't give pieces of bread to that beggar who don't want to eat it. That bloody bitch lady beggar want eat her food by her own. She don't want that bread where people treating her beyond a dead. She is done. She will not trouble you after you shut down all connections. She will not write a single word on that. But she don't want your interruption. If she is a beggar then she has found her stability. She has got one owner who can throw pieces of bread in front of her & she can eat with peace. Thanks for teaching me value of begging, value of me, value of beggars, value of my life, value of people, value of my job, special treatment. I'll never trouble you, I got my value in my life. Thanks for the lifetime. GOODBYE!!”

Shelby Forsythia
“There’s a groundlessness in life after loss, as if somebody is pulling the rug out from under you again and again. It’s hard to find anything stable and secure to stand on, and when you do, there’s always the fear that it’s going to be taken away. Know that this sense of not having legs to stand on is completely normal and is a very real sensation brought on by loss. It’s not pleasant by any means—in fact, it can be downright terrifying—but it is an expected part of grief.”
Shelby Forsythia, Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss

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