Stuck In A Rut Quotes

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Franz Kafka
“One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: "This man is not to be locked up again, He is to come with me.”
Franz Kafka, Blue Octavo Notebooks

Gillian Flynn
“...and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, 'That was fine'. And your life is a long line of fine.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Martina Boone
“But there was a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Between being found and finding yourself.”
Martina Boone, Compulsion

Silvia Hartmann
“Nothing that is good can become stuck – and if it is stuck, it can’t be any good!”
Silvia Hartmann

Nick Hornby
“…it's important to have something going on somewhere, at work or at home, otherwise you're just clinging on.”
Nick Hornby

A.M. Homes
“What does ‘stuck’ mean?” “It means I should make some big decision, I should do some enormous thing. And I can’t do anything. I can’t stand my life, and I can’t change it.” “Maybe it’s not an enormous thing,” he says. “Maybe you have to do one small thing and then another small thing.”
A.M. Homes, Music for Torching

Gillian Flynn
“in these shitty plastic days ...”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“I believe having a vision in mind, a goal let's say, is a good thing. Unfortunately, so many of us are blinded by the greatness of our vision that paralysis and inaction sets in. What I try to do is focus on the individual steps, the moments if you will, and let them lead one to the next. The vision that eventually appears may not be exactly what you had in mind, but it will be the right one for you, because you did the work and you took the necessary action.”
Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Dana Arcuri
“When we are stuck in a rut we are being invited to grow and expand.”
Dana Arcuri, Reinventing You: Simple Steps to Transform Your Body, Mind, & Spirit

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Passion can seem intimidatingly out of reach at times - a distant tower of flame, accessible only to geniuses and to those who are specially touched by God. But curiosity is a milder, quieter, more welcoming, and more democratic entity. The stakes of curiosity are also far lower than the stakes of passion. [...] Curiosity only ever asks one simple question: "Is there anything you're interested in?" Anything? Even a tiny bit? No matter how mundane or small? The answer need not set your life on fire, or make you quit your job [...]; it just has to capture your attention for a moment. But in that moment, if you can pause and identify even one tiny speck of interest in something, then curiosity will ask you to turn your head a quarter of an inch and look at the thing a wee bit closer. Do it. It's a clue. It might seem like nothing, but it's a clue. Follow that clue. Trust it. See where curiosity will lead you next.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Elaine Orabona Foster
“Staying locked into an image of how things are supposed to be can blind us to the grace of what is.”
Elaine Orabona Foster, In Movement There Is Peace

Sam Owen
“Lack of ownership over your anger can incorrectly absolve you of all responsibility and so keep you stuck in the anger.”
Sam Owen, 500 Relationships And Life Quotes: Bite-Sized Advice For Busy People

“Sometimes, when you're on an island, there is no way off, and no way forward.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Jacqueline Edgington
“They are called stuckerpillers because they get stuck together. They depend so much on each other even when they become unhappy living together. They can’t leave each other because they’ve become one. They lose their own identity and then they get confused. They become helpless. When one stuckerpiller wants to go in one direction and the other stuckerpiller wants to go in the opposite direction, they end up pulling against each other, never really getting anywhere.”
Jacqueline Edgington, Happy Jack