Turmoil Quotes

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Vincent van Gogh
“There is peace even in the storm”
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Jim Butcher
“When I'm in turmoil, when I can't think, when I'm exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It's just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building.”
Jim Butcher, Storm Front

Erik Pevernagie
“As many people are in turmoil, they happen to put many substantial questions. By incessantly asking themselves what it means "to be essential," they start wondering whether "usefulness" has a key function in their life. It is true; many people can only survive through necessary and useful effects. But can we dispel "unusefulness" as worthless? For some, art and play may be “useless” but, yet, are fundamental ways and means for survival. ("Corporeal prison")”
Erik Pevernagie

Gillian Flynn
“The old Amy, the girl of the big laugh and the easy ways, literally shed herself, a pile of skin and soul on the floor, and stepped this new, brittle, bitter Amy ... a razor-wire knot daring me to unloop her, and I was not up to the job with my thick, numb, nervous fingers. Country fingers. Flyover fingers untrained in the intricate, dangerous work of 'solving Amy'. When I'd hold up the bloody stumps, she'd sigh and turn to her secret mental notebooks on which she tallied all my deficiencies, forever noting disappointments, frailties, shortcomings.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

T.F. Hodge
“The ego lusts for satisfaction. It has a prideful ferocious appetite for its version of "truth". It is the most challenging aspect to conquer; the cause for most spiritual turmoil.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Donna Goddard
“Don’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing. We can be glad that our soul is speaking to us and pushing us onwards. We frequently need to persevere with a period of inner turmoil before the dust can settle and be swept out the door.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won't be able to fly unless you are willing to transform.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Claire Keegan
“My heart feels not so much in my chest as in my hands. I am carrying it along swiftly, as though I have become the messenger for what is going on inside me.”
Claire Keegan

Elizabeth Bristol
“You’ve been here the whole time!” I could see it clearly. 
The calm, glowing One smiled, and all of a sudden, I knew. It hadn’t been fear telling me not to get on the boat, scaring me away from the fun. It was Jesus trying to spare me the agony of this trip because . . . because He loves me? Yes, He loves me! 
And there I’d stood, as if I’d had my hand on His chest, pushing Him away. What was I doing? Seeing Him now, I realized we’d been stuck in this pose a long time. I hadn’t wanted Him to go in case I needed Him, but I hadn’t wanted Him to come inside and control me. 
Ever so patiently—suspended in time, but oh-so-very present—Jesus held out His hand and invited me to dance. 
“Yes,” I yielded, and something so much more peaceful than peace settled inside even though the storm still raged, and the circumstances hadn’t budged. “Let’s dance.” 
Embraced in His arms, I fell asleep—even in the midst of those crazy waves. ”
Elizabeth Bristol, Mary Me: One Woman’s Incredible Adventure with God

Elizabeth Bristol
“And without boundaries and a healthy support system, I didn’t know how to protect myself. Boy did I need someone to lock me in a turret, cut off my hair, and hide the key in the belly of a dragon. Trouble was, I didn’t live in a fairy tale and happily ever after wasn’t looking likely. 
After Alex, sex came easily. ”
Elizabeth Bristol, Mary Me: One Woman’s Incredible Adventure with God

Samuel Beckett
“I find me, leave me, go towards me, come from me, nothing ever but me, a particle of me, retrieved, lost, gone astray, I’m all these words, all these strangers, this dust of words, with no ground for their settling, no sky for their dispersing, coming together to say, fleeing one another to say, that I am they, all of them, those that merge, those that part, those that never meet, and nothing else, yes, something else, that I’m something quite different, a quite different thing, a wordless thing in an empty place, a hard shut dry cold black place, where nothing stirs, nothing speaks, and that I listen, and that I seek, like a caged beast born of caged beasts born of caged beasts born of caged beasts...”
Samuel Beckett, The Unnamable

“The turmoil and dislocations confronting present-day society will not be solved until both the scientific and religious genius of the human race are fully utilized.”
Baha'i International Community

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am not at 'peace', then I can be altogether confident that I've placed a larger 'piece' of myself in the hands of someone other than God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Iain Pears
“[Pope] Clement waved his hands in irritation as if to dismiss the very idea. "The world is crumbling into ruin. Armies are marching. Men and women are dying everywhere, in huge numbers. Fields are abandoned and towns deserted. The wrath of the Lord is upon us and He may be intending to destroy the whole of creation. People are without leaders and direction. They want to be given a reason for this, so they can be reassured, so they will return to their prayers and their obiediences. All this is going on, and you are concerned about the safety of two Jews?”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

“Every time I think I am out of the woods, I am back in the fire.”
Robert Black

Author Jyoti Patel
“You are going to meet
two kinds of people in your life,
some will find you in tranquility
and leave you broken,
some will meet you in turmoil
and lead you to serenity
- peace and agitation”

Munia Khan
“Wind and breeze are separated today
Crimson twilight denies to fade away
Grass blades turn brown to match the soil
We pretend to smile at every turmoil”
Munia Khan

“The divine is at the edge of our awareness and vision, but it is also within us as the first seeker found when all seemed lost completely. In order to find the dream of life again, we must first find the way that the dream exists within our own souls. We may be daunted by the surfacing of all the dilemmas and trouble of this troubled world, but the deep self and soul within us already knows how we are intended to swim in the blessed turmoil of the waters of life. For humans exist to bring meaning to the surface of life and awareness to the dream of existence.”
Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul

Alan W. Watts
“As muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil.”
Alan Watts

“G. Stanley Hall, a creature of his times, believed strongly that adolescence was determined – a fixed feature of human development that could be explained and accounted for in scientific fashion. To make his case, he relied on Haeckel's faulty recapitulation idea, Lombroso's faulty phrenology-inspired theories of crime, a plethora of anecdotes and one-sided interpretations of data. Given the issues, theories, standards and data-handling methods of his day, he did a superb job. But when you take away the shoddy theories, put the anecdotes in their place, and look for alternate explanations of the data, the bronze statue tumbles hard.
I have no doubt that many of the street teens of Hall's time were suffering or insufferable, but it's a serious mistake to develop a timeless, universal theory of human nature around the peculiarities of the people of one's own time and place.”
Robert Epstein, Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Good and evil are not compatible. The wars we see in the world are a devastating reflection of the wars within most people.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I think that we should be less focused on the crisis and more focused on what we can learn from the crisis. For the biggest crisis of all is the crisis of repeating the crisis.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Oddný Eir
“Will we always find faults with our accommodations because of the turmoil in our own hearts?”
Oddný Eir, Land of Love and Ruins

Ana Claudia Antunes
“So the earth is shaking
Here the word's faking
As there's no time for lies.
Kiss and dance all nights!
In no need of balance
Nothing makes sense
Get it loose with no excuse.
Shake and dance!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

Pragya Tiwari
“You know what, you made me feel like some low life the very first time I met you. And every time I am trying to make you understand that I am not one. And every time you make me feel more wretched.”
Pragya Tiwari, Outlet from Loneliness

Allan Pease
“Smoking is an outward signal of inner turmoil or conflict and most smoking has less to do with nicotine addiction and more to do with the need for reassurance.”
Allan Pease, The Definitive Book of Body Language

Abhijit Naskar
“Turmoil brings realization and realization brings discovery.”
Abhijit Naskar, No Foreigner Only Family

“When I felt cornered in my life and wrought with crisis and turmoil, I wondered why friends stayed silent.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1983

Mark Manson
“No religion is complete without a common enemy upon to project one's inner turmoil. Life is messy but why deal with your problems when you can just blame somebody else for them?”
Mark Manson, Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope

William Shakespeare
“Not a soul
But felt a fever of the mad, and play'd
Some tricks of desperation; all but mariners
Plung'd in the foaming brine, and quit the vessel;
Then all afire with me the King's son Ferdinand
With hair up staring ( then like reeds, not hair)
Was the first man that leap'd; cried Hell is empty,
And all the devils are here.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest

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