Uncomfortable Quotes

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Alaric Hutchinson
“Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.”
Alaric Hutchinson

Brené Brown
“[...] we need to cultivate the courage to be uncomfortable and to teach the people around us how to accept discomfort as a part of growth.”
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Lionel Shriver
“He looks uncomfortable, and in this respect the garb is apt. Kevin is uncomfortable; the tiny clothing replicates the same constriction that he feels in his own skin.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Catherine Lacey
“But we always avoided talking about these things—difficult things—and I wondered if that meant we'd be a little uncomfortable with or disappointed by each other for the rest of our lives.”
Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

“Don’t be too comfortable with employment; discover yourself and see what you can achieve for yourself”
Sunday Adelaja

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Growth is often the parent or the child of pain.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sarah Perry
“Did you really think you could carry on like that- you never wanted friends or lovers - you wanted courtiers! What you have on your hands is a peasants' revolt.”
Sarah Perry, The Essex Serpent

John Green
“I thought about how everyone always seemed slightly uncomfortable when discussing their fathers in front of me. They always seemed worried I'd be reminded of my fatherlessness, as if I could somehow forget.”
John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

Richie Norton
“The opposite of certainty in life is called freedom. If you want to be free, you must be willing to advance your life into the uncertain.”
Richie Norton

“A single opinion is comfortable. Comfort is hostile to change. Progress is uncomfortable because it changes the comfort.”
Thomas Vato, Questology

Mitch Albom
“I am not bothered by the silence.
For all the noise I make with my friends, I am still not comfortable talking about my feelings in front of others - especially not classmates.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Steven Magee
“I have become so uncomfortable with American corruption that I no longer tell people that I am a USA citizen.”
Steven Magee

Arti Manani
“There was something unnerving about her surroundings. She was unsure, not knowing whether this was her paranoia kicking in, or a warning. How could you tell?”
Arti Manani, The Colours of Denial

Aspen Matis
“The true answer held my chest like an unwanted hand’s sudden touch, uncomfortable and unfeeling.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

“Ted was wildly uncomfortable. He wasn't quite sure who Rachel was on a date with, but it didn't seem to be him. He'd contributed nothing to the outing; as far as he could tell, she could have brought an inflatable doll with her to the movie and had an equally good time.”
Kristen Roupenian, You Know You Want This

“In many ways, the aspect of the story of Christ that we both find so compelling and relatable is God’s choice to experience the discomforts of being human as a sign of his love for us. …
Living in community with other people … is uncomfortable. We have ideas that test each other. We have vigorous and painful disagreements. Rather than being discouraged, we can recognize our discomfort, ease into it, and share the experience of being human together.”
Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth Silvers

Nitya Prakash
“Reminder: Women do not need to be polite to someone who is making them uncomfortable.”
Nitya Prakash

Helen Oyeyemi
“He was good-looking. Enough to make me feel uncomfortable. Tall and dark, etc.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Things, difficult-things, strange & inadvertent stare, knowingly unbeknown, the series of awkward moments,
Are we going to be a little uncomfortable with or disappointed by each other for the rest of our lives?”
Rabin Paudel

Martine Bailey
“The room had been decked with late-blooming roses that cast up a sugary glasshouse scent. Yet amongst the profusion of china and silver, the atmosphere was one of flamboyance, rather than celebration. Mrs. Croxon announced that we should eat 'exactly the Bill of Fare as given by a most genteel Countess at Bath'. I had no appetite for sardines in mustard, creamed oats and kidneys, for I had a stomach full of butterflies, as my mother had called my fits of nerves.”
Martine Bailey, A Taste for Nightshade

Shane Claiborne
“If we remove the cross, we are in danger of promoting a very cheap grace. Perhaps it should make us uncomfortable.”
Shane Claiborne

Sia Figiel
“I clung to the image of my brothers and their friends for safety as I now felt uncomfortable with Mr. Viliamu.”
Sia Figiel, FREELOVE

“She was a mousy woman, uncomfortable in her own body. Laverne detested women who filled the air with their discomfort, their body apologizing for their very existence. They tried so hard to take such little space that they ended up filling every room.”
Richard Fifield

Yu Hua
“Our leader was dead. My eyes too filled with tears, and I wept like the thousand others. I heard heartrending screeches and earthshaking howls, people gasped for breath and choked in anguish - and then my mind began to wander. Grief no longer held me in its sway; my thoughts started moving in another direction entirely. If it had been just a few people weeping, I would certainly have felt sad, but a thousand people weeping at the same time simply struck me as funny. I had never in my life heard such cacophony. Even if every living variety of beast were to send a delegate to our auditorium and they were all to below in unison, I thought to myself, they surely could not make a stranger chorus than the din of a thousand people crying their heads off.

This untimely fancy might have been the death of me. I couldn't help but smile, and then I had to fight back the laugh that was pushing its way out. If anybody were to see me laughing, I would be labeled a counterrevolutionary on the spot and life would not be worth living. Hard as I tried to bottle up my laughter, it insisted on spilling forth, and knowing I couldn't stifle it any longer, I desperately threw myself forward, hugging the back of the chair in front of me and buried my head in my folded arms. Amid weeping of a thousand people I was in the throes of uncontainable mirth, my shoulders heaving, and the more I tried to stop myself from laughing, the more laughs kept coming.

My classmates, through a curtain of tears, saw me sprawled over a chair, racked by agonizing spasms of grief. They were deeply moved by my devotion to our fallen leader, and later they would say, 'Yu Hua was more upset than anyone - you should have seen the way he was crying”
Yu Hua

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Comfort rarely produces great art.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Hopal Green
“Growth isn’t always comfortable, sometimes it requires you to make changes you never thought of.”
Hopal Green

D.H. Lawrence
“You had to take it out some way or other, your youth, or it ate you up. But what a ghastly thing, this youth! you felt as old as Methuselah, and yet the thing fizzed somehow, and didn't let you be comfortable. A mean sort of life! And no prospect!”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

Arti Manani
“She could feel him, glaring at her with a psychotic look in his eyes, taking pleasure in her suffering, using it to fuel his next move.”
Arti Manani, The Colours of Denial

Jyoti Patel
“Mayhap,
we are all made
to experience
the most uncomfortable feelings
even when
we are in the right path
- Blockage”
Jyoti Patel, ANAMIKA: BEYOND WORDS

“Yoga teaches us to become fearless. Become more open to the uncomfortable and challenging situations.
Learning to take few deep breaths and become more present and face the situations as it is instead of running away.”
Purvi Raniga

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