Uncomfortable Quotes

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Erik Pevernagie
“If we feel uncomfortable with the harrowing ugliness in the world and the infuriating violence in our environs, we must not wait to speak out loud, louder, and louder until the hot-air balloon of indifference and intolerance finally blast into pieces. (“Not without the past”)”
Erik Pevernagie

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

Seth Godin
“If you’re not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it’s almost certain you’re not reaching your potential as a leader.”
Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

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

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

Stephanie Garber
“He held on to her as if she were a grudge, his body rigid and tense, as if he really didn't want her there, and yet his arms were tight around her waist as through he had no intention of ever letting her go.”
Stephanie Garber, Once Upon a Broken Heart

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jyoti Patel
we are all made
to experience
the most uncomfortable feelings
even when
we are in the right path
- Blockage”

“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

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

“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

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

T. Ellery Hodges
“I’m sorry I’m here, waiting in the dark like this, Johnathon. I had to be sure I could slip away if you were not alone. Of course, I doubt a statement like that would put anyone at else.”
T. Ellery Hodges, The Never Hero

“Ah, the Chairs of Doom," she murmured, gingerly lowering her butt onto a piece of furniture straight out of Jane Eyre's boarding school. "How much I have not missed thee. This show brings in a fortune in advertising revenue. You'd think they could shell out for a few cushions and a muffin basket.”
Lucy Parker, Battle Royal

Stephanie Perkins
“Makani genuinely hoped that others . . . found peace and strength through prayer. But she wasn't religious herself, and it made her uncomfortable whenever it was forced upon her.”
Stephanie Perkins, There's Someone Inside Your House

Lori Gottlieb
“Therapy is hard work- and not just for the therapist. That's because the responsibility for change lies squarely with the patient. If you expect an hour of sympathetic head-nodding, you've come to the wrong place. Therapists will be supportive, but our support is for your growth, not for your low opinion of your partner. (Our role is to understand your perspective but not necessarily to endorse it.) In therapy, you'll be asked to be both accountable and vulnerable. Rather than steering people straight to the heart of the problem, we nudge them to arrive there on their own, because the most powerful truths- the ones people take most seriously- are those that they come to, little by little, on their own. Implicit in the therapeutic contract is the patient's willingness to tolerate discomfort, because some discomfort is unavoidable for the process to be effective.”
Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

“To identify our internal obstacles we can look for inconvenient facts, those uncomfortable truths about our performance that we don’t usually admit to. The word ‘inconvenient’ seems to strike the right chord – not too strong but not too weak. And calling them ‘facts’ means we can’t deny them.”
Ceri Evans, Perform Under Pressure

“Elite athletes often refer to their internal battle to overcome their doubts and anxieties – their dark side. Addressing this side of us will always be uncomfortable, but this is the only way of pushing beyond our current limits.”
Ceri Evans, Perform Under Pressure

“I’m no longer going to be uncomfortable just for you to smile and be comfortable.”
F.M. Sogamiah

Steven Magee
“I was really uncomfortable switching the high voltage at the Desoto Solar Farm, as I had to wear fireproof clothing, a face shield and gloves in case the electrical switch exploded!”
Steven Magee

“Hanna Holborn Gray, the president of the University of Chicago from 1978 to 1993, once offered this principle: "Education should not be intended to make people comfortable; it is meant to make them think.”
Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt

Holly Black
“Madoc makes a snorting sound, then turns to me. 'I am sure that Wren here wouldn't mind taking Lady Nore's castle and lands for herself.'

I shake my head at the absurdity of the statement.

He raises his brows. 'No? Still sitting at the table and waiting for permission to start eating?'

That's an uncomfortably accurate way of describing how I've lived my life.”
Holly Black, The Stolen Heir

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