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Quarter Life Crisis Quotes


"Might be a quarter life crisis, just disturbin' in my soul." - John Mayer

"Mainly, the more faddish and newer stages of life are really just marketing schemes. Tweenhood. The young old. The quarter-life crisis." - Jill Lepore

"The concept of a midlife crisis is a well known one perpetuated by books and films. And recently the idea of a quarter-life crisis, between 20 and 30, has also gained a fair amount of media coverage. But there's a surprising lack of robust research on these events, and almost none on later life crisis." - Oliver Robinson

"Mainly, the more faddish and newer stages of life are really just marketing schemes. Tweenhood. The young old. The quarter-life crisis. You can sell a lot of junk to a lot of people by inventing a stage of life and giving it a name." - Jill Lepore

"Learning to let go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis-small or large, brother-in-law or end-of-quarter office lockdown-like a beach ball on water. The next time a problem arises in your life, take a deep breath, let out a sigh, and replace the thought Oh no! with the thought Okay." - Martha Beck

"Life is a crisis - so what!" - Malcolm Bradbury

"I feel prematurely old. I'm actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis. I'm turning 30 in a couple of weeks. I've been thinking a lot about mortality. A lot about what I'm going to do with my life and how to enjoy it. One of the things I'm going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may." - Chris Pine

"What turns a work crisis into a life crisis is the infusion of dread." - Lynda Obst

"The mid-life crisis hits men harder than women." - Sonia Johnson

"I don't like the term mid-life crisis." - Pamela Stephenson

"The crisis of our time is essentially a religious crisis. It is a matter of life or death." - Arthur Adamov

"You can't have a mid-life crisis in the airline industry because every day is a crisis." - Herb Kelleher

"I have started to say "A quarter of a century" Or "thirty years back" About my own life." - Philip Larkin

"I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour before my time." - Horatio Nelson

"Estimated from a wife's experience, the average man spends fully one-quarter of his life in looking for his shoes." - Helen Rowland

"Good in Crisis; Sucks at Normal.' That about sums up my whole life, doesn't it?" - Neal Shusterman

"It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life." - Rene Dubos

"If only life were one long crisis, everyone would be perfect." - Angela Thirkell

"Good in Crisis; Sucks at Normal." That about sums up my whole life, does' it?" - Neal Shusterman

"Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant." - Paulo Coelho

"Life isn't like coursework, baby. It's one damn essay crisis after another." - Boris Johnson

"I've suffered from an identity crisis my entire life. It's why I went into acting." - Matthew Rhys

"They were not half living, or quarter living. They were simply so many bags of bones in which sparks of life fluttered faintly." - Jack London

"Once a quarter, Amy and I go off the grid and totally disconnect. It's totally doable and it will change your life." - Brad Feld

"I recently turned fifty, which is young for a tree, mid-life for an elephant, and ancient for a quarter-miler whose son now says." - Bill Cosby

"In Cuba you get a quarter of a chicken per month. They give you one bread per person a day. So, it makes your life really tough." - William Levy

"I feel a quarter Indian." - Martina Hingis

"It's not a mid-life crisis. It's a mid-life disaster. A mid-life crisis is when you wake up with everything and you go "I have everything but I'm still unhappy."" - Tom Hanks

"The turning point in the life of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis." - Napoleon Hill

"The real ecumenical crisis today is not between Catholics and Protestants but between traditional and experimental forms of church life." - Harvey Cox

"Take my handkerchief, Scarlett. Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchief." - Margaret Mitchell

"If you live your life all out today, not only is it fun, but you are preventing a midlife crisis." - Daphne Oz

"When life attains a crisis, man's focus narrows. [...] The world becomes a stage of immediate concern, swept free of illusion." - Jim Thompson

"Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end...crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of kochis (nomads)." - Khaled Hosseini

"I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way." - Martha Beck

"There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life." - Michael Douglas

"I totally relate to Tom Cruise. He's not crazy, it's just the litany of the mid-life crisis." - Bret Easton Ellis

"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle." - Alexis De Tocqueville

"Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn't make any difference what the crisis is." - Jack Nicklaus

"I recently turned fifty, which is young for a tree, mid-life for an elephant, and ancient for a quarter-miler, whose son now says, "Dad, I just can't run the quarter with you anymore, unless I bring something to read."" - Bill Cosby

"I was a French Quarter rat from the moment I could get on a bus by myself and go to the French Quarter. I played music most of my early life and it just seemed that to entertain people was a really good thing to do." - John Larroquette

"The first quarter-century of your life was doubtless lived under the cloud of being too young for things, while the last quarter-century would normally be shadowed by the still darker cloud of being too old for them; and between those two clouds, what small and narrow sunlight illumines a human lifetime!" - James Hilton

"We already know enough to begin to cope with all the major problems that are now threatening human life and much of the rest of life on earth. Our crisis is not a crisis of information; it is a crisis of decision of policy and action." - George Wald

"Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis." - Robert Collier

"I ran for Congress not because I was having a mid-life crisis. I left the private sector because I saw a looming financial crisis that was coming to this country. It's unsustainable." - Steve Daines

"I have my own religion. I'm sort of one-quarter Baptist, one-quarter Catholic, one-quarter Jewish." - Tom T Hall

"Here's a quarter, call someone who cares." - Travis Tritt

"We are all a quarter good, a quarter bad, a quarter animal and a quarter child which equals a whole bunch of crazy." - Cara Delevingne

"I hate nickels; they're quarter impersonators." - Gary Gulman

"A dollar saved is a quarter earned." - John Ciardi

"My heart beats in three-quarter time." - Eric Kandel

"A crisis unmasks everyone." - Mason Cooley

"A crisis + time = humor." - Blaine Lee Pardoe

"Never waste a crisis." - Paul Romer

"Crisis precedes transformation." - Barbara Marx Hubbard

"Capitalism is in crisis." - Lech Walesa

"Never waste a crisis." - Mark Rutte

"Contemporaneous with the financial crisis we have an ecological crisis and a health crisis. They are intimately interlinked. We cannot convert much more of the earth into money, or much more of our health into money, before the basis of life itself is threatened." - Charles Eisenstein

"Inspect the neighborhood of thy life; every shelf, every nook of thy abode; and, nestling in, quarter thyself in the farthest and most domestic winding of thy snail-house!" - Jean Paul

"Was I ignorant, then, when I was seventeen? I think not. I knew everything. A quarter-century's experience of life since then has added nothing to what I knew. The one difference is that at seventeen I had no 'realism'." - Yukio Mishima

"A whole week, a single campaign, a month, a week, even a day was far more than enough to cut a company or platoon to ribbons or cripple a man for life: it needed only a quarter of an hour." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"If your life at night is good, you think you have Everything; but, if in that quarter things go wrong, You will consider your best and truest interests Most hateful." - Euripides

"On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character" - Edward Thorndike

"I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free." - Vin Diesel

"If your life at night is good, you think you have Everything; but, if in that quarter things go wrong, You will consider your best and truest interests Most hateful." - Euripides

"On the whole, the psychological work of the last quarter of the nineteenth century emphasized the study of consciousness to the neglect of the total life of intellect and character." - Edward Thorndike

"I actually have a life I said I wanted to have. I wanted to tell stories I want and be with my family. I'm whispering it, because I'm a quarter Jewish and afraid it's all going to be taken away." - Helen Hunt

"I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time and I think that's why we were brothers- because you did, too. No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter mile away or half way across the world. The most important thing in life, will always be the people in this room. Salute mi familia. You'll always be with me... And you'll always be my brother." - Vin Diesel

"People don't want quarter-inch drills. They want quarter-inch holes." - Theodore Levitt

"They call it the Latin Quarter because nobody there is Latin and nobody has a quarter." - Will Rogers

"The solution [to a crisis pregnancy] is not to kill the innocent baby but to deal with the mother's values and her attitudes toward life." - Jesse Jackson

"Everyone has a worst time in their life. There's always a worse time. We are all either in a crisis, coming to one or coming out of one." - Andy Andrews

"The crisis of our prayer life is that our minds may be filled with ideas of God while our hearts remain far from him." - Henri Nouwen

"A painful time in our life is what I call a healing crisis. We are letting go of something old and opening to something new." - Shakti Gawain

"The ultimate goal of those who blame workers for Wall Street's economic crisis is to unravel the fabric of our common life in pursuit of greed and power." - Richard Trumka

"Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund." - Carol Everett

"Don't wait until the moment of crisis. Plan ahead, hide God's Word in your heart, and pray in advance for victory, holiness, and a life pleasing to God." - David Jeremiah

"When you've spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment, it's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands." - Margaret Thatcher

"Food has always been my friend. When I wanted to feel better or had a crisis in my life, I opened the icebox." - Marlon Brando

"If you look weird, you can blame the role, you know? So no one's going to tell me I'm having a mid-life crisis." - Luke Evans

"There is absolutely no reason why we have to deal with the mid-life crisis of our social policies by putting a bullet through their heads." - John Ralston Saul

"The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life." - Marianne Williamson

"The mid-life crisis is just those times when you're not so into the things you were when you were younger." - Jay Kay

"Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package." - Keanu Reeves

"I had moved back to Kenya after undergrad, and I went through this crisis of, 'What is my life going to be about?'" - Lupita Nyongo

"At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving." - Woodrow Wilson

"Life - life - let there be life!" - William Ernest Henley

"The environmental crisis is fundamentally a spiritual crisis." - Thomas Berry

"There is no energy crisis, only a crisis of ignorance." - R Buckminster Fuller

"A readership crisis is really a leadership crisis." - Michael Hyatt

"Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins." - V S Naipaul

"But, sir, the great cause of complaint now is the slavery question, and the questions growing out of it. If there is any other cause of complaint which has been influential in any quarter, to bring about the crisis which is now upon us; if any State or any people have made the troubles growing out of this question, a pretext for agitation instead of a cause of honest complaint, Virginia can have no sympathy whatever, in any such feeling, in any such policy, in any such attempt. It is the slavery question. Is it not so?..." - John Brown Baldwin

"Philippine education is in crisis" - Florencio Abad

"Incompetence is the true crisis." - Albert Einstein

"Never waste a good crisis." - Hillary Clinton

"Everyone learns in a crisis." - Thomas de Maiziere

"Materialism is an identity crisis." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Marriage is the real vocation crisis in the United States... We have a vocation crisis to life-long, life-giving, loving, faithful marriage. If we take care of that one, we'll have all the priests and nuns we'll need for the Church." - Timothy M. Dolan

"Matches don't come any bigger than FA Cup quarter-finals" - Neil Warnock

"I liked the bit about quarter to eleven." - Erik Satie

"You fool! You're 30 cents away from having a quarter!" - Robin Harris

"[Donna] Brazile was giving [Donald] Trump no quarter." - Donna Brazile

"I'm not Hollywood. I'm a Quarter Rat. I belong here." - Harry Anderson

"I've had quarter horses for the last 18 years." - Bruce Boxleitner

"Always take an extra quarter to the laundry room." - Wes Smith

"I enjoy the last quarter of all basketball games." - Sarah Silverman

"For nearly a quarter of a century, I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior. Such an adventure leads one down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty, through many strata of life..." - L Ron Hubbard

"A quarter of my life has been spent on 'Secret Life.' I'm 20 and I've been doing it for five years, so I think the best moments have been when all the cast members get to work together and we get to collaborate and share experiences. We all grew up together." - Shailene Woodley

"He's one kind of person, you're another. When life is going along normally, you're sort of the same. But when life turns strange and scary, when there's a crisis, suddenly you're completely different people." - Michael Grant

"Midlife crisis begins sometime in your 40s, when you look at your life and think, 'Is this all?' And it ends about 10 years later, when you look at your life again and think, 'Actually, this is pretty good.'" - Donald Richie

"People do' want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want to buy a quarter-inch hole!" - Theodore Levitt

"People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want to buy a quarter-inch hole!" - Theodore Levitt

"Oh. No wonder I'd been sick. I hadn't eaten anything since then. I'm a girl who likes her meals, so it hadn't been a weight-loss tactic. I'd just been too busy bumping from crisis to crisis. Go on the Sookie Stackhouse Narrow Avoidance of Death Diet! Run for your life, and miss meals, too! Exercise plus starvation." - Charlaine Harris

"Blessings are better than miracles. If you live your life from one miracle to the next, you will live from crisis to crisis. It's better to be blessed with good health than to always need divine healing. God's will is for us to walk in blessing." - Andrew Wommack

"I always tell people there's nothing greater than a crisis to create a breakthrough. Because that's when we breakthrough usually - most people don't proactively breakthrough - they breakthrough because they have to. And the beauty of crisis is it doesn't feel beautiful, is it melts us down. And when you're melted down you can recast your life in a new way." - Tony Robbins

"In short, our response as a party should be to work to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies, and work to make life worth living for mother and child, rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis." - Robert Casey

"I will say this about the truth, that it's one of those crisis rules, whether you are a client or someone who's living their life just every day, is that the truth has a funny way of not going away, and telling the truth is extremely important in dealing with any problem or crisis." - Judy Smith

"American family life has never been particularly idyllic. In the nineteenth century, nearly a quarter of all children experienced the death of one of their parents.... Not until the sixties did the chief cause of separation of parents shift from death to divorce." - Richard Louv

"No man but knows that he must die; he knows that in whatever quarter of the world he abides - whatever be his circumstances - however strong his present hold of life - however unlike the prey of death he looks - that it is his doom beyond reverse to die." - Henry Stebbing

"Laura Alicia Deverell was born on May 10th, 1862, at precisely a quarter past one o'clock on a Thursday morning. Those interested in that pseudo-science astrology or astromancy may trace her life and character, if they wish, among the stars, where no doubt it is all written." - Susan Ertz

"It ended up being a great quarter across the country. The national trend was more on the IT (information technology) side of things. When you look at Southern California and San Diego specifically, it's driven largely by the life sciences and biotech side of things." - Don Williams

"That's why people are standing up again to fight the Keystone pipeline in Nebraska and South Dakota and Montana. Everyone is well aware of what this industry is about. It engages not only in those kind of practices, polluting people's water, but it has polluted our political life now for a quarter century." - Donald Trump

"Coral reefs are the backbone for the entire ocean. They are the nursery for the ocean. About a quarter of all marine life in the ocean spends part of its lifecycle on a coral reef. And there are about a billion or so people that depend on coral reefs for fish for their food, for protein." - Jeff Orlowski

"As a soldier who has spent a quarter of his life in the study of the science of arms, let me tell you I went into the British Army believing that if you want peace you must prepare for war. I believe now that if you prepare thoroughly and efficiently for war, you get war." - Frederick B. Maurice

"Gone are the days when you could lie on a beach between races and still be in good enough shape to compete. Gone are the days when simply wearing a brand on your firesuit was enough to justify the marketing expense of an Indy Car. Racing an Indy Car is only about a quarter of my life as a racing driver." - Charlie Kimball

"There are men and women still on the streets, and that's all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be." - Abbey Lincoln

"If your life just falls apart early on, you can put it together again. Its the people who are always on the brink of crisis who dont hit bottom who are in trouble." - Anne Enright

"...the routine of life goes on, whatever happens, we do the same things, go through the little performance of eating, sleeping, washing. No crisis can break through the crust of habit." - Daphne Du Maurier

"The seriousness of ecological degradation lays bare the depth of man's moral crisis... Simplicity, moderation, and discipline as well as the spirit of sacrifice must become a part of everyday life." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The healthy life is hardly one marked by an absence of crises. In fact, an individual's psychological health is distinguished by how early he or she can meet crisis." - Bill Vaughan

"Well, you know, it's been in the back of my mind. I just cannot get it out of it. I'm miserable chasing money. I'm 30 years old going through a mid-life crisis!" I just couldn't shut (it) off." - Drew Waters

"I'm really enjoying growing up. I feel like so much of my life was in an existential crisis when I was young, and I don't feel as bogged down by that anymore." - Natasha Lyonne

"Think about the books that you were reading at a certain crisis in your life, what you were reading, and that's because you needed them to nourish your alma." - Sandra Cisneros

"Instead of facing a crisis as I approached middle age, I discovered that a new and better life lay before me. I called the process of discovery 'halftime,' and the outcome led to my second half." - Bob Buford

"I feel as if I'm going through a mid-life crisis. I don't feel very attractive and it's like I'm frigid or something. I'm aging and it makes me very sad." - Kola Boof

"Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage." - George Bernard Shaw

"I put my life in danger and came here because I feel this country is in danger. People are worried. We will bring the country out of this crisis." - Benazir Bhutto

"AIDS respects no national boundaries; spares no race or religion; devastates men and women, rich and poor. No country can ignore this crisis. Fighting AIDS is an urgent calling - because every life, in every land, has value and dignity." - Laura Welch Bush

"Life is short, and Art long; the crisis fleeting; experience perilous, and decision difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate." - Hippocrates

"When women are at the height of their beauty power and exercise it, we call it marriage. When men are at the height of their success power and exercise it, we call it a mid-life crisis." - Warren Farrell

"AIDS respects no national boundaries; spares no race or religion; devastates men and women, rich and poor.No country can ignore this crisis. Fighting AIDS is an urgent calling - because every life, in every land, has value and dignity." - Laura Bush

"The majority of people perform well in a crisis and when the spotlight is on them; it's on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when nobody is looking, that the spirit falters." - Alan Bennett

"One of the things you realize when you have a health crisis in your immediate family is that life does not stop so that you can go through that experience." - Jason Katims

"Europe is a woman, now middle-aged, who has already had a number of heart attacks and is currently experiencing the biggest health crisis of her life, but one that need not be fatal." - Timothy Garton Ash

"I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed. As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can't protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision." - Jeannette Rankin

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday." - Edward Albert

"It's bad timing, but a lot of kids become teenagers just as their parents are hitting their mid-life crisis. So everybody's miserable and confused and seeking that new sense of identity." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"There was a time when people had the decency to wait until they were approaching 50 to have a mid-life crisis. Now it seems many thirtysomethings find themselves succumbing to existential navel-gazing." - Mark Barrowcliffe

"If your life just falls apart early on, you can put it together again. It's the people who are always on the brink of crisis who don't hit bottom who are in trouble." - Anne Enright



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