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Quiet Life Quotes


"So let the mind flow like water. Face life with a calm and quiet mind and everything in life will be calm and quiet." - Thich Thien-An

"If you give up your quiet life, the bow of Cupid will lose its power." - Ovid

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I have listened and I have been quiet all my life. But now I will speak." - Jessica Stern

"Anybody looking for a quiet life has picked the wrong century to born in." - Whittaker Chambers

"Prayer [is] the quiet, persistent living of our life of desire and faith in the presence of our God." - Andrew Murray

"There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course; a quiet conscience." - Euripides

"Any deviation from the ordinary course of life in this quiet town was enough to stop all progress in it." - Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

"I enjoy the quiet life." - Martin Yan

"I like a quiet life." - Wendy Cope

"Anything for a quiet life." - Thomas Middleton

"She lived, we'll say, A harmless life, she called a virtuous life, A quiet life, which was not life at all (But that she had not lived enough to know)" - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Remember the importance of small actions. They're the building blocks in the architecture of your life, the quiet victories you win for yourself each day." - Diane Dreher

"Reason cannot account for those moments in life that "bewilder the intellect yet utterly quiet the heart," as G.K. Chesterton observed." - Eric Weiner

"Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one's life with pomp and blare... Perhaps it crept to one's side like an old friend through quiet ways." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"She liked the life she had. She loved habits. She craved a day with nothing in it, a long, quiet stretch of hours in the studio." - Ann Brashares

"There is no greater source of strength and power for me in my life than going still, being quiet and recognizing what real power is." - Oprah Winfrey

"The best place to start an adventure is with a quiet, perfect life . . . and someone who realizes that it can't possibly be enough." - Kevin J Anderson

"Promise me you'll look after yourself ... stay out of trouble ...' 'I always do, Mrs Weasley,' said Harry. 'I like a quiet life, you know me." - J K Rowling

"Each life needs its own quiet place." - Melody Beattie

"What sweet delight a quiet life affords." - William Drummond

"The falling apart of a man's life should make more noise. It should startle passesrby with its Sturm and Drang. It ought to sound like the Parthenon crashing down. Not this ordinary, everyday kind of quiet...He closed his eyes...And still it was quiet, this falling apart of his life, as silent as the last beat of an old man's heart. A quiet, echoing thud, and then...nothing." - Kristin Hannah

"Quiet cunning bested boastful brawn" - Walter Kirn

"True bravery is quiet, undemonstrative." - Philip Sidney

"Take time to be quiet." - Zig Ziglar

"It would be erroneous to say Sohrab was quiet. Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. Sohrab's silence wasn't the self imposed silence of those with convictions, of protesters who seek to speak their cause by not speaking at all. It was the silence of one who has taken cover in a dark place, curled up all the edges and tucked them under." - Khaled Hosseini

"If what a person wants is his life, he tends to be quiet about wanting anything else. Once the life begins to seem secure, one feels the freedom to complain." - Ann Patchett

"We think we can - as normal people generally do - put up with a certain amount of unanalyzed unconscious material as long as it remains more or less quiet and does not interfere with normal life and normal activities When the unconscious disturbs, it has to be dealt with; if it keeps quiet, we do not make a systematic offensive against it." - Roberto Assagioli

"I'm trying to think of myself at a quiet time. I need to do better with a quiet mind because I'm constantly going and I think that's what feeds me. I've been that way my whole life. But I don't think I picture things so much as I talk them through. Words, words, words. Words and melody." - Kelli O'Hara

"I'm a quiet person, and I live a quiet, pleasant, ordinary, simple life." - Mary Mcgarry Morris

"There are strange moments in life when the mind rests without any kind of worries. When our mind is quiet, when our mind is in silence, then the new arrives." - Samael Aun Weor

"There are beauties of character which, like the night-blooming cereus, are closed against the glare and turbulence of every-day life, and bloom only in shade and solitude, and beneath the quiet stars." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"The unlived life is not worth examining. ... Self-awareness, self-examination, self-consciousness are for the quiet moments. In the arena they are paralyzing. The self must not be held out of the arena until living skills have been learned." - Jo Coudert

"If we had the power over the ends of the earth, it would not give us that fulfillment of existence which a quiet devoted relationship to nearby life can give us." - Martin Buber

"There are moments when it's too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That's when you know there's something lacking in your life. You just know." - Frank Sinatra

"Now the line was drawn. Lucy had never thought that one of the fiercest battles of her life would be fought over a breakfast table, with quiet words carefully chosen." - Lisa Kleypas

"I like a quiet life, you know me." - J K Rowling

"Sundays, quiet islands on the tossing seas of life." - S. W. Duffield

"The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life." - John Hicks

"There's no shame in enjoying the quiet life." - Daniel Radcliffe

"The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life." - Sir John Richard Hicks

"Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life." - Khaled Hosseini

"I live a generally quiet life, as it were." - Minnie Driver

"At this age, I should be leading a quiet life." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"A quiet conscience makes one so serene." - Lord Byron

"What is a home without children? Quiet." - Henny Youngman

"No loose fish enters our quiet bay." - Gertrude Atherton

"If you can't keep quiet, shut up!" - Gregory Ratoff

"Quiet people have the loudest minds." - Stephen Hawking

"I'd rather not sing than sing quiet." - Janis Joplin

"He has the gift of quiet." - John Le Carre

"Dead ... might not be quiet at all." - Chris Bohjalian

"Quiet and incredible. I really envy that." - Sarah Dessen

"Follow effective action with quiet reflection." - Peter Drucker

"Peace and quiet govern the world." - Laozi

"There is real comfort in being quiet." - Justina Chen

"Happiness is the quiet lull between problems." - Paul Reiser

"Quiet time and solitude are vital to helping me keep perspective. I consider myself fortunate to have so much quiet built into my profession. I spend long hours by myself at my easel. And while I work, I think-of the future, of my loved ones, of God's goodness and the many exciting opportunities that surround me. I ponder the challenges I face, the needs of others, the direction my life is going." - Thomas Kinkade

"If you make films, you're changing rhythm the whole time. You go from a quiet life to an absolutely turbulent life which is typical of moviemaking. And then you get back to your normal life and you have to have nerves of steel." - Geraldine Chaplin

"Everything was quiet, a strange sort of quiet that felt like an unfinished sentence." - Sarah Addison Allen

"It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived-forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward- looking position." - Soren Kierkegaard

"She knew that when she got old it would be more fun to look back on a life of romance and adventure than a life of quiet habits. But looking back was easy. It was the doing that was painful. There were plenty of things she would like to look back on but wasn't willing to risk ..." - Ann Brashares

"I like solitude. I like the anomalous life. I like a quiet life." - Eric Clapton

"A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live." - Bertrand Russell

"A life without a lonely place, that is, a life without a quiet center, easily becomes destructive. When we cling to the results of our actions as our only way of self-identifiction, then we become possessive and defensive and tend to look at our fellow human beings more as enemies to be kept at a distance than as friends with whom we share the gifts of life." - Henri Nouwen

"Character - Some day, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long-continued process." - Phillips Brooks

"If you find a reluctancy to go into the presence of God, there may be unconfessed, unrepented sin in your life. Part of your quiet time is to get your heart clean and pure. Each of us needs to take ourselves by the nap of our necks and confess and repent before we come into God's holy presence to fellowship." - Adrian Rogers

"I'm in a different chapter of my life. As time goes by and I grow older, I find that I need to just be quiet and think. There have been periods when I've locked myself away for days, but now it's different - I'm married and we have a daughter who is in my office the whole time." - Martin Scorsese

"There is a quiet humor in Yiddish and a gratitude for every day of life, every crumb of success, each encounter of love... In a figurative way, Yiddish is the wise and humble language of us all, the idiom of a frightened and hopeful humanity." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Buddhists have a long-standing tradition of believing that at some level we always know what the best course of action is in any given situation. We just have to be quiet enough to let that course of action present itself to us. And we need the confidence to act when life shows us what we need to do." - Brad Warner

"I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to keep quiet any unnecessary rumors about sexuality. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me." - T R Knight

"It was then that Marvin got religion. Not the quiet, personal kind, that involves doing good deeds and living a better life; not even the kind that involves putting on a suit and ringing' people's doorbells; but the kind that involves having your own TV network and getting people to send you money." - Terry Pratchett

"One of the essential tasks for living a wise life is letting go. Letting go is the path to freedom. It is only by letting go of the hopes, the fears, the pain, the past, the stories that have a hold on us that we can quiet our mind and open our heart." - Jack Kornfield

"It could be enough, maybe, or at least a start, but the problem is that at night I tumble into dreams that aren't dreams at all. I tumble into memories and wake up aching for a dying world and a quiet, cold life that offered me nothing but sitting in a still room." - Elizabeth Scott

"I am not yet of Percy's mind, the Hotspur of the North; he that kills me some six or seven dozen of Scots as a breakfast, washes his hands, and says to his wife, 'Fie upon this quiet life! I want work." - William Shakespeare

"The fear is like metal on my tongue-I've known him but a fragment of time, and yet I'm certain if I accept his suit, it will destroy a part of me when he leaves." Keir reached forward to tuck her hair behind her ear. "We're all a little broken." Quiet. Potent. "No one goes through life with a whole heart." - Nalini Singh

"When the whole world is writing letters, it's easy to lap into the quiet within, tell the story of an hour, keep alive the narrating inner life. To be alone in the presence of one's thought is not a value, only a common practice." - Vivian Gornick

"In the quiet moments of your day, what do you think and do? When you are with your Self and no one else, how does life proceed for you? Who are you when you are alone? Self-creation is a Holy Experience. It is sacred. It is you, deciding Who You Are." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Evening is the delight of virtuous age; it seems an emblem of the tranquil close of busy life-serene, placid, and mild, with the impress of its great Creator stamped upon it; it spreads its quiet wings over the grave, and seems to promise that all shall be peace beyond it." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"death ... so seldom happens nowadays in the awesome quiet of a familiar chamber. Most of us die violently, thanks to the advance of science and warfare. If by chance we are meant to end life in our beds, we are whisked like pox victims to the nearest hospital, where we are kept as alone and unaware as possible of the approach of disintegration." - M F K Fisher

"The distractions, the exhaustions, the savage noises, the demands of town life, are, for me, mortal enemies to thought, to sleep,and to study; its extremes of squalor and of splendor do not stimulate, but sadden me; certain phases of its society I profoundly value, but would sacrifice them to the heaven of country quiet, if I had to choose between." - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

"I feel it is my Christian duty to be at least as careful in my personal grooming, if not more so, than before my conversion. You may have dry hair and my habits may not be workable for you. But shampooing my hair twice a week is as much a part of my spiritual life as my daily quiet time." - Eugenia Price

"I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I"d like to keep quiet any unnecessary rumors about sexuality. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay is' the most interesting part of me." - T R Knight

"In 1840 I was called from my farm to undertake the administration of public affairs and I foresaw that I was called to a bed of thorns. I now leave that bed which has afforded me little rest, and eagerly seek repose in the quiet enjoyments of rural life." - John Tyler

"And first and foremost, think straight, trust the quiet inner voice that tells you what to do. You hold your life in your hands, don't entrust it to anyone else, least of all to your chosen leaders. BE YOURSELF! Any number of great men have told you that." - Wilhelm Reich

"In this time of extraordinary pressure, educational and social, perhaps a mother's first duty to her children is to secure for them a quiet and growing time, a full six years of passive receptive life, the waking part of it for the most part spent out in the fresh air." - Charlotte Mason

"There is something special about a quiet untouched forest that just pulls you into the moment. Something that no parks will ever be able to achieve. Isn't that what we're all searching for in life? To just be happy and content in the moment, to just be there in the "now"?" - Jon Krakauer

"I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over." - John Masefield

"As I hope For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, With such love as 'tis now, the murkiest den, The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Our worser genius can, shall never melt Mine honour into lust, to take away The edge of that day's celebration, When I shall think or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd Or Night kept chain'd below." - William Shakespeare

"Yes! the books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill! The only years of my life that I can look back on with something like pride... Early and late, through the long winter nights and the quiet summer days, I drank at the fountain of knowledge, and never wearied of the draught." - Wilkie Collins

"Each one of us, as long as life stirs is us, may play a part in extricating ourselves from the power system by asserting our primacy as people in quiet acts of mental or physical withdrawal-in gestures of non-conformity, in abstentions, restrictions, inhibitions, which will liberate us from the domination of the pentagon of power." - Lewis Mumford

"Why shed tears that you must die? For if your past life has been one of enjoyment, and if all your pleasures have not passed through your mind, as through a sieve, and vanished, leaving not a rack behind, why then do you not, like a thankful guest, rise cheerfully from life's feast, and with a quiet mind go take your rest." - Lucretius

"The experience of playing music at a young age really opens up one's mind to different melody in life itself, literally - like, when you've even played a recorder, or whatever, it becomes a lot easier to hear the beauty in a bird's song, or the quiet tune in a gentle rustle of the wind." - Dave Smalley

"It's the quiet life of obedience that will earn a hearing" - Steve Farrar

"Genius develops in quiet places, character out in the full current of human life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I would not exchange my life of ease and quiet for the riches of Arabia." - Horace

"I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker" - Armand Assante

"And lo, the Hospital, gray, quiet, old, Where life and death like friendly chafferers meet." - William Ernest Henley

"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." - Ralph Blum

"It's the quiet life of obedience that will earn a hearing" - Steve Farrar

"I'm all for a quiet life. I just didn't get one." - Keith Richards

"Hey, I always say: if you want a quiet life, become a monk." - Michael Caine

"Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life." - Jeremy Taylor

"And lo, The Hospital, grey, quiet, old, Where Life and Death like friendly chafferers meet." - William Ernest Henley

"Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." - Albert Einstein

"We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889." - Calamity Jane

"I'm not into extreme sports or something. I just live a quiet life." - Charlie Kaufman

"I love the idea of living a life that is completely humble and quiet." - Andie Macdowell

"When it is possible, I choose to have a quiet life." - Diego Della Valle

"I've had a quiet fascination with New Zealand for most of my life." - Richard Dean Anderson

"I live a very quiet life, although I'm very urban and a diehard New Yorker." - Armand Assante

"Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important." - Mariel Hemingway

"Beyonce in real life is actually quite quiet and very sweet." - Tom Ford

"I just want a quiet life. I think that's what everybody says when they get older." - Cherie Lunghi

"I could be well content To entertain the lag-end of my life With quiet hours." - William Shakespeare

"You must find your own quiet center of life, and write from that to the world." - Sarah Orne Jewett

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"I'm very quiet and shy in my personal life, as hard as that is to believe." - Patti Stanger

"A life without a lonely place, that is, without a quiet center, becomes destructive." - Henri Nouwen

"When you meditate you have to try to quiet and calm the mind. There should be no thought within the mind. Right now you feel that if you can cherish twenty ideas at a time, then you are the wisest man on earth. The more thoughts that enter into our minds, the more clever we feel we are. But in the spiritual life it is not like that. If consciously we can make the mind calm and quiet, we feel that a new creation dawns inside us." - Sri Chinmoy

"Always the idea of unbroken quiet broods around the grave. It is a port where the storms of life never beat, and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forevermore. There the child nestles as peacefully as ever it lay in its mother's arms, and the workman's hands lie still by his side, and the thinker's brain is pillowed in silent mystery, and the poor girl's broken heart is steeped in a balm that extracts its secret woe, and is in the keeping of a charity that covers all blame." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it." - Khaled Hosseini

"Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. - Amir" - Khaled Hosseini

"Over my life as a teacher, women have been too quiet. I'm quiet myself. I don't think I said three words the whole of graduate school." - Marilynne Robinson

"If you cannot be positive, then at least be quiet." - Joel Osteen

"Conscience: that quiet voice which whispers that someone is watching." - Julian Tuwim

"When children stand quiet, they have done some ill." - George Herbert

"For people who like peace and quiet: a phoneless cord." - Dave Barry

"The noisy vacancy of youth, the quiet vacancy of age." - Mason Cooley

"In my quiet, I was working something out." - Keanu Reeves

"Use ? meditation as a tool to get quiet." - Sonia Choquette

"Quiet is might. Solitude is strength. Introversion is power." - Laurie Helgoe

"When I'm drawing a picture, I feel...quiet inside." - Katherine Applegate

"A quiet fool can go undiscovered for a long time." - Mason Cooley

"Let the weary at length possess quiet rest." - Seneca the Younger

"I can't imagine Revolution being quiet, unassuming, or bashful" - Immortal Technique

"Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way." - Roger Waters

"I ain't quiet.. everybody else is too loud." - John Entwistle

"Some of the most powerful times are when we're quiet" - Michael W Smith

"Peace and quiet are preferred. Victory should not be praised." - Laozi

"The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil." - Albert Schweitzer

"A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind." - Deepak Chopra

"A late lark twitters from the quiet skies." - William Ernest Henley

"Here at the quiet limit of the world." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"When you are crazy you learn to keep quiet." - Philip K Dick

"Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you." - Kabir

"To go beyond you need alert immobility, quiet attention." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Money can't buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves." - Joe Louis



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