Introspection Quotes

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1. “If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”

Tags : Better Off Break Up Brussels Co Operate Leaders Collaborative Confrontation Confrontational Conviction Quotes Currency Divorce Quotes Employment Laws Empowering Quotes European Civilization Growth Ideology Judgement Quotes Little Englander Neighbours Political Commentary Politicians Quotes Powerful Quotes Quotable Quotes Quote Of The Day Racism Racism Quotes Separation Of Powers Stronger Team Building Terrorism Vote Leave Warnings
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

2. “The problem with introspection is that it has no end.”

Tags : Cosmos Ego Infinity Introspection Meditation Self

3. “Don't call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!”

Tags : Accusation Attack Blame Calumny Darkness Devil Extrasensory Perception Hell Hell Fire Innermind Introspection Keep Shut Mystic Mysticism Occult Occultism Otherworld Shut The Hell Slander Slandering Thinking Transcendence Truth Venom

4. “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.”

Tags : Introspection Loquacity Remaining Silent Reticence Silence
Source : The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs

5. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

Tags : Introspection Self Discovery Wisdom
Author : Aristotle

6. “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)]”

Tags : Art Artists Cezanne Confidence Creative Process Depression Depression Humor Doubt Fame Fame And Fortune Great Art Great Artist Greatness Humility Insecurity Introspection Narcissism Paul Cezanne Self Awareness Self Delusion Self Doubt Self Doubts Self Esteem Self Esteem Or Lack Thereof
Author : Robert Hughes

7. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Tags : Introspection Psychotherapist Secrets Self Awareness Visions
Author : C.G. Jung

8. “Think of your head as an unsafe neighborhood; don't go there alone.”

Tags : Introspection Therapy
Source : Dry

9. “It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.Ignorance is our deepest secret.And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.Here is a quick test:If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.It will do both of you good.”

Tags : Adaptability Assimilate Assimilation Change Discovery Ignorant Incorporating Learning Mutability New New Thought Open Open Minded Question Questions Re Evaluating Receptive Rethink Rethinking Secret Think Thinking Wise
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

10. “Self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

Tags : Boundless Endless Inner Life Introspect Introspection Introspective Limitless Measureless Sea Self
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

11. “It's a time for not showing elation but doing introspection for a person who is being often liked by many or most people in his/her circle because almost everyone likes normally someone who only poses no threat to their position in a life full of cut-throat competition.”

Tags : Celebrity Characteristics Clever Cunning Duffers Empty Praise Factual Fooling Oneself Hidden Agenda Hypocrite Identity Inferior Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Quotes Inspiring Words Knowledge Life Lifestyle Like Living Standards Materialism Materialist Motivational Pretender Rivalry Selfish Soul Searching Sycophants Tactful True Mentor
Author : Anuj Somany

12. “To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is.”

Tags : Consciousness Individuality Introspection Psychology
Author : C.G. Jung

13. “There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”

Tags : Clarity Confusion Convey Conveying Explanation Fact Food For Thought Hard Illustration Labyrinth Michael Bassey Johnson Mind Mind Power Mystery Opinion Personal Experience Philosophy Point Puzzle Revelation Truth Understanding Vivid Words

14. “God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”

Tags : Abuse Autoimmune Disease Bullied Crying Cyberbullying Defamation Empathy Faith Feeling Deeply God God S Love God S Plan Gossip Grace Hacking Illness Insight Introspection Job Journey Living Lonely Lonliness Loss Of Dignity Mental Abuse Mercy Misdiagnosis Misunderstanding Mood Pain Physical Abuse Sorrow Struggles Years

15. “If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened—that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death?...But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated...'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan,'controls the future:who controls the present controls the past.'...All that was needed was a series of victories over your own memory.”

Tags : 1984 Dystopian Fiction George Orwell Good Vs Evil Introspection Past Past And Future Politics Politics Freedom Liberty
Author : George Orwell
Source : 1984

16. “We might do well to take a look at what we’ve crammed into our pockets as it will say much about what we’ve crammed into our hearts.”

Tags : Focus Hearts Importance Introspection Introspective Observe Pockets Priorities Priority Self Aware Self Awareness Self Evaluation Self Study Value

17. “The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.”

Tags : Dawn Dressing Innovation Introspection Melancholy Philosophical Philosophy Progress Thinking Thought
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

18. “It seemed that for every evil they defeated, worse took its place, but Vaughn banished the thought that this all might be a cruel game, a hoax played on the… ''No! I know what true Goodness, true Life, true Love is. Besides, this is too miserable to be a game…unless demons…NO! Besides, even if I was some kind of pawn, well, then this game piece would rebel!”

Tags : Inspirational Life Intrigue Introspection
Source : The Dead Forest

19. “Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”

Tags : Alice In Wonderland Introspection Self Discovery
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Alice in Wonderland

20. “Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.”

Tags : Barriers Belief Systems Beliefs Blindsighted Brainwashed Breaking Free Diversity Expectations Hurts Idealist Knowing What You Want Open Minded Open Minded Life Ownership Past Personal Growth Rules Self Discovery Self Imposed Pain Staying Positive Stayingpositiveu Com Stereotypes Unrealistic Expectations Wisdom

21. “There is something about being loved and protected by a parent (or guardian) knowing that I can be loved for who I am, not what I can do, or might one day become. Unfortunately it’s not usually like this in every single situation. From time to time, my parents made mistakes during my childhood. Possibly I was the mistake, or unwanted. But I don’t know. I had every material thing that I could have ever wanted, but there was still something missing, as if I felt distanced from my parents, or misunderstood, in the ways that they treated me. At times, I had felt completely loved and accepted by my parents, but for one reason or another, they were unable to care for me, provide for me, in some ways that would have been very important. Sometimes I feel like I am trying to make up for the experiences in life that were absent when I was a child.”

Tags : Child Child Rape Child Sexual Abuse Childhood Childhood Abuse Innocence Introspection Introspective Introspective Quote Mental Health Mental Illness Mental Illness Discrimination Parent Parental Love Parenthood Parenting Parenting Advice Parenting Children Parenting Quotes Parenting Teens Parents Parents And Children Trauma Traumatic Experiences
Source : Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia

22. “A creature that hides and “withdraws into its shell,” is preparing a “way out.” This is true of the entire scale of metaphors, from the resurrection of a man in his grave, to the sudden outburst of one who has long been silent. If we remain at the heart of the image under consideration, we have the impression that, by staying in the motionlessness of its shell, the creature is preparing temporal explosions, not to say whirlwinds, of being.”

Tags : Hiding Introspection Introversion Life Phil Shell Silence
Source : The Poetics of Space

23. “Isn’t it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, “Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____.” Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I – or anyone else – decide to give in to “rational excuses” that justify feeling bad – it’s interesting that only further suffering is the result. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Sure, we can go there and make choices that dim our lights… and that is fine; there certainly is purpose for it and the contrast gives us lessons to learn… yet if we’re aware of what we are doing and we’re ready to let go of the suffering – then why go there at all? It’s like beating a dead horse. Been there, done that… so why do we keep repeating it? Pain is going to happen; it’s inevitable in this human experience, yet it is often so brief. When we make those excuses, what happens is: we pick up that pain and begin to carry it with us into the next day… and the next day… into next week… maybe next month… and some of us even carry it for years or to our graves! Forgive, let it go! It is NOT worth it! It is NEVER worth it. There is never a good enough reason for us to pick up that pain and carry it with us. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Unforgiveness hurts you; it hurts others, so why even go there? Why even promote pain? Why say painful things to yourself or others? Why think pain? Just let it go! Whenever I look back on painful things or feel pain today, I know it is my EGO that drives me to “go there.” The EGO likes to have the last word, it likes to feel superior, it likes to make others feel less than in hopes that it will make itself (me) feel better about my insecurities. Maybe if I hurt them enough, they will feel the pain I felt over what they did to me. It’s only fair! It’s never my fault; it’s always someone else’s. There is a twisted sense of pleasure I get from feeling this way, and my EGO eats it right up. YET! With awareness that continues to grow and expand each day, I choose to not feed my pain (EGO) or even go there. I still feel it at times, of course, so I simply acknowledge it and then release it. I HAVE power and choice over my speech and actions. I do not need to ever “go there” again. It’s my choice; it’s your choice. So it’s about damn time we start realizing this. We are not victims of our impulses or emotions; we have the power to control them, and so it’s time to stop acting like we don’t. It’s time to relinquish the excuses.”

Tags : Consciousness Ego Emotions And Attitude Forgive Yourself Forgiveness Growth Happiness Impulse Impulse Control Inner Peace Inspirational Intention Introspection Moving Forward Moving On Power Psychology Self Control Self Development Self Discipline Self Improvement Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

24. “Tact by its nature entails staying mum, prudently electing to forgo urging other people to pursue an alternative course of action. Creation of silent spaces in our own life and equitable distribution of periods of respite that allow for periods of equable inner reflection is necessary to spur personal growth. It is equally important to honor other people’s intrinsic need for periods of introspection, uninterrupted by unsolicited advice”

Tags : Diplomatic Introspection Privacy Private Life Prudence Respecting Others Self Reflection Silence Tact
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

25. “If people respect your age and not your personality, then it's time for you to do some urgent introspection.”

Tags : Age Ageing Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Introspection Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Personality Philosophy Respect Respectable Respected Respectful Respecting Respecting Others Respecting Yourself Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

26. “A beast is always going to enjoy the feast in a land full of sheeps and wolves doing the hard work the least.”

Tags : Awakening Character Crook Double Standards Famous Quote Hypocrite Idler Insight Laggard Materialist Original Plagiarism Self Centered Self Praise Self Seeker Sluggard Thought Of The Day Universal Fact Universal Truth Wisdom Quote
Author : Anuj Somany

27. “My for your psyche...know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves" -Socrates”

Tags : Care Introspection Ourselves Psyche Self Awareness
Author : Socrates

28. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”

Tags : Helpful Inspirational Introspection Karma Self Improvement
Author : Confucius

29. “Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. in the question.”

Tags : Inner Peace Introspection Uncertainty
Source : Letters to a Young Poet

30. “A marijuana high can enhance core human mental abilities. It can help you to focus, to remember, to see new patterns, to imagine, to be creative, to introspect, to empathically understand others, and to come to deep insights. If you don’t find this amazing you have lost your sense of wonder. Which, by the way, is something a high can bring back, too.”

Tags : Aha Moment Cannabis Cognitive Enhancement Cognitive Functioning Creative Process Creativity Quotes Drug Use Drug War Drugs Marijuana Empathy Empathy In Autism Empathy Psychology Episodic Memory Imagination Insight Insight Quotes Introspection Marihuana Memory Quote Mind Mind Enhancement Pattern Recognition Patterns Pot Remembering The Past Sense Of Wonder

31. “The only journey is the one within.”

Tags : Introspection Journey Self Discovery Within

32. “The third person. There was no sign of this happiness on the outside, she knew. She was bored by this happiness that seemed out of place, impatient to get rid of it. The feeling was less pleasurable than she had imagined it might have been, less well-defined, and when she felt along its strings she found it was not easily traced or attached to the objects she thought it might have been attached to. Perhaps it was not attached to anything at all.”

Tags : Happiness Idle Thoughts Introspection Moodiness Overthinking Travel Anomie
Author : Joanna Walsh
Source : Vertigo

33. “There’s nothing perhaps more that can be said to awaken the people’s mind; but if a person can’t still find as who to trust & how much, then s/he is simply within oneself always confined.”

Tags : Arise Gawdy Heart Humility Hypocrisy Hypocrite Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Author Mindset Motivational Original Personality Pretentious Selfish Sensible Simplicity Soul True Motivational Speaker Trust
Author : Anuj Somany

34. “It is hard to find a person who is hard on oneself and soft on others, but rare to find the people who truly care by being actually fair to themselves only.”

Tags : Being Human Care Caring Character Concern Factual Fair Foolish Ground Situation Humanity Inspirational Inspiring Intellectual Introspection Knowledge Motivational Original Plagiarise Reality Self Awareness Self Realisation True To Oneself Trustworthy Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

35. “But one must remember that they were all men with systems. Freud, monumentally hipped on sex (for which he personally had little use) and almost ignorant of Nature: Adler, reducing almost everything to the will to power: and Jung, certainly the most humane and gentlest of them, and possibly the greatest, but nevertheless the descendant of parsons and professors, and himself a super-parson and a super-professor. all men of extraordinary character, and they devised systems that are forever stamped with that character.… Davey, did you ever think that these three men who were so splendid at understanding others had first to understand themselves? It was from their self-knowledge they spoke. They did not go trustingly to some doctor and follow his lead because they were too lazy or too scared to make the inward journey alone. They dared heroically. And it should never be forgotten that they made the inward journey while they were working like galley-slaves at their daily tasks, considering other people's troubles, raising families, living full lives. They were heroes, in a sense that no space-explorer can be a hero, because they went into the unknown absolutely alone. Was their heroism simply meant to raise a whole new crop of invalids? Why don't you go home and shoulder your yoke, and be a hero too?”

Tags : Adler Exploration Freud Heroism Introspection Jung Psychoanalysis Psychology
Source : The Manticore

36. “To save myself I must face myself, which may be the hardest of all things to face.”

Tags : Face Hard Hardest Honesty Humility Introspection Myself Self Self Evaluation Self Study

37. “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

Tags : Introspection Solitude
Author : Aldous Huxley

38. “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion."[The Minotaur]”

Tags : Introspection Retreat Solitude
Author : Albert Camus
Source : The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

39. “Q: Why do I love thee, O Night?A: Because you know I will never answer.”

Tags : Aloneness Answer Answers Communication Communion Enigma Introspection Love Lovers Mystery Night Peace Question Questions Quiet Silence
Author : Vera Nazarian

40. “The most introspective of souls are often those that have been hurt the most.”

Tags : Dreamers Insecure Introspection Introverts Like Minded Love Overthinkers Romantics Sensitive Souls

41. “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”

Tags : Introspection Writing
Author : Franz Kafka

42. “I do feel that I’ve managed to make something I could maybe call my world…over time…little by little. And when I’m inside it, to some extent, I feel kind of relieved. But the very fact I felt I had to make such a world probably means that I’m a weak person, that I bruise easily, don’t you think? And in the eyes of society at large, that world of mine is a puny little thing. It’s like a cardboard house: a puff of wind might carry it off somewhere.”

Tags : Introspection Philosophy Society Weakness
Source : After Dark

43. “Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”

Tags : Introspection Reflection
Author : Yvonne Woon
Source : Dead Beautiful

44. “There is music in words, and it can be heard you know, by thinking.”

Tags : Introspection Power Of Words Reflection
Author : E.L. Doctorow
Source : Homer & Langley

45. “We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart.”

Tags : Introspection Self Awareness
Source : Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

46. “A positive attitude is most easily arrived at through a deliberate and rational analysis of what’s required to manifest unwavering positive thought patterns. First, reflect on the actual, present condition of your mind. In other words, is the mind positive or not? We’ve all met individuals who perceive themselves as positive people but don’t appear as such. Since the mind is both invisible and intangible, it’s therefore easier to see the accurate characteristics of the mind through a person’s words, deeds, and posture.For example, if we say, “It’s absolutely freezing today! I’ll probably catch a cold before the end of the day!” then our words expose a negative attitude. But if we say, “The temperature is very cold” (a simple statement of fact), then our expressions, and therefore attitude, are not negative. Sustaining an alert state in which self-awareness becomes possible gives us a chance to discover the origins of negativity. In doing so, we also have an opportunity to arrive at a state of positiveness, so that our words and deeds are also positive, making others feel comfortable, cheerful, and inspired.”

Tags : Introspection Ki Nakamura Tempu Positive Attitude Positive Quotes Positive Thinking Thoughts Yoga
Author : H.E. Davey

47. “The true knowing, living Christian complains more frequently and more bitterly of the wants and woes within him, than without him(55).”

Tags : Introspection Puritanical Self Deprecation
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

48. “You can't lie to your soul.”

Tags : Honesty Introspection
Author : Irvine Welsh
Source : Porno

49. “I mean No is power. No says, "I'm in charge." Think about how many times you've said yes in the past year, and how many times you would've liked to have said no instead. Maybe being able to say no is the one thing that keeps us sane. Some people go through their whole lives saying yes over and over again--yes to things they don't want to do but feel obliged to; yes to things that allow other people to take advantage of them, just because that's the way things are, the way things have always been. Some people need to learn how to say no. Because every time they say yes, they say no to themselves.”

Tags : Introspection Obligation Power Thoughts Yes And No
Author : Danny Wallace
Source : Yes Man

50. “…while the outside world was full of danger, I knew my interior. I was certain that I could oust an intruder there.”

Tags : Dangerous World Fairy Tales Fairytale Introspection Introvert Princesses
Source : The Two Princesses of Bamarre

51. “Even if you think you're doing well and have it all figured out, there is a voice you will always inevitably hear at some point which nags at you and says "but wait..." Don't ever dismiss it, listen to what it has to say. Life will never be close enough to perfect, and listening to that voice means stepping outside of yourself and considering your own wrongdoings and flaws.”

Tags : Evaluation Flaws Introspection Life Perfection Self Awareness Self Reflection

52. “Stranger: Do you believe in Jesus, my friend?Foreigner: O yes, I do but who the hell are you?”

Tags : Introspection Privacy
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

53. “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”

Tags : Agony Introspection Love Parting
Author : George Eliot

54. “But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”

Tags : Escape Introspection
Author : Junot Díaz
Source : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

55. “But what if hope had a threshold? What if there was a limit to it? What if each of us was only given a certain amount and mine was used up?”

Tags : Confused Hope Hopeless Introspection Life Questioning
Source : American Blonde

56. “The library will endure; it is the universe. As for us, everything has not been written; we are not turning into phantoms. We walk the corridors, searching the shelves and rearranging them, looking for lines of meaning amid leagues of cacophony and incoherence, reading the history of the past and our future, collecting our thoughts and collecting the thoughts of others, and every so often glimpsing mirrors, in which we may recognize creatures of the information.”

Tags : Collecting Culture Cyberspace Human Condition Humans Identity Information Information Overflow Internet Introspection Patterns Reflection Sensemaking Understanding Worldviews
Source : The Library of Babel

57. “Judgmental heart has lack of introspection.”

Tags : Introspection Judgmental Measurement Sign Subjectivity
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

58. “Sometimes the reason God doesn't show up to win your battles is because he already put inside of you the power to end it.”

Tags : Answers To Prayers Blessings Characteristics Choices Commonsense Confidence Courage Faith Gideon Intuition Leadership Leadership Roles Plans Promises Self Worth Solutions Tests Trials Tribulations Trust Yourself Worth

59. “When too many people, either ignorantly or intentionally, but happily going in the wrong direction; anyone with a positive reflection & good intention goading them to do introspection for the course correction or the right selection of the partner, is most likely to be branded by a few or most of them to be a NEGATIVE person.”

Tags : Bright Characteristics Of Leadership Duffers Enlightenment Fake People Inspiration Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Quotes Intelligent Introspection Learning Life And Living Life Philosophy Motivational Negative People Negativity Notable People People Nature Quote Of The Day Reflection Right Direction Sensible Society Stupid People Thought Of The Day True Friends True Mentor Wisdom Quotes Wise Words Wrong Path
Author : Anuj Somany

60. “What you give meaning to is what causes your emotion. Before you react know why you are giving something so much energy or fear. When you begin to understand why you give things meaning you can begin to change how you react and why you do what you do.”

Tags : Anxiety Drama Fear Giving Things Meaning Introspection Meaning Reacting Reactions Reactor Responder Understanding

61. “Just friends, just friends. Standing there in the bookstore, watching Seth walk away, I half wondered how anyone could still use that line. But I knew why, of course. It was used because people still believed it. Or at least they wanted to.”

Tags : Angst Introspection Relationships
Author : Richelle Mead
Source : Succubus Blues

62. “An accusing heart couldn't see her own sins.”

Tags : Accusing Heart Introspection Sins
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

63. “I sleuth, you know. For a hobby. Harmless outlet for natural inquisitiveness, don't you see, which might otherwise strike inward and produce introspection an' suicide. Very natural, healthy pursuit -- not too strenuous, not too sedentary; trains and invigorates the mind.”

Tags : Detection Inquisitiveness Intelligence Introspection Lord Peter Wimsey Mental Health Sleuths Suicide
Source : Unnatural Death

64. “On the brink of sleep I have a gloomy thought: that saving yourself is only pushing yourself even deeper into the trap rather than getting out. Dying is the only way out.”

Tags : Cynicism Cynicism Reality Gloomy Introspection Life Life Philosophy Living Trap
Author : Erri De Luca
Source : Tre cavalli

65. “Your addiction to thinking will come back to haunt you.”

Tags : Introspection Overthinking Self Indulgence Thinking
Source : Light and Darkness

66. “Some days I don't know what is greater.My wisdom, or my stupidity.”

Tags : Amusing Introspection Life Lessons Life Quotes Poet Poetry Quotes Poets Stupidity Thoughts Truth Wisdom Wise Words
Author : Sanober Khan

67. “When people want to win they will go to desperate extremes. However, anyone that has already won in life has come to the conclusion that there is no game. There is nothing but learning in this life and it is the only thing we take with us to the grave—knowledge. If you only understood that concept then your heart wouldn’t break so bad. Jealousy or revenge wouldn’t be your ambition. Stepping on others to raise yourself up wouldn’t be a goal. Competition would be left on the playing field, and your freedom from what other people think about you would light the pathway out of hell.”

Tags : Bad Choices Carr Choices Clarity Compassion Evolution Families Feelings Found Freeman Freno Happiness Heart Heritage Hidden Agendas Houston Insecurity Introspection Jealousy Learning Life Purpose Life Stories Lost Love Perception Self Esteem 101 Self Love Speculation Spiritual Growth Superiority Winning Wrong Choices

68. “[T]his is the strongest encouragement to them in sinning; and we have need to lay all our batteries against this bulwark of presumption (361).”

Tags : Introspection Presumption Puritanical Sin
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

69. “Grover didn't say anything for awhile. Then, when I thought he was going to give me some deep philosophical comment to make me feel better, he said, "Can I have your apple?”

Tags : Introspection
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Lightning Thief

70. “Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.”

Tags : Introspection Solitude
Author : Rollo May
Source : Man's Search for Himself

71. “Truth suffers from too much analysis.-Ancient Fremen Saying”

Tags : Introspection
Author : Frank Herbert
Source : Dune Messiah

72. “The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.”

Tags : Enemy Identity Introspection Self Self Discovery

73. “A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us. . . . It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?' . . . If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one's time—the stuff of life.”

Tags : Contemplation Introspection Life Self Reflection
Author : Carl Sandburg

74. “One could argue that most of the trouble in the world is caused by introspection.”

Tags : Introspection
Author : Nick Hornby
Source : A Long Way Down

75. “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.”

Tags : Introspection Psychology Self Importance Self Involvement
Author : John Ruskin

76. “What is reading but silent conversation.”

Tags : Books Introspection Reading
Source : Imaginary Conversations

77. “In evaluating ourselves, we tend to be long on our weaknesses and short on our strengths.”

Tags : Abilities Bias Disabilities Discernment Evaluation Introspection Introspective Negatives Positives Self Assessment Self Concept Self Esteem Self Evaluation Strengths Weaknesses

78. “I also often ask my guests about what they consider to be their invisible weaknesses and shortcomings. I do this because these are the characteristics that define us no less than our strengths. What we feel sets us apart from other people is often the thing that shapes us as individuals. This may be especially true of writers and actors, many of whom first started to develop their observational skills as a result of being sidelined from typical childhood or adolescent activities because of an infirmity or a feeling of not fitting in. Or so I’ve come to believe from talking to so many writers and actors over the years.”

Tags : Actors Artists Childhood Trauma Defining Moments Defining Yourself Individuality Interview Interviewing Interviews Introspection Journalism Loneliness Not Fitting In Outcasts Personal Development Self Awareness Shortcomings Weaknesses What Makes Us Who We Are What Shapes Us Writers
Author : Terry Gross
Source : All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists

79. “I should have learned many things from that experience, but when I look back on it, all I gained was one single, undeniable fact. That ultimately I am a person who can do evil. I never consciously tried to hurt anyone, yet good intentions notwithstanding, when necessity demanded, I could become completely self-centered, even cruel. I was the kind of person who could, using some plausible excuse, inflict on a person I cared for a wound that would never heal.College transported me to a new town, where I tried, one more time, to reinvent myself. Becoming someone new, I could correct the errors of my past. At first I was optimistic: I could pull it off. But in the end, no matter where I went, I could never change. Over and over I made the same mistake, hurt other people, and hurt myself in the bargain.Just after I turned twenty, this thought hit me: Maybe I've lost the chance to ever be a decent human being. The mistakes I'd committed—maybe they were part of my very makeup, an inescapable part of my being. I'd hit rock bottom, and I knew it.”

Tags : Evil Existential Crisis Good Intentions Introspection Japan Modernism Novel Psychology
Source : South of the Border, West of the Sun

80. “No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.”

Tags : Bitter Brave Bravery Cruel Cruelty Glass Identity Inspiration Inspirational Introspection Lesson Medicine Mirror On The Road Quiet Road Silence Travel Traveler Truth Wayfarer
Source : The Wise Man's Fear

81. “Pride is a fallacy. None of us are greater than the sum of our parts.”

Tags : Assumptions Close Mindedness Intelligence Introspection Knowledge Open Mindedness Opinions Psychology Science
Author : Eric Hirzel

82. “There has never been a moment in one's life when one might not have stumbled upon this strange reality: What am I doing, where am I so hurriedly running, what is my objective, this whole world is a rat race and I'm going no where, with out any goal, Isn't it?. This thought comes to me very often. Alas! what to do, don't know what and where to knock the door and experience reality. No sooner that i try, I'm again fallen into the dismal depths of abyss, into the worldly affairs”

Tags : Ecstasy Higher Self Introspection Meditation Thoughts

83. “The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection.”

Tags : Imagination Inertia Introspection
Author : Marcel Proust

84. “Change has to be hard because you're fighting against inertia.”

Tags : Change Growth Healing Inertia Introspection Momentum Transformation

85. “How they are all about, these gentlemenIn chamberlains' apparel, stocked and laced,Like night around their order's star and gemAnd growing ever darker, stony-faced,And these, their ladies, fragile, wan, but proppedHigh by their bodice, one hand loosely dropped,Small like its collar, on the toy King-Charles:How they surround each one of these who stoppedTo read and contemplate the objects d'art,Of which some pieces still are theirs, not ours.Whit exquisite decorum they allow usA life of whose dimensions we seem sureAnd which they cannot grasp. They were aliveTo bloom, that is be fair; we, to mature,That is to be of darkness and to strive.”

Tags : In The Hall Introspection Maturity Poetry Rainer Maria Rilke Rilke
Source : The Best of Rilke: 72 Form-true Verse Translations with Facing Originals, Commentary and Compact Biography

86. “If I were to draw, I would apply myself only to studying the form of inanimate objects," I said somewhat imperiously, because I wanted to change the subjects and also because a natural inclination does truly lead me to recognise my moods in the motionless suffering of things.”

Tags : Drawing Introspection Moods Suffering
Author : Italo Calvino
Source : If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

87. “A long road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of introspection.”

Tags : Introspection Kingkiller
Source : The Wise Man's Fear

88. “What are humans meant to do; why are we here? Are we a mutation on the earth destroying its host? Are we a cancer destined to kill what supports us? I think not. So exploring this question is a powerful exercise in meaning; what is the meaning of human existence?”

Tags : Change Dysfunctional Dysfunctional Families Families Introspection Love Meaning Recovery Shame

89. “Spending time looking for what is missing in your life is futile; if you fail to look within yourself. When we challenge everything we believe we are, we reveal that which we never knew about our own selves.”

Tags : Gay And Lesbian Inspirational Introspection Politics Self Discovery Strength Through Adversity
Source : Gay: A New Path Forward

90. “He never hears the truth about himself by not wishing to hear it." Pope Alexander”

Tags : Introspection Openness Pride
Source : The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

91. “You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself.”

Tags : Authentic Living Authentic Self Authenticity Being Real Change Changing Childhood Dreams Dreams Goals Ideas Introspection Knowing What You Want Living Way Of Life

92. “Most people like mirrors; what they do not like, is people, who are mirrors.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Choosy Consciousness Hypocritical Introspection Jaded Judgement Knowledge Of Self Mirroring Mirrors Perception Picky Reflection Selective Memory Selective Preference

93. “The proper conceptual view is attained only through introspection.”

Tags : Attitude Introspection Life View

94. “But darling yesterday I was a different person, today I see you for what you are.”

Tags : Darling Growing Introspection Quotes Yesterday
Source : Write like no one is reading 2

95. “My outrage feels empty because what I am desperate for is to speak the truth of my burden of sin and have Jesus take it from me, yet ranting about the system or about other people will always be my go-to instead. Because maybe if  I show the right level of outrage, it'll make up for the fact that every single day of my life I have benefitted from the very same system that acquitted George Zimmerman. My opinions feel good until I crash from the self-righteous sugar high, then realize I'm still sick and hungry for a taste of mercy.”

Tags : Introspection Outrage Self Righteousness
Source : Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

96. “I found myself thinking that perhaps there was something inexorable about the way events unfolded, as if my life--which had begun to seem something not my own but rather something into which I found myself blindly toppling--was indeed something living, that existed without my knowledge but that pulled me along in its strong, insistent undertow.”

Tags : Fiction Infj Introspection
Source : The People in the Trees

97. “But what was excruciating at first turned cathartic the more he talked. In telling his story, he discovered that he had developed definite ideas about his own motives and decisions. These ideas seemed to have formed in the ether of emotions and dreams, that wooly fog that lay outside the footlights of the conscious mind. They were not large revelations, but were rather like the little epiphanies one suffers and enjoys over a morning cup of tea.”

Tags : Cathartic Epiphanies Introspection Revelations
Source : Arm of the Sphinx

98. “Let there be no scales to weigh your un-known treasure;And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.For self is a sea boundless and measureless.”

Tags : Boundless Inner Life Inner Strength Introspection Introspective Measureless Quote Quotes Self
Author : Kahlil Gibran
Source : The Prophet

99. “If the whole universe can be found in our own body and mind, this is where we need to make our inquires. We all have the answers within ourselves, we just have not got in touch with them yet. The potential of finding the truth within requires faith in ourselves.”

Tags : Body And Mind Buddhism Faith Inquiry Inspirational Introspection Potential
Author : Ayya Khema

100. “Novels are food for the leftover hours of life, the in-between times, the moments of waiting.”

Tags : Books Inspirational Introspection Kim Korea Korean Young Ha
Author : Young-Ha Kim
Source : I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

101. “Why does nothing change, even when you set out for a faraway place?”

Tags : Inspirational Introspection Kim Korea Korean Young Ha
Author : Young-Ha Kim
Source : I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

102. “Well, enough of this introspection. It’s depressing, quite frankly.”

Tags : Comedy Depressing Depression Funny Humor Introspection Joke Mental Reflection Thinking Thought Thoughtfulness Wit Witty
Author : Sol Luckman
Source : Snooze: A Story of Awakening

103. “What if deep down inside knew you were more amazing and magnificent than you thought you were?”

Tags : Amazing Introspection Know Knowing Magnificent Meditation Power Prayer Thinking Thought

104. “Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be.”

Tags : Believe Divine Living Finding Yourself Free Freedom Hide Hiding Introspection Light Look Look Inside Look Within Meditation Prayer Prophet Real Reflection Salvation Saved See Self Self Analysis Soul Search Soul Searching

105. “Vintage books, old china, antiques; maybe I love old things so much because I feel impermanent myself.”

Tags : Impermanence Introspection
Author : Josh Lanyon
Source : Fatal Shadows

106. “Learning to let go is not giving up! It is simply passing the burden to a better fighter, so you can fight another day. (God)”

Tags : Be Still Burdens Confidence Confidence And Attitude Control Destiny Faith Faith In Yourself Fate Fire Focus On Dreams Focus On Life Focus On Your Dreams Focusing God S Love Justice Letting Go Of Perfect Peace Self Empowerment Self Love Silence Spiritual Growth Vacation

107. “How, when and what you perceive - defines your life!”

Tags : Define Individuality Introspection Life Philosophy Perception Personality

108. “Sometimes we get so busy with our daily lives we do not take the steps and time necessary to be introspective.”

Tags : Busy Busy Life Busy People Daily Daily Inspiration Daily Inspirational Quotes Daily Life Daily Living Daily Motivation Daily Quotes Daily Readings Daily Task Introspection Introspective Life Life Experience Life Lesson Life Lessons Life Philosophy Life Quotes
Author : Ken Poirot
Source : Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

109. “Will therapy make you feel any better? Not if it's working.”

Tags : Counseling Discipleship Introspection
Author : Code Black

110. “It's raining outside. How did you get here? And how did you get to be twenty-eight?”

Tags : Introspection Rain Raining Russell Marsh Twenty Eight Twenty Eight Years Old
Source : You

111. “Healthy introspection, without undermining oneself; it is a rare gift to venture into the unexplored depths of the self, without delusions or fictions, but with an uncorrupted gaze.”

Tags : Existential Friedrich Nietzsche Introspection Introvert Philosophy Solitude
Source : Unpublished Writings from the Period of Unfashionable Observations

112. “It pained her that a few hundred words in an also-ran newspaper could get her kicked out. That damned article.And Rook.Her sharpest agony. She had invested in this guy. Waited for this guy. Felt something for this guy that went beyond the bedroom ... or wherever else they took each other. Nikki did not give herself easily to a man, and this betrayal by Rook was why. Heat reflected on her answer at the oral boards about her greatest flaw and admitted her reply was a mask. Yes, her identification with her job was total. But her greatest flaw wasn’t overinvestment in her career. It was her reticence to be vulnerable. Unarmed as she was-literally-she had been emotionally so with Rook.That was the gut shot that had blown clean through her soul.”

Tags : Betrayal Flaws Hurt Introspection Realization Relationships Vulnerability

113. “But what am I going to see?I don't know. In a certain sense, it depends on you.”

Tags : Introspection Lem Self Exploration Solaris
Source : Solaris

114. “Growing a business requires that we look at ourselves and change the way we make decisions.”

Tags : Business Growth Decision Making Introspection Leadership Development
Source : Wind In Your Sails

115. “The reluctant will heed wisdom only when the confidence exhibited by the righteous awakens the seed of introspection,and the awareness of acountability, into the psyche of the uncertain.”

Tags : Accountability Awareness Introspection Psyche Reluctant Righteousness Uncertain Wisdom

116. “Așa-i de când lumea, că cine se introspectează prea mult, acela nu mai e de acord nici cu sine însuși, în cele din urmă, iar cine nu-i de acord cu sine însuși, acela nu-i capabil să ia o hotărâre.”

Tags : Agreement Capability Decision Introspection World
Source : Fără ideal

117. “The mind becomes much more beautiful, when man could see his own weaknesses.”

Tags : Beautiful Introspection Made
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

118. “If four of you are playing hide and seek you'll only ever find the other three. For you are already right here. So what on earth is it that you're looking for? You are the very thing that you seek.”

Tags : Finding Your Self Hide And Seek Inner Fulfilment Inspiring Quotes Introspection Life Journey Life Purpose Looking Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Searching Self Discovery

119. “The world is a palace without bedsheets”

Tags : Gloom Introspection Life And Living Life Lessons Love Quotes Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Sides Standards Teachings Tough Wisdom Wisdom

120. “Try seeing, feeling, and tasting the water you swim in the way a land animal might perceive it. You may find the experience fascinating -- and mind-expanding.”

Tags : Anthropology Authenticity Cross Cultural Understanding Cultural Differences Culture Environment Environmental Values Introspection Nationality Self Awareness Understanding
Author : Erin Meyer
Source : The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business

121. “If I so much as dare to intimately probe the reflection I see in the mirror, I am filled with the tormenting fear that I might be repulsed. God invites us to boldly probe the reflection in the mirror so that we might be released.”

Tags : Contemplation Fear God Introspection Introspective Mirror Reflection Release Released Repulsed Self Self Analysis
Source : Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

122. “A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax–and out here if there's anything wrong, you can see it coming with bags of time to do what's next. This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.”

Tags : Introspection Nature Outdoors Peace Sun War
Author : A.L. Kennedy
Source : Day

123. “Reading, writing, listening to music, skipping rope, flying kites, taking long walks along the sea, hiking in the crisp mountain air, all serve a joint purpose: these self-initiated acts free us from the drudgery of life. These forms of physical and mental exercises release the mind to roam uninhibited, such collaborative types of mind and body actions take people away from their physical pains and emotional grievances. A reprieve from the crippling grind of sameness allows personal imagination to soar. Imagination, a form of dreaming, is inherently pleasant and restorative. It is within these moments of personal introspection stolen from the industry of surviving that humankind touches upon the absolute truth of life: that there must be something more to living then merely getting by; the fundamental human condition thirsts for a way to improve upon the vestment that shelters our self-absorbed lives.”

Tags : Human Condition Imagination Imagination Quotes Introspection Introspective Mind And Body Integration Music Philosphy Of Life Reading Reading Books Writing Writing Life
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

124. “Learn to observe your emotions without needing to act or distract yourself from them. Within that stillness your truest most vulnerable thoughts will arise and it is these thoughts that will show you where your healing work must begin.”

Tags : Consciousness Daily Practice Emotions Growth Healing Healing Insights Healing The Past Inner Peace Inspirational Introspection Learning Meditation Psychology Spiritual Stillness Stillness Of The Mind Thoughts Vulnerability Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

125. “Shadows are our Dark Selves brought to Light.”

Tags : Awareness Darkness And Light Enlightenment Introspection Metaphysical Shadows Spiritual

126. “Now, it’s undeniably true that male writers (including yours truly) are generally and commercially allowed to write about “girl stuff” without being penalized for doing so. In part this is the same old shit it’s always been ... I’ve said before that men who write mostly about men win prizes for revealing the human condition, while women who write about both men and women are filed away as writing “womens’ issues.” Likewise, in fantasy, the imprimatur of a dude somehow makes stuff like romance, relationship drama, introspection, and adorable animal companions magically not girly after all.In a sense, we male fantasists are allowed to be like money launderers for girl cooties."[Game of Thrones and Invisible Cootie Vectors (blog post, March 30, 2014)]”

Tags : Cooties Empowerment Equality Fantasy Feminism Human Condition Introspection Relationships Soap Operas Womens Issues
Author : Scott Lynch

127. “Cheating on self, is a paralysis of being.”

Tags : Becoming Being Introspection Self Awareness Self Improvement Self Love Soul Searching

128. “My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?”

Tags : Introspection Self Reflection

129. “that's exactly the good thing about the Injun life--you don't have to stop and think about whether or not you're 'happy'--which in my opinionis a highly overrated human condition invented by white folks”

Tags : Happiness Introspection Self Reflection Subsistence
Author : Jim Fergus
Source : One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

130. “He could take on anything and everything, it seemed, rather than leave himself time to reflect on his dissatisfaction with his life and what he might do about it.”

Tags : Activism Busyness Character Introspection
Source : Charles Dickens

131. “By thinking of things you could understand them.”

Tags : Contemplation Introspection Knowledge Thinking Understanding
Author : James Joyce
Source : A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

132. “We gain knowledge about the interworking of our personal mind through observation of the external world and personal introspection. Contemplation requires a degree of stillness, the willingness to consider deep thoughts.”

Tags : Contemplation Introspection Observation Self Awareness Self Awareness Quotes Self Knowing Self Knowledge Self Knowledge Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

133. “Periods of silent solitude spent in introspective reflecting are sacred and a source of great strength and comfort. We can learn from listening to the rhythms of nature and from appreciating the eternal hush of the cosmos.”

Tags : Introspection Introspective Silence Silence Quote Solitude Solitude Quotes
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

134. “Being a good communicator Patch, begins with listening, and listening to yourself first.”

Tags : Communication Communicator Introspection Listening Self Awareness Self Development
Source : CHARGE! The Patchwork Rhino

135. “Finally, she grew quiet. After that, coherent thought. With this, stalked through her a cold, bloody rage; Hours of this; a period of introspection; a space of retrospection; then a mixture of both. Out of this, an awful calm.”

Tags : Introspection Rage Sweat
Source : "Sweat"

136. “Wrestling through her introspection has coloured  her views of life, people and relationships. And working it out, with all the excitement, pain and fear that went with it, has given her a strong sense of herself. She knows who she is because of it. Not only that: it has given her a strong bond to those who are also, in different ways and for different reasons, disconnected from society. ironically, she is connected to the Aaron's and Kyra's of this world by the fact that they are each of them disconnected.”

Tags : Disconnected Introspection Self Aware
Author : Sarah Rayner
Source : One Moment, One Morning

137. “Get acquainted with your shadow, or find yourself surprised when a crisis emerges.”

Tags : Crisis Danger Introspection Self Awareness Shadow Trauma

138. “We shouldn't hide behind anger or anonymity when reliving the past because all that’s happened and all those who belong in our past are part of our story.”

Tags : Acceptance Inspirational Quotes Introspection Life Past Reliving The Past
Author : Melizena

139. “Take time to reflect, let ideas flow on their own schedule and let yourself have numerous bad ideas to inspire the good ones.”

Tags : Bad Ideas Good Ideas Ideas Introspection Reflection
Source : Flying Without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life

140. “The mind is a miraculous mirror through which we see the world, but it can also see from within.”

Tags : Debasish Mridha Inspirational Introspection Mind Philosophy Quotes See From Withing

141. “They were quiet for a while, eating, then Oromis asked, "Can you tell me, What is the most important mental tool a person can possess?"It was a serious question, and Eragon considered it for a reasonable span before he ventured to say, "Determination."Oromis tore the loaf in half with his long white fingers. "I can understand why you arrived at that conclusion-determination has served you well in your adventures-but no. I meant the tool most necessary to choose the best course of action in any given situation. Determination is as common among men who are dull and foolish as it is among those who are brilliant intellects. So, no, determination cannot be what we're looking for.”

Tags : Introspection Prescient Profound Wisdom
Source : Eldest

142. “The reason I'm attracted to the light of Scripture is because there's another side of me that is dark. The reason I am interested in men of peace is because I'm not like them and would like to be. I'm not someone in real life who turns the other cheek.”

Tags : Biography Heroes Idealism Inspiration Introspection
Author : Bono

143. “One thing I had learned in college was that if you ever had a question about truth, reality, or the meaning of existence, read a novel by Albert Camus. Pretty soon you'll be so baffled you'll forget the question.”

Tags : Introspection The Meaning Of Life
Author : Gary Reilly
Source : The Heart of Darkness Club

144. “The night air was still and damp rising from the mud banks of the creek. Our lives had been determined by the random flow of water through weaknesses in the soil. Where there was water there was humanity. Especially now, with no stable forms of transportation, our villages were all based on the flow of water. From the sides of the mountains we’d traversed just days ago it looked like an open expanse of nothing. From here it looked like an open expanse of nothing. Staring into the void above, it was the same nothing. Staring into my heart was the only form of anything solid and that was suspect at best.”

Tags : Introspection Nature Space And Cosmos
Author : Charles Miske
Source : My Sweet Infected

145. “Everything in modern city life is calculated to keep man from entering into himself and thinking about spiritual things. Even with the best of intentions a spiritual man finds himself exhausted and deadened and debased by the constant noise of machines and loudspeakers, the dead air and the glaring lights of offices and shops, the everlasting suggestion of advertising and propaganda.The whole mechanism of modern life is geared for a flight from God and from the spirit into the wilderness of neurosis.”

Tags : City Life Introspection Meditation Spirituality
Author : Thomas Merton
Source : No Man Is an Island

146. “The act of going within, finding our truth, and then sharing it, it helps us far more than we know.”

Tags : Discovery Introspection Reflection Seeking Self Discovery Self Improvement Truth
Source : Live Your Truth

147. “Thurough examination will do the healthy no harm, and it may bless the sick.”

Tags : Examined Life Introspection

148. “So he explored, explored within himself, scanning himself with a lamp, as if it were not himself at all but some strange monster that he had been commanded to guard.”

Tags : Introspection Monster
Author : Hermann Bahr

149. “Trust not yourself; but your defects to know,Make use of ev'ry friend—and ev'ry foe.”

Tags : Defects Enemies Flaws Friends Introspection Self Image
Source : An Essay on Criticism

150. “I am trying not to philosophize. It is un-military. I think I can dig myself out of my academic mind and make an efficient officer.”

Tags : Distraction Focus Indecision Introspection
Source : Five Lieutenants: The Heartbreaking Story of Five Harvard Men Who Led America to Victory in World War I

151. “Whenever we look around the world, we see smart leaders – in politics, in business, in media – making terrible decisions. What they're lacking is not IQ, but wisdom. Which is no surprise; it has never been harder to tap into our inner wisdom, because in order to do so, we have to disconnect from all our omnipresent devices – our gadgets, our screens, our social media – and reconnect with ourselves.”

Tags : Digital Inner Self Introspection Thrive Unplugging Wisdom
Source : Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

152. “I want to talk about another kind of high country now in the world of thought, which in some ways, for me at least, seems to parallel or produce feelings similar to this, and call it the high country of the mind.If all of human knowledge, everything that’s known, is believed to be an enormous hierarchic structure, then the high country of the mind is found at the uppermost reaches of this structure in the most general, the most abstract considerations of all.Few people travel here. There’s no real profit to be made from wandering through it, yet like this high country of the material world all around us, it has its own austere beauty that to some people makes the hardships of traveling through it seem worthwhile.In the high country of the mind one has to become adjusted to the thinner air of uncertainty, and to the enormous magnitude of questions asked, and to the answers proposed to these questions. The sweep goes on and on and on so obviously much further than the mind can grasp one hesitates even to go near for fear of getting lost in them and never finding one’s way out.”

Tags : Abstract Thought Awareness Consciousness Enlightenment High Country Introspection Meditation Montana Mountains Philosophy Reflection Thought Wild
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

153. “Those terms haunt me, -- in the way of all aspersions that contain a germ of truth. I have been unable to banish them. They sit on my shoulders and mutter in my ears during all my moments of doubt.”

Tags : Hard Truth Introspection
Author : Alyson Foster
Source : God Is an Astronaut

154. “How can you follow your heart, unless you know why you have allowed it to be empty for so long and didn't have the courage to fix it?”

Tags : Anxiety Bravery Caring What People Think Confidence Dreams Fear Healing Yourself Heart Inaction Introspection Introspective Life Blueprint Love Map Passion Perspective Relationships 101 Self Confidence Self Reflection Understanding Understanding Oneself And Others Your Vision Of Your Life

155. “What great performers have achieved is the ability to avoid doing it automatically.”

Tags : Introspection Self Examination
Author : Geoff Colvin
Source : Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

156. “I remember the sad case of a very godly man whom I knew who had two daughters who were the most excellent women. They had reached middle life when I met them. They lived, in a sense, for the things of God, and yet neither of them had ever become a member of a Christian church, or ever taken communion at the Lord's Table. As regards their life and conduct, you could not think of better people, and yet they had never become members of the church and they had never partaken of the bread and the wine. Why? They said they did not feel they were good enough. What was the matter with them? They were looking at themselves instead of at the finished, perfect work of Christ. You look at yourself and, of course, you will miserable, for within there is blackness and darkness. The best saint when he looks at himself becomes unhappy; he sees things that should not be there, and if you and I spend our whole time looking at ourselves we shall remain in misery, and we shall lose the joy. Self-examination is all right, but introspection is bad. Let us draw the distinction between these two things. We can examine ourselves in the light of Scripture, and if we do that we shall be driven to Christ. But with introspection a man looks at himself and continues to do so, and refuses to be happy until he gets rid of the imperfections that are still there. Oh, the tragedy that we should spend our lives looking at ourselves instead of looking at Him who can set us free!”

Tags : Introspection Self Examination
Source : Out of the Depths

157. “I don't live my life wondering how to live my life.”

Tags : Introspection Self Examination The Unexamined Life
Author : Marty Rubin

158. “Life is one large process of creation: Self-Examination and introspection is simply to figure out what you want to create in this moment.”

Tags : Introspection Life Present Moment Self Examination

159. “Introspection precedes constructive criticism.Introspeksi mendahului kritik yang membangun.”

Tags : Criticism Introspection
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

160. “When life gets rough, never think you have failed... allow your self a quality of emotion and introspection. It is called turning inwards. When you observe and examine your mental and emotional state, from your inner core of self — you then can put things in to perspective. Don't allow your futile attempts to want to change your outer world, take a detour, and instead, change the only thing that you have the power to - your inner world. And remember: There is no such thing as failure—only learning opportunities.”

Tags : Change Cor Self Emotianal State Fail Inner World Introspection Learning Opportunities Life
Author : Angie karan

161. “Kau bangun benteng tuk kawal hatimu, dan kau tuduh mereka tak pedulikanmu.”

Tags : Childish Englightment Introspection Mind Prison
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

162. “A brutal, relentless self-analysis lies at the heart of all despair.”

Tags : Despair Introspection Self Analysis Suicide The Examined Life
Author : Marty Rubin

163. “When my turn on the program comes, I am not nervous at all—because all this is happening out of time, out of space. I am, for a moment, a figure of my own fantasy, and I play my appointed role as if I were in the movies.”

Tags : Acting Fantasy Imagination Introspection Mask Mirror Persona Reality Self Self Awareness Self Presentation Stage
Author : Eva Hoffman
Source : Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language

164. “Investigation in our own life is far more rewarding than investigating life of other's.”

Tags : Introspection Life Philosophy Reward Wisdom
Author : Aditya Ajmera

165. “There are essentially two questions in life - a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is 'Who am I?' The material question is 'What am I to do with my life?' One leads to the other.”

Tags : Finding Yourself Inspirational Quotes Introspection Life Meaning Of Life Purpose Questions Self Discovery Unlearning

166. “she had no fear of the spotlight, only of the places it did not reach.”

Tags : Impression Introspection Popularity
Source : The Powers That Be

167. “Every day I wake up and ask myself, ‘How can I accept myself and others more fully?”

Tags : Consciousness Daily Life Fulfillment Goodness Growth Happiness Helping Helping Others Hope Inner Peace Inspirational Introspection Psychology Self Acceptance Self Awareness Self Improvement Self Love Spiritual Wisdom Zen
Source : Living Peace

168. “Shall I run back into the desert ... and stay there until the devil has passed out of me and I am fit to meet human kind again without driving it to despair at the first look? I haven't had enough desert yet.”

Tags : Desert Despair Introspection Reflection
Author : Saul Bellow
Source : Henderson the Rain King

169. “I fall into those gaps sometimes.You know, the gaps that open up in between thoughts.I reach out for the walls. Every time. And I grasp at emptiness…The gaps don’t have walls. You don’t need walls to climb out.You don’t need a matchstick either;light only makes your shadows look frightening.You only need to search the darknessfor the old face, carbon paper and a white mask.”

Tags : Introspection Musings Poetry
Source : Prelude to the Horizon

170. “How shall I ever learn who I am when there is so much of me that belongs to someone else?”

Tags : Belonging Family Introspection Life Self Awareness The Poppet And The Lune
Source : The Poppet and the Lune

171. “And here's the surprising truth: As you gaze at yourself in the mirror held by another, you will see far more than your flaws. You also will see the beauty that is uniquely you; beauty that others see clearly and you may hardly know exists. That is also part of the truth about you.”

Tags : Beauty Faults Honesty Introspection Perspective Reflection Seeing Yourself Self Awareness Self Love Uniqueness
Author : Steve Goodier

172. “It was an unfamiliar feeling, waking up with a place to go, a place I was actually beginning to comprehend and face without a sense of terror.More than that, I was even questioning the assumption that I was, in my bones, a scared and anxious and miserable person. It felt like the days were almost supernaturally good, that I could wake up without the usual wave of terror, that the days were admixed with some foreign substance dripping into them, some animating essence, like the dragonborn races of Endoria, dragonborn days. I felt like I'd stumbled on one of the open secrets of the world. Why hadn't I realized before that being a grown-up could be anything you wanted it to be?”

Tags : Animating Essence Anxiety Contentment Dragonborn Dragonborn Days Endoria Good Days Growing Up Introspection Russell Marsh Terror Wave Of Terror
Source : You

173. “There’s just something unsettling about studying your reflection. It’s not a matter of being dissatisfied with your face or of being embarrassed by your vanity. Maybe it’s that when you gaze into your own eyes, you don’t see what you wish to see—or glimpse something that you wish weren’t there.”

Tags : Introspection Reflection Self Self Awareness Vanity
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : Deeply Odd

174. “Self-introspection is the way to improve any company, any marriage, any nation. And any job-hunt.”

Tags : Introspection Job
Source : What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

175. “Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.”

Tags : Books Introspection Mind Reading
Author : Edward Gibbon

176. “During self-reflection, the realization came that revolution begins within.”

Tags : Introspection Love Quotes And Sayings Realization Revolution Self Actualization Self Reflection Wisdom
Author : Amanda Mosher
Source : Better to be able to love than to be loveable

177. “He had too much to think about. In the course of his long, useless marches he had sunk deeper and deeper into the tangle of his botched life as into a clump of brambles, and still he had found no meaning or consolation.”

Tags : Absurd Introspection Life
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Knulp

178. “Doesn't look like much, does he?" murmurs Frederick. "Hardly a couple of ounces of feathers and bones. But that bird can fly to Africa and back. Powered by bugs and worms and desire." The wagtail hops from twig to twig. Werner rubs his aching eyes. It's just a bird."Ten thousand years ago," whispers Frederick, "they came through here in the millions. When this place was a garden, one endless garden from end to end.”

Tags : Birds Introspection Science
Author : Anthony Doerr

179. “The question is why one should be so inwardly preoccupied at all. Why not reach out to others in love and solidarity or peer into the natural world for some glimmer of understanding? Why retreat into anxious introspection when, as Emerson might have said, there is a vast world outside to explore? Why spend so much time working on oneself when there is so much real work to be done?”

Tags : Introspection Positive Thinking Self Help Self Improvement
Source : Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

180. “It's fine to feel truer than others.But it's much truer to fix our fault.”

Tags : Introspection Self Improvement
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

181. “I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn”

Tags : Introspection On Writing Reflection
Author : Robert Frost

182. “Let him who thinks war is a glorious, golden thing, who loves to roll forth stirring words of exhortation, invoking honour and praise and valour and love of country … Let him but look at a little pile of sodden grey rags that cover half a skull and a shin-bone and what might have been its ribs, or at this skeleton lying on its side, resting half crouching as it fell, perfect that it is headless, and with the tattered clothing still draped round it; and let him realize how grand and glorious a thing it is to have distilled all youth and joy and life into a fetid heap of hideous putrescence! Who is there who has known and seen who can say that victory is worth the death of even one of these?”

Tags : Honor Introspection Reflection War Wisdom
Author : Wade Davis
Source : Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

183. “Deep down I think I may be just like everyone else. And do you know what, Harry?""No sir.""That bothers me.”

Tags : Insightful Introspection Mirror Of My Soul
Source : The Bottoms

184. “In people like us, the craving is as strong as the craving for food or water, the yearning for touch or light or love. I was looking for something--a diversion, an occupation, an unwavering force--that would elevate me, that would lift me out of the melancholy dissection of my own interior geography that otherwise would have consumed me pitilessly, as it had my father. I wanted to fly above myself-- if only for a few hours--and look down in tranquility upon my life.”

Tags : Addiction Introspection
Author : Ethan Canin
Source : A Doubter's Almanac

185. “When you see the ugliness behind the tears of another person, it makes you take a closer look at your own.”

Tags : Introspection Tears Ugliness
Source : The Green Ripper

186. “I wandered in the streets, what with the noise the people made, the number of the coaches, the running of the footmen, the swaggering of great courtiers, and the thrusting aside of everybody, many a time I longed to be back among the sheep again, for fear of losing my peacefulness of spirit.”

Tags : Introspection Peace Spirit
Source : Complete Collection of R. D. Blackmore

187. “The crime that is latent in us we must inflict on ourselves," I say. I nod and nod, driving the message home. "Not on others," I say.”

Tags : Deep Truth Introspection Revelation
Author : J.M. Coetzee

188. “Look within, There is no difference between yourself, Self and Guru. You are always Free. There is no teacher, there is no student, there is no teaching.”

Tags : Introspection Meditation
Author : H.W.L. Poonja

189. “How you see the world is a reflection of what is within you.”

Tags : Introspection Reflection Of Yourself Stephen Richards What Is Within You

190. “[O]ur applications are quicker about our sufferings, than our sins(77)[.]”

Tags : Introspection Prayer Puritanical
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

191. “As all our senses are the inlets of sin, so they are become the inlets of sorrow (99).”

Tags : Introspection Puritanical Sin Sorrow
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

192. “Sinner, I would be loth to have thy soul destroyed by wilful self-delusion. . . . So consequently, there is a despair which is a grievous sin; and there is a despair which is absolutely necessary to thy salvation. I would not have thee despair of the sufficiency of the blood of Christ to save thee, if thou believe, and heartily obey him; nor of the willingness of God to pardon and save thee, if thou be such a one; nor yet absolutely of thy own salvation; because, while there is life and time, there is some hope of thy conversion, and so of thy salvation. . . . Never stick at the sadness of the conclusion, man, but acknowledge plainly, If I die before I get out of this estate, I am lost forever. It is as good deal truly with thyself as not; God will not flatter thee, he will deal plainly whether thou do or not. The very truth is, this kind of despair is one of the first steps to heaven(233).”

Tags : Delusion Introspection Puritanical
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

193. “When the world is worth nothing, then heaven is worth something. I leave every Christian to judge by his own experience, whether we do not overlove the world more in prosperity than in adversity (374) [.]”

Tags : Christianity Introspection Love Puritanical
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

194. “I fear it is my lot, to bide my days in hunchbacked thought, to find what I forgot.”

Tags : Introspection Memory
Author : Roman Payne

195. “We need courage to take ourselves seriously, to look closely and without flinching, to regard the things that frighten us in life and art with wonder.”

Tags : Courage Fear Introspection Observation Wonder

196. “What does introspection mean? It means you're looking in the wrong direction.”

Tags : Introspection Observation Self Consciousness The External World
Author : Marty Rubin

197. “If you are anything like me, you do a lot of listening to yourself everyday.”

Tags : Bias Introspection Self Centeredness
Author : C.J. Mahaney
Source : Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing

198. “Some animals carry their shelter wherever they go. Some humans are just the same.”

Tags : Introspection Introversion
Author : Susan Cain
Source : Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

199. “My thoughts gravitate to whatever’s missing, whatever’s lost or broken or painful. My heart worries and fears. There is plenty to be thankful for but those are not the scenes I stay stuck in.”

Tags : Introspection Introvert
Source : If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For

200. “To be fair, I spend most days living inside my head--hoping that when I finally open my mouth or put pen to paper, what comes out will matter.”

Tags : Introspection Introvert
Source : Called: My Journey to C. S. Lewis's House and Back Again