Quotation Explorer - 'Confusion'

Religion is a salve for confusion and misdirection. - Robert F. Kennedy
One who walks in blindness and confusion cries out more than one who knows why he is suffering. - Davin Turney
Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms. - Charles Caleb Colton
Here's to the confusion of our enemies! - Frank Sinatra
The key to gainful employment is creating a work environment and filing system too complex to train a new person on. Competency gets you work. Confusion keeps you employed.
Total confusion, disconnected nothing, absolute bewilderment. It's an enigma wrapped in a mystery, stuffed in a burrito, and smothered in taco sauce. - Russ Gregory
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. - Isaac Newton
For passion, like crime does not sit well with the sure order and even course of everyday life. It welcomes every loosening of the social fabric, every confusion and affliction visited upon the world, for passion sees in such a disorder a vague hope of finding advantage for itself. - Thomas Mann
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
I was to learn later that in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization. - Petronius Arbiter
I only knew to treat the male asshole as if it had a grenade buried inside of it that could ignite a deadly explosion of anger, trauma, and sexual confusion. - Maggie Young
We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world. - Hark Herald Sarmiento
Vision without an Action is Illusion. Action without a Vision is Confusion. - Sunny John
By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece. - G. K. Chesterton
Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly. - Helen Keller
Knowledge is the name professors give to the confusion they create. - Marty Rubin
Somewhere between love and hate lies confusion, misunderstanding and desperate hope. - Shannon L. Alder
It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content…it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble, and from babble to confusion. - René Daumal
I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion. - Dalai Lama XIV
Perhaps it's no coincidence that the word words is an anagram of sword. Well-used words cut through ambiguity and confusion like a sharp sword in the hands of an expert swordsman. - Anu Garg
You will meet many opponents in your time that will come face to face with your flaws, trust the chaos ~ pain & confusion is the pathway to break open and become free. - Nikki Rowe
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age. - Albert Einstein
He missed her, a longing that tore deep into him. He resented her He wondered endlessly what might have happened. He changed, curled more inwardly into himself. He was, by turns, inflamed by anger, twisted by confusion, withered by sadness. - Chimanda Ngozi Adichie
Man is better off without the confusion and fear of psychic experience and his progress will be faster.' If telepathy ever becomes a possibility he was not sure it would be a good thing, '...for it may put us back in contact with the spirits of the dead and progress does not lie in that direction. - H.R. Wakefield
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm. - Charles Caleb Colton
A smile or a tear has not nationality; joy and sorrow speak alike to all nations, and they, above all the confusion of tongues, proclaim the brotherhood of man - Frederick Douglass
Love is merely a combination between infatuation and confusion. - Dustin Cruz
There are only two classes of people. "The Clear", powered by their confusion and "The Confused", powered by their clarity - Prabhukrishna M
Original art emanates in the mind ... and lessons society's confusion from self indulgence, avarice and greed to trust, hope and love. - Louis Faurer
OWE, v. To have (and to hold) a debt. The word formerly signified not indebtedness, but possession; it meant "own," and in the minds of debtors there is still a good deal of confusion between assets and liabilities. - Ambrose Bierce
At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world. - Sue Patton Thoele
There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. - Johnny Depp
Religion is so frequently a source of confusion in political life, and so frequently dangerous to democracy, precisely because it introduces absolutes into the realm of relative values. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Out of dumbness, out of confusion, arise the true words. - Marty Rubin
Self-contemplation is a curseThat makes an old confusion worse. - Theodore Roethke
The prelude to Tristan and Isolde sounded as if a bomb had fallen into a large music factory and had thrown all the notes into confusion.
when true purpose calls, double mindedness, confusion and frustration come along. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Inside everyone is a their own madness, a madness only courage can stand to, but even courage is never alone. He has Love, Hatred, Sadness, Confusion, Bravery, and in some special cases Intelligence. - Tyler L. H.
Growth is ugly, it's hideous, it's all the things we don't like but my god, once you walk through the fire of confusion you will feel burning passion within your flame. - Nikki Rowe
Nightmares are not dreams. A good dream does not leave the dreamer in darkness, confusion and terror. Start having dreams, not nightmares! - Michael Bassey Johnson
Children's reading and children's thinking are the rock-bottom base upon which this country will rise. Or not rise. In these days of tension and confusion, writers are beginning to realize that books for children have a greater potential for good or evil than any other form of literature on earth. - Dr. Seuss
Love, love, love, love is all you can do, even in the face of bitterness, pain, anger, confusion, it's the only thing to keep you steady and stop you biting back. - Jay Woodman
We will occasionally use this arrow notation unless there is danger of no confusion.
Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers. - William Shakespeare
Any proposition containing the word "is" creates a linguistical structural confusion which will eventually give birth to serious fallacies. - Alfred Korzybski
Smiling through confusion is courage.Smiling through tears is strength.Smiling through pain is power.Smiling through tragedy is greatness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The magic of life hides in the dusty corners of chaos and you must sweep out the cobwebs of confusion before you reach the calm & euphorically moments; your soul believed, existed all along. - Nikki Rowe
The writer… begins in confusion and nothingness and writes his way into clarity. - Phyllis Rose
Social confusion has now reached a point at which the pursuit of immorality turns out to be more exhausting than compliance with the old moral codes.
Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion.
The habit of love cuts through confusion and stumbles or contrives its way out of difficulty, it remembers the way even when it forgets, for a dumfounded moment, its reason for being. The path is the thing that matters. - Eudora Welty
Confusion is a web of words. - Marty Rubin
Confusion is still better than conviction in the wrong!!!! - Harrish Sairaman
I made dangerous choices in those years, thinking myself bold and adventurous. Later I would come to understand that I hadn't been daring at all, just driven by confusion and hormones. The person capable of true daring, I knew now, possessed two admirable qualities: curiosity and courage. - Alice Steinbach
Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration. - Alanis Morissette
Sometimes in life confusion tends to arise and only dialogue of dance seems to make sense. - Shah Asad Rizvi
Certainly, they'd had to endure the war, but they had each other close by. They had never known the confusion of being a third-worlder, they had always a home! - Marjane Satrapi
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Sir Winston Churchill
When there is confusion as who to select between the two individuals for the confidential work, it is apparently worth to put the confidence on a person who believes in Luck than one who doesn't. - Anuj Somany
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths. - Criss Jami
Competition in spiritual matters brings confusion. - Kirby Clements
Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding... - Brian Greene
I like the confusion you get between science and religion that’s where belief lies and art as well. - Damien Hirst
Confusion and doubt are an important part of faith. - Ron Brackin
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. - Henry Miller
Their lips touched now, mouths pursed tight, their eyes open, both of them stock still. The moment held, a kind of such glorious confusion. - David Nicholls
We don not think, in the holy places; we think in bed, afterwards, when the glare, and the the noise, and the confusion are gone, and in fancy we revisit alone, the solemn monuments of the past, and summon the phantom pageants of an age that has passed away. - Mark Twain
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Winston S. Churchill
Meditation, practiced individually and as a family, helps with a different type of peace. It is not a calm absent of noise and confusion but a calm that persists in the very center of the noise and the chaos. Ten minutes daily can transform your life. - Ann Brasco
Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission. - Fred Allen
Confusion is always the most honest response. - Marty Indik
The body is wise, the confusion is from the mind - Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
Artists and intellectuals are not he same animal. This causes a great deal of confusion. Our schools teach educate us intellectually but not artistically. We learn to deconstruct art, not construct it. - Julia Cameron
Confusion of a Writer - Sometimes I want all limelight to shine on me and sometimes I just want to vanish underneath the deep waters. - Nikita Dudani
Out of ignorance, out of confusion, arise the true words. - Marty Rubin
A girl yesterday during my program asked me a question; Sir, Why is this world an Unsafe place? And i had confusion not clarity... No answers - Dinesh Kumar
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