Quotation Explorer - 'Overwhelming'

Someone who expresses a view that is contrary to the view of the overwhelming majority should be allowed to stand undisturbed as a monument to our commitment to free speech. - Albert Gore, Jr.
Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. - Vicki Harrison
She knew that nothing was ever as overwhelming or final as he seemed to think - that if he would wait, instead of shouting, there'd be less to shout over in the end. - Josephine Johnson
you turn into a shrewd tactician, making a series of cautious semicommitments without really surrendering to some larger purpose. You lose the ability to say a hundred noes for the sake of one overwhelming and fulfilling yes. - David Brooks
Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become. - Robert Fanney
Dew settles without the fanfare of thunder or patter of falling rain, yet our wet feet in the morning still tell us there is something there. Sometimes miracles are like that. There is no overwhelming proof, but deep inside we know. - Chris Stewart, Ted Stewart
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. - Wernher Von Braun
The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else. I know. An overwhelming passion for it. No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong. - Anthony de Mello
I never knew how much I missed pickles and pickle juice. It's like, an overwhelming feeling that I can't even explain. - Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
As I read the Qur’an and prayed the Islamic prayers, a door to my heart was unsealed and I was immersed in an overwhelming tenderness. - Jeffrey Lang
I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over. - Henrik Ibsen
Overwhelming nuclear strength cannot stop a guerrilla war. - John F. Kennedy
This conversation with myself has an overwhelming aroma of narcissism. - Tawny Lara
OCDD -- Overwhelming Crap and Debris Disorder -- runs deep. - Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
It is not possible to be 'incidentally a Christian.' The fact of Christianity must be overwhelmingly first or nothing. This suggests a reason for the dislike of Christians by nominal or non-Christians: their lives contain no overwhelming first but many balances. - Sheldon Vanauken
Wisdom is more faithful than a woman,and knowledge is more faithful than a friend.Folly is more oppressive than a tyrant,and evil more overwhelming than fury. - Matshona Dhliwayo
But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed. - Amy Carmichael
Throughout my entire miserable childhood I woke at least once a night weeping from overwhelming delight. I did it hungry, I did it after beatings, I did it after the deaths of loved ones.Now you tell me if I’m crazy or if I’ve always been blessed. - Bob Thurber
Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. - Sir Winston Churchill
... I have waited for this day, and grief faded with time.Or did it? Perhaps grief never leaves us but is merely drowned out by a flood of life overwhelming it. Perhaps the wound that bled once is bleeding still, and I did not notice it until now. - Claire North
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve
The thing that I'm always left with is this overwhelming desire for people to be rooted and the only way that they feel rooted is through another person. - John Allen
Let today be the day you control your emotions. Don't let them get the best of you. Whatever you are feeling right now should not be overwhelming. Don't allow others to dampen your spirit. You are entitled to enjoy peace. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. - Winston Churchill
TV cookery is very like internet porn - the overwhelming majority of its audience will never ever get to act out what's happening on screen. - skint foodie
What starts out as an intrusive thought can turn into an overwhelming concept if we "feed" it with more negative thinking. From the book: Removing Your Shame Label. - Eddie Capparucci, LPC
Peace is not a result inside us from everything around us. Peace is not submissive nor passive. On the contrary, peace is an overwhelming force which comes from within us, disrespectful of everything around us, a firm coalition of spirit and soul standing against all the unrest that abounds. - C. JoyBell C.
Availability of knowledge is only next to prevalence of stupidity in its overwhelming abundance. - Pawan Mishra
When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate. - Ann Landers
Overall Bush's European trip has been an overwhelming success. Not once has he gotten separated from his group. - David Letterman
Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. - Fred Rogers
If you are feeling stressed out, stop and take 10 deep breaths...it really does help! Then focus your mind on one thing and one thing only; things are only overwhelming when you look at them all at once. - B. Dave Walters
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. - Abraham Lincoln
When my problems seem overwhelming and impossible to solve, I hold fast to these facts: God is real, He is right, and He cares. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Audrey had an angelic quality about her. She didn't act like she was better than everyone, she just had a presence, an energy, a sort of light coming from within her that was overwhelming. - Kevyn Aucoin
Even when the odds are overwhelming, you can believe in God and His promises. - Jim George
Cracks in our souls help us bear the overwhelming imperfections of the world. They're not our flaws. Kindness knows this. - Aditya Bhaskara
The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. - David Bayles Art and Fear Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking
It's terrible to have to fear that your powers will activate at any given moment. Especially when you draw close to people... and find that your only choice is to pull away. It's overwhelming when you find a time, a person, with which there's nothing to fear. - Zechariah Barrett
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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