Quotation Explorer - 'Stillness'

It's a long slow process for a human to die. We kill a cow, and it is dead as soon as the meat is eaten, but a man's life dies as a commotion in a still pool dies, in little waves, spreading and growing back toward stillness. - John Steinbeck
Within yourself is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. - Hermann Hesse
Reading teaches us receptivity....It teaches us to receive, in stillness and attentiveness, a voice possessed temporarily, on loan....And as we grow accustomed to receiving books in stillness and attentiveness, so we can grow to receive the world, also possessed temporarily. - Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wantingSo much as just finding the gold.It's the great, big, broad land 'way up yonder,It's the forests where silence has lease;It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder,It's the stillness that fills me with peace. - Robert W. Service
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. - William Shakespeare
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. - William Shakespeare
There is a stillness between us, a period of restlessness that ties my stomachin a hangman’s noose. It is this same lack in noise that lives, there! in thedarkness of the grave, how it frightens me beyond all things. - Nathan Reese Maher
Perhaps in the stillness of a summer night they will feel compelled to walk barefoot down a moonlit country road and search for the magic that connects all beings in the Circle of Life. - Autumn Morning Star
Stillness offers an experience of being and a recognition that being . . . my essence . . . is a part of all Being, all Essence. - Nancy J. Napier
Every once in a while, large cities have narrow streets, silent passageways that allow your footsteps to echo in the stillness of the night, and it seems like everything is going back to the way it was, when there were only a few of us and we all knew each other and greeted each other on the street. - Jaume Cabré
There is nothing to save, now all is lost,but a tiny core of stillness in the heartlike the eye of a violet. - D.H. Lawrence
A place where the mind can attain stillness meaning doing darshan (seeing with the intent of worship) of a great person who has stillness of the mind, can still the mind of other person, however the chit is not steady there. - Dada Bhagwan
Words were his delight; Hers, a gay gracefulnessOf dancing and moving. But when to the place Of deep loving (Starlight at midnight)At last they came, Their full communion And consummation,Their complete sphere,Was stillness for her,Silence for him. - Theodore Spencer
But one needs to bear in mind that things are not always what they seem and, contrary to the dead stillness of a photograph, reality is in a state of perpetual flux. - Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Once he said to her: 'You are like me; you are different from other people. You are Kamala and no one else, and within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people have that capacity and yet everyone could have it. - Hermann Hesse
The girl was a gypsy before an illness took control of her legs, now she watches in awe the world pass by whilst stillness teaches her about inner strength. - Nikki Rowe
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. - Eckhart Tolle
In my silence and stillness, my soul dances with the ecstasy of life. - Debasish Mridha
I encourage you, to take control to take back your power. Make the time and effort to invest in yourself. Self-care and healing. Taking time for stillness and contemplation. Reflect on your own behaviour. Decide what kind of person you want to be and then take the steps to be that person. - Akiroq Brost
They who reach down into the depths of life where, in the stillness, the voice of God is heard, have the stabilizing power which carries them poised and serene through the hurricane of difficulties. - Spencer W. Kimball
He was the ocean and I was the sand, i lived content in stillness and he washed a shore everytime, as a better man. - Nikki Rowe
I pulled the blanket around my shoulders. The sky was dark and vast and empty and not even a plane disturbed that sullen stillness, not even a star. The emptiness above was now mine within. It was a part of me, like a freckle, like a bruise. Like a middle name now one acknowledged. - Sarah Winman
You’re not a creature in body.You exist as the stars exist,participating in their stillness, their immensity. - Louise Glück
Every soul innately yearns for stillness, for a space, a garden where we can till, sow, reap, and rest, and by doing so come to a deeper sense of self and our place in the universe. Silence is not an absence but a presence. Not an emptiness but repletion A filling up. - Anne D. LeClaire
Meditate, Clear, Calm, Center, Ground, Empty your mind, Stillness. Be receptive to a new approach. Believe in the possibilities of new opportunities. - Akiroq Brost
In the stillness of the ocean, I wonder at the dancing waves. - Debasish Mridha
Movement is the freedom of the body; stillness, of the mind. - Marty Rubin
However, the serious seeker of detachment will have to embrace the Holy Trinity of Ss - Solitude, Stillness and Silence - and reject the new religion of Commotionism, which believes that the meaning of life is constant company, movement and noise. - Michael Foley
If you do darshan (worship) of the one who has both stillness in his eyes and chit prasannta (blissful state of chit); you gain benefit. - Dada Bhagwan
Death, like a host, comes smiling to the door;Smiling, he greets us, on that tranquil shoreWhere neither piping bird nor peeping dawnDisturbs the eternal sleep,But in the stillness far withdrawnOur dreamless rest for evermore we keep. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Today, find a point of stillness: brief, but precious slight, but full small, but luminously real. Find a point stillness in the balance of all things between the breathing out and breathing in. - Na'ama Yehuda
Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. - Meister Eckhart
No matter what kind of circumstances come together, if one’s stillness is not shaken and his goal does not change; he is known to have attained religion. - Dada Bhagwan
She was broken from moment to moment, watching her world collide she felt lost inside herself. She fell apart for a passion that flamed beneath her. She waited and died a hundred times, it dripped from her pores. The moment she let go, she soared over the stillness like the star she was born to be. - Robert M. Drake
and something about the stillness or my state of mind reminded me of the world's remarkable capacity to carry on in every place at once. - Marina Keegan The Opposite of Loneliness
Our imagination loves to be filled with an object or to grasp at anything that is too big for it's capacity. We are flung into a pleasing astonishment at such unbounded views and feel a delightful stillness and amazement in the soul at the apprehension of them. - Joseph Addison
In the stillness of the mind, I saw myself as I am: unbound. - Nisargadatta Maharaj
It is in the stillness of the mind that we perceive the heart with clarity. By constantly observing the inner weather, we steer through life wisely, steadfastly, sans regrets. - Daaji
The most powerful forces in the universe are infinite. Love, imagination, intuition, stillness. Then why should we define our soul? - Matthew Donnelly
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity? - Seneca
The world moves fast, and so do the bees. Can we find the stillness to see them? - Hattie Ellis
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