Quotation Explorer - 'Tension'

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. - Ellen Goodman
Humor relieves the tension between what we see or desire but repress in order to sustain a survivable illusion about the world we live in. As such it's always potent stuff, and dangerous. - Lynda Williams
Many find in sex and economics the meaning of life and the reason of it all. The consequence of this is that the goal of life for many has become a relief of tension. - Sachindra Kumar Majumdar
Paths that lead to the crossroads of life; otherwise known as "transition."Transition is the tension present between struggle and grace. - Deborah Brodie
For a permanent solution to easing tension and soothe the rough waters of the world that cause people to go to drugs, drinking, gambling, pornography, overeating, or anything that will give them some temporary relief, you can’t beat the support and encouragement of a friend. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it. - Woody Allen
The tension between what is, and what we dream of, is important. Not to discount what we have, but to hold onto that middle ground, because it's in there that the magic happens. - Susan Branch
The only tension that gets my attention, is when I stick a fork too close to my silver filling. - A Kalon Writer
Tension is the Mirror of our Past. - Saab
We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive - Martin Luther King Jr.
Free societies...are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, dissent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence. - Salman Rushdie
Mantra: My swirling mind becomes peaceful, and my body releases all tension. I surrender to the love of the universe, which heals me totally. - Jay Woodman
Failures do what is tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving. - Dennis Waitley
Most of us plateau when we lose the tension between where we are and where we ought to be. - John Gardiner
dont take tension, because it loose your dimension. - Zahid
I begin to feel this tension when things that doesn't worth attention are the things that attracts attention - Michael Bassey Johnson
A successful presentation needs to be both buttoned up (orderly) and free-flowing (a conversation). The tension between the two, the fact that both things are happening at once, defines the process. - Dale Ludwig
You are the result of the tension between who you think you should be and what you really are. - Frank F. Gelat
101 Reasons Why its great to be a woman : We have three times the amount of potential sick leave. Take into account all those days you are unable to work owing to pre, during and post menstrual tension. - Summersdale Publishers
The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it. - Woody Allen
The world's only lessons are tension and fear relax into yourself. - Bryant McGill
What one wrote playfully, another reads with tension and passion; what one wrote with tension and passion, another reads playfully. - Paul Valéry
As far as we are concerned, there is no dislike, no personal tension, no disunity or strife that cannot be overcome by intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The ability to do perform Reiki comes from an internal freedom. The power to be free from stress, tension, and anger. - Nikita Dudani
If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it. - George Burns
Speak from the heart and feel your tension melt away. - A.D. Posey
Use your intellect to guide you, and you will end up putting peopleoff. Rely on your emotions, and you will forever be pushed around.Force your will on others, and you will live in constant tension. Thereis no getting around it—people are hard to live with. - Natsume Soseki
Music and comedy are so linked. The rhythm of comedy is con­nected to the rhythm of music. They’re both about creating tension and knowing when to let it go. I’m always surprised when somebody funny is not musical. - Conan O'Brien
Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide. - D.W. Winnicott
When writing, I uncage KAT: Keep Adding Tension. Even if I don't know where the story's going, petting the KAT keeps it purring. - Don Roff
Never embarrass a student in front of others. Embarrass yourself often to relieve the tension, but do not paint them into a corner. - Harry Gilbert
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
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