G. Alan Marlatt quotes

  • Often, feelings of sadness, uneasiness, and loneliness are vague and unattached to specific events. This makes it more challenging to find ways to turn you mood around. When you find yourself in a funk, focus on what you're feeling.
    -- G. Alan Marlatt

    #Loneliness #Sadness #Focus

  • Your real life is in the here and now. Once you figure out what kinds of experiences cause you to feel certain ways, you can change either the experiences, or when that's not possible, change your responses to them.
    -- G. Alan Marlatt

    #Real #Way #Causes

  • Dim loneliness came imperceivably into the fields and he turned back. The birds piped oddly; some wind was caressing the higher foliage, turning it all one way, the way home. Telegraph poles ahead looked like half-used pencils; the small cross on the steeple glittered with a sharp and shapely permanence.

  • There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast, open sky and loneliness and cold.

  • Loneliness is everything it's cracked up to be.

  • It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

  • a joy that hurts with sadness a sadness that is pleasurable a pleasure full of terror a terror that excites an excitement that calms a calmness that frightens.

  • Our sadness won’t be of the searing kind but more like a blend of joy and melancholy: joy at the perfection we see before us, melancholy at an awareness of how seldom we are sufficiently blessed to encounter anything of its kind. The flawless object throws into perspective the mediocrity that surrounds it. We are reminded of the way we would wish things always to be and of how incomplete our lives remain.

  • It is perhaps sad books that best console us when we are sad...

  • One lesson that every nation can learn from China is to focus more on creating village-level enterprises, quality health services and educational facilities.

  • Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.

  • You can ruin anything if you focus at it.