Ease quotes

  • What drives innovation is abundance and ease, not the pressure of scarcity.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Innovation #Scarcity #Ease

  • A meditative mind is at ease because it's not trying to acquire anything.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Mind #Trying #Ease

  • If you desire ease, forsake learning.
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Learning #Desire #Ease

  • I'm quite good, though I say it myself, at making strangers feel at ease.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Ease #Stranger #Feels

  • If I replace the word God with the word nature, I am far more at ease with the whole religious enterprise.
    -- Alan S. Kesselheim

    #Religious #Ease #Enterprise

  • "Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour. Murder kills only the individual- and after all, wha is an individual? ". . . ." We can make a new one with the greatest of ease- as many as we like. Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself."
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Ease #Matter #Behaviour

  • I have not drawn a very rosy picture of the magician. I did not intend to do so. To the novice entering the life and promising himself ease, indolence, and wealth, I should say, Don't!
    -- Alexander Herrmann

    #Entering #Novices #Ease

  • The Muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife, / To help me through this long disease, my life.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Long #Wife #Ease

  • Some place the bliss in action, some in ease, Those call it pleasure, and contentment these.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Contentment #Ease #Action

  • It was probably right after I made my comeback - after retiring post-2008 Olympics - when I finally felt more at ease with my body. Being away from the sport helped put things in perspective.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Sports #Perspective #Ease

  • Well, while I'm here I'll do the work — and what's the work? To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.
    -- Allen Ginsberg

    #Pain #Ease #Wells

  • Studious of ease, and fond of humble things.
    -- Ambrose Philips

    #Humble #Ease #Study

  • Ease makes less of an impression on us than struggle.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Struggle #Ease #Impression

  • Life is not quantifiable in terms of age, but I suppose in my fifties I am more grounded and more at ease in my own skin than when I was younger. I have a confidence that I didn't have before from the experiences I've had.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Age #Skins #Ease

  • The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
    -- Ansel Adams

    #Creative #Ease #Superficial

  • I love women that have an ease to the way they dress. I think Vanessa Paradis and Alexa Chung do that very well.
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Thinking #Dresses #Ease

  • Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.
    -- Auguste Escoffier

    #Heart #Ease #Soup

  • Indulge, and to thy genius freely give, For not to live at ease is not to live.
    -- Aulus Persius Flaccus

    #Giving #Genius #Ease

  • Healing is a process afforded you by your Creator and is above and beyond the control of man. Your Chiropractor does everything possible to help Innate heal-but he cannot heal nor can anyone else produce healing for you. When the right adjustment is made, Innate goes to work. You feel the results when dis-ease turns to ease.
    -- B. J. Palmer

    #Healing #Men #Ease

  • No rebellious heart is ever at ease with paths established by others.
    -- B. W. Powe

    #Heart #Ease #Path

  • To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Business #Reality #Ease

  • Feminist pedagogy can only be liberatory if it is truly revolutionary because the mechanisms of appropriation within white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy are able to co-opt with tremendous ease that which merely appears radical or subversive
    -- Bell Hooks

    #White #Feminist #Ease

  • That hunger of the flesh, that longing for ease, that terror of incarceration, that insistence on tribal honour being obeyed: all of that exists, and it exists everywhere.
    -- Ben Kingsley

    #Ease #Flesh #Longing

  • Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Spring #Toil #Ease

  • Would you live with ease, Do what you ought, and not what you please.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Ease #Please

  • You can't eat language but it eases thirst.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Ease #Language #Thirst

  • I'm the last of the truly tacky women. I do trash with flash and sleaze with ease.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Tacky #Ease #Lasts

  • The Lourie Center eases the burden of children and their families through early intervention and diagnoses and treatment.
    -- Beverly Sills

    #Children #Memorable #Ease

  • Nothing eases suffering like human touch.
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Suffering #Ease #Humans

  • One of the wonders of science is that it is completely universal. It crosses national boundaries with total ease.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Ease #Wonder #Boundaries

  • All beings may dance at ease in the breeze with minds left silent by laying to rest all things.
    -- Buddhadasa

    #Mind #Ease #May

  • As pressure grows to ease the financial burden on social security, pressure will also grow to eliminate the elderly and infirm to 'free up' more money for the 'fit' and those who contribute more than they take from society.
    -- Cal Thomas

    #Elderly #Ease #Pressure

  • If any man is not sure that he is in Christ, he ought not to be easy one moment until he is sure. Dear friend, without the fullest confidence as to your saved condition, you have no right to be at ease, and I pray you may never be so. This is a matter too important to be left undecided.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Men #Important #Ease

  • With age comes a greater wisdom, an ease and comfort with oneself.
    -- Cherie Lunghi

    #Age #Comfort #Ease

  • In my experience, telling someone to switch Unix shells for ease of use is like telling him to switch cigarette brands for his health.
    -- Chris Espinosa

    #Use #Shells #Ease

  • When you stand up there and do a press conference, it's a very preoccupied moment. You're standing in front of cameras; people are watching you; it's not so easy to be at ease.
    -- Christine Quinn

    #People #Cameras #Ease

  • There's one good thing about getting in trouble: It seems like you do it in steps. It seems like you don't just end up in trouble but that you kind of ease yourself into it. It also seems like the worse the trouble is that you get into, the more steps it takes to get there. Sort of like you're getting a bunch of little warnings on the way; sort of like if you really wanted to you could turn around.
    -- Christopher Paul Curtis

    #Life #Warning #Ease

  • But now I salute you who follow me,It is my time to stand at ease ... content.
    -- Christopher Vokes

    #Ease #Follow Me #Salute

  • True elegance consists not in having a closet bursting with clothes, but rather in having a few well-chosen numbers in which one feels totally at ease.
    -- Coco Chanel

    #Clothes #Numbers #Ease

  • Great faith, like great strength in general, is revealed by the ease of its workings. Most of what we think we see as the struggle OF faith is really the struggle to act as IF we had faith when in fact we do not.
    -- Dallas Willard

    #Struggle #Thinking #Ease

  • A stone that looks satisfied with its position reflects the sense of ease the waller felt when placing it there.
    -- Dan Snow

    #Looks #Ease #Stones

  • The idea that the future is unpredictable is undermined every day by the ease with which the past is explained.
    -- Daniel Kahneman

    #Past #Ideas #Ease

  • We do not choose between a life of difficulty and a life of ease. We simply choose for what purpose we will work, sometimes suffer, and hopefully endure.
    -- Daniel Taylor

    #Suffering #Purpose #Ease

  • I'm not at ease with the word "love."
    -- David Bowie


  • Men who have lived significant lives are men who never waited: not for money, security, ease, or women.
    -- David Deida

    #Men #Ease #Significant

  • The ease with which barley may be substituted directly for wheat in human food and its usefulness to replace wheat milling by-products as feed in the production of the milk supply render its abundant production important.
    -- David F. Houston

    #Important #Ease #May

  • Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it's troubling.
    -- David Geffen

    #Lying #Ease

  • An old French mathematician said: A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street. This clearness and ease of comprehension, here insisted on for a mathematical theory, I should still more demand for a mathematical problem if it is to be perfect; for what is clear and easily comprehended attracts, the complicated repels us.
    -- David Hilbert

    #Men #Perfect #Ease

  • Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.
    -- David Whyte

    #Ease #Weight #Conversation

  • Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease.
    -- Dick Cavett

    #Japan #Hobbies #Ease

  • I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause.
    -- Donald Cargill

    #Suffering #Wish #Ease

  • We ... must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow.
    -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

    #Peace #Ease #Today

  • As her time in Florence drew to a close she was only at ease amongst those to whom she felt indifferent.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Travel #Florence #Ease

  • All you realy need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Spiritual #Needs #Ease

  • To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Grace #Ease #Awakening

  • To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Grace #Gone #Ease

  • We could say that the totality, life wants the sapling to become a tree, but the sapling doesn't see itself as separate from life and so wants nothing for itself. It is one with what life wants. That's why it isn't worried or stressed. And, if it has to die prematurely, it dies with ease..
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Tree #Stressed #Ease

  • Women are never at ease when they have ideas.
    -- Edmund Gwenn

    #Ideas #Ease

  • Good planning is important. I've also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you're in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you're depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension.
    -- Edmund Hillary

    #Laughing #Important #Ease

  • A young person, to achieve, must first get out of his mind any notion either of the ease or rapidity of success. Nothing ever just happens in this world.
    -- Edward Bok

    #Success #Mind #Ease

  • Calvin had long been uneasy in his own person and so lived to put everyone else at ease.
    -- Edward P. Jones

    #Long #Ease #Uneasy

  • It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease.
    -- Elfriede Jelinek

    #Ease #Irony #Draws

  • A well-trained dog is like religion, it sets the deserving at their ease and is a terror to evildoers.
    -- Elizabeth Goudge

    #Dog #Ease #Terror

  • Somehow Photoshop and the ease with which one can produce an image has degraded the quality of photography in general.
    -- Elliott Erwitt

    #Photography #Quality #Ease

  • The point of my explanation is I'm very subjective when it comes to describing my characters: they are all a little bit a part of me from the outside in or the inside out - but to put your mind at ease, I built Paul Snider from the outside in.
    -- Eric Roberts

    #Character #Mind #Ease

  • When you're timid, you're just thinking of yourself! Think of the other person - put him at ease, get him a drink.
    -- Eve Branson

    #Thinking Of You #Ease #Drink

  • I’m beginning to know myself. I don’t exist. I’m the space between what I’d like to be and what others made of me. Just let me be at ease and all by myself in my room.
    -- Fernando Pessoa

    #Space #Ease #Rooms

  • I feel virtuous because my soul is at ease.
    -- Frances Wright

    #Soul #Ease #Virtuous

  • If a man doesn't find ease in himself, 'tis in vain to seek it elsewhere.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Men #Ease #Vain

  • Familiarity is a suspension of almost all the laws of civility, which libertinism has introduced into society under the notion of ease.
    -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    #Law #Ease #Civility

  • Proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you have always known.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Teaching #Ease #Failing

  • Writing eases my suffering . . . writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
    -- Gao Xingjian

    #Writing #Suffering #Ease

  • I love hospitality, and I love cooking. The kitchen is where I feel most at ease and where I feel most like myself.
    -- Geoffrey Zakarian

    #Cooking #Kitchen #Ease

  • [Nietzsche] attributes to himself an extremely vivid and sensitive instinct of cleanliness. At the first contact the filth lying at the base of another's nature is revealed to him. The unclean are therefore ill at ease hi his presence
    -- Georg Brandes

    #Lying #Ease #Vivid

  • Ease leads to habit, as success to ease. He lives by rule who lives himself to please.
    -- George Crabbe

    #Ease #Habit #Live By

  • There is no sense of ease like the ease we felt in those scenes where we were born.
    -- George Eliot

    #Ease #Scene #Born

  • ... indefinite visions of ambition are weak against the ease of doing what is habitual or beguilingly agreeable.
    -- George Eliot

    #Ambition #Vision #Ease

  • I am feeling easy now, and you will well understand that after undergoing pain this ease is opening paradise. Invalids must be excused for being eloquent about themselves.
    -- George Eliot

    #Pain #Feelings #Ease

  • Behold the life at ease; it drifts, The sharpened life commands its course.
    -- George Meredith

    #Life #Ease #Command

  • As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it.
    -- George Washington

    #Wish #Employment #Ease

  • A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
    -- Georges Bataille

    #Mind #Ease #Lasts

  • Courage consists, however, in agreeing to flee rather than live tranquilly and hypocritically in false refuges. Values, morals, homelands, religions, and these private certitudes that our vanity and our complacency bestow generously on us, have many deceptive sojourns as the world arranges for those who think they are standing straight and at ease, among stable things
    -- Gilles Deleuze

    #Thinking #Vanity #Ease

  • There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues.
    -- Hal Borland

    #Winter #Two #Ease

  • Better and sweeter than health, or friends, or money, or fame, or ease, or prosperity, is the adorable will of our God.
    -- Hannah Whitall Smith

    #Adorable #Ease #Prosperity

  • Painful memories didn't just ease back in-they shoved the door open hard, all of them and all at once
    -- Harlan Coben

    #Memories #Doors #Ease

  • Music can happen with equal ease as a solo or collaborative venture, it seems to me.
    -- Harry Shearer

    #Ease #Venture #Solo

  • You just have this freedom when you're younger - this lack of concern to fail or do anything wrong. It comes with an ease that I've found has kind of deteriorated over time.
    -- Hayden Panettiere

    #Ease #Kind #Failing

  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
    -- Helen Keller

    #Character #Ease #Quiet

  • I had a lot of fun bantering back and forth with Kennedy. But for ease and comfort, it would be Gerald Ford. He was a down-home type. I came from the Midwest and he came from the Midwest. He was nonaggressive and kindly.
    -- Helen Thomas

    #Fun #Home #Ease

  • If thou canst but thither, There grows the flower of Peace, The Rose that cannot wither, Thy fortress and thy ease.
    -- Henry Vaughan

    #Flower #Rose #Ease

  • Those who run to long words are mainly the unskillful and tasteless; they confuse pomposity with dignity, flaccidity with ease, and bulk with force.
    -- Henry Watson Fowler

    #Running #Long #Ease

  • I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists.
    -- Hermann von Helmholtz

    #Law #Differences #Ease

  • In the midst of all these innumerable forms of a common protest and universal ill-ease there has grown up one definite body of doctrine whose adherents are called Communists and who desired the total subversion of what had been, hitherto unquestioned among civilized European men, the general doctrines of property and individual freedom.
    -- Hilaire Belloc

    #Men #Doctrine #Ease

  • I would not exchange my life of ease and quiet for the riches of Arabia.
    -- Horace

    #Arabia #Ease #Riches

  • I never was someone who was at ease with happiness.
    -- Hugh Laurie


  • Artists with a capital 'A' are at ease working in all areas of art, whether it is a contemporary abstract painting or work requiring methods and techniques of the Renaissance Masters.
    -- Igor Babailov

    #Art #Technique #Ease

  • No longer can a young woman feel at ease; for she is ever concerned with the impression that she may be making on others.
    -- Ihara Saikaku

    #Ease #May #Young

  • I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn't choose acting. It chose me.
    -- Ingrid Bergman

    #Real #Acting #Ease

  • Spend your leisure time in cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty.
    -- Isocrates

    #Ears #Ease #Way

  • I am ill at ease with people whose lives are an open book.
    -- Ivy Compton-Burnett

    #Book #People #Ease