Finding Yourself quotes

  • So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there's always madness. Madness is the emergency exit.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Past #Finding Yourself #Emergencies

  • Any change of my style, the way I've played for 10 years, will not be a drastic one. Yes, I've always given as good as I've got; as a forward you have to do that because, if you don't look after yourself, you might find yourself being thrown in a hole and buried.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Years #Style #Finding Yourself

  • Be content with who you are and where you are, and do whatever you can do to bring to others such contentment, and joy, and understanding that you have managed to find yourself.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Joy #Understanding #Finding Yourself

  • Do you find yourself making excuses when you do not perform? Shed the excuses and face reality. Excuses are the loser's way out. They will mar your credibility and stunt your personal growth.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Reality #Growth #Finding Yourself

  • You know those moments when everything is exactly the way it was meant to be? When you find yourself and your entire universe aligning in perfect synchronization, and you know you couldn’t possibly be more content? I was inside that very moment, and fully conscious of it.
    -- Alice Clayton

    #Perfect #Finding Yourself #Way

  • When you find yourself on stage singing and you are embarrassed about what you are singing in front of your peers, then you have to think about your priorities.
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Thinking #Priorities #Finding Yourself

  • If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it.
    -- Alvin Ailey

    #Racism #Finding Yourself #World

  • I had my moments for sure but I wasn't confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you'd find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Discovery #Finding Yourself #Sometimes

  • Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Fate #Finding Yourself #Trying

  • Some things are so impossible, so fantastic, that when they happen, you are not at all surprised. Their sheer impossibility has made you imagine them too many times in your head, and when you find yourself on that longed-for moonlit path, it seems unreal but still, somehow, familiar. You dreamed of it, of course; you know it like a memory.
    -- Andrew Sean Greer

    #Memories #Finding Yourself #Path

  • Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!
    -- Angie Martinez

    #Rap #Finding Yourself #Firsts

  • Reading centers on finding yourself in a book. ...
    -- Anita Silvey

    #Book #Reading #Finding Yourself

  • Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Dog #Finding Yourself #Admiration

  • Funny, I'd forgotten that what comes to you when you take a psychedelic is not always a revelation of something new and startling; you're more liable to find yourself reminded of simple things you know and forgot you knew - seeing them freshly - old, basic truths that long ago became cliches, so you stopped paying attention to them.
    -- Ann Shulgin

    #Simple #Long #Finding Yourself

  • You can either set brick as a laborer or as an artist. You can make the work a chore, or you can have a good time. You can do it the way you used to clear the dinner dishes when you were thirteen, or you can do it as a Japanese person would perform a tea ceremony, with a level of concentration and care in which you can lose yourself, and so in which you can find yourself.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Artist #Finding Yourself #Tea

  • It is in many people's best interest for you not to find yourself, but it only matters that it is in yours, and the whole world's, to proceed.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #People #Finding Yourself #World

  • The day you are happy for no reason whatsoever, the day you find yourself taking delight in everything and in nothing, you will know that you have found the land of unending joy called the kingdom.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Land #Joy #Finding Yourself

  • Do not first announce action, and then, when you are unable to take action, withdraw, because you will only find yourself in the same position as now, plus a public and humiliating confession of impotence.
    -- Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

    #Finding Yourself #Firsts #Politics

  • Still, it is an error to argue in front of your data. You can find yourself insensibly twisting them round to suit your theories.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Errors #Data #Finding Yourself

  • Its so important to never limit yourself, to find yourself in a box.
    -- Ashanti

    #Finding Yourself #Important #Limits

  • To truly find yourself, touch as many lives as possible!
    -- Ashley Klein

    #Volunteer #Finding Yourself

  • I can pretty much guarantee that you will at some point find yourself doing something that at one point you swore you'd never do. You'll do it for the sake of getting high, either directly or indirectly. Trust me. It will happen. You might think you know yourself better than anyone, but you have yet to become acquainted with your addiction. It will introduce itself in ways that you never thought were possible.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Thinking #Addiction #Finding Yourself

  • All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out and reinvent yourself.
    -- Athol Fugard

    #Boxing #Finding Yourself #Shadow

  • I ain't never found no place for me to fit. Seem like all I do is start over. It ain't nothing to find no starting place in the world. You just start from where you find yourself.
    -- August Wilson

    #Starting Over #Finding Yourself #World

  • The trap for an actor is that you become too successful at what you're trying to do, and you can find yourself stuck there.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Successful #Finding Yourself #Trying

  • I was literally just going and applying for jobs, and I couldn't get a job, and I was getting more and more broke, and you find yourself groveling for jobs you don't even want.
    -- Ben Gibbard

    #Jobs #Finding Yourself #Want

  • The most amazing thing is when you find yourself watching someone in the cafe or something doing something weird. It's amazing what people do, isn't it, when you just look at them, when you take the time to look.
    -- Ben Whishaw

    #People #Finding Yourself #Looks

  • If, in moving through your life, you find yourself lost, go back to the last place where you knew who you were, and what you were doing, and start from there.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Moving #Finding Yourself #Lasts

  • If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry, that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware of having no good reason for thinking as you do. The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic, because in arithmetic there is knowledge, but in theology there is only opinion. So whenever you find yourself getting angry about a difference of opinion, be on your guard; you will probably find, on examination, that your belief is going beyond what the evidence warrants.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Thinking #Differences #Finding Yourself

  • When you see what you're here for, the world begins to mirror your purpose in a magical way. It's almost as if you suddenly find yourself on a stage in a play that was written expressly for you.
    -- Betty Sue Flowers

    #Mirrors #Play #Finding Yourself

  • Do you ever find yourself bursting into a sort of lunatic laughter at the sheer prettiness of things?
    -- Beverley Nichols

    #Laughter #Finding Yourself #Bursting

  • At my age you find yourself looking back from time to time and you begin to appreciate some of the things that happened to you.
    -- Bob Dole

    #Appreciate #Finding Yourself #Age

  • I've always been the kind of person that doesn't like to trespass, but sometimes you just find yourself over the line.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Finding Yourself #Lines #Kind

  • If you think a certain thought long enough and hard enough, it becomes a fixed belief and you will find yourself behaving on the outside in a manner consistent with it.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Thinking #Long #Finding Yourself

  • You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison.
    -- Bronislaw Malinowski

    #Finding Yourself #Signatures #May

  • When you help someone up a hill, you find yourself closer to the top.
    -- Brownie Wise

    #Finding Yourself #Helping #Hills

  • Keep your eyes on Christ, not the circumstances you find yourself in or the feelings you are experiencing.
    -- Bruce Wilkinson

    #Eye #Feelings #Finding Yourself

  • When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Finding Yourself #Turns #Dislike

  • Originality is the most deadly mirage in all of art. You can chase it from now until doomsday, and you'll only find yourself lost and dying of thirst.
    -- Caitlín R. Kiernan

    #Art #Finding Yourself #Dying

  • You've got to find yourself first. Everything else'll follow.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Life #Spiritual #Finding Yourself

  • That’s the problem with fiction — or the charm, if you want. Even mediocre plots have a way of sinking their hooks into you, until you find yourself concerned for the fates of characters who aren’t even fully convincing.
    -- Charles McGrath

    #Character #Fate #Finding Yourself

  • I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
    -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    #Home #Thinking #Finding Yourself

  • Early success is a terrible teacher. You're essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can't do it. You don't know how.
    -- Chris Hadfield

    #Teacher #Preparation #Finding Yourself

  • I think they say that when you're breast feeding, you know, your weight kind of slims down. It's a little easier. It's like a workout within itself. It's very tiring actually and you find yourself snacking more often.
    -- Christina Aguilera

    #Workout #Thinking #Finding Yourself

  • (...)how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, facing the blind, deaf stone alone with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.
    -- Christopher McCandless

    #Strong #Hands #Finding Yourself

  • Show business is like a bumpy bus ride. Sometimes you find yourself temporarily juggled out of your seat and holding onto a strap. But the main idea is to hang in there and not be shoved out the door.
    -- Cliff Robertson

    #Doors #Ideas #Finding Yourself

  • Education is of no value and talent is worthless - unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass.
    -- Condoleezza Rice

    #Basketball #Finding Yourself #Talent

  • When we look for success, it should be for the sole purpose of boasting sincerely in Christ. There's no other reason for it. Success is only worth it when the more intense it gets for you, the more you find yourself bragging for his glory rather than your own.
    -- Criss Jami

    #Finding Yourself #Looks #Purpose

  • You've got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Being Yourself #Discovery #Finding Yourself

  • Sometime during your life—in fact, very soon—you may find yourself reading a book, and you may notice that a book’s first sentence can often tell you what sort of story your book contains.
    -- Daniel Handler

    #Book #Reading #Finding Yourself

  • Life is not about finding yourself. It's mostly about chocolate. T-Shirt
    -- Darynda Jones

    #Chocolate #Finding Yourself #Life Is

  • Usually, in the studio, on this sort of thing... you just go out and have a play over it, and see what comes, and its usually - mostly - the first take thats the best one, and you find yourself repeating yourself thereafter.
    -- David Gilmour

    #Play #Finding Yourself #Firsts

  • If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly.
    -- David Hackworth

    #Fighting #Army #Finding Yourself

  • It's possible to be thankful wherever you find yourself.
    -- David Jeremiah

    #Being Thankful #Finding Yourself

  • And maybe it is only by finding yourself that you can feel the true intensity of becoming close to another person.
    -- David Levithan

    #Finding Yourself #Becoming #Intensity

  • What is the origin of the urge, the fascincation that drives physicists, mathematicians, and presumably other scientists as well? Psychoanalysis suggests that it is sexual curiosity. You start by asking where little babies come from, one thing leads to another, and you find yourself preparing nitroglycerine or solving differential equations. This explanation is somewhat irritating, and therefore probably basically correct.
    -- David Ruelle

    #Baby #Science #Finding Yourself

  • time is as adhesive as love, and the more time you spend with someone the greater the likelihood of finding yourself with a permanent sort of thing to deal with that people casually refer to as 'friendship,' as if that were the end of the matter.
    -- Deborah Eisenberg

    #Friendship #People #Finding Yourself

  • No single decision you ever made has led in a straight line to where you find yourself now. You peeked down some roads and took a few steps before turning back. You followed some roads that came to a dead end and others that got lost at too many intersections. Ultimately, all roads are connected to all other roads.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Spiritual #Decision #Finding Yourself

  • If you're going to generalize about women, you'll find yourself up to here in exceptions.
    -- Dolores Hitchens

    #Women #Finding Yourself #Exception

  • As you warm to the ideas expressed in Total Recall, you find yourself reaching for your digital camera to record the moment just gone by.
    -- Donna Dubinsky

    #Ideas #Finding Yourself #Cameras

  • If you find yourself focusing on negative scenarios, ask us angels to transmute this fearful energy into love.
    -- Doreen Virtue

    #Angel #Finding Yourself #Energy

  • When you're young, you always feel that life hasn't yet begun—that "life" is always scheduled to begin next week, next month, next year, after the holidays—whenever. But then suddenly you're old and the scheduled life didn't arrive. You find yourself asking, 'Well then, exactly what was it I was having—that interlude—the scrambly madness—all that time I had before?
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Holiday #Years #Finding Yourself

  • You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Past #Finding Yourself

  • See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Weather #People #Finding Yourself

  • You must be able to handle a variety of move orders during the first 5-6 moves - otherwise you'll find yourself 'tricked' time and time again.
    -- Edmar Mednis

    #Moving #Order #Finding Yourself

  • The first rule of life is to reveal nothing, to be exceptionally cautious in what you say, in whatever company you may find yourself. If you have a secret, you have only to whisper it to your dearest friend with the strictest injunction that it will go no further, and within half a day the story is all over town, and when you do make what would seem to be a perfectly sensible remark, you will find it reported in the most grotesque form, thus incurring no end of criticism to rebound upon you.
    -- Elizabeth Aston

    #Secret #Finding Yourself #Criticism

  • It's dangerous talking about yourself too much because you find yourself talking in sound bites.
    -- Emily Mortimer

    #Talking #Finding Yourself #Sound

  • When the Lord is your confidence you will never find yourself at all deceived by the ways and speech of men and women, though they be very brilliant, if they speak outside of the Principle that demonstrates healing and goodness and life.
    -- Emma Curtis Hopkins

    #Healing #Men #Finding Yourself

  • I still believe that you truly find yourself not in travel, but in other human souls.
    -- Emma Forrest

    #Believe #Soul #Finding Yourself

  • It is not possible that you could ever find yourself anywhere where God was not fully present, fully active, able and willing to set you free.
    -- Emmet Fox

    #Finding Yourself #Able #Willing

  • No matter where you find yourself, comport yourself as if you were a distinguished person.
    -- Epictetus

    #Life #Finding Yourself #Matter

  • Best results are often achieved well before you need a job, by consistently networking so that when you find yourself job-hunting you have a large network to work with.
    -- Erik Qualman

    #Jobs #Hunting #Finding Yourself

  • In whatever position you find yourself, determine first your objective.
    -- Ferdinand Foch

    #Finding Yourself #Firsts #April

  • When you make a decision to write according to a set schedule and really stick to it, you find yourself writing very fast. At least I do.
    -- Francoise Sagan

    #Writing #Decision #Finding Yourself

  • There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
    -- Fyodor Dostoevsky

    #Men #Numbers #Finding Yourself

  • Life's too short when you find yourself sitting in a car for four hours every day trying to get from East L.A. to West L.A. to Hollywood and then back to East L.A.
    -- Garrett Hedlund

    #Car #Finding Yourself #Trying

  • Did you find yourself?" "What?" said my sister. "Did you find yourself?" "She found me," I said.
    -- Gary D. Schmidt

    #Finding Yourself #My Sister #Found

  • Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position.
    -- Gary Oldman

    #Knowing #Finding Yourself #Trying

  • My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place.
    -- George Carlin

    #Persistence #Advice #Finding Yourself

  • One can begin so many things with a new person! - even begin to be a better man.
    -- George Eliot

    #New Beginnings #Men #Finding Yourself

  • The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them.
    -- George Harrison

    #Finding Yourself #Newspapers

  • When you find yourself in bed with an ugly woman, the best thing to do is close your eyes and get on with it
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Eye #Finding Yourself #Bed

  • Will you gather daydreams or will you gather wealth? How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself?
    -- Gordon Lightfoot

    #Philosophy #Finding Yourself #Wealth

  • You only find yourself when you disobey. Disobedience is the beginning of responsibility, I think.
    -- Guillermo del Toro

    #Responsibility #Thinking #Finding Yourself

  • Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and no flame to ignite it.
    -- Guy Finley

    #Night #Flames #Finding Yourself

  • You will find yourself in the Quran, I guarantee you.
    -- Hamza Yusuf

    #Finding Yourself #Guarantees #Quran

  • Find yourself a cup of tea, the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.
    -- Hector Hugh Munro

    #Healing #Tea #Finding Yourself

  • Do not find yourself in the music, but find the music in yourself
    -- Heinrich Neuhaus

    #Finding Yourself

  • Once one habit peels away the others follow it. You have to hold on, or the next thing you'll find yourself parading down the street in your nightdress. Habit is everything.
    -- Helen Dunmore

    #Discipline #Finding Yourself #Next

  • If you should find yourself in a place that is indifferent to you and there is someone there that your spirit stretches to, then that person is kin.
    -- Helen Oyeyemi

    #Finding Yourself #Spirit #Should

  • The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots. If you're not an idiot, but find yourself in the Navy, you can only operate well by pretending to be one.
    -- Herman Wouk

    #Finding Yourself #Navy #Genius

  • The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots. If you are not an idiot, but find yourself in the Navy, you can only operate well by pretending to be one. All the shortcuts and economies and common-sense changes that your native intelligence suggests to you are mistakes. Learn to quash them. Constantly ask yourself, "How would I do this if I were a fool?" Throttle down your mind to a crawl. Then you will never go wrong.
    -- Herman Wouk

    #Mistake #Common Sense #Finding Yourself

  • Letting go is freedom. When you find yourself in a useless battle, you merely walk off the battlefield.
    -- Hugh Prather

    #Letting Go #Finding Yourself #Battle

  • And then one day when you're playing your little game you'll suddenly find yourself pinned down like a butterfly.
    -- Ian Fleming

    #Butterfly #Games #Finding Yourself

  • I get so fed up with the making of an album taking over my life - it's all I can think about or talk about. You find yourself in a rut and lacking inspiration and it's hard to get out of that because I'm working alone in the studio.
    -- Imogen Heap

    #Inspiration #Thinking #Finding Yourself

  • Writing for the theater, you find yourself living a nocturnal life
    -- Irwin Shaw

    #Writing #Finding Yourself #Nocturnal

  • No matter how carefully you plan it, there are times when you suddenly find yourself a committee of one, in charge of lifting the entire world with a lever.
    -- Ivy Baker Priest

    #Responsibility #Finding Yourself #World

  • When you find yourself in a new situation, everything that requires healing is going to rush to the surface.
    -- Iyanla Vanzant

    #Healing #Finding Yourself #Surface

  • The microwave oven is one of the modern objects that convey the most elemental feeling of power over the passing seconds ... If you suffer from hurry sickness in its most advanced stages, you may find yourself punching 88 seconds instead of 90 because it is faster to tap the same digit twice.
    -- James Gleick

    #Feelings #Finding Yourself #Suffering

  • I'm mostly a keep-to-myself kind of guy, but you slowly find yourself getting folded into the musical tapestry.
    -- James Vincent McMorrow

    #Guy #Musical #Finding Yourself