Relaxation quotes

  • A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up...
    -- Abraham Polonsky

    #Holiday #Relaxation #Celebrate

  • Little by little does the trick.
    -- Aesop

    #Wisdom #Relaxation #Doe

  • Each sporadic burst of work, each minor success and disappointment, each moment of calm and relaxation, seemed merely a temporary halt on my steady descent through layer after layer of depression, like an elevator stopping for a moment on the way down to the basement.
    -- Al Alvarez

    #Depression #Disappointment #Relaxation

  • You need not wrestle for your good. Your good flows to you most easily when you are relaxed, open, and trusting.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Relaxation #Needs #Flow

  • Show me a worrying person and I will show you a person who does not know how to relax.
    -- Albert E Cliffe

    #Worry #Relaxation #Doe

  • Almost everyone seems concerned with the need to relax tension. However, relaxation of tension, which everyone thinks is good, is not easily distinguished from relaxing ones guard, which almost everyone thinks is bad. Relaxation, like Miltown, is not an end in itself. Not all danger comes from tension. The reverse relation, to be tense where there is danger, is only rational.
    -- Albert Wohlstetter

    #Thinking #Relaxation #Needs

  • In all activities of life, the secret of efficiency lies in an ability to combine two seemingly incompatible states: a state of maximum activity and a state of maximum relaxation.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Lying #Two #Relaxation

  • Music is a pastime, a relaxation from more serious occupations.
    -- Alexander Borodin

    #Music #Relaxation #Occupation

  • As a composer seeking to remain anonymous I am shy of confessing my musical activity. This is intelligible enough. For others it is their chief business, the occupation and aim of life. For me it is a relaxation, a pastime which distracts me from my principal business, my professorship. I love my profession and my science. I love the Academy and my pupils, male and female, because to direct the work of young people, one must be close to them.
    -- Alexander Borodin

    #People #Relaxation #Musical

  • The future of Arab films is absolutely up to Arabs and no one else. They've got the equipment, they've got the will, they've got the talent, now they just need a little bit of history behind them and a bit of cultural relaxation.
    -- Alexander Siddig

    #Relaxation #Needs #Littles

  • I must confess that, at that time, I had absolutely no knowledge of the slowness of the relaxation processes in the ground state, processes which take place in collisions with the wall or with the molecules of a foreign gas.
    -- Alfred Kastler

    #Wall #Relaxation #Molecules

  • I love to cook. I spend weekends reading cookbooks-it's really my relaxation.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Reading #Weekend #Relaxation

  • Wine was created with man in mind, for his pleasure and relaxation, a balm to his good health.
    -- Andrew Sharp

    #Wine #Men #Relaxation

  • Scared is what happens when the sacred gets scrambled.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Relaxation #Sacred #Scared

  • The art world is a jungle echoing to the calls of vicious jealousies and ruthless combat between dealers and collectors; but I have been walking in the jungles of business all my life, and fighting tooth and nail for pictures comes as a form of relaxation to me.
    -- Armand Hammer

    #Art #Fighting #Relaxation

  • That business of relaxation, which is so terribly modern today, is all good and well, but my work interests me so much, and is so varied, that many times it seems relaxing when I go from one aspect to another.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Relaxation #Today #Modern

  • You see, for me [art]'s not one of life's ornaments, rococo relaxation to be greeted affably after a day of hard work; I'm inverted on this : for me it's my very breath, the one thing necessary, and all else is excretion and a latrine.
    -- Arno Hintjens

    #Art #Hard Work #Relaxation

  • Elizabeth lay face-down on the massage table, and allowed Marco to relieve the stress of the business day with firm and knowing fingers. Success, she decided, was often a matter of knowing when to relax.
    -- Barbara Taylor Bradford

    #Stress #Knowing #Relaxation

  • He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Cities #Relaxation

  • To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Civilization #People #Relaxation

  • People confuse friendship and relaxation. It's incredibly important to be relaxed - you don't have a chance if you're not relaxed. So I try very hard to relax any kind of tension. But friendship is different.
    -- Bill Murray

    #People #Relaxation #Important

  • Breath is critical to everything, to our relaxation, to our flexibility, to our mobility, to our strength and to our power. Knowing how to use our breath and tapping into this breath strength is critical for success as strength athletes.
    -- Brett Jones

    #Athlete #Knowing #Relaxation

  • The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Leadership #Uplifting #Relaxation

  • Work is nearly always a torture. If I could find something else I would be much happier, because I could use this other interest as a form of relaxation. Now I cannot relax.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Relaxation #Suffering #Would Be

  • I've been working so hard that I'm exhausted... I feel I won't be able to do without a few weeks' rest, so I'm going off to see the sea.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Sea #Relaxation #Able

  • July 4 is the perfect day to relax. It also provides a very good chance to spend quality time with friends and family since everyone is able to get away from the hassles of every day life, such as work.
    -- Colin Chapman

    #July #Perfect #Relaxation

  • Work is man's most natural form of relaxation.
    -- Dagobert D. Runes

    #Men #Relaxation #Natural

  • For discovering one's true inner nature, I think one should try to take out some time, with quiet and relaxation, to think more inwardly and to investigate the inner world. That may help.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Thinking #Discovery #Relaxation

  • A true bond of friendship is usually only possible between people of roughly equal status. This equality is demonstrated in many indirect ways, but it is reinforced in face-to-face encounters by a matching of the posture of relaxation or alertness.
    -- Desmond Morris

    #Friendship #People #Relaxation

  • The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
    -- Dogen

    #Moon #Sky #Relaxation

  • Two aspects to the relative world: relaxation and time management.
    -- Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

    #Two #Relaxation #World

  • Hold the period of youth sacred to education, and the period of maturity, when the physical forces begin to flag, equally sacred to ease and agreeable relaxation.
    -- Edward Bellamy

    #Maturity #Relaxation #Flags

  • During relaxation we drop our guard. Particularly in conversation. Relaxed conversation leads to openness. And in openness we often reveal what should never be revealed.
    -- Edward Carey

    #Relaxation #Should #Conversation

  • Believing in yourself you gain confidence, which allows you to relax. Relaxation is one of the most important parts about acting.
    -- Emile Hirsch

    #Believe #Relaxation #Important

  • It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I'm not working on 'Harry Potter,' then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.
    -- Emma Watson

    #Book #Reading #Relaxation

  • The purpose of Yoga is to facilitate the profound inner relaxation that accompanies fearlessness. The release from fear is what finally precipitates the full flowering of love.
    -- Erich Schiffmann

    #Yoga #Profound #Relaxation

  • You have to live spherically - in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm - and things will come your way.
    -- Federico Fellini

    #Relaxation #Enthusiasm #Way

  • What impressed me particularly in Vienna was the strict order everywhere. No mob disturbances of any kind, in spite of the greatly increased liberty and relaxation of police regulations.
    -- Fritz Kreisler

    #Order #Police #Relaxation

  • What's the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile.
    -- George Henry Powell

    #Worry #Relaxation #Use

  • I've realized, you know, having turned 40, that rest is just as important as work. In fact, it's equally as important.
    -- Glen Hansard

    #Relaxation #Important #Facts

  • True relaxation, which would do me the world of good, does not exist for me.
    -- Gustav Klimt

    #Relaxation #Doe #World

  • True creativity is more likely if you are more relaxed
    -- Harry Borden

    #Creativity #Relaxation #Relaxed

  • Flowers . . . have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its rigor.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Flower #Feelings #Relaxation

  • ...Goldfinger could not have known that high tension was Bond's natural way of life and that pressure and danger relaxed him.
    -- Ian Fleming

    #Relaxation #Way #Pressure

  • There is no joy for the one who does not bear sadness, there is no sweetness for the one who does not have patience, there is no delight for the one who does not suffer, and there is no relaxation for the one who does not endure fatigue.
    -- Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

    #Sadness #Joy #Relaxation

  • The sensation of energy expands with increasing relaxation.
    -- Ilchi Lee

    #Relaxation #Energy

  • I have never observed even the slightest laceration in a woman who used clitoral stimulation as a relaxation method during birth. Clitoral stimulation seems to increase vaginal engorgement as the baby emerges.
    -- Ina May Gaskin

    #Baby #Relaxation #Birth

  • Sri Krishnamacharya used to tell me: 'Do the Headstand when you are tired and in need of a tonic; when you are unable to fall asleep; when you are hungry, nervous and unhappy. Do it when in need of relaxation, when the brain is clouded, when you are in low spirits. Do it when your thoughts are distracted and you cannot concentrate properly or meditate.'
    -- Indra Devi

    #Fall #Tired #Relaxation

  • There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
    -- Ivor Novello

    #Holiday #Atmosphere #Relaxation

  • Believe in the holy contour of life.
    -- Jack Kerouac

    #Believe #Relaxation #Holy

  • Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me.
    -- Jackson Browne

    #Play #Relaxation #Pressure

  • The Buddha’s dharma didn’t teach peace and relaxation; it taught awakening—often rude awakening.
    -- Jay Michaelson

    #Rude #Relaxation #Awakening

  • All relaxation does is allow the truth to be felt. The mind is cleared, like a dirty window wiped clean, and the magnitude of what we might ordinarily take for granted inspires tears.
    -- Jay Michaelson

    #Dirty #Inspire #Relaxation

  • If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.
    -- Jeanne Julie Eleonore de Lespinasse

    #Believe #Relaxation #Calm

  • Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.
    -- Jerry Smith

    #Vacation #Clothes #Relaxation

  • What did Napolean do for relaxation? He read a book. What did Lincoln do for relaxation? He read a book. What does Congress do for relaxation? They book a red.
    -- Jimmy Durante

    #Book #Relaxation #Doe

  • I take it that what all men are really after is some form or perhaps only some formula of peace.
    -- Joseph Conrad

    #Peace #Men #Relaxation

  • No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.
    -- Joyce Brothers

    #Inspirational #Relaxation #Matter

  • Any kind of creative activity is likely to be stressful. The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction. Easiness, relaxation, comfort - these are not conditions that usually accompany serious work.
    -- Joyce Carol Oates

    #Anxiety #Creative #Relaxation

  • For me, California is all about rest, relaxation, space.
    -- Karen O

    #California #Space #Relaxation

  • For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor, until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.
    -- Katharine Anthony

    #Mother #Long #Relaxation

  • You know, when you've worked with somebody before and you've worked very deeply and dangerously then you start with the relaxation and the trust right away and that lets you go even deeper, which is a lovely thing.
    -- Kathleen Turner

    #Lovely #Relaxation #Letting You Go

  • The technique's many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation, and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height.
    -- Kevin Kline

    #Relaxation #Mind #Technique

  • Walking is my main method of relaxation. I don't go over my lines or try to solve the world's problems, I just enjoy the scenery and the wildlife.
    -- Kevin Whately

    #Relaxation #Trying #World

  • If we were to all sit in a circle and confess our sins, we would laugh at each other for lack of originality.
    -- Khalil Gibran

    #Circles #Laughing #Relaxation

  • The average session takes about one to two hours. It's totally amazing because when a person breathes, they go through one stage of relaxation after another, and every stage releases tension.
    -- Leonard Orr

    #Average #Two #Relaxation

  • Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.
    -- Leonardo da Vinci

    #Relaxation #Going Away #Littles

  • Meditation is the most effective form of relaxation. It not only relaxes the body and mind but also feeds them with vital energy, peace and happiness.
    -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    #Meditation #Mind #Relaxation

  • Men, in whatever anxiety they may be, if they are men, sometimes indulge in relaxation.
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

    #Men #Anxiety #Relaxation

  • Once you learn the art of relaxation, everything happens spontaneously and effortlessly.
    -- Mata Amritanandamayi

    #Art #Meditation #Relaxation

  • Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events.
    -- Matthew Ashford

    #Ideas #Relaxation #Everyday

  • My other friends are in music relaxation class, which I do not attend, because smooth jazz makes me angry sometimes.
    -- Matthew Quick

    #Class #Relaxation #Jazz

  • Happiness is the art of relaxation.
    -- Maxwell Maltz

    #Art #Relaxation

  • Take charge of your schedule. Make time for reflection and relaxation.
    -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    #Reflection #Relaxation #Schedules

  • I have to travel a lot, but relaxation to me is when I am at home.
    -- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    #Home #Relaxation

  • It is better to practice a little than talk a lot.
    -- Muso Soseki

    #Practice #Relaxation #Littles

  • Because my profession is the body, it is a relaxation for me to get out of physicality and concentrate on more mental things.
    -- Natalia Makarova

    #Relaxation #Body #Physicality

  • In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry.
    -- Nathaniel Dorsky

    #Heart #Two #Relaxation

  • You sharpen your ideas by reducing yourself to the level of the people you are with and a sense of humour and a complete relaxation, even when you're discussing serious things, does help to mobilise friends around you. And I love that.
    -- Nelson Mandela

    #Ideas #People #Relaxation

  • Total relaxation is the secret to enjoying sitting meditation. I sit with my spine upright, but not rigid; and I relax all the muscles in my body.
    -- Nhat Hanh

    #Meditation #Secret #Relaxation

  • You do not know, you cannot know, the difficulty of the life of a politician. It means every minute of the day or night, every ounce of your energy. There is no rest, no relaxation. Enjoyment? A politician does not know the meaning of the word.
    -- Nikita Khrushchev

    #Mean #Night #Relaxation

  • The soul is never perfectly secure from the influence of passion; the occasional tranquility she seems to enjoy, is rather relaxation than imperturbable triumph.
    -- Norm MacDonald

    #Passion #Soul #Relaxation

  • Men cannot labor on always. They must have intervals of relaxation. They cannot sleep through these intervals. What are they to do? Why, if they do not work or sleep, they must have recreation. And if they have not recreation from healthful sources, they will be very likely to take it from the poisoned fountains of intemperance. Or, if they have pleasures, which, though innocent, are forbidden by the maxims of public morality, their very pleasures are liable to become poisoned fountains.
    -- Orville Dewey

    #Sleep #Men #Relaxation

  • What is without periods of rest will not endure.
    -- Ovid

    #Relaxation #Periods #Endure

  • My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy.
    -- Pamela Anderson

    #Relaxation #Upholstery #Buying

  • Chess never has been and never can be aught but a recreation. It should not be indulged in to the detriment of other and more serious avocations - should not absorb or engross the thoughts of those who worship at its shrine, but should be kept in the background, and restrained within its proper province. As a mere game, a relaxation from the severe pursuits of life, it is deserving of high commendation.
    -- Paul Morphy

    #Games #Relaxation #Shrines

  • It's a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.
    -- Paulo Coelho

    #Ideas #Decision #Relaxation

  • Relax, I'll get it. (said to Kato after Clouseau knocks him unconscious)
    -- Peter Sellers

    #Relaxation #Relax #Said

  • From breathing techniques, muscle toning to overall flexibility and relaxation, my Pilates sessions have become something of a weekly necessity that keeps me fit, happy and energized.
    -- Pippa Middleton

    #Breathing #Relaxation #Technique

  • Anytime you exhaust yourself trying to relax, that's active leisure.
    -- Po Bronson

    #Relaxation #Trying #Leisure

  • Fiction is just that-fiction. Yes, it is serious business, but it should also be taken for face value. It's entertainment. It's escapism. It's 365 pages of relaxation.
    -- Rachel Wade

    #Taken #Relaxation #Fiction

  • Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. ...live in the question.
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke

    #Heart #Inner Peace #Relaxation

  • Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual.
    -- Rajneesh

    #Spiritual #Laughter #Relaxation

  • And they were all, when their souls grew warm, poets.
    -- Ray Bradbury

    #Soul #Relaxation #Poet

  • I prefer to hike in nature, give lectures, or be with family when not working.
    -- Robert Bateman

    #Giving #Relaxation #Lectures

  • I am proud only of those days that pass in undivided tenderness.
    -- Robert Bly

    #Relaxation #Proud #Tenderness

  • Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
    -- Robert J. Sawyer

    #Peace #Clever #Relaxation

  • To be free one needs constant and unrelenting vigilance over one's weaknesses. A vigilance which requires a moral energy most of us are incapable of manufacturing. We relax back into the moulds of habit. They are secure, they bind us and keep us contained at the expense of freedom. To break the moulds, to be heedless of the seductions of security is an impossible struggle, but one of the few that count. To be free is to learn, to test yourself constantly, to gamble.
    -- Robyn Davidson

    #Struggle #Relaxation #Energy

  • We need to shut down this Gitmo prison? Well, don't shut it down -- we just need to start an advertising campaign. We need to call it, "Gitmo, the Muslim resort." Any resort that treated people like this would have ads all over the New York Times trying to get people to come down and visit for some R&R, for some rest and relaxation.
    -- Rush Limbaugh

    #New York #People #Relaxation

  • Idleness leads to relaxation, sooner or later bringing about ideological and material corruption, accompanied by lack of discipline, anarchy chaos and defeat.
    -- Samora Machel

    #Discipline #Relaxation #Laziness