Confusion Quotes


It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.

Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.

Franny and Zooey

J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey

Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.

Aggravation    Concealment    Confusion    Contemplation    Dishonesty    Hardcore    Honesty    Lie    Lying    Never    Pain    Provoke    Secrecy    Secrets    Thinkers    Thought    Torture    Truth

I try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.

Whatever happens, they say afterwards, it must have been fate. People are always a little confused about this, as they are in the case of miracles. When someone is saved from certain death by a strange concatenation of circumstances, they say that's a miracle. But of course if someone is
killed
by a freak chain of events -- the oil spilled just there, the safety fence broken just there -- that must also be a miracle. Just because it's not nice doesn't mean it's not miraculous.

Interesting Times

Terry Pratchett

Interesting Times
Certain death    Circumstance    Confusion    Death    Fate    Killed    Miracles    Miraculous    Saved

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.

Acceptance    Actions    Beliefs    Common sense    Confusion    Disbelief    Evidence    Faith    Family    Hoping    Life purpose    Love    Mixed signals    Obvious    Outrage    Proof    Reality    Religion    Sorrow    Timing    Truth    Unrequited love

I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?

I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.

Confusion    Death    Dreaming    Insomnia    Life    Lost    Place    Sleep

And, whoa!" He turned to Mr.D. "Your the wine dude? No way!"
Mr.D turned hi eyes away from me and gave Nico a look of loathing. "The wine dude?"
"Dionysus, right? Oh, wow! I've got your figurine!"
"My figurine."
"In my game, Mythomagic. And holofoil card, too! And even though you've only got like five hundred attack points and everybody thinks your the lamest god card, I totally think your powers are sweet!"
"Ah." Mr.D seemed truly perplexed, which probably saved my life. "Well, that's...gratifying.

The Titan's Curse

Rick Riordan

The Titan's Curse

God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one

But why, why, why can't people just say what they mean?

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project

There I was, cold, isolated and desperate for something I knew I couldn't have.
A solution. A remedy. Anything.
...I hated it. Alone and confused was the last place I wanted to be.
Somehow I knew I deserved this.

We often confuse what we wish for with what is.

Confusion    Sad    Wishes

What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.

Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.

Confusion    Monsters    Order    Pets    Tame    Wild

One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.

Confusion    Identity    Loss    Mask    Philosophy    Sadness    Self    Sense of self    Tragedy

A fierce battle was raging inside Harry's brain:
She's Ron's sister.
But she's ditched Dean!
She's still Ron's sister.
I'm his best mate!
That'll make it worse.
If I talked to him first-
He'd hit you.
What if I don't care?
He's your best mate!

Is that me?,' Leo said. 'Like me--having this dream--looking at me having a dream?

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

What was wrong with me? I had a decent life. I was healthy. I wasn't starving or maimed by a land mine or orphaned. Yet somehow, it wasn't enough. I had a hole in me, and everything I took for granted slipped through it like sand.
I felt like I had swallowed yeast, like whatever evil was festering inside me had doubled in size.

Handle with Care

Jodi Picoult

Handle with Care

You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart; imagine my heartbeat when you are in this state.

Confusion    Heart    Love    Quiet

If you have feelings for someone, let them know. It doesn’t matter if they can be in your life or not. Maybe, it is just enough for both of you to release the truth, so healing can occur. The opposite is true, as well. If you don’t have feelings for someone then never let another person suggest that you do. Protect your reputation and be responsible for the wrong information spread about you. Never allow anyone to live with a false belief or unfounded hope about you. An honorable person sets the record straight, so that person can move on with their life.

I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?

Agenda    Apologetics    Atrocities    Belief    Bias    Biases    Blame    Confusion    Crime    Denial    Dream    Free will    God    Hypocrisy    Imprisonment    Mother    Rhetorical    Scrutiny    Self interest    Skepticism    Son    Uncertainty

Feelings are something you have; not something you are.

Anger    Confusion    Emotions    Feelings    Hate    Identity    Illness    Joy    Love    Overcoming    Paranoia    Self    Suspician    Who you are

Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician's karmic calamity.

Blessings    Calamity    Chaos    Confusion    Control    Good intentions    Karma    Manipulation    Quotes    Sorcery    Wicked    Wizardry

Confusion is a luxury which only the very, very young can possibly afford and you are not that young anymore

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room

How dreadful...to be caught up in a game and have no idea of the rules.

The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Breakfast of Champions

I wonder if anybody else feels this way, if anyone in here is as scared as I am. Are they as sad and angry and confused and ashamed? Is that even possible? Is it even possible for one building to hold all that pain?

Anger    Confusion    Pain

I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.

Action    Afraid    Burning    Confusion    Destruction    Fear    Fire    Forest    Inner peace    Insensibility    Laziness    Peace    Pretend    Self deception

People don't expect too much from literature. They just want to know they're not alone with being confused.

Thats why your doing this? Because Lissa told you to?

Last Sacrifice

Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice

Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.

I don't know what he means by that, but I nod and smile at him. You'd be surprised at how far that response can get you in a conversation where you are completely confused.

House Rules

Jodi Picoult

House Rules

Alone in the forest, Katsa sat on a stump and cried. She cried like a person whose heart is broken and wondered how, when two people loved each other, there could be such a broken heart.

Graceling

Kristin Cashore

Graceling
Confusion    Hurt    Love

He didnt know what was defeating him, but he sensed it was something he could not cope with, something that was far beyond his power to control or even at this point in time comprehend.

Requiem for a Dream

Hubert Selby Jr.

Requiem for a Dream

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Then, slowly, my feet settled to the ground. Before I had taken six steps I sagged like a sail when the wind fades. As I walked back through the town, past sleeping houses and dark inns, my mood swung from elation to doubt in the space of three brief breaths.
I had ruined everything. All the things I had said, things that seemed so clever at the time, were in fact the worst things a fool could say. Even now she was inside, breathing a sigh of relief to finally be rid of me.
But she had smiled. Had laughed.
She hadn't remembered our first meeting on the road from Tarbean. I couldn't have made that much of an impression on her.
'Steal me,' she had said.
I should have been bolder and kissed her at the end. I should have been more cautious. I had talked too much. I had said too little.

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of the Wind
Confusion    Fantasy    Fiction    Love

When the person you love can't see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.

Tall, aren't you?" she said.
"I didn't mean to be."
Her eyes rounded. She was puzzled. She was thinking. I could see, even on that short acquaintance, that thinking was always going to be a bother to her.

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

The Big Sleep

I'm sorry," she said humbly. "I haven't wanted to lie to you."
"I should hope so. You're the worst liar I've ever met." He thought about it for a moment, then added, "--or the best. Now I'm all confused.

Alanna: The First Adventure

Tamora Pierce (Author)

Alanna: The First Adventure
Alanna    Confusion    Exposed truth    Jon    Lying

For those who confuse you, recognize that their confusion is theirs and your clarity is yours.

Looking out over the courtyard at the dirty walls, he realized he had no idea whether it was hysteria or love.

You live in a deranged age - more deranged than usual, because despite great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.

Satan frequently steals the will of God from us due to reasoning. The Lord may direct us to do a certain thing, but if it does not make sense - if it is not logical - we may be tempted to disregard it. What God leads a person to do does not always make logical sense to his mind. His spirit may affirm it and His mind reject it, especially if it would be out of the ordinary or unpleasant or if it would require personal sacrifice or discomfort.

Why am I letting you comfort me? He stared over her head. Because I’ve made sure you have no one else to turn to.

Anger    Confusion    Deceit    Love    Manipulation

In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.

Access    Age    Confusion    Eye    Information    Information overload    Internet    Issue    Junkies    Media    Mind    Mind control    Mind pollution    Mobile    News    Overload    Overwhelming    Storm    Technology    Too much    World

Life seemed even more of a guessing game than usual.

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