126 Best Stillness Quotes And Sayings

The word stillness can mean many different things, depending on who you ask. For some, it’s the feeling of peace and calmness that comes with meditation. For others, it’s an absence of movement and sound. But for others still, it’s the opposite of all these things: a deliberate and methodical way of living and being Read more

Being still can be a daunting task. The idea of doing nothing for indefinite periods of time may seem like a big commitment to take on without any real reason to do so. But if you’re able to accept that this is not an easy task but a necessary one, then reading the quotes below will help you get started on your path towards stillness.

Feel your emotions, Live true your passions, Keep still your...
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Feel your emotions, Live true your passions, Keep still your mind. Geoffrey M. Gluckman
Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to...
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Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still. David Foster Wallace
The stillness of the waters is only drowned out by...
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The stillness of the waters is only drowned out by the sound of your heartbeat. Anthony T. Hincks
Among my stillness was a pounding heart.
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Among my stillness was a pounding heart. Shannon A. Thompson
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The girl was a gypsy before an illness took control of her legs, now she watches in awe the world pass by whilst stillness teaches her about inner strength. Nikki Rowe
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So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow. Zhuangzi
There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but...
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There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heartlike the eye of a violet. D.h. Lawrence
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Why are we afraid of the silence that ensues after our death? Wasn’t it the same silence we endured before birth? Isn’t it the same silence we revel in when we are completely immersed in the present moment? Let us not be afraid. Kamand Kojouri
Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in...
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Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. Charlotte Eriksson
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I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Two hours later we arrived in a small town, one of those towns with one single coffee shop and where everyone knows each other’s name. I walked for a while until I found the water, the most peaceful place I know. There I sat and stayed the whole day, with nothing and everything on my mind, cleaning my head. Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound. . Charlotte Eriksson
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What transforms this world is – knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed. Yukio Mishima
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Much of our suffering is caused by our false perceptions and attachment to mental images. We assume things to be true without really knowing whether they are true or not, then create a world of hurt for ourselves and others. Joseph P. Kauffman
Our perception is our window to the world, and we...
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Our perception is our window to the world, and we need to wipe the dust off of our window often so we can continue to see through it clearly. Joseph P. Kauffman
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Many people have failing relationships because they have not really fallen in love with each other, but they have fallen for the mental images they have created of one another. We assume we know our partner, we think about them nonstop, creating many different ideas of who they are, what they like, and how we will be together, then as soon as our partner does something that doesn’t fit with our mental image of them, we become sad, upset, confused, or heart broken. Our partner did not cause our suffering; we caused it, through our false perceptions and mental images. Joseph P. Kauffman
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The majority of people in modern society feel separated–from the world, each other, and themselves. This feeling of separation is a resultfrom we humans attempting to separate ourselves from nature, and consequently forgetting who we really are. Joseph P. Kauffman
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When we think of something, we create a mental image of it, and our image is then always filtered through our mental perception. We may meet someone one day when they are in a bad mood, we then make a false assumption that this person does not like us. We have created an image of this person, and now every time we meet them, we associate this person with our negative mental image of them. We don’t interact with them as they are in this moment; we interact with how we think they are. . Joseph P. Kauffman
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We spend so much of our time lost in thought, trying to label everything as isolated objects and events. Though we fail to realize that our thoughts are incapable of defining anything in its totality. We can think about a situation for as long as we want to, but our thoughts will never know the situation exactly as it exists. Joseph P. Kauffman
Don’t ever stop believing in your own personal transformation. It...
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Don’t ever stop believing in your own personal transformation. It is still happening even on the days you may not realize it or feel like it. Lalah Delia
There was a sudden stillness like the gap between ticks...
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There was a sudden stillness like the gap between ticks on a clock, but the next tick never coming. Sadie Jones
Time passes so fast. Make time to be still.
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Time passes so fast. Make time to be still. Lailah Gifty Akita