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Confusion Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Confusion

Please enjoy these Confusion Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
- Fred Allen

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

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It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion -
something that has always been disputed by the most
respected schools of thought.
- Alice Miller

Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience,
and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives.
- Thomas S. Monson

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

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
- James Agee

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion
gives you more control over your life.
Personal organization some how releases or frees you
to operate more effectively.
- Larry King

It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body
of disaffected people within its confusion.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Furthermore, America suffers not only from a lack of standards,
but also not infrequently from a confusion or an inversion of standards.
- Irving Babbitt

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion.
They help us define who we are; they provide something steady,
reliable and safe in a confusing world.
- Susan Lieberman

Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion,
let the artist be truly taciturn.
- Paul Klee

The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion
of what we call human life -
to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility,
scope, even dignity.
- Archibald MacLeish

The thing about democracy, beloveds,
is that it is not neat,
orderly, or quiet.
It requires a certain relish for confusion.
- Molly Ivins

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
- Henry Miller

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken.
Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities,
which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
- Jasper Johns

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
- George Santayana

Tis this desire of bending all things to our own purposes
which turns them into confusion and is the chief source
of every error in our lives.
- Sarah Fielding

And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent
because there are those who must always cause confusion
so that we do not keep these natural resources.
- Miriam Makeba

Instead of this confusion, we need the unifying force of an official language,
English, which is the language of success in America.
- Ernest Istook

People look for morals in fiction because there has
always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
- John Cheever

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
- Jack Kerouac

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

One is that that's the way we started and we thought
there would be more value and less confusion if the
business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites.
- Jay Chiat

Mixed feelings, like mixed drinks, are a confusion to the soul.
- George Carman

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled,
stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled,
Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
- John Milton

When a man's knowledge is not in order,
the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion.
- Herbert Spencer

I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character.
And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
- Jeanette Winterson

I feel very comfortable with the way I look,
and I feel very comfortable with the kind of confusion
that it creates in people's minds.
- Brian Molko

History and experience tell us that moral progress
comes not in comfortable and complacent times,
but out of trial and confusion.
- Gerald R. Ford

Confusion makes people uncomfortable.
They can't put their finger on me.
- Lenny Kravitz

A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates
a much greater confusion of thought than one which
contents itself with simple popular practices.
- Johan Huizinga

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

It has not been an easy cross to bear.
It has caused considerable confusion.
My husband constantly complained about the awkwardness
of being married to a woman whom he called Sister.
- Sister Parish

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today.
I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor.
That's kind of regrettable.
- Bob Newhart

Gandhi has asked that the British Government should
walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle
differences among themselves,
even if it means chaos and confusion.
- Stafford Cripps

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing...
not healing, not curing...
that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

Logic is the last scientific ingredient of Philosophy;
its extraction leaves behind only a confusion of non-scientific,
pseudo problems.
- Rudolf Carnap

The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion,
ambiguity and mistakes.
- Aldrich Ames

There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds.
I had a moustache and so did he.
But he was the number one star in the world,
so there wasn't really much confusion.
- Tom Selleck

In the confusion we stay with each other,
happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
- Walt Whitman

The great secret that all old people share is that
you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years.
Your body changes, but you don't change at all.
And that, of course, causes great confusion.
- Doris Lessing

Acting is a form of confusion.
- Tallulah Bankhead

She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same
way that a midget is good at being short.
- Clive James

Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and
opinion that appears in the news.
- Marilyn vos Savant

It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned,
there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice
in the administration of the State governments.
- William H. Wharton

At one of the annual conventions of the American Society
for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society
for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel.
- Rudolf Arnheim

For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual,
nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics
to every show tune ever written,
which might perhaps account for the confusion.
- John Podhoretz

I'm 16 now, I was 15 when it happened...
and the encryption code wasn't in fact written by me,
but written by the German member.
There seems to be a bit of confusion about that part.
- Jon Johansen

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
- Francis Bacon

When you face the perils of weariness,
carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life.
Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.
- Luis Palau

Willingness to change is a strength,
even if it means plunging part of the company into
total confusion for a while.
- Jack Welch

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead
to confusion and unhappiness.
- James Thurber

Confusion of sign and object is original sin coeval with the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this:
we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen
for the attitude of domination and craving for power
that are in the heart of almost everyone.
Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate,
wars and class antagonisms.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being
a woman are so burdened with pain,
anxiety, fear and self-doubt.
For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating.
- Andrew Cohen

My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today,
perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy.
But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary,
no one enjoys laughing more than I do.
- Anne Stevenson

Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period
of my life was not of reckless drug use,
hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion,
of a little experimentation of a darker side of my
confusion in a confusing world,
lost in the midst of finding my identity.
- Jennifer Capriati

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion,
another vice of beauty.
In things that are not seen at once,
and have no respect one to another,
great variety is commendable, provided this variety
transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
- Christopher Wren

If the Great Way perishes, there will be morality and duty.
When cleverness and knowledge arise, great lies will flourish.
When relatives fall out with one another,
there will be filial duty and love.
When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
- Lao Tzu

Human life itself may be almost pure chaos,
but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls
of confusion and disparate things,
things that seem to be irreconcilable,
and put them together in a frame to give them some
kind of shape and meaning.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally
occupies a higher plane that mere politics.
Great writers can express moods through melody and
capture experiences we share most powerfully -
love,
lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph,
yearning and confusion.
- Tony Snow

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face,
the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited,
and the wealth and confusion man has created.
It is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

The Lord Jesus will be revealed mightily,
and will make bare his holy Arm, as well in the confusion of Antichrist,
as in the conversion of the Jews, before the last judgment,
and the end of all things.
- George Gillespie

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise,
not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation,
not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the
downright ignorance of the nature of coin,
credit and circulation.
- John Adams


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