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Pause Quotes

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He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

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If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

 

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure
to dance without cessation;
and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
- Lewis Carroll

I think one of the finest gifts I can give
my friends in the holiday season is to pause
with a long enough quality to actually SEE them.
My calm, unhurried presence communicates
this gift of a message, "I see you. I recognize you.
I remember our times of together
and am contributing right now to another quality memory.
I value you and honor and take the time,
right this moment to pause long enough to truly notice you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years,
permitting no pause for perspective.
- Richard Schickel

It's not so much knowing when to speak,
when to pause.
- Jack Benny

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

This position is untenable, and there can be no pause
in the agitation for full political power and responsibility
until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
- Florence Kelley

In the theater, it's about taking time in a musical segment,
a pause in a musical way and then moving on.
- Marcia Gay Harden

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause,
to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
- Rollo May

To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience,
an experience that people may miss if they monopolize
the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
- Charles Stanley

We've got to pause and ask ourselves:
How much clean air do we need?
- Lee Iacocca

There really isn't a time to pause and have a celebration.
I feel so serious about the whole thing.
- Story Musgrave

Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard.
All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark,
if twilight were not.
- Howard Thurman

Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
- Arvo Part

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

The pause between the errors and trials of the day
and the hopes of the night.
- Herbert Hoover

It's the same each time with progress.
First they ignore you, then they say you're mad,
then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't
find anyone who disagrees with you.
- Tony Benn

My weaknesses...
I wish I could come up with something.
I'd probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are.
Maybe they're the same thing.
- Al Pacino

Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting
pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an
opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
- Lance Morrow

You can trust a Neil Simon script.
Every dot.
Every dash; that pause means something.
He takes all the jokes out, practically.
- Hector Elizondo

Life would be indeed easier if the experimentalists
would only pause for a little while!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

The secret of it is to read what you've got in front of you.
Don't, if you suspect that something has a double meaning,
don't pause.
Don't put on a leery vocal expression if you know what I mean on radio.
Don't sort of do anything other than read it.
- Humphrey Lyttelton

In reality, everyone is good in bed.
Close eyes.
Shutdown brain.
Pause as necessary.
Restart brain.
Open eyes.
What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place
where laziness is rewarded.
- John Dobbin

The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end.
This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows,
that last word continues, as it were,
to reverberate in the reader's mind.
It has, in fact, the last word.
- F. L. Lucas

Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin.
We pause long enough to look more carefully at a situation,
to see more of its character, to think about why it's happening,
to notice how it's affecting us and others.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed,
do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure
and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
- Jim Bishop

Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread,
seemed to pass through the centre of this room and
through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify,
stiff, still and glittering...
and the objects in the room drew a little closer together.
- Robert Musil

No one hit home runs the way Babe did.
They were something special.
They were like homing pigeons.
The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly,
suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.
- Lefty Gomez

Therefore, let us not despair, but instead,
survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take,
and then address ourselves to our common task in a
mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence,
without haste and without pause.
- Arthur Henderson

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The notes I handle no better than many pianists.
But the pauses between the notes ah,
that is where the art resides.
- Artur Schnabel

The most precious things in speech are pauses.
- Ralph Richardson

She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some
possible threat or irregularity,
and then continues to the north.
This motion, so intensely human, transcends time.
- Mary Leakey

What's interesting is the show allows for the awkward pauses to be captured,
which makes it stylistically unique,
especially for American audiences.
- Rainn Wilson

The true law of the race is progress and development.
Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest,
it is overthrown by the barbarian.
- William Gilmore Simms

Mausoleum air and anguished pauses: If this production were a poem,
it would be mostly white space.
- Richard Corliss

I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists.
But the pauses between the notes - ah,
there is where the artistry lies!!
- Artur Schnabel

Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses,
not conclusions.
- Mary Webb

I think we're the only jokeless show on television.
I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines.
It's not a joke show.
There are funny lines and funny moments but again the
comedy is born of the human experience and awkward
pauses are a great part of what it is to be human.
- Rainn Wilson

The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny,
long, awkward pauses that you can tell we're just trying to find stuff to say.
None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie
until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L.A.
- Jay Roach

The other day the President said, I know you've had some rough times,
and I want to do something that will show the nation
what faith that I have in you,
in your maturity and sense of responsibility.
He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?
- Dan Quayle

It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused.
And it's also pretty clear the American people are
still demanding and asking the question,
'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have
new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued
by President Obama and his allies in the Congress.
- John Boehner

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating
of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
- Clarence Day

Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving
others a chance to join in.
- Sydney Smith

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Some minds remain open long enough for the truth not
only to enter but to pass on through by way of a ready
exit without pausing anywhere along the route.
- Elizabeth Kenny

The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight,
one which has recently made it impossible to ignore
the fact that more and more of those folks we place
on pedestals aren't even pausing to consider an option other than lying.
- Michael Musto

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures
from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,
can only attain its full breadth and depth
if it embraces all living creatures
and does not limit itself to mankind.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.
- William S. Burroughs

Human beings are the only creatures on the planet
who tell time and think they have to earn a living.
- Buckminster Fuller

Fear of death ... That's funny. I have that too.
My dog has it. It's very common with living creatures.
- the movie Anything Else (2003)

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject
to a good many different ailments,
but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar,
have taken all the sizes and all the shapes,
in order not to be separated from the man.
- Andres Segovia

The true gourmet, like the true artist,
is one of the unhappiest creatures existent.
His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks:
perfection.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

Book love...
is your pass to the greatest, the purest,
and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
- Anthony Trollope

Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend
significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end.
- Joan D. Vinge


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