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Stumbling Quotes

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It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Related topics: Imagination

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now
and then stumbling on something witty.
- Jane Austen

Racism may be as systemic as it always was.
It is the great problem of America.
It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
- Robert Guillaume

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling
blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience,
of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
- Eudora Welty

Stumbling is not falling.
- Malcolm X

In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling
blocks into stepping stones.
- Amber Frey

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Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something,
perhaps when you are least expecting it.
I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
- Charles Kettering

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't
see it until after we have tripped over it.
- Cullen Hightower

The fact was, Ford kept stumbling around.
I didn't want him in the White House.
I wanted Carter in, and I had a forum of 20 million people watching.
- Chevy Chase

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good.
Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
- Mahalia Jackson

You know what my greatest personal stumbling block is? My shyness.
- Susan Lucci

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
- Paul Cezanne

It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues,
you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced
to us and I absorbed it totally,
and it changed my complete outlook on music.
- Eric Clapton

The crowd, still shouting, gives way before us.
We plough our way through.
Women hold their aprons over their faces and go stumbling away.
A roar of fury goes up.
A wounded man is being carried off.
- Erich Maria Remarque

But as you say, the fundamental stumbling block is
the question of the future of the economy.
And it's not just the sort of economic laboratory question,
of what kind of system would best generate growth,
which is the way it's presented.
- Joe Slovo

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is truly known only to those who suffer,
lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice,
forever whispering within our ear,
that thing which causes the eternal quest,
that thing which forever sings and sings.
- Ernest Holmes

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
- Winston Churchill

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small,
they gall and pinch us; but if too large,
they cause us to stumble and to trip.
- John Locke

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake,
to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
- George Byron

Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.
- Marilyn French

Let thy step be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.
- Ieyasu Tokugawa

Most people stumble over the truth, now and then,
but they usually manage to pick themselves up and go on,
anyway.
- Winston Churchill

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened.
But when we are in true spiritual darkness,
we do not even know that we have fallen.
- Thomas Merton

For many people religion can be so easy they stumble right over it.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

Our income are like our shoes; if too small,
they gall and pinch us; but if too large,
they cause us to stumble and trip.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall,
freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey:
the main thing is to keep to the faith,
to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire,
to weep and press on.
- Mary Richards

Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put
you in a reflective place.
- David Bowie

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace;
to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
- William Arthur Ward

What surprises me, what amazes me, is that it seems
the military people were expecting to stumble on large quantities of gas,
chemical weapons and biological weapons.
- Hans Blix

Sometimes you just stumble into something that works,
and here I am a quarter of a century later.
- Pat Sajak

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied
in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
- Gertrude Stein

The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble
upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices,
and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
- Walter Lippmann

Now as of old the gods give men all good things,
excepting only those that are baneful and injurious and useless.
These, now as of old, are not gifts of the gods:
men stumble into them themselves because of their own blindness and folly.
- Democritus

Perfection is an unattainable goal.
It isn't going to be perfect.
Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble
to what you think is the end of the book,
you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head.
It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
- Laurell K. Hamilton

The whole thing about making films in an organic film
on location is that it's not all about characters,
relationships and themes, it's also about place and the poetry of place.
It's about the spirit of what you find,
the accidents of what you stumble across.
- Mike Leigh

Every step and every movement of the multitude,
even in what are termed enlightened ages,
are made with equal blindness to the future;
and nations stumble upon establishments,
which are indeed the result of human action,
but not the execution of any human design.
- Adam Ferguson

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind.
Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance,
this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble
and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

He that strives to touch the starts,
oft stumbles at a straw.
- Edmund Spenser

Bill Bradley is a serious politician and if Al Gore stumbles seriously,
then Bradley is there to take advantage of that.
- Tom Mann

When anger rushes unrestrained to action,
like a hot steed, it stumbles on its way.
The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safely.
- Richard Savage

And he that strives to touch the stars,
Oft stumbles at a straw.
- Edmund Spenser

Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
- Samuel Butler

I stumbled into acting and just loved it.
I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred.
- Portia de Rossi

If I stumbled badly in doing the job,
I think it would have made life more difficult for women,
and that was a great concern of mine and still is.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

What's lucky about my career in general is that I stumbled
into what every writer most wants.
Not repeating myself and doing strange things has become my trademark.
- Jonathan Lethem

I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled.
Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value.
Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
- Boris Pasternak

I have accomplished a lot, but it didn't happen overnight for me.
I was 35 when I got the show, and had been working
professionally for 15 years.
It would be a lot weirder if I were in my early 20s and stumbled into it.
- Eric McCormack

Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly
measured by the success or failure of his economic policies.
And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with
which this administration stumbled out of the gate
will prove to be Obama's Waterloo.
- Camille Paglia

When I got to 40 or so...
I had the sense when I looked back over my life I would
actually see a mess of decisions,
a few of which I had thought about, some of which I had sort of stumbled on,
and many that I had no control over whatsoever.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April.
The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard.
He stumbled through the dark hallway,
then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony.
- John Jakes

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

I can see clearly now...
that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and
more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.
- Richard M. Nixon

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
- Ralph Richardson

After this whole acting thing is over and done,
you eventually have to be human.
Some people are never human.
It's very weird.
- Joe Rogan

I went to acting school, but only for nine months.
If you're an actor, you know, don't really need to learn how to do it.
- Patrick Macnee

To choose ways of not acting was ever the concern and scruple of my life.
- Fernando Pessoa

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

There's nothing more boring than unintelligent actors,
because all they have to talk about is themselves and acting.
There have to be other things.
- Tim Robbins


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