Avoidance Quotes

Gina Greenlee

Embrace those parts of yourself that you've skillfully avoided until now. That's your true adventure.


There is no avoidance in delay.

James Richardson

All work is the avoidance of harder work.

Tom McNeal

Well, it is true. Sometimes avoiding something can give it more and more meaning rather than less and less.

B.F. Skinner

A person who has been punished is not thereby simply less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.

Saul Bellow

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

Bryant McGill

You cannot avoid what you fear because what you fear is inside of you.

Vironika Tugaleva

Fear becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thinking that there is something to be avoided manifests something to avoid.

Lolly Daskal

Most of us will do anything to avoid facing ourselves

Margaret Atwood

The best way of being kind to bears is not to be very close to them.

Michael Chabon

He was through with this conversation. As a rule, they tended to avoid questions like "How sane are we?" and "Do our lives have meaning?" The need for avoidance was acute and apparent to both of them.

R.D. Laing

Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.

Paulo Coelho

Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.

Fernando Pessoa

I can breathe easier now that the appointments are behind me.
I missed them all, through deliberate negligence,
Having waited for the urge to go, which I knew wouldn’t come.
I’m free, and against organized, clothed society.
I’m naked and plunge into the water of my imagination.

Toba Beta

Fight for change? Thirst for difference?
Start talking what men avoid talking about.

Asa Don Brown

Children are barometers of the chaos that exists within their lives.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

What I’ve yet to realize is that each time I work to avoid that which I fear, I have in that very same action forfeited the blessings that my fear blinded me to. And I’ve yet to realize that with God, the blessings will always and forever eclipse whatever I fear despite how absolutely imposing those fears might be

Stefan Molyneux

Mental anguish always results from the avoidance of legitimate suffering.

Brian Luke Seaward

The most common emotional defense is avoidance (an ineffective coping skill for any stressor) as expressed through denial (e.g., "That wasn't really bad, I barely remember it").

Stefan Molyneux

The manic relief that comes from the fantasy that we can with one savage slash cut the chains of the past and rise like a phoenix, free of all history, is generally a tipping point into insanity, akin to believing that we can escape the endless constraints of gravity, and fly off a tall building. “I’m freeeee… SPLAT!”.

J.D. Robb

Business crises energize me. Personal crises devastate me. The doctors call it an avoidance tendency. (Mirena to Eve)

Northern Adams

Avoidance therapy does not work. One major reason for that is because Avoidance Therapy (diversion, think yourself happy, positive affirmations) is predicated on the validity of 'Failure of Will.' Depression is not a choice.

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