Confusion Quotes


God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that
God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one

Michael Bassey Johnson

It is not in the gene of an Intellectually blinded person to experience the paradise in the writer's imagination.

Charlotte Lamb

Words were only an approximation of meaning. The meaning escaped between the words, dissolved, disappeared, like fog fading away between iron bars.

Marty Rubin

Confusion is a web of words.

Marty Rubin

Out of dumbness, out of confusion, arise the true words.

Franz Kafka

However, Gregor had become much calmer. All right, people did not understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to him, clearer than previously, perhaps because had gotten used to them

Michael Bassey Johnson

There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires
There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.

David Levithan

I want to say more, but don't know what the words are supposed to be. I feel such a tenderness for these vulnerable night-time conversations, the way words take a different shape in the air when there's no light in the room.

Hark Herald Sarmiento

We should set our goals; then learn to control our appetites. Otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the confusion of the world.

Justin K. McFarlane Beau

Too many are sorry where they should be assertive, and nearly moved to aggressive radical action, where they should be apologizing to themselves first, and then the world at large.

A.W. Tozer

Whenever you see confusion, you can be sure that something is wrong. Disorder in the world implies that something is out of place. Usually, at the heart of all disorder you will find man in rebellion against God. It began in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day.

Graeme Simsion

But why, why, why can't people just say what they mean?

Johnny Depp

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

George Saunders

Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.

Raymond Carver

I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.

Alain De Botton

Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.

Edward Conze

Abide not with dualism,
Carefully avoid pursuing it;
As soon as you have right and wrong,
Confusion ensues, and Mind is lost. (172)

K.L. Toth

One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.

J.D. Salinger

And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.

Bethany Brookbank

I could see it on the faces of people as they passed. I would smile to share my joy, but it was AS IF I upset them with my happiness. In Confusion they would reply with a negative remark. Hoping it would spark a new chain of negative thoughts in me bringing me down to their level misery.

Emily Reimer

If you want nothing to do with god then why do you say his name all the time

Federico García Lorca

A confused labyrinth
of smoky stars
entangles my hopes,
which are nearly faded


It may be prodigious, but it's all Greek to me!

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Do we have a hand mirror?' I asked from the kitchen doorway.
'Never use one,' said Lester, examining the date on a carton of sour cream.
'Naturally, you're a male. What you see is what you've got,' I said resentfully.
'Huh?' said Lester.

Aniekee Tochukwu

Humans are not separate from God, rather, humans are part of the complex system/force we call God. Not acknowledging we are fragments of the complex God is where some religions are dividing you and I, thereby creating confusion on the REAL NATURE OF GOD!

Jiddu Krishnamurti

What we are trying to do is to understand this confusion and not cover it up with quotations.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

When the mind is distressed, the flow of inspiration will be distorted, intellectual faculties will be affected and unexpected confusion/problem will appear


The mind is matter in and of itself, but I don't mind, and it doesn't matter.

Ron Brackin

Confusion and doubt are an important part of faith.

Joss Whedon

Tonight sucks. And look at me. Look at - look at stupid Buffy. Too dumb for college, and-and-and freak Buffy, too strong for construction work. And-and my job at the magic shop? I was bored to tears even before the hour that wouldn't end. And the only person that I can even stand to be around is a... neutered vampire who cheats at kitten poker.

Douglas Adams

The little waiter's eyebrows wandered about his forehead in confusion.

Nicole Krauss

I tried to make sense of things. Now that I think about it, I have always tried. It could be my epitaph. LEO GURSKY: HE TRIED TO MAKE SENSE.

Haruki Murakami

Samsa certainly had no idea what lay ahead. He was in the dark about everything: the future, of course, but the present and the past as well . What was right, and what was wrong? Just learning how to dress was a riddle.

Daniel Waterman

It is easier to exploit and manipulate people if they are fearful or confused, (and discouraged from trusting their own judgment). Our investigation identifies the ‘policy of prohibition’ as a major source of ignorance, fear and confusion concerning psychoactive substances, their uses, users, effects and outcomes.

Phindiwe Nkosi

I don’t know what more to say... I did not follow up in the days to come. I did not, I did, I should, I could... Just like that, I let that entire ordeal go.

Noah Levine

With mindfulness we have the choice of responding with compassion to the pain of craving, anger, fear and confusion. Without mindfulness we are stuck in the reactive pattern and identification that will inevitably create more suffering and confusion.

Jonathan Ames

People don't expect too much from literature. They just want to know they're not alone with being confused.

Dustin Cruz

Love is merely a combination between infatuation and confusion.

Shannon A. Thompson

I was born into chaos. I didn’t know what peace felt like.

Faraaz Kazi

His mind scolded him for his stupidity and urged him to forget her but his heart had no justifications for its stand. It remained unmoved, its solidarity unaffected, its arrogance still holding.

Adel Sakura

I love you but I cant love you.

Franz Kafka

You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart; imagine my heartbeat when you are in this state.

Kurt Vonnegut

The things other people have put into my head, at any rate, do not fit together nicely, are often useless and ugly, are out of proportion with one another, are out of proportion with life as it really is outside my head.

Jasper Fforde

So you're going to have to ask yourselves on simple question: Which one of us is speaking now?

David Cronenberg

Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.

A.B. Shepherd

I no longer knew what was real and what wasn’t. The lines between reality and delusion had become so blurred.

Peyton J Glenn

Peace is nothing but the confusion between two wars

Bryant McGill

People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot.

Michael Bassey Johnson

I don't judge or believe in any religion, I'm just learning from their divine esoteric stories.

Oche Otorkpa

One way to be sure you are not making the wrong decision, is to look
vertically upwards

Amy Reed

I wonder if anybody else feels this way, if anyone in here is as scared as I am. Are they as sad and angry and confused and ashamed? Is that even possible? Is it even possible for one building to hold all that pain?

S.J. Watson

Pain, or pleasure. I could not tell where one ended and the other began.

Davin Turney

One who walks in blindness and confusion cries out more than one who knows why he is suffering.

P.D. James

The eyes were certainly memorable and beautiful, moist calves' eyes heavily lashed and with the same look of troubled pain at the unpredictability of the world's terrors.

Abbi Glines

The few moments of heaven were not worth the hell he put me through when he was done.

Eckhart Tolle

I don't know" is not confusion. Confusion is "I don't know, but I should know" or "I don't know, but I need to know." When you fully accept that you don't know, you actually enter a state of peace and clarity that is closer to who you truly are than thought could ever be. Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.

Pema Chödrön

It's hard to know whether to laugh or to cry at the human predicament. Here we are with so much wisdom and tenderness, and - without even knowing it - we cover it over to protect ourselves from insecurity. Although we have the potential to experience the freedom of a butterfly, we mysteriously prefer the small and fearful cocoon of ego.

Rick Riordan

Is that me?,' Leo said. 'Like me-having this dream-looking at me having a dream?

C.M. Stunich

She felt trapped, but she didn't have to. The world is wide open and ready, waiting for us to escape this bubble and join it.

Eric Weiner

A confused mind is one that is open to the possibility of change.

Prabhukrishna M

There are only two classes of people. "The Clear", powered by their confusion and "The Confused", powered by their clarity

Rebecca McNutt

Mandy would much rather have imaginary friends who were real than real friends who were imaginary.

Dan Allen

With great power often comes great confusion.

Stewart L. Udall

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

Fred Allen

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission.

Amit Ray

In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path - the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.

Jonathan Harnisch

Thoughts. Thoughts bombard my head, my brain. My psyche

Caroline B. Cooney

She was a mind floating in an ocean of confusion.

Victor Hugo

He was troubled; this brain, so limpid in its blindness, had lost its transparency; there was a cloud in this crystal.

Paulo Coelho

See, it's not that I'm jealous of others. I just don't understand why they can be happy and I can't.

Charles Caleb Colton

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Henna Inam

Confused? Confusion is good. It’s an excellent place to learn something new from.

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