Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Stillness Quotes from famous authors such as Adam Baldwin, Glennon Doyle Melton, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Anne Enright, Pico Iyer. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Stillness as a technique is still really captivating to me.
The Internet has become my enabler. It keeps me from stillness and discomfort, and this keeps me from growing.
There are certain ways in which I cultivate awareness, both through mindful yoga and taking care of my body and taking time to actually drop as deeply as possible into stillness, into whatever is unfolding in the present moment.
The writing day can be, in some ways, too short, but it’s actually a long series of hours, for months at a time, and there is a stillness there.
I’ve never meditated in my life. I don’t practice yoga nor any religion. I’m a tourist on the realm of stillness.
Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn’t appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can’t see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.
At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.
I’ve begun to realize, as I’m getting older, that I was taught to go for a certain kind of stillness to get things done. I missed that in my life. I loved my grandmother’s property, out in South Georgia right above the Florida line, so I just thought I’d find some property where I could feel that again.
It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing.
We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that’s conscious evolution.
When something is moving you get that intake of breath and that stillness from the audience.
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
Novelists go about the strenuous business of marrying and burying their people, or else they send them to sea, or to Africa, or at the least, out of town. Essayists in their stillness ponder love and death.
Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness.
Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.
I have a real problem with stillness. With just stopping and being quiet.
Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
‘You’ve got mail!’ exclaims the cheery automaton at America Online. The flag on the mailbox icon waves invitingly on my computer screen. For a second, I’m 10 years old again, waiting for the postman’s whistle to slice the stillness of an Australian afternoon.
When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness. When things feel extraordinary, strive for ordinary. When the surface is wavy, dive deeper for quieter waters.
I used to ski across the vast white expanses of a quiet and lonely mountaintop. In the stillness and solitude… I pondered the mysteries of the universe, the planet, nature and of man. I’m still pondering.
Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding.
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels.
Playing King George, for me, was a lesson in stillness and timing.
There’s a point when your tape of life runs off the reel and there’s this stillness of your own – I got to know myself.
I think that if you can convey a kind of a complexity, a mystery, a truth in stillness, that, to me, is really worth striving for, and I totally agree with Michael Fassbender in that less is more. If it’s going on inside you, the camera will find it.
Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don’t need to carry it around with you after you’ve crossed the river.
I’m at the transition place myself, still playing high school girls but moving to a stage when I’m playing older roles and going to the places of stillness and wisdom and knowledge and weight. It’s exciting and scary.
We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.
Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the Summer Solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness. At the Winter Solstice, the wind is cold, trees are bare and all lies in stillness beneath blankets of snow.
I’ve played a lot of these characters that aren’t particularly pleasant and pretty powerful, bad people, and one thing I’ve discovered is that there’s a real stillness to these guys.
Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world.
Love is stillness, peace of mind. The universe is Love.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.
I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I’m a human trying to make it through in this world.