quote by Brooks Atkinson

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.

— Brooks Atkinson

Emotional Limbo quotations

Ideas are useless unless used. The proof of their value is in their implementation. Until then, they are in limbo.


Being on tour is like being in limbo. It's like going from nowhere to nowhere.

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What if I’ve forgotten the most important thing? What if somewhere inside me there is a dark limbo where all the truly important memories are heaped and slowly turning into mud?...the thought fills me with an almost unbearable sorrow.

We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo.

I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places.

The mind effortlessly and automatically takes in new ideas, which remain in limbo until verified or rejected by conscious, rational analysis.


I am the soul in limbo.

I worry these days that Latinos in California speak neither Spanish nor English very well. They are in a kind of linguistic limbo between the two. They don't really have a language, and are, in some deep sense, homeless.

I don't want it all to be pretty - it's a combination of loss and gain.

Things are born, live and hang in limbo. That's what life's about.

Her fluency was marvelous. She would say things at random, intricate, flamelike, or slide off into a parenthetical limbo peppered with fireworks-- admirable linguistic feats which a practiced writer might struggle for hours to achieve.

Everyone makes choices in life. Some bad, some good. It's called living, and if you want to bow out, then go right ahead. But don't do it halfway. Don't linger in whiner's limbo.


It’s better to make a decision, even the wrong one, than to be in limbo.

I am in limbo, and in limbo there are no races, no prizes, no changes, no chances. There are merely degrees of endurance, and endurance never was my strong point.

I either want to be completely recovered or completely emaciated.

It's the in between that I can't stand, the limbo of failure where you know that you haven't done your best at one or the other: dying or living.

And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away.

Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.


Well, limbo is not a good place to be.

Among the various forms of science which are reaching and affecting the new popular tradition, we have reckoned Anthropology. Pleasantly enough, Anthropology has herself but recently emerged from that limbo of the unrecognised in which Psychical Research is pining.

A limbo large and broad, since call'd The Paradise of Fools to few unknown.

Limbo has been one of the greatest hits of my career.

A great response all over the world, not just Latinos but people in Europe and America.

All that the comedian has to show for his years of work and aggravation is the echo of forgotten laughter.


As a competitor, winner or loser, one crosses the line into limbo.

The adrenaline is gone, the anticipation is gone. The verdict is either comforting or devestating but it neithers returns the exhilaration of the race nor helps directly to win the next. Maybe all that matters is that there is a next.

We know that the most fundamental responsibility of our Federal Government is to ensure the safety of its people and to protect and ensure our National security. And clearly port security has been left in limbo.

I just set the bar, niggas fall under it like a limbo

It was the hour in which objects lose the consistency of shadow that accompanies them during the night and gradually reacquire colors, but seem to cross meanwhile an uncertain limbo, faintly touched, just breathed on by light; the hour in which one is least certain of the world's existence.

I think now that maybe true sweetness can only happen in limbo.


Limbo is the place. In Limbo one has natural happiness without the beatific vision; no harps; no communal order; but wine and conversation and imperfect, various humanity. Limbo for the unbaptized, for the pious heathen, the sincere sceptic.

Dreams have a poetic integrity and truth.

This limbo and dust-hole of thought is presided over by a certain reason, too.

Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack go under the limbo stick.

Every limbo boy and girl, all around the limbo world.

Gonna do the limbo rock, all around the limbo clock.

A little fact is worth a whole limbo of dreams.


Anyone? On Snow's visit before the Victory Tour, he challenged me to erase any doubts of my love for Peeta. "Convince me," Snow said. It seems, under that hot pink sky with Peeta's life in limbo, I finally did. And In doing so, I gave him the weapon he needed to break me.

The book which the reader now holds in his hands, from one end to the other, as a whole and in its details, whatever gaps, exceptions, or weaknesses it may contain, treats of the advance from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsity to truth, from darkness to daylight, from blind appetite to conscience, from decay to life, from bestiality to duty, from Hell to Heaven, from limbo to God. Matter itself is the starting-point, and the point of arrival is the soul. Hydra at the beginning, an angel at the end.

Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell.

They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante's scheme, Limbo is to Hell.

I've always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy. Making people laugh one moment and the next making them feel really uncomfortable.