Reality is, after all, too big for our frail understanding to fully comprehend. Nevertheless, we have to build our life on the theory which contains the maximum truth.We cannot sit still because we cannot, or do not , know the Absolute Truth.— Subhas Chandra Bose
Off-limits Sitting Still quotations
Sit and be still until in the time of no rain you hear beneath the dry wind's commotion in the trees the sound of flowing water among the rocks, a stream unheard before, and you are where breathing is prayer.
For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
When I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different - and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize. Different is good.
It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.
In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.
There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.
But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window--maybe rearrange all the furniture.
I selected an enormous Marine Corps emblem to be tattooed across my chest.
It required several sittings and hurt me like the devil, but the finished product was worth the pain. I blazed triumphantly forth, a Marine from throat to waist. The emblem is still with me. Nothing on earth but skinning will remove it.
Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate.
People think meditating is sitting there, nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate
Four-fifths of all our troubles would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
When you sit quietly and let go of every false self-definition , of everything you think you know about who you are, and then be what's left, what remains is the untarnished presence of who you've always been and still really are.
That I should die next week, I would still be able to sit at my desk all week and study with perfect equanimity, for I know now that life and death make a meaningful whole.
Potty mouth, rock star, at the top and still tryna climb, Drop the top sit back recline
I don't believe that old cliche that good things come to those who wait.
I think good things come to those who want something so bad they can't sit still.
In an age of speed, I began to think nothing could be more exhilarating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.
I've been on the planet for 40 years now, and I'm still none the wiser as to what it's all about really. I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering, 'Why are we here?' The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.
Restlessness is my nemesis. It's hard to just chill and sit still.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.
Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
A man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.
I might tell a story about somebody else, but I don't sit there and do a story about somebody snitching on me selling coke because people know I didn't sell coke. So I just try to keep it real but still try to do it in a creative way.
Regrettably, we've made it acceptable to sit in church week after week & do nothing & still call yourself a 'Christian.'
Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen. You may hear something. Nobody knows.
You might have a favorite book or film, but you can only watch or read it so many times before you have to let it sit and then go back and realize it's your favorite still. At some point everything gets a little stale and you have to step away from it.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal.
We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
A thousand secrets are hidden in simply sitting still.
It isn't necessary that you leave home.
Sit at your desk and listen. Don't even listen, just wait. Don't wait, be still and alone. The whole world will offer itself to you.
Sitting still is a pain in the ass.
At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.
Never go out to meet trouble. If you just sit still, nine cases out of ten, someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
And to think, there are still places in the world where man has not been, where he has left no footprints, where the mysteries stand secure, untouched by human eyes. I want to go to these places, the quiet, timeless, ageless places, and sit, letting silence and solitude be my teachers.