quote by Carl Rogers

I realize that if I were stable, prudent and static; I'd live in death. Therefore I accept confusion, uncertainty, fear and emotional ups and downs; because that's the price I'm willing to pay for a fluid, perplexed and exciting life.

— Carl Rogers

Whopping Static quotations

We talk about civilization as though it's a static state.

There are no civilized people yet, it's a process that's constantly going on... As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.

no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps.

The population suffers from a fear of change, for their conditioning assumes a static identity, and challenging ones belief system, usually results in insult and apprehension, for being wrong is erroneously associated with failure. When in fact, to be proven wrong should be a celebrated, for it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding.

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.


Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes.

It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing ‘patterns of change’ rather than static ‘snapshots.’

Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people.

Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union.

We think of our land and water and human resources not as static and sterile possessions but as life giving assets to be directed by wise provisions for future days.

Tune your television to any channel it doesn't receive and about 1 percent of the dancing static you see is accounted for by this ancient remnant of the Big Bang. The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe.

For too long, we’ve called unbelievers to “invite Jesus into your life.

” Jesus doesn’t want to be in your life. Your life is a wreck. Jesus calls you into his life. And his life isn’t boring or purposeless or static. It’s wild and exhilarating and unpredictable.


Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself.

It is the fragrant lack of practicality that makes high-heeled shoes so fascinating: in terms of static mechanics they induce a sort of insecurity which some find titillating.

Spirituality isn't static. It's an evolving optimism that won't let hardship get the best of you.

Fashion anticipates, and elegance is a state of mind .

.. a mirror of the time in which we live, a translation of the future, and should never be static.

I don't know how long a child will remain utterly static in front of the television, but my guess is that it could be well into their thirties.


Scientific thought, then, is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process.

The most ominous of fallacies - the belief that things can be kept static by inaction

The genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs.

The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation.

The human body is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction; we destroy in order to make it new.

To err is to wander, and wandering is the way we discover the world;

and, lost in thought, it is also the way we discover ourselves. Being right might be gratifying, but in the end it is static, a mere statement. Being wrong is hard and humbling, and sometimes even dangerous, but in the end it is a journey, and a story.


The State, every government whatever its form, character or color - be it absolute or constitutional, monarchy or republic, Fascist, Nazi or bolshevik - is by its very nature conservative, static, intolerant of change and opposed to it.

The Christian life is never static. One must either grow in grace, or there will be backsliding and deterioration.

...consciousness is a coherent whole, which is never static or complete, but which is in an unending process of movement and unfoldment.

Somehow, bad news, however ridden with static, however filled with echoes, always manages to be conveyed.

Great cities are not static, they constantly change and take the world along with them.


The transistor was a small plastic unit that would take us from a world of static bricks piled on top of each other to a world where everything was interactive.

The art of living is based on rhythm - on give & take, ebb & flow, light & dark, life & death. By acceptance of all aspects of life, good & bad, right & wrong, yours & mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, 'the dance of life,' metamorphosis.

Change is a continuous process. You cannot assess it with the static yardstick of a limited time frame. When a seed is sown into the ground, you cannot immediately see the plant. You have to be patient. With time, it grows into a large tree. And then the flowers bloom, and only then can the fruits be plucked.

That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.

That which is static and repetitive is boring.

That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.


Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified.

God is not a static thing...but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance.

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.

In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensiona l;

the paper is static, flat. How are we to represent the rich visual world of experience and measurement on mere flatland?

Nothing remains static in war or military weapons, and it is consequently often dangerous to rely on courses suggested by apparent similarities in the past.

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