Reflection Quotes And Sayings


Reflection Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of reflection quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

– Soren Kierkegaard

“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.”
– David Levithan

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
– Friedrich Nietzche

“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
– Charles Dickens

Friends are the family you choose (~ Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”
– Jess C. Scott

“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?”
– Bill Watterson

“Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.”
– Poppy Z. Brite

“That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…”
– Jess C. Scott

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”
– Yvonne Woon

“If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.”
– Michel de Montaigne

“One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.”
– Agatha Christie

“It takes a certain ingenuous faith – but I have it – to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth.”
– A.C. Grayling

“There was a brief silence in which the distant echo of Hagrid smashing down a wooden front door seemed to reverberate through the intervening years.”
– J.K. Rowling

“how sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet”
– Robert Browning

“I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn
– Robert Frost

“No – the light in Tamani’s eyes was much more than a reflection. It was the fire that melted her anger and devastated her resolve, every single time she saw it.”
– Aprilyynne Pike

“Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.”
– Jane Austen

Sleep seems to hammer out for me the logical conclusions of my vague days, and offer them to me as dreams. ”
– D.H. Lawrence

“Just as one spoils the stomach by overfeeding and thereby impairs the whole body, so can one overload and choke the mind by giving it too much nourishment. For the more one reads the fewer are the traces left of what one has read; the mind is like a tablet that has been written over and over. Hence it is impossible to reflect; and it is only by reflection that one can assimilate what one has read. If one reads straight ahead without pondering over it later, what has been read does not take root, but is for the most part lost.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupery

“The past can’t be changed, can it? It can just be forgiven.”
– Elizabeth George

“There is music in words, and it can be heard you know, by thinking.”
– E.L. Doctorow

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth‘s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“The girl in the mirror wasn’t who I wanted to be and her life wasn’t the one I wanted to have.”
– Francesca Lia Block

“If every library is in some sense a reflection of its readers, it is also an image of that which we are not, and cannot be.”
– Alberto Manguel

“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better. (January 17)”
– Sarah Breathnach

“Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime—if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more—was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.”
– Jess C. Scott

“People like us, we think differently, don’t we? We are different. We do all the things that others do. But when it comes down to it, we don’t need anyone else. We’re happy doing what we do and having obligation interferes with that. And sometimes I think we don’t even need ourselves. What’s most important is to find out whether we’re right or not.”
– Simon Morden

“You are one corrupt, perfectly white flower, yearning for its own reflection, in the calm waters”
– Die

“…real childhood scars heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection.”
– Cameron Conaway

“Sometimes, a girl just has to dive under the duvet and regroup.”
– Jody Gehrman

“Because you’re a creation of God, you reflect the Divine qualities of creativity, wisdom, and love.”
– Doreen Virtue

“Real change will come when you focus on yourself – not on changing him, Real change comes when you are willing and able to state your claim on what you are and are not willing to live with. Just remember to let him in on it”
– Dory Hollander

Habit rules the unreflecting herd.”
– William Wordsworth

“Well, it’s a good life and a good world, all said and done, if you don’t weaken.”
– Alan Sillitoe

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