Tension Quotes

Smile, smile , smile At your mind As often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce Your mind's tearing tension.

Sri Chinmoy

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

Chinese Proverb

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

Carl Sagan

The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.

Joshua Loth Liebman

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.

Erich Fromm

Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.

Rollo May

War over water would be an ultimate obscenity. And yet, unfortunately it is conceivable... Water has been a source over so many years of erosion of confidence, of tension, of human rights abuses, really, of so many in areas whose traditional water supplies have been controlled and depleted by occupational authorities. That must stop if we're going to be able to develop a climate for peace

Queen Noor of Jordan

Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact

Lyndon Baines Johnson

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can face the world without lies and deceit, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, Then, you are almo.

Unknown

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it

George F. Burns

There is a powerful tension in our relationship to technology. We are excited by egalitarianism and anonymity, but we constantly fight for our identity.

David Owens

Life lived amidst tension and busyness needs leisure. Leisure that recreates and renews. Leisure should be a time to think new thoughts, not ponder old ills.

C. Neil Strait

The fact that you have two people both wanting to do the same thing provides the tension in the show. The understanding of the reasons that each one wants to get in there first provides the resolution to the show. It's an emotional rollercoaster ride.

Don Sargent

There are meridians on the arms that are connected to organs and the entire body. So as you press on the physical body and release tension, it allows the energy in the body to flow.

Phoebe Diftler

There is naturally a tension between short-term and long-term, ... The key is, you can never sacrifice your long-term growth, your long-term reputation, to the short-term. You miss a quarter, you miss a quarter. You miss a bunch of quarters, that's a different matter.

Charles Prince

Musicians are there in front of you, and the spectators sense their tension, which is not the case when you're listening to a record. Your attention is more relaxed. The emotional aspect is more important in live music.

Brian Eno

The pull between sound and syntax creates a kind of musical tension in the language that interests me.

Marilyn Hacker

People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another's dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality.

Henry Reed

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.

Havelock Ellis

The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.

Angela Davis

All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free. If they feel free then behaviour happens, small moments happen and that's what ultimately works the best for me.

Barry Levinson

The current political tension is very serious.... We have not yet ruled out a boycott of the election.

Abhisit Vejjajiva

War alone can carry to the maximum tension all human energies and imprint with the seal of nobility those people who have the courage to confront it; every other test is a mere substitute.

Benito Mussolini
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