Tension Quotes

Tension is the great integrity.

Richard Buckminster Fuller

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing.

Byron Nelson

Whatever tension is on set can end up on your face.

Lauren Hutton

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

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.

Joan Borysenko

The tension on the team is up by several factors because of what happened.

Richard Cook

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one's being

Donald Curtis

We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.

Martin Luther King Jr

You translate everything--whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension.

FM Alexander

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.

Viktor E. Frankl

The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.

Anatole Broyard

Secrecy involves a tension which, at the moment of revelation, finds its release.

Georg Simmel

Through laughter, a lot of the time you can defuse the tension that would usually be there.

Michael Hunter

The tension between centrality, on the one hand, and competition, on the other, is probably the oldest of all market structure issues.

Arthur Levitt

There's an ancient tension between wanting to savor the world as it is and wanting to improve on the world as given.

Leon Kass

You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.

Murray Walker

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.

Ellen Goodman

The really happy man never laughs - seldom - though he may smile. He does not need to laugh, for laugther, like weeping is a relief of mental tension - and the happy are not over strung.

Prof. F. A. P. Aveling

Breathe in. Take a deep breath. Be aware of your body relaxing. Let out unwanted energy and tension.

Laurel Izard

The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.

Publius Syrus

Some actors are supposed to be very difficult, but I've not found that to be the situation. All I try to do is create an atmosphere that seems comfortable enough, that it removes tension and everyone feels free.

Barry Levinson

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Updated On : February 20, 2013
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