Tension Quotes

A warrior of the light...never confuses tension with anxiety.

Paulo Coelho

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

Chinese Proverb

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

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

Political tension by itself cannot lead to civil war. Sectarianism is the one possible cause. But the position of the leadership has pulled the rug out from under this proposition.

Abbas Bayati

Each time I get into one of these cars I feel more at ease and the tension drops a few notches,

Boris

Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.

Barbara De Angelis

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

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

Joshua Loth Liebman

It's a system that moves very slowly, and will create tension for us for many days. It will be a long battle.

Jose Rubiera

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

Ellen Goodman

We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in

Thomas Merton

There is a strong tendency in explanatory prose to invoke quantities of tension, energy, and whatnot to explain the genesis of pattern. I believe that all such explanations are inappropriate or wrong.

Gregory Bateson

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

Benito Mussolini

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.

Henry Moore

I used to build up to sensation, accumulating tension until it released a perceptual experience.

H. L. Mencken

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

I believe that one of the great problems for us as individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye.

Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

Things are going to be looked at more carefully. I don't see that this should create tension. This is the proper role of the council.

Steve Bass

There is inevitably tension between cost and service, and the trick is to give clients the sense that you value the relationship without spending a fortune on staff and other tools. That's what is great about self-service tools.

Craig Weber

The Bible itself displays tension over the issue of women in the ministry.

Gary Parker

An atmosphere of racial tension in the jury room prevented meaningful deliberations from taking place.

Susan Roberts

It is my method to apply tension at all times.

James Galway

Police are trying to do it in a very low-key way to prevent an escalation of tension.

Douglas Coffman

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Updated On : February 20, 2013
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