confusion

A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on boldness, confusion, conscience, fear, and praise

He is wisest, who only gives, True to himself, the best he can: Who drifting on the winds of praise, The inward monitor obeys. And with the boldness that confuses fear Takes in the crowded sail, and lets his conscience steer.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Milton on confusion

With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 995.

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A Quote by John Milton on confusion

With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout, Confusion worse confounded.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 995.

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A Quote by John Milton on anarchy, ancestry, chaos, confusion, eternity, and nature

Where eldest Night And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold Eternal anarchy amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand; For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mast'ry.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 894.

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A Quote by Joe R. Lansdale on confusion, logic, and sanity

The logic of a madman is a sane man's confusion

Joe R. Lansdale

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A Quote by Jeanette Winterson on assumptions, church, confusion, hospitals, machines, problems, simplicity, and world

Since I was born I had assumed that the world ran on very simple lines, like a larger version of our church. Now I was finding that even the church was sometimes confused. This was a problem. But not one I chose to deal with for many years more. The problem there and then was what was going to happen to me. The Victoria Hospital was big and frightening, and I couldn't even sing to any effect because I couldn't hear what I was singing. There was nothing to read except some dental notices and an instruction leaflet for the X-ray machine. I tried to build an igloo out of the orange peel but it kept falling down and even when I stood up I didn't have an Eskimo to put in it, so I had to invent a story about 'How Eskimo Got Eaten', which made me even more miserable. It's always the same with diversions; you get involved.

Jeanette Winterson

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A Quote by James Thurber on confusion, kindness, thinking, and unhappiness

Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness.

James Thurber (1894 - 1961)

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A Quote by James Albert Michener on confusion, defeat, dreams, life, reality, and temptation

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.

James Albert Michener (1907 - 1997)

Source: The Drifters.

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A Quote by James Agee on confusion

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.

James Agee (1909 - 1955)

Source: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

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A Quote by Jack Kerouac on confusion

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

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