100 Stillness Quotes For Healing And Centering

Sometimes, life feels like a continuous loop of deadlines, coffee, and anxiety-ridden sleep. Rinse and repeat. If you acknowledge that there is too much stress and anxiety in your life, you probably also need to know that you need balance in your life. 

Pause for a while. Take a deep breath. Find stillness and quiet with the help of these beautiful stillness quotes.

meister eckhart quote

Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found. – Meister Eckhart

If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included. – A. R. Ammons

Can you be alone without being lonely? Can you spend time by yourself without craving noise or company of other people? Have you discovered the glory of quiet time spent alone, time spent listening to your soul? Solitude brings with it gifts that come from nowhere else. – Steve Goodier

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind. – Zhuangzi

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair. – Howard Thurman

Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still. – David Foster Wallace

rumi quote


The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand. – Rumi

Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. – Picasso

Whenever there is stillness there is the still small voice, God’s speaking from the whirlwind, nature’s old song, and dance. – Annie Dillard

Inner stillness is the key to outer strength. – Jared Brock, A Year of Living Prayerfully: How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life

God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. – Woody Allen

Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity. – Lao Tzu

evelyn leilou colon quote


True we travel the world over and over to find the authentic-self, we forget that we carry it within. Simply Pause. – Evelyn Leilou Colon

There are times when silence is a poem. – John Fowles

When all is quiet, and the birds are still, you can learn so much from those browsing hills. – Laura Bullock

There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling. – Erich Segal

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. – Eckhart Tolle

To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness. – Alberto Villoldo

hans margolius quote


Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. – Hans Margolius

The greatest fault of the day is the absence of stillness. – Hazrat Inayat Khan

The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest. – Bruce Lee

The forest spoke to my soul in a language I already knew; a distant lullaby from the womb of peace and solitude. – Angie Welland-Crosby

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. – Deepak Chopra

It’s not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause. – Jack Benny

maria popova quote


Build pockets of stillness into your life. – Maria Popova

Stillness within one individual can affect society beyond measure. – Bede Griffiths

Don’t be afraid to stand still.

God will fight your battles if you just keep still. He is able to carry you through. – Germany Kent

Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace. – E’yen A. Gardner

herbert read quote


Love works miracles in stillness. – Herbert Read

Men do not mirror themselves in running water, they mirror themselves in still water. Only what is still can still the stillness of other things. – Zhuangzi

When the mind is left with nothing to cling to, it becomes still. – Ramana Maharshi

When we sit in stillness, we are profoundly active. – Gunilla Brodde Norris

Stillness is the foundation of understanding and insight. – Thich Nhat Hanh

becca lee quote


If you seek peace, be still. If you need wisdom, be still. If you need love, be still. – Becca Lee

I honour the clarity of the present moment, and the stillness at the centre of being (mine & others), even in the midst of so much doing. – Jay Woodman

Birds chirping around you is a beautiful realisation that life in incredibly good. Let this sound be a gentle break in your routine. – Hiral Nagda

Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat. – Lao Tzu

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. – Pythagoras

guy finley quote


There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself. – Guy Finley

Stillness is the most powerful virtue against all odds in life. – Aditya Ajmera

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. – Lao Tzu

Tired? Stillness can be as beneficial as a day at the spa.

There’s a place inside of you where you can retreat and enjoy perfect stillness. – Doreen Virtue

bruce feiler quote


Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. – Bruce Feiler

In an age of movement, nothing is more critical than stillness. – Pico Iyer

Do not take hold of a past that no longer serves you, but embrace the stillness that is right now. – Michelle Cruz

When you don’t know what to do, get still. The answer will come. – Oprah Winfrey

The secret of the receptive Must be sought in stillness; Within stillness there remains The potential for action. – Sun Bu’er

martha beck quote


Slow is fast, gentle is powerful and stillness moves mountains. – Martha Beck

The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song. – Ralph Brum

I bathed myself in silence, wrapped warmly in the comfort of the quiet. Yes, the stillness accepts us as we are. – Liz Newman

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. – Leonardo da Vinci

In stillness the muddied water returns to clarity. – Laozi

morgan freeman quote


Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance. – Morgan Freeman

Be still. In that focus, all else comes into focus. In that rift in my routine, the universe falls into alignment. – Philip Yancey

Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness. – Eckhart Tolle

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. – Hermann Hesse

In the stillness of life, we find our higher self. Be still and God is with you. Be still, and you are never alone. – Donald L. Hicks

eckhart tolle quote


We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know – we have forgotten how to be – to be still – to be ourselves – to be where life is here and now. – Eckhart Tolle

Spend time in silence. Take time to get to know yourself and your genius in stillness. – Jewel

Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. – Mike Ditka

At a great pennyworth pause a while. – Benjamin Franklin

What is true stillness? Stillness in movement. – Bruce Lee

brene brown quote


Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating an emotional clearing to allow ourselves to feel, think, dream and question. – Brené Brown

Comfort will never come to one who does not touch the stillness within himself. – Jaggi Vasudev

Nothing but stillness can remain when hearts are full Of their own sweetness, bodies of their loveliness. – William Butler Yeats

Find a moment of stillness, give your heart a chance to tell you where you really need to be. – Dodinsky

There’s a point when your tape of life runs off the reel and there’s this stillness of your own – I got to know myself. – Melissa Etheridge

the sabi quote


Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers. – The Sabi

The ability to be frightening with stillness is what appeals to me. – Tony Todd

Teach your mind to be still, just like you would teach a puppy to sit. – Bert McCoy

All that moves exhausts itself eventually. Only that which is still is for always. – Sadhguru

It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are. – Wei Wu Wei

marty rubin quote


Movement is the freedom of the body; stillness, of the mind. – Marty Rubin

One’s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on. – D. H. Lawrence

A horrid stillness first invades the ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear. – John Dryden

Stillness is where the answers to many of our questions come from. – Christine Comaford

Remain still, with the conviction that the Self shines as everything yet nothing, within, without, and everywhere. – Ramana Maharshi

albert einstein quote


I think 99 times and I find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. – Albert Einstein

Never miss a good chance to shut up. – Will Rogers

When you enter a place of stillness, you awaken the divinity within you. – Peggy Sealfon

The inner is foundation of the outer. The still is master of the restless. The Sage travels all day yet never leaves his inner treasure. – Laotzu

There’s an old adage,’ he said, ‘translated from the ancient Coptic, that contains all the wisdom of the ages — ‘Life is life and fun is fun, but it’s all so quiet when the goldfish die.’ – Beryl Markham

eckhart tolle quote


Meet everyone and everything through stillness rather than mental noise. – Eckhart Tolle

Space and stillness is the light that illuminates the beauty of our soul’s being. – Adyashanti

Only in stillness does the imperceivable become discernible. – Bryant McGill

Compose yourself in stillness, draw your attention inward and devote your mind to the Self. The wisdom you seek lies within. – Bhagavad Gita

True power is stillness within motion. – Laozi

j r rim quote


Life is a dash. Pause in the present. Enjoy this moment. – J.R.Rim

Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues. – Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

The beauty of Nature is best known in waves of silence and stillness.

Clarity is often found in stillness. – Christie Golden

Turn your attention inward and explore the stillness that lives within. – Tiffany Stoffer

lailah gifty akita quote


If we can only be still, we shall behold, the beauty of a still voice. – Lailah Gifty Akita

It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing. – Morgan Freeman

There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heart like the eye of a violet. – D.H. Lawrence

In my silence and stillness, my soul dances with the ecstasy of life. – Debasish Mridha

Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness. – Meister Eckhart

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