Confusion quotes and sayings

A degree is not an education, and the confusion on this point is perhaps the gravest weakness in American thinking about education

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Albert Einstein

I drink to the confusion of our enemies.
Frank Sinatra

Sometimes in our confusion, we see not the world as it is, but the world though eyes blurred by the mind.

I don’t want you to think I’m not incoherent.
Harold W. Ross

When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws.
Joni Mitchell

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher, exalted form of human endeavor.
Steven Pinker

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
Roger Ebert

The attempt and not the deed confounds us.
William Shakespeare

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
Johnny Depp

You always admire what you really don’t understand.
Blaise Pascal

Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.

Truth emerges more readily from error than from confusion.
Francis Bacon, Sr.

For mine own part, it was Greek to me.
William Shakespeare

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
Daniel Boone

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.
John Milton

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
Doris Lessing

At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.
Theodore Roosevelt

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

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

So quick bright things come to confusion.
William Shakespeare

Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can’t put their finger on me.
Lenny Kravitz

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen

Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm
Charles Caleb Colton

Stress: The confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
George Santayana

Rarely have I seen any really great advertising created without a certain amount of confusion, throw-aways, bent noses, irritation and downright cursedness.
Leo Burnett

How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
Barry Lopez

Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonable toward every member of my family and all other human beings, that I may not cause confusion and sorrow to anyone.

Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly.
Helen Keller

Be not careless in deeds, nor confused in words, nor rambling in thought.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

If I look confused it’s because I’m thinking.
Samuel Goldwyn

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
John Adams