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Uncertainty quotes by Tali Sharot
#1. A further, albeit more complex, possibility is that our conscious selves might suffer from characteristic uncertainty about our true values, and gather information about them from choices we make (the Jamesian: "How do I know what I like until I see what I pick"). #Quote by Tali Sharot
Uncertainty quotes by Ted
#2. It was at times a long, difficult road. But I'm glad it was long and difficult, because if I hadn't gone through hell to get there, the lesson might not have been as clear. You see, kids, right from the moment I met your mom I knew, I have to love this women as much as I can and as long as I can and I can never stop loving her, not even for a second. I carried that lesson through every stupid fight we ever had, every 5 a.m. Christmas morning, every sleepy Sunday afternoon, every speed bump, every pang of jealousy or boredom or uncertainty that came our way. I carried that lesson with me. #Quote by Ted
Uncertainty quotes by Daniel Egger
#3. We need to act and embrace uncertainty as a pool of opportunity. #Quote by Daniel Egger
Uncertainty quotes by Jaeda DeWalt
#4. It's tempting to tether ourselves to the familiar comfort of the way things are, but fulfillment is often discovered in the unpredictable and unknown. We can serve ourselves and our universe, best, when we can take the journey that takes us from the limited desire of our ego, to the ever-expanding love and wisdom, of our divine nature. #Quote by Jaeda DeWalt
Uncertainty quotes by Alper Durukan
#5. Embrace the uncertainty; there is either a massive growth or catastrophic destruction for you lying underneath, there comes its joy. #Quote by Alper Durukan
Uncertainty quotes by Poul Anderson
#6. In the intricate and mutable space-time geometry at the black hole, in-falling matter and energy interacted with the virtualities of the vacuum in ways unknown to the flatter cosmos beyond it. Quasi-stable quantum states appeared, linked according to Schrodinger's wave functions and their own entanglement, more and more of them, intricacy compounding until it amounted to a set of codes. The uncertainty principle wrought mutations; variants perished or flourished; forms competed, cooperated, merged, divided, interacted; the patterns multiplied and diversified; at last, along one fork on a branch of the life tree, thought budded.
That life was not organic, animal and vegetable and lesser kingdoms, growing, breathing, drinking, eating, breeding, hunting, hiding; it kindled no fires and wielded no tools; from the beginning, it was a kind of oneness. An original unity differentiated itself into countless avatars, like waves on a sea. They arose and lived individually, coalesced when they chose by twos or threes or multitudes, reemerged as other than they had been, gave themselves and their experiences back to the underlying whole. Evolution, history, lives eerily resembled memes in organic minds.
Yet quantum life was not a series of shifting abstractions. Like the organic, it was in and of its environment. It acted to alter its quantum states and those around it: action that manifested itself as electronic, photonic, and nuclear events. Its domain was no more shadowy to #Quote by Poul Anderson
Uncertainty quotes by Angelo Bagnasco
#7. Benedict XVI leaves no room for uncertainty or minimization. At this present time in which she feels humiliation, the Church learns from the Pope to not fear the truth, even when it is painful, to not hide it or cover it up. However, this does not mean enduring strategies to discredit (the Church) in general ... It is appropriate, then, that we all return to calling things by their names at all times, to identify evil in all of its gravity and in the multiplicity of its manifestations. #Quote by Angelo Bagnasco
Uncertainty quotes by Murray Rothbard
#8. Modern economics is a set of formal models and equations purporting to fully determine human behaviour, at least in the economic realm. And there is no way that uncertainty can be compressed into determinate mathematical models. #Quote by Murray Rothbard
Uncertainty quotes by Panache Desai
#9. When you are embodying your Essential Self, any choice you make is the right one, in all scenarios. There is no room for complaints or uncertainty. #Quote by Panache Desai
Uncertainty quotes by Carl Von Clausewitz
#10. Our knowledge of circumstances has increased, but our uncertainty, instead of having diminished, has only increased. The reason of this is, that we do not gain all our experience at once, but by degrees; so our determinations continue to be assailed incessantly by fresh experience; and the mind, if we may use the expression, must always be under arms. #Quote by Carl Von Clausewitz
Uncertainty quotes by Erika Johansen
#11. Sometime in the last forty-eight hours, Lily had discovered the great secret of pain: it thrived on the unknown, on the knowledge that there was a greater pain out there, something more excruciating that might yet be breached. The body was constantly waiting. When you took away the uncertainty, when you controlled the pain yourself, it was definitely easier to bear,... #Quote by Erika Johansen
Uncertainty quotes by Marsilio Ficino
#12. In these times I don't, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don't want what I know and want what I don't know. #Quote by Marsilio Ficino
Uncertainty quotes by Emmet Gowin
#13. It might take us a lifetime to find out what it is we need to say. Most of us fall into where our feelings are headed while we're quite young. But the beauty of all this uncertainty would be that in the process of exhausting all the possibilities, we might actually stumble unconsciously into the recognition of something that's useful to us, that speaks to a deep need within ourselves. At the same time, I like to think that in order for any of us to really do anything new, we can't know exactly what it is we are doing. #Quote by Emmet Gowin
Uncertainty quotes by Saul D. Alinsky
#14. Curiosity, irreverence, imagination, sense of humor, a free and open mind, an acceptance of the relativity of values and of the uncertainty of life, all inevitably fuse into the kind of person whose greatest joy is creation. #Quote by Saul D. Alinsky
Uncertainty quotes by Alice Boyes
#15. If handing over tasks to others activates your difficulties in tolerating uncertainty, talk to yourself kindly about your feelings. Acknowledge that keeping a tight grip on the reins in every aspect of your life helps you feel secure but also acknowledge when that's wearing you out. Notice if being very controlling is one of those behavioral patterns that helps you feel less anxious in the short term but makes you feel more anxious in the long term. Being excessively controlling is one of those "the more you do it, the more you need to do it" anxiety patterns. #Quote by Alice Boyes
Uncertainty quotes by Alain De Botton
#16. The travails of being an employee include not only uncertainty about the duration of one's employment, but also the humiliation of many working practices and dynamics. With most businesses shaped like pyramids, in which a wide base of employees gives way to a narrow tip of managers, the question of who will be rewarded - and who left behind - typically develops into one of the most oppressive of the workplace, and one which, like all anxieties, feeds off uncertainty. Because achievement in most fields is difficult to monitor reliably, the path to promotion or its oppositie can acquire an apparently haphazard connection to results. The succesful alpinist of organizational pyramids may not be the best at their jobs, but those who have best mastered a range of dark political arts in which civilized life does not usually offer instruction. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Uncertainty quotes by Hank Green
#17. Your cruelties and mistakes may look damning to you, but that is not what I see. Every human conversation is more elegant and complex than the entire solar system that contains it. You have no idea how marvelous you are, but I am not only here to protect what you are now, I am here to protect what you will become. I can't tell you what that might be because I don't know. That unknown is a diamond in a universe of dirt. Uncertainty. Unpredictability. It is when you turn your emotions into art. It is BTS and the Sistine Chapel and Rumi's poetry and Ross Geller on the stairs yelling, 'Pivot.' Every creation great and small, they are our diamonds. And what you may be in two hundred years, we can guess with fair accuracy. What you are in two thousand . . . Oh, my friends . . . my best friends, you cannot know. #Quote by Hank Green
Uncertainty quotes by Mary MacLane
#18. I Don't Know whether lust is a human coarseness or a human fineness: I don't know why death holds a so sweet lure since it would take away my Body: I don't know that I wouldn't deny my Christ, if I had one, three times before a given cockcrow: I don't know on the other hand that I would: I don't know whether honor is a reality in human beings or a pose: I don't know that I mayn't be able to think with my Body when it is in its coffin. #Quote by Mary MacLane
Uncertainty quotes by Djuna Barnes
#19. Certainty always produces questions, uncertainty statements. It is a balancing law of nature. #Quote by Djuna Barnes
Uncertainty quotes by Don Iveson
#20. I think the biggest challenge and the biggest uncertainty for everyone is the economy. #Quote by Don Iveson
Uncertainty quotes by William Wilberforce
#21. Let true Christians then, with becoming earnestness, strive in all things to recommend their profession, and to put to silence the vain scoffs of ignorant objectors. Let them boldly assert the cause of Christ in an age when so many, who bear the name of Christians, are ashamed of Him: and let them consider as devolved on Them the important duty of suspending for a while the fall of their country, and, perhaps, of performing a still more extensive service to society at large; not by busy interference in politics, in which it cannot but be confessed there is much uncertainty; but rather by that sure and radical benefit of restoring the influence of Religion, and of raising the standard of morality. #Quote by William Wilberforce
Uncertainty quotes by Tom Stoppard
#22. The truth is, we value your company, for want of any other. We have been left so much to our own devices - after a while one welcomes the uncertainty of being left to other people's. #Quote by Tom Stoppard
Uncertainty quotes by Marissa Meyer
#23. When finally she had stopped trembling, Scarlet peeled herself away from him. The vice of his arms reluctantly let her go and she dared to meet his gaze again. The shocked horror had left him, replaced with heat and longing and uncertainty. And fear, so much fear, but she didn't think it had anything to do with her nearly falling off the train. Lips tingling, she arched her neck toward him. #Quote by Marissa Meyer
Uncertainty quotes by Marcel Proust
#24. What an abyss of uncertainty, whenever the mind feels overtaken by itself; when it, the seeker, is at the same time the dark region through which it must go seeking and where all its equipment will avail it nothing. Seek? More than that: create. It is face to face with something which does not yet exist, which it alone can make actual, which it alone can bring into the light of day. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Uncertainty quotes by Chris Hodges
#25. Because of our selfishness and inclination toward personal comfort and convenience, we'd rather not have to deal with constant change and uncertainty. We have difficulty reconciling the goodness of God with the mystery of his ways. #Quote by Chris Hodges
Uncertainty quotes by Brene Brown
#26. Above all else, I want you to know that you are loved and lovable. You will learn this from my words and actions--the lessons on love are in how I treat you and how I treat myself.

I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.

We will practice courage in our family by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honoring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our home for both.

We will teach you compassion by practicing compassion with ourselves first; then with each other. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honor hard work, hope, and perseverance. Rest and play will be family values, as well as family practices.

You will learn accountability and respect by watching me make mistakes and make amends, and by watching how I ask for what I need and talk about how I feel.

I want you to know joy, so together we will practice gratitude.

I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.

When uncertainty and scarcity visit, you will be able to draw from the spirit that is a part of our everyday life.

Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.

We #Quote by Brene Brown
Uncertainty quotes by Susan Vreeland
#27. After one hundred days of confinement following a bone marrow transplant, I rejoiced in taking short walks to a nearby park as I was writing 'Girl in Hyacinth Blue.' The uncertainty of my survival made every blade of grass gorgeous in its green intensity, lifting itself up, doing its part to make the world beautiful. #Quote by Susan Vreeland
Uncertainty quotes by Meir Ezra
#28. Imperfections are the results of uncertainties. #Quote by Meir Ezra
Uncertainty quotes by Amit Ray
#29. In every crisis, confusion and doubt, take the higher path - the path of patience, alertness, courage, understandings and love. Fears and uncertainties are temporary. In the higher path the light of happiness comes soon. #Quote by Amit Ray
Uncertainty quotes by Nate Silver
#30. The ratings agencies' problem was in being unable or uninterested in appreciating the distinction between risk and uncertainty. #Quote by Nate Silver
Uncertainty quotes by Mary Anna King
#31. But in life, no one is spared, no one is let off the hook. Those buried sensations had to come out, be felt, addressed, and lived through.
I wish I could say I let it all out that night. All of the tears, all of the screams, all of the bullshit. But I didn't. I couldn't. It would take something much stronger to bring all that out of me. Still. By the time the sun rose the next morning, one thing had changed: I was no longer full of shit... I drove west; needing to escape the gravitational pull of both of my families and anyone who knew them. I needed to wallow in uncertainty, without the balancing effects of religion or school, or friends, or family to cling to. If I was ever going to figure out who I was, I needed to be a stranger again. #Quote by Mary Anna King
Uncertainty quotes by Matt Haig
#32. Everything in life is uncertain. That is how you know you are existing in the world, the uncertainty. Of course, this is why we sometimes want to return to the past, because we know it, or think we do. It's a song we've heard. #Quote by Matt Haig
Uncertainty quotes by Carla Power
#33. Sometimes, I really feel very frightened." The Sheikh hesitated. "For myself. There is no guarantee that you will die a believer. It could be someone who thinks they are a believer is actually an unbeliever. Everything depends on God. Nothing is certain."

This uncertainty, not of God but of himself, felt reassuringly familiar. Secularists often assume that the faithful have the comfort of certainty. But the Sheikh's humility wouldn't allow him to trust in his own piety. Every time he prays, he adds a prayer asking God, once again, to let him die as a believer. #Quote by Carla Power
Uncertainty quotes by Alex Haley
#34. I wasn't going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test - even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there. #Quote by Alex Haley
Uncertainty quotes by Susan J. Elliott
#35. All my life I had hated uncertainty and looked for someone to bring me security. All my life I had looked for someone to love me into being normal. Now I was learning that I had to make my own certainty, and discover and develop my own normalcy. #Quote by Susan J. Elliott
Uncertainty quotes by Jojo Moyes
#36. This was the story of our lives: minor insurrections, tiny victories, a brief chance to ridicule our oppressors, little floating vessels of hope amid a great sea of uncertainty, deprivation and fear. #Quote by Jojo Moyes
Uncertainty quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#37. Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Uncertainty quotes by Atul Gawande
#38. There is a saying about surgeons, meant as a reproof: "Sometimes wrong; never in doubt." But this seemed to me their strength. Each day surgeons are faced with uncertainties. Information is inadequate; the science is ambiguous; one's knowledge and abilities are never perfect. Even with the simplest operation, it cannot be taken for granted that a patient will come through better off - or even alive. Standing at the table my first time, I wondered how the surgeon knew that he would do this patient good, that all the steps would go as planned, that the bleeding would be controlled and infection would not take hold and organs would not be injured. He didn't, of course. But still he cut. #Quote by Atul Gawande
Uncertainty quotes by Gloria Steinem
#39. The thing about aging is all your old lovers, pretty much if they were really friends, become your family. It's great. You have those terrible feelings of possessiveness and uncertainty go out the window. You have what you shared. You know you would help each other in times of trouble no matter what. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Uncertainty quotes by Amber Cantorna
#40. Give your heart permission to let go of the need for certainty and leave space for the unknown. #Quote by Amber Cantorna
Uncertainty quotes by Kiera Cass
#41. Maxon, I hope you find someone you can't love without. I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it's like to have to try and live without them."
Maxon's face was a shallow echo of my own pain. He looked absolutely brokenhearted for me. More than that, he looked angry.
"I'm sorry, America. I don't..." His face shifted a little. "Is this a good time to pat your shoulder?"
His uncertainty made me smile. "Yes. Now would be a great time."
He seemed as skeptically as he'd been the other day, but instead of just patting my shoulder, he leaned in and tentatively wrapped his arms around me.
"I only really ever hug my mother. Is this okay?" he asked.
I laughed. "It's hard to get a hug wrong."
After a minute, I spoke again. "I know what you mean, though. I don't really hug anyone besides my family."
I felt so drained after the long day of dressing and the Report and dinner and talking. It was nice to have Maxon just hold me, sometimes even patting my hair. He wasn't as lost as he seemed. He patiently waited for my breathing to slow, and when it did, he pulled back to look at me.
"America, I promise you I'll keep you here until the last possible moment. I understand that they want me to narrow the Elite down to three and then choose. But I swear to you, I'll make it to two and keep you here until then. I won't make you leave a moment before I have to. Or the moment you're ready. Whichever comes first."
I nodded.
"I know w #Quote by Kiera Cass
Uncertainty quotes by Paul Tournier
#42. God's favorites, especially God's favorites, are not immune from the bewildering times when God seems silent. Where there is no longer any opportunity for doubt, there is no longer any opportunity for faith either. Faith demands uncertainty, confusion. The Bible includes many proofs of God's concern - some quite spectacular - but no guarantess. A guarantee would, after all, preclude faith. #Quote by Paul Tournier
Uncertainty quotes by William Congreve
#43. Would any thing but a madman complain of uncertainty? Uncertainty and expectation are joys of life; security is an insipid thing; and the overtaking and possessing of a wish discovers the folly of the chase. #Quote by William Congreve
Uncertainty quotes by Samantha Young
#44. Sometimes the clouds weren't weightless. Sometimes their bellies got dark and full. It was life. It happened. It didn't mean it wasn't scary, or that I wasn't still afraid, but now I knew that as long as I was standing under it with Braden beside me when those clouds broke, I'd be alright. We'd get rained on together. Knowing Braden he'd have a big ass umbrela to shelter us from the worst of it. That there was an uncertain future I could handle. #Quote by Samantha Young
Uncertainty quotes by Virginia Woolf
#45. The good citizen when he opens his door in the evening must be banker, golfer, husband, father; not a nomad wandering the desert, a mystic staring at the sky, a debauchee in the slums of San Francisco, a soldier heading a revolution, a pariah howling with skepticism and solitude. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Uncertainty quotes by Pearl Zhu
#46. The paradox of indecisiveness lies in uncertainty. #Quote by Pearl Zhu
Uncertainty quotes by Dmitry Glukhovsky
#47. There's only one thing that can save a man from madness and that's uncertainty. #Quote by Dmitry Glukhovsky
Uncertainty quotes by Rex Brandt
#48. Tension is anticipation and uncertainty. Every art has to have it. #Quote by Rex Brandt
Uncertainty quotes by Jose Saramago
#49. I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are. #Quote by Jose Saramago
Uncertainty quotes by Seneca.
#50. All things that are still to come lie in uncertainty; live straightway! #Quote by Seneca.
Uncertainty quotes by Kathryn Schulz
#51. Call it the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of Error: we can be wrong, or we can know it, but we can't do both at the same time. #Quote by Kathryn Schulz
Uncertainty quotes by Andrew Levkoff
#52. Strange, is it not, how even those of us who scoff at divine intervention will fall to our knees and clasp our hands the moment we realize our futures are defined by uncertainty and hazard. A thoughtful man would never leave his knees. A wise man would never drop to them. In any case, it wasn't really a prayer, but one does like to follow convention now and then. #Quote by Andrew Levkoff
Uncertainty quotes by Stephen King
#53. I think uncertainty is good for things. Certainty breeds complacency and complacency means that you just sit somewhere in your nice little comfortable suburban house in Michigan, looking at CNN and saying, "Oh, those poor immigrant children that are all coming across the border. But we really can't have them here - that isn't what God wants. Let's send them all back to the drug cartels." There's a complacency to it. #Quote by Stephen King
Uncertainty quotes by Joseph Campbell
#54. We're in a free fall into the future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast. And always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. But all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective . . . Joyfully participate in the sorrows of the world and everything changes. #Quote by Joseph Campbell
Uncertainty quotes by Colin Powell
#55. It is the job of leaders to eliminate uncertainty. #Quote by Colin Powell
Uncertainty quotes by Mercedes Lackey
#56. You look like you've swallowed a live fish, and you're not certain if you're enjoying the experience. #Quote by Mercedes Lackey
Uncertainty quotes by Gwenda Bond
#57. This was the first time I had not just rushed in and followed my instincts, and it wasn't working out. I was beginning to actively regret it. #Quote by Gwenda Bond
Uncertainty quotes by Dalai Lama
#58. You must not procrastinate. Rather, you should make preparations so that even if you did die tonight, you would have no regrets. If you develop an appreciation for the uncertainty and imminence of death, your sense of the importance of using your time wisely will get stronger and stronger. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Uncertainty quotes by Dave Davies
#59. All good art, to me, is uncertainty. #Quote by Dave Davies
Uncertainty quotes by Heather Huffman
#60. He answered her with a kiss. It was more than hungry; it was filled with months' worth of fear and uncertainty and longing. It was a thousand I'm sorrys and ten thousand I love yous. #Quote by Heather Huffman
Uncertainty quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#61. She'd preferred the uncertainty, if only because it allowed her to remember him the way he used to be. Sometimes, though, she wondered what he felt when he thought of that year they spent together, or if he ever marveled at what they'd shared, or even whether he thought of her at all. #Quote by Nicholas Sparks
Uncertainty quotes by Amy Tan
#62. The only thing certain in times of great uncertainty is that people will behave with great strength or weakness, and with very little else in between. #Quote by Amy Tan
Uncertainty quotes by Claire Fullerton
#63. There's a period of uncertainty that comes into play upon meeting someone who interests you. It must be inherent in attraction, for I've never met anybody who hasn't experienced it, it's just a question of to what degree they're going to admit it. #Quote by Claire Fullerton
Uncertainty quotes by Richard P. Feynman
#64. We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress, we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt. #Quote by Richard P. Feynman
Uncertainty quotes by Rachel Simmons
#65. Should I go to graduate school? What if I made the wrong choice? These questions arise not because there is no pat but because we expect there to be a single one. Uncertainty should invite curiosity and reflection, but instead it generates fear.
Learn to accept uncertainty as an important step to true self-discovery. To start finding your path, begin listening to that inner voice. Tap into what you think and feel, what you truly care about. Don't worry about finding your passion and life's calling immediately. Those usually takes time. But do avoid becoming a passenger in your own life. #Quote by Rachel Simmons
Uncertainty quotes by Tom Rob Smith
#66. A person can always be sure of what they don't know. They might not be sure of what they know. #Quote by Tom Rob Smith
Uncertainty quotes by Henry Petroski
#67. Betting on the success of innovative technologies in the marketplace can carry all the uncertainty and risk that betting on the next card in the deck does at a blackjack table in Las Vegas. There is a factor of randomness that must be factored in, but precisely how to do so is anyone's guess. #Quote by Henry Petroski
Uncertainty quotes by Corrie Ten Boom
#68. If you want to hear God's voice clearly and you are uncertain, then remain in His presence until He changes this uncertainty. Often much can happen during this waiting for the Lord. Sometimes, He changes pride into humility; doubt into faith and peace; sometimes lust into purity. The Lord can and will do it. #Quote by Corrie Ten Boom
Uncertainty quotes by Lara Adrian
#70. Yeah?" he said, looking down into her hungry gaze. "You want to drink from me as I make you come?" She nodded weakly and gave him another small bite in reply. "You got it, sweetheart. But not the wrist this time." Holding her against him, he rolled onto his back and brought her up astride him. "I want to feel you at my neck, Elise. I want to hold you while you drink from me. I want to feel you bite into me." Touching her, he felt her uncertainty. "I've never done it that way before." "Good," he said, entirely too pleased to hear it. "I've never asked anyone to do it that way before. So, will you, Elise?" She frowned, but her eyes were rooted on his throat. "I don't want to hurt you ... " He chuckled, adoring her all the more for her concern. "Come here," he said, wrapping his hand around her nape and guiding her down to the exposed column of his neck. "Sink your teeth into me, Elise. Take your fill." She #Quote by Lara Adrian
Uncertainty quotes by Max Hastings
#71. Winston Churchill wrote afterwards: 'No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening. The measured, silent drawing together of gigantic forces, the uncertainty of their movements and positions, the number of unknown and unknowable facts made the first collision a drama never surpassed. Nor was there any other period in the War when the general battle was waged on so great a scale, when the slaughter was so swift or the stakes so high. Moreover, in the beginning, our faculties of wonder, horror, or excitement had not been cauterized and deadened by the furnace fires of years. #Quote by Max Hastings
Uncertainty quotes by Jeremy Bentham
#72. The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law. #Quote by Jeremy Bentham
Uncertainty quotes by Martin Freeman
#73. I like uncertainty in roles, and I like uncertainty in art, really. #Quote by Martin Freeman
Uncertainty quotes by Max Beckmann
#74. Often, very often, I am alone. My studio in Amsterdam, (Beckmann lived in the center of Amsterdam during World War 2.) an enormous old tobacco storeroom is again filled in my imagination with figures from the old days and from the new, like an ocean moved by storm and sun and always present in my thoughts. Then shapes become beings and seem comprehensible to me in the great void and uncertainty of the space which I call god. #Quote by Max Beckmann
Uncertainty quotes by Rajneesh
#75. Nothing is secure. That is my message. Nothing can be secure, because a secure life will be worse than death. Nothing is certain. Life is full of uncertainties, full of surprises - that is its beauty! You can never come to a moment when you can say, "Now I am certain." When you say you are certain, you simply declare your death, you have committed suicide. #Quote by Rajneesh
Uncertainty quotes by Christopher Wren
#76. Mathematical demonstrations being built upon the impregnable Foundations of Geometry and Arithmetick are the only truths that can sink into the Mind of Man, void of all Uncertainty; and all other Discourses participate more or less of Truth according as their Subjects are more or less capable of Mathematical Demonstration. #Quote by Christopher Wren
Uncertainty quotes by George W. Bush
#77. The action we take and the decisions we make in this decade will have consequences far into this century. If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. #Quote by George W. Bush
Uncertainty quotes by Annie Dillard
#78. Theirs is the mystery of continuous creation and all that providence implies: the uncertainty of vision, the horror of the fixed, the dissolution of the present, the intricacy of beauty, the pressure of fecundity, the elusiveness of the free, and the flawed nature of perfection. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Uncertainty quotes by Marty Rubin
#79. A cheerful readiness is what seems honest now, facing an uncertain future with humor, grace and dignity. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Uncertainty quotes by Leona Lewis
#80. I trust every single person around me, and if I feel even a whiff of uncertainty I won't have that person around me. #Quote by Leona Lewis
Uncertainty quotes by Diana Gabaldon
#81. It's not what's happened or what's about to happen; what's important is the sense of emotional uncertainty between the characters and the delicacy of the mutual trust being established. #Quote by Diana Gabaldon
Uncertainty quotes by Steven Erikson
#82. They are a generation that has tasted blood, and where horror fades, nostalgia seeps in. In war all is simple, and there is appeal in this. Who among us is comforted by confusion, uncertainty? #Quote by Steven Erikson
Uncertainty quotes by Rumiko Takahashi
#83. The uncertainty of tomorrow can only be understood by those who don't know for sure if they will live another day. #Quote by Rumiko Takahashi
Uncertainty quotes by Neel Burton
#84. For all this, man is embodied and trusting in his senses; he had sooner believe in a sensible improbability than in an insensible uncertainty, that is, sooner worship an idol than grapple with the philosophers. #Quote by Neel Burton
Uncertainty quotes by Marilyn Ferguson
#85. Uncertainty is the necessary companion of all explorers. #Quote by Marilyn Ferguson
Uncertainty quotes by Voltaire
#86. Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one. #Quote by Voltaire
Uncertainty quotes by Kenneth Arrow
#87. The general uncertainty about the prospects of medical treatment is socially handled by rigid entry requirements. These are designed to reduce the uncertainty in the mind of the consumer as to the quality insofar as this is possible. I think this explanation, which is perhaps the naive one, is much more tenable than any idea of a monopoly seeking to increase incomes. #Quote by Kenneth Arrow
Uncertainty quotes by Harriet Evans
#88. I hate the fact that it obsesses me so much. Who're we gonna end up with?
It's a race, and everyone else is on the tracks and I'm at the wrong venue, with the wrong shoes on."
"That's rubbish. He's out there, I promise."
"How do you know?"
" I don't," said Elle firmly. " I just like to kid myself that he is. And if he's not, well, there's more to life than just hanging around ruining your life waiting for him. Much more. #Quote by Harriet Evans
Uncertainty quotes by Richard Feynman
#89. I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain ... In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar. #Quote by Richard Feynman
Uncertainty quotes by Anne Bogart
#90. Most of the truly remarkable experiences I've had in theatre have filled me with uncertainty and disorientation #Quote by Anne Bogart
Uncertainty quotes by James Joyce
#91. You ask me why I don't love you, but surely you must believe I am very fond of you and if to desire to possess a person wholly, to admire and honour that person deeply, and to seek to secure that person's happiness in every way is to "love" then perhaps my affection for you is a kind of love. I will tell you this that your soul seems to me to be the most beautiful and simple soul in the world and it may be because I am so conscious of this when I look at you that my love or affection for you loses much of its violence. #Quote by James Joyce
Uncertainty quotes by Will Evans
#92. True strategy is about placing bets and making hard choices under conditions of uncertainty, not about assuming plans can remove risk. #Quote by Will Evans
Uncertainty quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#93. I felt the first soft glow of intoxication that makes the blood warmer and spreads an illusion of adventure over uncertainty. #Quote by Erich Maria Remarque
Uncertainty quotes by Henry Marsh
#94. Few people outside medicine realize that what tortures doctors most is uncertainty, rather than the fact they often deal with people who are suffering or who are about to die. It is easy enough to let somebody die if one knows beyond doubt that they cannot be saved - if one is a decent doctor one will be sympathetic, but the situation is clear. This is life, and we all have to die sooner or later. It is when I do not know for certain whether I can help or not, or should help or not, that things become so difficult. #Quote by Henry Marsh
Uncertainty quotes by Alain De Botton
#95. The attentions of others matter to us because we are afflicted by a congenital uncertainty as to our own value, as a result of which affliction we tend to allow others' appraisals to play a determining role in how we see ourselves. Our sense of identity is held captive by the judgements of those we live among. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Uncertainty quotes by Kathy Kristof
#96. In the financial world, risk translates to uncertainty. It's measured by "standard deviation from the norm" -- in other words, it's measured by how much the returns swing up and down. Says King, "Most individuals measure risk as their chance of loss, but we measure risk by the variability of returns. #Quote by Kathy Kristof
Uncertainty quotes by Gregory Feifer
#97. Vladimir Putin shot out of obscurity in 1999 by exploiting growing nostalgia for the USSR, fueled by the disappointment, uncertainty and crisis that brought Yeltsin's reform era to a shuddering halt. Once in power the following year, Putin set about building an authoritarian regime whose control would expand for more than a decade, until soaring corruption on top of another economic downturn - a much smaller one, triggered by the global financial crisis of 2008 - prompted another backlash. #Quote by Gregory Feifer
Uncertainty quotes by Beryl Markham
#98. I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance. #Quote by Beryl Markham
Uncertainty quotes by Oswald Chambers
#99. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Uncertainty quotes by Bret Lott
#100. It would be inaccurate, however, to say that my childhood was untroubled. The normal fears and worries of every child were in me developed to a high degree; every day was an awesome prospect. I was uneasy about practically everything: the uncertainty of the future, the dark of the attic, the panoply and discipline of school, the transitoriness of life, the mystery of the church and of God, the frailty of the body, the sadness of afternoon, the shadow of sex, the distant challenge of love and marriage, the far-off problem of a livelihood. #Quote by Bret Lott
Uncertainty quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri
#101. A woman who had fallen out of love with her life #Quote by Jhumpa Lahiri
Uncertainty quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#102. With the end of uncertainty there came the uncertainty of the end. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Uncertainty quotes by Barack Obama
#103. Hope
Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! In the end, that is God's greatest gift to us ... A belief in things not seen. A belief that there are better days ahead. #Quote by Barack Obama
Uncertainty quotes by Daniel Keyes
#104. It doesn't matter what he thinks of himself. Sure he's egotistic, so what? It takes that kind of ego to make a man attempt a thing like this. I've seen enough of men like him to know that mixed in with that pompousness and self-assertion is a goddamned good measure of uncertainty and fear. #Quote by Daniel Keyes
Uncertainty quotes by Linda Dillow
#105. The Lord is my peace. I shall not live in anxiety. He puts me under His wing of comfort and calms my spirit within me. He takes all my anxieties on Himself and helps me to focus on Him. Yes, though I walk through a time of grave uncertainties and fierce anxieties, I will not fret - for You are my peace. Your Word and Your presence calm me now. You hold my uncertainties in the palm of Your hand. You soothe my anxious mind - You smooth my wrinkled brow. Surely serenity and trust in You shall fill me all the days of my life. And I shall keep my mind stayed on You forever. #Quote by Linda Dillow
Uncertainty quotes by Boria Sax
#106. We writers constantly try to build up our own confidence by getting published, making sales, winning prizes, joining cliques or proclaiming theories. The passion to write constantly strips this vanity aside and forces us to confront that loneliness and the uncertainty with which human beings, in the end, live and die. #Quote by Boria Sax
Uncertainty quotes by Joss Whedon
#107. I don't like uncertainty. I don't play poker. I don't like bluffing. #Quote by Joss Whedon
Uncertainty quotes by L. E. Henderson
#108. Uncertainty does not scare me," Saylor said. "What frightens me more than anything is continuing to endure the same pain over and over, the hopeless repetition. Being caught in an endless cycle, the ironclad grip of fate. #Quote by L. E. Henderson
Uncertainty quotes by Debasish Mridha
#109. For true liberation, you do not need to fight. You simply have to change your thoughts and drift away from conformity, comfort, security, and certainty of life and embrace and enjoy the possibilities and magnificence of the uncertainty of life. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Uncertainty quotes by John Dewey
#110. Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties. #Quote by John Dewey
Uncertainty quotes by Amy A. Bartol
#111. I look away from his eyes. Since I've met you, Brennus, my life has not been mine, I say with more honesty than I like to admit to myself. Time with you is visceral ... white-knuckle moments that make me know that I'm alive. I think I have become addicted to the rush of fear and desire you create ... the uncertainty that I was once forced to endure has now become a need, like those pills that people keep in their medicine cabinets. #Quote by Amy A. Bartol
Uncertainty quotes by Steven F. Hayward
#112. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) new Summary for Policymakers is a political document that downplays assessments of uncertainty from the scientific reports. It omits much contrary evidence. In several cases, it even disagrees with the reports on which it is based. #Quote by Steven F. Hayward
Uncertainty quotes by Charles Hugh Smith
#113. Humans are wired to feel uncomfortable with uncertainty and contingency, and so we gravitate to a position after a short time even if we have no new information. #Quote by Charles Hugh Smith
Uncertainty quotes by Marlon Brando
#114. If you've never known love, you never know where it is, you don't know what it looks like or it sounds like, you look in the most unlikely places to find it. #Quote by Marlon Brando
Uncertainty quotes by Pema Chodron
#115. Each time you stay present with fear and uncertainty, you're letting go of a habitual way of finding security and comfort. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Uncertainty quotes by Caroline Knapp
#116. The freedom to choose ... means the freedom to make mistakes, to falter and fail, to come face-to-face with your own flaws and limitations and fears and secrets, to live with the terrible uncertainty that necessarily attends the construction of a self. #Quote by Caroline Knapp
Uncertainty quotes by William Shakespeare
#117. My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical,
Shakes so my single state of man
That function is smothered in surmise,
And nothing is but what is not. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Uncertainty quotes by Lodro Rinzler
#118. If you can smile in the face of uncertainty, you are well trained. #Quote by Lodro Rinzler
Uncertainty quotes by Neil Postman
#119. But it is not time constraints alone that produce such fragmented and discontinuous language. When a television show is in process, it is very nearly impermissible to say, "Let me think about that" or "I don't know" or "What do you mean when you say ... ?" or "From what sources does your information come?" This type of discourse not only slows down the tempo of the show but creates the impression of uncertainty or lack of finish. It tends to reveal people in the act of thinking, which is as disconcerting and boring on television as it is on a Las Vegas stage. Thinking does not play well on television, a fact that television directors discovered long ago. There is not much to see in it. It is, in a phrase, not a performing art. But television demands a performing art. #Quote by Neil Postman
Uncertainty quotes by Gertrude Stein
#120. She told her father Mr. Abram Colhard that she did not like it at all being one being living then. He never said anything. She was afraid then, she was one needing charming stories and happy telling of them and not having that thing she was always trembling. #Quote by Gertrude Stein
Uncertainty quotes by Stuart Firestein
#121. Being a scientist requires having faith in uncertainty, finding pleasure in mystery, and learning to cultivate doubt. There is no surer way to screw up an experiment than to be certain of its outcome. #Quote by Stuart Firestein
Uncertainty quotes by Carl Sagan
#122. We can make a similar examination, but with greater uncertainty, of the extraterrestrial hypothesis that holds that a wide range of UFOs viewed on the planet Earth are space vehicles from planets of other stars. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Uncertainty quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#123. The philosopher Odo Marquard has noted a correlation in the German language between the word zwei, which means 'two,' and the word zweifel, which means 'doubt' - suggesting that two of anything brings the automatic possibility of uncertainty to our lives. Now imagine a life in which every day a person is presented with not two or even three but dozens of choices, and you can begin to grasp why the modern world has become, even with all its advantages, a neurosis-generating machine of the highest order. In a world of such abundant possibility, many of us simply go limp from indecision. Or we derail our life's journey again and again, backing up to try the doors we neglected on the first round, desperate to get it right this time. Or we become compulsive comparers - always measuring our lives against some other person's life, secretly wondering if we should have taken her path instead. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Uncertainty quotes by Ari Kiev
#124. To be a super-trader, you'll need an edge to overcome the laws of probability and the uncertainty of the marketplace. That edge comes from information flow, the ability to correct your habits in terms of the market's characteristics, and being able to take risks, cut losses, expand your information network, ferret out ideas, and take recommendations. #Quote by Ari Kiev
Uncertainty quotes by Miguel De Unamuno
#125. Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself. #Quote by Miguel De Unamuno
Uncertainty quotes by Daniel Burrus
#126. To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now an imperative to learn a new competency - how to accurately anticipate the future. #Quote by Daniel Burrus
Uncertainty quotes by Rebecca Loncraine
#127. Financial uncertainty turns some people into misers and others into spendthrifts. #Quote by Rebecca Loncraine
Uncertainty quotes by Wayde Goodall
#128. Leadership matters more in times of uncertainty. #Quote by Wayde Goodall
Uncertainty quotes by Ron Suskind
#129. Summers was simply a master explainer, able to deftly boil down the complexities of economic and financial, and to put them in terms the non-expert could understand. He was brilliant at cultivating a sense of control, even as events spun far beyond what could be managed with any certainty. He could will into being the confidence that eluded others, those less self-assured and, maybe sensibly, on humbler terms with the world. #Quote by Ron Suskind
Uncertainty quotes by Plautus
#130. In grasping at uncertainties we lost that which is certain. #Quote by Plautus
Uncertainty quotes by Candy Gourlay
#131. And then I couldn't see (Banawa) any more because the plane tilted up and we flew straight into a fierce light.

This must be what it's like to be reborn.

First, there you are in the darkness of your mother's womb, not knowing anything and not wanting anything to change.

And then suddenly you are out, naked and starving hungry in a shining new world. #Quote by Candy Gourlay
Uncertainty quotes by Brene Brown
#132. By definition, entrepreneurship is vulnerable. It's all about the ability to handle and manage uncertainty. People are constantly changing, budgets change, boards change, and competition means you have to stay nimble and innovative. You have to create a vision and live up to that vision. There is no vision without vulnerability. #Quote by Brene Brown
Uncertainty quotes by Suzanne Brockmann
#133. Okay," Max said. "Now I'm terrified that I, um, said it too late?"
His uncertainty turned his words into a question. "Am I too late?" he asked again, as if he actually thought . . .
As much as Gina enjoyed watching him squirm, she forced her lungs and vocal cords to start working again. "Are you . . ." She had to clear her throat, but then it really didn't matter what she said, because the tears in her eyes surely told him everything he wanted to hear.
She saw his relief, and yes, he was still scared, she saw that, too, but mixed in with that was hope. And something that looked a heck of a lot like happiness.
Happiness - in Max's eyes.
"Are you really asking me for a second chance?" she managed to get it all out in a breathless exhale.
He kissed her then, as if he couldn't bear to stand so close and not kiss her. "Please," he breathed, as he kissed her again, as he licked his way into her mouth and . . . God . . .
She could've stood there, kissing Max forever, but the man on the megaphone just shouldn't shut up.
Besides, she wanted to be sure that this was about more than just sex.
"Do you want me in your life?" Gina asked him. "I mean, need is nice, but . . ." It implied a certain lack of free will. Want on the other hand . . .
"Want," he said. "Yes. I want you. Very much. In my life. Gina, I was lost without you." He caught himself. "More lost, or . . ." He shook his head. "Fuck it, I'm a mess, but if for some reason you sti #Quote by Suzanne Brockmann
Uncertainty quotes by Adrian Smith
#134. Any approach to scientific inference which seeks to legitimize it and answer in reponse to complex uncertainty is, for me, a totalitarian parody of a would-be rational learning process. #Quote by Adrian Smith
Uncertainty quotes by Jay Asher
#135. Unanswered? I would've answered any question, Hannah. But you never asked. #Quote by Jay Asher
Uncertainty quotes by Meik Wiking
#136. But one of the main reasons why Denmark does so well in international happiness surveys is the welfare state, as it reduces uncertainty, worries and stress in the population. You can say that Denmark is the happiest country in the world or you can say that Denmark is the least unhappy country in the world. The welfare state is really good (not perfect, but good) at reducing extreme unhappiness. Universal and free health care, free university education and relatively generous unemployment benefits go a long way towards reducing unhappiness. #Quote by Meik Wiking
Uncertainty quotes by Joshua Wolf Shenk
#137. Today, many people not only take the self for granted but struggle mightily to connect it to anything larger. In Lincoln's time, the idea of the self had the power - tinged with uncertainty, even with danger - of something emerging and ascending. #Quote by Joshua Wolf Shenk
Uncertainty quotes by Peter Green
#138. There are times when a nation desires a king or a dictator; times of confusion and uncertainty when they go down on their knees to one man and beg him to accept absolute power over them. #Quote by Peter Green
Uncertainty quotes by Bruce Jenner
#139. The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life. #Quote by Bruce Jenner
Uncertainty quotes by Carl Sagan
#140. An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do now to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Uncertainty quotes by Salman Rushdie
#141. ...for those who value stability, who fear transience, uncertainty, change, have erected a powerful system of stigmas and taboos against rootlessness, that disruptive, anti-social force, so that we mostly conform, we pretend to be motivated by loyalties and solidarities we do not really feel, we hide our secret identities beneath the false skins of those identities which bear the belongers' seal of approval. But the truth leaks out in our dreams; alone in our beds (because we are all alone at night, even if we do not sleep by ourselves), we soar, we fly, we flee. And in the waking dreams our societies permit, in our myths, our arts, our songs, we celbrate the non-belongers, the different ones, the outlaws, the freaks. What we forbid ourselves we pay good money to watch, in a playhouse or movie theatre, or to read about between the secret covers of a book. Our libraries, our palaces of entertainment tell the truth. The tramp, the assassin, the rebel, the thief, the mutant, the outcast, the delinquent, the devil, the sinner, the traveller, the gangster, the runner, the mask: if we did not recognize in them our least-fulfilled needs, we would not invent them over and over again, in every place, in every language, in every time. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Uncertainty quotes by Ogwo David Emenike
#142. It is better to explore a gainful uncertainty than to sit in a painful certainty. #Quote by Ogwo David Emenike
Uncertainty quotes by Ken Robinson
#143. You create your life, and you can recreate it, too. In times of economic downturn and uncertainty, it's more important than ever to look deep inside yourself to fathom the sort of life you really want to lead and the talents and passions that can make that possible. #Quote by Ken Robinson
Uncertainty quotes by Katie Reus
#144. I'm just sorry your dragon is so hell bent on mating with someone as fucked up looking as me," he murmured, keeping his voice light even though he wasn't joking at all. God, everything about her was perfect. It was no surprise she was so resistant to mating with him....
To his surprise, she snorted and smacked his stomach.
"Bran Devlin, you're the sexiest male I've ever met. If you want me to stroke your ego you're out of luck."
Then, to his utter fucking surprise, she slid her hand lower and grasped his already hardening cock before looking up at him. Her smile was an erotic mix of uncertainty and wickedness.
"But I don't mind stroking this. #Quote by Katie Reus
Uncertainty quotes by Yuri Manin
#145. A good proof is one that makes us wiser. #Quote by Yuri Manin
Uncertainty quotes by Candace Bushnell
#146. Zizi was young and often confused about how to live his life, and when he made a choice he clung to it with fierce resolve, as if to beat his uncertainty into submission. #Quote by Candace Bushnell
Uncertainty quotes by James Patterson
#147. My life would never contain a convenient, pain-saving plan when it could stretch a problem out into an endless agony of uncertainty and torture. #Quote by James Patterson
Uncertainty quotes by Nina Lane
#148. I stare at my plate, unable to confess even to Kelsey what I've discovered in the past couple of months - that my dependence on Dean and my lack of career or even job stability is downright frightening. Without Dean or my own financial security, it's just a few short steps to a life of constant transition and uncertainty. #Quote by Nina Lane
Uncertainty quotes by Stormie O'martian
#149. When God does not answer your prayers, step back and wait. He is giving you an opportunity to trust Him in the midst of the uncertainty and ambiguity you may be feeling. #Quote by Stormie O'martian
Uncertainty quotes by Emma Restall Orr
#150. The wild is an integral part of who we are as children. Without pausing to consider what or where or how, we gather herbs and flowers, old apples and rose hips, shiny pebbles and dead spiders, poems, tears and raindrops, putting each treasured thing into the cauldron of our souls. We stir our bucket of mud as if it were, every one, a bucket of chocolate cake to be mixed for the baking. Little witches, hag children, we dance our wildness, not afraid of not knowing.
But there comes a time when the kiss of acceptance is delayed until the mud is washed from our knees, the chocolate from our faces. Putting down our wooden spoon with a new uncertainty, setting aside our magical wand, we learn another system of values based on familiarity, on avoiding threat and rejection. We are told it is all in the nature of growing up. But it isn't so.
Walking forward and facing the shadows, stumbling on fears like litter in the alleyways of our minds, we can find the confidence again. We can let go of the clutter of our creative stagnation, abandoning the chaos of misplaced and outdated assumptions that have been our protection. Then beyond the half light and shadows, we can slip into the dark and find ourselves in a world where horizons stretch forever. Once more we can acknowledge a reality that is unlimited finding our true self, a wild spirit, free and eager to explore the extent of our potential, free to dance like fireflies, free to be the drum, free to love absolutely with ev #Quote by Emma Restall Orr
Uncertainty quotes by John Gribbin
#151. Heisenberg's uncertainty relation measures the amount by which the complementary descriptions of the electron, or other fundamental entities, overlap. Position is very much a particle property - particles can be located precisely. Waves, on the other hand, have no precise location, but they do have momentum. The more you know about the wave aspect of reality, the less you know about the particle, and vice versa. Experiments designed to detect particles always detect particles; experiments designed to detect waves always detect waves. No experiment shows the electron behaving like a wave and a particle at the same time. #Quote by John Gribbin
Uncertainty quotes by Dwight L. Moody
#152. There cannot be any peace where there is uncertainty. #Quote by Dwight L. Moody
Uncertainty quotes by A.W. Tozer
#153. Hardly anything else reveals so well the fear and uncertainty among men as the length to which they will go to hide their true selves from each other and even from their own eyes. #Quote by A.W. Tozer
Uncertainty quotes by Alexandra Bracken
#154. You want to hear the rules?"
My heart jackhammered as I nodded. That same hand slid around my hip, up under my shirt, and felt warm and perfect against my lower back. I closed my eyes as his lips just barely brushed mine. His touch made me feel brave. It pushed the uncertainty back until it couldn't reach me. "The first one is you can't think too hard about it. The second is you say when you want to stop. The third is you do whatever feels good to you. The fourth is-"
"-you stop talking," I said, blindly reaching back to pull the door shut, "and kiss me? #Quote by Alexandra Bracken
Uncertainty quotes by Jenn Bennett
#155. For our one-month anniversary, he made me a picture map.

A map of us.

It's years in the making, and it's messy and convoluted, some of it even tragic. But I wouldn't change the route, because we walked it together, even when we were apart. And the best part about it is that it's unfinished.

Uncertainty isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential. #Quote by Jenn Bennett
Uncertainty quotes by Lionel Suggs
#156. People need to stop accepting the evidence of reality, and start questioning it. #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Uncertainty quotes by Deepak Chopra
#157. Uncertainty, on the other hand, is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Uncertainty quotes by Blaise Pascal
#158. What a chimaera then is man, what a novelty, what a monster, what chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! Judge of all things, yet an imbecile earthworm; depository of truth, yet a sewer of uncertainty and error; pride and refuse of the universe. Who shall resolve this tangle? #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Uncertainty quotes by Neel Burton
#159. Facing up to non-being enables us to put our life into perspective, see it in its entirety, and thereby lend it a sense of direction and unity. If the ultimate source of anxiety is fear of the future, the future ends in death; and if the ultimate source of anxiety is uncertainty, death is the only certainty. It is only by facing up to death, accepting its inevitability, and integrating it into life that we can escape from the pettiness and paralysis of anxiety, and, in so doing, free ourselves to make the most out of our lives and out of ourselves. #Quote by Neel Burton
Uncertainty quotes by Jonathan Alter
#160. Every patient reacts a little differently, both biologically and psychologically. The only constant in cancer is inconstancy; the only certainty is a future of uncertainty, a truism for all of modern life but one made vivid by life-threatening illness. #Quote by Jonathan Alter
Uncertainty quotes by Michael Crichton
#161. If nothing else, school teaches that there is an answer to every question; only in the real world do young people discover that many aspects of life are uncertain, mysterious, and even unknowable. If you have a chance to play in nature, if you are sprayed by a beetle, if the color of a butterfly's wing comes off on your fingers, if you watch a caterpillar spin its cocoon
you come away with a sense of mystery and uncertainty. The more you watch, the more mysterious the natural world becomes, and the more you realize how little you know. Along with its beauty, you may also come to experience its fecundity, its wastefulness, aggressiveness, ruthlessness, parasitism, and its violence. These qualities are not well-conveyed in textbooks. #Quote by Michael Crichton
Uncertainty quotes by Dan Chaon
#162. I've always felt personally and emotionally closer to the searchers, rather than to the finders ... to those who don't get answers, as opposed to those who do. For me, the experience of epiclitus is closely related to the experience of the uncanny, but also to the experience of complex and problematic emotions, like yearning, and awe, and psychic unease, which are of particular interest to me. That precipice of endless uncertainty, of the impenetrable - those are the moments that I've always loved in literature, as well as the moments that have haunted me in life. #Quote by Dan Chaon
Uncertainty quotes by Ernest Holmes
#163. Life is infinite energy coupled with limitless creative imagination. It is the invisible essence and substance of every visible form. Its nature is goodness, truth, wisdom and beauty, as well as energy and imagination. Our highest satisfaction comes from a sense of conscious union with this invisible Life. All human endeavor is an attempt to get back to first principles, to find such an inward wholeness that all sense of fear, doubt and uncertainty vanishes. #Quote by Ernest Holmes
Uncertainty quotes by Gerhard Richter
#164. This superficial blurring has something to do with the incapacity I have just mentioned. I can make no statement about reality clearer than my own relationship to reality; and this has a great deal to do with imprecision, uncertainty, transience, incompleteness, or whatever. But this doesn't explain the pictures. At best it explains what led to their being painted. #Quote by Gerhard Richter
Uncertainty quotes by Bent Flyvbjerg
#165. Uncertainty in estimating viability is related in this way not only to the innate difficulty of predicting the future but also to power and interests. #Quote by Bent Flyvbjerg
Uncertainty quotes by Leon Garfield
#166. Bleeding, idleness and mist, he murmured in an unusual mood of poetry.
It's like life, isn't it...
First the wound, then the resting, and then the uncertainty of it all. #Quote by Leon Garfield
Uncertainty quotes by Don Iveson
#167. I think the economy is the point of greatest uncertainty for most people. #Quote by Don Iveson
Uncertainty quotes by Marty Rubin
#168. I prefer to drift rather than steer toward some known shore. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Uncertainty quotes by Johnny Rich
#169. The future is certain. It is just not known. #Quote by Johnny Rich
Uncertainty quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#170. Life is a misery, death an uncertainty. Suppose it steals suddenly upon me, in what state shall I leave this world? When can I learn what I have here neglected to learn? Or is it true that death will cut off and put an end to all care and all feeling? This is something to be inquired into.
But no, this cannot be true. It is not for nothing, it is not meaningless that all over the world is displayed the high and towering authority of the Christian faith.
Such great and wonderful things would never have been done for us by God, if the life of the soul were to end with the death of the body. Why then do I delay? Why do I not abandon my hopes of this world and devote myself entirely to the search for God and for the happy life? #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Uncertainty quotes by Mario Livio
#171. The biggest stumbling block that has traditionally plagued all the unification endeavors has been the simple fact that on the face of it, general relativity and quantum mechanics really appear to be incomprehensible. Recall that the key concept of quantum theory is the uncertainty principle. When you try to probe positions with an ever-increasing magnification power, the momenta (or speeds) start oscillating violently. Below a certain minuscule length known as the Planck length, the entire tenet of a smooth spacetime is lost. This length (equal to 0.000...4 of an inch, where the 4 is at the thirty-fourth decimal place) determines the scale at which gravity has to be treated quantum mechanically. For smaller scales, space turns into an ever-fluctuating "quantum foam." But the very basic premise of general relativity has been the existence of a gently curved spacetime. In other words, the central ideas of general relativity and quantum mechanics clash irreconcilably when it comes to extremely small scales. #Quote by Mario Livio
Uncertainty quotes by Derek R. Audette
#172. An all encompassing uncertainty on the part of any person is either a sign of utter stupidity or extreme intelligence. Only the not so dumb, or the not so smart, are ever certain about anything. #Quote by Derek R. Audette
Uncertainty quotes by Andy Stanley
#173. Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Uncertainty quotes by Susane Colasanti
#174. She's in that frustrating/euphoric/traumatic new relationship phase of uncertainty where all you want to do is impress the boy. Even if it compromises who you are. Even if it turns you into someone you don't recognize. Why do girls get like that? It's like we'd rather be who we think he wants us to be instead of actually being ourselves. #Quote by Susane Colasanti
Uncertainty quotes by Anonymous
#175. When the future is fogged and ahead lays opportunity but risk, it is better to tread a careful path through the uncertainty than to wait for the mist to clear, if it ever does. #Quote by Anonymous
Uncertainty quotes by Robert J. Havighurst
#176. The modern world needs people with a complex identity who are intellectually autonomous and prepared to cope with uncertainty; who are able to tolerate ambiguity and not be driven by fear into a rigid, single-solution approach to problems, who are rational, foresightful and who look for facts; who can draw inferences and can control their behavior in the light of foreseen consequences, who are altruistic and enjoy doing for others, and who understand social forces and trends. #Quote by Robert J. Havighurst
Uncertainty quotes by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
#177. We don't always know the details of our future. We do not know what lies ahead. We live in a time of uncertainty. We are surrounded by challenges on all sides. Occasionally discouragement may sneak in to our day; frustration may invite itself into our thinking; doubt might enter about the value of our work. In these dark moments Satan whispers in our ears that we will never be able to succeed, that the price isn't work the effort, and that our small part will never make a difference. He, the father of all lies, will try to prevent us from seeing the end from the beginning. #Quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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#178. They're similar, Cara and Tris, two women sharpened by loss. The difference is that Cara's pain has made her certain of everything, and Tris has guarded her uncertainty, protected it, despite all she's been through. She still approaches everything with a question instead of an answer. It is something I admire about her - something I should probably admire more. For #Quote by Veronica Roth
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#179. A confused and weak man hides his weakness and uncertainty with fiery speeches. #Quote by Rick Perlstein
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#180. I waited for him to come with me, to accept that we were now in this together again, that time and distance and uncertainty hadn't been enough to shake us. And he did. #Quote by Alexandra Bracken
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#181. War is the province of chance. in no other sphere of human activity must such a margin be left for this intruder. it increases the uncertainty of every circumstance and deranges the course of events. #Quote by Carl Von Clausewitz
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#182. Social Skills Training

Social skills training is based on the belief that socially anxious people lack certain social skills, such as how to make small talk or introduce themselves to strangers. Therapists think that anxiety would lessen for people if they knew the correct way to behave. In social skills training, you practice techniques such as rehearsal (practicing a certain skill until it becomes comfortable), modeling (imitating others in social situations until the behavior feels natural), and role playing. You also receive homework assignments, such as "This week, talk about the weather with three strangers."
A problem with this type of therapy is that even though many people know how they should act, they can't do it because of fear, negative thoughts, and avoidance. Although practicing social skills may take away some of the uncertainty, it doesn't address the deeper issues. #Quote by Heather Moehn
Uncertainty quotes by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
#183. The Uncertainty Principle states that you can know where a particle is, or you can know where it's going, but you can't know both at the same time. The same, it turns out, is true of people. And when you try, when you look too closely, you get the Observer Effect. By trying to work out what's going on, you're interfering with destiny. A particle can be in two places at once. A particle can interfere with its own past. It can have multiple futures, and multiple pasts. The universe is complicated. #Quote by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
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#184. Our great struggle in medicine these days is not just with ignorance and uncertainty. It's also with complexity: how much you have to make sure you have in your head and think about. There are a thousand ways things can go wrong. #Quote by Atul Gawande
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#185. Hope and uncertainty [are] the twin ingredients necessary for romance to thrive ... Nothing begins with so much excitement and hope, or fails as often, as love. #Quote by Diane Ackerman
Uncertainty quotes by Oscar Wilde
#186. ALGERNON. I really don't see anything romantic in proposing. It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If ever I get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
JACK. I have no doubt about that, dear Algy. The Divorce Court was specially invented for people whose memories are so curiously constituted.
ALGERNON. Oh! there is no use speculating on that subject. Divorces are made in Heaven- ... #Quote by Oscar Wilde
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#187. No battle was hard, no decision was dangerous where there was no soggy uncertainty, no shapeless evasion to encounter. #Quote by Ayn Rand
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#188. Many times in life we'll look far into our future with uncertainty. None of us can predict the future, so enjoying life one day at a time will remain much easier and fulfilling. #Quote by Ron Baratono
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#189. The warmth of your heart is tauntingly near, but you reserve it as you shut me out in the lizard of your doubt. Is it because you don't understand the freakish assembly of my soul, a soul that was once broken? In some ways I guess I don't blame you. if I had the opportunity to avoid the vague horizon of my future, I would. But these are the cards I've been dealt and I still don't know all the rules of the game. My burden is heavy and becomes harder to bear each day. I know I have the ability to endure it alone if I really persevere, but I prefer a steady hand to help guide me along the way and maybe even hold me in times of uncertainty. #Quote by Shykia Bell
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#190. I think about death, when I lie in bed and imagine disintegrating, my skin going leathery and my hair petrifying and a tree growing out of my stomach, it's a way to avoid what's right in front of me. It's a way to not be here, in the uncertainty of right now. #Quote by Lena Dunham
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#191. In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope. #Quote by O. Carl Simonton
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#192. You know, businesses hate uncertainty more than anything else. #Quote by Carwyn Jones
Uncertainty quotes by Emil M. Cioran
#193. My memories, with images by Botticelli and harmonies by Mozart, of returning from a far away place, of the time when my tears were acts of worshiping the sun… All these melancholies awaken my angelic places of the past, solitary and silent scenery, the scenery of grand recollections and grand forgetfulness; all my melancholies bring my distances closer to one another; they ravish deeply all the springs of my childhood and bring to light the uncertainty of some distant memory or a regret about a world whose tears are like mirrors of the soul. Melancholic confessions: they are the only proof of the lost paradise. #Quote by Emil M. Cioran
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#194. Silence nurtures the soul, relaxes the body temple and gives us the strength we need in moments of uncertainty. Welcome it. #Quote by Ana Ortega
Uncertainty quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#195. the ultimate standard, by which we determine all disputes, that may arise concerning them, is always derived from experience and observation. Where this experience is not entirely uniform on any side, it is attended with an unavoidable contrariety in our judgments, and with the same opposition and mutual destruction of argument as in every other kind of evidence. We frequently hesitate concerning the reports of others. We balance the opposite circumstances, which cause any doubt or uncertainty; and when we discover a superiority on any side, we incline to it; but still with a diminution of assurance, in proportion to the force of its antagonist. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Uncertainty quotes by Wallace D. Wattles
#196. You must eliminate from your thoughts all doubt and uncertainty that you will get well; that you will succeed; that you will gain your point and get what you want. You may have some uncertainty as to methods, but you must have none as to ultimate results. You may not feel certain that you will succeed today, or next week, but you must feel certain that you will succeed sometime. #Quote by Wallace D. Wattles
Uncertainty quotes by Albert Camus
#197. Every reflection today, whether nihilist or positivist, gives birth, sometimes without knowing it, to
standards that science itself confirms. The quantum theory, relativity, the uncertainty of interrelationships,
define a world that has no definable reality except on the scale of average
greatness, which is our own. The ideologies which guide our world were born in the time of absolute
scientific discoveries. Our real knowledge, on the other hand, only justifies a system of thought based on
relative discoveries. "Intelligence," says Lazare Bickel, "is our faculty for not developing what we think
to the very end, so that we can still believe in reality." Approximative thought is the only creator of
reality. #Quote by Albert Camus
Uncertainty quotes by Pella Grace
#198. We tangle and merge. Love and let go. No one will ever know her like I do. I've touched every inch of skin. I've explored every part of her being. I love her shy when I pull her to my hips, my lap. I love her present uncertainty for things she knows how to do so fucking good. I love her pink flushed skin all over. #Quote by Pella Grace
Uncertainty quotes by Dewitt Jones
#199. So we live in an accelerating possibility curve. Perhaps we can't control it, but we can learn to ride it like a surfer on a wave or a bird on a thermal, to use its power to take us where we want to go - to live in uncertainty and yet act with confidence. #Quote by Dewitt Jones
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#200. When the Soul that is sprung from God's Word and Will is entered into its own desire to will of itself, it will run in mere uncertainty till it return to its Original again. #Quote by Jakob Bohme

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