We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Confronted Quotes from Anais Nin, Mary Steenburgen, Martha Nussbaum, Marianne Williamson, Alice Hoffman. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless.
I think, as an actor, you’re constantly confronted with your fear of sticking your neck out.
Among the good and decent men, some are unprepared for the surprises of life, and their good intentions run aground when confronted with issues like child care.
It’s tempting, when confronted by political malfeasance, to become so absorbed with its symptom that we give too little attention to treating its cause.
The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister going into a room in the castle and finding all the bodies of the wives that came before her – she is confronted with truth, thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don’t.
People think racist abuse stops on the football pitch, but that’s just the beginning. When you go home, you are still confronted with it. Football is just a magnifying glass of the real world.
Part of what I do and what I want to do is I want to bring art into the everyday life. If you can take ordinary just walking in the street and you’re confronted by something, that might change your day – it might inspire you.
In some ways the fact that you are sometimes confronted with people who have such an opposite view to you on certain issues in many ways reinforces that identity that you have.
The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
After an extensive investigation, the office produced a report that addressed the many questions that confronted the difficult issues, it laid out new evidence, and it reached a definitive conclusion.
My friends once told me I remind them of the main character from the American comedy series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ I thought they must mean a sunny, affable girl-next-door, but instead I was confronted with Larry David! Crabby, moody, perversely neurotic Larry David. And the thing is, my friends were right.
Simply, the majority of the most interesting filmmakers are the ones confronted with difficult situations. Their creativity blows a hole in the wall and lets in the light.
You have to take each player as a separate case and understand how to deal with them, which is not easy when you start in the job and are confronted with a player telling you he has a gambling or a drink problem.
I quit my job in New India Insurance and was confronted by various options. I could either go to Pune to do a course in acting from Poona University or shift base to Bombay or Delhi and study at NSD. I opted for the latter because it is the best place to get a formal education in acting.
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
I think that sense of wonderment, where you walk out expecting the ordinary and are confronted by the extraordinary, is something that has always interested me, whether in TV or comic books.
Almost no one refuses the police when confronted on the street or in a train or plane or train station. When you’re confronted by the police, very few – either the foolish or the very brave – will refuse consent when confronted by the police.
For me, ‘The Kite Runner’ became about a guy who’s emotionally shut down because he hasn’t confronted his past.
Humanity will… be confronted with dangers of unprecedented character unless, in due time, measures can be taken to forestall a disastrous competition in such formidable armaments and to establish an international control of the manufacture and use of the powerful materials.
Concerns about the possible side-effects of connected care are swept aside by the expectations of the benefits when people are confronted with a chronic disease themselves. Resistance that could be privacy-related completely disappears.
As movie monsters go, zombies are the most human. They were human at one time. So we are confronted with ourselves in a way, which is much more frightening and disturbing.
I think we are challenged in how we define humanitarian action today and how we relate to long-term needs. We are also confronted with legitimate expectations from the people who want us to respond far more thoroughly to their basic pleas than we would have done in a much more contained form of conflict.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Until I was 16 or 17, I had heard practically nothing about the history that preceded 1945. Only when we were 17 were we confronted with a documentary film of the opening of the Belsen camp.
Often people, when they’re confronted with a poem, it’s like someone who keep saying ‘what is the meaning of this? What is the meaning of this?’ And that dulls us to the other pleasures poetry offers.
Whenever people are confronted by a prediction for the future that they simply cannot or will not believe, they always say, ‘It will never happen in my lifetime.’ If the prediction is something they deplore and fear, they say it with calculated bravado, often adding a smug, snorty hhrrummph.
What is interesting to me about film, and documentary film in particular, is that I can write about these people, and you trust my judgment, more or less, but when you’re confronted yourself with humans who are right there on the screen telling you their story, you make a judgment yourself that is conclusive.
In combat operations in places like Afghanistan, we often confronted the specter of dangerous people with powerful weapons who were a threat to their community and to our soldiers. Our aim was to quickly determine who in that community was a legitimate actor who could be trusted with a firearm and who was not.
Every Medal of Valor recipient has confronted life-threatening danger. Each had their fight-or-flight moment. But each one stood their ground for our safety. We hold them up as examples to other first responders – and to all Americans.
Essayists, like poets, are born and not made, and for one worth remembering, the world is confronted with a hundred not worth reading. Your true essayist is, in a literary sense, the friend of everybody.
I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I’d be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day.
When confronted with the facts of foreign atrocities, the experience is often consigned to the realm of the unimaginable. Fiction makes the unimaginable imaginable.
My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
New York is not a place that lets you be indifferent. New York is this kind of place that, wherever you go, wherever you move, you are always confronted by your own time.
A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence.
I learned denial from my mother. I just never confronted things and if anybody did, I just would go crazy.
There are fewer unwanted pregnancies and fewer occasions where a woman is confronted with that decision if she has access to family planning and birth control. That’s why I support Planned Parenthood; that’s why I support Title X.
If I was confronted with some 20-year-old American hotshot, I’d hate him.
Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.
Too often black people are confronted with an assumption that there is only one way to be black, and that anyone who doesn’t conform is a ‘coconut’ an ‘Uncle Tom’ (or as Ms Dent Coad stated in her blog, a ‘token’). It implies we are too stupid to understand what it means to be conservative, or are race traitors.
I have been regularly confronted with racism, very regularly, and since my earliest childhood.
No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you’re confronted with violence.
Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States.
Our opponents maintain that we are confronted with insurmountable political obstacles, but that may be said of the smallest obstacle if one has no desire to surmount it.
Some members of the Vienna Philharmonic convinced me to try Bruckner, which I have never done before. And that was interesting to me to have this experience with this orchestra, which knows the repertoire very well, and to be confronted with this knowledge, and to learn from them.
When we are confronted with extreme situations, we forget about moral issues; we simply act and must then accept the consequences.
But in fantasy, you can make a complete break, and you can put people in a situation where they are confronted with things that they would not confront in the real world.
Happiness quantification sounds a bit wishy-washy, sure, and through a series of carefully administered surveys across the globe, economists and psychologists have certainly confronted a fair number of sticky issues around how to measure, and even define, happiness.
I feel compelled to make art that on one hand reflects and sometimes almost creates like a sense of comfort when confronted with the strangeness of the world.
The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it.
I was too shy to be confronted by any kind of audience.
I seem to be constantly confronted by theater professionals who are more or less annoyed by the prospect of structure.
Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.
I had people sleeping in front of my home. I couldn’t go anywhere. It confronted me from the moment I woke up. There would be 100 people at the lot where we shot ‘The Partridge Family.’
Once a child is confronted with the concept of death there’s a certain innocence that goes.
I do not feel certain until I have confronted my initial solution with other solutions – although in fact the first solution often proves to be the right one.
I am a very active audience member. I want to be moved. I want to be confronted. I want to feel.
When you are confronted with a level of devastating disease and death, you never lose that sense of unbelievable humility.
Look, you deal with the choices you are confronted with.
Anti-racism is one of our central values and there was a time not long ago when the left actively confronted anti-Semitism.
We only think when we are confronted with problems.
Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we’re not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected.
Considering what Americans have been confronted with in the last ten years, domestically and internationally, it’s clear that we need emotional outlets; we have to have some peace from our problems.
I think George H.W. Bush was confronted with some huge challenges – the invasion of Kuwait, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the fall of the Soviet Union – that he managed with great aplomb.
When they return home from serving our country, our National Guard and Reserve members shouldn’t have to be confronted with red tape in order to access the benefits they’ve earned fighting for our country.
When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans.
When you are raised Catholic, there is one thing that you are confronted with at a young age, and that’s death. You’re confronted with all the big issues – and that sparks deep questions, like what the hell are we doing here, anyway?
Again and again we are confronted with the reality – some might say the problem – of sharing our space with other living things, be they dogs, trees, fish or penguins.
Latter-day Saints, having received the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, are entitled to personal inspiration in the small events of life as well as when they are confronted with the giant Goliaths of life.
When confronted with two alternatives, life and death, one is to choose death without hesitation.
Cities are the origins of global warming, impact on the environment, health, pollution, disease, finance, economies, energy are all problems that are confronted by having cities. That’s where they – all these problems come from.
When I was confronted with just the bare facts of poverty and inequality in America, it always disturbed and confused me.
The virus that causes AIDS is the trickiest pathogen scientists have ever confronted. It mutates furiously, it has decoys to evade the immune system, it attacks the very cells that are trying to fight it, and it quickly hides itself in your genome.
Trump lies when confronted with the truth, since any crack in his narcissism might spread like an Ebola of the soul, and he would deflate like one of Macy’s balloons on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
When people are confronted with something they’ve never seen before, they really don’t know how to react.
Confronted by a skilled examiner, Trump would melt down in minutes. He’d be humiliated, and he knows it – which is why he’s too terrified to give testimony under oath, and why it won’t happen.
The Army confronted racial integration when it was still unpopular in society. It has been struggling to more fully integrate women. Its troops, after all, reflect society.
My experience is that if the military didn’t want to use force and was confronted with a president that did, the military would come back with what I would call the ‘bomb Moscow’ scenario. They would say it had to be done with conditions that were so extreme, you obviously wouldn’t do it.
These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence.
Take the high road. No matter how much strife, and consternation, frustration and anger you might be confronted with – don’t go to that level.
Through every struggle that I have been confronted with and have been subjected to – solitary confinement, long legal battles, and physically transitioning to the woman I have always been – I manage not only to survive, but to grow, learn, mature, and thrive as a better, more confident person.
Any time a black person has the audacity to tell everybody else that they’re also human beings, they are confronted with all kinds of malice and violence and ill will. It’s been that way since black people were brought to this country.
Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they’re going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right.
It raises questions about the natural instincts of Clinton that, when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese, et cetera.
I’m not even scared of the devil. If the devil confronted me, I’d confront him as well.
Looking back over the years, I realize the Bible isn’t magic, but it is corrective; it isn’t an answer book, it is a living book; it isn’t a fix-it book, it is relationship book. When I confront God’s word, I am confronted; when I read God’s word, it reads me; when I seek God’s presence, He seeks me.
We’re confronted with great darkness as a species right now as spiritual creatures on this planet. I don’t think it’s hopeless, and I don’t want ‘You’ve Never Seen Everything’ to make people feel hopeless. But I think we’ve got to call a spade a spade.
There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
The more we learn, the more we will be confronted with decisions that we’ve never had to make before about life, about death, about parenting.
There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all.
The middle of ‘America’s Women’ is about the Civil War, and how women, black and white, confronted slavery and abolition. As in every other period of crisis, the rules of sexual decorum were suspended due to emergency.
As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am confronted every day with the security concerns and threats to our own nation’s safety, as well as threats to the rest of the world.
Universities are no longer educational in any sense of the word that Rousseau would have recognised. Instead, they have become unabashed instruments of capital. Confronted with this squalid betrayal, one imagines he would have felt sick and oppressed.
The misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it.
Often times I’m confronted with a quote that I don’t remember saying. So, on one hand it’s very flattering, it is just so surreal.
Many people first encounter Jesus during childhood when they are suddenly confronted by a horrifying statue of a man nailed to a cross, and this is often a most unfortunate and repulsive beginning.
A president who aspires to be recognized as a global leader should not personally stake out a foreign-policy goal, commit himself eloquently to its attainment, and then yield the ground when confronted by firm opposition.
One of the problems that we are confronted with is, when we decide to buy or build a home, we don’t get a clear picture of what closing costs will be of that home.
In college, when I was kind of confronted with facts and figures about inequality in America, a big impulse I had was to go hang out with homeless people around my university and hear them out and understand their situation from their perspective.