Pause Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Pause Quotes from David Cameron, Whitney Port, Shane Carruth, Diane Lane, Lee Iacocca. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect

Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.
David Cameron
Certain things happen in life that force you to take a pause and priorities are constantly changing. You’re meeting different people and things don’t always go as planned, but in the best way possible.
Whitney Port
‘The Master,’ it was really important to me to go see that in the theater, but that’s a very rare occurrence for me. I typically enjoy things on my laptop. I’m in bed; I can be able to pause them.
Shane Carruth
It’s nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.
Diane Lane
We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?
Lee Iacocca
I had a boom box with a dual cassette deck and a mic, so I used to make pause tapes. I think a lot of people started like that because it was all I had. I would just take rap records that I liked and just loop the beat by pressing pause and record and make, like, five minutes of these beats.
With a fast pace world and wanting to reach and accomplish goals sometimes we neglect to pause and just enjoy the moment.
Paul Millsap
For a lot of lads, they grow up going to matches with fathers or mates. Those Saturday or Sundays where you head over to the stadium probably with a scarf on – knowing every word, every clap and every pause to the supporters’ chants.
Graeme Souness
I don’t think we should ever ban anyone based on their religion. That is un-American. It is not good. What the president is doing, everybody needs to realize that what he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s take a step back. Let’s temporarily pause.’
Nikki Haley
In the fun house of today’s metastisizing sports-entertainment megaplex, when every day brings another story revealing how these ‘heroes’ we create are fashioned from base clay, a pause might be in order to reflect on athletes who actually embodied the qualities we think we admire in the too-easily deified.
Mark Frost
One of the hardest areas is duplication; everyone knows there’s lots of duplication in government. But when you ask someone, ‘OK, name two programs that are duplicative,’ typically there’s a long pause.
James Lankford
Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin. We pause long enough to look more carefully at a situation, to see more of its character, to think about why it’s happening, to notice how it’s affecting us and others.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Film is a temporal medium as much as it is a visual medium: you’re playing with time, and you don’t have that ability where someone can pause at home. That’s such a fundamental part of what makes filmmaking exciting to me. I don’t really have as much interest in any other medium. I just like the control.
Jon Watts
I cook. I did the Escoffier course in Paris when I was 21 in one of those periods when it was like a pause. I can cook anything Italian, Chinese.
Marie-Chantal Claire
The Chinese people are a great people; they are industrious and brave, and they never pause in pursuit of progress.
Xi Jinping
‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a bust, right? That was a bummer. We didn’t pause on it for a long time – we didn’t go through therapy – but it was weird. And because it was a bust, we didn’t go on tour.
I actually am terrified of horror movies. I’m very sensitive. But for me, I get so scared of horror movies that if I know something is coming I’ll actually pause the movie and fast forward.
Lulu Wang
As you talk to Heavenly Father and pour out your heart to Him, you will draw closer to Him. Then pause, stop, and listen to the feelings of your heart. Seek to understand the promptings of the Spirit. As you pray sincerely, you will come to feel Heavenly Father’s great love for you.
Margaret D. Nadauld
The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.
Herbert Hoover
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
Florence Kelley
Everyone takes pause at 40. It’s the age you have to assess everything in your life. It’s the fictitious marker that’s always coming up when you’re young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.
Paul Feig
Comedy is all about the pause.
Ron White
You tend to take your journey for granted after a while, but when I pause and look back, I feel blessed that I had so many opportunities.
Zeenat Aman
Sometimes I have to pause to make the distinction between Ben the teenager and Ben the businessman.
Ben Casnocha
The end of a tournament is a good time to pause.
Joachim Low
Typically, when you read, you have more time to think. Reading gives you a unique pause button for comprehension and insight. By and large, with oral language – when you watch a film or listen to a tape – you don’t press pause.
Maryanne Wolf
In principle. what is done is to take the nucleus out of a cell with a very fine micro-pipette or needle and introduce it into an egg. That had been done with amphibians a long time ago, and then there was a long pause of many years before people were clever enough to make that work in the sheep.
John Gurdon
If we cannot come together to pause, to respect our dead and the heroic lives of meaning they led, then ours is truly a civilization lost.
Mark McKinnon
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain
I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials.
Adam Carolla
What’s really interesting is the introduction of the tablet – not just the iPad, but the Nook and the Kindle. While they aren’t going to solve all of our problems, I do think they make it easier for people to pause, linger, read and really process very important ideas.
Chris Hughes
There was an existential moment – I don’t know if I want to call it crisis – when I turned 50 and I felt ‘this is interesting; how did this happen?’ It affected me in a way I wasn’t expecting. It made me pause for reflection.
Bill Bailey
You know I never used to be a bad flyer, but I did start to have a fear of flying after I shot a movie where I was terrorized on a plane. I made Wes Craven’s ‘Red Eye’. I don’t think they’re linked but it does make me pause and wonder if they are, so perhaps I will explore that in therapy some day.
Rachel McAdams
John Howard Davies was not a very human person… if you made a mistake of any kind, any sort of pause in speech, he would treat you rather as if he was a schoolmaster.
Graham Chapman
One thing that did give me pause for thought, when I told my female friends now that I was writing about a 13-year-old girl, without exception they all said, ‘I would not go back to being 13 for a million pounds.’
Allison Pearson
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Any time an elected official in the world we’re in today that appears so dysfunctional challenges a core constituency not of their opponent but of their own political base, I think we should pause and give them credit.
Jeb Bush
The secret of it is to read what you’ve got in front of you. Don’t, if you suspect that something has a double meaning, don’t pause. Don’t put on a leery vocal expression if you know what I mean on radio. Don’t sort of do anything other than read it.
Humphrey Lyttelton
I want to stay in some era and remain there like a stupid idiot and see what happens when you try to pause time and not affect it. Not succeed. Not try to think ahead or think behind.
Ariel Pink
I tell women to not make hasty decision based on circumstances on just that moment in time. Press the pause button.
Lynne Doughtie
When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause.
Douglas Rushkoff
As the novelty of wearable tech gives way to necessity – and, later, as wearable tech becomes embedded tech – will we be deprived of the chance to pause, reflect, and engage in meaningful, substantive conversations? How will our inner lives and ties to those around us change?
Klaus Schwab
My father’s body lies in a stone tomb high on a hill. People walk by, pause, think their own thoughts about him and move on, back to their own lives. I can never move on. He is everywhere.
Patti Davis
We live across the street from our Roman Catholic parish, 39 steps away from the holy water, so close that the church bells mark every moment of our day. We wake up to the pealing, we pause several times a day to hear the beautiful songs ring out.
Michael Caputo
I admit that when challenging times first surface, it’s not first instinct to do a happy dance. But when you take time to pause and add insight to injury, you will immediately start to feel empowered to make those majorly needed life shifts.
Karen Salmansohn
I’d rather try and cram in another two gags than leave a pause to say, ‘Hey, wasn’t that bit funny?’
Edgar Wright
I think it is incumbent on the rest of us – and I would suggest that includes other European leaders – to pause in what has become a very popular game of telling the Greeks how to run their lives.
Charles Dallara
I took my hand off the pause button. I had my life on pause. You get stuck, especially when you’re drinking and isolating. I started homing in on what I wanted to do as a person. Just try to grow up.
Jeff Bauman
During the songs, you transcend yourself. The best way to be in the performance is to be without pause and be essentially in the moment, in that moment of expression.
Florence Welch
We need to hit pause, and possibly reset, as we think about this whole Syrian refugee resettlement issue.
Jeff Duncan
I was a litigation lawyer, following the crowd off the proverbial cliff, when I pressed the pause button.
Robin S. Sharma
I don’t want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I’m really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.
Rosemarie DeWitt
No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.
Lefty Gomez
I think it’s handy for a dramatist of any sort, if I can call myself that, to make use of weddings and wakes, to make use of those moments and those rituals that cause us to pause and look back or look forward and understand that life has changed.
Alice McDermott
I edit as I write and shoot. Any extra line, any pause that I know will get chopped on the editing table is done away with then and there.
Rajkumar Hirani
Obviously I am a photographer and I believe in my medium: I do think that powerful photographs can force change. It doesn’t take long to look and be engaged in a strong image whereas, with a story, you have to actually sit down and pause and be involved in it.
Lynsey Addario
I think I had a kind of pause for insight in my 20s when I wasn’t in a relationship and my career wasn’t going the way I wanted it to go. I had time for reflection then.
Ray Liotta
For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.
Marcus Samuelsson
I watched ‘E.T.’ when I was a kid every day. Well, not all of it every day; I’d pause it and start over again. But I’ve watched ‘E.T.’ about 400 times in my life.
Francois Arnaud
Another good rule for social media, I find, is to never type and post. Instead, be sure to type, pause, think, and then post.
Katie Piper
I wasn’t afraid of treating Ebola patients in the isolation unit. That was the safest job. But seeing patients in the clinic, seeing patients in the emergency room, being in the community – those things gave me pause.
Kent Brantly
Life is a weird thing because it puts roadblocks in front of you, sometimes you gotta go through it, sometimes you gotta go around it, sometimes you gotta take a pause and look back at what you’re gonna do, have a plan.
Jamal Murray
Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
Arvo Part
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
Lewis Carroll
I like the pause that tea allows.
Waris Ahluwalia
The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image, an email, a call.
Sherry Turkle
The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression – all of that is very important.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I try as much as possible to take a moment every so often, pause, and enjoy the journey.
Tommaso Ciampa
Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
Lance Morrow