We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Restless Quotes from Tobias Wolff, Jackie Shroff, Robert Richardson, Walter Lippmann, Samuel Hoffenstein. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
But a lot of writers – and I’m one of them – do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it’s a goad and does keep you alert and restless.
If you desire, you are restless.
I have developed my eye as a cinematographer through the craft of operating. When I am not operating, I am often anxious, uncertain, restless, sometimes irritable. When I am in the position of working with Steadicam or remote cameras, I fly with a broken wing.
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
When you’re away, I’m restless, lonely, Wretched, bored, dejected; only here’s the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you’re near.
It’s not easy to retire at 31. In one respect I was glad I was done. But after a few years of having fun, I got a little restless. When you’re 33, 34, and you don’t have a focus, you can get kind of lost. As a man, you feel a little bit unfulfilled.
I don’t feel restless, I just like to travel.
Restless, and in desperate need of adventure, I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west with a couple of guys I smoked pot with, scandalizing my family.
In Princess Margaret I found a fine friend who could steady my restless nature and offer wise counsel.
I get restless easily so I always want to keep working, but I am trying to pace it as well.
I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.
Americans are nervous; Americans are restless; and what troubles me the most is that Americans are uncharacteristically pessimistic.
I have been restless for as long as I can remember.
I struggle with myself every day – I am a lonesome person. I talk to my family – and I connect to some people deeply along the way – but I am a restless soul. Singing is the most immediate relief.
As I’ve grown older, I have begun to marvel… at how much of my life I have spent among ghosts. These are no malevolent presences… Rather, they are such restless spirits as only the strange twentieth-century cocktail of celebrity, technology and collective memory could produce.
It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
This was in ’79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything.
The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.
I was too restless as a boy to sit through an entire mass. It was akin to aversion training. I looked at it like a puppet show with a totally predictable story line. The only aspect I really liked was the music.
The more I get used to my life, the more restless I become.
What difference is there between us, save a restless dream that follows my soul but fears to come near you?
Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers, Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate, and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world, allowed limited municipal elections.
I was very restless. I really wanted to be a part of a kind of a progressive society. I was fed up with these Communist doctrines and you were hassled all the time with members of the Party committee who were KGB, what you have to do, where in the West you can go or not to go.
You can always recognise my restless peers and me; we are the people whose feet you hear tramping along the pavement at the other end of the phone line because we can only make calls while moving.
Scientists who study play, in animals and humans alike, are developing a consensus view that play is something more than a way for restless kids to work off steam; more than a way for chubby kids to burn off calories; more than a frivolous luxury.
Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular, about this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, that he has quite forgot how to go there.
I thank my personal staff for their restless sacrifice for my work.
For the first time, I lived alone… in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
Many actors are not willing to wait and take the risk. They get restless sitting at home and, eventually, take up anything that comes their way. It’s not that I wasn’t offered supernatural shows and love stories again, but I chose to wait for the right opportunity. I deserve variety, or I will feel stagnant.
I get really restless when I haven’t worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me!
I am a workaholic. I am very restless, and I am always looking for good work. I don’t act for the heck of it; I do it because I love it.
Tons of musicians who I love are imprisoned by their identity. That can be totally fine because they are so amazing in their technique, but for me, I’m a little too restless for that.
I was just restless with being in school; so I went out to Los Angeles.
There is a restless identity in the New World. The New World needs an identity without guilt or blame.
I TiVo ‘CSI,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Young and The Restless’ – my husband hates that one – and that’s pretty much it.
Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby?
I am a restless person.
I left school at sixteen – I was fed up and restless. The only thing that interested me at school was English language and literature, but I didn’t have Latin, and so couldn’t go on to university. So I went to a few drama schools, not studying seriously; I was mostly in love at the time and tied up with that.
When I finish a book, I get extremely restless; I have to aggressively find ways to occupy myself; going off into the woods alone, doing things that are physically or mentally demanding to keep myself busy until the next big idea comes.
I need a coaching job in the NBA. I’m restless and I need money.
‘The Young and the Restless’ is my favorite television show.
Today’s singers don’t have the time and are very restless and they want to record and just run away.
Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night; Lead me, O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?’ My husband’s view of it was, ‘Stay home… We’ll have more children; you’ll love this.’ And I was very restless about it.
I bounce my knees, but I do not have restless leg syndrome. I did an interview, I don’t even know who it was with, and they said I told them I have restless leg syndrome and it distracts me from my work. I do not have any syndrome.
I will be honest, I’ve had a couple of restless nights thinking, I cannot go and look stupid!’
Sundown is often the worst time of day for people with dementia. They can become restless and difficult.
I never believe I tread the wrong path by becoming a disciple of Acharya Rajneesh. During the restless period of my life in the late ’70s, I found solace in his teachings. However later Vijay Anandsaab helped me to grow out of the influence of Acharya Rajneesh.
I was very restless, but finally I found my way.
By the time I went to Yale, I’d been acting for a long time and I was really tired of it. I was restless – and a little bored – and I was really eager to investigate different parts of myself.
I think my mom put me in tap classes when I was three, which I never pursued. I don’t know how to tap. Then we moved to Portugal when I was five, and, I think, she put me in ballet classes immediately. Then I was expelled for being too restless – I am too high energy – and was told I could go do rhythm gymnastics.
I cannot sleep – great joy is as restless as great sorrow.
I often thought I was in the wrong business. I was pretty seriously thinking of tossing it in before I shot Shine. I do not know why. I was pretty restless, I had been through a bad period of stress induced anxiety – panic attacks – and I was not sure of what I wanted to do.
Waiting makes me restless. When I’m ready, I’m ready.
As a young person growing up in Washington, D.C., summers were hot, humid and relentless. My friends and I grew more restless and adventurous with every passing year.
In the Tea Party era, it is the restless conservative Republican who has become passion’s plaything, the toy of impetuous romance, an erotomania only intensified by the lusting for an upstart savior.
Restless’ was something totally different, and I couldn’t use the same material. ‘Man Vs. Machine’ is scientific. It’s broken down in a whole different way.
With me, satisfaction is always very fleeting with our work. I always get a little restless with it.
When I watch films or tv that I’ve done, I get very restless and tend to not sit still.
I’m a very restless person. I’m always doing something. The creative process never stops.
People in both parties are restless for change, ready to break free of old patterns in Washington.
My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.
I am a restless person.
I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.
In person, George W. Bush is extremely forceful. He has a restless energy when he sits in a chair, and nearly leaps out of it when making certain points.
One of the challenges of having exceptionally high quality talent is that they’re constantly restless, and they’re constantly on the lookout for opportunities.
We have ground for believing that a noble form of socialism existed among the prehistoric and primitive people on this planet, the people that broke into restless groups after the ancient Deluge and went wandering over the globe. For we find a socialist tendency in all the barbaric tribes of earth.
To a mind like mine, restless, inquisitive, and observant of everything that was passing, it is easy to suppose that religion was the subject to which it would be directed; and, although this subject principally occupied my thoughts, there was nothing that I saw or heard of to which my attention was not directed.
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.
I get restless very easily; I don’t like to do the same thing twice.
In reality, I’m very restless, and I get bored very easily. It’s the same with my career: I need to outperform myself with every film.
I can scarcely stand to have a manicure. I have to have them because you don’t want to look like a disgusting human being – it’s self-care and it has to happen, but I get very restless.
I have always been restless. I have always been a seeker. It is one of the reasons that I train as hard as I do and I have studied as many disciplines as I have. I need to be challenged.
We began as restless and radical. Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our time in office we had lost our way.
Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative – despite what current ideology says.
I got a restless mentality, I got to move around.
I’m pretty restless in bed, so I can lie there for a couple of hours and be like, ‘Hey, that happened today. What if that happened at a zoo?’ I’ll jot the idea down. Then I’m like, ‘All right, so now that it’s a zoo, that penguin’s loose,’ or, whatever. I usually start with broad ideas.
I’m a very restless person, and new experiences excite me more than anything else.
We’re a restless bunch, and we have a lot of energy – we’re never going to stand still.
On my last two days of ‘Young and the Restless,’ I had 120-something pages of dialogue. My last two days.
Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man’s restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
My friends and neighbors were always fixing their cars. Soldiers who felt restless wanted to work on something, and they understood cars. Me, I like to look at cars but I was never really a mechanic.
Dre was extremely involved in ‘Restless,’ but I told him that the next record had to be called ‘Man Vs. Machine’ because I have specific topics and ways to work my writing for that topic.
In my generation, except for a few people who’d gone into banking or nursing or something like that, middle-class women didn’t have careers. You were to marry and have children and be a nice mother. You didn’t go out and do anything. I found that I got restless.
You feel stressed when you think that you are working. When I am doing movies, I don’t feel that way at all. When I wake up in the morning and then get dressed up for the job, I feel good because this is what I want. I am the happiest that way and honestly, if at all I get a day or two off, I get restless.
I hate resting. I feel restless. My preference is to be working.
For members of a traditional society where many traditions have been discredited, an interest in modernity can result in a restless sophistication. Mehmet Ertegun seems not to have been a restless man.