Top Spontaneity Quotes

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1. "I could use a little monotony in my life. Spontaneity is exhausting."
Author: A. Meredith Walters
2. "You can devise all the plans in the world, but if you don't welcome spontaneity; you will just disappoint yourself."
Author: Abigail Biddinger
3. "Spontaneity is one of the joys of existence, especially if you prepare for it in advance."
Author: Alan Dean Foster
4. "But spontaneity is not by any means a blind, disorderly urge, a mere power of caprice. A philosophy restricted to the alternatives of conventional language has no way of conceiving an intelligence which does not work according to plan, according to a one-at-a-time order of thought. Yet the concrete evidence of such an intelligence is right to hand in our own thoughtlessly ordered bodies. For the Tao does not 'know' how it produces the universe just as we do not 'know' how we construct our brains."
Author: Alan Wilson Watts
5. "To sober up seems to many like making life "so serious," as if seriousness precluded joy, warmth, spontaneity and fun. But there can be a delusional, blind quality to non-sober festivities. To have our eyes open soberly with all our senses and memory intact allows some of the most rewarding, soul-nourishing, and long-lasting pleasures possible."
Author: Alexandra Katehakis
6. "Every child likes to take a pencil to make a mark. Everybody makes beautiful things when they are three, four, or five years old. Most people lose that spontaneity; I think that always happens. Some are able to win a second spontaneity."
Author: Alvaro Siza
7. "Spontaneity has its time and its place."
Author: Arthur Frank Burns
8. "It was tragic how life had sucked her down to the bones, all her spontaneity her laughter and freedom had vanished. I knew then that I didn't ever want to be like that. Whatever happened, life was something too precious to give up on so easily."
Author: Belinda Jeffrey
9. "Machines deprive us of two things which are certainly important ingredients of human happiness, namely, spontaneity and variety."
Author: Bertrand Russell
10. "It's in the nature of television to restrain the spontaneity of a live event. Things become more and more prepackaged."
Author: Bill Condon
11. "It was partly the war, the revolution did the rest. The war was an artificial break in life-- as if life could be put off for a time-- what nonsense! The revolution broke out willy-nilly like a sigh suppressed too long. Everyone was revived, reborn, changed, transformed. You might say that everyone has been through two revolutions-- his own, personal revolution as well as the general one. It seems to me that socialism is the sea, and all these separate streams, these private, individual revolutions, are flowing into it-- the sea of life, the sea of spontaneity. I said life, but I mean life as you see it in a great picture, transformed by genius, creatively enriched. Only now people have decided to experience it not in books and pictures, but in themselves, not as an abstraction but in practice."
Author: Boris Pasternak
12. "I'd do almost anything for love, within safe boundaries. I've flown to places to surprise people, even if it was just for a day. I think it's so important to keep the romance alive and make sure the fun and spontaneity are there."
Author: Brittany Murphy
13. "If the mind is calm, your spontaneity and honest thoughts appear. You become more spontaneous."
Author: Chade Meng Tan
14. "Once a decision is made to be tasteful and risk-free, all spark, soul, variety, sleaze, spontaneity and fun go right out the window"
Author: Cintra Wilson
15. "In time, we lose our freshness and spontaneity of true conversation. These are areas in which everyone interested in self-improvement will seek to improve."
Author: Dale Carnegie
16. "I came together with younger musicians and tried to pass on my own experiences. In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
17. "Real laughter is spontaneous. Like water from the spring it bubbles forth a creation of mingled action and spontaneity - two magic potions in themselves - the very essence of laughter - the unrestrained emotion within us!"
Author: Douglas Fairbanks
18. "And that nice little balcony is yours? How cool it looks up there!"He paused a moment. "Come up and see," he suggested. "I can give you a cup of tea in no time—and you won't meet any bores."Her colour deepened—she still had the art of blushing at the right time—but she took the suggestion as lightly as it was made."Why not? It's too tempting—I'll take the risk," she declared."Oh, I'm not dangerous," he said in the same key.In truth, he had never liked her as well as at that moment. He knew she had accepted without afterthought: he could never be a factor in her calculations, and there was a surprise, a refreshment almost, in the spontaneity of her consent."
Author: Edith Wharton
19. "...though she had not had the strength to shake off the spell that bound her to him she had lost all spontaneity of feeling, and seemed to herself to be passively awaiting a fate she could not avert."
Author: Edith Wharton
20. "Allow spontaneity in your life!"
Author: Emilie Barnes
21. "My courage is faith--faith in the eternal resilience of me--that joy'll come back, and hope and spontaneity. And I feel that till it does I've got to keep my lips shut and my chin high and my eyes wide--not necessarily any silly smiling. Oh, I've been through hell without a whine quite often--and the female hell is deadlier than the male."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
22. "Travel releases spontaneity. You become a godlike creature full or choice, free to visit the stately pleasure domes, make love in the morning, sketch a bell tower, read a history of Byzantium, stare for one hour at the face of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Madonna dei fusi.' You open, as in childhood, and--for a time--receive this world. There's visceral aspect, too--the huntress who is free. Free to go, free to return home bringing memories to lay on the hearth."
Author: Frances Mayes
23. "The essence of pleasure is spontaneity."
Author: Germaine Greer
24. "Animated films are so precisely engineered - right down to forming lines of dialogue with words pulled from several different takes - how do you translate that spontaneity from the live-action to the digital realm?"
Author: Gore Verbinski
25. "For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity."
Author: Henri Cartier Bresson
26. "Often, even after years, mental states once present in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity and without any act of the will; that is, they are reproduced involuntarily."
Author: Hermann Ebbinghaus
27. "I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life."
Author: J.A. Redmerski
28. "I don't like spontaneity; there you go. I'm wary of it."
Author: Jacques Audiard
29. "The passion and spontaneity in music is all gone."
Author: Jan Hammer
30. "We can't jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can't take skinny dips in the ocean because there's no service on the beach and adventures aren't real unless they're on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we're helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag."
Author: Jeremy Glass
31. "Hopefully I'm bringing to rock n' roll the kind of spontaneity that I love, and always believed rock and roll stands for."
Author: Joe Perry
32. "Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are."
Author: John McLaughlin
33. "What did she love Shelley for? His reckless spontaneity -- like this. His helpless generous nature -- like this. His treatment of her as a reasonable human being and not a trembling little rose -- and so on. If she loved him for these things, could she hate him for them? Could she?"
Author: Jude Morgan
34. "That one thing you do give up when you get married is that magic moment of meeting someone, and the sparks and the spontaneity."
Author: Katie Aselton
35. "There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity."
Author: Kenny Rogers
36. "It's basically an act of faith, hoping that a small idea will unspool into a bigger whole. Sometimes, in fact often, it doesn't and it just runs out of steam. The hope for me is that it will snowball. the best way to put it is that I have no particular method or technique per se, other than this: I plan nothing, I outline nothing, I start with an idea or an image or a line of dialogue and see where it leads me. Because I never know what the next page will contain, let alone the end of the book, I am perpetually surprised by the course that my characters take. The writing process is as full of surprises and twists for me as the reading experience is for my readers. I love the spontaneity of writing this way, the possibilities left open, the feeling that I am not constrained or committed to any given path. Every day, I am surprised by something. It may not be the most efficient way of writing, but it has served me well thus far."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
37. "This needs fixing, and I am the one who is going to fix it. I'm okay with that."Arianna nodded. "But how? What are you going to do?""I have some ideas. But first I need something in my stomach before I fall over. So let's go eat and plot and then save the world."David sighed, looking thoughtful."What's up, Dad?" Lend asked."I'm trying to figure out if there's any way I can lock you two in your rooms. I don't think a simple grounding will do it."Raquel laughed. "Good luck trying to force Evie to do anything else once she has made up her mind. She is the definition of a stubborn, headstrong teenager.""And you love me for it.""I do." She hugged me, the spontaneity of the gesture surprising me. Even Lend's expression softened slightly toward her."
Author: Kiersten White
38. "I personally take cues directly from the script, then I like to surprise the other actors. But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up, down or out emotionally. You have to balance the craft with spontaneity."
Author: Lusia Strus
39. "Basketball is an intricate, high-speed game filled with split-second, spontaneous decisions. But that spontaneity is possible only when everyone first engages in hours of highly repetitive and structured practice--perfecting their shooting, dribbling, and passing and running plays over and over again--and agrees to play a carefully defined role on the court. . . . spontaneity isn't random."
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
40. "You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel."
Author: Maurice Ravel
41. "It is above all the valorizing of the present that requires emphasizing. The simple fact of existing, of living in time, can comprise a religious dimension. This dimension is not always obvious, since sacrality is in a sense camouflaged in the immediate, in the "natural" and the everyday. The joy of life discovered by the Greeks is not a profane type of enjoyment: it reveals the bliss of existing, of sharing — even fugitively — in the spontaneity of life and the majesty of the world. Like so many others before and after them, the Greeks learned that the surest way to escape from time is to exploit the wealth, at first sight impossible to suspect, of the lived instant."
Author: Mircea Eliade
42. "Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art"
Author: Oscar Wilde
43. "I am not, as you will have observed, a man greatly enamored of his fellow human beings. I do not enter lightly into the foibles and whimsicalities of others, I do not suffer fools gladly, I seem able, in conversation, only to needle or be needled. My relationships, as a result, are few, and those few are tenuous, prickly sorts of arrangements, altogether lacking in the spontaneity and intimacy for which humans, I'm told, have an instinctive need. I am aware of no such instincts myself."
Author: Patrick McGrath
44. "Films are artifice. We're telling stories on film. At the same time, when it works, there is a real tough immediacy and spontaneity to it, and a punch."
Author: Paul McGann
45. "The erotic state – again, a mixture of concentration and spontaneity – is a hypnoidal state, probably the most powerful kind that we are capable of experiencing, and it is in this condition that unexpected regions of the self are revealed, as the majority of people know from experience."
Author: Peter Redgrove
46. "The modern spirit is a hesitant one. Spontaneity has given way to cautious legalisms, and the age of heroes has been superseded by a cult of specialization. We have no more giants; only obedient ants."
Author: Roger Lowenstein
47. "The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral."
Author: Simon Hoggart
48. "Our emotions are often beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. They represent our spontaneity, and seem to speak to us of our freedom."
Author: Tariq Ramadan
49. "There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course."
Author: Terence Fisher
50. "I'm a guy that appreciates spontaneity and a woman being genuine and different."
Author: Trey Songz

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