31 Peaceful Warrior Quotes To Channel Harmony

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'Peaceful Warrior' is a drama directed by Victor Salva and written by Kevin Bernhardt in the United States.

'Peaceful Warrior' is an adaptation of the 1980 novel 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior' by Dan Millman. The film had a great cast that starred Scott Mechlowicz as Dan Millman and Nick Nolte as Socrates.

The movie revolves around Dan Millman, who has everything going for him: he's a UC Berkeley gymnast with good grades and is admittedly the focus of all his team's envy. Dan also has a chance at the Olympics qualifiers for Men's Gymnastics. But when one day a man shakes Dan's confidence, an accident shatters his bright future. This leads Dan to discover a completely different and enlightened way of life as he begins a journey to find himself again.

'Peaceful Warrior' left us with a lot of inspiring quotes from both the movie and novel. Let's look at some of the best 'Peaceful Warrior' quotes here. If you like these, you should also check out these [serenity quotes] and tranquility quotes.

'The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior' Quotes

Here are some best 'Peaceful Warrior' quotes from the classic book.

1. "If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

2. "Wake up! If you knew for certain that you had a terminal illness - if you had precious little time left to make use of your life and consider who you are, you'd not waste time on self-indulgence or fear, lethargy, or ambition. Be happy now, without reason - or you never will be at all."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

3. "Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

4. "The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

5. "Everyone tells you what’s good for you. They don’t want you to find your own answers. They want you to believe theirs. You can live a whole lifetime never being awake."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

6. "The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

7. "But the mind is like a phantom that lives only in the past or future. Its only power over you is to draw your attention out of the present."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

8. "Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out. Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure. Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

'Peaceful Warrior' Inspirational Quotes

'Peaceful Warrior' quotes show that being a warrior is not only about fighting a war.

Here are some famous warrior quotes from 'Peaceful Warrior' that will definitely inspire you.

9. "Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

10. "Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

11. "In fact, you have no knowledge of where anything is or of what anything is or how it came to be. Life is a mystery."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

12. "Action always happens in the present, because it is an expression of the body, which can only exist in the here and now."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

13. "There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

14. "When you begin your transcendental training, focusing your best efforts, without attachment to outcomes, you will understand the peaceful warrior's way."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

Dan Millman Quotes

Some truly enlightening Dan Millman 'Peaceful Warrior' quotes.

15. "The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

16. "Where are you? Here. What time is it? Now. What are you? This moment."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

17. "I had lost my mind and fallen into my heart."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

18. "Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

19. "Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

20. "There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world because it is all one, you see."

- Dan Millman, 'Way Of The Peaceful Warrior'.

21. "Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

'Peaceful Warrior' Quotes From Socrates

'Peaceful Warrior' was popular in the United States and around the world.

Here are some Socrates quotes that are filled with wisdom from 'Peaceful Warrior'. Quotes Socrates has spoken have true power!

22. "The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it."

- Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

23. "I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside."

- Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

24. "Consciousness is not in the body; the body is in consciousness. And you are that consciousness - not the phantom mind that troubles you so."

- Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

25. "Immortality is already yours, but not in the same way you imagined or hope for. You have been immortal since before you were born and will be long after the body dissolves."

- Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

26. "I think you should continue your training as a gymnast. A warrior does not give up what he loves, Dan. He finds the love in what he does."

- Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

Essential 'Peaceful Warrior' Movie Quotes

Here we have some of the best quotes from the movie 'Peaceful Warrior'.

27. "The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

28. "When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you must first apply the peanuts, not the jelly, to the bottom half of the bread."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

29. "There are no ordinary moments."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

30. "Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

31. "Death isn’t sad. The sad thing is: most people don’t live at all."

- Dan Millman, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 30+ 'Peaceful Warrior' quotes, why not look at these keep calm quotes or chill quotes?

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