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Stillness is the art of being calm, serene, and establishing inner peace.

Thoughts make us wander around the world. Stillness helps us stay in the present and to focus better.

Amid our busy lifestyle, peaceful life is something everybody longs for. One can experience stillness through meditation, yoga, being with nature, reading pleasant books, etc. Staying still in the present state of mind is very important in order to experience tranquillity, reduce stress, and improve overall health.

Check out our best stillness quotes to become free of thoughts and experience stillness. You may also check our other quotes articles on calm quotes and be present quotes.

Best Quotes About Stillness

A famous book named 'Stillness Is the Key' was written by Ryan Holiday and it contains much wisdom about this peaceful state. Stillness gives us the power to lead a life of satisfaction. Read through the below stillness quotes to get motivated and get yourself free from external thoughts.

1."Being still does not mean don't move. It means move in peace."

-E'yen A. Gardner.

2."The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest."

-Bruce Lee.

3."Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found."

-Meister Eckhart.

4."It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing."

-Morgan Freeman.

5."A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence."


6"Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace."

-Mike Ditka.

7."What is true stillness? Stillness in movement."

-Bruce Lee.

8."The secret of the receptive Must be sought in stillness; Within stillness there remains The

potential for action."

-Sun Bu'er.

9."Never miss a good chance to shut up."

-Will Rogers.

10."In an age of movement, nothing is more critical than stillness."

-Pico Iyer.

11."The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand."


12."Men do not mirror themselves in running water, they mirror themselves in still water. Only

what is still can still the stillness of other things."


13."A horrid stillness first invades the ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear."

-John Dryden.

14."To see another with clarity and objectivity, one first must master stillness."

-Alberto Villoldo.

15."Activity conquers cold, but stillness conquers heat."

-Lao Tzu

16."Be still. In that focus, all else comes into focus. In that rift in my routine, the universe falls into alignment."

-Philip Yancey.

17."Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still."

-David Foster Wallace.

18."There's a point when your tape of life runs off the reel and there's this stillness of your own - I got to know myself. "

-Melissa Etheridge.

19."True we travel the world over and over to find the authentic-self, we forget that we carry it within. Simply Pause."

-Evelyn Leilou Colon.

20."Build pockets of stillness into your life."

-Maria Popova.

21."If the greatest god is the stillness all the motions add up to, then we must ineluctably be included."

-A. R. Ammons.

22."Love works miracles in stillness."

-Herbert Read.

23."True power is stillness within motion."


24."One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on."

-D. H. Lawrence.

25."If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind."


26."Comfort will never come to one who does not touch the stillness within himself."

-Jaggi Vasudev.

Wisdom Quotes On Stillness

Stillness is the key to wisdom. One of the best ways to attain knowledge is through experience. Check through the below quotes on serenity and wisdom.

27." Remain still, with the conviction that the Self shines as everything yet nothing, within, without, and everywhere."

-Ramana Maharshi.

28."When you enter a place of stillness, you awaken the divinity within you."

-Peggy Sealfon.

29."Only in stillness does the imperceivable become discernible."

-Bryant McGill.

30."If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice."

-Meister Eckhart.

31."If you seek peace, be still. If you need wisdom, be still. If you need love, be still."

-Becca Lee.

32."God is silent. Now if only man would shut up."

-Woody Allen

33."When the mind is left with nothing to cling to, it becomes still."

-Ramana Maharshi.

34."Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness."

-Meister Eckhart.

35."There is nothing as certain as silence, stillness, and solitude to introduce you to the secrets of yourself."

-Guy Finley.

36."It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are."

-Wei Wu Wei.

37."Life is a dash. Pause in the present. Enjoy this moment."


38."Clarity is often found in stillness."

-Christie Golden.

39."Patience is about understanding the right moment for action and the right moment for stillness."

-Alberto Villoldo.

40."Freedom from desire leads to inner peace."


41."The inner is foundation of the outer. The still is master of the restless. The Sage travels all day yet never leaves his inner treasure."


42."Outward Peace is useless without inner Peace."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

43."Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."

-Leonardo da Vinci.

44."'There's an old adage,' he said, 'translated from the ancient Coptic, that contains all the wisdom of the ages -- 'Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die.'"

-Beryl Markham.

45.“Be still

Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity”

-Lao Tzu.

46."Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause."

-Bruce Feiler.

47."Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life."

-Lao Tzu.

48."Nothing but stillness can remain when hearts are full Of their own sweetness, bodies of their loveliness."

-William Butler Yeats.

49."At a great pennyworth pause a while."

-Benjamin Franklin.

50."Space and stillness is the light that illuminates the beauty of our soul's being."


51."Stillness is the most powerful virtue against all odds in life."

-Aditya Ajmera.

52."Playing King George, for me, was a lesson in stillness and timing."

-Jonathan Groff.

53."Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. "

-Mark Twain.

54."Slow is fast, gentle is powerful and stillness moves mountains."

-Martha Beck.

55."The greatest fault of the day is the absence of stillness."

-Hazrat Inayat Khan.

56."Do not take hold of a past that no longer serves you, but embrace the stillness that is right now."

-Michelle Cruz.

57."The stillness of October gold Went out like beauty from a face."

-Edwin Arlington Robinson.

58."It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause."

-Jack Benny.

59."The ability to be frightening with stillness is what appeals to me."

-Tony Todd.

60."The slower we go the more we see."

-Wald Wassermann.

61.". . . where an iron bedstead was wrapped in stillness."

-Iris Murdoch.

62."I bathed myself in silence, wrapped warmly in the comfort of the quiet. Yes, the stillness accepts us as we are."

-Liz Newman.

63."There is nothing to save, now all is lost, but a tiny core of stillness in the heart like the eye of a violet."

-D.H. Lawrence.

64."Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God."

-Arvo Part.

65."Love when it’s easy, love when it’s hard and choose love yet still when all is still."

-TemitOpe Ibrahim.

66."When we sit in stillness, we are profoundly active."

-Gunilla Brodde Norris.

67."Stillness is the foundation of understanding and insight."

-Thich Nhat Hanh.

68."Stillness is where the answers to many of our questions come from."

-Christine Comaford.

69."Life is never sterile, never static. Even when the air seems perfectly still great changes are taking place."

-Marty Rubin.

70."Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness."

-Mark Rothko

71."Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance. "

-Morgan Freeman.

Stillness Quotes On Nature

calm light in the forest trees

Stillness reveals the secrets of nature and nature, in turn, teaches us stillness. One can become still by observing the tunes of nature.

72."When all is quiet, and the birds are still, you can learn so much from those browsing hills."

-Laura Bullock.

73."There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling."

-Erich Segal.

74."Winter is the slow-down. Winter is the search for self. Winter gives the silence you need to listen. Winter goes gray so you can see your own colors."

-Terri Guillemets.

75."In stillness the muddied water returns to clarity."


76."Life would be indeed easier if the experimentalists would only pause for a little while!"

-Rudolph A. Marcus.

77."To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."

-Lao Tzu.

78."In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

-Deepak Chopra.

79."If we can only be still, we shall behold, the beauty of a still voice."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

80."For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars."

-Joanne Harris.

81."The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate word from God."

-Jim Elliot.

82."Whenever there is stillness there is the still small voice, God's speaking from the whirlwind, nature's old song, and dance."

-Annie Dillard.

Eckhart Tolle Quotes On Stillness

Eckhart Tolle, the spiritual teacher, has given us many stillness quotes to become free of thoughts and experience inner peace. Find below some stillness quotes, including 'Stillness Speaks' quotes from his book, to improve one's mental being.

83."Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness."

-Eckhart Tolle.

84."Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now."

-Eckhart Tolle.

85."The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it."

-Eckhart Tolle.

86."It is the stillness that will save and transform the world."

-Eckhart Tolle.

87."With stillness comes the benediction of Peace."

-Eckhart Tolle

88."Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be."

-Eckhart Tolle.

89."Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your


-Eckhart Tolle.

90."Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness."

-Eckhart Tolle.

91."To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe."

-Eckhart Tolle.

92."Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and listen. No more is needed."

-Eckhart Tolle.

93."We have forgotten what rocks and plants still know - we have forgotten how to be - to be still - to be ourselves - to be where life is here and now."

-Eckhart Tolle.

94."All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness."

-Eckhart Tolle.

95."The equivalent of external noise is the inner noise of thinking. The equivalent of external silence is inner stillness."

-Eckhart Tolle.

96."Stillness is the only thing in this world that has no form. But then, it is not really a thing, and it is not of this world."

-Eckhart Tolle.

97."Meet everyone and everything through stillness rather than mental noise."

-Eckhart Tolle.

98."Everything natural – every flower, tree, and animal – has important lessons to teach us if we only stop, look, and listen."

-Eckhart Tolle.

99."To be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be present."

-Eckhart Tolle.

100."Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness."

-Eckhart Tolle.

101."Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the

inside right, the outside will fall into place."

-Eckhart Tolle.

102."Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions."

-Eckhart Tolle.

103."To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present."

-Eckhart Tolle.

104."Stillness is your essential nature."

-Eckhart Tolle.

105."Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behaviour. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain."

-Eckhart Tolle.

106."Whenever you deeply accept this moment as it is - no matter what form it takes - you are still, you are at peace."

-Eckhart Tolle.

Inspirational Quotes On Stillness

Stillness is the key to inner strength. People with good inner strength are more confident, enthusiastic, and tolerant. Take time to go through the below inspirational stillness quotes.

107."Spend time in silence. Take time to get to know yourself and your genius in stillness."


108."Only in the stillness of detachment can the soul yield up her secrets."

-Elsa Barker.

109."In the stillness of life, we find our higher self. Be still and God is with you. Be still, and you are never alone."

-Donald L. Hicks.

110."Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself."

-Hermann Hesse.

111."There’s a place inside of you where you can retreat and enjoy perfect stillness."

-Doreen Virtue.              

112."Whatever has happened to you in your past has no power over this present moment, because life is now."

-Oprah Winfrey.

113."Your first daily priority should be stillness, attention to what you really know and what you really  feel."

-Martha Beck.

114."The point of power is always in the present moment."

-Louise L. Hay.

115."Stillness within one individual can affect society beyond measure."

-Bede Griffiths.

116."Inner stillness is the key to outer strength."

-Jared Brock.

117."You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible."

-Deepak Chopra.

118."We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency."

-Rem Koolhaas.

119."In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair."

-Howard Thurman.

120."God will fight your battles if you just keep still. He is able to carry you through."

-Germany Kent.

121."Compose yourself in stillness, draw your attention inward and devote your mind to the Self. The wisdom you seek lies within."

-Lord Krishna, Bhagavad Gita.

122."Turn your attention inward and explore the stillness that lives within."

-Tiffany Stoffer.

123."That's what I think is the biggest challenge, is just being still and learning how to just be present in that stillness and not over do it, not over act."

-Andy Serkis.

124."All that moves exhausts itself eventually. Only that which is still is for always."


125."In the stillness, a fly would not have dared clear its throat."

-Douglas Adams.

126."Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made."

-Gore Vidal.

127."Teach your mind to be still, just like you would teach a puppy to sit."

-Bert McCoy.

128."It was stillness, she learned, that at the time was the greatest movement."

-Shobha Rao.

129."In my silence and stillness, my soul dances with the ecstasy of life."

-Debasish Mridha.

130."The most powerful forces in the universe are infinite. Love, imagination, intuition, stillness. Then why should we define our soul?"

-Matthew Donnelly.

131."That stillness and vastness that enables the Universe to be, is not just out there in space...it is also within you."

-Eckhart Tolle.

Silence And Stillness Quotes

Can we imagine life without peace and harmony? Stillness answers many questions within us. Self-realization is the best gift we can give ourselves. Here are stillness quotes to stay motivated.

132."Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues."

-Kilroy J. Oldster.

133."Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating an emotional clearing to allow ourselves to feel, think, dream and question."

-Brené Brown.

134."Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers."

-The Sabi.

135."In the stillness the voice inside is louder, much louder, and cannot be ignored."

-Diane Brown.

136."Movement is the freedom of the body; stillness, of the mind."

-Marty Rubin.

137."Sometimes you don't have to say anything. Silence speaks it all."

-Disha Patani.

138."Silence is so freaking loud."

-Sarah Dessen.

139."Just come into stillness. Have your intention be to relax with the breath. That will begin to set in motion a habit that will start to train the mind."

-Tara Brach.

140."I said to my soul, be still, and wait...So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."

-T.S. Eliot.

141."The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song."

-Ralph Brum.

142."When you don’t know what to do, get still. The answer will come."

-Oprah Winfrey.

143."The near stillness recalls what is forgotten, extinct angels."

-Georg Trakl.

144."There was a sudden stillness like the gap between ticks on a clock, but the next tick never coming."

-Sadie Jones.

145."Do whatever you need to slow down. It is time to explore what you are carrying within."

-Roxana Jones.

146."Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think."

-Roy T. Bennett.

147. "I honour the clarity of the present moment, and the stillness at the centre of being (mine & others), even in the midst of so much doing."

― Jay Woodman.

148."Stillness, the wide-eyed stillness, blinks and at once we are awakened – softly, gently, into the mystery of the spaces we breathe."

-Segovia Amil.

149."My heart is tuned to the quietness that the stillness of nature inspires."

-Inayat Khan.

150."Stillness of person and steadiness of features are signal marks of good breeding."

-Oliver Wendell Holmes.

151."Silence is not an absence but a presence."

-Anne D. LeClaire

152."Movement is good for the body. Stillness is good for the mind."

-Sakyong Mipham.

153."In the stillness of the mind I saw myself as I am - unbound."

-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

154."We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence."

-Dag Hammarskjold.

155."Home is where you hear the love within the stillness."

-Raquel Franco.

156."Find a moment of stillness, give your heart a chance to tell you where you really need to be."


157."In stillness, I am speechless."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

158."I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo."

-Sylvia Plath.

159."Awaken the stillness within you."

-Asad Meah.

160."Stillness as a technique is still really captivating to me."

-Adam Baldwin.

161."You can do anything. You can perform miracles, but it won't fulfill you. What will fulfill you is the stillness of eternity."

-Frederick Lenz.

162."Saying nothing sometimes says the most."

-Emily Dickinson.

163."Sometimes you just have to turn off the lights, sit in the dark, and see what happens inside of you."

-Adam Oakley.

164."Through return to simple living comes control of desires. In control of desires stillness is attained. In stillness the world is restored."


165."Pause awhile, And let my counsel sway you. "

-William Shakespeare.

166."Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth. "

-Maxime Lagace.

167."In the stillness, intuition speaks."

-Kim Chestney.

168."Silence is a source of Great Strength."

-Lao Tzu.

169."The good and the wise lead quiet lives."


170."Be still my beating heart, and I will show you what the death of silence is like."

- Anthony T.Hincks.

171."Sincere heart, quiet soul."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

172."I look inside and what do I see? Vast, empty, formless, boundless, stillness."

-Michael Jeffreys.

173."The answers you seek never come when the mind is busy, they come when the mind is still."

-Leon Brown.

174."All that is required to realize the Self is to be still."

-Sri Ramana Maharshi.

175."The stillness of the waters is only drowned out by the sound of your heartbeat."

-Anthony T. Hincks.

176."I am a soul of love. A heart of peace. A mind of stillness. A being of light."

-Julie Parker.

177."Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems

on pause. You deserve a break."

-Akiroq Brost.

178."Be still. Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity."


179."We don’t have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our heart."

-Thich Nhat Hanh.

180."Among my stillness was a pounding heart."

-Shannon A. Thompson.

181."True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."

-William Penn.

182."Feel your emotions, Live true your passions, Keep still your mind."

-Geoffrey M. Gluckman.

183."I have a real problem with stillness. With just stopping and being quiet."

-Gillian Anderson.

184."The Internet has become my enabler. It keeps me from stillness and discomfort, and this keeps me from growing."

-Glennon Doyle Melton.

185."I see my work behind the camera as the actualization of a poem. I like to linger on images, conveying things through stillness."

-Lisa Joy.

Meditation Quotes

One of the best ways to live with the power of peace is through meditation. Mediation gives a deep state of relaxation and a peaceful mind. Find below are meditation quotes on stillness.

186."I've never meditated in my life. I don't practice yoga nor any religion. I'm a tourist on the realm of stillness."

- Pico Iyer.

187."In quietness we find inner peace."

-Lailah Gifty Akita.

188."Peace is our very nature, and yoga leads you to inner peace."

-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

189."In my stillness I am the eternal possibility. In my movement, I am the cosmos."

-Deepak Chopra.

190."On one level, life is effervescent and active. On another level, it is absolutely still. The inner stillness nourishes the outer activity."

-Jaggi Vasudev.

191."We meditate so we can see miracles unfolding. Without stillness life is a blur."

-Russell Simmons.

192."Stillness is the altar of the spirit."

-Paramahansa Yogananda.

193."Yoga means stillness of mind and freedom from oscillations and various mental processes."

-Baba Ramdev, Patanjali.

194."Meditation in the midst of activity is a thousand times superior to meditation in stillness."

-Hakuin Ekaku.

195."Surrender is a journey from the outer turmoil to the inner peace."

-Sri Chinmoy.

196."Meditation is realizing and expanding your inner beauty in every direction."

-Amit Ray.

197."Meditation makes the entire nervous system go into a field of coherence."

-Deepak Chopra.

198."In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds."

-John of the Cross.

199."Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space."

-Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

200."Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace."

-Dalai Lama.

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