Pause Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pause quotes, pause sayings, and pause proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Pause and remember - The only person you need to believe in you is - you!      

Jennifer Young

Pause and remember - Change will happen the moment you have the courage to change.      

Jennifer Young

Take a long pause ...breathe and know that things are happening for you not to you.     

Ashton Kutcher

It's a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up space.     

Pema Chodron

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.      

Mark Twain

Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you're about to react harshly and you'll avoid doing and saying things you'll later regret.     

Lori Deschene

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.     

Guillaume Apollinaire

The pause between the errors and trials of the day and the hopes of the night.     

Herbert Hoover

Pause and remember - Making the wrong assumptions causes pain and suffering for everyone.     

Jennifer Young

When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause.     

Douglas Rushkoff

Sometimes you need to press pause to let everything sink in.     

Sebastian Vettel

It's not so much knowing when to speak...but when to pause.     

Jack Benny

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

Through the sacred art of pausing, we develop the capacity to stop hiding, to stop running away from our experience. We begin to trust in our natural intelligence, in our naturally wise heart, in our capacity to open to whatever arises.     

Tara Brach

Pausing allows you to take a beat to take a breath in your life.     

Maria Shriver

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

Mark Twain

Pause and remember - Stop procrastinating! Wishing is wonderful but action is what it takes to make it happen.     

Jennifer Young

Too many people go through life without pausing to enjoy what they have.     

David Gemmell

The pause is as important as the note.     

Truman Fisher

Give yourself the permission to pause to create sacred space – the space to consciously choose how you want to respond to any situation.     

Dr. Debra Reble

Practice the pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.      


Try to pause each day and take a walk to view nature.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Pause if you must, but don't stop.     


The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.     

Jerzy Kosinski

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.     

Rollo May

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pause and remember - When you fight reality, you will lose every time. Once you accept the situation for what it truly is, not what you want it to be, you are then free to move forward.     

Jennifer Young