Avoidance Sayings and Quotes

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

A day can really slip by when you're deliberately avoiding what you're supposed to do.     

Bill Watterson

Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.     

R.D. Laing

There is no avoidance in delay.     


It’s not avoidance if you actively plan to pursue it. Someday.     

T.J. Klune

Comfort is a stance of avoidance rather than the pursuit of excellence.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

If you avoid your truthful emotions and pain you will implode and contract into a diminished and feeble state.     

Bryant McGill

You cannot avoid what you fear because what you fear is inside of you.     

Bryant McGill

Avoidance is paying forward that which I would be much wiser to pay off.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

People spend entire lifetimes trying to avoid the things that have already happened.     

Silvia Hartmann

Most of us will do anything to avoid facing ourselves     

Lolly Daskal

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.     

Hellen Keller

When our purpose becomes avoidance, our life becomes a void.     

Bill Crawford

Avoidance of experiences is a fixation and it binds you to the world, it binds you to the personal self.     

Frederick Lenz

Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.     

Paulo Coelho

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.     

Virginia Woolf

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.     

Cyril Connolly

Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.     

Paulo Coelho

Avoidance is a wonderful therapy     

Maggie Stiefvater

All work is the avoidance of harder work.     

James Richardson

Avoid being brainwashed or controlled by the opinions or attitudes of others.     

Steven Redhead

The most common emotional defense is avoidance (an ineffective coping skill for any stressor) as expressed through denial (e.g., "That wasn't really bad, I barely remember it").     

Brian Luke Seaward

Well, it is true. Sometimes avoiding something can give it more and more meaning rather than less and less.     

Tom McNeal

Conflict avoidance often causes greater conflict.     

Bryant McGill

But avoidance allows you to believe that you're making all kinds of strides when you're not.     

Liz Murray

Often life is a frantic avoidance of the truth.     


Avoidance of sin is lighter than the pain of remorse.     


Avoidance doesn’t solve anything; it merely serves as a temporary salve.     

Tony Dungy

Choosing to avoid uncomfortable feelings offers immediate short-term relief, but avoidance can lead to long-term consequences.     

Amy Morin

Avoidance has never been a great tactic in solving any problem. For most situations in life, not addressing what's going on only makes matters worse.     

Luvvie Ajayi