Confusion Sayings and Quotes

Life’s challenges aren’t always black and white, and don’t often offer easy solutions. Confusion is natural. If you’re feeling stumped, check out the wise and humorous quotes on confusion below.

Life is full of confusion. Confusion of love, passion, and romance. Confusion of family and friends. Confusion with life itself. What path we take, what turns we make. How we roll our dice.     

Matthew Underwood

In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.     

Walt Whitman

Don't be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.     

George Saunders

The confusion is not my invention. We cannot listen to a conversation for five minutes without being aware of the confusion. It is all around us and our only chance now is to let it in. The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess. It is not a mess you can make sense of.     

Samuel Beckett

The logic of a madman is a sane man's confusion.     

Joe R. Lansdale

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.     

Johnny Depp

We often confuse what we wish for with what is.     

Neil Gaiman

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.     

Tom Peters

Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious?     

Michael Stipe

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not yet understood     

Henry Miller

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.     

Michael J. Gelb

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.     

James Agee

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.     

Albert Einstein

If confusion leads to knowledge, then I must be a genius.     

Larry Leissner

He who knows he is a fool is not the biggest fool; He who knows he is confused is not in the worst confusion.     

Chuang Tzu

I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed     

Robert Frost

In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.     

Saul Bellow

In the theater of confusion, knowing the location of the exits is what counts.     

Mason Cooley

If you can't convince them; confuse them.     

Harry S. Truman

Confusion is a chicken with shattered eyes.     

Thai Proverb

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.     

Jack Kerouac

Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.     

U. Peter

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.     

A. J. Liebling

Confusion is an often too subtle sign of paranoia.     

Anne Austin

Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that.     

D. H. Lawrence

Injecting some confusion stabilizes the system.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If I look confused it's because I'm thinking.     

Samuel Goldwyn

Anyone who isn't confused here doesn't really understand what's going on.     


Confusion is always the most honest response.     

Marty Indik