Restless Sayings and Quotes

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

There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.     

Wilson Mizner

Our heart is restless until it rests in You.     

Saint Augustine

This restless world Is full of chances, which by habit's power to learn to bear is easier than to shun.     

John Armstrong

In most marriages, there is a contented partner and a restless one.     

Jennifer Wilson

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, from the sun's melting rays. Dreams and a restlessness of the soul came to him.     

Hermann Hesse

Humans are driven by a perpetual and restless desire of power.     

Thomas Hobbes

Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination.     

Tim Burton

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal.     

Nhat Hanh

Remember: if you can cease all restless activity, your integral nature will appear.     


The heart of man is restless until he finds rest in Thee.     

St. Augustine

Time flies on restless pinions - constant never.     

Friedrich Schiller

The unorganized mind will always be restless until its content is reordered.     

Ervin Seale

Knowing that we are fulfilling God's purpose is the only thing that really gives rest to the restless human heart.     

Charles Colson

As a broken microphone cannot broadcast a message, so a restless mind cannot transmit prayers to God.     

Paramahansa Yogananda

Man is a restless creature, nomadic at heart.     

Tash Aw

Be always restless, unsatisfied, unconforming. Whenever a habit becomes convenient, smash it! The greatest sin of all is satisfaction.     

Nikos Kazantzakis

If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.     

Robert M. Pirsig

Success flourishes only in perseverance — ceaseless, restless perseverance.     

Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.     

Doris Lessing

The search for God means having the courage to set out on a risky path, it means following our restless hearts.     

Pope Francis

We live on a restless planet in a violent universe.     

Dale Jamieson

The universe was born restless and has never since been still.     

Henri Rousseau

Restless thoughts are a kind of mental 'static' which must be silenced if we are to hear the whispers of our inner self.     

John Novak

A restless spirit who can't reach his goal, can't find a home until I've found my soul.     

Ray Davies

His heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small restless body.     

Haruki Murakami

A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and as restless as ever.     

Michael Caine

But curiosity is a restless and scrupulous passion, and no one girl can endure, with patience, that hers should be baffled by another.     

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

In a restless heart the seed of betrayal lay.     

Bruce Springsteen

Talented people are restless at their core.     

Lorne Michaels