65 Recess Quotes On Success In Life

These recess quotes will inspire you. Recess to put into a hollow space or a small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging recess quotes, recess sayings, and recess proverbs.

Best Recess Quotes

  1. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” ~ T. E. Lawrence
  2. “All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces… So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.” ~ Alberto Giacometti
  3. “Recess and lunch are the best.” ~ Ty Simpkins
  4. “I used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was.” ~ Hillary Clinton

  5. “As a child, she’d always had what she imagined were fascinating thoughts, but didn’t ever say them. Once, as a little girl, at recess, she thought that if she ran very fast at a pole and then caught it and swung quickly around, part of her would keep going, and she would become two girls.” ~ Tao Lin
  6. “Ten minutes is short if it’s a recess and long if it’s a punishment.” ~ Cynthia Lewis
  7. “The reason why I do not know anything about myself, the reason why Siddhartha has remained alien and unknown to myself is due to one thing, to one single thing–I was afraid of myself, I was fleeing from myself. I was seeking Atman, I was seeking Brahman, I was determined to dismember myself and tear away its layers of husk in order to find in its unknown innermost recess the kernel at the heart of those layers, the Atman, life, the divine principle, the ultimate. But in so doing, I was losing myself.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  8. “Right now many schools have no recess. Most schools have no PE.” ~ Richard Simmons

  9. “And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  10. “how wearisome Eternity so spent in worship paid To whom we hate. Let us not then pursue By force impossible, by leave obtain’d Unacceptable, though in Heav’n, our state Of splendid vassalage, but rather seek Our own good from our selves, and from our own Live to our selves, though in this vast recess, Free, and to none accountable, preferring Hard liberty before the easie yoke Of servile Pomp” ~ John Milton
  11. “Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.” ~ William James
  12. “I used to collect hockey cards. It was like Vegas at my school. You’d go to school with your box of cards, and at recess and lunchtime there were all these games we’d play.” ~ Steve Nash

  13. “The heavens were the grandstands and only the gods were spectators. The stake was the world, the forfeit was the player’s place at the table, and the game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports and the most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men forty years in forty days. It ruined nervous systems in an hour.” ~ Elliott White Springs
  14. “Being an actor on a movie set is like going to the playground at recess.” ~ Melissa Leo
  15. “It was hard for me to believe. When recess was over I sat in class and thought about it. My mother had a hole and my father had a dong that shot juice. How could they have things like that and walk around as if everything was normal, and talk about things, and then do it and not tell anybody?” ~ Charles Bukowski
  16. “Of course, in our grade school, in those days, there were no organized sports at all. We just went out and ran around the school yard for recess.” ~ Alan Shepard

  17. “Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?” ~ Robert Byrd
  18. “To let go in the deepest recesses of the heart, to release all struggle and wanting, leads us to that knowing which is timeless.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  19. “Dear to us are those who love us… but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “But then she was not awkward, she was slow-flowing, graceful, seductive – a seductiveness that had nothing to do with breast and hips and legs, but was an invitation to forget the world in the recesses of the body” ~ Bernhard Schlink

  21. “I’m trolling through the recesses of my mind for the things I did with my kids when they used to like to do things with me. They don’t want to be around me now. I look back on these times – all those little funny pottery dishes that you’d pay for, and they’d paint, and they were ugly, and you glazed them, and you’d go back, pick them up, and it’s like, “Oh, now I’ve got to put this on my desk.” There’s all that kind of stuff.” ~ Michelle Obama
  22. “By one bait or another, Nature allures inhabitants into all her recesses.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  23. “The US is safest when Congress is in recess.” ~ Will Rogers
  24. “Climb the mountains, search the valleys, the deserts, the seashores, the deep recesses of the earth, for only in this way and no other will you arrive at the true nature of things.” ~ Peder Soerensen

  25. “You write something and there’s no reality to it. You can’t inject it with any kind of reality. You have to be patient and keep going, and then, one day, you can feel something signaling to you from the innermost recesses. Like a little person trapped under the rubble of an earthquake. And very, very, very slowly you find your way toward the little bit of living impulse.” ~ Deborah Eisenberg
  26. “He, who had done more than any human being to draw her out of the caves of her secret, folded life, now threw her down into deeper recesses of fear and doubt. The fall was greater than she had ever known, because she had ventured so far into emotion and had abandoned herself to it.” ~ Anais Nin
  27. “I have observed in my 30 years in Washington that when a President initiates a major policy speech on a controversial issue while Congress is in recess, it usually is because what he is advocating is indefensible and that he is seeking to minimize criticism.” ~ Dana Rohrabacher
  28. “We should live as if we were in public view, and think, too, as if someone could peer into the inmost recesses of our hearts-which someone can!” ~ Seneca the Younger

  29. “Maybe more businesses should allow time for recess.” ~ Adam Rubin
  30. “With drama, you need to be laughing, in between takes, ’cause you’re going to those recesses of your soul and those dangerous parts. Normally, if you’re not an actor or some crazy artist, you don’t feel the need to run around in those areas. You keep them separate because it’s painful.” ~ Josh Peck
  31. “You must squeeze out of yourself every sensation, every thought, every image, – mercilessly, without reserve and without remorse: you must search the darkest corners of your heart, the most remote recesses of your brain, – you must search them for the image, for the glamour, for the right expression. And you must do it sincerely, at any cost: you must do it so that at the end of your day’s work you should feel exhausted, emptied of every sensation and every thought, with a blank mind and an aching heart, with the notion that there is nothing, – nothing left in you.” ~ Joseph Conrad
  32. “The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.” ~ Carl Jung

  33. “The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.” ~ Margaret Walker
  34. “The only true vision comes not from God but from the inmost recesses of the human mind.” ~ Orson Scott Card
  35. “In the innermost recesses of humanism, as its very soul, there rages a frantic prisoner who, as a Fascist, turns the world into a prison.” ~ Theodor Adorno
  36. “Somewhere in the dim recesses of the journalistic soul lies the horrible suspicion: This is really a pretty shallow and maybe unseemly way for a grownup to make a living.” ~ Andrew Ferguson

  37. “The way to experience ultimate happiness is to let go of all worries and regrets, and to know that being happy is the most satisfying of life’s feelings. Reflect back on all the progress in your life and allow the positive, creative and joyous thoughts to outshine and overwhelm any sorrow or grief that may linger in the recesses of your mind. Knowing that disease and disaster are natural parts of life is the key to overcoming adversity with a calm and happy spirit. Happiness is waiting there in front of you. Only you can decide whether or not you choose to experience it. Take this to heart.” ~ Toshitsugu Takamatsu
  38. “‎Reading good literature is an experience of pleasure…but it is also an experience of learning what and how we are, in our human integrity and our human imperfection, with our actions, our dreams, and our ghosts, alone and in relationships that link us to others, in our public image and in the secret recesses of our consciousness.” ~ Mario Vargas Llosa
  39. “Benevolence is a world of itself — a world which mankind, as yet, have hardly begun to explore. We have, as it were, only skirted along its coasts for a few leagues, without penetrating the recesses, or gathering the riches of its vast interior.” ~ Horace Mann
  40. “I did not weep, and it pained me that i could not weep. But I had no more tears. And, in the depths of my being, in the recesses of my weakened conscience, could I have searched it, I might perhaps have found something like–free at last!” ~ Elie Wiesel

  41. “No mind, however loving, could bear to see plainly into all the recess of another mind.” ~ Arnold Bennett
  42. “The plaintiff cannot dive into the secret recesses of his (the defendant’s) heart.” ~ Frederick Romilly
  43. “All my novels are very much directly related to my inner life, even though I’m inventing characters, even though it’s fiction, even though it’s make-believe, it nevertheless is coming out of the deepest recesses of myself.” ~ Paul Auster
  44. “If wine were to disappear from human production, I believe it would cause an absence, a failure in health and intellect, a void much more terrifying than all the recesses and the deviations for which wine is regarded as responsible.” ~ Charles Baudelaire

  45. “Although love dwells in gorgeous palaces, and sumptuous apartments, more willingly than in miserable and desolate cottages, it cannot be denied but that he sometimes causes his power to be felt in the gloomy recesses of forests, among the most bleak and rugged mountains, and in the dreary caves of a desert.” ~ Giovanni Boccaccio
  46. “Older boys often asked me to teach them “some bad words in your language”. At first I politely refused. My refusal merely increased their determination, so I solved the problem by teaching them phrases like ‘man kharam’ which means “I’m an idiot”. I told them that what I was teaching them was so nasty that they would have to promise never to repeat it to anyone. They would then spend all of recess running around yelling “I’m an idiot! I’m an idiot!”. I never told them the truth. I figured someday, somebody would” ~ Firoozeh Dumas
  47. “Concerning the prayer that mountains fall to crush and hide, Farrar , says: “These words of Christ met with a painfully literal illustration when hundreds of the unhappy Jews at the siege of Jerusalem hid themselves in the darkest and vilest subterranean recesses, and when, besides those who were hunted out, no less than two thousand were killed by being buried under the ruins of their hiding places.”” ~ Frederic Farrar
  48. “My favorite subject was recess. Fortunately for me, I had a mother who believed I was smart.” ~ Benjamin Carson

  49. “When I lived in a little flat in Pimlico in 1981, I’d write in the hallway. As you walked in, there was a tiny little recess type thing, hardly a hallway, really, and I’d sit there writing songs with my guitar.” ~ Paul Weller
  50. “Generally we are occupied either with the miseries which now we feel, or with those which threaten; and even when we see ourselves sufficiently secure from the approach of either, still fretfulness, though unwarranted by either present or expected affliction, fails not to spring up from the deep recesses of the heart, where its roots naturally grow, and to fill the soul with its poison.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  51. “It must be recess in (heaven) if St. Peter is lettin his angels out.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  52. “The Palestinians must be made to understand in the deepest recesses of their consciousness that they are a defeated people.” ~ Moshe Ya’alon

  53. “Your silent thoughts are like the roots of a plant. They remain hidden in the dark recesses of the earth, but from them stems the whole plant–its life and form, its strength and beauty. From them and through them the plant lives and dies. So, too, your thoughts, although hidden, are your real, vital force.” ~ Lawrence G. Lovasik
  54. “Go to your confessor; open your heart to him; display to him all the recesses of your soul; take the advice that he will give you with the utmost humility and simplicity. For God, Who has an infinite love for obedience, frequently renders profitable the counsels we take from others, but especially from those who are the guides of our souls.” ~ Saint Francis de Sales
  55. “Listen to your heart and not your ego. Your ego prompts you to boast of vain assertions to obtain the glory of this world. Turn away from vanity and seek Him in the recesses of your heart and soul” ~ Abdul-Qadir Gilani
  56. “In elementary and middle school, I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out.” ~ Russell Wilson

  57. “Here must thou be, O man, Strength to thyself – no helper hast thou here – Here keepest thou thy individual state: No other can divide with thee this work, No secondary hand can intervene To fashion this ability. ‘Tis thine, The prime and vital principle is thine In the recesses of thy nature, far From any reach of outward fellowship, Else ’tis not thine at all.” ~ William Wordsworth
  58. “God who created us has granted us the faculty of speech that we might disclose the counsels of our hearts to one another and that, since we possess our human nature in common, each of us might share his thoughts with his neighbor, bringing them forth from the secret recesses of the heart as from a treasury.” ~ Saint Basil
  59. “I thought I had reached a point in life where everything would be smooth. But it is not. It just gets more jagged and pitted and filled with turns that take you into the dark recesses of your mind. It never seems to get easy.” ~ Sylvester Stallone
  60. “I believe that music surpasses even language in its power to mirror the innermost recesses of the human soul” ~ George Crumb

  61. “This is an extraordinary book of unique psychological power. It reveals not only scholarship and sophistication of the author, but deep and intimate knowledge of the recesses of the human psyche. By masterful juxtaposition of evocative images, poetry, and selected quotes from scholars, Flesh and Blood seems to engage both the right and left hemispheres in an unprecedented dialogue. The result is a multi-dimensional, almost holographic picture of the primordial foundations of the human mind.” ~ Stanislav Grof
  62. “So you think the best way to prepare kids for the real world is to bus them to a government institution where they’re forced to spend all day isolated with children of their own age and adults who are paid to be with them, placed in classes that are too big to allow more than a few minutes of personal interaction with the teacher-then spend probably an hour or more everyday waiting in lunch lines, car lines, bathroom lines, recess lines, classroom lines, and are forced to progress at the speed of the slowest child in class?” ~ Steven James
  63. “The memory of an absent person shines in the deepest recesses of the heart, shining the more brightly the more wholly its object has vanished: a light on the horizon of the despairing, darkened spirit; a star gleaming in our inward night.” ~ Victor Hugo

  64. “Not Exactly True That skin hate is dead. There will never be color blindness in a culture of fear. But when you live afraid of your neighbor, the monster you should most walk in terror of thrives. It starts as a little thing, small enough to burrow into your pores, take up excruciating residence in the dark recesses of your brain. Its name is paranoia, and it spreads like an oil spill, there in the shadows, chokes your humanity. Threatens your soul.” ~ Ellen Hopkins
  65. “It’s August, which means Congress is on recess and Mitch McConnell has shimmied back into the ocean to seek a mate.” ~ Stephen Colbert

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