65 Stationary Quotes On Success In Life

These stationary quotes will inspire you. Stationary, fixed in a station, course, or mode or not moving or not intended to be moved.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging stationary quotes, stationary sayings, and stationary proverbs.

Best Stationary Quotes

  1. “Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you.” ~ Jeremy Clarkson
  2. “Moreover, since the sun remains stationary, whatever appears as a motion of the sun is really due rather to the motion of the earth.” ~ Nicolaus Copernicus
  3. “The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism, i.e. they have their period of growth, of stationary, maximum activity and then of aging decline.” ~ Wilhelm Ostwald
  4. “No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.” ~ Emma Goldman
  5. “Either the car is stationary, or it’s on the move.” ~ Murray Walker

  6. “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” ~ James Freeman Clarke
  7. “There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary, and the progressive.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
  8. “I’m paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rearview mirror.” ~ Richard Lewis
  9. “Never can a new idea move within the law. It matters not whether that idea pertains to political and social changes or to any other domain of human thought and expression – to science, literature, music; in fact, everything that makes for freedom and joy and beauty must refuse to move within the law. How can it be otherwise? The law is stationary, fixed, mechanical, ‘a chariot wheel’ which grinds all alike without regard to time, place, and condition, without ever taking into account cause and effect, without ever going into the complexity of the human soul.” ~ Emma Goldman
  10. “No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law?” ~ Emma Goldman

  11. “Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk replaces the sex drive. Seeding is the sex of the plant and the function of opium is to delay seeding. Perhaps the intense discomfort of withdrawal is the transition from plant back to animal, from a painless, sexless, timeless state back to sex and pain and time, from death back to life.” ~ William S. Burroughs
  12. “The more recently power has originated, the less it can remain stationary – first because those who created it have become accustomed to rapid further movement and because they are and will be innovators per se; secondly, because the forces aroused or subdued by them can be employed only through further acts.” ~ Jacob Burckhardt
  13. “Music is never stationary; successive forms and styles are only like so many resting-places – like tents pitched and taken down again on the road to the Ideal.” ~ Franz Liszt
  14. “Knowledge, in so far as it is directed to practical matters, has only to enumerate the principal possible attitudes of the thing towards us, as well as our best possible attitude towards it. Therein lies the ordinary function of ready-made concepts, those stations with which we mark out the path of becoming. But to seek to penetrate with them into the inmost nature of things is to apply to the mobility of the real a method created in order to give stationary points of observation on it.” ~ Henri Bergson
  15. “As long as you are stationary, no one will complain. Dogs don’t bark at parked cars.” ~ Max Lucado

  16. “Common sense is not something rigid and stationary, but is in continuous transformation, becoming enriched with scientific notions and philosophical opinions that have entered into common circulation. ‘Common sense’ is the folklore of philosophy and always stands midway between folklore proper (folklore as it is normally understood) and the philosophy, science, and economics of the scientists. Common sense creates the folklore of the future, a relatively rigidified phase of popular knowledge in a given time and place.” ~ Antonio Gramsci
  17. “I share my name with an aerobatic bird that can whiz across a whole summer sky in seconds. A swift is so equipped for speed that it can scarcely cope with being stationary.” ~ Graham Swift
  18. “Their educations ended with high school – my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants.” ~ Martin Lewis Perl
  19. “To have lived long does not necessarily imply the gathering of much wisdom and experience. One who has pedaled twenty-five thousand miles on a stationary bicycle has not circled the globe. He or she has only garnered weariness.” ~ Paul Eldridge
  20. “Time neither moves nor is stationary. Time changes.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  21. “I know when I’ve been playing a lot of golf it takes me a while to get back into cricket again. It’s not so much the different shape of the swings, more the fact that you are stationary when you hit a golf ball. In cricket, you have to move forward or back, which is an instinctive timing thing.” ~ Ricky Ponting
  22. “I started mountain bike riding two years ago, which is much better than riding a stationary bike in the gym. Mountain biking is a total body workout.” ~ Samantha Stosur
  23. “The main aim of education should be to send children out into the world with a reasonably sized anthology in their heads so that, while seated on the lavatory, waiting in doctors’ surgeries, on stationary trains or watching interviews with politicians, they may have something interesting to think about.” ~ John Mortimer
  24. “All is flux, nothing is stationary.” ~ Heraclitus
  25. “The world is changing. We’re not really proceeding on a stationary basis.” ~ Kenneth Arrow

  26. “Now I walk every where I can. I also ride a stationary bicycle for a total of 30 minutes. I do it three or more times a week now and I have lost 20 pounds” ~ Della Reese
  27. “Her life was like running on a treadmill or riding on a stationary bike; it was aerobic, it was healthy, but she wasn’t going anywhere.” ~ Julia Phillips
  28. “I’ve always been more interested in organisms that can move on their own than in stationary plants. But when I canoe or hike along the edge of lakes or oceans and see trees that seem to be growing out of rock faces, I am blown away. How do they do it?” ~ David Suzuki
  29. “The following passage is one of those cited by Copernicus himself in his preface to De Revolutionibus: “The Syracusan Hicetas, as Theophrastus asserts, holds the view that the heaven, sun, moon, stars, and in short all of the things on high are stationary, and that nothing in the world is in motion except the earth, which by revolving and twisting round its axis with extreme velocity produces all the same results as would be produced if the earth were stationary and the heaven in motion. . . .”” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
  30. “Now he must not go the wrong way round the circuit, and unless he can spin himself stationary through 360 degrees I fail to see how he can avoid doing so.” ~ Murray Walker

  31. “In the history of physics, there have been three great revolutions in thought that first seemed absurd yet proved to be true. The first proposed that the earth, instead of being stationary, was moving around at a great and variable speed in a universe that is much bigger than it appears to our immediate perception. That proposal, I believe, was first made by Aristarchos two millenia ago … Remarkably enough, the name Aristarchos in Greek means best beginning.” ~ Edward Teller
  32. “Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades.” ~ Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand
  33. “It is the special quality of love not to be able to remain stationary, to be obliged to increase under pain of diminishing.” ~ Andre Gide
  34. “I do ride a bicycle occasionally, but not those stupid stationary ones you see in gyms. I do have one of those, I must confess, but its quite literally a pain in the arse, so I dont use it.” ~ Christine McVie
  35. “The NFL today has bigger, stronger, bodies than ever, moving faster than ever, hitting a stationary object harder than ever before – so the physics of the hit have changed.” ~ Leigh Steinberg

  36. “[A living organism] … feeds upon negative entropy … Thus the device by which an organism maintains itself stationary at a fairly high level of orderliness (= fairly low level of entropy) really consists in continually sucking orderliness from its environment.” ~ Erwin Schrodinger
  37. “One orbit, with a radius of 42,000 kilometers, has a period of exactly 24 hours. A body in such an orbit, if its plane coincided with that of the Earth’s equator, would revolve with the Earth and would thus be stationary above the same spot on the planet. It would remain fixed in the sky of a whole hemisphere … [to] provide coverage to half the globe, and for a world service three would be required, though more could be readily utilized. (1945) [Predidicting geosynchronous communication satellites]” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  38. “People don’t think of their office as a workplace anymore. They think of it as a stationary store with Danish. You want to get your pastry, your envelopes, your supplies, your toilet paper, six cups of coffee, and you go home.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  39. “By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms.” ~ Johannes Stark
  40. “While we often huddle in groups of like-minded people, those with faith blaze a trail that threatens all of our comfort zones. Faith offends the stationary.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill

  41. “Let’s have a moment of silence for all those Americans who are stuck
    in traffic on their way to the gym to ride the stationary bicycle.” ~ Earl Blumenauer
  42. “Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia and the Carolinas was so great that the population of those States remained almost, if not quite stationary.” ~ Henry Charles Carey
  43. “Even a cursory reading of the book of Ecclesiastes shows that culture is a stationary bike that each generation climbs on in hopes of getting somewhere only to die and fall off so that the new young stud can take his turn peddling and, like a fool, make pronouncements about his progress. We would be wise to see postmodernity as simply the new guy on the old bike and not mistake cultural change for kingdom progress.” ~ Mark Driscoll
  44. “Taste, when once obtained, may be said to be no acquiring faculty, and must remain stationary; but knowledge is of perpetual growth and has infinite demands. Taste, like an artificial canal, winds through a beautiful country, but its borders are confined and its term is limited. Knowledge navigates the ocean, and is perpetually on voyages of discovery.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  45. “I do not like January very much. It is too stationary. Not enough happens. I like the evidences of life, and in January there are too few of them.” ~ Vita Sackville-West

  46. “The stationary condition is the beginning of the end” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  47. “The Lord Chief Justice of England recently said that the greater part of his judicial time was spent investigating collisions between propelled vehicles, each on its own side of the road, each sounding its horn and each stationary.” ~ Philip Guedalla
  48. “Taste is not stationary. It grows every day, and is improved by cultivation, as a good temper is refined by religion. In its most advanced state it takes the title of judgment. Hume quotes Fontenelle’s ingenious distinction between the common watch that tells the hours, and the delicately constructed one that marks the seconds and smallest differences of time.” ~ Robert Aris Willmott
  49. “I’m not superstitious in my normal daily life but I get that way about writing, even though I know it’s all bullshit. But I began that way and so, that’s the way it is. My ritual is I never use a typewriter or computer. I just write it all by hand. It’s a ceremony. I go to a stationary store and buy a notebook and then fill it up.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  50. “There is no such thing as a stationary tradition. Traditions are always developing, living things.” ~ Oliver D. Crisp

  51. “Treatment of the apparently whimsical fluctuations of the stock quotations as truly non stationary processes requires a model of such complexity that its practical value is likely to be limited. An additional complication, not encompassed by most stock market models, arises from the manifestation of the market as a nonzero sum game.” ~ Richard Arnold Epstein
  52. “The sense that my world is stable and stationary, that change will never come and that all will go on continuously as it is, is the nature of all delusion.” ~ Brenda Shoshanna
  53. “President Bush fell off his bicycle this weekend and you know what was really sad? It’s a stationary bike.” ~ Jay Leno
  54. “Keeping stationary drains your brain, but moving around shows you new things, new inspiration, and keeps the blood moving.” ~ Daphne Oz
  55. “There is no magic milkshake or workout machine. I think the real machine is your body. I do love treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, free weights.” ~ Richard Simmons

  56. “If the earth must lose that great portion of its pleasantness which it owes to things that the unlimited increase of wealth and population would extirpate from it, for the mere purpose of enabling it to support a larger, but not a happier or a better population, I sincerely hope, for the sake of posterity, that they will be content to be stationary, long before necessity compels them to it.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  57. “I’d like to think I could physically manage doing that, but I don’t think it feels authentic to the kind of performer that I am. I think that, for me, being stationary and just sort of singing the songs seems to be the most connected and authentic expression for me on stage.” ~ Sara Bareilles
  58. “Today, we know that time travel need not be confined to myths, science fiction, Hollywood movies, or even speculation by theoretical physicists. Time travel is possible. For example, an object traveling at high speeds ages more slowly than a stationary object. This means that if you were to travel into outer space and return, moving close to light speed, you could travel thousands of years into the Earth’s future.” ~ Clifford A. Pickover
  59. “Eva [Braun] liked to write cards and letters, she spent a great deal of time on this. She had lovely writing, lovely sets of stationary and she spent hours a day on her correspondence, at least later on.” ~ Gretl Braun
  60. “The sight of such a monument is like continual and stationary music, which one hears for one’s good as one approaches it.” ~ Madame de Stael

  61. “It is the dissenter, the theorist, the aspirant, who is quitting this ancient domain to embark on seas of adventure, who engages our interest. Omitting then for the present all notice of the stationary class, we shall find that the movement party divides itself into two classes, the actors, and the students.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “There is nothing in the basic principles of liberalism to make it a stationary creed; there are no hard-and-fast rules fixed once and for all. … Probably nothing has done so much harm to the liberal cause as the wooden insistence of some liberals on certain rules of thumb, above all the principle of laissez-faire.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  63. “The Divine was expansive, but religion was reductive. Religion attempted to reduce the Divine to a knowable quantity with which mortals might efficiently deal, to pigeonhole it once and for all so that we never had to reevaluate it. With hammers of cant and spikes of dogma, we crucified and crucified again, trying to nail to our stationary altars the migratory light of the world.” ~ Tom Robbins
  64. “When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to life in a stationary one, and do without change” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  65. “Her killer wrote a note on that stationary.” “A note.” Now Renquist’s eyebrows lifted. “Well. That was rather arrogant of him, wasn’t it?” ~ Nora Roberts

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