65 Unsure Quotes On Success In Life

These unsure quotes will inspire you. Unsure is not marked by or given to feelings of confident certainty or (of a fact) not fixed or certain.

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

Best Unsure Quotes

  1. “I wanted to be scared again… I wanted to feel unsure again. Thats the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.” ~ Connie Chung
  2. “Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening…Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.” ~ Alice Walker
  3. “There’s so much fear involved in trying to do something you don’t know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.” ~ Barry Mann
  4. “I have been unsure, from the start, what the Occupy movement was all about, although I did suspect that it was just fatuous, anti-enterprise, left-wingery.” ~ Nigel Farage
  5. “Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it.” ~ Louis C. K.

  6. “When you are unsure about the future, keep doing what is in front of you with all your heart and with love, and what is meant for you will find you.” ~ Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
  7. “Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision.” ~ Anna Wintour
  8. “But sometimes stuff happens and we find ourselves lost, and suddenly we’re standing in a place we don’t recognize and can’t remember walking-or falling-there, and we’re unsure how to get back or if we even want to.” ~ Jessica Sorensen
  9. “You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling [unsure] and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.” ~ Louis C. K.
  10. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.” ~ James Joyce

  11. “A character, to be acceptable as more than a chess piece, has to be ignorant of the future, unsure about the past, and not at all sure of what he’s supposed to be doing.” ~ Anthony Burgess
  12. “In my life, the only certainty is to be uncertain. I’m an unbeliever who believes in skepticism. I’m only sure about being unsure.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  13. “I don’t know what the comics community could do to make everyone feel welcome; I’m cynical and unsure if everyone can feel welcome, simply because so many people have conflicting ideas of what is welcoming, but I think that calling out creators and comic industry people who have harassed people and/or been abusive is a good first step. If we create a culture where those kinds of actions can no-longer go unchecked, then more people may feel welcome to participate and know that they will be heard if they experience unfairness.” ~ Liz Prince
  14. “In order not to end up like the masses out there who are merely wandering and unsure of their goals and dreams, your objective must be clear. When your purpose is clear, your life will have meaning.” ~ T. B. Joshua
  15. “I was very unsure about what I wanted to do in high school.” ~ Aaron Tveit

  16. “I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. Like, I’m unsure of what my life will be like. I mean, I have such an obsession with making movies that I probably will always do that. But sometimes my life can feel so suffocating, and then it can feel so massive, like I don’t have a handle on it at all, and I don’t know where it’s going or what I’m going to do. Right now, I’m known for making movies. And I wonder if that’s it. I don’t know. It doesn’t feel like it to me.” ~ Dakota Johnson
  17. “To achieve accurate knowledge of others, if such a thing were possible, we could only ever arrive at it through the slow and unsure recognition of our own initial optical inaccuracies. However, such knowledge is not possible: for, while our vision of others is being adjusted, they, who are not made of mere brute matter, are also changing; we think we have managed to see them more clearly, but they shift; and when we believe we have them fully in focus, it is merely our older images of them that we have clarified, but which are themselves already out of date.” ~ Marcel Proust
  18. “It seems that simply being willing to express our views clearly, persuasively and without malice, can be a powerful invitation to others who may be lurking out there, in agreement with us but unsure whether their position is speakable or practical.” ~ Mary C. Gentile
  19. “There are two ways you encounter things in the world that are different. One is everything that comes in reinforces what you already believe and everything that you know. The other thing is that you stay flexible enough or curious enough and maybe unsure of yourself enough, or may be you are more sure of yourself – I don’t know which it is – that the new things that come in keep reforming your world view.” ~ Jane Jacobs
  20. “After working for so long on being sure of each other, sure of this thing, suddenly we were unsure again.” ~ David Levithan

  21. “But there is a discomfort that surrounds grief. It makes even the most well-intentioned people unsure of what to say. And so many of the freshly bereaved end up feeling even more alone.” ~ Meghan O’Rourke
  22. “I spent so much time at Escuela Caribe denying my true emotions and avoiding conflict that I became unsure of what my feelings really were. This is something that affects me to this day. I feel extremely uncomfortable during arguments, to the point of shutting down and not saying anything, like a turtle retracting into its shell. I can’t stand conflict.” ~ Julia Scheeres
  23. “I looked him in the eye, “I will always love you.” Then plunged the stake into his chest. It wasn’t as precise a blow as I would have liked, not with the skilled way he was dodging. I struggled to get the stake in deep enough to his heart, unsure if I could do it from this angle. Then, his struggles stopped. His eyes stared at me, stunned, and his lips parted, almost into a smile, albeit a grisly and pained one. “That’s what I was supposed to say…” he gasped out.” ~ Richelle Mead
  24. “(Unsure if she should laugh or groan, Astrid held fast to the tank before her as Zarek pushed the snowmachine to the limits. It vibrated so badly that she half-expected it to disintegrate underneath them.) Cap’n, I don’t think she’ll hold. The warp engines can’t take any more. It’s going to blow apart. (Astrid)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyo
  25. “When you’re unsure, jump with your eyes closed and legs wide open” ~ Yasmin Ahmad

  26. “Early on I was a lot more unsure of myself on stage. When our band The Decemberists was getting bigger audiences I was more concerned about alienating them, so I wasn’t as willing to take risks and do weird stuff on stage. But once you get more accustomed to it you tend to have more fun with it and not worry about being pilloried for acting out. Whenever you play in front of 400 or 500 more people than you’re used to it’s always a weird, transitional period.” ~ Colin Meloy
  27. “Tell me what’s wrong with this idea: If you’re selling to somebody, find someone like that person to sell to them. If you’re trying to reach swing voters, if you’re trying to reach people on the fence, if you’re trying to reach Republicans who are unsure about this candidate… get people who switched! Get people who are registered Republicans. Get people who were George Bush voters who can’t bring themselves to do it again. Talk to them, get them to explain what their reasons are, and show them to people. What’s wrong with this idea?!” ~ Errol Morris
  28. “Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  29. “For better or worse, I seem to gravitate toward writing about something or someone else, then have my own self shove its way into that story. It seems insanely narcissistic. But I also think there’s a particular effect that comes from using my autobiography in service to another story, as opposed to being the subject. I’m much more comfortable working in that mode. And I do think I have a persona or mood that I keep coming back to: self-conscious, self-critical, unsure. I write a lot about bodies, particularly male ones, usually as a point of emphasis for my insecurities about my own.” ~ Lucas Mann
  30. “People often are unsure whether or not they are in love, but they generally know whether or not they are having sex.” ~ Mason Cooley

  31. “You make yourself strong because it’s expected of you. You become confident because someone beside you is unsure. You turn into the person others need you to be.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  32. “Having children can smooth the relationship, too. Mother and daughter are now equals. That is hard to imagine, even harder to accept, for among other things, it means realizing that your own mother felt this way, too–unsure of herself, weak in the knees, terrified about what in the world to do with you. It means accepting that she was tired, inept, sometimes stupid; that she, too, sat in the dark at 2:00 A.M. with a child shrieking across the hall and no clue to the child’s trouble.” ~ Anna Quindlen , Unsure quotes about relationship
  33. “The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don’t drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex.” ~ Louis Sachar
  34. “In this cultural moment, many of us are feeling inadequate to solve societal problems – fascism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, anti-Semitism, the list goes on – and are unsure of how individuals can affect real change. We don’t know what effect we will have on the current political climate as we strive to effect change. All large historical decision draw from a sea of smaller decisions. One never knows what will make the difference in the long run.” ~ Sabina Murray , Unsure quotes about decision
  35. “A sure friend is known in unsure circumstances.” ~ Quintus Ennius

  36. “If a director, I believe, has vision and knows so clearly what they want, then you can have a film that can perform. Whereas you can have done 50 movies, but if you’re unsure this time, your movie may not turn out.” ~ Nate Parker
  37. “When a scientist doesn’t know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result is, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darn sure of what the result is going to be, he is still in some doubt. We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt. Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty – some most unsure, some nearly sure, but none absolutely certain.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  38. “The weakness of cable news is that it chases its audience around. Your audience wants fast-paced, popular news. It needs real news. Cable news changes its stripes based on audience reaction. Viewers are reacting well to breaking news? You probably do more breaking news than you need to. The struggle is building something so that people will come to you, as opposed to constantly changing what you are because you’re unsure of where the audience is.” ~ Ali Velshi
  39. “When those closest to us respond to events differently than we do, when they seem to see the same scene as part of a different play, when they say things that we could not imagine saying in the same circumstances, the ground on which we stand seems to tremble and our footing is suddenly unsure.” ~ Deborah Tannen
  40. “Silence is the safest policy if you are unsure of yourself.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  41. “High school was hard for me. I tried really hard to fit in and said the things I thought people wanted to hear. But I was unsure of myself. I was self-conscious, and I didn’t really know my place or where I fit in.” ~ Meaghan Rath
  42. “It’s the honest point of view of an artist: You have to please.I’d like viewers to come away from my films unsure whether they’ve understood them. I want to leave them wondering.” ~ Jean-Pierre Melville
  43. “He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. He who has lost his simplicity becomes unsure in the strivings of his soul.” ~ Zhuangzi
  44. “A life is not meant to be half lived. It is meant to be fully, wholly embraced. If you want to make a change in the world you have to be strong. You have to take chances. You have to persevere. Sometimes you must blindly go in a direction that you may be unsure of, but one that you have faith will lead you to the right place.” ~ Esther Earl , Unsure quotes about life
  45. “When a person begins to yell during an argument, it is a tip-off that he is unsure of himself.” ~ Ann Landers

  46. “I think now that maybe true sweetness can only happen in limbo. I don’t know why. Is it because we are so unsure, so tentative and waiting? Like it needs that much room, that much space to expand. The not knowing anything really, the hoping, the aching transience: This is not real, not really, and so we let it alone, let it unfold lightly. Those times that can fly.” ~ Peter Heller
  47. “For the first time in six or seven thousand years, many people of goodwill find themselves confused about art. They want to enjoy it because enjoying art is something they expect of themselves as civilized persons, but they’re unsure how to do so. They aren’t even sure which of the visible objects are art and which are furniture, clothes, hors d’oeuvres, or construction rubble, and whether a pile of dead and decomposing rats is deliberate art or just another pile of decomposing rats.” ~ Barbara Holland
  48. “My day-mind can endure / Upright, in hope, all it must undergo. / But O, afraid, unsure, / My night-mind waking lies too low, too low.” ~ Alice Meynell
  49. “I’m delighted that the future is unsure. That’s the way it should be.” ~ William Sloane Coffin
  50. “[On Hollywood:] This is no town for a come back, people are too unsure of themselves.” ~ Pamela Moore

  51. “I’ve done some things I’m embarrassed about, and I like to tell people about them so that maybe they feel less embarrassed or alone when they do something they’re unsure about.” ~ Amy Schumer
  52. “Some people are saying it’s a slap in the face for me to go to a competitor, but it also was a slap in my face that they would go out and trade for Matt Williams, especially when my situation was unsure.” ~ Albert Belle
  53. “In many parts of the Islamic world, secular forces, where they exist, tend to be so unsure of themselves, so lacking in self-confidence, that in many cases they line themselves up fairly squarely behind the imperial project and that then creates a big vacuum in which the Islamists become the dominant power because they are the only ones then who are seen as resisting.” ~ Tariq Ali
  54. “Too often, however, the church professes its faith but is unsure how to practice it. Even some of my seminary students come to theology classes somewhat reluctantly, assuming that doctrine is neither practical nor relevant to their future ministry.” ~ Kevin Vanhoozer
  55. “When I was younger, I used to write to directors when I was unsure I could play a role. I’d say: ‘You’ve made a terrible mistake.'” ~ Kelly Reilly

  56. “What are the most important qualities that make a successful entrepreneur? The ability to communicate. The ability to express your idea with certainty. That’s how you become a leader-even if you are unsure, your ability to explain your vision and your direction is the attribute you need the most. … Articulate your idea in 90 seconds or less.” ~ Kevin O’Leary
  57. “Many a young lady does not realize just how strong her love for a young man is until he fails to pass the approval test with her parents. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal. There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe.” ~ Albert Einstein , Unsure quotes about love
  58. “Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  59. “I met the guys at HeavyRoc through the drummer in St. Lucia, Nick Brown. He is Ben from The Knocks’ cousin, and at the time we’d been doing some work together, but everything was still very much in the unsure developmental phase (even though I’d been in it for a year and a half). I told him that if he was going to play the music for anyone that he shouldn’t say anything about it and should just play it and see if anyone says anything, and he did it one day at their studio and they loved it and got it touch.” ~ St. Lucia
  60. “The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  61. “Some of the stories in Dogwalker were written as long as four years ago, but I wouldn’t say I’ve been working on this collection for four years. I have always been a little unsure of whether I could make it as a writer so I’ve held other jobs and worked on other projects this whole time.” ~ Arthur Bradford
  62. “Not that a poem can “hurt” someone the same way a physical blow can or even a mean remark can…I just felt unsure that my tone would be taken the right way and/or unsure of my own writing, that I couldn’t maintain the tone I wanted.” ~ Denise Duhamel
  63. “I thought when I started writing that I’d have a book out in four or five years, and as it became apparent that that wasn’t going to happen, I became increasingly frustrated and unsure of myself.” ~ Ben Fountain

  64. “My dog and ‘right hand man,’ who recently passed, taught me that guardian angels and cycles tend to come in every form in the universe. He was 8 years old and saw me through 8 independent projects, from an unsure place to a confident one. And now I’m ready to fly.” ~ Mya
  65. “I try to do the same thing when I’m with young actors who are new and unsure. I try to do the same thing for them that I saw Laurence [Fishburne] and Angela [Dasset]do for all of us on Boyz n the Hood.” ~ Nia Long

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