Avoiding Quotes

52 Best Avoiding Quotes

Here you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old avoiding quotes, avoiding sayings, and avoiding proverbs, collected over the years.

Avoiding Quotes


“Success means making profits and avoiding losses.” – Martin Zweig

Martin Zweig Quotes

“Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.” – Ayn Rand


“Evolution is the key to avoiding the whole issue of God. When you challenge evolution, you’re basically challenging someone on a spiritual level.” – Frank Peretti


“My writing process, such as it is, consists of a lot of noodling, procrastinating, dawdling, and avoiding.” – Amy Bloom


“I’m not consciously avoiding doing a lot of period drama, but I don’t really seek it out either.” – Rebecca Hall


“I’ve got a really canny knack for avoiding big punches or clean punches.” – David Haye


“Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. John D.” – MacDonald


“I realized that, for me, travel for work – I’m not speaking so much about travel for pleasure – had actually become a way of avoiding life.” – Laura van den Berg


“We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.” – Saint Augustine


“Virtue consisted in avoiding scandal and venereal disease.” – Robert Cecil


“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf


“Avoiding offense means that we don’t accept each other as equals.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali


“There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.” – Niccolo Machiavelli


“Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure.” – Henry Petroski


“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller


“Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.” – John Guare


“I’ve found a formula for avoiding these exaggerated fears of age; you take care of every day – let the calendar take care of the years.” – Ed Wynn


“Simplicity is a key to avoiding complication. Part of the definition of simplicity is ‘not complex or complicated; sincere.” – ‘ Joyce Meyer


“There was no avoiding the fact that we were going to hit our debt ceiling.” – Bill Johnson


“I’m disappearing, avoiding most things.” – Syd Barrett


“Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“I have several times made a poor choice by avoiding a necessary confrontation.” – John Cleese


“If we lose Saudi Arabia because of sanctions or by avoiding them, they’re going to China; they’re going to Russia.” – John Layfield


“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.” – Saskya Pandita


“Boxing is like chess. You encourage your opponent to make mistakes so you can capitalise on it. People think you get in the ring and see the red mist, but it’s not about aggression. Avoiding getting knocked out is tactical.” – Nicola Adams


“Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.” – Joey Adams


“The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.” – Susan Sontag


“I’m not avoiding Fox, but they don’t seem to want me to be on their shows much. I can’t understand that.” – Michael Avenatti


“I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing a cognitive style on workers and their work.” – Edward Tufte


“There is little anyone can do with fanatics. Reasoning with them is a fool’s errand. Avoiding them is mandatory.” – Bill O’Reilly


“I spent my whole life avoiding the public eye. At these food shows, I’m open quarry again.” – Nell Newman


“In the Army, I was very good at avoiding my job!” – John Prine


“I have seen actresses avoiding food out of fear that beauty would be lost.” – Tamannaah


“I consume the news daily. I’m not avoiding it.” – Phil Elverum


“Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.” – Edsger Dijkstra


“The young are adept at learning, but even more adept at avoiding it.” – P. J. O’Rourke


“Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.” – Paul Tillich


“I’m not actively avoiding television. I just haven’t found the right fit yet, as it were. And that’s O.K.” – Diane Lane


“We think of Washington as the defensive-minded pragmatist who won the Revolution by avoiding unnecessary risks on the battlefield. But that was not how he started out.” – Nathaniel Philbrick


“Liberal arts colleges have traditionally provided a forum for debating ideas. Avoiding controversy and ‘playing it safe’ by not inviting – or disinviting – speakers with ‘controversial’ views stifles debate.” – Bob Beckel


“Life is a series of avoiding horrible situations until ultimately you’re dead. That’s how I feel about things.” – Eli Roth


“Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks. Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.” – John C. Bogle


“I tend to eat vegetables only when I’m with the kids and the rest of the time, I’m a bit slack. But, I am weight-conscious, so I concentrate on avoiding junk food.” – Daley Thompson


“I’ve been avoiding journalists my whole life.” – Pattie Boyd


“I know a bit about taxation and the remarkable effort that goes in to avoiding it.” – Robert Rinder


“Avoiding fear, sadness, or anger is not the same thing as being happy.” – Zelda Williams


“Avoiding the physical sciences due to the fear that they will lead to heresy is childish.” – Fethullah Gulen


“I will try exercise my freedom of speech by avoiding legalities.” – Payal Rohatgi


“If something’s stressful I’ve always tended to just find ways of avoiding it rather than rising to meet it or try to change it.” – Derren Brown


“Avoiding combat duty was and is an unforgivable sin for a professional soldier.” – John Eisenhower


“I think by laying it out for the viewer I’m avoiding the issue of bias.” – Dan Abrams


“I love to invent – avoiding the truth. I need to dramatize.” – Sylvia Kristel

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