Top 100 Pause Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Pause Quotes from famous people such as Howard Jacobson, David Malpass, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Jean Smart, Mel Gibson, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

There is much that makes one pause in 'If This is a Man

There is much that makes one pause in ‘If This is a Man’, the record of Levi’s 11-month incarceration in Auschwitz, much one cannot read without needing to lay aside the book and inhale the breath of common air.
Howard Jacobson
Politicians are addicted to spending and revenue extraction. As with an addict, there’s little pause for moral or legal contemplation.
David Malpass
Memorial Day is a special day to take pause and pay tribute to those brave men and women who lost their lives defending our country and preserving our way of life.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
To me, pause is sometimes the most important, most effective moment in a film or play or anything.
Jean Smart
I think any kind of hiatus one takes in an artistic journey is going to make a huge difference. The pause will inform the choices that you make.
Mel Gibson
Making films can be very lonely, and that’s the part I don’t like. I don’t want to feel like I’m pressing ‘pause’ on my personal life to make a movie. I want to feel like I’m still creating relationships and things are moving forward.
Jessica Chastain
Roughly 65% of American households owned a video recorder by 1989, when ‘The Simpsons’ was launched. This meant that fans could watch episodes several times and pause a scene when they had spotted something curious.
Simon Singh
Twilight – a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.
Howard Thurman
Often we want to go back to the familiar, go back to where we felt our life pause, but nothing is ever the same.
Erica Durance
Here’s a simple guideline: if five names or fewer are cc’d, just go nuts and hit ‘reply all.’ But if more than five folks appear in the cc line, pause. Give it a thought. Some people are promiscuous and cc dozens of people who don’t need to know each other’s business.
Faith Salie
I edit as I write and shoot. Any extra line, any pause that I know will get chopped on the editing table is done away with then and there.
Rajkumar Hirani
Apart from writing books, my 40s have been about pursuing personal growth. Whatever were the mistakes of my earlier life, I’ve been committed to a pause, a regroup. I don’t want to make the same mistakes in the future.
Monique Roffey
Film is a temporal medium as much as it is a visual medium: you’re playing with time, and you don’t have that ability where someone can pause at home. That’s such a fundamental part of what makes filmmaking exciting to me. I don’t really have as much interest in any other medium. I just like the control.
Jon Watts
I always had dreams that I could be on television. I used to watch ‘The Late Show’ with my dad, and I’d make him pause the VHS whenever the audience laughed to explain jokes to me. But it’s hard to just ‘get into TV.’
Sean Evans
Everywhere in the universe, the periodic table has the same basic structure. Even if an alien civilization’s table weren’t plotted out in the castle-with-turrets shape we humans favor, their spiral or pyramidal or whatever-shaped periodic table would naturally pause after 118 elements.
Sam Kean
I talk too much and I don’t listen or pause to think.
Sheila Hancock
I think it is incumbent on the rest of us – and I would suggest that includes other European leaders – to pause in what has become a very popular game of telling the Greeks how to run their lives.
Charles Dallara
In the fun house of today’s metastisizing sports-entertainment megaplex, when every day brings another story revealing how these ‘heroes’ we create are fashioned from base clay, a pause might be in order to reflect on athletes who actually embodied the qualities we think we admire in the too-easily deified.
Mark Frost
The most emphatic place in a clause or sentence is the end. This is the climax; and, during the momentary pause that follows, that last word continues, as it were, to reverberate in the reader’s mind. It has, in fact, the last word.
F. L. Lucas
I don’t think we should ever ban anyone based on their religion. That is un-American. It is not good. What the president is doing, everybody needs to realize that what he’s doing is saying, ‘Let’s take a step back. Let’s temporarily pause.’
Nikki Haley
The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective.
Richard Schickel
I actually am terrified of horror movies. I’m very sensitive. But for me, I get so scared of horror movies that if I know something is coming I’ll actually pause the movie and fast forward.
Lulu Wang
Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.
Bruce Feiler
I tell women to not make hasty decision based on circumstances on just that moment in time. Press the pause button.
Lynne Doughtie
I believe that when the going gets tough, you should just hit pause. Assimilate what is happening for 10 minutes. Your thoughts will be much clearer.
Shreya Ghoshal
‘Tommy’ was my first Broadway show. Long Pause. I don’t know how you can surpass the excitement or get more excited or feel more on top of the world than when you are sitting in a room singing The Who, and Pete Townshend is sitting there tapping his foot.
Alice Ripley
Under trees, the urban dweller might restore his troubled soul and find the blessing of a creative pause.
Walter Gropius
The end of a tournament is a good time to pause.
Joachim Low
We need to hit pause, and possibly reset, as we think about this whole Syrian refugee resettlement issue.
Jeff Duncan
My weaknesses… I wish I could come up with something. I’d probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they’re the same thing.
Al Pacino
This position is untenable, and there can be no pause in the agitation for full political power and responsibility until these are granted to all the women of the nation.
Florence Kelley
You can trust a Neil Simon script. Every dot. Every das

You can trust a Neil Simon script. Every dot. Every dash; that pause means something. He takes all the jokes out, practically.
Hector Elizondo
I cook. I did the Escoffier course in Paris when I was 21 in one of those periods when it was like a pause. I can cook anything Italian, Chinese.
Marie-Chantal Claire
In many a piece of music, it’s the pause or the rest that gives the piece its beauty and its shape. And I know I, as a writer, will often try to include a lot of empty space on the page so that the reader can complete my thoughts and sentences and so that her imagination has room to breathe.
Pico Iyer
The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
Jerzy Kosinski
When you know you haven’t been connecting with, persuading, or getting through to someone, consciously pause before meeting them and say to yourself, ‘During this conversation, I am committing to being present and to connecting.’
Mark Goulston
Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us – a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.
David Cameron
The selfie makes us accustomed to putting ourselves and those around us ‘on pause’ in order to document our lives. It is an extension of how we have learned to put our conversations ‘on pause’ when we send or receive a text, an image, an email, a call.
Sherry Turkle
Comedy is all about the pause.
Ron White
One of the hardest areas is duplication; everyone knows there’s lots of duplication in government. But when you ask someone, ‘OK, name two programs that are duplicative,’ typically there’s a long pause.
James Lankford
With a fast pace world and wanting to reach and accomplish goals sometimes we neglect to pause and just enjoy the moment.
Paul Millsap
There are tragedies that happen all the time in America, but there are certain types of tragedies that kind of pull us together and make us pause and give us a chance to reflect about where we are, where we’re going, and that sort of thing.
Larry Wilmore
Research indicates that a pause tends to be a signal that a cluster of deceptive cues is on its way. This is a key reason why voters routinely associate Trump with authenticity: He rarely pauses.
Pamela Meyer
I try as much as possible to take a moment every so often, pause, and enjoy the journey.
Tommaso Ciampa
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify, stiff, still and glittering… and the objects in the room drew a little closer together.
Robert Musil
I wasn’t afraid of treating Ebola patients in the isolation unit. That was the safest job. But seeing patients in the clinic, seeing patients in the emergency room, being in the community – those things gave me pause.
Kent Brantly
I was diagnosed with necrotizing chronic pancreatitis, and it definitely put a pause on live performances for a while.
It’s nice to have a pause to parent and to be more present at home, teaching them how to drive cars and navigate boys and all this sort of thing.
Diane Lane
Dance was something I’d just done at my youth club, and I used to teach dance when I was 14 to 19, 20 years old. I had my own dance group, and then I got more into the acting stuff, and I started doing things for TV. And then I put that on pause, because I really wanted to focus on my real passion, which is music.
Little Simz
I admit that when challenging times first surface, it’s not first instinct to do a happy dance. But when you take time to pause and add insight to injury, you will immediately start to feel empowered to make those majorly needed life shifts.
Karen Salmansohn
My advice today, to established acts and new-coming acts, is the same advice I’d give to myself: pause for a minute, and really think about ‘What is your goal? Where do you see yourself?’
Trent Reznor