“The risks of the conflict never overwhelmed me, only the fear of marginalization.”— Marie Benedict. Here are 60 Best Overwhelmed Quotes.

Overwhelmed Quotes

1.“Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” – Zig Ziglar

2.“He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.” — Robert Jordan

3.“Let us drop our 'tin ear' and listen to the sounds of the 'real' world veiled beyond our inattention, and overwhelmed by the smoke and mirrors of superficiality. ("Like a frozen image")” — Erik Pevernagie

4.“Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day!” — R.G. Risch

5.“but there was nothing I could do to dim the supernovae exploding inside my brain, an endless chain of intra cranial firecrackers.” — John Green

6.“I had some terrific experiences in the wilderness since I wrote you last - overpowering, overwhelming," he gushed to his friend Cornel Tengel. "But since then I am always being overwhelmed. I require it to sustain life.Everett Ruess” — Jon Krakauer

7.“I could no longer discern what was real and what was fake. Everything, including the present, seemed to be both too much and nothing at all.” — Clemantine Wamariya

8.“The risks of the conflict never overwhelmed me, only the fear of marginalization.”— Marie Benedict

9.“I had a dream that I was being drowned in a flood and I realized it was a flood of people.” — Ellen Burstyn

10.“The way you live your days is the way you live your life” — Brigid Schulte

11.“I thought I might cry, the way you do when someone gives your some kindness when you most need it but when it seems the most surprising thing.” — Deb Caletti

12.“Exiting a bus, déjà vu overwhelmed me, that ephemeral phenomena of alignment so perfect it is eerie.” — Aspen Matis

13.“How long do you mean to be content?” — Percy Bysshe

14.“I don't cry. I refuse to get depressed or overwhelmed. Feelings like these are for people who don't have such elaborate to-do lists.” — Janine Urbaniak Reid

15.“All our stuck places track back to the twin existential threats to our survival and well-being: abandonment and being overwhelmed. 47” — James Hollis

Overwhelmed Quotes

16.“The problem is not that the world is a mess, but that we expect it to be otherwise.” — Matt Haig

17.“The world is too fucking big. Sometimes, I can't even carry myself through all the love and fear.” — Sherman Alexie

18.“I cut all my words out. My heart was too full of them.” — Holly Goldberg Sloan

19.“There is a fine line between challenging yourself and overwhelming yourself.””—  Brittany Burgunder

20.“He began to feel overwhelmingly guilty for still being alive, while others continued to die around him.” — Jason Medina

21.“There is not a lot you can see when there are tears in your eyes.” — Alain Bremond-Torrent

22.“Sometimes being overwhelmed by emotions can leave you speechless but even then it is important to identify the correct emotion.” — Sam Owen

23.“Alone in the gloom, surrounded by books, it was hard not to feel overwhelmed” — Leigh Bardugo

24.“When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I” —Psalm 61:2

25.“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” —Paulo Coelho

26.“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” — Timber Hawkeye

27.“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.” — Robert J. Sawyer

28.“A woman who lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.” —Lysa Terkeurst

29.“Sometimes you just need to be selfish and take care of you. If they love you, they’ll understand.” — Robert Tew

30.“I feel so much that it is hard for me at times to feel anything at all.” — Mary Kate Teske

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Overwhelmed Quotes

31.“Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.” —Jean-Paul Sartre

32.“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.” — Abraham Lincoln

33.“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” — Ann Landers

34.“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming—that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.” — Albert Camus

35.“When it hurts—observe. Life is trying to teach you something.” — Anita Krizzan

36.“Some days you will feel like the ocean. Some days you will feel like you are drowning in it.” — Lora Mathis

37.“I often think I can’t do this anymore but then I realize what choice do I have?” —Justin Blaney

38.“If you're overwhelmed by the size of a problem, break it down into smaller pieces." ~ Chuck Close” —Chuck Close

39.“At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.” —Nigella Lawson

40.“I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.” —Frida Kahlo

41.“Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature” —George Harrison

42.“If I feel strongly about anything, I get overwhelmed with emotion.” —Emma Stone

43.“No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

44.“I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.” —Maya Angelou

45.“One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.” — Jackie Kennedy

Overwhelmed Quotes

46.“I think women today are so overwhelmed and overtaxed.” —Sandra Lee

47.“When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in.” — Lana Del Rey

48.“The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

49.“Every relationship I've been in, I've overwhelmed the girl. They just can't handle all the love.” — Justin Timberlake

50.“He who does not contemplate the future is destined to be overwhelmed by it.” — H. G. Wells

51.“I am overwhelmed by the beautiful disorder of poetry, the eternal virginity of words.” —Theodore Roethke

52.“Most everyone I know feels frazzled and overwhelmed most of the time.”—Kevin DeYoung

53.“The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.”     — Albrecht Durer 

54.“Andrew Johnson wasn't too bad, but he was overwhelmed by a hostile Congress.”—Harry S. Truman

55.“My grandmother was overwhelmed by what was happening to us. She ahd moved back into the past because the here and the now was too terrible.” —Alice Hoffman

56.“Sadness is not always the worst feeling. Sometimes it's a really pleasurable thing to be overwhelmed with sadness.” —Matt Berninger

57.“By nature, I'm a little distractible. I get very overwhelmed by the world.” —Zoe Leonard

58.“I was kind of overwhelmed by the idea that we are just balls of energy and that we have imposed terms on feelings.” —Ruth Wilson

59.“If my heart is overwhelmed and I cannot hear your voice, I hold on to what is true. I will believe.” —Kari Jobe

60.“I get overwhelmed when I approach things intellectually.” —Keegan-Michael Key

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Best of Overwhelmed Quotes

1.
“When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in.” — Lana Del Rey
2.
“When it hurts—observe. Life is trying to teach you something.” — Anita Krizzan
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“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming—that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.” — Albert Camus

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