66 Realization Quotes That Show You Things In A New Light

Realization

Realization makes you know something that you didn't initially think of or even understand. It could be eventually knowing how something works, why things have been happening the way they have, or what you should do concerning something you have been thinking about.

Some realizations can be quite hurtful. Like realizing that your partner has been acting weird because there is someone else in the picture. Or realizing that someone has been saying bad things about you behind your back and that's why people have been acting strangely towards you. Or even realizing that you have a health issue and that's why you have been feeling lethargic lately.

Other realizations are a relief and you welcome them with open arms. Realizing that someone you have been having a crush on actually likes you too. Or realizing that you passed that exam you were so worried about. Or realizing that you are already living the life you always dreamt of.

Sometimes realization is all about things coming to fruition. It's all about the success at the end after years of dreaming and working hard for something. It's the accomplishment, fulfillment, and achievement at long last.

Nothing beats the feeling of realization. When all those late nights, the hard work, resilience, persistence, tears, and early mornings finally pay off. The dream you had only in your mind as an imagination is now your reality. You can see it and touch it.

It has eventually come true because you decided to work on it without giving up. Even when all you wanted to do was quit. Even when things looked bad. Even when your hope was hanging on a thread. You still pushed on and that's how everything came to a realization.

Here is a collection of carefully curated realization quotes that are relatable and a fun read!

Realization Quotes

Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.

Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.

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Get excited about this new chapter of your life and believe in yourself because you are much stronger than you realize.

Get excited about this new chapter of your life and believe in yourself because you are much stronger than you realize.

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. Slowly, I began to realize that I could not go back and force things to be as they once were: those two years, which up until then had seemed an endless inferno, were now beginning to show me their true meaning.

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it;

And then she realized that a fresh start was hers for the taking, that she could be the woman she’s always seen on the distant horizon – her future self. One step at a time. Starting today.

And then she realized that a fresh start was hers for the taking, that she could be the woman she’s always seen on the distant horizon – her future self. One step at a time. Starting today.

There comes a moment when you realize that there are no more chapters left in the book of your (current) life and it’s time to start a new book.

There comes a moment when you realize that there are no more chapters left in the book of your (current) life and it’s time to

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.

I realized that her life her feelings for things had been ruined along the way and that I was no more than a temporary companion.

I realized that her life
her feelings for things
had been ruined
along the way
and that I was no more than a
temporary
companion.

I'd decided the campus was just a place to hide. There were some campus freaks who stayed on forever. The whole college scene was soft. They never told you what to expect out there in the real world. They just crammed you with theory and never told you how hard the pavements were. A college education could destroy an individual for life. Books could make you soft. When you put them down, and really went out there, then you needed to know what they never told you.

I’d decided the campus was just a place to hide. There were some campus freaks who stayed on forever. The whole college scene was soft. They never told you what to expect out there in the real world. They just crammed you with theory and never told you how hard the pavements were. A college education could destroy an individual for life. Books could make you soft. When you put them down, and really went out there, then you needed to know what they never told you.

It's times like this... That I realize... How much pain these people live with... Having been born possessed by vengeful spirits.

It’s times like this… That I realize… How much pain these people live with… Having been born possessed by vengeful spirits.

Worry springs from not being convinced of a sovereign God's absolute love for you. Worry disappears when you realize that God loves you unfailingly and will let nothing interrupt His plans for your good.

Worry springs from not being convinced of a sovereign God’s absolute love for you. Worry disappears when you realize that God loves you unfailingly and will let nothing interrupt His plans for your good.

We as African Americans knew that if we wanted to see change, we had to step up to the plate and make that change ourselves. Not everyone comes to that realization in their lives, but thank God Linda Brown's father felt that way.

We as African Americans knew that if we wanted to see change, we had to step up to the plate and make that change ourselves. Not everyone comes to that realization in their lives, but thank God Linda Brown’s father felt that way.

It dawns on you one day... how precious your life is and how not okay it is for anyone, ever, to cause you any amount of suffering, ever. Then the next time you step out the door you look at everyone and you’re thinking, “My life is precious and you’re not allowed to hurt me.

It dawns on you one day… how precious your life is and how not okay it is for anyone, ever, to cause you any amount of suffering, ever. Then the next time you step out the door you look at everyone and you’re thinking, “My life is precious and you’re not allowed to hurt me.

It's never too late to realize your ambitions. Take the first step by daring to dream big dreams. Then have the confidence to take a few risks and make those dreams a reality. You'll be glad you did.

It’s never too late to realize your ambitions. Take the first step by daring to dream big dreams. Then have the confidence to take a few risks and make those dreams a reality. You’ll be glad you did.

I believe in every dream of yours, and believe that the Almighty God will help you realize each and every single one of these dreams. I really can’t wait to see all your dreams actualized. Good morning, and have a very blissful day.

I believe in every dream of yours, and believe that the Almighty God will help you realize each and every single one of these dreams. I really can’t wait to see all your dreams actualized. Good morning, and have a very blissful day.

I’m not rushing, I’m realizing. I’ve been chasing after Alaska and maybe this whole time the girl I was supposed to be with was right in front of me. Maybe everything that’s happened has lead me to this moment, to this dance.

I’m not rushing, I’m realizing. I’ve been chasing after Alaska and maybe this whole time the girl I was supposed to be with was right in front of me. Maybe everything that’s happened has lead me to this moment, to this dance.

I realized that I am capable of loving after I met you. I realized that I can be happy after I met you and I also realized that I have a heart after I met you. Wake up to a world full of love my love! And have a good day at work!!!

I realized that I am capable of loving after I met you. I realized that I can be happy after I met you and I also realized that I have a heart after I met you. Wake up to a world full of love my love! And have a good day at work!!!

If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then will you realize how special you are to me.

If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then will you realize how special you are to me.

"Well, my gut wants to know," Lara said, and only then did I realize […] — I may have kissed her, but I really didn't have a monopoly on Alaska; the Colonel and I weren't the only ones who cared about her, and weren't alone in trying to figure out how she died and why.

“Well, my gut wants to know,” Lara said, and only then did I realize […] — I may have kissed her, but I really didn’t have a monopoly on Alaska; the Colonel and I weren’t the only ones who cared about her, and weren’t alone in trying to figure out how she died and why.

If we understand the momentary nature of realization, then each moment becomes a great opportunity for us. It is the opportunity for practice, for realization. Each moment is precious, because we have the opportunity to start fresh and to see, nakedly, the dharmakaya once again and experience a moment of enlightenment.

If we understand the momentary nature of realization, then each moment becomes a great opportunity for us. It is the opportunity for practice, for realization. Each moment is precious, because we have the opportunity to start fresh and to see, nakedly, the dharmakaya once again and experience a moment of enlightenment.

Except that it was no more home, just the place where he had grown up, and that first day back, touring the once familiar places only made him realize that he had already lived close to half his life.

Except that it was no more home, just the place where he had grown up, and that first day back, touring the once familiar places only made him realize that he had already lived close to half his life.

It was a sickness: this great interest in a medium that relentlessly and consistently failed, time after time after time, to produce anything at all. People became so used to seeing shit on film that they no longer realized it was shit.

It was a sickness: this great interest in a medium that relentlessly and consistently failed, time after time after time, to produce anything at all. People became so used to seeing shit on film that they no longer realized it was shit.

I would say that God is much bigger than all of this. I've been through difficult times where it just seems like hope is nowhere to be found, but those are some of the greater moments where we run to Christ a little faster and hang on a little tighter. Through the hardest times in life, I hope people turn to him and realize he's still a sovereign God; he's in control.

I would say that God is much bigger than all of this. I’ve been through difficult times where it just seems like hope is nowhere to be found, but those are some of the greater moments where we run to Christ a little faster and hang on a little tighter. Through the hardest times in life, I hope people turn to him and realize he’s still a sovereign God; he’s in control.

It's elevating and humbling at the same time. Running along a beach at sunrise with no other footprints in the sand, you realize the vastness of creation, your own insignificant space in the plan, how tiny you really are, your own creatureliness and how much you owe to the supreme body, the God that brought all this beauty and harmony into being.

It’s elevating and humbling at the same time. Running along a beach at sunrise with no other footprints in the sand, you realize the vastness of creation, your own insignificant space in the plan, how tiny you really are, your own creatureliness and how much you owe to the supreme body, the God that brought all this beauty and harmony into being.

Sometimes we need to get over ourselves and actually realize that sometimes, God has a better plan. God's ways are higher than ours.

Sometimes we need to get over ourselves and actually realize that sometimes, God has a better plan. God’s ways are higher than ours.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but

Regardless of what your present financial position may be, realize that you can have money, all you want, but you must earn it.

Regardless of what your present financial position may be, realize that you can have money, all you want, but you must earn it.

Realizing the power that I have in my words and my actions, they really hurt people. It’s a sad world when people look at such a great person and you place your fears and traumas on others because of what you’ve been through. Everybody has not walked the same life that I have. Taking accountability is saying, ‘What can I do to make myself better?

Realizing the power that I have in my words and my actions, they really hurt people. It’s a sad world when people look at such a great person and you place your fears and traumas on others because of what you’ve been through. Everybody has not walked the same life that I have. Taking accountability is saying, ‘What can I do to make myself better?

Your body is the instrument of your mind. Start paying attention to what your body is doing, where it's going, and realize the mind operates on two different levels, on a conscious level and a subconscious level.

Your body is the instrument of your mind. Start paying attention to what your body is doing, where it’s going, and realize the mind operates on two different levels, on a conscious level and a subconscious level.

When I realized I would no longer be able to fly in that sky, I was both anguished and relieved. I finally felt like I had become a “human being.”

When I realized I would no longer be able to fly in that sky, I was both anguished and relieved. I finally felt like I had become a “human being.”

Few people today realize just how much faith in oneself (that part of oneself which is spiritual, perfect) has to do with achievement, because the great majority of people never seem to conceive of faith as being a genuine creative force. Yet the truth is that not only is Faith a bona fide power, but it is the greatest one we will ever encounter.

Few people today realize just how much faith in oneself (that part of oneself which is spiritual, perfect) has to do with achievement, because the great majority of people never seem to conceive of faith as being a genuine creative force. Yet the truth is that not only is Faith a bona fide power, but it is the greatest one we will ever encounter.

Sometimes you have to let people bump their heads to realize that they are not making sense. Don’t try to figure them out or it will drive you crazy.

Sometimes you have to let people bump their heads to realize that they are not making sense. Don’t try to figure them out or it will drive you crazy.

I then realized that it wasn’t Mardi Gras or college, it was about me going to school there. I wasn’t mad at the boy because he said his mother said not to play with me because I was a nigger. ‘If my mother said not to play with him because he was another race, I wouldn’t.’

I then realized that it wasn’t Mardi Gras or college, it was about me going to school there. I wasn’t mad at the boy because he said his mother said not to play with me because I was a nigger. ‘If my mother said not to play with him because he was another race, I wouldn’t.’

We got off at the next exit, quietly, and, switching drivers, we walked in front of the car. We met and I held him, my hands balled into tight fists around his shoulders, and he wrapped his short arms around me and squeezed tight, so that I felt the heaves of his chest as we realized over and over again that we were still alive. I realized it in waves and we held on to each other crying and I thought, 'God we must look so lame,' but it doesn't matter when you have just now realized, all the time later, that you are still alive.

We got off at the next exit, quietly, and, switching drivers, we walked in front of the car. We met and I held him, my hands balled into tight fists around his shoulders, and he wrapped his short arms around me and squeezed tight, so that I felt the heaves of his chest as we realized over and over again that we were still alive. I realized it in waves and we held on to each other crying and I thought, ‘God we must look so lame,’ but it doesn’t matter when you have just now realized, all the time later, that you are still alive.

How you respond to the enemy of your soul determines whether his plan for your life or God's plan for your life is realized.

How you respond to the enemy of your soul determines whether his plan for your life or God’s plan for your life is realized.

It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.

It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.

Kevin Copeland: Forget him, Marcus. We can do this ourselves. Look, all we gotta do is--is--is... Marcus Copeland: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. "We?" Kevin, this ain't about "we." It's never been. It's about you. You come up with some stupid idea and I'm dumb enough to go along with it. And look where it's gotten me, Kevin. I just lost my wife and my job because of you. So don't tell me about "we" no more, all right?

Kevin Copeland: Forget him, Marcus. We can do this ourselves. Look, all we gotta do is–is–is…
Marcus Copeland: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. “We?” Kevin, this ain’t about “we.” It’s never been. It’s about you. You come up with some stupid idea and I’m dumb enough to go along with it. And look where it’s gotten me, Kevin. I just lost my wife and my job because of you. So don’t tell me about “we” no more, all right?

During last night’s insomnia, as these thoughts came and went between my aching temples, I realised once again, what I had almost forgotten in this recent period of relative calm, that I tread a terribly tenuous, indeed almost non-existent soil spread over a pit full of shadows, whence the powers of darkness emerge at will to destroy my life…

During last night’s insomnia, as these thoughts came and went between my aching temples, I realised once again, what I had almost forgotten in this recent period of relative calm, that I tread a terribly tenuous, indeed almost non-existent soil spread over a pit full of shadows, whence the powers of darkness emerge at will to destroy my life…

Closure is only a fairytale, a myth, a legend. The only true closure can come from within...this is a type of love story where the happy ending lies in not finding Prince Charming. Rather, it lies in the realization that he never existed at all.

Closure is only a fairytale, a myth, a legend. The only true closure can come from within…this is a type of love story where the happy ending lies in not finding Prince Charming. Rather, it lies in the realization that he never existed at all.

I realize that not everyone could be granted the chance of getting a decent closure – most people just deal with the decisions they made then on their own.

I realize that not everyone could be granted the chance of getting a decent closure – most people just deal with the decisions they made then on their own.

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