101 Being Confused Quotes to Clear Your Mind

Not knowing what is happening or what to do results in a lot of confusion.

Confusion can be overpowering and it can leave you feeling lost in life’s maze.

It’s pretty normal to feel confused about our path, but it’s important to realize that clarity may come from within.


In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking quotes about being confused, which may help you clear your mind and gain perspective as you move forward in life

These quotes will provide comfort and insight, whether you are facing a tough decision, a shift in circumstances, or simply need time to rest and contemplate.

Best Being Confused Quotes

It’s hard to win when you always lose. ~ Tom Waits.

We have confused the free with the free and easy. ~ Adlai E. Stevenson.

I’m slightly unsure as to what my goal is. I just keep doing jobs. ~ Rachel Weisz.


If confusion leads to knowledge, then I must be a genius. ~ Larry Leissner.


Confusion is always the most honest response. ~ Marty Indik.

Good. Be confused. Confusion is where inspiration comes from. ~ Robyn Mundell.

The most confused we ever get is when we’re trying to convince our heads of something our heart knows is a lie. ~ Karen Marie Moning.

A confused mind tends to be the most creative. ~ Steven Magee.


I am here; and here is nowhere in particular. ~ William Golding.

Right and wrong are very complicated; sometimes I get confused which one to follow. ~ M.F. Moonzajer.

We all go through doubt. It’s hard. Those difficult moments are what build your character. ~ Joe Rogan.


If I look confused it is because I am thinking. ~ Samuel Goldwyn.

Try to find your deepest issue in every confusion, and abide by that. ~ D.H. Lawrence.

Confusion is the main cause of worry. ~ Dale Carnegie.

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Famous Being Confused Quotes

However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole. ~ Muriel Rukeyser.


Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. ~ Henry Miller.

Confused like small birds trapped in a badminton game. ~ Sulejman Halilagic.

Logic of a madman is a sane man’s confusion. ~ Joe R. Lansdale.

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. ~ A. J. Liebling.

It’s amazing how confused and distracted and misdirected so many people are. ~ Stephen Covey.


Confusion now hath made his masterpiece. ~ William Shakespeare.

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age. ~ Albert Einstein.

Life is like a confused teacher. First she gives the tests and then teaches the lesson. ~ Drake.


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. ~ Kim Hubbard.

Sometimes hate is just confused love, ~ Omar Tyree.

Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds. ~ George Santayana.

In the theater of confusion, knowing the location of the exits is what counts. ~ Mason Cooley.

Sometimes I’m confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious isn’t obvious. ~ Michael Stipe.

In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word. ~ Walt Whitman.


Life being all inclusion and conclusion, and art being all discrimination and selection. ~ Henry James.

The mind is more sensible than the heart, if you are sure to listen to your heart, if you are confused, listen to your mind. ~ Amit Kalantri.

What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it. ~ Salvador Dali.

We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns. ~ Tom Waits.


Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind. ~ William Westmoreland.

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. ~ John Mayer.

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be. ~ Stephen Chbosky.


Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. ~ Roger Ebert.

Every really good book was written a little at a time, over time, in tremendous confusion and doubt. ~ Richard Bausch.

Top Being Confused Quotes

We humans are such complicated and confused beings that we call the animals beasts. ~ Cristiane Serruya.

The little waiter’s eyebrows wandered about his forehead in confusion. ~ Douglas Adams.


I have nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion. ~ Jack Kerouac.

Anyone who isn’t confused, really doesn’t understand the situation. ~ Edward R. Murrow.

For I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me. ~ A. A. Milne.

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. ~ Unknown.

Sensuality is allowing your brilliance and confusion to coexist. ~ Lebo Grand.


I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. ~ Daniel Boone.

At times he felt that he had almost rather not be in love with her, for it brought him no peace. What was the use of it, if it was only going to be painful. ~ Larry McMurtry.

Short Being Confused Quotes

Confused? Confusion is good. It’s an excellent place to learn something new from. ~ Henna Inam.

A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused. ~ Nigel Short.

The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it. ~ Mark Twain.

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion. ~ Gerald R. Ford.


People always seemed to know half of history, and to get it confused with the other half. ~ Jane Haddam.

We often confuse what we wish for with what is. ~ Neil Gaiman.

Confusion is only a matter of doubt before you leap forward using your decision making power to control your own destiny. ~ Byron Pulsifer.

Just simplify all that confusion and try to make life wonderfully simple again. ~ Aurora Berill.


An advertising agency has 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. ~ Fred Allen.

To be given permission to be confused – and remain confused , for as long as it takes would have been a huge gift. ~ Janet Jackson.

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius. ~ Larry Leissner.

Confused by thoughts, we experience duality in life. Unencumbered by ideas, the enlightened see the one Reality. ~ Huineng.

Thoughtful Being Confused Quotes

The heresies we ought to fear are those that can be confused with orthodoxy. ~ Jorge Luis Borges.


Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you. ~ Paulo Coelho.

Confusion is an often too subtle sign of paranoia. ~ Anne Austin.

You can’t pay enough money to… cure that feeling of being broken and confused. ~ Winona Ryder.

Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and when people start getting confused, that means they need to sit down with some real people. ~ Chuck D.


I just want to be someone, to mean something to anyone. ~ Charlotte Eriksson.

Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. ~ George Saunders.

I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be. ~ Stephen Chbosky.


I freely admit I’m confused. ~ Craig Ferguson.

If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused. ~ Walter F. Mondale.

Confusion is a chicken with shattered eyes. ~ Thai Proverb.

Inspiring Being Confused Quotes

We are not confused, it’s just the conflict between what we say and what we do. ~ Muhammad Zaki.


If you can’t convince them, confuse them. ~ Harry S. Truman.

When both a speaker and an audience are confused, the speech is profound. ~ Oscar Wilde.

It’s really very difficult to understand a woman – actually it’s not she but he who is confused. ~ Amit Abraham.

The good die young but not always. The wicked prevail but not consistently. I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre. ~ Helen Hayes.


You can’t follow your heart when it is more confused than your head. ~ Unknown.

I don’t know, upon my honor, what I’m doing. ~ Henry James.

You always admire what you really don’t understand. ~ Blaise Pascal.

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~ George Carlin.

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. ~ John Gay.


When you don’t know where to start, just go to a place you miss so much. ~ Toba Beta.

Today, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly. ~ Irene Peter.

I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed. ~ Robert Frost.

The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened. ~ Leonardo da Vinci.


Confusion is not an ignoble condition. ~ Brian Friel.

No matter how confused or deluded we may be at the moment, the underlying and essential nature of our being is clear and pure. ~ Lama Yeshe.

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity. ~ Micheal J. Gelb.

I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face. ~ Johnny Depp.

Quotes about Being Confused

A leader who is confused or confusing causes too much anxiety, and a leader who is too controlling is revealing more insecurity and a lack of leadership. ~ Mark Goulston.


The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes. ~ James Agee.

We feel unhappy and confused with our life when we don’t do the focus or calling that God has on our life. ~ John C. Maxwell.

Love is when two people who care for each other get confused. ~ Bob Schneider.

Whenever I’m confused about something, I ask God to reveal the answers to my questions, and he does. ~ Beyonce Knowles.

Injecting some confusion stabilizes the system. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


With great power often comes great confusion. ~ Dan Allen.

It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to. ~ J.D. Salinger.

People don’t expect too much from literature. They just want to know they’re not alone with being confused. ~ Jonathan Ames.

Ignorance is the worst liberation. To know even a few is better than knowing nothing at all. ~ Michael Bassey Johnson.

So these were the 101 quotes about Being Confused.

If these quotes and sayings connect with you, check out our other posts on gift quotes and Live Life To The Fullest quotes.

Sources and Inspiration:

  1. Confused Mind Quotes – Goodreads
  2. 120 Best Confused Quotes For A Clearer Mind
  3. 35 Confused quotes that’ll help get to the bottom of things
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