33 Quotes About Being in a Rut


There are always points in our lives where we hit a bump and feel like we are stuck in a rut. These quotes about being in a rut are just some examples to the type of emotions we feel when we find ourselves feeling stuck.

“A lot of artists who have a certain style are expected to more or less keep doing their style. It’s so easy to get into that rut of production.”

“As a writer, you owe it to yourself not to get stuck in a rut of looking at the world in a certain way.”

“At those times I got into… I suppose you call it a rut. I used to do comedy, comedy, comedy and I suddenly thought I ought to break away from this somehow.”

“Do you feel bored and stuck in a rut? Is work drudgery? If so, you are spending far too much time bemoaning your fate and how the universe is not cooperating with your desires. Be present with and in your current situation.”

“Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I’ve worked on, it’s part of me.”

“Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.”

“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”

“I find that even small changes sometimes jog you out of a mental rut.”

“I get so fed up with the making of an album taking over my life – it’s all I can think about or talk about. You find yourself in a rut and lacking inspiration and it’s hard to get out of that because I’m working alone in the studio.”

“I understand that the rule of fashion is to change, even as a successful designer – you do not want to be stuck in the same rut.”

“I visited those friends who’d just had a baby, and she was washing dishes and he was cleaning the house, and I burst with happiness. And in their minds, they were in this terrible domestic rut.”

“If you feel like you’re getting into a rut with a song, a night off usually fixes it.”

“If you wanna get out of a rut bad enough, it’ll always happen. It’s up to you, though. No one else is ever gonna do it for you.”

“It’s easy to fall into a funk and not want to exercise, or to really want that second piece of chocolate cake. I have to say, I fight against those feelings all year. But I try not to let myself sit in a rut like that.”

“Mainly, what I like to do is keep things varied and not get in a rut, not tell the same stories over and over.”

“Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave – with both ends kicked out.”

“Much public thinking follows a rut. The same thing is true in science. People get stuck and don’t look in other directions.”

“My only requirement for life is that I don’t get stuck in a rut.”

“Occasionally, if I’m in a rut, I find changing location helps.”

“One needs to constantly read up, practice and work, irrespective of your profession. If I feel as an actor that I know everything, then how will I to grow? How will I improve? I’ll be stuck in a rut, and eventually I’ll grow complacent.”

“One of my biggest fears is not being able to break out of a rut; of becoming a prisoner to my ways, unable to change course. But in my mid-thirties, I learned you can change your thinking.”

“People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because you’re the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype.”

“So easy to fall into a rut, isn’t it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?”

“That’s the ideal. Not to get stuck in a rut playing the same role.”

“The danger in playing a piece over and over again lies in getting stuck in a rut where you don’t ask questions anymore and you always play it the same way.”

“The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.”

“The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.”

“The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.”

“The rut I was in with the people that I had been previously been with it took the heart right out of me.”

“There’s a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.”

“Those movies sure got me into a rut.”

“When you don’t feel healthy, stop the excuses and do something. Just go outside, walk, breathe. Life’s too short to fall into a rut. You are in charge of you – treat yourself well, and it’ll show.”

“You know, it was uncomfortable doing the same thing. I don’t like a rut.”

Once you make up your mind to make a change in your life, taking those initial steps to get out of your rut can be challenging.

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