35 Quotes About Being in Limbo

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When your life is in transition it can sometimes feel like there is no where to go. These quotes about being in limbo capture the feelings and state of always living in a temporary position and struggling with getting your feet planted solid on the ground.

“A limbo large and broad, since call’d The Paradise of Fools to few unknown.”

“A little fact is worth a whole limbo of dreams.”

“A person deprived of beauty and pleasure puts me in mind of the Haitian notion of a zombie – a person disconnected from his or her soul, a person who works for others’ profit but never his own, a person who mindlessly does the bidding of the boss and exists in an emotional and mental limbo.”

“A woman could do a lot of crazy things for a pair of fine-looking dimples.”

“All that the comedian has to show for his years of work and aggravation is the echo of forgotten laughter.”

“Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.”

“Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.”

“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.”

“Every limbo boy and girl, all around the limbo world. Gonna do the limbo rock, all around the limbo clock.”

“Everyone makes choices in life. Some bad, some good. It’s called living, and if you want to bow out, then go right ahead. But don’t do it halfway. Don’t linger in whiner’s limbo.”

“I am in limbo, and in limbo there are no races, no prizes, no changes, no chances. There are merely degrees of endurance, and endurance never was my strong point.”

“I am the soul in limbo.”

“I believe in art, and more fundamentally the freedom to express one’s self creatively. People don’t know yet what they’ll ultimately believe in or how they’ll organize their lives. They’re kind of in limbo.”

“I don’t want it all to be pretty – it’s a combination of loss and gain. Things are born, live and hang in limbo. That’s what life’s about…”

“I either want to be completely recovered or completely emaciated. It’s the in between that I can’t stand, the limbo of failure where you know that you haven’t done your best at one or the other: dying or living.”

“I think now that maybe true sweetness can only happen in limbo.”

“Ideas are useless unless used. The proof of their value is in their implementation. Until then, they are in limbo.”

“It’s better to make a decision, even the wrong one, than to be in limbo.”

“I’ve always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy.”

“Life is like a game of limbo in reverse. The bar keeps rising higher and we need to keep rising to the occasion.”

“Live your life. The reset button has been pushed.”

“Maybe heaven was innocence, limbo was ignorance, and hell was fiery illumination.”

“Sometimes chaos is the very thing that deliberately shakes up our neatly ordered world’s in order to get us out of the neatly ordered ruts that have kept us stuck.”

“Sometimes limbo is a tolerable place to be stuck.”

“The best of causes ruins as quickly as the worst; and the road to Limbo is paved with writers who have done everything I am being sympathetic, not satiric for the very best reasons.”

“The hardest part of letting go is the”uncertainty”–when you are afraid that the moment you let go of someone you will hate yourself when you find out how close you were to winning their affection.”

“The limbo of life is like a song, a melody that comes around occasionally but that sticks in your head and never goes away.”

“The mind effortlessly and automatically takes in new ideas, which remain in limbo until verified or rejected by conscious, rational analysis.”

“The real truth is that the war didn’t have much to do with it except that it provided a perfect limbo in which two people who were too young and too related could start kissing without anything or anyone making us stop.”

“The step that we are on is only a step to the next place, and no step regardless of how massive is ever a destination.”

“They were both from the real world, their own distinct ones, but I was somewhere in limbo. Set apart, I didn’t know how to let either of them in.”

“We absolutely believed in Heaven and Hell, Purgatory, and even Limbo. I mean, they were actually closer to us than Australia or Canada, that they were real places.”

“Well, limbo is not a good place to be.”

“When I came out into the outside room again, I saw her shoe still lying there, where it had come off in the course of our brief wrestle. It looked so pathetic there by itself without an owner, it looked so lonely, it looked so empty.”

“When you learn how to trust your feelings then you’ll know how to recognize it – That part of you that needs no healing is like a swollen river rising. So choke me with a violent passion and drown me in a deep emotion.”

Being in limbo does not always offer your life feelings of prosperity and peace. Everyone needs a place they can go to and call their home.

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