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50 Unbothered Quotes to Discover Inner Peace and Freedom

Dayna Remus
Dec 03, 2022
03:20 P.M.
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In a society like ours, where rushing and competing is the name of the game, it's difficult not to become bothered by everything leading to endless days, months, and years of anxiety. However, being unbothered is not impossible, and the 50 quotes below will prove it.

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Many of us worry all the time; about our future, what people think of us, our jobs, rent, family, friends, the news, and the list goes on and on. We sometimes think back to a simpler time in childhood when there was much less to worry about.

However, there is no use in worrying about our past once again and about what we did or didn't do. Instead, we should learn to find tools to lessen our worries, quiet our minds, and become unbothered by the things we can not control.

This will give us the power we never knew we had. Read the following 50 quotes to learn more about putting our worries aside and becoming unbothered.

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Josiah Gilbert Holland’s quote: "Calmness is the cradle of power." | Image: AmoDays

Josiah Gilbert Holland’s quote: "Calmness is the cradle of power." | Image: AmoDays

Remain Unbothered, Calm and Go with the Flow

"Be the flow." — Jay-Z

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"You're thinking too much; just let it flow." E. Palusza

"Surrender to the flow." — Mike Gordon

"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." — Walter Hagen

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows. It empties today of its strength." — Corrie Ten Boom

E. Palusza’s quote: "You're thinking too much; just let it flow." | Image: AmoDays

E. Palusza’s quote: "You're thinking too much; just let it flow." | Image: AmoDays

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"This is how memories are made… by going with the flow." — Amanda Bynes

"At the end of the day, life is too short to worry." — Lauren Ash

Quotes on the Importance of Remaining Unbothered

"Calmness is the cradle of power." — Josiah Gilbert Holland

"True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way." — Stephen Mitchell

"You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather." — Pema Chodron

Thomas Carlyle’s quote: "Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together." | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Carlyle’s quote: "Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together." | Image: AmoDays

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"Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it." — Brian Tracey

"By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed." — Albert Ellis

"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together." — Thomas Carlyle

"Your strength is your calmness, in the clarity of your mind. Strength comes from putting the negative aside without reacting. Win in calmness, in consciousness, in balance." — Yogi Amrit Desai

Quotes on the Beauty of Being Unbothered

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"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." — Ralph H. Blum

 Walt Whitman’s quote: "Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." | Image: AmoDays

Walt Whitman’s quote: "Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." | Image: AmoDays

"You cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind." — Henry David Thoreau

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"My life is full of drama, and I don't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like." — Adele

"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." — Walt Whitman

Quotes about the Being Unbothered about the Future

"Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing." — Eric Davis

"Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it." — Viktor E. Frankl

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 An old Eskimo Proverb quote: "Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly." | Image: AmoDays

An old Eskimo Proverb quote: "Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly." | Image: AmoDays

"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." — Oprah Winfrey

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"Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there.'" — Eckhart Tolle

"Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly." — Old Eskimo Proverb

"Go with the flow; God got the perfect plan." — Meeran W. Malik

"When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." — Buddha

Quotes about the Arts and Being Unbothered

M.F. Moonzajer’s quote: "I enjoy writing alone, naked and unbothered." | Image: AmoDays

M.F. Moonzajer’s quote: "I enjoy writing alone, naked and unbothered." | Image: AmoDays

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"I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music—that makes it exciting." — Yoko Ono

"As always, with acting, you can't be too self-conscious. It would be best if you didn't care about what people are thinking about you at the time because they're not caring about you, they're caring about the character." — Freddie Highmore

"Making music is an emotional thing. And when you're on a video shoot with 50 people there, you have to somehow, in a non-emotional way, say what you want and not feel guilty for it. And that takes growing up, and that takes... not caring how people perceive you as much. And it just takes experience, I think." — Banks

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"I enjoy writing alone, naked and unbothered." — M.F. Moonzajer

"Unleash your creative energy and let it flow. Relish the possibilities." — Nita Leland

Meeran W. Malik’s quote: "Go with the flow; God got the perfect plan." | Image: AmoDays

Meeran W. Malik’s quote: "Go with the flow; God got the perfect plan." | Image: AmoDays

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"It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way." — James Taylor

"I don't really like to write music at all unless I am completely unbothered by touring." — Adam Levine

Quotes on Being Unbothered about What Others Think

"I don't care what you think about me; I don't think about you at all." — Coco Chanel

"Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others." — Paulo Coelho

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"The hardest thing is not caring about other people's opinions." — Natalia Dyer

Coco Chanel‘s quote: "I don't care what you think about me; I don't think about you at all." | Image: AmoDays

Coco Chanel‘s quote: "I don't care what you think about me; I don't think about you at all." | Image: AmoDays

"I think that's the most beautiful thing about being confident just loving yourself, not caring what everybody else thinks. Because you could be Mother Theresa, and people are still going to try to find some imperfection." — Joanna Krupa

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"I am walking away from the toxicity of bothering. What others think of me from the impression I made or the conversation I had, I am just walking away from being a girl so fragile to break down on some futile prejudices and walking towards being a woman leading her life choices." — Aparna

Quotes about Wishing to Be Unbothered

"To kind of go through life not caring is a spectacular attribute. It's one I wish I had." — Neil Cross

"Self-awareness is a character trait that's horrible to have if you're a performer. I think that a lot of these performers that we see get up on stage and play music; there's a sense of them truly not caring how they're coming across. They are just themselves. I look up to a lot of people who are like that." — Tyler Joseph

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Quotes about Being Unbothered and the Power of the Mind

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answers." — William S. Burroughs

Prasad Mahes’ quote: "The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear." | Image: AmoDays

Prasad Mahes’ quote: "The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear." | Image: AmoDays

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"Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." — Dalai Lama

"The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear." — Prasad Mahes

Quotes about Not Even Bothering to Be Unbothered

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." — Confucius

"Peace is truly the completed and undisturbed possession of what is desired." — Maximus the Confessor

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"One of the best ways to reduce stress is to accept the things that you cannot control." — M.P. Neary

Prasad Mahes’ quote: "Opportunity seldom rises with blood pressure." | Image: AmoDays

Prasad Mahes’ quote: "Opportunity seldom rises with blood pressure." | Image: AmoDays

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"You'd be surprised by how many times a woman sits in her car or in the shower, or in the laundry room, or at the sink and quickly cries because she's so stressed. Because when she shows her face again, she looks untouched and unbothered, manages to sport a beautiful smile, and carries on like she's fine. Women are some of the most resilient creatures. Appreciate them." — Tamia Elizabeth

"There can be no peace without but through peace within." — W.E. Channing

"If I'm alive now, I was dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it." — Sylvia Plath

"Opportunity seldom rises with blood pressure." — Jarod Kintz

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"I just stay in my own lane and not worry about what anyone else is doing and settling my own pace." — Roddy Ricch

 Sylvia Plath’s quote: "If I'm alive now, I was dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it." | Image: AmoDays

Sylvia Plath’s quote: "If I'm alive now, I was dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it." | Image: AmoDays

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If we trust these quotes, we can see that choosing to be unbothered can give us more power over our future, help us release creativity, and, most of all, find some peace and joy in this crazy world.

That being said, learning to let go wisely and sustainably can be challenging, and we must not be harsh on ourselves. While we let go of years of conditioning, the voices in our heads may scream that we must constantly be working, busy, or doing something to be worthy. We need to learn how to quiet that down.

For more guidance on how to do this, read these 79 water quotes that teach us about the flow of life.

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