101+ Best Indecision Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Indecision Quotes

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. Maimonides

Sorry, Hamlet said, rubbing his temples. I don’t know what came over me. All of a sudden I had this overwhelming desire to talk for a very long time without actually doing anything. Jasper Fforde

I’ve never been able to plan my life. I just lurch from indecision to indecision. Alan Rickman

I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet. Sylvia Plath

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. George Canning

Accept me or kill me MacKayla. But choose. Fucking Choose. Karen Marie Moning

I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood.  Anna Wintour

She was as one who, in madness, was resolute to throw herself from a precipice, but to whom some remnant of sanity remained which forced her to seek those who would save her from herself. Anthony Trollope

We want to create a problem for the defense, a moment of indecision as they figure out how they want to play against whatever formation we may show. We get a slight edge this way. Also, we create the opportunity for a defense to make more mistakes. Hank Stram

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. William James

Once Dwight Eisenhower makes up his mind, he’s full of indecision. Oscar Levant

Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think. Pope Benedict XVI

Change is not indecision. Chris Ofili

Having made the decision, do not revise it unless some new fact comes to your knowledge. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. Bertrand Russell

Indecision may or may not be my problem. Jimmy Buffett

Money isn’t the solution to your problems. It only lets you carry your unhappiness around in style. Shannon L. Alder

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. William James

I don’t do anything with my life except romanticise and decay with indecision. Allen Ginsberg

Indecision may come from an instinctive hunch that there’s more you need to know which means it’s time to learn everything you can about the pros and cons of each option. You can continue on this track, however, only as long as you’re unearthing genuinely new information. Martha Beck

Things can harden meaningfully in the moment of indecision. John Ashbery

The only thing we don’t do together is get in front of an actor and show any indecision at all about what we think. We don’t always agree, so we meet privately, then one or the other will approach the actor. Bobby Farrelly

By dawn he had surrendered, gratefully, to the old inertia, the product of always seeing both sides of every question. Robert Harris

I didn’t want to come to L.A. without a plan. I was already dealing with my own indecision in Atlanta, so I didn’t want to pick up and relocate and do the same thing in a different area. Y’lan Noel

He found himself remembering how on one summer morning they two had started from New York in search of happiness. They had never expected to find it, perhaps, yet in itself that quest had been happier than anything he expected forevermore. Life, it seemed, must be a setting up of props around one otherwise it was disaster. There was no rest, no quiet. He had been futile in longing to drift and dream, no one drifted except to maelstroms, no one dreamed, without his dreams becoming fantastic nightmares of indecision and regret. F. Scott Fitzgerald

When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue. Yoshihiko Noda

He sat where he was, on Mouse, in the grip of terrible indecision. He almost wished something would happen a sudden attack of Mexicans or something. He might be killed, but at least he wouldn’t have to make a choice between disobeying Mr. Gus and disobeying Lorena. Larry McMurtry

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest. Richard V. Allen

Policy making invariably involves taking measured risks in the face of uncertainty, for one has neither a prior template nor the luxury of indecision. Raghuram G. Rajan

I’m plagued with indecision in my life. I can’t figure out what to order in a restaurant. Chuck Close

Perhaps we can conceive of the ironist as the fetishist’s apprentice, reaching out for all readers, ensnaring them in a tangle of ambiguity, uncertainty and indecision from which there is no escape. Irony, quite possibly, makes fetishists of us all. Janet Beizer

Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action. Sylvia Plath

The worst thing is to have all that clout and not know your own mind. If she says her Marilyn Monroe’s favorite color is beige, that has to be a definite possibility. Then she will be as dangerous as a Chinese Empress. Colin Clark

Once I make up my mind, I’m full of indecision. Oscar Levant

Why do you hover in the mid course? Guigo

Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear. David Joseph Schwartz

This is trouble with you. You think you want, you don’t think you want always back and forth. Me, when I want, it is with whole heart. I look at wanted thing with eyes straight on. But you! Neither here nor there. Your looking always crooked, from side of eye. It has no power to hold. So wanted thing, it slip away from you. Ruth Ozeki

Indecision is a virus that can run through an army and destroy its will to win or even to survive. Wendell Mayes

Indecision is like a slow poison. Harjeet Khanduja

Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety. John Ortberg

Very unlikely people, you know, will share confidences with each other if they think the other person understands. A prisoner who won’t tell a guard anything will thaw immediately if he’s put in a cell with another man in for the same crime. And doctors who would bite off their own tongues before showing indecision to a patient will tell another doctor about how little they know and how frightened they are. I’ve seen it happen many times. It’s how spies work. T. Kingfisher

When public figures write memoirs, there is always some indecision regarding how much they want to write of things as they were and how much they want to cut corners to avoid riling up others. I decided to write my memoirs exactly as they were, and I will not digress not when things are ill at ease and not when they are comfortable. Ehud Olmert

Athletes in the zone see everything with clarity. They are relaxed, they perform with a quiet mind, with no indecision and no doubts. They can almost anticipate what is going to happen. They are totally absorbed. Golfer Tony Jacklin likened the zone to being in a cocoon. Dave Winfield said, I’m in my world. Gary Mack

There was some indecision as to when I was born. My sister said it was 1916. I’d lost my birth certificate. Michael Gough

His eyes were the colour of a sky I’d never see again if I refused to kill him, a colour I’d never get out of my mind, never forget no matter how many times I painted it. He shook his head, those eyes growing so large the white showed all around. He would never see that sky, either. And neither would these people, if I failed. Sarah J. Maas

Sixteen times a year, all thirty two NFL teams give us what we’re looking for speed, skill, violence, fantasy league orgasms and a final score. No confusion. No doubt. No indecision. A winner and a loser. Mike Barnicle

Instead of the terror of indecision and the fear of oneself, empathy for all living creatures and respect for nature can help us to save the world. As we let the waves of good vibrations flow into our minds, we inspire others and awaken their integrity. Erik Pevernagie

All around me insisted that my doubts proved only my own ignorance and sinfulness; that they knew by experience they would soon give place to true knowledge, and an advance in religion; and I felt something like indecision. Maria Monk

The other often much prefers a clear answer, even if it is No, than continued indecision and waffling. William Ury

More is lost by indecision than wrong decision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity. It will steal you blind. Marcus Tullius Cicero

A person’s greatest limitations are not genetic, but imposed by self doubt, insecurities, indecision, and timidity. Kilroy J. Oldster

Indecision, doubt and fear. The members of this unholy trio are closely related; where one is found, the other two are close at hand. Napoleon Hill

A decision unmade is still a decision. It won’t go away. Neither will problems or more options. Emily Grabatin

Indecision is fatal. It is better to make a wrong decision than build up a habit of indecision. If you’re wallowing in indecision, you certainty can’t act and action is the basis of success. Marie Beynon Lyons Ray

Indecision and fear can cripple any chances of succeeding and lead to maelstroms of regret that fuel our most fantastic nightmares. Kilroy J. Oldster

To be constantly changing one’s plans isn’t decision at all-it’s indecision. Rabindranath Tagore

Sometimes the only way for me to find out what it is I want to do is go ahead and do something. Then the moment I start to act, my feelings become clear. Hugh Prather

The worst decision is indecision. Ryan Harwood

Dare to keep moving when it is a must and dare to keep waiting when you have to, but note, you shall always keep waiting if you keep waiting and you shall always keep moving when you keep moving! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Indecision is a major time waster; 80% of decisions should be made the first time they come up. Brian Tracy

It’s impossible to be neutral when even doing nothing is a decision. Lisa Cypers Kamen

Indecision and delays are the parents of failure. George Canning

A diminished self image causes us to slouch, to avoid looking others in the eye, to be unassertive, to be indecisive. On the other hand, a healthy self image causes us to carry ourselves well, to speak confidently and to portray dignity. Wu Wei

Through indecision opportunity is often lost. Publilius Syrus

If you don’t know which way to go in the middle of a bridge, you better enjoy the bridge! Sometimes the solution comes only when you give up the future and enjoy the present! Mehmet Murat ildan

Always remember, indecision is decision usually against you. Venita VanCaspel

If I could measure my life in moments of self-doubt, it would look like yardstick after yardstick of questioning my choices. From what I order for dinner in a restaurant to whether or not I should have a baby Choose A. Obsess that I should have chosen B instead of A. Why do I always choose the wrong thing? Jennifer Pastiloff

Worry is a sustained form of fear caused by indecision. Brian Tracy

It was only one of a dozen or twenty vocations which he had taken up at various times, only to drop them again as soon as he made the discovery that they one and all entailed months and even years of hard work if he was ever to fulfil his ambitious desire of doing and being something great in the world. William Henry Hudson

Indecision is the greatest thief of opportunity. Jim Rohn

I will go back and forth and never be. Dorothea Lasky

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I feel like I am in a constant battle with myself. I am being pushed and pulled in two different directions. Krystalle Bianca

Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision. Napoleon Hill

When leaders lack self awareness, they doubt themselves; uncertain about their abilities; unclear about the direction to take on each turn, and more. Assegid Habtewold

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. W. H. Murray

Don’t let the indecision of others distract you. Louise Philippe Dulay

Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. T. S. Eliot

Man himself is so buffeted by shifts of thought and mood, not knowing from one day to the next what he truly feels, that a shifting earth is well nigh the last straw. Beryl Bainbridge

Perhaps, on the whole, embarrassment and perplexity are a kind of natural accompaniment to life and movement; and it is better to be driven out of your senses with thinking which of two things you ought to do than to do nothing whatever, and be utterly uninteresting to all the world. Margaret Oliphant

I needed more time. I needed to keep experiencing life through new paths like crossword construction, pickup dares, nightlife, drinking, even identity theft. None of those paths qualified as a future career, and yet they helped me feel closer to the life I wanted. Arvin Ahmadi

Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. Bertrand Russell

In a race between danger and indecision, the difference between life and death comes down to confidence. Faith in our abilities, certainty in ourselves and the trust we put in others. Emily Thorne

Inaction and indecision in the present is because of fear of consequences of the future. L. Ron Hubbard

You are caught between all that was and all that must be. You feel lost. Mark my words as soon as the bones mend, you will forget about the fracture. Haruki Murakami

Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others. Heinz Hopf

If someone wants to be in your life they will find you. If they don’t they will find an excuse. Shannon L. Alder

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation. William James

What am I doing? Tearing myself. My usual occupation at most times. Charles Dickens

Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader. George S. Patton

He who rides the middle of the road gets hit from both ends. Loni Bergqvist

Indecision is the seedling of fear. Napoleon Hill

Nobody is responsible for your sorrows and poverty, not even the devil. It is the work of the enemies of time that lives in some men, and their names are, Laziness and Procrastination. Michael Bassey Johnson

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down. Aneurin Bevan

You were brought to where you are standing now because the decisions you took some time back have held you by your hands and dragged you this far. Israelmore Ayivor

Indecisiveness wears a person out. E. L. Konigsburg

The last shall not become the first if the last is lagging behind. Michael Bassey Johnson

Indecision may or may not be my problem. Jimmy Buffett

He lifted his hand to knock, but then he stopped. He could go neither forward nor back, so he simply stayed that way hand frozen in the air. Anne Ursu

Beige is the color of indecision. Paula Scher