75+ Best Settle Down Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Settle down is to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it. Profoundly inspirational settle down quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Settle Down Quotes

Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies. — Candace Bushnell

Whenever ego suffers from fear of death & your practice turns to seeing impermanence, ego settles down. — Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Let’s be honest, I don’t think anyone ever wants to settle down in Hollywood – it’s a place you go to work. And once you’ve hit it, you get out of there as soon as you can. It’s definitely not a place you want to get married and have kids. — Sophie Monk

In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively. — Gene Tunney

Books are living things and their task lies in their vows of silence. You touch them as they quiver with a divine pleasure. You read them and they fall asleep to happy dreams for the next 10 years. If you do them the favor of understanding them, of taking in their portions of grief and wisdom, then they settle down in contented residence in your heart. — Pat Conroy

Old Flossie settle down on the other side of What-the-Dickens and dragged some handiwork out of a sack. She armed herself with two thorns shaped into knitting needles. A wodge of curlicued metallic scrubbing pad supplied the threat. ‘I knit handcuffs as a hobby,’ explained Old Flossie happily, and set to work. ‘Idle hands get up to no good, so I like to be prepared in case I meet up with any idle hands. — Gregory Maguire

I haven’t looked at marriage in the conventional sense, as far as settling down. I look at it as putting faith in another person, which has always been hard for me to do. — Marilyn Manson

Men do not settle down. Men surrender. — Chris Rock

Be curious, learn and read as much as you can about food. Don’t worry about making money. Focus on learning at various venues before you settle down for a steady position. — Rocco DiSpirito

No man wants to settle down. It happens. Eventually you’re going to bump into somebody that makes you go, ‘Hmm, I don’t mind seeing this person every day.’ — Kevin Hart

If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work, you should acquire a cat. Alone with the cat in the room where you work … the cat will invariably get up on your desk and settle placidly under the desk lamp … The cat will settle down and be serene, with a serenity that passes all understanding. — Muriel Spark

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man. — John Burroughs

I am just enjoying my youth but I want to settle down eventually. — Chris Evans

I mean, everyone has to calm down sometime. I’ll still smoke up and party, but yeah, eventually you gotta settle down and be an adult. But still have fun. Demi’s helped me sort of like, understand that down the road it’ll just happen. — Ashton Kutcher

To it, more than to anything else, I owe whatever success I have had – to this power of settling down to the day’s work and trying to do it to the best of one’s ability, and letting the future take care of itself. — William Osler

What is this enigmatic impulse that does not allow one to settle down in the achieved, the finished? I think it is a quest for reality. — Czeslaw Milosz

The more I think about it, the more I realize that schools are just factories for turning out robots, that’s all. They get you when your small and vulnerable and they take all the human parts away, bit by bit, until you’re just a wind-up toy. Turn the key and set it running. And the toy goes to university, gets a job, settles down with someone nice. — Grant Morrison

Despair itself if it goes on long enough, can become a kind of sanctuary in which one settles down and feels at ease. — Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if things were ‘normal.’ Nothing is normal while sin and lust and death roam the world, pouncing upon one and another till the whole population has been destroyed. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

In a way, the cancer became an ally because it stopped me from running around so much. I was able to settle down and write things I hadn’t had a chance to before. — Natalie Goldberg

Perhaps we should all settle down and think about what’s good in the world and what we want to do here. If we find this planet and its history and its story to be sacred, let’s preserve and nourish it, and then we can go home at night and say whatever prayers we choose. — Ursula Goodenough

What made me run away was doubtless not so much the fear of settling down, but of settling down permanently in something ugly. — Albert Camus

It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection. — Albert Einstein

Hey, single malt scotch, youre thirty years old. When are you going to settle down and get married to my stomach? — Stephen Colbert

I don’t think I could ever settle down. I have known too much of the depths of life already, and I would prefer anything to an anticlimax. — Everett Ruess

I wonder, would I have transitioned from female to male if I was 30 years younger? Possibly. But if I had been born even 30 years later, because it seems like the technology will only get better, it seems like one might not ever need to settle down at all. — Eileen Myles

Meditation is the calm in the chaos, the fastest way to settle down and get in touch with the stillness within. — Donna Karan

Birds are settling down for the night, singing lullabies to their young. — Suzanne Collins

We do have a big kind of history in literate tradition of Vikings and we have a lot of Viking blood in Scotland, I mean especially up north wherever you go you see a plastic Viking sitting outside a shop and Viking calendars and – because they – you know they came down and stole all our chicks and then some of them didn’t quite get back and ended up settling down here. So there’s a lot of Viking blood in Scotland. — Craig Ferguson

The men in my life were wonderful, but they were very artistic and very creative and they were adventurers like myself. So it wasn’t right to settle down with them. — James, son of Zebedee

I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I’m not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing. — Jonathan Coe

I think between the ages of 15 and 32, don’t worry about getting married, don’t worry about settling down, don’t worry about having a baby. Give birth to yourself. — Kelly Cutrone

Men and women consume one another rapidly in what is called the act of love, or else settle down to a mild habit of conjugality. We seldom find a mean between these two extremes. — Albert Camus

I’m not even worried about settling down. I think it’s way too early. I’m 25 and I’m in show business. I mean, if things go well, my wife hasn’t even been born yet. — Arj Barker

People told me to give up trying to be special and settle down to a regular life. There ain’t nothing wrong with a regular life, and that’s the Lord’s truth…but it wasn’t for me, because I wanted to be something special. I knew how easy it was for a dream to die. I seen that all around me. You could let it die by just looking the other way. — Walter Dean Myers

I do see myself settling down, getting married and having kids. But when I think about a family life in the future there’s rarely a man involved which is kind of weird. — Amy Winehouse

Getting married and settling down isn’t the most important thing in my life. — Liam Neeson

I feel most vulnerable when I am underprepared – for instance, if I have an audition and haven’t worked through the material enough beforehand. Also, if I am running late, I feel completely vulnerable because I am usually the person who is early to everything so that I can settle down and breathe before jumping in to the task at hand. — Renee Marino

I always hoped that I would settle down with someone. Marriage, I could really give two shits about, as an institution, but it makes things easier. — Dale Peck

It is not simply that these two cities are perched side by side at the edge of the Pacific; it is that adolescence sits next to middle age, and they don’t know how to relate to each other. In a way, these two cities exist in different centuries. San Diego is a post-industrial city talking about settling down, slowing down, building clean industry. Tijuana is a preindustrial city talking about changing, moving forward, growing. Yet they form a single metropolitan area. — Richard Rodriguez

Find a girl, settle down, If you want you can marry. — Cat Stevens

Raw pain alarms. us. It reminds us that life isn’t as orderly as we’d hoped. We demand that pain settle down before we shuffle it off to the quiet table. We want pain to stay in its own little section, want to keep it from spilling over into the other parts of life. Just like . lunch trays. Keep pain in its own little compartment. — Philip Gulley

A writer’s work has to take account of many rhythms: Vulcan’s and Mercury’s, a message of urgency obtained by dint of patient and meticulous adjustments and an intuition so instantaneous that, when formulated, it acquires the finality of something that could never have been otherwise. But it is also the rhythm of time that passes with no other aim than to let feelings and thoughts settle down, mature, and shed all impatience or ephemeral contingency. — Italo Calvino

I have often noticed how primate groups in their entirety enter a similar mood. All of a sudden, all of them are playful, hopping around. Or all of them are grumpy. Or all of them are sleepy and settle down. In such cases, the mood contagion serves the function of synchronizing activities. — Frans de Waal

When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated, and ambitious. — Sheryl Sandberg

When I started to get older and I thought, Well, you know now I’m kinda ready to settle down. And I really want to give to children now. Because I feel like I’ve done everything that I wanted to do in my entire life. — Aleta St. James

I have had a hard time settling on one medium and feel like a dilettante at times, taking up one medium and then wanting to learn to work in another. At age 76, I really don’t have the time to settle down to one medium when there are so many avenues to explore. — Nancy Johnson

You really want to have a back-up plan, so when you don’t feel like acting, or you’re getting older and settling down, you can produce your own stuff. So that’s when I set about forming my own company and getting creative control. — Denis Leary

The weird thing is when you’re a gay guy my age, I spent so much of my life just thinking I was probably never going to date anyone, so now just thinking, all right, settle down and have a child seems ridiculous to me. — Guy Branum

And, in fact, this is the tale that I would love to write: history is such a romantic place, with its jarveys and urchins and side-buttoned boots. If it would just stay still, I think, and settle down. If it would just stop sliding around in my head. — Anne Enright

If you are one of the hewers of wood and drawers of small weekly paychecks, your letters will have to contain some few items of news or they will be accounted dry stuff…. But if you happen to be of a literary turn of mind, or are, in any way, likely to become famous, you may settle down to an afternoon of letter-writing on nothing more sprightly in the way of news than the shifting of the wind from south to south-east. — Robert Benchley

Great works of art can be produced in barbarous societies – in fact the very narrowness of primitive society gives their ornamental art a peculiar concentration and vitality. At some time in the ninth century one could have looked down the Seine and seen the prow of a Viking ship coming up the river. Looked at today in the British Museum, it is a powerful work of art; but to the mother of a family trying to settle down in her little hut, it would have seemed less agreeable – as menacing to her civilisation as the periscope of a nuclear submarine. — Kenneth Clark

You’ve got to focus and understand that what you’ve done in training is the best that you could possibly do. Once you’ve done that you can really settle down and let your body take over. — Liam Tancock

Every man has to settle down eventually. You know why you gotta settle down eventually? Because you don’t want to be the old guy in the club. You know what I’m talking about. Every club you go into, there’s always some old guy. He ain’t really old, just a little too old to be in the club. — Chris Rock

Let us settle down to the serious business of getting drunk. — Poul Anderson

Men in general are too material and do not make enough human contacts. If we search for the fundamentals which actually motivate us we will find that they come under four headings: love, money, adventure and religion. It is to some of them that we always owe that big urge which pushes us onward. Men who crush these impulses and settle down to everyday routine are bound to sink into mediocrity. No man is a complete unit of himself; he needs the contact, the stimulus and the driving power which is generated by his contact with other men, their ideas, and constantly changing scenes. — Edward S. Jordan

Unfortunately, my love life is nil. I’m working too much – but I would like to settle down at some point. — Richard Armitage

Dogs seek attention from you. But by paying them that attention when they want it, you’re reinforcing the bad or hyperactive or anxious behavior that you’re trying to avoid. Practice – no touch, no talk, no eye contact – and see how you fare. You might be surprised at how quickly the dog settles down and looks to you as his pack leader for direction. — Cesar Millan

I wonder why guys mistreat and disrespect girls. But then they expect life to hand them a good woman when they’re older and ready to settle down? — Angelina Jolie

I love Switzerland. It’s so clean and cool. We don’t get much snow where I live so I get real excited in Lausanne and Geneva. I’d like to buy a house there when I’m older and settle down. It’s all so cute that it looks like a movie set. — Michael Jackson

Cleverness is a burden after that. You are supposed to settle down and be a good person, raise your children, and be good to your friends, which you may not have been back when you were clever. — Garrison Keillor

Sure, mom, I settle down with a nice girl every night, then I’m free the next morning. — Joe Pesci

Something can happen in your life, and you might want and need something different from your spouse. Most people forget that you have to create relationships. The allure of the first years settles down, and at that moment, you better start creating it; otherwise, you’re going to lose out. — John Travolta

I could never settle down into a reggae band, that’s too bizarre. — Doug Martsch

I would have wanted my mom to see me settle down and to be a grandma to my kids. — Stephen Dorff

If I became lost in the multiverse, exploring infinite parallel dimensions, my only criterion for settling down somewhere would be whether or not I could find you: and once I did, I’d stay there even if it was a world ruled by giant spider-priests, or one where killer robots won the Civil War, or even a world where sandwiches were never invented, because you’d make it the best of all possible worlds anyway, and plus we could get rich off inventing sandwiches. — Tim Pratt

She (my ex-wife) wanted me to stop being Evel Knievel. I am who I am. I’m not going to change. I’ll settle down the day they put me in a six-foot pine box. — Evel Knievel

Sleep is really important. You need to rest the physiology to be able to work weel and meditate well. When I don’t get enough sleep, my meditations are duller. You may even dip into sleep at the beginning of your meditation, because you’re settling down. But if you’re well rested, you’ll have a clearer deeper experience. — David Lynch

If I had my way… there wouldn’t be a single lion or tiger in captivity anywhere in the world. They never take to it. They’re never happy. They never settle down… You can see it in their eyes. — Hugh Lofting

If I traveled all my life And I never get to stop and settle down Long as I have you by my side There’s a roof above and good walls all around You’re my castle, you’re my cabin and my instant pleasure dome I need you in my house ’cause you’re my home. — Billy Joel

Stupid women, and all are stupid, think the first winning of the man the final victory. Then they settle down and grow fat, and stale, and dead, and heartbroken. Alas, they are so stupid. But you, little infant-woman with your first victory, you must make your love-life an unending chain of victories. Each day you must win your man again. And when you have won the last victory, when you can find no more to win, then ends love. Finis is written, and your man wanders in strange gardens. — Jack London

Touch your inner space, which is nothingness, as silent and empty as the sky; it is your inner sky. Once you settle down in your inner sky, you have come home, and a great maturity arises in your actions, in your behavior. Then whatever you do has grace in it. Then whatever you do is a poetry in itself. You live poetry; your walking becomes dancing, your silence becomes music. — Rajneesh

The problem with my balloon collection is that people always think there’s a party. Settle down. It’s not a party. It’s just balloons. — Demetri Martin

I don’t want to be tied down. I don’t want to settle down. I don’t want I love you. — Kid Rock

North Korean defectors often find it hard to settle down. It is not easy for somebody who’s escaped a totalitarian country to live in the free world. Defectors have to rediscover who they are in a world that offers endless possibilities. Choosing where to live, what to do, even which clothes to put on in the morning is tough enough for those of us accustomed to making choices; it can be utterly paralyzing for people who’ve had decisions made for them by the state their entire lives. — Barbara Demick

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