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The one who knows he is confused is not that confused. ~ Zhuangzi

Confusion (from Latin confusĭo, -ōnis, noun of action from confundere "to pour together", or "to mingle together" also "to confuse") is the state of being bewildered or unclear in one’s mind about something.


  • When time itself shall be no more,
    And all things in confusion hurl'd,
    Music shall then exert it's power,
    And sound survive the ruins of the world
  • Should the whole frame of Nature round him break,
    In ruin and confusion hurled,
    He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack,
    And stand secure amidst a falling world.
  • Whatever I learned,
    Whatever I knew,
    Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew,
    Away in some dilemma,
    Always in some confusion,
    The purpose of this life,
    Seems like an illusion!
  • Let nothing be called natural
    In an age of bloody confusion
    Ordered disorder, planned caprice,
    And dehumanized humanity, lest all things
    Be held unalterable!
  • Lyin' awake in a cold, cold sweat
    Am I overdrawn, am I going in debt?
    It gets worse, the older that you get
    No escape from the state of confusion

    I'm in
    State of confusion
    I'm in

  • Men tighten the knot of confusion
Into perfect misunderstanding.
  • We are confused. Only by admitting our confusion can we begin to build something new.
    • Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz “Nine Suggestions For Radicals, or Lessons From the Gulf War” in The Issue is Power: Essays on Women, Jews, Violence and Resistance (1992)
  • We will never be brought to confusion, even in such a baffling and muddled world as ours, if we have a faith in a God of love as the ultimate power in the universe. The words "God is love" have this deep meaning: that everything that is against love is ultimately doomed and damned.

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