Caught In The Middle Quotes by Stephen Chbosky, Ruth Gordon, Anna Deavere Smith, Jim Carrey, B.K.S. Iyengar and many others.
You know . . . a lot of kids at school hate their parents. Some of them got hit. And some of them got caught in the middle of wrong lives. Some of them were trophies for their parents to show the neighbors like ribbons or gold stars. And some of them just wanted to drink in peace.
At seventy-four I’m getting minor raves on my looks, but I’m caught in the middle. Who knows what seventy-four looks like? Who cares? But if I’d listened to my friends, I could now lie and say I’m eighty-four. For eighty-four, the way I look is spectacular.
Artists are the people that no matter what, pick up the pen, pick up a paintbrush. They take the time to translate what is happening to create something that resonates deeply with the rest of the people that are caught in the middle of their own reality.
I have spiritual beliefs that I could literally go out and make an entire comedy routine about, and tour as some sort of spiritual guru, but it kind of goes against that [as] I actually believe the things, so I’m always kind of caught in the middle.
As animals, we walk the earth. As bearers of divine essence, we are among the stars. As human beings, we are caught in the middle, seeking to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon earth while striving for something more permanent and more profound.