90 Fog Quotes For When Life Seems a Little Bleak

These fog quotes will remind you that even though life can get confusing and hard to manage sometimes, those moments do not last forever.

Fog is a weather phenomenon that occurs tiny water droplets or ice crystals become suspended in the air at or near the surface of the earth.

Fog, basically a type of low-lying cloud usually resembling a stratus cloud, is influenced by several factors.

These include nearby bodies of water, topography, and wind conditions.

This shadowy, gloomy cloud is the reason there are so many metaphors about life and fog, referring to when life has got you down.

These fog quotes also explain why we talk about brain fog and confusion.

Fog makes a great addition to setting scenes in literature, whether it’s a horror story a drama.

There is just something unsettling about a dark and foggy night, that can really make a story.

Even writing these works can induce a bit of a foggy brain, as you will see in the fog quotes about writing and stories!

Beyond the realm of regular brain fog, there is the more serious mental illness of depression.

Keep reading for lots of fog quotes about depression and the mind in general.

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Fog quotes about what ‘fog is’

1. “Fog is a cloud close to land or water. People cannot see well in fog.” ― Helen Frost

2. “Fog is most common where water is plentiful and there is a cool surface to chill the air.” ― Steven L. Horstmeyer

3. “Fog is my weakness, and every time there is low fog, I am out and about with my camera.” ― Om Malik

4. “I must go in. The fog is rising.” ― Emily Dickinson

Inspirational Fog quotes about love and life

5. “With a foggy mind, you see nothing but fog!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

6. “She was like the morning fog, mystical yet dangerous.” – Ajay Moses

7. “To understand the fog, it helps to first understand the cloud.” ― David Byrd

8. “Love is a fog that burns with the first daylight of reality.” ― Charles Bukowski

9. “Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves that all of life is not black and white.” ― Jonathan Lockwood Huie

10. “The fog is clearing; life is a matter of taste.” ― Frank Wedekind

11. “When life is foggy, path is unclear and mind is dull, remember your breath. It has the power to give you the peace. It has the power to resolve the unsolved equations of life.” ― Amit Ray

12. “If you want to see what the fog hides in itself, don’t wait for the fog to disperse! Instead of waiting for something to happen in this short life, do something immediately! Enter the fog!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

13. “Foggy road is a blessing because it is full of surprises and life is such a road! We are incredibly lucky that we all have an unknowable future!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

14. “The fog of life is provided as source of confusion to the mind so that we cannot rely on it and must turn to our feeling and intuitive selves.” ― Stephen Harrison

15. “Sometimes it is hard to see in life. If the fog rolls in we can’t see anything. Most people get caught up in life that they forget the purpose of life is to be happy.” ― Frederick Lenz

16. “I see a lot of fog and a few lights. I like it when life’s hidden. It gives you a chance to imagine nice things, nicer than they are.” ― Ben Hecht

17. “Love feels like this fog. It slinks in from some hidden place and silently overtakes me. It seems so dense, but when I reach into it, there’s nothing of substance. Then, before too long, it simply vanishes. That’s my perception of love.” ― Alex Z. Moores

18. “Adversity is much like fog in our lives, and sometimes God will use fog of adversity to teach and direct us.” ― David Byrd

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19. “Sometimes when you lose your way in the fog, you end up in a beautiful place! Don’t be afraid of getting lost!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

20. “The weather varies between heavy fog and pale sunshine; My thoughts follow the exact same process.” ― Virginia Woolf

21. “Fog may be unpleasant, and traveling in fog can be hazardous, but breathing fog cannot harm you.” ― Michael Allaby

Fog quotes about writing, stories, and other arts

22. “Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” ― E. L. Doctorow

23. “Most of us live in a fog. It’s like life is a movie we arrived to 20 minutes late. You know something important seems to be going on. But we can’t figure out the story. We don’t know what part we’re supposed to play or what the plot is.” ― John Eldredge

24. “The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!” ― Bill Watterson

25. “Though they don’t always have to be set in fog, weather is incredibly important in ghost stories. As is suspense: you’ve got to turn the screw very, very slowly.” ― Susan Hill

26. “Why be in music, why write songs, if you can’t use them to explore life or an idealized vision of life? I believe a lot of our lives are spent asleep, and what I’ve been trying to do is hold on to those moments when a little spark cuts through the fog and nudges you.” ― Rufus Wainwright

27. “I’m one of those writers who can’t talk about what they’re working on. The entire four years I was writing ‘House of Sand and Fog,’ my wife never saw a word of it. I just have to keep it in the womb, and then everyone can have a crack at it.” ― Andre Dubus III

28. “I paint the fog – I think of its fresh moistness – its stillness – its mystery.” ― Douglas Lockwood

29. “I do so much music that it’s like a fog, and I can’t even remember all of it.” ― Yelawolf

Fog quotes about the mind and depression

30. “That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

31. “I spend most of my time in a room alone where eight hours go by, and I have no sense of time. I work seven days a week, and I live in this sort of vague subconscious fog a lot.” ― Dan Gilroy

32. “This is a common misconception about antidepressants: many people believe they’re simply ‘happy pills’ that will wipe a person’s emotional slate clean. Used correctly, antidepressants can lift the fog of mental illness.” ― Andrew Shaffer

33. “The past is a fog on our minds. The future? A complete dream. We can’t neither guess the future, neither change the past.” — Shams Tabrizi

34. “You never realized how thick your fog was until it lifted.” ― J.R. Ward

35. “My mind is in a muddle. Like… thick fog. I can’t make sense to myself sometimes.” ― Edward D. Wood Jr.

36. “When you are happy, you feel the sunshine even inside the fog; when you are unhappy, you feel the fog even in the sunshine.” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

37. “You fog the mind, you stir the soul.” ― Robbie Robertson

38. “Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.” ― Dewitt Bodeen

More Fog quotes and sayings

39. “Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.” ― Claude Adrien Helvetius

40. “Humans believe so many lies because we aren’t aware. We ignore the truth or we just don’t see the truth. When we are educated, we accumulate a lot of knowledge, and all that knowledge is just like a wall of fog that doesn’t allow us to perceive the truth, what really is.” ― Don Miguel Ruiz

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41. “The fog of illusion, the fog of confusion is hanging all over the world.” — Van Morrison

42. “The truth is a fog, in which one man sees the heavenly host and the other one sees a flying elephant.” ― Terry Pratchett

43. “Faith is like radar that sees through the fog — the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.” ― Corrie Ten Boom

44. “Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything – real feelings, true happiness, real joy. They can’t get through that fog. But you lift it, and buddy, you’re in for the ride of your life.” ― Albert Brooks

45. “The best ammunition against lies is the truth, there is no ammunition against gossip. It is like a fog and the clear wind blows it away and the sun burns it off.” ― Ernest Hemingway

46. “We can stick anything into the fog and make it look like a ghost.” ― Buddy Wakefield

47. “In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

48. “Fog challenges human sight to look across it. Likewise, our destinations are hidden b the fog of our own sight. Rise, chase and win! ” – Unknown

Motivational Fog Quotes to Push You Through the Fog

49. “Inside the fogs, you think better and thus you see better!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

50. “Don’t be afraid to go into the mist. Be excited because you don’t know where you will end up.” – Sophie Madden

51. “But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” – Nancy Pelosi

52. “Nothing is more mysterious than watching a lonely man who is taking for a night walk in a foggy street!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

53. “Life is foggy; always try to see what lies behind the fog!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

54. “Moonlight disappears down the hills, mountains vanish into the fog and I vanish into poetry.” – Sanober Khan

55. “It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog.” – Joseph Conrad

56. “And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.” – Jack Kerouac

57. “Sometimes it all gets a little too much, but you gotta realize that soon the fog will clear up.” – Shawn Mendes

58. “Fog is a stratus cloud on the ground.” ― Steven L. Horstmeyer

59. “Fog is not water vapor but condensed liquid or solid water. If a fog is composed of small ice crystals it is termed frozen fog.” ― Steven L. Horstmeyer

60. “A trees get their sap water entirely through their roots, fog is only a substitute for rain when it condenses and drips on the ground.” ― Rutherford Platt

Fog Quotes That You Can Relate To

61. “The fog eventually clears itself.” — Marty Rubin

62. “To find the truth, one must travel through a dense fog!” — David Dweck

63. “For fog was merely a cloud that wasn’t too smitten with itself to visit terra firma.” — Jan Karon

64. “Fog is more dangerous than dark, as it gives the illusion of seeing.” — Aleksandra Ninkovic

65. “Three foggy mornings and one rainy day. Will rot the best birch fence a man can build.” — Robert Frost

66. “The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

67. “Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” — Henri Matisse

68. “At night the fog was thick and full of light, and sometimes voices.” — Erin Bow

69. “Fog and smog should not be confused and are easily separated by color.” — Chuck Jones

70. “I reach toward the shining mountains, beyond the fog of daily worries.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fog Quotes When it Appears Smoky

71. “The fog comes / on little cat feet. / It sits looking / over harbor and city / on silent haunches / and then moves on.” ― Carl Sandburg

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72. “Fog was natural, smoke unnatural.” ― Christine L. Corton

73. “Foggy autumn mornings during longer autumn nights often reaches the dew point temperature and fog forms.” ― Steven L. Horstmeyer

74. “Just like driving in the fog, adversity slows us to a crawl and sometimes brings us to a complete stop.” ― David Byrd

75. “The fog’s gray curtain round me draws, / And leaves no world to me / Save this swift drama of the stirred / And restless sea.” ― Silas Weir Mitchell

76. “In most parts of the world fog has always been a natural phenomenon, clouding the air with tiny water particles when the climatic conditions are right.” ― Christine L. Corton

77. “Fog could thus appear as a kind of food ingested or inhaled, not only by the poor.” ― Christine L. Corton

78. “What is a cloud in the air from the vantage point of a valley is fog form the mountain side at the same elevation as the cloud.” ― Steven L. Horstmeyer

79. “The fog of adversity slows our pace from the hustle and bustle of life.” ― David Byrd

80. “The fog slips ghost like into a thousand rooms, / Whirls over sleeping faces, / Spins in an atomy dance round misty street lamps; / And blows in cloudy waves over open spaces.” ― Conrad Potter Aiken

Fog Quotes That You can Relate To

81. “Sleepwalking down the hall like a firefly in the fog.” ― Ben Weaver

82. “Your enemy is one who misunderstands you; why should you not rise above the fog and see his error and respect him for the good qualities you find in him?” ― Elbert Hubbard

83. “Life is a thin narrowness of taken-for-granted, a plank over a canyon in a fog.” ― Rose Wilder Lane

84. “The description of the world that most people have is very limited. They are in the fog. Once in a while a genuine insight comes through.” ― Frederick Lenz

85. “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.” ― Rudyard Kipling

86. “The future is a fog that is still hanging out over the sea, a boat that floats home or does not.” ― Anne Sexton

87. “In tragedy, it’s hard to find a good resolution; it’s not black and white: it’s a big fog of gray.” ― Paul Dano

88. “Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog where noone notices the contrast of white on white.” ― Adam Duritz

89. “There are too many things around us, preventing us from thinking well! To think well, sometimes we need a heavy fog!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

90. “When I play my best golf, I feel as if I’m in a fog, standing back watching the earth in orbit with a golf club in my hands.” ― Mickey Wright

What did you learn from these Fog quotes?

People use the term fog to describe depression because, as with actual fog it can be hard to see the end of the tunnel, or even what is going to happen in the immediate future.

Fog can be dangerous because one cannot see things coming or see where they are going, so sometimes, the answer is just to give yourself a moment until it passes.

That can be good advice for the fog quotes that act as a metaphor for life.

Hopefully, these quotes reminded you that even though life can get confusing and hard to manage sometimes, those moments do not last forever.

How many decisions would you do differently if you had waited until having a little more information?

We shouldn’t hold off making decisions because of fear, but sometimes, it is ok to make sure you have as much knowledge as you can.

Fog isn’t always bad though!

As several of these quotes pointed out, there is a beauty that can found in it.

Like the way it dances across the ground or lingers on the trees.

Remember to try and find the good things in those tough situations and you will make your way out to the other side.

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