state of being bewildered or unclear in one’s mind about something
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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.

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


  • 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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