Quotation Explorer - 'Erik Pevernagie'

Is heaven a place in the sky?Heaven is what we wear in our heart and in our mind. ( Is heaven a place in the sky? ) - Erik Pevernagie
If bees die, people will die. Only ignorance never dies! ("Why step out of nature ?") - Erik Pevernagie
When words remain unspoken and emotions are left unexpressed, just a glint in the eyes from otherness can inflame the mind and rouse a shower of empathy. ("Only needed a light ") - Erik Pevernagie
Is love just a butterfly? Love can tell us so many things about the deep waters of our inner self and the secrecy in the hidden brushwood of our emotions. ("Alpha and Omega") - Erik Pevernagie
A thousand times, people may have touched each other, but never ever sensed a single vein of oneness or complicity in the wilderness of their inner world, since obdurate mental impediments have been barricading the road to understanding and propinquity. (A thousand times) - Erik Pevernagie
If the context is lost and merely bits and pieces remain from a scattered existence, only the connection of anchor points may reinstate a distorted mental balance in an upset life story. ("Lost the global story." ) - Erik Pevernagie
Relatedness is vital in a time when so many people suffer from social deafness. Emotional insensitivity being caused by a redoubtable tin ear makes it impossible to hear any signs of empathy or capture the vibrant qualities of ‘sharing’. ("Only needed a light ") - Erik Pevernagie
Love is blind. Love of money is blind. Greed and money make people forfeit the quiddity of life, banish them from what is essential and alienate them from themselves. They lose their identity and become drifting exiles. ( "Money rocking and rolling" ) - Erik Pevernagie
When ideas evaporate, when shapes fade and forms lose their integrity, our imagination can create an outlandish setting and convert everything into a hazy, misty Turner landscape. ("Back garden of a dream") - Erik Pevernagie
When time furtively slips like sand through the fingers and our memory becomes tired and lazy, we recognize we are at war. We are at war with forgetfulness. ("The past was her best friend" ) - Erik Pevernagie
We perceive the world through the rear window of life, observe all the puzzles and little pieces of our existence and assemble them in a comprehensive pattern. This allows us to reassess and evaluate our world view. ( "Waiting for the pieces to fall into place" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Power and glory are two dialectic energies working in common ground. Taking a glimpse of the meandering under swell of glory in the shade of power, can be very inspiring and illuminating. ("The power and the glory" ) - Erik Pevernagie
New York is more than a state of mind. It is the completion of a dream. ( "New York at arm's length of desire" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Reality is not what we see, reality is what we think we see. - Erik Pevernagie
When we stay locked up in the spectrum of unsolved life stories and keep hiding in an arcane prism, life remains a mystery behind perpetual tensions and a journey in a world beyond appearances. (Une femme peut en cacher une autre") - Erik Pevernagie
Even if we have bad feelings about our past and it causes a sense of alienation, it belongs to our history. Its benchmarks are stored in the granary of our mind and crucial evaluations for the future cannot be made without consulting the archive of our memory. ( Not without the past) - Erik Pevernagie
Pigs should not make friends with butchers. One must choose one's friends wisely. - Erik Pevernagie
When people become prisoners of daily habits and happen to be hostages of choices, which they made in the past, but which they finally do not actually want, they experience the need to abandon their corporeal prison at a certain time in life. ( "Corporeal prison" ) - Erik Pevernagie
When words have vanished, when daily habits have extinguished emotional exchange, only killing silence remains and indifference takes over. ( "Words had disappeared" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Being happy is harder than being discontent. For happiness we have to roll up our sleeves and knock down houses of cards. Because of this exertion, many prefer to abide by ‘fake’ happiness.( " Happiness blowing in the wind. " ) - Erik Pevernagie
When we feel lost in time, with only shadows of the past living in our mind; when the moment, which was", no longer "is and when only silence remains, loads of questions arise. We can cry a river or we may wonder: What went wrong? - Erik Pevernagie
Hope always comes after evil has done its work. We cannot keep living on hope, though. (Box of Pandora) - Erik Pevernagie
The crucial point in life is: are we living our 'own' life or simply a life for 'other' people. Are we not playing a role on behalf of some social groups and masquerading for fear of being excluded? ( "Quest for the real moment" ) - Erik Pevernagie
People are seen through the stained glass window of our imagination. ( "The hidden sides of his character" ) - Erik Pevernagie
People die from lack of shared empathy and affinity. By establishing social connectedness, we give hope a chance and the other can become heaven. ( "Le ciel c'est l'autre" ) - Erik Pevernagie
If no signal ever awakens any smoldering desire or seething passion in the wasteland of our mental universe, only a third eye may throw inspiriting light on the path to good vibrations. (A thousand times) - Erik Pevernagie
When we are smitten, we await love to be remontant and to be blooming over and over again, like remontant roses, with blossoms scenting through all the seasons of life. Passion and patience are to be good allies, though. - Erik Pevernagie
Some fail to bear in mind that everyone is sentenced to death. Death is a treacherous virus that strikes randomly. The only truth is that nobody is going to make it out alive. We are all living on probation and our expiry date is indefinite. ( Living on probation ) - Erik Pevernagie
When fiction has become reality, life may turn into a fairy tale or a firestorm. Tina, time has come to pull up one’s socks and start relearning and reassessing living. ("Another empty room") - Erik Pevernagie
Material and technical changes are mostly quite visible. But less visible are the changes in the mind of the people, their way of thinking, their conception of the world and the quality of their fears. ("Horizon and Vision" ) - Erik Pevernagie
By freeze-framing the image of our lifestyle, by stopping our mental clock at times and letting time flow, 'psychological' time can replace 'chronological' time and our human condition can be called into question. This opens the door to a new challenge and a new future. ( "Svp "Arrêt sur image" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Shrink wrapped ideas and prefabricated thoughts are a result of sloth and laziness. ("Prêt-à-penser") - Erik Pevernagie
Love is hope and expectation. If many want to pencil it in, some don’t dare to ink it in, because love also means mystery and enigma. ( " Love as dizzy as a cathedral") - Erik Pevernagie
Life can be a misunderstanding, if we are ignorant of the right language or don’t try to learn it. « If lions could speak, we would not understand them. » says Ludwig Wittgenstein. If we make an effort, however, we could manage to understand. ( Life was a misunderstanding » ) - Erik Pevernagie
People live on the flow of the daily reality and they surge on the waves of hazy expectations. They can experience pleasant junctures and try to catch and enjoy each special moment that is offered to them. Until life takes them by surprise. - Erik Pevernagie
Many buy gadgets they don’t really need, with money they don’t have, for people they don’t actually care for, while infringing their corporeal and financial capacities, in order to pay doctors and psychiatrists.( "Keeping up with the Joneses") - Erik Pevernagie
Let us speak less and say more. ( Words flew away like birds ) - Erik Pevernagie
If we really want to know, who we are and recognize our identity, we have to find out the identity of the others. By making friends with the others, we are able to make friends with ourselves. At that moment, we can sense how everything falls into place. ( Steps in the unknown" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Unexpected clashes between past and present may arouse a surge of bewilderment, but ‘time’ can be a redeemer and heal mental wreckage. Time might prove to be a dependable ally and a reliable coach to find a new inspiring sequel for the future. (Disruption) - Erik Pevernagie
Definitions and meanings change all the time. Truth and reality are very volatile, indefinite, multi layered and sometimes very paradoxical. That’s why it is very fiddly to make a set definition for the phenomena of our daily life. ( " Did not expect it would ever happen, there" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Some people live disconnected, in a world of their own. Their wishful thinking represents their sole veracity. But when the mirror smashes the reflection of their delusion, it will not falter to talk back. ( "The day the mirror was talking back" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Better thinking out loud than suffocating from frustration. ("The upper lip must never tremble" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Liberty is only possible on the condition of regularity. We cannot be free and play the game of life without abiding to the rules, but the rules have to be adapted constantly in line with our experiences and the events we encounter. ( If he doesn't play ball ) - Erik Pevernagie
In the land of the ostriches, the blind are king. When politicians bury their head in the sand, ignorance rules the country. ( "High noon." ) - Erik Pevernagie
Some feel lucky, if they haven't got to be happy, as they don’t like their frame of mind to be unravelled and prefer to be left well enough alone. ( "C’est quand le bonheur ?" ) - Erik Pevernagie
When living is too sweet and swanky, it may be very hard to appreciate the simplest things in life. (Is that all there is?) - Erik Pevernagie
Silence is a 'contingent' phenomenon with positive or negative qualities. When it has to be assessed it needs to be 'contextualized' by exploring its background. - Erik Pevernagie
Dwelling among shipwrecked dreams and losing oneself in wishful thinking cannot be a solution to tribulations. Identifying cracks and apprehending the defaults in one's life is essential to find a way to get out of a ghetto and to start a search for a new haven. ("The world was somewhere else" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Let us keep enough money to enjoy each breath we take, but definitely not too much, if we don’t want to spoil the fragrance of our dreams and the poem of life. - Erik Pevernagie
If thinking and reason crack under pressure of emotional convulsions or when commissioned facts are resulting from fibs and fake constructions, truth may be in great peril. ( Blame storming) - Erik Pevernagie
By looking for the unexpected and discerning the surreptitious features in the scenery within us, we apprehend our personality, find out our identity and learn how to cultivate it. Taking care of our fingerprints will be an enduring endeavor. ( "Looking for the unexpected" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Life is an intricate play with actors waiting for an explanation. Each added act confers a new interpretation of the story. ( "Waiting for the pieces to fall into place" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Silence can be breathing space and spawn release and wellness in a time of appalling inflation of words. But silence may be intolerably screaming, if it means absence of communication, deficiency in friendship and emotional deficit. A gap of silence) - Erik Pevernagie
Beauty is Suspect" declare numerous art aficionados and by so saying have dethroned beauty from its art pedestal. For that reason many people feel speechless and in need of art shrinks."When is art? - Erik Pevernagie
What makes people tick? Life can be a trap of ennui, but imagery may be a redemptive escape from dullness. The iconic power and exuberance of images generate an inexorable addiction that needs to be gratified without respite. Here and now! ("Give me more images") - Erik Pevernagie
Regret and remorse is a dialectic issue about what has been done, about what should have been done and about what should not have been done. ( Island of regret. Island of remorse ) - Erik Pevernagie
Wishful thinking and voluntary daydreaming can occasionally make dreams come true. Unrealistic projects, improbable ventures and unfeasible missions can sometimes be achieved through 'conscious dreaming'. At times, dreams can be an inspiration and generate creative reflections.(<"Lost dreams") - Erik Pevernagie
Emotion often outwits intelligence, while intuition renders life surprisingly fluent and enjoyable. ("Le ciel c'est l'autre") - Erik Pevernagie
Recollection builds up our personality. Our individuality is based on all the little pieces we assembled in the past. ("The past was her best friend") - Erik Pevernagie
We cannot wait for the other shoe to drop, when the road becomes unendurably bumpy. If the aura of truth starts to wane and the light of the sky begins to splinter, only resilience can settle things. (Steaming ahead) - Erik Pevernagie
Conversation often becomes mere verbal performance and oral horseplay rather than fair-minded communication. (Juicy rumours ) - Erik Pevernagie
Some men can be good ' horse whisperers ' and many dogs can be wonderful ' man whisperers '. - Erik Pevernagie
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