Quotation Explorer - 'Altogether'

The novel remains for me one of the few forms...where we can describe, step by step, minute by minute, our not altogether unpleasant struggle to put ourselves into a viable and devout relationship to our beloved and mistaken world. - John Cheever
If a father does not altogether embrace a life of uncompromised sacrifice as the core of all principles by which he nurtures his children, he is a father by birth only and no power on earth can ever or will ever make that sufficient. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
When humanity finally emerges from the Middle Ages altogether, when he stops connecting psychic behavior with"the work of the Devil" or with some unknown, unmentionable force, then he will emerge into the New Age of enlightenment. - Daniel Logan
If girls realized their responsibilities they would be so careful when they smiled that they would probably abandon the practice altogether. There are moments in a man's life when a girl's smile can have as important results as an explosion of dynamite. - PG Wodehouse, Something New
Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. - Maximilien Robespierre
Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting. - Bertrand Russell
Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible. - Stanisław Lem
I is Jovial. I is Optimistic. I is Antsy. I is Noteworthy. I is Nervy. I is Ambitious.But altogether ME is JOANNA.WHO ARE YOU ALTOGETHER???? - JOANNA SK
I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether. - Alfred North Whitehead
She felt powerless to withstand or deny him. He was altogether too much for her, and Bathsheba seemed as one who, facing a reviving wind, finds it to blow so strongly that it stops the breath. - Thomas Hardy
If one is destined to go wrong, he will not believe the truth but will believe something else altogether. - Dada Bhagwan
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
Anyone can possess, anyone can profess, but it is an altogether different thing to confess. - Shannon L. Alder
Moreover, most people, assuming they had not altogether abandoned religious observances, or did not combine them naively with a thoroughly immoral way of living, had replaced normal religious practice by more or less extravagant superstitions. - Albert Camus
My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether. - Jorge Luis Borges
We have too many people who live without working, and we have altogether too many people who work without living. - Charles Reynolds Brown
When a person loves only oneself and meets the people of own nature , it creates often an illusion to the onlookers that they all like one another but the real scene could be different altogether. - Anuj Somany
The old continued to have one resurgence of foolishness after another, until the organism gave out altogether. - Saul Bellow
The struggle of today, is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also. - Abraham Lincoln
Altogether he was one in whom no man would have seen anything to admire, and in whom no woman would have seen anything to dislike. - Thomas Hardy
The problem most people have with resisting temptation is that they never really want to discourage it altogether.
Suffering just means you’re having a bad dream. Happiness means you’re having a good dream. Enlightenment means getting out of the dream altogether. - Jed McKenna
I have the most ill-regulated memory. It does those things which it ought not to do and leaves undone the things it ought to have done. But it has not yet gone on strike altogether. - Dorothy L. Sayers
It seems symbolic of this all-pervading unpredictability that those engaged in the perfection of the means of destruction have finally brought about a level of technical development where their aim, namely warfare, is on the point of disappearing altogether. - Hanna Arendt
What God says to His Church at any given period depends altogether upon her moral and spiritual condition and upon the spiritual need of the hour. - A.W. Tozer
Only elves and trolls had survived the coming of Man to the discworld: the elves because they were altogether too clever by half, and the trolley folk because they were at least as good as humans at being nasty, spiteful and greedy. - Terry Pratchett
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. - Theodore Roosevelt
I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether. - Socrates
When a traveller returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath travelled altogether behind him.
A prose that is altogether alive demands something of the reader that the ordinary novel reader is not prepared to give. - T.S. Eliot
I have the not altogether unsatisfying impression that civilisation is collapsing around me.Is it my age, I wonder, or the age we live in? I am not sure. Civilisations do collapse, after all, but on the other hand people grow old with rather greater frequency. - Theodore Dalrymple
One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. - Morris L. West
The coward says in his heart There is no love. Because, standing in the shadows of the big, grand, and powerful existence of love, his small spirit is left feeling even smaller and less significant. And so he chooses to deny the existence of love altogether. Because he is too small to have it. - C. JoyBell C.
Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow - James Matthew Barrie - John Charles Harman
Seek for the endless life in the world, because with death, there remains neither the seeker nor the sought! The other world is altogether an illusion! Stop deceiving yourself; seek for the endless life in the world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
HEBREW, n. A male Jew, as distinguished from the Shebrew, an altogether superior creation. - Ambrose Bierce
They prefer a God of an altogether softer flavor. Nothing too extreme. Complaisance, not magnanimity. They do not think upon the God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God. They prefer to think in terms of God liking them. That’s the God they’ve conjured for themselves. - Geoffrey Wood
We should just stop calling these things presentations altogether. Everyone gets hung up on that word. Wouldn’t it be easier to just call them conversations? That’s really what they are. - Dale Ludwig
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