Quotation Explorer - 'Denial'

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. - Germaine Greer
Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. - Kurt Vonnegut
Atheist’s denial of God’s existence needs just as much substantiation as does the theist’s claim; the atheist must give plausible reasons for rejecting God’s existence. - Paul Copan
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. - George Sand
Societies have a peculiar way of relating, or more accurately non-relating, to rape maybe because it is so vicious, they choose to live in denial about it. - Aysha Taryam
They say grief occurs in five stages. First there's denial followed by anger. Then comes bargaining, depression and acceptance. But grief is a merciless master. Just when you think you're free you realize you never stood a chance. - Emily Thorne
Without free speech no search for truth is possible... no discovery of truth is useful... Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race. - Charles Bradlaugh
„Life is a beautiful denial to belief in death. - Alexandar Tomov
If I worship the fact that I don’t worship anything, amongst other things what I’m worshipping is denial. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Denial is a useful defense mechanism until it's not. - Rosalind Kaplan
On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. - Marcia Sirota
The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule. - Friedrich Hayek
The denial of truth does not harm the Truth; it only harms that which denies the Truth. - Criss Jami
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. - J Donald Walters
Denial and rejection is one of the most powerful weapons that can turn a man into an evil. - M.F. Moonzajer
Inherent rights are from God, and the tragedies of the world originate in their attempted denial. - Warren G. Harding
Religion's just a well-oiled profit-driven denial of the randomness of it all. - Wally Lamb
It is a kind of geisha containment, a shutteredness, a withdrawal and negation. It's as if she is capable of sensing when people are on the point of knowing who she is and she sends them a subliminal denial. - Deirdre Madden
Don't deny the past. Remember everything. If you're bitter, be bitter. Cry it out! Scream! Denial is gangrene. - Joy Kogawa
Joy is not a denial of painful circumstances, but a certainty that He is at work while we are in them. EL - Evinda Lepins
How 'bout a shot of truth in that denial cocktail. - Jennifer Salaiz
I sometimes wonder whether our churches--living as we do in American death-denying culture, relentlessly smiling through our praise choruses--are inadvertently helping people live not as much in hope as in denial. - Mark Galli
Science adjusts its views based on what's observedFaith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved. - Tim Minchin
My decisions determine my destination long before I ever get there. And once I do get there, I suddenly realize this is not the destination I had in mind because what I had in mind was the fantasy that my denial had created verses the reality my choices crafted. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Beauty for wisdom, lust for love, youth for happiness, anger for understanding and denial for acceptance are all things I gladly trade on my journey through life. Who say's getting old is a bad thing? - J.S. Riley
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library. - Michel Foucault
Denial makes it easier to keep an addiction progressing smoothly along and, being a lie, it’s just better form. - Geoffrey Wood
The only atheism is the denial of truth.
The worst denial of all is being in denial that we’re in denial in the first place. And I would wonder if that’s not exactly where most of us live out most of our lives. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
War is unlike life. It's a denial of everything you learn life is. And that's why when you get finished with it, you see that if offers no lessons that can't be bettered learned in civilian life. You are exposed to horrors you would sooner forget. - Robert Graff
Self-Evaluation is healthy and constructive. Denial and self-delusion is DESTRUCTIVE. - Michelle Cook-Hall
There can only be two basic loves... the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God. - Augustine of Hippo
Pay attention. Be alert. Don't be in denial. Learn - Marxxha
Denial is a seductive ruse of our own making, force-fitting our agendas by forcing out truth all because we bent to fear rather than bowed to God. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To live in denial of caring deeply, to hold oneself back from speaking from the heart as a means of self protection, to speak in whispers, to describe what you have together as "this." Oh the sweet sadness of forbidden love. - Cheryld
American liberals today are hesitant to speak out against the denial of rights that is perpetrated in the name of Islam. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Denial of the Self accomplishes nothing. - Abhijit Naskar
I know you don't think that any tongue I speak is mine; it must be rented. I am always denial, or pretense. A child born mid-flight has no nation. I can pull on either culture, but they always melt like a dream, trickle away, water on the oiled pelt of foreign. - Jasmine Ann Cooray
We have reached the age of denial, we have become happiness seekers, afraid to feel. We are told to think positive, to seek only joy. Stores overflow with books selling you ways to rid yourself of ‘negative’ feelings. - Aysha Taryam
While I’d like to believe in the possibility of a love that doesn’t involve denial, I haven’t seen an example yet. - Phoebe Rusch
Since our fears are mostly imaginary denial makes good sense. - Marty Rubin
It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen; that is the common right of humanity. - Seneca
Refusal to accept the truth is denial of divine self. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The denial of language is a suicidal one and we pay for it with our own lives. - Joyce Carol Oates
The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. - Oscar Wilde
Optimism is denial for chumps with no life experience"."What's pessimism?" I said."Religion without God. - Jonathan Kellerman
Under this aura of perfection he knows how flawed he really is but his intact denial system keeps this awareness suppressed in the far recesses of his mind. - David W. Earle
to spoil in the borrowed time of denial is a liar to its self. and yourself, to banish the seeds of time is fruitful to be honest to one’s self. - vm
SACERDOTALIST, n. One who holds the belief that a clergyman is a priest. Denial of this momentous doctrine is the hardest challenge that is now flung into the teeth of the Episcopalian church by the Neo-Dictionarians. - Ambrose Bierce
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