Quotation Explorer - 'Entirely'

Any purpose will be entirely purposeless unless it completely exceeds my ability to achieve it for only then is there room for God, and without God purpose of even the most magnificent sort remains utterly and abjectly purposeless. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
(Uncle) would remark that it was impossible to get by without such a (portentous and whimsical) tone when speaking of many things of this world, and especially of the things not entirely of this world. - Vladimir Odoevsky
She wasn't entirely sure how she felt, All she knew was that he entered her world And she felt more alive than she had before, secretly wishing he was feeling the same. - Nikki Rowe
The magic of each day lives in the unknown. It's waking up as one person, and accepting that when night falls, we may be someone else entirely. So, when you ask what my story is, forgive me----I'm not quite sure yet. - J. Raymond
The case has, in some respects, been not entirely devoid of interest. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We consciously decide whether to consider people; we fall in love despite ourselves; we entirely fail to fall in love with people who fall in love with us. It is a mightily complicated business. - Matt Ridley
I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. - Augusten Burroughs
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. - Aristotle
To assume that I and I alone have all the answers is to eventually find myself entirely alone without any answers. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I started writing a story twenty years ago..yet remain unfinished until this time..'.couldn't not think how I end this story because it covers entirely pain, grief, and sorrow... If one story like this, how should it end...? - J.B. AC
Age is a number, not a soul. You can't read somebody entirely by a number. - Mekiah Johnson
Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground. - Judith Thurman
People find life entirely too time-consuming. - Stanislaw J. Lec
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good. - Pope Pius XI
Books choose their authors; the act of creation is not entirely a rational and conscious one. - Salman Rushdie
For a chic and an honorable full victory, you must make your own fight and win your own battle entirely by yourself! Try to refuse any help to get a pure victory, a victory which belongs merely to yourself! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The fact that at the moment the distinction is being made, a young adult, as opposed to an adult, is the one reading it. In other words, I don’t entirely believe in the distinction. A great book is a great book, and it’s impossible to say what part of a person is going to connect to it. - Kristin Cashore
I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips had more to do with the effect than the potatoes. - Marlene Dietrich
We are entirely made up of dreams yearning to be lived. At every point in time, DO what you can, when you can and however you can to invest your time and efforts in your dreams; directly and without evasion. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
If one believes in a god, one is a Theist. If one does not believe in a god, then one is an A-theist he is without that belief. The distinction between atheism and theism is entirely, exclusively, that of whether one has or has not a belief in God. - Chapman Cohen
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved. - William James
Television is the first truly democratic culture -- the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
Happenstance is the myth of the simple mind, for it is the deliberate genius of God that what appears entirely disjointed always reveals itself to be stunningly seamless. And it is in reflecting on such stunning ingenuity that our faith becomes seamless. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
And Moses said, "If you should disbelieve, you and whoever is on the earth entirely - indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy. - Quran 8 42
And this man, who had sailed round Europe and navigated the Great Northern Route, leaned happily over half a ladleful of thin oatmeal kasha, cooked entirely without fat - just oats and water. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
On an even subtler dimension, clarity, intuitive knowledge and contentment are primarily determined by chemical and hormonal balances in the body and brain. Most of this is entirely manipulable through fairly simple physical exercises that anyone can do. - Darrell Calkins
You never really get the smell of burning flesh out of your nose entirely, no matter how long you live. - J.D. Salinger
Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with. - Bob Wells
If left to my own simplistic devices and the sorely scant limits of my abilities, would I not die a death of the blandest sort imaginable? And should I not thank God that He graciously gifted me with an imagination that renders such a death entirely unimaginable? - Craig D. Lounsbrough
A small child being dragged to bed peered curiously at me as it passed, then waved. We waved back, not being entirely sure how else to respond to small creatures like that. - Kate Griffin
Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits. - Paul Eldridge
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There’s something tightly woven throughout the fabric of our humanity that runs entirely opposite to the baser instinct of looking out for our own good. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
To live entirely without a goal! I have glimpsed this state, and have often attained it, without managing to remain there: I am too weak for such happiness. - Emil Cioran
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. - Albert Einstein
No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair.
We live in a highly complex, technological world and it's not entirely obvious what's right and what's wrong in any given situation, unless you can parse the situation, deconstruct it. People just don't have the insight to be able to do that very effectively. - Christopher Langan
Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don't ever want to be again. Everything we do is part of who we are. How we choose to use those memories, to motivate or to submit is entirely up to us. - Shane Niemeyer - The Hurt Artist
We can never know what might have been but what is to come is another matter entirely - C.S. Lewis
When I am ..... completely myself, entirely alone... or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these ideas come I know not nor can I force them. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
When other girls were dreaming about love, she dreamt of love too, but in an entirely different context - the ones they took for granted. - Donna Lynn Hope
The eyes of love have 20/20 vision when focused on another, and become entirely blind when focused on ourselves. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Yet, there is a sense of some deep sort that runs entirely contrary to human nature, that in putting ourselves first, we must by necessity put others first. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Never put off until tomorrow that which may be avoided entirely. - Bill McKean
Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good. - Thomas a Kempis
Ego, Identity and Self - the 3 concepts of one's creation that defines them entirely. Have an Ego, for without one, there is nothing but self-doubt. Have an Identity, for without one, there is nothing but an empty shell. Understand your 'Self,' for if you don't, then who or what are you? - Lionel Suggs
Morality is only for the middle class, sweet. The lower class can't afford it, and the upper classes have entirely too much leisure time to fill - Lisa Kleypas
According to the philosopher Andre Comte-Sponville: The wise man has nothing left to expect or to hope for. Because he is entirely happy, he needs nothing. Because he needs nothing, he is entirely happy. - Matthieu Ricard
With a metal heartI came to this life,My head was a crucible, full of elixir.Pearl by pearlMy heart was poured,Drop by dropMy head was splashed.The world was entirely a magnet. - Hersh Saeed
It's entirely possible to base an entire book on a long-forgotten letter. - Sara Sheridan
Such a little thing really, a kiss... most people don't give it a moment's consideration. They kiss on meeting, they kiss on parting, that simple touching of flesh is taken entirely for granted as a basic human right. - Sarah Kay
I find I need to put things into words before I can believe that they are entirely real. - Frederick Buechner
He burst into the house and ate Grandma, an entirely valid course of action for a carnivore such as himself. - James Finn Garner
I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together. - Emily Brontë
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. - Don Marquis
From timber so crooked as that from which man is carved, nothing entirely straight can be made. - Immanuel Kant
Promoting own good thought is entirely different from Praising oneself only a lot ,and a sensible netizen can easily make the difference between the two from the big photo that the quote poster has got. - Anuj Somany
Eccentricity is not, as some would believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. - Edith Sitwell
Say not you know another entirely, till you have divided an inheritance with him. - Johann Kaspar Lavater
Some books mirror reality while others are entirely fantasy. My favorite are those that manage to weave both into a world. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Mincemeat is decidedly British in its nature and can therefore be disregarded entirely where most civilized palates are concerned. - Clayton Smith
Its a sign of weakness to lament about things which you entirely have no control over. - Auliq Ice
When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day.' - Neil Gaiman
It finally was entirely silent and I inhaled and breathed its magical peace... - Oksana Rus
Money is a kind of freedom that can be felt and heard; it is an inestimable treasure for a man entirely deprived of true liberty. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The physical world is entirely abstract and without actuality apart from its linkage to consciousness. - Arthur Stanley Eddington
To say that my existence is entirely inconsequential is to utterly ignore the amazing reality that life is a masterful story penned by a brilliant God who wrote me into the story in such a way that my absence would literally diminish the whole of the story. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
All nationalistic distinctions - all claims to be better than somebody else because you have a different-shaped skull or speak a different dialect - are entirely spurious, but they are important so long as people believe in them. - George Orwell
It’s remarkable that a device, which fits in your pocket, can hold thousands of books. But a room full of books is an entirely different kind of remarkable. - Brandt Legg
And here I was, left with only myself to deal with. It was entirely up to me. - James Baldwin
With faces entirely invisible through suits, it was hard to be sure, but my impression was that he was watching me and copying my every move. I felt this proved he was intelligent. - Janet Edwards
Reading is awesome and flexible and fits around chores and earning money and building the future and whatever else I’m doing that day. My attitude towards reading is entirely Epicurean—reading is pleasure and I pursue it purely because I like it. - Jo Walton
One of George H. W. Bush's early teachers at Andover wrote, "At the moment he is intellectually immature for his powers of reasoning are not entirely developed. - H.W. Brands
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Economics has made good on its promise to deliver prosperity and democratic freedom to much of the world, but in doing away with the age-old problems of humanity, it has opened up a crisis of an entirely new variety. - Philip Roscoe
But what is the point of education at all? Is it merely to cultivate the capacity of memory, passing examinations and getting a job and all the rest, or is education something entirely different? Something more! - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Your life and how you experience it is entirely your making. Only if this absolutely sinks in, will you make the necessary changes. - Sadghuru
There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible. - Marcel Proust
What you make of yourself and your future is entirely up to you. - C.L. Grant
As long as a film stays unmade, the book is entirely yours, it belongs to the writer. As soon as you make it into a film, suddenly more people see it than have ever read the book. - Iain Banks
How long will it be necessary to pay City men so entirely out of proportion to what other servants of society commonly receive for performing social services not less useful or difficult? - John Maynard Keynes
The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.(August 9, 1955) - Flannery O'Connor
If Molly had not been so entirely loyal to her friend, she might havethought this constant brilliancy a little tiresome when brought intoevery-day life; it was not the sunshiny rest of a placid lake, it wasrather the glitter of the pieces of a broken mirror, which confusesand bewilders. - Elizabeth Gaskell
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive. - John W. Gardner
Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. - Clive Barnes
Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools. - Ken Rockwell
It is when we stop believing that religions have been handed down from above or else that they are entirely daft that matters become more interesting. - Alain de Boton
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income. - Logan Pearsall Smith
It is entirely possible to win against the enemy, it is possible, even, to kill the enemy... and still be defeated by the battle.
Someone that you have deprived of everything is no longer in your power. He is once again entirely free. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
We liked to believe there is an alternate world, a better world, populated entirely by characters created by the yearnings of humanity--governing and inspiring themselves with all the lucidity wit which we rendered them. - Miguel Syjuco
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder, and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. - Phyllis Diller
If after all your efforts you cannot succeed, you could not please our Lord more than by sacrificing to Him your will, and remaining in tranquility, humility, and devotion, entirely conformed and submissive to His divine will and good pleasure. - Francis de Sales
Freud was not entirely honest with himself when he said, Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise". - A. Cretan
If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment ... all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Evil, let it never be mistaken, is real. But it is inferior. It is parasitic. It is incomplete. The moment we take counsel from it, become overwhelmed by it, or put it on an equal footing with the Good of God, it will have become something entirely more dangerous. It becomes an idol. - Tod Worner
Life has no happy endings, actually, no endings at all, just an ongoing series of beginnings. A story—whether it’s happy or sad, whether it makes sense or not, what its meaning is—depends entirely on where you start it and where you end it. - Judith Ryan Hendricks
To fill the fathomless caverns of my thirsty soul I must work entirely contrary to impulses of my own humanity, for it is in emptying myself at the very point where I am most empty that I fill myself. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. - Leonardo da Vinci
The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure. - Albert Einstein
I don't entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I'm me. God knows, I'm me. - Elizabeth Taylor
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. - Mark Russell
That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer - he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals. - Homer
I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself - Simone de Beauvoir
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give. - Bertrand Russell
When writing a novel, that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: 'House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day. - Neil Gaiman
We tell ourselves stories in order to live. We live entirely by the impression of a narrative line upon disparate images, the shifting phantasmagoria, which is our actual experience. - Joan Didion
Richard Papen: As it happened, I knew Gartrell. He was a bad painter and a vicious gossip, with a vocabulary composed almost entirely of obscenities, gutteral verbs, and the world "postmodernist. - Donna Tartt
The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. - George Bernard Shaw
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. - Sigmund Freud
To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm. - Friedrich Hayek
One thing we entirely forget when making decisions is the fact that the results concern and throw back to the decision maker not the one it seeks to please. - Unarine Ramaru
Contentment - being happy while doing something - and complacency - being happy while doing nothing - are entirely different. - Adam Smith
I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. - Joan Didion
Be entirely tolerant or not at all; follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess. - Heinrich Heine
Not only have women been successful in entering fields in which men are supposed to have a more natural aptitude, but they have created entirely new businesses.
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. - Vannevar Bush
The [Interstate Commerce] commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal.
Life is a one shot deal, it is entirely up to you what you do with it. Me? I intend to make it the best I can, for as long as I can. - Akiroq Brost
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. - Albert Einstein
When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day." - Neil Gaiman
What I was afraid of was my own grief, the weight of it, the ineluctable corrosive force of it, and the stark awareness I had of being, for the first time in my life, entirely alone, a Crusoe shipwrecked and stranded in the limitless wastes of a boundless and indifferent ocean. - John Banville
Man has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights...sexual intercourse!...His heaven is like himself: strange, interesting, astonishing, grotesque. I give you my word, it has not a single feature in it that he actually values. - Mark Twain
Tomorrow maybe love; but now it is the rainPossesses us entirely, the twilight and the rain. - Alun Lewis
[...] the sense that everyone was incommunicado with everyone else and living on an entirely wrong plane, so that the meaning, the message, the love, or whatever it was that each life contained, never could find its expression. - Patricia Highsmith
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. - Albert Einstein
Once a culture becomes entirely advertising friendly, it seizes to be a culture at all. - Mark Crispin Miller
The Paranormal is entirely NORMAL. Furthermore, I believe the Supernatural is both SUPER and NATURAL. Paranormal and Supernatural experiences happen to ordinary folk like you and I, every day. Ain't it cool? - JoLynne Valerie
It was entirely possible I would sexually assault him if I got too close. - Caroline Hanson
After all, it's one thing to run away when someone's chasing you. It's entirely another to be running all alone. - Jennifer Smith
In a relationship with God, our most secret places once thickly cloaked and meticulously hidden away now stand before us utterly and entirely exposed. And it may be that this dreaded fear is the single thing that keeps us an arm’s length from God, and forever a single step away from His blessings. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
What his time spent with women offered was the opportunity 2 be embraced by reality on the one hand, while negating it entirely on the other - Haruki Murakami
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. - Alec Bourne
There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction. - Edgar Allan Poe
To forget is to render the pages of history as entirely blank, and the lessons of history as never taught. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
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