Quotation Explorer - 'Events'

Every person, all the events of your life are drawn there because you have them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. - Richard Bach
If men could regard the events of their lives with more open minds they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the thing they failed to obtain. - Andre Maurois
Sometimes I think of my life as a sitcom. But in reality, life is more than a series of memorable events that bring out the Meg Ryan in us. Life happens in the gaps between scenes. We live in the fade-to-blacks. - Dorothy Angle
The thing about perspective-changing events is that they usually don't announce themselves as such. - Andrea Goeglein
I am an imperfect man living in an imperfect world, trying to weave through the chaotic interactions of semi-causal events with linear logic, contradictory emotions, dialectic wisdom, and mortal integrity. - Leonard Seet
For a moment, I believed in fate. Such a delicate balance of events had lead to us meeting. It all seemed too much to be a coincidence because I was so delusional in my infatuation. I fell into the trap of my own idea of how things should be. - Ashley Sarel
Writing means being a fascinated slave to current events. - Allan Gurganus
What really frightens and dismays us is not external events themselves, but the way in which we think about them. It is not things that disturb us, but our interpretation of their significance. - Epictetus
It takes three or four years before the present day sinks in to you as a novelist. It has not just to be accepted in the mind but travel down your spine and fill your body and you can’t respond immediately to immediate events, there is this incubation period.Source: Martin Amis - http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/25/ma...
I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves. - Alexander Humboldt
Our choices are made, our will flexed, in the teeth of events that overwhelm us and devour us. - Zia Haider Rahman
Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not? - Lemony Snicket
Our emotional response is driven by the proximity of events. - Piyush Shrivastava
The easy assumption that we have remembered the most important people and events and have preserved the most valuable evidence is immediately trumped by our inability to know what we have forgotten. - Wendell Berry
When we look back at life we realize no true moment defined us, but in fact the events leading up to that moment. - Chris Burkmenn
I think there are innumerable gods. What we here on earth call God is a little tribal God who has made an awful mess. Certainly forces operating trough human conciousness control events.
Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. - Richard Bach
Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.
You need only claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality. When at last age has assembled you together, will it not be easy to let it all go, lived, balanced, over? - Florida Scott-Maxwell
Don’t allow the events of your history to define you. You define your history by the events you choose to happen in your life. - Dr Wendy Dearborne
The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interested. - E.M. Forster
Life will be perfect if your expectations and responses to events are humble and perfect. - Debasish Mridha
It is not those events outside of our control which we should allow to define us. Instead, the definition of who we choose to be is dictated by how we deal with these outside events within ourselves. - Tony C. Skye
Ripples of karmic events are best humbly done in an artistic, significant, unique karmic harvests without any forms of retaliation. - Angelica Hopes
Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in translation and added in assumption / projection - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Why do we keep focusing on the minutiae, not the possible significant large events, in spite of the obvious evidence of their huge influence? - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
We don’t truly appreciate what we have until it’s gone… We don’t really appreciate something until we have experienced some events; we don't really appreciate our parents until we ourselves have become parents. Be grateful for what you have now, and nothing should be taken for granted. - Roy T. Bennett
A philosopher is a deep thinker and a meticulous observer of nature and events that reveal the beauty, truth, and meaning of existence. - Debasish Mridha
You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations. - Roy T. Bennett
Late that night we were both still thinking about the events as they unfolded. He suggested a drive back to the water to bring some closure. As we stood in the water I felt so thankful to have been with a friend capable of hearing and expressing emotion. - Paula Heller Garland
I am certain that a novelist is someone who attributes a different reality-value to the characters and events of his story than to those of 'real' life. A novelist is someone who confuses his own life with that of his characters. - Alain Robbe-Grillet
We can’t always control what happens in our lives- things will go well, things will go poorly-but what we can control is our response to those events. - Kenneth H. Blanchard
In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses. - Calvin Trillin
Maybe all the events of the last few months had occured for just one reason - to bring Thad and me together. Perhaps our being here on the Titanic wasn't pre-destination, but rather, destiny. - Suzanne Weyn
The halcyon days of childhood, a time when everything lay open before him, when the most minor episodes could be construed as events and every chance encounter gave rise to fresh insights. - Ivan Klíma
Kino: It's pretty interesting, isn't it?Hermes: What is?Kino: The way that when someone expresses something, someone else always shows up to interpret it. Maybe the world is just a series of such events. - Kino no Tabi
Time has witnessed events even before it's own birth without energy. - Vishwanath S J
No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read."(The Course of Human Events, NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities 2003) - David McCullough
Users of clichés frequently have more sinister intentions beyond laziness and conventional thinking. Relabelling events often entails subtle changes of meaning. War produces many euphemisms, downplaying or giving verbal respectability to savagery and slaughter. - Patrick Cockburn
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. - Alfred Adler
God reveals future events through dreams, vision and the sacred voice. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Every day we are challenged by events, people and situations that are extremely frustrating and anger producing. - Kwame Addai
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx
People who are drawn to journalism are usually people who, because of their cynicism or emotional detachment or reserve or whatever, are incapable of being anything but witnesses to events. Something prevents them from becoming involved, committed, and allows them to remain separate. - Nora Ephron
Life is a game of common sense. You can know all the data that the encyclopedia holds, but if you can't apply it to social situations and day to day events, you're on the same rank as someone with no data at all. - Zack W. Van
Looking back, retrospectively on the events of that evening, I can see the irony the shrink whose cat ate his own tail. At the time of the incident, however, humor was not in my emotional repertoire; it was the furthest thing from my mind. - Jacqueline Simon Gunn
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. - William Ralph Inge
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times? - Cicero
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. - Robert F. Kennedy
In most cases, our thoughts about experiences that have happened to us cause greater grief than the events themselves. Understanding it may be difficult and require some effort, but remind yourself as often as you need to, that past and future exist only as stories in our minds. - J.F.Kelly
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. - Groucho Marx
Your walk with God does not depend on people,places,things or events. - Henry Brandt
Though we may choose to view them symbolically, dreams are actually no more or less symbolic than everyday waking reality. When the images and events don't conform to our view of reality, we call them symbols. When they do, we call them facts. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
A turbulent history has taught Chinese leaders that not every problem has a solution and that too great an emphasis on total mastery over specific events could upset the harmony of the universe. - Henry Kissinger
ABRIDGE, v.t. To shorten. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people to abridge their king, a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. --Oliver Cromwell - Ambrose Bierce
A crisis does not always appear to a policymaker as a series of dramatic events. Usually it imposes itself as an exhausting agenda of petty chores demanding both concentration and endurance. - Henry Kissinger
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. - Henry Thomas Buckle
As everyone knows, it is a thousand times easier to reconstruct the facts of what happened at a certain time than its intellectual atmosphere. The atmosphere is reflected not in official events but, most conspicuously, in small, personal episodes... - Zweig, Stefan
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events - Albert Einstein
History An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. - Ambrose Bierce
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain. - André Maurois
And now the sequence of events in no particular order. - Dan Rather
When you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose; it's how drunk you get. - Matt Groening
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude. - Roy Bennett
The hate in heart can consume you not outside events. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I cannot now evaluate the events that, at the end of those thirty years, made me discover the necessity of religious belief. I was not reasoned into my disposition. Though I admire the structured thought of theology, it is to religion no more than counterpoint exercises are to music. - Igor Stravinsky
I'm a novelist by trade and my job is to write a story rather than reconstruct actual events. - Sara Sheridan
Life's journey is one big path with series of events. All these events are connected. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Yes, the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we're going, but where we want to go. - Utah Phillips
It is my conviction that when events are forgotten, buried in the cellar of the page, they are no longer even history. - Katherine Ann Porter
Perspective-changing events can have many parts. One part can be a tense, laughter-filled promise. Another part can have no laughter at all. - Andrea Goeglein
it is very tempting, when you talk about the events of the past, to impose clarity and order upon what had neither one nor the other. - René Daumal
The secret to life's magical breakthroughs are nothing magical, but they only happen when people dare to observe events very closely & meticulously. - Auliq-Ice
Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it - Ursula K. Le Guin
Nothing is as engaged as a retentive human brain as uncounted events is inhibited in it - Bashir F. Biodun
At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey. - Lemony Snicket
Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working. - Anonymous
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. - Vince Lombardi
The real problems of our planet are not economic or technical, they are philosophical. The philosophy of unbridled materialism is being challenged by events. - Ernst F. Schumacher
The castle? The monster? The man of learning? I only just thought of it. Surely you know that just as the momentous events of the past cast their shadows down the ages, so now, when the sun is drawing toward the dark,our own shadows race into the past to trouble mankind's dreams. - Gene Wolfe
More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin, justice and chaos. - Leonard Seet
Time grants a unique perspective which allows us to see events through a filter of accumulated wisdom. - Christopher Earle
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. - Napoléon Bonaparte
God will bring people and events into our lives, and whatever we may think about them, they are designed for the evolution of His life in us. - Thomas Keating
If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American -- our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. - Jon Stewart
The new contract between writers and readers is one I'm prepared to sign up to. I've met some fascinating people at events and online. Down with the isolation of writers I say! And long live Twitter. - Sara Sheridan
The faculty of art is to change events; the faculty of science is to foresee them. The phenomena with which we deal are controlled by art; they are predicted by science. - Henry Thomas Buckle
A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts as the results of sudden impulses and accident, than of the reason of which we so much boast.
As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express,the more joy you experience.
In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen.
Narratives are the primary way in which we make sense of our lives, as opposed to, for example schema,cognition, beliefs, constructs. Definition of narrative include the important element of giving meaning to events and experiences over time by connecting them as a developing, continuing story. - Jacqui Stedmon
I'm thinking about past events. I'm interested in recall, exact recall, of what was said, who said it and to whom. I want to know the truth, undistorted by time and revision and wishes and regrets. - Dana Spiotta
The awareness begins with a feeling of restlessness—an inner urging to find more meaning in life. As we respond to this inner prompting we begin to notice the chance coincidences—strange synchronistic events in our life. We begin to realize that some underlying process is operating our life. - James Redfield
Everything is going well "Day One" book up to page 137, planning som new movies to watch in the near future, close to awesome and powerful quotes. Some new and awesome events... - And that's life, that's how it must be! - Deyth Banger
The Bible changes your perspective on the people, events, and circumstances of your day. - Elizabeth George
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. - Alexander Humboldt
The power of belief of an atheist towards God is proportional to the chances of worse unfortunate events. - Shihab Kazi
No outside events can disturb your inner peace. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When you look back at the painful and difficult events of your life, you find that they were the times of your greatest personal growth. The challenges of our lives provide us the opportunity to develop our highest potentials. - John Bruna
In a series of events, all of which had been a bit thick, this, in his opinion, achieved the maximum of thickness. - P.G. Wodehouse
Paranormal events are just edges of the infinite we happen to encounter. - Doug Dillon
The Bible is instruction, it is light, it is the Word of God that predicts future events, warns of dangers and holds us back from falling and getting hurt. - Sunday Adelaja
There were more than a dozen extinction level events before even the dinosaurs got theirs! - Captain America - The Avengers...The Age of Ultron
The population explosion is the primary force behind the remaining six groups of critical global events [diminishing land resources, diminishing water resources, the destruction of the atmosphere, the approaching energy crisis, social decline, and conflicts/increasing killing power]. - Ron Nielsen
Our emotional response is driven by the proximity of the events. - Piyush Shrivastav
Perseverance is not a passive submission to circumstances—it is a strong and active response to the difficult events of life. - Elizabeth George
All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. - Albert Einstein
Do not cry over the past mistakes. Laugh over the events in time. Make things right now. - Lailah Gifty Akita
There are no little events with the heart. It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the dropping of a woman's glove, and almost always the glove weighs more than the empire. - Honore de Balzac
The net that catches me when I confront traumatic events is that 10,000 years from now, they will be a reason for rejoicing. - Matt Chandler
I said once that lies have no rights against truth. I was wrong. In daily life, it's the truth that's disenfranchised. What fits the popular narrative, what makes an observer happy with the consistency of events, is what is believed. - Adrian Lamo
It is not so much the major events as the small day-to-day decisions that map the course of our living. . . Our lives are, in reality, the sum total of our seemingly unimportant decisions and of our capacity to live by those decisions. - Gordon B. Hinckley
This was all in the making, a long time ago. You had as much control over these events as a leaf does in the time of its falling. - Colin Meloy
When our internal reference point is the ego or self-image, we feel cut off from our source, and the uncertainty of events creates fear and doubt. - Deepak Chopra
Anticipation is sometimes more exciting than actual events. - Ana Monnar
It is commonplace to talk as if the world "has" meaning, to ask what "is" the meaning of a phrase, a gesture, a painting, a contract. Yet when thought about, it is clear that events are devoid of meaning until someone assigns it to them. - Dean C. Barnlund
Don't despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don't - surrender to events with hope. - Alain de Botton
Science fiction is the one literature that deals with today's reality - that provides a basis for discussion and understanding of the complex events of our time. It opens the doors for students - doors into all branches of knowledge. - Biggle
A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun - and neither can stop the march of events.
You begin to understand your personality, your response, and the functions of your body, heart and mind into different situations, events and with different people, with the inward attention. - Roshan Sharma
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size. - Mark Twain
Events are transient, feelings are momentary, perception is optional and internalization is life long. - Debasish Mridha
Time changes events and people. - Sunday Adelaja
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day. - Anne Frank
Life is a series of events and sensations. Everything else is interpretation. Much is lost in transition - and added in assumption / projection - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Life is a chain of events; a journey. Tomorrow's opportunities are a reflection of today's decisions .The good thing is, tomorrow never ends. Every new day comes with a chance to secure tomorrow - Asuni LadyZeal
Nature of life is fragile. Uncontrollable events happen all the time in life. - Kishore Bansal
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.... - Richard Bach
To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. - Denis Diderot
All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events.
When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves. - Henry Ford
History, n. An account mostly false, of events unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. - Ambrose Bierce
The events of that day would forever be remembered, and they stood together as a united Marridon, a nation that would lead in innovation and liberality, taking up the thread that had been left for them, the essence of selfless love woven along a national loom. - Michelle Franklin
man cannot control the current of events. he can only float with them and steer - Otto von Bismarck
Insignificant events can take on monumental proportions when your head is full of practically nothing.
I never feel that I have comprehended an emotion, or fully lived even the smallest events, until I have reflected upon it in my journal; my pen is my truest confidant, holding in check the passions and disappointments that I dare not share even with my beloved. - Stephanie Barron
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. - Richard Bach
Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason there of until all of the events transpire. - Joseph Smith Jr.
We have absolutely no control over what happens to us in life but what we have paramount control over is how we respond to those events. - Viktor E. Frankl
Life has its enigmatic events, that can make it a mystery, or my misery. It all depends on how I view it. - Anthony Liccione
All events are blessings given to us to learn from. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
The prophet is always at the mercy of events; nevertheless, I venture to conclude this book with the forecast that at least half the illnesses of mankindwill disappear once our food supplies are raised from fertile soil and consumed in a fresh condition. - Albert Howard
There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary, things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words. - Aldous Huxley
Dreams are sacred future events. It can be either a fate or a warning. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Sad that there is books that are based on bad events that has happened. But there is books that has been based on really good events. I like to read the ones that are based on both. - Dawn Huntsman
The average author hawks their books at many events. They are vigilant promoters, waiting for a breakthrough. They do this, or else watch their novel wither away. - Michael J. Kannengieser
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. - Michel de Montaigne
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves. - Wilhelm von Humboldt
From 1 to 18 is the holly worst parts of your life, you are caged and you can't do anything times passes events happen different today your granpa is alive, but tomorrow probably he will die or the next month or later-later. But what can it be done for that?? - Deyth Banger
In our family histories, the frontier between fact and fiction is vague, especially in the record of events that took place before we were born, or when we were too young to record them accurately; there are few maps to these remote regions, and only the occasional sign to guide the explorer. - Adam Sisman
Sometimes the grandest of all events are described in the poverty of a few simple words. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Imagination is a process of seeing events or things with the minds eye. - Debasish Mridha
Time defines sacred events. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous -- even death is terrible only if we fear it. - Epictetus
Dreams are sacred future events - Lailah Gifty Akita
A kiss is one of the few futuristic events that comes to my present everyday.. - Jai prakash
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
If you want to be happy, be wary of focusing on past events and do your best to live in the present. - Roy Bennett
How could you be a Great Man if history brought you no Great Events, or brought you to them at the wrong time, too young, too old? - Lois McMaster Bujold
The will to excel and the will to win, they endure. They are more important than any events that occasion them. - Vince Lombardi
What man seeks, to the point of anguish, in his gods, in his art, in his science, is meaning. He cannot bear the void. He pours meaning on events like salt on his food. - François Jacob
Work hard and wait for the fulfillment of future events. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Being at one with everything just means accepting that the future is always going to be unsure and learning to find ways to be okay with the uncontrollable sequence of events. - Mohadesa Najumi
God is in control of all events and is able to protect and provide for you His child. - Jim George
You never know when one seemingly unrelated event may become the catalyst that sets off a chain of synchronistic events. Though you may not know for sure when something important will happen, you can always be ready to take action. - Andrea Goeglein
Mind is like an archaeologist, it can only dissect and research dead things, events on how, when, where & why. It can never be on the NOW. Only BEING is capable to be in the NOW and EXPERIENCE! - Ramana Pemmaraju
Every utterance is an event, and no two events are precisely alike. The extreme view, therefore, is that no word ever means the same thing twice. - Louis B. Saloman
All of the stories, all of the beauty, all of the songs and events of this life will vanish in the ocean of time. - Debasish Mridha
World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings. - Denis Healey
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