Quotation Explorer - 'Function'

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. - Jack London
The function of a heart is to keep the body alive, I genuinely believe it is mind which takes care of everything else. - Amit Kalantri
CLIO, n. One of the nine Muses. Clio's function was to preside over history -- which she did with great dignity, many of the prominent citizens of Athens occupying seats on the platform, the meetings being addressed by Messrs. Xenophon, Herodotus and other popular speakers. - Ambrose Bierce
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
I wonder in what way I would function as a person, in a society without ever attending school. I'd be myself. - J.R. Rim
Your brain needs plenty of rest to function at it's optimal level. Go to sleep! - Lalah Delia
DATARY, n. A high ecclesiastic official of the Roman Catholic Church, whose important function is to brand the Pope's bulls with the words _Datum Romae_. He enjoys a princely revenue and the friendship of God. - Ambrose Bierce
The function of a child is to live his/her own life, not the life that his/her anxious parents think he/she should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educators who thinks they knows best - A.S. Neill
When you've been hurt enough as a kid (maybe at any age), it's like you have a trick knee. Most of your life, you can function like an adult, but add in the right portions of sleeplessness and stress and grief, and the hurt, defeated self can bloom into place. - Mary Karr
There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. - John Kenneth Galbraith
I think the primary function of radio is that people want company. - Elise Nordling
If God the Father and God the Son use light, knowledge, insight, understanding and wisdom to function on the earth, it means that is the greatest power in existence. - Sunday Adelaja
The heart of [J.G.] Ballard's vision [is] the object at odds with its function and abandoned by its time. - Tacita Dean
If you can capture a woman's imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly. - Kathleen Tessaro
You do not have an inferior function, it has you. - C.G. Jung
An audience that is unwilling to suspend its own presuppositions and biases while considering an opposed (or even unopposed) viewpoint not only frustrates the function of extended argument but effectively denies its own beliefs a rational basis. - Vincent E. Barry
The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals. - Martin Luther King Jr.
What goes on in our head solely determines the level at which we function in society, our physical health, and the degree of our mental and emotional stability and maturity. - Renee Cefalu
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. - George Santayana
Love is the most integral function of our lives. That is why LOVE is only one letter away from LIVE. - Kamand Kojouri
What goes on in our heads solely determines the level at which we function in society, our physical health, and the degree of our mental and emotional stability and maturity. - Renee Cefalu
You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing. - Alan W. Watts
Each and every one of us has his or her calling. Your calling may spring out of your gifts, potentials, talents, passions or hobby. Every man has his or her own niche, where he can function optimally and this is where his true success lies. - Sesan Kareem
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level. - Norman Mailer
Phones with numerical keypads worked best for dialing phone calls. Incidentally, phone calls tend to be the primary function of a phone. 'Smartphones' completely ignore these basic facts, resulting in some of the least intelligent devices I've seen yet. Oh the irony. - Ashly Lorenzana
But one kiss levitates above all the others. Theintersection of function and desire. The I do kiss.The I’ll love you through a brick wall kiss.Even when I’m dead, I’ll swim through the Earth,like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones. - Jeffrey McDaniel
Acquiring of wisdom is a function of inquisitiveness for information and keenness for learning. Plenty of resource and the gravity of flow will ensure a momentum good enough for learning. - Priyavrat Thareja
He said that the principal function of music was to organize the details into harmonies that were intended to make us forget that there was randomness all around us. The same, he said, could be said for great books. - Selden Edwards
The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them. - Mark Twain
Between two products equal in price, function and quality, the better looking will out sell the other. - Raymond Loewy
Power has a social function. - Moisés Naím
To limit the ways our daughters can legitimately function as stewards/rulers further devalues the image of God in them and continues the imbalance and distortion of God's plan. - Lisa Graham McMinn
Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. - Unknown
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought. - Sir Thomas Beecham
It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation. - Stefan Molyneux
Your function as a critic is to show that it is really you yourself who should have written the book, if you had had the time, and since you hadn't you are glad that someone else had, although obviously it might have been done better. - Stephen Potter
Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. - Corrie ten Boom
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. - Unknown
I don't believe in writer's block. Who can function working seven days a week at job. It's the same with writing. Take a break and let the words come to you. It rarely comes if you force it and if it does, you'll probably regret what you wrote down on paper. - Lillian R. Melendez
...a school's worth should be measured not by how its students perform on standardized tests but by how well they function as adult graduates of the school... - Terry Roberts
To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art. - E.M. Forster
The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. - Thomas Eidson
Exercise is medicine. Literally. Just like a pill, it reliably changes brain function by altering the activity of key brain chemicals and hormones.
Minds are like parachutes...they only function when they are open.
Expression is a function of intention and intention emanates from your thought faculty. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
We have come to love darkness of religion rather than striving to understand how the world is supposed to function. - Sunday Adelaja
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function. - Georges Clemenceau
I don't believe in writer's block. Who can function working seven days a week at at job. It's the same with writing. Take a break and let the words come to you. It rarely comes if you force it and if it does, you'll probably regret what you wrote down on paper. - Lillian R. Melendez
I function best when dysfunctional... - Guy R Vestal
If the sales & marketing function is all about teamwork called ‘WE’, then how everyone in an organisation can be asked to achieve individual target and compel each one to say I. - Anuj Somany
Every piece of art is a mirror and serves the function of reflectivity to expose to you and reveal to you more of who you are. - Darryl Anka
A Soul Knowing: You are the sum total of the Body, Mind, and Soul, and each of these aspects of you has a purpose and a function, but only one has an agenda: the Soul. - Neale Donald Walsch
We all have strategies to distract ourselves from what we cannot bear. Memory, for example, serves such a function. - Paul Park
The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue. - Leonardo da Vinci
The function of a book is to provide a reading experience. - Douglas Rushkoff
By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency. - William Carlos Williams
Destiny fulfilment is the function of the quality of divine guidance you are exposed to - Adedayo Olabamiji
Art is not documentary. It may incidentally serve that function in its own way but its true effort is to open to us dimensions of the spirit of the self that normally lie smothered under the weight of living. - Jeanette Winterson
The pain for her and the love for her was so entwined that neither would function without the other. - Ivy McClelland (me!)
Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter... This is it... If you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here's the place to have the experience. - Joseph Campbell
It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms-the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. - William Plomer
Deliberation is the function of the many; action is the function of one. - Charles de Gaulle
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it. - Frank Herbert
The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust. - Israelmore Ayivor
All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Parting is inevitably painful, even for a short time. It's like an amputation, I feel a limb is being torn off, without which I shall be unable to function. And yet, once it is done... life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid and fuller than before. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. - Ralph Nader
If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function it must have dissent. - Henry Commager
There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function. - David Foster
The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience. - Joseph Campbell
For me, stories are like WD-40 for the brain: they keep all the wheels and gears and clicky-things running smoothly. Without them, cognitive function becomes a bore. - The Inkslinger
The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. - D.H. Lawrence
The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. - David Brinkley
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. - Ernst Fischer
The family exists for many reasons, but its most basic function may be to draw together after a member dies. - Stephen King
Narration, after all, isn’t just a literary function. It represents the human capacity to tell stories in such a manner that they yield meaning. Television replaced this concerted quest for meaning with a frantic pursuit of wonder. - Steve Almond
Happiness is a quality of the soul...not a function of one's material circumstances. - Aristotle
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error. - Robert H. Jackson
The Function of Leadership is to produce more Leaders, Not more Followers. - Ralph Nader
Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. - Frank Lloyd Wright
He liked the fragility of those moments suspended in time. Those memories whose only function is to leave just a trace in memory. - Chris Marker
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.
You cannot function in an unction you don't take action on. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Justice can readily do her job blindfolded; she cannot function gagged and deafened, least of all when the means of gagging and deafening her are not remarked. - Markham Shaw Pyle
What is the nature of the Self (Soul)? To ‘see’ the dharma (function) of everything, to see ‘who is performing what function, and how that function is being performed.’ To ‘see’ it, is called the function of the Self (Soul). - Dada Bhagwan
People believe a little too easily that the function of the sun is to help the cabbages along. - Gustave Flaubert
The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. - David Bayles Art and Fear Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The function of freedom is to free someone else. - Toni Morrison
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of a true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. - An Wang
The test of a first-fate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
...my object is to show that the chief function of the child--his business in the world during the first six or seven years of his life--is to find out all he can, about whatever comes under his notice, by means of his five senses... - Charlotte M. Mason
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. - Albert A. Bartlett
Harmony can be achieved within through meditation, which increases overall well-being and function. - Jay Woodman
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. - Sir James Dewar
To live is to function. That is all there is in living. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
When I rest my feet my mind also ceases to function. - J. G. Hamann
Our emotions are like programs that function under the control of the operating system comprising of our beliefs. - Dr. Asoka Jinadasa
Leadership is a collective and constantly redistributed function, and not the private property of the few or The One. - Harrison Owen
One great function of Bible verses: To keep us from drawing false inferences from other Bible verses. - John Piper
The number and richness of man’s signifiers always surpasses the set of defined objects that could be termed signifieds. The symbolic function must always precede its object and does not encounter reality except when it precedes it into the imaginary… - Maurice Merleau-Ponty
It is the function of creative people to perceive relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expressions that seem utterly different, and to be able to Connect the seemingly Unconnected". - William Plomer
Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated. - Miguel de Unamuno
God himself and Jesus relied upon light to function on the earth - Sunday Adelaja
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. - Søren Kierkegaard
You never give such relationships a thought, To give a thought, to take a thought is a function of dissociation, distance. You can't exercise memory until you've removed yourself from memory's source. - Joyce Carol Oates
They believed that prediction was just a function of keeping track of things. If you knew enough, you could predict anything - Michael Crichton
So long as society is founded on injustice, the function of the laws will be to defend injustice. And the more unjust they are the more respectable they will seem. - Anatole France
When you miss someone....it’s weird…your body doesn’t function normally..as it should. Because I miss you, and my heart…it’s not steady…my soul it sings numb. Fingers are cold…like you…your soul. - Coco J. Ginger
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. - Margaret Fairless Barber
The most valuable function performed by the federal government is entertainment. - Dave Barry
The trouble with conservatives today is that most of their thinking is so naive. As for the liberals, their thinking is more sophisticated; but their function ought to be to provide new ideas, and they don't come up with any. - John F. Kennedy
Jesus also function on the earth through the power of light. Light, illumination, knowledge, insight, understanding, wisdom. That is their real power on earth. - Sunday Adelaja
Our Body function in unity,to get things done.The body of the world should learn from out body. - peter irabor
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. - George Santayana
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