Quotation Explorer - 'Opened'

I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. - Malcolm X
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. - Albert Camus
Sometimes we are lucky enough to know our lives have been changed, to discard the old and embrace the new and run headlong down an immutable course. It happened to me... on that summer's day when my eyes were opened to the sea.
Men want sex. If men ruled the world, they could get sex anywhere, anytime. Restaurants would give you sex instead of breath mints on the way out. Gas stations would give sex with every fill-up. Banks would give sex to anyone who opened a checking account. - Scott Adams
He leaned forward and opened his door, politely standing aside to let me by before following me in. There are some advantages to dating a guy from another era, I thought. Though I am a big believer in gender equality, chivalry scores high in my book. - Amy Plum
Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Faith is the blind heart that sees better than an opened eye - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When writing the constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, John Adams wrote:I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading. - John Adams
I had never seen such sorrow; it appalled me. And I was even more appalled by her attempts to overcome it, because they so plainly, pathetically failed and in failing opened up a view of the world I had only begun to suspect, where wounds did not heal, and things did not work out for the best - Tobias Wolff
I BELIEVE IN LOVE <3 AT FIRST SIGHT BECAUSE I M LOVING MY MOM SINCE I OPENED MY EYES - Aditya Mahajan
Look," she said, and just that. That was the only time she opened her mouth, because she wanted to say something unnecessary, something that wouldn't be important or memorable, so I wouldn't have to remember her voice.We looked at the veil then, the thing that had turned her this way, and we smiled. - Willa Valentine
The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. - J.K. Rowling
Hope keeps dreams alive through the prayers of those who never give up. They are able to pursue their dreams with confidence and reach their goals.For every one that asks receives, and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks, it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8 words of Jesus Christ - Ellen Jean Barrier
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott
When he stood up, it was a very complicated motion. If the deck chairs on the Ship to the Sea of Night had opened up, they would have done so like that. It was like he was unfolding himself forever. - Neil Gaiman
The idea that Love Must Be Tough dictates that we be willing to set another person free- even if it causes us great pain to let go. When we do this, we maximize the chances that that loved one will not leave, because the cage door has been opened and self-respect has been affirmed. - James Dobson
I believe much trouble and blood would be saved if we opened our hearts more. - Chief Joseph
Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. - Bible
When the gates of mockery and abuse is opened, the heart becomes a shock absorber - Ikechukwu Izuakor
I just want to live in a way that either wakes people up or shakes people up. Whether I have opened a wound or opened a heart, I have touched a life and helped bring a change. - Nikki Rowe
When we have opened ourselves to give forgiveness or to accept forgiveness we have opened ourselves to touch the Divine. - Genevieve Gerard
Archaeological discoveries made in Egypt and in the Near East in the past hundred years have opened our eyes to a spiritual and cultural heritage undreamed of by earlier generations. - Samuel Noah Kramer
Between the world we seeand the things we fear, there are doors. When they are opened, nightmares become reality. - A Haunting
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
When one door of happiness closes another opens; but we often look so long at the closed one that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Helen Keller
When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened. - Shannon L. Alder
Your eyes need to be opened wider than your heart, when love is blinder than your eyes. - Munia Khan
They never opened the door which leads to the soul. - Henry Miller
BLACKGUARD, n. A man whose qualities, prepared for display like a box of berries in a market -- the fine ones on top -- have been opened on the wrong side. An inverted gentleman. - Ambrose Bierce
Her grandfather's books [...] opened before Ada, a world whose colours were so dazzling that reality paled in comparison and faded away. Boris Godunov, Satan, Athalia, King Lear: they all spoke words charged with meaning; every syllable was inexpressively precious - Irène Némirovsky
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. - Charles Dickens
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
there is no such thing as shut doors, just ones that have yet to be opened! - Lauren Martin
I'm always angry about the death of people who are still alive, their eyes are opened, yet they can't see anything...the spell of ignorance - Michael Bassey Johnson
Something inside her opened strong and raw while she played with those two words. I matter. - A. Lynn
If you blink enough and relax a whole new world is opened to you. - Kris Harte
No pessimest ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller
Hunting has opened the earth to me and let me sense the rhythms and hierarchies of nature. - Charles Fergus
People change,' Sara said.'True enough,' Tsukuru said. 'People do change. And no matter how close we once were, and how much we opened up to each other, maybe neither of us knew anything substantial about the other. - Haruki Murakami
I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them. - Elizabeth Taylor
It's rude to stare," said the troll. Its mouth opened with a little crest of foam, and shut again in exactly the same way that water closes over a stone. "Is it? Why?" asked Rincewind. How does he hold himself together, his mind screamed at him. Why doesn't he spill? - Terry Pratchett
Believe. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted island, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller
If you opened the dictionary and searched for the meaning of a Goddess, you would find the reflection of a dancing lady. - Shah Asad Rizvi
So many times LOVE knock the door..When door opened, it smiled & ran away.. - Arafath Shanas
My heart broke and my mind opened, tragedy works in a funny way like that ~ what once tore me apart was actually what was setting my truth free. - Nikki Rowe
When one door of opportunity closes, another opens; but often we spend most of our time looking at the lost opportunity that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Ane Krstevska
Every woman’s heart cannot be opened with words; sometimes you need to use your hands. - M.F. Moonzajer
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller
Your love opened up a whole world that no amount of books or wisdom could ever do. - Kamand Kojouri
Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. - Pablo Picasso
The thought of being completely dependent disturbs people till the moment their eyes are opened to reality. - Auliq Ice
She opened her eyes. "Is this real?""Very real." I brushed the soaked strands off her cheek, wondering if I was lying or not and if I should care if I was. "Angel, let me kiss you. - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Yet I am not writing with ordinary ink, but with red blood that dripsfrom my heart. All its wounds long scarred over have opened and itthrobs and hurts, and now and then a tear falls on the paper. - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened to us. - Helen Keller
When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Helen Keller
Therefore, a search for God's will should begin on your knees. He will meet you there. Remember that Jesus promised, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" (Matthew 7:7). - James C. Dobson
Too many thousands of opened books yawned between them and him. He had exiled himself. - Jack London
In the morning, that moment, when I knew it was you. When I could feel you breathing and we opened our eyes at the exact same time. - Kate Chisman
I loved you when you opened like a lily to the heat; you see I’m just another snowman standing in the rain and sleet who loved you with his frozen love, his second hand physique, with all he is and all he was a thousand kisses deep. - Leonard Cohen
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller
The golden door of harvest for the planet, it felt so ready to be opened ... - Tahira Amir Khan
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart. - Charles Dickens
Questions of absolute good and evil are much better not opened to public debate these days, when so few people are sure of their absolutes - Sidney Howard
No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one! - C. JoyBell C.
The book smelled dusty and old but also carried a sweet tang, a hint of something inviting. She opened to the first page and started to read, pronouncing the words in a reverent whisper. - Shannon Hale
He started hammering the ground with all his might and the sky opened up, raining heavily on him. He looked at the sky, heard that thunder and saw that lightning. He laughed maniacally before raising the hammer again. - Akshay Vasu
An introvert talks more than an extrovert because when the mouth is closed, the mind is opened. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Rachel opened her mouth to respond, but the head cut her off. - Brandon Mull
The room flashed brighter still and then gasps filled the room. They were all gathered around Roxy and she was unsure why. She didn’t feel any different, Hadn’t the spell worked ? Roxy opened her mouth to speak and then she heard it…… a purr. - Amanda Turner
Chase opened the mini fridge. Wanna drink? He asked.No thank you and you shouldn’t either.Oh I definitely need one, besides it numbs the hunger. He grabbed a few of the tiny bottles from the door shelf.Then by all means get your drink on. Samuel chuckled. - S.L. Ross
No pessimist discovered the secrets of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit - Helen Keller
Once when asked how I would like to be remembered, I answered, "As someone who opened doors. - Dave Brubeck
To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal joy...it is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened mind...it is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white canvases...it is reclaiming my life. - Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming my Life.
But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming... suddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you. - Agatha Christie
A grand and almost untrodden field of inquiry will be opened, on the causes and laws of variation, on correlation of growth, on the effects of use and disuse, on the direct actions of external conditions, and so forth. - Charles Darwin
Nothing will be attained from actions of hundreds of thousands of lives. Moksha (liberation) is attained through ‘absolute humility’ (param vinaya). The ‘gates of understanding’ are opened with ‘absolute humility’. ‘Absolute humility’ arises only when the ego is dissolved. - Dada Bhagwan
They say let he who is without sin cast the first stone. And to be without sin requires absolute forgiveness. But when your memories are freshly opened wounds, forgiveness is the most unnatural of human emotions. - Emily Thorne
As I cooked in the cauldron of motherhood, the incredible love I felt for my children opened my heart and brought me a much greater understanding of universal love. It made me understand the suffering of the world much more deeply. - Tsultrim Allione
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
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing. - Aesop
I opened the window and my heart. The sun flooded my house and love flooded my soul.
There are thoughts that don’t let you sleep in the darkness of nights. Thoughts of life, love, circumstances and dreams. Interestingly, these thoughts don’t disappear when you have your eyes opened in the day ahead. Whether you live greatly or not is determined by these thoughts. - Taranpreet Singh
Tyler rounded the hood and opened the door. 'What?' he asked when she grinned at him. 'You've got a slide-over-here-honey seat!' His eyes crinkled with laughter. 'Well, what are you doing all the way over there? - C.H. Admirand
I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. - Frank Daly
Often, it takes more guts than skill to open doors. Once the doors get opened, then it's up to you. - Julieanne O'Conner
Being a celebrity has taught me to hide, but being an actor has opened my soul. - Meryl Streep
If you choose to crawl, so be it. If you choose to stroll, so be it. If you choose to fly, so be it. WHENEVER YOU MAKE A CONSCIOUS CHOICE, YOU KNOCK! (..Knock, and the door will be opened to you.) ~ UNIVERSE LOVES YOU & SO DO I #StardustAK - Abhishek Kumar
The Quran holds the answer to all. Have you opened it? - Zarina Bibi
You will be hearing from me, she said, as he opened the door for her. And you will find that when I am crossed I am very formidable. - Colm Tóibín
The doorway to success cannot be opened with a key, but rather a combination
Don't let your teeth make you lose respect by permanently keeping them opened for the sake of being friendly. - Michael Bassey Johnson
What door is opened into soul through our wounds. - James Hillman
The pages of a book are given life only as they are opened - L.J. deVet
If you want the windows of opportunity be opened for you, Do not neglect to create a goal. - Dariush Youkhaneh
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