Quotation Explorer - 'Symbols'

The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change. - Seth MacFarlane
An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page. - Brandon Mull
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances. - Charles Baudelaire
Our pleasures are not material pleasures, but symbols of pleasure attractively packaged but inferior in content. - Alan W. Watts
Such things as are good simply because they have been commanded or instituted, or as being symbols of something good, are mere shadows which cannot be reckoned among actions that are the offspring, as it were, or fruit of a sound mind and of intellect. - Baruch Spinoza
For women, men creates war, even though women are the symbols of love, peace, and harmony. - Debasish Mridha
Fascinated by the great symbols of the collective history, I use them as an alphabet to communicate. - Nuno Roque
I am a little childI am the symbols of peaceI am the symbols of loveI am your future, just for youI will be hear for everI am your loveI am your hopeI am really the reflection of youSo just for me Save the peace, keep alive the hopeLight the lamp, whatever you do. - Debasish Mridha
Men may make progress, but man never changes. Man loves power and money. No matter the skin color, religion or income level. These symbols of our nation make men drunk with power, who then justify their lust for more by claiming they are public servants. - Glenn Beck
Realities disguised as symbols are, for me, new realities that are immeasurably preferable. I make an effort to take them at their word. To grasp, to carry out the diktat of images to the letter. - Claude Cahun
We are the pigeons of peace.We are the peacocks of justice.We are the symbols of kindness.We fill the heart with happiness.We love with joy to each other.We will not forget it forever.We are the future; we are the children.We will make this world a peaceful garden. - Debasish Mridha
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Human cultures construct an enormous variety of environments through language, technology, and institutions. We are born in and die in these systems of symbols and imagination. - William E. Paden
The central thought of the Scriptures is that God intends to work Himself in Christ through the Spirit into us, that God and we, we and God, might be really one in life, in nature, and in the Spirit. To show this God uses several figures or symbols in the Bible. - Witness Lee
A book is an arrangement of twenty-six phonetic symbols, ten numerals, and about eight punctuation marks, and people can cast their eyes over these and envision the eruption of Mount Vesuvius or the Battle of Waterloo. - Kurt Vonnegut
As chemists, we must rename [our] scheme and insert the symbols Ba, La, Ce in place of Ra, Ac, Th. As nuclear chemists closely associated with physics, we cannot yet convince ourselves to make this leap, which contradicts all previous experience in nuclear physics. - Otto Hahn
Words and laws in this world made place for signs and symbols. - Ben Midland
Public symbols matter. They are one of the ways we tell each other, and the world, what we honor. - Michael W. McConnell
Your smile is the twinkle of happiness.Your heart is the source of kindness.Your presence is the source of joyfulness.Your thoughts are symbols of greatness. - Debasish Mridha
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
For centuries after Christ, the church and other religions that use cruciform symbols have misrepresented the physical nature of Christ's death with a satanic symbol (cross), and a pagan idol (corpus). This secret has been concealed by the church for centuries after Christ. - Nwaocha Ogechukwu
A language is a system of arbitrary vocal symbols by means of which a social group cooperates. - Bernard Bloch
Reality is symbolic. We build it using only the 26 symbols of the alphabet alongside images that speak to us on a linguistic level built from the 26 symbols of the alphabet. - Dean Cavanagh
A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic. - Clifford Geertz
Too large a proportion of recent "mathematical" economics are mere concoctions, as imprecise as the initial assumptions they rest on, which allow the author to lose sight of the complexities and interdependencies of the real world in a maze of pretentious and unhelpful symbols. - John Maynard Keynes
I have enormous respect for the reader. They are able to take symbols from a page that an author has invented, and turn them into images in their minds that create an enduring story. If that’s not artistry, I don’t know what is. - Lynette Willows
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