Quotation Explorer - 'Total'

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. - Colette
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. - Cyril Connolly
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. - Jacques Ellul
These people were the first to master a new kind of late twentieth-century life. They thrived on the rapid turnover of acquaintances, the lack of involvement with others, and the total self-sufficiency of lives which, needing nothing, were never disappointed. - J.G. Ballard
Through cruelty force confesses its powerlessness to achieve omnipotence . . . We see weakness dawning at the very height of force. Unable to admit that total destruction is impossible, the conqueror can only reply to the mute defiance of his defenseless adversary with an ever-growing violence. - Rachel Bespaloff
I am a total badass. A fat badass. - Julie Murphy
It seems logical that he who supports total war in principle cannot complain of a war against civilians. - John Hersey
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
Are you the sum total of your worst acts? - Bryan Stevenson
Bring your dreams into reality. Believe in yourself. You know you have what it takes to make your dreams come true. Start now and work with ambition for total success. Aim high and make it happen. - Mark F. LaMoure
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. - Jim Morrison
Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation. - Saint Augustine
Schizofrenia pana la ultima ei limita, refuzul total al oricarei realitati decat cea a visului, al oricarui adevar decat al viziunii. - Gellu Naum
Total violent crime in the United States 2013: (Number:1,163,146), (Rate per 100,000: 367.9). - Federal Bureau of Investigation
True peaceful state is that when one has inner peace amidst total lack of peace on the outside. Bliss of the Self (samadhi) amidst external turmoil is ‘tested’ samadhi. - Dada Bhagwan
Often success goes hand-in-hand with the sum total of sexual activity in your life. - Stephen Richards
We are the sum total of the decisions we have made. - E.A. Bucchianeri
If the weight comes from bacon you can so deduct it off the scale total to get your true weight. #science - Michelle M. Pillow
The probability of an event is the reason we have to believe that it has taken place, or that it will take place.The measure of the probability of an event is the ratio of the number of cases favourable to that event, to the total number of cases favourable or contrary, and all equally possible. - Siméon Denis Poisson
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. - Woody Allen
He's a complete and total psychopath. I don't mean that in the criminal sense, of course, but in a professional sense. People like that will do anything to hold on to their jobs.
Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through? - C. S. Lewis
You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now. - Wayne W. Dyer
Total Enlightenment is 'Vision without Purpose'. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
God is not partial. All His children have His total Love, and all His gifts are freely given to everyone alike. - Helen Schucman
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together. - John Berger
Brethren, you won’t believe what I discovered. I found out that in every place, people listened to the message (the shift our churches need) with full attention and total bewilderment. The question that I kept on hearing was: why are other Christian ministers not doing the same thing? - Sunday Adelaja
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
I am far too often the author of terribly poor decisions. Yet I must rest in the unalterable fact that God says I am far better than what the sum total of those decisions would ever suggest. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Perfection exists no where, because we all live in fragments - mental, psychological, physical, spiritual. Being total is an art which takes many lives to master! - Ramana Pemmaraju
The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people. - Claiborne Pell
Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They're never total fits or misfits. - Diane Ackerman
We are the sum total of our choices. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Force is incomplete and therefore has to be fed energy constantly. Power is total and complete in itself and requires nothing from outside. - David Hawkins
What we are at this very moment, is determined by the sum total of all our experiences till this moment. - Abhijit Naskar
Nothing can be the total truth in the worlds of manifestation and the more solid your concepts, the more likely they are going to sink you, sooner or later. - Enza Vita
The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history. - Noam Chomsky
Books seem the most potent source: each one is the sum total of a life that can be inhaled in a single day. I read fast, so I'm hoovering up lives at a ferocious pace, six or seven or eight in a week. I particularly love autobiographies: I can eat a whole person by sundown. - Caitlin Moran
My favorite thing to do is watch her sleep, when she’s at total ease, not stressing about her imperfections imperfections I find perfect. - Nancee Cain
That it should be the questions and shape of a life, its total complexity gathered, arranged, and considered, which matters in the end, not some stamp of salvation or damnation that disperses all the complexity into some unsatisfying little decision - the balancing of scales... - Tony Kushner
In a justly ordereduniverse, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute. - James Allen
This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies. Of course this is not total freedom - we cannot avoid being shaped by the past. But some freedom is better than none. - Yuval Noah Harari
Slartibartfast's study was a total mess, like the results of an explosion in a public library. - Douglas Adams
RUM, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers. - Ambrose Bierce
Charisma often flows from total self-confidence. - Peter Heather
I shall act always so as to increase the total number of choices. - Heinz von Foerster
It is a total mystery how we evolved minds capable of piloting cars through wild maneuvers using a wrist to steep while shouting at a cell phone. The creationists are fools for focusing on animal evolution. Darwin explains nature! He has more difficulty explaining us. - David Brin
In a way it was worth it, she thought, except that it was such a total waste. - Diana Wynne Jones
Muhammad introduced the concept of such Glorious and Omnipotent God in Whose eyes all worldly systems are pieces of straw. Islamic equality of mankind is no fiction as it is in Christianity. No human mind has ever thought of such total freedom as established by Muhammad. - Mawde Royden
I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it. - Federico Fellini
If your repentance and God's forgiveness of your sin does not lead to total surrender to God, you should wonder if you truly repented. - Gail Davis
Tantra acceptance is total; it doesn't split you. - Osho
I've had great success being a total idiot. - Jerry Lewis
The total number of people who understand relativistic time, even after eighty years since the advent of special relativity, is still much smaller than the number of people who believe in horoscopes. - Yuval Ne'eman
What is past, but unalterable truth; life, just a pile of regrets; future, just a sum total of possibilities, and you...? just another trapped soul... - Gayathri Jayakumar
The Fanatics have dirtied its fiber, and their mottos have reated a thick layer of mold over its wounds, one of total intolerance, feeding on the indoctrination of the youth cliques. - Rami Ollaik
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
I’m not afraid of total failure. In the end, we’re all just food for worms, so what are we so worried about? - Marisha Pessl
The triune God exercises total government over all things, and He requires us as His image-bearers to exercise government in Christ in our own spheres in terms of His law. - Rousas John Rushdoony
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
Spiritual practice is allowing the temple (your body) to be full of light and to live life as a total celebration. - Tony Samara
You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you are in desperate need. - Bryant McGill
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers. - Maya Angelou
... it is because we have acquired technical knowledge without understanding the total process of life that technology has become a means of destroying ourselves - Krishnamurti
We're all vulnerable. Mix the wrong feelings together, the right kind of bad with the wrong kind of good, and you'll wind up with a total breakdown. - Caterpillar from Alice
Be warned against all 'good' advice because 'good' advice is necessarily 'safe' advice, and though it will undoubtedly follow a sane pattern, it will very likely lead one into total sterility--one of the crushing problems of our time. - Jules Feiffer
Total knowledge is annihilation Of the desire to see, to touch, to feel The world sensed only through senses And immune to the knowledge without feeling. - Dejan Stojanovic
You know how the Eclipse of the sun shows it? Christ's strength eclipses your powerlessness in God's likeness, and there is total darkness on your weakness. - Israelmore Ayivor
There is no such thing as total oblivion for, in one form or another, life is an everlasting continuum. Copyright © M.T.Hallgarth 2009-2015 - M.T. Hallgarth
All things are possible to those who believe in themselves. Live a life without limits. Believe in yourself. Break through the ceiling of limitation. Develop high confidence and connect yourself to total success. - Mark F. LaMoure
Without total dedication & discipline, success in any field is just a wishful thinking. - Subodh Gupta
We are the total of our longings.
Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness. A sincere love of peace is no excuse for muddling hundreds of millions of humble folk into total war. The cheers of the weak, well-meaning assemblies soon cease to count. Doom marches on. - Sir Winston Churchill
Typos are very important to all written form. It gives the reader something to look for so they aren't distracted by the total lack of content in your writing. - Randy K. Milholland
Life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes. - J. K. Rowling
If you keep taking an approach that continues to lead you over and over again to the same result, you just have to take a total new different approach to get to your desired result. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
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
Though you should still let her do what she wants, don't let her take total control of you or you won't be making the most of your experience. - Auliq Ice
The act of praying is the very highest energy of which the human mind is capable; praying, that is, with the total concentration of the faculties. The great mass of worldly men and of learned men are absolutely incapable of prayer. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or is discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. - Dale Carnegie
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
The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. - Brian Tracy
The speaker calls for a careful examination of Christ's principle of turning the other cheek before we use it as a demand or excuse for total personal pacifism. After all, when literally struck on the cheek, Jesus did question the legitimacy of the authority by which this was done. - John Thackway
The practice is simple. Whatever you're doing, do that with total awareness. - Tony Samara
There are as many violent women as men, but there's a lot of money in hating men, particularly in the United States -- millions of dollars. It isn't a politically good idea to threaten the huge budgets for women's refuges by saying that some of the women who go into them aren't total victims. - Erin Pizzey
I’m an ass, the voice on the phone said. A complete and total ass. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
I love my career. It is a career. A difficult one that takes many hours and total dedication to my craft. It is also what I was born to do--tell stories and entertain. - Michelle M. Pillow
Total paranoia is just total awareness. - Charles Manson
To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem. - Maurice Young
In the non-material scenario, both temple or total quality gets raised, deploying communication as mortar, culture as reinforcement, and commitment as concrete. - Priyavrat Thareja
If their tears could be read,as the blind can read brailleWould your eyes then be openedto another & how they feel?Without condemnation or any aversions from withinCould you set aside judgementwhile seeking total absolution? - Christine Upton
The love of God is a hard love. It demands total self-surrender, disdain of our human personality. And yet it alone can reconcile us to suffering and the deaths of children, it alone can justify them, since we cannot understand them, and we can only make God's will ours. - Albert Camus
Death IS an illusion. The body dies. The soul/spirit lives forever. YOU are the sum total of ALL you survey. Who would know you and not know your name? __ - Kat Kaelin
Quererte fue una estupidez total, un paso mas allá del bien y el mal, una tormenta de dolor, una historia de terror, un sueño rosa que hoy es gris... - Dulce María
It is in the perfect union of two hearts that complete and total marriage consists. - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
...Defeat appears to me preferable to total Inaction. - John Adams
The things that are wrong with the country today are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with individuals. - Charles W. Tobey
Total confusion, disconnected nothing, absolute bewilderment. It's an enigma wrapped in a mystery, stuffed in a burrito, and smothered in taco sauce. - Russ Gregory
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. - Jim Morrison
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. - John C. Maxwell
Having total belief in your own efforts can't help much but can only be your best point of total failure. - Auliq Ice
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