Quotation Explorer - 'Vast'

No matter how righteous you are, no matter how carefully youcultivate the companionship of the Holy Ghost, there are vast amounts of knowledge which you need to acquireand which you are not going to receive through revelation. - Rex E. Lee
I would put it this way. There are objects for which we have found uses. We use them, but almost certainly not the way the visitors use them. I am positive that in the vast majority of cases we are hammering nails with microscopes. - Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Antonina W. Bouis (Translator)
Time seems so inconceivably vast, until it crushes, pressing you paper-thin between one broken-heartbeat passed, and the laughter yet to come. - Elyse Draper
The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. - National Academy of Sciences
The heart is a treasure trove.... it is filled to the brink with beautiful Divine gifts. Whoever dives into it, finds that an endless supply, as vast as the great expanse of the Cosmic Ocean.... and even greater than this! - Angie karan
Love is like a vast ocean. - Lailah Gifty Akita
If a vast majority of the population identify and embrace the nation’s value system, then that nation is automatically great. Because they will live out these values in their daily life. - Sunday Adelaja
Hey, look—your girlfriend is saying something."Artemis had a vast mental reserve of scathing comebacks at his disposal, but none of them covered girlfriend insults. He wasn't even sure if it was an insult. And if it was, who was being insulted? Him or the girl? - Eoin Colfer
The Bible is an ocean of instruction and wisdom. Dip daily into the vast pool to discover its truths. - Elizabeth George
Unfortunately, the vast majority of mankind, prefers silence; forever trapped in the fine art of self poisoning. - Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Maybe the truth of it all is that we’re just too fearful to give our faith enough running room to realize that this precariously thin path that led us to the end of this life is dwarfed to obscurity by the infinitely vast byway that begins immediately on the other side. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
How talented was death. How many expressions and manipulations of hand, face, body, no two alike. They stood like the naked pipes of a vast derelict calliope, their mouths cut into frantic vents. And now the great hand of mania descended upon one hundred-throated, unending scream. - Ray Bradbury
The vast majority of us imagine ourselves as like literature people or math people. But the truth is that the massive processor known as the human brain is neither a literature organ or a math organ. It is both and more. - John Green
War can not be avoided until the physical cause for its recurrence is removed and this, in the last analysis, is the vast extent of the planet on which we live. - Nikola Tesla
When traversing the vast sea of loneliness, Oneness is the only true safe harbor. - Gary Hopkins
Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me. - Unknown
Vast skies in the Australian desertwaves that don't movewe slide surf glide like condors - Martin Stepek
The universe is big, its vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. And that's the theory. Nine hundred years, never seen one yet, but this would do me. - Steven Moffat
Sometimes I wonder why I exist with all my vast knowledge, while others exist longer with their clichés. - Angel M.B. Chadwick
But we do not merely protest; we make renewed demand for freedom in that vast kingdom of the human spirit where freedom has ever had the right to dwell:the expressing of thought to unstuffed ears; the dreaming of dreams by untwisted souls. - W.E.B. Du Bois
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
I pulled the blanket around my shoulders. The sky was dark and vast and empty and not even a plane disturbed that sullen stillness, not even a star. The emptiness above was now mine within. It was a part of me, like a freckle, like a bruise. Like a middle name now one acknowledged. - Sarah Winman
Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. - Virginia Woolf
We believed in the existence in this country of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price and staked everything on it. - Allen Lane
...there is something which impresses the mind with awe in the shade and silence of these vast forests. In the deep solitude, alone with nature, we converse with God. - Thaddeus Mason Harris
Rehearsals and practice times by myself are like these little islands of 'Okay' in a vast sea of 'Holy Crap! - Jordan Sonnenblick
Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him. - Ansel Adams
Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge. - Mark Twain
The magic fades too fastthe scent of summer never lasts the nights turn hollow and vast but nothing remains...nothing lasts. - Sanober Khan
There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry. - Henry Miller
I can't help thinking that somewhere in the vast universe, there has to be something better than man - Has to be. - Chris Mentillo
The vast majority of Americans, at all coordinates of the economic spectrum, consider themselves middle class; this is a deeply ingrained, distinctly American cognitive dissonance. - Ellen Cushing
Art invites us to become explorers and excavators of our vast internal landscapes, discovering new terrain and digging deep into the past to unearth forgotten experiences and emotion. - Jaeda DeWalt
History is a vast early warning system. - Norman Cousins
The day is short, the labor vast, the toilers idle, the reward great, and the Master urgent. - Tarphon
Faith does not imply a closed, but an open mind. Quite the opposite of blindness, faith appreciates the vast spiritual realities that materialist overlook by getting trapped in the purely physical. - John Marks Templeton
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. - Vladimir Nabokov
It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. - Philip Adams
Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged.
In fact, for a period stretching over seven hundred years, the international language of science was Arabic. For this was the language of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and thus the official language of the vast Islamic Empire that, by the early eighth century CE, stretched from India to Spain. - Jim Al-Khalili
When we have no reason to be happy we often think to end ourselves, We often think we have no one in this world, it happens when our loved ones leave us and make us alone in this vast universe. - Debolina
True freedom is when all the stories, all the insights, all the realizations, concepts, beliefs and positions dissolve. What remains is what you are; a vast, conscious, luminous space simply resting in itself, not knowing a thing, at the point where all things are possible. - Enza Vita
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - G. M. Trevelyan
Find me a vast carpet of forget-me-nots spilling down a hillside, and take me there. Let me rest among the brightest, clearest blue under heaven.
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Literature is a vast ocean, in which one has to drown themselves to be able to conquer it. Those on shore can see a side of it or have tasted a part of it. And I choose to drown myself in it than just to see it. - Nikita Dudani
How clumsily we love this world:looking into that vast darkness,waiting for the telescopeto send down unseen colors of light. - Julia B. Levine
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas,at the long course of the rivers,at the vast compass of the ocean,at the circular motion of the stars,and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. - Augustine of Hippo
Mathematics is a vast adventure in ideas; its history reflects some of the noblest thoughts of countless generations.
Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce. - Neil Gaiman
Men go abroad to wonder the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
I might walk vast expansesof earth and always be beginningand I love beginningor could learnto love it. - S. Jane Sloat
Our infinitesimal hopes should survive longer than our vast disappointments - Munia Khan
I envision a world in which the vast majority of us are actively striving toward our potential as human beings by spending our lives serving others through mediums we are most passionate. - Chris Matakas
Realization is the direct seeing that this entity you have believed yourself to be has its roots in something infinitely vast and that this entity is not separate from that vastness, the source, the absolute. - Enza Vita
It's not that [writers] are pompous jerks. We are insecure. We feel like we're fading away in this vast sea of scriveners. - William Browning Spencer
Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure. - George Carlin
My love for you reaches beyond the borders of continents, so vast in scope that I would cross oceans to be with you.Yes, but does that same love penetrate so deep as to dare thee to sink to the oceans' depths to find me?"-from "My Aquarius - Richelle E. Goodrich
People represented in book or film travel vast oceans of life unrecorded; studeo time costs money, and pens grow heavy. - Adrian Lamo
You were my dock. I am just a mere ship that has drifted farther and farther into the vast water. Many docks are in range, but I have yet to anchor and tie my rope. - A.M.L
I can't help but feel, across oceans and vast fields we will connect again. What we share is too rare to let go of for good but sometimes we have to accept, the timing isn't right. - Nikki Rowe
What we need in literature today are vast philosophic horizons; we need the most ultimate, the most fearsome, the most fearless 'Why?' and 'What next?'("Literature, Revolution, and Entropy") - Yevgeny Zamyatin
Adding your own piece of knowledge to the vast knowledge of the humanrace could be a sufficient reason for having existed. - Eraldo Banovac
The problem with most people who say they believe, however, is that said belief is only a thin layer of solid ice which rests over a vast ocean that is likewise deep with non-solid disbelief. - Stephen Richards
Time? Time freezesas they gazeinto each other's eyes.No beginning, no end,in sight, a deep vast ocean,a universe is reflected.Like a key to a lock,they are.All the days that have been,all the days to come;they stand in a placebeyondand within it all. - Nancy Navene
How important are the visual arts in our society? I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art. - Kermit the Frog
A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. - George Steiner
Papa said that I should never be jealous of another's marriage. Whatever joys I imagine them having are just my imaginings. The reality is far more complicated and vast. - Laura Moncur
Oh! The morning sun, I am grateful for your light and warmth. Oh! The pristine nature, I am grateful for your beauty and life sustaining air. Oh! The river and oceans, I am grateful for your generosity and water for thirst. Oh! The vast sky, I am grateful for your vastness and deepness of love. - Debasish Mridha
The paradoxical situation with a vast number of people today is that they are half asleep when awake, and half awake when asleep, or when they want to sleep. - Erich Fromm
Knowledge is like a vast ocean. It is inexhaustible quest! - Lailah Gifty Akita
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen. - Aldous Huxley
The only thing that can be said with an absolute certainty by seeing the behaviour of a vast majority of the people on the Earth is that an invisible Almighty is a big lover of watching the comedy activity. - Anuj Somany
The vast majority of people are unthinking prejudice machines. - Stefan Molyneux
Prayer is knowing that what I ask for is always far bigger than what I could ever articulate, but it is never too big for God to understand nor is it ever too vast for Him to deliver. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Always take comfort in your sweet and innocent, childish manifestations, because the day you lose that essence, that glorious eccentricity, the yearning and longing to investigate all that surrounds you in this vast and wondrous world, is the day your soul shall die. - Amelia Dashwood
Knowledge is like a vast ocean. - Lailah Gifty Akita
The human mind is an endless vast of miraculous wonders. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Love deep is inexhaustible like a vast ocean. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Knowledge is vast like ocean. It is inexhaustible quest! - Lailah Gifty Akita
But the basic structure of capitalism, in which a small number own most of the productive assets, guarantees that the vast majority of people will (at best) spend their lives earning wages, but never profits. - Michael A. McCarthy, ABC's of Socialism
Thought is the thought of thought. Tranquil brightness. The soul is in a manner all that is: the soul is the form of forms. Tranquillity sudden, vast, candescent: form of forms. - James Joyce
Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - George Macaulay Trevelyan
I am positive that in the vast majority of cases we are hammering nails with microscopes. - Arkady Strugatsky
Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air. - Pablo Neruda
How alone everyone is in the vast tomb of the universe! - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private rants of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
In this vast universe when I was getting lost, you made me infinite with infinite love. - Debasish Mridha
Contrary to popular opinion, we are all a vast brotherhood of human beings whose very survival hinges not on what we keep, but on what we give. And it is in the giving that we not only survive to live another day, but we thrive to celebrate another day. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes—very rarely—impossible things just happen and we call them miracles. - Steven Moffat
All beings are vast multidimensional masters. They may be exploring divinity or limitation, but they are masters nonetheless. Then it becomes ok to simply allow them their process. - Ariel Tachi-ren
Love is like vast ocean. - Lailah Gifty Akita
In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon. - Albert Camus
Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation to which the filing system has been lost? - Quentin Crisp
Mistress Creation keeps calling my name... i long for her, and she, for me... we will be reunited soon. In the interim, i bide my time dreaming of her, writing about her and stretching her across the vast landscape of my imagination. "Soon", i whisper to her, "Soon - Jaeda DeWalt
There will be pages. Lots and lots of pages. Most of the pages will have letters on them, and a vast majority of these letters will be in the Roman alphabet. - Aaron Allston
Ah, so that must have been her mystery: she had discovered a trail into the forest. Surely that was where she went during her absences. Returning with her eyes filled with gentleness & ignorance, eyes made whole. An ignorance so vast that inside it all the world's wisdom could be contained & lost. - Clarice Lispector
The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing. - William J. Broad
And so faith is closing your eyes and following the breath of your soul down to the bottom of life, where existence and nonexistence have merged into irrelevance. All that matters is the little part you play in the vast drama. - Gordon Atkinson
From the top of the bus she could see the vast bowl of London spreading out to the horizon: splendid shops with mannequins in the window, interesting people and already a much bigger world. - Julia Gregson
The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating… even awe-inspiring, but impersonal. It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it. - Herbert Simon
[T]he vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches. - Aldous Huxley
You are to me like white islands, in a world of vast darkness. - Charlotte Eriksson
In the quantum multiverse, every choice, every decision you've ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes. - Nick Payne
It is certain that there is no limit to the vast ocean of knowledge. - Eraldo Banovac
The greatest obstacle to human liberty is that the vast majority of people do not wish to be free. - Michel Templet
No one could have imagined the effects the Internet would have: …there’s a vast new intimacy and accidental poetry, not to mention the weirdest porn. The entire human experience seems to unveil itself like the surface of a new planet." JG Ballard, 2004 - J.G. Ballard
Wednesday had come and gone in a single breath. As I dreamt of divine love, Picasso, and a vast field of gold, a new dawn had already begun. - Terry A. O'Neal
I have just awoken, having dreamed of music. The final chord fades away within me while I try to focus on individuals amid the living, breathing mass packed into this vast waiting room, in this mixture of sleep and weariness. - Andreï Makine
The struggle of today, is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also. - Abraham Lincoln
I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored. - Louis C.K.
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
You're thinking of Europe as Germany and France, I don't. I think that's old Europe. You look at vast numbers of other countries in Europe. They're not with France and Germany on this. They're with the United States.
Greatness consists not in the holding of some future office, but really consists in doing great deeds with little means and the accomplishment of vast purposes from the private ranks of life. To be great at all one must be great here, now, in Philadelphia. - Russell H. Conwell
The deepest realization of meditation is that your being is a non-being. It is a nothing, a vast emptiness without boundaries. It is a no-self. The feeling of self, of "I" is false. - Swami Dhyan Giten
[...], so that your hope grows so vast that it fills every region of your space. - Shaykh 'Abdallah ibn Ahmad Ba-Sawdan
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded. - Daniel Handler
I love vast libraries; yet there is a doubt,If one be better with them or without,Unless he use them wisely, and, indeed,Knows the high art of what and how to read. - John Godfrey Saxe
Sometimes it's better to pretend as if you know nothing. The vast majority of people can't be trusted, but in God I trust. - S.Z.J. Mtshali
In the vast world of supreme worriorship, courage is what separates one from the crowd. - Peprah Boasiako
This earth is His, to Him belong those vast and boundless skies;Both seas within Him rest, and yet in that small pool He lies. - Atharvaveda
ThinK: for a thin sneaking into a vast sea of Knowledge, and the water enables the clarity to see through. The Hindu mythology has it that thinner than water is nothing but Knowledge.Higher the cutting edge clarity, higher is the productivity. - Priyavrat Thareja
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. - John Updike
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. - G. M. Trevelyan
There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. - Bertrand Russell
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