Quotation Explorer - 'Were'

He was the monster that no one thought to look for in the light of day. It was a common mistake. People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety - like light - is a facade. Underneath, the whole world is drenched in darkness. - C.J. Roberts
A Spiritual Samaritan lives knowing that if we were to leave this world tomorrow, we were the best humans we could be and we touched the lives of as many souls as possible. We are not asked to be perfect. We are asked to make a difference. - Molly Friedenfeld
Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. - David Rockefeller
Empowered Women 101: If he has to destroy other people to raise your self esteem and level of trust then he is not a son of God and guess what your not a daughter of God for letting him do it. - Shannon L. Alder
Aunt Elspeth and Auntie Grace stood in their doorway, ceremoniously, to watch me go, and I felt as if I were a ship with their hope on it, dropping down over the horizon. - Alice Munro
Besides, immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control things. - E.L. James
Imagine our imaginations were limited only to the limitless. Still, it wouldn't matter without a motivation to move. - Ryan Lilly
That thing ruined my favorite T-shirt," complains Mario."Whatever." It’s Marianne’s voice. "You were just looking for a reason to get your shirt off." I try to look around for her, but my neck refuses. - Bill Blais
Yes," I answered you last night;"No," this morning, sir, I say.Colours seen by candlelightWill not look the same by day. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Your thoughts were deeper than your mind, your little eyes pierced through the heart of your nation. - Euginia Herlihy
Life is not meant to be lived on the sidelines or the edge of the pool. It is meant to be embraced, inhaled, and devoured. It is meant to be tasted, chewed and swallowed, savoring each and every experience as if it were the most delicious delicacy ever eaten. - Monica E. Tunnell
If the lambs were flying, wolves would have also the wings to fly! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If you want your prayers answered, you get off your knees and do the one thing you’re praying someone else will do for you. - Shannon L. Alder
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts. - John Ruskin
If I were to construct a God I would furnish Him with some way and qualities and characteristics which the Present lacks. - Mark Twain
Those who were raised in poverty and have been successful to overcome the shame of it, understands the hardship of those who are left behind. - Ellen J. Barrier
I was running in circles, I hurt myself, just to find my purpose. Everything was so worthless, I didn't deserve this, but to me you were perfect. - Hollywood
Throughout our lives, after all, we look for a story of our origins, to tell us why we were born and why we have lived. - Umberto Eco
Stars are not afraid of you surpassing them; if they were, they would not light your way to the edge of the universe. - Matshona Dhliwayo
These were not people you could disagree with. If you disagreed, you were wrong.", Tavistock Institute, as quoted in Relationships and how They Shape Our Capacity to Love By Robert Karen - Juliet Hopkins
The only person that you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday - Ain Eineziz
You could have died later on, you could have died after peace had been declared. But, in any case, you were going to die. - Paulo Coelho
After all, what is your hosts' purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. - P. J. O'Rourke
The metamorphosis of your life begins with your mental appreciation for the cocoon stage of your journey. The adversities, the struggles, the perils of life are what either destroy your motivation or encourage your transformation to become what you were truly born to be. A WINNER! - DeWayne Owens
Words were sometimes like ammo. They could strike you with fear worse than an arrow. And worse was sometimes knowing ahead a time what the words were. - Cyndi Goodgame
Maybe she would have done more good as a playwright than as a doctor, after all clichés were like plaque in the arteries of the imagination, they clogged the sense of what was possible. Maybe if enough people had worked to demolish clichés, the world wouldn't have ended. - Charlie Jane Anders
The thing with thoughts is that they die, like everything else. But almost everything else leaves a trace behind, even if it's a tiny carcass, some proof that it existed. Unless thoughts are spoken or written or sung or acted upon, there's no evidence that they were ever there. - Adi Alsaid
The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards -- and even then I have my doubts.
Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic. - Woody Allen
Quit worrying so much about the boards and nails of your life. Focus on the stuff that lasts. He glanced through the window toward the glowing light of the kitchen where Meg and my mom were laughing about something. - Laura Anderson Kurk
I ask myself, who do i trust? Then i answered, No-one - donwayne
...Where we got to know eachother. Not just with words, it was how we observed eachother's movements. The way your smile only effected the lower half of your face. How our hands moved when they were close: as if they had minds of their own. - Elaine Turnbo
Would it upset men if they found out we weren't different? Are we? Aren't we? Damned if I know. - Rita Mae Brown
But that was the cruelty of fate, whether you were dying at sea or simply trying to get through high school. Sometimes fate kissed you. Sometimes it snubbed you. Sometimes it passed you a love note, and that note was a lie. - Kathy Parks
Words were his delight; Hers, a gay gracefulnessOf dancing and moving. But when to the place Of deep loving (Starlight at midnight)At last they came, Their full communion And consummation,Their complete sphere,Was stillness for her,Silence for him. - Theodore Spencer
Part of the pleasure has to do with a sense of efficiency, of materials exactly allocated and completely used. Another part has to do with a sense of inevitability, the feeling that someone knew where we were headed all along, even if we and the characters did not. - Wendy Lesser
Did they look like psychos? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them - I don't give a fuck how crazy they are! - Seth Gecko
Don’t let circumstances hold you down; You were born to be free. Sometimes it’s not the hard work that pays but what you’ve learned from it. Be happy! Be yourself, be free. - Ane Krstevska
The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Carl Jung
The kind of work that should be the main part of life is the kind of work you would want to do if you weren't being paid for it. It's work that comes out of your own internal needs, interests and concerns. - Noam Chomsky
What a more beautiful world this would be if we didn't wait til people were dead before we honored their spirit. - Kellie Elmore
Dare to be the person you were designed to be. - Audrey Moralez
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. - H.L. Mencken
But I do not know what to tell myself. Stuart needs "space" and "time," as if this were physics and not a human relationship. - Kathryn Stockett
We didn't belong anywhere in particular any more. We were interchangeable parts in the American machine. - Kurt Vonnegut
If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once be dried up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be permissible, even cannibalism.
If it were not for hope, the heart would break. - Thomas Fuller
It was the misfortune of poetry to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely; and that the strong feelings which alone could estimate it truly were the very feelings which ought to taste it but sparingly. - Jane Austen
His view of the world was simple: there were the able and there were the incompetent; he was not concerned with the latter. - Ayn Rand
It hurts so badly when you grow up and understand that everything you believed in and devoted yourself were just fallacy and stupidity. - M.F. Moonzajer
Men had no purpose on earth whereas women were gods walking unrecognized among them. - Kate Atkinson
We were bullied, broken, built up, bronzed and polished. We grew dull, dusty, doubtful, dark, and forgetful.Yet we still know that we can love deeply. - Antonia Perdu
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solved each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They kept going regardless of the obstacles they met.
I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex. - Katharine Hepburn
When I became President, what surprised me most was that things were just as bad as I'd been saying they were. - John F. Kennedy
If there were ever such a thing as a unique opinion, history would probably be less inclined to repeat itself. - Gavin Mills
They were untouched by modern education, but their government was striving with might and main to procure this inestimable benefit for them; anticlericalism and American bustle would soon free them from belief in miracles and holy likenesses. - Robertson Davies
Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away. - Anaxagoras
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were decievers ever,- One foot in the sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never. - William Shakespeare
Love is not all about loving everything perfect, it is when someones corrosive nature is the only thing that glues you to them which you wished it were never there. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats. - Alvin Toffler
Love of God and people will pave roads where there once were none. - Shannon L. Alder
People talk about history and things like slavery, genocide, and religious persecution as horrors that happened in the past because we were ignorant. But nothing's changed. We still hate what we don't understand. - J. Matthew Nespoli
If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises". - Ronald Reagan
On cheap tippers:"Don't take it personally; they were deprived somehow as children.On low-fat entrees: "They sell well enough, but nobody's too happy after the meal. - Joan Bauer
Indeed," Fowler answered. He turned and looked at Tony critically. "I say, old man, but you're not much older than that German kid."Yeah," Tony grinned. "But I'm from Texas and meaner than a junkyard bulldog. Makes a difference, you know. - Robert L. Wise
If for every well-intended prayer uttered in hopes of making the world a better place, there was instead a good deed accomplished, the world might look as though those prayers had been answered. - David G. McAfee
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
Don't let your tragedies fool you, they were never meant to alter your path; just re-pave your direction. Spend time nurturing the things that once tore you apart and you will find within you, your most empowering strength. - Nikki Rowe
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour, the long weekend, the all-inclusive island resort, the sunny beach vacation. Happiness is somewhere else, someplace with boat drinks, some secret, distant state of bliss which if they were given would bore them in minutes. - Geoffrey Wood
When dreams come true, you won't realize unless they were dreams of bad fate. - Auliq Ice
If we were truly created by God, then why do we still occasionally bite the insides of our own mouths? - Dara Ó Briain
I would like The Discovery of Poetry to be a field guide to the natural pleasures of language - a happiness we were born to have. - Frances Mayes
Kate was never going to understand the extent to which men were stupid. - Chris Pavone
His thoughts were hemmed in. One can only draw curved lines on the terrestrial sphere which, as they extend, forever meet with themselves. At such intersections we always encounter what we have already seen. - Raymond Queneau
we were justlooking for what couldinstead of what waswhat should beinstead of how it was - Dominic Riccitello
Ah! That glance of yours did some magic on me, you were not aware of. For once I died and was reborn. To put it simple you did (CRL+ALT+DELETE) to my mind! - Ramana Pemmaraju
This was the book I read over and over. I really felt so in tune with them- I knew all the dates of their lives, what they had been doing, whre they had been. They were always my heroes, creating something fantastic against all odds, and against their real life. - Christian Tetzlaff
The water cleansed his soul of the clutter and junk he had acquired through advice from those who were loud, but wrong. Many who had claimed to be wise had filled him, like so many others, with fear, hate, and judgement - all emotions that could not be carried be carried into Eternity. - Scott Thompson
Yuvali struggled to put one foot in front of the other. The long leaves of a purple-flowered bush raked her forehead. The flower emerged from bulbous green tubes, unfolding toward the sun. The petals radiated like flecks in an eye, a whirlpool, a sea-shell. Ch.19 - B.T. Lowry
Sometimes life takes hold of one, carries the body along, accomplishes one's history, and yet is not real, but leaves oneself as it were slurred over. - D.H. Lawrence
If we were rational enough to judge what we are fed based on what we are fed, those in the business of selling us hope (i.e., public speakers, presidents, priests, etc.) wouldn't wear suits. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We cross paths with certain people in our tangled lives for a reason. It's not by chance, not an accident but it's on a purpose. You were made to be part of someone's life for it was written long before you were born."- Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
If there were something that Mother Nature or God could do with money, She or He would have sold immortality to the rich a long time ago. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The trees and shrubs rear white arms to the sky on every side; and where were walls and fences, we see forms stretching in frolic gambols across the dusky landscape, as if Nature had strewn her fresh designs over the fields by night as models for man's art. - Henry David Thoreau
The trees at Cloudwalk have been my friends for forty years. I'm sure if I were sawed in half, our rings would match. - Diane Von Furstenberg
The teacher pretended that algebra was a perfectly natural affair, to be taken for granted, whereas I didn't even know what numbers were. Mathematics classes became sheer terror and torture to me. I was so intimidated by my incomprehension that I did not dare to ask any questions. - Carl Jung
... you might have been born to work the land. But according to the fate you’ve made for yourself, you were meant to save it. - Eric Smith
If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. - Steve Allen
My reasons to liveWere my reasons to dieBut at least they were mineNow I've freedom unboundCut the laces of life - Emilie Autumn
Myriam and I are both hard workers, and together we make a strong team. We found ways to make a living, educate our children, and to take care of my parents until their last days, and we managed to have fun doing it. ...The friendships we made along the way were the biggest treasure of all. - Marc Ashton
The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world. - G. K. Chesterton
‎"You shouldn't feel so bad about being afraid of so many things." "Why not?" "Because if you weren't afraid never ever, then you couldn't be brave never ever. - C. JoyBell C.
Everyone who got to where they are had to begin where they were. - Richard Paul Evans
I have no interest in anything so frivolous as the bona fide religion or mankind's pathetic debate over whose version of the church is correct. Circular arguments over the semantics of faith hold no interest for me. Those are questions answered only through death! - m.ralte
You were my dream and I was just your fantasy. - Nikki Rowe
Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. - John Berger
My dreams were all my own; I accounted them to nobody; They were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
You were placed there by God for a reason, which is to possess the land for the glory of the KING! - Sunday Adelaja
109They all were children as it were" she saith. Tiring, complaining, and with any colorful thing they are charmingly possessed. Have a second look at their faces; you might be having other things ought to be expressed. - Bela Anĝelo
Renee loved to do things. That was mysterious to me, since I was more comfortable talking about things and never doing them. She liked passion. She liked adventure. I cowered from passion and talked myself out of adventure. - Rob Sheffield
Above all I needed to be made to think about what it meant that I was a woman, instead of acting unreflectingly as though I were a man, bound to live out the script of a man’s life. - Jill Ker Conway
Millions of deaths would not have happened if it weren’t for the consumption of alcohol. The same can be said about millions of births. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.
Three people were at work on a construction site. All were doing the same job, but when each was asked what thejob was, the answers varied. "Breaking rocks," the first replied. "Earning my living," the second said. "Helping tobuild a cathedral," said the third. - P. Schultz
I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too. - Steve Martin
Girls spilled drinks down their dresses and flicked their hair. Wishing anyone, maybe even you, would notice them... You were someone to me. - Kate Chisman
Well, the gold fish in the bowl lay upside down bloatingFull in the sky and the plains were bleached white with skeletonsVarious species grouped together accordingTo their past beliefsThe only way they ever all got together wasNot in love but shameful grief - Don Van Vliet
To treat fiction as if it were a religious or moral sermon is about as far from the actuality of literature as it is possible to get and indeed it is, in my opinion, the purest form of intellectual barbarism. - Edward W. Said
If a person cannot protect you, it is because you were meant to perfect them.If they cannot perfect you, you are meant to protect them. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Do not seduce yourself to temporary person, as you may aware that people doesn't have much time to remember that feeling which you were shared. - Anuj Kr. Thakur
If I knew what two and two were I would say Four! - Idries Shah
And just when you’d think [humans] were more malignant than ever Hell could be, they occasionally showed more grace than Heaven ever dreamed of. - Terry Pratchett
I discovered that night (in his college's student politics) that an audience has a feel to it, and, in the parlance of the theater, that audience and I were together. - Ronald Reagan
Just because you weren't born with wings, it doesn't mean you weren't meant to fly. - Joseph Antoun
Your soulmate wasn't suppose to be perfect. You were meant to see the cracks in her soul and fill them with what you have and she was meant to see yours. Together you would be complete. - Shannon L. Alder
The difference between successful and unsuccessful people isn’t really aboutresources that were available to them when they started out, Instead its their resourcefulness or personal initiative that makes the difference. - Derric Yuh Ndim
There are only two classes of people. "The Clear", powered by their confusion and "The Confused", powered by their clarity - Prabhukrishna M
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? - Albert Einstein
What once were vices are manners now. - Seneca
We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real? - Ray Bradbury
Many people who became successful were once first time global failures. But because they didn't give up on their dreams, failure could not sink them. They triumphed at last! - Israelmore Ayivor
I wish I could hold you," she continued bitterly, "till we were both dead! - Emily Brontë
It was as if life could be shown but never explained, and words - all the words that did not say things directly - were for him the most truthful. - Richard Flanagan
I oppose same-sex marriage but I would advance equal rights in employment for gay and lesbian people. I appointed a few judges who were gay and I had few people in my cabinet that I found out were gay. I never asked peoples sexual orientation. - Mitt Romney
What-what do you want?" Annabeth asked, trying to maintain a tone of confidence.The voice cackled maliciously.'To curse you, of course! To destroy you thousand times in the name of Mother Night!'"Only a thousand times?" Percy murmured. "Oh, good...I thought we were in trouble. - Rick Riordan
Empowered Women 101: You are either creating drama or creating memories together. The choice is yours. - Shannon L. Alder
The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking. - Terry Pratchett
We all used to try so hard to fit in. We wanted to look exactly alike, do all the same things, practically be the same person, but when we weren't looking that all changed....what the summer actually brought was independence from each other. - Now and Then
How many people meet by chance and then separate as if nothing has happened, without knowing that they were perfect for each other? - Donato Carrisi
Some friend of yours, perhaps?""Except yourself I have none," he answered. "I do not encourage visitors. - Arthur Conan Doyle
Leave me alone", is not a good news! "Let's be together" is not a bad news. We were made to be each others keepers. Let love lead - Israelmore Ayivor
Larry: She doesn't want to be happy.Dan: Everybody wants to be happy.Larry: Depressives don't. They want to be unhappy to confirm they're depressed. If they were happy they couldn't be depressed anymore. They'd have to go out into the world and live. Which can be depressing. - Patrick Marber
She never got a chance to fall out of love, to do it properly, slowly and thoroughly, and the result was he was like a phantom limb. Gone but still there. And like a true phantom limb, the preponderance of feelings associated with him were painful. - Sarah Dunn
He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random it would be a cool photograph. Things should look right. Fun; there should be a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary. - David Nicholls
Never let yourself be diverted, either by what you wish to believe, or what you think could have beneficent social effects if it were believed; but look only and solely at what are the facts. - Bertrand Russell
If we could eliminate the concept of town and return to live in small villages, all world problems were solved. - Rossana Condoleo
When you have mental illness it's common to be shunned by your family or friends it wouldn't happen if they knew the pain you were in. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everyhwere. - Tim McGraw
I thought about you all the time. I used to pray that you’d live to be a hundred years old. I didn’t know. I didn’t know that you were ashamed of me. - Khaled Hosseini
Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of love. - Maureen Hawkins
Where were you then?Who else was there?Saying what?Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly when I am sad and feel you are far away? - Pablo Neruda
In our beautiful memoryWe were all handsomeWe could all singWe all had the heart Of the prettiest girl in townAnd we all hit .300 - John Buck O'Neil
Whatever the questions that trouble you just get up and ask, don't let them suffocate you. Because questions not asked will stay questions unanswered. - Mansi Soni
When I am dead, I hope it is said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'.
I know many people who believe in God, and I expected to find Him on my way to the South Pole if he exists. My religious experiences were very different however, [only] involving myself, nature and the universe. - Liv Arnesen
We were young, thoughtless - carried away with our own cleverness - J.K. Rowling
You only know there is love and you feel beloved when you share,when you're gasping for air.You only know you are living and every moment you were longing for air. - Debasish Mridha
[These]were the legitimate acts of self-defense which had been forced upon the Irish people by English aggression... We did not initiate the war, nor were we allowed to choose the battleground. - Michael Collins
One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second. - Samuel Beckett
We were born in charge of our own being, our own personality. Other people's personalities are beyond our control. - Franz Bardon
My memories of my time in high altitude astronomy indicate that there were no oxygen concentration monitors or alarms in the areas that liquid nitrogen was in use at the high altitude astronomical facilities where I had worked. - Steven Magee
If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth. - Sydney Smith
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. - Cherie Carter-Scott
On Saturday mornings Mr Ewing would make his rounds, giving each tradesman £1 and the apprentices, ten shillings. Needless to say, we were all peeping around corners awaiting his arrival! - Ian Thompson
If anger were mileage, I'd be a very frequent flyer, right up there in First Class. - Gina Barreca
Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.
The physique of a Messiah. But too clever to believe in God or be convinced of his own mission. And too sensitive, even if he were convinced, to carry it out. His muscles would like to act and his feelings would like to believe; but his nerve-endings and his cleverness won't allow it. - Aldous Huxley
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. - Albert Einstein
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
Never stop growing. The world's tallest redwood trees were all once little nuts, that kept growing regardless of weather, trials or tribulations. - Mark F. LaMoure
They told me adventures were over, so I got off the internet and got on a plane. They told me kindness was a thing of the past, so I spent a year helping others in need. They told me love was dead, so I fell into it. Head over heels. - Abby Lass
You hold an absence at your center, as if it were a life. - Richard Brostoff
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time? - Walter Scott
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
Man's drive for self expression, which over centuries built his monuments, does not stay within set bounds; the creations, which yesterday were the detested and obscene, become the classics of today.
When they realized they were in the desert, they built a religion to worship thirstiness. - Zach Weiner
In a place filled with fears, they were looking for the man who had none. - John Katzenbach
The basic teachings of the Protestants were all surrounding values, ethics and morals - Sunday Adelaja
This country would not be a land of opportunity, America could not be America, if the people were shackled with government monopolies. - Calvin Coolidge
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - H. L. Mencken
I hated you, said Laurent. "I hated you so badly I thought I’d choke on it. If my uncle hadn’t stopped me, I would have killed you. And then you saved my life, and every time I needed you, you were there, and I hated you for that, too. - CS Pacat
The mystery that surrounded how their souls were tied, would certainly make a great read in decades to come, but for the time being though, they had to surrender and observe, as destiny played chess with their lives, eager to prevent them from running away from it. - Pertunia Lehoka
People were never meant to be idols. We aren't supposed to be worshipped. Only God deserves that kind of praise. - Karen Kingsbury
The people you work with are just people you were thrown together with. Y'know, you don't know them, it wasn't your choice. And yet you spend more time with them thanyou do your friends or your family. - Tim Canterbury
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. - Bernard Berenson
He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land. - William Faulkner
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. - Thomas Aquinas
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and ablities were used in a way that served others. - Marianne Williamson
And I realized, that the reason why good things were not happening to me as often as wanted them to, was because I in fact was a good thing that needed to happen. I needed to happen to me, to other people and to the world. And so I happened. - C. JoyBell C.
All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered it leads to a better society. - John Legend
To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die. - Marquis de Vauvenargues
When the others were picked up and walked home by friends or fathers or best friend’s sisters,I was the kid in a grey hoodie, walking with the poets, the singers, the thinkers, and I was not alone. - Charlotte Eriksson
Books that teach us to dance: There are writers who, by portraying the impossible as possible, and by speaking of morality and genius as if both were high-spirited freedom, as if man were rising up on tiptoe and simply had to dance out of inner pleasure. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Then we got into a labyrinth, and, when we thought we were at the end,came out again at the beginning, having still to see as much as ever. - Plato
If I were surrounded by people who always approved of me, I wouldn’t need such a deep relationship with my own sense of right and wrong. And you know what that means? It means that other people’s approval is actually a hindrance, more than a helper, when it comes to self-discovery. - Vironika Tugaleva
I have notes in my bathroom, yellow notes, and I stick 'em on the mirror, things that happened that were uplifting boosters for me. Notes that say, "Today is special, make today count." And then I have one note on the mirror in the middle that says, "Look at the other notes. - Burt Bacharach
We loved our homeland for thousands of years which cost us climate change and environmental degradation because we were too selfish to care about the nature, now it is time that we must love our world at least for a little time. - M.F. Moonzajer
This is Just to Say I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold - William Carlos Williams
The writer in her went silent and hid when her revealing words were wide-spread read. - Donna Lynn Hope
The beauty of traveling solo is that you wonder unexpectedly, but almost certainly into the direction you were meant to go. - Shannon Ables
Many marriages would have been laid to rest a long time ago, if they were not on a life-support machine called other people’s opinions and/or expectations. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I think your hair could blow every which ways in a high wind and still look pretty," he answered, then dropped his gaze and cleared his throat. "Uh, well, are you ready to go?" he added in a brisker tone."Joshua - Werner A. Lind
You'll change into what you were destined to be, when the world comes to end for you. - an
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
We were designed to love and to be loved, to reach our dreams to unleash our potentials but not live in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. - Auliq Ice
And there you sit, gloating over what you have done, as if you were a martyr or a public benefactor -- as complacent and smug and misunderstood as a princess from the moon forced to herd goats! - Hope Mirrlees
Beautiful things were sometimes mixed up with treacherous things, they could even happen at the same time, or one could lead to the other, I thought. - Norman Ollestad
And, believe me, if I were again beginning my studies, I should follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. - Galileo Galilei
A pious man is one who would be an athiest if the king were. - Jean de La Bruyere
When the tendencies (vruti) that were wandering around since time immemorial come within & enter into the Self’s (Soul’s) abode; it is known as freedom from all wanderings (nivruti). - Dada Bhagwan
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
If you are looking for a job that may make you sick, I can recommend working at a high powered solar photovoltaic (PV) utility power plant. - Steven Magee
The At-mun-shi were as pagan as all the tribes in Africa, but they were peaceable and they were, as well, intense in their love of freedom. - Elizabeth Yates
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)] - Stephen Hawking
Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers. - William Feather
The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities. - Kahlil Gibran
If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows. - Paul Eldridge
Jesus lived a life of deep meditation. If thoughts and words were physical objects, meditation would be the act of holding, examining, taking apart, tasting, smelling, listening to, and savoring in order to study and become one. - amy litzelman
We should feel empowered by where we came from and who we are, not hide it. It is important to acknowledge that everything we do affects our ancestors as much as they have affected us. - Lorin Morgan-Richards
You smiled then, and your whole face changed with it. It kind of lit up, like there were sunbeams coming from inside you. - Lucy Christopher
It’s easy to get caught up in where the world is going and lose sight of the direction we were headed. - Terry A. O'Neal
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. - Douglas Adams
and there were times when i felt lost,but that did not stop me,for the further i went ,the more i collected myselfas i walked awayand the more i walked awaythe closer i got it to all,,,and in the end, i became the journey,and like all journeys,i did not end, i justchanged my directions. - r.m drake
While the gods remained more human, the men were more divine. - Friedrich Schiller
The hardest thing in the world is to let go of who you once thought you were and to manifest your true self, at the risk of being unloved. This is self-actualization. - Kamand Kojouri
We're broken, imperfect,we were all made the same.We're broken, we're broken, imperfect,we are all to blame. - Of Mice & Men
We would never learn to be patient if there were only joy in the world. - Helen Keller
The good writing of any age has always been the product of someone's neurosis, and we'd have mighty dull literature if all the writers that came along were a happy bunch of chuckleheads. - William Styron
Hide not your talents, they for use were made,What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin
I kept thinking how they were all names of dead people, and how names are basically the only thing dead people keep. - Jonathan Safran Foer
There were more than a dozen extinction level events before even the dinosaurs got theirs! - Captain America - The Avengers...The Age of Ultron
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, "There's just something about you that pisses me off. - Stephen King
And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words... As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are meaning. - Alan W. Watts
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. - Charles M. Schulz
Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing... - Elizabeth Gilbert
When female stories are muted, we are teaching our kids that their dignity is second class and the historical accounts of their lives [are] less relevant. This lowered value carries over when women face sexual objectification and systemic brutalization from inside and outside the community. - Aurin Squire
There were no toys under the bed--that wasn't why he liked it. Why he liked it was that there wasn't anything under the bed--no chickens, no Joey, no Eloise, no sheep, no "no"s. He could lie under the bed and not be told anything at all. - Jane Smiley
The room was full with voices, loud music and beautiful people milling about everywhere. But all I noticed was her; beautiful, elegant and sitting alone in a quiet corner trying to remain unseen, to blend in, to become invisible, as if she actually thought such a thing were possible. - Tonny K. Brown
The reason sex is fun is not to cater to the desire for individual human pleasure, but because humanity would have ceased to exist a long time ago if it were drudgery. - Joe Beaton
When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read. - Hilaire Belloc
If one abandons their principles when tested by struggle, they were never true principles but advertisements for character they never possessed. - Tiffany Madison
I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. - Nancy Reagan
If there were reason for these miseries, then into limits could I bind my woes. - William Shakespeare
Not everyone who has killed themselves because they were HIV positive would have been killed by AIDS. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, 'Wish you were here. - Steven Wright
If you were waiting for a sign that you’re meant to be a writer…THIS IS IT. - M. Kirin
Feeling low is normal, or sometimes, healthy. A lot of great things this world has witnessed were kickstarted by men when they felt low. - Swaraj Priyadarshi
The censors don't bother with fantasy books, especially old ones. They can't understand them. They think it's all kids' stuff. They'd die if they knew what The Chronicles of Narnia were really about. - G. Willow Wilson
If I were to live for tomorrow, I would have lived fullest for today. - Santosh Kalwar
Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Back in Russia we were dirt-poor. Here in the West we are still poor but have risen above the dirt to tower alongside stalks of grass! - Vera Nazarian
If we weren’t already doing it this way, is this the way we would start? - Paul Depodesta
In 1980 candidate Reagan asked whether we were better off than we had been 4 years earlier. In 1992 we will be asked whether we expect our children to live better than we do. - Frank Levy
Love as if you were born to just love and have nothing else to do in this universe. - Debasish Mridha
Dora and I are now married, but just as happy as we were before. - Bertrand Russell
Life depends on you and your choices. The real value of your life largely depends on what you do with your life. You either move the world or the world moves you! You were born to either show the world why you were born or the world shows you why you were born, period! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Here the whole world (stars, water, air,And field, and forest, as they wereReflected in a single mind)Like cast off clothes was left behindIn ashes, yet with hopes that she,Re-born from holy poverty,In lenten lands, hereafter mayResume them on her Easter Day."(Epitaph for Joy Davidman) - C.S. Lewis
Once, my enemies were those I could seeNow the devil lies deep within meBut angels still nudge me, whispering follies of sinThis war is mine, and mine alone, to win. - Sarah Brownlee
To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die. - Luc de Clapiers de Vauvenargues
Your words were music to me tonight, but you weren't mine to listen to. - Jenim Dibie
Mr. Trask, do you think the thoughts of people suddenly become important at a given age? Do you have sharper feelings or clearer thoughts now than when you were ten? Do you see as well, hear as well, taste as vitally? - John Steinbeck
I like video games, but they're really violent. I'd like to play a video game where you help the people who were shot in all the other games. It'd be called 'Really Busy Hospital. - Demetri Martin
Yet even then the music has still a quality stern and implacable, deliberate and without passion so much as immolation, pleading, asking, for not love, not life, forbidding it to others, demanding in sonorous tones death as though death were the boon, like all Protestant music. - William Faulkner
And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign, the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain. - Sarah Palin
On these days, I've never felt so hollow. Recollecting the many pieces of me that were lost in past sub-lives. They were the minor characters of my novel life, the sub-plots to the whole story. On these days I was the binding that held the book together, I was not the words. - Hubert Martin
Let the dawn of the New Year’s first day be the beginning of a new era with an invisible Almighty’s blessings showered on everyone to be always true to their own first version. - Anuj Somany
Haters are those, that never were given any chances, that blew their chances, or that never took the chance. - Anthony Liccione
It rained today. You sat with me. We listened to the pit-patter, felt the cold breeze and got drenched in countless emotions. We didn't say a word to each other. Today, 'words' were mute spectators of our growing love. - Saru Singhal
How had they met? By chance, like everybody else. What were there names? What's it to you? Where were they coming from? From the nearest place. Where were they going? Does anyone really know where they're going? - Denis Diderot
Only two things you ignore: things that aren't important and things you wish weren't important, and wishing never works. - David Shore
Sometimes it's not that you "fell out of love" it's that you finally came to the realization that you were never truly "in love" to begin with. - Stephan Labossiere
All the electronic devices are powered by white smoke. When smoke goes out, device is dead. - Milan Nikolić
If an ancient man saw planes two thousand years ago He would've thought they were birds Or angels from another world Or messengers from other planets. - Dejan Stojanovic
If you knew you were going to lose your memorybut you could choose five things you’d never forget, what would they be—a certain face, a taste, a scent,a touch; how deepin this, the middle of your life? - Kristen Henderson
Looking back at our lives, the unbelievable thing is that despite all the times when things felt so wrong, we still managed to meet at the perfect moment. Almost as if by some plan which we were unaware of. - John Mark Green
Our bodies were printed as blank pages to be filled with the ink of our hearts - Michael Biondi
and children are still the way you were ...as a child, sad and happy in just the same way and if you think of your childhood, you once again live among them, among the solitary children, and the grownups are nothing, and their dignity has no value. - Rainer Maria Rilke
If it were not for injustice, men would not know justice. - Heraclitus
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size. - Eric Hoffer
A writer looks at an issue and asks, 'What if this were to occur? Or what if that was thrown into the mix? What would that look like? - Venita Ellick
The regret, these two words were etched into my forehead, I was sure. - Vann Chow
It is my belief...that the talents every child has, regardless of his official 'I.Q,' could stay with him through life, to enrich him and everybody else, if these talents were not regarded as commodities with a value in the success-stakes. - Doris Lessing
I believe we were right for each other, but not in that moment, which perhaps hindered any possibility of a future. - Dominic Riccitello
Worse than that, however, was the CFO, a dapper-suited, neat-haired new age carapace containing an uninhibited misogynistic bogan, whose actual words to me, in concert with my boss in the same room were: 'To be successful you have to accept that weekends are for families. - Annabel Crabb
Often, we melt into our ecstasies as though they were jams, as though we were sinking into syrupy bowls of gooseberries, of raspberries, of bilberries. - Violette Leduc
My tears were wiped away, my heart was strong, I saw the way of healing…I said, God help me now to preach the Word to all the dying around, and tell them how ‘tis Satan still defiles, and Jesus still delivers, for He is just the same today. - John Alexander Dowie
We didn't have to talk, and it wasn't awkward. We were just two lonely, out of place people sharing a holiday with junk food from the vending machine and a Claymation classic on the television." oh and later "I guess its a good thing we found each other then. - J.M. Richards Tall Dark Streak of Lightning
I was working in a parking lot, which is a great place to learn the guitar. I sat in the booth and practiced all day long. And only two cars were stolen while I worked there.
It was almost May. I knew that New York was getting warm now, that London was wet, that Rome was hot -- and I was on Vieques, where it was always hot and where New York and London and Rome were just names on a map. - Hunter S. Thompson
Only once in my lifetime , I truly believe I find someone who can turn my world around , I share dreams that I never achieved and goals that were achieved , but there was always a part of me that hoped for more , and so there was a part of me that was always a fool , - Sikhwetha maanda stanley
If I were to complain about complainers. Am I a culprit comparable conveyor? Let go of the anger. It’s crimping my colossal contentment. - JT Sanz
I dreamt that I was old. And you you were beside me.Forever young in your hand, a cup of stars. - Joanne Harris
We would not be ashamed of doing some of the things we do in private, if the number of sane human beings who do them in public were large enough. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. - Shelley Winters
What power would Hell have if those imprisoned there were not able to dream of Heaven? - Neil Gaiman
If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I gave up worrying about the principles of fiction writing when I realized that there weren't any. - Teri Louise Kelly
If security were all that mattered, computers would never be turned on, let alone hooked into a network with literally millions of potential intruders - Dan Farmer
In this passionately social world, loneliness dogged the spirit. People were constantly getting together, but they never really got there…For everyone searched his neighbor’s eyes for the image of himself, and never saw anything else. Or if he did, he was outraged and terrified. - Olaf Stapledon
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it. - Thomas Carlyle
The restoration of man’s inner eyes can hardly be expected in this day and age unless, first of all, one were willing and determined simply to exclude from one’s realm of life all those inane and contrived but titillating illusions incessantly generated by the entertainment industry. - Josef Pieper
The fact that you can still stand for God even when some people try to push you to fall, is a proof that you were not DRAGGED Up, but you were BROUGHT Up! - Israelmore Ayivor
I know that our bodies were made to thrive only in pure air, and the scenes in which pure air is found. There is not a "fragment" in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself. - John Muir
Empowered Women 101: The moment you ignore bad behavior, in order to win a person's affection you have not won anything, but a person that has behavioral problems. If you couldn't fix their behavior before you won him, why could you fix him now? - Shannon L. Alder
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison
A family is a group of people who keep confusing you with someone you were as a kid. - Robert Brault
Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible. - Doug Larson
Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect. - Jason Mraz
You will miss a normal life while living a successful life, but not as much as the craving for a successful life while you were living a normal life. - Amit Kalantri
They always said my books were ass. The next one I wrote told them to kiss it! - Khali Raymond
Some things just couldn't be protectd from storms. Some things simply needed to be broken off...Once old thing were broken off, amazingly beautiful thing could grow in their place. - Denise Hildreth Jones
Maria, it sounds like he was insane. Rational people don't intentionally addict people. I feel sorry for those poor people who were unsuspecting victims. - Dianne Harman Cornered Coyote
Always have there been great numbers of individuals who were very much eager to fight for good causes. Always there were these, but then there were even greater numbers of trendies who would then become wholly and completely misguided in the efforts. - Criss Jami
I'm sorry, I say. I didn't give you everything you wanted. I wasn't everything you wanted. You were everything I wanted. - Kaui Hart Hemmings
No man who know aught can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free. - John Milton
Connie felt again the tightness, niggardliness of the men of her generation. They were so tight, so scared of life! - D.H. Lawrence
If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies. - Fran Lebowitz
Basic understanding of who were are is through Self Awareness. By understanding our thoughts we can dive deeper into them and get a better understanding of who we are in the process. - Matthew Donnelly
We sometimes reveal how ignorant or bored we were when we read a book by giving it 5-stars. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Just because your feet are on the ground, doesn't mean you weren't born to fly. - Justin Young
You could try making sense out of the universe, but you were too small and the parts you needed to see were too large or even smaller. - Kathryn Davis
The silences weren’t awkward. For me at least. Because I was there in the moment with him. - Dominic Riccitello
What if the very reason you were created was to be creative? - Michelle Dennis Evans
Disappointment is a blessing. If you were never disappointed, you'd never know what was important to you. - Kamand Kojouri
The inspector had interviewed boys before, boys from the poorest parts of town. He had the habit of not specifying "mam" or "dad" or even "parents." They were things he knew not every child possessed and so he was careful. - Sylvia Waugh
Just because a child doesn’t have both parents raising him or her, doesn’t mean that child becomes half the person they were meant to be. One wonderful parent can love enough for two, and love will always be the biggest influence in a child’s life. - Ron Baratono
In terms of language, there were no separate words for female genitalia for thousands of years. That was mostly because women were considered pretty much the same as men, only of course flimsier, more poorly designed, and incapable of writing in the snow. - Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell. - H. L. Mencken
People are so fucking dumb. Nobody reads anymore, nobody goes out and looks and explores the society and culture they were brought up in. People have attention spans of five seconds and as much depth as a glass of water. - David Bowie
You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense. - Rick Warren
For a scientist, this is a good way to live and die, maybe the ideal way for any of us - excitedly finding we were wrong and excitedly waiting for tomorrow to come so we can start over. - Norman Maclean
There is no good envy, except the one that motivates us to reach higher goals and be better than the person we were yesterday. - Ogwo David Emenike
Dare to be as physically robust and varied as you always were. - Susie Orbach
I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. - Harriet Tubman
For a moment David was tempted to think that perhaps there were no good people at all outside concentration camps, but then he reminded himself of the sailor and Angelo and the English people who might have been ignorant but were certainly not bad. - Anne Holm
When we got into office, the thing that surprised me the most was that things were as bad as we'd been saying they were. - John F. Kennedy
Desire, even in its wildest tantrums, can neither persuade me it is love nor stop me from wishing it were. - W. H. Auden
At least one study of blocked writers has found that they were more productive and more creative when they were essentially forced to write instead of scribbling only when the mood struck them. - Daniel Akst
Oh, sir!" Lord Teddie bounced on his feet. "Sir, I read about this sort of thing once, sir! The only way to solve it is to kill both of them. It was in the Bible!"The silence rung. Lord Teddie cowered at the King's look."Ah, never mind," he said. - Heather Dixon
VOA no longer felt like a sanctuary but rather a mirage and we were desert wanderers. - Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016
They were more than partners, more than brothers; they were very nearly the same person. - A.C. Williams
Little Red Riding Hood was stalked; Cinderella was abused; the Beauty had to live with a hideous Beast; Snow White was poisoned; Hansel and Gretel were meat for a cannibal… and then we wonder why our kids grow up with problems. - Ashwin Sanghi
Every heart has a story to tell. Some dreams have wings, some are torn at the seams and just sit there on the shelf. If you were to walk in my shoes, you would see that we are all the same. So find the love inside yourself because every heart has a story to tell. - Sara Haze
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. - Carl Sagan
Sticks and stones may break my bones but your words were always the hardest. - Dominic Riccitello
All the same, a seductive voice from afar kept breaking into her conjugal peace: it was the voice of solitude. She closed her eyes and listened to the sound of a hunting horn coming from the depths of distant forests. There were paths in those forests... - Milan Kundera
Englishmen who came here had the spirit of close kinsmen in all they did; often were blood related and moved from place to place in clans strengthened by civic and ecclesiastical covenants. - Edward Pearson
It was both odd and unjust, a real example of pitiful arbitrariness of existance, that you were born into a particular time & held prisoner there whether you wanted it or not. It gave you an indecent advantage over the past and made you a clown vis-a-vis the future. - Daniel Kehlmann
If Thy dear home be fuller, Lord,For that a little emptierMy house on earth, what rich rewardsThat guerdon were. - Amy Carmichael
ACADEME, n. An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. - Ambrose Bierce
They were handsome, proper and normal family fathers who built the concentration camps and whipped the prisoners to death. And who was Nietzsche? A narcotized syphilitic. - Jens Bjørneboe
The best leaders have the ability to align people to their vision and motivate them to work passionately towards its fulfillment as if it were their own. - Ben Morton
Luz's manner of speaking made it clear that she had no idea what she might say next. It wasn't that she made things up, strictly speaking--only that facts were merely a point of departure for her. - Daniel Alarcón
Unchain the beast which lurks beneath your skin; for if you were to throw it the key to freedom, you would watch in ore as you transform into your true self. - Cory R. Lewis
In the history of battles and wars, the massacres of civilians were the main reason of revolutions success. - M.F. Moonzajer
You were born to unlock your consciousness and be universal and infinite. - Debasish Mridha
The same rightists who decades ago were shouting, 'Better dead than red!' are now often heard mumbling, 'Better red than eating hamburgers. - Slavoj Žižek
If you are renewed by grace, and were to meet your old self, I am sure you would be very anxious to get out of his company. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There, amongst the angry water was the glow of green eyes, hundreds of them encompassed the entire area...We were completely and totally surrounded. They all hung just below the water waiting for a sign to attack. There was no hope. We would all perish... - Meredith T. Taylor
If a rhinoceros were to enter this resteraunt now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I would be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever. - G. K. Chesterton
I didn't know how you'd get us out of that last one. But you did. You were good. - Orson Scott Card
When the future you see is worse than the present, one begins to worry. And, oh, I speak of Ghanaian politicians. The tadpoles are out-jumping the toads. - Nana Awere Damoah
I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. - Albert Einstein
I am grateful for all those dark years, even though in retrospect they seem like a long, bitter prayer that was answered finally. - Marilynne Robinson
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?Are you calling me stupid?Yes, but in a more poetic way!Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost! - Colleen Houck
We decided to become a society of women, a club to make sure women were protected. The club was something important back then. Not like it is today. - Sarah Addison Allen
I don't regret the painful times; I bare my scars as if they were medals. - Paulo Coelho
All of us are seeking a home, and I don't mean where we were born, or where we now live and have things, but where we can do the big things, the right things. Where we belong, where we fit, where we're loved."--Tennessee Williams, "Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog - James Grissom
Mountains were made to climb, therefore dont cry when you see one. - Jackson Taviri
How exquisite that gaze of yours would be if you were being whipped to death, in the last agony.
When you reach the thing you were desiring, if it doesn't satisfy you, it was not what you were desiring. - C. S. Lewis
So, as a seventh grader,no, you weren't friends with people you didnt like. But sometimesyou also werent friends with people you did like, which was complicated, and which didnt make any sence if you tried to explain it. Sometimes things just changed. Thats where the sadness came in. - Lauren Myracle
The sickest people that I have met in the workplace are working with high powered electrical utility solar photovoltaics (PV). - Steven Magee
I consider a dream like I consider a shadow, answered Caeiro, with his usual divine, unexpected promptitude. A shadow is real, but it’s less real than a rock. A dream is real if it weren’t, it wouldn’t be a dream but less real than a thing. That’s what being real is like. - Álvaro de Campos
If there were no husbands, who would look after our mistresses? - George Moore
I am quite sure that our views on evolution would be very different had biologists studied genetics and natural selection before and not after most of them were convinced that evolution had occurred. - J.B.S. Haldane
You were never born to make money. You were born to enjoy life and be happy. Instead you learned to make money and forgot how to be happy. - Debasish Mridha
There wouldn't be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one. - Frances Clark
We were in ways I can’t seem to grasp. We moved like fluid, scattering our love throughout each other. We moved along, out of our eyes and through our veins. It was unintentionally and in turn, unconditionally. - Dominic Riccitello
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Republican. But I repeat myself. - Harry Truman
Never leave a situation unless you know what you needed and what you were never going to get. - Shannon L. Alder
The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. - G.K. Chesterton
Once upon a time, you were everything to me..and I was everything to you. - marge baylin
Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life. - Israelmore Ayivor
Even if there were no heaven and there were no hell, would you still follow Jesus? Would you follow him for the life, joy and fulfilment he gives you right now? - Tony Campolo
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
When a small group of people come together to relive the Salem witch hunts, God cries. For if anything is sorrowful to God, it is evil done in his name. When you find out you were not given the truth, how will you live with yourself? - Shannon L. Alder
Looks like I'm going to have to kill him with kindness. That's the way Gran always taught me to treat people who were mean to me. - Michelle A. Valentine
Take a closer look at the word "Change". You never "Changed", instead, you were 'Manipulated' by illusion. - Vishwanath S J
I am an Agnostic because I am not afraid to think. I am not afraid of any god in the universe who would send me or any other man or woman to hell. If there were such a being, he would not be a god; he would be a devil. - Clarence Darrow
Few ever live to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who were not in the habit of early rising.
I don't believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals. - Gary Larson
But I will not repine. It cannot last long. He will be forgot, and we shall all be as we were before. - Jane Austen
Like a bird, my thoughts were flying away so I became a writer to cage my thoughts with paper and pen. You should not call me a writer but rather a catcher of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
The universe is soo huge, it would be a pity if we were alone - Maybe Carl Sagan otherwise me myself
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. - W. Somerset Maugham
And how delightful other people's emotions were!-much more delightful than their ideas, it seemed to him. One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends-those were the fascinating things in life. - Oscar Wilde
Are you in the habit of taking tea with anyone who approaches you in a foreign port? He went on and snorted carelessly. No wonder you were abducted so easily. - V.S. Carnes
I stood and looked at the large framed painting of the Pierrot clown that hung on her wall and sympathised with the tears that rolled down its cheek. Like the clown, I felt contained within a frame, the only difference being my tears were not for public show. - Eileen Munroe
Dictatorship, by whatever name, is founded on the doctrine that the individual amounts to nothing; that the State is the only one that counts; and that men and women and children were put on earth solely for the purpose of serving the state. - Harry Truman
Moments of prayer intruded on by sloth cannot be made up. We may get experience, but we cannot get back the rich freshness and strength which were wrapped up in those moments. - Frederick W. Robertson
If an idiot were to tell you the same story every day for a year, you would end by believing it. - Horace Mann
The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of an endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.
We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it's our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand. - Paulo Coelho
He would never exhort the faithful to persevere if he were not ready to give them the power to do so. - Francis de Sales
Goodbyes are on of the hardest things about life. One way or another people were always leaving... Always moving on. - Karen Kingsbury
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. - George Sheehan
As long as he deceived himself about the truth, he could blame fortune and have confidence in the future. Now the clouds of madness were closing round his mind. - Hermann Bahr
As young adults, we were wearing the shoes of the new future. Our generation would soon be the ones to determine the political climate of our country, the constitution of a family, and the morality of man. What an awesome burden we carried. - Lynda I Fisher
As we approached each other, the noise and the students around us melted away and we were utterly alone, passing, smiling, holding each other's eyes, floors and walls gone, two people in a universe of space and stars. - Jerry Spinelli
Sometimes the most difficult relationships to get over are the ones that never were. - Brenda Priddy
when you change the way you think, you'll begin to see things that were not seen before, and this is the path of wisdom .عندما تغير طريقة تفكيرك سوف ترى أشياء لم تكن تراها من قبل، وهذا هو طريق الحكمة - Hicham LM Kamelionaire
You know that if I were reincarnated, I’d want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything. - William Faulkner
The two things he most valued, which is to say liberty and equality, were not natural allies. - Christopher Hitchens
You are priceless— fearfully and wonderfully made. God shaped and modeled you in your mother's womb. God created you in his own image. You were created, redeemed, and are deeply loved and valued by God. Therefore, the man who wants to be involved with you should have to count the cost. - Michelle McKinney Hammond
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. - E.B. White
Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when you see them wearing dark glasses, having streamers around their necks and a hat on their antlers. Because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot. - Ellen DeGeneres
But, nevertheless, the generation that carried on the war has been set apart by its experience. Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Well I was out in my four door With the top down. And I looked up and there they were: Millions of tiny teardrops Just sort of hanging there And I didn't know whether to laugh or cry And I said to myself: What next big sky? - Laurie Anderson
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street 'experts' were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
A good mother does not live only for her children. She always has some bond with other mothers, no matter what class, nationality or race they may be. All mothers have the same joys, the same sorrows, the same anxieties. All mothers think first of their child and of children. - Werenfried Von Straaten
If one religion were 'true,' we would expect to see, even if only once in all of recorded history, a religious missionary that had stumbled upon a culture that shared the same revelations brought forth by the same deity. - David G. McAfee
But maybe they were barbarians. Maybe this is what most barbarians look like. They look like everybody else. - Susan Sontag
I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges... I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me. - Steve Maraboli
I Grew Up In A Family With No Prejudices. My Father Always Believed There Were Good And Bad In Every Ethnic Background, And Nationality. - Chris Mentillo
blessed are those who can find light in dark places, courageous enough to feel when it's time to reflect & hopeful enough to believe when all seems impossible. We don't have enough pioneers like this, and I wonder if it's because they were afraid to live and afraid to learn? - Nikki Rowe
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail. - Charles F. Kettering
My mother buried three husbands ... and two of them were only napping. - Rita Rudner
If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. - Sue Grafton
Although the most acute judges of the witches, & even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was nonexistent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
You were said to have died of suffering. But you died because you searched for happiness at the risk of finding the void. - Édouard Levé
For those who were born lovers, falling in love is neither an option nor a decision. it is a matter of existence. - Sameh Elsayed
Its hardness and solidity had been an odd kind of comfort. Do not wish for anything. Be and endure. The Old African had learned that enduring was power too, and just as he had been drawn to the boulder, so the slaves, after a while, were drawn to him. - Julius Lester
Two kinds of writers. One treats the world as if it were fiction; the other treats fiction as if it were the world. - Marty Rubin
One day my grandson said to me, grandpa were you a hero in the war? And i said to him no I'm not a hero, but I have served in a company full of them. - Dick Winters
All my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.Psalm 139:16 - S.L. Rubart
I have the charisma of the chipmunk. I never have thought I was smart. I thought the people I dealt with were dumb. - Hyman George Rickover
... and for the first time he realized the pain inevitable in any human relationship - pain suffered and pain inflicted. How foolish we were to be afraid of loneliness. - Graham Greene
Stop holding on to the broken pieces of that mirror even after you are bleeding so badly, I agree that the reflections you had imagined or saw once before were beautiful but sometimes holding on to them with a hope will just continue to hurt you even more and it will never get any better. - Akshay Vasu
They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it? - Jeanette Winterson
RedheadAll over the houseStrands of copper hairLike filaments from a cobwebCollect.If you and IWere ever to part— For months, perhaps years,I’d be combing out,Brushing or picking upStrands of significance,Traces of youIn my life - John Geddes
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Because they saved me from myself, they rescued me from my loneliness. They were the first to accept me for who I am. They're my friends.-Naruto Uzumaki - Masashi Kishimoto
If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done. - Anonymous
If the path set before her feet was to be narrow she knew that flowers of quiet happiness would bloom along it. The joy of sincere work and worthy aspiration and congenial friendship were to be hers; nothing could rob her of her birthright of fancy or her ideal world of dreams. - L. M. Montgomery
You were saved not by work, but for work. Do it till all is done. By your Inventions, Innovations, Initiatives, Improvements, Involvements, Imaginations, Information, Interventions and Inspirations... Go the extra mile and dare to do it. - Israelmore Ayivor
Dear YOU, don’t compare yourself to ANYONE. Your Unique Self is empowered, powerful, and unstoppable! Your uniqueness is what makes you incomparable! Don’t underestimate the beauty of just being YOU. - Stephanie Lahart
In our family histories, the frontier between fact and fiction is vague, especially in the record of events that took place before we were born, or when we were too young to record them accurately; there are few maps to these remote regions, and only the occasional sign to guide the explorer. - Adam Sisman
We were learning to struggle. And we were learning how powerful we are when we speak. - Malala Yousafzai
One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Walk through life eager and open to self-improvement and that which is going to best help you evolve, because that's really why were here: to evolve as human beings. - Oprah Winfrey
We may say that the characters in fairytales are ‘good to think with’…[and that] the job of the fairytale is to show that Why? questions cannot be answered except in one way: by telling the stories. The story does not contain the answer, it is the answer. - Brian Wicker
I have confidence that my prayers are answered because I sought God's will before I asked. - Davin Whitehurst
we were made to be like this; filled with ashes and feels, burning down to what we dont want to be and what we dont want to see. sins? they are just a choice. - malaika tanweer
You haven't rewarded evil unto them who were at peace with you; nor you have delivered them that without cause is your enemy. But they want to tread down your soul upon the earth, and lay your honour in the dust. - Compton Gage
I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em. - Will Rogers
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive. - James Baldwin
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. - John 21:25- Holy Bible
I still wonder what made him leave. Were they my demons or his own? - Vaishnavi Hajari
This is like teaching queer remedial at the continuation high school. You were fishing, and you caught me. Don't you get that?""Oh, hell no." Tristan just stared. - Z.A. Maxfield
Don't be afraid to be who you are, we were created to perfect in our own imperfect way. - Kendal Rob
In the garden of my heartFlowers of loves were bloomingNot just to express the beauty But to spread the fragrance Of happiness. - Debasish Mridha
...I should always find that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind, but that the middle station had the fewest disasters,... - Daniel Defoe
The way to get started is to take the first step with dream-powered optimism. - Debasish Mridha
It's like someone took the darkness of the universe and put it into your eyes... You became a slave to the monsters living in you. You were light, but now you allow it be seen. - Kenza Slaoui
The best game ever played was in Monday 3/21/2016, 2 games were played for 40 minutes class sport and in both I win and I and my friend we were going on the 3 game, but unfortunately we didn't finished it. But from here it can be see that I'm the winner! - Deyth Banger
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious. - Willa Cather
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t). - James Baraz
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability... To be alive is to be vulnerable. - Madeleine L'Engle
Und in der Regel erweist es sich überdies als Vorteil, nicht über die Maßen klug zu sein. Der Mangel an Zweifel am eigenen Tun erleichtert das politische Führungsleben, während Skrupel und Reflexionswut es erheblich beschweren. - Franz Walter
We had a policy of "no looking back". Once a decision was made, all members of our team were expected to stop talking about obstacles and instead focus intensely on solutions."Don't tell us all the reasons this might not work. Tell us all the ways it could work. - John Wood
Tell the story as if it were only of interest to the small circle of your characters, of which you may be one. There is no other way to put life into the story. - Horacio Quiroga
I was at a party in 1989 and Ian McEwan, Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie were sitting on a sofa wondering where the next generation of great British writers would come from. As we talked, it became clear they had never read a word by me. - Jeanette Winterson
Every night I tell my children all of the things that I love about them. I tell them how proud I am of their accomplishments and how much better our lives have been since they were born. I hope they will always realize how much they are loved and valued. I feel so blessed that they are in my life. - Tom Giaquinto
When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, your're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed). - Kamand Kojouri
As ages passed we the people, were all blinded and misled in their ventures, by the heralds of the past. In the art of suppression apartheid and slavery were born and raised. In the final stage we established our earth as a drain of fuel and the religion of money made his appearance. - Nynke Visser
Ah! That glance of yours did some magic on me, you were not aware of. For once I died and was reborn. - Ramana Pemmaraju
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle. - Samuel Beckett
Dividing earth and skyis not the right wayto think about this wholeness.It only allows one to liveat a more precise address--were I to be searched forI'd be found much faster.My distinguishing marksare rapture and despair.From 'Sky', in the collection 'Miracle Fair - Wislawa Szymborska
If the world were perfect, then I would not exist. - Gavriil Stiharul
If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks.
There are questions that are not meant to be answered with words. Some questions take a lifetime to answer. Take action. - J.R. Rim
It was unhealthy to get too attached. Such things were best reserved for people who had a life expectancy - Matthew S. Williams
Sometimes am so worried,i complain to God that He's not been listening to my prayers,and then my son comes and says,"hey dad,why are you not mom?"ilook at him and say,God.you've already answered my prayers with the best..who knows whats on the way for me?. - Matovu Jonathans Eriah
They all behaved as if they were absolutely disgusted by this, and amid the ribbing and hilarity that this elaborate performance of disgust and envy produced they were able to hide their true feelings of disgust and envy. - Jonathan Lynn
When you read," the man whispered, "you discover who you really are. You find traces of yourself, little pieces you didn't know were there. - Malcom McNeill
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?' - John Cleese
Strangers were a fairytale full of possibilities not yet corrupted by reality while caregivers were the reality and everything that couldn't be counted upon. - Donna Lynn Hope
When everything gets answered, it's fake. - Sean Penn
Because we are the only women who are mothers of men." Gorgo: when asked by a woman from Attica why Spartan women were the only women in the world who could rule men. - Gorgos
The evils arising from the loss of her uncle were neither trifling nor likely to lessen; and when thought had been freely indulged, in contrasting the past and the present, the employment of mind and dissipation of unpleasant ideas which only reading could produce made her thankfully turn to a book. - Jane Austen
Peter Pastmaster and the absurdly youthful colonel of the new force were drawing up a list of suitable officers in Bratts Club. 'Most of war seems to consist of hanging about,' he said. 'Let's at least hang about with our own friends. - Evelyn Waugh
He leaned back, appalled at himself. She was a ***damn dose of truth serum. Things were falling out of his mouth as though his ability to sensor had short-circuited. - Laura Spinella
...the kind of weather that reminds you after a long winter that while the world wasn't built for humans, we were built for the world. t - John Green
Happiness often sneaks through doors you didn't even know were open - - Unknown (to me :P)
You were meant to write this book. - M. Kirin
If coffee were like dreams, then I would be wired in constant bliss, never needing sleep to live out my dreams. - Anthony Liccione
We were sent here just to be kind to each other. - Debasish Mridha
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. - Cecil Day-Lewis
Were my love the sky, it would be boundless.Were my love the sea, it would be ceaseless.Were my love the world, it would be limitless.Were my love the universe, it would be endless. - Matshona Dhliwayo
No, I don't like you, I just thought you were cute enough to kiss you. - Frank Ocean
Where would the world be if we took every man to book? There were thousands of Kantoreks, all of whom were convinced that they were acting for the best- in a way that cost them nothing. - Remarque Erich Maria
You were the hardest year of my life and I’ve never been so happy. What does that say about me? - Charlotte Eriksson
I've been writing poems since I was sixteen. Back then, poems were an obvious release for all the frustrations and anxieties associated with adolescence. Mostly, they were a way for me to impress girls, even though I never remember any girls being impressed. - Tony Magistrale
I remember calling the council's cemetery department to ask about body decomposition in different soil types. Once they had verified that I was a novelist and not a sicko, they were extremely helpful. - Sara Sheridan
Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. - C.S. Lewis
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. - Martin Luther
In enlightenment, the seer and the seen disappear. Or, more accurately, are seen through as illusions. In reality, they were never there, apart from being concept and misunderstanding. - Enza Vita
Thou hast nor youth nor age, but, as it were, an after-dinner's sleep, dreaming on both. - William Shakespeare
Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short. - Iimani David
All human males were as fascinated with cars as they were with breasts. - Anita Clenney
No one truly knows what they will do in a certain situation until they are actually in it. It's very easy to judge someone else's actions by what you assume your own would be, if you were in their shoes. But we only know what we THINK we would do, not what we WOULD do. - Ashly Lorenzana
They said my dreams were too insignificant to matter, and they might just be right. The thing however is, I owe it to myself to find out if they are. The only way I can do that is to keep dreaming and living my dream. If in the end they are right, at least I can tell myself I did my best. - Bidemi Mark-Mordi
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds. - The Bhagavad Gita
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. - Indira Gandhi
Love as if you were created by the universe just to love. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes the only way to move forward is to revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head on, no matter how scary they may be. Because once we do, you will see that you can go further than you ever imagined. - Barry Allen "The Flash"
Likewise, most of the world goes to bed at night under the assumption that if they were to die in their sleep, they would find themselves standing at the pearly gates. After all, good people go to heaven. And just about everybody thinks they are good. - Andy Stanley
You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. - Elizabeth Gilbert
People were always ready to yield theirwills, to worship the hero, because they were not given a chancefor developing initiative, stability, and independence, said the greatnineteenth-century Russian sociologist Nikolai Mikhailovsky - Ernest Becker
And it did me no good to recall particular conversations (if indeed these were particular conversations I was remembering so vividly, rather than inventions of my uneasy brain). Remembering clarified nothing. - Emma Donoghue
You were not just blessed for yourself,your were blessed to be a blessing toothers. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Here were we wretched creatures of men making for each other's throats, and outraging the good earth which God had made so fair a habitation. - John Buchan
Wherever and whenever a woman is harassed, abused and exploited there could be found a religion or some kind of irrational belief and suppression of reason among the minds of men or women who were responsible for the exploitation. - Thiruman Archunan
Young girls frequently report that their early sexual experiences were coerced. In a study in South Africa, 30 percent of girls report that their first sexual intercourse was forced. In rural Malawi, 55 percent of adolescent girls surveyed report that they were often forced to have sex. - Njovana Watts
At my lowest point, when things were at their most desperate and uncomfortable, I always found myself in the company of Australians, who were like a reminder that I'd touched bottom. - Paul Theroux
Control Master Theory suggests that our psychological problems come about in much the same way: our decision to make ourselves unhappy because one or both of our parents were unhappy is just as altruistic as our friend's decision to run through flames to save his daughter. - Lewis Engel
If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. - Phyllis Diller
Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with "Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein."
Family connexions were always worth preserving, good company always worth seeking. - Jane Austen
An old battleax of a woman said to Winston Churchill, "If you were my husband I would put poison in your tea." Churchill's response, "Ma'am if you were my wife I would drink it. - Winston S. Churchill
If I were dead, I wouldn't be sad, and I wouldn't be glad, because I wouldn't be. - Marcus Sedgwick
We'd become Japs, Jews, Niggers. We weren't before. - HM Naqvi
She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells she had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she were already in the shell. In their very shell. - Marita Bonner
If you ask an Irishman for directions, he might be quick to answer, Well if I were going there, I would not start here. - Steve Stockman
Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out? - Ian Wallace
Fame and glory are fleeting, especially in the music business. That's why completing my degree and graduating from college were priorities.
Accept everything, even if it's pain, even if it's sadness, because there's nothing absolute in this world. If everything were to disappear, at least I was thinking it didn't matter anyway. Even if in the future, everyone left me, it would be alright. I would never get hurt. - Jun Mochizuki
The victory is not only the pathway of celebration but also to take the greater degree of responsibility for those who were victimised. - Nilantha Ilangamuwa
Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion. - Depak Chopras
Didn't care if I wasn't paid for working after school for seven months teaching a 9th grader to read, but when he finally could, priceless! The best times in my life were when I went way beyond my paygrade to service students in need. - Ace Antonio Hall
What if deep down inside you...you knew you were more amazing and magnificent than you thought you were? - Roger James McDonald
Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope. - P.J. O'Rourke
Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one. - Ann Druyan
There were two and only two messages that could have been comprehended by what he said.But neither of them was soothing; neither of them was a lie. - Sanhita Baruah
Once when asked how I would like to be remembered, I answered, "As someone who opened doors. - Dave Brubeck
The first lesson to learn is to resign oneself to the little difficulties in life, not to hit out at everything one comes up against. If one were able to manage this one would not need to cultivate great power; even one's presence would be healing. - Hazrat Inayat Khan
When the first book out my sister-in-law read it and we were chatting at 5 o'clock in the afternoon and she said, "Oh my God, chapter six, sex and a murder," and her five year old wandered into the kitchen and said, "Sixty hamburgers? - Sara Sheridan
I guess you were not my friend then, that's okay. I can see my true self, I can see yours, now. I guess that you did not look hard enough at mine. Or you would never have let me go. - Tina J. Richardson
[He]said something that made it impossible to continue working for him.[The exact words were]You're fired. - Christopher Hitchens
Jay-Z and Kanye West are to authentic rap culture what diseased rates were to 14th century Europeans - Dean Cavanagh
There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror. - W. Somerset Maugham
If ‘one’ really were the sufferer or the enjoyer, then he would get tired. But the Self in reality is not experiencing anything. He simply does egoism only. - Dada Bhagwan
...and I wondered, not for the first time, if some of life's tragedy arose when people put themselves in situations they were not by nature suited for. - Charlotte Rogan
My breath caught fire and my heart leapt infinite beats within his proximity."Wreck me, tame me. The way you want it." I whispered my plea.His foggy grey eyes glinted with desire and lust. "I will". The two words were my end as well as the beginning of something new and insurmountable between us. - niki_g
If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We were all born equal, but where we are in life now is of our own making. - Stephen Richards
Such elderly people were in the habit of saying that he simply had no will-power; but it might just as well have been said that he had all his life long only been a many-sided dilettante. - Robert Musil
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]
If you weren't built for this life, you'd be dead by now. i think the problem is people don't share enough of their pain with the world, so they never know who else is in pain, too, and what others are going through. we're never really alone in anything. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The truth is, if I were going to lose weight successfully, I would have to think about what I eat constantly. I cannot imagine a life more boring and a more time-consuming obsession than being preoccupied with what I eat. - Mindy Kaling
This is the truth about mainstream media and advertising: People wouldn't have to pay to show you such messages if they were right. - J.R. Rim
Although the many virtues that courtesans possessed were employed to defy circumstances, the role they played depended on the same circumstances over which they triumphed- conditions which to, fortunately for modern women, no longer exist. - Susan Griffin
It's ok to not like yourself sometimes, it just means there's something in you that needs "fixing". Love yourself to recognize these parts of you and watch yourself grow beautifully into the person you were meant to be. - Karen A. Baquiran
If all we had were roses, would the thorns then be beautiful? - Kamand Kojouri
You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else's life. - Auliq-Ice
Don't let out your true behaviour in the public, even if you were born nasty, make others feel you were well bred. - Michael Bassey Johnson
You are very strong if you're empowered by love and simplicity. - Debasish Mridha
Over time, I realized I wasn't necessarily seeing people or things at their best or worst; instead, I was simply seeing things as they were.There didn't seem to be a moral high road to take in most situations, and "What's the right thing to do?" wasn't an easy question. - Dee Williams
Ranger locked eyes with me. "Please," he said.Tank and Hal were goggle-eyed. They weren't used to "please." I wasn't used to it either. But I liked it. Okay," I said. "Be careful. He's insane. - Janet Evanovich
She knew the way of things. She knew ifyou weren't always stepping lightly as a bird the wholeworld came apart to crush you. Like a house of cards.Like a bottle against stones. Like a wrist pinned hardbeneath a hand with the hot breath smell of want andwine. . . . - Patrick Rothfuss
I have written in my life many critical poems, but viewed in retrospect, they were merely a human harmless reflection, and not a true likeness of the real society of today. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
We're going to right the world and live. I mean live our lives the way lives were meant to be lived. With the throat and wrists. With rage and desire, and joy and grief, and love till it hurts, maybe. But goddamn, girl. Live. - Sandra Cisneros
Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on- in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here. - Morrie Schwartz
Seven of those days were pretty good. The eighth day was the bad one. - Dennis Hopper
In that moment, we knew that we were all weird, all in this together, and that addressing our own suffering, while learning not to inflict it on others, is part of the work we’re all here to do. So is love, which comes in so many forms and can be directed at so many things. - Rebecca Solnit
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. - Dante Alighieri
After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Don't die famous. The things they will say you did and said would make you rise up in anger if you were alive. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Unhappiness where's when I was young, And we didn't give a damn, 'Cause we were raised, To see life as fun and take it if we can. - Dolores O'Riordan
I think there were times when I was so afraid of losing you that I forgot I even had you at all. - Ashly Lorenzana
More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them - Harold J. Smith
I'm not saying it's going to be easy; I'm saying it's going to be worth it. If it were easy, you would've done it by now - B. Dave Walters
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. - C.G. Jung
Were Gods love is present there is always hope. - Evangelist Jordan Wells
We were still children and residing in the mosque from morning to evening. We were about to turn into monsters. - M.F. Moonzajer
If it weren't for my lawyer, I'd still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging. - Joe Martin
I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
A fig for those by law protected!Liberty's a glorious feast!Courts for cowards were erected,Churches built to please the priest! - Robert Burns
No one dreamed them up. No one needed to. The vampire clawing at the window, the werewolf prowling the moor, the hags at the crossroads they lurked here already. Some nightmares are ancient, as old as civilization. Some are older still. - Robert Dunbar VORTEX
Were this world an endless pain, and by sailing eastward we could forever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage. - Herman Melville
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. - Abraham Lincoln
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
If a word in the dictionary were mispelled, how would we know? - Steven Wright
If everyone just accepted you the way you are, then, probably, you'd still be the way you were. So for anyone who didn't accept you at one point, just give 'em a smile in your heart and say, "Thank You"! - Ufuoma Apoki
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We think of those nights spent with one or more friends, nights when we merged with the shadows and could see the world with eyes that were not our own. - Whipplesnaith
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Too much mercy... often resulted in further crimes which were fatal to innocent victims who need not have been victims if justice had been put first and mercy second. - Agatha Christie
I should not really object to dying were it not followed by death. - Thomas Nagel
I loved you at your worst, and you were always at your worst. Nothing could stop me. Not even you. - Denice Envall
Nights without beginning that had no end. Talking about a past as if it'd really happened. Telling themselves that this time next year, this time next year, things were going to be different. - Raymond Carver
Knowledge is a beautiful thing that can fill us with happiness. Let’s just think about our students who answered brilliantly to questions on various exams. - Eraldo Banovac
I don't know much about kisses, but I can assure you that hers were no less fierce than a swarm of bullets tearing the air - Xavier Velasco
Because to take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person. - Madeleine L'Engle
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. - Criss Jami
If you play "I Don't Want To Know" by Fleetwood Mac loud enough -- you can hear Lindsey Buckingham's fingers sliding down the strings of his acoustic guitar. ...And we were convinced that this was the definitive illustration of what we both loved about music; we loved hearing the INSIDE of a song. - Chuck Klosterman
They still had sexual relations with another, slept in the same bed, shared kisses and intimacy and matrimonial fluid, however both were not married to each other in that sense, although there was a piece of paper that said otherwise. - Keira D. Skye
We were still young enough to remember the cubist architecture of the piles of corpses we had seen during the war. - George Konrád
Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him. - Thomas Carlyle
We were one, even in the darkest corner. - Dominic Riccitello
If you can think about it, you can achieve it. The difference between your thought and achievement are your self-doubt, and fear of failure. The longer you will take to start, the longer you will take to reach your destination. Seeds of everything that we see around were first sown in the mind. - Sanjeev Himachali
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based on concern for public tranquility. - Leo Tolstoy
You were standing in the wake of devastation And you were waiting on the edge of the unknown And with the cataclysm raining down Insides crying "Save me now" You were there, impossibly alone - Linkin Park
Many people feel like they were born into the wrong family. Nevertheless, adults must take responsiblity for the pain of the past and create a productive life in the present. - James P. Krehbiel
I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. - Althea Gibson
How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain
Species evolve exactly as if they were adapting as best they could to a changing world, and not at all as if they were moving toward a set goal. - George Gaylord Simpson
For the Three Percent:You may sometimes feel like you were born in the wrong century, or that the struggle for freedom is already lost, but weren't, and it isn't. Your day is coming. Now is the time to prepare. - Oliver DeMille
If you give them enough of yourself, they might realize that you're bleeding out from the pieces of you you keep giving them, and maybe give you something back. But then they don't. So you sit there. Less than you were. - Danielle Jordan
Take revenge, not by hurting someone, but by succeeding in life and helping those who were hurting you in the past. - Debasish Mridha
We were created to look at one another, weren't we - Edgar Degas
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. - Henry David Thoreau
Hate and love were both conceived in fear, perhaps that was why they were nearly the same thing, but only one was steeped in hope. - D. Morgenstern
All of my bad ideas were always my best. - Dominic Riccitello
Real is overratedNo way in my life is that the gistI'd be everything I am notIf I were a fictionist - A.A. Patawaran
Opportunities are rare in this life, and fairness, rarer still. So, when you discover a fair opportunity, go after as if it were your last because it very well might be. - Joel T. McGrath
I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back forty years and say, 'Is this a world you want to live in?' they would say, 'No. - Helen Mirren
RANK, n. Relative elevation in the scale of human worth. He held at court a rank so high That other noblemen asked why. "Because," 'twas answered, "others lack His skill to scratch the royal back." Aramis Jukes - Ambrose Bierce
You really haven't changed, you've just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves. - Oprah Winfrey
You can’t live your life thinking death is going to come all the time. You have to live life and if it comes, then we can only hope we were able to do all the things we wanted. He has to want to do something. Everyone does. - Shelena Shorts
One faerie - and then we were free. Just on more swing of my arm. And maybe one more after that - maybe one more swing, up and inward and into my own heart. - Sarah J. Maas
How old are you?""Ten," answered Tangle."You don't look like it," said the lady."How old are you, please?" returned Tangle."Thousands of years old," answered the lady."You don't look like it," said Tangle."Don't I? I think I do. Don't you see how beautiful I am! - George MacDonald
... the scriptures... when properly examined and rightly divided, do not portray Jesus as a poverty-stricken individual. On the contrary, Jesus is seen as a Man whose needs were met and who was regularly involved in meeting the needs of others. - Kenneth E. Hagin
All letters of love are Ridiculous. They wouldn’t be love letters if they were not Ridiculous. - Fernando Pessoa
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn't. It's addressed to the public. - Ayn Rand
Life is a MISSIONFulfilled through our VISIONLive life well this SEASONYou were born for a REASON... - Israelmore Ayivor
Depressed beyond what I'd previously thought possible, I stripped, showered, and slipped on a fresh pair of jeans and a tee shirt and headed for my mom's, trying to figure out why a bank would charge twenty dollars for insufficient funds when they know you don't have it. - Kit Frazier
Imagine if you were performing at your full potential, the lives you would change - including yours. Just imagine... - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic, and a progressive religious experience. - Shelley Winters
The essence of real creativity is a certain playfulness, a flitting from idea to idea without getting bogged down by fixated demands. Of course, you don’t always get what you thought you were asking for. - Vernor Vinge
I learn everyday what it means to love myself, and I'm constantly figuring out what makes me feel empowered. - Hayley Williams
So many people shall regret three great things tomorrow; things they did, things they did not do and things they were yet to do! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Trying something new is like daring to speak a foreign language, you bite your tongue at first, memorize and thereafter sing it as if you were pretending to be unacquainted. - Michael Bassey Johnson
You were too lazy to learn to dance until it was almost too late, and in the same way you were too lazy to learn to love. As for ideal and tragic love, that I don't doubt you can do marvellously- and all honour to you. Now you will learn to love a little in an ordinary human way. - Hermann Hesse
Act as if it were impossible to fail. - Dorthea Brande
Sometimes living in the shadows is the only thing you can do to help a friend. Dont worry when the sun shines people will see you were always there to guide them through the pain. - Royal Cromwell
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last. - Publilius Syrus
I said : "There is a formula for beauty?"He answered : "More than one. - Sean Micheal
His mother's words faded to myth, concocted by a gentle soul to delight the imagination of a boy.Until one day, they were no longer a myth. One day, he would wish he had never heard them at all because they spelled his happiness--and his eternal sorrow. - Natalia Marx
It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never to have dreamed at all.
The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how heartless and greedy they were. - Kurt Vonnegut
Tonight they granted at least one wish, I whispered, and I lowered my head so our lips drifted over one another. I love you Adam, no matter how lost you are…or I am…I will only ever love you. - Cassandra Giovanni
What would beauty be if the whole world were blind? - Marty Rubin
the government bailed out the corporate sector. while the people thay supported the government financally, were ignored and left to fend for themselves. is this what you call democracy? - Jeffrey Fischer
If there were two enemies hating each other for a long time, to me, the winner would be the one who finally has the courage to forgive. - Primadonna Angela
Somewhere along the journey i lost myself; i learnt to be who they told me to be, i lived that girl for decades until their truth showed me; the words they were preaching didnt match the the steps they were walking, so i was done with their opinion and went on my unique way. - Nikki Rowe
The middle class were invented to give the poor hope; the poor, to make the rich feel special; the rich, to humble the middle class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Perseverance is everything. We all stumbled when we took our first steps yet we were running sooner than we realized, and then we couldn’t stay still. Why stay still now? - Rob Liano
The Victorian era was perhaps the last point in Western history when magic and science were allowed to coexist. - Jonathan Auxier
A thousand years ago, everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, they knew the Earth was flat. Fifteen minutes ago, you knew we humans were alone on it. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow. - Tommy Lee Jones
I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. - Alan Shepard
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
Suddenly, the double doors of the parlor whooshed open. A large fleshy woman stood before me in full regalia. Her eyes were all made up, earrings and bracelets jangling. The sign in the window said Miss Sadie was a medium. From the look of her, I'd say that was a bit wishful. - Clare Vanderpool
Your level of self-confidence is not something you are born with, though it is influenced by the circumstances into which you were born and grew up. - Stephen Richards
There was one thing the experience had taught him. He said he'd learned that when millions of people, a whole political system, countless numbers of citizens who believed in God, said they were going to kill you - just listen to them. - Terry Hayes
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. - Abi bin Abi Taleb
She’d vowed to be braver and take more risks, but this seemed out of her league. Because sometimes what you wanted the most was the one thing you were most afraid to get. - Miranda Liasson
Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. (To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.) - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The moment you inject information, education, and an entrepreneurial spark in a community, it gets empowered enough to inspire, build, and uplift itself. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
I am the spirit of the river that caught you when you were falling as leaf, you don't remember me, but I do. - Kenza Slaoui
That was the crux. You. Only you could work on you. Nobody could force you, and if you weren't ready, then you weren't ready, and no amount of open-armed encouragement was going to change that. - Norah Vincent
His eyes were closing again, all of their own accord, so that he lay in red, pain-filled darkness. It occured to him that he was dying and he didn’t care. ‘He’s alive!’ Blue said again ‘He’s breathing!’ ‘I can’t see him breathing. - Herbie Brennan
I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?""I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money.""Flattered. But no. - Karen Joy Fowler
Everything I see in this existence tells me that we were created by the hand of a teacher. One that has left behind all the materials needed to inspire and complete our education. - Robert Anthony
She was discovering once again that reading and writing were not the same-you couldn't just soak it up then squeeze it out again. - David Nicholls
First, come to the point where you realize you are alone, completely and utterly alone in the vastness of the universe and all of time.Then realize you are not alone. Look back on your life and see the people who stood by you. There were some. Realize the God of your understanding cares. - Christopher Hawke
You know you are a writer when you talk about your characters as if they were real people! - Wyketha K Parkman
History is important. If you don't know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it. - Howard Zinn
If we were faultless we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate. - Francois de Fenelon
Friends were like clothes: fine while they lasted but eventually they wore thin or you grew out of them. - David Nicholls
My parents had drinks and there were crudités for us- although they were not called crudités at the time, they were called carrots and celery. - Nora Ephron
I am convinced that if stories such as these have any lasting value, it is in revealing the kind of work young pulp-writers were doing in those days when rates were low and one had to make a typewriter smoke in order to keep eating. - Hugh B. Cave
One day, you will stand at the summit of a figurative mountain and look back on your life's journey. And, to your utter amazement, you will see how your experiences with depression, dark and painful as they were, only added to the overall beauty of your life. - Seth Adam Smith
A minute later the steam stopped. By then, I was soaking wet and, no doubt, my pores were open. Some people pay a fortune for this kind of beauty treatment. I got mine for free, if you disregard the bruises, headache and all those dead people."- Corin Hayes, Silent City (working title) - G.R. Matthews
In the beginning of his sleep, he cried out, "Flag!"It was not his own voice that called. It was a boy's voice. Somewhere beyond the sink-hole, past the magnolia, under the live oaks, a boy and a yearling ran side by side, and were gone forever. - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Stop comparing yourself to others. Always strive to improve yourself to become better today than you were yesterday to serve those around you and the world. - Roy T. Bennett
If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it. - Salman Rushdie
We are made by the choices we make. We are defined, not by how or where we were born but what we make out of the "where" and "how"; not much of how we started but more of how we decide to end. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
ABRUPT, adj. Sudden, without ceremony, like the arrival of a cannon- shot and the departure of the soldier whose interests are most affected by it. Dr. Samuel Johnson beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption." - Ambrose Bierce
To the Nahuas, words were flowers, metaphors that gave birth to thoughts and actions.
There's an empty spot I've always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service, but those were dead ends! I think this chair is the answer. - Matt Groening
Therefore from one man (Abraham) ... were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude -- innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore. - Hebrews 11 12
Knowledge has a materiality, not unlike the materiality of a ladder, that can be used to gain access to places and worlds that were previously unimaginable. - Lana Wachowski
You were born an original work of art. Stay original. - Suzy Kassem
We were all pawns easily discarded at the whims of monsters, some of whom were younger than me. - Brima Lamin & Chantale Wesley-Lamin, The Walk - Memoir of a Liberian Civil War Survivor, 2016
You are always in my thoughts. When you were little, I knew your whereabouts at any given moment. Now that you are...off on your own, I still always know where you are, because I keep you in my heart. - Elizabeth Berg
I realised that life had changed us both. But somehow, instead of heading into the same direction, we were rapidly diverging from a common point, until the link between us was fast fading away. - Jane Finn
Although when there were too many people around- which there certainly were today- it was hard even to remember to say thank you: all those people were like drowning. - Robin McKinley
When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire . . . - Socrates
She wondered why they didn't understand that their true selfs were good enough, and if they weren't, then the someones they weren't good enough for, were really the ones not good enough. - Lynsay Sands
The masters and overseers were so good at employee development, in their absence, the employees still achieved the company's mission - Darnell Lamont Walker
My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. - Rodney Dangerfield
But if you were to die ten times for him, you would not alter his destiny in the slightest - Hermann Hesse
Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment. - Samuel Johnson
Were most of your stars out? Were you busy writing your heart out? - J.D. Salinger
Real life... Witches: Wiccan practitioners. Werewolves: rare strain of rabies. Zombies: Prions/Plague. Vampires: Hemophilia/Porphyria - Solange nicole
Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law - Immanuel Kant
We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us. - L. M. Montgomery
That's the best thing about little sisters: They spend so much time wishing they were elder sisters that in the end they're far wiser than the elder ones could ever be. - Gemma Burgess
The world and humanity were created by God and are therefore divinely inspired and intrinsically holy. - David R. Hawkins
That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions. - George Santayana
At this the Wart's eyes grew rounder and rounder, until they were about as big as the owl's who was sitting on his shoulder, and his face got redder and redder, and a breath seemed to gather itself beneath his heart. - T.H. White
Saul's vitals were not human, but familiar:he never told me he was from another world:I never told him I was from his future. - Joe Haldeman
You were born a winner; you decide whether you remain one or not. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Bad times wake us up to the good times we weren't paying attention to.
My bounce-around life had taught me that dreams were dangerous things - they look solid in your mind, but you just try to reach for them. It's like gathering clouds. - Kirby Larson
If the lifestyle choices outlined in this book were uniformly adopted, the savings in suffering and health care costs would be tremendous. - Tim Loy
Be open to the realization that who you were before and who you are now are two different people, and that what may have made you happy then, may not be the same thing that will make you happy now. - Stephen Richards
You were free, you are free and you will be free. - Santosh Kalwar
Have you heard of the most evil things done by people in their lifetime? They have coveted men's wives, killed hundreds of Christians and sold their best friend's life away for just a few coins. Isn't it interesting that they were God's chosen in the bible? ---Saul, Judas & King David - Shannon L. Alder
Live each day as if it were your last; love each day as if you will live forever. - Matshona Dhliwayo
He possessed an unflinching belief that all people the poor, children, the elderly were human assets, waiting to be developed so they could earn their success. - Arthur C. Brooks
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once. - Charles Lamb
Webs of deceit were not only tangled, they were also very lonely. - Laura Lee Guhrke
MANES, n. The immortal parts of dead Greeks and Romans. They were in a state of dull discomfort until the bodies from which they had exhaled were buried and burned; and they seem not to have been particularly happy afterward. - Ambrose Bierce
Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated. - Voltaire
Although we were sent into a failing world, we were not sent to fail.
It's ironic when black non-Muslims say Islam is not a religion that uplifts black people when two of the most celebrated black heroes in recent history were both Muslim; Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. - Habeeb Akande
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again. - Greg Bear
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both. - Joseph Wood Krutch
Life is a series of surprises and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. - John Keats
Nancy Astor: "Sir, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."Winston Churchill: "Madame,i f you were my wife, I'd drink it!"(Exchange with Winston Churchill) - Nancy Astor the Viscountess Astor
He knew how to say many false things that were like true sayings. - Homer
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. - Norman Augustine
As astronomy is the daughter of idleness, geometry is the daughter of property, and if it were a question of poetry we would likely find that she is the daughter of love. - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
Whiteness is the color of death, you know, not black. Wetness is life, the breeder and shaper of life. In the beginning the sun was black. So all light was absorbed before it had a chance to return. And our dreams, then, were empty. - Jim Carroll
Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there. - Lemony Snicket
Kiss till you can't kiss any more, kiss on the street in front of everyone, kiss as if each one were the last. - Ali Harris
When I was outside, you were saying why you are comming home, why you won't go home??When now I'm home why I'm not going outside... wtf???????? - Deyth Banger
Like democracy, civilization has to be willed and practice. Otherwise, society is a war of all against all, powered by individual cunning in the pursuit of wealth and power.
Whenever you looked forward to anything pleasant you were sure to be more or less disappointed . . . perhaps that is true. But there is a good side to it too. The bad things don't always come up to your expectations either . . . they nearly always turn out ever so much better than you think. - L. M. Montgomery
In the long-run, regrets consist less of bad choices and more of choices not made at all. Little do we realize, those were choices too. - Ryan Lilly
I had no male friends now, though I did have a strong community of intelligent, supportive, funny women and I felt confused as to why they weren't enough for me, - Charlotte Shane
Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men. - Neil Gaiman
ABOUT: KAHLIL GIBRAN "His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own." -- - Claude Bragdon
I look at you and I can't believe someone didn't think you were enough... you're my everything. - Steve Maraboli
I’ve had a lot of lieutenants over the years, and all the good ones were sick, sick individuals. You might be the best one yet. - Sergeant Berland in Orphan Brigade
Look deep into your own eyes so you may see your greatness and recognize the gifts that you were uniquely placed on this planet to learn from, to share, and to teach. - Monika Zands
Imagine all the wondrous things your arms might embrace if they weren't wrapped so tightly around your struggles. - Sheila M Burke
I've admired a lot of people in my life time and some of them were actually alive. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I'd ask [God] why he keeps trying to kill us all with disease, pestilence, and natural disasters. I'd ask why 99% of all species there ever were are now extinct -- if God works in mysterious ways, that way is mysteriously genocidal. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel. - Priya Ardis
In time you will see that you were exactly where you were supposed to be. - L.J. Vanier
There were so many different versions of him. It was countless versions of a song, and they were all original, and they were all true, and they were all right. It should have been impossible. Was I supposed to love them all? - Maggie Stiefvater
Some were made with skill and intelligenceSome with passion and charmBut they, they were raw, and strived to remain so… - Pearl Pandya
We were meant to rescue each other, not cut down the forest to rescue one. - Shannon L. Alder
What a day! She had gotten fired, sat in God-knows-what, got rained on, got caught in a traffic jam, been rejected three times, and, as if that weren't enough sponged on by a mooch of an alien knight who claimed he was protecting her from household appliances.Knight of a Trillion stars - Dara Joy
ARCHBISHOP, n. An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop. If I were a jolly archbishop, On Fridays I'd eat all the fish up -- Salmon and flounders and smelts; On other days everything else. Jodo Rem - Ambrose Bierce
Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour.
I believe that more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. - Nancy Reagan
Perfect...as it was, it had to be, andlittle dreams were spinning madlyas a flock of birds in mid-flight, thesingle vision of a single moment, a singlemoment, frozen in time no more. No moredid he need, to understand thatit was better than any he couldtake, and call his own, it was Perfect... - Stefan G. Dimov
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
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought and could be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dont talk to the crazy kids. I longed to shout back that we weren't crazy. I'd mistaken her kid for a ghost, that's all. - Kelley Armstrong
Every thing's for sale out here. Anything you want. About the only thing you can't buy is my dignity and self-respect, cause those were the first to go. And I gave them away for free. - excerpt from: freefalling - Darlenne Susan Girard
Were a million people to believe in bullshit, it yet is just bull crap. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi
I have come to discover that the reason why they are so wealthy and prosperous is not because they were lying on the couch all day. - Sunday Adelaja
There were a story scripted on the wall, no words used though, just pictures, memories, from another world. Her happy place. - Stine Saugmann
What occurs to people when they read Kurt [Vonnegut] is that things are much more up for grabs than they thought they were. The world is a slightly different place just because they read a damn book. Imagine that. - Mark Vonnegut
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. - Baltasar Gracian
We think so because other people all think so; or because after all, we do think so; or because we were told so, and think we must think so; or because we once thought so, and think we still think so; or because, having thought so, we think we will think so.
I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you. - J. R. R. Tolkien
people confuse me, with what they say and do. They rarely say what they mean,then they get mad at me for believing what they have said. Telling me that they didn't mean it that way or that they were joking. - Tina J. Richardson
Fearlessness is better than a faint heart for any man who puts his nose out of doors. The length of my life and the day of my death were fated long ago. - Kevin Crossley-Holland
The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. - Oprah Winfrey
Failure? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks. - Dottie Walters
Marriage is a long conversation, someone once said, and maybe so is a rock band's life. A few minutes later, both were done. - Kim Gordon
The only way I can describe the extent of my anxiety is to say that I felt as if I were pregnant with a rock. - Katharine Graham
Let'sss just kill him," said the shorter Ra'zac. "He has caused us much grief." The taller one ran his finger down his sword. "A good plan. But remember, the king's instructions were to keep them alive."-from Eragon, Chapter Title: The Ra'zac's Revenge. - Christopher Paolini
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley
​Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall carve of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you. - William Shakespeare
Freydolf worried that the stone might have been [stolen], but he finally found it safe and sound in one of the many drawers that were better for losing things than organizing them. - C. J. Milbrandt
They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life - Veronica Rossi
Thoughts are powerful; before you were born, you were one. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If all the molecules on Earth were stacked on each other end-to-end, everything on Earth would die. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Yes, you are right! I am your leftover trash. I hope you know a bum got to eat too. I believe you were one when I met you. - Touaxia Vang
They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman. - Patricia Duncker
She was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do. - Zelda Fitzgerald
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - C.G. Jung
But we're not humanity, we're just one culture - one culture out of hundreds of thousands that have lived their vision on this planet and sung their song. If it were humanity that needed changing, then we'd be out of luck. But it isn't humanity that needs changing, it's just...us. - Daniel Quinn
The female is, as it were, a mutilated male, and the catamenia are semen, only not pure; for there is only one thing they have not in them, the principle of soul. - Aristotle
Those who grow Tall by giving it their All, without the worry of Fall, are powered by a Passion, that is born from Inspiration. - RVM
And if insight were sufficient, if the inner life were the whole of life, their happiness has been assured. - E.M. Forster
Maybe, if you can't get someone out of your head they were never meant to leave. Perhaps, they were meant to help change you into the person you have been waiting to become. - Shannon L. Alder
Sei: The Kudzu snacks were so good I had two and a half bowls but seeing you eat 16 and a half bowls was disgusting. I sriously considered killing you.Okita: You're horrible! Besides then I'd bleed Kudzu snacks!Sei: NOO! STOP!!! I CAN SEE IT!! I'LL HAVE NIGHTMARES!! - Taeko Watanabe
Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second.But then perhaps this is what lovers are. - André Aciman
We spent all those years talking about stuff we had in common, and the last few months noticing all the ways we were different and it broke both of our hearts. - Nick Hornby
Education does not take place when you learn something you did not know before. Education is your ability to use what you have learned to be better today than you were yesterday. - Iyanla Vanzant
I have loved like a child collecting shells along the shore line, discarding one shell for another of seemingly more outward beauty with no knowledge of the pearls that were hidden within. - Robert Anthony
The Bible states in Psalms 139:14 that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that you are a wonderful work of art. That makes you uniquely special. It only makes sense for you to just be the special you that you were created to be period. - DeWayne Owens
You were like fine wine, but cheap wine gets you drunk faster. - Dominic Riccitello
If I were you I'd put that away. See you're just wasted and thinking about the past again, darling you'll be okay. - Pierce the Veil
Creation is a knack which is empowered by practice, and like almost any skill, it is lost if you don't practice it. - Wallace Stegner
For what is love if one loves a woman without knowing her? Just a decision to love? Or even an imitation? The question concerns us all: If, from our childhood on, the examples of love were not there inviting us to copy them, would we know what "loving" means? - Milan Kundera
Friends were hundred ,Kites were none ,This was the time when I was young.Now the kites are hundred ,Friends are none,Sitting under the flaming sun. - Yash Gupta
You were a stranger to sorrow: therefore Fate has cursed you. - Euripides
If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability. - Vannevar Bush
The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it. - Eric Hoffer
Her wild heart was rare, she saw blessings were most saw burdens & if one thing was certain; her smile was like a flower in the sunshine - Nikki Rowe
That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships--although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies. - Rodney Stark
If you did not in your own mind distinguish between useful and erroneous information, then you were not learning at all, you were merely replacing ignorance with false belief, which was no improvement. - Orson Scott Card
Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child. - Andrew Murray
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
There were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened. - Michel de Montaigne
I moved to New York City for my health. I'm paranoid and New York was the only place where my fears were justified.
Do you remember how electrical currents and 'unseen waves' were laughed at? The knowledge about man is still in its infancy. - Albert Einstein
They take their drama firsthand, in the real world, while I prefer the drama of fictional characters–in worlds where things happen for a reason, where questions are answered, where conflicts are always resolved. - Kat O'Keeffe
When people say they're unemployed, bored, or have nothing to do, I sigh and think, "If only time were transferable. - Joyce Rachelle
With no sense of smell, your memories dropped like pennies out of a ripped pocket, until the past was ashes and your parents were blanks: nothing more than the holes in Swiss cheese. - Ilsa Bick
If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence. - Shannon L. Alder
You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. We were created to be victorious. - Joel Osteen
Never ever forget that you enlisted in the ranks you weren’t press ganged or drafted. Nobody owes you anything least of all respect for your work until you’ve earned it with what you put on the page. - T.F. Rigelhof
Though you can live for as much as you like, but your longevity is stupidity if you were leading a worthless life. - Michael Bassey Johnson
For me, it's always a little sad getting out of bed. Every morning after I get up, I always gaze longingly at my bed and lament, 'You were wonderful last night. I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to see you again. - Jim Gaffigan
PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons. - Ambrose Bierce
For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children. - Lawana Blackwell
Like every true performer, she was intoxicated by the mere feel of the notes: they were fingers caressing her own; and by touch, not by sound alone, did she come to her desire. - E.M. Forster
I may have become Christian, were it not for Christians. - Mahatma Gandhi
Perhaps stars were supposed to be viewed from the ground. - Becky Chambers
GRACES, n. Three beautiful goddesses, Aglaia, Thalia and Euphrosyne, who attended upon Venus, serving without salary. They were at no expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and dressed according to the weather, wearing whatever breeze happened to be blowing. - Ambrose Bierce
I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none. - Ben Shahm
All you ever were was a little bit of the universe, thinking to itself. - Iain M. Banks
The thing that bound us together at Apple was the ability to make things that were going to change the world. That was very important. - Steve Jobs
No jewels, save my eyes, do I own, but I have a rose which is even softer than my rosy lips. And a quiet youth said: 'There is nothing softer than your heart.' And I lowered my gaze... - Vladimir Nabokov
She recognized that this city was a place that granted you only what you were willing to claim - Earl Lovelace
If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all. - Francois de Fenelon
...I was not prepared for the feel of the noodles in my mouth, or the purity of the taste. I had been in Japan for almost a month, but I had never experiences anything like this. The noodles quivered as if they were alive, and leapt into my mouth where they vibrated as if playing inaudible music. - Ruth Reichl
He could add something to the list of things you weren't supposed to do. Don't get hurt, don't get dirty, don't get drunk, don't get scared, don't count on it. You ended up doing all of them. - Virginia Euwer Wolff
One honest John Tompkins, a hedger & ditcher, Although he was poor, did not want to be richer;For all such vain wishes in him were preventedBy a fortunate habit of being contented. - Jane Taylor
Did we really come all that way?" She asked. "Time flies when you're scared out of your mind." He answered. - Nights Raven
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I was the first face you saw when you were born, you were bald as my hair ran black. Now yours the last face I saw before I died, your hair ran black, as I was bald. - Anthony Liccione
It is important to note that when Mary Magdalene and other women were chosen by Jesus to bring the important news to the men, the men did not believe the women. Today 2,000 years later men still don't believe women when they say "We are also chosen by Jesus to be leaders in the church. - Roy Bourgeois
Out of the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead. There are way more dead people, and you're all gonna die and then you're gonna be dead for way longer than you're alive. Like that's mostly what you're ever gonna be. You're just dead people that didn't die yet. - Louis C. K.
Leftovers are less tasty if they were left over by someone else, unless you are poor. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. - James Joyce
A recent survey or North American males found 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey. - Banksy
But it isn’t a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns. - Patrick Rothfuss
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. - Harper Lee
There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Yet all experience is an arch wherethroughGleams that untraveled world whose margin fadesForever and forever when I move.How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!As though to breathe were life! - Alfred Tennyson
By now, we're all familiar with the literary post-apocalyptic world's metaphors. The zombies are our anxieties. The vampires are our greed. Our fairies are hope. Our werewolves are what again? Something - Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Of all the questions I have asked my readers this is the most important: What would you do if you weren't afraid? When you finally give wings to that answer then you have found your life's purpose. - Shannon L. Alder
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts and confusions, are written for the love of man and in Praise of God, and I'd be a damn fool if they weren't. - Dylan Thomas
Nothing is quite as beautiful as seeing someone do exactly what they were designed to do, to watch someone who has found that thing, that passion, that singular calling and expresses it with conviction. - Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Thank God,my name isn’t in the list of thosewho died or werekilled yesterday! - Suman Pokhrel
The way in which the twists were entangled to knot up the mind-speech-body and the innate nature (relative self, prakruti), is the manner in which they will be untwisted. - Dada Bhagwan
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation. - Kate Chopin
To be an American is to be accosted by bigotry and enmity for the rights that you were told to appreciate. - Tennessee West
The descent to barbarism had begun with Rotterdam. It ended with Dresden and then with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Whatever moral differences had existed when the war began were erased by its end. The victors had been morally conquered by the enemy. - David McReynolds
She'd never tolerated deception regarding her strong opinions--that much was true. But wasn't it also true that when it came to trying to please in matters that weren't crucial to her, that didn't compromise her sense of things, she had been dishonest? - Natalia Sanmartín Fenollera
Life isn’t about being perfect; it’s about improving. It’s not about achieving more, acquiring more, or even about actually being more. It’s about becoming better…better than you were. - Toni Sorenson
We weren't born to create excuses, we were born to create excellence. - Janna Cachola
If we weren't all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting we couldn't endure it. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. - Hebrew Proverb
If your prayers remain unanswered, start fasting - Sunday Adelaja
If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it. - Jack Sparrow
There were no fear of death in children’s eyes because they had seen hanging, stoning to death and chopping heads in playgrounds and parks. - M.F. Moonzajer
If anything normal were useful it would have been done already. That's why my motto is "Dare to Differ." Who know's what you'll find ? - Matthew Goldfinger
All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. - Ernest Hemingway
If you are a musician,sing to one as if you were singing to a million.If you are a dancer,dance to one as if you were dancing to a million.If you are a performer,perform to one as if you were performing to a million. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If Christ were born in Bethlehem a thousand times and not in thee thyself; then art thou lost eternally. - Angelus Silesius
Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool. - Paul McCartney
And then the turbines generate electricity that goes into the whole town.""You mean they aren't powered by giant hamsters on wheels? I was misinformed. - Michael Grant
Everything I had to give went to my children, and though I loved them and my husband utterly, the drudgery of the day-to-day made it seem as if not love but coffee, my Toyota and sheer logistics were what propelled me through life. - Marcia DeSanctis
Electricians that like good health avoid the known biologically toxic very high powered electrical utility jobs. - Steven Magee
And like that, I said goodbye to my grandmother like we were two people who met in a coffee shop, shared a lifetime of stories and left wanting more, but knowing we’d meet there again. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I believe music is a place everyone of us can go to. I don’t care who you are, where you were born, what you do with your life. Everyone can come here in music and be equal. - Hayley Williams
I hadn’t understood at the time. If sinners were so unhappy,why would they prefer their suffering? But now I knew why.Without my wounds, who was I? My scars were my face, my pastwas my life. - Janet Fitch
I was well aware of her ghosts. I'd met them, once or twice, during her darkness nights. "I knew you were my one when you wouldn't run," she said. How could I? Of course I stayed, when her ghosts scared my own away. What others were too afraid to see, meant everything to me. - J. Raymond
If I were a flower, then now I’d be a budI shall treasure the beginning of my youth withoutany regrets - Kifuji Aya
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. - Stephen Covey
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - from Pageturner in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
God really must have had a sense of humor, because if I had to name my biggest turn-on, it was literature. And he had just recommended a book that I didn’t know, that wasn’t taught in school. If I were single, there would be no better pick-up line. - Kody Keplinger
Freud thought that a psychosis was a waking dream, and that poets were daydreamers too, but I wonder if the reverse is not as often true, and that madness is a fiction lived in like a rented house - William H. Gass
Don't make anybody Use you,be smart , else Dont curse them when they chew u out and throw you,they were smart not you - Akshay
According to the science writer Philip Ball, when it was pointed out to musicologist Deryck Cookethat Slavic and much Spanish music use minor keys for happy music, he claimed that their liveswere so hard that they didn’t really know what happiness was anyway. - David Byrne
To be who you are, let go of what you were. - Jennifer Sodini
There was once a king, and he had a queen; and he was the manliest of his gender, and she was the loveliest of hers. They had nineteen children, and were always having more. - Charles Dickens
Instead of letting our emotions run amok with our minds, we can use our minds as tools that allow us to build realities that serve us better,and we attract what we are meant to attract because we are aware and self-empowered enough to choose most of the time. - Jay Woodman
I only had three teachers, really, that were interesting, and all three of them were women. - Cecil Taylor
When you helped somebody, right away you were responsible for that person. And things always followed for which you were never prepared. - Martha Brooks
Consumers presented with six choices on an item were twice as likely to buy as consumers overwhelmed with 24 varieties of the same item. - Sheena Iyengar
If wishes were horses, I'd need a very big stable. - Greg Curtis
were the last words that I wrote for you enough to tell youthat in my death the light that shone through my painful darknesswas a blinding vision of your eternal smile?cold scalpel's steel whispers tear at my very coreas I cling to my memories of you... - Xavier
Children aren't happy without something to ignore, And that's what parents were created for. - Ogden Nash
I had a million questions to ask life, and they were all answered by one word: love. - Matshona Dhliwayo
People talk about egos as if it were objects. - Bob Dylan
As if you were on fire from within.The moon lives in the lining of your skin. - Pablo Neruda
The first day or so we all pointed to our countries. The third or fourth day we were pointing to our continents. By the fifth day, we were aware of only one Earth. - Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud
Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phatasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.
Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace. - Shannon L. Alder
Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris! - C. JoyBell C.
I also know a Were-Pomeranian named Phoebe Fluffenstuff that will gut someone with her samurai sword as casually as you would slice a pie - James R Tuck
We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. - Amy Carmichael
We keep asking where they have gonethose years we remember and wereach for them like hands in the night - W.S. Merwin
It's as if my footprints were already on the road before I even got there.I walk into them, my waiting footprints. - Jackie Kay
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? - Cesare Pavese
If there were a party of those who aren't sure they're right, I'd belong to it. ~(Camus, as quoted by Tony Judt) - Albert Camus
Who said you weren't good enough? If it was you then pack up that thought and send it to Mars. If it wasn't you then pack up that thought and send it back to that person. - Diana Jaber
If perception were reality, bats could fly through cave walls. - Marty Rubin
...and then she realized: they WERE all alike! - Anne Taintor
Boomers were the original Millennials. - Ted Rubin
Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen. - Simone de Beauvoir
Sometimes it is best for men not to attempt to interfere with destiny. Our prayers can be answered in ways which we do not expect and do not welcome. - Wilbur Smith
Good parents use the mistakes they did in the past when they were young to advice the children God gave to them to prevent them from repeating those mistakes again. However, bad parents always want to be seen as right and appear "angelic and saintly" as if they never had horrible youth days. - Israelmore Ayivor
So I would choose to be with you,That's if the choice were mine to make,But you can make decisions too,And you can have this heart to break - Billy Joel
They were absolutely lovely, and in their presence, so was she. - Ann Brashares
It doesn’t matter how many times you leave, it will always hurt to come back and remember what you once had and who you once were. Then it will hurt just as much to leave again, and so it goes over and over again. Once you’ve started to leave, you will run your whole life. - Charlotte Eriksson
The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interested. - E.M. Forster
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. - John Stuart Mill
Capitalist production...was necessary to develop the productive forces of society to a level which will make possible an equal development worthy of human beings for all members of society. All earlier forms of society were too poor for this. - Friedrich Engels
Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed to immutable. - Azar Nafisi
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free. - Mary Wollstonecraft
We were given the Scriptures to humble us into realizing that God is right, and the rest of us are just guessing. - Rich Mullins
Empowered Women 101: Empowered women never live the life they wouldn't want for their daughter. They teach them what self respect looks like. - Shannon L. Alder
If the past was what we were meant to see…then behind, not in front, our eyes would be. - - RVM
If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone's self-interest would have to be served.
I might be President by now if it weren't for this 'queer' thing - Gore Vidal
I suddenly asked my master Caeiro, Are you at peace with yourself? and he answered, No, I’m at peace. It was like the voice of the earth, which is everything and no one. - Álvaro de Campos
Man acts as though he were the sharper and the master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man. - Heidegger, Martin
I hate it that Americans are taught to fear some books and some ideas as though they were diseases. - Kurt Vonnegut
He shook his head, trying to shake the convoluted thoughts loose. He couldn't worry about it right now. Not about how Thomas felt, or how Quinn did, or even how he, himself did. They were where they were, and there were things to do. First and foremost, there was a baby to deliver. - Breeana Puttroff
think of the condition of Europe for twenty years before, where people were fighting, not by thousands, but by millions; each one of whom as he struck his enemy wounded horribly some other innocent heart far away. - William Makepeace Thackeray
I can't tell you why I was in love with her. People didn't require that much as they do now. Folks were expected to be civilized to one another, honest, and - and clear. You relied on people being what they said they were, because there was no other way to survive. - Toni Morrison
People who made their dreams come true didn’t simply go after it. They changed the person they were, in order to fit the type of person that would live that type of dream. - Shannon L. Alder
Empowered Women 101: Happiness is something that you establish before a relationship. It is not the relationship that establishes it first. - Shannon L. Alder
The course of a life can be changed with some well timed, lovingly asked, honestly answered questions. - Lesley Sears
If human beings were really progressive creatures, then all boys would be smarter, healthier, and, wealthier, than their grandfathers. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The stones were sharp,The wind came at my back;Walking along the highway, Mincing like a cat. - Theodore Roethke
Persons desiring to know what love is might benefit more if they were able to understand what love is not. - Floyd Henderson
When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered yes-- remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education-- make them hunters. - Henry David Thoreau
Writing is Amazing!When I write I am empowered by my thoughts, entertained by my imagination, and enlightened by my wisdom. - Theresa Lewis
Sometimes things seem good at first . . . but we learn the hard way that they weren't as good as we thought. - Melody Carlson
Yvette had never talked about her marriage - she was a smart girl, and she knew you had no right to complain about someone you got all the way to the altar with. You made that choice, even if you were a child when you did it, and the marriage vow was sacred. - Maile Meloy
God has always heard and answered the prayers of all who cry on Him and call His name. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Inspirational people weren't meant to be enablers. They were meant to empower! - Shannon L. Alder
Tests were always easy for me. I saw them as games, saw myself as being in a contest against a mythical adversary, and welcomed the challenge. - Walter Dean Myers
Those who grow Tall by giving it their All, without the worry of Fall, are powered by a Passion, that is born from Inspiration.-RVM - R.v.m.
If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar and will not leave it, why keep the door so carefully shut? Why not open it, only a little? Do they know there is many a bird will not break its wings against the bars, but would fly if the doors were open? - Olive Schreiner
It is for a specific reason that you were born from that specific place. Never wish that away because it's not where you were born that matters, but who you were born to be. Jesus was born on the kraal and He became a King of Kings. - Gugu Mona
We have shared the incommunicable experience of war, we have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youth our hearts were touched with fire. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better. - Jim Rohn
And yet we were very much alike; we’d lost our souls, and we were ready to destroy others. - Yasmina Khadra
There was a young woman named Jenny, Whose limericks weren't worth a penny. Her rhythm and rhyme Were perfectly fine But whenever she tried to write any, She always had one line too many. - Anonymous
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered. - Stephen Hawking
Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents. - Shannon L. Alder
Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ. - Shannon L. Alder
It is man and not the Bible that needs correcting. Greater and more careful scholarship has shown that apparent contradictions were caused by incorrect translations, rather than divine inconsistencies. - Billy Graham
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby
We pray because of that, to have less discomfort in life. This prayer is left unanswered for some reasons. The reason is not far-fetched God is not interested in your comfort. He is more interested in your purpose. - Sunday Adelaja
Everything that humans have achieved until now, were once merely an imagination in someone’s head. - Abhijit Naskar
What if you'd live every day as if you were our society's future and hope? - Akilnathan Logeswaran
Everyone whirled around her, entranced by the stories in which they recognized themselves, but in the stories they were also more than themselves and it always felt at the end fulfilled, not meaningless and empty like life can sometimes feel. - Francesca Lia Block
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living in me and now I enjoy ever bit of my life and hope best for rest...something beyond lovelines from Love Vs Destiny... - Atul Purohit
Between the lines thoughts were felt. In a way words could never read. - Maira Cheeda
The thing about being powerful is that it may be a limited edition... as the source of the power goes you go; but becoming empowered will last a lifetime. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
If history only remembers one in a thousand of us, then that future will be filled with stories of who we were and what we did. - Electronic Arts
Tears were frozen to the book theif's face. - Markus Zusak
Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. - Dale Carnegie
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open? - Seneca
When you were quite a little boy, somebody ought to have said ``hush'' just once.
You can always be better than your master but you can never change the fact that you were his student and he was your master! The seed must always respect for his soil! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Leaving town I sat next to a senseless and beautiful boywho asked where I live.His unwashed hair or the way his eyes were just eyes…the soul is a tiring thing. You can have it.I don’t know what you mean’s what I told him.It’s more simple than that. I’m just passing through. - Alex Dimitrov
I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other. - Naguib Mahfouz
Do you Believe? Do you Fade like a Dream?Let me hear you BREATHELet me watch as you sleepThe Sparrow's Eyes... Promises shift into judgmentsI cannot deny that you were designed for my punishments - Slipknot
If movements were a spark every dancer would desire to light up in flames. - Shah Asad Rizvi
You can't just call the Praetor. It's not like 1-800-WEREWOLF. - - Jordan Kyle Cassandra Clare
It's not being in the past, but accepting who we were and being who we are. - Roisin Turner
Always have the guts to tell people the things they must hear. Because your words, no matter how difficult to say, might be the gift to their freedom. Maybe, your unfounded fears were never theirs. Because truth is how people move on. - Shannon L. Alder
Folks in Irihs might not be as welcoming as they were here. Resentment lingers.''So we're going to be in danger.''No more than any other day of your life. - Ashley Capes, The Lost Mask
If one were to worship the Soul (self) for even a moment, he will attain moksha without fail. Such is the elegance of the body-complex (paudgalik ramanta) in this world! - Dada Bhagwan
When I was a girl I would look out my bedroom window at the caterpillars; I envied them so much. No matter what they were before, no matter what happened to them, they could just hide away and turn into these beautiful creatures that could fly away completely untouched. - Patch Adams
We must accept the idea that having a male child has a unique social and psychological meaning for a woman. Even women who led the movement to break out the passivity and sublimation of the female role were deeply influenced by the belief in superior masculine power. - Klein Carole
Be ahead of all parting, as though it already were behind you, like the winter that has just gone by. For among these winters there is one so endlessly winterthat only by wintering through it will your heart survive. - Rainer Maria Rilke
If you think you are unworthy to pray, that thought is not coming from Jesus Christ. More than anything, He wants us to approach Heavenly Father, to have our prayers heard and answered. - Toni Sorenson
The monsters were neverunder my bed.Because the monsterswere inside my head.I fear no monsters,for no monsters I see.Because all this timethe monster has been me. - Nikita Gill
In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage. - John Steinbeck
We thought we were running away from the grown-ups, and now we are the grown-ups.
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
We were sent to Afghanistan to carry out hugely dangerous missions. But we were also told that we could not shoot that camel drover before he blew up all of us, because he might be an unarmed civilian just taking his dynamite for a walk. - Marcus Luttrell
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. - Alan W. Watts
The true measure of a best friend is where they are when you make the biggest decision of your life, not where they were during the decision process. - Shannon L. Alder
Sure, Mom.They stop and say hello, and then once you pass they talk the back off you like you were nothing. They assess your outfit, your hairstyle, and they garble what you say so it comes out ugly. - A.S. King
The whole thing could have been uncomfortable if all your wishes were to be drowned in to the sea or passed through a heart of a lion that shed not the innocent blood. - Auliq Ice
I am glad that I am not a man, for if I were I should have to marry a woman. - Madame de Stael
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. - Alice Walker
When it's all over and the dust from our Ancestors bodies and our own settle from the four winds only then will we see that we were here! - Stanley Victor Paskavich
If you weren’t held responsible for your mistakes, you weren’t making. - M.F. Moonzajer
You can't understand where you should be going until you understand what you were created to be. - Norma Gail
I don't believe any real artists have ever been non-political. They may have been insensitive to this particular plight or insensitive to that, but they were political, because that's what an artist is―a politician. - Toni Morrison
Your work is what you were born to do. No kind of educational system can teach you your true work, because it is your life purpose, and it is revealed by your God-given gifts. - Dr. Myles Munroe
Young people must appreciate the beauty of old age. The old people were once young. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
so convincing were those dreams of being awake that he woke from them in a state of complete exhaustion, and had to go straight back to sleep again. - Joseph Heller
If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world. - C. S. Lewis
All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince - ilana Graf
gurl,if you were a flower I will plant you in heart,watering you with my blood and cover you with my body. - knight mayor
Many of life's failures are those who didn't know how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas A. Edison
All opening moves were the same, like in chess. You don't have to come up with anything new, there's no point, because you're both after the same thing anyway. The game soon finds its own way and it's only at that point that you need a strategy. - Paolo Giordano
Don't get too lost in consumerism or materialism. As for ownership, the ultimate test of it is were you born with it and can you take it with you when you leave? - Rasheed Ogunlaru
You are asking me questions I cannot answer. All I ask is that you do not fear Avanti’s judgement and that you live your life from this point, as if it were the only life you had. Make the most of each day you live, make every moment count.’~Elden RothDeathsworn Arc 4: Rise of the Archmage - Martyn Stanley
What would have been the fate of sages if there were no fools? - Ogwo David Emenike
Sighing dismally, she acknowledged that some things just weren't humanly possible - not even Martha Stewart could fold fitted sheets. - Karen Marie Moning
When all the kids answered "fireman", "dentist", "mother", "want to marry a rich guy" and "astronaut", mine was "rockstar" when we grow up. Half of that was met. I knew I wouldn't be happy with any other occupation that was not in the entertainment business. - Nona Sebastian
So when the moon's only partly full, you only feel a little wolfy?" "You could say that.""Well, you can go ahead and hang your head out the car window if you feel like it.""I'm a werewolf, not a golden retriever. - Cassandra Clare
To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. - Eric Hoffer
Be what you would seem to be -- or, if you'd like it put more simply -- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. - Lewis Carroll
Making God a man is the consolation prize that our forefathers gave themselves for not being the ones who were each blessed with a vagina. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves. - Vinko Vrbanic
Sin is really an extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who you were when you were created as a spirit which came forth from the heart of God—a spirit made in His perfect, sinless image. - Praying Medic
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them right away. - Ronald Reagan
All that day she felt as if she were acting in a theatre with better actors than herself, and that her bad performance was spoiling the whole affair. - Leo Tolstoy
Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. - George Bernard Shaw
Do you pray for our world or just your world? If all your prayers were answered, would it change our world or just your world? - T S. Edwards
Ah! That glance of yours did some magic on me, you were not aware of. For once I died and was reborn. To put it simply: you did (CRL+ALT+DELETE) to my mind! - Ramana Pemmaraju
To live a happy life. Learn to let go of all that stresses you. You were never in control anyway. - Ane Krstevska
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. - Douglas Adams
I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child.
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children. - Bill Watterson
Women, churchgoers, and conservative were more likely than men, nonchurch goers, and liberals to disagree with the reductionist (neural) account of human life. - Andrew Ferguson
Always look up to the better. They tell you where to go but never look down upon inferior because you know, you were once there. - Prashant Balan
Apparently Lord Wyndham did regularly donate books to various museums around London. They were usually ones which he had collected earlier, but which were no longer of interest to him or his associates. Irene twitched at the very notion. Give books away? How very frivolous, she finally said. - Genevieve Cogman
My mother buried three husbands, and two of them were just napping. - Rita Rudner
Once they were men. Now they are land crabs.
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" - George Bernard Shaw
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time win we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
You might say no, you will never do that, that’s not you, not who I know, not who I thought you were, and I will say "watch me". - Charlotte Eriksson
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. - James Russell Lowell
Perhaps women were once so dangerous they had to have their feet bound. - Maxine Hong Kingston
Relationships take up energy; letting go of them, psychiatrists theorize, entails mental work. When you lose someone you were close to, you have to reassess your picture of the world and your place in it. The more your identity was wrapped up with the deceased, the more difficult the loss. - Meghan O'Rourke
If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher. - Eugene V. Debs
I didn't sleep well last night because one of my ghosts came back, haunting with his presence, and when I woke up, the others weren't here, haunting with their memory. - Donna Lynn Hope
We were together for a year; she just left me when I pledged her my love. - M.F. Moonzajer
Don't be afraid to be exactly as awesome as you were created to be. - Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck
Swans sing before they die— 't were no bad thing Should certain persons die before they sing. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being. - Martha Beck
I understand you. I know you love me. I wish you were there. - Auliq Ice
If you were given the chance to be reborn after your death, buy you could only come back as a squirrel, would you complain? - Peter James West
Conversationally, we were Fred and Ginger -- spin, slide, shuffle, bend. - Marisa de los Santos
Some people did what their neighbors did so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them. - George Eliot
Some people wish they were as happy as or happy like some people think they are. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A church begins to die when it says, ‘They were just children. - Wess Stafford
I've learned that just because I don't know how to break up with someone, doesn't mean they were worth keeping. - Steve Maraboli
Only people of a certain disposition are frightened of being alone for the rest of their lives at twenty-six; we were of that disposition - Nick Hornby
Treat everyone you meet as if they were you. - Doug Dillon
We were hooked when we woke.We had arms for each other.But I yearned to resumeMy dreams of another. - Roman Payne
His Nana's prayers were moving toward his mother like little butterflies of thoughts wrapped in the most beautiful colors. Each prayer looked like a mini-rainbow. - H. L. Balcomb
If ours is an examined faith, we should be unafraid to doubt. If doubt is eventually justified, we were believing what clearly was not worth believing. But if doubt is answered, our faith has grown stronger. It knows God more certainly and it can enjoy God more deeply. - Os Guinness
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. - Earl Nightingale
Wouldn't the worst be, isn't the worst, in truth, that women aren't castrated, that they have only to stop listening to the Sirens (for the Sirens were men) for history to change its meaning? - Hélène Cixous
In each painting, I think, it’s as if God were giving up on finishing the world. - Yves Bonnefoy
Life is too short for anger, resentment, hostility and "should have." It is too short to put off doing what brings you joy. Live each day as if it were your last, because one day it will be. - Julie-Anne
Realizing you have something in common with another person makes you more human than you were yesterday. - ME :)
His hand cupped her cheek as he lowered his head to hers. Just before their lips touched, a light knock sounded on the door. - Lia Davis
If I didn't work on the assumption that people were mostly telling me the truth, I think I'd go mad... And I'd rather be mistaken about others than mistrustful of them. - Una McCormack
And all I could see would be stars. And stars are the places where the molecules that life is made of were constructed billions of years ago. For example, all the iron in your blood which stops you from being anemic was made in a star. - Mark Haddon
When my mother died and left me all alone, I began to realize that some things, like being loved, were more important than one's image, money, and accomplishments. - J. Matthew Nespoli
Don't waste water even if you were at a running stream - Anonymous
The Sussex lanes were very lovely in the autumn . . . spendthrift gold and glory of the year-end . . . earth scents and the sky winds and all the magic of the countryside which is ordained for the healing of the soul. - Monica Baldwin
The truth was, history repeated itself on a daily basis; mistakes were made over and over. People were haunted by what they had done, and by what they hadn't had time to do. - Jodi Picoult
Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient? - Hermann Hesse
The Preacher, the Politicain, the Teacher, Were each of them once a kiddie. A child, indeed, is a wonderful creature. Do I want one? God Forbiddie! - Ogden Nash
We were fair game but we have kept out of the cesspool. We are strong. We are the good ones. Do not discover us for we lie together all in green like pond weeds. Hold me, my young dear, hold me. - Anne Sexton
However my mother had once said, ‘When you go to art school, you’ll find everybody sitting around practicing how to do their signature'; and sure enough, there they were, some of them doing just that. - Richard Williams
It doesn't matter you were born as Legend But what does matter is Legendary End.Think About It. - Bruce Lee
People in every nation behave and respond according to the values and virtues upon which they were raised. We all are a product of our environment. - Sunday Adelaja
The church I had loved so much was not a good place for me to hear the sound of my own voice. There was room for my talent but no room for my voice. The preacher’s voice was too loud. Teachings rooted in fear and condemnation were too loud. I had to get in a space where I could hear. - Suzette Hinton
Relationship doesn’t remain, We resonate on different flames, I could cut you down again, If you were like all other men, If you were like all other men, I know that I could shut you down again - Amy Winehouse
By 1833 the largest publisher in America, Harper and Company, boasted one horse-powered printing press and seven hand presses while the American Bible Society owned 16 new state-of-the-art, steam-driven presses and 20 hand presses. - Phil Cooke
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. - Saint Theresa of Jesus
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. - Nora Ephron
As if there were safety in stupidity alone. - Henry David Thoreau
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. - Oscar Wilde
A series of howls and war cries echoed through the camp....The werewolves and Japanese had attacked."-pg.353 Forbidden Nights with a Vampire - Kerrelyn Sparks
Live with the assumption that every day it will rain. If it does, you were right. If it doesn’t, you were fortunate. - Zack W. Van
If we were to care about every person suffering on this planet, life would shut down. - David Shore
The pools had been written onto the fields by the rain. The pools were a magic worked by the rain, just as the tumbling of the black birds against the grey was a spell that the sky was working and the motion of grey-brown grasses was a spell that the wind made. Everything had meaning. - Susanna Clarke
When you look back at the painful and difficult events of your life, you find that they were the times of your greatest personal growth. The challenges of our lives provide us the opportunity to develop our highest potentials. - John Bruna
How noble and good everyone could be if, every evening before falling asleep, they were to recall to their minds the events of the whole day and consider exactly what has been good and bad. Then without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day. - Anne Frank
There were differences between memories and dreams. He had only dreams of things he had wanted to do, while Lespere had memories of things done and accomplished. And this knowledge began to pull Hollis apart, with a slow, quivering precision. - Ray Bradbury
He felt as if he were paying for the privilege of music with portions of his life and body. But it was well worth it. - Mark Helprin
When we find that we have been aroused to anger we must call for God's help like the apostles when they were tossed about by the wind and storm on the waters. He will command your passions to cease and there will be a great calm. - Francis de Sales
Boys did not go to work on the railroad simply because their fathers did. What fetched them were sights and sounds of moving trains, and above all the whistle of a locomotive. I've heard of the call of the wild, the call of the law, the call of the church. There is also the call of the railroad. - Gary Krist
We lied to ourselves thinking in our minds we knew everything. We were deceived in believing that youthful enthusiasm could replace wizened maturity. - Anna M. Aquino
Closing one’s eyes when praying doesn’t increase the odds of the prayer being answered. It merely decreases the odds of being distracted. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If I were asked to define Motherhood. I would have defined it as Love in its purest form. Unconditional Love. ~~ - Revathi Sankaran
The problem with our society today is that when things fall apart we do remember to call upon the Lord, but when God answers our prayers we are too quick to exclude Him from those answered prayers. - Gugu Mona
If you enjoy peace now, remember it is out of the toils of those who were gone before you. The question is "will you leave peace behind you when you are gone"? - Israelmore Ayivor
If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them. - Johnny Depp
You were built for this moment. - Kierra C.T. Banks
One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behavior was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary people's experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women. - Rosalind Coward
No wonder the sky had to be blotted out by advertisements. The stars drowned with lights. If everyone could see beyond Coalition horizons, perhaps they'd see the titans of humanity for what they were: tiny creatures, smaller than insects, and in the scale of things, every bit as insignificant. - S.J. Kincaid
April and May were painful, lonely months for me because I couldn't talk to you. I never knew that spring could be so painful and lonely. Better to have three Februaries than a spring like this. - Haruki Murakami
Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned - and if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live. - Paul McCartney
Crazy moment!! When you suddenly laughed because you remember something funny and then realised that strangers were lookin at you weirdly (why the hell he's laughin) and immediately you changed your expression to serious. - Khaled Besrour
In this universe the night was falling; the shadows were lengthening towards an east that would not know another dawn. But elsewhere the stars were still young and the light of morning lingered; and along the path he once had followed, Man would one day go again. - Arthur C. Clarke
There were silences in my head. I could abandon myself completely to the pleasure of multiple relationships, to the beauty of the day, to the joys of the day. It was as if a cancer in me had ceased gnawing me. The cancer of introspection. - Anaïs Nin
If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach any conclusion. - George Bernard Shaw
Every year it minus or subtract a percentage of your life. Thats why when we grow , The time is more faster, the months are faster, days are faster. We are hardly able to keep track of time. We are also getting closer to death than we were . - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated. - Ernest Hemingway
If God were willing to sell His grace, we would accept it more quickly and gladly than when He offers it for nothing. - Martin Luther
You were on the other side of the world, but I often woke with the scent of you surrounding me. I ached for you, Kells. No matter how much Kishan thrashed me, it couldn’t diminish the pain of losing you. I’d dream of you and reach out to touch you, but you were always just out of reach. - Colleen Houck
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised. - Dorothy Parker
As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course. - Martin Luther King Jr.
To hear how much of a great human being you were even if you really weren’t open your ears at your funeral. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Augustine taught that true freedom is not choice or lack of constraint, but being what you are meant to be. Humans were created in the image of God. True freedom, then, is not found in moving away from that image but only in living it out. - Augustine of Hippo
A little girl and her father were walking along in the evening. She was fascinated by the stars, and kept looking up at them, but made no comment until her father asked what she was thinking. She replied, "If the bottom side of heaven is so beautiful, how wonderful the other side must be - Francis Gay
High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. - Oscar Wilde
When I, awoke, they called me crazy; But only those, whom were still asleep. - Nikki Rowe
It is better to obey the mysterious direction, without any fuss, when it points to a new road, however strange that road may be. There is probably as much reason for it, if the truth were known, as for anything else.
If I were to measure my successes by the mistakes that I have made & only focus on the lessons that were learned along the way, then that in itself overall, would be a positive step in the right direction. - Christine Upton
In 2008, when almost every other investor got crushed, and even the Wall Street "experts" were down by almost half, I was up 17 percent - beating the S&P Average by over 50 percent.Reminiscences of a Stock Market Flea - James J. Houts
The sad thing was in the knowing that all their nerve would get them nowhere in the world and that they were lost as all the people in Brooklyn seem lost when the day is nearly over and even though the sun is still bright, it is thin and doesn’t give you warmth when it shines on you. - Betty Smith
Oh God, Oh God! that it were possibleTo undo things done; to call back yesterday!That time could turn up her swift and sandy glass,To untell days, and to redeem these hours. - Thomas D. Heywood
No matter how successful you are, you have to keep improving yourself. Otherwise, you will get stuck in what was once considered modern. Today, you can't solve iPad problems with typewriter knowledge and in the years to come, we shall look at the iPad and say how come we were so excited about that. - Damilola Oluwatoyinbo
I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier. - Howard Nemerov
If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
Made as we were in the image of God we scarcely find it strange to take again our God as our All. God was our original habitat and our hearts cannot but feel at home when they enter again that ancient and beautiful abode. - A.W. Tozer
Life is like that, full of words that are not worth saying or that were worth saying once but not any more, each word that we utter will take up the space of another more deserving word, not deserving in its own right, but because of the possible consequences of saying it. - José Saramago
It was all a matter of timing," she says. "My train was late that day. The day I saw you drop your notebook. Had it been on schedule we never would have met. Maybe we were never meant to. It was a possibility, one of thousands, and not inevitable, the way some things are. - Erin Morgenstern
Because of this.Because your funny.Because you know Lolita.And Nabukov and James Mason too.Because you're cute and funny and i'm kind of sad and you haven't tried hitting on me once.Because you weren't even trying... - Matt Fraction
It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive. - Erma Bombeck
Our parents would not be ‘The best parents in the world’ (to us) if they were not our parents. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Because," I said, "the japanese were as responsible as the Germans for turning Americans into a bunch of bankrupt militaristic fuckups - after we'd done such a good job of being sincere war-haters after the First World War. - Kurt Vonnegut
The Occupy Wall Street movement faltered when activists realized that traders were quite busy already. - The Covert Comic
have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? - Walt Whitman
If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilised morality to savage morality. - C.S. Lewis
Her two outstanding characteristics were self-confidence and candor. The latter sometimes got her into hot water Durrance later told Charlotte, but the former kept it from scalding her. - Olive Higgins Prouty
More and more I knew my budding world was ruined if he were free in it. As a specimen Mr. Wallace might be my pride. Glory to him in a jar. But free! Better to release the sweet moving tiger or the delicate snake, the monumental elephant. I was just a castaway to be devoured. - William H. Gass
All of your fears and thoughts were mine, you were so scared but it was beyond divine. - Dominic Riccitello
Everyone in the world was programmed by the place they were born, hemmed in by their beliefs, but you had to at least try to grow your own brain - Scott Westerfeld
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller
There cannot exist in the future an economy which is still mercantile but which isn't capitalist anymore. Before capitalism there were economies which were partially mercantile, but capitalism is the last of this genre. - Amadeo Bordiga
If we were to behave half as well as we believe others ought to behave, we might prove ourselves as grand in character as excuses and justifications prevent us from being. - Richelle E. Goodrich
You actually cannot sell the idea of freedom, democracy, diversity, as if it were a brand attribute and not reality -- not at the same time as you're bombing people, you can't. - Naomi Klein
Wer leichter glaubt, wird schwerer klug. - Martin Urban
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. - Isaac Asimov
I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in the making, but shall draw its materials largely from the annual produce of the fields. - Henry Ford
Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one... that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. - Mark Twain
When children are given spiritual guidance, they grow-up learning to know how to pray and praise God. Even though they might not be a religious person in their later years, those values they were taught are the things they remember in their times of need. - Ellen J. Barrier
But you're so strong. I wish I were strong. I just like eating. - Ursula K. Le Guin
I remember every good thing about you. Every sweet and perfect thing. And nothing else. He touched her chin, tipped it up to look into her wet brown eyes. Even smudged, they were gorgeous. The dawning light in them filled his heart, and healed it. Nothing else. - V.S. Carnes
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. - Stephen Hawking
When a person asks a queer person why they like the things they do, you can't help but think that it's a little rude for them to be asking, because there is no answer, we were just born that way. Just like straight people, you were born the way you were born. So leave it. - Mekiah Johnson
My heart is so smallit's almost invisible.How can You place such big sorrows in it?"Look," He answered,"your eyes are even smaller,yet they behold the world. - Jalaluddin Rumi
You were, arecactus tourism. meeting you: granularfractals borrowed from oceans. - Virginia Petrucci
While the lecture itself was not bold, because my relationships were bold and intimate and risky, the lecture had impact. This experience taught me a powerful lesson about evangelism: the integrity of our relationships matters more than the boldness of our words. - Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
When my prayers are answered, I am happy because it was my wish. When my prayers are not answered, I am even more happy because that was gods wish. - Ali ibn Abi Talib
What if you already are the person you wish you were but you just don't know it yet? - Debra Formo
Try to imagine what the rising generation could become if these five righteous patterns were practiced consistently in every home. Our young people could be like Helaman’s army: invincible (see Alma 57:25--26). - Larry R. Lawrence
Open questions like love, life, death, struggle and sex are our experiences, our opinions are not answers but they still remain mysterious unanswered questions. Let it be Open. - Santosh Kalwar
Up, lad: thews that lie and cumberSunlit pallets never thrive;Morns abed and daylight slumberWere not meant for man alive. - A.E. Housman
A year ago, you fell into my arms and I felt some crazy connection to you. I'm sure as hell not good enough for you, and I'm sure as hell not making any promises, but I'm damn sure you were worth waiting for. - Victoria James
Not to know what happened before you were born is always to remain a child. For what is a man's life if it is not linked with the life of future generations by memories of the past.
I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. - Jane Austen
Familiar words for dead black boys portrayed as complicit in their own demise. Michael Donald's body had been hanged on a Mobile street, and the police were doing the same thing to his name. - Ravi Howard
It was amazing to think that she'd always had it wrong, imagining that they were the weak ones, the ones who took their chance. No. The weakest are those who stay put and call it sacrifice, call it not having a choice. - Sunjeev Sahota
In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, for knowledge, and even beauty is only a vein sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of ones clothes in a community of blind men. - Joseph Conrad
If only we were not that seedling of Creation,Of Earth and its generations,If only we had remained simple Clay or Ember,Or something in between,Then we would not have to see This World, its Lord, and its Hell, twice over. - Adonis
If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and told the nearest land was a thousand miles away, I'd still swim. And I'd despise the one who gave up. - Abraham H. Maslow
Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms. - Alan Corenk
When the universe presented unexpected gifts to the undeserving, how else were they to react, except with sheer paranoia? - Matthew S. Williams
Her eyes were like the sea before a storm on the Carolina coast. - Kami Garcia
The emphasis of the churches were not in how much work or home keeping is done in the four walls of the church itself, they rather told the Protestants to go prove their love to God at their work places through the quality of their works - Sunday Adelaja
When comparing 100 years of experience to 1, there is a way to close the gap. One must simply understand the choices that were taken, the roads that were walked, and that there are no guarantees to an unseen future. - Lionel Suggs
when you are doubt with someone on how they feel don't pretend that you know what they were thinking, never assume yourself as you know how they feel when you really not at their shoes at all. - Jinnul Jr.
Oh no-"she began.It shocked her to be right. Parent's were right, not children. Children could say anything, Arriety knew and enjoy saying it- knowing always they were safe and wrong. - Mary Norton
What you were is yesterday.What you are is now.What you can be is tomorrow.What you decide to be is today. - Matshona Dhliwayo
An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't. - Sacha Guitry
We were not put on this earth to be ordinary, we were created to be extraordinary. - Frederick E. Owen Jr.
I looked at the people, then, and I saw how busy they were - how much industry and energy described their lives. - Gregory David Roberts
Even if things do not work out as you thought they should for you, they do - in their own way, as they were meant to. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. - Louis D. Brandeis
Some' strong decisions stamp you as 'rude'. But in future, they will realize that you were right. But be cautious about the 'Some'. - Saga Valsalan
The freedom of speech is worthless without the freedom of offensive speech. Goebbels and Himmler were for freedom of speech that was inoffensive to the state. - Noam Chomsky
If I were a flower,humming bird would be my favourite beeAnd If I were blind,the light of darkness I'd love to see - Munia Khan
I could say it was the nights when I was lonelyand you were the only one who'd talk.I could tell you that I like your sensitivity,when you know it's the way that you walk. - Elvis Costello
If roses were not special weeds would not envy them. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Although Jesus Christ was Himself the Creative Deity, by whom all things were made, as man He humbled Himself--set aside His divine prerogatives and walked this earth as man -- a perfect demonstration of what God intended man to be--the whole personality yielded to and occupied by God for Himself. - W. Ian Thomas
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. - Joseph Campbell
One is that if women’s sexuality in Africa wasn’t under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren’t subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behavior generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn’t have a pandemic. - Stephen Lewis
The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being YOU: they are unique manifestations of the human spirit. - Wade Davis
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. - George Orwell
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age.Nothing does --- except wrinkles.It's true,some wines improves with age.But only if the grapes were good in the first place - Abigail Van Buren
Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough. - Alain de Botton
You realize you've forgiven people, your past and yourself when you don't speak bad about them anymore, even if you're encouraged to do so, even if you remember you were once brutally broken because of them... you just move on, let go, let them be and let yourself be... - Sanhita Baruah
Not so long ago we were all a tightly knit group of friends. Too bad someone had ripped apart the stitches that held us together, unraveling the cozy blanket of our friendship and leaving just enough strands to hang ourselves with. - E.J. Stevens
Everyone takes part in the mosque for one reason; to have a prayer answered. - Shujoy Chowdhury
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. - Oliver Herford
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. - Doug Larson
There were no sparks, just a gasoline fire burning through the dark - Sukh Dev
I just wanted to tell you, how beautiful you were; that day, that night, that life. - Anthony Liccione
Gods were preserved but languages were exterminated: thus was the conqueror’s will - Belcampo
In the past imagination and enjoyment were the religions. What is religion? It is the evolution of life power. What a man is wanting to know? He always wants to know the infinite power latent in his body. See what an immense power this human body holds! - Sri Jibankrishna or Diamond
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic." - Richard Pryor
Why are they like that?' I asked Cico. We skirted Blue Lake and worked our way through the tall, golden grass to the creek.'I don't know,' Cico answered, 'except that people, grown-ups and kids, seem to want to hurt each other - and it's worse when they're in a group. - Rudolfo Anaya
During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high. - Kurt Vonnegut
The Annual Register for 1763 tabulated the casualty list for British sailors in the Seven Years' War with France. Out of 184,899 men raised or rounded up for the war, 133, 708 died from disease, primarily scurvy, while only 1,512 were killed in action. - Stephen R. Brown
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation. - Mark Twain
He wondered if somewhere far off, defying the laws of science, Mitch's two screams were still echoing, if those vibrations had traveled into space, if they moved on and on like rays in a light-year. There might be other forms of life who were receiving the noise and trying to interpret the tones. - Jane Hamilton
These men were born to drill and die. Point for them the virtue of the slaughter, Make plain to them the excellence of killing And a field where a thousand corpses lie. - Stephen Crane
Most of the laugh tracks on television were recorded in the early 1950’s. These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead. - Chuck Palahniuk
They say women have no conscience about laws, don't they?" Mrs MacAvelly suggested. "Why should we?" answered her friend. "We don't make 'em– nor God– nor nature. Why on earth should we respect a set of silly rules made by some men one day and changed by some more the next? - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Choose in marriage only a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.
The most dangerous folly of old people who were once attractive is to forget that they are not so any longer. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If it weren't my life, I wouldn't have believed it. I hated everyone, for they were so phony. I don't give a damn about my bad reputation - Yuvika Mathur
The mistakes we regret the most are the ones we were too scared to make - Ollie Slaney
If the past was what we were meant to see…then behind, not in front, our eyes would be. - RVM
Were there but one virtuous man in the world, he would hold up his head with confidence and honor; he would shame the world, and not the world him.
We were the creatures desired throughout the ages... foolish humans didn't even realize it, living in their own little world. - Kay Harding
If I were not to put my arms out; would I have not caught you when you fell - Jeremy Aldana
If I were to kiss you then go to hell, I would. So then I can brag with the devils I saw heaven without ever entering it. - William Shakespeare
If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. - Linda Sunshine
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. - E. B. White
I would often invent this dream for myself at the edge of sleep, and then it was strange how content it would make me, how it would make peace and consolation flow, and I would close my eyes and float on it into my real dreams which were never so kind [...]. - Alice Munro
The people who work with solar photovoltaics (PV) tend to be sick, I've worked with many of them. They were showing classic symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness (RWS). - Steven Magee
within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be. - Rhawn Joseph
One wonders what would happen in a society where there were no rules to break. Doubtlessly everyone would quickly die of boredom. - Susan Howatch
Women were the reason I became a monk - and, ah, the reason I switched back. - Chris Avellone
You are beloved; even if you were the last person on earth, the sun would rise for you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
asked himself In what country on earth would you rather live He first answered Certainly in my own where are all my friends my relations and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life. But he continued which would be your second choice His answer France. - Thomas Jefferson
You have played, (I think) And broke the toys you were fondest of, And are a little tired now; Tired of things that break, and— Just tired. So am I. - E.E. Cummings
You were never born with a silver spoon in your mouth. Don't think that way. You were born with a diamond spoon in your palm. Carry it by your own hand. Now, feed yourself - Israelmore Ayivor
It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past. . .
Most people on the ledge of a tall building were not afraid they'd fall; they were afraid they'd jump. - Lauren Alego
Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. - Orison Swett Marden
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first. - Benjamin Franklin
And what went wrong when other alchemists tried to make gold and were unable to do so?""They were looking only for gold his companion answered. They were seeking the treasure of their personal legend, without wanting actually to live out the personal legend. - Paulo Coelho
In spite of where we were, how we had gotten here and why we had come, I felt that at this moment of our lives, this place was exactly where we belonged. We were not drifting but rising, rising toward something right and of significance. - Dean Koontz
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed. - Benjamin Franklin
Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his. - Franz Liszt
My head was playing an irresistible music that only me was hearing it, and I laid down as if I was a siren waiting for someone to wash away her fear of being seen. You were the river which caught me when I was falling from the sky as a leaf , and you said even if I don’t remember you, you do. - Kenza Slaoui
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you. - Terry Pratchett
Those who tried to fill the void with passion, were engulfed by it’s flames. - Meeta Ahluwalia
We would have broken up except for the children. Who were the children? Well, she and I were.
If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind. - John Stuart Mill
That is the American story. People, just like you, following their passions, determined to meet the times on their own terms. They weren't doing it for the money. Their titles weren't fancy. But they changed the course of history and so can you. - Barack Obama
When in brief flashes of serendipity you glimpse what you were born to do... Do it. No matter what. Take steps toward it, even if they are depressingly small at first. With each inch closer to your central magic, you will feel it. It is unmistakable for anything else. It's called purpose. - Jacob Nordby
But what if all the tranquility, all the comfort, all the contentment were now to come to a horrifying end? - Franz Kafka
Do you remember when we learned how to fly? We'd play make-believe, we were young and had time on our side - Paradise Fears
What is carved on rocks were away in time. What is told from mouth to mouth will live forever. - Vietnamese saying
Climbing would be a great, truly wonderful thing if it weren't for all that damn climbing.
To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true! - H. L. Mencken
If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. - Betty Friedan
the worst thing about being lied to is knowing you weren't worth the truth. - Turcois Ominek
Sometimes life holds more than people allow themselves to see. Such individuals may continue to live as though they are blind for eternities before realizing they were merely clamping their eyes shut. - Emily Herr
I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble. - Raymond Joseph Teller
they thought they were heroes when they were only cinders in the eye of humanity too many creatures both insects and humans estimate their own value by the amount of irritation they are able to cause greater personalities than themselves - Don Marquis
Think back to the oldest era your mind can fathom, back beyond everything we can remember, when gods were still men who had not yet lived the deeds that would deify them. - Angela B. Chrysler
If we were able to distill all human experience to its essence, it would be a question on the lips of a man named Jesus. As he asked Peter, he asks all mankind, "Who do you say that I am?" "Our idea of God," observed Thomas Merton, "tells us more about ourselves than about Him. - Ron Brackin
In real life, the big things and the little things are inextricably mixed up together, so in Libya at one moment, one worried because one's native boots were full of holes, and at the next, perhaps, one wondered how long one would be alive to wear them. - Rosita Forbes
Art forms that appeal to [leftists] tend to focus on ... defeat and despair ... as if there were no hope of accomplishing anything through rational calculation. - Theodore J. Kaczynski
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
Those who were known as sultans and emperors are gone to dust. Their palaces are now known as ruins. This is ultimate power and commands of nature. - Aditya Ajmera
I had no choice but to accept these voices and images as my gift. My ability. Their energy engrossed my music. I played passionately for them. To set them free. They were part of my life now. I didn't chose them, they chose me."...Elizabeth (DESCENDANT– chapter 2) - L.J. Amodeo
Not one of the boys like me. I’ve put their noses out of joint.Well, they were never good-looking lads. - Luggs
Zoe leaned closer to Ruth, nearly nose to nose. If they were made from better stuff, they would have pretended the fault was theirs. They would have made a moment of it--a pretty moment. - Michael Benzehabe
Even though she was soft and kind, her thoughts were strong like steel. - Debasish Mridha
If we didn't read people who were bastards, we'd never read anything. Even the best of us are at least part-time bastards. - Mary Karr
The mere fact that a very large number of people believe such a thing and that the world would be a better place if it were true, is no reason for believing that it is true. - Leonard Woolf
Crammed among the stacks of books in his room, the author treated literature as if each book were a window in a city of unstable skyscrapers, and he was the window-washer tasked with the impossible job of cleaning them all. - From "Pageturner" in 365 Tomorrows - Joseph Patrick Pascale
Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall. - Jodi Picoult
Sure, we thought the acresThat we tilled were sacred,But how could we have knownThat wheat can haunt like ghosts - Sherman Alexie
Do you really think all angels are sweet and gentle? You must have forgot that the front lines of the War in Heaven were littered with bold women that had something to say. - Shannon L. Alder
When up they gat an' shook their lugs, Rejoic'd they werena MEN but DOGS. - Robert Burns
I wish life were a fiction novel. Then everyone would have to do what I say. - Michelle M. Pillow
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. - Helen Keller
Worldly life is based on ‘action’ and the spiritual life is based on ‘knowing’. One does the action and the other ‘sees’. The ‘doer’ and the ‘knower’ can never be the same, they are always separate. They were separate, they are separate and they will remain separate. - Dada Bhagwan
Fear least have power! The power of fear lies in the power of our fears. Without the power of our fears, fear is least empowered! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
A village explainer. Excellent if you were a village, but if you were not, not."(on Ezra Pound) - Gertrude Stein
You were born with a song in the seat of your soul; let the life that you live be the singing of it. - LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier
I never said you were my friend. I just didn't have the guts to tell you to leave. - Kris Harte
Sometimes being a good parent is admitting that you weren't a perfect parent. - Colleen Ferrary Bader
I don’t understand how I could have believed you were a warm, affectionate, and tenderhearted person! You’re obviously as prickly as a porcupine and any man who comes close to you will end up with a face full of quills! - Colleen Houck
I bought some batteries, but they weren't included. - Steven Wright
If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something. - Federico Fellini
I think of these desert years of mine, not of my choosing. Maybe if it were all smooth and comfortable, if my pride and professionalism were defining life for me, God's steel-quiet, penetrating word would have been lost in the babble and sheen of success. - Luci Shaw
With slouch and swing around the ringWe trod the Fools’ Parade!We did not care: we knew we wereThe Devils’ Own Brigade:And shaven head and feet of leadMake a merry masquerade. - Oscar Wilde
I'm holding a super-expandable energy-powered towel. I've made friends with space hamsters. I think we've stretched believability rather far, don't you? - Michael S. Atkinson
You are either the person you were or the person you are, eventually you have to let go of one - Saahil Prem
Those that have lost their lives to suicide were good people, who were in deep, deep pain. Keep speaking about mental illness and keep it out of the darkness. - Mariel Hemingway
I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. - Felix Bloch
for the disproportionate fear that the statistically and historically minimal group of women who were both angry and had hairy legs have inculcated both in their detractors and in their wannabe-successors, we should salute them as often as possible - Nina Power
Oh, he was a decent-enough high school student, good grades and well-liked, but his test scores were nothing to write home about. He might as well have Christmas-treed the math test. - Thomas Christopher Greene
Anything that was created today were once an unknown insecurity far beyond the next chapter of your life! - Vishwanath S J
How many great gems were lost to thoughtand not put down to pen.You can but think of just a fewand then they're lost again. - L.F. Young
See--two who dreamed that dream, and you were one. - Caris Brooke
There were so many things a tree could do: add color, provide shade, drop fruit or become a children's playground, a whole sky universe to climb and hang from; an architecture of food and pleasure, that was a tree. - Ray Bradbury
If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? - Thomas Lovell Beddoes
As she laughed I was aware of becoming involved in her laughter and being part of it, until her teeth were only accidental stars with a talent for squad-drill. - T.S. Eliot
Beauty is a matter of perspective.Darling keep in mind that those standards that you’re trying so hard to meet were made by imperfect beings themselves. Love yourself more. - dandelionlady96
Gone are the days when women were attracted by a man's hansomeness. Today, we are talking about cash, and your compromise to become a tiger in bed. - Michael Bassey Johnson
When asked for the details of an ideal date, I answered, "I want him to take me to a book store, so he can see just how happy I can be. - Camille Cabujat
It wasn’t closure, really. But I’d said the right things. I’d hit on some truths. Maybe some things didn’t get closure. Maybe some things weren’t really worth it, or didn’t really need it, and after a while the unimportance would become obvious. - Vee Hoffman
I realized that all my life, my values were based upon typical middle-class American values: hard work, doing good, living well, owning things, following the rules & being the best I can be... but God clearly says, "those are not MY values. I value justice, mercy & humility. - John Green
All of sudden, this shooting star went by, and all I could think was that they were listening to us somehow. - Nicholas Sparks
But God is the God of the waves and the billows, and they are still His when they come over us; and again and again we have proved that the overwhelming thing does not overwhelm. Once more by His interposition deliverance came. We were cast down, but not destroyed. - Amy Carmichael
What we do is less than a drop in the ocean. But if it were missing, the ocean would lack something. - Mother Teresa
Nothing glamorous like the write-ups in the papers or the newsreels. We weren't heroes. We were only there..." Closing his eyes, he then slumps against the wall, as if the words he has spoken has used up all his energy. - Robert Cormier
All he did all afternoon was calculate again and again how many hours of study time he was losing. Thinking about it now, he felt stupid, as we all do when we remember all the time we waste wishing we were somewhere else. - Paolo Giordano
Suddenly the reader's eyes were filled with tears, and a loving voice whispered in his ear: -Why are you crying if everything in that book isn't true?- And the reader replied: -I know; but what I feel is real. - Ángel González
Women were created gullible. It they weren't no babies would be born. - Dakota Dawn
Monsters were wild. Monsters were strong. Monsters were fierce and free.If I was monstrous...perhaps it wasn't such a bad thing. - Sarah Diemer
At Christmastime, whenever I feel overwhelmed and a little out of sorts, all I have to do is think of my father and the things he'd be doing if he were here and I smile. - Peggy Toney Horton
As if I were the funniest, weirdest girl in the world - that's how he used to look at me. - Katie Crouch and Grady Hendrix, The White Glove War
The moment when you realize no one understands, no one ever did, no one ever will.You were alone, you always will be.But may be, just may be, someone will look up to you someday. And when they do, remember to hide those tearful eyes, to smile and to say - "look, life's so good. - Sanhita Baruah
But to her, libraries were like hotels: secret villages inhabited by passing strangers from a thousand different worlds brought together just for a few hours. - Simon Sebag Montefiore
The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
They were the men and the women of the sand, of the wind, of the light, of the night. They appeared as in a dream, at the crest of a dune, as if they were born of the cloudless sky. - Jean-Marie G. Le Clézio
I wrote her story because she wanted to live forever and I loved her far more with every word, too much! Even in death her life sought out beauty, for her moments were consumed with love and I could never write such a story without her stars flaming in my heart. - Robert M. Drake
Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts, and no one thank. - Christina Rossetti
When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Even the littlest things were now a challenge, one I didn't understand. - Sarah Todd Hammer
Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth. - Paula Danziger
If it were natural for father to care for their sons, they would not need so many laws commanding them to do so.
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. - Anatole France
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided. - Bible
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
As Paul Tillich put it, suffering introduces you to yourself and reminds you that you are not the person you thought you were. - David Brooks
Prepare yourself for some bad news: Ronald Reagan’s library just burned down. Both books were destroyed. But the real horror: He hadn’t finished coloring either one of them. - Gore Vidal
You were saved when you believed in Jesus, but you were transformed when you realized He believed in you. - Kris Vallotton
Is it a good idea or not?? Were we build for that or not??We know to much so let's remove us?? - Deyth Banger
Are women human yet? If women were human, would we be a cash crop shipped from Thailand in containers into New York's brothels...? Would our genitals be sliced out to "cleanse" us...? When will women be human? When? ~ Half The Sky - Catherine Mackinnon
One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass. - Roman Payne
Drawing and painting is like a quickie in bed. Were as novel writing is a long term relationship, much more fulling. - Tara Dobbs
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlourdrinking milk shakes cold and longSmiling and waving and looking so finedon't think you knew you were in this song - David Bowie
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive. - Oprah Winfrey
I stood in the isle thinking about my future, while the man next to me complained, but when I asked him what his dream was he never answered. - James Jean-Pierre
When I am dying, I should like my life taken out under general anaesthetic, exactly as if it were a diseased appendix. - Richard Dawkins
you were born as an origional don't die as a copy - sarah farhat
There are many things that we would throw away, if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. - Oscar Wilde
It's the movies that have really been running things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look how you feel about it." - Andy Warhol
For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. - George W. Bush
Where would we be in this soulless universe if there weren't a few people who hold on to memories, their hearts yearning for long-lost feelings? - Nicolas Barreau
When someone's success makes you as happy as if it were your own, you know you've found someone worth holding on to. - Charlotte Eriksson
Never forget what you were saved from. - Jim George
I can't believe I spent 13 years at school and never got taught cooking, gardening, conversation, massage, Latin, or philosophy. What were they thinking? That I would somehow live off inorganic chemistry? - Neel Burton
I find that all my thoughts circle around God like the planets around the sun, and are as irresistibly attracted by Him. I would feel it to be the grossest sin if I were to oppose any resistance to this force. - C.G. Jung
Bullies were only triumphant when they made other people feel smaller than they themselves felt. - Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson
Always try and be a better person than you were yesterday, cause we aren't guaranteed tomorrow. - Tina A. Morgan
There was going to be a spot for me in this joint, the earth, after all. It was never going to be a great match for someone as bright and strange as me, but books were going to make it survivable. - Anne Lamott
i am so crammedfull of fearsthat if you were to touch me i might eitherfly or break. - Sanober Khan
Isn't it funny? You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody. But a ringing phone has to be answered, doesn't it? (Phone Booth ; The Caller) - Deyth Banger
The skies are haunted by that which it were madness to know; and strange abominations pass evermore between earth and moon and athwart the galaxies. Unnamable things have come to us in alien horror and will come again. - Clark Ashton Smith
You were my marital bliss, he said to me this morning. You can be again! You know what I answered? A marital blister, that’s what we’ll have if I stay. - E. L. Neve
Your desire is your prayer. Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its reality and you will experience the joy of the answered.Dr. - Joseph Murphy
Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin. - David Letterman
At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't. - Paul Graham
I’ve always had a vivid imagination in terms of storytelling, but thankfully I learned early on that imagination can be stifled or enhanced by one’s writing ability—what I call word work. My goal from then on was to make sure my writing skills were up to speed with my imagination. - Marvin Brown
I don't really know them, but I know this: they're just like your kids were. Or are. Sweet, trusting, good in ways we adults hardly even remember. We have to look out for them. Not because of the tattoos, or in spite of them, but because they're kids and we're supposed to look out for kids. - Sabrina Vourvoulias
In some cases we neglect our health, because we were never told about its value. - Sunday Adelaja
I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.
If people knew what they were missing, they would give up everything they have to achieve it. - Belsebuub
If you could stay as stubborn as when you were a child then you need not to compromise on your dreams. - Amit Kalantri
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura oflife which bears no relation to true immortality but through which theycontinue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. Itis as though they were traveling abroad. - Marcel Proust
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. - Earl Shoaf
Act as if were impossible to fail.
The curly red lines across the African deserts had the fascination of a magnet, and I hoped fervently that the pioneers who were writing their names over the blank spaces, would leave just one small desert for me. - Rosita Forbes
When an idea for solving a problem suddenly presents itself, ask yourself if all circumstances related to the problem were properly analyzed. - Eraldo Banovac
You were the poem I never knew how to write because no words could describe the wind you cannot see, but feel. - Shannon L. Alder
Loosers want it but only through the easy way. If action taking were like reading a story book, loosers would only love to open the picture pages - Israelmore Ayivor
Years ago there was an old man I knew that told me he didn't trust me, because people with beards were hiding from something. I told him, "That's true, I'm hiding from the barber!! - Neil Leckman
Their boots were black and shiny and your treasures gleamed like stars,Bones from deep down in the fertile crescent. - John Darnielle
Tipper and Al came to a show the last time we were in Washington. They're nice people, a nice family. We made every effort not to frighten them. - Jerry Garcia
One of the most difficult tasks confronting philosophers is to descend from the world of thought to the actual world. Language is the immediate actuality of thought. Just as philosophers have given thought an independent existence, so they were bound to make language into an independent realm.
We talk relationship but we live religion, with unsatisfying results. Christianity defines itself, first and foremost, as a relationship with God. Even though this is true, our human nature tends toward living a relationship with God as if it were a religion - Mark Cowper-Smith
What we may view as bad or dark experiences will often be what makes us who we were always meant to be. - Beem Weeks
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained - Walt Disney Company
HARMONISTS, n. A sect of Protestants, now extinct, who came from Europe in the beginning of the last century and were distinguished for the bitterness of their internal controversies and dissensions. - Ambrose Bierce
How little of permanent happiness could belong to a couple who were only brought together because their passions were stronger than their virtue. - Jane Austen
All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. - Bob Proctor
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. - Thomas Fuller
The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame - Terry Pratchett
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? - Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. - Bertrand Russell
If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Having the courage to speak one's mind is as important as knowing when the time is right to do so. - Nana Awere Damoah
Okay, I said. As long as I've got you here, we're going to use and appreciate this present moment. Because I wish, and I've wished a thousand times since you went, that we'd known it was the present, and that we were living in it. - Ali Smith
The only opinion I have is that I could never look someone in the eye and tell them that they didn’t love someone that they know they love. It’s not my job to judge and it’s not a job I’d want. I love people a lot. All kinds. If we were meant to be the same then we wouldn’t be human. - Hayley Williams
Life is a dark stage on which you were born to shine. - Matshona Dhliwayo
All that technical expertise isn't worth a damn if you don't get the best out of people, though. . . . These were leaders who saw strength in ordinary people and showed them how to break tyranny. - Noël Coward
I wish that people would stop destroying other people just because they were once destroyed. - Karen Salmansohn
They said you would fall,but were surprised when you were rising.The said you would fail,but were surprised when you were succeeding.They said you would break,but were surprised when you kept it together.The said you would deteriorate,but were surprised when you were flourishing. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The fields were fruitful and starving men moved on the roads. The granaries were full and the children of the poor grew up rachitic. - John Steinbeck
When you read,' the man whispered, 'you discover who you really are. You find traces of yourself, little pieces you didn't know were there. - Malcom McNeill
•• Arrogance and pride were the reasons Shaytaan was expelled from paradise. Do not let it be the reason you don't enter paradise.!! - Mana'hil
I wonderif you ever read my poemsand wish they were writtenfor you. - Kamand Kojouri
I'm glad that life isn't like a Christmas song, because if my friends and I were building a snowman and it suddenly came alive when we put a hat on it, I'd probably freak and stab it to death with an icicle.
You were born into the world to fulfill a specific purpose in life. May you recognised your unique calling. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Do not allow your resentment towards negative in this era to blind you into spiting yourself. We were made unique and should celebrate each other's life and the uniqueness that defines us. - Auliq-Ice
I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house. - Beverly Cleary
You put a new heart in Emma a long time ago, it just wasn’t the kind you were thinking of. He laughed to himself. Hope is an amazing thing. I saw it in Emma, saw it with my own eyes. - Charles Martin
The ocean pulsed outside our window. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below usually calmed me down, but the fear and chaos that were tangled in my mind made that an impossibility. - Chelsie Shakespeare
We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside. - Anchee Min
Creative work is often driven by pain. It may be that if you don't have something in the back of your head driving you nuts, you may not do anything. It's not a good arrangement. If I were God, I wouldn't have done it that way.[Interview, The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 20, 2009] - Cormac McCarthy
I wore your promise on my finger for one yearI'll wear your name on my heart til I dieBecause you were my boy, you were my only boy forever. - Coco J. Ginger
Sensitive people are the heart of the world. Sensitive hearts will save this world if they are empowered. Caring deeply and feeling deeply is a gift. But it's important to shift it out of victim and wounded and into the strength and blessing that it truly is and can be. - Eileen Anglin
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Friedrich Nietzsche
The captain was a good chess player, and the games were always interesting. Yossarian had stopped playing chess with him because the games were so interesting they were foolish. - Joseph Heller
You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena. - Jon Stewart
I didn’t know then that young girls were a sort of poison, infectious to the man of age; and that men of age justly take woman of age to cure themselves of the diseases of youth. - Roman Payne
You have something on your neck. What Looks like a bite mark, what were you doing out all night, anyway? Nothing. I went walking in the park. Tried to clear my head. And ran into a vampire What? No! I fell. On your neck? - Cassandra Clare
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. - Ronald Reagan
This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me. - Colleen Wainwright
We have come out of the time when obedience, the acceptance of discipline, intelligent courage, and resolution were most important, into that more difficult time when it is a man's duty to understand his world rather than to simply fight for it. - Ernest Hemingway
We are all a little schizophrenic. Each of us has three different people living inside us every day—who you were, who you are and who you will become. The road to sanity is to recognize those identities, in order to know who you are today. - Shannon L. Alder
Once God wrote a story that shook the heaven to the very core.Love was the only language used;You and I were the only characters. - Subhan Zein
Maybe I should have gone into politics. If you were a political activist, election season brought moments of intensity, whichever side you were on, and meanwhile here I was inarguably withering away, - Michel Houellebecq
So they had all had more troubles than she. Did that really make them superior? If two men were walking along the street and a brick fell on one, missing the other, did that make the injured one a better person? - Elizabeth Harrower
We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Gwynned lies two days westwards; still further south, the weregeld calls. Mayhap with All-Father Woden's favour, my deeds may yet inspire the skalds. - George Gordon Byron
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. - Carl Sagan
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley
Don't," she begged, knowing that surely she was trying his patience, that his kindness would stretch just so far, that if he were truly kind he could never have survived as a vampire. - Vivian Vande Velde
lies, truth, loveI have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of it's charms. - Giacomo Casanova
Maybe we weren't at the Last Supper, but we're certainly going to be at the next one. - Bella Abzug
She had never felt so light of heart and it seemed to her as though her body were a shell that lay at her feet and she pure spirit. Here was Beauty. - m. somerset maugham
Sometimes the best books are hidden gems that you didn't even know were out there! - Carmela Dutra
The anvil is hard so that it can help shape the blade. If life were easy, we would all be soft and misshapen shards of metal, tossed into a bin. - J.M. Bush
The best thing parents can do for their children is allow them to be who they were born to be. - Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing. - Terry Pratchett
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes. - Toni Morrison
We were all so young that there were no lines on our faces to read between. - Phyllis Theroux
Don't stand in the way of your own light. Let yourself shine as you were meant to shine, for only you can. - Karlyle Tomms
...a murder of crows gormandized until they were satiated. - Rex Curry
I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle. - Alfred Hitchcock
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. - George Orwell
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. - Solon
People always say in the end you only regret the choices you didn't make but I really think you also regret the choices you were foolish enough to make. - Melizena
Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, very weird people were effectively isolated from all the other very weird people.But today, the internet makes it possible for very weird people from anywhere on the planet to get on the internet and talk to one another. - Caliban Darklock
An old, tired man. That is what I am. What became of the old fire, drive, ambition? There were dreams once upon a time, dreams now all but forgotten. On sad days I dust them off and fondle them nostalgically, with a patronising wonder at the naivete of the youth who dreamed them. - Glen Cook
The reason sex is fun is not to cater to the desire for individual human pleasure, but because hunanity would have ceased to exist a long time ago if it were drudgery. - Joe Beaton
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. - Bette Davis
We [-women and men-] are all equal in our creaturehood, whatever our sex, color, age, background, or abilities. But we are all different in the functions we were created to perform, as different as water from stones, and engineering from imaginative fiction. - Mary McDermott Shideler
When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young. - Maya Angelou
Yes, if we were prepared to be honest we might rid ourselves of much self deception. - Moliere
I am successful because I did not waste time bothering about what others were doing but focussed on what I was doing. - Amit Abraham
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out, and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton
I kept trying to talk myself out of my second thoughts when they were trying to help me. My advice? When it comes to relationships, second thoughts should be promoted. - Deb Caletti
You were almost like a haiku: said so little, but meant so much. - Abraham Algahanem
There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. - Robert Orben
All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.
Greatness is not in were we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind, and somtimes agaisnt it - but sail we must. And not drift, nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
My mistakes were because I was selfless. I wanted to complete someone else, I didn’t think about completing myself. - Dominic Riccitello
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living - Jules Henri Poincaré
My grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the desert. - Compton Gage
that which deludes you to be unhappy can be overpowered by another delusion that causes greater unhappiness - Devdutt Pattanaik
The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks. How nonphysicists would scoff if they were able to follow the odd course of developments! - Albert Einstein
You gave me the courage to love. To dared to dream for things I never imagined were possible for me. - D.C. Akers
In the end, a lack of compatibility is what ruins relationships. You can't force someone to be an eagle when they are a duck. Nobody wants to fly solo. Dreams were meant to be shared together. - Shannon L. Alder
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
There were things I'd never do again, but then, they'd always seemed right. - Celine Dion
We should not take our ‘Humanity’ for granted. We should love and respect things as if they were ourselves. - Sandranil Biswas
Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee. - Hannah Whitall Smith
You were chasing stones forever, forgetting the diamond within you - Skye Elf
I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. - Bruce Grocott
Vows were ever brokers to defiling. - William Shakespeare
We didn’t want to admit it then, but we were friends. Best friends. - Shannon Celebi
And now the birds were singing overhead, and there was a soft rustling in the undergrowth, and all the sounds of the forest that showed that life was still being lived blended with the souls of the dead in a woodland requiem. The whole forest now sang for Granny Weatherwax. - Terry Pratchett
While others were dreaming about it - I was getting it done. - Nathan W. Morris
Our names were made for us in another century. - Richard Brautigan
All this timeI drank you like the cure when maybeyou were the poison. - Clementine von Radics
And there were times where I missed everyone I missed everything and everyone to the bone, I missed younger years where days were easy and everything was so innocently cheesy, I missed myself and my friends and the persons we used to be. - Thoughts And Writings @wnq-writers.com
If I were in his(Prophet Muhammad) presence, I would wash his feet. - Hercules
I woke with sweat beading across my forehead and my hands balled into fists clutching the sheet over my eyes. The dreams. They were back. Haunting me relentlessly. I thought they were gone... I should've known better. (Rayne) - Kimberly Brockman
If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be - a Christian. - Mark Twain
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. - James Madison
What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: "Why is it so dark in here?" - Terry Pratchett
The human mind is like a fertile ground were seed are continually being planted. The seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts. You plant a seed, a thought grows, and it grows. The word is like a seed and the human mind is so fertile! - Miguel Ruiz
If people were rain, I'd be a drizzle and she'd be a hurricane. - John Green
I would I were alive again to kiss the fingers of the rain. - Edna St. Vincent Millay
If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing. - Coco Chanel
It may be said without exaggeration that the mountains made the men; and the men in return fought with passionate courage and energy in defence of their beloved mountains, in whose fastnesses, indeed, they were well-nigh unconquerable. - John F. Baddeley
Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. - Marcel Proust
I have every luxury imaginable, I own acres of land, and have enough money to buy the moon were it for sale. Though people think I have everything, it sometimes feels like my possessions own me; towering over me and reducing me into a small bundle of insignificance. - J. Matthew Nespoli
When we were together before, the world was small to us, but as you grew bigger to life and the world became desirous to living, we became smaller to each other. - Anthony Liccione
You think I wanted to fall for you? I stayed away from you! I gave him the chance to be with you! But there’s another part of me that asks what if? What if you’re not supposed to be with Ren? What if you were supposed to be the answer to my prayers? Not his! - Colleen Houck
Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart. - Douglas Adams
I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
Serendipity: Look for something, find something else, and realize what you've found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for.
If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it. - Leo Tolstoy
Maybe to feel superior in struggle was sensed, When people were aware to fight for identity. - Marieta Maglas
A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could have only one book, what would it be? I always say, "How to Build a Boat. - Stephen Wright
We were the most humiliated people on earth and God gave us honour through Islam. If we ever seek honour through anything else, God will humiliate us again. - Umar ibn Al-Khattab
Perhaps a physicist would know at once why this whole idea was absurd. But then, perhaps a physicist would be so locked into the consensus of his scientific community that it would be harder for him to accept an idea that transformed the meaning of everything he knew. Even if it were true. - Orson Scott Card
Maybe most people were fundamentally contradictory. The real people at any rate. - Tom Robbins
...there were certain chapters when I stopped writing, saw the domestic situation I was in and thought, "I don't want to face this world, let's get back to the hellish one I'm imagining. - Alasdair Gray
you said " you were insane", while all you did was being sane..!! - Ridhdhesh Jivawala
Do you believe that our stories were written from before that we are but actors performing on the stage called life with neither rehearsals nor retakes, the dialogues of our own and a fleeting audience or are you someone who pens down his own story? - Chirag Tulsiani
To take this one shot at life and live it with God is to take this one shot and have it reverberate across and around my world as if it were a million shots and more. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. - Jimmy Carter
The only reason there isn't life on other planets is because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
The eyes were damned, the staring, glaring eyes of one who sees but does not see, eyes ever turned inward to the sterile hell of dreams beyond control, dreams unleashed, risen out of the stinking swamps of the unconscious. - Stephen King
We didn't install the [Code Red] patch on those DMZ systems because they were only used for development and testing. Anonymous client, shortly after spending 48 continuous hours removing 2001's Code Red worm from internal corporate servers - Mark G. Graff
A star-spangled sky and you were looking the other way,the night beckoned and waited and you waited for the day. - Saleem Sharma
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody. - Oscar Wilde
We did a variant of the intern thing. We hired people as consultants for a specific thing and then if they were good, offered them a job. - Joshua Schachter
If all the people who were called "crazy" started acting "normal", we'd probably still be living in caves. - Joana James
Butterflies, butterfliesThey were meant to flyYou and i, you and iWe were colours in the sky - The Wanted
Trees are selfless, so all species thrive. If they were like humans, the world wouldn’t survive. - Vinita Kinra
Go be who you were meant to be, explore your mind, understand you are free. - Goodmorning Gorgeous
In an exhibition wherein paintings of nudes were commonplace, that of Madame Gautreau in her black evening dress was considered scandalously erotic. -from The Greater Journey - David McCullough
Always cherish your true friends who were there when no one else was. - Heather Wolf
I am not being able to figure out what is your type.slowly you changed and became a devil or you were just hiding your real face since the very beginning. - Mnzu magar
There would not be so many open mouths if there were not so many open ears.
Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty. - Oscar Wilde
It always felt as though there were a shaken beehive living in my chest. I could never rest. - Stacy Morris
Govern thy life and thy thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. - Thomas Fuller
He smiled, and suddenly she knew that his words were true. Everything would be all right. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Tragedy couldn't coexist in a world with one of Colin's smiles. - Julia Quinn
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. - Charles Dickens
The new world will be a place of answers and no questions, because the only questions left will be answered by computers, because only computers will know what to ask - James Cameron
All her life, dreams had been her friends. Her dreams were unusually detailed, well-structured, colorful. - Carl Sagan
Einstein said that if quantum mechanics were correct then the world would be crazy. Einstein was right - the world is crazy. - Daniel M. Greenberger
Grace is that turning point from feeling hopeless to becoming empowered. - Deborah Brodie
I don't like to hear cut and dried sermons. No—when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. - Abraham Lincoln
The advices you tell your friends were from you're own experiences, and are actually what you need to apply to yourself. - Jyca Therese Lauron Livelo
The moment that all these myths were brought together in so-called 'holy books'has -without any doubt- to be seenas the most disastrous point in timein the history of mankind.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
There were never going to be any happy ending for me. I know that now. But that is all right. That is all right. - S.J. Watson
When we live free in the eyes of our spirit, everything superficial that we were once conditioned to believe no longer matters. We should live only with the intention of LOVE and channel that power outward into the world. - Karen A. Baquiran
Lord Vetinari in a meeting: what people said was what they wanted him to hear. He paid a lot of attention to the spaces outside the words, though. That’s where the things were that they hoped he didn’t know and didn’t want him to find out. - Terry Pratchett
Our mental blocks are more formidable than the physical ones. Bob Marley said it when he asked us to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery. You first think what you become. The physical starts from the mental and the spiritual. - Nana Awere Damoah
If you were destined to be a poet, then you won't brainstorm for lines that rhymes. If you were destined to be a celebrity, then you shouldn't start searching for fans. If you are truly a god, then let others worship you! - Michael Bassey Johnson
How different things might be if, rather than saying "I think I'm in love," we were saying "I've connected with someone in a way that makes me think I'm on the way to knowing love.." Or if instead of saying "I am in love" we said "I am loving" or "I will love. - bell hooks
Some people wouldn’t still be sane, if they were not religious or superstitious; some wouldn’t be disabled or dead. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Do not believe that he who seeks to comfort you lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life has much difficulty... Were it otherwise he would never have been able to find those words. - Rainer Maria Rilke
If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. - William Shakespeare
Where were you? When everything was falling apart. All my days staying by the telephone. You never rang and all I needed was a call. - The Fray
Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts - Jim Morrison
Then I had to decide if I needed to wear shoes that kicked ass or were good for ass kicking, on account of there's a difference you know. ~ Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich
Be original, express who you were born to be and be happy in who you are. - Dee Waldeck
Ithink we all experience the same thing. We resent thethought that anything can please us when someone we loveis no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almostfeel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when wefind our interest in life returning to us. - L.M. Montgomery
If tears were liquor, I'd have drunk myself sick. - Mark Lanegan
When it's all over, it's not who you were. . . it's whether you made a difference.
If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host? - Venita Ellick
The last I knew you were going to a party. just a few friends at the McEvoys' you told me. The science club, you told me. What happened? You got into a fight about the theory of relativity? Did creationists crash the party and start a rumble? - Tami Hoag
You're my Star, a stargazer too,and I wish that I were Heaven,with a billion eyes to look at you! - Plato
You could become rich if you were born financially poor, But you can't stay rich if you are poor minded. - Rafaa Khiari
One grey hair appeared on my headI plucked it out with my hand.It answered me: "You have prevailed against me alone -What will you do when my army comes after me? - Yehuda HaLevi
If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks. - Frederick The Great
How can a question be answered that asks a lifetime of questions? - Norman Maclean
I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before! - C. JoyBell C.
Oh, there were many here who were justly shot by unjust men. - Arthur Miller
Sin is nothing more than a most extreme form of amnesia. It is forgetting who were when we were created as a spirit that came forth from the heart of God the Father—as a spirit made in His sinless image. - Praying Medic
If you won't push someone up, the least you can do is not to pull him down. - Nana Awere Damoah
We were married by a reformed rabbi in Long Island. A very reformed rabbi. A Nazi. - Woody Allen
All the problems of the world could be settled if people were only willing to think. The trouble is that people very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work. - Thomas J. Watson
...we could think or feel as we wished toward the characters, or as the poet, discounting history, invited us to; we were the poet's guest, his world was his own kingdom, reached, as one of the poems told us, through the 'Ring of Words'... - Janet Frame
If women were as good as men they'd be a lot better! - Terry Pratchett
I asked her what a true story was because I thought that all stories were made up. She said a true story was called fact, and a made-up story was called ficton. Auntie May said a made-up story is a bit like telling lies, only the people who read them knew that already and so it didn’t matter - Rebecca Lloyd
that the grace of fable stirs the mind"...and..."that the perusal of excellent books is, as it were, to interview with the noblest men of past ages - René Descartes
As I said earlier it is most surprising that the kingdom of then world should have come under the sway of a species of monkey, and there is reason to suppose that there were other claimants to the throne. ("The Shadmock") - R. Chetwynd-Hayes
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru' chinks of his cavern.
Why dost thou gaze upon the sky? O that I were yon spangled sphere! Then every star should be an eye, To wander o'er thy beauties here. - Sir Thomas More
Solitude helps the soul remember that life andwork have two completely different meanings. It remindsus that we were created for greatness in relationship withothers, not task lists and spreadsheets. - Angela L Craig
As the four girls were taking her father's life, she had tried to rush onto the stage. But two old university janitors held her down and whispered into her ear that she would lose her own life if she went. - Liu Cixin
Someone was waving a large pink-and-white sign that read, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." I was trying, and so were at least thirty thousand other bodies, with varying degrees of post-Aquarian patience, to see the Who for the first time in a year. - Ellen Willis
Mary, we met in a pub. As you weren’t banging a tambourine, I understand you weren’t selling the word of God. - Luggs
The three Secrets of Fatima were closely held by the Vatican for decades, until the text of the third and last secret was finally released in 2000. - Peter J. Tanous
You were born with love and hope. Why do you feel that you have no power to win in life? - Debasish Mridha
I used to think that if I were a certain kind of person I would spend all my time creating something beautiful. Well, it turns out I am, and I am. - Jason Letts
If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer? - Steven Wright
The feeling that i showed u. You took it for granted.The efforts that I made for u.You showed me like they were never counted.The love that I gave u.You act Like u never wanted.Strange - Khan Shamim
Erik, Erik! I saved your life! Remember? You were scentenced to death! But for me you would be dead by now. - Gaston Leroux
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. - Octavia E. Butler
Dragons were a problem sometimes, but they only came on Tuesdays, so you could work around them. - Mike Carey
Was I a dreamer, looking for an elusive happiness that real life could never deliver? Or were we meant to know the rapture of being alive, even at the cost of breaking the rules? - Elizabeth Lesser
They were the Saturday Club, a secret society of which only the four of them were aware and which none other could join. - Ben Elton
We were two throats and one eye and we had no price. - Toni Morrison
A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too."
Ingratitude is monstrous, and for the multitude to be ingrateful, were to make a monster of the multitude. - William Shakespeare
Don't suffocate your spirit for the lessons that were only passing through spring. - Nikki Rowe
Don't plead with anyone if you were not at fault, you'll only look inferior, stupid and funny, bolster your ego by doing the undoing. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A strong woman strengthens women. An empowered woman empowers women. When one woman rises we are all elevated. - Toni Sorenson
You were born with the power to change others. You change people by the way you treat them. That is what changes the human heart. - Patricia Polacco
We were created with great beauty. We must strive to look our best at all times. It's a gift we give to others. - R.J. Francis, from The Orphan's Secret
If it wasn't for the elderly we wouldn't be were we are today. - Nettie Febus
She didn’t need hope anymore because she knew the things you wanted weren’t necessarily the things that you needed. She knew that the things that were meant to be just happened. You couldn’t control them like she once thought. - Holly Hood
Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Live each day as if it were your last, for one day, you're sure to be right. - Kenneth G. Ross
Contrary to popular belief, some animals would not have each chosen to be a human being, if they were given the choice between being what they are and being human. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Were kisses all the joys in bed,/One woman would another wed. - William Shakespeare
The most amazing travellers were to humble to write about it - Guido Colombo
I dreamt -- marvellous error! -- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. - Antonio Machado
Reality is such a pain. Those of us who were fed up with that kind of reality decided to remake it. We’d set up a partition, separate what’s important to us from what was trash, put only the things we loved on our side, and got rid of the rest. - Ryohgo Narita
As individuals, great writers from Villon to Diderot to Voltaire toRousseau to Byron or Shelley have often shown themselves to beirresponsible, selfish, mean or sometimes even cowardly people. Their lives were drab or self destructive or reckless.We read them for their Words, not for their deeds. - Max Vegaritter
I realized that the "thing" and the "concept" were substituted for feeling and understood the falsity of the world of will and idea - Kazimir Malevich
1408 Film by Stephen King freak me out, the story also freak me out. But watching the film how is made, how much reverses were shown just terrified me. The ending was suprising! - Deyth Banger
The only things that erased my lonliness were written works - Novala Takemoto
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. - Aesop
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form. - William Ralph Inge
What very mysterious things days were. Sometimes they fly by, and other times they seem to last forever, yet they are all exactly twenty-four hours. There's quite a lot we don't know about them. - Melanie Benjamin
Act like everyone you meet is an angel, because sometimes they will be an angel. Would you cuss out that person if you knew that they were an angel that was about to save your life in a few seconds? - Preston Wagner
We all were courageous in the starting moments, few of us stayed courageous till the final moments and the world called them successful men. - Amit Kalantri
He knew that all the hazards and perils were now drawing together to a point: the next day would be a day of doom, the day of final effort or disaster, the last gasp. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Live like you were dying, Love because you are. - Mark Green
Don't let what you thought you were yesterday keep you from becoming what you're meant to be today. - Vironika Tugaleva
In my crazy world, above all others...you were the only one who was the ugliest. And you were the only one...who was the most beautiful.... This is the unspoken truth. - Kaori Yuki
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life. - W. Somerset Maugham
To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in. - Henry Miller
Good books make you ask questions. Bad readers want everything answered. - Scott Westerfeld
So that was where we were in our relationship.Derwent’s scale ran all the way from wouldn’t piss-on-you-if-you-were-on-fire to would-kill-for-you-no-need-to-ask-twice. I was quite glad to be somewhere near the middle. - Jane Casey
The day your heart fills only with fear and insecurities, everything you see becomes the ghost that you were always scared of. - Akshay Vasu
How would we get corporate sponsorship if we were just a bunch of thugs? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. - Homer
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours. - Grover Cleveland
They weren't people that liked change. They were the kind of people that would have tied change to a chair with dental floss if they could in order to avoid it. They were the type of people who desired to live in their virtual bubbles and grew to resent anyone that challenged that world. - Anna M. Aquino
Would you produce, create and bring value to the world if it weren't for money? Or would you veg out? The necessity of money keeps people relevant and active. The paradox is that people who stay relevant and active make money. - Richie Norton
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
A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. - Lemony Snicket
If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save? The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Someone was going to die; of that he was perfectly sure.The only question was who. - Caroline Lawerence
I sailed up to the cold stars but they were cold no longer, and I grew bigger and bigger until I was the stars and they were me, and I was Union, and for a single solitary glittering instant I was the universe. - George R.R. Martin
I was amazed at how strong women were when they were angry. - Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin
If you stand in the way of two people who were meant to be together, destiny's train will run you over. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The strange thing about loneliness is that we feel it most intently when we are with people. Loneliness is the knowing in our heart that we were created to really, truly know each other in the deepest sense but we feel stuck with superficiality. - Dannah Gresh
If you don't create a good message about your dreams, those who were created to pay for it can't find it. Speak them out and you will find those God created to finance it - Israelmore Ayivor
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future. - Janusz Korczak
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
MAMMON, n. The god of the world's leading religion. The chief temple is in the holy city of New York. He swore that all other religions were gammon, And wore out his knees in the worship of Mammon. Jared Oopf - Ambrose Bierce
if it was time that made me lost what we were, then i hate time... - Maira Zafred Marinho Mesel
Politics and Sport were invented to give unknowledgeable people an opportunity to share their knowledge. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The great achievements of western capitalism have rebounded primarily to the benefit of the ordinary person. These achievements have made available to the masses conveniences and amenities that were previously the exclusive prerogative of the rich and powerful. - Milton Friedman
Stupid werewolf ninja sperm. - Molly Harper
But Ana, how could I have been such a lousy judge of character?" I groaned."Because you don't much care to judge people's characters," she answered after a moment's thought. "It's a strength, you know, as well as weakness."It was small consolation. - Chris Stewart
Cause they say home is where your heart is set in stone, it's where you go when're you're alone, its were you go to rest your bones. It's not just where you lay your head, it's not just where you make your bead. As long as we're together does it matter where we go? - Gabrielle Aplin
Were revolutions ever really what we thought them to be? - Rebecca Solnit
One day, you muster the courage and let go of the fear. In a brief moment of insanity, you give wings to the stories you had wanted to tell; some you didn't even know were in you. In that instant, something about you changes. You are born again. - K.J. Kilton
and those who were seen smiling without any reason were thought to be insane by those who could not feel the love that existed in the air! - Anamika Mishra
The Gelaming regarded themselves as a force for good, and in many ways they were, but they were also inexorable and their compassion could often feel like oppression. - Storm Constantine
I couldn't resist him, his eyes were like yours, his hair was exactly the shade of brown.He's just not as tall, but I couldn't tell, it was dark and I was lying down. - Amy Winehouse
of all the weapons of destruction that man could invent, the most terrible-and the most powerful-was the word. Daggers and spears left traces of blood; arrows could be seen at a distance. Poisons were detected in the end and avoided. But the word managed to destroy without leaving clues. - Paulo Coelho
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. - Henry David Thoreau
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight? - Al Boliska
That's the worst of growing up, and I'm beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them. - L. M. Montgomery
Is it not shameful to accept God's blessings as though they were our due without thinking of the heart of the Giver, who planned them all in love for us, and giving Him the response of love and gratitude? - M. Basilea Schlink
Up till recently 75% of all inventions from the time of the industrial revolution is credited to the countries where Protestant ethics were taught - Sunday Adelaja
For your past, for your flaws, and ultimately for your stress; I judge no one whom I’ve met along the way because in a sense we were all wounded in our own ways. - Forrest Curran
I find my solitude between people when they were many and I was alone. - Ali Rezavand Zayeri
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea. - Bible
Just a drop in the ocean," you say,And that may be true,But the ocean wouldn't be as full,If it weren't for you. - Kyra Jackson
But memories were fragile and not to be trusted. They were a weight that Faolin did not need to carry with him when he set out that morning. Things of the past, like the fragile boy he had been, had no place on a man’s journey towards his future. - Madeline Claire Franklin
You were not born to just go to school and work, Discover the world and enjoy your life while you're still young - El Fuego
But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that. - Edna Ferber
You were born to soar not to snore. - Rob Liano
Writers more interested in literature than the truth ensure that they never come out with either thing one reason that the word literature today sounds so fake, as if you were to insist on saying cuisine every time you meant food. Food, as in sustenance, is more like what we have in mind. - The editors n+1
They decided to allow their baby to be born. What they did not realize is that they themselves were the ones who would be 'born,' infants in a new world where magic is commonplace, Harvard professors are the slow learners, and retarded babies are the master teachers. - Martha N. Beck
There is a valid reason why they say live everyday as if it were your last, the truth is...., there is no tomorrow - just today - Uneñ Ameji
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic!"
The only time anyone's admitted they were a Christian before was when they were busy telling me why they're better than me. - Randy K. Milholland
Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do. - Tony Evans
Remember, before they promoted to the chair of CEO, they were the best employees of their companies. - Amit Kalantri
life is a question unanswered till its end - Agha Kousar
They were the sort who berated a man for meddling and chased him away, then berated him again for not being there when he was needed. Not that they would admit he was needed, even then, not them. Raise a hand to help and you were interfering, do nothing and you were an un-trustworthy wastrel. - Robert Jordan
Listening and showing you are there for someone is often more important than trying to find a "fix" for a problem. I wish there were more people who practice this. - Auliq Ice
We have long passed the Victorian era, when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby. - W. Somerset Maugham
Imagine how boring life would be if we were all the same. My idea of a perfect world is one in which we appreciate each other's differences; one in which we are all equal but definately not the same. - Barbra Streisand
She had the blood of the sun running through her veins and the dust of stars at her fingertips. Her every breath birthed new cosmos and her thoughts were the super moon of the darkest night. Every word was a supernova and every step an inescapable singularity. Her touch though...it was soft. - Hubert Martin
My silence never means I don’t have nothing to talk, but it was important who were audiences and what was the topic. - Ali Rezavand Zayeri
There's 3 sides to every story. Time will tell who the real asshole is despite what you were told. - April Mae Monterrosa
My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent. - Elon Musk
The difference between Socrates and Jesus is that no one had ever been put to death in Socrates' name. And that is because Socrates' ideas were never made law. Law, in whatever name, protects privilege. - E.L. Doctorow
Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift. - Gloria E. Anzaldúa
If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One... I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds. - J. Robert Oppenheimer
I wish there were strict laws to stop people from corrupting other people's mind with their negativity thus influencing them to form biased opinion of someone, some situation or overall way of living. - Arti Honrao
And in the end, we were all just humans.. drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. - Stephen King
I think people would live a bit longer if they didn't know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things. - Karl Pilkington
The numbness will go away, he thought. It'll take time, but I'll do it, or Faber will do it for me. Someone somewhere will give me back the old face and the old hands the way they were. Even the smile, he thought, the old burnt-in smile, that's gone. I'm lost without it - Ray Bradbury
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. - Abigail Van Buren
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms. - Giovanni Jacopo Casanova
The Screamingflashed me back to a timewhen mom and dad were still togetherif you could call miles apart together. - Ellen Hopkins
As she cried, I could feel growing there, as had once before, a presence between us: the tiny perfect form of Sherry nestled between her parents' bodies. Our bodies were shaped by her absence, by the almost unbearable weight of her loss. - Robert J. Wiersema
There are so many voices heard today asserting that one should "have religion" or "believe," but all they mean is that one should associate himself, "sign up" with some religious group. Stand up and be counted. As if religion were somehow primarily a matter of gregariousness... - Thomas Merton
Some people will never know how close they really were to success because they threw in the towel right before their big break. - Dawn Gluskin
No poet or novelist wishes he was the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number believe their wish has been granted. - W.H. Auden
Her half-closed eyes were moist and tremulous and languid with desire. I began to drink love from them with thirsty kisses; which revived her spirits a litle. - Apuleius
Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
There would be no great men if there were no little ones. - George Herbert
What was my path to success? Well, there were some steps forward, some back, some to the side... maybe it wasn't a path, but more of a dance. - Steve Maraboli
Her hair was long , her foot was light and her eyes were wild. -Keats - John Keats
I was married, a mom, and a career woman—the holy trinity of women in the twenty-first century. The three expressions were truly distinct, but the unity of them created the essence. I must confess I felt in control, much more than I felt blessed. - Sharon Nir
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times? - Cicero
All I know is that right now I wanna rip your clothes off right here in the middle of this hall and throw you in one of these classrooms and kiss every square inch of your body, while a bunch of people who drive minivans listen wishing they were us. - vampire diaries
Because the golden egg gleamedin my basket once, though my childhoodbecame an immense sheet of darkening waterI was Noah, and I was his ark,and there were two of every animal inside me - Mark Doty
The truth is that you are innately good, wise, and powerful. You were created in and for good. - Deborah Day
Laywers, I suppose, were children once. - Jane Gardam
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. - Mark Twain
Truth is that we all need facts we cannot continue to eat only the food that is given to us. Sometimes we have to feed ourselves otherwise we set our self up for dependency on the wrong nutrition without realizing that we were being poisoned the whole time. - R. Lewis
Late that night we were both still thinking about the events as they unfolded. He suggested a drive back to the water to bring some closure. As we stood in the water I felt so thankful to have been with a friend capable of hearing and expressing emotion. - Paula Heller Garland
Our children were allowed to help when they were little, urged to help when they grew a little older, and sometimes ordered to help when they were teenagers. - Boyd K. Packer
The idea that the president has the power to craft a new strategy both overstates his power and understates the power of reality crafted by those who came before him. We are all trapped in circumstances into which we were born and choices that were made for us. - George Friedman
Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good. - Marcus Aurelius
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. - Phillips Brooks
Ask questions from your heart and you will be answered from the heart. - Omaha Proverb
Remember that you were born with only love and hope; never abandon hope. - Debasish Mridha
She was learning something important: how to live within the sound of her own slow breathing, how to love the view when her eyes were shut. - Gwendoline Riley
Many were the steps taken in doubt, that saw their shapeless ends in no time. Those who travail in faith today will truimph in joy tomorrow. Let faith lead the way. - Israelmore Ayivor
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan
I went to the school and put it to William, particularly, that if you find someone you love in life, you must hang onto it, and look after it, and if you were lucky enough to find someone who loved you, then you must protect it. - Diana Princess of Wales
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible. - Benjamin Franklin
The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position - Christine Stevens
The most self confident aces began to wonder when their turn would come.. Faced by the empty chairs of men you had laughed and joked with at lunch. And, miraculously, you were still there. Until tomorrow.. - Cecil Lewis
You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. - Zig Ziglar
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. - Eudora Welty
People whose lives were determined for them by a group of politicians whose severing, dissecting and reattaching of their lands has turned their world into a monster that not even its creator can control. - Aysha Taryam
Why weren’t you beautiful? That would’ve solved everything.’('Left from Dhakeshwari') - Kunal Sen
If that the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love. - William Shakespeare
Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got. - Flannery O'Connor
Friends never turn as enemies. If they did, they were never your friends at all. - Hark Herald Sarmiento
Friendship was a concept men bandied about to save face when they were rejected. - Courtney Milan
To wander solitary there:Two paradises ‘twere in oneTo live in paradise alone. - Andrew Marvell
If people were more concerned with how they looked on the inside, then on the outside, the world would be a nicer place to exist. - David Walsh
When the finish line seems too far away, remember how you felt when you were back at the starting line. Regain that motivation to recharge your momentum. - Toni Sorenson
You were sent to unite peopleYou were not sent to divide people. - Jalaluddin Rumi
It's a well known fact that computing devices such as the abacus were invented thousands of years ago. But it's not well known that the first use of a common computer protocol occured in the Old Testament. This, of course, was when Moses aborted the Egyptians' process with a control-sea..."
Don't stop yourself from greatness before you've begun from fear or from self-doubt. You were put here on this planet to do great things, to pioneer change by way of your own personal uniqueness, and to express yourself and share your happiness with others. - Kaiden Blake
Humans seldom have created anything of lasting value unless they were tired or hurting. - Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
Belonging to the working class is the economy’s punishment for those who did what they were told to do in class. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
At least if you were ignorant, you could do what you wanted, you had no idea what had been achieved in the past. You were free, instead of chewed at by bleeding impotence, dissolved away like a pearl in acid. -