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When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Experience has taught me that the shallowest of communist platitudes contains more of a hierarchy of meaning than contemporary bourgeois profundity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this -- as in other ways -- they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This film is apparently meaningless, but if it has any meaning it is doubtless objectionable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only the other day I was inquiring of an entire bed of old-fashioned roses, forced to listen to my ramblings on the meaning of the universe as I sat cross-legged in the lotus position in front of them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am very sorry to know and hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Out of the multitude of our sense experiences we take, mentally and arbitrarily, certain repeatedly occurring complexes of sense impression (partly in conjunction with sense impressions which are interpreted as signs for sense experiences of others), and we attribute to them a meaning the meaning of the bodily object.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Quotation... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised; the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous; the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is clear that all verbal structures with meaning are verbal imitations of that elusive psychological and physiological process known as thought, a process stumbling through emotional entanglements, sudden irrational convictions, involuntary gleams of insight, rationalized prejudices, and blocks of panic and inertia, finally to reach a completely incommunicable intuition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed -- that is the meaning of evolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we may make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word understand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Madame, it is an old word and each one takes it new and wears it out himself. It is a word that fills with meaning as a bladder with air and the meaning goes out of it as quickly. It may be punctured as a bladder is punctured and patched and blown up again and if you have not had it does not exist for you. All people talk of it, but those who have had it are marked by it, and I would not wish to speak of it further since of all things it is the most ridiculous to talk of and only fools go through it many times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
More significant than the fact that poets write abstrusely, painters paint abstractly, and composers compose unintelligible music is that people should admire what they cannot understand; indeed, admire that which has no meaning or principle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We need not only a purpose in life to give meaning to our existence but also something to give meaning to our suffering. We need as much something to suffer for as something to live for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man --his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equalMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind. We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories... but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted dj vu.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Money is like fire, an element as little troubled by moralizing as earth, air and water. Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around it as if it were the incarnation of a god. Money votes socialist or monarchist, finds a profit in pornography or translations from the Bible, commissions Rembrandt and underwrites the technology of Auschwitz. It acquires its meaning from the uses to which it is put.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Once we have learned to read, meaning of words can somehow register without consciousness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The word no Carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who also knows how to say yes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Why, ever since Adam, who has got to the meaning of this great allegory -- the world? Then we pygmies must be content to have out paper allegories but ill comprehended.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find that it simply means to follow through.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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