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No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.

Tags: Choose, Condition  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.

Tags: Helps, Sense  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.

Tags: Wanted, Whole  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.

Tags: Color, Vocation  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.

Tags: Art, Poetry  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

I used to be very routine-based and the new thing in my life is not having a clear, full-time existence.

Tags: Life, Used  ✍ Author: Alastair Campbell

I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.

Tags: Balance, Old  ✍ Author: George Canning

It's not just for its influence on us, but to know that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence.

Tags: Influence, Understand  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.

Tags: Natural, Theory  ✍ Author: Richard Dawkins

Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.

Tags: Moral  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

Tags: Human, Purpose  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.

Tags: Family, Film  ✍ Author: Atom Egoyan

I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.

Tags: Heaven, Hell  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

The novel doesn't come into existence until certain methods of reproducing fiction come along.

Tags: Along, Until  ✍ Author: Leslie Fiedler

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.

Tags: Dream  ✍ Author: Anatole France

A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.

Tags: Nor, Number  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

Tags: Animal, Problem  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music.

Tags: Harsh, Music  ✍ Author: Lesley Garrett

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.

Tags: Defects, Necessary  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.

Tags: Friends, Second  ✍ Author: Baltasar Gracian

If you want a bourgeois existence, you shouldn't be an actor. You're in the wrong profession.

Tags: Actor, Wrong  ✍ Author: Uta Hagen

We owe our existence to innovation. Our species exists thanks to four billion years of genetic innovation.

Tags: Four, Thanks  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki
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For some people, miracles serve as evidence of God's existence.

Tags: God, Miracles  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

The fabric of existence weaves itself whole.

Tags: Fabric, Whole  ✍ Author: Charles Ives

The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.

Tags: Life, Reason  ✍ Author: Henry James

The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: William James

Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2.

Tags: Rule, Rules  ✍ Author: R. D. Laing

Behind me the branches of a wasted and sterile existence are cracking.

Tags: Behind, Wasted  ✍ Author: Gustav Mahler

Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.

Tags: Obscure, Series  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

We have overcome the notion that mathematical truths have an existence independent and apart from our own minds. It is even strange to us that such a notion could ever have existed.

Tags: Minds, Strange  ✍ Author: James Newman

In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.

Tags: Him, Truth  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

Tags: Imperfect, Present  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.

Tags: Against, Rather  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

In L.A., I have more of a yard existence, and so I enjoy walking my two little dogs in New York - one's a Maltese and the other's a Shih Tzu.

Tags: Enjoy, York  ✍ Author: Jim Parsons

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.

Tags: Paint, Wish  ✍ Author: Man Ray

In its 400 years of existence, storytellers never evolved the book as a storytelling device.

Tags: Book, Device  ✍ Author: Fred Saberhagen

Existence precedes and rules essence.

Tags: Essence, Rules  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.

Tags: Five, Pain  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

There's always been some moron-who usually went by the name of 'producer' - who would have to justify his existence, and interfere.

Tags: Interfere, Name  ✍ Author: Frank Tashlin

From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Tags: Opens, Wonder  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.

Tags: Experience, Rather  ✍ Author: John Updike

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.

Tags: God, Prove  ✍ Author: Voltaire

I have managed to eke out a good and substantial existence. I'm not shoveling gold bricks or anything, but I do very, very well.

Tags: Gold, Good  ✍ Author: Rufus Wainwright

To the extent that Israel does face threats, like from say Hamas or Hezbollah, those are threats that do not jeopardise Israel's existence.

Tags: Face, Israel  ✍ Author: Stephen M. Walt

In some ways, evil is backhanded proof of Gods existence.

Tags: Evil, Ways  ✍ Author: Mo Yan

What is a lie? It is to say what is real is not real. It is to deny the existence of what exists.

Tags: Lie, Real  ✍ Author: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.

Tags: Men, Society  ✍ Author: Louis Althusser

There are so many things a large intelligence espionage organization can do to justify its existence, that people can get promotions for, because it could result in results.

Tags: Result, Results  ✍ Author: Aldrich Ames

The world has not been in existence from eternity nor could it have been according to the present dispensation and ordering of things.

Tags: Nor, Present  ✍ Author: Jonathan Ames

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.

Tags: Death, Freedom  ✍ Author: Michel Aoun

Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality.

Tags: Number, Reality  ✍ Author: Michael Arlen

That whose existence is necessary must necessarily be one essence.

Tags: Necessary, Whose  ✍ Author: Tex Avery

Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.

Tags: Opinions, Social  ✍ Author: Walter Benjamin

Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.

Tags: Creature, Reason  ✍ Author: Henri Bergson

Not suffering another existence is reaching the Way.

Tags: Another, Suffering  ✍ Author: Tom Bodett

Each and every day, Israel's very existence is at stake.

Tags: Israel, Stake  ✍ Author: John Boehner

A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.

Tags: God, Prove  ✍ Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.

Tags: Imaginary, Living  ✍ Author: Andre Breton

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.

Tags: Destroy, Reason  ✍ Author: Gavin Bryars

It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tags: God, Impossible  ✍ Author: Frederick Buechner

Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.

Tags: City, Looks  ✍ Author: Wilfred Burchett

Once you've lived the inside-out world of espionage, you never shed it. It's a mentality, a double standard of existence.

Tags: Lived, Once  ✍ Author: John le Carre

A vast abortion industry, generating some half a billion dollars annually, sprang into existence in the wake of Roe and Doe.

Tags: Half, Industry  ✍ Author: Robert Casey

Actually, I think most people accept the existence of qualia.

Tags: Accept, Actually  ✍ Author: David Chalmers

All the time I feel I must justify my existence.

Tags: Justify, Time  ✍ Author: Prince Charles

If you say you're not a feminist, you're almost denying your own existence.

Tags: Almost, Feminist  ✍ Author: Margaret Cho

The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.

Tags: Greatest, Mystery  ✍ Author: Deepak Chopra

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.

Tags: Choices, Moment  ✍ Author: Deepak Chopra

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.

Tags: Power, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Wesley Clark

I don't lead a particularly Bohemian existence. The main criterion for me is not to be judgemental of other people so long as what they do is not harmful or offensive to others.

Tags: Lead, Others  ✍ Author: Nick Clegg

After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth.

Tags: After, Almost  ✍ Author: Grover Cleveland

To me, human existence exists on a multiple level, not just on a two-dimensional level, not just having to be identified with what you do and what you say.

Tags: Human, Level  ✍ Author: Ornette Coleman

So not only can you not imagine dying, you can't really imagine existence before you were born.

Tags: Born, Dying  ✍ Author: David Cronenberg

I don't believe in a conspiracy to hide the existence of extraterrestrial life.

Tags: Hide, Life  ✍ Author: David Duchovny

Everything must justify its existence before the judgment seat of Reason, or give up existence.

Tags: Give, Reason  ✍ Author: Friedrich Engels

Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.

Tags: Cannot, Muslim  ✍ Author: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

What is the value of your existence?

Tags: Value  ✍ Author: Roy Evans

All created forms are fractal, as is their purpose, use, and allotted time for existence.

Tags: Purpose, Time  ✍ Author: Guy Finley

There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave threat to the continued existence of this country.

Tags: Country, Serious  ✍ Author: James Forrestal

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.

Tags: Life, Quality  ✍ Author: Jim Fowler

To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, 'What's it for?'

Tags: Human, Keep  ✍ Author: Robert Fulghum

Married life is an existence with bars around it.

Tags: Life, Married  ✍ Author: Al Goldstein

My existence was never a Francis Ford Coppola existence.

Tags: Ford, Francis  ✍ Author: Victoria Gotti

We have spoken of beings so low in the scale that the individuals throughout their whole existence are not sufficiently specialized to be distinctively plant or animal: yet these are definite life in simpler shape.

Tags: Life, Whole  ✍ Author: Asa Gray

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.

Tags: God, Time  ✍ Author: Bede Griffiths

It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without being aware of their existence.

Tags: Possible, Spend  ✍ Author: Stanislav Grof

The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.

Tags: Human, Individual  ✍ Author: Stanislav Grof

I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.

Tags: Fact, Human  ✍ Author: Jim Harrison

Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.

Tags: Dough, Few  ✍ Author: O. Henry

In my family, I would never dare to think of being Paris Hilton! And to me, that doesn't look like a happy existence - it's just not who I am.

Tags: Family, Happy  ✍ Author: Eve Hewson

Jackson, however, persevered. He joined the Franklin Debating Society, an institution that had been in existence over fifty years, and had enrolled in its membership some of the ablest men in Virginia.

Tags: Men, Society  ✍ Author: Daniel H. Hill

It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.

Tags: Among, Seem  ✍ Author: Paul von Hindenburg

Talking, it seemed to me, was the point of adult existence.

Tags: Point, Talking  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.

Tags: Himself, Individual  ✍ Author: Eric Hoffer

Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.

Tags: Philosophy, Value  ✍ Author: Sidney Hook

All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.

Tags: Behavior, Why  ✍ Author: Vernon Howard

The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.

Tags: Reason, Why  ✍ Author: Eddie Huang

The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys, the most playful animal in existence.

Tags: Animal, Exception  ✍ Author: William Henry Hudson

I think it's wrong that so many people pass on from this existence, and take all their knowledge with them.

Tags: Knowledge, Wrong  ✍ Author: Rex Hunt

The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.

Tags: Fact, Simple  ✍ Author: William Hurt

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