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It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Tags: May, Present  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!

Tags: Tools, Words  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, True  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

No, I see it as meaning very little at the moment because none of the groups are about anything.

Tags: Groups, Moment  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow.

Tags: Destiny, Path  ✍ Author: Dennis Banks

Meaning, however, is no great matter.

Tags: Great, Matter  ✍ Author: C. S. Calverley

Have all the hopes of ages come to naught? Is life no more with noble meaning fraught?

Tags: Life, Noble  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

Tags: Desire, Life  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

Tags: Nor, Sea  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.

Tags: Force, Full  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

To live is to suffer, but to survive, well that's to find meaning in the suffering.

Tags: Suffering, Survive  ✍ Author: DMX

My interest is in how meaning is communicated via language, and I believe the shape, positioning, even the color of the language has an effect on meaning.

Tags: Color, Language  ✍ Author: Mark Z. Danielewski

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.

Tags: Religious, Spirit  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

So, we need to delegitimize the nuclear weapon, and by de-legitimizing... meaning trying to develop a different system of security that does not depend on nuclear deterrence.

Tags: Security, Trying  ✍ Author: Mohamed ElBaradei

If I were doing something that the Bible condemns, I have two choices. I can straighten up my act, or I can somehow distort and twist and change the meaning of the Bible.

Tags: Act, Change  ✍ Author: Jerry Falwell

I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.

Tags: Comedy, Drama  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

I live by 'Earnin' and burnin'.' Meaning, I like to make money and spend it before I even have it. That's the way I live my life.

Tags: Life, Money  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.

Tags: Means, Today  ✍ Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.

Tags: Life, Rather  ✍ Author: Viktor E. Frankl

The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.

Tags: Condition, Search  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.

Tags: Life, Power  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

Discipline? I don't know the meaning of the word.

Tags: Discipline, Word  ✍ Author: Liam Gallagher
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I was looking for what the meaning of life was.

Tags: Life, Looking  ✍ Author: John Gavin

Meaning is socially, historically, and rhetorically constructed.

Tags: Socially  ✍ Author: Clifford Geertz

I am atheist in a very religious mould. I'm always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them.

Tags: Big, Religious  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

I love sport as long as it's kept as an entertainment - not a meaning of life.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: David Icke

If you go down as a comedian's comedian, that's basically meaning other comedians are hopefully feeling that you're doing okay.

Tags: Feeling, Okay  ✍ Author: Eddie Izzard

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.

Tags: Life, Single  ✍ Author: Michael Jackson

They're desperately searching for meaning in their lives but they will not crack the Bible open.

Tags: Bible, Lives  ✍ Author: Victoria Jackson

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.

Tags: Design, Means  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint. And without your involvement as a viewer, there is no story.

Tags: Story, Work  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

Biology, meaning the science of all life, is a late notion.

Tags: Life, Science  ✍ Author: Leon Kass

If you make money, you might not make meaning.

Tags: Might, Money  ✍ Author: Guy Kawasaki

Everything in this world has a hidden meaning.

Tags: Hidden  ✍ Author: Nikos Kazantzakis

One of the annoying things when you're in a movie is that gets talked about is everyone projects meaning onto everyone's intentions.

Tags: Everyone, Movie  ✍ Author: Heather Langenkamp

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.

Tags: Mind, Since  ✍ Author: Rene Magritte

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.

Tags: Peace, Socialism  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.

Tags: Fact, Life  ✍ Author: Henry Miller

I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Road  ✍ Author: Jim Morrison

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

Tags: Death, Fear  ✍ Author: Huey Newton

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

Tags: Suffering, Survive  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

Tags: Art, Perception  ✍ Author: Anais Nin

Only an artist can interpret the meaning of life.

Tags: Artist, Life  ✍ Author: Novalis

If there's a song that stops meaning anything to me, then I'll quit playing it.

Tags: Playing, Song  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

I don't think that word - the word pirate - has any real meaning. Or it's something that's had meaning imposed on it.

Tags: Real, Word  ✍ Author: Will Oldham

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

Tags: Money, Women  ✍ Author: Aristotle Onassis

Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.

Tags: Dreams, May  ✍ Author: Paracelsus

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.

Tags: Life, Purpose  ✍ Author: Trey Parker

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.

Tags: Effects, Words  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.

Tags: Community, Honor  ✍ Author: Boris Pasternak

A story is open-ended. A story invites you into it to make your own meaning.

Tags: Invites, Story  ✍ Author: Katherine Paterson

Man - a being in search of meaning.

Tags: Search  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

If particulars are to have meaning, there must be universals.

Tags: Universals  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced from the object of reference and wedded to the word.

Tags: Object, Word  ✍ Author: Willard Van Orman Quine

The north-south line of 'the mountains,' meaning the Cascade Range, forty miles east of Seattle, is a rigid political frontier.

Tags: Line, Political  ✍ Author: Jonathan Raban

The process of reclaiming the self is one of reconciliation with meaning.

Tags: Process, Self  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.

Tags: Physical, Word  ✍ Author: Stephen Rea

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Tags: Become, Lives  ✍ Author: Tony Robbins

Moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals will set you apart in a world that searches for meaning.

Tags: Moral, Spiritual  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter.

Tags: Old, Word  ✍ Author: Andy Rooney

The meaning of the universe lies outside the universe.

Tags: Lies, Universe  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

When I need to know the meaning of a word, I look it up in a dictionary.

Tags: Dictionary, Word  ✍ Author: William Safire

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.

Tags: Infinite, Point  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

Tags: Life, Move  ✍ Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Composition gives proper meaning to the natural streams of sound that penetrate the world.

Tags: Natural, Sound  ✍ Author: Toru Takemitsu

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Tags: Humanity, Life  ✍ Author: Leo Tolstoy

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.

Tags: Art, Sensations  ✍ Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning.

Tags: Body, Time  ✍ Author: Joan D. Vinge

If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.

Tags: Coffee, Someone  ✍ Author: Mae West

When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.

Tags: Amazing, Ordinary  ✍ Author: Virginia Woolf

I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.

Tags: Belief, Power  ✍ Author: Roland Allen

Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.

Tags: Lies, Truth  ✍ Author: Dorothy Allison

If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.

Tags: Happening, Knew  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.

Tags: Enough, Money  ✍ Author: Martin Amis

Over the years, I've trained myself to speak using the same language I would use if I were typing: meaning using full sentences in the way that paragraphs and scenes are arranged.

Tags: Language, Speak  ✍ Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

Tags: Defining, Error  ✍ Author: Hannah Arendt

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.

Tags: Religion, True  ✍ Author: Matthew Arnold

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time.

Tags: Ancient, Time  ✍ Author: Margaret Atwood

Cinema for me only has meaning when it has a relationship with what I see outside on the street.

Tags: Outside, Street  ✍ Author: Jacques Audiard

If I am given a formula, and I am ignorant of its meaning, it cannot teach me anything, but if I already know it what does the formula teach me?

Tags: Cannot, Ignorant  ✍ Author: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.

Tags: Movie, Order  ✍ Author: Javier Bardem

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing.

Tags: Joke, Mean  ✍ Author: Ronnie Barker

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.

Tags: Books, Culture  ✍ Author: Roland Barthes

I consider a poem to be a kind of experiment where a number of elements are brought together under test conditions to see how they will interact to create meaning or relevance.

Tags: Create, Together  ✍ Author: Joe Barton

Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning in a memorable form - or else it is not art.

Tags: Art, Else  ✍ Author: Jacques Barzun

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.

Tags: Death, Story  ✍ Author: Gregory Bateson

There is a profound difference between information and meaning.

Tags: Between, Difference  ✍ Author: Warren Bennis

The meaning of life... I think the meaning of life is, I think it's love.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: Julie Benz

I guess I'm attracted to more archaic words because they can be imbued with more meaning, because their definition is elusive.

Tags: Guess, Words  ✍ Author: Andrew Bird

According to scholars of linguistics, the relation between a word and its meaning is arbitrary.

Tags: Between, Word  ✍ Author: Roy Blount, Jr.

A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which is based on the development of a common meaning that is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue.

Tags: Mind, Process  ✍ Author: David Bohm

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world.

Tags: Forgotten, Revolution  ✍ Author: Norman Borlaug

I've been really fortunate in that I guess I was hired to do 'A Cook's Tour;' I was already a known quantity, meaning I had written a really obnoxious book and nobody expected me to be anyone that I wasn't already.

Tags: Anyone, Book  ✍ Author: Anthony Bourdain

Jesus is an example. We have other examples, including many of our ancestors as role models who understood the inner meaning of our orientation.

Tags: Jesus, Role  ✍ Author: Malcolm Boyd

It is clear that every immediate object of our senses both exists and is real in the primary meaning of these terms so long as we remain aware of the object.

Tags: Both, Real  ✍ Author: John Britton

Do I wear a helmet? Ugh. I do when I'm riding through a precarious part of town, meaning Midtown traffic. But when I'm riding on secure protected lanes or on the paths that run along the Hudson or through Central Park - no, I don't wear the dreaded helmet then.

Tags: Along, Run  ✍ Author: David Byrne

I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it's kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that's it.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Charisma Carpenter

I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result.

Tags: Life, Result  ✍ Author: Charisma Carpenter

You must be absolutely honest and true in the depicting of a totem for meaning is attached to every line. You must be most particular about detail and proportion.

Tags: Honest, True  ✍ Author: Emily Carr
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