Quotes: present

Quotes 121 till 135 of 341.

  • John Bradshaw
    John Bradshaw
    American educator, counselor, motivational speaker, and author 1933-2016
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    It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now. When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies. We are seeing what is before us.
  • Annie Dillard
    Annie Dillard
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    It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
  • Ansel Adams
    Ansel Adams
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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.
  • Aslan Maskhadov
    Aslan Maskhadov
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    It is not advantageous for Russia in its present state to fight against Chechnya. The army is a mess. It must be made combat ready. That will take time. Russia has a lot of economic, social and political problems much more important than Chechnya.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
    Franz Kafka
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    It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
  • Antonin Artaud
    Antonin Artaud
    French producer and Actor 1896-1948
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    It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations - past and present - are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
    Source: C.S. Lewis on joy
  • Alice Hamilton
    Alice Hamilton
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    It was easy to present figures demonstrating the contrast between lead work in the United States under conditions of neglect and ignorance, and comparable work in England and Germany, under intelligent control.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
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    It was impossible to determine what he was saying, but I imagined he was telling all those present that they were nongs and maggots. I decided I quite liked watching the news with the sound off.
    Source: In a Sunburned Country (US) / Down Under (UK) (2000)
  • Alfred Einstein
    Alfred Einstein
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    It was inevitable that in doing this I should arrive at new results, and it is perhaps understandable that in the end I have felt impelled to present these results not only in the dry form of a catalogue, but also in a more connected and personal one.
    Source: Mozart, His Character, His Work (1962)
  • Ben Gibbard
    Ben Gibbard
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    It's like, how do you continue to make records that are representative of who you are that your fans will recognize as your band, while still trying to push things forward and present new sounds for people.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
    Victor Hugo
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    Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
    Norman Cousins
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    Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.