Quotes by Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins

Norman Cousins

American Editor, Humanitarian, Author

Alive from: 1915-1990

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    A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.
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    A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
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    All this sensory input, which begins in the brain, has its effect throughout the body.
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    Cynicism is intellectual treason.
    Source: Human Options (1981)
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    Death is not the ultimate tragedy in life. The ultimate tragedy is to die without discovering the possibilities of full growth.
    Source: Good Housekeeping November 1989, p. 92
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    Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.
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    Free will and determinism are like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism. The way you play your hand is free will.
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    Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
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    If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
    Source: Anatomy of an Illness (1979)
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    It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
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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.
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    Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
    Source: Saturday Review 15 April 1978
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    Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
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    The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
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    The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.
    Source: Human Options (1981)
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