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Meaning quotes by Kimberly Giles
#1. Your life will always be the perfect classroom journey for you and every experience that shows up in your journey is here to serve you. There is meaning and purpose behind everything that happens. There are no accidents which means your suffering through difficulties is never for nothing. Your life matters and everything you experience matters. Your trials are there to help you become a better person and trusting this is truth will take some of the sting out of them. Suffering becomes more bearable if it at least counts for something. #Quote by Kimberly Giles
Meaning quotes by Fausto Cercignani
#2. If you are living in the past or in the future, you will never find a meaning in the present. #Quote by Fausto Cercignani
Meaning quotes by Madeline Miller
#3. The anger stood out plain and clean on his face. There was a sort of innocence to him, I thought. I do not mean this as the poets mean it: a virtue to be broken by the story's end, or else upheld at greatest cost. Nor do I mean that he was foolish or guileless. I mean that he was made only of himself, without the dregs that clog the rest of us. He thought and felt and acted, and all these things made a straight line. No wonder his father had been so baffled by him. He would have been always looking for the hidden meaning, the knife in the dark. But Telemachus carried his blade in the open. #Quote by Madeline Miller
Meaning quotes by Rick Riordan
#4. We create order out of chaos, beauty and meaning out of ugly randomness. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Meaning quotes by Fred Van Lente
#5. Fandom has a nasty tendency to absorb the surface appearances of a thing without ever bothering to internalize its underlying message.

Huh. I guess it is just like a religion #Quote by Fred Van Lente
Meaning quotes by Raymond Radiguet
#6. The source of sorrows lies not in leaving life, but in leaving that which gives it meaning. #Quote by Raymond Radiguet
Meaning quotes by Jamie Cullum
#7. But for now let me say I love you
Later on there'll be time for so much more
But for now meaning now and forever
Let me kiss you my darling then once more
Once more

But for now let me say I love you
Later on I must know much more of you
But for now here and now how I love you
As you are in my arms I love you
I love you
I love you #Quote by Jamie Cullum
Meaning quotes by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
#8. One day a boy asked his father, "What is the value of this life?" Instead of answering, the father told his son, "Take this rock and go offer it at a market, however do not accept any offer and bring the rock back to me. If anybody asks the price, raise two fingers and don't say anything."The boy then went to the market and a man asked,"How much is this rock? I want to put it in my garden." The boy didn't say anything and raised two fingers, so the man said… "$2? I'll take it." And the boy went home and told his father, "A man at the market wants to buy this rock for $2." The father then said, "Son I want you to take this rock to the museum, and if you are asked the price, raise two fingers and don't say a word." The boy then went to the museum, and quickly a man wanted to buy the rock, The boy didn't say anything and raised two fingers and the man said… "$200? I'll take it." The boy was shocked and went running home with the rock in hand, "Father a man wants to buy this rock for $200." His father then said, "There is one last place I'd like you to offer this rock, take it to the precious stone store and show it only to the owner and don't say a word, if he asks the price raise two fingers." The son then went to the precious stone store and showed the rock to the owner. "Where did you find this?" The owner asked, "This is a most precious unpolished gem, one of the most valuable in the whole world, I must have it. What price would you take for it?" The boy didn't say anything #Quote by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
Meaning quotes by Jeffrey Blount
#9. It's funny, you know. The times that seem so trivial end up meaning so much. #Quote by Jeffrey Blount
Meaning quotes by Neal Ascherson
#10. Darwinism did not strip meaning from the world but intensified it, 'by identifying it in as many aspects of life as possible'. #Quote by Neal Ascherson
Meaning quotes by Sasha Azevedo
#11. When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live. #Quote by Sasha Azevedo
Meaning quotes by Avijeet Das
#12. The night too gave up but my eyes did not find sleep! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Meaning quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#13. It is an ambassador's duty to stand up for his nation's foreign policy in any era and under any government whatsoever. Ambassadors are, in the full meaning of the term, titled spies. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Meaning quotes by John Zorn
#14. I have art. I have music. I have the history, this legacy behind me that I can look up to. This is what I believe in. If you want to call it God or spirituality, that's all up to you. Basically I believe in something that's bigger than myself, and that gives my life meaning. #Quote by John Zorn
Meaning quotes by Frank Sinatra
#15. The reading of the song is vital. The written word is first always ... first. Not belittling the music, but it really is a backdrop. To convey the meaning of a song you need to look at the lyric and understand it. #Quote by Frank Sinatra
Meaning quotes by Hugh S. Johnson
#16. The more I have learned about wine ... the more I have realized that it weaves in with human history from its very beginning as few, if any, other products do. Textiles, pottery, bread ... there are other objects of daily use that we can also trace back to the Stone Age. Yet wine alone is charged with sacramental meaning, with healing powers; indeed with a life of its own. #Quote by Hugh S. Johnson
Meaning quotes by Perry Kivolowitz
#17. Secretary of Defense once said, "You go to the zombie apocalypse with the tech you have not the tech you want." Of course Donald Rumsfeld didn't say exactly that, but the meaning is similar. #Quote by Perry Kivolowitz
Meaning quotes by Alex Pattakos
#18. The search for meaning in our lives takes us on paths large and small. When we go beyond ourselves-whether in forgiveness, unselfishness, thoughtfulness, generosity and understanding toward others-we enter into the spiritual realm of meaning. By giving beyond ourselves, we make our own lives richer. This is a truth long understood at the heart of all meaningful spiritual traditions. It's a mystery that can only be experienced. And when we do experience it, we are in the heart of meaning. We are no longer a prisoner of our thoughts. #Quote by Alex Pattakos
Meaning quotes by Paulo Coelho
#19. In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those people who decide to die? No one can judge. Each person knows the extent of their own suffering or the total absence of meaning in their lives. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Meaning quotes by Lauren Oliver
#20. She had no context. She was a word on a blank page. There was no way to read meaning into it. No wonder she felt so alone. #Quote by Lauren Oliver
Meaning quotes by T. S. Eliot
#21. No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Meaning quotes by Melody Beattie
#22. You don't have to search so hard for meaning and destiny. If you focus on keeping yourself clear and in balance and you live from your heart, destiny and your highest-good path will unfold naturally at your feet. #Quote by Melody Beattie
Meaning quotes by Michael Short
#23. Perhaps the most reliable route to meaning and joy, to plunging below the surface and seeking more than the superficiality of material ambition, is connection with people, places, ideas and issues. Of these, the most important are people and relationships. And the most reliable route to relationships is conversation. #Quote by Michael Short
Meaning quotes by Marina Warner
#24. For example, John Law's Mississippi Company venture printed shares, and the money had gone up in smoke when it had been inscribed objects. The inscription made it magic and changed its meaning. That's how objects become charmed in The Arabian Nights, and they are often originally ordinary objects. The carpet is an ordinary, paltry object. The lamp is a rusty old lamp, and the bottles jinns are imprisoned within are old bottles. They are changed by the magic and the jinn's presence, and the jinn's presence is often embodied in the seal or inscription. #Quote by Marina Warner
Meaning quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#25. A VIP area is nothing without not-so-important people. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Meaning quotes by Alexandra Iff
#26. Saying I love you isn't hard, but meaning it is." he kisses me softly, moaning against my lips. "Loving you is the easiest thing to do on this earth, Trinity Parker. #Quote by Alexandra Iff
Meaning quotes by John Burroughs
#27. I do not think I exaggerate the importance or the charms of pedestrianism, or our need as a people to cultivate the art. I think it would tend to soften the national manners, to teach us the meaning of leisure, to acquaint us with the charms of the open air, to strengthen and foster the tie between the race and the land. No one else looks out upon the world so kindly and charitably as the pedestrian; no one else gives and takes so much from the country he passes through. #Quote by John Burroughs
Meaning quotes by Avijeet Das
#28. There is nothing else to life. To have a passion and die for it! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Meaning quotes by Milan Kundera
#29. Kitsch is a German word born in the middle of the sentimental nineteenth century, and from German is entered all Western languages. Repeated use, however, has obliterated its original metaphysical meaning: kitsch is the absolute denial of shit, in both the literal and figurative sense of the word; kitsch excludes everything from its purview which is essentially unacceptable in human existence. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Meaning quotes by Samuel Johnson
#30. Difference of thoughts will produce difference of language. He that thinks with more extent than another, will want words of a larger meaning; he that thinks with more subtilty will seek for terms of more nice discrimination; and where is the wonder, since words are but the images of things, that he who never knew the original should not know the copies? #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Meaning quotes by Steven Pinker
#31. Morality is not just any old topic in psychology but close to our conception of the meaning of life. Moral goodness is what gives each of us the sense that we are worthy human beings. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Meaning quotes by Ernest Becker
#32. Man's best efforts seem utterly fallible without appeal to something higher for justification, some conceptual support for the meaning of one's life from a transcendental dimension of some kind. As this belief has to absorb man's basic terror, it cannot be merely abstract but must be rooted in the emotions, in an inner feeling that one is secure in something stronger, larger, more important than one's own strength and life. It is as though one were to say: "My life pulse ebbs, I fade away into oblivion, but "God" (or "It) remains, even grows more glorious with and through my living sacrifice." At least, this feeling is belief at its most effective for the individual. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Meaning quotes by Pete Seeger
#33. The real meaning of courage was the personal sacrifice of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. #Quote by Pete Seeger
Meaning quotes by Mignon McLaughlin
#34. The neurotic believes that life has meaning, but that his life hasn't. #Quote by Mignon McLaughlin
Meaning quotes by Norman Cousins
#35. Not every illness can be overcome. But many people allow illness to disfigure their lives more than it should. They cave in needlessly. They ignore and weaken whatever powers they have for standing erect. There is always a margin within which life can be lived with meaning and even with a certain measure of joy, despite illness. #Quote by Norman Cousins
Meaning quotes by Josh Mecka
#36. The ego is the preprogrammed response and your awareness is at a higher level of consciousness. Awareness allows you to drive right past your ego, so you can detach from it in order, meaning it won't consume you. #Quote by Josh Mecka
Meaning quotes by Ivan Rusilko
#37. What is Destiny?

Is it a doctrine formulated by aristocrats and philosophers arguing that there is some unseen driving force predicting the outcomes of every minuscule and life altering moment in one's life? Or is it the artistry illustrated by those under-qualifed and over-eager to give their future meaning and their ambitions hope?

Is it a declaration by those who refuse to accept that we are alone in this universe, spinning randomly through a matrix of accidental coincidences? Or is it the assumptions made by those who concede that there is a divine plan or pre-ordained path for each human being,regardless of their current station?

I think destiny is a bit of a tease....

It's syndical taunts and teases mock those naive enough to believe in its black jack dealing of inevitable futures. Its evolution from puppy dogs and ice cream to razor blades and broken mirrors characterizes the fickle nature of its sordid underbelly. Those relying on its decisive measures will fracture under its harsh rules. Those embracing the fact that life happens at a million miles a minute will flourish in its random grace.

Destiny has afforded me the most magical memories and unbelievably tragic experiences that have molded and shaped my life into what it is today...beautiful.
I fully accept the mirage that destiny promises and the reality it can produce. Without the invisible momentum carried with its sincere fabrication of coming attra #Quote by Ivan Rusilko
Meaning quotes by Kabir
#38. The external forces conceal from the eyes the deep meaning of existence; True faith resides in the heart. #Quote by Kabir
Meaning quotes by Maltbie Davenport Babcock
#39. Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them ... To face every opportunity of life thoughtfully, and ask its meaning bravely and earnestly, is the only way to meet supreme opportunities when they come, whether open-faced or disguised. #Quote by Maltbie Davenport Babcock
Meaning quotes by Jefferson Bass
#40. I might be turning into a guy who talks to himself, though." After a pause, I added, "Yep. I've been meaning to speak to you about that. #Quote by Jefferson Bass
Meaning quotes by Norman Vincent Peale
#41. Sudden I stopped. I was out of breath. I asked myself, "What is this all about? What is the meaning of this ceaseless rush? This is ridiculous!" Then I declared independence, and said, "I do not care if I go to dinner. I do not care whether I make a talk. I do not have to go to this dinner and I do not have to make a speech." So deliberately and slowly I walked back to my room and took my time about unlocking the door. I telephoned the man downstairs and said, "If you want to eat, go ahead. If you want to save a place for me, I will be down after a while, but I am not going to rush any more." So I removed my coat, sat down, took off my shoes, put my feet up on the table, and just sat. Then I opened the Bible and very slowly read aloud the 121st Psalm, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help." I closed the book and had a little talk with myself, saying, "Come on now, start living a slower and more relaxed life," and then I affirmed, "God is here and His #Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
Meaning quotes by Judith N. Shklar
#42. Every adult should be able to make as many effective decisions without fear or favor about as many aspects of her or his life as is compatible with the like freedom of every other adult. That belief is the original and only defensible meaning of liberalism. #Quote by Judith N. Shklar
Meaning quotes by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
#43. To reclaim our dignity and role as guardians of the planet will not be easy. But we can pray for the intercession of His mercy, knowing, according to an ancient promise, that "His mercy is greater than His justice." There is a real reason that the ancients understood that He is a wrathful God, and made penance and sacrifice to placate Him. We may think that our science and civilization can protect us from this primal power, but the symbol of the dragon as the power of the earth is not without meaning. We have little understanding of the archetypal forces that underlie our surface lives, and of how they are all interconnected and can manifest the will of God. We can no longer afford to be ignorant or think that we can abuse the world as long as we want. #Quote by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Meaning quotes by Helene Cixous
#44. Wouldn't the worst be, isn't the worst, in truth, that women aren't castrated, that they have only to stop listening to the Sirens (for the Sirens were men) for history to change its meaning? #Quote by Helene Cixous
Meaning quotes by Lili Naghdi
#45. It is an undeniable fact that when you are solemnly in love with someone, seconds and minutes, hours and days lose their meaning. #Quote by Lili Naghdi
Meaning quotes by Germany Kent
#46. Because words have deep meaning, Tweets have power. #Quote by Germany Kent
Meaning quotes by Ayn Rand
#47. He wondered whether he really liked his mother. But she was his mother and this fact was recognized by everybody as meaning automatically that he loved her, and so he took for granted that whatever he felt for her was love. He did not know whether there was any reason why he should respect her judgment. She was his mother; this was supposed to take the place of reasons. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Meaning quotes by Jhumpa Lahiri
#48. With the birth of Akash, in his sudden, perfect presence, Ruma had felt awe for the first time in her life. He still had the power to stagger her at times
simply the fact that he was breathing, that all his organs were in their proper places, that blood flowed quietly and effectively through his small, sturdy limbs. He was her flesh and blood, her mother had told her in the hospital the day Akash was born. Only the words her mother used were more literal, enriching the tired phrase with meaning: "He is made from your meat and bone." It had caused Ruma to acknowledge the supernatural in everyday life. But death, too, had the power to awe, she knew this now-that a human being could be alive for years and years, thinking and breathing and eating, full of a million worries and feelings and thoughts, taking up space in the world, and then, in an instant, become absent, invisible. #Quote by Jhumpa Lahiri
Meaning quotes by Jacqui Stedmon
#49. Narratives are the primary way in which we make sense of our lives, as opposed to, for example schema,cognition, beliefs, constructs. Definition of narrative include the important element of giving meaning to events and experiences over time by connecting them as a developing, continuing story. #Quote by Jacqui Stedmon
Meaning quotes by John Stuart Mill
#50. There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Meaning quotes by Alain De Botton
#51. Why be seduced by something as small as a front door in another country? Why fall in love with a place because it has trams and its people seldom have curtains in their homes? However absurd the intense reactions provoked by such small (and mute) foreign elements may seem, the pattern is at least familiar from our personal lives. There, too, we may find ourselves anchoring emotions of love on the way a person butters his or her bread, or recoiling at his or her taste in shoes. To condemn ourselves for these minute concerns is to ignore how rich in meaning details may be. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Meaning quotes by James Schall
#52. As Pope Benedict writes in Caritas in Veritate: Only in truth does charity shine forth, only in truth can charity be authentically lived. Truth is the light that gives meaning and value to charity. That light is both the light of reason and the light of faith, through which the intellect attains to the natural and supernatural truth of charity: it grasps its meaning as gift, acceptance, and communion. Without truth, charity degenerates into sentimentality.[2] #Quote by James Schall
Meaning quotes by Meister Eckhart
#53. I mean those who cling to their own egos in their penances and external devotions, which such people regard as being of great importance. God have mercy on them, for they know little of the divine truth! Please people are called holy because of what they are seen to do, but inside they are asses, for they do not know the real meaning of divine truth . . . They are greatly esteemed by people who know no better . . . May they attain heaven because of their good intent, but that poverty, of which we now wish to speak, they know nothing. #Quote by Meister Eckhart
Meaning quotes by Ian McEwan
#54. When he replied with her name, it sounded like a new word - the syllables remained the same, the meaning was different. #Quote by Ian McEwan
Meaning quotes by Marty Rubin
#55. One explains things until things have no meaning anymore. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Meaning quotes by George Orwell
#56. If you took 1 Corinthians, chapter
thirteen, and in every verse wrote 'money' instead of 'charity',
the chapter had ten times as much meaning as before. #Quote by George Orwell
Meaning quotes by Gregory David Roberts
#57. love like water, searching for the sea. Love like Time, searching for meaning. Love like all that was, and ever will be. #Quote by Gregory David Roberts
Meaning quotes by Richelle Mead
#58. Life's like that. As we grow and change, some things we've experienced before take on new meaning. It'll happen for the rest of your life. #Quote by Richelle Mead
Meaning quotes by Antonin Scalia
#59. Words change meaning over time, and often in unpredictable ways. Queen Anne is said (probably apocryphally) to have commented about Sir Christopher Wren's architecture at St. Paul's Cathedral that it was "awful, artificial, and amusing" - by which she meant that it was awe-inspiring, highly artistic, and thought-provoking. #Quote by Antonin Scalia
Meaning quotes by Chloe Thurlow
#60. When you fall in love, everything is impregnated with new meaning. It is as if you suddenly have borderline personality disorder. #Quote by Chloe Thurlow
Meaning quotes by Ernest Cline
#61. Everybody uses pop culture as a shorthand. You might make an obscure reference to Monty Python or Iron Eagle that only some people will get, but if they do it conveys a world of meaning. #Quote by Ernest Cline
Meaning quotes by Jimi Hendrix
#62. Definitely, and it's getting more spiritual. Pretty soon I believe people will have to rely on music to get some kind of peace of mind, or satisfaction, or direction, actually. More so than politics, the big ego scene. You know it's an art of words ... Meaning nothing. Therefore you will have to get an earthier substance, like music or the arts. #Quote by Jimi Hendrix
Meaning quotes by Elmitch Alarcio
#63. You know the real meaning of celebrating a birthday if you remember the sacrifice of giving birth by your mother #Quote by Elmitch Alarcio
Meaning quotes by Lauren Barnholdt
#64. Do you think anyone found out about that?" B. J. Asks, sounding nervous.
"Found out about what?" I ask, trying to imagine why I would say that to my fake girlfriend. Maybe if she asked "Do you think anyone found out about that?" meaning, "Do you think anyone found out about us having sex in my parents' bed?" or something. I hope Courtney is smart enough to infer that that's what is probably going on. I wonder if it would be going too far to actually come out and say, "You mean about the doggie-style we had?"
"Found out about the pot we bought!" B. J. Says, sounding exasperated. He's been sounding exasperated with me a lot lately. #Quote by Lauren Barnholdt
Meaning quotes by Hans Van Nas
#65. Docendo discimus is an old latin phrase meaning, "by teaching, we learn." Teaching makes ideas real. Explaining an idea to friends forces you to clarify it for yourself and builds confidence in your answer. Teaching flows an idea from your brain, to your mouth, into the air, and back into your ears. Now the idea is real. Now you own it. By #Quote by Hans Van Nas
Meaning quotes by Leigh Bardugo
#66. The ache in his lungs was unbearable. He needed to tell her ... what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn't pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he'd begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat. The #Quote by Leigh Bardugo
Meaning quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#67. Downwinders, meaning those people, individuals, communities that were downwind of the nuclear test site. During those years when we were testing atomic bombs above ground, when we watched them for entertainment from the roofs of our high schools, little did we know what was raining down on us, little did we know what would appear years later. #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
Meaning quotes by Charles Bukowski
#68. My old man

16 years old
during the depression
I'd come home drunk
and all my clothing–
shorts, shirts, stockings–
suitcase, and pages of
short stories
would be thrown out on the
front lawn and about the
street.

my mother would be
waiting behind a tree:
"Henry, Henry, don't
go in . . .he'll
kill you, he's read
your stories . . ."
"I can whip his
ass . . ."

"Henry, please take
this . . .and
find yourself a room."

but it worried him
that I might not
finish high school
so I'd be back
again.

one evening he walked in
with the pages of
one of my short stories
(which I had never submitted
to him)
and he said, "this is
a great short story."
I said, "o.k.,"
and he handed it to me
and I read it.
it was a story about
a rich man
who had a fight with
his wife and had
gone out into the night
for a cup of coffee
and had observed
the waitress and the spoons
and forks and the
salt and pepper shakers
and the neon sign
in the window
and then had gone back
to his stable
to see and touch his
favorite horse
who then
kicked him in the head
and killed him.

somehow
the story held
meaning for him
though
when I had written it
I had no idea
of what I was
writi #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Meaning quotes by Ivan Alexander Pozo-Illas
#69. For those who seek a lifestyle of meaning served by purpose than listen well. To live rightly is a grace from
God(dess) of the Most High. Albeit it is not meant to be an easy feat either in its pursuit. To live a life of well being one must find a balance that is appropriate to one's own purpose in life. Once found and understood correctly, then one can live by such a hallmark of fortitude. Otherwise one will wander far and wide in a haze of confusion not valuing themselves truly. Find your balance and it will lead you back to yourself and God(dess) awaiting you with open arms. Amen. #Quote by Ivan Alexander Pozo-Illas
Meaning quotes by John Feinstein
#70. The term in baseball nowadays is a "walk-off home run." It didn't exist until Kirk Gibson hit his famous pinch-hit home run off Dennis Eckersley in game one of the 1988 World Series and Eckersley referred to it as "a walk-off," meaning, quite simply, that when someone does what Gibson did to him in that game, there's nothing left to do except walk off the mound into the dugout and then into the clubhouse. #Quote by John Feinstein
Meaning quotes by J.T. Geissinger
#71. One of the first shrinks I went to after Cass died told me that the brain has a hardwired need to find correlations, to make sense of nonsensical data by making connections between unrelated things. Humans have evolved a universal tendency to seek patterns in random information, hence the existence of fortune-tellers and dream interpreters and people who see the face of Jesus in a piece of toast. But the cold, hard truth is that there are no connections between anything. Life - all of existence - is totally random. Your lucky lottery numbers aren't really lucky, because there's no such thing as luck. The black cat that crosses your path isn't a bad omen, it's just a cat out for a walk. An eclipse doesn't mean that the gods are angry, just as a bus narrowly missing you as you cross the street doesn't mean there's a guardian angel looking out for you. There are no gods. There are no angels. Superstitions aren't real, and no amount of wishing, praying, or rationalizing can change the fact that life is just one long sequence of random events that ultimately have no meaning. I really hated that shrink. #Quote by J.T. Geissinger
Meaning quotes by Howard Jacobson
#72. Do you ask 'Nu' of? Or do you ask, transitively? 'Nu?' he asked. And is it even a question in the accepted sense? 'Nu,' he said. Would that have been better? Nu, meaning how are things with you, but also I know how things are with you. #Quote by Howard Jacobson
Meaning quotes by Neal Stephenson
#73. The difference between poets and mystics ... The mystic nails a symbol to one meaning that was true for a moment but soon becomes false. The poet, on the other hand, sees that truth while it's true but understands that symbols are always in flux and that their meanings are fleeting. #Quote by Neal Stephenson
Meaning quotes by Zoe McLellan
#74. I dream in numbers, and I like to look up the meaning of numbers, and numbers stick out to me. #Quote by Zoe McLellan
Meaning quotes by Mary Roach
#75. Meaning 'by way of the anus'. 'Per Annum', with two n's, means 'yearly'. The correct answer to the question, 'What is the birthrate per anum?' is zero (one hopes). #Quote by Mary Roach
Meaning quotes by Osho
#76. Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create meaning. #Quote by Osho
Meaning quotes by Rajneesh
#77. We never ask the meaning of life when we are in love. #Quote by Rajneesh
Meaning quotes by Jean Genet
#78. Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile. #Quote by Jean Genet
Meaning quotes by David Paul Kirkpatrick
#79. More than happiness or joy or lower blood pressure, the practice of God's presence gives us meaning. Through this practice we become more closely aligned with Jesus and we learn His desire for us more completely.Life can be hard.
The Practice of The Presence of God makes it easier. As Brother Lawrence said, There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. #Quote by David Paul Kirkpatrick
Meaning quotes by Sheila Jeffreys
#80. Men's sexual freedom has depended, and still does to a large extent, upon their ownership of women's bodies. Men have bought, sold and traded women as things to be used. Women are still regularly raped in marriage, even though most Western countries have now changed their laws to recognize that wives have a right not to be raped. Women are still bought and sold in marriage in many countries, and in the vast majority of countries of the world their bodies are still legally owned by their husbands. In prostitution and pornography, the mail-order bride business and reproductive surrogacy, the international trade in women is a burgeoning industry. Men's ownership of women's bodies has been the substrate on which their idea of sexual freedom was born and given its meaning. This is why it includes the right to buy access to women, men, and children as an important way of demonstrating that freedom. At the base of men's sexual freedom agenda is the concept of the rights of the male individual. Pateman points out that women cannot gain recognition as individuals, since the very concept of the 'individual' is male. #Quote by Sheila Jeffreys
Meaning quotes by Nikki Rowe
#81. less small talk
and more real talk. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Meaning quotes by Stephen Batchelor
#82. I know very little with anything approaching certainty. I know that I was born, that I exist, and that I will die. For the most part, I can trust my brain's interpretation of the data presented to my senses: this is a rose, that is a car, she is my wife. I do not doubt the reality of the thoughts and emotions and impulses I experience in response to these things. . . . Yet apart from these primary perceptions, intuitions, inferences, and bits of information, the views that I hold about the things that really matter to me--meaning, truth, happiness, goodness, beauty--are finely woven tissues of belief and opinion. #Quote by Stephen Batchelor
Meaning quotes by Celia Belt
#83. All you have here…will remain here...
For, in the new life, you will have so much more
Your regrets, vengeance and faith will no longer serve you #Quote by Celia Belt
Meaning quotes by Pascal Mercier
#84. Sometimes I go to the beach and stand facing the wind, which I wish were icy, colder than we know it in these parts. I wish it would blow all the hackneyed words, all the insipid habits of language out of me so that I could come back with a cleansed mind, cleansed of the banalities of the same talk. #Quote by Pascal Mercier
Meaning quotes by Mary Eva Swatek
#85. I sort of kind of said something a little like that but maybe not clearly enough to sound like that ... But it's what I meant. #Quote by Mary Eva Swatek
Meaning quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#86. No matter how old or how sick you are, how much or little you have done, your business in life not only isn't finished, but hasn't yet received its final, decisive meaning until your very last breath. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Meaning quotes by Mike Cosper
#87. All human creativity is an echo of God's creativity. When God makes man, he forms him in the dirt, breathes life into him, and sends him out in the world. We've been playing in the dirt ever since. Just as God took something he'd made, shaped it, breathed life and meaning into it, and transformed it into something new, so we set about our own business, taking creation, shaping it, and giving it new meaning and purpose. Clay becomes sculpture. Trees become houses. Sounds are arranged in time to become music. Oils, pigments, and canvas are arranged to become paintings. Various metals, glass, and petroleum products become iPhones. The same is true of stories. There is nothing new under the sun, and our stories - no matter how fresh and new they might feel - are all a way of "playing in the dirt," wrestling with creation, reimagining it, working with it, and making it new. Our stories have a way of fitting into the bigger story of redemption that overshadows all of life and all of history. Because that bigger story is the dirt box in which all the other stories play. #Quote by Mike Cosper
Meaning quotes by Lois McMaster Bujold
#88. I thought you saw meaning in that sort of thing," said Vorkosigan.
"In the abstract. Most days it's just stumbling around in the dark with the rest of creation, smashing into things and wondering why it hurts. #Quote by Lois McMaster Bujold
Meaning quotes by John Corey Whaley
#89. When I asked him the meaning of life, Dr. Webb got very quiet and then told me life has no one meaning, it only has whatever meaning each of us puts on our own life. I'll tell you now that I still don't know the meaning of mine. And Lucas Cader, with all his brains and talent, doesn't know the meaning of his, either. But I'll tell you the meaning of all this. The meaning of some bird showing up and some boy disappearing and you knowing all about it. The meaning of this was not to save you, but to warn you instead. To warn you of confusion and delusion and assumption. To warn you of psychics and zombies and ghosts of your lost brother. To warn you of Ada Taylor and her sympathy and mothers who wake you up with vacuums. To warn you of two-foot-tall birds that say they can help, but never do. #Quote by John Corey Whaley
Meaning quotes by Mariko Tamaki
#90. Did you ever wish you had a book that would explain the full meaning of life's random happenings to you? #Quote by Mariko Tamaki
Meaning quotes by Jacob Needleman
#91. What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose? #Quote by Jacob Needleman
Meaning quotes by Henry Watson Fowler
#92. 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. #Quote by Henry Watson Fowler
Meaning quotes by Traci Harding
#93. Kali comes from the Sanskrit word 'kal', meaning time. She is a Hindu goddess, who is greatly misunderstood by the Western world as being associated with sex, death and violence, but in the Hindu text she kills only demons. For humankind, she represents the death of the ego and the will to overcome the 'I am the body' idea. She reminds us that the body is only temporary, and through this realisation she provides liberation to her children. To the soul who aspires to greater spiritual endeavours, Kali is receptive, supportive and loving. It is only a person filled with ego who will perceive Kali in a fearsome form. Her black skin represents the womb of the quantum darkness, the great non-manifest from which all of creation arises and into which all of creation will eventually dissolve. #Quote by Traci Harding
Meaning quotes by Tony Robbins
#94. Meanings don't just affect the way we feel; they affect all of our relationships and interactions. Some people think the first ten years of a relationship is just the beginning; that they're just now getting to know each other, and it's really exciting. It's an opportunity to go deeper. Other people could be ten days into a relationship, and the first time they have an argument, they think it's the end.
Now tell me, if you think this is the beginning of a relationship, are you going to behave the same way as if it were the end? That one slight shift in perception, in meaning, can change your whole life in a moment. In the beginning of a relationship, if you're totally in love and attracted, what will you do for the other person? The answer is: anything! If he or she asks you to take out the trash, you might leap to your feet and say, "Anything that lights you up, sweetheart!" But after seven days, seven years, or seventy years, people say things like, "What the hell do you think I am, your janitor?!" And they wonder what happened to the passion in their life. I've often shared with couples having trouble in their relationships that if you do what you did in the beginning of the relationship, there wont be an end! Because in the beginning of the relationship, you were a giver, not an accountant. You weren't weighing constantly the meaning of who was giving more. Your entire focus was just lighting up that person, and his or her happiness made you feel like your life was #Quote by Tony Robbins
Meaning quotes by Terry Eagleton
#95. In a world in which everything bears the indelible impress of Man, it is refreshing to escape from time to time from this wall-to-wall humanisation. Hence the American enthusiasm for national parks and outdoor activities. It is seductive to see the world as though we were not there to see it. We can always dream of perceiving things as they are in themselves, without the buzz and distortion of human meaning. We can take a vacation now and then from the intolerable burden of sense-making, rather as we do when we treat human flesh as something to be mindlessly indulged. We can shuck off language and confront reality in the raw, as we imagine an innocent child might do. #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Meaning quotes by Stephen Neill
#96. Life is filled with meaning as soon as Jesus Christ enters into it. #Quote by Stephen Neill
Meaning quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#97. Like animals that seek food for their survival, humans yearn for meaning for their sanity: what is our value, our purpose and our identity in this world? As long as we seek validation from the world around us, we are entrapped by aham. As soon as we realize that all meaning comes from within, that it is we who make the world meaningful, we are liberated by atma. #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Meaning quotes by Richard Paul Evans
#98. Sometimes our cruelest acts come not from meaning to do wrong but from not trying hard enough not to. #Quote by Richard Paul Evans
Meaning quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#99. Humanism is a belief that Homo sapiens has a unique and sacred nature, which is fundamentally different from the nature of all other animals and of all other phenomena. Humanists believe that the unique nature of Homo sapiens is the most important thing in the world, and it determines the meaning of everything that happens in the universe. The supreme good is the good of Homo sapiens. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Meaning quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#100. The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway - even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that's not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you. #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Meaning quotes by Anais Nin
#101. I always run away from the simplest phrases because they never contain all of the truth. To me the truth is something which cannot be told in a few words, and those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning. #Quote by Anais Nin
Meaning quotes by Karl R. Popper
#102. History has no meaning. #Quote by Karl R. Popper
Meaning quotes by Avijeet Das
#103. I believe that conversations with the right persons are really important in life. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Meaning quotes by Alejandra Pizarnik
#104. to write is to give meaning to suffering #Quote by Alejandra Pizarnik
Meaning quotes by Jean Shinoda Bolen
#105. Synchronistic events offer us perceptions that may be useful in our psychological and spiritual growth and may reveal to us, through intuitive knowledge, that our lives have meaning. #Quote by Jean Shinoda Bolen
Meaning quotes by Kristian Williams
#106. Let us concentrate on the question of why the state (meaning, here, the civil authorities) would let the police claim the means of violence as their own. Police brutality does not just happen; it is allowed to happen. It is tolerated by the police themselves, those on the street and those in command. It is tolerated by prosecutors, who seldom bring charges against violent cops, and by juries, who rarely convict. It is tolerated by the civil authorities, the mayors, and the city councils, who do not use their influence to challenge police abuses. But why? The answer is simple: police brutality is tolerated because it is what people with power want. #Quote by Kristian Williams
Meaning quotes by Ray Bradbury
#107. Montag said nothing but stood looking at the women's faces as he had once looked at the faces of saints in a strange church he had entered when he was a child. The faces of those enameled creatures meant nothing to him, though he talked to them and stood in that church for a long time, trying to know what that religion was, trying to get enough of the raw incense and special dust of the place into his lungs and thus into his blood to feel touched and concerned by the meaning of the colorful men and women with the porcelain eyes and the blood-ruby lips. But there was nothing, nothing; it was a stroll through another store, and his currency strange and unusable there, and his passion cold, even when he touched the wood and plaster and clay. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Meaning quotes by Gregory Maguire
#108. All our lives are activity without meaning; we burrow ratlike into life and we squirm ratlike through it and ratlike we are flung into our graves at the end. Now and then, why shouldn't we hear a voice of prophecy, #Quote by Gregory Maguire
Meaning quotes by Paul Henry Lang
#109. What the music offers in a good opera is something that comes from a region that precedes the concrete concept of drama and, strictly speaking, stands outside the world of drama. Opera does not permit men to appear in nakedly logical acts, for the music dissolves feelings and thoughts into melodies and rhythms, harmonies and counterpoints, which in themselves have no conceptual meaning. Thus in opera objective situations may very well become entirely subjective expressions. Because of its paradoxical nature opera is capable of paradoxical effects; it can express purely sensuously the most profound abstractions, and the musical drama, exerting a mass effect far more than does the spoken drama, is much more primitive as drama than the spoken theatre; it must render conflict and character in immediate symbols. #Quote by Paul Henry Lang
Meaning quotes by Mason Cooley
#111. Your words and my words are the same, but not our meaning. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Meaning quotes by Steven L. Peck
#112. Here, her hand in mine was the one reality that severed us from the cold click-clack of Hell. I rubbed her hand and she sighed; wasn't that meaning? Wasn't that something we could cling to? I could be with this other. I could form no other relation, but maybe her hand in mine was enough, both sufficient and necessary. In Hell there was no sense of place, because all places were the same. Uniform monotony. A place without place. A place without context. But, here, now, I could rub her hand and she would sigh. She was a difference. Perhaps each person was the only difference in all these halls of unchanging ranks of books, kiosks, clocks, and carpet, and that, and that, at least, we had to hold to. #Quote by Steven L. Peck
Meaning quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#113. Gothic lines grimmer; the soft brilliance of the altar, with its multitude of candles, with the priests performing actions whose meaning was unknown to him; the silent crowd that seemed not to participate but to wait anxiously like a crowd at a station barrier waiting for the gate to open; the stench of wet clothes and the aromatic perfume of incense; the bitter cold that lowered like a threatening unseen presence; it was not a religious emotion that he got from all this, but the sense of a mystery that had its roots far back in the origins of the human race. His nerves were taut, and when on a sudden the choir to the full accompaniment of the orchestra burst with a great shout into the Adeste Fideles he was seized with an exultation over he knew not what. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Meaning quotes by James Balog
#114. I have often thought that my work with wildlife taught me the meaning of patience, and my work with the big trees taught me the meaning of humility, and my work with the ice has taught me the meaning of mortality. #Quote by James Balog
Meaning quotes by Donald Miller
#115. The great tragedy of our lives seems to be that we are smart enough to ask the questions of meaning but too dumb to really figure it out. #Quote by Donald Miller
Meaning quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#116. Purpose declares that the trajectory of my existence and the course of human history were intentionally set to collide at this precise moment in time because what I have to offer human history is desperately needed at this precise time. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Meaning quotes by Madeleine Bunting
#117. What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning. #Quote by Madeleine Bunting
Meaning quotes by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
#118. Can I have my knife back?' Meaning, can I have my knife back. I don't care whether this man seems like he only goes after age appropriate penis; I won't be taking any chances. And I won't be going any farther thank the juvie center parking lot with him either. I put the run in runaway. #Quote by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Meaning quotes by Tammy Faith
#119. I squeeze his hand to let him know that I get it, that I share his pain. That's the moment when I think I finally understand what my science teachers tried to explain when they talked about thermal energy. My atoms are in motion making a path from my fingertips where I connect with him, spreading to my whole body and getting me hotter by the second. All my molecules seem to be moving and vibrating on their own accord, faster and faster and making my hand feels tingly. Whenever I'm around him I always have this warmth that surrounds me. When I get all flustered because he is making me all hot and bothered without even meaning to, the heat starts to resemble a fever. Now, it's like a volcano erupted all over me. It's passion and love and suffering all smashed together and linked between our hands. A little ball of emotions that keeps expanding. #Quote by Tammy Faith
Meaning quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#120. He is dead and I, the self serving coward that I am, still live. Life is not fair. There is no pattern. People die at random. Something everyone knows, but no one truly believes. They think that when it comes to them there will be a lesson, a meaning, a story worth telling. That death will come to them as a dread scholar, a fell knight, a terrible emperor.
Death is a bored clerk, with too many orders to fill. There is no reckoning. No profound moment. It creeps up on us from behind, and snatches us away while we shit. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Meaning quotes by E. M. Forster
#121. But let yourself go. You are inclined to get muddled, if I may judge from last night. Let yourself go. Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them. By understanding George you may learn to understand yourself. It will be good for both of you. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Meaning quotes by Martin Buber
#122. The true meaning of love one's neighbor is not that it is a command from God which we are to fulfill, but that through it and in it we meet God. #Quote by Martin Buber
Meaning quotes by Samuel Adams
#123. How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! #Quote by Samuel Adams
Meaning quotes by Nathalie Himmelrich
#124. Honestly, death took on a totally different meaning for me in the past years.....I don't feel the fear or trepidation about death that I used to feel. I felt tired of living. #Quote by Nathalie Himmelrich
Meaning quotes by Plato
#125. Man is a being in search of meaning. #Quote by Plato
Meaning quotes by Muhammad Asad
#126. My desire goes elsewhere: I dream of a form of life - though I must confess I do not see it clearly as yet - in which the entire man, spirit and flesh, would strive after a deeper and deeper fulfillment of his Self - in which the spirit and the senses would not be enemies to one another, and in which man could achieve unity within himself and with the meaning of his destiny, so that on the summit of his days he could say, "I am my destiny. #Quote by Muhammad Asad
Meaning quotes by Clarence John Laughlin
#127. It therefore should be possible for even the photographer - just as for the creative poet or painter - to use the object as a stepping stone to a realm of meaning completely beyond itself. #Quote by Clarence John Laughlin
Meaning quotes by Ree Drummond
#128. He grabbed me even more tightly. "Well, first of all," he began, "I really…I really like you." He looked into my eyes in a seeming effort to transmit the true meaning of each word straight into my psyche. All muscle tone disappeared from my body. #Quote by Ree Drummond
Meaning quotes by Eric Greitens
#130. Failure and pain and hardship have the meaning we choose to give them. #Quote by Eric Greitens
Meaning quotes by Jacob Wren
#131. There is a difference between literature and just writing in your diary. I think perhaps the difference can be measured in degrees of pain. Hard work is also a factor. When I abandoned poetry there were so many questions lost to me as well. It remains astonishing to me the degree to which poetry has lost all value and meaning within the conditions of what I loosely refer to as corporate capitalism. Absolutely amazing. #Quote by Jacob Wren
Meaning quotes by Zhuangzi
#132. Men of the world who value the Way all turn to books. But books are nothing more than words. Words have value; what is of value in words is meaning. Meaning has something it is pursuing, but the thing that it is pursuing cannot be put into words and handed down. The world values words and hands down books but, though the world values them, I do not think them worth valuing. What the world takes to be values is not real value. #Quote by Zhuangzi
Meaning quotes by John Ashbery
#133. The genius of Cornell is that he sees and enables us to see with the eyes of childhood, before our vision got clouded by experience, when objects like a rubber ball or a pocket mirror seemed charged with meaning, and a marble rolling across a wooden floor could be as portentous as a passing comet. #Quote by John Ashbery
Meaning quotes by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
#134. Everything I am longing for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of my abundance - will surely be mine... when I am prepared to receive ALL with an open and Thankful heart. #Quote by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
Meaning quotes by Lawren Harris
#135. No man can roan or inhabit the Canadian North without it affecting him, and the artist, because of his constant habit of awareness and his discipline in expression, is perhaps more understanding of its moods and spirit than others are. He is thus better equipped to interpret it to others, and then, when her has become one with its spirit, to create living works in their own right, by using forms, colors, rhythms and moods, to make a harmonious home for the imaginative and spiritual meaning it has evoked in him. #Quote by Lawren Harris
Meaning quotes by Amanda Lovelace
#136. fat
/fat/
adjective

1. a descriptive word.
it has no deeper meaning.
it should not determine the worth
(or lack thereof)
of a human being.

- what i know now that i wish i knew then. #Quote by Amanda Lovelace
Meaning quotes by Billy Graham
#137. When thanksgiving is filled with true meaning and is not just the formality of a polite "thank you," it is the recognition of dependence. #Quote by Billy Graham
Meaning quotes by Claire North
#138. I am frightened now. I am frightened that when he fades from my memory, a piece of me will die too. The feelings, the things I have learned, the ideas I have had today, so many ideas, so many feelings, they will die with my memory. I fear that loss. But more, a terror that I must share with my future self. I fear what this means for me. If you forget the joy of this day, then what joy you give to others will also be forgotten, and your life has no consequence, no meaning, no worth. I am a shadow, blasted away by the sun, a meaningless occlusion of light that fades with the day. #Quote by Claire North
Meaning quotes by Charles M. Schulz
#139. My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? #Quote by Charles M. Schulz
Meaning quotes by Michel Foucault
#140. All around the recognized word and the comprehended sentence, the other graphisms take flight, carrying with them the visible plenitude of shape and leaving only the linear, successive unfurling of meaning
not one drop of rain falling after another, much less a feather or a torn-of leaf. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Meaning quotes by Albert Camus
#141. When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak. #Quote by Albert Camus
Meaning quotes by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
#142. Or, maybe what really mattered was that game of Crazy 8s. #Quote by Gina Marinello-Sweeney
Meaning quotes by Jane Austen
#143. You shall not, for the sake of one individual, change the meaning of principle and integrity, nor endeavour to persuade yourself or me, that selfishness is prudence, and insensibility of danger security for happiness. #Quote by Jane Austen
Meaning quotes by Jared Brock
#144. Work is easy when it's full of meaning and shared with others. #Quote by Jared Brock
Meaning quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#145. The problem for us is not are our desires satisfied or not. The problem is how do we know what we desire. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Meaning quotes by Steven Cuoco
#146. If time stood still for a moment, what would you be grateful for? And will it be enough to allow time to have meaning when it begins? #Quote by Steven Cuoco
Meaning quotes by David Mitchell
#147. Sometimes language can't even read the music of meaning. #Quote by David Mitchell
Meaning quotes by Matthew S. McCormick
#148. 1. Myth: Without God, life has no meaning.

There are 1.2 billion Chinese who have no predominant religion, and 1 billion people in India who are predominantly Hindu. And 65% of Japan's 127 million people claim to be non-believers. It is laughable to suggest that none of these billions of people are leading meaningful lives.

2. Myth: Prayer works.

Studies have now shown that inter-cessionary prayer has no effect whatsoever of the health or well-being of the subject.

3. Myth: Atheists are immoral.

There are hundreds of millions of non-believers on the planet living normal, decent, moral lives. They love their children, care about others, obey laws, and try to keep from doing harm to others just like everyone else. In fact, in predominantly non-believing countries such as in northern Europe, measures of societal health such as life expectancy at birth, adult literacy, per capita income, education, homicide, suicide, gender equality, and political coercion are better than they are in believing societies.

4. Myth: Belief in God is compatible with science.

In the past, every supernatural or paranormal explanation of phenomena that humans believed turned out to be mistaken; science has always found a physical explanation that revealed that the supernatural view was a myth. Modern organisms evolved from lower life forms, they weren't created 6,000 years ago in the finished state. Fever is not caused by de #Quote by Matthew S. McCormick
Meaning quotes by Ricky Martin
#149. From the day we are born until the day we die, we progress on a path of learning, in which every decision we make or fail to make becomes a part of our personal growth. There is this karmic realm where you have to pass through the challenges that life gives you to liberate yourself from that which weighs you down, preventing you from reaching divinity. We all progress down a spiritual path that offers us opportunities to learn - and even tragedy has its meaning. #Quote by Ricky Martin
Meaning quotes by Garry Kasparov
#150. In a 1959 speech in Indianapolis, John F. Kennedy famously observed that the Chinese word for 'crisis' is composed of two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity. It turns out that this is not literally true. #Quote by Garry Kasparov
Meaning quotes by Toni Sorenson
#151. Here's a good reason to never think of yourself as a VICTIM: the origin of the word comes from living creatures sacrificed to supernatural powers. So don't you let anyone pin you down on an altar and take the life from you. You might have been hurt, abused, wounded, and used, but you are not theirs. You are your own. The meaning of OWN means to make one's own…so there you go. You decide. They don't. #Quote by Toni Sorenson
Meaning quotes by Todd Stocker
#152. Stories give color to black and white information. #Quote by Todd Stocker
Meaning quotes by Linda Gordon
#153. The nuclear family must be destroyed ... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. #Quote by Linda Gordon
Meaning quotes by Lisa See
#154. Maybe our lives are like gigantic jigsaw puzzles. You find the right piece and suddenly the whole picture has meaning. #Quote by Lisa See
Meaning quotes by Osho
#155. Sosan is the third Zen Patriarch. Nothing much is known about him – this is as it should be, because history records only violence. History does not record silence – it cannot record it. All records are of disturbance. Whenever someone becomes really silent, he disappears from all records, he is no more a part of our madness. So it is as it should be.

Sosan remained a wandering monk his whole life. He never stayed anywhere; he was always passing, going, moving. He was a river; he was not a pond, static. He was a constant movement. That is the meaning of Buddha's wanderers: not only in the outside world but in the inside world also they should be homeless –
because whenever you make a home you become attached to it. They should remain rootless; there is no home for them except this whole universe. #Quote by Osho
Meaning quotes by Paul Gauguin
#156. Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them. #Quote by Paul Gauguin
Meaning quotes by William Gibson
#157. Those fuckers," Janice said, meaning the football players, "they get me doing hate Kegels. #Quote by William Gibson
Meaning quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#158. It's been forty years of terrible waste,' she said, 'a whole country of wasted lives. It's a country of big children, people being naughty behind the teacher's back, people tattling on each other, people getting their dumb certificates for being good little socialists. People submitting to the system because they're German and because it's a system. The whole thing was stupid and a lie. But they're not arrogant, not know-it-alls. They give what they have and they take me the way I am.'

The closer she came to dying, the more sure of herself she became. She'd concluded that the meaning of a life was in the form of it. There was no answering the question of why she'd been born, she could only take what she'd been given and try to make it end well. She intended to die in her mother's bedroom, in the company of her brother and her only offspring, without the indignity of a colostomy bag. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Meaning quotes by Paul Bogard
#159. In these countless stars, in their clusters and colors and constellations, in the "shooting" showers of blazing dust and ice, we have always found beauty. And in this beauty, the overwhelming size of the universe has seemed less ominous, earth's own beauty more incredible. If indeed the numbers and distances of the night sky are so large that they become nearly meaningless, then let us find the meaning under our feet. #Quote by Paul Bogard
Meaning quotes by Oliver Herford
#160. To babble is to make a feminine noise somewhat resembling the sound of a brook, but with less meaning. #Quote by Oliver Herford
Meaning quotes by Michelle Hodkin
#161. Do not find peace. Find passion. Find something you want to die for more than something you want to live for. If it is your children, then fight not just for your own but for orphans who have no one else. If it is for medicine, then do not just seek out a cure for cancer but search for a cure for AIDS as well. Fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Speak for them. Scream for them. Live and die for them. You life will not always be a happy one, but it will have meaning. #Quote by Michelle Hodkin
Meaning quotes by Bruno Bettelheim
#162. Even Aristotle, master of pure reason, said: 'The friend of wisdom is also a friend of myth. #Quote by Bruno Bettelheim
Meaning quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#163. These three things give meaning to life: dreams and aspirations which inspires confidence and direct actions and steps in the day, a person's ability to not just look but see distinctively, and a real and robust action with tenacity which make dreams realities. So many people sleep and they only sleep! So many people wake up and they don't see anything in the day from dawn to dusk! When you close your eyes, dream! When you open your eyes, see! When you take a step, take a definite action with the right attitude! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Meaning quotes by Terence McKenna
#164. Meaning lies in the confrontation of contradiction - the coincidencia apositorum. That's what we really feel, not these rational schemes that are constantly beating us over the head with the "thou shalts" and "thou should", but rather a recovery of the real ambiguity of being and an ability to see ourselves as at once powerful and weak, noble and ignoble, future-oriented, past-facing. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Meaning quotes by Zelda Fitzgerald
#165. I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning. #Quote by Zelda Fitzgerald
Meaning quotes by Gray Davis
#166. Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market. #Quote by Gray Davis
Meaning quotes by Kimberly Loskov
#167. Language needs creativity and imagination to work, if not it will seem and sound stupid with its lack of sense and meaning #Quote by Kimberly Loskov
Meaning quotes by Stewart Brand
#168. Certain knowledge of what to fight for, and what to fight against, gives meaning to life and provides its own version of discipline: never give up. That kind of meaning is illusory, I now believe, and blinkered. Fealty to a mystical absolute is a formula for disaster, especially in transformative times. #Quote by Stewart Brand
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#169. Everything in life we see can have a whole new meaning then what we believe #Quote by Zeenat Farooq
Meaning quotes by Tom Hiddleston
#170. This generation has lost the true meaning of romance. There are so many songs that disrespect women. You can't treat the woman you love as a piece of meat. You should treat your love like a princess. Give her love songs, something with real meaning. Maybe I'm old fashioned but to respect the woman you love should be a priority. #Quote by Tom Hiddleston
Meaning quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#171. No people can more exactly interpret the inmost meaning of the present situation in Ireland than the American Negro. The scheme is simple. You knock a man down and then have him arrested for assault. You kill a man and then hang the corpse. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Meaning quotes by Joseph Campbell
#172. How, in the contemporary period, can we evoke the imagery that communicates the most profound and most richly developed sense of experiencing life? These images must point past themselves to that ultimate truth which must be told: that life does not have one absolutely fixed meaning. These images must point past all meanings given, beyond all definitions and relationships, to that really ineffable mystery that is just the existence, the being of ourselves and of our world. If we give that mystery an exact meaning we diminish the experience of its real depth. But when a poet carries the mind into a context of meanings and then pitches it past those, one knows that marvelous rapture that comes from going past all categories of definition. Here we sense the function of metaphor that allows us to make a journey we could not otherwise make ... #Quote by Joseph Campbell
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#173. Love; n.; (luhv), The emotion of something unexplainable. A word so powerful, it's hard to find meaning in any dictionary. Just be glad you found it. (eg: The world shall love someday) #Quote by No One
Meaning quotes by Shara McCallum
#174. You will leave your home:
nothing will hold you.
You will wear dresses of gold; skins
of silver, copper and bronze.
The sky above you will shift in meaning
each time you think you understand.
You will spend a lifetime chipping away layers
of flesh. The shadow of your scales
will always remain. You will be marked
by sulphur and salt.
You will bathe endlessly in clear streams and fail
to rid yourself of that scent.
Your feet will never be your own.
Stone will be your path.
Storms will follow in your wake,
destroying all those who take you in.
You will desert your children
kill your lovers and devour their flesh.
You will love no one
but the wind and ache of your bones.
Neither will love you in return.
With age, your hair will grow matted and dull,
your skin will gape and hang in long folds,
your eyes will cease to shine.
But nothing will be enough.
The sea will never take you back. #Quote by Shara McCallum
Meaning quotes by Dalai Lama
#175. A sense of concern for others gives our lives meaning; it is the root of all human happiness #Quote by Dalai Lama
Meaning quotes by Wendell Berry
#176. Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Meaning quotes by Eva Green
#177. I hope I will not be typecast as a Bond girl for the rest of my life. I'm very proud of being a part of the Bond family, but I don't want to be the sexy girl forever. I'm not meaning to complain, but I just want to be taken seriously. #Quote by Eva Green
Meaning quotes by Miriam Toews
#178. The other day I found her passport in her drawer when I was putting away my dad's laundered handkerchiefs. I wish I hadn't. For the purpose of my story, she should have it with her. I sat on my dad's bed and flipped through page after empty page. No stamps. No exotic locales. No travel-worn smudges or creases. Just the ID information and my mother's black-and-white photo which if it were used in a psychology textbook on the meaning of facial expressions would be labelled: Obscenely, heartbreakingly hopeful. #Quote by Miriam Toews
Meaning quotes by Paulo Coelho
#179. Fatima went back to her tent, and, when daylight came, she went out to do the chores she had done for years. But everything had changed. The boy was no longer at the oasis, and the oasis would never again have the same meaning it had had only yesterday. It would no longer be a place with fifty thousand palm trees and three hundred wells, where the pilgrims arrived, relieved at the end of their long journeys. From that day on, the oasis would be an empty place for her.
From that day on, it was the desert that would be important. She would look to it everyday, and would try to guess which star the boy was following in search of his treasure. She would have to send her kisses on the wind, hoping that the wind would touch the boy's face, and would tell him that she was alive. That she was waiting for him, a woman awaiting a courageous man in search of his treasure. From that day on, the desert would represent only one thing to her: the hope for his return. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Meaning quotes by Denzel Washington
#180. I think that we all at some point are in search of something - a higher power, whatever you want to call it, the meaning of life. I know I was, especially at even my son's age in my 20s, and dabbling in Eastern philosophies and yoga and Buddhism and Christianity and Islam. I kind of touched them all, you know, just trying to figure out the meaning of life or if nothing else, figure myself out. #Quote by Denzel Washington
Meaning quotes by Roberto Bolano
#181. All names disappear. Children should be taught that in elementary school. But we're afraid to teach them. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Meaning quotes by Denis Johnson
#182. Generally the closest I ever came to wondering about the meaning of it all was to consider that I must be the victim of a joke. #Quote by Denis Johnson
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#183. Nothing has meaning, only the meaning you give it. #Quote by Zahida A. Khan
Meaning quotes by Ram Dass
#184. I'm a Bhakti, meaning I practice devotional yoga and the heart and love, so I say to people, start with your ego and go down to your heart. #Quote by Ram Dass
Meaning quotes by Greg Egan
#185. Paul closed his eyes and turned his face to the sun. In spite of everything, it was hard not to take solace from the warmth flooding onto his skin. He stretched the muscles in his arms, his shoulders, his back -- and it felt like he was reaching out from the "self" in his virtual skull to all his mathematical flesh, imprinting the nebulous data with meaning; binding it all together, staking some kind of claim. He felt the stirrings of an erection. Existence was beginning to seduce him. He let himself surrender for a moment to a visceral sense of identity which drowned out all his pale mental images of optical processors, all his abstract reflections on the software's approximations and short-cuts. This body didn't want to evaporate. This body didn't want to bale out. It didn't much care that there was another -- "more real" -- version of itself elsewhere. It wanted to retain its wholeness. It wanted to endure. #Quote by Greg Egan
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#186. If you write a post and put it on a blog, that's a historical document. If you change your template, then that entry looks completely different. It's the same words, but not the same meaning. This all depends on what historical questions that people will be asking and we can't know what they will want. #Quote by Joshua Greenberg
Meaning quotes by Karen Armstrong
#187. Compassion dervies from the Latin patiri and the Greek pathein, meaning "to suffer, undergo or experience." So "compassion" means "to endure [something] with another person," to put ourselves in somebody else's shoes, to feel her pain as though it were our own, and to enter generously into his point of view. That is why our hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else. Compassion can be defined, therefore, as an attitude of principled, consistent altruism. #Quote by Karen Armstrong
Meaning quotes by Donald Miller
#188. And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can't go back to being normal; you can't go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time. #Quote by Donald Miller
Meaning quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#189. God loves us despite our shortcomings and sins, and his love gives meaning to our lives and to the life of the world. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Meaning quotes by Michael Rennie
#190. Turn strategy into simple language so every staff member knows it. People must understand why you are doing, what you are doing and where you are going. Big almost impossible, highly meaningful goal + respectful & supportive team is the winning combination of fear & love. Meaning is the biggest sources of energy that gets you up in the morning. #Quote by Michael Rennie
Meaning quotes by Henry George
#191. He who by an exertion of mind or body, adds to the aggregate of enjoyable wealth, increases the sum of human knowledge, or gives to human life higher elevation or greater fullness - he is, in the larger meaning of the words, a " producer," a " working man," a " laborer," and is honestly earning honest wages. #Quote by Henry George
Meaning quotes by Nate Berkus
#192. I believe your home tells a story about who you are and who you aspire to be. We represent ourselves through the things we own. I don't believe in trends. I believe in collecting things that you connect with. We should surround ourselves with things we care about, that have meaning. #Quote by Nate Berkus
Meaning quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#193. They [the Democrat Party ] owed her everything. Hillary Clinton preserved the Democrat Party. She preserved the Bill Clinton career, meaning she preserved the Bill Clinton presidency, which meant that she preserved eight to ten years of constant victory over the Republicans and over conservatives. They betrayed her on a moment's notice. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Meaning quotes by D.R. Khashaba
#194. The ruinous abdication by philosophy of its rightful domain is the consequence of the oblivion of philosophers to a great insight first beheld clearly by Socrates and re-affirmed by Kant as by no other philosopher. Science, concerned solely and exclusively with objective existents, cannot give answers to questions about meanings and values. Only ideas engendered by the mind and to be found nowhere but in the mind (Socrates), only the pure transcendental forms supplied by reason (Kant), can secure the ideals and values and put us in touch with the realities that constitute our moral and spiritual life. Twenty-four centuries after Socrates, two centuries after Kant, we badly need to re-learn the lesson. #Quote by D.R. Khashaba
Meaning quotes by M.A. George
#195. Aeron's stone-faced expression cracked, as he turned to give me a dumbfounded look.

Meeting his questioning eyes, I let out a little annoyed sigh, "I refuse to believe that you don't know the meaning of 'cojones'."

"I'm well aware of the meaning," he raised his eyebrows, fighting back a smile. "Just a little surprised at your choice of words…"

"Yeah, I can really paint a verbal picture," I responded dryly. #Quote by M.A. George
Meaning quotes by John Berger
#196. The real question is: to whom does the meaning of the art of the past properly belong ? To those who can app|y it to their own lives, or to a cultural hierarchy of relic specialtsts? #Quote by John Berger
Meaning quotes by Judith Hanson Lasater
#197. Do not look for joy anywhere else. It is living in you, and gives meaning to all Existence. #Quote by Judith Hanson Lasater
Meaning quotes by Greg L. Hawkins
#198. Nothing has a greater impact on spiritual growth than reflection on Scripture. If churches could do only one thing to help people at all levels of spiritual maturity grow in their relationship with Christ, their choice is clear. They would inspire, encourage, and equip their people to read the Bible - specifically, to reflect on Scripture for meaning in their lives. The numbers say most churches are missing the mark - because only one out of five congregants reflects on Scripture every day. #Quote by Greg L. Hawkins
Meaning quotes by Joel M. McMains
#199. They were as different as honesty and truth, but it takes experience to see the dissimilarities. Rocky was friendly, outgoing and boisterous; Charger was sullen, withdrawn and paranoid. Rocky liked people; Charger didn't. Rocky could trust; Charger didn't know the meaning of the word. #Quote by Joel M. McMains
Meaning quotes by Wendy Mass
#200. I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was 'Life is short; eat dessert first.' How can I argue with that? #Quote by Wendy Mass

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