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Meaningful quotes by Robin S. Sharma
#1. you want to live a more peaceful, meaningful life, you must think more peaceful, meaningful thoughts. #Quote by Robin S. Sharma
Meaningful quotes by Haruki Murakami
#2. I was twenty-nine years old. In six months my twenties would be over. A whole decade since living here. One big blank. Not one thing of value had I gotten out of it, not one meaningful thing had I done. Boredom was all there was.
How were things before? Surely there had to have been something positive. Had there been anything that really moved me, anything that really moved anyone? Maybe, but still it was all gone now. Lost, perhaps meant to be lost. Nothing I can do about it, got to let it go.
At least I was still around. If the only good Indian is a dead Indian, it was my fate to go on living.
What for?
To tell tales to a stone wall?
Really, now. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Meaningful quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#3. Article XXVIII: Every newborn shall be sincerely welcomed and cared for until maturity. Article XXIX: Every adult who needs it shall be given meaningful work to do, at a living wage. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Meaningful quotes by Adora Svitak
#4. Young people are often asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where's the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now? #Quote by Adora Svitak
Meaningful quotes by Colleen Vanderlinden
#5. When you see which choices, which decisions, a being makes, you see what is truly meaningful to them. They may say many things, but the choices they make let you see their souls. #Quote by Colleen Vanderlinden
Meaningful quotes by Dylan Saccoccio
#6. Foreword To you, that you may awaken to understand that the whole universe is a dance of energy, and that energy is God, and that energy is you. You are something that the whole universe is doing, that God is doing, just as a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real you, the energy, the soul, is not a puppet that life pushes around. The real you is the whole universe. The real you is God, destined to follow no one, destined to ignite the ether, experience life from an individual perspective, and take part in the creation. So this is for you, my fellow creators, my fellow gods, and my fellow selves, that coincidence may never disguise itself with the mask of fate and torment you, that every moment be meaningful, and that no experience be lost #Quote by Dylan Saccoccio
Meaningful quotes by Alex Pattakos
#7. 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
Meaningful quotes by Harriet Lerner
#8. If only our passion to understand others were as great as our passion to be understood. Were this so, all our apologies would be truly meaningful and healing. #Quote by Harriet Lerner
Meaningful quotes by Sher Valenzuela
#9. It doesn't matter if you have a D, or an I or an R after your name if you have a job - a J-O-B. It really matters to people that they have an opportunity to contribute to their economy in a very meaningful way, and this is outside party lines. So we believe that these are the solutions that America is craving. #Quote by Sher Valenzuela
Meaningful quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#10. Ink on your skin means you're hiding things," he told Ronan.
"That's what breathing means," Ronan replied. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Meaningful quotes by David Brier
#11. Who are we, and how do we relate this idea in a way that's meaningful to our customers and the values they hold dear?

In other words, one must define something meaningful. To do that, one must identify to whom this must be meaningful. #Quote by David Brier
Meaningful quotes by Peter Watts
#12. There are no meaningful translations for these terms. They are needlessly recursive. They contain no usable intelligence, yet they are structured intelligently; there is no chance they could have arisen by chance. The only explanation is that something has coded nonsense in a way that poses as a useful message; only after wasting time and effort does the deception becomes apparent. The signal functions to consume the resources of a recipient for zero payoff and reduced fitness. The signal is a virus. Viruses do not arise from kin, symbionts, or other allies. The signal is an attack. #Quote by Peter Watts
Meaningful quotes by Christy Wright
#13. Three bricklayers were working on the same building. When asked what they were doing, the first answered grumpily, "I'm laying bricks." The second replied with a bit more vision, "I'm putting up a wall." The third bricklayer's response was different. He replied enthusiastically and with pride, "I'm building a beautiful cathedral. It will be the finest building in town, and it will be a place of peace and comfort for everyone who walks by it!" What a difference knowing why makes. When you know why you do it, even the most mundane work can become meaningful. #Quote by Christy Wright
Meaningful quotes by Michael Kimmel
#14. I believe that Americans are entitled. We're entitled to have a job that makes us feel like we have some dignity in our lives, that we live a life of integrity, and that we have good family relationships and our relationships with our friends and our families and our coworkers are enriching and meaningful. #Quote by Michael Kimmel
Meaningful quotes by Jeff Goins
#15. Many of us are speeding up and skipping over, missing the important as we scan for the urgent. The irony is that in our anxiety toward not missing out, we are losing the most meaningful moments of life. #Quote by Jeff Goins
Meaningful quotes by Steve Harvey
#16. I can't cuss and tell jokes the rest of my life. I gotta say something meaningful. I gotta give something back to a Creator who has given so much to me. #Quote by Steve Harvey
Meaningful quotes by Unarine Ramaru
#17. If you value your relationship or friendship, your ego won't stand in the way of a meaningful apology. #Quote by Unarine Ramaru
Meaningful quotes by Jane Espenson
#18. Any story worth telling relates to real life in some meaningful way. Scifi allows you to tell meaningful stories without seeming too preachy - it adds a metaphorical layer between the story and the real world. Scifi is dismissed as ungrounded fluff, but it's actually the opposite. #Quote by Jane Espenson
Meaningful quotes by Siddhartha Mukherjee
#19. The problem with racial discrimination, though, is not the inference of a person's race from their genetic characteristics. It is quite the opposite: it is the inference of a person's characteristics from their race. The question is not, can you, given an individual's skin color, hair texture, or language, infer something about their ancestry or origin. That is a question of biological systematics -- of lineage, taxonomy, of racial geography, of biological discrimination. Of course you can -- and genomics as vastly refined that inference. You can scan any individual genome and infer rather deep insights about a person's ancestry, or place of origin. But the vastly more controversial question is the converse: Given a racial identity -- African or Asian, say -- can you infer anything about an individual's characteristics: not just skin or hair color, but more complex features, such as intelligence, habits, personality, and aptitude? /I/ Genes can certainly tell us about race, but can race tell us anything about genes? /i/

To answer this question, we need to measure how genetic variation is distributed across various racial categories. Is there more diversity _within_ races or _between_ races? Does knowing that someone is of African versus European descent, say, allow us to refine our understanding of their genetic traits, or their personal, physical, or intellectual attributes in a meaningful manner? Or is there so much variation within Africans and Europeans that _i #Quote by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Meaningful quotes by Jenn Granneman
#20. Introverts tend to avoid small talk. We'd rather talk about something meaningful than fill the air with chatter just to hear ourselves make noise. #Quote by Jenn Granneman
Meaningful quotes by Cathy Freeman
#21. The Athens Olympics will be meaningful even though I cannot participate as an athlete, since I can participate in the flame relay all over the world. #Quote by Cathy Freeman
Meaningful quotes by Kelly Corrigan
#22. That to fly requires chaotic, sometimes even violent passages
becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors. #Quote by Kelly Corrigan
Meaningful quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#23. The greatest fear that human beings experience is not death, which is inevitable, but consideration of the distinct possibility of living a worthless life. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Meaningful quotes by Nikki Rowe
#24. less small talk
and more real talk. #Quote by Nikki Rowe
Meaningful quotes by David Foster Wallace
#25. But if you've really learned how to think, how to pay attention ... it will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, loud, slow, consumer-hell-type situation as not only meaningful but sacred, on fire with the same force that lit the stars-compassion, love, the sub-surface unity of all things. #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Meaningful quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#26. 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
Meaningful quotes by Matt Keener
#27. A major reason many Americans still struggle to find meaningful work is because they are using tactics from the 1990s and early 2000s. The future for employment is now here...and it's online."
~February 21, 2013 as featured by CBS Money Watch #Quote by Matt Keener
Meaningful quotes by Rudyard Kipling
#28. This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. #Quote by Rudyard Kipling
Meaningful quotes by Brian Portnoy
#29. True wealth is the ability to underwrite a meaningful life. #Quote by Brian Portnoy
Meaningful quotes by Woody Hayes
#30. The only meaningful statistic is number of games won. #Quote by Woody Hayes
Meaningful quotes by Tomi Adeyemi
#31. Children of Blood and Bone was written during a time where I kept turning on the news and seeing stories of unarmed black men, women, and children being shot by the police. I felt afraid and angry and helpless, but this book was the one thing that made me feel like I could do something about it. I told myself that if just one person could read it and have their hearts or minds changed, then I would've done something meaningful against a problem that often feels so much bigger than myself. #Quote by Tomi Adeyemi
Meaningful quotes by C.S. Lewis
#33. We can never know what might have been but what is to come is another matter entirely #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Meaningful quotes by Tony Dungy
#34. Character is the glue that bonds solid and meaningful relationships #Quote by Tony Dungy
Meaningful quotes by Sarah Bakewell
#35. I am a psychological and historical structure. Along with existence, I received a way of existing, or a style. All of my actions and thoughts are related to this structure, and even a philosopher's thought is merely a way of making explicit his hold upon the world, which is all he is. And yet, I am free, not in spite of or beneath these motivations, but rather by their means. For that meaningful life, that particular signification of nature and history that I am, does not restrict my access to the world; it is rather my means of communication with it. #Quote by Sarah Bakewell
Meaningful quotes by Devdutt Pattanaik
#36. ...many forces that influenced the flow of the tale: boons and curses and manmade laws. There was no hero or villain in the epic, just people struggling with life, responding to crises, making mistakes, repeating mistakes, in innocence or ignorance, while trying to make their lives meaningful and worthwhile. #Quote by Devdutt Pattanaik
Meaningful quotes by Biz Stone
#37. Google has a strong focus on technology, and it serves them well. My experience there was that they ordered technology first and people second. I believe the opposite. It isn't all about how many servers you have or how sophisticated your software is. Those things matter. But what really makes a technology meaningful - to its users and its employees - is how people come to use it to effect change in the world. I don't mean to throw Google under the bus. Obviously they're brilliant. It's just that my priorities are flipped. People come before technology. #Quote by Biz Stone
Meaningful quotes by Matthew S. McCormick
#38. 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
Meaningful quotes by M. Scott Peck
#39. Parents who are unwilling to risk the suffering of changing and growing and learning from their children are choosing a path of senility - whether they know it or not - and their children and the world will leave them far behind. Learning from their children is the best opportunity most people have to assure themselves of a meaningful old age. Sadly, most do not take this opportunity. The Risk of Confrontation The final and possibly the greatest risk of love is the risk of exercising power with humility. #Quote by M. Scott Peck
Meaningful quotes by Felicity Brandon
#40. Leaving my empty goblet, I slide from the soft pile at his order. I can already feel the desire bursting from between my thighs as I fall to all fours and begin my crawl to where he has seated himself.
"We will begin as before - you will be spanked over my knee - but this time there will be little pleasure in it for you, my captive. I intend to hurt you - to mark that pretty little behind - and make you unable to sit properly for some time."
I am back by his feet as he concludes and warily, I raise my eyes as he finishes the sentence. I know I am not hiding the terror in my face and yet still I am compelled to carry on - submitting myself to him in this way for our mutual need. He catches my hair in his left hand and pulls it into a rough ponytail, again drawing my head back.
"When my hand is aching from tanning your backside, I will bind you to the bedpost and continue to thrash you with my strap. Do you understand?"
He eyes me wildly and for a moment I am too afraid to even respond. I have to swallow hard again to find my voice.
"Please, my Lofðungr," I say shakily. "I do not know if I can bear such a punishment?"
He never takes his eyes from me as he answers. "You can and you will, my sweeting," he says. "You will submit to me in this way as a sign of your true desire to be mine."
I close my eyes at his words, understanding for the first time his real intention. He means not just to punish me, but to mark and possess me in some meaningful #Quote by Felicity Brandon
Meaningful quotes by Hillary Clinton
#41. Several people have told me that one of the most meaningful events they could attend would be something at the White House with their children. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Meaningful quotes by Aaron Klein
#42. When Obama was first proposed as a presidential candidate in 2007, the nation failed to have a meaningful debate concerning the serious constitutional issue of electing someone whose father was not a U.S. citizen. #Quote by Aaron Klein
Meaningful quotes by Bruno Schulz
#43. How can one not succumb and allow one's courage to fail when everything is shut tight, when all meaningful things are walled up, and when you constantly knock against bricks, as against the walls of a prison? #Quote by Bruno Schulz
Meaningful quotes by Nelson Mandela
#44. Abject poverty is demeaning, is an assault on the dignity of those that suffer it. In the end it demeans us all. It makes the freedom of all of us less meaningful. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Meaningful quotes by Tim Tebow
#45. We all know of people who thought they could to it (whatever "it" is) tomorrow. We have all procrastinated on such a way, and often to our personal regret. It happens time and again, putting off things that we convince ourselves might be better, more meaningful, more appropriate for another time. So often that better time either never comes or really isn't better or more appropriate after all. And then, sadly, the window of opportunity -to do something great- closes. #Quote by Tim Tebow
Meaningful quotes by Donald Miller
#46. If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked for years to get it, you wouldn't cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers. You wouldn't tell your friends you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you'd seen. The truth is, you wouldn't remember that movie a week later, except you'd feel robbed and want your money back. Nobody cries at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo.
But we spend years actually living those stories, and expect our lives to be meaningful. The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won't make a story meaningful, it won't make a life meaningful either #Quote by Donald Miller
Meaningful quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley
#47. Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith. #Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley
Meaningful quotes by Thubten Yeshe
#48. Some people live closely guarded lives, fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation. This attitude, however, is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding. True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction. It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole, thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely. #Quote by Thubten Yeshe
Meaningful quotes by Michael Rennie
#49. 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
Meaningful quotes by David A. Bednar
#50. I witness the reality and divinity of our Eternal Father, of His Only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Ghost. I testify that our Father hears and answers our prayers. May each of us strive with greater resolve to ask in faith and thereby make our prayers truly meaningful. #Quote by David A. Bednar
Meaningful quotes by Gina L. Maxwell
#51. Kyle held out his hand and Reid shook it like a good sport, but he made sure to add a little extra pressure and a meaningful stare in the universal male Don't-f**k-with-this-chick-or-I'll-eat-your-heart-for-breakfast-with-my-Wheaties look. #Quote by Gina L. Maxwell
Meaningful quotes by Oswald Spengler
#52. This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us ... to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us ... to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves, to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. #Quote by Oswald Spengler
Meaningful quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#53. Oh writer! An Angel watches over all you write. Make your writing meaningful for it will eventually return to you and you will be questioned about what you wrote. #Quote by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Meaningful quotes by Anthony Marra
#54. Work isn't meaningful just because you spend your life doing it. #Quote by Anthony Marra
Meaningful quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#55. Making it" in whatever field is only meaningful as long as there are thousands or millions of others who don't make it, so you need other human beings to "fail" so that your life can have meaning. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Meaningful quotes by Rashida Jones
#56. I think anybody who has had a long relationship and has had a really hard time letting go, wants to feel like it's not all for naught, and it's meaningful, because it makes you who you are. #Quote by Rashida Jones
Meaningful quotes by Ed Seykota
#57. Risk no more that you can afford to lose, and also risk enough so that a win is meaningful. #Quote by Ed Seykota
Meaningful quotes by John Tukey
#58. If we are going to make a mark (key 21), it might as well be a meaningful one. #Quote by John Tukey
Meaningful quotes by Jennifer Estep
#59. Actually," Finn said, sniffing, "I was too good for you. I've ruined you for all other men." "Hardly. I've had longer, deeper, more meaningful relationships with cheeseburgers than I did with you." "Yes, but at least I didn't go straight to your ass," he said in a smug, superior tone. #Quote by Jennifer Estep
Meaningful quotes by Noam Chomsky
#60. Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Meaningful quotes by David Foster Wallace
#61. A large percentage of bright young men and women locate the impetus behind their career choice in the belief that they are fundamentally different from the common run of man, unique and in certain crucial ways superior, more as it were central, meaningful what else could explain the fact that they themselves have been at the exact center of all they've experienced for the whole 20 years of their conscious lives? and that they can and will make a difference in their chosen field simply by the fact of their unique and central presence to it ... #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Meaningful quotes by Theodore Gray
#62. Imagine the great depths of time required for countless generations of corals, clams, and microorganisms to live out their lives, pass on their legacy, then die and sink to the ocean floor - just so you can have a gravel driveway. Our own lives, of course, are far less meaningful. We leave nothing, decaying into plant food and fertilizer in just a few years. These creatures built mountains. Our cities rest on their bones. #Quote by Theodore Gray
Meaningful quotes by Jack Tatum
#63. I didn't try and say anything terribly meaningful. I'm definitely not a social commentator at all. #Quote by Jack Tatum
Meaningful quotes by David A. Bednar
#64. The most meaningful and spiritual prayers I have experienced contained many expressions of thanks and few, if any, requests. #Quote by David A. Bednar
Meaningful quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#65. So we have in this summer of 1996, rerun or not, and as always, faithless custodians of capital making themselves multimillionaires and multibillionaires, while playing beanbag with money better spent on creating meaningful jobs and training people to fill them, and raising our young and retiring our old in surroundings of respect and safety. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Meaningful quotes by Auliq Ice
#66. With pure nature, money isn't necessary but meaningful to every one, including me, but i don't make it a principle rule because I can live without it. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Meaningful quotes by Radhika Vaz
#67. We have been made to believe that a baby is basically a magical agent of change and that having one will, in one fell swoop, make your husband love you more, make your life more meaningful and, above all else, is the best thing you will ever do as a woman. I didn't care about any of it #Quote by Radhika Vaz
Meaningful quotes by Barack Obama
#68. In addition to giving our children the science and math skills they need to compete in the new global context, we should also encourage the ability to think creatively that comes from a meaningful arts education. #Quote by Barack Obama
Meaningful quotes by Max Von Sydow
#69. I remember those days with Bergman with great nostalgia. We were aware that the films were going to be quite important, and the work felt meaningful. #Quote by Max Von Sydow
Meaningful quotes by William R. Coulson
#70. Truth is pursued in many equally meaningful ways, science being one of those ways. #Quote by William R. Coulson
Meaningful quotes by Piero Scaruffi
#71. Evolution did not design us to believe only true facts, nor to buy only useful products, nor to say only meaningful sentences #Quote by Piero Scaruffi
Meaningful quotes by Jenny Han
#72. We only have a little bit of time before I leave for Korea. Let's not waste it." Then I slide my hand in his, and he squeezes it.
The house is completely empty, for the first time all week. All the other girls are still at the party, except for Chris, who ran into somebody she knows through Applebee's. We go up to my room, and Peter takes off his shoes and gets in my bed. "Want to watch a movie?" he asks, stretching his arms behind his head.
No, I don't want to watch a movie. Suddenly my heart is racing, because I know what I want to do. I'm ready.
I sit down on the bed next to him as he says, "Or we could start a new show--"
I press my lips to his neck, and I can feel his pulse jump. "What if we don't watch a movie or a show? What if we…do something else instead." I give him a meaningful look.
His body jerks in surprise. "What, you mean like now?"
"Yes." Now. Now feels right. I start planting little kisses down his throat. "Do you like that?"
I can feel him swallow. "Yes." He pushes me away from him so he can look at my face. "Let's stop for a second. I can't think. Are you drunk? What did Chris put in that drink she gave you?"
"No, I'm not drunk!" I had a little bit of a warm feeling in my body, but the walk home woke me right up. Peter's still staring at me. "I'm not drunk. I swear."
Peter swallows hard, his eyes searching mine. "Are you sure you want to do this now?"
"Yes," I say, because I really, truly am. "But first can #Quote by Jenny Han
Meaningful quotes by William, Saroyan
#73. All I can say is that there is indeed a crisis here. We cannot speak to one another in a meaningful way, every one of us is a leader, a general of the army, a king, a president, the greatest thinker of all time, and so on and so forth. This is the curse of the Armenian race. #Quote by William, Saroyan
Meaningful quotes by R.C. Sproul
#74. Your personal testimony, however meaningful it is to you, is not the gospel. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Meaningful quotes by Jose N Harris
#75. 10 SUGGESTIONS FOR LIVING A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE
1. Be honest with everyone.
2. Change before you have to.
3. Control your own destiny or someone else will.
4. Face reality as it is, not as it was ... or as you wish it to be.
5. Instill in others- faith, hope and self-confidence.
6. If you can't develop a competitive attitude or have a competitive advantage, don't try to compete. You'll lose.
7. Don't waste your time always looking for shortcuts.
8. Man-up when necessary.
9. Never lose faith in God.
10. Love. #Quote by Jose N Harris
Meaningful quotes by Ayad Akhtar
#76. I think that the thematic, formal history of the literary form ultimately harkens back to a different political system. That is to say, a feudal order: the aristocratic dispensation of leisure time, the refinements of the self. With the shift from feudal aristocracy to democracy there has been a long process of evolution. I think we're in the throes of a kind of steep, logarithmic shift, and I think that literary forms are losing their capacity to connect people to issues, to the experiences that feel most meaningful to them. #Quote by Ayad Akhtar
Meaningful quotes by Avijeet Das
#77. There will be people who will attack you and your convictions. You cannot bow down to them. Accept with humility if anything is right and move on. Don't waste your time in proving others wrong! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Meaningful quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#78. * General Napoleon says that 'Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.' Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don't be opportunist; don't benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Meaningful quotes by Meghan Daum
#79. I started my professional career before the blogosphere existed in any sort of meaningful way. I think that my approach as a writer was certainly freer because I wasn't worried, I didn't have commenters on me right from the get-go. I didn't have this instant-reaction culture that young writers have to deal with now. I had different things - I was listed in the phone book and people would look me up and call me and yell at me, but that was about as bad as it got. #Quote by Meghan Daum
Meaningful quotes by Joe Sample
#80. That was an idea of the record company, and also that was my first album after MCA and we wanted to come back with a strong album that would be noticed. If we put the vocals by very talented people and very meaningful songs, then the vocals would be a platform so that I could be noticed again. All of the MCA albums were just loaded with problems
you know, the right musicians, the engineers. The record company would say 'You have to make music for black radio, you can't do what you have been doing with The Crusaders.' Everybody was telling me that was over, finished, done. #Quote by Joe Sample
Meaningful quotes by Bill Gates
#81. I believe the returns on investment in the poor are just as exciting as successes achieved in the business arena, and they are even more meaningful! #Quote by Bill Gates
Meaningful quotes by Theodore J. Nottingham
#82. Intentionality is actually the first step toward authentic spiritual awakening and the discovery of new horizons of understanding and wisdom. Intentionality is that baby step that opens the doors of perception. It requires an effort of sustained attention and commitment which is rare in our time, as our minds are distracted and reshaped by the rapid-fire stimulus of media through every possible venue. We are each responsible for reining in our attention, taking command of this power of focused awareness, and purposefully choosing how we will live the moments of our lives. We can waste and dissipate them, like leaking cisterns that can hold no water as the prophet Jeremiah said in ancient times, or we can center ourselves intentionally and live fully in the present moment which then opens a meaningful path into the future, even when our plans are not entirely clear. Intentionality calls forth the best of our human nature and all its potential. It all begins with a decision to live in such a way, a decision that we refuse to betray. We then become useful to the Universe and to our fellow human beings. That is how bliss enters our lives. #Quote by Theodore J. Nottingham
Meaningful quotes by Jedidiah Jenkins
#83. I love old drawings and the sketches of cities and animals from ancient field guides. I like timeless things, old things. They've made it to the modern age and taken on a meaning larger than their intention. I wanted my journal to be like that. There is a weird paradox in trying to live a meaningful life, one you will talk about and tell about. There is the present experience of the living, but also the separate eye, watching from above, already seeing the living from the outside. #Quote by Jedidiah Jenkins
Meaningful quotes by Jeff VanderMeer
#84. A dream inspiring a story is different than placing a description of a dream in a story. When you describe a character's dream, it has to be sharper than reality in some way, and more meaningful. It has to somehow speak to plot, character, and all the rest. If you're writing something fantastical, it can be a really deadly choice because your story already has elements that can seem dreamlike. #Quote by Jeff VanderMeer
Meaningful quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#85. There are so many works of the mind, so much humanity, that to disburden ourselves of ourselves is an understandable temptation. Open a book and a voice speaks. A world, more or less alien or welcoming, emerges to enrich a reader's store of hypotheses about how life is to be understood. As with scientific hypotheses, even failure is meaningful, a test of the boundaries of credibility. So many voices, so many worlds, we can weary of them. If there were only one human query to be heard in the universe, and it was only the sort of thing we were always inclined to wonder about
Where did all this come from? or, Why could we never refrain from war?
we would hear in it a beauty that would overwhelm us. So frail a sound, so brave, so deeply inflected by the burden of thought, that we would ask, Whose voice is this? We would feel a barely tolerable loneliness, hers and ours. And if there were another hearer, not one of us, how starkly that hearer would apprehend what we are and were. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Meaningful quotes by Daniel  Pecaut
#86. Buffett also noted that book value is seldom meaningful in analyzing the value of a business. Book value simply records what was put into the business. The key to calculating value is determining what will come out of the business. #Quote by Daniel Pecaut
Meaningful quotes by Angie Frazier
#87. I'm sorry," she said, wishing she could say something more meaningful.
"I'm not. If he'd been a good uncle, I'd have stayed in Boston. Never would have found my way to San Francisco," he said.
Camille knew where the rest of his story led and grinned.
"And you never would have rescued my father from a pickpocket," she added.
He started to laugh, a quiet, almost personal chuckle, like he was thinking about some funny memory. Camille caught the bug of laughter and wanted to join in.
"What is it?" she asked.
"Your father didn't need a rescuer. He caught the pickpocket himself," Oscar answered, a hand on his abdomen from all his laughter. "And then he invited him inside for dinner."
Her smile fell flat. She stared at him, trying to comprehend what he'd just said.
"You?" she asked, dumbfounded. "You were the pickpocket?"
Oscar nodded, scratching the back of his head. "Yeah. I wasn't very good at it."
Her father could have had him arrested or shooed him away without thinking twice. But he'd invited Oscar inside. He gave him work, food…a real chance.
"Why didn't he tell me?" she asked, feeling like she'd been duped once again. All the lies her father had woven to cover up his secrets had become so frayed, Camille wondered if she had truly known him at all.
"To give me a clean slate with everyone. Even you." Oscar moved toward her in cautious, deliberate steps. "We're alone. We should talk."
The pantry was cramped and d #Quote by Angie Frazier
Meaningful quotes by Kate Christensen
#88. 'American Music' is an inventive, passionate, pithy novel whose major theme is love itself and whose minor theme, music, is an emotional, meaningful counterpoint. Like Count Basie and His Orchestra, this book swings. #Quote by Kate Christensen
Meaningful quotes by Jake Barton
#89. It's not very hard to be clever. It's far harder to be simple, obvious, and meaningful. #Quote by Jake Barton
Meaningful quotes by Stephen R. Covey
#90. It is that a meaningful life is not a matter of speed or efficiency. It's much more a matter of what you do and why you do it, than how fast you get it done. #Quote by Stephen R. Covey
Meaningful quotes by Donald Miller
#91. It's interesting that in the Bible, in the book of Ecclesiastes, the only practical advice given about living a meaningful life is to find a job you like, enjoy your marriage, and obey God. It's as though God is saying, Write a good story, take somebody with you, and let me help. #Quote by Donald Miller
Meaningful quotes by Stacie Cockrell
#92. The time you spend together doing a thousand inconsequential things is what culminates in a meaningful childhood. #Quote by Stacie Cockrell
Meaningful quotes by Cristina Garcia
#93. You have to live in the world to say anything meaningful about it. #Quote by Cristina Garcia
Meaningful quotes by Marie Curie
#94. Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. #Quote by Marie Curie
Meaningful quotes by Kevin Mitnick
#95. I think a cyber-terrorism attack is overblown, though the threat exists. I think al Qaeda and other groups are more interested in symbolic terrorism, like what they did to the World Trade Center - suicide bombers or something that really has an effect and is meaningful to people. #Quote by Kevin Mitnick
Meaningful quotes by Dave Bruno
#96. My desire to live a meaningful life was getting forestalled by the petty, day-to-day demands of all my stuff.
As I stood in my garage, I realized that it was not just that all the stuff created a mess, requiring valuable time to clean up. That was true, but that wasn't the worst of it. I realized it was not the clutter, the over accumulation of things, but rather the things themselves that were taking my attention away from what mattered in my life. Camping gear was getting my attention, not being outside. Tools were taking up my time, not using them to be creative. Toys were distracting me from the fun of playing. My things were not doing what they were meant to do: serve a greater purpose than possession alone. #Quote by Dave Bruno
Meaningful quotes by Penny Reid
#97. Since I spent much of my childhood being left behind and ignored, one might think that, as an adult, moments of perceived abandonment would feel old hat. The truth is, as an adult, I am always waiting to be left behind. I'm always ready to be discarded and, therefore, I spend a significant amount of time preparing for this eventuality.
I lower my expectations, I don't seek out meaningful relationships, and I don't engage in any sort of real intimacy, physical or otherwise.
Engage is the key word here. Except, when I engage, when it happens, when I'm left behind it doesn't feel old hat. It feels like it did the first time and it takes me by surprise. So, I don't let it happen. #Quote by Penny Reid
Meaningful quotes by Neil Postman
#98. [M]ost of our daily news is inert, consisting of information that gives us something to talk about but cannot lead to any meaningful action. (68). #Quote by Neil Postman
Meaningful quotes by Cheryl Richardson
#99. If you want to live an authentic, meaningful life, you need to master the art of disappointing and upsetting others, hurting feelings, and living with the reality that some people just won't like you. It may not be easy, but it's essential if you want your life to reflect your deepest desires, values, and needs. #Quote by Cheryl Richardson
Meaningful quotes by Doris
#100. If we Americans are split into two meaningful camps, it is not conservative versus liberal. The two camps are the politically awake and the hypnotized. #Quote by Doris "Granny D" Haddock
Meaningful quotes by Charles Wheelan
#101. The world is producing more and more data, ever faster and faster. Yet, as the New York Times has noted, "Data is merely the raw material of knowledge."3* Statistics is the most powerful tool we have for using information to some meaningful end, #Quote by Charles Wheelan
Meaningful quotes by Jacque Fresco
#102. People will continue to search for answers to universal and perplexing problems. But to find meaningful answers, one must first know what questions to ask. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Meaningful quotes by Timothy Keller
#103. Christianity teaches that, contra fatalism, suffering is overwhelming; contra Buddhism, suffering is real; contra karma, suffering is often unfair; but contra secularism, suffering is meaningful. There is a purpose to it, and if faced rightly, it can drive us like a nail deep into the love of God and into more stability and spiritual power than you can imagine. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Meaningful quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#104. The artist makes his living by pretending, by putting it in a meaningful hole though no such holes exist. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Meaningful quotes by Alan W. Watts
#105. We have made a problem for ourselves by confusing the intelligible with the fixed. We think that making sense out of life is impossible unless the flow of events can somehow be fitted into a framework of rigid forms. To be meaningful, life must be understandable in terms of fixed ideas and laws, and these in turn must correspond to unchanging and eternal realities behind the shifting scene. But if this what "making sense out of life" means, we have set ourselves the impossible task of making fixity out of flux. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Meaningful quotes by Umberto Eco
#106. Those menacing prehistoric birds of wire and rotting canvas loomed over me, evil dragonflies that some secret power had hung from the ceiling of the nave. I saw them as sapiential metaphors, far more meaningful than their didactic pretext. A swarm of Jurassic insects and reptiles, allegory of the long terrestrial migrations the Pendulum was tracing, aimed at me like angry archons with their long archeopterix-beaks #Quote by Umberto Eco
Meaningful quotes by Louise Brown
#107. The richest most meaningful stories are found in small places: made, carried, crafted, told, and retold by apparently unimportant people. #Quote by Louise Brown
Meaningful quotes by Joel Garreau
#108. There are three levels of happiness: the pleasant life, the good life, and the meaningful life. #Quote by Joel Garreau
Meaningful quotes by Howard Schultz
#109. Starbucks has a role and a meaningful relationship with people that is not only about the coffee. #Quote by Howard Schultz
Meaningful quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#110. I have never been one of those people - I know you aren't, either - who feels that the love one has for a child is somehow a superior love, one more meaningful, more significant, and grander than any other. #Quote by Hanya Yanagihara
Meaningful quotes by Pope Francis
#111. The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. A mentality that can only say, "Then was then, now is now", is ultimately immature. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. Memory is necessary for growth. #Quote by Pope Francis
Meaningful quotes by Jim Nussle
#112. There's a fine line in being too specific so you can't be too flexible, and being too vague in being specific and people not thinking it's meaningful. #Quote by Jim Nussle
Meaningful quotes by Helen Keller
#113. The best things in life are unseen, thats why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, and dream #Quote by Helen Keller
Meaningful quotes by Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
#114. Working smarter is learning to prioritize, plan, and focus our energies with meaningful intent. #Quote by Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
Meaningful quotes by Chuck Lorre
#115. We have all been given a gift with 'The Big Bang Theory,' a show that's not only based in the scientific community, but also enthusiastically supported by that same community - this is our opportunity to give back, in that spirit, our 'Big Bang' family has made a meaningful contribution, and together, we'll share in the support of these future scholars, scientists and leaders. #Quote by Chuck Lorre
Meaningful quotes by Joseph Joubert
#116. Politeness is the flower of humanity. #Quote by Joseph Joubert
Meaningful quotes by Stevan V. Nikolic
#117. Freemasonry is relevant as much as the actions of Freemasons are meaningful. #Quote by Stevan V. Nikolic
Meaningful quotes by Noam Chomsky
#118. [A]s long as individuals are compelled to rent themselves on the market to those who are willing to hire them, as long as their role in production is simply that of ancillary tools, then there are striking elements of coercion and oppression that make talk of democracy very limited, if meaningful. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Meaningful quotes by Amanda Lindhout
#119. I made a vow to myself while I was a hostage that if I were lucky enough to live and to get out of Somalia, I would do something meaningful with my life - and specifically something that would be meaningful in the country where I'd lost my freedom. #Quote by Amanda Lindhout
Meaningful quotes by Al Gore
#120. The key.. will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat to the global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quo will probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful change until enough citizens.. are willing to speak out. #Quote by Al Gore
Meaningful quotes by Paul Rand
#121. Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar clichés or a wild scramble
for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing
effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form. #Quote by Paul Rand
Meaningful quotes by Dennis DeSantis
#122. My freedom thus consists in my moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned to myself for each one of my undertakings. I shall go even further: my freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the claims that shackle the spirit." - Igor Stravinsky, Poetics of Music #Quote by Dennis DeSantis
Meaningful quotes by Rob Stewart
#123. The vision of the ideal life that we've been taught in the West, which is gaining ever more purchase in China and India and elsewhere, feeds the system we need to undo. Go to school in order to get a degree in order to get a job in order to earn money so you can try to buy happiness because your life sucks, then retire and die: this is not meaningful living. #Quote by Rob Stewart
Meaningful quotes by Tarthang Tulku
#124. The basis of the spiritual path is the development in ourselves of what is truly balanced, natural, and meaningful. #Quote by Tarthang Tulku
Meaningful quotes by Wiz Khalifa
#125. Cry as much as you want to, but just make sure when you're finished, you never cry for the same reason again. #Quote by Wiz Khalifa
Meaningful quotes by Cornel West
#126. The capitalist culture of consumption ... does not provide meaningful sustenance for large numbers of people. #Quote by Cornel West
Meaningful quotes by Ian Lamont
#127. In the online math class, there was almost no meaningful student/teacher or student/student interaction. To equate this type of online learning with a real-world classroom experience is a major stretch. #Quote by Ian Lamont
Meaningful quotes by The Beatles
#128. And for the first time in their existence, their mean, unhappy lives became happy and meaningful because of one simple phrase ... LOVE. #Quote by The Beatles
Meaningful quotes by W. Clement Stone
#129. You too can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aim and destination. #Quote by W. Clement Stone
Meaningful quotes by Samael Aun Weor
#130. Death is profoundly meaningful. Discovering what it is in itself we will know the secret of life. #Quote by Samael Aun Weor
Meaningful quotes by Kellen Roggenbuck
#131. As Christians we are called to make disciples of all the nations, meeting them where they are and serving them in ways that are relevant and meaningful. That is the challenge: as the church, to remain relevant and meaningful, in efforts to reach all people where they are in a way they need. #Quote by Kellen Roggenbuck
Meaningful quotes by Scott Turow
#132. 'Reversible Errors' is about the limits of the law to define who committed ultimate evil, to define what ultimate evil is, to allow the million arbitrary factors to make this a meaningful punishment, and finally to say, 'Are we really accomplishing what we wanted to accomplish? Are those anxieties relieved?' I don't think so. #Quote by Scott Turow
Meaningful quotes by Ella Baker
#133. In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed ... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system. #Quote by Ella Baker
Meaningful quotes by Rajesh Goyal
#135. It is so rightly said that you only live once, but if you live it right, once is enough. Let you remind yourself that you are not only one in billions of people, but you are once in a lifetime kind of person. Let you leave no kind word unsaid, leave no good deed undone & never miss a single opportunity of celebration, occasion or possibility of feeling good or making your life & your world more beautiful. Let you stop sitting on fence waiting for your turn foolishly or just hanging on to the handrails. Let you opt for the joyful ride of your life everyday & throw as much paint as you can on the canvas of your life making it more irresistible, graceful & meaningful. Let you realize that any time spent on being unhappy, detesting or loathing is wasted. Stay Blessed & Keep Being Awesome! #Quote by Rajesh Goyal
Meaningful quotes by Hans Rosling
#136. Never leave a number all by itself. Never believe that one number on its own can be meaningful. If you are offered one number, always ask for at least one more. Something to compare it with. #Quote by Hans Rosling
Meaningful quotes by Lloyd D. Newell
#137. Meaningful relationships are worth more than hundred-dollar trees, and they deserve all the time, effort, and energy they need to become strong and beautiful. Then, once the roots are well established, such relationships can continue to grow-even under difficult circumstances. Trust and understanding will nurture the relationship, and eventually, the flowers of love will blossom and bear sweet fruit. #Quote by Lloyd D. Newell
Meaningful quotes by Guy Finley
#138. Instead of always asking yourself why so-and-so acts this or that way, learn to ask: "What's inside of me that wants to hurt itself over how anyone else acts?" #Quote by Guy Finley
Meaningful quotes by Rushabh Patel
#139. Don't fall for the ones who say, I am always yours. They are liars, unfortunately humans too #Quote by Rushabh Patel
Meaningful quotes by Brando Skyhorse
#140. [D]id you ever notice how friendships are a lot like pop songs? They are for girls, anyway. First there's the newness of it, the melody that streams into your head and makes you wonder ― will I like this song? Then come the vocals, what the song's heart truly sounds like, and with it the song's purpose, it's lyrics ― will they say something meaningful about my life? Will these words help me through a difficult time, or create a memory that will make me smile whenever I hear this song again? #Quote by Brando Skyhorse
Meaningful quotes by Beverly Haviland
#141. A meaningful future in America. This was something that James apparently had a hard time imagining. #Quote by Beverly Haviland
Meaningful quotes by Mackenzie Davis
#142. How you choose to present yourself to the world shows what's meaningful to you - and what you want others to think is meaningful to you. #Quote by Mackenzie Davis
Meaningful quotes by Rachel Scott
#143. I will not be labelled as average. #Quote by Rachel Scott
Meaningful quotes by Atul Gawande
#144. For human beings, life is meaningful because it is a story. A story has a sense of a whole, and its arc is determined by the significant moments, the ones where something happens. Measurements of people's minute-by-minute #Quote by Atul Gawande
Meaningful quotes by Collin Raye
#145. Self-giving is the only pathway to a meaningful life in this world and is the habit of heart that leads us into the world to come, but it is the opposite of the egocentric grasping we see increasingly around us. #Quote by Collin Raye
Meaningful quotes by Robert H. Schuller
#146. I'm very proud of all my children. They all have Christian families; they read the Bible; they pray; the kids go to Sunday school; they know the Ten Commandments by heart. That's my greatest honor, and I couldn't do anything to glorify God that could surpass that. That's very meaningful. #Quote by Robert H. Schuller
Meaningful quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#147. Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life's over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Meaningful quotes by Tamara L. Chilver
#148. Throughout the past decade of ministry work, my most meaningful and rewarding project has been Grace for the Homeschool Mom. #Quote by Tamara L. Chilver
Meaningful quotes by Steve Pavlina
#149. Achieving meaningful goals requires that you commit your entire ass, not just one cheek. #Quote by Steve Pavlina
Meaningful quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#150. We see the obvious and visible consequences, not the invisible and less obvious ones. Yet those unseen consequences.., generally are more meaningful. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Meaningful quotes by Cynthia Heimel
#151. We must eschew anything trivial. We must embrace all that is frivolous ... Trivial things take up all your time and dull your senses, whereas frivolity is meaningful, profound, worth living and dying for ... If we devote our lives to frivolity, the world will be a far, far better place. Humanity will be better able to fulfill its primary goal, that of having a good time. #Quote by Cynthia Heimel
Meaningful quotes by Robert Anton Wilson
#152. People have murdered each other, in massive wars and guerilla actions, for many centuries, and still murder each other in the present, over Ideologies and Religions which, stated as propositions, appear neither true nor false to modern logicians- meaningless propositions that look meaningful to the linguistically naive. #Quote by Robert Anton Wilson
Meaningful quotes by Bill Nye
#153. Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found. #Quote by Bill Nye
Meaningful quotes by Tino Sehgal
#154. We package everything as a product so we can derive income from it. Then we can occupy ourselves with higher-order psychological lifestyle things. This is a very new issue. Money still matters, but other factors have joined the status game - like how interesting, how meaningful your work is. #Quote by Tino Sehgal
Meaningful quotes by Randolph M. Nesse
#155. Long before there were effective treatments, physicians dispensed prognoses, hope, and, above all, meaning. When something terrible happens-and serious disease is always terrible-people want to know why. In a pantheistic world, the explanation was simple-one god had caused the problem, another could cure it. In the time since people have been trying to get along with only one God, explaining disease and evil has become more difficult. Generations of theologians have wrestled with the problem of theodicy-how can a good God allow such bad things to happen to good people?

Darwinian medicine can't offer a substitute for such explanations. It can't provide a universe in which events are part of a divine plan, much less one in which individual illness reflects individual sins. It can only show us why we are the way we are, why we are vulnerable to certain diseases. A Darwinian view of medicine simultaneously makes disease less and more meaningful. Diseases do not result from random or malevolent forces, they arise ultimately from past natural selection. Paradoxically, the same capacities that make us vulnerable to disease often confer benefits. The capacity for suffering is a useful defense. Autoimmune disease is a price of our remarkable ability to attack invaders. Cancer is the price of tissues that can repair themselves. Menopause may protect the interests of our genes in existing children. Even senescence and death are not random, but compromises struck by natural s #Quote by Randolph M. Nesse
Meaningful quotes by Jaron Lanier
#156. The network by itself is meaningless. Only the people were ever meaningful. #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Meaningful quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#157. Once you understand that Goliath is much weaker than you think he is, and David has superior technology, then you say: why do we tell the story the way we do? It becomes, actually, a far more meaningful and important story in its retelling than in the kind of unsophisticated way we've done it for, I think, too long. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Meaningful quotes by Tillie Cole
#158. Poppy sighed, a peaceful smile gracing her face. Then Poppy closed her eyes, tilting her chin up for her final kiss, her hand squeezing mine.

Lowering myself to her mouth, I pressed the softest, most meaningful kiss to her soft lips. Poppy breathed out through her nose, her sweet scent engulfing me … and she never breathed again.

Reluctantly pulling back, I opened my eyes, now witnessing Poppy in eternal sleep. She was as beautiful now as ever she was in life. #Quote by Tillie Cole
Meaningful quotes by Alice Sebold
#159. My mother gave Lindsey a meaningful look. 'We are not discussing this further. You can go up to your room and wait or wait with me. Your choice.'
Lindsey was dumbfounded. She stared at our mother and knew what she wanted most: to flee, to run out into the cornfield where my father was, where I was, where she felt suddenly that the heart of her family had moved. But Buckley wtood warm against her.

~pg 143; Lindsey, Buckley and Mom #Quote by Alice Sebold
Meaningful quotes by Alan Cohen
#160. Focus on the highest, clearest, and most meaningful teaching you can find, and let all else go. #Quote by Alan Cohen
Meaningful quotes by Billy Graham
#161. Having knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life. #Quote by Billy Graham
Meaningful quotes by Lianne Miller
#162. The mark of a successful author isn't whether he/she becomes rich and famous. Success is a story worthy enough to touch, move, or inspire even one reader in a way that is meaningful to them. #Quote by Lianne Miller
Meaningful quotes by Terry Pratchett
#163. The neck in front of her came up. The head swivelled 180 degrees and the horse looked at Kin with bright insectile eyes.
'YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND,' it said inside Kin's head.
'Hell!'
'THOSE ARE NOT MEANINGFUL CO-ORDINATES. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Meaningful quotes by Helena Kvarnstrom
#164. Go after her. Fuck, don't sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that's what you should do if you love someone, don't wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don't let people happen to you, don't let me happen to you, or her, she's not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I'd be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can't just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone's idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really. #Quote by Helena Kvarnstrom
Meaningful quotes by Wiz Khalifa
#165. I do not chase after anyone if you wanna walk out my life then I will hold the fu****g door open for you #Quote by Wiz Khalifa
Meaningful quotes by Stacy Kaiser
#166. Face life's challenges head-on.
Make peace with your body.
Take responsibility for your heart.
Build a meaningful career.
Learn how to handle the tough times.
Face your anxieties.
Take ownership of your finances.
Master the use of your time.
Practice dynamic communication.
Find the right level of flexibility.

In short, own up. #Quote by Stacy Kaiser
Meaningful quotes by Michael Card
#167. But the Promise showed their wildest dreams had simply not been wild enough. #Quote by Michael Card
Meaningful quotes by Brendon Burchard
#168. To inspire a singularity of focus, a challenge must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it's trivial or not time-bound, you won't engage. So in selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration. #Quote by Brendon Burchard
Meaningful quotes by Wiz Khalifa
#169. I'm all about that money, dress like everyday sunny, rolling weed like a Marley, smile like everything funny. #Quote by Wiz Khalifa
Meaningful quotes by Roone Arledge
#170. You can only make so much money in life and only enjoy so many creature comforts. The important thing is to do something meaningful-to leave something behind. #Quote by Roone Arledge
Meaningful quotes by Gavin Extence
#171. For us, it was never about death. It was about life. Knowing that there was a way out, and that his suffering was not going to become unendurable, was the one thing that allowed Mr. Peterson to go on living, much longer than he would have otherwise wanted. It was the weeks leading up to our pact that were shrouded in darkness and despair; after its inception, life became a meaningful prospect once more. #Quote by Gavin Extence
Meaningful quotes by Dalai Lama
#172. Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Meaningful quotes by Robert Reynolds
#173. The search for a meaningful painting subject is a search for ourselves. #Quote by Robert Reynolds
Meaningful quotes by Carol Lynn Pearson
#174. When Heaven has an earthquake you fall to your knees and feel through the rubble to find the pieces of God. When my eternal, temple-blessed marriage shattered and everything that had been meaningful lay in jumbled shards around me, I had to slowly and carefully pick up every single piece and examine it, turning it over and over, to see if it was worthy to keep and to use in building a new house of meaning. As I gathered the broken pieces of God, I used only my own authority, only my own relationship with the divine, and the good, small voice that speaks inside me, to appraise them. I threw away many, and I kept many, assembling the bright pieces into One Great Thought. I asked only, "Do I see God's fingerprints on this? Does this little piece feel godly? Does it speak of love?" That made it easy. I was forever finished with the insane attempt to love a God who hurts me. When I picked up the little pieces of God-ordained polygamy, I smiled because there was no question. I thanked the God of Love, and threw that piece away. #Quote by Carol Lynn Pearson
Meaningful quotes by James Clear
#175. A very small shift in direction can lead to a very meaningful change in destination #Quote by James Clear
Meaningful quotes by Oliver North
#176. An easy life is rarely meaningful and a meaningful life rarely easy. #Quote by Oliver North
Meaningful quotes by Camille Paglia
#177. Judeo-Christians have got to respect the pagan truth shown in the popular culture of sex and violence. It's meaningful about the elemental forces of life, the brutality of life and nature. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Meaningful quotes by Teresa Medeiros
#178. There are meaningful deaths. And there are absurd and utterly meaningless deaths. Unfortunately, you don't get to choose which one you get. #Quote by Teresa Medeiros
Meaningful quotes by Michele Tafoya
#179. I feel so fortunate, Because some people think, well you're just relegated to the sideline. But I feel valued there. They trust me. We work very, very hard at making it worthwhile. We are not going to just be down there spewing a bunch of blah. With our halftime talking to the coaches we are really trying to get something meaningful there and something that helps spin the game forward. #Quote by Michele Tafoya
Meaningful quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#180. Faith is not about finding meaning in the world, there may be no such thing
faith is the belief in our capacity to create meaningful lives. #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
Meaningful quotes by Peter F. Drucker
#181. Human existence is possible as existence not in despair, as existence not in tragedy - it is possible as existence in faith. The opposite of Sin - to use the traditional term for existence purely in society - is not virtue; it is faith. Faith is the belief that in God the impossible is possible, that in Him time and eternity are one, that both life and death are meaningful. In my favorite among Kierkegaard's books, a little volume called Fear and Trembling[published in 1843], #Quote by Peter F. Drucker
Meaningful quotes by Peter Enns
#182. It is wholly incomprehensible to think that thousands of years ago God would have felt constrained to speak in a way that would be meaningful only to Westerners several thousand years later. To do so borders on modern, Western arrogance. #Quote by Peter Enns
Meaningful quotes by Roopleen
#183. Running through the maze of life, you come across profound ambiguities and complexities. Yet the essence of living a meaningful life remains simple- following your heart and pursuing your life purpose. #Quote by Roopleen
Meaningful quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#184. How do we create beauty in a broken world? How do we create a view of sustainability in an economy that is crashing? How do we reconfigure our lives, how do we pick up the pieces and create a meaningful life? So, yes, we have a different form of leadership but the questions remain the same. #Quote by Terry Tempest Williams
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#185. Convert everything around you into meaningful products #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Meaningful quotes by Taya Kyle
#186. I don't expect you to know what the future is going to bring," I told him. "And I'm not asking for a commitment right now. But I do want to know if it's possible for us to be something long term. If it's not a possibility, I'm not interested in doing this."
Chris didn't answer right away, but when he did, his answer was perfect.
"I love you," he said. "And I don't want to spend a day of my life without you."
Whoa!
Whoa?
Instead of feeling happy and confident, I suddenly felt something like fear.
In my mind, what he was saying was that he wanted to marry me.
Was I ready for that?
No.
But I loved that I heard that he wanted to marry me and was so confident and open about it.
I quickly warmed up to the idea. But as the days and then weeks went by, I began to wonder. Did his answer really mean he wanted to get married? We didn't talk about it, and our relationship didn't change in any meaningful way.
So, were we headed toward marriage, or not?
Then came 9/11. The tragic attack, and the implications that going to war would have for Chris, pushed me to think harder about my future-our future.
One day I called him and said, "I just had this crazy idea-let's get married."
I thought he'd say, Hell yeah! Let's do it!
His actual reaction: "What?"
As in, What the heck are you talking about?
What!?!
"Oh, it's just an idea," I said, quickly retreating. "I'm kind of kidding. We can talk about it later #Quote by Taya Kyle
Meaningful quotes by Donavan Nelson Butler
#187. Be so busy loving your life and your loved ones so that you have no time for the naysayers, doubters, haters, or regrets. You will be joined on this mission by other AAOC's some known to you and some yet to reveal themselves to you as you progress on this journey known as life. The reward will be a legacy of meaningful lessons learned and experiences shared with family and friends which will make it clear that you have truly lived not simply existed. Like most challenges that seem incredibly hard, this is no different. However, what awaits you at the finish line is what you have made of it. Agent 025 The Oracle #Quote by Donavan Nelson Butler
Meaningful quotes by Tim Finchem
#188. Working in Washington, trying to make a difference, that was a very meaningful time for me, a period of personal growth. #Quote by Tim Finchem
Meaningful quotes by Rachel Naomi Remen
#189. For many years now I have listened to the stories of people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as their counselor. From them I have learned how to enjoy the minute particulars of life once again, the grace of a hot cup of coffee, the presence of a friend, the blessing of having a new cake of soap or an hour without pain. Such humble experience is the stuff that many of the very best stories are made of. If we think we have no stories it is because we have not paid enough attention to our lives. Most of us live lives that are far richer and more meaningful than we appreciate. #Quote by Rachel Naomi Remen
Meaningful quotes by Victor Papanek
#190. Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order #Quote by Victor Papanek
Meaningful quotes by Christopher Lasch
#191. The best defenses against the terrors of existence are the homely comforts of love, work, and family life, which connect us to a world that is independent of our wishes yet responsive to our needs. It is through love and work, as Freud noted in a characteristically pungent remark, that we exchange crippling emotional conflict for ordinary unhappiness. Love and work enable each of us to explore a small corner of the world and to come to accept it on its own terms. But our society tends either to devalue small comforts or else to expect too much of them. Our standards of "creative, meaningful work" are too exalted to survive disappointment. Our ideal of "true romance" puts an impossible burden on personal relationships. We demand too much of life, too little of ourselves. #Quote by Christopher Lasch
Meaningful quotes by Samuel Johnson
#192. [C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Meaningful quotes by Michael Shannon
#193. You got to know what's worth keeping and what's worth letting go. #Quote by Michael Shannon
Meaningful quotes by Thomas M. Shapiro
#194. Overt bigotry, Jim Crow laws and policies, government-mandated discrimination, and the belief in black inferiority have virtually disappeared. Laissez-faire racism, instead, involves persistent negative stereotyping of African Americans, a tendency to blame blacks for their own conditions, appeals to meritocracy, and resistance to meaningful policy efforts to ameliorate America's racist social conditions and institutions. Government is formally race neutral and committed to antidiscrimination, and most white Americans prefer a more volitional and cultural, as opposed to inherent and biological, interpretation of blacks' disadvantage status. #Quote by Thomas M. Shapiro
Meaningful quotes by Tennessee Williams
#195. We have not long to love.
Light does not stay.
The tender things are those
we fold away.
Coarse fabrics are the ones
for common wear.
In silence I have watched you
comb your hair.
Intimate the silence,
dim and warm.
I could but did not, reach
to touch your arm.
I could, but do not, break
that which is still.
(Almost the faintest whisper
would be shrill.)
So moments pass as though
they wished to stay.
We have not long to love.
A night. A day ... #Quote by Tennessee Williams
Meaningful quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#196. Mindful living is an art. You do not have to be a monk or living in a monastery to practice mindfulness. You can practice it anytime, while driving your car or doing housework. Driving in mindfulness will make the time in your car joyful, and it will also help you avoid accidents. You can use the red traffic light as a signal of mindfulness, reminding you to stop and enjoy your breathing. Similarly, when you do the dishes after dinner you can practice mindful breathing, so the time dish washing is pleasant and meaningful. You do not feel you have to rush. If you hurry, you waste the time of dish washing. The time you spend washing dishes and doing all your other everyday tasks is precious. It is a time for being alive. When you practice mindful living, peace will bloom during your daily activities. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Meaningful quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#197. The basic wisdom of Shambhala is that in this world, as it is, we can find a good and meaningful human life that will also serve others. That is our true richness. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Meaningful quotes by William Gibson
#198. No," said Blackwell, "she won't, because that would be a violation of the very personal terms I will have established in our conversation. That's the key word here, Laney, 'personal.' 'Up close, and.' We will not meet, we will not carve out this deep and meaningful and bloody unforgettable episode of mutual face-time as representatives of our respective faceless corporations. Not at all. It's one-on-one time for your Kathy and I, and it may well prove to be as intimate, and I may hope enlightening, as any she ever had. Because I will bring a new certainty into her life, and we all need certainties. They help build character. And I will leave your Kathy with the deepest possible conviction that if she crosses me, she will die-but only after she's been made to desire that, absolutely." And Black-well's smile, then, giving Laney the full benefit of his dental prosthesis, was hideous. "Now how was it exactly you were supposed to contact her, to give her your decision? #Quote by William Gibson
Meaningful quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#199. All human beings are driven by "an inner compulsion to understand the world as a meaningful cosmos and to take a position toward it." And that goes for suffering, too...."Human beings apparently want to be edified by their miseries." Sociologist Peter Berger writes, every culture has provided an "explanation of human events that bestows meaning upon the experiences of suffering and evil." Notice Berger did not say people are taught that suffering itself is good or meaningful. What Berger means rather is that it is important for people to see how the experience of suffering does not have to be a waste, and could be a meaningful though painful way to live life well. Because of this deep human "inner compulsion," every culture either must help its people face suffering or risk a loss of credibility. When no explanation at all is given- when suffering is perceived as simply senseless, a complete waste, and inescapable- victims can develop a deep, undying anger and poisonous hate called ressentiment by Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber, and others. This ressentiment can lead to serious social instability. And so, to use sociological language, every society must provide a discourse through which its people can make sense of suffering. That discourse includes some understanding of the causes of pain as well as the proper responses to it. And with that discourse, a society equips its people for the battles of living in this world. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Meaningful quotes by River Phoenix
#200. I did my best work in The Mosquito Coast. I know it wasn't such a big hit, but for me it was more meaningful than anything else I'd ever done. #Quote by River Phoenix

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