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Possibility quotes by Ernest Becker
#1. Once the person begins to look to his relationship to the Ultimate Power, to infinitude, and to refashion his links from those around him to that Ultimate Power, he opens up to himself the horizon of unlimited possibility, of real freedom. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Possibility quotes by Tali Sharot
#2. A further, albeit more complex, possibility is that our conscious selves might suffer from characteristic uncertainty about our true values, and gather information about them from choices we make (the Jamesian: "How do I know what I like until I see what I pick"). #Quote by Tali Sharot
Possibility quotes by William E. Burrows
#3. The question to ask is whether the risk of traveling to space is worth the benefit. The answer is an unequivocal yes, but not only for the reasons that are usually touted by the space community: the need to explore, the scientific return, and the possibility of commercial profit. The most compelling reason, a very long-term one, is the necessity of using space to protect Earth and guarantee the survival of humanity. #Quote by William E. Burrows
Possibility quotes by Michael Chertoff
#4. Well, I'm not excusing the fact that planning and preparedness was not where it should be. We've known for 20 years about this hurricane, this possibility of this kind of hurricane. #Quote by Michael Chertoff
Possibility quotes by Eleanor Holmes Norton
#5. Absolutely the greatest challenges in dealing with discrimination are with the larger group who needs to consider how they think and act in everyday life. It remains the possibility of the majority to accept the call to change. #Quote by Eleanor Holmes Norton
Possibility quotes by T.J. Klune
#6. There are moments in your life, moments when chances have to be taken. It's scary because there is always the possibility of failure. I know that. I KNOW that. Because once upon a time, I took a chance on a man that I had failed before. I was SCARED. I was TERRIFIED. I thought I might lose everything. But I wasn't living, then. The life I had before wasn't LIVING. It was getting by. And I will never regret the chances I took. Because it brought me to them. To all of them. I made my choice. And you're making yours.

Don't you wish things could be different? #Quote by T.J. Klune
Possibility quotes by Kecia Ali
#7. The legal structure of Islamic marriage is predicated on a gender-differentiated allocation of interdependent claims, which would be thrown into chaos by a same-sex union. In the standard contractual understanding of marriage, the husband holds milk al-nikah, control of the marriage tie, and the wife has a claim to dower and the obligation of sexual exclusivity and availability. Several early jurists considered the possibility of whether these rights and duties could be reallocated – whether a woman could pay a man a dower, for example, and retain control over sex and divorce – and agreed unanimously that such a reallocation is not permitted. Not only are husbands' and wives' rights distinct, but each role is fundamentally linked to the sex/gender of the person exercising it. A woman cannot wield control of the marriage tie; a man cannot be contractually bound to sexual availability to his wife. Thus, following that logic, it would not be possible for one woman to adopt the "husband" role and the other to adopt the "wife" role in the marriage of two women. The self-contained logic of the jurisprudential framework does not permit such an outcome. #Quote by Kecia Ali
Possibility quotes by Miyamoto Musashi
#8. No man is invincible, and therefore no man can fully understand that which would make him invincible. Even with complete and thorough study there is always the possibility of being defeated and although one may be expert in a particular form, mastery is something a man never stops seeking to attain. #Quote by Miyamoto Musashi
Possibility quotes by Ronald Fisher
#9. Although no explanation can be expected to be satisfactory, it remains a possibility among others that Mendel was deceived by some assistant who knew too well what was expected. This possibility is supported by independent evidence that the data of most, if not all, of the experiments have been falsified so as to agree closely with Mendel's expectations. #Quote by Ronald Fisher
Possibility quotes by Susan Neiman
#10. Kitsch is much more than a question of style; it's a preference for consolation over truth. Disney's version of reality is not just cleaned up, it's pernicious. Unlike the best forms of art and philosophy, it undercuts the possibility of transformation because it portrays a world that's just fine as it is
or as it will be by the time the credits come up. #Quote by Susan Neiman
Possibility quotes by Alexandra Fuller
#11. The problem with most people," Dad said once, not necessarily implying that I counted as most people, but not discounting the possibility either, "is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live. #Quote by Alexandra Fuller
Possibility quotes by Alice Clayton
#12. It wasn't love or lust, but something we both recognized as a possibility of something. It was so pure, so uninhibited … We just threw ourselves into it. These moments that were little pockets of perfection. It was like nothing else mattered. Just us. #Quote by Alice Clayton
Possibility quotes by Joshua Ferris
#13. Night of limitless possibility expired, of a life forfeited, of a foreclosed #Quote by Joshua Ferris
Possibility quotes by David G. McAfee
#14. When you etch your moral code in stone, you have no room for editing. You leave open the possibility that, as our ethical views evolve, your code becomes less relevant. You could find yourself with four of ten divine moral laws describing how to treat God and zero that prohibit rape or slavery. #Quote by David G. McAfee
Possibility quotes by Franco Bifo Berardi
#15. When dealing with a depression the problem is not to bring the depressed person back to his/her normality, to reintegrate behavior in the universal standards of normal social language. The goal is to change the focus of his/her depressive attention, to re-focalize, to deterritorialize the mind and the flow of expression. Depression is based on the stiffening of existential refrain, on the obsessive repetition of the stiffened refrain. The depressed person is unable to go out, to leave the repetitive refrain and s/he goes and goes again in the labyrinth. The goal of the schizoanalyst is to give him/her the possibility to see other landscapes, and to change the focus, to open some new ways of imagination. #Quote by Franco Bifo Berardi
Possibility quotes by Henry A. Giroux
#16. We live in a time that demands a discourse of both critique and possibility, one that recognizes that without an informed citizenry, collective struggle, and viable social movements, democracy will slip out of our reach and we will arrive at a new stage of history marked by the birth of an authoritarianism that not only disdains all vestiges of democracy but is more than willing to relegate it to a distant memory. #Quote by Henry A. Giroux
Possibility quotes by Kate Forsyth
#17. I think fantasy is best described as a kind of fiction that evokes wonder, mystery or magic, a sense of possibility beyond the ordinary world in which we live, and yet which reflects and comments upon that known world. #Quote by Kate Forsyth
Possibility quotes by Louise L. Hay
#18. The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Possibility quotes by Peter Benchley
#19. The fish might well have disappeared already, but Brody wasn't willing to gamble lives on the possibility: the odds might be good, but the stakes were prohibitively high. #Quote by Peter Benchley
Possibility quotes by Patrick Combs
#20. You are a possibility that has never occured before and will never occur again. No one else has had or will ever have your unique combination of talents, experiences and dreams. So don't waste that uniqueness. #Quote by Patrick Combs
Possibility quotes by Joseph B. Wirthlin
#21. The more sin is rationalized, the greater the possibility of destruction by Satan's wolves. #Quote by Joseph B. Wirthlin
Possibility quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#22. She was uncomfortable with what the professors called "participation," and did not see why it should be part of the final grade; it merely made students talk and talk, class time wasted on obvious words, hollow words, sometimes meaningless words. It had to be that Americans were taught, from elementary school, to always say something in class, no matter what. They never said, "I don't know." They said, instead, "I'm not sure," which did not give any information but still suggested the possibility of knowledge. They avoided giving direct instructions: they did not say "Ask somebody upstairs"; they said "You might want to ask somebody upstairs." When you tripped and fell, when you choked, when misfortune befell you, they did not say, "Sorry." They said "Are you okay?" when it was obvious that you were not. And when you said "Sorry" to them when they choked or tripped or encountered misfortune, they replied, eyes wide with surprise, "Oh, it's not your fault. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Possibility quotes by Karen Chance
#23. It was the first time he'd persuaded a girl into bed by mentioning the possibility of fleas. #Quote by Karen Chance
Possibility quotes by Kevin Eikenberry
#24. The simple act of helping someone - with no desire (or possibility) of repayment is good for us and our self-image, and it may positively change the life or outlook of the receiver for the day! #Quote by Kevin Eikenberry
Possibility quotes by Jedediah Berry
#25. What frightens us is the possibility that it will leave forever, and never come back, and take us with it when it goes.
It is taking me now, and I am frightened and alive and very much awake. #Quote by Jedediah Berry
Possibility quotes by Ivan Sechenov
#26. My task was to show the psychologists that it is possible to apply physiological knowledge to the phenomena of psychical life. #Quote by Ivan Sechenov
Possibility quotes by Douglas Portway
#27. When a spectator approaches a painting with his own particular set of filters or theories, be they historical, political, intellectual or whatever - he either finds what he is looking for or dismisses the work as irrelevant. He has deprived himself of the possibility of any fresh experience or revelation by looking only for confirmation of that which he already 'knows. #Quote by Douglas Portway
Possibility quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#28. I have lived through much and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet, secluded life in the country with possibility of being useful to people. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Possibility quotes by Will Packer
#29. You want people to go see it by the hoards. And for there to be talk of the possibility of continuing the journey and the ride, if you will, with these characters that we spent so much time honing, and executing this film on all levels, is super exciting. #Quote by Will Packer
Possibility quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#30. Life is full of many unpredictable changes ... Let go of chaos yesterday; cheerfully live for today, and look forward to tomorrow with greater possibilities ... It's our imperfections that make us perfect in our own unique ways #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Possibility quotes by Sam Walton
#31. I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been. #Quote by Sam Walton
Possibility quotes by Adam Phillips
#32. The unexamined life is surely worth living, but is the unloved life worth examining? It seems a strange question until one realizes how much of our so-called mental life is about the lives we are not living, the lives we are missing out on, the lives we could be leading but for some reason are not. What we fantasize about, what we long for, are the experiences, the things and the people that are absent. It is the absence of what we need that makes us think, that makes us cross and sad. We have to be aware of what is missing in our lives - even if this often obscures both what we already have and what is actually available - because we can survive only if our appetites more or less work for us. Indeed, we have to survive our appetites by making people cooperate with our wanting. We pressurize the world to be there for our benefit. And yet we quickly notice as children - it is, perhaps, the first thing we do notice - that our needs, like our wishes, are always potentially unmet. Because we are always shadowed by the possibility of not getting what we want, we lean, at best, to ironize our wishes - that is, to call our wants wishes: a wish is only a wish until, as we say, it comes true - and, at worst, to hate our needs. But we also learn to live somewhere between the lives we have and the lives we would like.(…)
There is always what will turn out to be the life we led, and the life that accompanied it, the parallel life (or lives) that never actually happened, that we liv #Quote by Adam Phillips
Possibility quotes by Kathryn Schulz
#33. [We] are usually much more willing to entertain the possibility that we are wrong about insignificant matters than about weighty ones. This has a certain emotional logic, but it is deeply lacking in garden-variety logic. In high-stakes situations, we should want to do everything possible to ensure that we are right
which, as we will see, we can only do by imagining all the ways we could be wrong. That we are able to do this when it hardly matters, yet unable to do so when the stakes are huge, suggests that we might learn something important by comparing these otherwise very different experiences. #Quote by Kathryn Schulz
Possibility quotes by Amit Chaudhuri
#34. The gutters in the lane overflowed with an odd, languid grace. Water filled the lane; rose from ankle-deep to knee-deep. Insects swam in circles. Urchins splashed about haphazardly, while Saraswati returned from market with a shopping-bag in her hands; insects swam away to avoid this clumsy giant. Her wet footprints printing the floor of the house were as rich with possibility as the first footprint Crusoe found on his island. #Quote by Amit Chaudhuri
Possibility quotes by Benjamin Zander
#35. My job [is] to awaken possibility in other people. If their eyes are shining, you know you're doing it. If they're not shining you get to ask this question: "Who am I being that my children's eyes are not shining?" #Quote by Benjamin Zander
Possibility quotes by Max Gunther
#36. It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses they put themselves in position to make large gains. #Quote by Max Gunther
Possibility quotes by Judith Butler
#37. Revenge tries to solve the problem of vulnerability. If I strike back, I transfer vulnerability from myself to the other. And yet by striking back I produce a world in which my vulnerability to injury is increased by the likelihood of another strike. So it seems as if I'm getting rid of my vulnerability and instead locating it with the other, but actually I'm heightening the vulnerability of everyone and I'm heightening the possibility of violence that happens between us. #Quote by Judith Butler
Possibility quotes by Richard Rogers
#38. It is my belief that exciting things happen when a variety of overlapping activities designed for all people-the old and the young, the blue and white collar, the local inhabitant and the visitor, different activities for different occasions-meet in a flexible environment, opening up the possibility of interaction outside the confines of institutional limits. When this takes place, deprived areas welcome dynamic places for those who live, work and visit; places where all can participate, rather than less or more beautiful ghettos. #Quote by Richard Rogers
Possibility quotes by Tony Dovale
#39. Impossible is a perception based upon a limiting mental illusion. Possible is the belief in the potential of unseen possibility, #Quote by Tony Dovale
Possibility quotes by Dew Platt
#40. Everywhere are scattered dreams, each its own antecedent; it's precedence in the possibility of its achievement. #Quote by Dew Platt
Possibility quotes by Robert Moss
#41. The struggle inside the cocoon between the defenders of the worm state and the agents of winged possibility is one that I was still living, one that many of us surely experience in times of spiritual emergence. We may find ourselves pounded into mush, hanging upside down from whatever we can cling to - and yet have the possibility and destiny of becoming much, much more. #Quote by Robert Moss
Possibility quotes by Niall Ferguson
#42. Historians are not scientists. They cannot (and should not even trying to) establish universal laws of social or political "physics" with reliable predictive powers. Why? Because there is no possibility of repeating the single, multi-millennium experiment that constant to the past. The sample size of human history is one. #Quote by Niall Ferguson
Possibility quotes by Bertrand Russell
#43. There is a possibility in human minds of something mysterious as the night-wind, deep as the sea, calm as the stars, and strong as Death, a mystic contemplation, the "intellectual love of God." Those who have known it cannot believe in wars any longer, or in any kind of hot struggle. If I could give to others what has come to me in this way, I could make them too feel the futility of fighting. But I do not know how to communicate it: when I speak, they stare, applaud, or smile, but do not understand. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Possibility quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#44. 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
Possibility quotes by Bryant McGill
#45. Every moment you are open, as a humble student, you are surrounded with infinite possibilities of choice. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Possibility quotes by Rajneesh
#46. I celebrate myself, and I hope soon the day will come you will be celebrating yourself. And when thousands and thousands of people around the earth are celebrating, singing, dancing, ecstatic, drunk with the divine, there is no possibility of any global suicide. With such festivity and with such laughter, with such sanity and health, with such naturalness and spontaneity, how can there be a war? #Quote by Rajneesh
Possibility quotes by Michel Foucault
#47. What I seek is a permanent opening of possibilities. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Possibility quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#48. John thinks that the laws of the universe may themselves be evolving. He asks such questions as where were the laws of physics before the universe was created. Was there, is there a matrix, a mother field, existing outside time? All this is a bit thorny for me. I don't know. I believe that the laws are the laws. I believe that the reason there are millions of planets is the same reason there are millions of eggs. To allow for failure. There must be countless experimental situations like this one. The only thing that is not expendable is the experiment itself. Our notions of our own uniqueness are precisely that. Our notions. We will not be missed. When we have slaughtered and poisoned everything in sight and finally incinerated the earth itself then that black and lifeless lump of slag will simply revolve in the void forever. There is a place for it too. A nameless cinder of no consequence even to God. That man can halt this disaster now seems so remote a possibility as to hardly bear consideration. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Possibility quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#49. Freedom's possibility is not the ability to choose the good or the evil. The possibility is to be able. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Possibility quotes by Wendell Berry
#50. Because by definition they lack any such sense of mutuality or wholeness, our specializations subsist on conflict with one another. The rule is never to cooperate, but rather to follow one's own interest as far as possible. Checks and balances are all applied externally, by opposition, never by self-restraint. Labor, management, the military, the government, etc., never forbear until their excesses arouse enough opposition to force them to do so. The good of the whole of Creation, the world and all its creatures together, is never a consideration because it is never thought of; our culture now simply lacks the means for thinking of it.

It is for this reason that none of our basic problems is ever solved. Indeed, it is for this reason that our basic problems are getting worse. The specialists are profiting too well from the symptoms, evidently, to be concerned about cures -- just as the myth of imminent cure (by some 'breakthrough' of science or technology) is so lucrative and all-justifying as to foreclose any possibility of an interest in prevention. The problems thus become the stock in trade of specialists. The so-called professions survive by endlessly "processing" and talking about problems that they have neither the will nor the competence to solve. The doctor who is interested in disease but not in health is clearly in the same category with the conservationist who invests in the destruction of what he otherwise intends to preserve. The both have the comfort #Quote by Wendell Berry
Possibility quotes by Susan Anton
#51. There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within. #Quote by Susan Anton
Possibility quotes by Volker G. Fremuth
#52. Just because I insist on proof before I pass judgment does not mean I reject the possibility of guilt, but every situation deserves its due process! #Quote by Volker G. Fremuth
Possibility quotes by Liane Moriarty
#53. Well, anyway, she certainly was not worried that John-Paul was having an affair. Definitely not. It wasn't a possibility. Not even a remote possibility. He wouldn't have time for an affair! When would he fit it in? He did travel a bit. He could fit in an affair then. #Quote by Liane Moriarty
Possibility quotes by Mikhail Kalinin
#54. For thousands of years humankind's finest minds have been struggling with the theoretical problem of finding the forms that would give peoples the possibility, without the greatest of torment, without internecine strife, of living side by side in friendship and brotherhood. Practically speaking, the first step in this direction is only being taken now, today. #Quote by Mikhail Kalinin
Possibility quotes by Nuno Oliveira
#55. A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses both tact and sensitivity because he will never be pushed beyond his possibilities. #Quote by Nuno Oliveira
Possibility quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#56. Do you know how much energy, how many powers, how many forces, are still lurking behind that frame of yours? What scientist has known all that is in man? Millions of years have passed since man came here, and yet but one infinitesimal part of his powers has been manifested. Therefore, you must not say that you are weak. How do you know what possibilities lie behind that degradation on the surface? You know but little of that which is within you. For behind you is the ocean of infinite power and blessedness. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Possibility quotes by Mark Fisher
#57. [I]t is a mistake to rush to impose the individual ethical responsibility that the corporate structure deflects. This is the temptation of the ethical which, as Zizek has argued, the capitalist system is using in order to protect itself in the wake of the credit crisis - the blame will be put on supposedly pathological individuals, those' abusing the system', rather than on the system itself. But the evasion is actually a two step procedure - since structure will often be invoked (either implicitly or openly) precisely at the point when there is the possibility of individuals who belong to the corporate structure being punished. At this point, suddenly, the causes of abuse or atrocity are so systemic, so diffuse, that no individual can be held responsible… But this impasse - it is only individuals that can be held ethically responsible for actions, and yet the cause of these abuses and errors is corporate, systemic - is not only a dissimulation: it precisely indicates what is lacking in capitalism. What agencies are capable of regulating and controlling impersonal structures? How is it possible to chastise a corporate structure? Yes, corporations can legally be treated as individuals - but the problem is that corporations, whilst certainly entities, are not like individual humans, and any analogy between punishing corporations and punishing individuals will therefore necessarily be poor. And it is not as if corporations are the deep-level agents behind everything; they are th #Quote by Mark Fisher
Possibility quotes by Leslye Walton
#58. I'd spent so many years imagining the event, placing myself in the crowd, that I wondered if maybe, in the end, it wouldn't matter if I actually felt the flames of the bonfire on my face. I often wondered the same thing about being kissed. Or falling in love. Did I need to experience them if I could imagine them? A part of me feared that Pinnacle Lane's solstice celebration couldn't possibility live up to la fête in my head. #Quote by Leslye Walton
Possibility quotes by Rebecca Harris
#59. Possibility is not a facet of opportunity. It's one of fate. And I've never been one to fear destiny. #Quote by Rebecca Harris
Possibility quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#60. They could do anything. That, however, was part of what made it difficult to bring [it] to a close. Infinite possibility was going to collapse, in the act of choosing, to the single world line of history. The future becoming the past: there was something disappointing in this passage through the loom, this so-sudden diminution from infinity to one, the collapse from potentiality to reality which was the action of time itself. The potential was so delicious - the way they could have, potentially, all the best parts of all...time, combined magically into some superb, as-yet-unseen synthesis - or throw all that aside, and finally strike a new path to the heart of just government. . . .To go from that to the mundane problematic...was an inevitable letdown, and instinctively people put it off. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson
Possibility quotes by J.R. Moehringer
#61. ...Leaving his partners to die. Watching them run out of air...It was such a real possibility, Collins returning to earth by himself...now that's a stone-cold wheelman. That's the guy you want sitting at the wheel of a gassed-up Ford while you're inside a bank. #Quote by J.R. Moehringer
Possibility quotes by Jacque Fresco
#62. When biological technology becomes further advanced, human beings as we know them, will become a modified species. If we as human beings fail to include the possibility of this development in our overall, social evolution we will witness the decline of our species #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Possibility quotes by Georg Cantor
#63. The fear of infinity is a form of myopia that destroys the possibility of seeing the actual infinite, even though it in its highest form has created and sustains us, and in its secondary transfinite forms occurs all around us and even inhabits our minds. #Quote by Georg Cantor
Possibility quotes by H. L. Balcomb
#64. The flowers' beauty drew her closer to them like a magnetic force. She felt compelled to walk a little faster. #Quote by H. L. Balcomb
Possibility quotes by Walker Percy
#65. Lucky is the man who does not secretly believe that every possibility is open to him. #Quote by Walker Percy
Possibility quotes by Daniel Abraham
#66. Possibility is a wide field, dear. "Can't" is a word for small imaginations. #Quote by Daniel Abraham
Possibility quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#67. It was one thing to have guessed it, another to have had that guess confirmed beyond possibility of refutation. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Possibility quotes by Biz Stone
#68. When you hand good people possibility, they do great things. #Quote by Biz Stone
Possibility quotes by Warren W. Wiersbe
#69. Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory. #Quote by Warren W. Wiersbe
Possibility quotes by Tim O'Brien
#70. Do we choose sleep? Hell no and bullshit - we fall. We give ourselves over to possibility, to whim and fancy, to the bed, to the pillow, the tiny white tablet. And these choose for us. #Quote by Tim O'Brien
Possibility quotes by Haruki Murakami
#71. We can, if we so choose, wander aimlessly over the continent of the arbitrary. Rootless as some winged seed blown about on a serendipitous spring breeze.
Nonetheless, we can in the same breath deny that there is any such thing as coincidence. What's done is done, what's yet to be is clearly yet to be. In other words, sandwiched as we are between the "everything" that is behind us and the "zero" beyond us, ours is an ephemeral existence in which there is neither coincidence nor possibility. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Possibility quotes by Jonathan Renshaw
#72. Unless the inquiry has been so exhaustive as to explore every possibility, the lack of evidence should never be used to ground a statement of fact. #Quote by Jonathan Renshaw
Possibility quotes by Sarah Zettel
#73. Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment, and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science fiction author who wants to create life there. However, as I began to research it more thoroughly, I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers. #Quote by Sarah Zettel
Possibility quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#74. In youth, the powers of the mind are directed wholly to the future, and that future assumes such various, vivid, and alluring forms under the influence of hope; hope based, not upon the experience of the past, but upon an assumed possibility of happiness to come, that dreams of expected felicity constitute in themselves the true happiness of that period of our life. Only God Himself knows whether those blessed dreams of youth were ridiculous, or whose the fault was that they never became realized. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Possibility quotes by Todd Gitlin
#75. Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state. #Quote by Todd Gitlin
Possibility quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#76. If you live your life burning for the highest possibility, in that burning itself, there is liberation. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Possibility quotes by C.S. Lewis
#77. We can never know what might have been but what is to come is another matter entirely #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Possibility quotes by D.L. Koontz
#78. I find it sad that more Christian literature does not address miracles, and the possibility of demons in our midst. Jesus performed countless miracles in his life that were clearly discussed in the New Testament. And, he cast out demons. Why do some Christians act as those the potential for miracles died with Him? Why do people believe in angels, but not demons? Both were evident in the Bible. #Quote by D.L. Koontz
Possibility quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#79. Problems, obstacles and difficulties are in themselves not a sufficient reason for a person to suffer defeat. It is possible to overcome any obstacle #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Possibility quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
#80. But I have a flash of Good News from the Police Atrocity front, which is heating up in Denver. ... Stand back! Good News is rare in the Criminal Justice System, but every once in a while you find it, and this is one of those times. To wit: the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has formally entered the Appeals trial of young Lisl Auman - the girl who remains locked up in a cell at the Colorado State Prison for the Rest of Her Life with No Possibility of Parole for a bogus crime she was never even Accused of committing. She is a living victim of a cold-blooded political trial that will cast a long shadow on Denver for many years to come. Lisl is the only person ever convicted in the United States for Felony Murder who was in police custody when the crime happened. #Quote by Hunter S. Thompson
Possibility quotes by Mark Ireland
#81. Perhaps the day will come when Western science is able to confirm the existence of immaterial forces and realms. Compelling research in the field of parapsychology indirectly points to this possibility, yet most people in mainstream science can't bring themselves to consider the implications. #Quote by Mark Ireland
Possibility quotes by Lena Roy
#82. Do you want to live in a world where things are possible or one where they aren't? #Quote by Lena Roy
Possibility quotes by Dejan Stojanovic
#83. Possible is more a matter of attitude, A matter of decision, to choose Among the impossible possibilities, When one sound opportunity Becomes a possible solution. #Quote by Dejan Stojanovic
Possibility quotes by Kami Garcia
#84. Gatlin was full of God-fearing Baptists, Methodists, and Pentecostals, but they couldn't resist the lure of the cards, the possibility of changing the course of their own destiny. #Quote by Kami Garcia
Possibility quotes by Arthur Bloch
#85. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. #Quote by Arthur Bloch
Possibility quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#86. There is a saying that to understand is to forgive, but that is an error, so Papa used to say. You must forgive in order to understand. Until you forgive, you defend yourself against the possibility of understanding ... If you forgive, he would say, you may indeed still not understand, but you will be ready to understand, and that is the posture of grace. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Possibility quotes by Franz Kafka
#87. Two possibilities: making oneself infinitely small or being so. The second is perfection, that is to say, inactivity, the first is beginning, that is to say, action. #Quote by Franz Kafka
Possibility quotes by Charlotte Selver
#88. Are you open for this possibility of the energy source of breathing to go through you or are you collapsing? Are you open to this coming and going of air and the possibility-wea ther we sit, or stand, or lie-to allow this exchange of air through us? #Quote by Charlotte Selver
Possibility quotes by Zooey Deschanel
#89. I think that it's our responsibility to create a world in which girls can grow up and not have to limit their dreams or possibilities. #Quote by Zooey Deschanel
Possibility quotes by Lorrie Moore
#90. If I had a staff of even one person, or could tolerate a small amphetamine habit, or entertain the possibility of weekly blood transfusions, or had been married to Vera Nabokov, or had a housespouse of even minimal abilities, a literary life would be easier to bring about. (In my mind I see all your male readers rolling their eyes. But your female ones - what is that? Are they nodding in agreement? Are their fists in the air?) #Quote by Lorrie Moore
Possibility quotes by Rachel Gilson
#91. The first blessing of sexuality is the way it shows us the priority God gives to diversity, which is both highlighted in and sustained by sex difference. The second blessing of sexuality is the gift of children, a fruit of both sex difference and sexual union. And the third blessing of sexuality is that it creates the possibility of marriage as a picture of God's relationship with his people - and that picture specifically requires sex difference. #Quote by Rachel Gilson
Possibility quotes by Jack Canfield
#92. One of life's fundamental truths states, 'Ask and you shall receive.' As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Possibility quotes by Philip Pullman
#93. If a coin comes down heads, that means that the possibility of its coming down tails has collapsed. Until that moment the two possibilities were equal.
But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Possibility quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#94. From a rat hole you can go to the stars or from the stars you can go to a rat hole! Your destiny is open to every possibility! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Possibility quotes by Dubravka Ugresic
#95. Stephen King is just one of the numerous modern engineers of human souls. This mega-writer got a mega-advance of seventeen million dollars for his latest book. The communist soul engineers would get an advance on their future historical guilt, crates of vodka, cirrhosis of the liver, and the constant possibility of a knock on the door from the KGB. #Quote by Dubravka Ugresic
Possibility quotes by Frank Knight
#96. The possibility of saying anything about a thing rests on the assumption that it preserves its identity, or continues to be the same thing in the respect described, that it will behave in future situations as it has in past. #Quote by Frank Knight
Possibility quotes by Christian De Duve
#97. The possibility that lysosomes might accidentally become ruptured under certain conditions, and kill or injure their host-cells as a result, was considered right after we got our first clues to the existence of these particles. #Quote by Christian De Duve
Possibility quotes by Ruth Brandon
#98. Obduracy can be overcome by determination. More insidious, and far harder to destroy, was women's internalizing of the notion that they were somehow inferior to men, a complementary species designed (in W.R. Greg's words) to 'complet[e], sweeten, and embellish the existence of others'. [Women] still chose to become nurses rather than doctors, secretaries rather than bosses: to be ill-paid facilitators for people no more talented nor, in many cases, better educated than themselves, but who simply happened to be men. The notion that they might be their bosses' equals penetrated only very slowly; the possibility that they might even be their superiors, though accepted in theory, has perhaps still not wholly sunk in. #Quote by Ruth Brandon
Possibility quotes by Michael J. Fox
#99. If you allow for the possibilities of something better, you move toward it instinctively. #Quote by Michael J. Fox
Possibility quotes by Margaret Weis
#100. In a world of unlimited possibilities, there is always the possibility that there are no possibilities. #Quote by Margaret Weis
Possibility quotes by J. Oswald Sanders
#101. The person who sees the difficulties so clearly that he does not discern the possibilities cannot inspire a vision in others. #Quote by J. Oswald Sanders
Possibility quotes by Carl Rogers
#102. There is in every organism, at whatever level, an underlying flow of movement toward constructive fulfillment of its inherent possibilities. #Quote by Carl Rogers
Possibility quotes by Elizabeth Brundage
#103. Just the word beautiful was seductive - but what did it really mean? Beauty was a soft word that ached with possibility, pliant as dough. You could not presume to define it, she realized, because the very idea of beauty and all it represented was a subjective thing - in the eye of the beholder - but that wasn't really true anymore. #Quote by Elizabeth Brundage
Possibility quotes by Helen Humphreys
#104. This is why James likes birds- because they are all possibility. They make a line in the aid, the invisible line of their flight, and this line can join up with other lines or lead somewhere entirely new. All you have to do is believe that the line exists and learn how to follow it. And sometimes life will make this same invisible line for him, make him see where he came from, what he is attached to. #Quote by Helen Humphreys
Possibility quotes by Sophie Hannah
#105. I know better than anyone that sometimes a possibility is enough to keep a person going, even if it never becomes a reality. #Quote by Sophie Hannah
Possibility quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#106. When a book lies unopened it might contain anything in the world, anything imaginable. It therefore, in that pregnant moment before opening, contains everything. Every possibility, both perfect and putrid. Surely such mysteries are the most enticing things ... grant[ed] us in this mortal mere ... Unknown and therefore infinite. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Possibility quotes by H.G. Wells
#107. These politicians impressed him as being the most shortsighted and sceptical men he had ever met. They lived in a little world that was bounded on the one side by "office" and on the other by the constituencies, and they seemed unable to imagine that it was not an eternal world. One tall man, he observed, in the year of grace 1941 was wearing a long frock-coat and a peculiar half-stiff collar reminiscent of that great parliamentary hand, Mr. Gladstone. They talked with one another about divisions; the government majority had dropped to twenty; and they talked about a scene in the House. The P.M.'s manners were becoming intolerable. Then with an air of relaxation they turned to Rud. The possibility of altering opinions in the constituencies seemed a very theoretical one to them. No doubt there were these waves of opinion in the country, and an intelligent parliamentary politician observed them and dodged about among them, but it was quite outside their technique to consider how the pressures of opinion could accumulate and be directed. #Quote by H.G. Wells
Possibility quotes by Steve Klabnik
#108. Inheritance has recently fallen out of favor as a programming design solution in many programming languages because it's often at risk of sharing more code than necessary. Subclasses shouldn't always share all characteristics of their parent class but will do so with inheritance. This can make a program's design less flexible. It also introduces the possibility of calling methods on subclasses that don't make sense or that cause errors because the methods don't apply to the subclass. In addition, some languages will only allow a subclass to inherit from one class, further restricting the flexibility of a program's design.

For these reasons, Rust takes a different approach, using trait objects instead of inheritance. #Quote by Steve Klabnik
Possibility quotes by Jaggi Vasudev
#109. Most human beings live like a bird in a cage whose door was blown away. Out of habit, too busy gold-plating the cage, they do not soar to the ultimate possibility. #Quote by Jaggi Vasudev
Possibility quotes by Søren Kierkegaard
#110. Anxiety is freedom's possibility; this anxiety alone is, through faith, absolutely formative, since it consumes all finite ends, discovers all their deceptions. #Quote by Søren Kierkegaard
Possibility quotes by Rita Dove
#111. The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world. #Quote by Rita Dove
Possibility quotes by Seanan McGuire
#112. Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away by unseasonal floods or carried off by tornadoes. Children have always traveled, and because they are young and bright and full of contradictions, they haven't always restricted their travel to the possible. Adulthood brings limitations like gravity and linear space and the idea that bedtime is a real thing, and not an artificially imposed curfew. Adults can still tumble down rabbit holes and into enchanted wardrobes, but it happens less and less with every year they live. Maybe this is a natural consequence of living in a world where being careful is a necessary survival trait, where logic wears away the potential for something bigger and better than the obvious. Childhood melts, and flights of fancy are replaced by rules. Tornados kill people: they don't carry them off to magical worlds. Talking foxes are a sign of fever, not guides sent to start some grand adventure.
But children, ah, children. Children follow the foxes, and open the wardrobes, and peek beneath the bridge. Children climb the walls and fall down the wells and run the razor's edge of possibility until sometimes, just sometimes, the possible surrenders and shows them the way to go home. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Possibility quotes by Alice Boyes
#113. There are two thinking shifts you need to make to overcome personalizing. The first is mindfulness: You need to train yourself to consider the possibility that whatever has happened might not be personal. The second is recognizing that negative feedback does not necessarily mean the person doesn't like you, doesn't respect your capabilities, or doesn't recognize your potential.
Experiment: Do you ever underestimate how capable and talented others perceive you to be? Think of an example when you've possibly underestimated how positively you are perceived by someone. #Quote by Alice Boyes
Possibility quotes by James Joseph Walsh
#114. Dr. White quotes with great confidence and absolute assurance a Papal decree issued in the year 1300 by Pope Boniface VIII., which forbade the mutilation of the human body and consequently hampered all possibility of progress in anatomy for {30} several important centuries in the history of modern science. Indeed, this supposed Papal prohibition of dissection is definitely stated to have precluded all opportunity for the proper acquisition of anatomical knowledge until the first half of the sixteenth century, when the Golden Age of modern anatomy set in. This date being coincident with the spread of the movement known as the Protestant Reformation, many people at once conclude that somehow the liberality of spirit that then came into the world, and is supposed at least to have put an end to all intolerance, #Quote by James Joseph Walsh
Possibility quotes by Jacques Derrida
#115. The only attitude (the only politics
judicial, medical, pedagogical and so forth) I would absolutely condemn is one which, directly or indirectly, cuts off the possibility of an essentially interminable questioning, that is, an effective and thus transforming questioning. #Quote by Jacques Derrida
Possibility quotes by Hazrat Inayat Khan
#116. This is the picture of the spirit world. It is the world of the optimist. The pessimist has no share in its great glory, because he refuses to accept the possibility which is the nature of life. Thus he denies to himself all he desires, and even the possibility of achieving his desires. #Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Possibility quotes by Audre Lorde
#117. As women, we have come to distrust that power which rises from our deepest and nonrational knowledge. We have been warned against it all our lives by the male world, which values this depth of feeling enough to keep women around in order to exercise it in the service of men, but which fears this same depth too much to examine the possibility of it within themselves. So women are maintained at a distant/inferior position to be psychically milked, much the same way ants maintain colonies of aphids to provide a life-giving substance for their masters #Quote by Audre Lorde
Possibility quotes by Perry Brass
#118. Start a conversation with someone with whom you have "nothing in common" and no possibility of scoring with, networking with, or even seeing again. In other words, a conversation just for the civilized hell of it. #Quote by Perry Brass
Possibility quotes by Rudolf Steiner
#119. We create the possibility for a better human form in our next life if during our jamaloca existence after death, when we still have an astral body, we can have memories connected with music. #Quote by Rudolf Steiner
Possibility quotes by Jesmyn Ward
#120. I knew that I lived in a place where hope and a sense of possibility were as ephemeral as morning fog, but I did not see the despair at the heart of our drug use. #Quote by Jesmyn Ward
Possibility quotes by Byron Katie
#121. Hurt feelings or discomfort of any kind cannot be caused by another person. No one outside me can hurt me. That's not a possibility. It's only when I believe a stressful thought that I get hurt. And I'm the one who's hurting me by believing what I think. This is very good news, because it means that I don't have to get someone else to stop hurting me. I'm the one who can stop hurting me. It's within my power.
What we are doing with inquiry is meeting our thoughts with some simple understanding, finally. Pain, anger, and frustration will let us know when it's time to inquire. We either believe what we think or we question it: there's no other choice. Questioning our thoughts is the kinder way. Inquiry always leaves us as more loving human beings. #Quote by Byron Katie
Possibility quotes by Benoit Mandelbrot
#122. Some mathematicians didn't even perceive of the possibility of a picture being helpful. To the contrary, I went into an orgy of looking at pictures by the hundreds; the machines became a little bit better. #Quote by Benoit Mandelbrot
Possibility quotes by Kristen Ashley
#123. Think hard about your stomach, the fullness of it, the possibility if more was introduced that it may need to purge some to fit the rest and then tell me if you really want popcorn. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Possibility quotes by Reg Darling
#124. How did the muskrat discover our composter in the first place? Chased there by a predator scare, a waft of citrus scent carried to the creek by the evening thermal, or some adventurous urge to journey beyond the safety of the creek? The latter, admittedly anthropomorphic possibility appeals to me. While it's important not to get so far into such projections of human qualities into non-human realities that they begin to masquerade as fact, it's equally important to recognize that they provide openings for affection not unlike those that enable our affections for fellow human beings. Drawn into closer observation of the small details of muskrat behavior, the hand-like deftness of their front paws, their cat-like grooming, the contrast between their nervousness on land and their confident ease in the water, I quickly realized that I'd been observing more than one, perhaps several, individuals. I looked upon them with growing affection, with friendship. #Quote by Reg Darling
Possibility quotes by Pat MacMillan
#125. Groupthink stifles the possibility of suspending one's assumptions. In fact, its whole purpose is to elevate and protect those assumptions from any assault by logic. Creative and synergistic communication is doomed within groups infected with the symptoms of groupthink. Any new or unusual notions quickly fall victim to the group's terminal sense of certainty. #Quote by Pat MacMillan
Possibility quotes by Hideki Tojo
#126. Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain. #Quote by Hideki Tojo
Possibility quotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
#127. Sovereignty, for the same reason as makes it in alienable, cannot be represented; it lies essentially in the general will, and will does not admit of representation: it is either the same, or other; there is no intermediate possibility. The deputies of the people, therefore, are not and cannot be its representatives: they are merely its stewards, and can carry through no definitive acts. Every law the people has not ratified in person is null and void
is in fact, not a law. The people of England regards itself as free; but it is grossly mistaken; it is free only during the election of members of parliament. As soon as they are elected, slavery overtakes it, and it is nothing. The use it makes of the short moments of liberty enjoys shows indeed that it deserves to lose them. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Possibility quotes by Paramahansa Yogananda
#128. Nothing is impossible unless you think it is. #Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda
Possibility quotes by John Corey Whaley
#129. I can't seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good. #Quote by John Corey Whaley
Possibility quotes by Stephen Lovely
#130. She always used to suspect that the price for happiness, the price for enjoying the company of a person you loved, was the steadily increasing risk of losing them, and at times, when she considered the possibility that she might lose Isabel or Clancy or, in the early days, Todd, Bernice didn't think she could stand it, didn't think she could go on living in a universe whose laws forced her to submit to such a terrible fear. Now she sees what a small price it is to pay, what staggering joy she received in return. You should be willing to pay that price for as little as a few days or hours with a person you love, she thinks, rubbing her fingers across a patch of linoleum the years have worn down to a cloudy smear. #Quote by Stephen Lovely
Possibility quotes by Alison   Miller
#131. Some survivors have found small metallic "implants" in their teeth or ears, and believe these were designed to monitor their location or to broadcast their words or thoughts to the abusers. Such technology has been developed recently for keeping task of animals or persons with dementia.
But to what extent it was used years ago by mind controllers is unknown at this point. At least some of it may be similar to the "bombs" in the stomach, a trick to convince survivors that their abusers monitor them continuously. The presence of an object does not mean it is capable of collecting complex information and sending it back to abusers, or even sending them signals, for twenty or more years as some survivors believe. As with other apparently bizarre beliefs of our survivor clients, we must acknowledge that something happened, and remain open both to the possibility that there was such technology and the possibility that it is yet another deception to convince survivors they cannot escape the grip of their abusers.
p205 #Quote by Alison Miller
Possibility quotes by Emily Lloyd-Jones
#132. To love someone was to face the possibility of losing them, and she feared another loss could shatter her. #Quote by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Possibility quotes by William Hazlitt
#133. Man is an intellectual animal, and therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two, without a possibility of its ever being otherwise. #Quote by William Hazlitt
Possibility quotes by Cristiane Serruya
#134. One can say that Javert is our conscience. The ever lurking presence of the law and our own condemnation. The tension between who we were and who we are and who we can be. Javert represents that inescapable, shameful past that forever haunts and persues one's conscience. Javert is the man of the law, and ... There are no surprises with the law. The principle of retribution is simple and monotonous, like Euclidean logic. It's closed to all alternatives and shut up against divine or human intervention ... Indeed, Javert represents the merciless application of the law, the blind Justice that in the end is befuddled by hope and the possibility of redemption without punishment. #Quote by Cristiane Serruya
Possibility quotes by Wade Davis
#135. All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities for life. Change is the one constant in human history. #Quote by Wade Davis
Possibility quotes by N. T. Wright
#136. When the soldiers dress Jesus up in a purple robe, they do so in order to mock him, but John tells us of it in order to declare that Jesus is indeed the one in purple, the one before whom the nations will bow. Pilate circles around the possibility that Jesus is in some sense "king of the Jews," but without realizing that, according to the Jews' own ancient traditions, their king is to be king of the whole world. John knows that he is telling a story of someone dying the death of a criminal. He is determined that his readers will "hear" the story also as the death of the rightful king. Jesus's kingdom will not come by violence (18:36). It will come through his own death. When he is lifted up from the earth, he will draw all people to himself (12:32). #Quote by N. T. Wright
Possibility quotes by Isaac Asimov
#137. Where any answer is possible, all answers are meaningless. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Possibility quotes by Sara Sheridan
#138. Archive material is a fabulous starting point - individual documents are like signposted roads, heading to a variety of intriguing possibilities. #Quote by Sara Sheridan
Possibility quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#139. ..There will be the direct weakening effect, but much worse will be the inner psychological conflict between those who wish to reunite her and those who oppose this. New vested interest will be created which will resist change and progress, a new evil Karma will pursue us in the future. One wrong step leads to another; so it has been in the past and so it may be in the future. And yet wrong steps have to be taken sometimes lest some worse peril befall us; that is the great paradox of politics, and no man can say with surety whether present wrong-doing is better and safer in the end than the possibility of that imagined peril. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Possibility quotes by George Galloway
#140. My own experience of growing up as a Roman Catholic in Scotland has led me to fear independence in Scotland. The possibility of Scotland being a kind of Stormont is a real one. I wrote a book recently about Neil Lennon's year of living dangerously and in the course of it I had to revisit some of my own experiences. Of course, most Scottish people are not swivel-eyed, loyalist sectarians but there are a large number of them. A large six-figure number, and if I were living in Scotland as a Roman Catholic I would be worried about that. #Quote by George Galloway
Possibility quotes by Wole Soyinka
#141. Culture is a matrix of infinite possibilities and choices. From within the same culture matrix we can extract arguments and strategies for the degradation and ennoblement of our species, for its enslavement or liberation, for the suppression of its productive potential or its enhancement. #Quote by Wole Soyinka
Possibility quotes by Deepak Chopra
#142. When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have, because you are the eternal possibility, the immeasurable potential of all that was, is, and will be. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Possibility quotes by J. Richard Hackman
#143. I have no question that when you have a team, the possibility exists that it will generate magic, producing something extraordinary But don't count on it. #Quote by J. Richard Hackman
Possibility quotes by Oprah Winfrey
#144. Everyone has to learn to think differently, bigger, to open to possibilities. #Quote by Oprah Winfrey
Possibility quotes by Angelica Hopes
#145. Security means the state of being free from danger or threat.

Danger means the possibility of suffering harm or injury. The possibility of something unwelcome or unpleasant happening.

There are times I have to stress as I express the correct, precise, real and honest definitions; so that the deceptive, politically motivated folks who destructively branded me as "threat to danger" would realise their double denial duplicity, dishonesty and hypocrisy.

Have you at least questioned the personal motives and faulty malicious and intentional misjudgment or at least be honestly curious to discern the motive of a cunning person who warns you against another as a danger, a threat or a risk to life or security?

Did the political harridan mean political threat to her political coalition or a danger to reveal the harridan's creative deception matched with her political ambitious power links? ~ Angelica Hopes, K.H. Trilogy #Quote by Angelica Hopes
Possibility quotes by David Brooks
#146. I think Americans expect optimism in their leadership. The most popular and effective leaders, whether it was Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan or Jack Kennedy, brought to it a sense of optimism and possibility. #Quote by David Brooks
Possibility quotes by Jon Kabat-Zinn
#147. When we are totally absorbed in our own feelings and attached to our own view and agenda without recognizing it, it is virtually impossible to have a genuine communication. We will easily feel threatened by anyone who doesn't see things our way, and we will tend to be able to relate to only those people whose view of the world coincides with our own. We will find our encounters with people who hold strong opposing views to be stressful. When we react by feeling personally threatened, it is easy to draw battle lines and have the relationship to degenerate into "us" against "them." This makes the possibility of communication very difficult. When we lock in to certain restricted mind-sets, we cannot go beyond the nine dots and perceive the whole system of which we and our views are only a part. #Quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Possibility quotes by Rico Lamoureux
#148. Because you do it out of passion, as well as hoping it will bring better opportunity. It's like you're investing in yourself, so although you don't see anything up front there's always the possibility that the kind of compensation that is priceless can come later. For someone who's striving to get where they're meant to be, opportunity over a quick buck is something that will always be taken by the wise. Because they know opportunity is king, and all other benefits will follow... #Quote by Rico Lamoureux
Possibility quotes by Susan Ee
#149. Do not let the scorpions hurt you twice just because you're freaking over the possibility. #Quote by Susan Ee
Possibility quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#150. No matter what we think we should do, I don't think you can coerce yourself into loving your neighbor - or your boss - when you can't stand him. But if you try to understand your feelings of dislike with mindfulness and compassion, being sure not to forget self-compassion, you create the possibility for change. #Quote by Sharon Salzberg
Possibility quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#151. If I am so terribly limited as to view my handicaps as nothing more than lamentable limitations, then I have taken some of my greatest God-given assets and completely handicapped them. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Possibility quotes by Anne Lamott
#152. I devoured books like a person taking vitamins, afraid that otherwise I would remain this gelatinous narcissist, with no possibility of ever becoming thoughtful, of ever being taken seriously. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Possibility quotes by Jane Garmey
#153. Because a garden mean constantly making choices, it offers almost limitless possibilities for surprise and satisfaction. #Quote by Jane Garmey
Possibility quotes by Lionel Suggs
#154. Revelation is God's way of telling humanity that he is afraid of their possibility; the possibility of one day being able to surpass even him. #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Possibility quotes by Pope Francis
#155. Once elected, the Pope is by virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. God would change any spend thrift politician into a responsible Pope. #Quote by Pope Francis
Possibility quotes by Timothy Snyder
#156. having a passport is not a sign of surrender. On the contrary, it is liberating, since it creates the possibility of new experiences. It allows us to see how other people, sometimes wiser than we, react to similar problems. Since so much of what has happened in the last year is familiar to the rest of the world or from recent history, we must observe and listen. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Possibility quotes by Carl Honore
#157. My life had become an endless race against the clock. I was always in a hurry, scrambling to save a minute here, a few seconds there. My wake-up call came when I found myself toying with the idea of buying a collection of One-Minute Bedtime Stories Snow White in 60 seconds. Suddenly it hit me: my rushaholism has got so out of hand that I'm even willing to speed up those precious moments with my children at the end of the day. There has to be a better way, I thought, because living in fast forward is not really living at all. That's why I began investigating the possibility of slowing down. #Quote by Carl Honore
Possibility quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#158. Whence the possibility of an ideological analysis of Disneyland (L. Marin did it very well in Utopiques, jeux d'espace [Utopias, play of space]): digest of the American way of life, panegyric of American values, idealized transposition of a contradictory reality. Certainly. But this masks something else and this "ideological" blanket functions as a cover for a simulation of the third order: Disneyland exists in order to hide that it is the "real" country, all of "real" America that is Disneyland (a bit like prisons are there to hide that it is the social in its entirety, in its banal omnipresence, that is carceral). Disneyland is presented as imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest is real, whereas all of Los Angeles and the America that surrounds it are no longer real, but belong to the hyperreal order and to the order of simulation. It is no longer a question of a false representation of reality (ideology) but of concealing the fact that the real is no longer real, and thus of saving the reality principle. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
Possibility quotes by Hannah Arendt
#159. This inability to think created the possibility for many ordinary men to commit evil deeds on a gigantic scale, the like of which had never been seen before. The manifestation of the wind of thought is not knowledge but the ability to tell right from wrong, beautiful from ugly. And I hope that thinking gives people the strength to prevent catastrophes in these rare moments when the chips are down. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Possibility quotes by Kenneth G. Ortiz
#160. Open your minds eye to the possibility of the impossible... #Quote by Kenneth G. Ortiz
Possibility quotes by L.A. Casey
#161. You convinced me that you're a good kisser, that doesn't mean you like me."
"I'm here pretending to be your boyfriend with the possibility of getting zero benefits from you. Trust me kitten, I like you. I like you a whole lottle, remember? #Quote by L.A. Casey
Possibility quotes by Alexander Schmemann
#162. On one side it seems there is faith in a Creator-God - and at the same time, the rejection of his creation; and on the other side there is an affirmation of the world, yet a world that is horrible in its meaninglessness, for the one who alone has the possibility of using and enjoying this world - man- is in this world an accidental guest, destined for total annihilation. And so this horrible and frightening dilemma brings us to the one question that each of us must pose: in the final analysis, how do *I* personally relate to this inescapable, universal, and relentless question about death? #Quote by Alexander Schmemann
Possibility quotes by Courtney Maum
#163. The possibility that he really did harbor some attraction to her couldn't pierce her core. It wasn't in the realm of things that were feasible these days. Bombings, bankruptcy, coastal flooding, all of these things, yes, but that he could feel some tenderness for this broken person, no. #Quote by Courtney Maum
Possibility quotes by Jo Walton
#164. Some say that I have self-awareness but no soul, that I am nothing but a machine. This seems un-Platonic as well as unfriendly, but it cannot be discounted as a terrifying possibility. I cannot erase this option simply because I dislike it so much. That too would be un-Platonic. #Quote by Jo Walton
Possibility quotes by Michelle Lederman, 11 Laws Of Likability
#165. Stay open to the possibility that a relationship may evolve over time. Have Patience. #Quote by Michelle Lederman, 11 Laws Of Likability
Possibility quotes by Hillary Rodham Clinton
#166. Will we ever have a woman President? We will.
I hope I'll be around to vote for her--assuming I agree with her agenda. She'll have to earn my vote based on her qualifications and ideas, just like anyone else.
When that day comes, I believe that my two presidential campaigns will have helped pave the way for her. We did not win, but we made the sight of a woman nominee more familiar. We brought the possibility of a woman president closer. We helped bring into the mainstream the idea of a woman leader for our country. That's a big deal, and everyone who played a role in making that happen should be deeply proud. This was worth it. I will never think otherwise. This fight was worth it. #Quote by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Possibility quotes by Victor Serge
#167. With his worn-out lungs, his obstinate self-effacement, his bookish timidity, Broux is nonetheless a strong man; by means of his awareness of how impossible it is to live, he raises himself precisely to a higher possibility of living, to an endurance which is more sure of itself because it believes it has nothing more to lose. From his weakness he was able to create a strength; from his despair, an acquiescence; from his acquiescence, a hope... #Quote by Victor Serge
Possibility quotes by Mark McCormack
#168. I am convinced that most companies don't maximize their barter possibilities. Instead of aggressively reducing costs by trading their services with those of their suppliers, they seem content to pay top dollar for everything. #Quote by Mark McCormack
Possibility quotes by Camille Pagan
#169. How I will miss her. I still sometimes question my love for her. Where did it come from, and why did it take me so long to let it go, if I really have at all? All I can do is accept that it has woven itself into the fabric of who I am. I could be wrong, but I suspect that the people we are drawn to are the ones we need most, even if we are never able to fully comprehend why. Maybe in Lou, I saw the possibility of you. Maybe in me, she saw you, too, and that became our fate and future. #Quote by Camille Pagan
Possibility quotes by Shane Claiborne
#170. There are financial bankruptcies in many parts of the church. No question about that. But we see the possibility of reimagining and revitalizing the church. #Quote by Shane Claiborne
Possibility quotes by Kate Morton
#171. Watching the vast ocean, the flickering sunlight, thinking of the distant lands, Eliza was enveloped by a feeling quite unlike any she'd experienced before. A warmth, a glimpse of possibility, an absence of wariness- #Quote by Kate Morton
Possibility quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#172. Reasoning led him into doubt and kept him from seeing what he should and should not do. Yet when he did not think, but lived, he constantly felt in his soul the presence of an infallible judge who decided which of two possible actions was better and which was worse; and whenever he did not act as he should, he felt it at once.
So he lived, not knowing and not seeing any possibility of knowing what he was and why he was living in the world, tormented by this ignorance to such a degree that he feared suicide, and at the same time firmly laying down his own particular, definite path in life. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Possibility quotes by Terry Eagleton
#173. The 'healthy' sign, for Barthes, is one which draws attention to its own arbitrariness - which does not try to palm itself off as 'natural' but which, in the very moment of conveying a meaning, communicates something of its own relative, artificial status as well. …Signs which pass themselves off as natural, which offer themselves as the only conceivable way of viewing the world, are by that token authoritarian and ideological. It is one of the functions of ideology to 'naturalize' social reality, to make it seem as innocent and unchangeable as Nature itself. Ideology seeks to convert culture into Nature, and the 'natural' sign is one of its weapons. Saluting a flag, or agreeing that Western democracy represents the true meaning of the word 'freedom', become the most obvious, spontaneous responses in the world. Ideology, in this sense, is a kind of contemporary mythology, a realm which has purged itself of ambiguity and alternative possibility. #Quote by Terry Eagleton
Possibility quotes by George Hillocks
#174. ...[T]he inherent polysemous character of language and the necessity of interpreting language according to one's personal understandings eliminate the possibility of infusing one's sentiments directly into the mind of another. At the same time, these characteristics of language and its interpretations suggest that no text ought ever to be thought complete. We can never manage to complete our ideas, to work out their full implications, to recognize their inadequacies, or to say what 'we really meant.' Further, since anything we say can be challenged, as Graff (1992b) points out, we can never manage to meet all the possible challenges. Such an idea may seem to be an unbearable problem. But we have always lived with these conditions. We have simply ignored them. #Quote by George Hillocks
Possibility quotes by Ann Beattie
#175. Jane remembers those years, though, as if they had been [a movie]
in part because her friends ... always talked about everything as if it was over ("Remember last night?"), while holding out the possibility that whatever happened could be rerun. Neil didn't have that sense of things. He thought people shouldn't romanticize ordinary life. "Our struggles, our little struggles," he would whisper, in bed, at night. Sometimes he or she would click on some of the flashlights and consider the ceiling, with the radiant swirls around the bright nuclei, the shadows like opened oysters glistening in brine. (In the '80s, the champagne was always waiting.) #Quote by Ann Beattie
Possibility quotes by Hope Jahren
#176. No risk is more terrifying than that taken by the first root. A lucky root will eventually find water, but its first job is to anchor -- to anchor an embryo and forever end its mobile phase, however passive that mobility was. Once the first root is extended, the plant will never again enjoy any hope (however feeble) of relocating to a place less cold, less dry, less dangerous. Indeed, it will face frost, drought, and greedy jaws without any possibility of flight. The tiny rootlet has only once chance to guess what the future years, decades -- even centuries -- will bring to the patch of soil where it sits. It assesses the light and humidity of the moment, refers to its programming, and quite literally takes the plunge. #Quote by Hope Jahren
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#177. As a middle-aged woman who has had some luck as a writer, I'd like this profession of author to remain a possibility for young writers in the future - and not become an arena solely for the hobbyist or the well-heeled. #Quote by Janet Fitch
Possibility quotes by Twyla Tharp
#178. You don't get lucky without preparation, and there's no sense in being prepared if you're not open to the possibility of a glorious accident. #Quote by Twyla Tharp
Possibility quotes by David K. Shipler
#179. There are many ways to honor America. This book is mine. I have completed this journey of self-education in the belief that the most terrifying possibility since 9/11 has not been terrorism
as frightening as that is
but the prospect that Americans will give up their rights in pursuing the chimera of security. #Quote by David K. Shipler
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#180. It's like I am glimpsing the possibility of living in a different way. I wonder whether it would be an easier life - less choked with misunderstandings and disappointment. #Quote by Chrissie Perry
Possibility quotes by Tessa Dare
#181. As she hurried on deck, her mind was awhirl. All that time that Mr. Grayson had been touching her, teasing her…she'd been consorting with a pirate. If he had the slightest inkling that she carried hundreds of pounds beneath her stays, he'd surely stop at nothing to get it. And yet, she could not bid caution to overtake the gothic thrill. For Heaven's sake, a pirate.
She could be in danger, she admonished herself.
She could be plundered.
The possibility really ought to have frightened her more than it did.
Perhaps she could not escape the man, but she had to tamp down this response he incited in her. There was only one thing for it. She would go to her cabin and sketch. Something simple, innocent. Rosebuds, apples, blocks of wood. Anything but him. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Possibility quotes by Abraham Maslow
#182. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. #Quote by Abraham Maslow
Possibility quotes by Donna Tartt
#183. That surge of power and delight, of confidence, of control. That sudden sense of the richness of the world. Its infinite possibility. #Quote by Donna Tartt
Possibility quotes by Roger Scruton
#184. The problems of philosophy and the systems designed to solve them are formulated in terms which tend to refer, not to the realm of actuality, but to the realms of possibility and necessity: to what might be and what must be, rather than to what is. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Possibility quotes by Lisa Wingate
#185. You let a possibility into your mind, you let it into your life. #Quote by Lisa Wingate
Possibility quotes by Paul Simon
#186. Time, time, time, see what's become of me,
While I looked around,
For my possibilities;
I was so hard to please #Quote by Paul Simon
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#187. As I leave my building, Robert wolf-whistles at me, long and drawn out. Probably inappropriate of my doorman, but I appreciate the compliment. "I don't know where you're going," Robert says, "but you're going to knock them dead."
"Thanks," I say, and decide it's better to keep to myself that I am headed to the constant-care floor of the Riverdale Retirement Home. The one place where that's a real possibility. #Quote by Julie Buxbaum
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#188. The possibility of somebody emerging as a nuclear power or events happening that surprise us on the nuclear age is still a possibility. It always will be because there's an awful lot going on behind the scenes. Our intelligence just has to get better on that score. Peter Goss #Quote by Joel C. Rosenberg
Possibility quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#189. Ah! dear friend,
you little know the possibilities which are in you. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Possibility quotes by G.H. Hardy
#190. Bradman is a whole class above any batsman who has ever lived: if Archimedes, Newton and Gauss remain in the Hobbs class, I have to admit the possibility of a class above them, which I find difficult to imagine. They had better be moved from now on into the Bradman class. #Quote by G.H. Hardy
Possibility quotes by Manuel De Falla
#191. The [guitar is the] instrument most complete and richest in its harmonic and polyphonic possibilities. #Quote by Manuel De Falla
Possibility quotes by Narendra Modi
#192. Make in India! By this, we mean we want to give low cost manufacturing, ease of business, skilled manpower. India is a land of huge possibilities & scope. #Quote by Narendra Modi
Possibility quotes by Mary Roach
#193. I write all this with respect for the
possibility that rather than some kind of
contact with the consciousness of my donor's
heart, these are merely hallucinations from
the medications or my own projections. I know
this is a very slippery slope….

What came to me in the first contact….was the
horror of dying. The utter suddenness, shock,
and surprise of it all….The feeling of being
ripped off and the dread of dying before your
time….This and two other incidents are by far
the most terrifying experiences I have ever
had….

What came to me on the second occasion was my
donor's experience of having his heart being
cut out of his chest and transplanted. There
was a profound sense of violation by a
mysterious, omnipotent outside force….

…The third episode was quite different than
the previous two. This time the consciousness
of my donor's heart was in the present
tense….He was struggling to figure out where
he was, even what he was….It was as if none of
your senses worked….An extremely frightening
awareness of total dislocation….As if you are
reaching with your hands to grasp
something…but every time you reach forward
your fingers end up only clutching thin air. #Quote by Mary Roach
Possibility quotes by Albert Abraham Michelson
#194. The more important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are now so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplanted in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote. Nevertheless, it has been found that there are apparent exceptions to most of these laws, and this is particularly true when the observations are pushed to a limit, i.e., whenever the circumstances of experiment are such that extreme cases can be examined. Such examination almost surely leads, not to the overthrow of the law, but to the discovery of other facts and laws whose action produces the apparent exceptions. As instances of such discoveries, which are in most cases due to the increasing order of accuracy made possible by improvements in measuring instruments, may be mentioned: first, the departure of actual gases from the simple laws of the so-called perfect gas, one of the practical results being the liquefaction of air and all known gases; second, the discovery of the velocity of light by astronomical means, depending on the accuracy of telescopes and of astronomical clocks; third, the determination of distances of stars and the orbits of double stars, which depend on measurements of the order of accuracy of one-tenth of a second-an angle which may be represented as that which a pin's head subtends at a distance of a mile. But perhaps the most striking of such instances are the discovery of a new planet or observations of the sma #Quote by Albert Abraham Michelson
Possibility quotes by Jerry Uelsmann
#195. The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy. #Quote by Jerry Uelsmann
Possibility quotes by Richard Castle
#196. There's one possibility we're neglecting...the drone itself. It's rise of the machines. Skynet." -- From "Human Factor #Quote by Richard Castle
Possibility quotes by Gloria Steinem
#197. I think my role is as a writer, especially, and then also as a speaker, an organizer, and an entre- preneur of social change. My role isn't to make choices for people-each individual or group needs to do that on their own. But as a writer and a speaker, you can describe possibilities that perhaps haven't been visible before, and aren't in other public dialogues or in the rest of the media. So I suppose I think of myself mainly as an organizer and as someone who describes possibilities. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Possibility quotes by Hazel Hawke
#198. One of the most important thing in families, both for children and spouses, is never to close off possibilities - particularly never to make demands or threats. #Quote by Hazel Hawke
Possibility quotes by Nora Ephron
#199. What failure ofimagination had caused me to forget that life was full of other possiblities, including the possibility that eventually I would fall in love again? #Quote by Nora Ephron
Possibility quotes by Christian Braad Thomsen
#200. From the beginning, Fassbinder's films showed that with the help of art it is possible to defend oneself against the destructive forces of the present, and that in the artistic process there is some kind of labour of resistance and a possibility of survival. It gradually also became a fundamental theme of his films. #Quote by Christian Braad Thomsen

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