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Existence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Existence

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The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
~By Tom Wolfe ~


Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
~By William Blake ~


I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


The human psyche shows that each individual is an extension of all of existence.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
~By Charles Dickens ~


The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
~By James Joyce ~


Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone.
~By Russell Hoban ~


The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.
~By Cordell Hull ~


I wish to say to you that the life of an enlightened people and a vibrant nation cannot be measured by the life of an individual. A successful person is one who manages to lay down a new stone, a brick that would help firm up his nation's existence.
~By King Hussein I ~


Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


The purpose of this study is to offer a logical, practical, pragmatic proof of the existence of God from a purely scientific perspective.
~By John Clayton ~


Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
~By Erich Fromm ~


I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.
~By Nicholas Lea ~


An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.
~By Stephen Harper ~


I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play.
~By Philip Warren Anderson ~


Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.
~By Doug Coupland ~


To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.
~By Georges Bataille ~


There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave threat to the continued existence of this country.
~By James Forrestal ~


God is creating at every moment of the world's existence in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of the very stuff of the world.
~By Arthur Peacocke ~


The world has not been in existence from eternity nor could it have been according to the present dispensation and ordering of things.
~By William Ames ~


In my plays I want to look at life - at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
~By Christopher Fry ~


The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence.
~By John Boehner ~


I want to look at life - at the commonplaces of existence - as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
~By Christopher Fry ~


The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple.
~By Rudolf Arnheim ~


Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
~By Thomas Merton ~


The simple fact of existence, of being aware that you are aware; this to me is the most astounding fact.
~By William Hurt ~


The novel doesn't come into existence until certain methods of reproducing fiction come along.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.
~By George Carlin ~


Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
~By Fyodor Dostoevsky ~


Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
~By Milan Kundera ~


There are some things that we know are just not as pleasant as the lies that we tell ourselves, and in that sense in order to endure existence everyone endures a certain amount of dishonesty in their everyday lives.
~By Todd Rundgren ~


Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.
~By Wilfred Burchett ~


What this country needs what every country needs occasionally is a good hard bloody war to revive the vice of patriotism on which its existence as a nation depends.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.
~By Henry James ~


All forms of self-defeating behavior are unseen and unconscious, which is why their existence is denied.
~By Vernon Howard ~


I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
~By Jim Morrison ~


If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
~By Romain Rolland ~


Philosophy, most broadly viewed, is the critical survey of existence from the standpoint of value.
~By Sidney Hook ~


Like Leibniz's possible worlds, most men are only equally entitled pretenders to existence. There are few existences.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


The first and by far the most likely pattern is a return to agrarian existence.
~By Harrison Brown ~


The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there's a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding - that existence is a struggle.
~By Harvey Keitel ~


Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
~By Henri Bergson ~


It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living.
~By Max Frisch ~


If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence.
~By Nam June Paik ~


There's an institution here called the National Sound Archive, and there's a character who works there, Paul Wilson. He takes a very special interest in the history of the music and advised Martin Davidson of the existence of these tapes.
~By Evan Parker ~


Jackson, however, persevered. He joined the Franklin Debating Society, an institution that had been in existence over fifty years, and had enrolled in its membership some of the ablest men in Virginia.
~By Daniel H. Hill ~


The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
~By George Santayana ~


For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do.
~By David Cronenberg ~


Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
~By Susan Sontag ~


There are moments of existence when time and space are more profound, and the awareness of existence is immensely heightened.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


First, Darwinian theory tells us how a certain amount of diversity in life forms can develop once we have various types of complex living organisms already in existence.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.
~By Susan Hampshire ~


Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
~By David Lodge ~


Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence, you know?
~By Adam Rich ~


One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
~By Morris West ~


I made a written report which is still today in existence. I have a photocopy of it, and I am saying that in production this aircraft could perhaps substitute for three propeller- driven aircraft of the best existing type. This was my impression.
~By Adolf Galland ~


In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
~By Theodore Dreiser ~


The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys, the most playful animal in existence.
~By William Henry Hudson ~


Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing.
~By Edmund Burke ~


Our experiments not only proved the existence of a nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands, but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation of these nerves in normal activity.
~By Ivan Pavlov ~


The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism.
~By George Santayana ~


Religion may be defined thus: a belief in, and homage rendered to, existences unseen and causes unknown.
~By Frances Wright ~


I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.
~By Thomas Erskine ~


This planet Earth, the act of putting a roof over our heads, our flesh and blood existence, it's all very temporary.
~By Melissa Auf der Maur ~


Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
~By George Santayana ~


The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her power for good and endanger her very existence.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


What is the use of good painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.
~By Robert Musil ~


I'm not a Hollywood basher because enough good movies come out of the Hollywood system every year to justify its existence, without any apologies.
~By Quentin Tarantino ~


The existence is a tremendous curiosity, with in the course of the years, the discovery of yourself in your inmost evolutions. With the age you feel better than you are, what you represent. Which means a little at the planet's scale.
~By Jacky Ickx ~


But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
~By Lord Byron ~


The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement, explain American development.
~By Frederick Jackson Turner ~


The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.
~By David Hilbert ~


The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the "I," under another form, continues the task of existence.
~By Gerard De Nerval ~


Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Existence precedes and rules essence.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
~By Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~


The reason why China suffers bitterly from endless wars is because of the existence of feudal lords and kings.
~By Qin Shi Huangdi ~


Baseball is a lot like life. It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs. You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life.
~By Ernie Harwell ~


Much of what we see in America, what most people feel has been progress and good things, have been brought about by the existence of third parties.
~By Peter Camejo ~


There's always been some moron-who usually went by the name of 'producer' - who would have to justify his existence, and interfere.
~By Frank Tashlin ~


I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.
~By Maggie Gallagher ~


But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent - not only for their mutual action, but for their meaning and for their existence.
~By David Bohm ~


It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.
~By Frederick Buechner ~


Those who deny the existence of a supreme being have been turned into second-class citizens by a government that continuously sends messages that 'real Americans' believe in God.
~By Michael Newdow ~


A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.
~By Pam Brown ~


In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
~By Charles Dickens ~


Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
~By Donella Meadows ~


I think it's wrong that so many people pass on from this existence, and take all their knowledge with them.
~By Rex Hunt ~

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