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Quotes And Sayings About Existence

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I never could get over the fact that The Pixies formed, worked and separated without America taking them to its heart or even recognizing their existence for the most part.
~By David Bowie ~


The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
~By Ang Lee ~


The mere dates of my existence do not interest me, except in one connection. When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer; when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.
~By Laurence Housman ~


A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


Rule A: Don't. Rule A1: Rule A doesn't exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2.
~By R. D. Laing ~


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 ~


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


And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music.
~By Lesley Garrett ~


The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter.
~By Wilhelm Dilthey ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


People from major labels were afraid to go to Black Flag gigs throughout most of the band's existence. They treated our gigs as something threatening. I'm sure that it probably was. They probably had reasons to be scared.
~By Greg Ginn ~


The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
~By Buddha ~


Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.
~By Anatole France ~


I would like to mention that I have flown the 262 first in May '43. At this time, the aircraft was completely secret. I first knew of the existence of this aircraft only early in '42 - even in my position. This aircraft didn't have any priority in design or production.
~By Adolf Galland ~


One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried.
~By Norman Ralph Augustine ~


Surely one of the most visible lessons taught by the twentieth century has been the existence, not so much of a number of different realities, but of a number of different lenses with which to see the same reality.
~By Michael Arlen ~


The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son.
~By Joseph Ratzinger ~


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


Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.
~By Elsa Maxwell ~


An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
~By Aristotle ~


Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
~By Sydney Smith ~


People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


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 ~


So not only can you not imagine dying, you can't really imagine existence before you were born.
~By David Cronenberg ~


No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution.
~By Fanny Kemble ~


Moreover, all our knowledge of organic remains teaches us, that species have a definite existence, and a centralization in geological time as well as in geographical space, and that no species is repeated in time.
~By Edward Forbes ~


In other words, the man who is born into existence deals first with language; this is a given. He is even caught in it before his birth.
~By Jacques Lacan ~


Playing a fashion designer could be the bane of my existence because I am married to a fashion designer.
~By Lori Loughlin ~


When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive. Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
~By Gao Xingjian ~


The observant Jew has his own sense of values. Torah Judaism is his blueprint for this life, his target for existence.
~By Meir Kahane ~


I am waiting for a sign that will indicate to me what meaning I must give to my life, but right now my existence is satisfactory.
~By Lucy Lawless ~


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 ~


Myth expresses in terms of the world - that is, of the other world or the second world - the understanding that man has of himself in relation to the foundation and the limit of his existence.
~By Paul Ricoeur ~


No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution.
~By Michael Newdow ~


Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance.
~By James C. Maxwell ~


The particular features of the photographic method of detecting atomic particles enabled us to establish the existence of transient forms of matter which had escaped recognition by other methods.
~By Cecil Frank Powell ~


A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.
~By David Brainerd ~


However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone.
~By Recep Tayyip Erdogan ~


Some day science may have the existence of mankind in power, and the human race can commit suicide by blowing up the world.
~By Henry Brooks Adams ~


My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help.
~By Lech Walesa ~


Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
~By Frank Zappa ~


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 ~


After an existence of nearly 20 years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth.
~By Grover Cleveland ~


When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh.
~By Todd Solondz ~


Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


When I was planning Family Viewing, the Ontario Film Development Corporation came into existence.
~By Atom Egoyan ~


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


When the French nation gradually came into existence among the ruins of the Roman civilization in Gaul, a new language was at the same time slowly evolved.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


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 ~


It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without being aware of their existence.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


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


However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do.
~By Frederick William Robertson ~


Why are we here? I think many people assume, wrongly, that a company exists solely to make money. Money is an important part of a company's existence, if the company is any good. But a result is not a cause. We have to go deeper and find the real reason for our being.
~By David Packard ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


No: war material is life-saving for one's own people and whoever works and performs in these spheres can be proud of it; here enterprise as a whole finds its highest justification of existence.
~By Gustav Krupp ~


Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


Have friends. 'Tis a second existence.
~By Baltasar Gracian ~


Those who believe in God because their experience of life and the facts of nature prove his existence must have led sheltered lives and closed their hearts to the voice of their brothers' blood.
~By Walter Kaufmann ~


God ceases to be God only for those who can admit the possibility of His non-existence, and that conception is in itself the most severe punishment they can suffer.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
~By Allan Bloom ~


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 ~


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 ~


I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.
~By Bede Griffiths ~


Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


But when I was twelve years old I caught my first strong glimpse of one of the fundamental forces of existence, whose votary I was destined to be for life - namely, Beauty.
~By Georg Brandes ~


Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


I think a lot of what is going on with kids who get pushed too far and attempt either murder or suicide is that they are trying to deal with their own non-existence for the people who are supposed to care most for them.
~By Richard Russo ~


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


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
~By Erich Fromm ~


I cannot express it: but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is, or should be, an existence of yours beyond you.
~By Emily Bronte ~


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 ~


Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
~By Herbert Read ~


All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
~By Otto von Bismarck ~


It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.
~By Paul von Hindenburg ~


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


Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
~By John W. Gardner ~


The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world and there is no reason for the existence of empires, kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
~By Meir Kahane ~


Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.
~By James Bryce ~


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 ~


The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
~By James F. Cooper ~


To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
~By Adam Clarke ~


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


To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing.
~By Charles Sanders Peirce ~


In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.
~By Jeremy Collier ~


Now it would be as absurd to deny the existence of God, because we cannot see him, as it would be to deny the existence of the air or wind, because we cannot see it.
~By Adam Clarke ~


The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


Absolute space, that is to say, the mark to which it would be necessary to refer the earth to know whether it really moves, has no objective existence.
~By Henri Poincare ~


Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


At Leeds the idea of an international labour organization appeared in a trade-union text which also drew attention to the danger to the working classes inherent in the existence of international capitalist competition.
~By Leon Jouhaux ~

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