Existence Quotes And Sayings

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Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence. A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival, not genocide.
~By Jack Schwartz ~


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


The problem with allowing God a role in the history of life is not that science would cease, but rather that scientists would have to acknowledge the existence of something important which is outside the boundaries of natural science.
~By Phillip E. Johnson ~


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 went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
~By Robert Mapplethorpe ~


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 ~


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 ~


Sometime during the many millions of years that have elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence, some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
~By Louis Leakey ~


A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.
~By Kemal Ataturk ~


The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity.
~By Abraham Kuyper ~


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 am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons, only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.
~By Kim Elizabeth ~


We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?
~By Milan Kundera ~


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


I called the New World into existence, to redress the balance of the Old.
~By George Canning ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


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 ~


Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
~By Saint Basil ~


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 ~


I couldn't care less about fashion. If I had taken any clothes home, they would have remained in my closet for the rest of their existence.
~By Meryl Streep ~


Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
~By H. P. Blavatsky ~


Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
~By Michel Aoun ~


Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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 ~


When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
~By John F. Kennedy ~


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'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 ~


Traveling to swimming meets took me beyond my small-town existence, gave me a hint of the exciting world outside of my own home.
~By Esther Williams ~


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


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 ~


Do you not see, first, that - as a mental abstract - physical force is directly opposed to morality; and secondly, that it practically drives out of existence the moral forces?
~By Auberon Herbert ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
~By William Cowper ~


Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran the risk of being regarded ridiculous. Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation.
~By Theodor Herzl ~


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 ~


Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
~By Franz Kafka ~


That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
~By John Berger ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


In fact, there was general agreement that minds can exist on nonbiological substrates and that algorithms are of central importance to the existence of minds.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


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 ~


I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
~By Jim Harrison ~


I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
~By Robert Burns ~


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


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 ~


I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
~By Shirley MacLaine ~


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


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


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 ~


So we can't go backwards, we can only go where the evolutionary trajectory is taking us and attune our ideas about ourselves and our existence to that course.
~By Thom Mayne ~


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 thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
~By Elizabeth Wurtzel ~


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


We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


She made the decision that her existence had lost its meaning. And you cannot judge that.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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


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 ~


God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue.
~By Donald Knuth ~


Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
~By Norman Mailer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Shiva danced the world into existence... that's a very nice thought.
~By Michael Tippett ~


The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
~By Robert Peel ~


Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
~By Alan Alda ~


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


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 ~


It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Dualists hold that body and soul are separate entities and that the soul will continue beyond the existence of the physical body.
~By Michael Shermer ~


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 ~


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


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


I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
~By Jean-Paul Sartre ~


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 ~


Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


Whatever things may have been in their origin, they are what they are, both in themselves and in regard to their indications respecting other beings or influences the existence of which may be implied in theirs.
~By Goldwin Smith ~


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


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 ~

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