Possibility Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possibility

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A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.
~By Manfred Eigen ~


Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility.
~By Octavia Butler ~


The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
~By Charles Kettering ~


Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.
~By Howard Thurman ~


Towards the end of 2003 it was hard to get through training - and the darkest point was when a doctor told me there was a possibility I could end up in a wheelchair.
~By Jonah Lomu ~


But I think the possibility of a black and white society feeding each other's expertises, living harmoniously, will probably go along in fits and starts now but at least it has a great constitution now to back it up.
~By Janet Suzman ~


On Thanksgiving I will stop to give thanks that my family is safe and healthy, especially because I realize that, following the tragedies of this year, it is all too real a possibility that they might not have been.
~By Bobby Jindal ~


What drives people to public service is a sense of possibility. If you haven't sensed that possibility you don't get started in the same way, you don't feel you can have an impact.
~By Henry Hampton ~


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.
~By Michael Chertoff ~


Everyday holds the possibility of a miracle.
~By Elizabeth David ~


I think it has other roots, has to do, in part, with a general anxiety in contemporary life... nuclear bombs, inequality of possibility and chance, inequality of goods allotted to us, a kind of general racist, unjust attitude that is pervasive.
~By Leonard Baskin ~


The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
~By John Lennon ~


I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.
~By Bob Barker ~


A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you.
~By Geena Davis ~


The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
~By Walker Percy ~


Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
~By John Updike ~


If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it?
~By Lee Strasberg ~


There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.
~By Dalai Lama ~


It's typical of Italian culture that we only start to feel emotional about something when we have the possibility to see it in front of us. By February, Italy will have Olympic fever.
~By Alberto Tomba ~


An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.
~By Robert Wilson Lynd ~


An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.
~By Neville Chamberlain ~


The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one's soul shine through. If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive - you are leaking.
~By Charles Lamb ~


When you make as many speeches and you talk as much as I do and you get away from the text, it's always a possibility to get a few words tangled here and there.
~By Dan Quayle ~


Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


Every single major push in education has made it worse and right now it's really bad because everything we've done is de-humanizing education. It's destroying the possibility of the teacher and the student having a warm, friendly, intellectual relationship.
~By William Glasser ~


The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
~By Anita Brookner ~


We convinced him quickly that the possibility of war was absolutely nil and continued our festivity. On the next day we were ordered to take the field.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great.
~By Cher ~


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.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


Because of the many dimensions of forms of though which you can also put into physical form, you have the possibility to create much which we cannot fashion in the same manner.
~By Hans Bender ~


Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


The most all penetrating spirit before which will open the possibility of tilting not tables, but planets, is the spirit of free human inquiry. Believe only in that.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


Consciousness after death demonstrates the possibility of consciousness operating independently of the body.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility.
~By Vernor Vinge ~


Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns - the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are.
~By Katherine Dunn ~


And since Italy was involved in the space station as well as signed an agreement with NASA. And when the possibility to enter the 1996 Mission Specialist class.
~By Umberto Guidoni ~


We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn't handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn't meant to be.
~By Christie Brinkley ~


And I'll never forget the first time I took the possibility to project sound every day for six or seven hours with special devices which were built for me.
~By Karlheinz Stockhausen ~


I'm not really afraid of the dark, except if I'm walking. The thing that scares me the most is the possibility of walking into a wall and busting my lip.
~By Vin Diesel ~


The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
~By James A. Baldwin ~


Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
~By Georges Bataille ~


Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat, it would indeed be presumption.
~By Anne Seward ~


Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
~By Salvador Dali ~


The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians.
~By Godfried Danneels ~


Now the idea about taking people abroad is that if they come over to Cyprus, which we have in mind, and bring their families and would have the possibility to defect after they would be ready to speak their mind, well I hope so.
~By Hans Blix ~


I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally.
~By Nancy Pelosi ~


The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die; and, believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought with the blood of your general, he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has long devoted to his country.
~By James Wolfe ~


The president said nothing about the views of government in regard to the possibility of Carolinas seceding. This however was frequently spoken of by other statesmen at the North. I think they were unanimous in this, that no army would be sent here.
~By John Bachman ~


There was a possibility I could have been under surveillance.
~By Julius Rosenberg ~


To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.
~By William Cobbett ~


As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously, there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized. I have to say what I believe to be right. I have to spread out the statement among all the means of expression available to us at present.
~By Alexander Kluge ~


And therefore we must seek dialogue in this networked world. We must ask which voice was actually attempting to make itself heard and saw no other possibility of gaining a hearing. To that extent, for a while this also represented a forced opening of a cosmopolitan view.
~By Ulrich Beck ~


Once again, no one in charge had given any thought to the possibility that a woman would be involved.
~By Andrea Mitchell ~


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 ~


Americans are rightly concerned about the security and the integrity of the nation's borders because the system is broken. Some are concerned about the possibility of terrorists crossing our borders and coming into our cities.
~By Chris Cannon ~


I think that's unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case.
~By Ann Veneman ~


To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.
~By Anatole Broyard ~


Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western political extremists of the far Left and far Right.
~By Richard Perle ~


The Olympic Movement gives the world an ideal which reckons with the reality of life, and includes a possibility to guide this reality toward the great Olympic Idea.
~By Pierre de Coubertin ~


From a drop of water a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
~By Kate DiCamillo ~


My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader in society is just that a hope. What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy but the outline of a possibility. There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in The Catholic Moment will ever be realised.
~By Richard John Neuhaus ~


If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
~By Auberon Herbert ~


So the thing I realized rather gradually - I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things - there's a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature.
~By Stephen Wolfram ~


The main thing that gives me hope is the media. We have radio, TV, magazines, and books, so we have the possibility of learning from societies that are remote from us, like Somalia. We turn on the TV and see what blew up in Iraq or we see conditions in Afghanistan.
~By Jared Diamond ~


Without the faintest possibility of finding a job, I decided to devote myself to literature: it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
~By Jose Saramago ~


But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived.
~By Francis Quarles ~


I wish, naturally to prevent the possibility that someone may write an accidental, superficial, incomplete and perhaps untrue picture of me.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


In Japan they prefer the realistic style. They like answers and conclusions, but my stories have none. I want to leave them wide open to every possibility. I think my readers understand that openness.
~By Haruki Murakami ~


Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement.
~By Johann Gottlieb Fichte ~


I do not rule out the possibility of being prime minister of India one day, but there is still time.
~By Lalu Prasad Yadav ~


The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.
~By Johnny Depp ~


Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
~By Annie Dillard ~


In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
~By Peter L. Berger ~


There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
~By Dorothy L. Sayers ~


The meaning of this observation is unclear, but it raises the unfortunate possibility of ambiguous triplets; that is, triplets which may code more than one amino acid. However one would certainly expect such triplets to be in a minority.
~By Francis Crick ~


Once a profound truth has been seen, it cannot be 'unseen'. There's no 'going back' to the person you were. Even if such a possibility did exist... why would you want to?
~By Dave Sim ~


Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone.
~By Karl Barth ~


Yes, your home is your castle, but it is also your identity and your possibility to be open to others.
~By David Soul ~


A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
~By Ayn Rand ~


The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
~By Donald Judd ~


Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I walk into every scene thinking, 'exhaust every possibility.' Once you get to a certain place, it's like you just deliver everything you've got. Don't have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again.
~By Jake Gyllenhaal ~


The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.
~By Muhammed Iqbal ~


A performance art piece is unprecedented. It is difficult to censor since it has a good possibility of never being done before.
~By Jack Bowman ~


Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
~By Benito Mussolini ~


The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population.
~By Denis Diderot ~


It is very kind of you to consider the possibility of my working in Pasadena, an idea which certainly is attractive, especially since it would hold out the prospect of your cooperation or advice.
~By Karl Landsteiner ~


The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
~By Chauncey Depew ~


While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility.
~By Lee De Forest ~


I suppose what's happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture.
~By Peter Singer ~


To be honest, I think we should find first the possibility to make it. Research is first - if you're not interested, you never can find something. Many things happen from forgotten machines - ones that are no longer used.
~By Issey Miyake ~


People working in the private sector should try to save money. There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
~By Norman Ralph Augustine ~


I don't understand why people talk of art as a luxury when it's a mind-altering possibility.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility.
~By Robert Musil ~

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