Possibility Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possibility

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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 ~


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 ~


In twenty years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
~By Mary Schmich ~


The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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


The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life - to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


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 ~


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.
~By Frank Knight ~


Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.
~By Arnold H. Glasgow ~


Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one's enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one's self increases.
~By Manfred von Richthofen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them.
~By James F. Byrnes ~


In saving Tibet, you save the possibility that we are all brothers, sisters.
~By Richard Gere ~


However, when my parents married in 1945, China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning grew increasingly remote, and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
~By Steven Chu ~


Documentary films are created in an inverted funnel of declining possibility.
~By Bruce Jackson ~


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 ~


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 ~


If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
~By Douglas Adams ~


When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


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 ~


Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions.
~By Kenneth L. Pike ~


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


I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling.
~By Frances Burney ~


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


I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
~By Anatoly Karpov ~


I thank the Creator of the universe to have discovered the discipline of music was the greatest gift that I could have been given, the possibility to be a student working in the world.
~By Anthony Braxton ~


In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
~By Franz Kafka ~


Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
~By Ignazio Silone ~


Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown.
~By Katherine Dunn ~


When I was put in a situation where I'm going there, you have to look at the team and the possibility that hey, we can probably do some good things over there.
~By Latrell Sprewell ~


They're just not into doing sequels after Toy Story so I don't think that's a possibility. But if they did, well sure, you'd have to do it. And I'd want to do it.
~By Craig T. Nelson ~


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 ~


Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
~By Eugenio Montale ~


Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
~By Kenneth Burke ~


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 ~


Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.
~By Sun Tzu ~


The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
~By Karl Shapiro ~


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


All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days.
~By Wendell Berry ~


My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems.
~By Paul J. Meyer ~


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


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 ~


The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights.
~By Rene Cassin ~


In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.
~By Edward Hoagland ~


In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.
~By Henry A. Wallace ~


A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it.
~By Don Fraser ~


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


You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
~By Rosalynn Carter ~


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


And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years.
~By Gianni Agnelli ~


In science, "fact" can only mean "confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent." I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
~By Stephen Jay Gould ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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 ~


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 ~


There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.
~By Susan Anton ~


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


Also everyone's hearts are in the right place when you do a small movie. You're not doing it for the money; you're not doing it for the possibility of an Oscar nomination. You are doing it because you love the material.
~By Kyra Sedgwick ~


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


If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
~By Rosalynn Carter ~


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 ~


The Christian notion of the possibility of redemption is incomprehensible to the computer.
~By Vance Packard ~


First and foremost arms are tools in the service of rival nations, pointing at the possibility of a future war.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives?
~By William H. Wharton ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Though I acted in hundreds of productions, appeared at the Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway in Amadeus, I discovered in my thirties that I didn't really like stage acting. The presence of the audience, the eight shows a week and the possibility of a long run were all unnatural to me.
~By Fred Melamed ~


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


I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.
~By Clara Barton ~


Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
~By Willie Dixon ~


I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


It didn't seem remotely possible. I had no idea how people got those jobs, I didn't know what the steps were, it never even dawned on me. It seemed so outside the realm of possibility.
~By Chuck Klosterman ~


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 ~


America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to.
~By Larry Elder ~


Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.
~By Ann Oakley ~


As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared to risk the possibility of starving.
~By Ben Kingsley ~


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


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 ~


This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal.
~By Paul Nurse ~


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 ~


All I wanted with that film was to represent the possibility that there might be normal people who are Muslim or Arab with the same fears, responsibilities, hopes.
~By Tony Shalhoub ~


At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
~By Camille Pissarro ~


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


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 ~


Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
~By Edward de Bono ~


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 ~

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July 31 ,2021
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