Possibility Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Possibility

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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
~By E. F. Schumacher ~


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 ~


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 ~


One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.
~By Edward Sapir ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


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 ~


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 ~


Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
~By Tony Blair ~


The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.
~By Susan Sontag ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


If there's a song where there's a possibility of guitar stuff that would be fun to listen to, go for it. Don't worry about what anybody thinks.
~By Brad Paisley ~


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 really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.
~By Jacqueline Bisset ~


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 ~


In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it.
~By Herman Kahn ~


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 ~


There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


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 ~


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 ~


The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals to justice is ever receding over the horizon.
~By Sara Paretsky ~


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 ~


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


Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.
~By Dale Dauten ~


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


The weapon of suicide bombing is so desperate that you aren't even left with the possibility of taking revenge or punishing anyone; the terrorist is killed along with his victims, his blood mixing with theirs.
~By A. B. Yehoshua ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


It bothers me to know there is the possibility that I as a Christian would be not only an underdog, but that I would be trodden upon if I claimed that I was a Christian.
~By Lee Greenwood ~


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


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


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 ~


I regret what happened. I saw no other possibility to achieve my goal. It was not hooliganism.
~By Mathias Rust ~


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 ~


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


I'm not up on the Internet, but I hear that is a democratic possibility. People can connect with each other. I think people are ready for something, but there is no leadership to offer it to them. People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are part of a world.'
~By Studs Terkel ~


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 ~


You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I'm older and wiser and I think I'd make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.
~By Stevie Nicks ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
~By Michael Schumacher ~


But in most cases even the possibility that the correlations reflect shared genes is taboo.
~By Steven Pinker ~


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 ~


And when you're on your own there is that terrifying possibility that you may be the only person on the planet who thinks it's funny - and you have no way of finding out.
~By Denis Norden ~


The unique danger today is the possibility that we may face longer-term stagnation as a consequence of relying too heavily on borrowed money.
~By Mortimer Zuckerman ~


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 ~


Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.
~By Edmund Wilson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
~By Bret Harte ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.
~By Gamal Abdel Nasser ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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

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