Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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Think Denying

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.

- A. E. Housman

Lines Few

In nature there are few sharp lines.

- A. R. Ammons

Grateful Though

I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.

- A. R. Ammons

Language Other

My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with other writers. In many ways, I know George Eliot better than I know my husband.

- A. S. Byatt

May Christ

I may be wrong, but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography, and the worship of the object per se, in our best nature photography, is not enough to satisfy the man of today, compounded as he is of Christ, Freud, and Marx.

- Aaron Siskind

Explain Use

We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Will Ideologies

Islam, or any religion, will become totalitarian if it is made into an ideology, because that is the nature of ideologies.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

World Constant

The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature were inconstancy.

- Abraham Cowley

Myself Hidden

I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.

- Ada Lovelace

Particularly Almost

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so.

- Adam Garcia

Movie Jaws

'Jaws' was the ultimate man vs. nature movie, and it was a movie that was basically three people against the elements, so that was the biggest influence on 'Frozen.'

- Adam Green

Doing Planet

We live on a planet that is amazing, beautiful, and full of wonder but not protected from powerful destructive forces of nature. We are capable of doing wonderful and selfless things but also self-absorbed and harmful things. This is the world we live in.

- Adam Hamilton

Doing Laws

God seldom suspends the laws of nature, just as God does not remove free will to keep evil people from doing evil things.

- Adam Hamilton

Exercise Feel

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

- Adam Smith

Lives Man Lives

When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.

- Adam Weishaupt

Including Species

Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.

- Adlai E. Stevenson


Nature is neutral.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Truth Only

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.

- Adolf Loos

Think Use

I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.

- Adolph Gottlieb

Rough Before

We had never before seen a place where European influence had not contributed to smooth and soften the rough features of uncultivated nature. The prospect of Rangoon, as we approached, was quite disheartening.

- Adoniram Judson

Die Process

Let us die as soon as possible, and by whatever process God shall appoint. And when we are dead to the world, and nature, and self, we shall begin to live to God.

- Adoniram Judson

Flag Free Speech

Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature.

- Adrian Cronauer

Want Go

I want a guy I can go hiking with, who wants to do outdoorsy stuff. It's so much fun to be out in nature and who better to do that with than the person you're dating?

- Adrianne Palicki

Stories Might

I just had a hunch that there might be kernels of truth or reality - scientific or historical reality - in stories about nature that are perpetuated in oral myths. That's how I got interested in it.

- Adrienne Mayor

Feathers Fine

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

- Aesop

Part Springs

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.

- Agnes Repplier

Laws Uniting

From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature.

- Ahmed Zewail

Product Everyone

Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product; it's an understanding of human nature.

- Ai Weiwei

Business Back

I can't control what's fair and unfair. I can't control the nature of the business or the nature of society or the nature of the world, but what I can control is how I choose to see the world and what I choose to put back into it.

- Aisha Tyler

Splendor Almighty

It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you.

- Al Franken

Innovation Everyone

The nature of the Internet and the importance of net neutrality is that innovation can come from everyone.

- Al Franken

Behind Which

My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all.

- Al Franken

Rooted Naturally

I'm naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.

- Al Gore

Career Over

Any time a running back reaches the age of 31 or 32, he has to lose a step. No one is a freak of nature. No one is going to be able to take the pounding a running back has to take over a 10- or 12-year career and not lose a step.

- Al Michaels

Waste Finally

I waste most of the day, then finally start to write around 3 P.M., totally disgusted with myself for my wasteful nature.

- Alain de Botton

Been Identify

My greatest joy comes from creativity: from feeling that I have been able to identify a certain aspect of human nature and crystallise a phenomenon in words.

- Alain de Botton

Doth Beastly

There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger.

- Alan Bleasdale


Bullock by name, and Bullock by nature.

- Alan Bullock

Concerned Opposed

I am deeply concerned that, without peace and a two-state solution, the Jewish and democratic nature of Israel is in danger. That's why I have opposed Israel's settlement policy since 1973, and that's why I have favored a two-state solution since 1967.

- Alan Dershowitz

Very Contagion

The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion.

- Alan Greenspan

Always Regarded

I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.

- Alan Hovhaness

Manmade Developed

Aside from its parks and nature areas, Singapore is intensively developed, and due to the shortage of land, is building up, down and on manmade islands and landfills.

- Alan Huffman

Marriage Keeping

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.

- Alan King

Boring Another

Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film.

- Alan Rudolph

Permanent Which

I want a permanent relationship, and I might feel inclined to reject anything which of its nature could not be permanent.

- Alan Turing

Words Other

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.

- Alan Watts

Family Fashion

The nature of fashion is family.

- Alber Elbaz

Will Forced

Nobody will leave any place unless they're forced out. That's the nature of humans. Once you're there, you're there. I've never seen anybody get up voluntarily and leave any place.

- Albert Brooks

Depth Learned

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

- Albert Camus

Spring Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

- Albert Camus

Always Been

Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself.

- Albert Camus

Deep Better

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

- Albert Einstein

Living Embrace

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

- Albert Einstein

Still One Percent

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

- Albert Einstein

Beyond Reach

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.

- Albert Einstein

Lost Will

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

- Albert Schweitzer

Art Adornment

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

- Albrecht Durer

May Them

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.

- Aldo Leopold

Only Consistent

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.

- Aldous Huxley


My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

- Aldous Huxley

Natural Them

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.

- Aleister Crowley

Flowers Big

I have a big passion for flowers and nature.

- Alessandro Michele

Been Which

Nature got it right with the cranes. They have been around since the Eocene, which ended 34 million years ago.

- Alex Shoumatoff

TV Sets

Modern reality TV sets up these competitive situations to show us real human nature.

- Alexander Ludwig

Explore Learned

The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.

- Alexander Pope

Soul Parts

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.

- Alexander Pope

Art Thee

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

- Alexander Pope

Law Kindly

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

- Alexander Pope

Equal Some

Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.

- Alexander Pope

Happy Bound

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.

- Alexander Pope

Laws Hid

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!

- Alexander Pope

She Which

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.

- Alexander Smith

Question Placed

You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor.

- Alexander the Great

James Film Stars

In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature.

- Alexander Walker

Gardening Hands

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

- Alfred Austin

Gardening Some

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

- Alfred Austin

Think Denying

Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.

- Alfred Edward Housman

Half Conceal

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Hands Reach

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Truth Hiding

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.

- Alfred Nobel

Speech Itself

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.

- Alfred North Whitehead

New Defending

Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood, the faith that along with blood we are defending the divine nature of man as a whole.

- Alfred Rosenberg

Always Which

Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice.

- Algernon Sidney

Sex Line

We now know that sex is complicated enough that we have to admit nature doesn't draw the line for us between male and female, or between male and intersex and female and intersex; we actually draw that line on nature.

- Alice Dreger

Think I Think

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

- Alice Walker

Very Very Early Age

I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.

- Alice Walker

Color Original

Many readers fail to realize this, but 'The Color Purple' is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one's original God: the earth and nature.

- Alice Walker

Important Most

Culture is our nature, and the ability to learn and change is our most important and fundamental instinct.

- Alison Gopnik

Want Study

One of the best ways of understanding human nature is to study children. After all, if we want understand who we are, we should find out how we got to be that way.

- Alison Gopnik

Must Form

Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature.

- Alvar Aalto

Committee Which

The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped.

- Alvar Aalto


Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

- Ambrose Bierce

World Occupying

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

- Ambrose Bierce

Spring Call

Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.

- Ambrose Bierce

Think I Think

I think a writer is a describer. She describes society and human nature as she sees it. She has to be both typical of that society and alone within it.

- Amity Gaige

Deserve Very

By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory, that they deserve not only our consideration but our reconsideration.

- Amor Towles

Waiting Studio

I have spent probably years of time waiting in studio lounges - waiting on a mix, waiting on my time to sing, waiting on, waiting on, waiting on. That's just the nature of life.

- Amy Grant

Think Very

I'm so comfortable on my snowboard that I don't have to think about it very much; it's somewhat second nature.

- Amy Purdy

Area Mostly

I live in the rural area of North Georgia, so for me, those are these best days. It has little to do with humans and mostly to do with nature and what surrounds me.

- Amy Ray

Will Ever

I'm a fighter by nature and nothing will ever change that.

- Anastacia