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To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity. ...
by Basil Bunting

To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.
- Basil Bunting

Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?
- Basil Bunting

Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.
- Basil Bunting

Whether you listen to a piece of music,
or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug,
or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not
what it has in common with others of its kind,
but what is singularly its own.
- Basil Bunting

 

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion;
and the confusion is infectious and destructive.
It is confusing and destructive to try and explain
anything in terms of anything else,
poetry in terms of psychology.
- Basil Bunting

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciate the Unexpected.
- Anonymous

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
- Anonymous

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Now, if you don't mind, I'd appreciate it if you could lower your wand.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
Freedom is like that. It's like air.
When you have it, you don't notice it.
- Boris Yeltsin

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't
recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss;
volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.
- George Santayana

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

I just smoked a Cohiba the other day.
It was great.
You have to appreciate everything that cigar is.
- Daisy Fuentes

I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate
the beauty with which this world is endowed.
- James Dean

I have no problem with the people who work hard to get success.
But I think people are very jealous about success.
I work very hard and they don't appreciate that.
- Alain Prost

'Ouch' is not independent of social training.
One has only to prick a foreigner to appreciate that it is an English word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

I really hope my peers appreciate and respect what I'm doing.
- Shania Twain

There's something about death that is comforting.
The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to
appreciate your life now.
- Angelina Jolie

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life
you need to appreciate every moment.
a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.
- Kanye West

Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate
great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.
- Pauline Kael

Your personal capacity to handle more valuable projects
will go up when you appreciate yourself more.
- Brian Koslow

And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself
because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor,
makes it a more rewarding challenge.
- Richard King

When somebody blazes a path to a highway that never end,
you should appreciate 'em some.
- Brownie McGhee

Boxing is like jazz.
The better it is, the less people appreciate it.
- George Foreman

If someone who knows what's going on comes up and says they liked the music,
I appreciate that.
- John Lurie

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness,
you cannot appreciate happiness.
- Nana Mouskouri

I fully appreciate the fact that George W. Bush won 49% of my district.
- Jim Costa

We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate
that our slowness in keeping up with our North American
neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.
- Alex Campbell

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.
- Alex North

I consider my musical ability to be a gift from the Creator.
It's not that I try to work hard or nothing like that,
it's a gift, it was given to me, and I appreciate it.
- Erykah Badu

I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up
because I had this horrible psycho father.
Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more.
- Courtney Love

Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.
- Bob Nelson

I now, more and more, appreciate when I'm in a group
of good people and get to work in good movies and projects.
I'm wildly grateful and appreciative.
- Jeff Goldblum

I'm sure once my career's over, when I look back when I'm older,
I can maybe appreciate it a little bit more.
- Mats Sundin

Paris is one of the most beautiful places in all the world.
Unfortunately, I was so homesick I couldn't appreciate its beauty.
- Tyra Banks

But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women.
How to appreciate and respect each other.
- Chaka Khan

I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it,
that the attentions I am receiving are intended more
for our country than for me personally.
- Ulysses S. Grant

To appreciate and use correctly a valuable maxim requires a genius;
a vital appropriating exercise of mind closely allied
to that which first created it.
- William R. Alger

He's working a lot harder than I am.
I tell these people that we really appreciate what they're doing for us.
- Mark Kelly

I knew Childress was going to help me because my crew told me on the radio.
I really appreciate what Richard did,
but that is typical of people in this sport.
- Cale Yarborough

To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate,
to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine
a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
- Henry James

You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older.
Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman:
Stuff you pay good money for in later life.
- Emo Philips

I can appreciate anybody's passion for anything.
- Kristanna Loken

Foreign powers do not seem to appreciate the true character of our government.
- James K. Polk

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time,
especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar,
and difficult to appreciate.
- Peter D. Mitchell

You can't second-guess your audience.
You can only do what you think is right.
If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
- Lyle Lovett

If you don't appreciate it, you don't deserve it.
- Terry Josephson

I so much appreciate it when anybody tries to make
something and tries to be an artist -
I'm happy to see the work.
- Laurie Anderson

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am? It's just a thing.
I worked so hard to get that title.
I'd appreciate it.
- Barbara Boxer

As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed
a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain
physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
- Adrian Belew

But I think the other is a little more like bullfighting,
a little more daring and although I appreciate good
acting and I liked being versatile my whole career,
it kept me working.
- Robert Klein


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