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A contradiction can not exist in reality.
by Terry Goodkind

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

Related topics: Wisdom

The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
- Terry Goodkind

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

 

Deserve Victory.
- Terry Goodkind

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Terry Goodkind

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Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

Passion rules reason.
- Terry Goodkind

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

If God is so powerful, can he create a rock which he cannot lift?
- Terry Goodkind

After the book took off, I bought a whole new wardrobe.
- Terry Goodkind

Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind.
- Terry Goodkind

I hate telling that story to people who've been struggling for years.
- Terry Goodkind

Your life is yours and yours alone.
Rise up and live it.
- Terry Goodkind

I felt like I'd been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.
- Terry Goodkind

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side.
- Terry Goodkind

Knowledge is a weapon.
I intend to be formidably armed.
- Terry Goodkind

I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier.
- Terry Goodkind

After that, I came back every year.
Everyone said, 'Well, when you retire you can move there.'
But I said,
'Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be.'
- Terry Goodkind

They look at me and I kind of back up in case they go for my throat.
- Terry Goodkind

The first step to believing something is true is wanting to believe it is true...
or being afraid it is.
- Terry Goodkind

I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'.
- Terry Goodkind

People are stupid;
given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything.
Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie
because they want to believe it's true,
or because they are afraid it might be true.
- Terry Goodkind

The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking.
- Terry Goodkind

Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation
to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening.
In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
- Terry Goodkind

It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it.
If you had characters in modern fiction say the same
things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous!
- Terry Goodkind

I had to live this long, have the experiences I've had,
to create what I do.
I knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be
ready so I wouldn't blow it.
The move to Maine was the final step.
- Terry Goodkind

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved
here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams

I believe that truth has only one face:
that of a violent contradiction.
- Georges Bataille

I thought I would dress in baggy pants,
big shoes, a cane and a derby hat.
everything a contradiction: the pants baggy,
the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
- Charlie Chaplin

Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- Alexander Pope

The exercise of authority over the same area by two
States is a contradiction.
- Benjamin Tucker

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity,
nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
- Blaise Pascal

Good morning is a contradiction of terms.
- Jim Davis

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time,
which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
- Roland Barthes

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie,
then we know that it is really a door.
- Simone Weil

There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing
that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the
development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
- J. L. Austin

Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms,
like a chaste whore.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull
the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction.
Their real troubles lie elsewhere.
- Garrett Hardin

Contradictions do not exist.
Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction,
check your premises.
You will find that one of them is wrong.
- Ayn Rand

This contradiction lies here: they wish God,
and they wish humanity.
They persist in connecting two terms which,
once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify
the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical
process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Say to all small and great, and that often,
that fully, quickly and willingly, without grumbling and contradiction,
they do all your commands that are not against God.
- Robert Grosseteste

Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth,
part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.
- Richard Savage

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for
change is the creative contradiction at the heart of
the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

Hope, insofar as it is hope of resurrection,
is the living contradiction of what it proceeds from
and what is placed under the sign of the Cross and death.
- Paul Ricoeur

We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind
still has not realised the priority to be given to
world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
- Groucho Marx

I spoke without fear of contradiction.
I simply did not suffer self-doubt.
- Elia Kazan

An unconscious consciousness is no more a contradiction
in terms than an unseen case of seeing.
- Franz Clemens Brentano

Contradiction was something I really like when it is
embraced in that kind of philosophy.
- Jim Jarmusch

That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition,
and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation,
that it will rise.
- David Hume

To write a book about improvisation is partly a contradiction in terms.
Improvisation is spontaneous.
It's in the moment.
- Sally Schneider

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself;
at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction
of what it is pretending to be.
- George Santayana

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons,
only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.
- Kim Elizabeth

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that
sustain me and the ideas of that symbol,
of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
- Fidel Castro

Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
- William Blake

What the nation's built on is discussion,
contradiction and growth, and at the moment you can't discuss anything.
If you do start to discuss it, you get criticized.
If people hate us, you have to find out why and try to solve that problem.
- Donald Sutherland

Men who hold a theory of the Church which excludes
from communion those whom they admit to have the Spirit
of Christ simply proclaim that their theory is in flat
contradiction to the spiritual fact.
- Roland Allen

I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card.
This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about.
The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy
and the privacy of all individuals,
not the secrecy of government.
We don't need a national ID card.
- Ron Paul

The language of the moment or, as it were,
the language of the order in which we live,
is the image.
I felt that if I wanted to commune with the public,
I should best do so through the language of image.
It's a conscious embrace of a contradiction.
- Godfrey Reggio

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me.
This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times.
I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought.
I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont


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