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We hardly ever realize that we can
by Carlos Castaneda

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

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Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

 

All paths are the same, leading nowhere.
Therefore, pick a path with heart!
- Carlos Castaneda

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

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The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain.
To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.
- Carlos Castaneda

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
- Carlos Castaneda

The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die.
- Carlos Castaneda

Look at every path closely and deliberately,
then ask ourselves this crucial question:
Does this path have a heart? If it does,
then the path is good.
If it doesn't, it is of no use.
- Carlos Castaneda

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter.
It is a revolution.
To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow
men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit.
It takes power to do that.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is hardly possible to build anything,
if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
- Lech Walesa

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

Business, you know, may bring money,
but friendship hardly ever does.
- Jane Austen

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

My girlfriend and I rented a nice house on the river
and I was there for about two and a half months,
and we were just out of Alabama.
I hardly got to see Alabama.
- Albert Finney

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself.
He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine;
so he became a pharmacist,
but he believed in that hardly more.
- Claude Chabrol

You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely
from the action of individual women officeholders.
- Florence E. Allen

I hardly have any spare time!
But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers.
- Soundarya

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them,
knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles
that will confront them in almost every walk of life.
- Major Taylor

I'm hardly a saint.
- Frank Langella

I've had aunts and uncles who not only haven't read
my books but could hardly believe that I was a writer.
- Robert Cormier

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women,
but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong

It is hardly surprising that the Georgian domestic
style emerges as the most remarkable in the world.
- Stephen Gardiner

Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible.
- Marcel Proust

I wanted to make a film about stupid people that was
very vulgar and deeply stupid.
From that moment on I can hardly be reproached for
making a film that is about stupid people.
- Claude Chabrol

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
- Yogi Berra

The records fell easily at first.
Dozens of seconds peeled away with every running of a course,
and I could hardly wait for the next chance to improve.
- Joe Henderson

Nowadays you need so much money to be able to launch a new artist,
notably in America; you would hardly believe the sums involved.
- Giorgio Moroder

Sex is hardly ever just about sex.
- Shirley MacLaine

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
- Marquis de Sade

Once, I had so many scripts coming to me that I could hardly read them all.
- Greta Scacchi

Judge not, lest you be so fearful of judgment that you can hardly breath.
- Paul Williams

Companies are not charitable enterprises:
They hire workers to make profits.
In the United States, this logic still works.
In Europe, it hardly does.
- Paul Samuelson

I'm hardly disinterested totally in my appearance.
- Frank Langella

There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman.
- Juvenal

All the mistakes I've ever made in my life have been when I've been drunk.
I haven't made hardly any mistakes sober,
ever, ever.
- Tracey Emin

It was a very stupid thing to do, I'll admit,
but I hardly didn't even know I was doing it.
- J. D. Salinger

I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at
all in a very mediocre film.
- Brigitte Bardot

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many;
three hardly possible.
- Henry Brooks Adams

I was working all the time I was in college.
I was working so much that I could hardly do my college work.
- Les Baxter

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

There is hardly anything in the world that some man
cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin

I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately
doesn't hardly exist any more,
a medium called Radio.
- Robert Stack

There is hardly any one so insignificant that he does
not seem imposing to some one at some time.
- Charles Horton Cooley

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age,
illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.
- Paul Cezanne

And what's interesting about him as a comic character
is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
- Rowan Atkinson

It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it,
but adults have more trouble.
This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
- Terry Gilliam

It hardly seems worthwhile to point out the shortsightedness
of those practitioners who would have us believe that
the form of the poem is merely its shape.
- Mark Strand

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process
that you are hardly aware of its existence,
until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
- Donella Meadows

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already,
so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.
- Max Beckmann

I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks;
have been at the office from nine A.M.
to eleven P.M.
regularly.
- Franklin Knight Lane

We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily,
which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me.
- Gary Kemp

To say that an idea is fashionable is to say,
I think, that is has been adulterated to a point where
it is hardly an idea at all.
- Murray Kempton

Adversity is the trial of principle.
Without it a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
- Henry Fielding

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
- Plato

I don't want to do anything like Can't Hardly Wait,
I don't want to do anything like Scream.
I saw all those movies, and they were good,
but they're just not what I want to do.
- Laura Prepon

The architecture of our future is not only unfinished;
the scaffolding has hardly gone up.
- George Lamming

French design hardly exists, except as artificial modernism.
- Christian Lacroix


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